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2021 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation
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Equity and Engagement in our new Educational Environment

As we continue to monitor the evolving and seemingly never-ending factors related to the Coronavirus, we have made the decision to hold the 2021 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation virtually. Initially scheduled for 3 days, we have decided to extend the conference for the ENTIRE WEEK of April 12-16. 2021. The free WRCCS School Development Day will still be on Wednesday, April 14th but held virtually.

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Monday, April 12
 

11:00am CDT

Conference Welcome and Logistics
Speakers
avatar for Todd Brunclik

Todd Brunclik

Creative Director, Innovative Schools Network
Todd Brunclik is the Creative Director for the ISN. In 2009 Todd helped found Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School, a project-based school in Northwest Wisconsin where he served as an advisor, lead teacher and governance board member. As a ISN founding member and Creative Director... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Executive Director, Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. Currently serving as an Instructional Coach at the amazing Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District, a former elementary and middle school teacher... Read More →


Monday April 12, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
TBA

11:30am CDT

Jamboard Series Introduction

The Jamboard Series will utilize online collaborative tools to facilitate discussions and best practice shares around the following topics.

Monday - Cultural Competency
Tuesday - Educator Self Care 
Tuesday - Social Justice with Our Learners
Thursday - Student Engagement in Our New Education World
Friday - Shared LeadershipShared Leadership


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Executive Director, Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. Currently serving as an Instructional Coach at the amazing Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District, a former elementary and middle school teacher... Read More →


Monday April 12, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT

12:45pm CDT

Jamboard Series Topic - Cultural Competency
This Jamboard Series will utilize online collaborative tools to facilitate discussions and best practice shares around the topic of Cultural Competency.

Monday April 12, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Book Exploration - Passionate Leadership Creating a Culture of Success in Every School with Author Dr. Salome Thomas-EL
In this Book Exploration series, get a chance to meet author Dr. Salome Thomas-EL and learn more about his book Passionate Leadership - Creating a Culture of Success in Every School

The author will walk you through their inspiration for writing the book and field questions.



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

International Speaker and Author, Award Winning Principal & Teacher
Award-Winning Principal and author of The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay. International Speaker who appears on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and Oprah Radio.



Monday April 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

13th Movie: Series Introduction with Rudy Bankston
This is going to be amazing! In this 3-part series, we will watch the movie 13th in sections and have facilitated dialogue and small groups to unpack this incredibly powerful film. Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston couldn't be more qualified to facilitate this incredible opportunity.

When the 13th amendment was ratified in 1865, its drafters left themselves a large, very exploitable loophole in the guise of an easily missed clause in its definition. That clause, which converts slavery from a legal business model to an equally legal method of punishment for criminals, is the subject of the Netflix documentary “13th.” Premiering tonight at the New York Film Festival, “13th” is the first documentary to open the festival in its 54 year history. Director Ava DuVernay’s takes an unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. Her analysis could not be more timely nor more infuriating. The film builds its case piece by shattering piece, inspiring levels of shock and outrage that stun the viewer, leaving one shaken and disturbed before closing out on a visual note of hope designed to keep us on the hook as advocates for change.

Speakers
avatar for Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Founder and President, I am WE
Roderick “Rudy” Bankston is a committed educator,  entrepreneur, Restorative Justice practitioner, and writer. His powerful story describes his experience as a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline and surfaces and explores intersecting themes of identity, equity, justice... Read More →


Monday April 12, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT

5:30pm CDT

Happy Hour
Monday April 12, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
TBA
 
Tuesday, April 13
 

11:00am CDT

Tuesday Conference Welcome and Logistics
Speakers
avatar for Todd Brunclik

Todd Brunclik

Creative Director, Innovative Schools Network
Todd Brunclik is the Creative Director for the ISN. In 2009 Todd helped found Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School, a project-based school in Northwest Wisconsin where he served as an advisor, lead teacher and governance board member. As a ISN founding member and Creative Director... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Executive Director, Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. Currently serving as an Instructional Coach at the amazing Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District, a former elementary and middle school teacher... Read More →


Tuesday April 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
TBA

11:30am CDT

Jamboard Series Topic - Educator Self Care
This Jamboard Series will utilize online collaborative tools to facilitate discussions and best practice shares around the topic of Educator Self Care.


Tuesday April 13, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT

12:45pm CDT

Jamboard Series Topic - Social Justice with Our Learners
This Jamboard Series will utilize online collaborative tools to facilitate discussions and best practice shares around the topic of Social Justice with Our Learners.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tina Owen-Moore

Dr. Tina Owen-Moore

District Superintendent, School District Of Cudahy
Current Superintendent at the School District Of Cudahy. Dr. Owen-Moore is an anti-bullying champion and author of, The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School... Read More →


Tuesday April 13, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Book Exploration - Empowered Students Educating Flexible Minds for a Flexible Future
In this Book Exploration series, get a chance to meet author Kerry Decker Rutishauser and learn more about her book Empowered Students Educating Flexible Minds for a Flexible Future

The author will walk you through their inspiration for writing the book and field questions.

Speakers


Tuesday April 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Keynote - Dr. Salome Thomas-EL
We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to have Dr. Salome Thomas-EL, otherwise known as 'Principal EL' as part of our conference. As an award-winning principal and author of The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay, Prinicipal EL is a dynamic speaker who has appeared on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and Oprah Radio. Principal EL's heartwarming, never give up mantra has led him to many amazing roles and opportunities. Principal EL is currently a K-8 school leader in Wilmington, Delaware, and speaks to groups around the world. He has addressed over 100,000 teachers, administrators, school staff, board members, parents, students and community members in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Trinidad, England, Jamaica, and The Virgin Islands. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

International Speaker and Author, Award Winning Principal & Teacher
Award-Winning Principal and author of The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay. International Speaker who appears on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and Oprah Radio.


Tuesday April 13, 2021 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
TBA

5:15pm CDT

Happy Hour
Tuesday April 13, 2021 5:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
TBA

6:30pm CDT

13th Movie: Series Part 1 with Rudy Bankston
This is going to be amazing! In this 3-part series, we will watch the movie 13th in sections and have facilitated dialogue and small groups to unpack this incredibly powerful film. Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston couldn't be more qualified to facilitate this incredible opportunity.

When the 13th amendment was ratified in 1865, its drafters left themselves a large, very exploitable loophole in the guise of an easily missed clause in its definition. That clause, which converts slavery from a legal business model to an equally legal method of punishment for criminals, is the subject of the Netflix documentary “13th.” Premiering tonight at the New York Film Festival, “13th” is the first documentary to open the festival in its 54 year history. Director Ava DuVernay’s takes an unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. Her analysis could not be more timely nor more infuriating. The film builds its case piece by shattering piece, inspiring levels of shock and outrage that stun the viewer, leaving one shaken and disturbed before closing out on a visual note of hope designed to keep us on the hook as advocates for change.

Speakers
avatar for Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Founder and President, I am WE
Roderick “Rudy” Bankston is a committed educator,  entrepreneur, Restorative Justice practitioner, and writer. His powerful story describes his experience as a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline and surfaces and explores intersecting themes of identity, equity, justice... Read More →


Tuesday April 13, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT
 
Wednesday, April 14
 

8:45am CDT

WRCCS School Development Day
Wednesday April 14, 2021 8:45am - 3:45pm CDT

9:00am CDT

WRCCS Welcome and Logistics
Wednesday April 14, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT

10:00am CDT

WRCCS Charter Classroom - Project Based Learning Best Practices
Project-based learning transforms the roles of students and teachers in ways that benefit all.  One of the biggest hurdles for many teachers new to PBL is the need to give up some degree of control over the classroom, and trust in their students.  Giving students ownership over their learning helps students develop a sense of agency as learners and as people.  Project-based learning can be messy and complicated.  Come learn from the teachers and leaders at Northwest Passage High School who have been successfully implementing PBL for well over a decade.

Wednesday April 14, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am CDT

10:00am CDT

WRCCS Charter Design - What should I know about Designing a Charter School?
Designing and opening a charter school is important but exhausting work.  Come learn from a panel of school founders, leaders, and authorizers who have recently opened a charter school.  You will be able ask questions and learn the do’s and don'ts of opening a charter school.

Wednesday April 14, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am CDT

10:00am CDT

WRCCS Intro to Charter Schools - Charter School 101
This workshop is designed for those new to charter schools in Wisconsin.  The learning here can also be used for those looking for strategies on how to explain the role of charter schools in Wisconsin.  This session will explain what defines a charter school through law and practice.  There will be plenty of opportunity to tackle misconceptions and the overall purpose of charter schools.  

Wednesday April 14, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am CDT

10:00am CDT

WRCCS Leadership - Humanistic Leadership
School leadership is about leading the human system before leading the school system.  Leadership is not based on title, it is based on the trust you have earned from those you lead.  However, in order to be an effective leader we must first get our own mind right and build the inner strength needed to behave at the level we expect from those we lead.  Let’s build empowered school cultures that ensure all individuals reach their full human potential.  Come learn strategies for ensuring our schools have the attitudes and behaviors necessary to make the learning system happen.

Wednesday April 14, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am CDT

11:00am CDT

WRCCS Authorizer - The Authorizer Balance
The charter school authorizer's delicate balance between holding charter schools accountable and supporting the work is key to ensuring charter school success. Do you have a clear and transparent plan for holding your charter schools accountable to their contract and performance measures?  How much support should authorizers be giving your charter schools along the way?  Let’s learn and discuss together this important dance between accountability and support as we ensure all charter schools reach their full potential.


Wednesday April 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT

11:00am CDT

WRCCS General Charter - Innovation in Wisconsin Schools
Come learn from CESA and DPI experts on what others around the state are doing or could be doing to innovate right here in Wisconsin!  This workshop will discuss opportunities to incorporate the DPI Guide Fostering Innovation: Beyond Credits and Seat Time and Toward Innovative Practices that Lead to College and Career Readiness.  Let’s gain an understanding together about the flexibility for districts and charter schools to pursue innovative approaches to high school graduation that already exists throughout Wisconsin law.


Wednesday April 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT

11:00am CDT

WRCCS Governance Board - Charter Governance Board Fundamentals
A charter school governance board is legally responsible for the academic, financial, and operational quality of the charter school. However, in order to be an effective governance board member, it is important to have the fundamental knowledge to fulfill your duties and serve as a good steward of taxpayer’s money.  This workshop will share the basics of charter school governance.  It will provide resources and a diagnostic tool for you to take back to your own boards.

Wednesday April 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT

11:00am CDT

WRCCS Leadership - Making your Instrumentality Charter School Budget Work
Every charter school contract is different, however, at the root of every contract with the exchange of autonomy for accountability.  This workshop is designed for charter school leaders who are responsible for building a charter school budget within the confines of a school district.  The charter contract language is the place where financial decisions around what services will be purchased and which ones will be up to the charter governance board should be clearly articulated.  Come learn how we can create systems and practices to make charter school finance transparent to both the authorizer and governance board so charter leaders are set up for success.


Wednesday April 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT

1:00pm CDT

WRCCS Micro-credential Session 1
WRCCS Micro-credential (2 to 4 defenses)

Come witness the launch of WRCCS Micro-credentials! Planning, opening, and sustaining a successful Wisconsin Charter school requires a ton of commitment, a bunch of learning, and a whole lot of community building. WRCCS Micro-credentials is an opportunity for charter schools to highlight specific strengths, skills, and merits of specific charter schools, elevate their profile in their community, and help other Wisconsin charter schools locate experts in the field. Come learn and gain access to artifacts of success as charter schools from around the state defend a WRCCS Micro-credential live. If you are interested in playing a more active role and want to be a reviewer please click here.  See the full WRCCS Micro-credential process here. Specific defenses will be announced as we get closer.

Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

WRCCS Micro-credential Session 2
WRCCS Micro-credential (2 to 4 defenses)

Come witness the launch of WRCCS Micro-credentials! Planning, opening, and sustaining a successful Wisconsin Charter school requires a ton of commitment, a bunch of learning, and a whole lot of community building. WRCCS Micro-credentials is an opportunity for charter schools to highlight specific strengths, skills, and merits of specific charter schools, elevate their profile in their community, and help other Wisconsin charter schools locate experts in the field. Come learn and gain access to artifacts of success as charter schools from around the state defend a WRCCS Micro-credential live. If you are interested in playing a more active role and want to be a reviewer please click here.  See the full WRCCS Micro-credential process here. Specific defenses will be announced as we get closer.

Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

WRCCS Closing
Wednesday April 14, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Book Exploration - Know Power, Know Responsibility: How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child in America
In this Book Exploration series, get a chance to meet author Kevin Miller and learn more about his book Know Power, Know Responsibility: How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child in America

The author will walk you through their inspiration for writing the book and field questions.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dean Miller

Kevin Dean Miller

Author/Founder/Director, Know Power, Know Responsibility LLC
I founded Know Power, Know Responsibility to help everyone unleash their potential. I am on a mission to help all communities design a school model that will unleash every child’s potential. My journey has included being a student, teacher, principal, charter school developer, education... Read More →



Wednesday April 14, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Book Exploration - Transformational Personal Learning Practices, A Universal Approach.
In this Book Exploration series, get a chance to meet authors Nicole Luedtke and Steven Rippe and learn more about their book Transformational Personal Learning Practices, A Universal Approach.  

The authors will walk you through their inspiration for writing the book and field questions.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Luedtke

Nicole Luedtke

Advisor, Valley New School
Advisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI). Ms. Luedtke, along with three colleagues, founded Valley New School, an innovative, project-based, student centered, technology-rich charter school for the Appleton Area School District 15 years ago. VNS continues to be a leading lab school... Read More →



Wednesday April 14, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

Happy Hour
Wednesday April 14, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
TBA

6:30pm CDT

13th Movie: Series Part 2 with Rudy Bankston
This is going to be amazing! In this 3-part series, we will watch the movie 13th in sections and have facilitated dialogue and small groups to unpack this incredibly powerful film. Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston couldn't be more qualified to facilitate this incredible opportunity.

When the 13th amendment was ratified in 1865, its drafters left themselves a large, very exploitable loophole in the guise of an easily missed clause in its definition. That clause, which converts slavery from a legal business model to an equally legal method of punishment for criminals, is the subject of the Netflix documentary “13th.” Premiering tonight at the New York Film Festival, “13th” is the first documentary to open the festival in its 54 year history. Director Ava DuVernay’s takes an unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. Her analysis could not be more timely nor more infuriating. The film builds its case piece by shattering piece, inspiring levels of shock and outrage that stun the viewer, leaving one shaken and disturbed before closing out on a visual note of hope designed to keep us on the hook as advocates for change.

Speakers
avatar for Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Founder and President, I am WE
Roderick “Rudy” Bankston is a committed educator,  entrepreneur, Restorative Justice practitioner, and writer. His powerful story describes his experience as a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline and surfaces and explores intersecting themes of identity, equity, justice... Read More →


Wednesday April 14, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT
 
Thursday, April 15
 

7:30am CDT

Breakout Session 1
Thursday April 15, 2021 7:30am - 8:15am CDT

8:30am CDT

Breakout Session 2
Thursday April 15, 2021 8:30am - 9:15am CDT

9:30am CDT

Book Exploration - An Improbable School: Transforming How Teachers Teach & Students Learn
In this Book Exploration series, get a chance to meet authors Liz Seubert and Paul Tweed and learn more about their book An Improbable School: Transforming How Teachers Teach & Students Learn

The authors will walk you through their inspiration for writing the book and field questions.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Seubert

Liz Seubert

Co-Founder, Teacher, Gov. Board, Wildlands
Liz Seubert is a founding member of Wildlands staff and has been with the school since the doors opened in 2005. As an experienced project-based learning advisor and member of a teacher-powered school staff she has been an innovator in the field of student centered learning. Liz has... Read More →
avatar for Paul Tweed

Paul Tweed

Director, Founder, Wildlands School
Paul Tweed is a visionary in student and teacher areas of inquiry based science, active learning, project-based learning, and community-based science with over 30 years experience. He founded Wildlands School in 2005 with two colleagues and was active in the science teaching community... Read More →



Thursday April 15, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am CDT

10:30am CDT

Breakout Session 3
Thursday April 15, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am CDT

11:30am CDT

Jamboard Series Topic - Student Engagement in Our New Education World
This Jamboard Series will utilize online collaborative tools to facilitate discussions and best practice shares around the topic of Student Engagement in Our New Education World.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Executive Director, Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. Currently serving as an Instructional Coach at the amazing Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District, a former elementary and middle school teacher... Read More →


Thursday April 15, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT

12:45pm CDT

Breakout Session 4
Thursday April 15, 2021 12:45pm - 1:30pm CDT

1:45pm CDT

Book Exploration - Education: A Manifesto for Change with Author Richard Gerver
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of the most inspirational leaders of our time, Richard Gerver. Joining us from across the pond in the UK, Richard will share highlights with us from his latest book, Education: A Manifesto for Change. This call to arms will inspire all those involved in education to consider how our school system can be made fit for purpose in our turbulent 21st-century world. Renowned educationalist, Richard Gerver, argues that educators must work together to find innovative, creative strategies to prepare students for lives ahead of them and to teach them skills and knowledge that will be valuable far beyond formal education. Schools must collaborate with people and organizations beyond their normal experiences, so they can be the catalysts of a better, more connected and more coherent future for today's children - tomorrow's adults.

With unique insights from global figures, including Barack Obama and Steve Wozniak, perspectives from elite sports coaches, and international examples, this book is an empowering, optimistic vision for a new year forward for educators everywhere.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver

Inspirational Leader, International Speaker, Author
Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In... Read More →



Thursday April 15, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT

2:45pm CDT

Chess: The Best Move for Students
Don't miss this session with students from Delaware who are TOP-NOTCH Champion Chess Players. Their school leader, Principal EL, will help share the story of their immense success. "These are inner-city students in some very high-crime, high-poverty areas. These children are playing chess and graduating high school and going to some of the top colleges and law schools in the nation," Thomas-El said.

Read more about them HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

International Speaker and Author, Award Winning Principal & Teacher
Award-Winning Principal and author of The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay. International Speaker who appears on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and Oprah Radio.


Thursday April 15, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Educational Rockstar Panel
The lineup for this Equity and Engagement in our New Educational Environment panel is one you DO NOT want to miss.  Facilitated by the charismatic, compassionate, and brilliant educator, Tony Dugas, you will hear thoughtful, creative dialogue from Rudy Bankston, Principal EL, Richard Gerver, Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, and Tina Owen in a casual environment. Come be inspired and moved to do great things in education by hearing the best this group has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Founder and President, I am WE
Roderick “Rudy” Bankston is a committed educator,  entrepreneur, Restorative Justice practitioner, and writer. His powerful story describes his experience as a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline and surfaces and explores intersecting themes of identity, equity, justice... Read More →
avatar for Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver

Inspirational Leader, International Speaker, Author
Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

Director of Indigenous Education, A Hawaiian Place of Learning at University of Hawaii West Oahu
Manulani Aluli Meyer is the fifth daughter of Emma Aluli and Harry Meyer. Her family hails from Mokapu, Kailua, Kamamalu, Wailuku, Hilo and Kohala on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Moku O Keawe. The Aluli ohana is a large and diverse group of scholar-activists who have spent their... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Tina Owen-Moore

Dr. Tina Owen-Moore

District Superintendent, School District Of Cudahy
Current Superintendent at the School District Of Cudahy. Dr. Owen-Moore is an anti-bullying champion and author of, The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

International Speaker and Author, Award Winning Principal & Teacher
Award-Winning Principal and author of The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay. International Speaker who appears on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and Oprah Radio.


Thursday April 15, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT

6:30pm CDT

13th Movie: Series Part 3 with Rudy Bankston
This is going to be amazing! In this 3-part series, we will watch the movie 13th in sections and have facilitated dialogue and small groups to unpack this incredibly powerful film. Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston couldn't be more qualified to facilitate this incredible opportunity.

When the 13th amendment was ratified in 1865, its drafters left themselves a large, very exploitable loophole in the guise of an easily missed clause in its definition. That clause, which converts slavery from a legal business model to an equally legal method of punishment for criminals, is the subject of the Netflix documentary “13th.” Premiering tonight at the New York Film Festival, “13th” is the first documentary to open the festival in its 54 year history. Director Ava DuVernay’s takes an unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. Her analysis could not be more timely nor more infuriating. The film builds its case piece by shattering piece, inspiring levels of shock and outrage that stun the viewer, leaving one shaken and disturbed before closing out on a visual note of hope designed to keep us on the hook as advocates for change.

Speakers
avatar for Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Founder and President, I am WE
Roderick “Rudy” Bankston is a committed educator,  entrepreneur, Restorative Justice practitioner, and writer. His powerful story describes his experience as a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline and surfaces and explores intersecting themes of identity, equity, justice... Read More →


Thursday April 15, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT
 
Friday, April 16
 

7:30am CDT

Breakout Session 5
Friday April 16, 2021 7:30am - 8:15am CDT

8:30am CDT

Breakout Session 6
Friday April 16, 2021 8:30am - 9:15am CDT

9:30am CDT

Book Exploration - Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School
In this Book Exploration series, get a chance to meet author Dr. James Rickabaugh and learn more about his book Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School

The author will walk you through their inspiration for writing the book and field questions.

Speakers


Friday April 16, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am CDT

9:30am CDT

Book Exploration - The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School
In this Book Exploration series, get a chance to meet author Tina Owen-Moore Ed.L.D. and learn more about her book The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School.

The author will walk you through their inspiration for writing the book and field questions.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tina Owen-Moore

Dr. Tina Owen-Moore

District Superintendent, School District Of Cudahy
Current Superintendent at the School District Of Cudahy. Dr. Owen-Moore is an anti-bullying champion and author of, The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School... Read More →



Friday April 16, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am CDT

10:30am CDT

Breakout Session 7
Friday April 16, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am CDT

11:30am CDT

Jamboard Series Topic - Shared Leadership
This Jamboard Series will utilize online collaborative tools to facilitate discussions and best practice shares around the topic of Shared Leadership.


Friday April 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT

12:45pm CDT

Breakout Session 8
Friday April 16, 2021 12:45pm - 1:30pm CDT

1:45pm CDT

Closing and Reflection
Friday April 16, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm CDT
TBA