NEXT LEVEL LEARNING – ACCESS, EVIDENCE, EXCELLENCE
James is a teacher, leader and consultant; creator of the Learning Pit; author of 11 books for teachers, leaders and parents; CEO of educational companies in seven countries; and co-founder of P4C.com. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development, and is included in the Future 500, a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward-thinking and creative innovators”.
For more information, please check out: Challenging Learning
Connie Hamilton has served many roles in over two decades as an educator. She has been an elementary and middle school teacher and instructional coach. As an administrator, Connie held positions as a principal at both the elementary and secondary levels and a central office curriculum leader. Her experience in these positions fueled a passion for supporting high-quality instruction.
Connie has partnered with nearly one thousand teachers to offer job-embedded professional learning. She leads cohorts of educators through Collaboration and Instructional Feedback Teams (CIFTs) where they observe one another and collectively offer feedback for growth in an authentic collaborative coaching experience. Connie offers a true individualized approach to learning by offering feedback specific to each teacher’s classroom, students, and curriculum. These cohort members routinely describe the process with Connie’s CIFTs as the most beneficial professional learning they’ve ever experienced.
Engaging, thought-provoking and useful are words used by participants in Connie’ workshops She provides actionable tips that even the most seasoned teachers find fresh and new. She understands that teachers benefit from modeled practices they are learning. So, Connie practices what she preaches by offering high-quality learning experiences that are engaging and practical. Educators leave motivated to put their new learning into practice tomorrow. Her keynotes inspire audiences to rethink their views on instruction and bring life and meaning to research-based methods.
Administrators become better instructional leaders after working with Connie. Her experience at all levels of schools gives her a deep understanding of the complexities of a school leader’s responsibilities. She believes the most important role leaders have is to provide a safe environment where learning flourishes. This can only occur if leaders are champions of teachers’ work and are able to ask the right questions, make the necessary connections and create systems that are designed for continuous growth.
For more information, please check out: conniehamilton.net
Registration Fee $225 Monday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 8 Register on or before February 13.
After February 13, registration will be $275.
Monday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 7
On-site registration fee will be $325.
Post-Conference Registration Fee $75 Tuesday, March 7 • 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (The Post-Conference registration fee includes a copy of Connie Hamilton’s book, Hacking Questions: 11 Answers That Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom)
The early, regular, and on-site conference registration fees include all scheduled meals, entrance to all keynote
and concurrent sessions, and a complimentary one-year membership to Learning Forward Missouri.
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The conference room rate of $109 per night (not including applicable taxes) is offered until Feb. 12, 2023, based on availability. Please reserve your room early.
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Sunday, March 5
4:-00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration
Monday, March 6
6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening General Session
Keynote Address – James McDowell
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1
11:00 – a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Session 2
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 3
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session 4
4:20 – 4:45 p.m. LFMO Board Meeting
Enjoy dinner on your own
Tuesday, March 7
7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Breakout Session 5
9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Brunch and Closing General Session
Keynote Address – Connie Hamilton
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Post Conference Session featuring Connie Hamilton
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