Kafele MAEMSP Hall
 
66th Annual Winter Conference 
Holiday Inn, Great Falls, MT

Click HERE to view the Program
Click HERE to view Principal Kafele's Handouts
Click HERE to view Pete Hall's Day 1 Handouts
Click HERE to view Pet Hall's Day 2 Handouts
 
 January 25, 2017 -- Pre-Conference Workshop with Principal Kafele

This Pre-Conference will kick off with Principal Kafele’s General Session Titled “Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?”, Kafele will take participants on a self-reflective journey that will challenge them to view critically who they are as the leaders of their schools which will include the intentionality behind all aspects of their practice. He will challenge participants to look within themselves for deeper meaning of their own personal worth to their schools. As one principal recently stated, “This session has forced me to look at my leadership through a new set of lenses!” 
Continental Breakfast 
Breaks with Exhibitors
Lunch
We will concluded with some nice Giveaways!
 
January 26-27, 2017 -- Conference Workshop with Pete Hall

Thursday - the Conference will be PACKED with some great information. Starting with ASCD’s Professional Learning Expert Consultant, Pete Hall’s presentation on "Differentiated Instructional Leadership in a System of Reflective Practice".
Description: How do we increase student achievement? The research is clear that teacher effectiveness is the #1 determinant of student success. And every teacher, like every child, is unique and has strengths, weaknesses, goals, ambitions, gaps, and special qualities. Learn from award-winning principal and author Pete Hall how to support teachers’ growth as reflective practitioners through individualized motivation, personalized feedback, customized coaching, and differentiated supervision. Investigate the Continuum of Self-Reflection, a two-pronged tool for a) identifying HOW our teachers reflect and b) providing strategies for strengthening their reflective habits. Geared for administrators (building-level and/or district-level), this energetic, informative session includes an interactive scenario and provides some of the fundamental pieces of creating and sustaining a System of Reflective Practice.
 Hot Breakfast
Luncheon/MEAMSP Business Meeting
Q & A with Superintendent Arntzen
Exhibitor Prize Drawings
Hospitality Hour Sponsored by Lifetouch (Jersey night)
MAEMSP Banquet - NAESP President, Steven Geis
"Team Up For Success!" -- Wear Your Favorite Jersey!
Live Music!

Friday - the  final day of the conference will begin with a Hot Breakfast, Round Table Discussions and Candidate speeches. 
Hot Breakfast 
Candidate Speeches 
Pete Hall - "Raising Achievement in a Trauma-Sensitive Environment"
Students enter our schools and classrooms with more emotional, psychological, and circumstantial stressors than ever before. Simultaneously, the pressure to excel academically has never been higher. How do we, as educators, meet these apparently dichotomous challenges? Learn from award-winning principal and author Pete Hall about the prevalence of trauma, the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and commit to creating a trauma-sensitive environment for our most vulnerable learners. Learn and discuss a handful of practical strategies for being available to students, supporting them as human beings, providing a safe and predictable environment, building relationships, and all the while holding them accountable for high levels of learning. This session is related to Pete’s book, co-authored with Kristin Souers, Fostering Resilient Learners: Creating a trauma-sensitive classroom environment (ASCD, 2016).
Closing Drawings





Hotel Room Block Expires December 28, 2016 -
 Hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Great Falls, MT 1100 5th St. South -- (406) 727-7200. Please advise the hotel you are booking under the MAEMSP/SAM’s room block to receive conference rates of $98.00 plus tax.  You can reserve your room at the Holiday Inn online by clicking the link below!
 
Additional Room Block Expires December 24,2016 - Hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn Great Falls, MT 2520 14th St. SW -- (406) 452-1000. Please advise the hotel you are booking under the MAEMSP/SAM’s room block to receive conference rates of $98.00 plus tax. 
  
Additional Room Block Expires December 27, 2016 - Hotel rooms are available at the Hampton Inn Great Falls, MT 2301 14th St. SW -- (406) 453-2675. Please advise the hotel you are booking under the MAEMSP/SAM’s room block to receive conference rates of $94.00 plus tax.
 
 
  Click HERE to see more about Principal Kafele
Click HERE to see more about Pete Hall 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday 1-27-16 Pre-Conference Materials:
 
 
Thursday 1-28-16 Conference Materials: 
 
 
 
Friday 1-29-16 Conference Materials:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 27, 2016 -- Pre-Conference Workshop with Dr. Steven Layne
Wednesday   7:00am -- 5:00pm
7:00-7:45 Breakfast & Registration
7:45-8:00 Welcome & Introductions
8:00 AM Session 1 Begins
Dr. Steven Layne’s General Session Titled “In Defense of the Read Aloud
Optional Tech Cafe on Twitter
EdCamps
Breaks with Exhibitors
We will concluded with some nice Giveaways!

January 28-29, 2016 -- Winter Conference with Dr. Steven Layne, 
Dr. Maria Walther  & Dr. Karen Tucker
Thursday  7:00am -- 5:00pm
7:00-8:00 Breakfast & Registration
8:00-8:15 Welcome & Introductions
8:15 AM Session 1 Begins
Dr. Steven Layne’s presentation on “Igniting a Passion for Reading
Luncheon/MAEMSP Business Meeting & Exhibitor Prize Drawings
Dr. Maria Walther, Grades K-3 “Transforming Literacy Teaching in the Era
of Higher Standards
Hospitality Hour Sponsored by Lifetouch (Read It Forward!)
MAEMSP Banquet - Dress as your Favorite Character from a Book!
Live music by Intermission!

 Friday   7:00am -- 12:00pm
7:00-7:45 Breakfast & Registration
7:45-8:00 Welcome & Candidate Speeches
8:00-8:15 Welcome & Message - The Honorable Senator Jon Tester
8:15 AM Session 1 Begins 
Breakfast and Round Table Discussions (Hot Conversations)
Candidate Speeches
Dr. Steven Layne will present on “The Success Story Nobody Else Can Write
Dr. Karen Biggs-Tucker, Grades 4-8 “Transforming Literacy in the Era of Higher Standards
Final Drawings and Closing.
  
Accommodation rooms are available at the Helena Great Northern Downtown (406) 457-5500. Please advise the hotel you are booking under the MAEMSP/SAM’s room block in order to receive conference rates of $129.00/night plus tax.

Additional Room Blocks:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Helena, 3170 N. Sanders St. Helena, MT (406) 442-7500.
The room block expires January 8, 2016 and the rooms are $99.00/night plus Tax. Refer to the
School Administrators of Montana to receive the special rate.
 
 Holiday Inn Helena, MT, 22 North Last Chance Gultch (406) 443-2200.
The room block expires January 5, 2016 and the rooms range from $130.00 -- $140.00/night plus tax.  Refer to the School Administrators of Montana to receive the special rate.  

Click HERE to view the Conference Program
 
        
Conference support provided by these sponsoring school districts! 
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64th Annual Winter Conference 
Engaged, Empowered and Enlightened
Hilton Garden Inn Missoula 
 
January 28, 2015 -- Pre-Conference Workshop with Marcia L. Tate
January 29-30, 2015 -- Winter Conference with Marcia L. Tate & Betty Edwards
Also we will experience the Business Meeting, Awards, Beach Party, Banquet, Live Music, Candidate Speeches and Final Drawings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Past Conference Presentations:
 
 63rd Annual Winter Conference
 
Math...Easy as Pi!
Holiday Inn Great Falls
400 10th Avenue South
Great Falls 
 
Presentations/Handouts 
Don't Say Anything a Kid Can Say -- Eliza Sorte-Thomas
Memorization Still Matters -- Eliza Sorte-Thomas
Common Games in Common Core Times -- Eliza Sorte-Thomas
  
 
 To see the program in its entirety, HERE.  To see the daily schedules, click HERE.
 
Many thanks go to our supporters of our Winter Conference  --  we could not do it without you!
 
 
 
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