All school staff members are welcome. Lunch is provided, clock hours are available, and no pre-registration is required. Parking is limited so please carpoool.
Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Google Maps provides incorrect directions. From SE 192nd: Turn East onto SE 34th Street Turn right onto SE Payne Road Take a left turn onto Nan Henriksen Way and follow the signs to Discovery HS.
Keynote Topic: Respecting Students and Their Culture
Technology has had a significant influence on the current generation of students in our schools. Understanding their culture and how technology has influenced them is something that every educator needs to know and understand. Why are they hanging out in their phones? How do they talk today? What are the impacts that technology is having on the way this generation learns and expects to be taught?
It is a new digitally connected world and “I’m not good at technology” is no longer an excuse educators can afford to hide behind. We need to meet them where they are… and increasingly that place is on devices.
- Student Threat Assessment
- Restorative Practices
- Getting “Social” with Students
- Plus many more sessions in a variety of topics to choose from!
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Utecht
Jeff brings a global perspective to his trainings and conversations. His passion is working long-term with schools and districts in changing the teaching and learning culture to help prepare students for their future. In 2001, Jeff was the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Grant, the Technology Leadership Program. This started his journey into the world of connecting students and using the world as his curriculum. Jeff continues to speak at schools and educational events around the globe. He was invited by the Prince of Bahrain to participate in conversations to reimagine teaching and learning. In 2018, he was invited to the Global Knowledge Summit in Dubai to be part of global conversations about the future of education in the Knowledge Economy.