IRISE Education Conference

Wed, May 30 2018, 8:00 AM - Thu, May 31 2018, 3:00 PM [CST]

1134 Archer Range Road , Greenville, MS , 38701, United States

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Wed, May 30 2018, 8:00 AM - Thu, May 31 2018, 3:00 PM [CST]

Greenville Higher Education Center , 1134 Archer Range Road , Greenville, MS , 38701, United States.

The iRISE Education Conference is dedicated to empowering and educating Mississippi's educators of disadvantaged children. Our focus is building collaboration and the instructional capacity of instructional leaders in order to close achievement gaps and reduce poverty in our state. 

Career and Technical Opportunities for Student Success

“Career Ready” begins with knowledge and collaborative effort. Join us for the discussion of an assortment of topics regarding enhancing Career and Technical programs. From implementation strategies to current trends, this session will run the gamut of Career and Technical concerns. 

Math is Mental: Strategies for Meeting CCRS Standards

This session is geared toward changing the negative stigma that many students and teachers have toward the subject of mathematics.  It is designed to move our thinking from learning “THE” way to solve a problem to finding “A” way to solve the problem.  The session centers on a classroom that pushes conceptualization over memorization.  The ultimate goal is to build skills and confidence that will encourage scholars and teachers to persevere in problem solving.

“It Takes a Village”- Parent and Community Engagement Strategies for Success

This session will focus on asking educators and administrators the question, “What do you REALLY want to see?” as they seek a more fruitful and productive relationship between the school, the parents, and the community. It is the presenter’s intention to introduce to some, and shift the mentality of others, the importance of “GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE” in our interactions with the educational stakeholders we encounter. Additionally, we will discuss the notable difference(s) between parental involvement and parental engagement. Lastly, we will collectively brainstorm more effective and intentional ways for educators and the school itself to “sell” its positive virtues. This will inevitably attract parents and local/national business entities to join with and support the vision.

Cultural Competence and Diversity Education: It Begins with You! 

This “Active Participant” workshop will include a brief introduction to the topic of Cultural Responsiveness.   We all carry pre-judgements of others; it is human nature.  Learning to identify our cultural “blind spots” in order to truly see students and others (from a community different from our culture of origin) is the first step.   The session facilitator will lead participants through a series of activities that gradually lead to the experience of a personal shift in our own Cultural Responsiveness.  These activities can be used in certain classroom settings to expand students’ ability to better respond to our growing diverse world. 

The ABCs of Collaborative Teams: Using the Consultancy Protocol to Address Dilemmas

This session will examine the building blocks for an effective and successful collaborative team. Individual growth is essential for organizational growth to take place, but it does not guarantee organizational growth. Building a school’s capacity to learn as a collective, rather than an individual task, is what can guarantee organizational movement toward goals. This session will provide participants with best practices in building teams and utilizing effective protocols to address dilemmas and issues. The session is appropriate for all stakeholder groups and would be beneficial for organizations seeking to build, restructure or refine leadership teams.

Don’t Stop the Engagement

This highly energized session will focus on creating memorable teaching moments for students.  Attendees will gain valuable information on how to engage even the most reluctant learner.  This session will address how to get the most out of teaching the College and Career Readiness Standards.

The School to Prison Pipeline: Interrupting the Cycle

The United States of America is the internationalleader in many areas; however, we fall short when it comes to education, why? Capitalism rears its ugly head and education becomes a business. Many students are unaware of their fate as the school bus becomes a prison bus in order punish them for their “failures.” This happens too often in every state across the United States. So, how do we help? What exactly is the issue? Is our education system flawed? Are our students failing? Are we failing our students? Together we will identify some key problems and provide plausible and executable strategies to help our students, cities, states, and our country to “interrupt the cycle.”

Reaching Optimal Results with i-Ready

This session will showcase best practices for using the i-Ready system to optimize student achievement.

i-Ready combines assessment data with personalized instruction as well as grade level content to measure standards mastery. We will review valuable resources and strategize on how to create a positive i-Ready culture in your class/school.

2018 Accountability Updates: Aligning Strategies to Make the Grade

In order to move your school and district to a higher accountability rating, one must fully understand every component of the accountability model.  In this session, the new accountability model will be unpacked and explained in simple terms to help schools serving high poverty students WIN.  Accountability strategies will be discussed to guarantee improved student achievement ratings.

Using Music and Media to Develop a “Growth Mindset”

Before students can perform optimally in the classroom, they must first believe that they have the capacity to grow. They must believe that it is permissible to try and fail. This theory seems relatively simple, but how do teachers and leaders teach these skills and build character while preparing for state examinations and the many requirements of educational institutions? This session will utilize free resources, including music and media, to show teachers, support staff, and leaders ways to effectively embed growth mind lessons into schools and classrooms on a budget.

Data, Data, Data: How to Be Data Wise

Data driven decision making is the key characteristic of successful schools and school districts. During this session, participants will learn the essential elements of systematically collecting, analyzing, and responding to various student data to establish and surpass student achievement goals.  Participants will learn the important guiding questions to lead data professional learning communities that will help teachers craft instructional responses for all students. This session will also help participants learn more about how to develop, implement, and consistently utilize a systematic data model for the unique needs of your school.

DC is Marvelous! – Gaining Resources for Your Classroom through Donations

Holy Donations, Super Teacher!!!  It's time to learn how to fight the lack of resources in the classroom.  POW!  THUMP!!  Learn how to solicit willing donors for your classroom wish list.  KA-PLOW!!! Learn what it takes to signal an entire country to fight underfunding in public schools.  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  No, it's DonorsChoose.org!

Providing High Quality Services for Students with Exceptionalities

Most educators appreciate the benefit of problem solving within the classroom but are sometimes so enthralled with "testing" that they forget to 1. make learning fun and 2. that children NEED to think independently to develop their confidence. This session will bring out the “scatterbrain” in all teachers and is intended to tap into your creative genius. The primary objective is not to entertain you with brain games and puzzlements, but to show educators that through school-wide learning environments, building relationships, and creative design, our top students can be challenged to reach their full potential.

Addressing the Critical Teacher Shortage with Practicality

Are you overwhelmed with consistent turnover or issues finding excellent teachers to educate your students? Are you constantly battling obstacles that could be resolved with more certified, excellent teachers? Whether you’re a warring administrator or a teacher leader that would love to help your school battle this dilemma, join us for this session. You will gain strategies and insight into what’s working in other critical teacher shortage areas.   

Instructional Coaching: Helping Teachers Increase Rigor and Differentiation in Tier One Instruction

Ensuring Rigor and Differentiation are often two of the most difficult and sometimes dreaded tasks of teachers. Although increasing instructional rigor and differentiation to meet the expectations of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards in the classroom is a challenge, there are strategies to combat these obstacles. The Mississippi Department of Education has several tools to aid in this process. Whether you are a state-tested teacher or an instructional coach, this powerful session is for you. As participants, you will dissect components of these resources to better connect classroom instruction to the raised expectations for learning mastery.

Technology in Your Classroom: Flea Market Flip

Are you looking for free and low-cost technological resources to enhance your school and classroom? Come learn how to incorporate free online resources to make teaching more engaging and student friendly.  Learning is everywhere in our technological society. Take the resources you see and use daily to a new level! From incorporating flipped lessons to top notch student presentations that showcase their critical thinking skills, learn about additional resources that will help you facilitate a student-centered classroom. Let’s take these free and low-cost items and let’s make something extraordinary.

The Model Classroom Experience: Sample Lessons and Learning Together

Modeling is key to instructional progress for all parties involved. In these model lessons, participants will take on the role of students and not only increase their pedagogical skills, but also social emotional awareness. Each lesson will be followed by discussion of enhancements and alternatives that can improve and/or repurpose the lessons to better address students’ needs. Multiple sessions will be available; choose the Model Classroom that best fits you.

ACT Preparation and Praxis Preparation

It’s difficult to address the teacher shortage crisis without discussing the need of prospective teachers across the state to gain a “few more points” on the Praxis Core or on the ACT to successfully pass the exams. By the same token, we must also address that college readiness is dependent on students improving ACT scores. So, whether you would like get tutorial for either exam or you are prepping students for the ACT, join us. We are offering multiple sessions in the various subject areas to assist in accomplishing your goal.

The Power of the P-16

Community Involvement is essential for every level of education. From Pre-K to the completion of college, more engagement from all stakeholders is an accelerant to ignite a blaze to benefit all involved. Join this session presented by the Southern Echo organization to establish or enhance your current P-16 council.

 

The Time is Now: The Critical Need and Impact of Public Education Advocacy

Across the country, communities are speaking out and standing up for public education. In this session, we will explore different types of education advocacy happening around the country and within the state of Mississippi, while understanding the importance of advocacy, identifying different roles that educators can play, and engaging in discussion around strategies and resources for advocacy. Come learn how to be an advocate or sharpen your existing advocacy tools!

Exemplar Unit Writing and You!

Tired of searching for quality units online? Learn how to optimize MDE’s exemplar unit resources and how to create your own units to ensure quality learning in your own classroom. Using the MS Exemplar Units as a guide, we will analyze the making of a unit and take away a rubric to help you analyze your own units. Let’s take lesson planning to a new level.

Our goal is to investigate these topics and provide a more intensive look at improving education across our state by bringing presenters and guest speakers that have created exceptional change within high poverty areas. We are committed to Rising Together and Helping ALL schools Win. 

Adrienne Hudson

www.risems.org

This event is sponsored by RISE, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to organize, as their acronym states, Regional Initiatives for Sustainable Education. The mission of RISE is to conquer poverty by connecting communities in educational enhancement efforts because supporters of this organization envision a Mississippi where education is equal and effective for all children regardless of economic status.

Contact the Organizer

Principal Baruti Kafele
Instructional Leader and Motivator

As a middle and high school principal, he led the transformation of four different New Jersey urban schools, including "The Mighty" Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national acclaim, which included U.S. News and World Report Magazine recognizing it three times as one of America's best high schools.

http://www.principalkafele.com/

About Principal Baruti Kafele

Instructional Leader and Motivator
Abe Hudson
State Representative District #29

About Abe Hudson

State Representative District #29

08:00 AM

Day 1- Breakfast

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
08:45 AM

General Session

08:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Principal Baruti Kafele

    Instructional Leader and Motivator

10:45 AM

Concurrent Session

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM

Lunch and Keynote Address

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:15 PM

Concurrent Session

02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM

Reflection Session

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
06:00 PM

"Phoenix Rising" Educators' Reception

06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Abe Hudson

    State Representative District #29

07:15 AM

Day 2- Breakfast

07:15 AM - 08:00 AM
08:00 AM

Concurrent Session

08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
09:30 AM

Concurrent Session

09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
11:00 AM

Concurrent Session

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
12:30 PM

Lunch and Closing Address

12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
08:00 AM

Day 1- Breakfast

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
08:45 AM

General Session

08:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Principal Baruti Kafele

    Instructional Leader and Motivator

10:45 AM

Concurrent Session

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM

Lunch and Keynote Address

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:15 PM

Concurrent Session

02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM

Reflection Session

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
06:00 PM

"Phoenix Rising" Educators' Reception

06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Abe Hudson

    State Representative District #29

07:15 AM

Day 2- Breakfast

07:15 AM - 08:00 AM
08:00 AM

Concurrent Session

08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
09:30 AM

Concurrent Session

09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
11:00 AM

Concurrent Session

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
12:30 PM

Lunch and Closing Address

12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

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09:00 AM
10:00 AM

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The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
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