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Monday, March 25
 

8:00am

1:00pm

Community Engagement 101: Lift Every Voice Room 201Kate Theriault • Christina Horner • Glennys Sanchez • Great Schools Partnership (ME) How Partnership Councils Can Support Shared Decision Making in Schools Room 208/209Denise Snyder • Nelson Butten • Michael Sirmaian • Lawrence Public Schools (MA) How Putting Students at the Center Helped to Spark the Raising of a Black Lives Matter Flag in Montpelier, Vermont Room 202Mandinso Abu Aziz • Hope Petraro • Maryann Songhurst • Michael McRaith • Juna Nagle • Montpelier High School (VT) Reimagining Family Engagement as a Tool for Harnessing the Power of Community and Improving Outcomes for Students Room 204Erin Duarte • Maria Spears • Kimberly Soto-Hurtado • New Bedford Public Schools (MA) • Julie Mador • Jariel Vergne Leveraging High School PLCs and Organizational Structures to Support Mastery-Based Learning Room 115Joseph Maselli • Kathryn Desrosiers • Abbey Sacco • Jennifer Carvalho • Bolton High School (CT) Next Steps: Constructing a Proficiency-Based Learning Transcript that Works Room 104Sam Krotinger • Harwood Union High School (VT) Navigate the Future by Starting Now: Sustaining Innovation via Networks Room 213Big Picture Learning • Stacia Snow • Andrew Frishman • New Tech Network (CA) • Tom Vander Ark • Getting Smart Using a Theory of Action to Make and Measure Change in Your School or District Room 203Katie Thompson • Aaron Townsend • Hayley Didriksen • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Increasing Engagement in Science and Mathematics Through Student Voice and Choice Room 108/109Laurie Greenwood • Suzanne Troy • Jared Sawyer • Robert Jackson • Melrose Public Schools (MA) Owning the Room: Student Voice, Choice, and Ownership of Their Learning Room 101Tony Lamair Burks II • Don Weafer • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Student Ownership of their Education in ACE, a Competency-Based Program at Brookline High School Room 103ACE (Alternative Choices in Education) Program at Brookline High School (MA) This Is Us: Small Town, Big Outcomes Room 114Bryce Lindsell-Kraus • Shelby Martel • Karen Thompson • Jodie Holmquist • Peter Hughes • Hinsdale High School (NH) "Does this Assignment Count?" Focus on Formative Instruction and Assessment, A Critical Component in a Proficiency-Based System Room 212Lori Napolitano • Erin Maguire • Katelyn Dumont • Bonny Eagle High School (ME) Doing More for More Kids: Shifting from Culture of Teaching to a Culture of Learning Room 117Patricia Ainsworth • Molly Campbell • White Mountains Regional School (NH) • Mike Berry • Melissa Jellison • Abby Roy Embedding Social and Emotional Learning in Secondary Classrooms Room 205/206Larry Dieringer • Engaging Schools (MA) Teaching in Two Worlds: Building and Maintaining a Standards-Based Curriculum in a Conventional Grading World Room 105/106Tammy Koller • Steve DeCurtis • Vin Zibelli • Tom Lynch • Derek Snow • Smithfield High School (RI)

2:45pm

Get Parents on Board with School Transformation Through Authentic Engagement Room 202Michael Livingston • Mary Newman • Ellen Bagnato • Brian Tonks • The Sharon Academy (VT) Try Everything and Include Everyone: Community Meetings to Promote Student Voice and Engagement Room 204Emily Whalen • Joseph Crawford • Next Charter School (NH) Who Belongs? The Role of Racism in Schools Not Used to Addressing It Room 203Kate Gardoqui • Christina Horner • Moises Nunez • Great Schools Partnership (ME) • Carrie McWilliams Designing Schedules that Help Mission Statements Come Alive Room 105/106Carly Rivard • Champlain Valley Union High School (VT) • Abbie Bowker • Peter Langella Failing Forward Together: Lessons Learned in Transformation from Traditional to Learner-Centered Practices in a Large Open-Enrollment Public School Room 208/209Nora Vernazza • Jennifer Nicol • TechBoston Academy (MA) In the Classroom, Advisory, and Through Restorative Justice: Circle Process is an Essential Ingredient of the Trauma-Informed, Democratic School Room 114Angela Bauer • Lisa Floyd • Randolph Union High School (VT) Eliminating Structural Inequities through Systems Thinking Room 108/109Jessica Blitzer • West Hartford Public Schools (CT) Let Students Lead the Way to Transform Classroom Practice Room 104Lili Platt • Kaia Levey • Carlton Cummiskey • Winter Haberle • Harwood Union High School (VT) • Katherine Cadwell Owning the Room: Student Voice, Choice, and Ownership of Their Learning Room 101Tony Lamair Burks II • Don Weafer • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Student Ownership of their Education in ACE, a Competency-Based Program at Brookline High School Room 103ACE (Alternative Choices in Education) Program at Brookline High School (MA) "Does this Assignment Count?" Focus on Formative Instruction and Assessment, A Critical Component in a Proficiency-Based System Room 212Lori Napolitano • Erin Maguire • Katelyn Dumont • Bonny Eagle High School (ME) Aligning Best Practices from Special Education and General Education in Dynamic Unit Design Room 201Ted Hall • Nicole Bradeen • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Designing Tasks For ALL: Opportunity, Choice, and Equity Room 115Caroline Messenger • Naugatuck Public Schools (CT) • Heather Burke • Beth Lancaster Doing More for More Kids: Shifting from Culture of Teaching to a Culture of Learning Room 117Patricia Ainsworth • Molly Campbell • White Mountains Regional School (NH) • Mike Berry • Melissa Jellison • Abby Roy Embedding Social and Emotional Learning in Secondary Classrooms Room 205/206Larry Dieringer • Engaging Schools (MA) Open Educational Resources (OER): For the Teachers By the Teachers Room 213The Highlander Institute (RI) • RI Office of Innovation (RI) • East Providence High School (RI) • Blackstone Valley Prep (RI) • Heather Coughlin • Daniela Fairchild • Mia Palombo • Shawn Rubin

4:15pm

Equity by Design: Designing Ideal Schools Room 101Creative Reaction Lab (MO) • Antionette Carroll • Hilary Sedovic How Partnership Councils Can Support Shared Decision Making in Schools Room 205/206Denise Snyder • Nelson Butten • Michael Sirmaian • Lawrence Public Schools (MA) Leading Change: Harnessing Key Principles and Practices of Community Engagement Room 203Moises Nunez • Steve Sell • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Manchester Proud: The Power—and Reality—of Authentic Community Engagement in a District Strategic Plan Room 204Evelyn Aissa • Barry Brensinger • Elizabeth Canada • Reaching Higher NH (NH) Reimagining Family Engagement as a Tool for Harnessing the Power of Community and Improving Outcomes for Students Room 103Erin Duarte • Maria Spears • Kimberly Soto-Hurtado • New Bedford Public Schools (MA) • Julie Mador • Jariel Vergne Creating a More Equitable Learning Environment with Open Enrollment and Detracking Policies Room 202Danbury Public Schools (CT) • Meghan Martins Failing Forward Together: Lessons Learned in Transformation from Traditional to Learner-Centered Practices in a Large Open-Enrollment Public School Room 208/209Nora Vernazza • Jennifer Nicol • TechBoston Academy (MA) Implementing a Meaningful, Integrated Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Room 212Cali Cornell • Stephanie Geller • Onna Mechanic-Holland • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT (RI) In the Classroom, Advisory, and Through Restorative Justice: Circle Process is an Essential Ingredient of the Trauma-Informed, Democratic School Room 114Angela Bauer • Lisa Floyd • Randolph Union High School (VT) Leveraging High School PLCs and Organizational Structures to Support Mastery-Based Learning Room 213Joseph Maselli • Kathryn Desrosiers • Abbey Sacco • Jennifer Carvalho • Bolton High School (CT) Increasing Engagement in Science and Mathematics Through Student Voice and Choice Room 108/109Laurie Greenwood • Suzanne Troy • Jared Sawyer • Robert Jackson • Melrose Public Schools (MA) Let Students Lead the Way to Transform Classroom Practice Room 104Lili Platt • Kaia Levey • Carlton Cummiskey • Winter Haberle • Harwood Union High School (VT) • Katherine Cadwell Aligning Best Practices from Special Education and General Education in Dynamic Unit Design Room 201Ted Hall • Nicole Bradeen • Great Schools Partnership (ME) It’s Time We Talked: PK–16 Approaches to Effective Teacher Preparation Room 105/106Lilly Friars • Kyle Greene • Jocelyn L’Italien • Thomas College (ME) • University of Maine Presque Isle (ME) • Alana Margeson Teaching in Two Worlds: Building and Maintaining a Standards-Based Curriculum in a Conventional Grading World Room 115Tammy Koller • Vin Zibelli • Tom Lynch • Derek Snow • Steve DeCurtis • Smithfield High School (RI) Work It! Deeper Learning, Statewide Assessment, and Research-Based Guardrails in New Hampshire Room 117Felicia Sullivan • Ashley Harbel • Julia Ryan • Jonathan Vander Els • Jobs for the Future (MA) • Sanborn Regional High School (NH) • New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NH)

5:30pm

 
Tuesday, March 26
 

8:00am

9:00am

Constructive Disruption Through a District Wide Equity Review Process Room 203Katherine Wilkins • Ricky Baez • Joanne O'keefe • Sonia Lowe • Emily Ullman • Elizabeth Beaulieu • Salem Public Schools (MA) District-Level Policy: How Authentic Engagement Can Drive Equitable Education Room 202Kate Theriault • Duke Albanese • Sarah Linet • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Get Parents on Board with School Transformation Through Authentic Engagement Room 103Michael Livingston • Mary Newman • Ellen Bagnato • Brian Tonks • The Sharon Academy (VT) Manchester Proud: The Power—and Reality—of Authentic Community Engagement in a District Strategic Plan Room 204Evelyn Aissa • Barry Brensinger • Elizabeth Canada • Reaching Higher NH (NH) Student-Centered Ethnic Studies through School and Community Partnerships Room 213Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE) (RI) • Ngan Nguyen • Chanda Womack Creating and Improving an Internship Program at Your School Room 105/106The Met High School (RI) • Arthur Baraf Everyday Routines to Increase Engagement, Equity, and Rigor in the Math Classroom Room 104Tara Sharkey • Julie St.Martin • Better Math Teaching Network (VT) Hiding in Plain Sight: Using High School Programs of Study to Uncover Equity and Rigor Issues Room 201Craig Kesselheim • Glennys Sanchez • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Personalizing Professional Learning: Leveraging Action Research to Inform Implementation of Proficiency-Based Learning Room 208/209Christy Gabbard • P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (FL) • Lynda Hayes • Michelina MacDonald Eliminating Structural Inequities through Systems Thinking Room 117Jessica Blitzer • West Hartford Public Schools (CT) Restorative Justice: Policy, Practice, and Potential Room 205/206Jennifer Kramer-Wine • Union Institute + University (OH) Increasing Equity and Empowering Student Leadership through a Teacher Apprentice Program Room 212Kathryn Hollerbach • Molly Myers • Lindbolm Math + Science Academy (IL) A Three-Step Process for Successful Learning Using Self-Assessment, Peer-Assessment, and Reassessment Effectively Room 108/109Poland Regional High School (ME) • Jessica Elias Castillo • Patrick Martin • Ms. Sevigny C'ing Student Success through Cognition, Communication, Collaboration, Coherence, and Curriculum Room 115Ross Hanson • Beryl Bailey • Daniel Moleti • Bloomfield High School (CT) Open Educational Resources (OER): For the Teachers By the Teachers Room 114The Highlander Institute (RI) • RI Office of Innovation (RI) • East Providence High School (RI) • Blackstone Valley Prep (RI) • Heather Coughlin • Daniela Fairchild • Mia Palombo • Shawn Rubin Using the Gradebook to Report What Students Learn, Not Earn Room 101Jean Haeger • Arielle Sprotzer • Great Schools Partnership (ME)

10:45am

A Critical Conversation about Racial Equity in Northern New England Room 105/106Maine Spark (ME) • Ed Cervone • Kate Leveille • Emily Weiss Collaboration with Higher Education and Community-Based Organizations to Provide Educational, Cultural, and Mentoring Opportunities Room 108/109Marie Richardson • Shirley Edgerton • Pittsfield Public Schools (MA) Equity by Design: Designing Ideal Schools Room 204Creative Reaction Lab (MO) • Antionette Carroll • Hilary Sedovic How Putting Students at the Center Helped to Spark the Raising of a Black Lives Matter Flag in Montpelier, Vermont Room 203Mandinso Abu Aziz • Hope Petraro • Maryann Songhurst • Michael McRaith • Juna Nagle • Montpelier High School (VT) Leading Change: Harnessing Key Principles and Practices of Community Engagement Room 201Moises Nunez • Steve Sell • Great Schools Partnership (ME) A Vision for Learning: Using Self-Reflection and Peer Review to Align Your School Improvement Efforts Room 103New England Association of Schools and Colleges (MA) • Alyson Geary • Bill Wehrli Everyday Routines to Increase Engagement, Equity, and Rigor in the Math Classroom Room 104Tara Sharkey • Julie St.Martin • Better Math Teaching Network (VT) If You Build It, They Will Grow: Using Student & Faculty Voice to Implement an Innovative Master Schedule Room 117Suzanne Filippone • Oyster River High School (NH) • Heather Machanoff • Mark Milliken Implementing a Meaningful, Integrated Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Room 115Cali Cornell • Stephanie Geller • Onna Mechanic-Holland • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT (RI) Innovating for Equity: Critical Conversations About a New School Redesign Framework Room 114Center for Collaborative Education (MA) • Diana Lebeaux • Irene Logan • Dawn Shearer-Coren • Laura Tota Not Just Another Meeting: Maximizing Professional Learning Groups to Impact Teacher Practice + Student Learning Room 202Reed Dyer • Carrie McWilliams • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Navigate the Future by Starting Now: Sustaining Innovation via Networks Room 213Big Picture Learning • Stacia Snow • Andrew Frishman • New Tech Network (CA) • Tom Vander Ark • Getting Smart Increasing Equity and Empowering Student Leadership through a Teacher Apprentice Program Room 212Kathryn Hollerbach • Molly Myers • Lindbolm Math + Science Academy (IL) HOW? Utilizing Habits of Work in a Proficiency-Based System Room 101Nokomis Regional High School (ME) • Cara Flannery • Kasie Giallombardo P2BL: Initial Experience with Project and Proficiency-Based Learning in a Vermont Middle/High School Room 208/209JB Hilferty • Abigail Brophy • Georgia Roy • U32 Middle + High School (VT) Student Engagement: It’s Elemental Room 205/206James Avery • Tony Lamair Burks II • Joshua Hardt • Otter Valley Union Middle + High School (VT)

12:00pm

12:15pm

1:15pm

Collaboration with Higher Education and Community-Based Organizations to Provide Educational, Cultural, and Mentoring Opportunities Room 108/109Pittsfield Public Schools (MA) Constructive Disruption Through a District Wide Equity Review Process Room 203Ricky Baez • Joanne O'keefe • Katherine Wilkins • Elizabeth Beaulieu • Sonia Lowe • Emily Ullman • Salem Public Schools (MA) Student-Centered Ethnic Studies through School and Community Partnerships Room 213Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE) (RI) • Ngan Nguyen • Chanda Womack Try Everything and Include Everyone: Community Meetings to Promote Student Voice and Engagement Room 204Emily Whalen • Joseph Crawford • Next Charter School (NH) If You Build It, They Will Grow: Using Student & Faculty Voice to Implement an Innovative Master Schedule Room 117Suzanne Filippone • Oyster River High School (NH) • Heather Machanoff • Mark Milliken Next Steps: Constructing a Proficiency-Based Learning Transcript that Works Room 208/209Sam Krotinger • Harwood Union High School (VT) Not Just Another Meeting: Maximizing Professional Learning Groups to Impact Teacher Practice + Student Learning Room 202Reed Dyer • Carrie McWilliams • Great Schools Partnership (ME) A Three-Step Process for Successful Learning Using Self-Assessment, Peer-Assessment, and Reassessment Effectively Room 104Poland Regional High School (ME) • Jessica Elias Castillo • Patrick Martin • Ms. Sevigny C'ing Student Success through Cognition, Communication, Collaboration, Coherence, and Curriculum Room 115Ross Hanson • Beryl Bailey • Daniel Moleti • Bloomfield High School (CT) HOW? Utilizing Habits of Work in a Proficiency-Based System Room 101Nokomis Regional High School (ME) • Cara Flannery • Kasie Giallombardo Transitioning to a More Student-Centered Mathematics Classroom Room 103Patricia Wons • Exeter Regional Cooperative School District (NH) • Elise Catalano • Cynthia Freyberger • Robert Lukasiak Using the Gradebook to Report What Students Learn, Not Earn Room 201Jean Haeger • Arielle Sprotzer • Great Schools Partnership (ME) Work It! Deeper Learning, Statewide Assessment, and Research-Based Guardrails in New Hampshire Room 205/206Felicia Sullivan • Ashley Harbel • Julia Ryan • Jonathan Vander Els • Jobs for the Future (MA) • Sanborn Regional High School (NH) • New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NH)