66th Annual Winter Conference
Holiday Inn, Great Falls, MT

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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!”

Breaks with Exhibitors
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.
Continental Breakfast
Luncheon/MEAMSP Business Meeting
Q & A with Superintendent Arntzen (tentative)
Exhibitor Prize Drawings
Hospitality Hour Sponsored by Lifetouch (Jersey night)
MAEMSP Banquet - 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.
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


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