How Austin ISD Supercharged its Culture to Stay Ahead of Questions this Fall

Darla Caughey, Austin ISD

Join Austin ISD for a can’t-miss session, as they share how they handled more inbound messages than ever, rolled out new channels (like texting), achieved a customer satisfaction rating of 9.3, and what’s next in their quest to build a culture of communication and trust in the state’s sixth-largest district.

The New Pajama Game: Providing Virtual PD During the Pandemic

Kari Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, Deer Park ISD
Kelly Grigg, Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Deer Park ISD

Participants will be presented with research, strategies, and “dos/don’ts” for building effective virtual professional development. Discover cost effective tools for building and delivering virtual PD within one’s organization, and share experiences of developing and delivering virtual PD in participants’ own district.

Thought Leader Session: Trauma-Informed Instructional Practices

Rhonda Neal Waltman, National Director, Scholastic
Tavia Crumpler, Learning Supports Specialist, Scholastic

More than two-thirds of students report at least one traumatic event in their lives by age 16, and many students experience the trauma of social injustice on a daily basis. In this session, Scholastic will identify the symptoms of trauma and explores how to foster an inclusive, safe learning environment.