Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Nashville, TN • November 7–9, 2019

LaVonna Roth

As an elementary and secondary educator, keynote speaker, author, consultant and mom, LaVonna bridges her passion for how the brain learns with education and shows every individual how to S.H.I.N.E. through their mindset and social-emotional well-being so achievement soars for all. She has a bachelor's and two master's degrees, taught at the elementary and secondary levels, authored eight books, and has worked with educators in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. She is the creator and founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® framework. LaVonna will leave you inspired, remembering why you got into education, and how to create substantial change in your classroom, district, or organization that is sustainable. She is here to serve you, so you can effectively serve your students through the lens of brain research, social-emotional needs, and the whole child.

Featured Sessions

Thursday - November 7, 2019
It Is Time to S.H.I.N.E. – Create a Thriving Culture That Starts with Celebrating YOU!
Strand - Creating a Culture that Makes a Difference
Do you ever feel like you are drowning as you try to keep up with the onslaught of demands, and as you try to do your best with the pressure to increase student achievement, all while trying to find the time to take care of you? Get ready for a celebration as we honor and recognize YOU the edustar! It is time to meet your social-emotional needs, too. The best part--these insightful and dynamic moments you will experience can be taken back and implemented in your school or district with complete ease. The power behind these moments will create an illuminating culture that will last long afterwards!

Friday - November 8, 2019
Engage Me, Please … Using Brain-Powered Learning
Strand - Creating a Culture that Makes a Difference
Zzzzz ... This is not the sound any of us want to hear in our classroom! Yet, some days the sound can get pretty close to this. So how do we make it a sound of buzzing? This session is a great start, because there will be strategies embedded from the moment we start to the moment we end. Learn about how the brain learns first, then experience specific strategies to embed into any content and any grade level ... and with ease! Your students will be engaged and so will you! Administrators, take these strategies to liven up your faculty meeting and model through instructional leadership at the same time. BOOM! Mic drops will be occurring in your faculty meetings or classroom after attending this session with takeaways you can implement immediately! Are you ready? I hope so, because this is no sit-and-get!