Texas ASCD Annual Conference 2017

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Keynote Presentation [clear filter]
Sunday, October 29

1:00pm CDT

1:05pm CDT

David Anthony - Innovation in Public Education: Why? What? How?
Adding new and exciting ideas, instructional practices, organizational structure and technology-based C & I strategies has become a benchmark of a progressive district or school.  District and campus leaders need to be sure that “innovations” are tied directly to solving a problem or improving an aspect of the educational organization.  Innovation should not be something done for innovation’s sake or to prove how advanced or progressive a district can be.  Answering Why? What? and How? BEFORE commitment of time and resources are made to a change or changes may reduce the amount of controversy and criticism and enhance the possibility of support.  
The presentation provides a simple process that can save a great idea, engage key influencers and supporters and minimize the impact to the emotional climate of a campus or district.

Sunday October 29, 2017 1:05pm - 2:35pm CDT
Imperial Ballroom
Monday, October 30

8:00am CDT

8:10am CDT

Bill Daggett - HOW Instructional Delivery is going to Change
How we organize and deliver instruction in Pre K – 12 education will change more in the next five years than is has in the last hundred. Driven by the need to move toward more rigorous and application-based skills and knowledge, the delivery system will be deeply impacted by advances in the movement from text to digital; increased use of automation technologies; gaming concepts; and the combination of augmented and mixed realities. In this session Dr. Daggett will describe and showcase how these changing technologies will change both how we organize and deliver instruction. The impact will be dramatic from student to teacher to administrator. 

Monday October 30, 2017 8:10am - 9:30am CDT
Imperial Ballroom

1:25pm CDT

1:30pm CDT

Toni Robinson - Developing Innovative Intelligence Faster | Better | Stronger | Wiser
Toni Robinson delivers a dynamic and engaging keynote session on the importance of developing innovative intelligence. This interactive and provocative session will address the need to shift teaching and learning in a society focused on making things faster, better and stronger. Participants will leave the session with an urgency to create new possibilities for teaching and learning and motivated to foster new ways of thinking in students.

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Toni Robinson

Professional Development Director, Discovery Education
As Discovery Education’s Professional Development Director, Toni Robinson helps professionals embrace change, achieve results and step into new possibilities. By combining her experiences as an educator and a performing artist, Toni inspires audiences to make bold, balanced and... Read More →

Monday October 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:40pm CDT
Imperial Ballroom
Tuesday, October 31

8:00am CDT

8:05am CDT

Ray McNulty - Participation Gap
It has been said that in order to touch the mind, you must first touch the heart. Schools will not succeed in closing the achievement gap that continues to challenge educators until they ensure that there is no participation gap. Participation entails students being connected to their learning environment and having a desire to be at school, a hunger to learn, and a willingness to engage actively in the learning process. Ray McNulty will explain how educators can help students acquire the three components of participation: personal worth, active engagement, and purpose. This work requires the use of both quantitative and qualitative data; the latter can be obtained through administering the We Surveys for students and staff. Closing the participation gap is the first step in improving the achievement of all students. 

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Raymond J. McNulty

Dean of the School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University
Raymond J. McNulty is the Dean for the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University which Fast Company magazine named the 12th most innovative organization in the world in its World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, and is a Senior Fellow to the International Center for... Read More →

Tuesday October 31, 2017 8:05am - 9:45am CDT
Imperial Ballroom