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Dr. Tim Bono
Presenting face-to-face in St. Louis | Virtual access for Warrensburg and Virtual attendees
 
Spark Session: Stressed About Screens (in-person STL) 
Virtual access for Warrensburg and Virtual attendees   

The last decade has seen rapid increases in both technology and in mental health problems. The simultaneous rise in both is likely not a coincidence. Discover research on the psychological effects of social media along with guidelines for healthy use of screen time and technology.

 Breakout Session #1: Positive Psychology (in-person STL) 
Virtual access for Warrensburg and Virtual attendees

 Breakout session #2: TBD (in-person STL)
Virtual access for Warrensburg and Virtual attendees

Jennifer Gonzalez
Presenting virtually

 Spark Session: Next-Level Ed Tech: Are We Thinking Big Enough? (virtual)Virtual access for St. Louis, Warrensburg and Virtual attendees

With so many tools at our disposal, now is the time to be asking ourselves how we—and our students—can be using technology to impact our world in ways that will really improve people's lives.

 Breakout Session #1: The Symbiotic Curriculum: School Meets Real Life (virtual)
Virtual Access for St. Louis, Warrensburg and Virtual attendees

Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to break with tradition and create a symbiotic relationship between school and community: tapping into local resources, solving local problems and becoming truly active citizens of our communities.

 Breakout Session #2: Start at the End: Choosing Tech with Backward Design (virtual)
Virtual access for St. Louis, Warrensburg and Virtual attendees

How do we avoid getting distracted by the "shiny objects" of tech and stay focused on learning? One way is with backward design. Using examples from different content areas, we'll explore how to do this.

Breakout Session #3:Tech and the Brain: Matching Tools with Research (virtual / pre-recorded)

All Access pass attendees can view this session on the EducationPlus portal

Explore a collection of research-based learning principles and how each one can be boosted by pairing them with specific tools.

Dr. Ty Douglas 
Presenting face-to-face in Warrensburg | Virtual access for St. Louis and Virtual attendees

 Spark Session: Believing, Belonging, Border Crossing: Educators Bridging Gaps and Buttressing Hope in Uncertain Times (in-person Warrensburg)
Virtual access for St. Louis and Virtual attendees

There is no denying that we are living in uncertain and even unprecedented times...times that have added additional complexity and angst for even the most committed educators. Still, in the face of adversity, not only is there hope but there are tremendous opportunities that could actually ignite new levels of teaching, leadership and educational excellence--particularly for those who have been historically marginalized by traditional schooling. 

 Breakout Session #1: FREEACH! You Are Curriculum (in-person Warrensburg)
Virtual access for St. Louis and Virtual attendees

Nuanced conversations and understandings about 'what' and 'who' in curriculum are uncommon. Be challenged to reimagine your conceptualizations of curriculum and recommit to the noble profession of education.

Breakout Session #2:Ferguson, FREEdership and the Future of Education (in-person Warrensburg)
Virtual access for St. Louis and Virtual attendees

2020 was a landmark year in the movement for social justice, a landscape that includes historical events in Missouri. Extend your leadership lense and be inspired to consider the power of FREEdership, including the role of athletics in the future of education.