LLI Memphis at Crosstown High will fuse the capabilities of tech-enriched classrooms with student-centered, real-world learning to develop new strategies for preparing students for futures we can’t even imagine now.

1:1 NEXT is more than just the latest in technology - it’s how we’re engaging students on a one-to-one level to help them create new possibilities for learning inside and outside the school walls, and get excited about changing the world.

State of Education Speaker Series

Special Guests

Conference Schedule

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Monday, July 9, 2018
8-9 am : Registration & Breakfast
  • Breakfast Chat with Shelby County Mayor candidate Shelby Country Trustee David Lenoir
9 - 10:30 am : Block One
  • Motivational with Mario Nolan-Dillard
  • Educating the Whole Child
  • Creating a Walkthrough for Observation with Google Sheets and Forms
  • Virtual Reality in the Classroom
  • Engaging All Learners: Advancing the Culture for Innovation
  • Creating an Arts Integrated Lesson
  • Building a Foundation for Innovation in Early Childhood Learners
  • Educational Pioneers PANEL
  • Inspiring Students To Go Beyond What They Think is Possible
  • Math is Everywhere: Entrepreneurship and Redefining Success
  • Youth Participatory Action Research for Social Innovation and Community Change
10:30 - 11:00 am : Community Time
11 - 12:30 pm : Block Two
  • State of Religious Education – Simon Jeynes
  • Building a School Culture of Mindfulness
  • Using Mystery Hangout and Google to Bring the World to Your Classroom
  • Transitions at Work Design
  • Teaching History as a Lab Class
  • Suitcase Exhibits and Passports from the Pink Palace Museum
  • From Learning Farms to Laser Cutters
  • The Food Truck Challenge
  • Leaving a Legacy: Students Designing Our School
  • Engaging Authentic Learning in the Mathematics Classroom
  • Active College Advising
  • Crosstown Concourse Tour
12:30 - 2:00 pm : Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm : Block Three
  • State of STEM Education – Dr. Stephanie Ivey
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’! Rethinking Student Engagement and Adult Provocation
  • XR in the Classroom and in the Community
  • You Be the Chemist: Essential Elements
  • Using Fake "Budgets" to Increase Student Engagement in Project Based Classes
  • Project Design - Secrets of  a Great Project
  • The Classroom Film Studio: Teaching Elements of Story Through Creating Silent Horror Films
  • Real World History: Making Projects Relevant and Relatable
  • Entrepreneurism: From Eggs to Coffee to Cryptocurrency
  • Coding Virtual Reality in the Classroom: If 4th Graders can do it, you can too!
  • Real World Learning in Special Education Classes: Using 1:1 for Life Skills
3:30 - 5:00 pm : Champagne & Fondue Social
  • Spotlight School Award for All Saints Episcopal School - Tyler, Texas
  • Recognition of LIFE Grant recipients
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 am : Breakfast & Coffee Hour
  • Breakfast Chat with Shelby County Mayor candidate Senator Lee Harris
9:00 - 10:30 am : Block Four
  • State of Innovation in Public Schools – Lischa Brooks
  • Addressing Social and Emotional Development in Your Classrooms
  • When One Teaches Two Learn
  • Apply Mathematics to Real World Home Building
  • Junior Achievement BizTown
  • Bats, Our Night Friends: A Multi-Grade STEM Adventure for Learners
  • Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
  • Finding The Right Marketing Agency - Your Students May be Your Answer
  • Rethink Your Cafeteria
  • "Playground to Podium" Implementing a Long Term Athletic Development Model
10:30 - 11:00 am: Community Time
11:00 - 12:30 pm: Block Five
  • State of Instructional Design – Dr. Leonia Houston
  • Educator Wellness and Self Care
  • Inquiry-Based Tool for Grammar and Writing
  • Constructive Chaos: A Framework for Creating Meaningful Projects Across Subjects and Grade Levels
  • Leading with Empathy: Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems & Create Opportunities for Innovation
  • Power of Choice: Using Design Thinking Parameters to Redefine Success
  • Speak the Speech: Shakespeare in the Hearts of Our Students
  • Building Bridges to the School Makerspace
  • Developing World Leaders in Early Learning
  • A Promise to Serve
  • Journey to the Spotlight
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch
  • Meet and Greet with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell (1 pm)
2 pm - 3:30 pm: Block 6
  • State of Charter Schools – Tosha Downey
  • Creating Conscious Leaders
  • Using Padlet for Student Collaboration and Active Learning
  • Teaching with Impact: Student Driven Micro Loans through Kiva.org
  • Collaborate with Community Action!
  • Introduction to Design Thinking: Making Learning Relevant in the Classroom
  • Active Learning Ecosystem Workshop
  • The Power of Object Based Learning in the Classroom
  • Lights, Camera, Action
  • Forget Open House - Kick Start Your Admission Season With Fun, Friendly Experiential Events

What Do Teachers Say?

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Survey results from over 900 attendees at LLI events in 2017-2018

"This was so fun, we stayed for about 40 minutes afterward. Half an hour into the activity I said to myself,"Oh yeah. I'm at a teacher's conference!"


Academy of the Sacred Heart
"This was awesome!!! They did a great job! I came out so excited about doing this at our school!! Bravo!!!"


Fort Worth Christian Academy
"Very hands on. Loved the new framework we discussed."


Sunnyvale ISD
"This was amazing! Thank you so much. I cannot wait to take these ideas back to my school and classroom!"


Greenhill School
"I heard a student pass by, saying to other students, 'I love this, this is so great,' and there is really no better compliment than that."


The Oakridge School

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Group 5+ - $ 300/per

Presenter - $150


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