Fortify 2017: Strengthening Teachers and Leaders

Theme:
Learning in the 21st Century
Date:
September 13, 2017
Times:
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location:
Lipscomb University; Nashville, TN
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The Fortify conference is a unique opportunity for collaboration among K-12 and higher education professionals in Tennessee and beyond. This annual event combines expertise, experience, and knowledge from both arenas of education; strengthening the practices of both. At Fortify, we seek to build bridges between K-12 and higher education in order to benefit both entities. This year's theme is "Learning in the 21st Century" and provides a focus on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

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Wednesday, September 13th

8:00 am
Registration
 
Ezell Center, 3rd Floor
8:30 am
Welcome
    Dr. Rachael Milligan
 
Ezell 301
9:20 am
Break
 
 
9:30 am
Critical Thinking
Ezell 363
 
Partnerships in writing strategies
    Howell, Butler, Hasty, Hauptman, Sheahen, Medlock, Clay, Knot, Mitchell, Wood
Communication
Ezell 301
 
Tech Tools Colloquium
    Arrighi, Osteen
Creativity
Andrews Institute, Ezell 3rd Floor
 
Collaboration
Swang Chapel, Ezell 2nd Floor
10:45 am
Break
 
 
10:55 am
Incorporating COMP in Teacher Residency
    Silver, DiBella, Patterson, Williams
Collaboration
Ezell 363
 
Creativity
Andrews Institute, Ezell 3rd Floor
 
Critical Thinking
Swang Chapel, Ezell 2nd Floor
 
Poster Sessions
    Patterson, DiBella, Williams, Gilliland, Kent-Franklin, Smith, Hamido, Shifflet, Williams, Holliday
 
Café Area, Ezell 3rd Floor
 
Creativity
Brewer Room, Ezell 322
 
Collaboration
Ezell 301
11:35 am
Break
 
 
11:45 am
Critical Thinking
Ezell 363
 
Communication
Andrews Institute, Ezell 3rd Floor
 
Poster Sessions
    Patterson, DiBella, Williams, Gilliland, Kent-Franklin, Smith, Hamido, Shifflet, Williams, Holliday
 
Café Area, Ezell 3rd Floor
 
Creativity
Brewer Room, Ezell 322
12:25 pm
Break
 
 
12:30 pm
Lunch
 
Ezell 301
12:45 pm
Lunch Session: Partnership Strategies from UT Martin and Lipscomb
    Patterson, DiBella, Williams, Silver, Medlock, Duncan, Utterback, Lewis
 
Ezell 301
1:40 pm
Break
 
 
1:50 pm
Communication
Andrews Institute, Ezell 3rd Floor
 
Roundtable Sessions
    Johnson, Smith, Sandefur, Garcia
Collaboration
Ezell 363
 
Collaboration
Swang Chapel, Ezell 2nd Floor
3:05 pm
Break
 
 
3:10 pm
Closing Session (and Door Prizes)
    Dr. Rachael Milligan
 
Ezell 301
Focus Area name
Description
The 21st century learning skill of communication involves expressing thoughts and receiving messages, through the use of various media, while adapting to one's environment to effectively convey meaning.
    There are 3 sessions in this focus area.
The 21st century learning skill of creativity involves using a wide range of brainstorming techniques, developing new and worthwhile ideas, and evaluating possibilities in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
    There are 4 sessions in this focus area.
The 21st century learning skill of collaboration involves the ability to work effectively and respectfully with others to accomplish a shared goal while upholding mutual accountability and equal contributions.
    There are 6 sessions in this focus area.
The 21st century learning skill of critical thinking involves reasoning effectively, using systems thinking, making decisions, evaluating information, and solving problems.
    There are 4 sessions in this focus area.
 
Session presenter
 
Name / title / organization
1 session
Dr. Nicole Arrighi
Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
Tennessee State University
 
1 session
Julia B. Battles
Special Education Coach
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
 
Bell, Mandy
1 session
Mandy Bell
Haywood County Schools
 
Bruce, Lisa
1 session
Lisa Bruce
Lipscomb Academy
 
1 session
Chasidy Burton
English Department Chair and Teacher
Lipscomb Academy
 
Butler, Marlene
1 session
Marlene Butler
Lipscomb Academy
 
1 session
Helen Campbell
Principal, Walter Hill Elementary
Rutherford County Schools
 
Clay, Jennifer
1 session
Jennifer Clay
Lipscomb Academy
 
3 sessions
Dr. Karen S. DiBella
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee at Martin
    
1 session
Dr. Sarah Duncan
Assistant Professor
Lipscomb University, College of Education
Fain, Jeanne
1 session
Dr. Jeanne Gilliam Fain
Lipscomb University, College of Education
 
Garcia, Vanessa
1 session
Dr. Vanessa Garcia
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
 
1 session
Penney Gilliland
Instructional Coach
Sumner County Schools
 
Hamido, Essam
1 session
Essam Hamido
Tennessee State University
 
1 session
Victoria Harpool
Assistant Executive Director
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
 
1 session
Audrey Harrington
Principal
Tennessee Virtual Online School- Wilson County Schools
 
Hasty, Michelle
1 session
Michelle Hasty
Lipscomb University, College of Education
 
Hauptman, Ally
1 session
Ally Hauptman
Lipscomb University, College of Education
 
Hertzke, Amy
1 session
Amy Hertzke
Maury County Schools
 
Holliday, Trish
1 session
Trish Holliday
Tennessee Department of Human Resources
 
Howell, Suzanne
1 session
Suzanne Howell
Lipscomb Academy
 
Ingram, Joey
1 session
Joey Ingram
Wilson County Schools
 
1 session
Margie Johnson
Collaborative Inquiry Coordinator
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
      
1 session
Clare Kaplan
6th grade Science Teacher
Rutherford County Schools
1 session
C. Kent-Franklin
Doctoral Candidate
Middle Tennessee State University
 
1 session
Jill Knott
5th grade Math Teacher
Lipscomb Academy
 
Lewis, Jeremy
1 session
Dr. Jeremy Lewis
Croft Middle School
 
1 session
Jerre Maynor
Director of Student Readiness
Tennessee Department of Education
McCarty, Ben
1 session
Ben McCarty
University of Memphis
 
2 sessions
Emily Medlock, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Lipscomb University, College of Education
 
2 sessions
Dr. Rachael Milligan
Managing Director
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
  
1 session
Sara Mitchell
8th grade Math Teacher
Lipscomb Academy
  
2 sessions
Julia Osteen
Technology Integration Specialist, Instructor
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
3 sessions
Tammie Patterson
Director, Educational Studies
University of Tennessee at Martin-Parsons Center
 
1 session
Ena Reaves
2nd grade teacher/ PBL coach
Maury County Schools
        
Sandefur, Sarah
1 session
Sarah Sandefur
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
 
1 session
Jesse Savage
PreK-12 Academic Coordinator, High School Assistant Principal
Lipscomb Academy
 
Sheahen, Jonathan
1 session
Jonathan Sheahen
Lipscomb Academy Elementary
 
1 session
Amy Shifflet
Instructor
Nashville State Community College
  
1 session
Terry Silver
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee at Martin
 
Silver, Terry
1 session
Dr. Terry Silver
University of Tennessee at Martin
 
1 session
Jason Smith
Tennessee State University
 
Smith, Vicky
1 session
Vicky Smith
Austin Peay State University
 
1 session
Christina Swart
RTI2 Coach
Rutherford County Schools
 
Tillman, Michelle
1 session
Michelle Tillman
Haywood County Schools
 
1 session
Carrie Utterback
7-8 Assistant Principal
Croft Middle School
1 session
Derek Voiles
7th grade Teacher
Hamblen County Schools
 
Williams, Burton
1 session
Burton Williams
Lipscomb University, College of Education
 
3 sessions
Dr. Kimberly G. Williams
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee at Martin
1 session
Ada Winford
Exceptional Education Behavior Coaching Team/Lead
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
 
1 session
Pat Wood
7th grade Math Teacher
Lipscomb Academy