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July 18-21, 2010

Sheraton Seattle hotel
Registration and hotel links through the NSDC Summer Conference page:
www.nsdc.org/summerconference10
or call 800-727-7288 for more information.
Charting the Course
for School-Based Professional Learning
Featuring these Keynote Speakers:
Maria Goodloe-Johnson

Milton Chen
Jennifer James

Vicki Phillips

Taylor Mali
Make Plans to Attend!
NSDC 2010 Summer Conference
for Teacher Leaders and the
Administrators Who Support Them
SaVe $50
on a 3- or 4-day
registration when
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April 30, 2010.
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Charting the Course
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July 18-21, 2010

Sheraton Seattle hotel
NSDC 2010 Summer Conference
for Teacher Leaders
and the Administrators Who Support Them
The National Staf Development Council knows that
the contribution of teacher leaders is essential if all
teachers in all schools are to experience high-quality
professional learning as part of their daily work.
Teacher leadership is at the heart of many school and district
improvement eforts. No matter what their job title or role — literacy
or mathematics coaches, instructional coaches, or mentors, to name
just a few — we know that the work of these individuals is vitally
important to achieving high levels of learning for all students. That’s
why NSDC invites teacher leaders and those who support them to
attend its 2010 Summer Conference July 18-21 in Seattle, WA.
With the support of local school systems and national teacher organi-
zations, this conference provides teacher leaders and administrators
with valuable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional
learning to all the teachers with whom they work.
At the conference, school-based staf developers will learn from both
the outstanding and innovative work of their peers and the perspec-
tives of national leaders. Participants will become skilled in assisting
their colleagues in data-driven decision making and in planning,
implementing, and assessing the impact of their lessons. In addition,
participants will more deeply understand the attributes of high-function-
ing school teams and learning communities and the actions they can
take as leaders in their settings to make such collaboration a reality.
We look forward to meeting you in Seattle.
Sincerely,
Ingrid Carney, NSDC President
Stephanie Hirsh, NSDC Executive Director
INgrID CArNEy
President
Carney for Kids
Chicago, IL
MARK DIAZ
President-elect
Cedars International
Academy
Austin, TX
CHARLES MASON
Past President
Brasfeld & Gorrie
Birmingham, AL
SUE ELLIOTT
Trustee
West Vancouver School District
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
CHERYL LOVE
Trustee
Developing Minds
Decatur, GA
AMANDA RIVERA
Trustee
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, IL
KENNETH SALIM
Trustee
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA
ED WITTCHEN
Trustee
Ed Wittchen Consulting
Spruce Grove, AB, Canada
INgrID CArNEy
NSDC President
NSDC
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TruSTeeS
2010
Dear
Educator:
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NSDC Executive
Director
The National Staff Development Council invites you to its 42nd
Annual Conference. We are planning for 3,500 participants from
across North America to attend the conference, providing a great
opportunity for you to network directly with other educators, and
form lasting relationships to support your work to improve our
schools.
n General Session keynote speakers include Beverly Hall, Douglas Reeves,
Andrew Hargreaves, and Ron Clark.
n Preconference and concurrent session presenters include Avis Glaze,
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Bruce Joyce, Marcia Tate, Ian Jukes, Rita Bailey,
Jon Saphier and Lucy West, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Phillip Schlechty,
Barrie Bennett, Glenn Singleton, Jim Knight, Victoria Bernhardt, Gale
Hulme, Sally Zepeda, Margarita Calderón, Carolyn Chapman—and more!
n Over 300 concurrent and roundtable sessions in seven strands such
as leadership, examining the impact, teaching quality, technology,
fundamentals of professional learning, equity, and advocacy.
n More than 100 exhibitors offering valuable products and resources
specifc to professional learning.
Download the early bird registration form at
www.nsdc.org/opportunities/annualconference.cfm.
2010 Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA
Save the Dates
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Atlanta, Georgia
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For conference information,
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at NSDCoffce@nsdc.org or
800-727-7288
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Our nautical crew, the 2010 host committee,
welcomes you to Washington state. It has
been a deep privilege to think of each and all
of you as we prepared for our time together
at NSDC’s 2010 Summer Conference.
The Pacifc Northwest is a region steeped
in rugged history, explored, charted, and
developed through innovation and brilliance.
From the breathtaking natural beauty of water and mountains to
the awe-inspiring Seattle architecture, learners coming together for
professional growth will be in for a treat.
We encourage you to join the crew, colleagues old and new, to
collaborate and learn together. As we chart the course to ensure
“every educator engages in efective professional learning every
day so every student achieves,” we are working to promote NSDC’s
purpose.
Our crew is committed to providing all educators the opportunity to
learn, map, and chart the course through support and collaboration
during and after our time together in Seattle. Get to know someone
new in the sea of conference participants. Your individual commit-
ment to networking and positively contributing here and back home,
leads to the student achievement all our students deserve.
Your summer learning experience in Seattle will create waves of
support to carry you back home and beyond.
Debbie Lahue
Seattle Host Committee
ConferenCe
Program Planning
Committee
Cathy Berlinger-Gustafson
Facilitator
Crystal Lake, IL
Bergeron Harris
Austin, TX
David Hill
Austin, TX
Jim Knight
Lawrence, KS
Mike Ford
Clifton Springs, NY
Brian Bratonia
Redmond, WA
Joanne Robinson
Toronto, ON
Shelley Zion
Denver, CO
Rolf Blank
Washington, DC
Janice Ollarvia
Country Club, IL
Kathy O’Neill
Atlanta, GA
Rhonda Baldwin
Ex Ofcio for the
Atlanta Host Committee
Douglasville, GA
Host Committee
and advisors
Debbie Lahue
Chair and Afliate Outreach
ESD 101 Center for
Instructional Services
Terese Emry
Afliate Outreach
Center for Strengthening
the Teaching Profession
Becky Firth
Registration/Operations
Northwest Council for
Computer Education
Anna Griebel
Hospitality/Publicity
Sumner School District
Ruth Medsker
Program
Seattle Public Schools
Julianne Sparks
Registration/Operations
Sumner School District
Paula Strozyk
Hospitality/Publicity
Sumner School District
Cathy Thompson
Program
Seattle Public Schools
Linda Davin
Advisor
National Education
Association
Rosalind LaRocque
Advisor
American Federation
of Teachers
Patricia Chesbro
Advisor
Alaska Staf Development
Council
Audrey Hobbs-Johnson
Advisor
British Columbia Education
Leadership Council
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charting the course
for school-based
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7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Presenter/Session Host
Check-In
7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Knowledge Café Open
7:30 a.m.- 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast/
Networking
8:15 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.
General Session 1
Keynote:
Maria Goodloe-Johnson
9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Set A & B Sessions Meet
11:45 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Lunch/Networking
12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
General Session 2
Keynote: Milton Chen
1:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Set A & C Sessions Meet
Roundtable (RT1)
Sessions Meet
3:45 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Knowledge Café
Reception
4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Screening of “Success
at the Core”
4:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Team Time Meetings/
Individual Refection
TUESDAY, JULY 20
7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Presenter/Session Host
Check-In
7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Knowledge Café Open
7:30 a.m.- 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast/
Networking
8:15 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.
General Session 3
Keynote: Jennifer James
9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Set D & E Sessions Meet
11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Lunch/Networking
12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
General Session 4
Keynote: Vicki Phillips
1:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Set D & F Sessions Meet
Roundtable (RT2)
Sessions Meet
4:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Team Time Meetings/
Individual Refection
4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Screening of “North
Grand”
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FIRST-TIME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ORIENTATION Sunday, 5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, 5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
KNOWLEDGE CAFÉ RECEPTION Monday, 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
SATUrDAY, JULY 17
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Registration
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Presenter/Session Host
Check-In
SUNDAY, JULY 18
7:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Presenter/Session Host
Check-In
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Preconference
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Preconference Lunch
2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Knowledge Café Open
4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Hospitality
4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Learning School Alliance
Meet and Greet
4:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Team Time Meetings/
Individual Refection
5:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
First-Time Conference
Attendees Orientation
5:45 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
session Presenters NSDC uses the term “teacher leaders” to include school-based
staf developers, instructional coaches and facilitators, department and grade-level chairs,
mentors, committee chairs and members, and other roles teachers assume to ensure high-
quality school-based professional learning. Due to the school-based practitioner focus of this
conference, NSDC prioritizes sessions that feature a teacher leader. Most sessions also feature
principals, central ofce administrators, and/or technical assistance providers who work with
teacher leaders to produce the outcomes described in their sessions.
first-time attendees orientation First-time participants will want to attend a
special session on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. with NSDC’s Board of Trustees, staf, and Host Committee
members. We will share information on NSDC’s purpose, member benefts, and tips on how to
get the most from the conference and then escort participants to the Opening Reception.
meals Preconference attendees are provided with lunch on Sunday. Breakfast and lunch on
Monday and Tuesday, and brunch on Wednesday are included in the three-day registration fee.
Conference meals are selected to support a variety of dietary needs and preferences. Please be
aware that meals will not be served once the general session has begun.
general sessions and KeYnote sPeaKers General sessions are held at breakfast
and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and at brunch on Wednesday. Keynote speakers address
the group during each general session. NSDC has a long-established tradition in which partici-
pants eat meals together in the spirit of camaraderie and networking. We encourage
participants to come to each general session and sit with diferent people.
ConCUrrent sessions The conference ofers 4-hour and 2-hour sessions. Sessions are
carefully selected to ensure participant learning on important subjects. Conference attendees
are required to register for sessions to allow presenters to prepare for the appropriate number
of attendees.
tiCKet eXCHange A ticket exchange will be available at the conference. Tickets are required
for admittance to all sessions. This guarantees space for attendees and allows presenters to plan
appropriately for the audience. You may pick up or exchange a ticket for any open session.
roUndtaBles NSDC has selected approximately 30 programs to feature in two round-
table sessions. By selecting a roundtable, attendees may choose two 45-minute presentations
in a 2-hour period and also gather materials from the other presenters in the same room.
Roundtables ofer access to a large number of programs in a short time period.
Wireless aCCess Free wireless access will be available throughout the convention space
in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
CONfErENCE STrANDS:
1. learning Communities: Creating, sustaining, and
evaluating school-based learning teams.
2. technology: Leveraging technology as a resource
for professional learning.
3. Professional learning Processes: Developing skills
for planning, facilitating, presenting, advancing, and
evaluating learning.
4. the learning gap: Applying research-based strategies
to improve student performance in the discipline areas.
5. new teacher support: Accelerating new teacher
competence and developing mentors.
6. teacher leadership: Identifying, developing, engaging,
and supporting teacher leaders.
7. administrator development: Strengthening
principal and central ofce instructional leadership
and professional development skills.
grade levels
Most sessions are appropriate for
all attendees, but some sessions
are more basic (for participants
with limited background in the
content) or advanced (for at-
tendees who have experience and
knowledge of session content).
These sessions are marked with
icons. Sessions that have content
and skills for educators serving
Title I populations are desig-
nated with icons. Encore ses-
sions by preconference presenters
are also indicated with icons.
BasiC advanCed title 1 enCore
TEAM TiME/rEfLECTiON
Skilled facilitators will
be on site to help teams
make the most of this
valuable time. Your team
can work together to
create implementation
goals and strategies. Stop
by the registration desk
to make arrangements
for a facilitator and set
time aside to apply your
learning as a team.
Conference Highlights
wEDNESDAY, JULY 21
7:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Presenter/Session Host
Check-In
8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Set G Sessions Meet
10:15 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Brunch
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
General Session 5
Keynote: Taylor Mali
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Enhance your conference experience.
Take advantage of these special features:
Knowledge Café
The Knowledge Café is sponsored by the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). Visit the
Knowledge Café to meet and network with fellow attendees and our conference sponsors. Browse through
the NSDC Bookstore and get the latest professional learning resources. Check your e-mail or surf the Web at
the Internet Café. Enjoy a cup of cofee or a chair massage as you refect on your conference experience.
The café will be open:
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 18
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 19
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20
“Success at the Core”
Join the Washington state launch of “Success at the Core,” web-based, professional development resources
that build leadership and instructional capacity in middle schools. Materials feature quality videos of high-
performing teams and teachers, along with activities, readings, classroom artifacts, and facilitator guides.
Produced by investor and philanthropist Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Education Development
Center, “Success at the Core” is free of charge. Learn about and discuss these resources and how to access
them in a special screening on Monday, July 19 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and in related concurrent sessions
C09 and E15.
”North Grand“
Funded by The Wallace Foundation, “North Grand” is a Nomadic Pictures’ flm, produced and directed by
Oscar nominated flmmaker Tod Lending and award-winning flmmaker David Mrazek, about school leader-
ship. Participants will view the mini-documentary and engage in discussion about it with North Grand
High School principal, Asuncion Ayala. The screening of the documentary and discussion that follows is on
Tuesday, July 20 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Concurrent session C21 will also provide an opportunity to engage
with the principal and view the documentary.
What makes this conference special?
• Sessions conducted by school-based practitioners to provide a peer perspective.
• Communal, sit-down meals to promote relationship building.
• Keynotes and session presenters carefully screened to ensure high quality.
• Special conference tracks (basic, advanced, encore, and Title I) to address your priority issues.
• No need to rush to a session to ensure a seat. Your session ticket will reserve your spot. The session
presenter will expect you and will have materials ready.
• Special receptions in your honor to ensure you have time for one-on-one networking.
• Top-quality facility provides a setting that allows participants to optimize their learning.
Consent to Use of PHotograPHiC images Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NSDC’s
Summer Conference and other activities, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to NSDC’s use and distribution
(both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic
reproductions, and/or audiotapes of such events and activities.
special Features
HOw TO USE THiS
PrOgrAM BOOk
thank you to our generous sponsors
1 Go to the Conference
Overview on pages 4
and 5 for an overall
snapshot of the
conference.
2 Take note of the symbols
that indicate sessions
that are basic, advanced,
Title I, or encore.
3 Use the presenter, audi-
ence, and topic indices
on pages 45–46 to locate
sessions that appeal to
you.
4 Use the session
registration form on
page 50 as a tool to
plan your conference
experience.
5 Note the times and dates
of each of the session
sets. Be careful not to
sign up for sessions with
conficting times. For
instance, sessions in Set
A are all-day, so you
would not register for a
session in Set B (morn-
ing), or Set C (afternoon),
which take place the
same day as Set A.
6 The strands listed at
the end of each session
description will help
you identify sessions of
specifc interest to you.
7 Fill out pages 49 and
50 and send to NSDC
along with your payment
to complete your
registration.
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Don’t miss the Knowledge Café Reception
on Monday, July 19, from 3:45 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
PLATiNUM gOLD SiLvEr

BrONzE
MArk THESE DATES fOr 2010
April 1: Deadline for submitting nominations for 2010 NSDC Awards / www.nsdc.org/getinvolved/awards.cfm
April 15: Deadline for submitting manuscripts for December 2010 JSD. Theme: Content-Specifc Professional Learning.
April 30: Deadline for early registration for NSDC 2010 Summer Conference for Teacher Leaders and the Administrators Who Support Them.
June 15: Deadline for submitting manuscripts for January 2011 JSD. Theme: Working with External Partners.
July 18-21: NSDC 2010 Summer Conference for Teacher Leaders and the Administrators Who Support Them, Seattle, WA.
October 4: Deadline for submitting proposals for NSDC 2011 Summer Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
december 4-8: NSDC 2010 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA
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TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SECURE FLIGHT
INITIAL PUBLIC PHASE IMPLEMENTATION
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as part of the Secure Flight passenger
vetting program, requires passengers to enter their full name as it appears on their
government issued identifcation used when making airline reservations for travel.
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION GUIDE IN SEATTLE
Shuttle Express - Reservations from the airport are highly recommended.
Reservations to the airport are required. Call 425-981-7000 or
visit www.shuttleexpress.com/airportTransfers.html.
Sound Transit – Central Link Light Rail Service from Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport and downtown Seattle, runs 20 hours/day 7 days a week and stops at the
Convention Center behind the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. For more information, visit
www.soundtransit.org.
Chart your Course with stellar travel
Call for special discounts on airfare for individuals and groups
of 10 or more travelling together
FOR RESERVATIONS:
Call Kay at the NSDC Travel Desk at 800.445.3265 or email your
request to Kay@stellartravel.com. Include the following
information in your email:
1. Name(s)
2. Departure City
3. Departure Date & Preferred Time
4. Airline Preference
5. Return Date & Preferred Time
When buying ticket(s) on American or United Airlines,
please include the NSDC identifcation number. The
numbers will beneft NSDC future contract negotiations.
American Airlines Business ExtraAA account number 789086
United Airlines Perks Plus account number 065NS
STELLAR TRAVEL is located in Bellevue WA, is a travel agency specializing
in exceptional personal care to each traveler. Under the same local ownership
for twenty years, the company is recognized as one of the top travel businesses
in the Pacifc Northwest. Stellar Travel is a proud member of the Virtuoso
network of travel agencies with expert travel-planning travel consultants that
specialize in connecting travelers to the world’s destinations - in the best ways
possible. All Virtuoso travel specialists take the time to get to know you so your
travel requirements and expectations really do become reality.
NSDC 2010 Summer Conference• July 18–21, 2010 • Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Visit these local landmarks suggested by
the Host Committee…
5
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ave theatre
www.5thavenue.org
Chittenden locks in Ballard and
fish ladder
(Chinook and Sockeye Salmon run in July)
www.nws.usace.army.mil
Chateau st. michelle
www.ste-michelle.com
seattle duck tours
www.ridetheducksofseattle.com
ghost tour
www.seattleghost.com/
Pacifc science Center and i-max
www.pacsci.org
Pike Place market
www.pikeplacemarket.org
Pioneer square
www.pioneersquaredistrict.org/contact/
seattle art museum
www.seattleartmuseum.org
seattle Center
www.seattlecenter.com
Underground tours
www.undergroundtour.com
seattle aquarium
www.seattleaquarium.org
the ofcial travel agency for the 2010 NSDC Summer Conference
Milton Chen
Milton Chen is the executive director
of The George Lucas Educational
Foundation (GLEF), a non-proft
foundation that utilizes media,
especially its multimedia web site,
Edutopia.org, its award-winning
magazine, Edutopia: The New World
of Learning, and documentary
flm to communicate a new vision
for 21st century schools. Before
joining GLEF in 1998, Chen was
the founding director of the KQED
Center for Education (PBS) in San
Francisco. He has been a director of
research at Sesame Workshop in New
York, working on “Sesame Street,”
“The Electric Company,” and “3-2-1
Contact,” and an assistant professor
at the Harvard Graduate School of
Education. Chen chairs the advisory
council for the Fred Rogers Center for
Early Learning and Children’s Media
at St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania.
In 2007-08, he joined a group of
35 Fulbright New Century Scholars
working on innovation, access, and
diversity issues in education, spending
three months in the United Kingdom
at University of Edinburgh.
Jennifer James
Jennifer James is an urban cultural
anthropologist, researcher, writer,
and commentator who presents
worldwide. She is a specialist in the
cultural elements of technological
change and marketing intelligence.
Formerly at the University of
Washington School of Medicine,
James has published seven books,
numerous academic articles, and
wrote a newspaper column for the
Seattle Times for 18 years. Her most
recent book is Thinking In The Future
Tense. She is currently completing
a new book, Cultural Intelligence.
James has flmed two PBS specials
titled, “Thinking in the Future Tense”
and “A Workout for your Mind.” She
was chosen as the top speaker of
the year by the Young Presidents’
Organization. James is the founder
of the Committee for Children, a
non-proft organization that for 25
years has developed curricula for the
protection of children and alternatives
to violence.
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Maria Goodloe-Johnson
Maria Goodloe-Johnson has served
as superintendent of Seattle Public
Schools since 2007. She is the
former superintendent of Charleston
County School District in South
Carolina and assistant superinten-
dent of Corpus Christi Independent
School District in Texas. Goodloe-
Johnson began her career as a high
school special education teacher
and coach in Colorado. She serves
on a variety of non-proft boards
advancing public education and
supporting families and children.
Goodloe-Johnson currently serves
on the Broad Advisory Board and
recently accepted invitations to
join the boards of Seattle United
Way and the Northwest Evaluation
Association. She also participates in
the Aspen Urban Superintendents
Network and the Aspen Institute -
NewSchools Entrepreneurial Leaders
for Public Education Program. She
is a former trustee of the National
Staf Development Council.
Goodloe-Johnson is the recipient of
The Superintendent of Education
Excellence award from Mt. Pleasant
District AME Hall of Fame in 2006.
vicki Phillips
Vicki Phillips serves as director
of education, College Ready in
the United States Program of the
Gates Foundation. Phillips oversees
work to improve early learning in
Washington state, ensure U.S. high
school students graduate ready for
success in college, career, and life, and
to improve college access. Prior to
joining the Gates Foundation, Phillips
was superintendent of Portland
Public Schools in Portland, Oregon.
Earlier, Phillips served as secretary
of education and chief state school
ofcer for the state of Pennsylvania.
Born in Kentucky, Phillips was the frst
member of her family to go to college
before going on to help implement
sweeping changes demanded by
the Kentucky Education Reform
Act of 1990.
Jane Pollock
Backup Keynote speaker
Jane Pollock is the director of Learning
Horizon. Pollock works with schools
worldwide to improve student
learning, teaching and supervision
practices. She is the co-author of
Dimensions of Learning Teacher and
Training Manuals (1996), Assessment,
Grading and Record Keeping (1999),
and Classroom Instruction That Works
(2001). Pollock authored Improving
Student Learning One Teacher at a Time
(2007) and co-authored Improving
Student Learning One Principal at a
Time (2009). Her current projects
include two new publications about
using technology in the classroom,
i5, and improving learning for
English language learners and
special education students, Minding
the Gap. She is adjunct faculty for
ASCD and various universities.
Pollock can be reached at www.
improvestudentlearning.com.
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Keynote speakers
taylor Mali
Taylor Mali is a well-known poet
who emerged from the poetry slam
movement. Mali studied drama in
Oxford with members of The Royal
Shakespeare Company and has put
those  presentation skills to work
in his performances. He was one
of the original poets to appear on
the HBO series “Russell Simmons
Presents Def Poetry” and was featured
in Paul Devlin’s 1997 documentary
flm “SlamNation.” Mali is a vocal
advocate of teachers, with nine years
experience in the classroom teaching
everything from English and history to
math and SAT test preparation. Mali is
the author of two books of poetry, The
Last Time As We Are (Write Bloody
Books, 2009) and What Learning Leaves
(Hanover, 2002), and four CDs of
spoken word.
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PC101
grassroots
advoCaCY for
teaCHer leaders
Teacher leaders are
passionate about ensuring
that all students have
what they need to learn every day and have tremendous knowl-
edge about what would create the ideal learning conditions in
schools. That expertise often goes untapped when important
policy decisions are made. Learn how to amplify the voices of
teacher leaders in the policy arena.
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for positive
change at the local, state, and national levels. Learn how to trans-
form advocacy goals into strong, cohesive messages. Develop
communication skills to speak so others listen. Strategize about
logical entry points in the system to introduce teacher voice into
policy dialogue. Craft a plan to meet context-specifc advocacy
goals that support efective teaching and student learning.
Participants will be able to:
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for students and teachers in the local, state, or national
context.
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cally to identify the right audiences to deliver them.
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messages.
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and/or national dialogue.
terese emry is a National Board Certifed Teacher and the associate director at
the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP). She designs and
presents specialized professional learning opportunities for teacher leaders
in Washington state including the annual NBCT Leadership Conference and
advocacy, speaker and writer training. Emry works with teacher leaders through
a statewide network designed to amplify the voices of accomplished teachers
and to connect teacher leaders and policymakers.
Terese Emry, Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession,
Tacoma, WA, terese@cstp-wa.org
Beth mcgibbon teaches ninth-grade social studies at Shadle Park High School
in Spokane, WA. She began teaching in 1990 and has worked as an instructional
leader in many roles in her school and beyond. McGibbon, a National Board
Certifed Teacher, has been a literacy instructional coach in her school, an
Understanding by Design trainer in her district, and a committee member
involved with various regional and state educational reform movements.
Beth McGibbon, Spokane Public Schools, Spokane, WA,
bethm@spokaneschools.org
John Hellwich is an elementary principal and professional development direc-
tor in the White River School District. He taught secondary language arts for 20
years and earned National Board Certifcation in 2002. Hellwich served in various
teacher leader roles such as certifcation facilitator and consultant with the
Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, for which he has presented
at state and national conferences on the importance of supporting teacher
leadership.
John Hellwich, White River School District, Buckley, WA,
jhellwic@whiteriver.wednet.edu
PC102
a Brief introdUCtion to
CoUrage to teaCH®:
reConneCting WHo YoU are
These are challenging times to teach,
lead school improvement eforts, and
bring passion and commitment day after
day to our chosen work. Good teaching and efective leader-
ship fow from the identity and integrity of the individual. Learn
and practice the Circle of Trust® approach developed by Parker
Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal to help educa-
tors renew and sustain their own vocational commitment and
personal integrity. Make use of personal stories, refect on educa-
tion practice, and consider insights from poets, storytellers, and
various wisdom traditions through large group, small group, and
solitary settings. Explore the intersections of personal selves and
professional lives. Experience the Courage to Teach approach.
Participants will be able to:
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oneself and others.
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creating a safe and trustworthy space for refection and
dialogue.
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terry Chadsey is co-director of the Center for Courage & Renewal. He has
worked in public education as a teacher and administrator for more than
30 years, teaching grades K-8 in Chicago, Australia, and Washington. For the last
20 years, he has provided professional and organizational development support
to districts and schools, principals and teachers. He is a lead trainer for Positive
Discipline and is a Circle of Trust facilitator.
Terry Chadsey, Center for Courage & Renewal, Bainbridge Island, WA,
terry@couragerenewal.org
debbie stanley is a kindergarten and mentor teacher. A former early childhood
professor at the University of South Carolina and Coastal Carolina University, she
has served as the Horry County chair of the First Steps State Initiative. She has
written and presented various articles on diversity in the public school class-
room. Stanley is a founding facilitator of the Center for Courage and Renewal
and has led Courage to Teach retreats for educators in South Carolina.
Debbie Stanley, Caroline Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC,
DStanley@horrycountyschools.net
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PC103
Professional learning 101:
getting readY for effeCtive
CollaBorative learning
Current research has identifed intensive,
sustained, collaborative strategies as
the most powerful forms of professional
development. These strategies use educators’ knowledge and ex-
periences as the foundation for building new classroom practices
that improve student learning. Acquire the knowledge, skills, and
attitudes efective collaborative teams require of new administra-
tors and teachers. Focus on the knowledge and skills needed
to get results from collaborative learning teams within a school
or district. Review current professional development research
fndings that identify how to create a culture of collaboration,
form powerful collaborative teams, use data to identify a focus
for learning teams, design for collaborative professional learning,
and produce team planning and reporting strategies.
Participants will be able to:
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based on current research.
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focus of the teams’ work.
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collaborative teams.
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saundra rowell was an educator with the Minneapolis Public Schools for
30 years as a language arts teacher and district coordinator of professional
development. She was also the director of professional development for the
Minnesota Dept. of Education. Rowell has worked on numerous NSDC projects
including NSDC’s standards (revised 2001), Assessing Impact with Joellen Killion,
and has been a contributor to JSD. She currently works as an independent
consultant with the Minneapolis Public Schools on various professional
development projects.
Saundra Rowell, Eden Prairie, MN, srowell40@aol.com
Patricia roy is an independent educational consultant from Arizona. She serves
as faculty with the Professional Development Leadership Academy, a three-year
professional development program focused on planning, diagnosing, and
evaluating professional development. Roy was the founding director of the
Delaware Professional Development Center, which focused on school improve-
ment and efective professional development resulting in improved student
learning. She has authored many articles and chapters on cooperative learning,
efective professional development, and school improvement. Most recently, she
co-authored with Joellen Killion, Becoming a Learning School (NSDC, 2009). She
also wrote a training manual for NSDC’s standards and earlier co-authored with
Shirley Hord Moving NSDC’s Staf Development Standards into Practice: Innovation
Confgurations (NSDC, 2003). Roy writes a monthly column on standards for two
NSDC newsletters, The Learning Principal and The Learning System.
Patricia Roy, Chandler, AZ, cooppat@cox.net
PC104
WHat teaCHers of englisH learners
need to KnoW and Be aBle to do
What are ways in which classroom teachers can
simultaneously increase the English language
profciency and academic achievement of English
learners in their classrooms? Focus on how grade-level academic
standards and expectations can be used to get this work done.
Participants will be able to:
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virginia rojas is an ASCD faculty member and independent consultant who
conducts professional training on efective programs and strategies for English
language learners. Rojas works with American International schools throughout
the world as well as with school districts in the U.S. and Canada. She is recog-
nized for her leadership and her commitment to the development of second
language profciency among school populations, especially within an inclusion-
ary and collaborative context. Rojas is the author of Strategies for Success with
English Language Learners: An Action Toolkit for Classroom and ESL Teachers
(ASCD, 2007).
Virginia Rojas, ASCD, North Brunswick, NJ, VPRojas@aol.com
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PC106
BeComing a learning sCHool
Becoming a Learning School is a tool kit
for implementing NSDC’s defnition of
professional development in schools.
Collaborative professional learning
teams meet regularly to advance teaching quality and student
learning. Examine structures and process for successful
collaboration, responsibilities of principals, teachers, teacher
leaders, and central ofce staf, and strategies for evaluating team
efectiveness.
Gain strategies and tools to develop understanding of
collaborative professional learning, strengthen school and district
culture, establish focus on common goals, clarify roles of the
stakeholders in the school, troubleshoot issues that are perceived
as barriers to professional learning, and build a strong evaluation
system that ensures revisions are based on needs.
Participants will be able to:
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on student outcomes.
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collaborative professional learning.
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implementing collaborative, team-based professional learning.
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its focus on student learning.
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collaborative professional learning within your school.
Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of Becoming a
Learning School to the session. Books may be ordered from the
NSDC Online Bookstore at www.nsdcstore.org.
Joellen Killion is deputy executive director of the National Staf Development
Council. Her book, Becoming a Learning School, co-authored with Patricia Roy,
focuses on implementing NSDC’s defnition of professional development. She
is author of Assessing Impact: Evaluating Staf Development, 2nd Edition, and
co-author with Cindy Harrison of Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teacher Leaders
and School Based Coaches. Collaborative Professional Learning in School and
Beyond: A Tool Kit for New Jersey Educators, published in partnership with the
New Jersey Dept. of Education in 2006, is being used by schools throughout
that state to support the implementation of school-based staf development.
Joellen Killion, National Staf Development Council, Arvada, CO,
joellen.killion@nsdc.org
victoria duf is the teacher quality coordinator in the Ofce of Professional
Standards for the New Jersey Dept. of Education. She is responsible for
supporting the development and implementation of local district and school
professional development plans, overseeing the National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards state subsidy program, and coaching school districts
in developing strategic improvement plans. She facilitated the publication
of the Mentoring for Quality Induction tool kit for statewide distribution
and was involved in the editing of the Collaborative Professional Learning in
School and Beyond tool kit that was written in partnership with the National
Staf Development Council, the New Jersey Mentoring Task Force, and the
Professional Teaching Standards Board. Duf is a former chair of the New
Jersey Professional Teaching Standards Board.
Victoria Duf, New Jersey Dept. of Education, Trenton, NJ,
victoria.duf@doe.state.nj.us
PC105
seven strategies for
assessment for learning
Gain an understanding of how assessment
for learning can be woven into daily teaching
based on the content of Seven Strategies
of Assessment for Learning.
Help students develop a clear vision of the intended learning.
Teach students to self-assess and set goals. Provide descriptive
feedback efectively and efciently. Learn to lead others in their
study of these practices.
Participants will be able to:
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for learning.
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strategies.
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Each participant will receive a copy of the book, Seven Strategies
of Assessment for Learning, a facilitator’s guide to using the book,
and a CD of related materials as the focus of learning-team study.
Jan Chappuis has been with Assessment Training Institute for the last nine
years. Her experience as an educator includes teaching grades four through
nine, developing curriculum, and working in professional development at the
district and state levels. Chappuis has served on the publications board and as
editor of the Washington English Journal, helped draft Washington’s Essential
Academic Learning Requirements for Writing, and has been an assessment trainer
for the state of Washington’s Regional Learning and Assessment Centers. She has
written numerous journal articles and the books Seven Strategies of Assessment
for Learning (Assessment Training Institute, 2009) and Learning Team Facilitator
Handbook (Assessment Training Institute, 2007).
Jan Chappuis, Pearson Assessment Training Institute, Portland, OR,
jan.chappuis@pearson.com
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PC108
Understanding differenCe:
tHe elements of CUltUre
One of the biggest challenges facing
educators today is the gap between the
cultural norms of the adults in schools
and the students we teach. Explore the elements of culture: the
system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts
that the members of various groups use to understand their
world and one another. Recognize each of the 12 elements of
culture and develop a rich understanding of how each element
plays out in everyday life. Learn how to modify classroom
practices and school policies to bridge the gap.
Participants will be able to:
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each element.
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and classroom settings.
shelley Zion is the executive director for Continuing and Professional Education
for the School of Education at the University of Colorado Denver. She teaches
graduate level courses in the teacher education program and doctoral program,
conducts research on topics related to school reform and equity, and serves as
the executive director of the CRUE center at the University of Colorado Denver,
which provides technical assistance and training to schools and districts working
to address issues of equity in their schools.
Shelley Zion, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO,
Shelley.Zion@ucdenver.edu
Binta Cross is a author, social activist, educator, and psychotherapist at Highline
Academy Charter School, a Denver public school, in Colorado. While earning her
master’s in social work in New York, Cross worked with foster and adopted chil-
dren, honing her clinical skills with patients at the Training Institute for Mental
Health, one of Manhattan’s psychoanalytic institutes.
Binta Cross, Highline Academy Charter School, Denver, CO,
bintacross@gmail.com
PC107
imPliCations and aPPliCations of
researCH on tHe Brain
The more educators know about how the brain
learns, the more efective they can be. Review some
of the fascinating research about the brain. Explore
the latest information on attention, working memory, long-term
memory, creativity, and learning language and reading. Examine
the implications and applications of this research to educational
practice and working with diverse learners.
Participants will be able to:
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what teachers can do about it.
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what can go wrong, and how we deal with it.
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and learning process.
david sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and
author of a dozen books suggesting ways of translating brain research into class-
room practice. Sousa taught high school chemistry and has served in administra-
tive positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor
at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Sousa is past
president of NSDC. He has received honorary degrees and numerous awards from
professional associations, school districts, and educational foundations for his
commitment to research, staf development, and science education. He has been
interviewed by Matt Lauer on the “Today Show” and by National Public Radio
about his work on brain research and strategies for improving learning.
David Sousa, Palm Beach, FL, Davidsnj@aol.com
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PC109
a toolBoX for transformational
Conversations in edUCational learning
CommUnities
Learning communities need to be more than a
mechanical switching yard for railcars of knowl-
edge. Explore models and a toolbox for developing,
sustaining, and enhancing transformational conversations in
educational learning communities. Develop the skills that will as-
sist in building the genuine relationships required for a successful
learning community and an academically achieving classroom.
Hear about a foundational role-renegotiation model to develop
and maintain the long-term relationships required for an efec-
tive learning community. Experience a toolbox of story-listening
skills that will not only enhance the conversations of the learning
community, but the academic conversations that will advance
student achievement.
Participants will be able to:
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classroom and professional learning communities.
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efective conversations.
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response to colleagues’ needs.
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learning community develops.
ernest izard is president of The Aurora Network, a non-proft organization that
designs, develops, and delivers custom training using listening skills and the
latest brain research. He has held certifcation in presentation skills and brain-
based learning from Jensen Learning Corporation for over 10 years. Izard is an
approved provider of services for the Texas Education Agency’s High School
Redesign and Restructuring Program. He holds the rank of master professor
with LeTourneau University where he has taught for 15 years. Izard has also
worked as a training specialist in the Professional Development Dept. of the
Dallas Independent School District and in one of its restructured high schools as
a special education inclusion teacher. Izard is the author of two articles for Texas
Study, “What You Are Missing When You Are Not Listening” and “Ghostbusting
Your Campus.”
Ernest Izard, The Aurora Network, Plano, TX, epizard@verizon.net
PC110
develoPing “leader-fUl”
sCHools: a formUla for
groWing leadersHiP
tHroUgHoUt tHe sCHool
CommUnitY
Education leaders at all levels are being
challenged to improve teaching and learning results for students
and adults. Examine the question of whether it is better to invest
in identifying and growing maverick leaders or to create more
“leader-ful” organizations where roles and responsibilities are
diversely distributed. Develop a formula that serves schools in
bringing about desired results. Explore the knowledge base, skills,
and perspectives needed to enhance individual growth while
learning specifc strategies for transforming groups into highly
efective, results-driven teams. Engage in activities requiring
the exploration of relevant research, self-assessment, refection,
analysis, design, and dialogue.
Participants will be able to:
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leadership success.
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high-performing teams.
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and manage perceptions.
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efectiveness of a learning community working towards
common goals.
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teams.
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Karen dyer is the group director for the education and non-proft sector for
the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Before serving in her current position,
Dyer was the executive director of the Chicago Academy for School Leadership.
She has also served as the executive director of the Bay Area and North Bay
School Leadership Centers. Dyer has been a principal, Title l program manager,
reading/language arts specialist, teacher of regular and gifted education at
both elementary and middle grades, and an adjunct professor at California State
University, Hayward, and Nova University. Dyer is the co-author of the book
The Intuitive Principal and author of several articles and numerous modules on
instructional leadership. She is also a featured expert on ASCD’s video series,
The Principal and Instructional Leadership Guide, Volume 3. She is a member of
several boards, and was past president of NSDC’s Board of Trustees.
Karen Dyer, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC, DYERK@ccl.org
Pam misher is the principal of a K-5 school in Guilford County Schools. With
11 years experience as principal in four diferent elementary schools, all with
varying student and community demographics, Misher also serves as a mentor
for principals in the area of curriculum and instruction and school management.
Her current school, Pearce Elementary, is a North Carolina A&T State University
Professional Development School. Teaming with Karen Dyer and the Center
for Creative Leadership, Misher works towards achieving NSDC’s purpose by
focusing on strengthening school culture and increasing opportunities for
teachers to lead.
Pam Misher, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC, misherp@gcsnc.com
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PC111
effeCtive instrUCtional CoaCHing
Teacher leaders are assuming new roles in many
schools and school systems to support teachers in
the classroom. Some of these teacher leaders are
in full-time positions, such as instructional coach,
literacy coach, or professional development leader, while oth-
ers are assuming these roles in addition to their regular duties.
Explore the roles teacher leaders take, from data coaches to
mentors to catalysts for change. Learn and practice contracting
strategies, facilitate data conversations, and work with principals
and teachers as part of any change initiative.
Participants will be able to:
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for coaches.
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needs with appropriate support.
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interventions.
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diferent.
Cindy Harrison has worked in education for more than 30 years as a teacher,
district staf development director, and middle school principal. Currently, she
works with schools in the areas of instructional coaching, organizational change
initiatives, professional learning communities, professional development, leader-
ship teams, and facilitation. She co-authored the book Taking the Lead: New Roles
for Teachers and School-Based Coaches (NSDC, 2006) with Joellen Killion.
Cindy Harrison, Instructional Improvement Group, Broomfeld, CO,
harrison.cindy@gmail.com
PC112
Professional learning strategies tHat
engage tHe adUlt Brain
Cross your arms. Look down and see which one is
on top. Now reverse the positions of your arms. How
does that feel? Awkward? Unnatural? Impossible?
Those are some of the same adjectives used by
teachers when other people are trying to change their behaviors.
Adult learning theory tells us that teachers do not learn solely by
listening to a presenter any more than students learn when the
teacher is doing all the talking. Attend this session and learn not
only how to give an unforgettable presentation, but also how
to ensure that educators have the desire to continue practicing
what you taught long after the workshop is over.
Participants will be able to:
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professional development activities.
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storytelling, role-play) when delivering presentations to adult
audiences.
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questions.
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change.
marcia tate is an educational consultant who has presented at state, national,
and international conferences. Previously, she was executive director of profes-
sional development for the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, GA.
During her 30-year career with the district, she was a classroom teacher, reading
specialist, language arts coordinator, and staf development director. Tate is the
author of the bestsellers Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strate-
gies that Engage the Brain, Sit & Get Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning
Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain, Reading and Language Arts Worksheets
Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain, Shouting Won’t
Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques for Managing a Brain-compatible Classroom, and
Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies that Help
Engage the Brain.
Marcia Tate, Conyers, GA, marciata@bellsouth.net
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PC113
Using teCHnologY to Create
Professional develoPment
oPPortUnities
Bringing Learning Environments in New
Directions (BLEND) is a way to analyze
and plan for the use of technology so
21st-century educators can transform educational practice and
opportunities. Learn to establish a process for the use of technol-
ogy to facilitate and model the creation of 21st-century learning
communities using contemporary instructional technology tools.
Discover how to BLEND technologies across educational settings
and instructional venues and seek new ways to capitalize on
e-learning, multimedia, and educational technology. Explore
diverse virtual learning environments and how web-based tools
can be used to extend learning opportunities, reinforce content,
and engage in authentic learning and assessment.
Participants will be able to:
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brings learners from awareness building to skill transfer and
fuency.
Bring your own laptop to access online resources and participate
in online activities.
andrea tejedor is a consultant and presents on education, instructional
technology, and professional development. Tejedor has worked as both a
teacher and administrator in public and private schools, is a coordinator for
New York State Model Schools and Distance Learning Initiatives, and is an
adjunct professor at Marist College and Mercy College.
Andrea Tejedor, Educo21, Monroe, NY, andrea@educo21.com
andrew taylor is a consultant who presents on education, instructional
technology, and professional development and is a coordinator for New York
State Model Schools and Distance Learning Initiatives. Taylor has worked as both
a teacher and administrator in public and private schools. He is the co-founder
of Learner First (LF), an education support company that utilizes 21st-century
learning tools to provide Supplemental Education Services to more than 1,500
low-income students throughout New York state.
Andrew Taylor, Educo21, Kingston, NY, Andrew@educo21.com

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fierCe Conversations: transform tHe
Conversations Central to YoUr sUCCess
Develop the foundational skills that change the way
people connect with each other, shift perceptions
of what it means to lead, and propel individuals and
teams toward success. Learn and practice intuitive,
efective frameworks for coaching and confrontation models.
Acquire tools to signifcantly diferentiate the graduates of
schools by enlivening classrooms, improving learning outcomes,
and enhancing students’ abilities to navigate their lives, now
and in the future, one conversation at a time. Learn to provide
educators and students with lifelong skills and tools to transform
the conversations, and ultimately the relationships, central to
their success. The premise is that: “While no single conversation
is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a
relationship, or a life, any single conversation can.”
Participants will be able to:
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the skill and the will to tackle and resolve an organization’s
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emotional capital, increase productivity, innovation, and
bottom-line results.
susan scott is founder and CEO of Fierce, a company committed to large-
scale and individual transformation through challenging conversations in the
workplace. Previously a high school English teacher, Scott works with schools
and youth agencies to provide educators and students with practical, actionable
lifelong skills that transform the conversations central to their success. Scott is
the author of Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of
Business Today and Fierce Conversations: Achieving
Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time.
Susan Scott, Fierce, Seattle, WA, deli@ferceinc.com
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Everyday, all across America, the 3.2 million
members of the National Education Association
create enthusiasm for learning. We know that
caring and qualifed teachers inspire students
and help to make great public schools.
Successful students and great public schools
will prepare us to meet the challenges of the
21st century and a global society.
America’s public school educators provide
opportunities for students to be challenged
and inspired—to discover their potential
and fnd success.
America’s
public schools,
America’s
future
The National Education Association is a proud sponsor of the
National Staff Development Council’s
2010 Summer Conference
Visit www.nea.org to learn more about
how you can help make great public
schools for every student.
Dennis Van Roekel
President
National Education Association
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got vision?
Exercise your leadership skills. Connect staf with a
common purpose, an essential part of building a foundation
for student success. Identify your goals and articulate a
compelling vision, understand how strategic goals connect
to school goals, articulate a compelling vision,
and ultimately turn your vision into action steps.
Heather Peterson, Hampton City Schools, Hampton, VA,
hpeterson@sbo.hampton.k12.va.us
Strand: Administrator Development
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BUilding leadersHiP sKills tHroUgH
a distriBUtive model
Discover how to put NSDC’s Standards for Staf
Development into practice. Explore powerful learning
structures that help build collaborative cultures and
distribute leadership throughout the system. Determine
your own plan for building leadership skills through a
distributive model.
Jenni Donohoo, Greater Essex County District School Board,
Windsor, ON, Canada, jenni.donohoo@sdco.ca
Clara Howitt, Greater Essex County District School Board,
Windsor, ON, clara.howitt@gecdsb.on.ca
Debbie Price, Greater Essex County District School Board,
Windsor, ON, debbie.price@sdco.ca
Shelly Duben, Greater Essex County District School Board,
Windsor, ON, shelly.duben@sdco.ca
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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integrating langUage and Content
instrUCtion to inCrease aCHievement
All school staf need to be able to work efectively with a
linguistically and culturally diverse student body. Explore a
research-based instructional model that integrates English
language development and content. Learn the components
and features of a protocol to help school-based teams
implement sheltered instruction lessons in mainstream
classrooms. Take away research-based tools to observe and
evaluate learning teams’ use of sheltered instruction at the
elementary and secondary levels.
Judith O’Loughlin, Language Matters Education Consultants,
San Ramon, CA, joeslteach@aol.com
Amy King, Kansas City Regional Professional Development Center,
Kansas City, MO, kingas@umkc.edu
Strand: The Learning Gap
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instrUCtional CoaCHing: learning aBoUt
effeCtive CoaCHing PraCtiCes
Researchers at the Kansas Coaching Project at The University
of Kansas have conducted studies to identify what and how
coaches should act to have maximum positive impact on
teaching and learning. Learn about this research and about
the nuts and bolts of instructional coaching. Find out what
an instructional coach is and learn about the philosophy
and components of coaching. Explore how coaches
enroll teachers, identify coaching goals, model, observe,
discuss data, and refect on their practices. Discuss video
recordings of instructional coaches working in their schools
collaborating with teachers.
Jim Knight, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, jimknight@mac.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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tHe CritiCal role of tHe PrinCiPal in sUPPorting
mentor and neW teaCHer effeCtiveness
At the center of a beginning teacher’s induction to the
teaching profession, is their relationship with a skilled,
trained mentor teacher and a caring, conscientious
principal. Explore the intricacies and intersections of the
relationship between the principal, mentor teacher, and
beginning teacher. Understand the role and importance of
the principal in high-quality teacher induction programs.
Consider the role of formative assessment in teacher
induction and its relationship to supervision. Assess current
practices and set next steps. Develop guidelines for mentor-
principal relationships and communications.
Jan Miles, New Teacher Center, Santa Cruz, CA,
jmiles@newteachercenter.org
Karen Hendricks, New Teacher Center, Santa Cruz, CA,
khendricks@newteachercenter.org
Strand: New Teacher Support
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21st-CentUrY teaCHing:
a teaCHer leadersHiP model
Create opportunities to increase leadership capacity in
schools to improve student learning through an extended
12-month teacher contract that allows for distributed
leadership. Review a model that created time for
professional learning, mentoring of new teachers, vertical
K-12 alignment, student transition, and school improvement
by reinventing the approach to school leadership. Identify
roles for teacher leaders.
Phyllis Pajardo, Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA,
phyllis.pajardo@fcps.edu
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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ColleCtive Bargaining and state PoliCY
in Professional develoPment
NSDC, in cooperation with the American Federation of
Teachers, the National Education Association, and the
Council of Chief State School Ofcers, examined local
school district collective bargaining agreements and
state policies to identify language that supports efective
professional development. A national task force identifed
model agreement and policy language and developed
recommendations for local districts, teacher associations,
and states. Engage with members who took part in the
study, discuss the results, and learn how the fndings can
advance professional development in your organization.
Joellen Killion, National Staf Development Council, Arvada, CO,
joellen.killion@nsdc.org
Linda Davin, National Education Association, Washington, DC,
ldavin@nea.org
Rosalind LaRocque, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC,
rlarocqu@aft.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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a mUlti-laYered aPProaCH to inCreasing
stUdent aCHievement
Deepen your understanding of how to use disaggregated
student, teacher, department, school, and district data to
determine learning priorities. Examine four levels of district
support for exploring data to enhance the quality of adult
learning. Evaluate and refect on a systemic approach to
using data to sustain continuous improvement.
Jada Askew, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN, askewjada@mcsk12.net
Roderick Richmond, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN,
richmondr@mcsk12.net
Monica Jordan, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN,
jordanmonicaw@mcsk12.net
Daphne Jones, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN, jonesd@mcsk12.net
Michael Bates, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN, batesm@mcsk12.net
Strand: Administrator Development
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Professional learning
and 21st-CentUrY sKills
Learn about leading practices that help educators teach
and learn 21st-century skills. Integrate skills such as critical
thinking, problem solving, and creativity into core academic
subjects. Use a 21st-century skills self-assessment tool and
other resources in an interactive, hands-on session to plan,
implement, evaluate, and/or enhance 21st-century skills.
Valerie Greenhill, Partnership for 21st Century Skills,
Tucson, AZ, vgreenhill@eluminategroup.com
Ray Pecheone, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA,
pecheone@suse.stanford.edu
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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lessons learned from a 30-Year JoUrneY
Join NSDC Past-President Charles Mason as he refects on
the many lessons he learned over a 30-year career in public
education. Mason has been given opportunities to lead and
learn from the role of staf developer in one of our nation’s
largest school systems to superintendent in a small high SES
community. Throughout the last fve years he has also been
an advocate for NSDC goals and actively worked to advance
them not only in his district but also in other districts that
are part of his leadership network. Use this time to refect on
your own leadership path and the strategies you are taking
to demonstrate your own commitment to your goals as well
as the purpose of NSDC.
Charles Mason, Brasfeld & Gorrie, Birmingham, AL,
cmason.557@gmail.com
Strand: Administrator Development
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strengtHening motivation and learning
in diverse Classrooms
Connect student motivation, teaching, and student
learning. Learn from examples of successful low-income
schools how to implement a cycle of action and inquiry
that leads to ongoing instructional improvement. Follow
the action cycle of mini-conferences, strategic visits to other
classrooms, collaborative lesson design, and systematic
examination of student learning data to help teachers
create relevant, challenging, and results-oriented lessons
that motivate students.
Jocelyn Co, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA, jcco@seattleschools.org
Amy Baeder, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
abaeder@seattleschools.org
Catherine Brown, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
cbrown@seattleschools.org
Andrew Cain, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA, acain@seattleschools.org
Anthony Craig, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
acraig@seattleschools.org
Paul Robb, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA, probb@seattleschools.org
Margery Ginsberg, University of Washington, Seattle, WA,
ginsbm@u.washington.edu
Strand: The Learning Gap
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Co-teaCHing: advanCing matHematiCs
learning for all stUdents
Improve teachers’ knowledge of co-teaching practices
and co-planning approaches. View video models of co-
teaching designed to strengthen collaboration between
math and special education teachers. Identify roles for co-
teaching and clarify expectations for collaborative teaching
relationships.
Anna McTigue, Education Development Center, Newton, MA,
amctigue@edc.org
Emily Fagan, Education Development Center, Newton, MA,
EFagan@edc.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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learning: is it onlY aBoUt tHe Kids?
Experience a system where student achievement is linked to
adult learning. Discover how to build the capacity of leaders
at every level of your system. Identify and understand
the unique opportunities and challenges embedded in a
program to develop leaders.
Mary-Anne Smirle, Chilliwack School District, Chilliwack, BC, Canada,
mary-anne_smirle@sd33.bc.ca
Steve Klassen, Chilliwack School District, Chilliwack, BC, Canada,
steve_klassen@sd33.bc.ca
Michael Audet, Chilliwack School District, Chilliwack, BC, Canada,
michael_audet@sd33.bc.ca
Audrey Hobbs-Johnson, British Columbia Educational Leadership
Council, Vancouver, BC, Canada, audrey.hobbs-johnson@bcelc.ca
Strand: Administrator Development
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leveraging teCHnologY resoUrCes for
effeCtive Professional learning
Experience a professional learning model that applies
research-based instructional strategies designed to engage
adult learners and encourage collaboration. Learn to deliver
site-based, cost-efective professional development. Access
video tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, and all printable
materials needed to duplicate this session.
Margie Johnson, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN,
margie.johnson@mnps.org
Richard Frank, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN,
richard.frank@mnps.org
Norman Merrifeld, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN,
nmerrifeld@mac.com
Strand: Technology
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CoaCHing for 21st-CentUrY teaCHing
and learning
Learn coaching techniques and strategies to guide
conversations about improving teaching and learning,
and practice communications that are the foundation for
building a trusting relationship. Use the Learning Activity
Checklist to critique learning activities and propose ways
to improve lessons so that they refect best practices. Use
protocols for facilitating shared understanding of 21st-
century learning activities. Identify possible actions to
implement or share with others.
Karen Meyer, Puget Sound Center, Lynnwood, WA, kmeyer@psctlt.org
Shelee King George, Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning, and
Technology, Lynnwood, WA, skgeorge@psctlt.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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Content literaCY: Bridging tHe gaPs tHroUgH
Professional learning CommUnities
Get inspired to create a plan to improve children’s literacy
by using instructional rounds, action research, and student
data to improve colleagues’ knowledge. Improve your own
content knowledge in literacy. Share one school’s journey
of incorporating content literacy over two years through
existing professional learning communities.
Stephanie Cox, La Porte Independent School District, La Porte, TX,
coxs@lpisd.org
Dolly Liburd, La Porte Independent School District, La Porte, TX,
liburdd@lpisd.org
Melissa Terrebonne, La Porte Independent School District, La Porte, TX,
terrebonnem@lpisd.org
Sharon Clausen, La Porte Independent School District, La Porte, TX,
clausens@lpisd.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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BUilding a CommUnitY WitH teaCHer leaders
Apply the lessons of one elementary school that lifted
itself out of failing status by empowering teachers through
job-embedded professional learning. Identify professional
learning strategies that ft your own school context.
Michelle Jacott, Miami Unifed School District, Miami, AZ,
mkjacott@yahoo.com
Molly Hearn, Miami Unifed School District, Miami, AZ,
molly.hearn@hotmail.com
Diane Busch, Arizona Dept. of Education, Phoenix, AZ,
buschtoo@cox.net
Ann Mangold, Miami Unifed School District, Miami, AZ,
amangold@cableone.net
Strand: Learning Communities
ReGisteR Online
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Positive PartnersHiPs BetWeen
P12 sCHools and Universities
Learn to use data to drive decision making. Discover how a
partnership between local public schools and a university
resulted in ongoing learning for potential school leaders
that focused on understanding data. See how partnership
schools and the instructional leadership students
conducted data meetings.
Jan Miller, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL, jmiller@uwa.edu
Denise Knight, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL,
dknight@uwa.edu
Strand: Administrator Development
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neW roles, neW tools: teaCHer leadersHiP
frameWorK
Identify the knowledge, skills, and dispositions teachers
need to positively impact student achievement. Use a
framework for professional learning to help teachers learn
the skills needed to assume new leadership roles. Leave
with a tool and a plan for using it to support teacher leaders
in roles beyond the classroom.
Beth McGibbon, Spokane Public Schools, Spokane, WA,
bethmcgibbon@comcast.net
Christina Carlson, Yakima School District, Yakima, WA,
ccarlson@yakimaschools.org
Tom White, Edmonds School District, Edmonds, WA, whitetj@comcast.net
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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emerging teCHnologiCal trends for
21st-CentUrY learners
Explore emerging trends in technology that have the
potential to transform education within the next fve years.
Find out how mobile technology can help with formative
assessments. Learn about a framework for imagining
possible new uses for technology, and discuss the benefts
of technology in professional learning.
Andrea Tejedor, Educo21, Monroe, NY, andrea@educo21.com
Andrew Taylor, Educo21, Kingston, NY, andrew@educo21.com
Strand: Technology
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emBedding Content literaCY CoaCHing
to imProve stUdent aCHievement
Understand how to implement a literacy coaching
model that promotes schoolwide growth and student
achievement. Find out how book study, collaborative
coaching, sharing of student data, literacy lunches, and
technology can help embed literacy instruction into all
content areas. Learn how teacher leaders become invested
in the program as content liaisons.
Maria Ward, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL,
mward@csd99.org
Melissa Hampton, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL,
mhampton@csd99.org
Kathryn Baal, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL,
kbaal@csd99.org
Jill Rose, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL,
jrose@csd99.org
Lisa Lichtman, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL,
llichtman@csd99.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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JoUrneY to eXCellenCe: standards-Based
mentoring and indUCtion
Identify ways to retain and nurture new teachers through
a tested model that relies on state standards to provide
valuable learning experiences for new teachers. Learn
protocols that help in developing meaningful action
research projects based on local teaching standards.
Recognize and avoid common mistakes in mentoring and
induction programs.
David Wilkinson, Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines, IA,
dwilkinson@isea.org
Connie Richardson, Loess Hills Area Education Agency, Shenandoah, IA,
crichardson@aea13.org
Pat Shipley, Iowa State Education Association, Red Oak, IA,
pshipley@isea.org
Christi Gochenour, Loess Hills Area Education Agency,
Missouri Valley, IA, cgochenour@aea13.org
Mary Beth Schroeder Fracek, Iowa Dept. of Education, Des Moines, IA,
marybeth.schroederfracek@iowa.gov
Strand: New Teacher Support
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inCreasing matH teaCHer effeCtiveness
for stUdent aCHievement gain
Identify achievement strategies to boost high school math
performance. Hear from the principals and teachers at two
schools, which strategies they used to increase test scores
among the lowest-performing students in algebra I, algebra
II, and geometry. Leave with a blueprint of the model, video
case studies, and ideas for implementing achievement
strategies in your school.
Amy Holcombe, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC,
holcoma@gcsnc.com
Lisa Sonricker, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC,
sonricl@gcsnc.com
Rodney Wilds, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC,
wildsr@gcsnc.com
Garriot Rose, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC, roset@gcsnc.com
Miller Jonathan, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC,
millerj9@gcsnc.com
Tracey Howell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Greensboro, NC, thhowell@uncg.edu
Strand: The Learning Gap
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CoaCHing sCHool imProvement teams
Learn how successful coaches work with the challenges
of coaching a school improvement team. Develop a set of
strategies, including team building, decision making, and
goal setting, to create or maintain a school improvement
team. Learn strategies for energizing the team and develop
skills to efectively coach a school improvement team.
Kathy Tucker, Insights for Learning, Flagstaf, AZ,
kt@insightsforlearning.com
Elizabeth Morris, Casa Grande Elementary School District,
Casa Grande, AZ, liz.morris@cgelem.k12.az.us
LeRoy Shingotewa, Moencopi Day School, Tuba City, AZ,
leroyshingoi@yahoo.com
Eric Brooks, Arizona Dept. of Education, Phoenix, AZ,
Eric.brooks@azed.gov
Strand: Learning Communities
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transforming sCHools tHroUgH
JoB-emBedded Professional develoPment
Build capacity in your schools for 21st-century learning
communities based on free, open source tools that help
create greater communication and collaboration. Identify
the elements of a successful whole-school innovation
plan and how technology can help teachers develop the
knowledge they need to efectively implement it.
Victor Aluise, AUSSIE, New York, NY, victor@aussiesnow.com
Daniel Storchan, AUSSIE, New York, NY, daniel@aussiesnow.com
Strand: Technology
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intervention strategies tHat WorK!
Bridge the language, literacy, and learning gaps that
create educational inequities by developing teachers’
capacity to help students learn the academic language of
rigorous textbooks and efective writing. Learn instructional
strategies that develop academic literacy through speaking,
listening, reading, and writing. Improve
classroom instruction across the curriculum.
Eli Johnson, Gateway Community Charter Schools,
Cameron Park, CA, eli65@sbcglobal.net
Strand: The Learning Gap
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eXPanding Beginning teaCHer sUPPort
to inClUde virtUal sUPPort
Discover new ways to support today’s beginning
teachers who have grown up in an online world. Learn
about a system that incorporates an online portal for
comprehensive support with on-site learning from trained
mentors. Identify the key components of a successful
induction program.
Linda Wurzbach, Resources for Learning, Austin, TX,
lindaw@resourcesforlearning.net
Strand: Technology
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BUilding a model for arts integration
Understand how the arts can be used to increase student
learning across disciplines. Learn about a professional
development program aimed at increasing arts and literacy
integrated teaching. Identify key components of a plan that
can be transferred to individual contexts.
Carri Campbell, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
cjcampbell@seattleschools.org
Sibyl Barnum, Puget Sound Educational Service District,
Fife, WA, sbarnum@psesd.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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Writing for Professional groWtH
Share your challenges, perspectives, and successes through
writing, and gain valuable skills to advocate for education
and promote professional growth. Learn how to shape your
message and to become the most efective writer you can
be. Collect tips on how to identify potential topics and fnd
your voice for publication.
Tracy Crow, National Staf Development Council, Columbus, OH,
tracy.crow@nsdc.org
Tom Manning, National Staf Development Council, Dallas, TX,
tom.manning@nsdc.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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mentoring tHroUgH
Professional learning CommUnities
Develop and grow your own school-based mentoring and
support system at middle and high schools after reviewing
this district case study. See how a system of support
around novice teachers, built on professional collaboration,
mentoring, and shared leadership, led to increased
retention. Prepare more teachers to mentor and change
your school culture.
Jane Chadsey, Renton School District, Renton, WA,
jane.chadsey@rentonschools.us
Esther Rich, Renton, WA, esther.rich@rentonschools.us
Pat Moriarty, T and L Services, Edmonds, WA, pamoriart@msn.com
Strand: New Teacher Support
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teaCHer leader standards:
a model for tHe nation
Learn about the model standards for teacher leaders
developed by ETS in partnership with states and
professional associations. Identify the essential knowledge
and skills teacher leaders use in their various roles. Find
out how various states are using standards for teacher
leaders, and how the standards infuence the roles and
responsibilities of teacher leaders.
Katherine Bassett, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ,
KBassett@ets.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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lesson stUdY: imProving matHematiCs
teaCHing and learning
Investigate the impact of instructional decisions on student
understanding. Understand the lesson study process and
its essential elements, benefts, and intended outcomes.
Learn how to support and guide lesson study teams as
they establish goals, explore the content they are teaching,
analyze instructional strategies, and examine student
thinking and learning.
Melinda Leong, Education Northwest, Portland, OR,
Melinda.Leong@educationnorthwest.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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Content reading sKills maKe effeCtive
englisH langUage learner (ell) readers
Enable classroom teachers to help their English language
learner students improve reading ability. Find proven
content strategies that lead to an increase in ELL reading
achievement. Take home activities and strategies that will
help teachers increase students’ ability to learn English more
quickly.
Carol Burgess, CB Consulting Services, Plymouth, MN,
burge003@umn.edu
Donna Gogas, Methuen Public Schools, Methuen, MA,
donna.blanchard@verizon.net
Strand: The Learning Gap
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groWing aCComPlisHed teaCHers
in HigH-need sCHools
Apply the lessons of three high-need schools that used a
standards-based professional learning model to develop
vibrant professional learning communities. Find out
how Take One! can be integrated with National Board
Certifcation. Understand how to better link teaching
practice, student learning, and student achievement.
Stephen Helgeson, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards,
Arlington, VA, shelgeson@nbpts.org
Pamela Shetley, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Oxon Hill, MD,
pamela.shetley@pgcps.org
Michaela Miller, Ofce of Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Olympia, WA, michaela.miller@k12.wa.us
Kiela Bonelli, Palm Springs Unifed School District,
Desert Hot Springs, CA, kbonelli@psusd.us
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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aCtive leadersHiP for adaPtive CHange
Explore the implications for educator learning when a
student body undergoes rapid change and becomes more
diverse. Use the example of a large comprehensive high
school that implemented smaller learning communities
and recultured the school to increase teacher collaboration,
student engagement, and student achievement. Find out
how to plan strategically for system change.
David Holden, American Alliance for Innovative Schools,
Chula Vista, CA, david.holden@mac.com
Robin Shrode, American Alliance for Innovative Schools,
Irving, TX, impact_shrode@msn.com
Paula Barkley, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN,
paula.barkley@mnps.org
Robbin Wall, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN,
robbin.wall@mnps.org
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teaCHer leaders inflUenCe PoliCY
Explore what teacher leaders can do to infuence and
leverage policy for better teaching and learning. Gain an
overview of the federal policy development process. Learn
ways that teacher leaders can inform policy and move from
mere compliance to innovation. Follow NSDC’s journey to
improve the defnition of professional development in ESEA.
René Islas, B & D Consulting, Washington, DC, Rene.Islas@bakerd.com
Mitchell London, B&D Consulting, Washington, DC,
Mitchell.London@bakerd.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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Classroom WalK-tHroUgHs to advanCe
teaCHing and learning
Add classroom walk-throughs to your toolbox by
reviewing a range of models, identifying factors in each,
and designing a model that best fts your school’s needs.
Explore numerous models of walk-throughs, with emphasis
on purpose, who is involved, look-fors, frequency, amount
of time for visits, what is recorded, and how observation
feedback is given.
Donald Kachur, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL,
dskachu@ilstu.edu
Judy Stout, Adams County School District 14, Loveland, CO,
jstout@lpbroadband.net
Claudia Edwards, Cameron University, Lawton, OK,
cedwards@cameron.edu
Strand: Administrator Development
C09
WHat Can We learn from videotaPing
instrUCtional PraCtiCe?
Consider how videotaping instruction can beneft both
the teachers being flmed and those who view the fnished
product. View videos of instructional practice and examine
the materials that support the videos. Explore how some
individuals and school communities felt about using video
for professional learning, and obtain resources that convey
the benefts and limits of learning about instruction from
video.
Wendy Sauer, Education Development Center, Newton, MA,
mwsauer@comcast.net
Strand: Technology
C10
oUr JoUrneY of sCHool-Based CoaCHing
Improve student achievement, teacher collaboration, and
teacher leadership through coaching strategies that have
transformed this diverse, urban, Title 1 school. Examine
what the strategies look like in action and consider how to
implement them in your own setting. Develop a plan to
build coaching capacity throughout your district.
Lori Ritz, Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ,
lori.ritz@wesdschools.org
Joylyn McCain, Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ,
joylyn.mccain@wesdschools.org
Karla Trestrail, Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ,
Karla.trestrail@wesdschools.org
Cindy Harrison, Broomfeld, CO, harrison.cindy@gmail.com
Strand: Learning Communities
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motivating BlaCK males to eXCel in YoUr
Classroom
The plight of black males continues to pose a major
challenge for educators at all levels. Gain specifc strategies
that can be implemented to efectively motivate and inspire
black male learners to strive to achieve academic excellence.
Explore how to develop a “Young Men’s Empowerment
Program” for your school or district.
Baruti Kafele, Essex County Vocational-Technical Schools,
Jersey City, NJ, bkafele@earthlink.net
Strand: The Learning Gap
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develoPing eXtraordinarY leadersHiP:
BUilding on strengtHs
Reach the next level of leadership performance. Learn six
insights research has shown assist in developing leadership
skills and take away a tool to help create an action plan that
will help leaders improve their own skills and develop those
skills in others.
Alison Olzendam, Leadership Innovations Team, Issaquah, WA,
alison@leadershipinnovationsteam.com
Marcia Woehlbrandt, Kent School District, Kent, WA,
Marcia.Woehlbrandt@kent.k12.wa.us
Melanie Strey, Kent School District, Kent, WA,
Melanie.Strey@kent.k12.wa.us
Strand: Administrator Development
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tHe WaY We do BUsiness: rti & fleXiBle deliverY
Find out how Response to Intervention changed the
culture of a middle school, raising student achievement,
empowering teacher leaders, and helping students believe
they could achieve regardless of race, socioeconomic
status, and/or disability. Learn how data are key to
building momentum for continuous school improvement.
Understand how to apply RtI through job-embedded
professional learning.
Jennifer Nonnemacher, Indian Prairie School District, Aurora, IL,
jennifer_nonnemacher@ipsd.org
Scott Dart, Indian Prairie School District, Aurora, IL, scott_dart@ipsd.org
Jake Rebus, Indian Prairie School District, Aurora, IL, jake_rebus@ipsd.org
Melissa Tragos, Indian Prairie School District, Aurora, IL,
melissa_tragos@ipsd.org
Kevin Cox, Indian Prairie School District, Aurora, IL, kevin_cox@ipsd.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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aligning for learner sUCCess:
sYstem and sCHool CollaBoration
Determine how to create and sustain efective, systemwide
professional learning that encourages collaboration and
focuses on 21st-century learning. Consider the lessons of a
diverse system that includes both urban and rural schools in
transforming their model of professional development.
Peggy Graham, Rocky View Schools, Airdrie, AB, Canada,
pgraham@rockyview.ab.ca
Dawn Rife, Rocky View Schools, Airdrie, AB, Canada, drife@rockyview.ab.ca
Kim Agnew, Rocky View Schools, Airdrie, AB, Canada,
kagnew@rockyview.ab.ca
Strand: Learning Communities
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lending teaCHer voiCes to PoliCY disCUssions
See how teachers found their voices and participated in
policy conversations about education. Learn to develop
a teacher policy network, select discussion topics, and
structure conversations. Find out how to communicate
teachers’ perspectives from the feld to help the public
sector and policy makers understand the efects of
well-designed policies for the classroom
Sandra Dean, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, sdean1@stanford.edu
Anthony Cody, Oakland Unifed School District, Oakland, CA,
anthony.cody@ousd.k12.ca.us
David Cohen, Palo Alto Unifed School District, Stanford, CA,
dcohen@pausd.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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Positive = effeCtive: Classroom management
training for teaCHers and mentors
Use positive behavior reinforcement to better manage
your classroom. Identify the reasons for misbehavior, and
create classroom routines and expectations that reward
and reinforce more appropriate behavior. Assess your own
practice, and take away tools to help change your classroom
climate.
Kathy Schaefein, Valley View School District, Romeoviille, IL,
schaefekm@vvsd.org
Judie Nash, Valley View School District, Romeoviille, IL, nashja@vvsd.org
Carrie Stange, Valley View School District, Romeoviille, IL,
stangecm@vvsd.org
Strand: New Teacher Support
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designing PraCtiCe-Based develoPment
for edUCation leadersHiP
Learn to design a leadership development program that
is job embedded and results focused. Analyze and defne
what tasks leaders perform to achieve results and how to
determine whether leaders have the knowledge they need
to reach required levels.
Gale Hulme, GA Leadership Institute for School Improvement,
Atlanta, GA, gale.hulme@galeaders.org
Deb Page, GA Leadership Institute for School Improvement,
Atlanta, GA, deb.page@glisi.org
Strand: Administrator Development
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teaCHer leaders Creating a CUltUre
of CUltUral ComPetenCe
Build cultural competence using fve basic principles and
seven culturally responsive teaching practices. Implement
a framework, through teacher leaders, to apply the lessons
of cultural competence in all content areas throughout
all classroom lessons. Learn the role of teacher leaders
in creating a culturally responsive environment, and fnd
out how central ofce and school administrators support
teacher leader development.
Patricia McDonald, Highline Community College,
Des Moines, WA, pmcdonal@highline.edu
Kim Shoup, Puyallup School District, Puyallup, WA,
shoupkdm@puyallup.k12.wa.us
Susan Tripp, The REACH Center, Arlington, WA,
skytripp@comcast.net
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ensUring alignment:
tHe dC PUBliC sCHools reform strategY
See how a major urban district is working to align
professional development with district initiatives. Explore
three integrated frameworks (program evaluation and
strategic planning, instructional leadership development,
and instructional coaching) as a means to thoughtfully
and systematically achieve academic reform. Develop
strategies to align your district practices and professional
development with your philosophy of curriculum and
instruction.
Michael Moody, Insight Education Group, Encino, CA,
moody@insighteducationgroup.com
Strand: Administrator Development
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instrUCtional leadersHiP: WalKing tHe talK
Learn how one school district has focused the leadership
conversation on instructional issues. Share one district’s
vision and resources for walking the instructional leadership
talk focused on classroom visibility, refection, strengths-
based leadership, and staf recognition.
Deb Clemens, Cheney Public Schools, Cheney, WA,
dclemens@cheneysd.org
Erika Burden, Cheney Public Schools, Cheney, WA,
eburden@cheneysd.org
Carol Mahoney, Cheney Public Schools, Cheney, WA,
cmahoney@cheneysd.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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nortH grand: sUCCesses and CHallenges
of HigH sCHool PrinCiPals
Principal leadership matters in both teaching quality and
student learning. Principals often struggle with balancing
the multiple responsibilities to place their highest priority
on instructional leadership. In NORTH GRAND, a mini-
documentary supported by the Wallace Foundation, the
North Grand High School principal outlines the successes
and challenges high school principals and their leadership
teams face each day in achieving their vision. View the
30-minute documentary and engage with the principal
as she describes North Grand High School’s whole child
approach that resulted in a 98% graduation rate for the
school’s frst graduating class.
Frederick Brown, National Staf Development Council,
Dallas, TX, frederick.brown@nsdc.org
Asuncion Ayala, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL,
aaayala@cps.k12.il.us
Strand: Administrator Development
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develoPing eXPertise tHroUgH
CollaBoration and Classroom laBs
Learn how a large urban district created coaching institutes
to enhance literacy coaches’ expertise. Hear how the
district has created a skilled group of literacy coaches using
collaboration, adult writing sessions, and lab classrooms.
Embed best practices in reading and writing instruction
across your district by developing coaches as instructional
leaders.
Dan Coles, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA, djcoles@seattleschools.org
Andrea Smith, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
arsmith@seattleschools.org
Jesse Harrison, Seattle Public Schools, Bothell, WA,
jwharrison@seattleschools.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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tHe Craft of leadersHiP: develoPing
Professional learning CommUnities tHat WorK
Hear how a school’s capacity to Collaborate, Refect, Adapt,
and Focus (CRAFT) leads to thoughtful teaching, learning,
and leadership for all. Explore each capacity in CRAFT,
demonstrate how schools are building these capacities to
create and sustain improvement and provide administrators
with a set of ready-to-use tools for collecting meaningful
data about teaching and learning. Leave with a set of tools
you can use in your school to build learning clubs, observe
classroom instruction, and collect meaningful data on
student learning.
Harvey Silver, Silver Strong & Associates, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ,
aconnor@thoughtfuled.com
Strand: Administrator Development
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Using WeB 2.0 tools to enHanCe
Professional learning
Examine how NSDC uses social media tools and web 2.0
technologies to create efective e-learning focused on rich,
interactive content and developing online communities of
practice. Take a tour of NSDC’s Learning Exchange platform,
preview e-learning programs and webinars, and discuss
how technology can be used to enhance the efectiveness
of professional learning.
Tom Manning, National Staf Development Council, Dallas, TX,
tom.manning@nsdc.org
Strand: Technology
rT1
nsdC aCademY PrevieW
Find out how the NSDC Academy can enhance your
professional learning and help you experience efective
teamwork through a cohesive group whose members work
collaboratively to understand and solve student learning
problems.
Lea Arnau, Grayson, GA, leaarnau@yahoo.com
Strand: Learning Communities
rT1
BroWard’s UrBan leader sUCCession Plan
Learn to develop quality leaders ready to take charge
of high-need urban schools through an individualized,
competency-based professional internship program.
Sherry Rose, School Board of Broward County, Davie, FL,
sherry.rose@browardschools.com
Gary Corbitt, School Board of Broward County, Davie, FL,
gary.corbitt@browardschools.com
Strand: Administrator Development
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distriBUting leadersHiP:
lessons learned at tHe middle sCHool
Find out how to structure a system to maximize teacher
leadership through the example of a middle school that
allowed teachers to collaborate during common planning
time and make key decisions about student interventions,
resulting in improved student learning.
Dan Lysne, Sumner School District, Bonney Lake, WA,
dan_lysne@sumner.wednet.edu
Toby Udager, Sumner School District, Bonney Lake, WA,
toby_udager@sumner.wednet.edu
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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K-12 administrator Professional
learning CommUnities
Learn how developing administrator learning communities
that focus on common goals and continually monitor
progress can support K-12 articulation and increase student
achievement.
Rebecca Baenig, Fairfax County Public Schools, Vienna, VA,
rgbaenig@fcps.edu
Mark Greenfelder, Fairfax County Public Schools, Vienna, VA,
Mark.Greenfelder@fcps.edu
Mark Merrell, Fairfax County Public Schools, Vienna, VA,
Mark.Merrell@fcps.edu
Strand: Administrator Development
rT1
liCense to teaCH: adding CrediBilitY
to oUr Credentials
Raise the standing of the teaching profession by becoming
an informed advocate for teacher quality as you review
current licensure models, determine elements for reform
that would lead to greater teacher quality and efectiveness,
and determine how to advocate efectively for these
reforms at the state and national levels.
Maria Fenwick, Teach Plus, Boston, MA, mfenwick@teach-plus.org
Caitlin Hollister, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA,
chollister@boston.k12.ma.us
Celine Coggins, Teach Plus, Boston, MA, ccoggins@teach-plus.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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mUlti-modal strategies
to Close tHe learning gaP
Discover how multi-modal instruction through the arts
enriches learning and the research behind auditory, visual,
kinesthetic, and linguistic problem-solving strategies that
engage students, enhancing both student performance
and teacher growth.
Allison Logan, arts education IDEAS, Plantsville, CT, allisonlogan@cox.net
Strand: The Learning Gap
rT1
neW teaCHer stories of sCHool-Based sUPPort
Consider the fndings of a recent North Carolina study of
induction support to learn how teachers perceive support,
how to conduct your own needs assessment for new
teachers, and how to build a framework of support for
beginning teachers.
Heather Higgins, University of North Carolina at Pembroke,
Aberdeen, NC, heather.higgins@uncp.edu
Ashley Weinkle, Guilford County School District, Greensboro, NC,
weinkle@gcsnc.com
Strand: New Teacher Support
rT1
nsdC standards tHroUgH arts-infUsed
Professional develoPment
Apply the lessons of a nationally recognized program
to infuse dance, theater, and visual arts into students’
classroom experiences to provide new pathways for
learning.
Sibyl Barnum, Puget Sound Educational Service District,
Fife, WA, sbarnum@psesd.org
Susy Watts, Arts Impact, Fife, WA, susywatts@psesd.org
Lydia Brown, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
lmbrown@seattleschools.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
rT1
ProJeCt fold: folding WitH origami
for learning and develoPment
Use a hands-on approach to increase understanding and
support struggling math students by developing teaching
strategies that use origami (Japanese paper folding).
Barbara Pearl, La Salle University, Yardley, PA, info1@mathinmotion.com
Strand: The Learning Gap
rT1
sUPPorting stUdent sUCCess gUide
Use research on successful schools to understand the
behaviors and attitudes that contribute to student
achievement and identify actions that will help ensure
each student achieves.
Shannon Warren, Western Washington University,
Sedro Woolley, WA, shannon.warren@wwu.edu
Adrienne Somera, Northwest Educational Service District,
Anacortes, WA, asomera@nwesd.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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tHe rHYtHm of Cognition:
stUdent engagement and motivation
Hear how to engage students in the learning process using
the music and rhythm of today’s youth.
Norman Merrifeld, Metro Nashville Public Schools,
Nashville, TN, nmerrifeld@me.com
Strand: The Learning Gap
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ivdl roCKs: introdUCtion to interaCtive
video distanCe learning
Discover new ways to enrich student learning through
Interactive Video Distance Learning, which lets students
travel virtually to any part of the world and learn from
professionals in all felds. Find out where to access this
content.
Gerald Holton, Licking Heights School District, Pataskala, OH,
gholton@laca.org
Strand: Technology
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groUP CoaCHing
Support planning, refection, and problem solving in
professional groups through the cutting-edge process
of group coaching. Develop skills to help groups think
deeply about their practices and become self-managing,
self-monitoring, and self-modifying. Explore how a group
coach thinks and understand the diference between group
coaching and facilitation.
Carolee Hayes, Center for Cognitive Coaching, Highlands Ranch, CO,
ccscarolee@aol.com
Karen Tackmann, Cedar Springs Public Schools, Cedar Springs, MI,
Karen.Tackmann@csredhawks.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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fierCe Conversations: transformative
CoaCHing Conversation model
Fierce conversations provide educators and students with
life-long skills that transform the conversations central to
their success. Learn and practice a powerful coaching/
mentoring framework to transform the conversations
and the relationships central to your success. Understand
transformational ideas and models that will shift your basic
understanding of conversations and the power they hold
in leadership, achieving results, and building relationships.
Learn to possess the skill and the will to tackle and resolve
the toughest challenges and to develop an open, direct,
respectful culture.
Deli Moussavi-Bock, Fierce, Seattle, WA, deli@ferceinc.com
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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tHe CHoreograPHY of Presenting: seven
essential aBilities of effeCtive Presenters
A good presentation can aid in lessons for both students
and adult learners. Improve how you present your message
by exploring seven essential abilities that help create
credibility and establish rapport. Learn to be a more
efective communicator, and practice the skills in order to
cement your learning. Learn how to promote positive group
dynamics, acknowledge and respond to participants, and
recover from gafes with grace.
Kendall Zoller, Sierra Training Associates, Foresthill, CA,
kvzoller@ftcnet.net
Claudette Landry, Merryhill Elementary School, Davis, CA,
Claudette.Landry@nlcinc.com
Karen Yoon, Merryhill Elementary School, Davis, CA,
Karen.Yoon@nlcinc.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
D04
CollaBoration aBCs
Collaboration has played a central role in transforming
school cultures across the country. Develop the building
blocks to set up and support efective collaboration in
schools. Learn basic, straightforward, essential steps to be
successful and confdent in implementing collaboration.
Write a purpose statement and create an action plan,
with necessary supporting documents, to efciently
implement collaboration.
Nina Henson, Optimize: Professional Development,
Boise, ID, ninahenson@optimizepd.com
Brian Whitney, Optimize: Professional Development,
Boise, ID, brianwhitney@optimizepd.com
Jenny Gibbons, Boise School District, Boise, ID,
jenny.gibbons@boiseschools.org
Strand: Learning Communities
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Closing tHe aCHievement gaP
tHroUgH CUltUral ComPetenCY
Explore ways to close the achievement gap by examining
how cultural factors afect students’ self-esteem, motivation,
and academic success. Learn multicultural teaching
techniques and tools to become more culturally competent.
Find out the 59 statements that prevent diversity
conversations and how to self-assess cultural biases and
attitudes.
Mun Wah Lee, StirFry Seminars & Consulting, Berkeley, CA,
barbaraharp@hotmail.com
John Lenssen, StirFry Seminars & Consulting, Berkeley, CA,
barbaraharp@hotmail.com
Strand: The Learning Gap
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imProving stUdent learning
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Change classroom observations from a perfunctory task
to a rich source of dialogue on ways to improve teaching
through observation and research. Learn to focus on
student learning as the central factor in an observation.
Gain practical strategies to frame pre- and post-conference
conversations.
Jane Pollock, Learning Horizon, Centennial, CO,
learninghorizon@msn.com
Linda Law, Baldwinsville School District, Baldwinsville, NY,
lindalaw2009@gmail.com
Strand: Administrator Development
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Using innovation ConfigUrations
to doCUment imPaCt
Translate the NSDC standards into actions for a variety
of role groups using Innovation Confgurations. Learn
how IC maps can help schools and districts redefne staf
development and how responsibilities must change to
implement the standards with quality and consistency.
Examine a vision of professional development standards
in operation and apply precision and meaning to what
the standards look like in practice.
Shirley Hord, National Staf Development Council, Boerne, TX,
Shirley.hord@nsdc.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
E03
HelPing neW teaCHers tHrive:
a modUle for PrinCiPals
Address the principal’s essential leadership role in assisting
new teachers. Identify crucial elements of efective new
teacher induction programs (including a culture of support,
necessary support systems, the law, and a continuum of
support). Learn key actions principals take and instructional
leadership roles that best assist new teachers.
Mindy Meyer, Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession,
College Place, WA, mindy@cstp-wa.org
Sue Anderson, Tumwater School District, Tumwater, WA,
sanderson@tumwater.k12.wa.us
Strand: New Teacher Support
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video stUdY groUPs: tHe foCUs
is on stUdents’ matHematiCs learning
Make each teacher’s classroom a lab for professional
learning. Use video of students at work to launch
professional discussions about student interactions,
questions, and responses to instruction. Share lessons
learned, as well as protocols and sample video from
experienced facilitators of video study groups.
Lisa Lavelle, Education Northwest, Portland, OR,
Lisa.Lavelle@educationnorthwest.org
Strand: Technology
E05
Using CollaBorative learning visits
to BUild learning CommUnities
Advance teacher practice through collaborative learning
visits that provide participants with non-evaluative
feedback. Learn how these visits yield valuable information
about student engagement that teachers can use with
one another in refective conversations. Understand how
the process empowers teachers to be more responsive to
student learning needs.
Patricia Dimetres, Fairfax County Public Schools, Dunn Loring, VA,
pfdimetres@fcps.edu
Lynnette Harris, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA,
clharris@fcps.edu
Richard Culp, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA, riculp@fcps.edu
August Frattali, Fairfax County Public Schools, Herndon, VA,
afrattali@fcps.edu
Marti Jo Jackson, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA,
mjjackson@fcps.edu
Scott Phillips, Fairfax County Public Schools, Centreville, VA,
sfphillips@fcps.edu
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tools and talK: tHe PoWer of data
and Conversation to ignite CHange
Ignite and sustain classroom and school improvement
with explicit tools that data coaches and teachers can share
and explore in side-by-side exchanges. Align the work of
classroom coaches or specialists with building leaders and
leadership teams by examining the data. Experience case
studies, practice using the tools, and discuss how these
tools can accelerate schoolwide improvement.
Michael Murphy, Educational Success Systems, Richardson, TX,
mmurphy170@gmail.com
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Using aUtHentiC ProBlems
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Efective learning environments center on critical thinking
and problem solving of complex and realistic problems.
Explore examples of an authentic problem-based learning
experience that required preservice teachers to work in
learning teams. Hear how preservice teachers changed
their attitudes and beliefs about teaching and learning in
problem-based learning environments.
Jacqueline Coomes, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA,
jcoomes@ewu.edu
Kevin Pyatt, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA,
Kevin.pyatt@mail.ewu.edu
Strand: Learning Communities
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enHanCing tHe CaPaCitY of teaCHers and
sCHool leaders to faCilitate tHe learning
of diverse stUdents
Focus on ways to improve the learning opportunities
and outcomes of students of color using multimedia tools
developed in collaboration with the Southern Poverty
Law Center, leading scholars and educators, and national
associations. Address misconceptions and gaps that impede
teachers’ ability to ensure that all students learn at high
levels, and learn how to create conditions that support
efective teaching and student learning in racially and
ethnically diverse schools.
Willis Hawley, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, wdh@umd.edu
Strand: The Learning Gap
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CeleBrating 25 Years of tHe metlife sUrveY
of tHe ameriCan teaCHer
MetLife has conducted The Survey of the American Teacher
for more than 25 years to share the voice of those closest
to the classroom with leaders and the general public.
Engage in conversation on how the survey can be used to
leverage support for and understanding of key professional
development issues. Explore NSDC’s spring newsletters that
focus on these topics and bring your own perspective on
these questions.
Tracy Crow, National Staf Development Council,
Columbus, OH, tracy.crow@nsdc.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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seCondarY sCHools on target for
gradUating stUdents College readY
Learn four elements critical to successfully preparing
students for college, knowledge that can make a diference,
especially for those students who are typically underserved.
Discuss the concept of rigor as understood and
demonstrated by schools focused on the goal of having all
students ready for college. Delve into practices developed
over six years by College Board schools in city schools in
New York.
Helen Santiago, College Board, New York, NY,
hsantiago@collegeboard.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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Better PraCtiCe visits: leadersHiP
tHat inCreases stUdent aCHievement
Raise student achievement by continuously improving
teaching and supporting teachers through collaborative
professional development. Use classroom visits to raise
teachers’ awareness of research-based instructional
strategies. Find out how dialogue and examining student
work in professional learning communities after practice
visits helped improve students’ reading.
Brandon Payne, Cullman County Schools, Cullman, AL,
bpayne@ccboe.org
Denise Schuman, Cullman County Schools, Cullman, AL,
dschuman@ccboe.org
Vicky Spear, Cullman County Schools, Cullman, AL, vspear@ccboe.org
Strand: Administrator Development
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arts integration: a teaCHing strategY
reaCHing all learners
Expand teacher confdence in using theatre, dance, music,
and art across elementary classrooms to teach literacy,
math, social studies, and science. Learn active strategies
that engage students and develop their skills. Find out how
systematic professional learning led to an entire faculty
implementing arts integration strategies into their core
curriculum.
Linda Tylka, Palm Beach County School District, West Palm Beach, FL,
Tylkal@palmbeach.k12.f.us
Terrion Nelson, Palm Beach County School District, West Palm Beach, FL,
Nelsont@palmbeach.k12.f.us
Shari Snyder, Palm Beach County School District, West Palm Beach, FL,
Snyders@palmbeach.k12.f.us
Dionne Rich, Palm Beach County School District, West Palm Beach, FL,
RichD@palmbeach.k12.f.us
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WasHington edUCation assoCiation
national Board JUmP start seminar
Provide National Board Certifcation candidates the
information they need to successfully pursue certifcation
at the time when they most need that information. Create
your own support program based on the content of this
successful statewide model. Network with others pursuing
ways to better help teachers reach their goal of national
certifcation from the National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards.
Tom White, Edmonds School District, Edmonds, WA, whitetj@comcast.net
James Meadows, Washington Education Association, Federal Way, WA,
jmeadows@washingtonea.org
Christina Carlson, Yakima School District, Edmonds, WA,
ccarlson@yakimaschools.org
Anne Walker, Richland School District, Edmonds, WA,
anne@teachercrossing.com
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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“sPUnK UP” rti: designing an
UnforgettaBle learning eXPerienCe
Improve student learning using the Response to
Intervention tiered approach. Find out how to transfer
this framework from a districtwide administrative level
to campus-based staf development by replicating the
interactive training model. Learn how teachers integrated
interventions into core instruction, leading to fewer Tier II
interventions and greater student achievement.
Peggy Dickerson, Rockwall Independent School District,
Rockwall, TX, pdickerson@rockwallisd.org
Teresa Thacker, Rockwall Independent School District,
Rockwall, TX, tthacker@rockwallisd.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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deePening tHe imPaCt of middle sCHool
leadersHiP teams
Explore a professional development resource featuring
videos of school-based teams at work. Use web-based
materials to help school-based leadership teams analyze
and deepen their instructional impact. Examine the range
of materials, practice using video clips, and refect on how
to use Success at the Core modules at your school.
Sonia Caus Gleason, Boston, MA, sonia@soniacausgleason.org
Strand: Technology
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resUlts soar WHen teaCHers team
Discover how a group of teachers worked together to
challenge their students to learn at a higher level. Learn
what their challenges were and how they met them.
Hear how they obtained grants to promote their work,
implemented new technology in their classrooms, and
inspired other teachers to join them in sharing student
success within their district.
Kathy Klock-Persing, Redmond, OR, kathy.klock@bendbroadband.com
Linda O’Shea, Sherwood School District, Tigard, OR,
loshea@sherwood.k12.or.us
Strand: Learning Communities
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strengtHening elementarY sCienCe:
lessons from WasHington teaCHer leaders
Use the results of a statewide study of teacher leaders’
perspectives to improve K-5 science instruction. Apply the
lessons learned about school, district, and state conditions
that support the strengthening of elementary science
teaching. Identify specifc strategies or actions to implement
in the classroom.
Jeanne Harmon, Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession,
Tacoma, WA, jeanne@cstp-wa.org
Laura Stokes, Inverness Research, Inverness, CA,
lstokes@inverness-research.org
Pamela Castori, Inverness Research, Fair Oaks, CA,
pcastori@inverness-research.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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engaging Partners, deePening dialogUe,
enHanCing PraCtiCe, imProving instrUCtion
Deepen your professional dialogue using a four-component
framework that will help you engage with others to
enhance shared practice. Access practical tools and
resources designed to engage colleagues in meaningful
dialogue. Learn to improve your communication, consensus
building, confict resolution, and co-teaching using various
models and situations.
Cate Hart, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, camhart@indiana.edu
Carrie Chapman, Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, MN,
carrie.chapman@mnsu.edu
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readY for anYtHing:
sUPPorting neW teaCHers for sUCCess
Change new teacher retention in your school with
this framework for support. Build beginning teachers’
confdence and skills through monthly sessions focused
on tasks from beginning and ending school to instructional
planning and design in an era of high-stakes testing. Create
an efective, research-based program that will enable
coaches and mentors to motivate and sustain new teachers.
Lynn Howard, The Leadership and Learning Center, Huntersville, NC,
bocat@roadrunner.com
Catherine Koontz, Forsyth County Schools, Winston-Salem, NC,
cckoontz@gmail.com
Strand: New Teacher Support
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CritiCal transformations of teaCHers
tHroUgH aCtion researCH
Learn how action research efectively re-engages teachers
and administrators in sustainable, empowering inquiry
focused on school improvement. Discover the steps
necessary to engage teachers in action research for greater
learning, engagement, and advocacy. Receive tested,
user-friendly templates and references to implement and
evaluate this systematic, refective, and collaborative process
that can be applied in diverse settings.
Virginia Kelsen, Chafey Joint Union High School District,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, virginia_kelsen@cjuhsd.k12.ca.us
Susan Warren, Azusa Pacifc University, Upland, swarren@apu.edu
Raf Martinian, La Canada Unifed School District, La Canada, CA,
ramartini77@yahoo.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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transforming edUCational leaders
for tHe 21st CentUrY
Ensure that leaders have the skills and knowledge
to transform their schools to meet higher standards
and requirements for progress. Understand the core
competencies of school improvement research essential to
leading change. Learn to use an integrated system to get
the most from data to align curriculum and assessments,
and to build a structure that supports increased student
achievement.
Deborah Jackson, Fairfax County Public Schools, McLean, VA,
debbie.jackson@fcps.edu
Roberto Pamas, Fairfax County Public Schools, McLean, VA,
Roberto.Pamas@fcps.edu
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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transforming instrUCtion and learning
tHroUgH HigHlY effeCtive teaCHing
Implement and facilitate professional learning communities
that greatly impact teacher efectiveness and student
achievement. Learn about a model that helps professional
learning communities focus their time strategically on
research-based content that makes a diference for
struggling students and underperforming schools. Gain
tried and true ideas for teaching, coaching, and leadership
strategies and actions that lead to sustainable, schoolwide
change.
Regie Routman, Seattle, WA, regier@comcast.net
Sandra Figueroa, Santa Cruz Valley Unifed School District, Rio Rico, AZ,
sandfgueroa@mac.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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finding tHe rigHt fit: integrating teCHnologY
Understand web 2.0 tools to engage and motivate students
while addressing critical thinking skills and creativity. Find
the right tools to match your classroom learning targets
and technological comfort level. Develop an action plan
to integrate technology into the classroom, and learn to
connect with other teachers using social networking tools.
Bring your own laptop.
Theresa Gray, Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES,
Fredonia, NY, tgray@e2ccb.org
Strand: Technology
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faCilitating CollaBoration and learning
WitH diverse adUlt learners
Deepen your understanding of adult learning principles
and improve the quality and efectiveness of your school’s
or district’s professional learning. Improve your ability to
facilitate challenging meetings, and take home practical
tools to use in interactive sessions. Experience strategies
that will boost the quality and efectiveness of your own
facilitation.
Paul Robb, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
probb@seattleschools.org
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BeComing a learning sCHool
When schools decide to engage in collaborative
professional learning to increase teaching and student
learning, they commit to use a process of continuous
improvement that aligns with NSDC’s defnition of
professional learning. Learn the core elements of a learning
school, strategies for transforming a school into one, and
examine tools to assess a school’s progress.
Joellen Killion, National Staf Development Council, Arvada, CO,
joellen.killion@nsdc.org
Victoria Duf, New Jersey Dept. of Education, Trenton, NJ,
victoria.duf@doe.state.nj.us
Strand: Learning Communities
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Bridging tHe teaCHing gaP:
Creating sKilled PraCtitioners
Practice designing professional development experiences
that go beyond raising awareness and bring best practices
into the classroom. Examine learning theory, practice new
concepts, and share your experiences from your school/
classroom. Build on what you learn by redesigning a profes-
sional learning experience to accomplish an identifed goal.
Nancy Frey, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA,
nfrey@mail.sdsu.edu
Sandi Everlove, TeachFirst, San Diego, CA, severlove@teachfrst.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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transforming teaCHers and stUdents:
Writers WorKsHoP in middle sCHool
Follow a large urban district’s journey of change as
teachers implemented the writers’ workshop. See how
students became engaged in writing personal narratives,
examine student work, and learn how to practice efective
teaching strategies to support student growth in inclusion
classrooms. Build and expand your understanding of a
process that will empower teachers and students as writers.
Janine King, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
jaking@seattleschools.org
Natalie Ward, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
ncbowers@seattleschools.org
Strand: The Learning Gap
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tHe KeY ingredients for sCHool-Based
CoaCHing: trUst and CommUniCation
Change teacher attitudes, practices, knowledge, and
skills through a coaching model that builds trust through
efective communication. Learn about a district’s approach
to coaching based on research-based best practices. Find
ways to apply best practices to your own context.
Michael Murphy, Educational Success Systems, Richardson, TX,
mmurphy170@gmail.com
Stacy King, Greeneville City School District, Greeneville, TN,
kings@gcschools.net
Pat Donaldson, Greeneville City School District, Greeneville, TN,
donaldsonp@gcschools.net
Robbie Mitchell, Greeneville City School District, Greeneville, TN,
mitchellr@gcschools.net
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teaCHer leadersHiP strUCtUres
to BUild CaPaCitY for sUstainaBilitY
Build teachers’ leadership capacity by establishing
multi-leveled, collaborative structures that lead to greater
professional growth as teachers disseminate their learning
to colleagues. Understand how tiered leadership structures
facilitate teachers’ continual professional development.
Sustain change initiatives by extending teachers’ knowledge,
shaping attitudes, and enhancing leadership skills.
Sue Brady, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township,
Indianapolis, IN, sue.brady@wayne.k12.in.us
Karen Carter, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township,
Indianapolis, IN, karen.carter@wayne.k12.in.us
Lisa Lantrip, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township,
Indianapolis, IN, lisa.lantrip@wayne.k12.in.us
Nicole Law, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township,
Indianapolis, IN, nicole.law@wayne.k12.in.us
Anne Olson, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township,
Indianapolis, IN, anne.olson@wayne.k12.in.us
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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Professional learning CommUnitY
oBservation gUide
Build a vision for efective collaboration in your professional
learning community. Use an observation guide tool and
supporting resources to evaluate current work and to create
a plan to move your team from supportive practices to
developmental practices likely to impact student learning.
Increase the power of your professional learning as you
share your understanding of the elements of efective
professional learning communities.
Adrienne Somera, Northwest Educational Service District,
Anacortes, WA, asomera@nwesd.org
Shannon Warren, Western Washington University,
Bellingham, WA, shannon.warren@wwu.edu
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teaCHer leadersHiP tHat sUPPorts
englisH langUage learners (ells)
Address the achievement gap between ELLs and
mainstream American students by developing teacher
leaders to act as coaches, mentors, facilitators, and
principals. Use as a model this one-year program that
involves graduate college coursework, feldwork,
advisement, and leadership development to form a
network of teacher leaders.
Candido DeJesus, Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY,
cdejesus@bankstreet.edu
Strand: The Learning Gap
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Using dePtH of KnoWledge to inCrease rigor
Explore methods for increasing rigor in district classrooms
by developing skills for planning, facilitating, presenting,
advancing, and evaluating learning in the classroom using
the Depth of Knowledge model, developed by Norman
Webb.
Myra Collins, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO,
mcollins@truman.edu
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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CHange We Can Believe in
Understand the changes in professionaldevelopment
that are making learning more efective than ever. Identify
the bureaucratic and other barriers educators encounter in
creating meaningful professional learning. Actively explore
strategies for overcoming identifed barriers, and stop those
traditional staf development practices that do not
produce results.
Hayes Mizell, National Staf Development Council,
Columbia, SC, hmizell@gmail.com
Strand: Learning Communities
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roUnding UP reading strategies
tHroUgH CollaBoration
Address the learning gap in reading for 2nd-6th grade
students using classroom-tested literacy strategies. Learn
how a dynamic group of teachers collaborated around data
to identify and use reading strategies that increased student
achievement. Learn and practice engaging and authentic
teaching methods to improve student literacy skills.
Laura Moore, Wylie Independent School District, Wylie, TX,
laura.moore@wylieisd.net
Sherry Betts, Wylie Independent School District, Wylie, TX,
sherry.betts@wylieisd.net
Whitney Sellars, Wylie Independent School District, Wylie, TX,
whitney.sellars@wylieisd.net
Lisa Felthous, Wylie Independent School District, Wylie, TX,
lisa.felthous@wylieisd.net
Tracy Baskeyfeld, Wylie Independent School District, Wylie, TX,
tracy.baskeyfeld@wylieisd.net
Strand: The Learning Gap
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oBserving for evidenCe of learning (oel):
a ProCess to imProve stUdent Understanding
in sCienCe
Learn how urban science teachers used common
instructional materials and were empowered to improve
student understanding. Explore the elements that helped
them incorporate best practices into daily lessons more
efectively, focus on big ideas, and use varied instructional
strategies to reach every student. Review test data
demonstrating higher achievement for students of
participating teachers.
Kathryn Kelsey, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
kkelsey@seattleschools.org
Caroline Kiehle, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA,
ckiehle@systemsbiology.org
Dave Weaver, RMC Research Corporation, Portland, OR,
dweaver@rmccorp.com
Emilie Mosko, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
ecmosko@seattleschools.org
Strand: Learning Communities
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sCHool leadersHiP: sCHoolWide imProvement
tHroUgH instrUCtional leadersHiP
Explore and identify leadership skills needed to successfully
implement a schoolwide adolescent literacy initiative.
Identify barriers and solutions to implementation and
sustainability of schoolwide initiatives. Learn from the
experiences of a site and district administrator attempting
to engage and support teachers across departments in
ongoing staf development and instructional coaching.
Ken Geisick, Riverbank Unifed School District, Riverbank, CA,
kgeisick@sbcglobal.net
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teaCHer leadersHiP:
PUtting tHe PieCes togetHer
Practice and hone the skills that efective teacher
leaders need. Learn how to plan and facilitate small and
large groups for measureable results, build and sustain
relationships, and communicate with clarity. Leave with the
confdence to be able to support and facilitate change in
your school.
Sandy Nobles, Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers,
Dallas, TX, snobles@salesmanshipclub.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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instrUCtional frameWorKs
for stUdent self-direCtion
Help students become self-directed learners. Learn how to
design teaching plans that incorporate essential questions,
standards, learning process and content goals, assessments,
tiered learning activities, and refection. Examine efective
frameworks for teaching and learning that have led to
achievement gains for students with diverse needs in
grades 4-12 across content areas.
Debra Franciosi, Project CRISS, Kalispell, MT, dfranciosi@projectcriss.com
Donna Duval, Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, OR,
duval_donna@salkeiz.k12.or.us
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get insPired: faCilitating great Professional
develoPment for mentors
Implement a new teacher induction program that will
dramatically decrease teacher turnover. Learn to identify
activities conducive to both mentoring and high-quality
professional learning, and how to facilitate and sustain
quality learning activities throughout the induction
program. Use best practices, including refection,
mentoring, walk-throughs, book studies, collaborative
learning, coaching, modeling, and others.
Mara Lee Moats, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District,
Edinburg, TX, m.moats@ecisd.us
Ron Cavazos, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District,
Edinburg, TX, r.cavazos@ecisd.us
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teaCHer talK: CollaBorating and
refleCting on stUdent learning
Improve the practice of small group professional
development through improving dialogue. Identify
characteristics of high-performing learning communities.
Hone conversation skills and gain tools that will help in
designing and implementing purposeful, data-driven
dialogue among colleagues.
Angie Neville, Federal Way Public Schools, Tacoma, WA, aneville@fwps.org
Pamela Schaf, Federal Way Public Schools, Auburn, WA, pschaf@fwps.org
Strand: Learning Communities
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WalK-tHroUgHs tHat Promote HigH sCHool
rigor and engagement
Delve into your school data and school improvement plan
to fgure out where best to focus attention during walk-
throughs. Create a metric to use during the walk-through,
and fnd protocols that work in diferent contexts. Interpret
the data and help teachers create learning plans based on
student need.
Maureen Nichols, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,
mrnichols@philasd.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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imProving tHe management
of edUCator talent: Pilot stUdY
Investigate eight research-based components of a
framework to address teacher quality. Identify how
preparation, recruitment, hiring, induction, professional
development, compensation, working conditions, and
performance management are interconnected. Consider
the fndings of a study of three Ohio districts (one urban,
one suburban, and one rural) on how this framework can
improve recruitment and retention.
Dawn Dolby, Learning Point Associates, Naperville, IL,
dawn.dolby@learningpt.org
Gretchen Weber, Learning Point Associates, Naperville, IL,
gretchen.weber@learningpt.org
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Year of Professional sUPPort
Program for neW teaCHers
Build early career teachers’ understanding and support of
their professional growth through just-in-time support.
Follow the structure of a successful program that creates
more confdent, thoughtful, and skilled teachers. Learn to
build on existing mentoring programs to economically
develop a similar program.
Ray Myrtle, Provincial Intermediate Teachers’ Association,
Vancouver, BC, Canada, president@pita.ca
Anne MacLean, University of British Columbia Okanagan,
Kelowna, BC, Canada, anne.e.maclean@ubc.ca
Strand: New Teacher Support
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adolesCent literaCY imProvement:
a Cross-CUrriCUlar aPProaCH
Develop teachers’ capacity as literacy instructors with a
research-based, schoolwide literacy improvement program
that crosses content areas. Help teachers learn to identify
underlying causes of adolescent literacy defciencies
and design instruction to meet learners’ needs. Create
ownership for the program and determine the time and
costs involved for sustained implementation.
Margaret Carroll, Maryland State Dept. of Education,
Baltimore, MD, margaretkcarroll@comcast.net
Strand: The Learning Gap
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enHanCing Professional develoPment
tHroUgH emBedded inQUirY
Find out how to engage teachers and instructional leaders
in rigorous professional development through project-
based learning. Use an inquiry method that incorporates
input from teachers, site administrators, district staf, and
students to improve teacher practice. Apply the lessons
of a large, urban district that improved curriculum and
instructional design.
David Ross, Buck Institute for Education, Novato, CA, david@bie.org
Rody Boonchouy, Davis Joint Unifed School District, Davis, CA,
rody@novelapproachpbl.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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imProving learning WitH teCHnologY and
Professional learning CommUnities
Increase student and teacher engagement in the learning
process with innovative digital teaching and learning
models. Share the power of teacher leadership and
collaboration, integrating technology as a model for teacher
and student empowerment, and transforming school
culture through participatory inquiry. Transform the culture
and climate of the middle school into one of focus, purpose,
and increased student achievement.
Cristina Alvarez, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,
ccalvarez@philasd.org
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ensUring edUCational eQUitY
tHroUgH resPonsive instrUCtion
Address gaps among student subgroups by exploring
instructional practices based on educational equity and
diversity. Identify the characteristics of diversity-based
responsive instruction and learn to incorporate equity
practices in intervention programs. Find out how to plan
and deliver lessons that will help all students succeed.
Suzy Cutbirth, Missouri State University, Springfeld, MO,
scutbirth@missouristate.edu
Marsha Lay, Missouri State University, Springfeld, MO,
marshalay@missouristate.edu
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essential 21st-CentUrY Presentations
Learn to rethink slideware including PowerPoint and
Keynote. Understand how to prepare, design, and deliver
slide shows in keeping with 21st-century skills. Explore
how to fnd and craft the story. Create simple designs that
connect with the audience. Leave with actionable ideas to
improve your presentations.
Lawrence Faulkner, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Broomfeld, CO,
lfaulkner@adams12.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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BeYond memBersHiP: getting more involved
WitH nsdC
Are you an NSDC member looking to get more involved in
the organization? Learn about 35+ ways you can get more
involved with NSDC.
Frederick Brown, National Staf Development Council,
Dallas, TX, frederick.brown@nsdc.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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Using WeB 2.0 tools to enHanCe
Professional learning
Examine how NSDC uses social media tools and web 2.0
technologies to create efective e-learning focused on rich,
interactive content and developing online communities of
practice. Take a tour of NSDC’s Learning Exchange platform,
preview e-learning programs and webinars, and discuss
how technology can be used to enhance the efectiveness
of professional learning.
Tom Manning, National Staf Development Council,
Dallas, TX, tom.manning@nsdc.org
Strand: Technology
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advoCate for nsdC’s definition
of Professional develoPment
Ensure that every teacher engages in efective professional
development every day so that every student achieves.
Meet with NSDC’s policy professionals and get personalized
support in advocating for NSDC’s defnition of professional
development.
René Islas, B & D Consulting, Washington, DC, Rene.Islas@bakerd.com
Mitchell London, B&D Consulting, Washington, DC,
Mitchell.London@bakerd.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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CoaCHing Professional learning CommUnities
as CatalYsts for CHange
Explore how the literacy, numeracy, technology, English
learner, and data coaches at a major urban comprehensive
high school improved teacher practices and developed
teachers’ leadership capacity by efectively facilitating
learning teams.
David Holden, Sweetwater Union High School District,
Chula Vista, CA, david.holden@mac.com
Jill Flaherty, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Antioch, TN,
jill.faherty@mnps.org
Strand: Learning Communities
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dYnamiC leadersHiP-folloWersHiP:
KeY to stUdent aCHievement
Learn to efectively distribute leadership responsibilities
to employees who demonstrate exemplary leadership/
followership, and create an environment where
every member on the team, from the janitor to the
superintendent, is valued and able to use his or her
talents to contribute to student achievement.
Jefrey Williams, JCW Team Consultants, O’Fallon, IL,
jcw@jcwteamconsultants.com
Strand: Administrator Development
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eXCellenCe CollaBorative: a teaCHer-Created
sCHool tUrn-aroUnd model
Explore a teacher-created, research-based model that
improves the retention and distribution of excellent
teachers in urban schools, and ofers an innovative structure
for teacher compensation and career growth.
Maria Fenwick, Teach Plus, Boston, MA, mfenwick@teach-plus.org
Jessie Gerson-Nieder, Somerville Public Schools, Boston, MA,
jessie.gerson@gmail.com
Celine Coggins, Teach Plus, Boston, MA, ccoggins@teach-plus.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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flUenCY instrUCtion Can maKe a differenCe
Understand what current research says about the
theoretical and practical framework needed to establish
and monitor a fuency development program that helps
struggling readers.
Heather Baptie, Central Okanagan School District 23,
Kelowna, BC, Canada, literacycentre@sd23.bc.ca
Terry Dobson, Central Okanagan School District 23,
Kelowna, BC, Canada, literacycentre@sd23.bc.ca
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gUest (sUBstitUte) teaCHers need
sUPPort and training too
Understand the importance of substitute teacher
training for student learning, and fnd out how to structure
a program that provides guest teachers with skills in
classroom management, professionalism, following lesson
plans, flling in educational activities, and understanding the
legal aspects of the job.
Kathleen Schaefein, Valley View School District,
Romeoviille, IL, schaefekm@vvsd.org
Judie Nash, Valley View School District, Romeoviille, IL,
nashja@vvsd.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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Simply write RT2 on your session registration form and choose any two sessions when you arrive.
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imProving aCademiC literaCY
in tHe Content areas
Receive practical tools to share with colleagues in grade and
department teams that will help them support struggling
secondary students in content-area reading and acquiring
academic vocabulary.
Jennifer Brenneman, Kaplan K12 Learning Services, New York, NY,
jennifer.brenneman@kaplan.com
Strand: The Learning Gap
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maKing stUdent engagement
a realitY tHroUgH Unit design
Use concrete strategies to organize, design, and deliver
engaging lessons that inspire students to think more deeply
and participate in high-level discussions, increasing their
learning.
Valerie Braimah, Insight Education Group, Encino, CA,
braimah@insighteducationgroup.com
Jason Stricker, Insight Education Group, Encino, CA,
stricker@insighteducationgroup.com
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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matH imProvement toolKit WorKsHoPs:
langUage in matHematiCs
Help teachers make the language of mathematics
accessible to students, particularly those who are English
language learners or those with learning disabilities,
through research-based instructional strategies and hands-
on activities.
Emily Fagan, Education Development Center, Newton, MA,
efagan@edc.org
Anna McTigue, Newton, MA, amctigue@edc.org
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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stUdent aCHievement in matHematiCs:
tHe PoWer of K-16 CollaBoration
Learn about the creation of ongoing professional
development for teachers of mathematics in both
preservice and certifed teachers. Explore how a university
professor, high school math teacher, and high school
administrator experienced the power of collaboration that
has strengthened classroom practice and directly impacted
student achievement in mathematics.
Ray Picicci, Cheney Public Schools, Cheney, WA, rpicicci@cheneysd.org
Adam Marsh, Cheney Public Schools, Cheney, WA, amarsh@cheneysd.org
Jacqueline Coomes, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA,
Jacqueline.coomes@mail.ewu.edu
Strand: The Learning Gap
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tHe foUr CoaCH aPProaCH:
staff develoPers sUPPorting learning
Build a strong, supportive school environment from the
example of this school’s four staf developers, one in each
major content area, and the content and processes they
have used to create a culture of learning for both teachers
and students.
Krista Purnell, New Heights Academy Charter School, New York, NY,
kpurnell@newheightsacademy.org
Jennifer Gowers, New Heights Academy Charter School, New York, NY,
jlgowers@hotmail.com
Jessica Hinsch Raba, New Heights Academy Charter School, New York, NY,
jhinschraba@newheightsacademy.org
Tanya Johnson, tjohnson@newheightsacademy.org, New York, NY
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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tHe need to feed
Change school culture through cooperative work between
teacher leaders and administrators using common sense
practices from the book, If You Don’t Feed The Teachers, They
Eat The Students, as well as relevant data that demonstrate
impact on working conditions.
Brian Whitson, North Carolina Association of Educators, Charlotte, NC,
brian.whitson@ncae.org
Lina Drinkard, North Carolina Association of Educators, Salisbury, NC,
lina.drinkard@ncae.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
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teaCHing and stress
Understand how stress afects the learning of both teachers
and students. Learn to recognize factors that increase stress
in the classroom, and identify research-based techniques for
mitigating its negative efects.
Donna Glee Williams, NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching,
Cullowhee, NC, williadg@nccat.org
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imProving stUdent learning
BY minding tHe gaP
Advance the learning of special education, English language
learner, at-risk, and gifted students by applying high-yield
research to daily instruction and assessment. Identify
strategies to use to improve classroom instruction and
assessment for all learners. Learn about research that shows
classroom teachers can efectively close the achievement
gap among their own students.
Jane Pollock, Learning Horizon, Centennial, CO,
learninghorizon@msn.com
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HelPing teaCHers learn
from stUdent foCUs groUPs
Learn how a district engaged students in focus groups
to understand their experiences as math learners and
hear their observations about efective instruction and
how teacher leaders helped teachers respond. Review
the pros and cons of capturing student voice on school
and instructional issues for changing school culture and
student-staf relations. Identify ways to use student focus
groups to gather data related to your own challenges.
Edie Holcomb, Bellingham, WA, elholcomb@aol.com
Jane Chadsey, Renton School District, Renton, WA,
jane.chadsey@rentonschools.us
Michele Rennie, Renton School District, Renton, WA,
michele.rennie@rentonschools.us
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sUPerman is dead: distriBUting leadersHiP
WitH aCtion Planning
Professional learning community research afrms the
success of schoolwide responses, as popularized recently
by Response-to-Intervention models. The principal is often
responsible for developing schoolwide responses, adding
yet another task to their ever-growing list of responsibilities.
Examine an action-planning model that involves the
establishment of collaborative staf structures and
processes focused on professional development, distributed
leadership, and school improvement.
Kurtis Hewson, Livingstone Range School Division, Claresholm, AB,
Canada, hewsonk@lrsd.ab.ca
Lorna Adrian, Livingstone Range School Division, Claresholm, AB,
Canada, adrianl@lrsd.ab.ca
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edUCation for all CHildren:
realiZing rigor, relevanCe, relationsHiPs
Create a multicultural experience and bring integrated
curriculum to life for students. Learn how to establish
rigor, relevance, and relationships in your classroom while
raising awareness about education around the world. Use
standards, explore ways to create leadership skills, and
enhance global awareness through personal interactions
with students from Kenya (made possible by Education for
All Children).
Ryanne Van Sciver, Education For All Children, Burney, CA,
ryannevansciver@gmail.com
Lory Courtney, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton, CO,
lory.courtney@adams12.org
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Using innovative teCHnologY to
faCilitate Professional develoPment
Change the way you design and implement professional
development. Identify the resources within your school
that can help you create and sustain professional learning
communities. Empower teachers to collaborate using free,
web-based resources inside and outside of the classroom
to support professional development and increase student
achievement.
Chip Buckwell, Kannapolis City Schools, Kannapolis, NC,
buckchip@kannapolis.k12.nc.us
Kelly Burgess, Kannapolis City School, Kannapolis, NC,
burgessk@kannapolis.k12.nc.us
Josh Clemmons, Kannapolis City Schools, Kannapolis, NC,
clemmonj@kannapolis.k12.nc.us
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CoaCHes: defining roles and measUring imPaCt
Learn from action research which coaching roles most afect
student achievement. Identify coaching roles, determine
how to distribute time across roles, and compare time
allocations with data gathered from school and district
coaches. Refect on coaches’ perceptions of their roles and
the perceptions of teachers and principals.
Michael Schwei, Northwest Independent School District, Justin, TX,
mschwei@nisdtx.org
Elita Driskill, Northwest Independent School District, Justin, TX,
edriskill@nisdtx.org
Courtney Foreman, Northwest Independent School District, Justin, TX,
cforeman@nisdtx.org
Michelle Pawski, Northwest Independent School District, Justin, TX,
mpawski@nisdtx.org
Carrie Pierce, Northwest Independent School District, Justin, TX,
cpierce@nisdtx.org
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sCale UP: differentiated Professional
develoPment for teaCHers of englisH
langUage learners
Ensure that classroom teachers have the knowledge and
skills they need to scafold instruction for English language
learners. Learn the key components of a professional
development model that promotes meaningful interaction:
rigorous, standards-based instruction, and cultural
relevance. Encourage teachers to delve deeper through
diferentiation.
Bonnie English, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
boenglish@seattleschools.org
Daniel Golosman, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
dpgolosman@seattleschools.org
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Creating Professional learning CommUnities
Learn how high-performing, collaborative teams can work
together to implement refective practices that raise student
achievement. Hear how the social studies department at
a highly diverse high school successfully implemented
professional learning communities. Create a list of
strategies to take back to implement professional learning
communities.
Keith Adams, Montgomery County Public Schools, Silver Spring, MD,
keith_g_adams@mcpsmd.org
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aUtHentiC disCUssion as a tool for inQUirY
Find ways to encourage academic discourse in every
content area, including mathematics, and learn efective
methods for managing the discussion. Practice scafolding
discussion questions to move students up Bloom’s
Taxonomy. Acquire a toolkit of instructional strategies to
promote authentic discussion and inquiry.
Jennifer Brenneman, Kaplan K12 Learning Services, New York, NY,
jennifer.brenneman@kaplan.com
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develoPing and sUstaining
K-12 learning CommUnities
Drive systemwide change by creating a culture of
collaboration. Learn how high-performing professional
learning communities focused on creating formative
assessments can result in improved student achievement.
Gain practical strategies for helping teachers understand
the process, importance, and application of assessing
student learning.
Mark Merrell, Fairfax County Public Schools, Vienna, VA,
Mark.Merrell@fcps.edu
Rebecca Baenig, Fairfax County Public Schools, Vienna, VA,
rgbaenig@fcps.edu
Mark Greenfelder, Fairfax County Public Schools, Vienna, VA,
Mark.Greenfelder@fcps.edu
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Using teCHnologY to sUPPort
CollaBoration: an oPen forUm
Explore and access the power of technology in
implementing and sustaining efcient and efective
teacher collaboration. Examine what technology is
currently available and being used to support collaboration
in order to tap into potential resources. Move beyond
using technology only for attendance and grading to
empowering improved teacher collaboration.
Brian Whitney, Optimize: Professional Development, Boise, ID,
brianwhitney@optimizepd.com
Nina Henson, Optimize: Professional Development, Boise, ID,
ninahenson@optimizepd.com
Jenny Gibbons, Boise School District, Boise, ID,
jenny.gibbons@boiseschools.org
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YaKima sCHool distriCt instrUCtional
leadersHiP sUPPort initiative
Transform teaching and learning based on a real-life case
study of efective professional learning that improved
instructional leadership. Improve school administrators’
and central ofce staf members’ abilities to provide more
efective support for changing classroom practice. Learn
about a systemic approach to developing instructional
leadership.
Heather Knight, Leadership Innovations Team, East Olympia, WA,
heather@leadershipinnovationsteam.com
Cece Mahre, Yakima School District, Yakima, Washington,
mahre.cece@yakimaschools.org
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leading HealtHY and sUstainaBle
CUltUres in UrBan sCHools
Develop strategies to support learning communities and
create a successful school. Find tools that work in an urban
setting to empower staf and lead them to appreciate
the positive attributes of the school. Create a welcoming,
cooperative, energized school climate.
Suszanne Hawthorne-Clay, ECCS, Hudson, OH, susuwoo@aol.com
Strand: Learning Communities
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Kansas teaCHer leadersHiP “UnWraPPed”
Explore the structure of one state’s approach to
empowering teachers through a teacher leadership
endorsement. Review modules that support the work of
teacher leaders. Discuss teacher leadership regulations,
licensure standards, and evidence-based ways to assess
qualifed candidates for the position of teacher leader.
Kathy Boyer, Kansas Dept. of Education, Topeka, KS, kboyer@ksde.org
Lynn Bechtel, Kansas Dept. of Education, Topeka, KS, lbechtel@ksde.org
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BUilding a CollaBorative CUltUre for CHange
Cultural change that results in increased student
achievement is most likely when it is the result of internally
driven collaborative eforts. Explore how one ethnically
diverse, urban Title I elementary school increased academic
achievement through the process of successful on-going
collaboration. Gain insight into how to establish an efective
collaborative process and overcome potentially daunting
challenges.
Trudy Grafton, Ft. Wayne Community Schools, Ft. Wayne, IN,
Trudy.Grafton@fwcs.k12.in.us
Gina White, Ft. Wayne Community Schools, Ft. Wayne, IN,
gina.white@fwcs.k12.in.us
Kay Macke, Ft. Wayne Community Schools, Ft. Wayne, IN,
kay.macke@fwcs.k12.in.us
Jeanne Tritch, Ft. Wayne Community Schools, Ft. Wayne, IN,
jeanne.tritch@fwcs.k12.in.us
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BUilding a stronger K-12 sYstem:
a model for literaCY imPlementation
along a develoPmental ContinUUm
Hear how an urban school district strengthened their
system by investing in the teaching expertise of their pre-K,
kindergarten and frst grade teachers by visiting laboratory
classrooms, observing and refecting on model lessons, and
coaching. Apply these strategies to your own classroom.
Susan Enfeld, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
saenfeld@seattleschools.org
Cathy Feldman, Reach, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, cathy.feldman@reachassoc.com
Laurie Morrison, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA,
lemorrison@seattleschools.org
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WHY great teaCHers QUit: WHat We Can do
Identify the primary reasons for teacher attrition, learning
from interviews with teachers who recently left the feld.
Develop strategies and possible actions to retain teachers.
Plan supports for new teachers within existing mentoring
programs.
Katy Farber, Washington Central Supervisory Union, Middlesex, VT,
farbud@comcast.net
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Creating a sParK for learning:
differentiation of instrUCtion for
21st-CentUrY learners Program
Examine the use of data at classroom, school, and
district levels to plan for diferentiation and Response to
Intervention programming. Develop instructional resources
for maximizing and evaluating student achievement.
Identify technology resources that will support and
maximize all levels of learning. Evaluate strategies and
techniques for active student engagement and levels of
learning. Consider school instructional programming and
teacher/student success.
Suzanne Witmer, Pinal County Education Service Agency,
Florence, AZ, switmer@pinalesa.org
Arlynn Godinez, Pinal County Education Service Agency,
Florence, AZ, agodinez@pinalesa.org
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Professional learning CommUnitY for
an instrUCtional CoaCHing netWorK
Develop a network that supports instructional coaches
and allows them to prosper. Plan opportunities for coaches
to connect with one another to share best practices and
discuss how NSDC’s Standards for Staf Development are
being met. Learn about a regional approach to learning
communities that meets the needs of coaches, the teachers
they serve, and, ultimately, the students.
Kate Davern, Eastern Sufolk BOCES, Holbrook, NY, kdavern@esboces.org
Marilyn Adsitt, Eastern Sufolk BOCES, Holbrook, NY, madsitt@esboces.org
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stateWide frameWorK for Professional
develoPment: oregon or BUst
Provide teachers with the tools to efectively understand
and use data. Create a system of sustainable, measurable
professional development around data use that works at
a district, school, and classroom level in large and small
districts and in urban and rural areas, to improve instruction
for students. Practice identifying data, and see how teachers
infuence student learning outcomes.
Mickey Garrison, Oregon Dept. of Education, Roseburg, OR,
mickey@oregoneesc.org
Denise Airola, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, dairola@uark.edu
Peggy Blair, Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District, Albany, OR,
Peggy.Blair@lblesd.k12.or.us
Susie Garrison, Grant School District, 329 North Humbolt, OR,
garrisons@grantesd.k12.or.us
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emBedded Professional develoPment:
a PatH to sUstainaBle CHange
Develop a sustainable system of job-embedded
professional learning that goes beyond traditional one-day
workshops. Follow a system model of coaching and learn
about the research that supports this proven method.
Actively engage in role playing coaching experiences.
Patricia Bogart, arts education IDEAS, West Haven, CT,
bogarta111@aol.com
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aCHievement gaP strategies for
CUltUrallY lingUistiC diverse stUdents
Hear about teaching strategies and gain resources designed
to close the achievement gap. Focus on English language
learner (ELL) achievement in literacy across the curriculum.
Explore instructional practices and strategies. Identify
cultural and equity assumptions and develop culturally and
linguistically relevant instruction to create classroom and
school environments that facilitate language learning. Learn
about NEA’s English Language Learner Culture, Equity, and
Academic Language Project Initiative.
Linda Cabral, National Education Association, Washington, DC,
lcabral@nea.org
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learning from eaCH otHers’ sUCCesses:
CoaCHes talKing
Share experiences and expertise with coaching colleagues
in a collaborative setting. Brainstorm solutions to common
problems and learn from one another’s successes. Use a
research-based protocol to connect with peers, and gain
practical tools and ideas that will work in your setting.
Janet Regge, Renton School District, Renton, WA, reggemj@comcast.net
Karen Soine, Renton School District, Renton, WA,
karen.soine@rentonschools.us
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distriCt and sCHool imProvement
and 21st-CentUrY sKills
Evaluate your approach to 21st-century skills using a
hands-on, tactical tool, and chart a path for specifc action.
Learn how to use the new self-assessment tool from the
Partnership for 21st Century Skills to enhance district and
school improvement initiatives. Receive free access to the
online version of the MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving
Learning and Education.
Valerie Greenhill, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Tucson, AZ,
vgreenhill@eluminategroup.com
Beth Ratway, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison, WI,
beth.ratway@dpi.state.wi
Julie Walker, American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL,
jwalker@ala.org
Paul Sandrock, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison, WI,
s.paul.sandrock@dpi.state.wi.us
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BUilding CaPaCitY WitH a
teaCHer leader Program
Mobilize and empower teachers by identifying and
removing barriers to creating an efective teacher leadership
program. Design a teacher leader program that will develop
teachers’ capacity to facilitate team meetings, to gain new
skills in collaboration, and to become more efective team
members. Extend teachers’ capacity to create schoolwide
improvement.
Laurie VanSteenkiste, Macomb Intermediate School District,
Clinton Township, MI, lvansteenkiste@misd.net
Lisa Asaro, Macomb Intermediate School District,
Clinton Township, MI, lasaro@misd.net
Grace Velchansky, Macomb Intermediate School District,
Clinton Township, MI, gvelchansky@misd.net
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develoPing and sUstaining
a teaCHer inQUirY CommUnitY
Create, sustain, and evaluate a teacher-inquiry community
(school-based learning team) to ensure high-quality
professional learning. Identify structures that are practical
and empowering for improving instruction.
Margery Ginsberg, University of Washington, Seattle, WA,
ginsbm@u.washington.edu
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modifYing and aCCommodating
for ieP stUdents
Gain practical ideas, methods, and suggestions to better
reach struggling students and those with Individualized
Education Plans (IEP). Learn to teach to diferent learning
styles with modifcations and accommodations that can be
used with diferent types of assignments. Help all children
learn material presented in general education classes.
Joan Bright, Mukilteo Schools, Mukilteo, WA,
brightjm@mukilteo.wednet.edu
Punkie Bagdon, Mukilteo Schools, Everett, WA,
bagdonwl@mukilteo.wednet.edu
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a sYstematiC aPProaCH to distriCtWide
Professional develoPment
Find out how to improve professional learning using
a before, during, and after approach that increases
classroom teachers’ knowledge and skills. Consider a
systemwide method of planning, executing, and providing
implementation support. Use student performance
data and teacher input to determine the most efective
components of your professional development.
Tonya Almeida, Victor Elementary School District,
Victorville, CA, talmeida@vesd.net
Melissa Timko-Miller, Victor Elementary School District,
Victorville, CA, MTimko-Miller@vesd.net
Mark Staggs, Victor Elementary School District,
Victorville, CA, Mstaggs@vesd.net
Strand: Professional Learning Processes
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effeCtive sCHool-Based leadersHiP teams
Implement a model for an efective leadership team that
engages teachers in school improvement. Identify the
elements of an efective school-based leadership team.
Learn how to develop strong relationships between an
administrator, coach, and teacher leaders. Take away
protocols and processes to engage teacher leaders and
all staf in professional learning and refection.
Judi Kahoun, Spring Lake Park Schools,
Fridley, MN, jkahou@district16.org
Amy Bjurlin, Spring Lake Park Schools,
Fridley, MN, abjurl@district16.org
Steve Brady, Fridley, MN,
sbrady@district16.org
Strand: Teacher Leadership
ReGisteR Online
at www.nsdc.org
topic index
Adult Development/Learning
B08, B24, C08, C17, D03, E14, E24, F16
Assessment/Evaluation of Students
E21, F16, G01, G10, G18
Career Paths for Teachers
B01, B08, C05, F05, G14
Case Studies of Successful Schools
B08, B18, B20, C01, C06, F18, F21, G12, G15
Central Ofce Responsibilities
A01, A02, B05, C17, C19, F18
Coaching and School Coaches
A04, B10, B16, B19, C10, C22, D01, E19, F04, G06,
G19
Collaboration/Team Building
A01, B01, B07, B10, B19, C05, D02, D03, D04, E18,
F06, F16, F22, G05, G08, G11, G13, G18, G23
Curriculum Alignment/Development
C23, E04, E07, E17, F03, F08
Data-Driven Decision Making
B03, B13, C13, C23, E06, E21, F10, F17, G02, G03,
G18, G20
Demonstrating Impact of Professional Learning
B01, B11, E02, E05, E16, E20, F02, F11, G05, G06, G12
Distributive Leadership
A02, B03, B08, B14, E05, G14, G25
Efective Teaching and Instruction
A03, B07, B09, C04, C09, C13, C16, C18, D03, E01,
E08, E11, E13, E22, E23, F08, F14, F20, F21, F23, G04,
G09, G27
English Language Learners/Linguistic Diversity
A03, C04, F07, G01, G07
Evaluating Technology-Based Professional
Learning
B09, B15, E04, E23, G05, G11
Leadership Development and Skills
A01, A02, B05, B06, B08, B12, B13, B14, C02, C12,
C17, C20, C21, D01, D02, D04, D05, E01, E11, E17,
E21, F05, F07, F12, F13, F15, F19, G08, G12, G24,
G25, G29
Literacy
B11, B16, B21, C22, E12, F03, F10, F20
Mentoring and Induction
A05, B17, B22, C01, E03, F15, F19, G17
Models of Professional Learning
B04, B20, C01, C03, C06, C14, C23, E13, E18, F01, F11,
G10, G15, G21, G23, G26, G28
Online Learning Communities
B22, C09, E15
Policy Development and Advocacy Eforts
B02, C07, C15, E10, F09
Presentation and Facilitation Skills
B24, D03, E24, F24, G28
Race, Class, and Culture
C04, C11, C18, D05, E08, F14, F23, G07, G15
School Reform/Improvement Process
C08, C10, C14, C15, C19, E06, E10, E16, E20, E21, E22,
F05, F17, F23, G03, G20, G21, G24
School-Based Professional Development
Planning
B04, B09, C12, E12, E14, F02, F06, F11, F21, G29
Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics (STEM)
B18, E07, E17, F11, G02
Serving Remote Professional Learners
B22, E15, G04
Teacher Recruitment, Support, and Retention
A05, B17, E03, E07, E19, F18, G17
Title 1 School Improvement
A01, B03, B06, B12, B21, C04, C05, C10, C11, C13,
C19, C21, E24, F11, F14, F17, F21, F22, G01, G07,
G08, G13, G15
Urban Issues and Settings
B06, B12, C11, C19, C21, C22, E10, E24, F11, F14, F17,
F18, F21, F22, G07, G13, G15
audience index
mondaY
District ofce personnel (directors/consultants
for instruction, technology, curriculum, human
resources and assessment)
B08, B10, B13, B18, B21, B22, C01, C08, C10, C14,
C17, C18, C19
District-level staf developers
A01, A03, B06, B07, B09, B10, B12, B13, B14, B20,
C04, C14, C16, C17, C19, C22, C23
Policy makers and community stakeholders
B02, B08, C07, C15
Principals/assistant principals
A01, A02, A05, B01, B03, B04, B05, B09, B11, B13,
B14, B15, B16, B17, B18, B20, B24, C01, C02, C04,
C05, C06, C08, C10, C12, C13, C16, C18, C22, C23
Rural Educators
B08, B19, C09
School-based staf developers/coaches
A02, A03, A04, A05, B01, B03, B05, B06, B07, B10,
B11, B12, B15, B16, B17, B19, B20, B24, C01, C03, C04,
C06, C09, C10, C13, C14, C20, C22
Superintendent/assistant superintendent
A01, B02, B03, B04, B08, B09, B22, C07, C12, C17, C19
Teacher leaders/coaches/mentors/team leaders
A02, A03, A04, A05, B01, B04, B05, B06, B07, B11,
B12, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18, B19, B21, B22, B24, C02,
C03, C05, C06, C08, C11, C12, C13, C15, C16, C18,
C20, C21, C23
Title I School Staf
B03, B06, B12, B21, C04, C05, C11, C13, C19, C21
Urban Educators
B03, B06, B12, C04, C09, C11, C19, C21, C22
tUesdaY
District ofce personnel (directors/consultants
for instruction, technology, curriculum, human
resources and assessment)
E03, E05, E09, E10, E11, E13, E14, E23, F05, F06, F07,
F08, F12, F15, F18, F19, F20
District-level staf developers
F02, F05, F08, F11, F14, F15, F16, F24
Policy makers and community stakeholders
F09
Principals/assistant principals
D01, D03, D04, D05, E01, E02, E03, E05, E07, E10,
E11, E12, E14, E15, E16, E19, E20, E21, E22, E24, F02,
F05, F07, F09, F10, F11, F12, F13, F17, F18, F20, F21,
F22, F23, F24
School-based staf developers/coaches
D01, D03, D04, E01, E02, E04, E06, E07, E11, E12, E16,
E17, E18, E19, E20, E23, E24, F03, F04, F06, F08, F10,
F11, F14, F16, F20, F21
Superintendent/assistant superintendent
F01, F02, F12, F17, F18, F23
Teacher leaders/coaches/mentors/team leaders
F03, F06, F07, F09, F10, F13, F14, F15, F16, F17, F19,
F21, F22, F23, F24
Title I School Staf
F11, F17, F21, F22, F23
Urban Educators
F03, F11, F17, F21, F22
WednesdaY
District ofce personnel (directors/consultants
for instruction, technology, curriculum, human
resources and assessment)
G01, G02, G03, G20, G25, G28
District-level staf developers
G01, G05, G11, G12, G13, G19, G21, G26, G28
Policy makers and community stakeholders
G14, G22, G24
Principals/assistant principals
G02, G03, G05, G06, G07, G08, G09, G10, G11, G12,
G13, G14, G15, G17, G18, G19, G24, G25, G26, G29
Rural Educators
G04, G27
School-based staf developers/coaches
G01, G06, G08, G09, G18, G23, G26, G28, G29
Superintendent/assistant superintendent
G12, G17, G19, G20, G24
Teacher leaders/coaches/mentors/team leaders
G02, G03, G05, G06, G07, G08, G09, G10, G14, G15,
G17, G18, G20, G21, G22, G23, G25, G27, G29
Title I School Staf
G01, G04, G07, G08, G13, G15
Urban Educators
G04, G07, G13, G15, G21, G27
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Presenter index
Adams, Keith .......................... G08
Adrian, Lorna ......................... G03
Adsitt, Marilyn ....................... G19
Agnew, Kim ............................ C14
Airola, Denise ........................ G20
Almeida, Tonya ..................... G28
Aluise, Victor ............................B20
Alvarez, Cristina ..................... F22
Anderson, Sue ....................... E03
Anna, McTigue ......................RT2
Arnau, Lea .................................RT1
Asaro, Lisa ................................ G25
Askew, Jada .............................B03
Audet, Michael ......................B08
Asuncion, Ayala .................. C21
Baal, Kathryn ...........................B16
Baeder, Amy ............................B06
Baenig, Rebecca ....... G10, RT1
Bagdon, Punkie .................... G27
Baptie, Heather......................RT2
Barkley, Paula ......................... C06
Barnum, Sibyl .............. B23, RT1
Baskeyfeld, Tracy ................. F10
Bassett, Katherine ............... C02
Bates, Michael ........................B03
Bechtel, Lynn ......................... G14
Betts, Sherry ............................ F10
Bjurlin, Amy ............................ G29
Blair, Peggy .............................. G20
Bogart, Patricia ...................... G21
Bonelli, Kiela ........................... C05
Boonchouy, Rody ................ F21
Boyer, Kathy ............................ G14
Brady, Steve ............................ G29
Brady, Sue ................................. F05
Braimah, Valerie .....................RT2
Brenneman, Jennifer ......G09, RT2
Bright, Joan ............................. G27
Brooks, Eric ...............................B19
Brown, Catherine .................B06
Brown, Frederick ........C21, RT2
Brown, Lydia ............................RT1
Buckwell, Chip ...................... G05
Burden, Erika .......................... C20
Burgess, Carol ........................ C04
Burgess, Kelly ......................... G05
Busch, Diane ...........................B12
Cabral, Linda .......................... G22
Cain, Andrew ..........................B06
Campbell, Carri ......................B23
Carlson, Christina ...... B14, E13
Carroll, Margaret ................... F20
Carter, Karen............................ F05
Castori, Pamela ...................... E17
Catherine, Koontz ................ E19
Caus Gleason, Sonia ........... E15
Cavazos, Ron ........................... F15
Chadsey, Jane ............ C01, G02
Chadsey, Terry ..................PC102
Chapman, Carrie .................. E18
Chappius, Jan ...................PC105
Clausen, Sharon ....................B11
Clemens, Deb ........................ C20
Clemmons, Josh .................. G05
Co, Jocelyn ...............................B06
Cody, Anthony ...................... C15
Coggins, Celine .......... RT1, RT2
Cohen, David ......................... C15
Coles, Dan................................ C22
Collins, Myra ............................ F08
Coomes, Jacqueline ..... E07, RT2
Corbitt, Gary ............................RT1
Courtney, Lory ...................... G04
Cox, Kevin ................................ C13
Cox, Stephanie ......................B11
Craig, Anthony .......................B06
Cross, Binta.........................PC108
Crow, Tracy .................... B24, E09
Culp, Richard........................... E05
Cutbirth, Suzy ........................ F23
Dart, Scott................................ C13
Davern, Kate ........................... G19
Davin, Linda.............................B02
DeJesus, Candido ................ F07
Dean, Sandra ......................... C15
Dickerson, Peggy ................. E14
Dimetres, Patricia ................. E05
Dobson, Terry .........................RT2
Dolby, Dawn ........................... F18
Donohoo, Jenni ................... A02
Drinkard, Lina .........................RT2
Driskill, Elita ............................. G06
Duben, Shelly ........................ A02
Duf, Victoria ........... PC106, F01
Duval, Donna .......................... F14
Dyer, Karen .........................PC110
Edwards, Claudia ................. C08
Emry, Terese.......................PC101
Enfeld, Susan ........................ G16
English, Bonnie ..................... G07
Everlove, Sandi ...................... F02
Fagan, Emily ................. B07, RT2
Farber, Katy ............................. G17
Faulkner, Lawrence ............. F24
Feldman, Cathy .................... G16
Felthous, Lisa .......................... F10
Fenwick, Maria ............ RT1, RT2
Figueroa, Sandra ................... E22
Flaherty, Jill ..............................RT2
Foreman, Courtney ............ G06
Franciosi, Debra .................... F14
Frank, Richard .........................B09
Frattali, August....................... E05
Frey, Nancy............................... F02
Garrison, Mickey .................. G20
Garrison, Susie ...................... G20
Geisick, Ken ............................. F12
Gerson-Nieder, Jessie ........RT2
Gibbons, Jenny..................... D04
Ginsberg, Margery...............B06
Gochenour, Christi ..............B17
Godinez, Arlynn ................... G18
Gogas, Donna ....................... C04
Golosman, Daniel ............... G07
Gowers, Jennifer ...................RT2
Grafton, Trudy ....................... G15
Graham, Peggy ..................... C14
Gray, Theresa ........................... E23
Greenfelder, Mark .... G10, RT1
Greenhill, Valerie ....... B04, G24
Hampton, Melissa ................B16
Harmon, Jeanne ................... E17
Harris, Lynnette ..................... E05
Harrison, Cindy .....PC111, C10
Harrison, Jesse ...................... C22
Hart, Cate .................................. E18
Hawley, Willis .......................... E08
Hawthorne-Clay, Suszanne ...
........................................................ G13
Hayes, Carolee ...................... D01
Hearn, Molly ............................B12
Helgeson, Stephen ............ C05
Hellwich, John .................PC101
Hendricks, Karen.................. A05
Henson, Nina ............. D04, G11
Hewson, Kurtis...................... G03
Higgins, Heather ..................RT1
Hinsch Raba, Jessica ..........RT2
Hobbs-Johnson, Audrey....... B08
Holcomb, Edie ...................... G02
Holcombe, Amy ....................B18
Holden, David .............C06, RT2
Hollister, Caitlin......................RT1
Holton, Gerald .......................RT1
Hord, Shirley ............................ E02
Howard, Lynn ......................... E19
Howell, Tracey ........................B18
Howitt, Clara .......................... A02
Hulme, Gale ............................ C17
Islas, René ......................C07, RT2
Izard, Ernest .......................PC109
Jackson, Deborah ................ E21
Jackson, Marti Jo .................. E05
Jacott, Michelle .....................B12
Jenny, Gibbons ..................... G11
Johnson, Eli ..............................B21
Johnson, Margie ...................B09
Johnson, Tanya ......................RT2
Jonathan, Miller ....................B18
Jones, Daphne .......................B03
Jordan, Monica ......................B03
Kachur, Donald ..................... C08
Kafele, Baruti .......................... C11
Kahoun, Judi .......................... G29
Kelsen, Virginia ....................... E20
Kelsey, Kathryn ...................... F11
Kiehle, Caroline...................... F11
Killion, Joellen ..PC106, B02, F01
King George, Shelee ..........B10
King, Amy................................. A03
King, Janine ............................. F03
King, Stacy ................................ F04
Klassen, Steve .........................B08
Klock-Persing, Kathy ........... E16
Knight, Denise .......................B13
Knight, Heather .................... G12
Knight, Jim .............................. A04
LaRocque, Rosalind ............B02
Landry, Claudette ............... D03
Lantrip, Lisa .............................. F05
Lavelle, Lisa .............................. E04
Law, Nicole ............................... F05
Lay, Marsha .............................. F23
Lee, Mun Wah ....................... D05
Lenssen, John ........................ D05
Leong, Melinda .................... C03
Liburd, Dolly ............................B11
Lichtman, Lisa ........................B16
Linda, Law ................................ E01
Logan, Allison .........................RT1
London, Mitchell .......C07, RT2
Lysne, Dan ................................RT1
MacLean, Anne ..................... F19
Macke, Kay .............................. G15
Mahoney, Carol .................... C20
Mahre, Cece ........................... G12
Mangold, Ann ........................B12
Manning, Tom .. B24, RT1, RT2
Marich, Holly .......................... G26
Marsh, Adam...........................RT2
Martinian, Raf ...................... E20
Mason, Charles ......................B05
McCain, Joylyn ...................... C10
McDonald, Patricia ............. C18
McGibbon, Beth .. PC101, B14
McTigue, Anna ......................B07
Meadows, James .................. E13
Merrell, Mark ............... G10, RT1
Merrifeld, Norman ... B09, RT1
Meyer, Karen ...........................B10
Meyer, Mindy .......................... E03
Miles, Jan .................................. A05
Miller, Jan ..................................B13
Miller, Michaela .................... C05
Misher, Pam .......................PC110
Mitchell, Robbie .................... F04
Mizell, Hayes............................ F09
Moats, Mara Lee.................... F15
Moody, Michael ................... C19
Moore, Laura ........................... F10
Moriarty, Pat ........................... C01
Morris, Elizabeth ...................B19
Morrison, Laurie ................... G16
Mosko, Emilie ......................... F11
Moussavi-Bock, Deli .......... D02
Murphy, Michael ....... E06, F04
Myrtle, Ray ................................ F19
Nash, Judie ....................C16, RT2
Nelson, Terrion ....................... E12
Neville, Angie ......................... F16
Nichols, Maureen ................. F17
Nobles, Sandy ........................ F13
Nonnemacher, Jennifer .... C13
O’Loughlin, Judith .............. A03
O’Shea, Linda .......................... E16
Olson, Anne ............................. F05
Olzendam, Alison ................ C12
Page, Deb ................................ C17
Pajardo, Phyllis .......................B01
Pamas, Roberto ..................... E21
Pat, Donaldson ...................... F04
Pawski, Michelle................... G06
Payne, Brandon ..................... E11
Pearl, Barbara ..........................RT1
Pecheone, Ray .......................B04
Peterson, Heather ............... A01
Phillips, Scott .......................... E05
Picicci, Ray ................................RT2
Pierce, Carrie .......................... G06
Pollock, Jane ................E01, G01
Price, Debbie ......................... A02
Purnell, Krista ..........................RT2
Pyatt, Kevin .............................. E07
Ratway, Beth .......................... G24
Rebus, Jake ............................. C13
Regge, Janet .......................... G23
Rennie, Michele ................... G02
Rich, Dionne ............................ E12
Rich, Esther ............................. C01
Richardson, Connie ............B17
Richmond, Roderick ...........B03
Rife, Dawn ............................... C14
Ritz, Lori ..................................... C10
Robb, Paul...................... B06, E24
Rojas, Virginia ....................PC104
Rose, Garriot ............................B18
Rose, Jill ......................................B16
Rose, Sherry .............................RT1
Ross, David ............................... F21
Routman, Regie .................... E22
Rowell, Saundra ..............PC103
Roy, Pat .................................PC103
Sandrock, Paul ...................... G24
Santiago, Helen ..................... E10
Sauer, Wendy ......................... C09
Schaefein, Kathleen ..........RT2
Schaefein, Kathy ................. C16
Schaf, Pamela ........................ F16
Schroeder Fracek, Mary Beth .....
................................................................ B17
Schuman, Denise ................. E11
Schwei, Michael ................... G06
Scott, Susan .......................PC114
Sellars, Whitney ..................... F10
Shetley, Pamela .................... C05
Shingotewa, LeRoy .............B19
Shipley, Pat ...............................B17
Shoup, Kim.............................. C18
Shrode, Robin ........................ C06
Silver, Harvey ......................... C23
Smirle, Mary-Anne...............B08
Smith, Andrea ....................... C22
Snyder, Shari............................ E12
Soine, Karen ........................... G23
Somera, Adrienne ..... F06, RT1
Sonricker, Lisa .........................B18
Sousa, David......................PC107
Spear, Vicky .............................. E11
Staggs, Mark ........................... G28
Stange, Carrie ........................ C16
Stanley, Debbie ...............PC102
Stokes, Laura ........................... E17
Storchan, Daniel ...................B20
Stout, Judy .............................. C08
Strey, Melanie ........................ C12
Stricker, Jason .........................RT2
Tackmann, Karen ................. D01
Tate, Marcia ........................PC112
Taylor, Andrew ...... PC113, B15
Tejedor, Andrea .... PC113, B15
Terrebonne, Melissa ...........B11
Thacker, Teresa ....................... E14
Timko-Miller, Melissa ........ G28
Tragos, Melissa ...................... C13
Trestrail, Karla ......................... C10
Tripp, Susan ............................ C18
Tritch, Jeanne ........................ G15
Tucker, Kathy ...........................B19
Tylka, Linda .............................. E12
Udager, Toby ...........................RT1
Van Sciver, Ryanne ............. G04
VanSteenkiste, Laurie ....... G25
Velchansky, Grace ............... G25
Walker, Anne ........................... E13
Walker, Julie ............................ G24
Wall, Robbin ........................... C06
Ward, Maria ..............................B16
Ward, Natalie ........................... F03
Warren, Shannon ...... F06, RT1
Warren, Susan ........................ E20
Watts, Susy ...............................RT1
Weaver, Dave .......................... F11
Weber, Gretchen .................. F18
Weinkle, Ashley .....................RT1
White, Gina ............................. G15
White, Tom .................... B14, E13
Whitney, Brian ........... D04, G11
Whitson, Brian ........................RT2
Wilds, Rodney.........................B18
Wilkinson, David ...................B17
Williams, Donna Glee ........RT2
Williams, Jefrey.....................RT2
Witmer, Suzanne ................. G18
Woehlbrandt, Marcia ........ C12
Wurzbach, Linda...................B22
Yoon, Karen ............................ D03
Zion, Shelley......................PC108
Zoller, Kendall ........................ D03
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Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 621-9000
Conference Rates
Available For:
July 13 - July 23, 2010
due. Each registrant may take 10% of their
registration fees only, if they meet the criteria
above.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be sent in writing to
the NSDC Business Ofce by June 15, 2010
to receive a full refund. A 50% refund will
be given to written requests received by
July 2, 2010. A processing fee of $50 will be
deducted from all refunds. No refunds will
be issued for cancellations received after July
2, 2010. NSDC reserves the right to process
refunds after the conference concludes.
Confrmation
You will receive registration confrmation
by e-mail. Session tickets, conference
materials, and a nametag can be picked
up at the conference. Please call the NSDC
Business Ofce (800-727-7288) if you have
NOT received confrmation within two
weeks of registering.
registration form
SECTION 1 must be flled out completely.
Make sure we have your current e-mail
address. Your NSDC membership number
appears on the address labels of your NSDC
publications. If you are not a current NSDC,
NEA, or AFT member see section 3.
SECTION 2 - Select the fees for the day(s)
your want to attend.
SECTION 3 - Renew your NSDC membership
at special conference rates! If you are an NEA
or AFT member, put your member number
and you will receive a one-year T3 member-
ship at no charge. If you are not an NSDC,
NEA, or AFT member, you must select and
pay for a one-year membership or pay the
non-member fee.
SECTION 4 - Fill in the amounts of discounts
that apply. Only the presenter discount may
be taken on 1-day registrations. The 10%
discount is only available if 10 or more forms
are mailed together with one check paying
all fees in full. This discount is not available if
you pay with a credit card or use a purchase
order.
SECTION 5 - Your registration will not be
entered until fees are received by check,
Visa, MasterCard, or purchase order.
Registration information
guest room rates:
Single: $199.00
Double: $199.00
Triple: $199.00
Quad: $199.00
Room rates are per night and subject to a 15.6% tax.
make your hotel reservations online
through the nsdC web site.
Go to www.nsdc.org/summerconference10 where you’ll
fnd a link to the conference hotel or call 206-621-9000
and identify yourself as an NSDC attendee.
nsDC 2010 summer Conference Hotel information
tHree WaYs to register
1. BY mail:
NSDC Summer
Conference Registration
504 S. Locust Street
Oxford, OH 45056
2. BY faX:
513-523-0638
3. online at:
www.nsdc.org
All registrations require payment
for processing. Registrations will be
accepted online or via mail or fax. If you
register by fax, do not mail the registration
form. If you mail the form, do not fax.
This can cause duplicate charges!
QUESTIONS:
800-727-7288 • www.nsdc.org
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Registration Form
REGISTRATION DATA:
NSDC Member # _______________________________
First Name________________________________________ Last Name___________________________________________
(for your nametag)
School Dist./Organization________________________________________________ Position_________________________
Address / Street________________________________________________________________________________________
City / State / Province / Zip _______________________________________________________________________________
Is this address: business home (All membership materials will be sent to this address)
Business Phone___________________________________ Home Phone__________________________________________
E-mail________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please print your e-mail address legibly—your conference confrmation will be e-mailed to you.
REGISTRATION FEES: Check (3) each fee that applies and fll in amount
1-day Preconference .................................................................. $239 ______
Sunday 7/18 includes lunch (No Discount Applicable)
1-day regular Conference (indicate day attending) ..... $199 ______
Monday 7/19, Tuesday 7/20, OR Wednesday 7/21
includes breakfast and lunch Mon. & Tues. and brunch Wed.
(No Discount Applicable except presenter)
3-day regular Conference ....................................................... $429 ______
Monday 7/19, Tuesday 7/20, Wednesday 7/21
5 meals, Sunday Reception, and Knowledge Café Reception included
4–day Best deal ........................................................................ $599 ______
Sunday 7/18 through Wednesday (a.m.) 7/21
6 meals, Sunday Reception, and Knowledge Café Reception included
subtotal $ ___________
SpEcIAl cONFERENcE/INTRODucTORy
mEmbER OpTIONS AND RENEwAl pRIcES
You may skip 3 if you are a current NSDC member. All nonmembers MUST
add the fee for one of the options below. These are one-year memberships.
Go to www.nsdc.org/join for complete membership benefts.
I am an NEA AFT member number ________________
NEA/AFT members will receive a free Teachers Teaching Teachers Membership if
not a current NSDC member.
Three people can attend using one organizational membership number.
“Taste Test” trial memberships do not apply.
Check (3)
Teachers Teaching Teachers Introductory Membership ....... $ 49 _____
Teacher Leader Membership .......................................................... $ 99 _____
Principal Leader Membership ........................................................ $ 99 _____
System Leader Membership ........................................................... $ 99 _____
Comprehensive Membership ........................................................$129 _____
Organizational Membership ..........................................................$179 _____
(OR)
Non–member fee ................................................................................. $50 _____
subtotal $ ____________
DIScOuNTS: Check (3) if applicable and fll in amount
Deduct $50 early discount ........................................................... – $ _______
(on 3– or 4–Day registration only) if postmarked before April 30, 2010
Presenters or current 2011/2012 Academy members ........ – $ _______
deduct $50. Presenter Session #_______ or Academy Class ______
Presenters must register for the day they are presenting.
My registration is part of a group of 10 or more, mailed
together, and paid with a check. Deduct 10% of your
subtotal from 2 here. ................................................................... – $ _______
subtotal $ __________
TOTAl AND pAymENT: Add 2 and 3 and subtract 4
Subtotal Registration 2 ................................................................. $___________
Subtotal Membership 3 ............................................................... $___________
Subtotal Discount 4 .................................................................... – $___________
total $ ___________
Registration fees made payable to NSDC must accompany this form. Invoice(s)
issued on purchase order(s) must be paid prior to the conference.
Fees are payable by:
MasterCard Visa Check Purchase order (must accompany form)
Billing Address _______________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Card No. ____________________________________________________________
Exp. Date ____________________ 3-Digit Security Code ____________________
Signature ___________________________________________________________
Conference fees include free wireless throughout the conference
area and lunch on sunday, breakfast and lunch on monday and
tuesday, and brunch on Wednesday.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be sent in writing to the NSDC
Business Ofce by June 15, 2010 to receive a full refund. A 50% refund will
be given to written requests received by July 2, 2010. A processing fee of $50
will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations
received after July 2, 2010. NSDC reserves the right to process refunds after the
conference concludes.
Your membership number appears on your address label, or add a membership in 3 .
Three people can attend using one organizational membership number. “Taste Test”
trial memberships do not apply.
please check (3)
This is my frst NSDC Summer
Conference.
I am willing to host a session(s)
I am attending. Be eligible to
win a free conference
registration! Hosts will be
contacted with details.
I am willing to volunteer for
3 hours during the conference.
Special diet required:
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
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Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NSDC’s Summer Conference
and other activities, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to NSDC’s use
and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s
image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and/or
audiotapes of such events and activities.
session Registration Form
save $50
on a 3- or 4-day
registration when
you register by
April 30, 2010.
NSDC 2010 Summer Conference for Teacher Leaders
and the Administrators Who Support Them
Preconference Workshop selections
sUndaY JUlY 18
Please indicate three choices (mark 1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Concurrent session selections
JUlY 19, 20, and 21
Please indicate three choices (mark 1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Send this page and the registration page to:
By Mail: NSDC Conference Registration, 504 S. Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056
On-line: www.nsdc.org/summerconference10
By Fax: 513-523-0638
Questions: Phone (800) 727-7288
NSDCOfce@nsdc.org
www.nsdc.org
mondaY JUlY 19, 2010
Morning Concurrent Session Choice
(Set A & B 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.)
Identify your top three choices for this time period from Set A & B.
Remember: Session A takes the entire day and should also be
marked in the same order in your afternoon schedule.
1.____________ 2.____________ 3.____________
Afternoon Concurrent Session Choice
(Set A, C, & Roundtables 1 (RT1) 1:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.)
Identify your top three choices from Set A, C, & RT1.
Remember: If you previously chose sessions from Set A, you need
to list them in the same order below as they are all-day.
1.____________ 2.____________ 3.____________
tUesdaY JUlY 20, 2010
Morning Concurrent Session Choice
(Set D & E 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.)
Identify your top three choices for this time period from Set D & E.
Remember: Session D takes the entire day and should be marked
in the same order in your afternoon schedule.
1.____________ 2.____________ 3.____________
Afternoon Concurrent Session Choice
(Set D, F & Roundtables 2 (RT2) 1:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.)
Identify your top three choices from Set D, F, and RT2.
Remember: If you previously chose sessions from Set D, you need
to list them in the same order below as they are all-day.
1.____________ 2.____________ 3.____________
WednesdaY JUlY 21, 2010
Morning Concurrent Session Choice
(Set G 8–10 a.m.)
Identify your top three choices from Set G.
1.____________ 2.____________ 3.____________
How did you hear about this conference? _____________________
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___ PC101 Terese Emry, Beth McGibbon, and John Hellwich
Grassroots Advocacy for Teacher Leaders
___ PC102 Terry Chadsey, Debbie Stanley
A Brief Introduction to Courage to Teach®:
Reconnecting Who You Are
___ PC103 Saundra Rowell, Patricia Roy
Professional Learning 101: Getting Ready for Efective
Collaborative Learning
___ PC104 Virginia Rojas
What Teachers of English Learners Need to Know
and Be Able to Do
___ PC105 Jan Chappuis
Seven Strategies for Assessment for Learning
___ PC106 Joellen Killion, Victoria Duf
Becoming a Learning School
___ PC107 David Sousa
Implications and Applications of Research on the Brain
___ PC108 Shelley Zion, Binta Cross
Understanding Diference: The Elements of Culture
___ PC109 Ernest Izard
A Toolbox for Transformational Conversations in Educational
Learning Communities
___ PC110 Karen Dyer, Pam Misher
Developing “Leader-ful” Schools: A Formula for Growing
Leadership Throughout the School Community
___ PC111 Cindy Harrison
Efective Instructional Coaching
___ PC112 Marcia Tate
Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain
___ PC113 Andrea Tejedor, Andrew Taylor
Using Technology to Create Professional Development
Opportunities
___ PC114 Susan Scott
Fierce Conversations: Transform the Conversations Central
to Your Success
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Charting the Course
for School-Based Professional Learning
July 18-21, 2010

Sheraton Seattle hotel
NSDC 2010 Summer Conference
for Teacher Leaders
and the Administrators Who Support Them
The National Staf Development Council knows that
the contribution of teacher leaders is essential if all
teachers in all schools are to experience high-quality
professional learning as part of their daily work.
Teacher leadership is at the heart of many school and district
improvement eforts. No matter what their job title or role — literacy
or mathematics coaches, instructional coaches, or mentors, to name
just a few — we know that the work of these individuals is vitally
important to achieving high levels of learning for all students. That’s
why NSDC invites teacher leaders and those who support them to
attend its 2010 Summer Conference July 18-21 in Seattle, WA.
With the support of local school systems and national teacher organi-
zations, this conference provides teacher leaders and administrators
with valuable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional
learning to all the teachers with whom they work.
At the conference, school-based staf developers will learn from both
the outstanding and innovative work of their peers and the perspec-
tives of national leaders. Participants will become skilled in assisting
their colleagues in data-driven decision making and in planning,
implementing, and assessing the impact of their lessons. In addition,
participants will more deeply understand the attributes of high-function-
ing school teams and learning communities and the actions they can
take as leaders in their settings to make such collaboration a reality.
We look forward to meeting you in Seattle.
Sincerely,
Ingrid Carney, NSDC President
Stephanie Hirsh, NSDC Executive Director
INgrID CArNEy
President
Carney for Kids
Chicago, IL
MARK DIAZ
President-elect
Cedars International
Academy
Austin, TX
CHARLES MASON
Past President
Brasfeld & Gorrie
Birmingham, AL
SUE ELLIOTT
Trustee
West Vancouver School District
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
CHERYL LOVE
Trustee
Developing Minds
Decatur, GA
AMANDA RIVERA
Trustee
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, IL
KENNETH SALIM
Trustee
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA
ED WITTCHEN
Trustee
Ed Wittchen Consulting
Spruce Grove, AB, Canada
INgrID CArNEy
NSDC President
NSDC
BoarD of
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Dear
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NSDC Executive
Director
The National Staff Development Council invites you to its 42nd
Annual Conference. We are planning for 3,500 participants from
across North America to attend the conference, providing a great
opportunity for you to network directly with other educators, and
form lasting relationships to support your work to improve our
schools.
n General Session keynote speakers include Beverly Hall, Douglas Reeves,
Andrew Hargreaves, and Ron Clark.
n Preconference and concurrent session presenters include Avis Glaze,
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Bruce Joyce, Marcia Tate, Ian Jukes, Rita Bailey,
Jon Saphier and Lucy West, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Phillip Schlechty,
Barrie Bennett, Glenn Singleton, Jim Knight, Victoria Bernhardt, Gale
Hulme, Sally Zepeda, Margarita Calderón, Carolyn Chapman—and more!
n Over 300 concurrent and roundtable sessions in seven strands such
as leadership, examining the impact, teaching quality, technology,
fundamentals of professional learning, equity, and advocacy.
n More than 100 exhibitors offering valuable products and resources
specifc to professional learning.
Download the early bird registration form at
www.nsdc.org/opportunities/annualconference.cfm.
2010 Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA
Save the Dates
Dec. 4-8, 2010
NSDC’s 42nd Annual Conference: Dream.Dare.Do.
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Dec. 4–8, 2010
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
For conference information,
contact the NSDC Business Offce
at NSDCoffce@nsdc.org or
800-727-7288
For exhibit and sponsorship
opportunities, contact Renee Taylor
at renee.taylor@nsdc.org or
800-727-7288, ext. 222
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