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Registration - International Foyer (lower level 3)

Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Lower level 3)

PLATED DINNER SERVED IN SEMINAR ROOM

Session 1:  When Undiscussables are Discussed (Marietta Conference Room), Facilitated by Dr. Monica George-Fields

Session 2:  Housing - The Impetus for Segregated Schools and Innovative Solutions (Piedmont Conference Room), Facilitated by Dr. Karren Dunkley

Session 3:  Honest Conversations about Racial Tension within School Communities (Roswell Conference Room), Facilitated by Dr. Bernard Gassaway


 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

AM SESSION 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm

  • General Session Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Nikki Giovanni (International North 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) International Tower Level
  • Book Purchase and Signing with Nikki Giovanni (Lobby International North 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM) Lobby International Tower Level
  • Break (10:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
  • Seminar Shorts (10:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
    • Author Discussion 1: Dr. Lisa Delpit -Kennesaw Conference Room
    • Author Discussion 2: Dr. Monica George-Fields - Lenox Conference Room
    • Author Discussion 3: Dr. Leslie Myers - Marietta Conference Room
    • Author Discussion 4: Dr. Steve Perry - Piedmont Conference Room
    • Author Discussion 5: Dr. Fidel Montero - Roswell Conference Room
    • Author Discussion 6: TBA - Techwood Conference Room
    • Documentary Discussion 7: RACE: the power of an illusion - University Conference Room (Space Limited:  this session comes with a bag lunch and ends at 1:00 PM)
    • Documentary Discussion 8: 13th - Dr. Bernard Gassaway, Facilitator, Inman Conference Room (Space Limited:  this session comes with a bag lunch and ends at 1:00 PM)
    • Documentary Viewing and Discussion 9: TaSheena Cineus, Facilitator, The Finland Phenomenon - Spring Conference Room (Space Limited:  this session comes with a bag lunch and ends at 1:00 PM)
    • Documentary Viewing and Discussion 10: The Road to Brown - Vinings Conference Room (Space Limited:  this session comes with a bag lunch and ends at 1:00 PM)
 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

PM SESSION 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Topics and Targeted Audience

*Implicit Bias Training Session 1 or 2 - Piedmont Conference Room, Facilitated by Michael Selkis (Targeted Audience: All Participants)

New Staff On-Boarding Structures that Contribute to Successful Schools - Lenox Conference Room (Targeted Audience: District Learning)

When Apathy Impedes the Delivery of Effective Supports - Inman Conference Room, Facilitated by Dr. Bernard Gassaway (Targeted Audience: School Leader Learning)

Establishing Intellectually Safe Environments for Students and Adults - Kennesaw Conference Room, Facilitated by Yuisa Davila (Targeted Audience: School Leader Learning)

Creating A Culture of High Expectations that Drives Success - Marietta Conference Room, Facilitated by TaSheena Cineus (Targeted Audience: Teacher and Coach Learning)

Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms - Roswell Conference Room, Facilitated by Dr. Karren Dunkley (Targeted Audience: Teacher and Coach Learning)

Addressing The Ghosts in The Room - Spring Conference Room, Facilitated by Dr. Monica George-Fields (Targeted Audience: Student and Family Support / Parent Liaisons & Associations Learning )

Peer Mentoring that Works - Techwood Conference Room (Targeted Audience: Student and Family Support / CBO)

Understanding the Power of Title I Funding to Support Family Engagement - University Conference Room (Targeted Audience: Parent Liaisons and Associations Learning)

Unpacking A More Beautiful Question as A Catalyst for Supporting Change - Vinings Conference Room (Targeted Audience: CBO)

*This topic is a two-day commitment and has limited space availability


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019

AM SESSION 9:00 PM - 12:30 pm

  • General Session Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Chris Emdin (International North 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) International Tower Level
  • Book Purchase and Signing with Chris Emdin (Lobby International North 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM) Lobby International Tower Level
  • Break (10:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
  • *Seminar Shorts (10:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
    • Author Discussion  1: Dr. Bernard Gassaway - Kennesaw Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 2: Dr. Karen Mapp - Lenox Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 3: Panel Discussion - Marietta Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 4: TBA - Piedmont Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 5: TBA - Roswell Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 6: TBA - Techwood Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 7: TBA - University Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 8: TBA - Inman Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 9: TBA - Spring Conference Room
    • Practitioner's Voice 10: TBA - Vinings Conference Room

*To become a presenter during the Practitioner's Voice Seminar Short, apply here.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019

PM SESSION 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Topics and Targeted Audience

Charter School Practices that Work and Effective Ways to Partner with Surrounding Non-Charter Public School (Targeted Audience: Charter School/ Community-Based Organization Learning/ District Learning)

Implicit Bias Training Session 2 or 2 - Piedmont Conference Room, Facilitated by Michael Selkis (Targeted Audience: All Participants)

District Leader Round Table - Lenox Conference Room (Targeted Audience: District Learning)

School Leader Round Table - Inman Conference Room (Targeted Audience: School Leader Learning)

Resetting The Needle on Generational Schools - Kennesaw Conference Room, Facilitated by Dr. Monica George-Fields (Targeted Audience: School Leader Learning)

Teacher and Coach Round Table - Marietta Conference Room, Facilitated by Dr. Monica George-Fields (Targeted Audience: Teacher and Coach Learning)

Support Team Round Table - Roswell Conference Room (Targeted Audience: Student and Family Support Learning)

Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Families - Spring Conference Room (Targeted Audience: Student and Family Support Learning)

Parent Liaison and Association Round Table  - Techwood Conference Room (Targeted Audience: Parent Liaisons and Associations Learning)

Community-Based Organization Round Table - University Conference Room, Facilitated by Dr. Bernard Gassaway (Targeted Audience: CBO Learning)

*This topic is a two-day commitment and has limited space availability

 
 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

AM SESSION 9:00 AM - 12 NOON

  • Continental Breakfast - (International North 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) International Tower Level

Session Topics and Targeted Audience

Incorporating district-wide strategies that addressed and norm high expectations across the district - Piedmont Conference Room, Facilitated by Dr. Karren Dunkley (Targeted Audience: District Learning)

When Apathy Impedes the Delivery of Effective Supports - Lenox Conference Room, Dr. Bernard Gassaway (Targeted Audience: School Leader Learning)

Creating A Culture of High Expectations that Drives Success - Inman Conference Room, TaSheena Cineus (Targeted Audience: Teacher and Coach Learning)

Addressing The Ghosts in The Room - Kennesaw Conference Room, Dr. Monica George-Fields (Targeted Audience: Student and Family Support Learning)

Leveraging School Engagement Versus School Involvement - Marietta Conference Room, Facilitated by Yuisa Davila (Targeted Audience: Parent Liaisons and Associations Learning)

Peer Mentoring that Works - Roswell Conference Room (Targeted Audience: Student and Family Support Learning)

Understanding the Connections between Students' Academic and Socio-Emotional Data - University Conference Room, Facilitated by Michael Selkis (Targeted Audience: CBO and Teacher & Coach Learning )

 

Monday, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

PM SESSION 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM

  • Call-to-Action Luncheon with Roland Martin - (International North ) International Tower Level

 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • So What...Now What Sessions (participants should select any of the following rooms to meet with other participants from their school and/or district)
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, Dr. Bernard Gassaway - Kennesaw Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, TaSheena Cineus - Lenox Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, Michael Selkis - Marietta Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, Dr. Karren Dunkley - Piedmont Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, Yuisa Davila - Roswell Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, TBA - Techwood Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, TBA - University Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, TBA - Inman Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, TBA - Spring Conference Room
    • Action Planning: Facilitator, TBA - Vinings Conference Room