Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Title: 21st Century Challenges
Speaker: Father Joseph McShane, President, Fordham University
Description: This address will focus on the challenges that religious and independent school teachers are facing in the 21st Century. First, teachers are called to serve (and to inspire) a multitude of communities: students, fellow teachers, principals, staffs, the families of students (for whom teachers are probably the major and most effective evangelists), and the wider community in which they live and move and have their being. Second, in the uncertain age in which we find ourselves, teachers are the framers, articulating the value proposition of and for independent education, and speaking to the topic I know best, education. The value proposition must be compelling. It must touch hearts and tickle minds. It must be convincing to the age in which we live. An atmosphere that is marked by a rare combination of love and rigor, emphasizing character formation and offering an excellence that will allow students to succeed on the world’s terms. In the case of teachers, it requires the ritual that transforms friends into companions in mission. It is the embracing and living the mission that is the key to every educator’s success.
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Title: Bullying in a Post Pandemic World and the Trajectory to Normalcy
Speaker: Jodee Blanco
Description: This session explores the human component of post-crisis management for schools and re-acclimation for both the adults and students. Highlights include: communications strategies and techniques for working through a crisis of any size; SEL tips for teachers and principals; supporting the well-being of teachers: how to anticipate and mitigate new hurdles; what we learned about ourselves and the school during the Covid crisis, and now, looking back at how far we've come, what we need to know moving forward. I'll discuss Expectation Management of parents and students, and also managing our own expectations in the new reality. Covid changed a lot. What changes will remain and what will return to the way it was before? How can teachers and administrators set healthy boundaries with students and parents after many of those boundaries got blurred during the transition to distance learning? How do we harness the future with renewed optimism and grace? This will be a powerful talk that celebrates the courage of every person in attendance and offers an exciting blueprint of action for the coming school year.
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10:45 am - 11:55 am BREAKOUT SESSION #5
Loose Parts - Children as Creators with Monica Levy
Leadership Development in High School Students with James Kurloy
Students in Crisis, What to Look For with John Connors
Exploring Mindfulness to Navigate Stress with Erica Ebert
#Digital Citizenship - Teaching Digital Ethics and Safety with Dr. Christopher Scharbach
Representing Word Problems: drawings, tables, actions, and lists Grades 6-12 with Dennis DeSormier
12:30 pm - 1:40 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #6
Can Educators Thrive? Avoid the 5 Pitfalls and Attain Well Being with Tyler Hester
The Best Read Aloud Ever with Monica Levy
Why Won't They Play With Me with Jodee Blanco
The Butterfly Effect - Personal Agency and School Climate with Sandra Towers-Halpin
The Power of Words: Conflict Resolution with Monica Smith
How to effectively support the mental health of your school community with Dr. Haley Watson
Formative Assessment with Rebecca Shea
1:45 pm - 2:55 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #7
Games + Education = SEL with Esther Malka
Mind - Body - Move: Supporting Learning Through Movement with Dr. Janet Hon
Making the Move Toward Student Creation with Technology with Andy Yauchler
Re-imagining Your Classroom Environment with Robin Gattegno
Using Portfolios in Middle and High School Classrooms with Chris Link
STEM and Literacy with Liz Gallo