Opening Session Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tyler Cook
Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes - Building Belonging from Birth OnBelonging is the feeling of being appreciated, validated, and treated fairly (Cobb & Krownapple, 2019). It is the goal of educational system frameworks, to create climates and cultures in schools, where learners of all ages are able to obtain a sense of belonging and connection. By dreaming out loud, we have the ability to create these spaces with the practices we employ to honor dignity and affirm those we serve. This keynote address will seek to empower participants to be change agents through the power of dreaming.
As a school psychologist by training, Dr. Hollins-Sims finds that transforming educational ecosystems can be some of the most rewarding experiences in servant-leadership. Her experiences in educational systems and as a leader primes her for supporting others seeking their place in leading for sustainable change. Dr. Hollins-Sims looks forward to connecting with you and creating conditions for thriving and success.
Dr. Justin Aglio
Seizing Today, Shaping Tomorrow: Embracing the Future in the Present Moment
We are a couple of years into a new era—the one that follows the 40-year information age. While AI and new technology-enhanced tools have the potential to exacerbate gaps in society and pose existential threats, they also, through curiosity and creativity, can lead to new ideas for a better and brighter tomorrow. This time of novelty and complexity will demand design thinking, human skills, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Justin Aglio will address the audience to provide insight into current trends, new research, and innovative best practices while providing relevant examples that emphasize how education is moving beyond change to empower students and teachers to embrace the future in the present moment.
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