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Pre-Conference - Wednesday October 4

Marcia Tate

Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites

Have you ever won­dered why some stu­dents can­not under­stand or recall impor­tant con­tent after a 24-​hour period? If your stu­dents are not learn­ing the way you are teach­ing them, then you must teach them the way they learn!

Expe­ri­ence 20 instruc­tional strate­gies based on brain research and learn­ing style the­ory that max­i­mize mem­ory and min­i­mize for­get­ting. Increase learn­ing for all stu­dents when strate­gies like draw­ing, metaphor, move­ment, music, and sto­ry­telling are used to teach cur­ricu­lum objec­tives and meet inter­na­tional stan­dards. Explore research that shows why these strate­gies are prefer­able to oth­ers. Ensure that brains retain key con­cepts – not only for tests, but for life!

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Mar­cia L. Tate, EdD, is the for­mer Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment for the DeKalb County School Sys­tem, Decatur, Geor­gia. Dur­ing the course of her 30-​year career with the dis­trict, she has also been a class­room teacher, read­ing spe­cial­ist, lan­guage arts coor­di­na­tor, and staff devel­op­ment exec­u­tive director.

Morning Keynote: Thursday October 5

Manny Scott

Manny shares his story, and sev­eral eye-​opening insights, of how, through hard work and with the help of oth­ers, he went from being an “unreach­able,” “unteach­able” stu­dent to becom­ing a suc­cess­ful stu­dent, hus­band, father, entre­pre­neur, and pub­lic servant.

Manny will share, sev­eral proven prac­tices and prin­ci­ples that engage, equip, and empower peo­ple every­where to reach youth. Based on his doc­toral research and own life expe­ri­ences, Manny explains how to per­suade oth­ers to turn the page and take proac­tive steps to improve the qual­ity of their lives. These are tools that oth­ers used to reach Manny, and tools that lead­ers every­where can use right now to begin impact­ing the lives of oth­ers with incred­i­ble success.

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An orig­i­nal Free­dom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 movie, Free­dom Writ­ers, Manny Scott has ener­gized over a mil­lion lead­ers, edu­ca­tors, vol­un­teers, and stu­dents world­wide with his inspir­ing mes­sages of hope. Manny founded Ink Inter­na­tional, Inc, an edu­ca­tional con­sult­ing firm that has helped orga­ni­za­tions raise stu­dent achieve­ment and leader effec­tive­ness in 48 states and four con­ti­nents; and, helped pre­vent thou­sands of dropouts and suicides.

Sectionals from Around the State

Wis­con­sin ASCD is com­mit­ted to provid­ing enhanced pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment that is research-​based, endur­ing and most effec­tive for improv­ing stu­dent learn­ing. Learn for three excit­ing days from lead­ing experts. Net­work with col­leagues from around the state.

Join us Thurs­day after­noon and Fri­day morn­ing for 75 minute sec­tional ses­sions from DPI, higher ed, and school dis­tricts from around the state.

We hope you and a team of lead­ers from your school or dis­trict can join us for this qual­ity learn­ing oppor­tu­nity in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Wis­con­sin Depart­ment of Pubilc Instruction.

This con­fer­ence also includes:

  • Con­ti­nen­tal break­fast and lunch Wednes­day and Thursday
  • Thurs­day night Social fea­tur­ing WASCD’s own Tony Fron­tier with Duel­ing Pianos
  • Hot break­fast buf­fet Friday.

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