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.

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.

Property Insurance through the Roof! What Now?

Matthew Pearson, Founder, Pearson Legal, P.C.

Participants will learn what to look for in their insurance policies to make sure they are adequately covered, as well as being up-to-date on legislation pertaining to insurance losses from hail, tornadoes, and hurricanes. The session will also cover how to maximize a claim without needing legal representation, and how to deal with roofers and contractors during a loss.

WIN Mondays: What I Need Mondays

Jaylynn Cauthen, Superintendent, Rio Vista ISD
Jeanne Cobb, Assistant Superintendent, Rio Vista ISD
Cassie Lloyd, Director, Early Literacy Center, Rio Vista ISD
Michael Zook, Principal, Rio Vista ISD
Charles Mims, Principal, Rio Vista ISD
Michele Drake, Principal, Rio Vista ISD

On Mondays, students who require remediation due to COVID gaps are asked to come to school face-to-face, while other students have the option of completing school remotely that day. Learn how Rio Vista ISD restructured their school day to significantly reduce student class size, allocate time for teacher professional learning and planning, and create opportunities for heightened cleaning.

Prioritizing SEL & Supportive Relationships During the Pandemic

Juany Valdespino-Gaytan, Executive Director, Social and Emotional Learning, Dallas ISD
Sarah Gertner, Outreach Director, Panorama Education

Join this session to hear how Dallas ISD is elevating student voice during the pandemic to focus on social and emotional growth, with an emphasis on making sure each student feels supported by educators this school year.