Explore Topics with Featured Presenters during Master Classes

Dive deep into rigor, school culture, poverty, accountability, time management and more. Featured presenters include Dan St. Romain, Heather Patterson, John Wink, Ruby Payne, Mark Lukert, Sanée Bell, John Fessenden and Donalyn Miller. Classes held 8-11am June 12.

Separate fee applies. Includes a book or a kit which you will receive at the conference.

Conference + Master Class

  • Member: $623 (Register by May 13 – $523)
  • Nonmember: $922 (Register by May 13 – $822)
Dan St Romain

A. Dynamic Teaching, Dynamic Learning

Dan St. Romain, Behavior Specialist, Alamo Heights ISD
When students aren’t plugged in to teaching efforts, achievement levels drop and behavior concerns rise dramatically. In this interactive session, you’ll examine the myriad factors impacting attention levels and motivation while learning simple ways you can keep students engaged in teaching efforts.
Book: Positive Behavior Principles, currently in publication.

Heather Patterson

B. Move Your Team! Accelerating Successful Teams Throughout Your School

Heather Patterson, Principal, Lamar CISD
Move your team to becoming more effective and efficient, so you can energize your entire school. Whether your campus teams are full of riders, walkers or joggers, learn ways to pick up the pace to accelerate them to the next level as they train to be campus RUNNERS! When leaders and teachers are part of strong teams it creates synergy to inspire employees and students to work harder, smarter, and maximize performance to take your school where you want to go!
Book: Move Your Bus by Ron Clark

John Wink

C. Leading Rigor and RtI in an Excellence in Every Classroom School

John Wink, Superintendent, Blue Ridge ISD
Rigor to Vigor! Learning at high levels is dependent on two things, the teacher’s content knowledge and expertise and his/her ability to transfer that knowledge and expertise to the students. Learn how to create a support system of excellence that transform rigorous curriculum into vigorous learning.
Book: A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom by John Wink

D. Emotional Poverty

Ruby Payne, PhD, Author and Consultant
Trying to use discipline strategies on emotional issues? This training will give you tools to name and address emotional outbursts, anger, anxiety and avoidance. Additional strategies will be provided to understand the emotional issues adults bring with them in different stages of adult development.
Book: Emotional Poverty in all Demographics by Ruby Payne

E: Plan Your Year in a Day

Mark Lukert, Consultant and Former Principal
Intentionality is important when appreciating and unifying your staff. “Plan Your Year in a Day” and fill your calendar with morale boosters and a team building activity for every month. We will have fun practicing and competing in all of the team building activities.
Kit: Campus Climate Kit

Sanee Bell

F. Leading With Excellence: Impactful Strategies that Transform Culture

Sanée Bell, EdD, Principal, Katy ISD
Each year is like none other, and with each experience, leaders should grow into a better version of themselves. Explore strategies for understanding and attacking change, building high-performing teams, engaging in productive conflict, and creating a culture where students, staff, and leaders thrive. Walk away with protocols that can be used to develop teams, give feedback, and lead difficult conversations.
Book: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

G: Accountability AFTER the 2019 Session: Where Are We Now?

John Fessenden, Consultant, lead4ward
Will the A-F accountability system survive the 2019 Legislative Session in tact or will there be changes? Come hear an update on 2019 Accountability after the dust of the session settles.
Book: Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and ‎Barry Conchie

Donalyn Miller

H. Game Changer! Book Access for ALL KIDs

Donalyn Miller, Author, #bookaday Founder and Staff Development Leader
Children with meaningful access to books achieve at higher levels and experience greater engagement with reading. We’ll examine the current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns including diversity and leveling; and explore resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality classroom library collections that support students’ reading lives.
Book: Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp

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