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Wednesday, September 22

1:20pm CDT

Developing Learner Agency and Independence
Participants will learn how they can create a culture that supports the development of learner independence and agency. Participants will discover ways they can support the development of lifelong learners who are intrinsically motivated and find purpose in learning.

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Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. Kate uses her creativity and enthusiasm to support educators as they rethink their instructional... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:20pm - 3:20pm CDT
Two Rivers Room

3:40pm CDT

Are you struggling with losing teachers to higher-paying districts?  This presentation will provide pathways toward teacher retention and teacher recruitment.  We will discuss the "why" behind becoming National Board certified, the incentive possibilities, and how ESSER funds can be used to assist teachers.  Opportunity Culture will be discussed as a teacher recruitment/retention strategy through a brief overview of the design session focused on extending the reach of excellent teachers and increasing the pay for teacher leaders.

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Kelly McLaughlin

Program Advisor, DESE
Kelly McLaughlin is a 26-year educator who has served as a high school English teacher, literacy facilitator, program advisor for the DESE charter schools office, and currently serves as the state program advisor for National Board, Opportunity Culture, and EdReflect.  In my current... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:40pm - 4:40pm CDT
Two Rivers Room
Thursday, September 23

9:00am CDT

Wellbeing for All
This session aims to familiarize educators with Yoga practice as a powerful tool to increase physical, mental, and emotional health. While it is suitable for absolute beginners, it is also meant to be enjoyable for those who have been already taking yoga classes. By experiencing different yoga styles and thus several poses, breathing and meditation techniques, throughout the course participants, will learn how these practices can enhance their ability to maintain a favorable climate in their school community and support resilience in and out of the classroom. While some basic yoga poses and meditation will be offered, there is no special clothing or props required for this session. Come as you are!

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Erin Clair

Lead Yoga Teacher & Inside Flow Teacher, Força
I am a professor of happiness studies, and through my research learned how yoga can help on a path to happiness. I teach yoga now to help people take ownership of their lives and to discover their own joy.
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Crystal Beshears

Assistant Director of Innovation, University of Arkansas-Office of Innovation for Education
Combining 20 years of experience in a variety of educational settings, Crystal Beshears serves as the Assistant Director of Innovation for the Office of Innovation for Education at the University of Arkansas. Her diverse work includes: teaching social sciences to secondary students... Read More →

Thursday September 23, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Two Rivers Room
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