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KDP Convocation provides you with three amazing days of networking, speakers, learning opportunities, and one-on-one chats with education’s greatest minds. It’s impossible NOT to come away with a cornucopia of great, new ideas, as well as to feel rejuvenated and reminded why you chose the noble profession of teaching.

Our schedule of events follows, but please know that this schedule is subject to change, up to and including at the conference.

Wednesday, October 23
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration Open
Thursday, October 24
7:00 am – 6:15 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
KDP Store Open
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Exhibits Open
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Successful Strategies for Preparing and Retaining Teachers of Color
9:30 am – 11:30 am
International Breakfast (Invitation Only)
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Breakout Sessions
  • Don't Throw It Out! How to Use Older Math Materials With New Standards
  • Prevent Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom: 10 Tips for Implementing Antecedent Strategies
  • Managing Your Classroom for Student Learning
  • Rethinking Assessment: Using Technology to Assess Student Understanding
  • Blogs! Blogs! Blogs!
  • Supporting English Learners 101
  • Mental Health, Trauma, and Mindset: Meeting and Supporting Students Where They Are
  • Using Instructional Technology to Reach Diverse Groups of Learners
  • From Brown v. Board to Freedom to Choose: A Look Into Current Educational Segregation
  • Using Catapults and Graphs to Increase Mathematical Engagement
  • Developing Students' Mathematical Power Through Contextual Problem Solving
  • Music in the Classroom: Increasing Engagement, Community, and Focus
  • Supporting ELLs in CLASS: Five Key Categories to Keep in Mind
  • The Power of You: Engaging Students in Food Production to Achieve Environmental Sustainability in Nigerian Schools
  • Reforming How We Teach English
  • Roundtable: Take Back the Power: Educator Empowerment and Advoacy for Educational Equality
  • Roundtable: Advocacy and Letters of Recommendation
  • Roundtable: Creating Culturally Responsive Preservice Teachers
  • Roundtable: Developing a Teaching Mindset for Today's Learners
  • Roundtable: Creating a Safe, Empowering Environment for English Language Learners
  • Roundtable: Using Restorative Practices to Build Empathy in Your Students
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Breakout Sessions
  • Collaborative Action With Classroom Norms for Sustainability
  • Return of the "STEAMing Scientists"
  • Inclusion for All: The KDP Way!
  • Powering Up to Empower Others
  • Just Breathe! Responding Vs Reacting to Stress and Anxiety
  • Differentiation: Bridging the Instructional Gap for All Learners
  • Participation + Engagement = Successful Learning!
  • Getting to Resistance Through Reflection
  • Poverty and Education: The Heartbreak and the Hope
  • Using Innovative Technology Strategies in Your Teaching
  • The Flipped Classroom: Engaged Learners
  • Utilizing Online Resources for Evidence-Based Instruction
  • Realities and Challenges: Preparing Teachers for Success in Urban Classrooms
  • Teaching Mindset: Promoting the Significance of Identity and Culture in the Classroom
  • Global Education: The Answer to Closing the Achievement Gap Experienced by Underrepresented Student Populations
  • Roundtable: Bringing Restorative Justice Into Your Classroom
  • Roundtable: Promoting Social Justice, Equity, Sustainability, and Community Enhnancement Through Photovoice Research
  • Roundtable: Bootcamps to Earn Electives for Alternative Students
  • Roundtable: Digging Deeper: Engaging Diverse Learners With Technology in the Math Classroom
  • Roundtable: Encouraging Kindness in Your Students
  • Roundtable: First Priority in Student Teaching: Caring and Concern for Each Student
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Opening General Session / Lunch (Keynote Speaker: H. Richard Milner IV)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • Tell Me More: Successes and Challenges of ESL Teachers
  • What to Do About THAT Student
  • Back to Basics with Differentiated Instruction
  • The Power of Photovoice in Social Justice Teaching
  • Wild About Science: Collaborating and Learning Outdoors
  • Working With Wounded Students: Real Ex a.m.ples From High School Settings
  • Demonstrate Your Teaching Power to Get Your First Job
  • KDP Chapters Listening Session
  • Thinking About Teaching for a Powerful Philosophy Statement
  • How Teachers and School Leaders Can Overcome Resistance To Change
  • Principal Leadership and the Implementation of Gay–Straight Alliances in Public High Schools
  • How Safe is Your School? The Importance of School Security and Positive Climate
  • You Can Be the Change! Advocacy for Teachers
  • Utilize the Power of Your Voice as a Community Advocate!
  • Empowering PLC Members to Effect Change in Classrooms and Schools
  • Roundtable: Creating Positive and Creative Mathematics Classrooms
  • Roundtable: A Black Feminist Arts Pedagogy
  • Roundtable: Developing an Asset Mindset for English Language Learners
  • Roundtable: Developing a Growth Mindset in Students
  • Roundtable: Relationships and Innovative Programs That Correlate to Teenage Survivability
  • Roundtable: Community Building with Harry Potter: A Personal Story From a Teacher and Her Students
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • Membership Committee Workshop
  • Assessing Assessment Quality
  • A Growth Mindset and Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Yes You Can: Developing Students With a Thinking Mind!
  • Differentiating Assessment for All Learners
  • Developing Community with Class Colleagues in Teacher Preparation Progr a.m.s
  • Helping Students Overcome Hurt So They Can Learn
  • SPEAK UP at School
  • The Power of Brain Breaks and Fidgets
  • Strengthening your KDP Chapter as a Co-Curricular Experience
  • Getting Involved in State-Level Advocacy: Practical Advice for Educators
  • Understanding Behavior: As Simple as ABC
  • Teaching With the Heart AND the Mind
  • We Carry Our Lives With Us: Examining the Mental Health of Displaced College Students
  • Challenge Accepted: Care in the Classroom as Requirement for Developing Students' Social–Emotional Wellness
  • The Power of Teachers' Actions in Student's Lives
  • Educational Equity: Where Are We Now
  • Roundtable: International Committee
  • Roundtable: Connections Between the Perceived and Future Use of Technology Using the Danielson Framework
  • Roundtable: Creating a Culturally Responsive Digital Environment
  • Roundtable: Career Changer Teachers: Looking at Self-Efficacy and Success
  • Roundtable: Second Career Educators: Measuring the Efficacy of Military Service Veterans Who Become Teachers
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Chapter Makerspace
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
President’s VIP Event (Invitation Only)
Friday, October 25
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
KDP Store Open
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Exhibits Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am
General Session (Laureate Panel)
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Celebration of Teaching
10:15 am – 11:30 am
Laureate Chats
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Breakout Sessions
  • Graduate Committee Workshop
  • Strive or Survive: Overcoming Stress and Burnout in the Workplace
  • New Educator Survival Checklist and Workshop
  • Teacher Beliefs and Practices and the Relationship to Theoretical Orientations to Reading
  • Differentiation in a Culturally Responsive Classroom
  • Inquiry-Based Teaching Practices That Lead to Deeper Learning
  • Let's Work It Out: The Power of Conflict Resolution
  • Juliet Capulet #MeToo: Leading Students to Consider Issues of Consent
  • Embracing Culture in STEM: A Concrete Design of Culturally Responsive Teaching in STEM Preservice Education
  • A Constructivist Teaching Model for Undergraduate Student Engagement
  • Demystifying the Literature Review
  • M.A.K.E. Notes: Maximizing the Power of Writing-to-Learn
  • Life After Graduation. Making the Most of Your KDP Membership in Your Early Career
  • Think, Play, Math!
  • Cybersecurity: Unlocking the Power of Innovation
  • After the Flood: Community Healing With PBL
  • Transforming Classrooms Through Differentiation
  • Beyond Hand-Turkeys & Headdresses: Teacher Perceptions and Indigenous Representation in the Classroom
  • Perceptions of Early Childhood Teachers' Cultural Understanding of Latin American Immigrant Students
  • Overcoming Common Misconceptions to Effectively Teach Students From Poverty Backgrounds
  • Roundtable: Integrating the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals across Curriculum and Teacher Preparation
  • Roundtable: A Reflection of You: Voices of Leadership to Sustain Teachers of Color
  • Roundtable: Curriculum Integration of Ethics in Decision Making
  • Roundtable: Getting Help For At-Risk Students Through the RTI Process
  • Roundtable: Self-Determination in Special Education: What's in It for Me?
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch on Your Own (with KDP-provided gift card, full conference registration only)
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Counselors Luncheon (Counselors Only)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • After the Flood: Community Healing and Student-Centered Learning
  • Cool Cultural Awareness Activities
  • The Role of a Facilitator
  • Multiplying Math Scores: How to Teach All Students Using UDL
  • Growth Mindset: Empowering Students to Achieve
  • The Culturally Responsive Teacher: Beginning With Your Cultural Autobiography
  • Supporting Academic Language to Level the Learning Playing Field
  • Improving English Learner Literacy With Peer Coaching for Technology Integration
  • Optimal Future: Carving the Path for Yourself and Your Students
  • Engaging Students With Diverse Books to Foster Empathy
  • The Effect of Second Language Acquisition on English Learners
  • Officer Leadership Transition
  • Advocating for Federal Education Policy: Successful Strategies for Educators
  • Awareness of Suicidal Ideation in Children
  • The Impact of Trauma-Informed Care Professional Development on Teachers' Attitudes
  • Childhood Suicide Prevention: Creating a Culture of Care, Aevidum!
  • Part I: Hands-On Learning: American Sign Language
  • Part II: Hands-On Learning: Interactive Notebooks
  • Part III: Hands-On Learning: Outdoor Learning
  • Roundtable: Autism and Downs and ID, Oh My!
  • Roundtable: Don't Diss the Sis: Navigating Sibling Advocacy
  • Roundtable: CRTL: History Does NOT Have to Repeat Itself
  • Roundtable: Promoting Social Justice for Refugees and Immigrants: Why it Matters
  • Roundtable: School Climate as It Relates to the Success of Student Teachers
  • Roundtable: What is Co-Teaching?
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • What's in Your Strategy Toolbox? Helping Struggling Readers
  • Affective Assessments as a Tool for Fostering Positive Classroom Communities
  • Preparing Teachers to Support Adoptive Families
  • Growth Mindset: Bite-Size Ways to Put Theory Into Practice Immediately
  • Building Community Through PBIS
  • What Can We Do About Compassion Fatigue In Education?
  • Understanding Pedagogical Implications of Mobile Learning
  • Nature-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Concepts Using Music and Movement
  • Collaboration Through Co-Teaching
  • A Restorative Justice Methodology for Educators
  • From Manuscript to Publication with KDP
  • Exploring the Concepts of Fractions
  • Life's a Scale: Balancing KDP and Teaching
  • The Evolution of a Teaching Philosophy
  • Collision of Human Resources and Teaching
  • Traveling Through History Using Google My Maps
  • Sketch to Success: How Visual Note-Taking Will Transform Your Classroom
  • Is a Loud Classroom a Bad Classroom?
  • Roundtable: Navigating Parent–Teacher Conferences: Strategies for Success
  • Roundtable: Knowledge Nuggets: Strategies for Improving Teaching and Learning
  • Roundtable: Creative Learning Centers: Activities Relevant to all Children
  • Roundtable: Activities to Improve the Reading Abilities of Primary School Pupils in Nigeria
  • Roundtable: STEM Growth: Building Knowledge In and Out of the Classroom
  • Roundtable: Collaboration is the Future of Education
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lessons Learned
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
General Session (Keynote Speaker: David C. Berliner)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Reception (Invitation Only)
Saturday, October 26
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
KDP Store Open
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Exhibits Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am
General Session (Keynote Speaker: Ed Dunkelblau)
10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Future of KDP
10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • Travel the World With Scholarships and Grants for Educators
  • Using Differentiation to Meet the Needs of All Students
  • Performance Context: Pondering Technology Integration
  • Inspiring Social Justice Through Counter-Story
  • Problem-Based Learning 2.0: Tools, Tech, and Strategies That Make It Work!
  • Developing Classroom Management and Leadership Through Kindness
  • The Teacher Paradigm Shift
  • Nontraditional Note-Taking Strategies
  • From Standards to Projects in 60 Minutes
  • The Art of Differentiation: STEAM Education
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Hybrid Develo p.m.ental Reading
  • Understanding Higher-Order Thinking
  • Developing Collaborative Engagements for Hispanic Teachers/Educators
  • From the Arctic to the Tropics: Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers Through Cross-Cultural Programs
  • Postsecondary Private University Student Advocacy: Woes and "Aha" Experiences of Students With Disabilities
  • Potential vs At-Risk: Labeling Students
  • Advocating for the Underdog: Changing the “Kick Them Out" Culture
  • Self-Contained to Departmentalized: The Power of Structure and Professional Learning
  • Roundtable: Making Educator’s Voices Heard: Strategies from Chapter Advocacy Officers
  • Roundtable: Constructivism as Incorporating Ethnic Christian Experiences in Teaching
  • Roundtable: Fake News: Creating Responsible Consumers of Digital Information
  • Roundtable: Can Online Game-Based Learning + Student Motivation = Successful Student Exam Outcomes?
  • Roundtable: Integrating Social–Emotional Learning Into an Over-Crowded Curriculum
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch on Your Own
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • STEAM in the Elementary Classroom
  • The Power of Culturally Responsive Teachers to Reach and Teach Diverse Learners
  • Illusion of Power and Progress: Intentional Barriers Designed for Minority Female Scholars in the Academy
  • Grading and Grace
  • Keep Calm: Your Brain’s Got This!
  • Calm and Confident With At-Risk Students: Building Relationships With All Stakeholders
  • Family Engagement in the Digital Era
  • Visible Thinking Routines as a Vehicle for ELL Expression
  • Vision and Values: Schools, Teachers, and Students as Change Agents
  • Creating Global Citizens for the 21st Century
  • Knit and Purl Into Mathematics!
  • KDP: Who Do You Wanna Be?
  • Online Conferences on a Zero-Dollar Budget
  • Professionalism, School Facilities, and Cognitive Performance in Science in Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Mindfulness for Students: Research and Practice
  • Academic Peer Mentorship
  • Look on the Bright Side: Finding and Utilizing Students' Assets
  • Roundtable: Register: Academic Language Is More Than Vocabulary
  • Roundtable: Using Reflective Teaching in the Era of Frameworks and Accrediting Options
  • Roundtable: Creating Welcoming Schools for All Students
  • Roundtable: Affecting Change in Classrooms and Schools: Empowering Professional Learning Community Members
  • Roundtable: Beyond Limiting Beliefs: Effective Strategies for Engaging Diverse Families
  • Roundtable: Safe to Learn: Using Accountable Talk to Increase Diverse Thinking
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • Global Education: The Answer to Closing the Achievement Gap in Underrepresented Student Populations
  • The Power of Your Finances: Financial Literacy
  • To Teach a Growth Mindset, We Must have a Growth Mindset
  • DACA Resources: Allowing All Students to Be College-Bound
  • Using Interactive Lecture Demonstration to Introduce the Scientific Method/Process
  • Creativity and Divergent Thinking in K–12 Education
  • Culturally Responsive Peace Education: A Proactive Approach to Conflict Resolution
  • Students Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them The Keys
  • Developing Ecological Identity in Young Children
  • Finding Your Village: How to Succeed in Your First Year in the Classroom
  • The Calming Room: How One School Empowers Students Dealing With Childhood Trauma
  • Reducing Educator Bias of Student Apathy: How Student Self-Perception Affects Academic Motivation
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter
  • How to Use Class Dojo
  • Developing a Growth Mindset for Success
  • Students Taking Ownership: Empowering Teaching with Driving Questions
  • Become a Co-Creator to Create Achievers in Your Classroom
  • Roundtable: Service Learning Opportunities for Real-World Learning
  • Roundtable: Creative and Quality Learning Through Movement in the Classroom
  • Roundtable: Study Abroad Service Learning in Kenya: A Two-Chapter Collaborative
  • Roundtable: A Mock Panel Interview: Purpose-Preparation-Remediation
  • Roundtable: ACT Hybrid Support Program for Students Gaining Entrance into Education Program: An Innovative 6-Week Program Supports the Power of You!
  • Roundtable: Entrepreneurial Training Strategies Adopted by Lecturers in Developing Business Abilities in Nigeria University Students
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Poster Session
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
ACE Photos
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Closing Banquet (Keynote Speaker: Joe Dombrowski)
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dance