Transforming Education Encore World Summit Speakers Page

Dr. Peter gray phd - march 7, 2017

TOPIC: THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY AND EXPLORATION FOR CHILDREN

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Developmental Psychologist and author discusses his book, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How childhood is changing over time.
  • Trustful parenting in a modern world.
  • Free play expands learning potential and increases empathy for children.
  • How you can optimize learning for children.
  • And more...

PETER HILL - march 14, 2017

TOPIC: REVOLUTIONIZING NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION THROUGH LANGUAGE IMMERSION

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​Educator and a Lakota Language Revitalizer, discusses revolutionizing Native American education through language immersion.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • About the Lakota language immersion program.
  • What materials need to be created for this progrm.
  • What a language immersion program can teach us. 
  • How a language immersion program can start repairing a community from within.
  • And more...

Shelly Lefkoe - MARCH 21, 2016

Topic: THE IMPACT OF LIMITING BELIEFS ON CHILDREN AND THEIR LEARNING

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​Author of Parenting the Lefkoe Way discusses the power of limited beliefs held by parents and teachers that can shape a child’s view of themselves and impact their learning.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How limiting beliefs impact a child’s view of themselves.
  • How parents and teachers can explore their own hidden beliefs.
  • Limiting beliefs can be unlearned.
  • Exposing limiting beliefs improves learning for children.
  • And more...

John Hunter - MARCH 28, 2017

TOPIC: WORLD PEACE GAME: AN INNOVATIVE MULTI-SENSORY GAME THAT EMPOWERS CHILDREN TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

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Educator and author of World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements discusses his innovate multisensory learning game to empower children.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is the World Peace Game?
  • How students can plug into their potential and become empathetic learners.
  • The value of 'empty space' in the teaching process.
  • Amazing stories of 4th grade students working together to solve complex problems.
  • A new vision of what is possible within public education classrooms.
  • And more...

DR ALIZAH BROZGOLD PHD - april 4, 2017

TOPIC: USING NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS TO EMPOWER CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS

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Neuropsychologist discusses the uses and abuses of testing in education.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
  • Neuropsychological evaluations can empower students, parents, and teachers.
  • The uses and abuses of testing.
  • Testing can be used to improve the teaching process.
  • How to share test results with children.
  • And more...

DR reid lyon PHD - april 11, 2017

TOPIC: OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO LITERACY AND RECLAIMING AT-RISK READERS

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Neuroscientist and former Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch within National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institute of Health, discusses brain science and learning.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • About the human brain and how we learn.
  • What the research teaches us about how children learn to read.
  • Evidence based teaching strategies for children struggling to read.
  • The politics impacting teacher training.
  • Leadership training needed for school administrators.
  • And more...

dana blackhurst - APRIL 18, 2017

TOPIC: 'THE PIED PIPER OF DYSLEXIA'

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Administrator, educator and founder of the Chandler School in Greenville, South Carolina discusses his innovative school and his personal journey as a dyslexic learner.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What it is like to be dyslexic.
  • How to meet the unique learning needs of dyslexic children.
  • The importance of the Orton-Gillingham method in teaching dyslexic children.
  • How to empower children who learn differently.
  • How a school can foster the unique strengths and talents of each student.
  • And more...

jane elliot - APRIL 25, 2017

TOPIC: A LESSON IN DISCRIMINATION: THE BLUE-EYES/BROWN-EYES EXERCISE

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Educator and author of A Collar in My Pocket who created the Blue-eyes/Brown-eyes exercise discusses discrimination.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • About the Blue-eyes/Brown-eyes exercise in discrimination.
  • What is race.
  • How our educational system contributes to discrimination.
  • Essential skills teachers need to expose prejudice and bigotry to students.
  • How education can prepare students to identify and dismantle discrimination.
  • And more...

jan jones BLACKHURST - may 2, 2017

TOPIC: CREATING BETTER PROCESSES AND STANDARDS IN EDUCATION FOR GENDER EQUALITY

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Motivational speaker and the first woman mayor of Los Vegas, Nevada discusses gender issues in education.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How gender equity is still an issue in American education today.
  • What is needed to address gender inequality in education.
  • The importance of role models in education.
  • How education can prepare girls to break the ‘glass ceiling’ in politics and business.
  • How to improve education for girls worldwide.
  • And more...

Laurent Valosek - may 9, 2017

TOPIC: QUIET TIME: THE JOURNEY INWARD TO HELP STUDENTS LEARN

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Educational consultant discusses the meditation program called, ‘Quiet Time’ which reduces student stress and enhances readiness to learn.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • 'Quiet Time' helps students become more available for learning.
  • Transcendental meditation techniques being used in public schools.
  • How schools surrounded by poverty and escalating violence use ‘Quiet Time’ 
  • Mediation gives both students and teachers coping mechanisms. 
  • How to get innovative programs like ‘Quiet Time’ into our public school systems.
  • And more...

Diane lyon - MAY 16, 2017

TOPIC: HOW TO BE A successful ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD

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Accomplished educational advocate discusses her personal journey and her son's as dyslexic learners.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What it is like to be dyslexic.
  • What parents can do to help their dyslexic child.
  • Lessons learned while advocating for children.
  • What is collaborative advocacy?
  • The elements of effective reading instruction.
  • And more...

thomas west - MAY 23, 2017

TOPIC: HOW TO help children become CREATIVE AND VISUAL THINKERS

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Author of the books, In the Mind’s Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics, and the Rise of Visual Technologies and Thinking Like Einstein, discusses creativity and education.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is creativity?
  • What types of thinkers and brain architecture is needed in today's evolving world.
  • Why many creative thinkers also struggle with learning difficulties.
  • Profiles of highly creative thinkers.
  • How visual thinkers are impacting the world of technology today.
  • And more...

DR. ANI KALAYJIAN PHD - MAY 30, 2017

TOPIC: BECOMING TRAUMA INFORMED: HOW TO TEACH CHILDREN WHO ARE TRAUMATIZED BY NATURAL AND MAN MADE DISASTERS

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Psychologist, educator and author of Forgiveness and Reconciliation; Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building and Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing Around the World discusses the impact of trauma on the learning process.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Children around the world are traumatized by natural and man made disasters.
  • Parents and teachers need to understand the impact of trauma on learning.
  • The mental health consequences of not dealing with trauma. 
  • What it means to be trauma triggered.
  • Conflict resolution skills needed for students and teachers.
  • And more...

DEBRA PONEMAN - june 6, 2017

TOPIC: YES TO SUCCESS!

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Motivational speaker and founder of Yes to Success! focuses on giving people the tools they need to live lives of happiness, success and fulfillment. She discusses the topic of education, and the need for parent and teacher self-care.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why she supported her son's decision to drop out of high school.
  • What Sir Richard Branson told her.
  • How our educational system can support children more effectively.
  • Advice for raising strong, independent, thoughtful, compassionate young people.
  • And more...

kay howell - june 13, 2017

TOPIC: BREAKING THE ALPHABETIC CODE

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Educator and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, discusses the tools teachers need to help students ‘crack’ the alphabetic code.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is dyslexia?
  • How to meet the unique learning needs of dyslexic children.
  • The importance of the Orton-Gillingham method in teaching dyslexic children.
  • What teachers need to know to teach to this type of learner.
  • What is the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators?
  • And more...

Marcia mann - JUNE 20, 2017

TOPIC: identify and overcome language barriers

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Speech Pathologist and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, discusses the basics of teaching language to students. She also shares a few personal stories about Margaret Byrd Rawson.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Speech language is connected to reading and writing.
  • How to identify early language problems.
  • What is dyslexia?
  • About Margaret Byrd Rawson.
  • What is the Orton-Gillingham philosophy?
  • And more...

Evelyn Reiss - JUNE 27, 2017

TOPIC: USING PRACTICAL LINGUISTICS TO BREAK THE ALPHABETIC CODE

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Educator and Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and the founder of the Claremont School for dyslexic children in Canada, discusses the tools teachers need to help students ‘crack’ the alphabetic code.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The best way to teach the alphabetic code.
  • What is dyslexia?
  • How to meet the unique learning needs of dyslexic children.
  • The importance of the Orton-Gillingham method in teaching dyslexic children.
  • What is The Great Word House™?
  • And more...

Elenn Steinberg - JUly 5, 2017

TOPIC: SUPPORTING STUDENTS TO BECOME WHO THEY ARE MEANT TO BE AND SUPPORTING PARENTS TO BREATHE THROUGH IT

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Experienced parent advocate and educator for dyslexic students, discusses lessons learned.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Keeping the spirit of a dyslexic child alive.
  • Resources for teaching kids with dyslexia, ADHD, and executive function issues.
  • Skills students can use to self-advocate.
  • How parents can support strong independent learners.
  • Elements of effective reading instruction.
  • And more...

Dr. Lori Leyden PhD - JUly 11, 2017

TOPIC: USING NEW TECHNIQUES AND CURRICULUM TO OVERCOME TRAUMA AND FACILITATE TEACHING

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Psychotherapist and internationally known stress and trauma healing expert who founded Create Global Healing and Project Light, discusses the resilience of orphan genocide survivors in Rwanda and those traumatized by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newton, Connecticut.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is Project LIGHT: Rwanda?
  • The impact of trauma on the learning process.
  • Why being trauma informed is important for students, parents and teachers.
  • The mental health consequences of not dealing with trauma. 
  • The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and how can it be used with students.
  • And more...

Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson PhD - JULY 18, 2017

TOPIC: EATING HABITS, EDUCATION, AND YOUR BRAIN

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Brain and cognitive scientist and educator that specializes in food addiction, discusses the elements of a healthy diet for children in order to feed the brain for learning.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is Bright Line Eating?
  • What a healthy diet for children looks like.
  • Healthy eating can unlock the door for successful learning.
  • How parents and teachers can model healthy eating habits.
  • How food addictions are set up in the brain.
  • And more...

Titanya Dahlin - JULY 25, 2017

tOPIC: USING THE energy medicine to help children learn

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Certified Waldorf educator and dancer who is completing her book on Energy Medicine for Children and the Parents and Teachers Who Love Them, discusses tools to help children strengthen their self-esteem and balance their own unique energies.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Exercises for children to help with frustration, anger, shyness and sensitivity,
  • A brain exercise using Maori Poi balls, a game & meditation played in New Zealand .
  • Parents and teachers can help empower sensitive children.
  • How emotional energy impacts children.
  • And more...

Dr. Edward Hallowell MD - august 1, 2017

TOPIC: THE CHILDHOOD ROOTS OF ADULT HAPPINESS

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Child and adult psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD, discusses his book, The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness.

ON THIS CALL YOU WILL LEARN:

  • A five step plan for promoting successful learning and lifelong joy.  
  • ​The importance of Connection, Play, Practice, Mastery and Recognition
  • What matters most in childhood and what doesn’t.
  • What gives children a foundation of security.
  • ​Raising children with healthy self-esteem, moral awareness and spiritual values.
  • And more...