Please select the workshops you wish to attend on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. You may select one morning and one afternoon workshop. Name*Please choose your conference role.*PresenterFacilitatorMorning Workshops, 8:30–11:30 a.m.*Strategic Partnerships and Action Planning for College Readiness Sarah Katherine Collins and Dr. Charis McGaughy An in-depth, interactive introduction to the Four Keys to College and Career Readiness model developed by Dr. David T. Conley will be shared by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). Next, the workshop will provide opportunities for participants to target areas for improvement and develop preliminary action plans based on EPIC’s most current research. EPIC staff will facilitate the discussions and provide resources and materials to ensure that participants leave with an actionable set of steps designed to move their students toward greater college and career readiness.The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius inside Your Organization Elise FosterEveryone has had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders - Diminishers, who drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them, and Multipliers, leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. In this interactive workshop, participants will develop a deep understanding of the research behind The Multiplier Effect and discover the resoundingly positive and productive effect these Multipliers have on organizations – how they get more done with fewer resources and develop, attract, and retain talent, cultivating new ideas and energy to drive growth and innovation. Participants will get an overview of the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and get more in-depth exposure with the essential practice of the Multiplier.Project-Based Learning: Performance from PurposeSteven Loser, Jeff Spencer and Ryan SteuerProject-Based Learning creates purpose for both learner and facilitator by engaging the world through authenticity and problem solving. In an educational landscape littered with apathy and disengagement, Project-Based Learning can give purpose to learners through professionalism and work with community members. In this session, participants will define their personal purpose for using PBL. The rest of the workshop will be driven by participants' Need to Knows. Some anticipated Need to Knows could cover service learning, social media, data-driven Need to Knows, professional development in a PBL environment, scaffolding, community partners, district system building and PBL 101. All participants will leave with practical next steps to implement in their context.How Great Schools Use Design Thinking to Improve Student AgencyJohn NashDo you face diverse challenges in your school, community, or business that seem difficult to solve? Would you like to do things in ways that get results? Design thinking is an approach to understanding problems and creating solutions using extreme innovation and collaboration. This workshop will educate you on the principles of design thinking in a hands-on, collaborative and fun environment. You’ll put the principles into action that day, providing solutions to a real-world challenge especially arranged for this workshop! You will learn to identify and tap into the basics of innovative problem solving; discover unmet needs and opportunities in your work; use the structures and tools needed to be more effective innovators; and design solutions that have real meaning and meet real needs.Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis and Social Networking Sites to Increase Engagement and AchievementMeg OrmistonInvestigate how Web 2.0 tools are being used in classrooms with students of all ages. Specifically we will focus on blogs for the writing process and continued learning; wikis for collaborative learning inside and outside of school; and how teachers are using podcasts to extend learning beyond the classroom, check for understanding and as accommodations for those learners who need them. Everything will be linked to curriculum and aligned to standards delivered instruction.How Will We Know What Our Students Know?: Building Quality AssessmentsMichael J. RushThe Common Core Standards, actually any standards, visibly identify what students are expected to know and be able to do. The standards also identify the complexity of thinking students are supposed to possess in order to answer questions or complete tasks. The challenge for educators is to construct assessments that will provide them with accurate evidence of learning; identifying where students are in the continuum as they move toward the learning targets embedded within the standards. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to better understand the expectations of the standards, identify the cognitive complexity of the standards, and how to construct quality assessments.I will not be attending a morning workshop.Afternoon Workshops, 1-4 p.m.*Rethinking District Design: Preparing Graduates Ready for College and CareerPaul Buck and Alan VeachRethinking district form and function starts with an understanding of the knowledge, skills, and attributes that graduates will need to thrive in post-secondary education, careers and civic life. District and school teams will be challenged to begin with the end in mind as they are collaboratively guided through a series of questions utilizing tools and strategies developed by the New Tech Network to support districts in developing a focus on student learning and scaling innovation. At the conclusion of this session, participants will have a usable definition of the Career and College Ready Graduate for their district/school, will have a set of tools that can be used in any K-12 setting to evaluate student outcomes and will have developed specific strategies at the building and district level to re-focus on preparing students for college and career.The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius inside Your Organization Elise FosterEveryone has had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders - Diminishers, who drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them, and Multipliers, leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. In this interactive workshop, participants will develop a deep understanding of the research behind The Multiplier Effect and discover the resoundingly positive and productive effect these Multipliers have on organizations – how they get more done with fewer resources and develop, attract, and retain talent, cultivating new ideas and energy to drive growth and innovation. Participants will get an overview of the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and get more in-depth exposure with the essential practice of the Multiplier.Creating an Early College of ExcellenceJudy Hennessey and Thomas LasleyThe Dayton Early College Academy has received regional and national recognition for its distinctive and innovative approaches to ensuring the college and career readiness of its students. Come and learn about the school’s journey on the road to academic excellence, which started in 2003. This interactive presentation will provide participants with resources and ideas about the operation of a high-performing early college program exploring a variety of topics to include: leadership, effective instruction, data informed decision making, advisories, internships, creating a college-going culture, student support systems, and governance structures.Infoclutter: Processing Info in New WaysMeg OrmistonMeg Ormiston coined the phrase “infoclutter,” and wrote the book on it, to describe being inundated with information flowing from all sources. New online tools are helping to manage the influx of data. Learn some of the secrets, strategies, and tools that will help you tame the infoclutter in your life. This practical session will have you building and developing your digital filing cabinet that is the foundation of your new clutter-free life.From Systems to Schools: Building Effective Career Pathways to the FutureJames R. Stone, IIICareer and college readiness requires the ability to use academic knowledge to solve authentic workplace problems. More than that, success in the future will require individuals to possess a broad set of interpersonal and behavior characteristics to succeed in the fluid work environments that now characterize the emerging workplace. And of course, business and industry require individuals with technical skills. This session will outline strategies schools can use to ensure more of their students are prepared with the necessary academic, occupational and technical skills to succeed in the workplace of tomorrow.I will not be attending an afternoon workshop.