SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Connecting Deep Through Community Circles

Let's talk about connecting deep with our students and colleagues through Community Circle. *Understand the definitions of Restorative Justice, Restorative Practices, and Restorative Justice in Education *Understand the framework of Restorative Justice in Education *Understand what it looks like to “Nurture Healthy Relationships” through Community Circles Lead Presenter - Carmen Zeisler

UNDERSTANDING THE NAVIGATING CHANGE DOCUMENT: Understanding the Instructional Examples within the Navigating Change Document

This session focuses on finding and using the instructional examples within the Navigating Change document. The instructional examples provide educators with numerous ideas for addressing how the competencies can be operationalized in classroom, hybrid or remote learning environments. The structure of these instructional examples illustrate how the competencies can be integrated across content areas, incorporated […]

COMPETENCY-BASED PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Personalized Learning from the Student’s Point-of-View

What are your students doing on the first day of their personalized learning experience? Join Lori and Carmen as we think about personalized learning from the student's point of view. During this session, we will discover true objectives for students in personalized learning, review an example of personalized learning and consider adaptation and practice planning […]

REMOTE & HYBRID TEACHING AND LEARNING: Remote Teaching without the Internet

This session will guide you in asking questions to determine the connectivity realities of remote learners, provide non-internet reliant instructional options, and consider the importance of building and maintaining relationships will remote learners. Presenter - Amy Huizenga


Shifting to competency-based learning begins with a clear concept about grade-level outcomes with a focus on high expectations of complexity and cognitive rigor. Using backward design principles, teachers recognize a variety of learning trajectories, develop multiple learning opportunities for accessing the class content, and provide authentic demonstrations of master of learning. Lead Presenter - Robi […]

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Handling Behaviors in Online Courses

What are possible underpinnings for student behavior online? What is a useable prevention strategy that will build relationships, community and help prevent negative incidents in remote learning? How do we handle these occurrences in the moment or through follow-up? In this session we will unpack the Art of the Check-in as prevention, as well as […]


This session is for any teacher that wants to move their classroom from compliance to empowerment. We will focus our time on the following topics: What is the level of engagement in your classroom?, Overcoming barriers to student empowerment, creating more engagement in the classroom, Building relationships, Student Voice and Choice and Authentic Work. Lead […]

COMPETENCY-BASED PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Laying the Foundation for Competency-Based Grading

During this presentation, we will present the six foundational elements to have in place when moving toward competency-based grading including reflection questions and self-assessment rubrics. The objectives for this session are the following: 1. Defining "competency" and "competency-based learning. 2. The six elements of competency-based grading and how to evaluate the current state in each. […]

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