Description:Hope is not simply an emotion. Hope is a science. Hope is one of the most robust predictors of GPA, future academic attainment, and overall resiliency. Measuring and raising hope levels can combat the effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences, build motivation, and drive achievement. This session combines scientific research, tools, and strategies to increase hope and improve equity and life outcomes for all kids.
Presenters: Tammy Musiowky-Borneman & C. Y. Arnold, Authors, The Minimalist Teacher
Description: Adopting a minimalist mindset and applying principles of minimalism to your life as an educator, whether it's in the classroom or your role as a school leader, can help shed the burden of "too much". Tammy and Christine will introduce you to the benefits of anchoring into an approach that helps re-centre on purpose, and share how to create this culture so you can begin planning for a more sustainable future in your profession by using tools to clarify priorities and pare down to essentials.
Presenter: Julia Skolnik
Chief Learning Officer, Professional Learning Partnerships
Description: Understand the basics of structured literacy also referred to as the “science of reading” programming & strategies. Understand the speech & language connection to foundational literacy skills. Address specific strengths & weaknesses of learners that need educator awareness to move forward with successful access to learning for ALL students. Although this is a large topic of interest & discussion, key essentials will be addressed during this presentation to give the audience a clear structure & starting point to continue the conversation and to make meaningful changes in their organization & lessons that benefit staff & students.