You Can Get in the Way: How You Can Become a Roadblock to Risk Factors – Dr. John W. Hodge
Risk factors that typically hold students back are very similar, whether they attend a rural, suburban, or urban school. Yet the evidence is overwhelming that children who overcome obstacles and eventually thrive usually have one thing in common: the presence of educators, advocates, and family members – people just like you – who can see beyond demographic and social limitations to the unlimited potential that lies within.
In his keynote address, Dr. Hodge will share stories and lessons learned from schools across the country who are working to close the gap for all students and how the actions of caring adults have been the difference between success and failure for children like the ones you see in your schools every day. You’ll walk away with common-sense strategies that can be put into practice in your district right away and gain insight into ways you can help foster resilience and better support all students.
Game Night Awards
The Future of Learning and a Collaborative Response
MDE Q&A with Dr. Michael F. Rice, state superintendent
Board/Supt Relations; Dr. Tina Kerr, and Debbie Stair, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, MASB
The Future of Learning Council Panel Discussion: This presentation will provide a high-level review of the work being completed by the Future of Learning Council to support local district leaders to build capacity in redefining learning at the local level. In addition, an expert panel of guest subject matter experts and local district superintendents will discuss current trends and actions which are shaping the future of learning for students (and adults). This facilitated discussion which will focus on trends in education such as microschools, developing flexible pathways, education disruptors, and the urgency we are seeing to design new models of learning.
In this general session, Dr. Tina Kerr will sit down with State Superintendent Dr. Rice for a Q&A for information and feedback on hot button and pressing issues your districts are facing.