ED311 & Lott Educational Consulting present

Transform Your Campus

Deep Dives and New Takes on Student-Centered Practices

 

Empower Teachers, Empower Students

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The Covid crisis has proven itself to be a powerful catalyst for positive change.  Let’s embrace this opportunity to transform our schools to better serve students, communities, and ourselves.

This conference will explore a wide range of topics, from brain study and the effect of neurological factors on students to Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness. Speakers will address the special needs of youth in the foster care system as well as the special needs of all kids during our new normal.

Join us for refreshing new takes on successfully implementing Restorative Practices and SEL, and get ready for deep dives into new content that will empower educators to create lasting and beneficial change.

Register for Transform Your Campus

$255/registrant

Or bundle ED311 Essentials for an additional $75/registrant

November 10 – 11, 2021
New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center
Wednesday afternoon: 2 pm – 4:30 pm  (Opening keynote & activities) (check in starts at 1 pm)
Wednesday evening: 5 pm – 7 pm (Optional evening social & networking meetup)
Thursday: 8 am – 3:30 pm (Breakout sessions & closing) (check in starts at 7:15 am)

Full Agenda TBA!

ED311 Essentials: Post-Pandemic Tools for Teachers and Administrators

Bundle this online on-demand training with your registration and get a head start with 3 hours of essential training.  

Training registration is discounted when bundled with your Transform You Campus Conference registration.

A new one-and-a-half-day conference curated specifically for administrators and educators looking to utilize, connect, and expand existing systems of support to create the best possible learning environments for students, teachers, and staff.

Drill down into RtI, Restorative, SEL, trauma-informed approaches, mental health, behavior & more. Breakouts full of practical and substantive guidance will keep you engaged, and we’ll throw in some inspiration, too!

ACCREDITATION:

This conference provides 7.0 hours of CPE credit through SBEC. This training may meet local requirements for General Management Trainings and we will also supply a general Certificate of Attendance for filing with other professional organizations as needed.

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center

375 S. Castell Ave.

New Braunfels, TX 78130

Transform Your Campus Conference Speakers

Dominique Smith

Dominique Smith

HSHMC. Principal. Author.

Dominique Smith is a social worker, school administrator, mentor, and national trainer for the International Institute on Restorative Practices.  He is passionate about creating school cultures that honor students and build their confidence and competence. He is the winner of the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council.

Keynote Presentation:  Building a Restorative Mindset through the Lens of Equity

In this session, we will examine an equity taxonomy and identify the tenants required to creating a successful, equitable school environment. We will explore the importance of understanding, physical integration, social emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, and teaching excellence to help create engaged and inspired learners.

Rufus Lott III

Rufus Lott III

Lott Educational Consulting

Mr. Rufus Lott III is the founder of Lott Educational Consulting and lead consultant specializing in the area of Restorative Practices in schools. As a former administrator, Mr. Lott’s passion is rooted in social justice and working with educators to better serve diverse student populations. His focus is on teaching real-life, applicable strategies that are essential for educators to utilize when working with both students and teachers.

Breakout Session: Building Relationships, Where Do I start? What is your relationship plan of Action?

No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. The number one question in a teacher interview is, how do you build relationships with your students?
Join Rufus as he dives into the C.A.R.E. Plan, by describing the need for a systematic way to give educators tools to authentically connect with students. In this session we will dive into what that C.A.R.E plan is and how to utilize it to build, maintain, and sustain relationships.

Closing Keynote Presentation: What Kids Need, Sometimes is Not Written in Our Lesson Plans.

Belonging is real! The more we can make kids feel welcomed, the more they will achieve for us. Join Rufus Lott III from Lott Educational Consulting as he illustrates the importance of belonging and creating environments that place emphasis on trust, belonging, and empathy.

Courtney Jones

Courtney Jones

Change 1

Over the past 14 years Cortney has advocated for youth and alumni in the foster care system and she is also a former foster youth. As a Social Worker she presents a compelling case for the Restorative Approach as a best practice in trauma-informed child treatment. She believes Integrating current research on trauma and treatment with practicality, compassion, and ethics can help children, youth, and families succeed through Restorative.

Breakout Session: It Takes A Village: Best Practices for Intersectional Work with Youth

Cortney knows that foster youth are more likely to go through adverse childhood experiences and trauma that compromise their healthy development and contribute to lifelong issues. This often influences their cognitive, emotional, physical and executive functioning. with poor health, poor outcomes, and early death. These early life experiences of trauma and adversity undermine the educational attainment of foster youth by preventing their ability to succeed academically. Evidence-based and trauma-informed policy can improve academic outcomes for young people in the foster care system, which in turn will support their long-term health, development, and well-being over the life course. Upon completion of this workshop , participants should be able to: Describe three ways to reduce the rate of child placement in the welfare system.

Layne Pethick

Layne Pethick

Consultant for Behavior and Autism

Layne Pethick is an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavior Consultant for Region 10 ESC.

Layne has experience as a general and special education teacher, school administrator, district trainer, program director, and in higher education as a professor of special education, assessment, early childhood and teacher education.
 

Breakout Session: The Brain, Behavior, and Learning: Understanding the Brain for Better Instruction, Interventions, and Supports

This interactive session teaches about the neurological factors that affect behavior, learning, and selection of interventions for individual students. Understanding the brain and how it learns, behaves, and reacts is imperative for all educators.

Sean Cain

Sean Cain

Lead Your School

Sean Cain spent the formative years of his career working in difficult instructional settings. Recognized for the success of both his students and the systems he designed and implemented, he quickly moved up through the instructional leadership ranks.  A passionate speaker, Cain is a sought-after national presenter and trains educators in schools and districts across the county.

Breakout Session: TBA

Sarah Sampson

Sarah Sampson

Art of the Circle

As the former Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator for Keller ISD, Sarah led the district-wide implementation of SEL and mindfulness-based activities for over 34,000 students. Sarah has developed training, curriculum and workshops to empower educators and humans of all kinds nation-wide.

Breakout Session: The Art of Authentic Teaching

n the deeply personal work of education, we have the opportunity to share authentically each time we step in front of our students. We have the invitation to share our hearts. This workshop is for educators looking to bring more of themselves into their classroom and to invite more authenticity, trust, and connectedness from their students and classroom culture.
Creating identity safety and a culture of belonging within our classroom environments begins with feeling safe and at home within our own selves. As we learn practical and authentic methods to fill our own cups, we find we have much more energy to genuinely show up for others. In this highly experiential and interactive workshop with Sarah Sampson, explore methods of discovering, sharing, and evoking more authenticity in yourself and your students through the tools of social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and restorative practices.

SaulPaul

SaulPaul

Musician with a Message

SaulPaul is a GRAMMY Nominated Musician with a Message. He has also presented 3 TEDx Talks, performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and been featured on America’s Got Talent. His life story of transitioning from tragedy to triumph has been told on screen via the documentary Tower to Tower as well as via his memoir Be The Change. Whether via art, entrepreneurship or community service, SaulPaul is committed to #BeTheChange.

Opening Session Performance: Be the Change

Prepare to move in this interactive experience where he combines strategic storytelling, inspirational speaking, music, audience participation and the power of theater and comedy.

 

Philip Carney

Philip Carney

NEISD

Dr. Philip Carney has successfully implemented innovative programs and led major change efforts across the State as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. Dr. Carney is currently the Restorative Discipline Coordinator for NEISD where he is leading the effort to implement restorative discipline at both the elementary and secondary levels. As the Principal of Ed White Middle School from 2010 to 2015, he and his team led the first effort to implement RD in a traditional Texas public school.

Breakout Session: How to practically implement Social Emotional Learning on a daily basis through the use of Restorative Practices/Restorative Discipline.

As the importance of Social Emotional Learning continues to be recognized by school leaders, many administrators, teachers, and staff members struggle to find practical applications of Social Emotional Learning that can be used on a daily basis both inside and outside of the classroom. Restorative Practices/Restorative Discipline offers approaches, strategies, and interventions to engage in authentic and contextual Social Emotional Learning and to resolve conflict through the restoration of relationships and the improvement of school culture.

Keedren & Keturah Boston

Keedren & Keturah Boston

Lott Educational Consulting

Keedren Boston:  For nearly a decade Keedren has served as an ISS/ DAEP director and full-time substitute teacher for North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. Keedren’s desire and goal is to inspire, empower, and motivate students and educators to reach their potential…and have fun doing it!

Keturah Boston:  A third-generation educator and former administrator known for her love of learning and charismatic personality, in 2016 she was awarded the “Teachers Who Made a Difference” honor by the Alamo Area Alliance of Black Educators. Keturah is an enthusiastic and innovative thinker and leader with a desire to serve in underserved urban districts and campuses in need of practical support and solutions. 

Breakout Session: The ReWhy’er

Our “Why” evolves as we do…it does not need permission, it is best managed with strategic thought patterns of recognition, acceptance and adaptation. Join us in this safe space where 21st Century Educators are taking practical steps towards, Rethinking, Redefining, Reestablishing our “ Why” as it directly impacts our “How”.

Maricela Helm, Reggie Bibb, & Shari Halpin

Maricela Helm, Reggie Bibb, & Shari Halpin

Wylie ISD

Maricela Helm (@Maricelahelm), a former Principal, is the Executive Director for Student Services in Wylie ISD with a passion for culture-building and leadership development.

Reggie Bibb (@ReggieBibbDandI), a former teacher, coach, and administrator, is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in Wylie ISD with a passion for building relationships, creating high achieving and inclusive teams, and growing and developing people.

Shari Halpin (@helpinhalpin), is a former Language Arts teacher, Theatre Director, and Elementary School Counselor. She’s currently the Social Emotional Learning Specialist in Wylie ISD and loves any chance to support teachers and staff in personal growth and wellness as well as to enhance students’ social and emotional learning experiences in the classroom.

Breakout Session: Bike Rides, Ski Jumps, and Fab Fit Fun Boxes- Making New Initiatives Stick

Implementing SEL, D&I, and a new Restorative Roll out in the midst of a pandemic is no easy task. See how one district makes implementation easy, meaningful, and engaging. Learn about intentional efforts to collaborate across district offices, create tools for principals, make training fun and worthwhile, and – most importantly- help educators learn to advocate for time spent strengthening relationships across the campus.

Register for Transform Your Campus

$255/registrant

Or bundle ED311 Essentials for an additional $75/registrant

ED311 Essentials: Post-Pandemic Tools for Teachers and Administrators

Bundle this online on-demand training with your registration and get a head start with 3 hours of essential training.  

Training registration is discounted when bundled with your Transform You Campus Conference registration.

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