October 28-30, 2018
Embassy Suites Resort & Convention Center
Charlotte-Concord, NC

Update from DPI and the State Board of Education

Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin

Monday, October 29, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.

 

Dr. Pitre-Martin will bring greetings and an update from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

SPEAKER BIO:  On March 3, 2016, Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin was named the new Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Prior to that, Dr. Pitre-Martin served as Superintendent of Thomasville City Schools. Before working in Thomasville, she served as Director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Dr. Pitre-Martin has served as the Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia and also served as an Assistant Superintendent for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana. Dr. Pitre-Martin is a Broad Superintendents Academy Fellow with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. Dr. Pitre-Martin served as the Director of Research and Staff Development for the Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas and the principal of Oakwood Intermediate School in College Station, Texas.

The Pour Into Effect

Kyle Greene

Monday October 29, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Kyle Greene is a motivational speaker, author, mentor and a coach. Kyle is a motivational speaker that has been speaking all over the southeast spreading his message of love, hope, and purpose to public schools, charter schools, alternative schools, the Department of Juvenile Justice, prisons, churches and nonprofit organizations. Kyle believes that everyone has the potential to be great and he wants to help get each person to tap into their greatness.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Kyle Greene as he presents The Pour Into Effect and reminds us that our job affects the outcome of the next generation. Through his personal life story, Kyle creatively weaves together how he became who he is today by teachers, administrators, and coaches that took the time and poured back into him; his potential to be “GREAT”. One of the most important things that educators can do is to pour into a student’s potential and then help show them how to tap into their “GREATNESS”. At the end of this session Kyle inspires and equips educators with the following takeaways:

  • The keys for teachers to win in the classroom.
  • How and why it is important to understand the voice of your students.
  • The importance of sharing parts of your story with your students. Most students just want to know and feel that you care.
  • Create cutting edge techniques to make learning fun. Bringing parts of their world into your lesson plans.

Educators leave this session empowered, fired up, recharged, and eager to go impact the lives of their students.

Dean, Amie

Behavior Interventions that Work

Amie Dean

Tuesday October 30, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 21 years. She has experience teaching at all levels, and has taught both special and general education. She was with Fulton County Schools (GA) for ten years, four of which she provided support to teachers and students as the Student Support/RTI Coordinator for her middle school. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. With 21 years experience as an educator and 10 years as a professional consultant, Amie has worked with thousands of teachers, counselors and administrators in over 250 districts to improve best practices in behavior support, student engagement, and differentiated instruction. Amie has trained with Dr. Rick DuFour, Dr. Kay Burke, Dr. Spencer Kagan, Dr. Ruby Payne, and many others.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Amie as she presents, Behavior Interventions that Work. Do you have a plan for what you will do when a student doesn’t comply with your request the first time? Second time? How about the third time? Do you go home tired and exhausted from frustration? This presentation will guide you in developing a thorough, preventative plan for handling issues from low level distractions to serious/chronic behaviors. This is a practical, hands-on presentation filled with concrete steps you can use the next day to help students and yourself.

60+ Engaging Breakout Sessions! Including these featured speakers…

SESSION 1: Getting it Together for Successful Instruction and Classroom Management

SESSION 2: Writing Instruction that REALLY WORKS in the K-5 Classroom

Kathy Bumgardner

Sunday, October 28, 2018 and Monday October 29, 2018

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Kathy Bumgardner is a proud veteran North Carolina educator with more than 30+ years as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and instructional specialist. She always works to combine research-based instructional best practices and her own classroom experiences with positive humor at every opportunity in her sessions. As a veteran teacher with experiences spanning a variety of grade levels PreK-8, diverse classrooms, and literacy positions in North Carolina Schools, Kathy fully understands the value of sharing “REAL WORLD” teaching strategies that are researched-based and that “really” worked with students in her own classrooms. She strives to support teachers with the overwhelming challenges that teachers and educators face today in preparing students to be “College and Career Ready” for the more rigorous standards and complex literacy required in today’s world. Additionally, she is the original creator of Think Aloud Clouds and hundreds of other engaging hands-on student / teacher literacy tools that she also shares in sessions and in the schools and districts she works with across the country.

ABOUT THE SESSIONS: Join Kathy as she presents Getting it Together for Successful Instruction and Classroom Management. Being able to implement best instructional practices that ensure that teachers can grow ALL of their students as readers, writers, and deep thinkers who are daily engaging in active collaboration and learning DAILY is crucial. Kathy will be sharing multiple updated “really can do” ideas, strategies and resources that provide a deeper look into what is proving to really work in today’s highly challenging classrooms.

Kathy’s second session is Writing Instruction that REALLY WORKS in the K-5 Classroom. If you find that many of your students are “really good at “writing” till they have to use “paper”…even on mCLASS response writing…then this session is for you! Participants will walk away with real world ideas and strategies that work with those struggling writers.

All Kids Can Write (And So Can You)!

Kimberli McWhirter and Mia Johnson

Monday, October 29, 2018 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Kimberli McWhirter and Mia Johnson are career educators that have served in a variety of positions providing literacy support to students, teachers and district level administrators. As classroom teachers, literacy coaches and curriculum specialists, they have worked to foster a love of reading and writing across all content areas. Both have carried that excitement for creating life-long learners to their current positions as K-3 Literacy Consultants for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, providing support to the Western (Region 8) and Northwestern (Region 7) Districts of the state.

ABOUT THE SESSION: As Donald Graves said, “Children WANT to write…”. But how do we make that happen in our classrooms? How do we support the use of writing as a tool to deepen comprehension? To clarify thinking? To help students find their own voices as life-long learners? The impact of writing in the classroom begins with the power of the teacher as a mentor-model—the power of the teacher as a writer! Please join us as we explore strategies for developing yourself as a writer who leads this journey of “thinking with a pencil”!

Dean, Amie

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms

Amie Dean

Monday, October 29, 2018

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 21 years. She has experience teaching at all levels, and has taught both special and general education. She was with Fulton County Schools (GA) for ten years, four of which she provided support to teachers and students as the Student Support/RTI Coordinator for her middle school. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. With 21 years experience as an educator and 10 years as a professional consultant, Amie has worked with thousands of teachers, counselors and administrators in over 250 districts to improve best practices in behavior support, student engagement, and differentiated instruction. Amie has trained with Dr. Rick DuFour, Dr. Kay Burke, Dr. Spencer Kagan, Dr. Ruby Payne, and many others.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Amie as she presents her breakout session, Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms. In today’s classrooms, more and more students are living in or recovering from trauma and chronic stress. Many educators feel overwhelmed and unprepared to deal with the behaviors that are a result of these situations children are facing. This session will provide participants with concrete strategies that can be implemented in classrooms to support students by building relationships, trust, and teaching coping strategies.

Engaging Your Students Hands-On in Today’s Classroom

The Bag Ladies

Monday, October 29, 2018 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018

 

SPEAKER BIO:  The Bag Ladies, Cindy Guinn and Karen Simmons, are teachers in Palm Beach County, Florida. Their passion for teaching enthusiastically with hands-on activities to make the skills come alive, led these two teachers to share and motivate all teachers to create portfolios and projects with their students while teaching skills and strategies. All of the Bag Ladies Projects are cost effective and are designed to promote organizational skills, listening skills, fine motor coordination, and to heighten student motivation, focus, and engagement in the “rigorous” classrooms of today.
Their workshops and presentations take place all over the United States, and they have won numerous acclaim for their love of spreading the good news about teaching to administrators, teachers, and parents. Their humorous, fast-paced workshops are teacher-friendly, creative, motivational, hands-on and fun.
They have written four books and have developed 25 units of study designed along with the state standards to bring Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science to life using “Hands-On” Projects to incorporate the Multiple Intelligences found in every classroom setting. These two teachers take their everyday classroom jobs very seriously, but know that learning needs to be flexible, creative, problem-solving, and fun in this everchanging
educational world.

ABOUT THE SESSION: The Bag Ladies will share Engaging Your Students Hands-On in Today’s Classroom. The Bag Ladies are up to their same tricks, but they will be sharing NEW, engaging and FUN activities to support your instruction! Join them as they present an enthusiastic, fun, humorous presentation of using everyday item to teach the standards hands-on. You will make all new projects, and fill a portfolio with activities that can be adapted to the rigor of today’s classroom to make it engaging for all students.

What Do Good Magicians and Great Reading Teachers Have in Common? They Both Know How to “Trick” the Brain!

Katie Garner

Monday, October 29, 2018 

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Katie Garner, M.Ed., author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind, is an internationally known educational speaker, author, and literacy consultant with over twenty years of experience in elementary grade classrooms across the US and Canada, and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning. Her “backdoor-to-the-brain” approach to phonics instruction, via the affective (social-emotional) feeling domain, shifts the paradigms associated with traditional skill mastery, and has gained national recognition with the No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and RTI Initiatives. Katie is regularly featured and keynote speaker at educational conferences across the United States and abroad, including an ongoing keynote series at the Vulnerable Learners Summits with North American literacy leaders, Dr. Richard Allington (What Really Matters for Struggling Readers) and Dr. Anne Cunningham (National Early Literacy Panel “NELP” Report). Her dynamic presentations spotlight brain-changing strategies for boosting existing reading curriculum and phonics instruction with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best. Katie’s practical and proven methods for bringing neuroscience into the forefront of literacy and learning have been shared in both lecture and panel discussions at Harvard University and MIT as part of the Learning and the Brain Conference and Research Consortium, and are the subject of an upcoming professional development book series.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Katie for What Do Good Magicians and Great Reading Teachers Have in Common? They Both Know How to “Trick” the Brain! Good Magicians know how to hack into our brain’s hardwired system, and so do great teachers! Uncover learning loopholes for accelerated phonics skill mastery that are rooted in the social-emotional “feeling” domain, and take away “brain-changing” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!

2017 National Distinguished Principal

2017 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year

Moving Your School Forward: How to Move Out of Low Performance Status

Jason Griffin

Monday, October 29, 2018

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Jason Griffin is a 2017 National Distinguished Principal and the 2017 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. Mr. Griffin is well known for moving a low performing school to a “B” school in two years. He is an innovative school leader who understands the importance of collaboration, school culture, and personalizing learning. State Superintendent Mark Johnson recently said, “Griffin exemplifies the qualities of leadership essential for helping teachers excel and students to achieve.” He delegates to help his teachers grow as leaders themselves and works to provide them with innovative strategies to improve teaching and learning for all students. Griffin recently joined the Craven County Schools as the Director of Elementary Education and Federal Programs.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Jason as he presents Moving Your School Forward: How to Move Out of Low Performance Status . This session will inspire instructional leaders on how to prioritize and analyze school wide data to drive instruction. Hertford Grammar School went from 42.5% to 71.4% in two years and has earned a School Performance Grade of a B for two straight years. These practices have proven to help our school and others move forward!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 28, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration and Exhibits Open

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits Remain Open

Monday, October 29, 2018

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration and Exhibits Open

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session 3

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Opening Kickoff Session – Featuring Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session 4

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH and Keynote Speaker – Kyle Greene

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session 5

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session 6 and Exhibitor / Sponsor Presentations

3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 7 and Exhibitor / Sponsor Presentations

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits Remain Open

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 8

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break with Refreshments

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Core Skills Building Workshop featuring Amie Dean with Door Prizes

Attendance certificates will be given which may be used for CEU credit if your district accepts this documentation.

Team Discount! Save 20% on groups of 5 or more!

To take advantage of this discount please email, mail or fax your registration forms along with your payment.  See below for contact information and form. Does not include student registration.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2018 NCAEE Conference!

Conference Registration
(October 28-30)

EARLY REGISTRATION*
(extended to October 5, 2018)

Professional: $160
Student (Undergrad Only): $50

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after October 5, 2018)

Professional: $190
Student (Undergrad Only): $60

2018/2019 school year membership included in the registration fee.

*To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.  

 


 

Online registration is now closed. But we have room for you! Just come to the Conference with your purchase order, or credit card, check or cash and you can register on-site in just a couple minutes!

Please make your check or purchase order payable to: National Center for Youth Issues
Mail the check or purchase order and Registration Form to the address above.

QUESTIONS?? Contact NCYI at 866.318.6294 or email registrations@ncyi.org or bnickel@ncyi.org.

Please note: There will be no refunds after October 12, 2018. All cancellations before October 12, 2018 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Embassy Suites Resort and Convention Center

5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027

The Embassy Suites has a conference rate of $147 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 18, 2018, while rooms are available.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL:  (800) 362-2779 or (704) 455-8200. Please be sure to mention the “AEE” group.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the Embassy Suites website

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click on the images to see the things to do around the beautiful Embassy Suites.

Visit Concord Mills, just minutes away and in walking distance from the Embassy Suites!

You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants at Concord Mills, such as Bonefish Grill, Dave and Busters and Outback Steakhouse, along with others.

At Concord Mills enjoy shopping at the Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Nike Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Bahama Outlet, and many more!

Concord Mills also has a 24-screen AMC move theater, so you can finally watch that movie you have been wanting to see.

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!