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Monday, December 9
 

8:00am

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER*-Dave Burgess - Teach like a PIRATE!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students. Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in. Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.

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Monday December 9, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
SCHAUMBURG WEST-EAST

11:15am

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER* - Dave Burgess - Teaching Outside the Box
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creativity
A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use your brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.


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Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Nirvana A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:45pm

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER*-Dave Burgess - Teaching Outside the Box
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creativity
A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use your brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.


Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nirvana A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

3:00pm

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER* - Dave Burgess - Teaching Outside the Box
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creativity
A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use your brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.



Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nirvana A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels
 
Tuesday, December 10
 

8:00am

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER*-Greg Wolcott - The Courage to Connect: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today’s Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Brené Brown defines connection as the “energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Connection in the classroom is king!  When connected, students feel the emotional safety needed to take chances, move out of their comfort zones, and live in the moment, not worrying they will fall prey to judgment and critique. Courageous teachers realize these attributes are needed for student success and intentionally make relationship building their top priority.

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
SCHAUMBURG WEST-EAST
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:45am

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER*-Greg Wolcott -Every Student Has a STORY: Do you Know it?
Limited Capacity seats available

The foundation for success in every great classroom is built upon strong relationships; relationships with the teacher, relationships with and between students, and relationships within one’s self.  Understanding each child’s background, prior knowledge, and what motivates them to excel is the best pre-assessment any teacher can have toward developing these connections. Do you know enough about each student to teach them well? Do your students know each other well enough to feel safe, comfortable and confident taking chances within the classroom? Do your students know enough about themselves to develop the self-efficacy needed to succeed in school and life?  

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Nirvana A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:15pm

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER*-Greg Wolcott - Academic Press: The Key to Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Dweck, Walton and Cohen (2014), state, “effective teachers and schools understand that it is through challenge that students learn and achieve over time.” They go on to say, “whereas effective teachers and schools challenge their students with high performance standards, less effective ones cater to the presumed limitations of their students by setting low standards (p.22).” Courageous teachers uphold the challenge throughout the lesson, never giving into the pull of their heartstrings when seeing students struggle.  They understand that struggle is needed to grow. They understand that academic press is the key to student success.  

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Nirvana A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

2:30pm

*KEYNOTE SPEAKER*-Greg Wolcott-Tools for Tomorrow: Strategies for Implementing Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers today understand the importance of social emotional learning.  But with limited budgets, most educators don’t have hundreds and thousands of dollars to spend on products and programs to increase student social, emotional and academic development. Educators without access to the district credit card want research proven, teacher tested, kid-approved strategies they can implement easily, effectively and cheaply.

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Nirvana A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels