Annual Education Conference:
Reflect, Rethink, Reimagine

Thursday June 9, 2022 and Friday June 10, 2022

In Day 1 of our Annual Education Conference, we’ll hear motivating keynotes from Monique Morris and Diane Fenner. Participants will also have their choice of breakout sessions to learn how to design truly equitable and accessible learning environments for all.

In Day 2 of our Annual Education Conference, Nita Creekmore will deliver an inspiring keynote address, with several breakout sessions following to address ways to engage ALL stakeholders in our schools.

Note that one ticket will get attendees into BOTH days of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

  • Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D
    Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D
  • Monique W. Morris, Ed.D
    Monique W. Morris, Ed.D
  • Nita Creekmore
    Nita Creekmore
Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D
Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D

Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D., is the author of several books and president of SupportEd, a NYS-certified Women’s Business Enterprise that provides professional development, technical assistance, and curriculum and assessment support to empower ELLs/MLLs and their educators. You can connect with her at Diane@supported.com or on Twitter at @DStaehrFenner.

https://www.SupportEd.com

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D
Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice. Among other works, Dr. Morris is the author of Sing A Rhythm, Dance A Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls (The New Press, 2019), which explores a pedagogy to counter the criminalization of Black and Brown girls in schools. Dr. Morris is also the first Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, an organizing space for philanthropy to engage in the urgent and necessary investments that will help to transform narratives, structures, and cultures that impact the lives of girls, fem(mes) and gender expansive youth of Black/African, Native/Indigenous, Latinx, Muslim, and Asian Pacific American descent.

https://www.moniquewmorris.me/

Nita Creekmore
Nita Creekmore

Nita Creekmore is the founder of Love-Teach-Bless. She started her journey teaching elementary education as a second-grade teacher, first-grade teacher, and fifth-grade teacher before becoming an instructional coach, a position she held for nearly two decades. She started Love-Teach-Bless in 2015 and her platform discusses coaching, teaching, literacy, all things instruction, self-care and positive change. Nita loves the field of education and believes in the impact it can have on our students.

https://linktr.ee/loveteachbless

Event Category/Strand:
ELL/MLL Instruction

Suggested Audience:
Deans/Coaches, Special Populations Coordinators

Agenda Day 1

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Morning Keynote:

8:45am -10:15am – Cultivating Joyful Learning Spaces for Black Girls: Insights into Interrupting School Pushout with Monique Morris

Morning Breakouts:
10:30am – 12:00pm – MTSS & UDL: Creating One System for All Learners with Michael McSheehan and Loui Lord Nelson

10:30am – 12:00pm – All Means All: LGBTQ+ Equity & Cultural Proficiency with Ricky Robertson

Afternoon Breakouts:
1:00pm – 2:45pm – Protecting Joy: The Art of Critical Conversations with Ki Gross

1:00pm – 2:15pm – Leading with Authenticity with Eldridge Gilbert

Afternoon Keynote:
2:30pm – 4:00pm – Advocacy & Leadership to Support MLLs with Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner

Event Category/Strand:
ELL/MLL Instruction

Suggested Audience:
Deans/Coaches, Special Populations Coordinators

Agenda Day 2

Friday, June 10, 2022

Morning Keynotes:
8:45am – 10:15am – 12 Strategies to Build Resilience in Yourself & in Your Communities with Nita Creekmore

Morning Breakouts:
10:45am – 12:00pm – Social Emotional Learning in the Literacy Classroom with Anna Reeve

10:45am – 12:00pm – Best Practices in Creating Positive School Cultures & Climates: Pre-K through 5 with Jacob Dixon

10:45am – 12:00pm – Anti-Ableist Teaching with Michael McSheenan