Just like tilling the soil before planting season, building relationships with students involves hard work, dedication, and continuous effort. Research on today’s children shows more than ever that students need a sense of belonging in order to see academic growth. These connections provide the necessary roots for all kids to relate and grow in powerful ways, both academically and socially. Join us for this session to share with fellow educators your current practices and gain new tools for connecting with those hard to reach students.
December 1, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm
Institute for Excellence in Education
711 West Pickard Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Lunch will be provided.
Jillian Davidson has ten years of educational experience which include teaching both middle and high school and leadership positions with School Improvement, Curriculum Council, and the District Data Team. She has a Masters of Arts in Education from Michigan State and an Educational Specialist Degree in Instructional Administration from Central Michigan University. Jillian enjoys working with school leaders to analyze data from multiple perspectives to consider implications and create plans which empower students and teachers to reach their goals. Currently, Jillian is a PhD candidate at Central Michigan University where she is studying Educational Leadership.
Patricia Benson is the founder and former director of the Center for Excellence in Education, a K-12 professional development organization now known as the Institute for Excellence in Education. Under her direction, the Center received national recognition and awards for marked increases in student achievement at schools they serviced. Patricia served on the Board of Directors for Michigan ASCD, is a member of Learning Forward and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and is a certified Cognitive Coaching℠ Agency Trainer. A frequent presenter at state and national conferences, Patricia is the author of High Performing Teams and several professional publications.
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