2017 Summer Leadership Conference

 

The 2017 Summer Leadership Conference will have a new location and format.  The Superintendents Retreat will be held at the Asheville Hyatt Place located at 199 Haywood Street.  It is about three blocks from the US Cellular Center which will be the home for the Summer Conference.

Dates:  June 25-27, 2017

 

Summer Conference Registration                        $295.00

Superintendents Retreat Registration                $170.00

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Hotel Blocks are now open. (See Below)

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June 25, 2017

1:00  Superintendents Retreat Registration at the Hyatt Place

2:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks   ( Flathills Room )

5:30 – 7:00 Reception (Sponsored by Moseley Architects)

June 26, 2017

8:30  Summer Conference Registration begins at the US Cellular Center

8 – 12 Noon  Superintendents Retreat and Superintendents Quarterly at the Hyatt Place

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch ( Provided by Prudential, Lexia Learning, and Edgenuity)

Re-Charge Lounge Courtesy of Discovery Education 

 

Pre-Conference Sessions  

Monday June 26, 2017 

Digital Learning with Discovery Education  (No registration required)   9 – 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 – 12 Noon

 

Brad Fountain Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based professional develoment programs in North Carolina in the early 2000’s. He served as administrator of the North Carolina Model School of Technology in 2003 where he moved the school to paperless workflow. Since joining Discovery he helped launch the Discovery Educator Network and served on the front lines during the development of Discovery Education’s Techbook services. Always looking to continue to push the envelope he has worked with schools and school districts on utilizing the latest technology including tablets and iPads, connecting the latest brain research to the educational technology, professional development for administrators on using technology, and implementing 1-to-1 initiatives.

 

Pre-Conference Session: Strategies and Guidelines for Differentiating Instruction  9 – 11:30 a.m.

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Carol Ann TomilnsonDr. Carol Ann Tomlinson’s career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher and 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. Special interests throughout her career have included curriculum and instruction for struggling and advanced learners, effective instruction in heterogeneous settings, and encouraging creative and critical thinking in the classroom. For ASCD, Carol has authored several books including How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-ability Classrooms and The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners and professional inquiry kit on differentiation. Recently, she co-authored a book with Jay McTighe titled Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids and with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez co-authored The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Change for Teaching and Learning. For Corwin Press, she is co-author of The Parallel Curriculum Model: A Design to Develop High Potential and Challenge High Ability Learners. Carol’s books on differentiation have been translated into 12 languages. She works throughout the U. S. and abroad with teachers whose goal is to develop more responsive heterogeneous classrooms.

Conference Agenda Monday June 26, 2017 

1:00 – 1:05  Welcome

1:05 – 1:20  Mr. Mark Johnson,   Superintendent NC Public Schools  

North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson was elected to the post in 2016. His career in education began at West Charlotte High School where he taught through Teach for America before attending law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Superintendent Johnson served as a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education and was legal counsel at Inmar, an international technology company based in Winston-Salem. Having served as a teacher, an education leader, and as a father of a young daughter soon to start school, improving education in North Carolina is a personal mission for Johnson.

1:20-1:50    Mobility, Leadership, and Personalized Learning          

 
Dr. Jon Landis is the US Development Executive with Apple Inc. where he works internationally with colleges, universities, and K12 institutions around issues of mobile technology. He is a former professor in the College of Education from Millersville University where he was also the graduate coordinator of the Leadership Program and the Coordinator of the CyberSafe Institute.  Jon holds his Ph.D. in Sociology, a Masters degree in Education Leadership, and a B.S. in Chemistry. Additionally he has served as a chemistry instructor, school principal, urban education program lead, curriculum director, and Information Technology Director.

 

 

Breakout Sessions A: including  topics such as Finance, Testing, ESSA, and Curriculum Updates from NCDPI,  Legislative Update, EVAAS Information and Multiple Sessions Featuring Best Practices from NC Schools

 

2:55-4:00    Similarities and Differences of Differentiated and Personalized Learning    

Carol Ann Tomilnson
Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson’s career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher and 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. Special interests throughout her career have included curriculum and instruction for struggling and advanced learners, effective instruction in heterogeneous settings, and encouraging creative and critical thinking in the classroom. For ASCD, Carol has authored several books including How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-ability Classrooms and The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners and professional inquiry kit on differentiation. Recently, she co-authored a book with Jay McTighe titled Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids and with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez co-authored The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Change for Teaching and Learning. For Corwin Press, she is co-author of The Parallel Curriculum Model: A Design to Develop High Potential and Challenge High Ability Learners. Carol’s books on differentiation have been translated into 12 languages. She works throughout the U. S. and abroad with teachers whose goal is to develop more responsive heterogeneous classrooms.

4:00-4:20  Address by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

Governor Roy Cooper was born and raised in Nash County, where he attended public schools and worked summers on the family farm before attending UNC-Chapel Hill.  He entered public service in the North Carolina State House and State Senate, where he fought for common-sense measures to raise teacher pay and reduce class sizes, and spearheaded North Carolina’s first children’s health insurance initiative.  After being elected Attorney General in 2000, Cooper protected North Carolina families for four consecutive terms. He oversaw a sharp decrease in crime and fought for consumers by advocating for lower utility rates and putting predatory lenders out of business.

As North Carolina’s 75th Governor, Cooper is ready to make lasting investments in our future. Cooper is committed to making sure state government looks like the people of North Carolina, and he has appointed the most diverse cabinet in North Carolina history according to the Raleigh News and Observer. As Governor, he wants to ensure that North Carolinians are healthier, more educated, and prosperous for generations to come. Cooper believes that if we work together, we can build a better North Carolina for all.

 

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June 27, 2017      Agenda

8:30 – 9:15      Climate Change Is Real: It Starts with You!!    

In our schools some days are scorching hot, some days are bitterly cold, but what are the causes of these extremes and how do we moderate these fluctuations? As administrators we know how important the climate and culture in classrooms are to student success, but what can we do to promote a healthy climate and culture at the school level? While some people are trying to minimize climate change we will explore tools and strategies involving all stakeholders to accelerate climate change at the school level.

Brad Fountain is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based professional develoment programs in North Carolina in the early 2000’s. He served as administrator of the North Carolina Model School of Technology in 2003 where he moved the school to paperless workflow. Since joining Discovery he helped launch the Discovery Educator Network and served on the front lines during the development of Discovery Education’s Techbook services. Always looking to continue to push the envelope he has worked with schools and school districts on utilizing the latest technology including tablets and iPads, connecting the latest brain research to the educational technology, professional development for administrators on using technology, and implementing 1-to-1 initiatives.

 

 

 9:30 – 10:15   Breakout Sessions B          Multiple Sessions Featuring Best Practices from NC Schools 

 

10:30 – 11:15   Breakout Sessions C          Multiple Sessions Featuring Best Practices from NC Schools 

 

11:30 – 12:15   Breakout Sessions D          Multiple Sessions Featuring Best Practices from NC Schools

 

12:15 – 1:15  Lunch      (Speaker Invited)

1:15 – 2:15  

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Lieutenant General Robert Van Antwerp, (Ret.), retired from the army after 39 years of service and a final assignment as Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the US Army Corps of Engineers. He oversaw a $40 billion program, including most of the nation’s civil infrastructure and military construction on over 150 United States Army and Air Force installations. He was responsible for  employees who provided engineering, project management, construction, and operation and maintenance support in nearly 100 countries around the world. Van is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.B.A. from Long Island University and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Van and his wife, Paula, have five children and twelve grandchildren. They reside in North Carolina.

 

 

2:15 – 3:15  

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Dr. Connie Kamm is the founder and CEO of Kamm Solutions. With over thirty years of experience as a leader and teacher at the university, public school, and corporate levels, Connie brings a unique blend of real-world experience and international research to her work with schools, districts, and departments of education. Over the past ten years, Connie has provided over 1,600 professional learning opportunities for educators throughout the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, and Zambia.  Her customized work includes keynotes, workshops, seminars, webinars, and individualized coaching sessions.

Connie is the author of numerous articles, chapters, manuals, and programs. Her topics have addressed formative learning, system-wide continuous learning frameworks, powerful leadership practices, effective collaborative teamwork, future-focused curriculum design, and   positive school cultures. She is currently working on a book titled Moving Towards Personalized Learning.

 

Hotel Map for Asheville

 

Hyatt Place  (Location for Superintendents Retreat)

Asheville Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place     Tel: +1 828 505 8500   Room Block Full

Code for room reservations is g-wres. 

Cost     King $179              Queen/Queen  $189

Room Block Deadline: May 25, 2017.

Crowne Plaza

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Crowne Plaza

Call our toll-free number 1-888- 211-7755 (24/7) and mention the group name WRESA Summer Conference in order to receive the special group rate.  www.ashevillecp.com   Check Availability (enter dates of stay)  Enter Group Code: WSA

$5 Shuttle to downtown

Cost     King $144.00                     Queen/Queen  $129.00

Room Block Deadline: Spring 2017 or until block is full..

 

Four Points by Sheraton

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Four Points by Sheraton

Just call and mention 2017 WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Cost: $129.00

Room Block Deadline: Spring 2017

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo   Room Availability Limited

Just call and mention 2017 WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Cost:  $179.00

Room Block Link

Deadline: May 17, 2017.

 

 

Omni Grove Park Inn

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Omni Grove Park Inn   Room Block Full

Just call and mention 2017 WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Cost: $199.00  

Room Block Deadline:  May 11, 2017

 

 

Renaissance

Renaissance Asheville, NC

Renaissance

Just call and mention 2017 WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Cost: $149.00  

Room Block Link

Deadline:  April 25, 2017

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn

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Hilton Garden Inn

Group Code:  WSA

Cost: $179

Room Block Link

Deadline: May 26, 2017