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Daily Schedule - Wednesday, June 14, 2017


9:30 am–10:45 am - Breakout Sessions 7

Title:Believe It or Not? Teaching Media Literacy Should Include Wikipedia
Strand:Instruction
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Description:In a today’s world, everyone can be a publisher – but not all authors are equally credible. This hands-on session introduces tools for teachers to build their students’ media literacy skills and learn to authenticate, analyze and evaluate content from a variety of sources and platforms. Then, guided by a Wiki expert, participants will get a deep dive into decoding crowd-sourced websites and behind-the-scenes investigative tips for using Wikipedia for classwork and research. BYOD recommended.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 A
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Beyond the Bake Sale: Building Your Integrated Fundraising Strategy
Strand:Governance
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Description:Even the most successful public charter schools could use additional resources to meet student needs. Learn how a single, high-performing public charter school successfully built an integrated fundraising program from the ground up. Participants will work with seasoned professionals to develop their board, approach foundations, and establish individual giving programs.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 A
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Build a Winning Business Plan
Strand:Governance
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Description:How do you build and present a winning business plan that addresses your authorizer's concerns and also attracts the resources necessary for expansion? Strong replication requires a solid plan and knowing how your business will grow. A back office provider, facility financer, and leader of a charter management organization join together to convey the key elements of a successful business plan.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 A
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Genius Hour: Not Just for Google Anymore
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Could you imagine life without Post-It® notes or Gmail? Both represent innovations created by employees during their 20% time, an inquiry-based learning method also referred to as Genius Hour. Meet J.S. Clark Leadership Academy students and their teacher who successfully implemented this tool to increase personalization, develop metacognitive skills, and connect deeply to content. Leave with a complete set of handouts for inspiring and nurturing genius in your own classroom.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 B
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:It's Not Just a Facebook Page, It's a Communications Plan
Strand:Operations
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Description:Join us for an engaging social media boot camp to learn how to make your school's internal and external communications efforts more thoughtful, strategic, and deliberate. Discover how to create a core statement about your school, develop a social media policy and process, and implement a communications plan that builds your school's online presence.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 AB
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Making Teacher Leadership a Success
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Based on best practices from leading CMOs, this interactive session will prepare schools/networks to launch (or refine) a teacher leadership program through analysis of successful teacher leadership models, review of tools and resources, and facilitation of a strategic planning process. This session is designed for leadership teams or individuals who: have in-place methods for identifying effective teachers, want to leverage the impact of those teachers, and will invest in teacher leadership as a top priority.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 152 AB
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Mission-Driven Metrics for Reengaging Opportunity Youth
Strand:Policy
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Description:There are now 5.5 million “opportunity youth” who are disconnected from school and employment. The charter school movement has provided operational flexibility to re-engage disengaged youth. The movement now needs metric-flexibility to demonstrate school and student success. Learn from school leaders whose reengagement mission brings success to thousands of disadvantaged youth. After hearing about how these school leaders approach reengagement, join in a facilitated conversation about meaningful evidence-based metrics for recognizing success.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon H
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Policy and Advocacy: Two Sides of the Same Coin Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon I Prefunction
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Ready, Set, EXPAND: Determine Whether Your School Is Ready to Grow
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Are you applying to replicate? Do you want to expand grades? Are you wondering whether launching a CMO is the best option? If so, this session is for you! During this roundtable session, expert presenters will move from group to group discussing best practices, common missteps, and mistakes. We will provide honest conversation and feedback from a variety of perspectives, including finance, academics, governance, communications, and hiring.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 A
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Regional Meet Up: Midwest
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 141
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Socioeconomic Status and Its Impact on Parent/Teacher Involvement
Strand:Operations
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Description:Research indicates parent involvement is essential in helping to bridge the achievement gap. This session will focus on meeting parents where they are by discussing innovative techniques to turn your school into a community school – one that opens its doors, no matter the demographics of its parents.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 AB
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:SPEAK UP! Advocate for Your School and Charters Like a Pro!
Strand:Policy
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Description:Every charter school has a unique story—a story that sometimes gets lost in the big national discussions on education reform. It’s your job as a teacher, school leader, or charter champion to make sure your school’s story is heard. Learn from experts who have been involved in some of the nation’s toughest charter battles about how to effectively build relationships with policymakers, advocate for your school, and be a champion for charters and kids.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon G
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Strategy, Results, and Lessons from KIPPs College Completion Program
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Learn how KIPP evolved its “to college” student and alumni program into a “to and through college” approach over time. The National Director of KIPP Through College will share how they iterated on strategy through the years as student and alumni outcomes resulted in lessons learned and revealed adjustments to be made. Participants will have the opportunity to plan for how they can either initiate this to and through work in their school or network or refine and expand current programming.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 C
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Teachers of Color Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 148
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Using Design Thinking Processes to Rethink Schools
Strand:Leadership
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Description:As technology becomes increasingly faster, stronger, and more dependable there will be major challenges to employment, the economy, and education. Three main areas in which people still excel are curiosity, compassion, and creativity. Join the director of the Charter School Office for the Delaware Department of Education and the Founders of Design-Lab High, an XQ Super School, in a deep dive into ways schools can help students thrive in the future by developing 21st century traits of wisdom, empathy, and innovation.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 B
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:When Culturally Responsive Is Not Enough (Creating a True Village)
Strand:Leadership
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Description:The degree to which a charter school is truly able to meet the needs of its minority students does not begin with a teacher, but with the school leader and her/his leadership team. Through team activities, group discussion, and reflection, leaders will draft actionable plans using a four-pronged approach that’s both academically and culturally empowering. No more “responding," let’s plan with culture in mind. Together we will learn to create a true village for our students.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 150 AB
Time:Wednesday 6/14, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


11:00 am–12:00 pm - Closing Session




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