During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

Building School Community: Implementing Restorative Practices

Session 4
Brian Kulak, Anna Muessig

Building an authentic community in your classroom or school is challenging, especially when members of that community have differing backgrounds, beliefs, and social-emotional skills. Further, traditional disciplinary methods often do not teach students about how their behavior impacts the learning and social-emotional health of the community. Let’s discuss how Restorative Practices address these pertinent issues.


Session 4
Laura Deisley

Frustrated with the standard high school curriculum and siloed disciplines? Wondering how to connect your students more authentically to their city, challenge them to really engage with its history and people, unleash their voices and ignite their problem-solving and leadership skills? Want to get kids out of their bubbles and expose them to opportunities and others beyond their zip code or school zone?

Student Visibility

Session 4
Nancy Ironside, Sarah Bower-Grieco

How can teachers and schools reflect on their practices on recognizing and seeing students for what they are doing and who they are? Join a conversation that provides opportunities to share these practices and recognize how to make this visibility more frequent, authentic, and sustainable.

Supporting Our Evolving Student Population

Session 4
Melissa Moran

Gain awareness and understanding of our LGBTQ+ Community that will enable you to better support our students. Geared towards expanding our minds and increasing our knowledge through experiences and advice. Walk away with various resources to continue your pursuit for knowledgeable strategies on; Culture and Community, Preferred Pronouns and Trauma.

When Things Get Real: Exploring the Social and Emotional Demands of Student-Centered Learning

Session 4
Zachary Herrmann, Taylor Hausburg, Matthew Riggan

A key element of authentic teaching and learning is supporting students in making connections between academic content, their personal lives, and the world. When that happens, things can get real. What are the social and emotional demands of student-centered learning, and what can educators do to support students in meeting those demands?

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