Conference Sessions

Conference | South Dakota Indian Education Summit 2017

September 24–26, 2017 | Pierre, South Dakota

Join McREL staff at the South Dakota Indian Education Summit to access high-quality professional development and information on best practices to support Native American students and schools. Visit with McREL staff in the vendor area, and attend a breakout session with Dr. Terri Bissonette titled “Trauma-Informed Schools and Communities” to learn about research on the lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences, and promising systemic approaches and strategies to mitigate the effects of trauma.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.


 

Conference | National Indian Education Association Annual Convention

October 4–7, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

Join Dr. Terri Bissonette from McREL for a session on trauma-informed schools and communities. Dr. Bissonette will share research on the lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences (including multi-generational issues), and how these physical and emotional stressors influence student behavior and learning in the classroom. Dr. Bissonette will share examples of promising practices being used in school communities that have shown results in mitigating the effects of trauma. This session will be held on Thursday, October 5 at 10:15 a.m.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.


 

Conference | iNACOL Symposium

October 23–25, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

Research shows that most online learning schools today aren’t improving students’ outcomes. Are there online learning environments that can actually help them flourish? If so, how might these environments differ from what we’re currently doing? Join McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin and co-presenter Erika Twani from Learning One to One at the iNACOL Symposium for their session titled “Let’s Rethink Online Learning” to explore key practices that enable the growing online student population to succeed academically and in life. This session will be presented on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:15 a.m.

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website.


 

Conference | ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 27–29, 2017 | Kissimmee, Florida

Join McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin on Friday at the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership for a session on empowering leaders to make positive changes in their schools. Co-presented with education consultant and author Pete Hall, this session will weave together insights on instruction, teacher coaching, leadership, and school improvement into a practical model for becoming an empowering leader—encouraging people to change not through top-down punishments and rewards but through intrinsic motivation (not forcing them to drink but making them thirsty). Attendees will receive techniques they can use right away in their schools to inspire people to change by connecting with their mission and seeing themselves as capable of change. This session will be offered on Friday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and repeated at 1:30–3:00 p.m.

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website.


 

Conference | American Evaluation Association National Conference

November 6–11, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Join McREL researchers and evaluators at AEA’s 31st Annual Conference to share and explore best practices in evaluation and learn how evaluation projects can help create better practices and outcomes in education. Sessions presented by McREL staff include:

Session: Developing a classroom observation protocol when treatment and control classrooms don’t look anything like each other
Presenters: Phillip Herman, Karen Bumgardner, Ashli Knotts, and Kevin Knoster
Date and time: Thursday, November 9, 3:15–4:15pm

Session: Coaching Evaluative Thinking: Meaningful Client Engagement in a Small-Scale Quasi-Experimental Study
Presenters: Sheila Arens, Kevi Mace, and Barbara Kruger (VocabularySpellingCity)
Date and time: Friday, November 10, 5:30–6:15pm

Session: Helping Decision-Makers Understand Problems of Practice: An Example from the Pacific Region
Presenters: Phillip Herman and Sheila Arens
Date and time: Saturday, November 11, 11:15am–12:00pm

For more information, please visit the conference website.