Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

October 15-17, 2015, Columbus, Ohio

My Sessions

Code (Session)Session ID Number (Session)Session TitleStart Date (Session)End Date (Session)Location Detail (Session)Room Set (Session)CEU Code (Session)Program Book DescriptionOnline Program Book DescriptionConference StrandsDuration
SES-01052-R0V1Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education10/16/2015 4:15 PM10/16/2015 5:30 PMBased on their new book, Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education, veteran middle level educators Dr. Debbie Silver, Jack Berckemeyer, and Judith Baenen offer a session about how teachers and school leaders can rekindle their individual and collective enthusiasm for a profession that has been progressively inundated with negativity. Join these teachers for a fact-based, positive approach to “taking back our profession.” Be prepared to learn, to laugh, and to leave with a renewed sense of purpose.Based on their new book, Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education, veteran middle level educators Dr. Debbie Silver, Jack Berckemeyer, and Judith Baenen offer a session about how teachers and school leaders can rekindle their individual and collective enthusiasm for a profession that has been progressively inundated with negativity. Join these teachers for a fact-based, positive approach to “taking back our profession.” Be prepared to learn, to laugh, and to leave with a renewed sense of purpose.Effective Leadership
SES-01053-D2S5Fear of Failure – Why Both Gifted and Talented and Struggling Students Stop Trying10/17/2015 9:45 AM10/17/2015 11:00 AMEver wonder why those who “seem to have everything” often fail to maximize their potential? Do you teach students who not only refuse to try but also become obstinate when asked to attempt new or novel concepts? Based on our research on student motivation this session will explore the phenomenon of learners whose mindsets literally immobilize their achievement and their ability to enjoy life. Come and find out why students react this way and what to do about it.Ever wonder why those who “seem to have everything” often fail to maximize their potential? Do you teach students who not only refuse to try but also become obstinate when asked to attempt new or novel concepts? Based on our research on student motivation this session will explore the phenomenon of learners whose mindsets literally immobilize their achievement and their ability to enjoy life. Come and find out why students react this way and what to do about it.Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum
SES-01047-L8P1Helping Teachers Find the “Beat of Their Different Marchers”10/15/2015 2:30 PM10/15/2015 3:00 PMDoes working with your teachers sometimes feel like you are dealing with students, only they are taller and less flexible? This workshop will help you help your staff become true student advocates as they embrace the key components of differentiating instruction. The presenter will demonstrate activities for engaging all staff members in meaningful discussions about how best to serve students.Does working with your teachers sometimes feel like you are dealing with students, only they are taller and less flexible? This workshop will help you help your staff become true student advocates as they embrace the key components of differentiating instruction. The presenter will demonstrate activities for engaging all staff members in meaningful discussions about how best to serve students.Professional Preparation and Growth
SES-01046-D1F3Taking Back the Lounge — Building Positive Relationships at School10/15/2015 12:45 PM10/15/2015 2:00 PMIsn’t it time for the positive, proactive adults at school to stick together and take our power back? This session explores building positive relationships among faculty and staff as well as negating the influence of those who are not so positive. Filled with heart and humor this workshop offers practical ways adults can support one another as well as themselves. Come prepared to laugh, to think, and to leave with ideas for improving your school climate.Isn’t it time for the positive, proactive adults at school to stick together and take our power back? This session explores building positive relationships among faculty and staff as well as negating the influence of those who are not so positive. Filled with heart and humor this workshop offers practical ways adults can support one another as well as themselves. Come prepared to laugh, to think, and to leave with ideas for improving your school climate.Safe and Health School Environment