Supporting Emotionally Disturbed Students – Is It Really Possible in Public Schools?

Gena Koster, Executive Director of Special Education, Keller ISD

Hear how a large district recognized the need for intense therapeutic supports for an increasing population of students with severe mental health and emotional disturbance. It is important for campus and district leadership to understand the commitments and supports necessary for positive outcomes with this population. Through engaging conversation, participants will learn the evidence-based practices, non-negotiables, and costs associated with effective implementation.

Basics of Educational Facility Planning

Gloria Barrera, Vice President, Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
Abelardo Saavedra, Director, Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

Participants will experience an interactive presentation that takes them on a journey through all the phases of the planning process. The participants will see and evaluate examples of each of the steps of the facility planning process. The following components of the planning process will be covered: facility assessment, educational specifications, educational adequacy and equity, demographics, and stakeholder engagement and community outreach.

Disinfection in a COVID-19 World

Christopher Truitt, Chief Science Officer, GermBlast

This session will cover best practices in cleaning, disinfection, and technology to control the spread of disease-causing microorganisms in the school environment.

Intentional Implementation Leads to Sustainable Reflective Practices

Misty Rieber, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Lubbock ISD
Sarah Cude, Regional Professional Development Lead/Southwest, istation

A shared vision when implementing new assessment and instructional tools is key to efficacy. Learn how Lubbock ISD established a shared vision around data-based decisions and reflective practices and put into motion strategic educator supports necessary to reach such a vision. Discover how purposeful, multi-layered professional development at the district, campus, and classroom levels enables reflective practices to continue seamlessly, even through remote learning.

Achieving True Instructional Leadership Through Collaboration

Laura Stout, Executive Director, Corpus Christi ISD
Jennifer Knipp, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Mineola ISD
Kim Tunnell, Vice President of Curriculum Management, Education Advanced, Inc.

Allowing schools and teachers to unpack standards and build curriculum roadmaps results in extreme redundancy and inconsistencies between grades and across campuses. Implementing a collaborative approach saves teachers time to focus on shared instructional understanding. Empower leaders and ensure instructional consistency throughout your district with these proven strategies.