Registration and Breakfast start at 8:00 a.m., June 15th with the conference starting at 9:00 a.m.
Full breakfast and luncheon will be served both days.
**IMPORTANT: If you are submitting your form into your district for payment, you can go on line to register and payment will be entered when it is received. If you are paying with credit cards you will automatically receive a receipt.
Keynote Speaker for Summer Conference
coauthor with Jimmy Casas of
Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect
In Handle with Care, authors Jimmy Casas and Joy Kelly examine a variety of difficult school-related situations, both in and out of the classroom. In schools across the country, educators at every level are faced with delicate, challenging situations that require leadership skills and insights in order to produce favorable outcomes for students and staff. This book provides educators with insights into a variety of difficult-to-handle situations and scenarios that educators can relate to and may have experienced themselves. Well-intentioned, but inadequate, human responses are identified and practical ideas for handling delicate situations with dignity and respect are provided. This book will help educators develop tools and techniques to help students and staff emerge from missteps more self-aware, feeling valued, and able to move forward.
In this book, you will learn:
· What it takes to cultivate a school culture in which every student and staff member feels seen and heard.
· How to treat student and staff missteps as opportunities for teaching and learning based on dignity and respect.
· How to build leadership capacity and Culturize school pride.
· The value of student-centered classrooms and school-related programs.
This keynote brings an inspiring blend of personal stories and humor that will change the way you think about positive deviance. Learn how to unleash student and staff potential while dismantling barriers to innovation. Collect examples of the Renegade CODE in action so you can champion meaningful change in your sphere of influence.
Dr. Brad Gustafson's life is defined by his faith, family, and desire to help kids--and the educators who serve them--succeed. He is a practicing principal, speaker, bestselling author, National School Boards Association "20 to Watch," Digital Innovation in Learning Award winner, and Minnesota Principal of the Year. He serves on Scholastic's Principal Advisory Board and is a national advisor with Future Ready Schools. He is a co-host on UnearthED, a popular school leadership podcast.
Brad's latest book, "Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education" was released on November 29, 2018. Brad is also the author of the the best-selling book "Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students" and the co-author of "Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development."