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Monday, March 25
 

8:00am

1:00pm

Hiding in Plain Sight: Using High School Programs of Study to Uncover Equity and Rigor Issues Room 201Great Schools Partnership (ME) Using a Theory of Action to Make and Measure Change in Your School or District Room 203Great Schools Partnership (ME) How Partnership Councils Can Support Shared Decision Making in Schools Room 208/209Lawrence 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 101New Bedford Public Schools (MA) • Julie Mador • Jariel Vergne Leveraging High School PLCs and Organizational Structures to Support Mastery-Based Learning Room 115Abbey Sacco • Jennifer Carvalho • Bolton High School (CT) Navigate the Future by Starting Now: Sustaining Innovation via Networks Room 213New Tech Network (CA) • Tom Vander Ark • Getting Smart 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) Next Steps: Constructing a Proficiency-Based Learning Transcript that Works Room 104Sam Krotinger • Harwood Union High School (VT) Owning the Room: Student Voice, Choice, and Ownership of their Learning Room 204Great 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 114Hinsdale 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 117White Mountains Regional School (NH) • Mike Berry • Melissa Jellison • Abby Roy Embedding Social and Emotional Learning in Secondary Classrooms Room 205/206Engaging Schools (MA) Teaching in Two Worlds: Building and Maintaining a Standards-Based Curriculum in a Conventional Grading World Room 105/106Steve DeCurtis • Vin Zibelli • Tom Lynch • Derek Snow • Smithfield High School (RI)

2:45pm

Aligning Best Practices from Special Education and General Education in Dynamic Unit Design Room 201Great Schools Partnership (ME) Using a Theory of Action to Make and Measure Change in Your School or District Room 203Great Schools Partnership (ME) 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 101Next Charter School (NH) 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) Let Students Lead the Way to Transform Classroom Practice Room 104Harwood Union High School (VT) • Katherine Cadwell • Eva Hynes Eliminating Structural Inequities through Systems Thinking Room 108/109Jessica Blitzer • West Hartford Public Schools (CT) Owning the Room: Student Voice, Choice, and Ownership of their Learning Room 204Great 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 115Lori Napolitano • Erin Maguire • Katelyn Dumont • Bonny Eagle High School (ME) Designing Schedules that Help Mission Statements Come Alive Room 105/106Champlain Valley Union High School (VT) • Abbie Bowker • Peter Langella Designing Tasks For ALL: Opportunity, Choice, and Equity Room 212Naugatuck Public Schools (CT) • Heather Burke • Beth Lancaster Doing More for More Kids: Shifting from Culture of Teaching to a Culture of Learning Room 117White Mountains Regional School (NH) • Mike Berry • Melissa Jellison • Abby Roy Embedding Social and Emotional Learning in Secondary Classrooms Room 205/206Engaging Schools (MA) Open Educational Resources (OER): For the Teachers By the Teachers Room 213Blackstone Valley Prep (RI) • East Providence High School (RI) • Highlander Institute (RI) • RI Office of Innovation (RI) • Heather Coughlin • Daniela Fairchild • Mia Palombo • Shawn Rubin

4:15pm

Aligning Best Practices from Special Education and General Education in Dynamic Unit Design Room 201Great Schools Partnership (ME) Leading Change: Harnessing Key Principles and Practices of Community Engagement Room 203Great Schools Partnership (ME) 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 205/206Lawrence Public Schools (MA) 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 103New 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) Let Students Lead the Way to Transform Classroom Practice Room 104Harwood Union High School (VT) • Katherine Cadwell • Eva Hynes Leveraging High School PLCs and Organizational Structures to Support Mastery-Based Learning Room 213Abbey 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) It’s Time We Talked: PK–16 Approaches to Effective Teacher Preparation Room 105/106Thomas 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 115Vin 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)
 
Tuesday, March 26
 

8:00am

9:00am

District-Level Policy: How Authentic Engagement Can Drive Equitable Education Room 202Great Schools Partnership (ME) Hiding in Plain Sight: Using High School Programs of Study to Uncover Equity and Rigor Issues Room 201Great Schools Partnership (ME) Constructive Disruption Through a District Wide Equity Review Process Room 203Sonia Lowe • Emily Ullman • Elizabeth Beaulieu • Salem Public Schools (MA) 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) Personalizing Professional Learning: Leveraging Action Research to Inform Implementation of Proficiency-Based Learning Room 208/209P.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 205/206Union Institute + University (OH) Increasing Equity and Empowering Student Leadership through a Teacher Apprentice Program Room 212Lindbolm 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 115Daniel Moleti • Bloomfield High School (CT) Open Educational Resources (OER): For the Teachers By the Teachers Room 114Blackstone Valley Prep (RI) • East Providence High School (RI) • Highlander Institute (RI) • RI Office of Innovation (RI) • Heather Coughlin • Daniela Fairchild • Mia Palombo • Shawn Rubin Using the Gradebook to Report What Students Learn, Not Earn Room 101Great Schools Partnership (ME)

10:45am

Leading Change: Harnessing Key Principles and Practices of Community Engagement Room 201Great Schools Partnership (ME) Not Just Another Meeting: Maximizing Professional Learning Groups to Impact Teacher Practice + Student Learning Room 202Great Schools Partnership (ME) 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 108/109Pittsfield 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) 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 117Oyster 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 Navigate the Future by Starting Now: Sustaining Innovation via Networks Room 213New Tech Network (CA) • Tom Vander Ark • Getting Smart Increasing Equity and Empowering Student Leadership through a Teacher Apprentice Program Room 212Lindbolm 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 208/209Steven Dellinger-Pate • 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)

1:15pm

NESSC Council Room 114NESSC Council Not Just Another Meeting: Maximizing Professional Learning Groups to Impact Teacher Practice + Student Learning Room 202Great Schools Partnership (ME) Using the Gradebook to Report What Students Learn, Not Earn Room 201Great Schools Partnership (ME) 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 203Elizabeth 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 204Next Charter School (NH) If You Build It; They Will Grow: Using Student & Faculty Voice to Implement an Innovative Master Schedule Room 117Oyster 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) 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 115Daniel Moleti • Bloomfield High School (CT) Designing Tasks For ALL: Opportunity, Choice, and Equity Room 105/106Naugatuck Public Schools (CT) • Heather Burke • Beth Lancaster 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 103Exeter Regional Cooperative School District (NH) • Elise Catalano • Cynthia Freyberger • Robert Lukasiak 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)