When: April 14th, 9:00am -3:00pm
Where: Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center
100 Deer St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Lunch will be provided.
Enriching Students would like to invite you to the second Student Enrichment Summit. This year we will host representatives from high schools and middle schools around the country, who will present about their flexible scheduling models.
During this one-day conference learn about:
the challenges to implementation
management of day-to-day scheduling
ideas for student enrichment
making your school more student centered
Joining us will be the following presenters:
KEYNOTE | Flex Blocks: Our Five Year Journey
Presenter: Brian Pickering
Brian Pickering has worked in Education for nearly 30 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. During that time he has been selected as a N.H. Coach of the Year, Athletic Director of the Year and most recently as the 2016 New Hampshire Principal of the Year. Brian was published in the November issue of "Principal Leadership" Magazine with an article entitled "How Flexible Blocks Enhance Personalized Learning." Recently retired from his role as principal, Brian is now focused on his family, his co-authored book on Flex Blocks and working closely with Enriching Students to promote the many benefits to student learning and flexible time.
Brian Stack - Sanborn Regional High School
Sanborn Regional High School, a nationally recognized leader for its innovative competency-based learning model, uses the Enriching Students software to manage its flexible learning period, known as Focused Learning Time (FLT). This year, the school took advantage of the new multi-period scheduling feature to implement a Genius Hour program in its sophomore small learning community team. In this workshop, Principal Brian M. Stack and sophomore teachers Caitlin Golino, Donna Moseley, and Michelle Wheeler will present this model and how it is further promoting the school’s goal of personalized learning with an emphasis on choice and voice for all students.
Chris Record - Gorham High School
Gorham High School is in the first year of implementation of a new alternating block schedule and having a remediation/enrichment period every day (called "Auxilium" based upon a student vote). Chris Record will offer insight into the process they went through last year in examining the creation of a new daily schedule and efforts to learn more about what other schools were doing. Additionally, Chris will describe implementation efforts this school year. He will share some successes and some potential pitfalls.
Mary Gans - Falmouth High School
Mary Gans will present on the status of Falmouth High School's pilot in the 2016-2017 school year of the implementation of an intervention/enrichment period into our daily schedule for all students, and how Enriching Students software facilitated and enabled them to conduct this pilot.
Scott Rains - Newton College and Career Academy
Through this presentation by Scott Rains and co-presenter Kelly Musgrove, participants will learn how the school has incorporated Enriching Students into their STEM program for the first time this year. They have now been given the ability to create a flexible schedule which they use as a new and engaging opportunity for their STEM students. They have a Flex Day every week, and Enriching Students has given them the tools for academic enrichment, project/problem-based learning support, and student progress monitoring; thus, they have a valuable asset to help with student success on multiple levels.This environment allows students the opportunity for collaboration, innovation, and creativity with a primary focus on project/problem-based learning. Through this flexible scheduling, the students develop and hone the necessary 21st Century skills for college and career readiness.
Sign up now for SES17. We hope to see you there!