CONFERENCE AGENDA

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KEYNOTE SESSIONS

TBA

PLENARY SESSIONS

Dr. Michael Gurian: Boys & Girls Learn Differently: Why Gender-Based Instruction Works

PLENARY SESSIONS

Dr. William Noel: TBA
Steph Jensen: TBA

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Dr. William Noel: TBA
Steph Jensen, MS, LPC: TBA
Larry Thompson, M.Ed.: Closing the Exits off the Road to Responsibility: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Discipline

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Can responsibility be taught? How can educators move from "making" students behave to helping students learn self-management? this is a major, but necessary, paradigm shift - moving from enforcement to a focus on student growth and providing essential life skills.  In this session, Larry Thompson will discuss how traditional discipline practices actually allow students to continue using those exits to avoid responsibility.  He will also share six essential practices that will close those exits and help students learn self-management - Benefits for Changing Behavior, Clear Expectations, Emotional Control, Consistency, and Leadership in Challenging Moments.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Adopt best practices for creating a school's culture in which students take ownership of their actions.
  • Master techniques for dealing with different low-to-high-intensity discipline cases.
  • Close exits on the road to responsibility with emotional control.
  • Adopt methods to drastically decrease disciplinary referrals to the office.
  • Cultivate clear, appropriate and consistent expectations to prevent and address disruptive students behaviors.

 

About the Presenter:                                                             Author of Roadmap to Responsibility and Give ‘em Five, Larry Thompson, M.Ed., is often called upon to deliver keynote presentations for state and national education conferences because of his knowledge, humor and passion for assisting today’s students. He has helped thousands of educators and schools throughout North America break away from their traditional discipline models to a model that creates a responsible climate and responsible students. Larry has served in a wide variety of roles in education – from special education teacher to alternative and traditional high school principal. As creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, Larry understands that systems must be created that can be realistically implemented and sustained

SAMPLE AGENDA

Pre-Conference - Wednesday June 20, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Pre-Conference Sessions

12:oo pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Pre-Conference Sessions

Conference - Thursday June 21, 2018

7:00 am - 8:20 am: Conference Registration/Check-in, Refreshments & Exhibits

8:20 am - 9:30 am: Welcome/Plenary Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Breakout Sessions

11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Breakout Sessions

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Breakout Sessions

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Breakout Sessions

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Breakout Sessions

Conference - Friday June 22, 2018

7:00 am - 8:20 am: Refreshments & Exhibits

8:20 am - 9:30 am: Plenary Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Breakout Sessions

11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Breakout Sessions

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Breakout Sessions

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Breakout Sessions

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Plenary Session

Conference - Saturday June 23, 2018

7:00 am - 8:00 am: Refreshments & Exhibits

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Plenary Session

9:15 am - 10:15 am: Breakout Sessions

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Breakout Sessions

11:30 am - 12:45 pm: Lunch (on your own)

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: Breakout Sessions

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm: Closing Plenary Session