PHILIPPE ERNEWEIN, ANTHONY ALLMARAS, & MARY ALLMARAS
Anthony’s Story of Learning: What We Can & Should Learn From Students
We met in 7th grade, teacher & student. Little did I know how much Anthony would teach me over the next six years. He redefined the definition and process of self-advocacy, informed how I teach teachers, and exemplified what is possible in teaching & learning. This presentation will feature college student Anthony, his mother, Mary, and Philippe, Director of Education at the Denver Academy.
JOE HENDERSHOTT, ED.D
Reaching the Wounded Student
Education can be transformational in the lives of our students, but there's a disconnect. Emotional poverty has become a deterrent to academic success, and educators find themselves trying to navigate emotional obstacle courses to bridge this gap. Research shows half the nation's children have experienced one or more traumatic events, which has a profound impact on behaviors, relationships, mental health, and/or learning. This session will draw upon a practitioner-developed model for strategies to keep wounded children engaged and support connected, HOPE-centered communities.
CYLE & TIFFANY FEINGOLD
Daily Obstacles Turned Into Opportunities
As special education teachers, much of your day consists of overcoming obstacles. That can certainly be an overwhelming task. Come to this luncheon to laugh, cry and leave inspired with ideas on how to turn daily obstacles caused by executive functioning deficits into opportunities.