Utah Association of Elementary School Principals 


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Registration and Breakfast start at 8:00 a.m., June 11th 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.

Booking Information for Zermatt Resort If you call please call the resort direct to get the discounted rate. It needs to be an inside booking.

Keynote Speaker for Summer Conference



John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing students reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch, Empower, and Vintage Innovation. His most recent book is The A.I. Roadmap.

How Will We Respond to the A.I. Revolution?
The A.I. Revolution is here. For some, it’s exciting. For others, it feels terrifying. Still others feel baffled and confused by it. Many of us feel a mix of all three emotions. But one thing is clear. It’s here and it’s not going away. In this keynote, we explore how we might adapt and change as we navigate the new terrain of an AI world. We explore the human skills students will need in a world of smart machines and how leaders can empower teachers through this era of change. Ultimately, we’ll be reminded of the hope and humanity we continue to have in a time of epic change.

Mike Anderson


Mike Anderson has been an educator for many years. A classroom teacher for 15 years, he has also coached swim teams, worked in preschools, and taught university graduate level classes. In 2004 Anderson was awarded a national Milken Educator Award and in 2005 he was a finalist for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year.


Now, as an independent education consultant, Anderson works with schools in rural, urban, and suburban settings across the United States and beyond. Anderson supports teachers and schools on a wide variety of topics: boosting student motivation, using effective teacher talk, embedding choice in everyday learning, blending social-emotional and academic teaching, and many more. It is his firm belief that professional learning should be engaging and joyful and should model what great classroom teaching is all about. In 2020 he was awarded the Outstanding Educational Leader Award by NHASCD for his work as a consultant.


Anderson is the author of many books about great teaching and learning including The Research-Ready Classroom (Heinemann, 2006), The First Six Weeks of School, 2nd Edition (CRS, 2015), Tackling the Motivation Crisis (ASCD, 2021), and the best-selling What We Say and How We Say It Matter (ASCD, 2019). His forthcoming book focuses on teacher engagement: Rekindle Your Professional Fire (ASCD, 2024).


Mike lives in Durham, New Hampshire, with his amazing family: Heather, Ethan, and Carly (though with Ethan and Carly in the process of fledging, this is very much in flux). When he’s not working, you might find him tending his perennial gardens, watching the Red Sox, or finding fun new places to run.


To learn more about Anderson and his work, visit his website: www.leadinggreatlearning.com. Through that site you can read his blog, subscribe to his newsletter, and learn about the many online courses he has created for teachers. You can also follow him on X at @balancedteacher.

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