TTU Parent University 2018
Join us on October 20, 2018
The TTU Parent University is an opportunity for parents and guardians in Boxford, Topsfield, and Middleton to come together and learn ways to support their children in their educational journey. Parent University is designed to support parents and families across a variety of relevant topics including understanding the methods and practices of school curricula, exploring best supports for social emotional learning, navigating digital citizenship, and prioritizing parent wellness as a critical component. The conference is designed into a series of engaging presentations and discussions that will provide insight and perspective on topics ranging from academics, character education, and preparing students for the journey ahead, including middle school, high school, and the world beyond. This year’s event will be highlighted by keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Daggett, who will enlighten parents to the fourth industrial revolution and the role of relationships, rigor and relevance in the school setting. We see this as a unique way to partner with parents to enrich themselves and to help their children thrive.
Keynote Session 8:30-10:15am
Dr. Bill Daggett
Bill Daggett's System for Effective Instruction and Rigor/Relevance Framework are the cornerstones of many school improvement efforts throughout the United States. Thousands of school districts have sought Daggett’s guidance for planning and implementing systemic change. He has collaborated with education ministries in several countries, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, and numerous national organizations. Dr. Daggett currently serves on the education advisory boards for NASA and USA Today. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Successful Practices Network.
Daggett’s powerful keynote messages help his audience challenge assumptions about the purposes, benefits, and effectiveness of current practices. Daggett inspires his listeners to embrace the greatest aspects of our education system and to make the necessary modifications required to meet the needs of all 21st century learners. Temple University and the State University of New York at Albany have recognized Daggett as a distinguished alumnus. He has authored numerous books about learning and education, textbooks, research studies, reports, and journal articles.
Keynote: Re-envisioning Learning: Addressing the Critical Needs of Our Students
The true visionaries in education are those that fight their way out of the proverbial box to innovate and create a learning environment where all students can thrive. In this keynote, Dr. Bill Daggett will inspire you to become a visionary leader to advance the future of K–12 education. He will share his latest research on innovative practices from the nation’s most rapidly improving schools that are resulting in dramatic improvements in student performance. Critical areas trending in these schools are addressing the social and emotional needs/mental health as a first priority; focusing on the future needs of students to succeed in the changing workplace and society over standards and state tests; a boardroom to classroom approach to student improvement; and a simple, yet impactful framework that allows educators to innovate.
Breakout Sessions 10:30am-11:15am and 11:30am-12:15pm
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117: Inclusive Practices Special Education Coordinators
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Howe Manning School
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We thank our generous sponsors for the TTU Parent University.
Topsfield Educational Foundation
Boxford Elementary Schools Trust