Event schedule

Conference Agenda

View the Conference Agenda and a Preliminary List of Conference Sessions below.

Pre-Conference – Tuesday June 27, 2017

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Pre-Conference Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Pre-Conference Registration
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference Sessions
Rick Shaw: Effective Climate Surveys: You Can’t Know What You Don’t Ask

Not knowing doesn’t save you from liability…not knowing sets you up to fail at preventing incidents, liabilities, and tragedies. Surveys empower schools and districts to gather valuable data (with the right questions) to identify current issues, reasonably foresee potential issues, and create a benchmark for improving your school climate – because students cannot achieve higher scores if your climate is full of incidents, fears, and chaos. This session will explore the process of interpreting real survey data from real students at real schools. And by attending you will be eligible for a FREE Student Survey and analysis.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify specific gaps in connecting the pieces of the puzzle
  • Utilize best practices to prevent liability, lawsuits and tragedies
  • Demonstrate the essential steps in intervention and prevention
  • Build community prevention-based safety teams comprised of key collaborators using best practices

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Larry Thompson M. Ed.: Closing the Exits off the Road to Responsibility: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Discipline

Can responsibility be taught? How can educators move from “making” students behave to helping students learn self-management?  This is a major, but necessary, paradigm shift – moving from enforcement to a focus on student growth and providing essential life skills.

In this session, author Larry Thompson will discuss how traditional discipline practices actually allow students to continue using those exits to avoid responsibility.  He will also share six essential practices that will close those exits and help students learn self-management.  These six essential practices include:

  • Benefits for Changing Behavior
  • Clear Expectations
  • Emotional Control
  • Consistency
  • Leadership in Challenging Moments

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Adopt best practices for creating a school culture in which students take ownership of their actions.
  • Master techniques for dealing with different low-to-high intensity disciplinary cases.
  • Close exits on the road to responsibility with emotional control.
  • Adopt methods to drastically decrease disciplinary referrals to the office.
  • Cultivate clear, appropriate and consistent expectations to prevent and address disruptive student behaviors.

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Mike Paget: The PBIS/MTSS Maze: Avoiding Dangerous Pitfalls & Finding the Path to Success
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Sessions
Brian Mendler: Motivating & Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested & Disruptive Students

From the author of the international best-selling book Discipline with Dignity, this session is loaded with strategies, techniques, and ideas designed to prevent motivation and discipline problems in the most difficult classrooms. Discover and practice specific strategies and techniques designed to change attitudes and ignite a passion for success.  This practical, informative session will transform the lives of your most disruptive students.

OBJECTIVES:  

  • Recognize underlying causes of student misbehavior.
  • Identify 3 places to build relationships.
  • Describe merits of values vs. rules.
  • Demonstrate 8 steps to diffusing any student.

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Eric Clark M. Ed.: 25 Tech Tools Teachers Can Use to Enhance Student Engagement
Steph Jensen: Mean Girls: Addressing & Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying & Relational Aggression
Richard Guerry: Motivate Responsible Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Bullying, Exploitation & Abuse

This high-energy presentation will shed light on new technologies and trends on the horizon to help you teach and motivate the responsible use of any digital tool – current or future – to students, families, educators and peers.
It will illustrate how today and tomorrow’s powerful digital tools can open windows of opportunity when used appropriately – and close them if abused.
It will show you how to eliminate myths of “Anonymity, “Social Privacy” and “Ephemeral Technologies” to help reduce digital abuse and create a positive (digital) environment.
It will help the audience understand the importance of digital legacy and how our digital actions today will be used to shape and identify who we were as digital forefathers to future generation and family.
Here is a video Summary of the speaker and message

There is no magic button to eliminate all digital abuse in your school– but there are ways to reduce it, bring accountability to those that create it, and empower those who wish to avoid it. Whether you are tech-savvy or tech-challenged, this workshop will provide you with solutions and recommendations for prevention that you can take back to your school and implement.

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Texting, Tumblr, Twitter and chat rooms provide great options for increased socialization. Newer technologies such as WhatsApp, Periscope, Meerkat, and Whisper provide additional options for communication – sometimes with the illusion of privacy. Gaming continues to increase in popularity, especially with boys, and is becoming increasingly social. While all of these platforms have the potential to benefits students and educators, they also have the potential to dramatically increase risk to students, families, teachers & schools.

Led by one of the nation’s most sought after speakers in the field, author and internationally known digital safety advocate Richard Guerry will help educators understand the latest technology trends and how to motivate positive use and prevent digital abuse. All attendees will obtain tools & guidelines that can be efficiently implemented to prevent:

• Sextortion
• Cyber Bullying
• Gaming Risks
• Mobile Malware
• Poor Social Media Behaviors  
• Irresponsible Use of Any Apps
• Creation of Inappropriate content
• Many Other Current & Future Cyber Issues

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS:
•  Using the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, faculty & parents
•  Essential cyber-danger prevention strategies every educator should know
•  Integrating digital safety into the schoolwide curriculum
•  Distributing a parent/child cyber-citizen contract and a school social-media policy
•  Developing a sustainable cyber-safety mindfulness in students
•  Teaching children and adolescents the concept of “digital legacy”

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5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Early Registration / Check-In

Main Conference – Wednesday June 28, 2017

7:00 am – 8:20 am
Conference Registration/Check-in, Refreshments & Exhibits
8:20 am – 9:30 am
Welcome/Plenary Session

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sessions

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sessions

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sessions

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Sessions

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sessions

Main Conference – Thursday June 29, 2017

7:30 am – 8:20 am
Refreshments & Exhibits
8:20 am – 9:30 am
Plenary Session
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sessions

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Exhibits
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sessions

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Sessions
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Plenary Session

Main Conference – Friday June 30, 2017

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Refreshments & Exhibits
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Plenary Session
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Sessions
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Sessions
2:00 pm – 2:55 pm
Closing Plenary Session

Session List

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