Detailed Agenda


Keynote Speakers:
- Jim Harris
- Donald Easton-Brooks, Ph.D
- John Stiegelmeier

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Tuesday, July 11

7:00 - 8:20 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast

Breakfast will include Caramel Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Coffee and Fruit juice

8:30 - 9:50 a.m. - Welcome and Keynote Jim Harris

Opening Keynote – Jim Harris: So What’s Wrong with Kids These Days? An Exploration of What We Can Do to Support Children in a Complicated World

It is no secret that we live in an increasingly complex world and that this complexity has resulted in a number of challenges for the appropriate social and emotional development of youth today. In this session, Jim gets back to the developmental basics and helps to give you some ideas about how we can better understand and support youth in an ever-changing and complicated world.

12:10 - 1:20 p.m. - Lunch/ Updates

Lunch will include Penne pasta, cheese tortellini, Alfredo sauce, red meat sauce, Italian garden salad, breadsticks, Coffee and water

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. - Break

Popcorn, coffee, tea and leamonade will be available.

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - Jim Harris

Keynote – Jim Harris: Are you Happy & Do You Know It? Stress, Happiness, & Effectiveness

So how are you doing with your “pursuit of happiness”? Are you like many people in our stress and success obsessed society reaching for the proverbial carrot just outside your reach at the end of the stick of life? In this presentation, Jim borrows from the research on stress and happiness to explore how we can alter our perceptions and practices to make happiness a daily part of our existence. Do not be mistaken this is not a “Pollyanna” presentation on stress and happiness! This is a presentation that explores how we can exist in a real world with tough issues and maintain a sense of resilience and passion in our work. Jim will explore the toxic effects of stress on our health and mental functioning and also challenge common perceptions about what makes us happy. You will leave this presentation with information and daily practice examples that can have an immediate effect on your life!

Wednesday, July 12

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

Breakfast will include: Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, Bacon Strips Or Link Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, Muffins And Butter, Coffee and Fruit Juice

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Keynote: Donald Easton-Brooks, Ph.D.

Donald Easton-Brooks, Ph.D, internationally-recognized scholar on teacher quality and diversifying teacher education.

11:50 - 12:50 p.m. - Lunch

Lunch: Taco Bar including Seasoned ground beef with soft and hard shells. Toppings: sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, black olives, taco sauce, tortilla chips and salsa, Coffee and water

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. - Break

Cookies, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade will be available.