2019 Conference Break-Out Sessions

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2019 IAIE World Conference

Columbus, Ohio

October 14 & 15 - IAIE School Visits and Cultural Excursions
October 16 - Full Conference with Keynote Dr. Jim Mahoney
October 17 - Full Conference with Keynotes by Dr. John Ivers and Dr. Jenny Edwards
October 18 - School Visit and Cultural Excursions
Hosted by the IAIE Ohio Chapter
 

Session 1: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 9:45 a.m.

The Classroom Survival Kit: The Preppers Guide to a Positive Classroom

Location: New Albany I

This session will describe how to empower students by creating an inviting classroom that is diverse, student centered, and driven through implementation of Invitational Education Theory. An inviting classroom enables teachers to provide rigorous instruction and allows students to be involved in and responsible for their own learning

Angela Miller, Red Oak Elementary, Nicholasville, KY

Building a School Community

Location: New Albany II

In this session we will discuss how to build a school community with a six-step process: defining your box, identifying and understanding your influences, creating your vision, earning trust, recruiting and re-recruiting, and developing climate, culture, and relationships.

Jon Acton

“Open” and “Covered” Students and Colleagues: The Challenges of Teaching and Living in Istanbul

Location: Bexley I

Differences in religion and religious expression create a challenge for university and public-school educators in Turkey. A variety of processes and programs, including a “play library” help bridge this divide.

Dr. Filiz Shine, University of Texas A&M at Laredo

Award Winning Hong Kong School

Location: Bexlehy II

The success story of IE in Hong Kong!

Award Winning Hong Kong School

Location: Boardroom

The success story of IE in Hong Kong!

Session 2: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

ICORT Makes the 5Ps of Special Education Delivery Truly Exceptional

Location: New Albany I

Viewing the people, places, policies, processes, and practices (5 Ps) responsible for special education service delivery through an intentional, caring, optimistic, respectful, and trusting (ICORT) mindset optimizes holistic growth of the whole person. This session examines the need for interdependence between invitational theory and practices, whole child principles, and IDEA.

Dr. Chris James Anderson, NJCIE, New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education

Award Winning Hong Kong School

Location: New Albany II

The success story of IE in Hong Kong!

Chose to Be Intentionally Kind

Location: Bexley I

All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive, and caring environment. The Great Kindness Challenge provides a powerful tool that actively engages students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities in creating a culture of compassion, acceptance, unity, and respect. We invite you to Choose to be Kind!

Mary Ocotoxtle with Irma Ramos and Donna Swenson, Puebla American School Foundation, Puebla, Mexico

Spirituality: The Forgotten Element of Teaching the Whole Child

Location: Bexlehy II

Spirituality covers a large range—from religious to “free spirit”—and includes one’s will, mind, emotions, and personality. The presenter will share his past educational experiences on how to accept and invite the student to share spiritually in a non-threatening environment.

Dr. Harvey A. Smith (retired), SUNY Potsdam, Colton, NY

Creating Focus, Mindfulness, and Emotional Well Being in the Classroom

Location: Boardroom

An introduction to various classroom management methods that help to develop a collaborative classroom family where students build trust, strong character, and academic success.

Trina Crosbie, Park Street Intermediate, Grove City, OH

Session 3: Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 9:45 a.m.

The Whole Child, Invited to His or Her Highest Potential by the Whole Teacher

Location: New Albany I

This section reviews and reflects upon some of the most meaningful invitations to teachers, personally and professionally, toward their own highest potential. This seems especially timely in light of the current “command and control” educational environment where happy and effective teachers strive to maintain an invitational stance while meeting increasingly rigorous standards, high stakes teacher evaluation schemes, and intrusive “pacing guide” monitoring on when and how instruction is carried out. To survive and happily thrive in the current environment, it is increasingly important to collaborate and reflect on the many building blocks to personal and professional happiness and effectiveness.

Richard Benjamin, Marietta, GA

Using the Practices and Beliefs of Invitational Education to Prepare the Whole Child for the Whole World through Arts and Technology Integration

Location: New Albany II

In this session we will discuss the processes established at Kay R. Pace Elementary School of the Arts as a result of the previous interactions with IAIE to promote an academically challenging learning environment for all students. The processes in place promote a climate of respect for and understanding of student diversity, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, or disability. The presenters will discuss the importance of using arts-integrated and technology-based classrooms to emphasize student learning needs on an individual basis.

Erica Hagood with Dr. Donna Jackson, Ta-Tanisha Harris, Shannon Pressley, and Etta Blackmon, Kay R. Pace Elementary School of the Arts, Lake Spivey, GA

Award Winning Hong Kong School

Location: TBA

The success story of IE in Hong Kong!

Invitational Education and Inquiry Learning: A Partnership for Success in Fuzoku Schools

Location: Bexley I

This presentation will discuss how Invitational Education and Inquiry Based Learning has been implemented in the Fuzoku schools in Fukui, Japan, by introducing participants to children in grades K-9. The school and learning processes will be described through the use of multiple pictures of children engaged in inquiry-based learning and discussion about how the school curriculum and structure invites children to own their learning and through intentional collaboration leads to innovation and the development of inquisitive minds.

Dr. Allison Baer, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

Using the Grid Method that Invites Everyone to Learn

Location: Bexlehy II

The Grid Method by Chad Ostrawski invites everyone to learn. This mastery learning method provides tasks that students can progress through at their own pace, improving motivation, confidence, and a feeling of personal satisfaction. The Grid Method also gives the instructor a window into what students know and are learning on a daily basis and allows structuring of the class in a meaningful, tiered manner.

Dr. Linda Ingling Rogness, Muskingum University, New Concord, OH

Creating Learning Environments in Colleges and Universities

Location: Boardroom

Do you teach at the college or university level? Come and share strategies you are using to create inviting environments. Reflect on what you are already doing and brainstorm additional ideas for being inviting. A final product will be a list of the generated ideas!

Dr. Jenny Edwards, Fielding Graduate University, Evergreen, CO

Session 4: Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

Invite the Whole Child, Create an Inviting School: The Formula for Success

Location: New Albany I

Learn how to implement the Invitational Education Formula that creates an inviting classroom and school environment. Discuss the classroom checklist that guides implementation in each classroom including the self-concept series and other invitational education strategies included within the formula. Learn about the Invitational Teaching Survey and research results.

Dr. Tommie Radd, Grow with Guidance, Gahanna, OH

Using Interpersonal Styles to Sustain an Inviting Stance in Preparing the Whole Child and the Whole Adult for the Whole World

Location: New Albany II

Understanding how our most preferred interpersonal style is used in building relationships and climate is a focal point in the core of invitational theory and practice. This presentation addresses participants’ interpersonal styles that promote inviting relationships for the whole child and the whole adult in the whole world.

Dr. John “Skip” Cindric, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

The Nexus Between School Climate and Academic Performance: Findings from the Baseline Study on STEM School Model Schools in Kenya

Location: Bexley I

This study sought to determine the nexus between teachers’ and students’ perceptions on the 5Ps of school climate and academic achievement in 47 STEM schools in Kenya. Less than 5% were found to be both most inviting and most performing, pointing out the need for improvement in both areas.

Dr. Tom Mboya Okaya, Teachers’ Service Commission, and Mr. Alfred Indimuli Kahi, Africa Confederation of Principals and Kenya Heads Association, Kenya

Transforming Your IAIE Research Presentation into a Manuscript for JITP

Location: Bexlehy II

The Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice (JITP) advances the tenets of invitational education theory and practices to optimize educational equity and quality. Participants are invited to discuss how their current IAIE conference research presentation or recent research project can be submitted for the JITP editorial review process.

Dr. Chris James Anderson, UCAN, Manchester, NH Editor, Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice

Listening and Teacher Education Learning Activities: Invitational Education Perspective

Location: Boardroom

You are warmly invited to attend this session to learn what teacher candidates said about listening, emotions, and mindsets during their cohort learning activities. Participants will be invited to discuss the relationship between listening and the five basic elements of IE.

Dr. Scott Robinson, University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI