ADE Summit 2019

Bank OZK Arena Stream

Stream will be available between June 18th-21st 2019


Tuesday, June 18th
10:50 - 11:50 Breaking News: Reading & Spelling Depend on Language!
The most prevalent misunderstanding in literacy instruction is that it is primarily a visual skill. This session will examine the practices emanating from a "visual" approach. It will contrast them with instruction informed by knowledge of language and its central role in learning to read and write.

Instructor: Louisa Moats
12:00 - 1:00 10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention
Many schools are somewhere in the process of implementing MTSS/RTI. Regardless of how long, there are many K-8 schools not getting the full benefit from their efforts and therefore they aren't experiencing the acceleration of student reading scores possible from MTSS. Come hear about the 10 most important factors present in schools that are getting results from their literacy MTSS. Dr. Hall is the author of two books on RTI published by Corwin plus five other publications on data-differentiated literacy instruction, and her newest book is 10 Success Factors for Literacy Interventions (ASCD). She can be reached at or on twitter at @susanhall_Edd.

Instructor: Susan Hall
Wednesday, June 19th
10:50 - 11:50 Implicit Bias: Aware is Only Half Way There, What's Next?
Implicit bias has been noted as a factor in harsh treatment in disciplinary practices and other inequities in education. This Keynote Address will: (a) foster an understanding of implicit bias and its impact on teaching, learning, and interacting, (b) introduce culturally responsive practices to develop supportive environments and, (c) provide strategies for developing social-emotional competencies.

Instructor: RoseMarie Allen
12:00 - 1:00 Homeless to Higher Ed: The Power of a Caring Professional
Jordyn Roark is an inspirational speaker who has shared her story of youth and young adult homelessness with audiences around the country. Five years ago, she was an unsheltered, unaccompanied, high school drop-out. Today, she holds her masters in social work. She is often asked how she persevered and found success. Her answer to that question is framed around the professionals in her life who provided unwavering support and guidance. Today, she hopes to inspire you, as you work to do the same for children across the state of Arkansas.

Instructor: Jordyn Roark
1:10 - 2:10 Improving Reading Comprehension
Every teacher wants every student to be a successful reader. To teach children successful reading, it’s essential that teachers have a rich understanding of what reading is. In this talk I will briefly summarize what scientists have uncovered about the mental processes of reading, with an eye towards applying those findings in the classroom. The science of reading carries profound implications for (1) comprehension strategy instruction; (2) the role of curriculum in reading; and (3) questions of equity in reading instruction.

Instructor: Daniel Willingham
Thursday, June 20th
9:00 - 10:40 The Immortality of Influence
Salome Thomas-EL – Principal EL, award-winning educator & noted author of I Choose to Stay. Principal EL has helped hundreds of troubled children get into higher education, and he is also the one who remains devastated by the death of a promising student many years ago. This is a unique opportunity to learn from his success and expertise in how to make a difference in the education and lives of students – not just for a school year, but forever.

Instructor: Salome Thomas-EL
10:50 - 11:50 We Have Accomplished Much, Still a Long Way to Go
Arkansas and the country as a whole have accomplished some key milestones, but there is much still to be done to reach the goals of STEM literacy. In this session, Stephen Pruitt will discuss the milestones, but also discuss critical issues that must be addressed if we are to attain STEM literacy and economic stability.

Instructor: Stephen Pruitt
12:00 - 1:00 Empowering Students to Thrive in an Evolving World: Career Learning for the Workforce We Need
Imagine a classroom filled with engaged students who are collaborating with classmates on solving real-world problems, like programming electronic devices or devising how to clean up an oil spill. Imagine a teacher supporting student inquiry and learning as a coach and facilitator, rather than a lecturer. Imagine an environment where students are disappointed to hear the bell ring because they are intent on solving a medical mystery. Imagine PreK-12 students who are already making a difference today and will go on to change the world tomorrow. Hear Dr. Vince Bertram discuss the impact PLTW is having on students and teachers at every grade level across the U.S.

Instructor: Vince Bertram
1:10 - 2:10 The Achievement Gap as a Leadership Gap: How States, Districts, Schools, and Higher Education Can Improve P-12 Learning Outcomes
Lessons learned from Chicago Public Schools when moving from “the worst school system in America” (Sec. William Bennet, 1987) to “among the fastest improving districts in the U.S.” (Stanford University Study, 2017). This presentation demonstrates how schools leveraged an intensive school leadership pipeline initiative since 1996 to achieve a dramatic and sustained improvement with state and national implications on school improvement policy and practice.

Instructor: Steve Tozer
3:30 - 4:30 Education's Moonshot: Doubling Student Achievement with the T3 Framework
Despite billions of dollars spent equipping classrooms and schools with the latest digital technology, the impact on student achievement remains frustratingly low. Award-winning educator and pioneering researcher Dr. Sonny Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation from his best-selling book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies. The T3 Framework categorizes technology use into three distinct stages: T1) Translational, T2) Transformational, and T3) Transcendent. The sequence of strategies in the T3 Framework empowers modern learners who thrive when given multiple opportunities to creatively transfer their knowledge in order to improve their world. Systemic adoption of the T3 Framework is helping whole learning systems realize the largely untapped potential of educational technologies to generate collective efficacy by catalyzing students’ current and future learning readiness.

Instructor: Sonny Magana
Friday, June 21st
9:00 - 10:00 Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education
Join in a discussion of the Federal Government’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education. Which was based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment.

Instructor: Jeff Weld

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