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

 

Conference Early Bird until April 1, 2017                          $275.00

Conference After April 1, 2017                                         $295.00

Superintendents Retreat until April 1, 2017                      $160.00

Superintendents Retreat after April 1, 2017                     $170.00

Register

Hotel Blocks are now open. (See Below)

Call for Proposals

Accepting Proposals through April 1, 2017

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June 25, 2017

Superintendents Retreat Registration at the Hyatt Place 1:00

June 26, 2017

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

Superintendents Retreat and Superintendents Quarterly 8:00 -12:00 at the Hyatt Place

Re-Charge Lounge Courtesy of Discovery Education 

Pre-Conference Sessions   

Monday, June 26 (from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM and from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)  Pre-Conference Breakout Sessions:

Digital Learning with Discovery Education  (No registration required)

 

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            Register

  Dr. Carol Ann ToCarol Ann Tomilnsonmlinson’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 

1:00 – 1:05  Welcome

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

1:20-1:50    Mobility, Leadership, and Personalized Learning          Dr. Jon Landis,  US Development Executive with Apple Inc

 
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.

 

 

1:50-3:15    Similarities and Differences of Differentiated and Personalized Learning    Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy  University of Virginia Curry School of Education

  Dr. Carol Ann ToCarol Ann Tomilnsonmlinson’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.

3:30-4:30  Breakout Sessions including:  Curriculum Update from NCDPI,  News from the Legislature, and Multiple Sessions Featuring Best Practices from NC Schools 

Asheville Networking Opportunities

June 27, 2017      Agenda

8:30 – 9:15      Keynote Title: Climate Change Is Real: It Starts with You!!    Brad Fountain     Discovery Education Director of Instructional Implementation

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 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.

 

9:30 – 10:30    Breakouts

10:45 – 11:45   Breakouts

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch      (Speaker Invited)

1:00 – 2:00  Lt. General Robert Van Antwerp (Ret.)

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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.
 

 

 

2:00 – 3:00  Dr. Connie Kamm

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 Dr. Connie Kamm is the founder and president of Kamm Solutions, a company that focuses on organizational effectiveness and educator development. She is also a Distinguished Professional Development Associate with The Leadership and Learning Center.  Connie has been active in school reform for over thirty years and has developed keen insights into the spirit of building positive district and school cultures. She is noted for her dynamic process for transforming education through the development and implementation of system-wide comprehensive learning frameworks at state and district levels. Today’s students are no longer served well by the old model where the teacher is the sole repository and administrator of knowledge following a school curriculum that heavily concentrates primarily on content. Learning for the future requires students to be leaders of their own learning, educators to be scholars and activators of learning, and systems to embrace a culture of continuous growth. 

 

Hotel Map for Asheville

 

Hyatt Place  (Location for Superintendents Retreat)

Asheville Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place     Tel: +1 828 505 8500

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

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

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