CONFERENCE AGENDA

Please continue to check this page as we are currently organizing the 2018 School Climate & Culture Forum.

If you would like more information on becoming a speaker at any of our conferences please email us at pd@accutrain.com.

KEYNOTE SESSIONS -  ORLANDO

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PLENARY SESSIONS - ORLANDO

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PRE-CONFERENCE - ORLANDO

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC: Mean Girls Behind the Screen: Addressing & Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying & Relational Aggression

Technology and social media plays an increasingly large role in the social development of our kids today.  Studies show that the average child (ages 7-17) spends up to 10 hours a day in front of a screen or device.  Social media platforms have become a staple for young girls in their effort to stay connected to peers and parents. As girls spend more time trying to stay “connected” on-line, they actually become more disconnected.  Studies show a correlation between the amount of time spent on social media and personal life dissatisfaction.  Girls create elaborate identities and personas on-screen; but do you ever wonder what is going on behind the screen? As girls experience the turbulent times of childhood and adolescence they often turn to social media to cover their fears, confusion and anxiety from the outside world.  If left untreated, girls are twice as likely as boys to develop an internalizing disorder such as depression or anxiety by mid-adolescence.  The better we understand what is hidden behind the screen of “mean girls” the more effective we become in promoting the healthy development of confident, strong and happy girls.

 

Objectives:

  • Learn how social media affects brain development
  • Develop an understanding of how social media can impact mental health.
  • Discover Strategies to teach Netiquette: Send means Said
  • Create a plan for effective communication in the digital and real world
  • Apply Aggressors Anonymous: Tools to Address Social Media Addiction

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About the Presenter:

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of relational aggression. She combines 15 years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues.


In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors, Mom’s Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day, Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow and her latest: Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla!

KEYNOTE SESSIONS -  LAS VEGAS

Dr. Peter DeWitt - Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most

Whether we are teacher leaders, instructional coaches or school administrators there needs to be a focus on learning and impact. Collaborative leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most focuses on how educators can use 6 of John Hattie’s high effect influences on learning to foster growth in their school communities.

Participant Outcomes

  •        Participants will understand the importance of, and research behind, collaboration as a school leader
  •        Participants will learn why within school variance between teachers may be an issue to focus on because it is much wider than the variance between schools (PISA)
  •        Participants will learn how collective teacher efficacy is a way to minimize within school variance among teachers
  •        Participants will learn how/when to use tools such as the flipped model to build collaboration
  •        Participants will learn how there are at least 6 influences to increase your success as a collaborative leader

       Participants will walk out with numerous practical actions to use in their classroom or school regardless of whether they are a teacher, school, district or division leader.

PLENARY SESSIONS - LAS VEGAS

Dr. Ned Hallowell: The American Edge: The Mind of the Entrepreneur

Most entrepreneurs have the trait that is so misleadingly called ADHD. Dr. Hallowell renames it “The Entrepreneur’s Trait,” and shows how phenomenally beneficial it can be. A follow-up to talk # 1, this presentation shows how many different paths people with the entrepreneurs trait have followed, and what factors predict the greatest success.

 PRE-CONFERENCE - LAS VEGAS

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ORLANDO AGENDA

Pre-Conference - Friday, March 23, 2018

6:30 am - 8:00 am: Pre-Conference Registration

8:00 am - 11:00 am: Pre-Conference Sessions

8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Regular Conference Check-in/ Registration

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

Conference - Friday, March 23, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm: Welcome/Plenary  Session

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions                

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm:Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm: General Session - "25 in 50: 25 Innovative Strategies to Create a Positive School Climate"

Conference - Saturday, March 24, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Refreshments & Exhibits

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Plenary Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

12:20 pm - 1:40pm: Lunch 

Options Include

          - On your own

          - "Lunch & Learn"  *additional fee

1:45  pm - 2:45pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm: General Session - "25 in 50: 25 Innovative Strategies"         

Conference - Sunday, March 25, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Refreshment & Exhibits

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Keynote  & Breakout Sessions

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

11:15  am - 12:15 pm: Closing Session

LAS VEGAS AGENDA

Pre-Conference - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7:00 am - 8:00 am: Pre-Conference Registration

8:00 am - 11:00 am: Pre-Conference Sessions

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Regular Conference Check-in/ Registration

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Pre-Conference Sessions

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Conference Check-in/Registration

Conference - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

7:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration / Check-in

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Welcome / Plenary  Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Keynote & Breakout Sessions                

11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

12:20 pm - 1:40 pm: Lunch

Options Include:

          - On your own

          - "Lunch & Learn"  *additional fee

1:45 pm - 2:45  pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

3:00  pm - 4:00 pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm: General Session - "25 in 50: 25 Innovative Strategies to Create a Positive School Climate"      

Conference - Thursday, July 12, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Refreshments & Exhibits

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Plenary Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am:  

Keynote & Breakout Sessions

11:15 am - 12:15 pm:

Keynote  & Breakout Sessions       

12:20pm - 1:40pm: Lunch

          - On your own

          - "Lunch & Learn"  *additional fee

1:45 pm - 2:45pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Keynote & Breakout Sessions       

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm: General Session - "25 in 50: 25 Innovative Strategies"

Conference - Friday, July 13, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Refreshment & Exhibits

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Plenary Session - "Learning Difference: the Mind of the Entreprepreneur" by Dr. Ned Hallowell

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Keynote - "ADHD: It Can Break You or Make You" by Dr. Ned Hallowell & Breakout Sessions       

11:15  am - 12:15 pm: Closing Session

BREAKOUT SESSIONS -  ORLANDO

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS -  LAS VEGAS