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Learning @ LovejoyJuly 27 - August 7, 2015
They Are All Our Kids!
Learning @ Lovejoy9th Annual Conference
Providing Excellence in Professional Development
We invite you to join us for our 9th annual Learning @ Lovejoy professional development experience. Learning @ Lovejoy is dedicated to providing engaging professional learning that will make a real difference in the lives of the students that we serve. We encourage participation from educators in both public and private settings as we believe that they are all our kids.
Our national conference week will open with Angela Maiers, founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems. Please join us as we explore the numerous opportunities in which educators may Choose2Matter.
We hope that you will make Learning @ Lovejoy part of your summer professional development plans. Our conference team has worked diligently to provide you with exceptional learning and collaborative opportunities. Please feel free to contact our conference team members if we may be of any assistance.
Dennis MuizersDeputy Superintendent, Lovejoy ISD
Learning @ Lovejoy 2015
Choose2Matter challenges and inspires people to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems. Students have boundless energy and enthusiasm for taking action. However, they lack real-world savvy and the know-how to find authoritative and comprehensive information about a problem and devise a solution. Students want adults to notice their efforts and need them to provide guidance. Todays students expect to do good, while doing well. They want to examine and explore topics that break their heart and take action.
This workshop will show teachers how to help create a process in which:
Students explore what matters most to them and what breaks their heart about it, and becomeempoweredtoactonit
Studentswork collaboratively to develop empathetic and innovative solutions to bring about socialchangelocally,nationally,andglobally
Studentsconnectinreal-timetomentorsintheworldandworkforcecommunity Studentsgrowintotheirnewroleasleadersandenginesforsocialchange Thereisonlyonerule:BeBrave
Angela Maiers is a pioneer in digital literacy and education technologies. An award-winning educator, author, and speaker known for her work in education leadership and innovation, Angela works tirelessly to bring compassion-driven learning to classrooms around the world. As a social media evangelist and consultant, she helps learners and leaders understand the transformative power of technology. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style has made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits. Angela is the founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems. She has also authored six books, including ClassroomHabitudes and ThePassion-DrivenClassroom, which introduced the concept of Genius Hour in education. Her You Matter talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times and was the impetus for Choose2Matter. Angela spent 14 years teaching elementary school in Des Moines, IA, and 10 years as a literacy coach, special programs facilitator, and university professor. She is an alumnus of The University of Iowa, where she earned her Masters in Educational Supervision and Reading. Blog: angelamaiers.com Twitter @angelamaiers
Choose2MatterMonday, July 27, 20158:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learning @ Lovejoy 2015
We can all agree that rigor is important, but how do you consistently get students to think rigorously without killing them or yourself in the process? Learn how during this interactive
morning session. Youll discover once and for all what rigor is (and what it isnt), what it
should look like, and how to help students do the cognitive heavy lifting in the classroom.
And youll leave with a blueprint for how you can make rigor happen in your classroom.
Dr. Robyn R. Jackson is passionate about the profession of teaching. She helps teachers andadministrators understand the principles of mastery teaching and shows them how to apply theseprinciples in order to help every student succeed. As a former high school English teacher and middle
school administrator, she refined these principles on her own journey to become a master teacher.
As a best-selling author, internationally recognized keynote speaker, and professional developer, she
provides step-by-step advice and strategies on how to use these same principles to become or help
others become master teachers. Because she believes that every child deserves a master teacher
and that any teacher can become a master teacher with the right kind of support and practice, she
started Mindsteps Inc., a professional development firm located in Washington, D.C. to provide the
right kind of practice for teachers and the administrators who lead them. She doesnt just want to
change how we teach; Dr. Jackson wants to change the way that we think about teaching.
Rigor Without Rigor Mortis
Tuesday, July 28, 20158:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Learning @ Lovejoy 2015
Want to know the single biggest factor in getting your students motivated to learn? Research has repeatedly shown that when students have a good connection to their teacher,
learning tends to thrive. But these kids dont make it easy for teachers to bond to, nor do
they show much motivation.
Dr. Levy will talk about simple techniques to help that connectedness with your kids and
adolescents in the classroom. In addition, he will review a strategy to motivate students to
put forth effort when they would normally put in the least possible effort.
Dr. Levy is a nationally recognized authority on the treatment of defiant and unmotivated
children and adolescents. He is widely acclaimed for his practical and effective strategies
that educators find useful. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs,
and is a popular speaker who regularly presents entertaining workshops on a national
level. Dr. Levy has co-authored the book Try and Make Me! and Light Their Fire: Motivating Difficult Students in the Classroom, in addition to several audio CDs, numerous articles and
chapters related to understanding and managing difficult, anxious, and explosive children
Motivating Those Difficult, High Maintenance Students
Tuesday, July 28, 201512:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learning @ Lovejoy 2015
Join Todd Whitthorne for an energy-packed presentation designed to educate and motivate you about the power of prevention. Youll learn exactly what is needed in terms of exercise, diet, sleep, and supplementation to maximize your health AND youll be surprised to learn its not nearly as tough as you might expect. Todds comprehensive health and wellness background will help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to the specific steps needed to improve your personal and professional performance.
Todd Whitthornes goal is simple help individuals and organizations improve the quality of their life. He firmly believes that embracing healthy behaviors positively impacts all areas of performance, both personally and professionally. Whether hes speaking to small groups of students or auditoriums packed with corporate executives, Todds gift of communication delivers an empowering combination of education and motivation. Whitthorne is a nationally recognized health and wellness speaker and is frequently invited to present at conferences and events for audiences ranging from corporate to non-profit on topics such as healthy living, fitness, and corporate wellness.
As president of ACAP Health Consulting, he guides the companys product development, marketing and sales, and client consulting strategies in health and corporate wellness. Prior to joining ACAP Health, Whitthorne spent 14 years as president and CEO of Cooper Concepts, Inc., a division of the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, where he assisted organizations in developing strategies to increase employee health and productivity and decrease healthcare related costs. In addition, Whitthorne directed the in-residence behavior modification program and the Cooper Complete nutritional supplement line.
Whitthorne is an award-winning broadcaster who, for eight years, was the executive producer and host of Healthy Living with Dr. Ken Cooper, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program heard in 42 cities across the United States. He won multiple awards including an Emmy and a Katie while working at the ABC affiliate in Dallas. Todd still stays involved in television and since 2005, has served as the television host for the Dallas Marathon and the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.
Whitthorne holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology from UCLA. He is dedicated to helping people live better and longer through proper exercise, nutrition, stress management, sleep and supplements. In constant pursuit of ways to enhance and share his knowledge of health and corporate wellness, Whitthorne is a member of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP), the American College of Sports Medicine, and Vistage Interna