Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Livestream of keynote speakers from the conference will be provided by ArkansasIDEAS. Schools, districts, and education service cooperatives are encouraged to host livestream events at their respective campuses to increase the reach of these powerful speakers and their messages.

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Tuesday June 18

10:50 am - 11:50 am

Breaking News: Reading & Spelling Depend on Language!

Presenter: Louisa Moats

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

Presenter: Susan L. Hall

Structured Literacy and the English Learner

Presenter: Elsa Cardenas-Hagan

01:10 pm - 02:10 pm  

Competency-based Education: Design Matters--Think Like an Artist

Presenter: Marcia McCaffrey

02:20 pm - 03:20 pm  

Best Practices in Assessing and Teaching Fluency

Presenter: Jan Hasbrouck

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm  

Foundational Paragraph Skills

Presenter: William Van Cleave


Wednesday June 19

10:50 am - 11:50 am

Implicit Bias: Aware is Only Half Way There, What's Next?

Presenter: Rose Marie Allen

Why is Declan a Struggling Reader? A Case for Change

Presenter: Wendy Farone

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Homeless to Higher Ed: The Power of a Caring Professional

Presenter: Jordyn Roark

01:10 pm - 02:10 pm

Improving Reading Comprehension

Presenter: Daniel Willingham

How to Design, Implement, and Assess Meaningful Classroom Work

Presenter: Lissa Pijanowski

02:20 pm - 03:20 pm  

Continuing to R.I.S.E. Up: Challenges and Opportunities in Adolescent Literacy

Presenter: Michael Hock

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm  

Raising Kids Who Read

Presenter: Daniel Willingham

Thursday June 20

09:00 am - 10:40 am

The Immortality of Influence

Presenter: Salome Thomas-EL

10:50 am - 11:50 am

We Have Accomplished Much, Still a Long Way to Go

Presenter: Stephen Pruitt


12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Empowering Students to Thrive in an Evolving World: Career Learning for the Workforce We Need

Presenter: Vince Bertram

Classroom Lessons to Last a Lifetime: Teaching Effective Thinking Throughout Our Curriculum

Presenter: Edward Burger

01:10 pm - 02:10 pm

The Achievement Gap as a Leadership Gap: How States, Districts, Schools, and Higher Education Can Improve P-12 Learning Outcomes

Presenter: Steven Tozer

Grading the Graders: Privacy GPA

Presenter: Jennifer Davis

02:20 pm - 03:20 pm


Informing Practice Through Research: Ten Lessons

Presenter: Zachary Champagne

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Education's Moonshot: Doubling Student Achievement with the T3 Framework

Presenter: Sonny Magana

Having a Growth Mindset

Presenter: Anthony Colannino

Friday June 21

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education

Presenter: Jeff Weld


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