Fortify 2016: Strengthening Teachers and Leaders

Theme:
Ensuring Rigorous Instruction for All
Date:
April 12, 2016
Times:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Lipscomb University, Ezell building; Nashville, TN (USA)
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The Fortify 2016 conference is a unique learning experience that brings together K-12 and Higher Education professionals to discuss the need to fortify educator practices around this year’s theme: Ensuring Rigorous Instruction for All. Learn from experienced practitioners and prominent educational leaders who are experts on rigorous instruction, data analysis and use, effective collaboration, and leadership practices, such as coaching, and leading learning. This full-day learning session will be hosted at Lipscomb University's Ezell Center in Nashville, TN.

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Tuesday, April 12th

8:00 am
Registration and light breakfast
 
Ezell 301
9:15 am
Break
 
 
9:30 am
Instructional Focus
Ezell 301
 
Leadership Focus
Ezell 363
10:45 am
Break
 
 
11:00 am
Instructional Focus
Ezell 301
 
Leading a Culture of Rigor
    Dr. Hank Staggs
Leadership Focus
Ezell 363
12:15 pm
Lunch
 
Ezell 301
12:55 pm
 
Ezell 301
1:10 pm
Break
 
 
1:15 pm
Strengthening Tier 1 Instruction
    Hauptman, Bauer
Instructional Focus
Ezell 301
 
Leadership Focus
Ezell 363
2:30 pm
Break
 
 
2:45 pm
Structured Conversation
    Osteen, Marklein, Milligan
 
Ezell 301
3:40 pm
Conference evaluations & door prizes
 
Ezell 301
4:00 pm
Closing thoughts & conference dismissal
 
Ezell 301
Focus Area name
Description

These sessions will examine rigorous instruction from a teaching perspective.

    There are 3 sessions in this focus area.

These sessions will examine rigorous instruction from a leadership perspective.

    There are 3 sessions in this focus area.
 
Session presenter
 
Name / title / organization
Bauer, Lauren
1 session
Lauren Bauer
Williamson County Schools
 
Butler, Marlene
1 session
Marlene Butler
Lipscomb Academy Elementary School
 
1 session
Mr. Forrest Doddington
Content Technology Specialist
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
  
Finch, Kim
1 session
Dr. Kim Finch
Cumberland University
 
1 session
Ms. Peggy Greene
Principal
Washington County Schools
  
Hasty, Michelle
1 session
Dr. Michelle Hasty
Lipscomb University College of Education
 
Hauptman, Ally
1 session
Dr. Ally Hauptman
Lipscomb College of Education
 
Howell, Suzanne
1 session
Suzanne Howell
Lipscomb Academy Elementary School
 
1 session
Dr. Chris Marczak
Director of Schools
Maury County Schools
1 session
Karen Marklein
Program Director
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
  
1 session
Dr. Rachael Milligan
Managing Director
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
  
1 session
Julia Osteen
Technology Integration Specialist, Instructor
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
Seely, Mary
1 session
Dr. Mary Laurens Seely
Metro Nashville Public Schools
 
Sheahen, Jonathan
1 session
Jonathan Sheahen
Lipscomb Academy Elementary School
 
Simone, Julie
1 session
Julie Simone
Lipscomb University College of Education
 
Smith, Vicky
1 session
Dr. Vicky Smith
Austin Peay State University
 
Staggs, Hank
1 session
Dr. Hank Staggs
Governor's Academy for School Leadership