PROGRAM MAY 27, 2015

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 – ZURICH ABCD
8:00am-8:50am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:50am – 9:50am Panel Discussion: THE HABITS OF HIGHLY INNOVATIVE SCHOOL LEADERS

Panel Speakers:
Dr. Carlos Azcoitia, Distinguished Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership Program, National Louis University / Board Member of Chicago Board of Education and is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern Illinois University
Dr. Thomas M. Langdon, Superintendent, Sturgis Public Schools, MI/USA
Moderator: Mrs. Ailene Mitchell, Principal, Middle School 88, NY/USA

 

10:00am-11:00am BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ZURICH E: The Habits of Highly Innovative School Leaders
Moderator: Dr. Norman Weston, Professor Emeritus has been Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at National Louis University
Presenters:
Dr. Mark Fredisdorf, Superintendent, Pleasantdale School District 107, IL/USA
Paper Title: Improving Student Achievement Through, Trusting Relationships, Effective Organizational Decision Making and Efficient Meeting Facilitation
Mrs. Ailene Mitchell, Principal, Middle School 88, NY/USA
Paper Title: Accelerating Personalized Learning And Its Importance For Middle School Students

ZURICH F: Keeping Up with Curriculum Design and Implementation Trends
Moderator: Dr. Regina Armour, Director of New School Development and Community Outreach, Concept Schools
Presenters:
Dr. Chassidy Green, Curriculum Coordinator, Texas Wesleyan University, TX/USA
Paper Title: Prescribed Curriculum: An Analysis of Student Achievement in Texas School Districts Who Use the Curriculum Model CSCOPE in Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics
Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Coordinator, ESL and Bilingual Education Programs, Associate Professor at Dominican University

ZURICH G: Opening Doors by Overcoming Socio-Economic Barriers in Schools
Moderator: Dr. Lynda Leavitt, Associate Professor, School of Education Department of Educational Leadership / Editor, Journal of Educational Leadership in Action, Lindenwood University, MO/USA
Presenters:
Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek, Superintendent, Hudsonville Public Schools, MI/USA
Paper Title: An Investigation of the Relationship between Michigan Department of Education School Achievement Rankings and the School’s Percentage of Economically Disadvantaged Students
Prof. (FH) Dr. Richard Pircher, Professor, Program Director, University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, AUSTRIA
Paper Title: Self-regulative competencies for overcoming socio-economic barriers

11:10am-12:10pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ZURICH E: Effective (and Ineffective) Use of Educational Technology
Moderator: Dr. Hanna Kim, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Northeastern Illinois University, IL
Presenters:
Dr. Mabel CPO Okojie, Professor, Mississippi State University, USA
Co-author: Dr. Anthony A. Olinzock, Professor and Head, Department of Technology and Education, Mississippi State University
Paper Title: Teaching Pedagogy and Technology Infusion
Dr. May George, Faculty, Indiana University in PA, USA
Paper Title: A Comprehensive Literature Review on Teaching How to Use Technology by Pre-service and In-service Elementary Teachers as an Important Pedagogical Tool in the Classroom

ZURICH F: Teachers at the Top of Their Game: Training and Professional Development
Moderator: Dr. Teresa Sanders, Adjunct Faculty, University of Phoenix, USA
Presenters:
Professor Xue Han, Associate Professor, School of Education, Dominican University, IL
Paper Title: Lesson study as an approach to develop mathematics teachers in the US and China

Dr. Mary Ruettgers, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and the Middle/Secondary School Program Chair at Lindenwood University, MO / USA
Paper Title: Preparing graduates of teacher preparation programs for the 21st Century Classroom

ZURICH G: Keeping Up with Curriculum Design and Implementation Trends
Moderator: Dr. Regina Armour, Director of New School Development and Community Outreach, Concept Schools
Presenters:
Dr. Chassidy Green, Curriculum Coordinator, Texas Wesleyan University, TX/USA
Paper Title: Prescribed Curriculum: An Analysis of Student Achievement in Texas School Districts Who Use the Curriculum Model CSCOPE in Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics
Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Coordinator, ESL and Bilingual Education Programs, Associate Professor at Dominican University

12:20pm-1:20pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ZURICH E: Keeping Up with Curriculum Design and Implementation Trends
Moderator: Dr. Valerie Bristor, Dean, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, FL
Presenters:
Dr. Annissa Furr, Faculty, General Education Science, AZ/USA
Paper Title: Engaging different learning styles through creative curriculum design

ZURICH F: Teachers at the Top of Their Game: Training and Professional Development
Moderator: Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Coordinator, ESL and Bilingual Education Programs, Associate Professor at Dominican University
Presenters:
Dr. Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington, USA
Paper Title: Have you considered using electronic mentoring to support beginning teachers?
Professor Kimberly Garrett, Coordinator, Alternative Licensure Program, School of Education, Dominican University, IL
Paper Title: Developing New Teachers: The Psychosocial Stages of Professional Development

ZURICH G: Effective (and Ineffective) Use of Educational Technology (WORKSHOP)
Jay Eitner, Superintendent, The Lower Alloways Creek School District, NJ
Workshop Title: Breaking Down Barriers in Classrooms and communities.

 

1:20pm-2:00pm: LUNCH – ZURICH ABCD (Plenary Session)
• Student Performances by Schurz High School “Studio 51″ Jazz Band
2:00pm -2:10pm: CLOSING REMARKS
2:10pm – 4:00pm: Educational Trip (RSVP required)
Loyola University Chicago
HSA McKinley Park (K-12 School in Chicago)

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