Thought Leader Session: Compelled to Change Part 2: Deep Dive

David Vroonland, Superintendent, Mesquite ISD
Ron Espinosa, Director of Education, SoftServe
Alona Golopuz, Solutions Consultant, SoftServe
Kevin Hodges, Regional Manager, Google for Education
Kyle Azua, GCP Program Manager, Google for Education

Join Google and Mesquite ISD as they take a deep dive into their Ayo program featured in their previous Thought Leader session.

Amplify Reading for Texas Home Learning

Laura Seal, Associate Director, Supplements, Amplify
Emily Lutrick, ELA and Dyslexia Coordinator, Allen ISD

Through the Texas Home Learning Initiative, K-2 students can have free access to an adaptive, student-driven digital reading program, Amplify Reading Texas, that can be accessed at home and at school. See the program that can help address the COVID slide and find out how to opt-in.

The Key to Transformation: Music as a Bridge Between SEL and Culturally Competent Classrooms

Toni Garza, Interim Director of Training, QuaverEd, Inc.

In this session, explore the intersection of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Both are helpful frameworks for understanding and supporting every student to succeed. And both can be enhanced through the power of music! Attendees will walk away with tangible ideas for engaging their students in fun, interactive, and effective ways. No musical expertise required.

Thought Leader Session: Compelled to Change, Part 1: Applying Lessons Learned from Eastman Kodak

David Vroonland, Superintendent, Mesquite ISD
Angel Rivera, Asst Superintendent for Innovation & Leadership at Mesquite ISD
Cara Jackson, Executive Director Instructional Technology at Mesquite ISD
Lisa Lovato, Innovation and Personalized Learning Specialist at Mesquite ISD

Like Eastman Kodak, schools run the risk of clinging to strategies rather than purpose. Learn to build a purpose-driven strategy today for better student outcomes tomorrow. Come see how AYO can help serve the purpose of education for the sake of our students.

Transforming While Transitioning to a New Space and Era!

James Burnett, Principal, Putnam City Schools
Marilyn Denison, Educational Planner, DLR Group
Emily Froese, Education Planner, DLR Group

Participants will hear firsthand from educational and campus leaders what it takes to transition staff into a flexible learning environment and implement a new learning model effectively. Achieving curriculum coherence from the vision at central office to procedures at the campus to implementation by the educator will be explored. Participants will learn steps needed to develop an organizational framework that supports sustainable change. Presenters will actively engage participants through Q&A.