ENGAGED OR PRESENT?
A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SERIES ON HOW TO
TRANSFORM ENGAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS
An Online Virtual Event
January 29, 2021
ACCESS SERIES VIDEOS AND RESOURCES UNTIL APRIL 9, 2021
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Meet the Presenters
Committed or Compliant?
Engaging ALL Students and Staff
Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and roles in public education. With 29 years of experience in public education—including secondary, middle, and elementary schools—Tom is a compelling presenter and staff developer, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. He understands that educators around the world face unprecedented challenges and knows the proactive strategies that will serve learning communities best. His belief that “every student is a success story waiting to be told” has led him to work with teachers and administrators to create positive school cultures and build effective relationships that facilitate learning for all students. Tom has presented to schools and districts across North America and throughout Australia. He has written 18 books including best-sellers Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom, RTI is a Verb, Pyramid of Behavior Interventions: Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment, and Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities.
Staying in the Game and Navigating the Educational World
Education has the power to change the world, to shape our future, to save lives. Jacqueline’s childhood in Southern Africa shaped her passion for the value of education. Witnessing oppression, poverty and discrimination compelled her to make a difference. Jacqueline’s journey through many school systems taught her the impact a teacher can have in any setting, in any subject and in any system. Since 2009, Jacqueline has been a secondary educator in the school system of South East Queensland. Her experiences as a student, a teacher, a mentor, a pedagogical coach, a Master Teacher and a Head of Department have provided her with a lens to understand teaching and teachers.
Engagement Not Entertainment:
Tangible Tools to Build Rapport, Create Routines, and Develop Empowered Engagement
Kerri Sheppard has been an educator for 22 years. She grew up ‘teaching’ her toys, but was told by her favourite teacher in Year 12 that she was ‘too clever’ to be a teacher. Following this terrible advice, Kerri pursued a Bachelor of Laws before coming to her senses and returning to her childhood dream – teaching. Kerri has taught in country Victoria, London, Melbourne and South East Queensland. Kerri has been an English teacher, a Head of Year, a Special Needs teacher, a Literacy Coordinator and has held a range of Deputy Principal positions. She is currently a Deputy Principal of Engagement – allowing her to do the work she loves – working with students and teachers in the area of empowerment, engagement, social-emotional learning, wellbeing and developing strong and productive relationships. Kerri juggles work and life in Brisbane with her late career entry Manual Arts teaching husband and three young children.
Mindsets, Motivation and Equity:
How to Transform Student and Staff Engagement
Chris Weber has been a high school, middle school, and elementary school teacher and has served as a secondary and elementary school administrator. He has worked at district offices in school districts in California and in Chicago Public Schools. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he was a pilot in the US Air Force before becoming a teacher. He earned his Ed.D. from UCLA and has written books a dozen books on PLCs, RTI, behavior, and mathematics that have supported well over a quarter of a million educators.
Unleashing the Power of Peers:
Creating Opportunities for Students to be Resources for One Another
Greg currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in a suburb of Chicago. As an educator in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. Greg is the author of the best-selling book Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today's Schools and consults throughout North America on a variety of subjects including enhancing teacher-student relationships, social-emotional learning, adult learning, developing innovative practices in the classroom to engage all learners, formative assessment to drive instruction, response to instruction/intervention, multi-tiered systems of support, and data usage for school improvement. Greg is passionate about developing opportunities for all students to succeed as well as finding ways for all teachers and staff members to utilize their strengths to maximize the learning of each and every child whom they interact with on a daily basis.