Join us for the Future-Focused Educators’ Summit, a Virtual AESD Opportunity

July 26-29, 2021

Summit Schedule

Monday, July 26th

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Specific Leadership Pathway Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
AWSL Student Panel

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Specific Leadership Pathway Sessions

Tuesday, July 27th

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Specific Leadership Pathway Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Specific Leadership Pathway Sessions

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker:
John Furniss

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Evening Reception – All participants

Wednesday, July 28th

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Anthony Craig

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Specific educator sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
AWSL Student Panel

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Specific educator sessions

Thursday, July 29th

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker:
Garett Talcott

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Specific educator sessions

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker:

Parfait Bassalé

Sessions

Session dates are still tentative and subject to change.

Each day of the Future-Focused Educators’ Summit will also include fun optional conference experiences for our participants like Yoga, Cooking classes, Dance instruction and Paint night as well as other opportunities to network with colleagues.

Presenter Session Theme/Strand
Gholdy Muhammad
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Cultivating Genius and Joy: An Equity Model for Culturally & Historically Responsive Education
The session will blend history, theory, and practical/engaging approaches for understanding and implementing CHRE instructional practices. Dr. Gholdy Muhammad will demonstrate research-based equity practices and offer pedagogical examples of the lesson and unit plans.
Keynote
Josie Komorowski Designing for Learning Variability (For Students and Adult Learners)
Learner variability is the rule, not the exception. Learn proactive design strategies to support all learners in becoming expert learners.
Leadership
Amber McCulloch Partnering with Families and Community Based Organizations to Co-Create Antiracist Social Emotional Learning in School Partner & Community
Hillary Marshall Partnering during the Pandemic: Washougal Public & School libraries joined forces to create Washougal READS
Washougal libraries created a community reading/discourse program to tackle diversity issues to inspire other communities to try this idea.
Partner & Community
Mark Ray TeachKit: Expanding Digital Learning Through Informal Coaching Leadership
Kimberly Hetrick Increasing Engagement via Quality High School and Beyond Planning Leadership
Erin Wick Adolescent Behavioral Health Systems of Care
The system of care philosophy promotes increased access to mental health services for students and improves academic outcomes.
Educator Capacity & Development
Henrik Appert Formative and Inclusive Math Classes Enabled by Edtech
You’ll learn how technology that enables students to show their work in math unlocks a more formative and inclusive classroom with more mathematical discourse.
Materials & Curriculum
Karen Tranum Why Are You Yelling At Me?
Learn strategies to defuse escalations while recognizing the aspect that trauma can bring to escalating behavior.
Educator Capacity & Development
Elyse Belanger How To Introduce and Implement Inclusionary Practices Leadership
Mark Cheney Developing a High School Career Connected Learning Culture that supports the High School & Beyond Plan Educator Capacity & Development
John Weisenfeld How I Used CRM Software to Involve Families and Stakeholders in My Classes Materials & Curriculum
Kimberly Astle Attending to Equity in STEM Learning Access for All Students
Materials & Curriculum
Gahlya Auel Inclusive Practices: Thinking About Community and Family Connections
Partner and Community
Vicki Bates Computer Science is an Equity Issue
Explore the why and how of increasing equitable practices in CS, specifically to increase success of historically excluded students.
Materials & Curriculum
Jeff Crawford Neuroscience ABCs for Supporting Adult Learners
Let’s look at brain functions and principles that guide effective, equitable professional learning for each educator.
Educator Capacity & Development
Hope Baker Refilling Our Cup: Beyond Self Care to Supportive Systems Educator Capacity & Development
Presenter Session Theme/Strand
AWSP Leadership Round Table
Leadership
Barbara Soots Exploring the New OSPI Screening for Biased Content Tool
Learn about the bias screening tool for instructional material, discuss a strategy for evaluating content, and review criteria and examples.
Materials & Curriculum
Jessica Faith Carter Instructional Vision Setting for High-Quality Materials
Participants will explore strategies and tools for setting a strong instructional vision to guide an equitable materials adoption process.
Leadership
Scott Killough Using Canvas Courses and Zoom to Facilitate Adult Professional Learning
Participants will first be exposed to the basic features of setting up a Canvas Course. After that, we will transition into a conversation around two philosophical approaches to adult learning with regards to Canvas Courses.
Educator Capacity & Development
Elyse Belanger UDL in your District or Site Leadership
Mark Cheney Developing a Career Connected Learning Culture in the Middle School Classroom (Career Awareness/Exploration) Educator Capacity & Development
Jeff Crawford Removing Barriers, Empowering Stakeholders
Join the conversation about how Glover Middle School has been working to remove barriers and create structures to involve shareholders.
Partner & Community
Hope Baker Developing Cultural Awareness with the ADDRESSING Framework
Attendees will develop awareness of how they perform their own culture, and how it is unconsciously communicated to students and families.
Educator Capacity & Development
Mark Ray Building Instructional Partnership Using the LIFT Framework Leadership
Jen Flo Attracting, Sustaining, and Supporting New Teachers
Supporting new teachers means supporting students. Join us for resources to mentor new teachers and foster collective responsibility.
Leadership
Shannon Thissen Computer Science in Your District
Introduction to SCRIPT, a set of resources and a process to support individualize district plans for implementing computer science.
Materials & Curriculum
Joel LeBel Become a Certified Apple Teacher: It’s Easier Than You Think Leadership
Janet Hayakawa Art as Teaching – Teaching as Art
The arts promote achievement, SEL, and brain growth. Learn research, activities, and discussion prompts to engage educators and students.
Educator Capacity & Development
Barbara Soots Washington OER Hub: Use, adapt, and share free digital materials
Explore this digital library for sharing standards-aligned open educational resources created by and curated for Washington educators.
Materials & Curriculum
Hilary Prince Maximizing the Expertise in Your Building Educator Capacity & Development
Alicia Roberts Frank Leading Educators of Students with Dyslexia Educator Capacity & Development
Pranjali Upadhyay Using Community Cultural Wealth to Reimagine Ed Leadership Leadership
Gahlya Auel Inclusive Practices: Thinking About Community and Family Connections Partner & Community
Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Developing Leaders of Social Justice in Education
This keynote will reflect on Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau’s experience as an educator, curriculum designer, leader, and activist who set out with two colleagues to apply social justice and educational theory to the creation of a Leaders of Social Justice in Education course.
Keynote
John Furniss
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
A Sense of Wonder: Adapting after great loss
At age 16 John attempted suicide. He became totally blind and lost his sense of smell. Through resilience and hard work, John has overcome many physical and mental challenges in his life. He will be sharing his life story, and how woodworking helped save his life. He will address obstacles he faced in the education system as a blind teenager, and how he was able to adapt to his blindness in creative ways.
Keynote
Presenter Session Theme/Strand
Dr. Anthony Craig
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Shaping Futures in the Here & Now: Dreams Require Action
During our time together we will imagine and dream together! We will reflect and plan for what educators can and must believe and do to keep stepping into this moment. We will aim to collectively answer the call before us to realize a brighter future through education.
Keynote
AWSL AWSL Student Panel Leadership
Kimberly Hetrick Increasing Engagement via Quality High School and Beyond Planning Learning Environments
Samantha Ruiz-Thomas Equitable Literacy Strategies in a Math Classroom Content-Specific Practices
Heidi Griffin Building Community in Secondary Classrooms Learning Environments
Henrik Appert Formative and inclusive math classes enabled by edtech
You’ll learn how technology that enables students to show their work in math unlocks a more formative and inclusive classroom with more mathematical discourse.
Digital Tools
Joel LeBel Create Your Own Interactive Brochures and Digital Notebooks Digital Tools
Omar Escalera Fostering Solidarity-Driven Codesign Principles Teacher Leadership
Hope Baker Developing Cultural Awareness with the ADDRESSING framework
Attendees will develop awareness of how they perform their own culture, and how it is unconsciously communicated to students and families.
Instructional Practices
John Weisenfeld How I Used CRM Software to Involve Families and Stakeholders in My Classes Digital Tools
Samantha Ruiz-Thomas Theory Into Practice: Fostering Community in the ELA Classroom Learning Environments
Mark Ray TeachKit: Expanding Digital Learning Through Informal Coaching Teacher Leadership
Elyse Belanger Bailey The Theory and Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Teacher Leadership
Karen Tranum Navigating Uncertainty for Students with ASD Instructional Practices
Eric Franz Need Help? Digital Tools to help you in your classroom
We will look at different digital tools to use in your classroom to help with online learning. Most of them we will discover will be low cost or free to use.
Digital Tools
Jonathan Gerbracht Rewarding with More Math; routines to increase engagement Content-Specific Practices
Tina Mott STEMify your Read-Aloud in PreK-2
We’ll explore ways to leverage reading to develop mathematical & engineering concepts to support student learning for all in early learning.
Learning Environments
Shana Ferguson TeachKit: Redesigning Instruction to Support Digital Learning
In this interactive workshop, educators explore the Washington Digital TeachKit as a tool for designing instruction that empowers students, connects to WA state Educational Technology Standards and encourages partnerships within and beyond school buildings.
Digital Tools
Debra Kowalkowski Math Fact Fluency
Math Fact Fluency is an essential goal for all students. Exploring strategies for mastering and retaining essential facts is the focus of this workshop.
Instructional Practices
Mark Cheney Developing a High School Career Connected Learning Culture that supports the High School & Beyond Plan Instructional Practices
Heather Byington, NBCT Guided Language Acquisition and Math Stories (GLAMS)
In this session, we will share some of ways we have used stories to make sense of math ideas, help upper elementary and middle level students connect math to their lives, lower barriers to students demonstrating understanding, and facilitate students’ practice of language in math class.
Content-Specific Practices
Lindsey Stevens Facilitating Virtual Collaboration
Participants will learn about, reflect on, and participate in online activities and protocols they can replicate in their own collaborative contexts and virtual platforms.
Teacher Leadership
Scott Killough Engaging in Argument from Evidence with Educational Technology Digital Tools
Jen Flo The Art of Being Human: Reimagining a New Palette
Kids are kids, no matter their background, age, or experiences. They need YOU to guide them toward their greatest selves.
Learning Environments
Jeff Crawford Neuroscience ABCs for Supporting Student Growth
Let’s look at brain functions and principles that guide effective, equitable instruction for each learner.
Learning Environments
Barry Hoonan Pocket Strategies for Powerful Small Group Learning
Small groups involve and engage learners. In this active workshop, writer/teacher Barry Hoonan will share some of his most effective ‘pocket strategies’ for applying ‘on the spot’ small group learning circles. Based on his book “What are you grouping for?”.
Learning Environments
Presenter Session Theme/Strand
Garrett Talcott
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Classroom is Our World
This keynote will look at how teaching is evolving and how our classroom environment is a lot bigger than we think. I will share about my past teaching journey and how teaching during a pandemic forced me to step out of my comfort zone and get messy and try new teaching methods to support my students.
Keynote
Parfait Bassalé
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Barriers and Keys to Belonging
The COVID 19 pandemic has plunged leaders and educators into a liminal space; The place where what has been will no longer be but what can be has yet to be determined. This emerging new reality requires individuals and organizations to make an important decision: attempt to return to the way things were or transition by designing a new normal.
Keynote
Kimberly Hetrick Increasing Engagement via Quality High School and Beyond Planning Instructional Practices
Dawn Sparks Games for Math Fact Fluency Content-Specific Practices
Heather Byington, NBCT Guided Language Acquisition and Math Stories (GLAMS)
In this session, we will share some of ways we have used stories to make sense of math ideas, help upper elementary and middle level students connect math to their lives, lower barriers to students demonstrating understanding, and facilitate students’ practice of language in math class.
Content-Specific Practices
Chad Mullen Reimagining Career Readiness – The Community Teach-In Model
Learn how to ignite your students’ interests and showcase families’ skills and careers with a language-inclusive schoolwide community event.
Instructional Practices
Jen Flo The Art of Being Human: Reimagining a New Palette
Kids are kids, no matter their background, age, or experiences. They need YOU to guide them toward their greatest selves.
Learning Environments
Eric Franz Computer Science: No Money no Problem
Free computer science resources for you to use.
Instructional Practices
Elyse Belanger Bailey How To Plan Lessons Using UDL Strategies Teacher Leadership
Janet Hayakawa Art as Teaching – Teaching as Art
The arts promote achievement, SEL, and brain growth. Learn research, activities, and discussion prompts to engage educators and students.
Instructional Practices
Barbara Soots Washington OER Hub: Use, adapt, and share free digital materials Learning Environments
Kimberley Astle Attending to Equity in STEM Learning Access for All Students Instructional Practices
Mark Cheney Developing a Career Connected Learning Culture in the Middle School Classroom (Career Awareness/Exploration) Content-Specific Practices
Mark Ray Building Instructional Partnership Using the LIFT Framework Instructional Practices
Lindsey Stevens Introduction to CSTP’s Teacher Leadership Framework
This session will explore the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be an effective teacher leader in a formal or informal role.
Teacher Leadership
Cheryl Vance Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Doors: Building A Diverse Classroom Library
Tips, Tools and Titles: join our session and learn how to create a diverse classroom library while building a strong classroom community filled with readers and thinkers.
Learning Environments
Shannon Thissen Integrating CT/CS in all content areas
Examples of strategies to integrate CT/CS into disciplinary contexts to support student learning.
Content-Specific Practices
Karen Fradley Hi-Cap in Gen-ed: A hybrid approach to highly capable services
In this session you will learn how the digital tools we have all become familiar with over the pandemic can be utilized to promote and support learning for our highly capable students in the gen ed environment by creating a hybrid of remote and in person learning.
Digital Tools
Xavier Lesage Moretti The new age of multisensory online
The future of online multisensory instructions in the post-Covid era.
Digital Tools
Tim Truitt Equitable Acceleration of Learning through Coherence and the Mathematical Practices Content-Specific Practices
Chris Niemeyer Prepare Students for the MASSIVE Demand in STEM (for FREE)
Join CoderZ and learn how to bring computational thinking, coding, and virtual robotics to life in any classroom (interactive & hands-on)
Digital Tools
Manya McFarlane Differentiation in the Classroom and Through Distance Learning
This training will show strategies and online tools to use for differentiating instruction for students through distance learning, as well as through in-class instruction.
Instructional Practices
Joel LeBel Better Classroom (and Online) Debates: Learn about Kialo Edu Digital Tools
Joel LeBel Become a Certified Apple Teacher: It’s Easier Than You Think Digital Tools

Summit Topics

July 26-27: Leadership Pathway Topics

Sessions offered July 26 and 27 will be dedicated to focused strategic planning activities intended for administrators and school/district leaders. The following are subtopics with essential questions that each session administrators attend will work towards answering:

  • Materials and Curriculum: In the district and at each school (classroom) how are content, materials, and curriculum used with equitable, best practices to impact each students’ learning?
  • Leadership: How do we build and nurture our district/schools by actively participating in vision and goal setting activities and coordinating across district/schools/classroom for coherent objectives and outcomes?
  • Educator Capacity and Development: How can we intentionally prepare, support, and grow our administrators, educators and staff; so they are equipped to support and grow students?
  • Partner and Community: With a commitment to equity and diversity, how do we actively involve our stakeholders, educational partners, communities, and families?

July 28-29: Educators’ Pathway Topics

Sessions offered July 28 and 29 will be focused on learning for all educator roles, comprising these subtopics:

  • Learning Environments: How do we prepare, develop, connect, support, and empower each learner through the balance of learning environments across the system?
  • Instructional Practices: What educator moves can we embed in our practice to support our students, communities, and each other in order to disrupt and dismantle inequitable practices and systems so that ALL students achieve high levels?
  • Content-Specific Practices: What content-specific practices have leverage and longevity inside and outside of the classroom that best support our students’ growth?
  • Teacher Leadership: How do I advocate for and strengthen equitable practices and structures to transform systems?
  • Digital Tools: How can we purposefully and effectively integrate digital tools to impact learning and practice?

This event offers up to 15 STEM clock hours, as well as opportunities to connect, learn, and lead with colleagues around the state and beyond.

July 27: Evening Reception

In the evening of July 27, all educators are invited to an evening kickoff event.