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Tuesday, August 28
 

2:45pm CDT

America To Me: Real Talk about Race and Education
For students of all backgrounds to achieve their full potential academically and socially, we can no longer avoid discussions about race and education. The America To Me Discussion Guide was created to help facilitate these conversations - in the classroom, the faculty room and parent group meetings. You're invited to understand how to navigte these conversations and the immediate positive impact they can have on your school culture.

Speakers
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Lorraine Hanley

Educator Consultant, Glasgow Group
Middle and High School Foreign Language Teacher Classroom Teacher at St. Andrew's Episcopal


Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyde Park B

2:45pm CDT

Utilizing Student Profiles to Increase Engagement and Vary Assessment
Teachers will have the opportunity to design learner-led and learner-centered activities that help increase student engagement. Join this session to learn how to develop learner profiles, explore ways to assess mastery and make time for learners to collaborate.

Speakers
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Steve McWade

Teacher, Lovett Elementary School, CPS
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Melissa Moody

Teacher, Lovett Elementary School, CPS


Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
Jackson Park A

2:45pm CDT

Mentoring: Systems and Structures to Increase Student and Staff Motivation
Mentoring can increase motivation and help students become self-directed learners. Participants will learn how Lee Elementary explored systems and structures involving teacher-to-student as well as teacher-to-teacher mentoring models, gathering strategies for doing the same in their own educational environments.

Speakers
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Kathleen Bourret

ELA 8th Personalized Learning Teacher, Lee Elementary
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Lisa Epstein

Principal, Lee Elementary
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Mary Farrell

Personalized Learning Lead, Lee Elementary
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Salvador Velasco

Assistant Principal, Lee Elementary


Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Burnham B

2:45pm CDT

The Power You Carry: How to Become a Brain Builder to Help All Children Thrive
Using real-world examples that are grounded in the science of adversity, trauma and brain development, this session will offer strategies for educators to build classrooms that truly personalize learning for all students. Participants will draw on their own experiences and take new practices into the school year.

Speakers
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Michael Lamb

Executive Director, Washington DC, Turnaround for Children


Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Jackson Park B

2:45pm CDT

Foundations of Restorative Justice
Participants will engage in an experiential workshop that discusses Restorative Justice as a mindset, theory and practical approach. Diving into concepts like self-awareness and adult-accountability, the session will examine Restorative Justice’s school-based application.

Speakers
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Kristin McKay

Director of Restorative Justice, Umoja Student Development Corporation


Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Field C

3:45pm CDT

Creating a Learner Focused Classroom Through Digital Literacy and Choice
You be a student! Step inside myON's classroom for a hands-on experience through a personalized, cross-curricular lesson. Participants will have the opportunity to explore myON's library, demonstrate visual thinking with literacy tools and utilize built-in scaffolds to personalize their own learning.

Speakers
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Steve McWade

Teacher, Lovett Elementary School, CPS
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Haygood Poundstone

Regional Vice President, Renaissance myON


Tuesday August 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Jackson Park A

3:45pm CDT

Using Learner Profiles to Match Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Texts to Your Students
Learner profiles help build meaningful relationships, strengthen the learning community and provide a sense of belonging with and among students. Participants will explore learner profile components that reveal students’ language, culture and experiences, using these insights to design a personalized classroom library.

Speakers
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Jaime Barraza

Director of Biliteracy, Distinctive Schools
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Stephanie Cardella

Director of Literacy, Distinctive Schools


Tuesday August 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyde Park B