Pre-Conference Special

Mary Howard

Wednesday Workshop: 1:00pm-4:30pm

Embracing a Kid-watching Culture of Collective Awe

Over the years, we’ve seen Kid-watching fade from view or be reduced to an act of obligatory compliance scheduled on a TO DO list. In this session, Mary shares how we can re-envision the spirit of kid watching as a schoolwide priority embedded into every learning day.

Keynote Speakers

Pam Koutrakos

Thursday Keynote: 8:30am-9:45am

Teacher SustainAbility: Moving Forward with Purpose and Joy

Let’s rethink the 3Rs of a sustainable teaching practice: Reclaiming our values, Reimagining new possibilities, and Revitalizing classroom pedagogy. By pursuing energy-efficient practices, we reaffirm our purpose and restore the creative and joyful spirit of teaching.

Lisa Eickholdt:

Friday Keynote: 8:30am-9:45am

Finding Our Way Through the Fray: Teaching Literacy in a Time of Turbulence

More than ever, teaching students to read and write is fraught with controversy. In this keynote, we’ll examine how to rise above the chaos and confusion so we can continue to do what’s best for the children in our care.