Session Schedule

TitleSpeaker(s)DateTimeDescriptionTrackAudience
What We've Learned About Family Engagement During The PandemicAmy Fast, Ed.D.Tuesday, Feb 233:30 p.m.Family engagement is more important now than ever. How can we take what we've learned about connecting with families and our greater community during this pandemic and apply it to our work when we return to in-person learning?Connecting With Families & Students LeadershipLeadership
The Power of Elevating Student VoiceDr. Kacy Seals-ShahidTuesday, Feb 2310:30 a.m.Participants will learn how to empower student voice. Research has demonstrated that when students are engaged authentically as leaders, problem solvers, and decision-makers, they feel ownership of their learning, which will affirm positive methods for communicating and advocating. When schools and districts ensure that all students have a voice, including those not typically heard, educators can more effectively identify students' needs and make evidence-based decisions. Connecting With Families & Students LeadershipLeadership
Building Student Success: Brick by BrickPatrice HardyTuesday, Feb 233:30 p.m.During this interactive session participants will learn, discuss and share methods of establishing effective and impactful connections for student and family success that will impact students beyond their time in our classrooms.  We will focus on tonal parent communication, student engagement strategies for diverse and multifaceted learners, all the while communicating with families to build advocacy and trusting support.  
Connecting With Families & StudentsK12 Teacher
Building And Sustaining Joyful Reading CommunitiesJennifer LaGardeTuesday, Feb 233:30 p.m.An entire school community that reads and joyfully models reading, encourages even the most vulnerable reader to connect to books that resonate with them (Francois, 2013). When everyone in a community values reading, children read more (Krashen, 2004). Technology can help us cast a wider net to both hook readers and affect literacy throughout our community. In this session, explore instructional and programming ideas, resources, and book recommendations that support joyful reading communities.  
Connecting With Families & StudentsK12 Teacher
Discover the Wonders of WonderopolisLeticia CitizenTuesday, Feb 233:30 p.m.Let’s foster an environment that peaks student curiosity by using wonderopolis.org to promote student engagement. We will explore the use of Wonderopolis in various ways from Wonder Stations to Wonder Wednesdays.Connecting With Families & StudentsK12 Teacher
Leadership NetworkingHostedThursday, Feb 2510:30 a.m.From our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Leadership NetworkingLeadership
Teacher NetworkingHostedThursday, Feb 253:30 p.m.From our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Teacher NetworkingK12 Teacher
Creating and Sustaining a School Culture that Celebrates Translanguaging in Lives, Teaching and CurriculumDr. Carla España; Luz Yadira HerreraTuesday, Mar 210:30 a.m.Presenters will share ways to celebrate bilingualism and multilingualism across the school year. School leaders will leave with ways to set up sustainable structures for this work from lesson planning support, curriculum, and professional learning opportunities. Participants will also engage with texts and examples from school leaders, teachers, and bilingual/multilingual children that can be used with faculty to support language-minoritized students' dynamic language use and identities.Equity | Choice | Flexibility LeadershipLeadership
Racial Equity in Oregon Schools: A Panel DiscussionMatt JumagoTuesday, Mar 210:30 a.m.A panel of educators from around the Portland region will share their experiences in racial equity work.  Attendees will learn the mindsets and moves that make classrooms and schools better places for each and every Oregon student.Equity | Choice | Flexibility LeadershipLeadership
Increase Engagement by Providing Space for Student Voice, Choice, and Ownership with SeesawAmanda RiddellTuesday, Mar 210:30 a.m.Student-driven digital portfolios empower self-reflection on learning over time and engage students in creating something they’re proud to share with others.



“Seesaw has been a crucial tool for promoting student voice and choice. Our focus is on empowering students with agency in their learning pathway and Seesaw has been a crucial tool for enacting this vision.” -San Francisco Unified School District


In this workshop, learn about Seesaw's powerful learning loop between students, teachers, and families, as well as how to encourage genuine student engagement!
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Abraham Lincoln was a Woman!... and Other Fake NewsLaura Spencer; Adina Sullivan-MarlowTuesday, Mar 23:30 p.m.To prepare our students as critical thinking, responsible citizens, we need to help them to get to and recognize REAL information. This provides a more equitable opportunity for students to analyze, process, make decisions on, and utilize everyday media to benefit themselves and their communities. After we understand the biases in the way of a common view of facts, we'll practice strategies to locate and analyze information before utilizing those skills to develop classroom lessons.Equity | Choice | FlexibilityK12 Teacher
#IamRemarkable [Limited to 20 participants]Melissa LimTuesday, Mar 23:30 p.m.#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their workplace achievements and beyond.

For more information, please visit https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com/.
Equity | Choice | FlexibilityK12 Teacher
Engaging Asynchronous ActivitiesDr. Juliana Esther SmithTuesday, Mar 23:30 p.m.I will share examples of Asynchronous Activities I have used with my students and how to present them in an engaging way, including Bitmoji classrooms.Equity | Choice | FlexibilityK12 Teacher
The Brainiacs to Culturally Responsive TeachingDr. Patricia HilliardTuesday, Mar 23:30 p.m.How can we reach each and every student in our classroom by marrying traditional methods with emerging knowledge of learning and the brain? In this session, participants will experience simple, but effective ways to elevate instruction to improve the academic and social-emotional well-being of culturally and linguistically diverse students. This interactive session is based on teachings from Zaretta Hammond’s book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. Equity | Choice | FlexibilityK12 Teacher
Leadership NetworkingHostedThursday, Mar 410:30 a.m.From our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Leadership NetworkingLeadership
Teacher NetworkingHostedThursday, Mar 43:30 p.m.From our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Teacher NetworkingK12 Teacher
Provide Better Feedback with CanvasRyan HoxieTuesday, Mar 910:30 a.m.Students and their families are looking for connection with their teachers. With distance learning moving into almost 1 calendar year, this desire for connection is even greater. Although we have dedicated communication tools, we can interject human connection with our Learning Management System too. Learn how you can provide meaningful, human feedback using Canvas to help keep your connections strengthened. Instruction and Feedback On Student Work LeadershipLeadership
Students as Hero's: A Curiosity-First Approach Towards Inquiry Learning and AssessmentRamsey MussallumTuesday, Mar 910:30 a.m.When analyzed side-by-side, Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, and representations of the Inquiry-Based Learning Cycle, have much in common. Both begin with an engaged, challenged participant, involve intervention from a mentor, and lead the learner to a state of physical and mental transformation. This session will provide tangible strategies for interpreting and leveraging the Hero's Journey as a lesson planning tool and instructional device. Instruction and Feedback On Student Work LeadershipLeadership
Breakdown the Barriers of Platforms to Create Personalized Learning.Savannah Russell; Josh Leitz; Gordon Gower; Kim SchnepperTuesday, Mar 910:30 a.m.Oregon City School District and SchoolsPLP will discuss three successful strategies to engage students in both an asynchronous and synchronous learning environment.

Key Strategies: 
1. Leveraging the school and district learning platforms with proprietary online curriculum
2.  Grouping students based on performance
3. Creating healthy and controlled environments for student-to-student collaboration
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Using Book Creator during CDLSuzanne PeerenboomTuesday, Mar 93:30 p.m.Learn how to use Book Creator to create and share books with your student. Share template pages, allow the student to become published authors, create an easy to use Interactive Notebook.Instruction and Feedback On Student WorkK12 Teacher
Tech Enhanced Literacy Strategies for K-5Jen Hopkins; Cat NostrandTuesday, Mar 93:30 p.m.In this session, we will focus on using literacy best practices through technology-enhanced instruction.Instruction and Feedback On Student WorkK12 Teacher
Creative Feedback, Increasing Engagement in a Remote ClassKelly KermodeTuesday, Mar 93:30 p.m.How do we as teachers provide feedback as well as capture students’ progress and processes? Attend this session and learn concrete techniques for bringing creative processes to life and offer frequent feedback in a remote class.Instruction and Feedback On Student WorkK12 Teacher
Student-Centered Assessment and FeedbackJaime SpeedTuesday, Mar 93:30 p.m.Assessment gets thrown around a lot.  How can you make sure that the students are as invested in their data as you are?  Using strategies of assessment and feedback that put the student front and center, students become a necessary part of the team. This workshop will go over several strategies that involve students in their own assessments and feedback.Instruction and Feedback On Student WorkK12 Teacher
Leadership NetworkingHostedThursday, Mar 1110:30 a.m.From our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Leadership NetworkingLeadership
Teacher NetworkingHostedThursday, Mar 113:30 p.m.From our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Teacher NetworkingK12 Teacher
Time to Take Inventory: Leadership Insights from the PandemicTheresa Gibson; Nancy MangumTuesday, Mar 1610:30 a.m.A lot has changed in the past 12 months and schools have responded in flexible and innovative ways to ensure that students have what they need.  During this interactive session, we will examine successful strategies, small tweaks,  and major adjustments schools have made to teaching and explore how these have impacted student learning.  We will also take time to look forward with an eye towards practices that have promise for tomorrow’s schools.
COVID Conversations: What have we learned? Where are we going? LeadershipLeadership
Evaluating K-12 Online Programs: A Toolkit for EducatorsSchay Esparza; Robi OsbornTuesday, Mar 1610:30 a.m.In this workshop, we will share a toolkit developed to evaluate online programs that were added this school-year to address the needs of families seeking a fully online option. Presenters will share the process of creating the toolkit, implementing the evaluation, and sharing what was learned in the process. COVID Conversations: What have we learned? Where are we going? LeadershipLeadership
Resilience, Reorientation, And Reinvention: Positioning Ourselves After The PandemicDr. Scott McLeodTuesday, Mar 1610:30 a.m.As we begin to emerge from the coronavirus crisis, there are numerous lessons and directions to consider for schools and their leaders. Some schools will revert back to the pre-pandemic status quo. Others will make small tweaks or shifts. And a few will reorient and begin to reinvent themselves.

This workshop focuses on some essential questions such as “Now what? Do we revert back to what we were before? Can we leverage the crisis to move in some new directions? How courageous are we willing to be as school organizations?” We will use a variety of concrete examples and scenarios from schools and classrooms to help frame our discussions, including resources from Scott’s most recent work with school leaders around the world during the pandemic.
COVID Conversations: What have we learned? Where are we going? LeadershipLeadership
Level Up Engagement During CDLChris Giles; Nichole Carter; Carrie Kunert; Kristin McCartneyTuesday, Mar 163:30 p.m.We will be talking about how we can use digital tools, especially within Canvas to engage our students, acknowledge their voice and culture, as well as providing feedback through many different levels of the learning process. Come hear from a panel of teachers on how they are using digital tools during distance learning to do these things.COVID Conversations: What have we learned? Where are we going?K12 Teacher
The Digital Village - Building and Engage Educational CoalitionsJarvez D. HallTuesday, Mar 163:30 p.m."It takes a village to raise a child" is an African proverb that shows it takes many people and interactions to help raise a child. Likewise, it is not only the responsibility of schools to educate children. COVID-19 has changed education delivery and has also changed the village around children. This workshop discusses those changes and examines how to build a new digital village in the age of COVID and beyond.COVID Conversations: What have we learned? Where are we going?K12 Teacher
Digital NotebooksChristin KnightTuesday, Mar 163:30 p.m.Learn to use digital notebooks in the class and during remote learning as live documents to engage your students, providing structure, embedding hyperlinks, developing executive functioning skills, and most importantly creating a prepared environment so you can teach and they can learn.COVID Conversations: What have we learned? Where are we going?K12 Teacher
Technology Solutions Built for Collaboration and Flexibility in a Hybrid Learning EnvironmentCaiti JonesTuesday, Mar 163:30 p.m.Learn to use interactive flat panels in the class and during remote learning to engage your students with Promethean essential apps and tools. See how interactive flat panels can be used with a variety of distance learning solutions.Vendor SponsorK12 Teacher
Covid Conversations Leadership PanelDr. Scott McLeod; Adina Sullivan-Marlow; Jennifer LaGarde; Dr. Joe MorelockThursday, Mar 1810:30 a.m.The pandemic has been a challenge in so many ways we can easily see, but what about all the shadows we don't easily see. The COVID Conversations Leadership Panel is our chance to ask a few leaders to archive what they have learned and where we are going as we climb out of this pandemic as school communities.PanelLeadership
Being a Compassionate Observer of the WorldSara K. AhmedThursday, Mar 1810:30 a.m.Drawing from Sara's books, Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension and Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry ( co-authored with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels), participants will learn to center identity, and leverage the social skills and habits necessary to examine real issues in the real world. Come prepared to consider your own identities, your students’ identities, and how social comprehension has a direct impact on all that we do as educators and human beings.
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Covid Conversations Teacher PanelDr. Alec Couros; Patrice Hardy; Sarita Flores; Damani McClellanThursday, Mar 183:30 p.m.The pandemic has been a challenge in so many ways we can easily see, but what about all the shadows we don't easily see. The COVID Conversations Educator Panel is our chance to ask a few practicing educators to archive what they have learned and where we are going as we climb out of this pandemic as school communities.PanelK12 Teacher

Schedule Access

We are using the Sched App for #iPDX21 sessions and resources. If you are registered for the conference, please visit https://ipdx21.sched.com/ for details.

New to Sched?

Sched is an user-friendly app that helps you organize your conference experience. Once you visit https://ipdx21.sched.com you can:

  1. Create an account in Sched.
  2. Build your schedule. (This will help the speakers plan for the size of their audience.)
  3. Decide on a viewing plan. In Sched, you will see a Zoom link for each workshop. You can watch the session inside the Sched platform, use the Zoom link to connect directly to your Zoom account, or grab the link to the Zoom webinar and paste it into your calendar on the date you will attend.

Reminder: to view a session, you must have the unique Zoom link housed inside the password-protected (see above) iPDX21 event site.

Past Sessions

TitleSpeaker(s)DescriptionDateTimeTrackAudience
Teaching and Learning in a Post-COVID WorldDr. Alec CourosIn his opening keynote, Dr. Alec Couros will set the stage for our conversations over the next several weeks by providing an overview of the current educational landscape and the challenges of teaching and learning in the COVID era. Dr. Couros will touch on the major conference themes as they relate to the present moment, and he will provide insights and suggestions for leveraging educational technologies in powerful and transformative ways as we move forward in these uncertain times.Monday, Feb 1510:00 a.m.KeynoteAll
Social & Emotional Learning [Leadership] Workshop 2Speaker TBDTuesday, Feb 1610:30 a.m.Social & Emotional Learning LeadershipLeadership
Too Emotional to Learn - How To Support Students With Anxiety Related EmotionsConnie HamiltonStudents in an emotional frame of mind have difficulty accessing the problem-solving part of their brains. Approaching this state of mind the wrong way can only make it worse. This session will explore three states of mind: emotional, rational, and wise. You will leave with specific and proven successful strategies to help anxious students cope with overbearing emotions so they can begin to face and solve their problems. Tuesday, Feb 1610:30 a.m.Social & Emotional Learning LeadershipLeadership
3 Powerful Media Tools to Use with Online LearningChris Giles; Christina SchulzLeverage three powerful multimedia tools--WeVideo, Canvas Media Recorder, and Canvas Studio--to foster engagement, and promote student voice and choice.Tuesday, Feb 163:30 p.m.Social & Emotional LearningK12 Teacher
Intentional & Consistent: SEL in Action at St John de la Salle Catholic School - ChicagoKirk Ziemke; Sally Santellano; Damani McClellanThe social and emotional well-being of students has always been a top priority at St. John de la Salle Catholic School, and the coronavirus pandemic has further emphasized the importance of providing social and emotional support as a key component of a comprehensive academic experience. In the past six months, SJDLS students have faced a seemingly unending series of challenges - separation from the developmental and social support of a caring school community, economic, housing, and food insecurity, and even the serious illness or death of a loved one. These challenges require a focused response that prioritizes the development of social and emotional skills, fosters a connection between students, their peers, and their teachers, and promotes a classroom and school environment that creates joy while striving to mitigate trauma. The team at SJDLS has been hard at work developing, implementing, and nurturing just such a response. Join us as we share our intentional and consistent approach to incorporating SEL into the daily practices of all SJDLS students and staff members. We'll share our approach to assessing student need, developing SEL programming, and implementing an approach that promotes student well-being and school community connection. Leave with ideas and practices to use in your school/classroom along with a link to fifteen SEL mini-lessons to try out with your students.Tuesday, Feb 163:30 p.m.Social & Emotional LearningK12 Teacher
Leadership NetworkingHostedFrom our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Thursday, Feb 1810:30 a.m.Leadership NetworkingLeadership
Teacher NetworkingHostedFrom our past IPDX face-to-face experiences, we know that the conversations in the halls, at lunch, and huddled up after a great session are where learning is reinforced and/or new insights are formed. The IPDX planning team wants to create these opportunities the best we can in a remote setting. Join us to chat about and reflect on the new learning from week one, get feedback and strategies from colleagues, or find just-in-time conversations in breakout rooms. Either way, IPDX21 Thursday networking is an opportunity to permit yourself to put designed peer time on your calendar.Thursday, Feb 183:30 p.m.Teacher NetworkingK12 Teacher
Anti-Racist EducatorJohn Gordon; Sarita Flores; Ryan HoxieWe will talk about what Anti-Racist teaching looks like and how that can be integrated in a Technological world as well as in person. We will help those in attendance with understanding their biases and understanding what it means to be Anti-Racist Educator.  bit.ly/AntiRacistiPDX21Thursday, Feb 183:30 p.m.Social & Emotional LearningK12 Teacher