Keeping It Real!

Featuring Cynthia "Mama J" Johnson, Ed.D.

Agenda

Day 1

7:30-8:30 AM -Registration

Complimentary Coffee & Tea

8:30-10:00 AM -Empowering Underserved Student Populations

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to introduce the POWER (People, Optimism, Work, Efficacy, Relationships) Principle and to determine What It Takes to empower underserved students.

  • Introduction of 5 POWER Leadership Principles
  • Dispel Myths Associated with Educating Children Who Live in Poverty and Children of Color
  • Closing the “Caring vs. Believing Gap”
  • Group/Team Work

10:00-10:30 AM -Break & SDE Book Table

Visit the SDE Book Table.

10:30-11:45 AM -Children Who Live in Poverty & Schooling

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to discuss the impact poverty has on schooling. Most important, seven strategies to bridge the gap from despair to hope will be shared.

  • Leading Learning for Children Who Live in Poverty
  • Seven Strategies to Bridge the Gap from Despair to Hope
  • Partnering with Parents and Families
  • Application of 5 POWER Leadership Principles
  • Group/Team Work

11:45-12:45 -Lunch Break & SDE Book Table

Enjoy lunch on your own.

12:45-2:00 PM -Engaging with Ethnically Diverse Student Populations

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to analyze the role that cultural competency has on educating ethnically diverse students. Strategies to incorporate culturally responsiveness will also be reviewed.

  • The Role of Cultural Competency
  • Unmasking the Truth: Teaching Diverse Student Populations
  • Culturally Responsive and Relevant Strategies
  • Partnering with Parents and Families
  • Application of the POWER Principle
  • Group/Team Work

2:00-2:20 PM -Break & SDE Book Table

Visit the SDE Book Table.

2:20-3:10 PM -School Connectedness & Student Achievement

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to review the relationship school connectedness has on increasing the achievement of all students, engaging and connecting with children who live in poverty and children of color, reducing discipline and behavior problems, and increasing attendance.

  • Building Relationships with Students
  • Partnering with Parents and Families
  • Application of POWER Principle
  • Group/Team Work

3:10-3:20 -Questions for Rewind on Day 2

Day 2

7:30-8:30 AM -Complimentary Coffee & Tea

Join us for informal networking.

8:30-8:45 AM -Day 1 Rewind

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to respond to “burning questions” from day one of the seminar.

8:45-10:00 AM -Social & Emotional Learning in Action

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to analyze the significance and lasting impact of social and emotional learning in 21st century schools.

  • Activities to Support and Teach Social and Emotional Learning
  • School-wide/Year-Long Social and Emotional Plan
  • Partnering with Parents and Families
  • Application of 5 POWER Principles
  • Group/Team Work

10:00-10:30 AM -Break & SDE Book Table

Visit the SDE Book Table.

10:30-11:45 AM -Trauma Sensitive Environments

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to identify strategies to effectively educate students who face trauma on a daily basis. Partnering with parents and community organizations will also be discussed.

  • A Circle of Care: Daily Response to Students Who Live in Trauma
  • Partnering with Parents and Community Organizations
  • Success 360: Providing Wraparound Services
  • Application of 5 POWER Principles
  • Group/Team Work

11:45-12:45 -Lunch Break & SDE Book Table

Enjoy lunch on your own.

12:45-1:45 PM -Equity & Excellence

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to identify strategies to ensure children who live in poverty and children of color have access to challenging coursework, are prepared for college, and are ready to enter into the workforce. Student voice will also be reviewed as a way to connect to the school environment and as a vehicle to take charge of their learning and lives.

  • Providing Students With What They Need to Succeed
  • Improving Opportunities by Providing Access to Challenging Coursework
  • Encouraging Student Voice and Empowering Students to Take Charge of Their Lives
  • College Prepared and Career Ready
  • School-Community Partnerships
  • Application of the POWER Principle
  • Group/Team Work

1:45-2:05 -PM Break & SDE Book Table

Visit the SDE Book Table.

2:05-3:05 PM -Team Work & Personalized Consulting

The focus of this portion of the presentation is to help individual districts problem-solve challenges that are hindering the success of children who live in poverty and children of color.

  • Development of POWER Plan to Implement Upon Your Return to School
  • Application of the POWER Principle
  • Group/Team Work

3:05-3:20 -Keeping It Real: Knowing & Doing What It Takes!

Conclusion and Q&A.