Wednesday, July 12 


7:30-8 a.m. | Registration

8-8:30 a.m. | Welcome

8:30-10 a.m. | Keynote:  Yong Zhao

10:15-11:45 a.m. | General Session:  Innovators Provoke

  • Educational Leadership that Supports Getting Research into Practice - Mike Hock
  • Learning to Lead with Compassion, Social Boldness, and Connection - Kortney Peagram
  • SIM D-Cubed! - Christy Henry and Cody Mize
  • Video Coaching "An Art, A Skill, A life changer!" - Cody Mize and Cara Lantrip
  • Work Leveling: A Principal's Responsibility - Matt Pope

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

12:45-2 p.m. | Keynote: Don Deshler

2:15-3:45 p.m. | Panel & Concurrent Sessions

  • Improving Student Outcomes with FUSION - Whitney Miller, Jocelyn Washburn, Irma Brasseur-Hock, and Mike Hock
  • ​Course First! An Exciting New Approach to Content Enhancement PD - Janice Creneti, Keith Lenz, and Cindy Medici
  • Using Content Enhancement Graphics as Essay-Writing Supports - Janis Bulgren
  • SIM Professional Developer's Tools - SIM Professional Developers ONLY - Patty Graner
  • Teaching Narrative Writing - Jean Schumaker
  • ​Educational Technology Integration: Prep, Planning, & Implementing - Amy Hunt
  • Enhanced Learning Maps Project: Roadmaps for Formative Assessment -​Nicki Lindner and Holly Dubiel

 4-5 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

  • Arkansas Adolescent Literacy Intervention:  Building Capacity and Sustainability - Patty Kholer-Evans and K. Renee Calhoon
  • A Blended Learning Journey - Amy Hunt
  • Interventions for Struggling Adolescent Readers:  Factors that Impact Growth - Beth Calhoon
  • ​Implementing Strategies to Address Common Word Problem Situations and Computation - Bradley Kaffar, Margaret Vanderwarn, and Margaret Flores
  • Teaching Narrative Writing - Jean Schumaker
  • Building Staff Leadership in Four Days on the Road - Kelly Tess
  • How can Adult Success Inform School Decision Making - Chris Schneiders

5:15-5:45 p.m. | Awards and Professional Development Ceremony

5:45 - 6:30 p.m. | Social

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The Lawrence school district is to use our Blended Instructional model for their professional development this summer. We are so excited to be partnering with them and collecting more data on the benefits of personalization.

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