ron clark

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -- Keynote, Ron Clark 10:20 am- 11:30 am

Known to many as "America's Educator," Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie “The Ron Clark Story” and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on network and cable television (The Today Show, CNN and Oprah,) and was dubbed by Ms. Winfrey as her first "Phenomenal Man."

Ron Clark brings charisma, energy and devotion to the education profession. Ron pioneered innovative projects in rural North Carolina working with minority students in a low wealth area. His highly effective programs garnered national attention and led to a White House invitation to be honored by the President of the United States.

Ron shares the uncanny adventures he has had in the classroom and speaks of his experiences teaching in Harlem. Within his humorous and heartwarming stories, he delivers a message relevant to each of us. It is a message of hope, dedication and the never-say-never attitude required to achieve goals and dreams.

Following Ron's Keynote, he will be available for a book signing session.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017--  CORE Academy Reception 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Join us for a low key evening after day 1 of CORE Academy. Entertainment provided by Cape Central Orchestra. Door prices will be drawn during CORE Academy Reception. The menu will include heavy hors devours over Vegetable Spring Rolls, Swedish Meatballs, BBQ Meatballs, Chicken Satay, Southwest Chicken Pinwheels, Deviled Eggs, Vegetable Crudites, and Fruit, and there will be a full open cash bar. 

george curous

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -- Keynote, George Couros   9:00-10:15 

George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division and an Innovative Leadership Consultant. He has worked with all levels of school from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school based administrator. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools/organizations all over the world. George is also the creator of Connected Principals, the founder of Connected Canada, as well as the School Admin Virtual Mentor Program (#SAVMP). His focus is to help organizations create optimal learning environments for innovation within schools.

Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for kids. He uses humour as a way to connecting with all of those that he works with. His presentations are known to be both informative and entertaining, yet creating an emotional connection that helps people move to the next level. His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning help participants feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning.

Wednesday, June 20 2018- Student Choice Showcase & Luncheon  12:00-1:00pm  

All attendees are invited to the Student Choice Showcase & Luncheon. Student representatives from Iocal innovative schools will be participating in this Student Choice of Cool Tools Showdownl.  The lunch menu will include Teriyaki Chicken.



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