Agenda

7:30-8:15
    Registration

7:30-4:30
    Bookstore Open

8:15-8:30       
    Opening Welcome

8:30-9:30        
    Keynote: 
The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have and 8 Pillars to Build It Yourself - David Horsager (Grand Ballroom)

Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, and schools lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and funding. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Through David’s industry leading research The Trust Outlook™ and firsthand experience working with the world’s highest performing organizations, David reveals how top leaders and schools can drive results to become the most trusted in their field.

Key Takeaways:
  • The actionable framework you can use immediately to build trust and solve your biggest challenges.
  • The HOW-HOW-HOW process to spark momentum, see immediate results and inspire trust.
  • The newest research on how to develop trust individually, in your team and in your school.
9:45-11:00     
    Breakout Sessions:
    • Measuring the Impact of Your Teacher Leadership Program  - Ann Delehant (304-305)
How do you know that your Teacher Leadership Program is making a difference?  How will you gauge the impact of the work?  What is the tangible evidence of your program on teacher practice, teacher collaboration and student success?  In collaborative teams, we will explore multiple points of data, and how the indicators are aligned with the goals.  Come prepared for a fast paced, engaging program. 
    • “Sit & Get” Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain - Marcia Tate (306-307)
Visualize the worst presentation that you have ever been a part of as an adult learner. Now, visualize the best one.  No doubt, there is a considerable difference between the two. This session is designed for anyone who teaches the adult brain. Participants in this workshop are engaged the entire time while they learn the answers to the following two questions: 
(1) What are 20 strategies that I can use to make my professional learning unforgettable? 
(2) What are 10 things that keep adults living well beyond the age of 80?

Participants must download and bring the handouts since they are integral to the presentation.
    • “Phenomenal” Teaching and Learning with Iowa’s New Science Standards - Kris Kilibarda  (308-309)

      Recognizing that science is not just a body of knowledge that reflects current understanding of the world but also a set of practices used to establish, extend, and refine that knowledge, Iowa’s new science standards are written as three-dimensional performance expectations. This session will provide examples of how Iowa educators are using the new standards to develop units of instruction that provide students with the opportunity to explore and explain relevant scientific phenomena by engaging in multiple science/engineering practices and by using various crosscutting concepts as lenses through which then develop deep conceptual knowledge of core ideas in science.


    • Developing Agile Learners-Adapting to the Rapid Pace and Acceleration of Change - John D'Auria CANCELLED due to flight issues 
    • Unleashing the Power of Teacher Leadership Through Inquiry (Exploring Inquiry Part I) Nancy Dana (Rooms 312-313)
Inquiry is a powerful mechanism for job-embedded professional learning, enabling educators to individualize professional development to meet their own needs as they change throughout the career span. In this introductory session, we’ll explore the process of inquiry and the ways it inspires teacher leadership through activities, discussion, examples, and video.
    • Moving from Concept to the Classroom: Getting Started with Iowa's New Social Studies Standards - Stefanie Wager and Jake Wager (314-315)
Iowa just adopted new academic standards in social studies.  This session will provide an overview of those new standards as well as discuss the instructional shifts necessary in order for students to fully meet those standards.  In addition, a classroom teacher will provide classroom-ready examples of how to implement the new standards. 

9:45-12:30
    Breakout/Deep Dive Session:
    • Empowering Students with Strategic Formative Assessment - Dylan Wiliam (Grand Ballroom B)
Although the teacher has a key role in the creation of effective learning environments, ultimately, learning is optimized only when students come to “own” their own learning, and this session provides many practical techniques for teachers to increase learner involvement in the direction, pace and structure of their own learning. In addition, participants will learn why peer tutoring and peer assessment are essential to good classroom teaching, and how this can be developed.

11:15-12:30
    Breakout Sessions:
    • Measuring the Impact of Your Teacher Leadership Program* - Ann Delehant (304-305) 
      • “Sit & Get” Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain* - Marcia Tate (306-307)
      • “Phenomenal” Teaching and Learning with Iowa’s New Science Standards - Kris Kilibarda  (308-309)

        Recognizing that science is not just a body of knowledge that reflects current understanding of the world but also a set of practices used to establish, extend, and refine that knowledge, Iowa’s new science standards are written as three-dimensional performance expectations. This session will provide examples of how Iowa educators are using the new standards to develop units of instruction that provide students with the opportunity to explore and explain relevant scientific phenomena by engaging in multiple science/engineering practices and by using various crosscutting concepts as lenses through which then develop deep conceptual knowledge of core ideas in science.


      • Effective Leadership Is More About Influence Than Authority* - John D'Auria CANCELLED due to flight issues 
      • Designing Professional Learning as Inquiry (Exploring Inquiry Part II) Nancy Dana (Rooms 312-313)
    One key role for teacher leaders is engaging their colleagues in powerful professional learning.  This session will explore important considerations for designing professional learning as inquiry, with a particular focus on how to form good inquiry questions. Participants will be introduced to activities and protocols that help educators reflect on their practice and formulate questions for exploration through inquiry, as well as important tips for successfully introducing inquiry to others.  

    While this session builds on Exploring Inquiry Part I, it is also appropriate for those who have not attended the first session and wish to learn strategies for shaping job-embedded professional learning.
      • Process over Product: Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Fine Arts Classroom Angela Matsouka (314-315)
    Iowa is in the process of adopting recommended fine arts standards. This session will provide an overview of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards and the fundamental shift from artistic products to artistic processes. How do we guide students to think critically about what it means to be an artist, to purposefully create and present artistic work, to reflect on their work and the work of others, and to make connections to the world around them? Participants will engage in hands-on learning around fine arts instructional and assessment strategies to boost inquiry in the fine art classroom. 

    12:30-1:30
        Lunch and Team Time

    1:30-2:45
        Breakout Sessions:
      • Preparing Students for a World They Cannot Imagine - Dylan Wiliam (Grand Ballroom)
    Children beginning school this year are likely still to be working in the final quarter of the 21st century. This means that no matter how much they learn at school, it won't be enough, because most of what they need to know for their lives—both inside and outside the world of work—hasn't been discovered or invented yet. And while there are those that claim to be able to predict what kinds of skills will be needed in the future, the truth is we just don't know. The idea that children should learn how to learn used to be an optional extra; now it is a survival skill. Science, technology and mathematics will be important in the future, but so will subjects like music, drama, dance, and art, partly because they play a role in helping people live fulfilled lives, but also because these subject emphasize creativity more than other subjects, and creativity is the one thing we know machines can't do. In this presentation, Dylan will outline the role of teachers and school leaders to ensure that young people take control over their lives, appreciate their culture, make a difference in the world, and find rewarding work.

      • Measuring the Impact of Your Teacher Leadership Program* - Ann Delehant (304-305) 
      • “Sit & Get” Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain* - Marcia Tate (306-307)
      • Developing Agile Learners-Adapting to the Rapid Pace and Acceleration of Change* - John D'Auria CANCELLED due to flight issues
      • Unleashing the Power of Teacher Leadership Through Inquiry (Exploring Inquiry Part I)* Nancy Dana (Rooms 312-313)
      • Intersection of Standards & Instruction with Assessment: Principles to Actions for Mathematics - April Pforts (314-315)
      Principles to Actions focuses on the Principle of Teaching and Learning and the 8 Effective Teaching Practices for mathematical success of our students.  This session will focus on Teacher Actions (not student actions) to meet the focus, coherence, and rigor of the instruction to increase student achievement.  Participants will receive tools to support implementation, professional development resources, and ongoing professional development support. 
             
      3:00-4:15
          Breakout Sessions:
        • “Phenomenal” Teaching and Learning with Iowa’s New Science Standards - Kris Kilibarda (308-309)
      Recognizing that science is not just a body of knowledge that reflects current understanding of the world but also a set of practices used to establish, extend, and refine that knowledge, Iowa’s new science standards are written as three-dimensional performance expectations. This session will provide examples of how Iowa educators are using the new standards to develop units of instruction that provide students with the opportunity to explore and explain relevant scientific phenomena by engaging in multiple science/engineering practices and by using various crosscutting concepts as lenses through which then develop deep conceptual knowledge of core ideas in science.
        • Measuring the Impact of Your Teacher Leadership Program* - Ann Delehant (304-305) 
          • Effective Leadership Is More About Influence Than Authority* - John D'Auria CANCELLED due to flight issues
          • Designing Professional Learning as Inquiry (Exploring Inquiry Part II)* Nancy Dana (Rooms 312-313)
            • Write Now! Strategies to Improve Secondary Students’ Writing Skills - Destiny Eldridge (314-315)
          Explore evidence-based strategies based on three recommendations in the recently released What Works Clearinghouse practice guide,Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively. Educators in all disciplines will benefit from actionable guidance on how to implement the recommendations in the classroom.  Includes discussion of potential challenges when implementing the recommended practices, as well as advice on how to overcome those challenges. 

          EVALUATION: http://bit.ly/july13tlc 

          *Repeat session-see earlier description