ENGAGE STUDENTS - EMPOWER EDUCATORS - TRANSFORM SCHOOLS

December 5-6, 2019

Madison-Ridgeland Academy

2019 Workshops Announced!

Gingerbread Play Creates a Sweet Day
The Right Start!
Build a Beanstalk
Hit, Stay, or Bust: What Does it Really Mean to Take Risks in the Classroom?
Ready to Retell
Tinkergarten
Santa’s Workshop
Little Kids, Big Emotions
Help! My PE/Recess Time is Limited or Nonexistent
Not (just) a Cardboard Roll: Creating an Innovative Learning Environment in an Early Childhood Classroom
Once Upon an Easel
Take a Ride on the Roller Coaster of Innovation
Fur, Feathers, and Fins
Building Write Foundations
MATH Fun
Reading Aloud IS Instructional Time
Let’s Play in an Engaging Way
Empowered Teaching Through Effective Classroom Management Techniques
Your Digital Footprint
Let’s Get Moving!
Teaching STEAM Through Thematic Units
Easy as 1, 2, 3…or is it?
Motivating Students…Learn Their Interests!
Recess – Outside and In!

Baking Up Centers
In the Trenches: The Miracle of Christmas 1914
Build a Beanstalk
Problem Solvers for Life
Hit, Stay, or Bust: What Does it Really Mean to Take Risks in the Classroom?
A Spoonful of Knowledge
Ready to Retell
Tinkergarten
Cooking Up a Fraction of the Fun
Arctic Adventure
Making Innovation Stations Work in Elementary
The Rock Buffet
Virtual Reality and Education
Young Innovators
Little Kids, Big Emotions
Lights! Camera! Action!
Breakout! Teaching Math with BreakoutEDU
WE Will Rock You with Math & Science
Incorporating Computational Thinking Activities in the Classroom
Learning with Microsoft
Innovative Leadership
Storybook STEAM
Go Green…Screen
Sizzle, Fizzle, & Pop: Student Experiments that will Blow Your Mind!
We’re Going on a Fliphunt!
Help! My PE/Recess Time is Limited or Nonexistent
Not (just) a Cardboard Roll: Creating an Innovative Learning Environment in an Early Childhood Classroom
Planning What to Teach: The Argument for Curriculum Mapping
Once Upon an Easel
Math Beyond the Textbook
It’s About Time
Take a Ride on the Roller Coaster of Innovation
Find Your Teacher Toolbox
Using Sign Language in the Classroom
Creating Blended Learning Environments
Building a Partnership Team
Fur, Feathers, and Fins
MATH Fun
All Truth is God’s Truth: Understanding and Applying the Christian Worldview
Your Students, Your Scientists
Innovation in the School/Classroom
Hip Hip Hooray! Celebrate Your Kids Today!
Empowered Teaching Through Effective Classroom Management Techniques
The Almost Paperless Classroom
Your Digital Footprint
Helicopters and Snowflakes: Dealing with Today’s Parents
Engage Students with Authentic Assessments: Building
Performance Tasks into Units of Instruction
Innovation in the Classroom: Don’t Try and Survive on Your Own Island
Let’s Get Moving!
Teaching STEAM Through Thematic Units
We’ve Got the Write Stuff
Making Math Amazing!
Easy as 1, 2, 3…or is it?
Motivating Students…Learn Their Interests!
Recess – Outside and In!
The Power of Genius Hour
Tech-tastic Little Innovators
Virtual Reality and Education
Creating a Curriculum Development Plan: Three Key Components of an Effective Model

In the Trenches: The Miracle of Christmas 1914
Problem Solvers for Life
Hit, Stay, or Bust: What Does it Really Mean to Take Risks in the Classroom?
A Spoonful of Knowledge
Inspired to Change: Creating Intentional Middle School Culture
Cooking Up a Fraction of the Fun
Now You See It! Teaching Abstract Concepts through Visual Medium
Avenging the Gap for Creative Collaboration
Lecture Less, Learn More: Teaching Historical Thinking through Primary Sources
ADding to the Classroom: Showcasing Your Students’ Imagination
Young Innovators
Lights! Camera! Action!
We Will Rock You with Math & Science
Incorporating Computational Thinking Activities in the Classroom
Biomedical Pathway Exploration
Student Driven Reflection
Reaching Abstract Learners
Academic Teaming: Get Students to Own Their Learning Through Student-led Teams
When One Teaches – Two Learn
Teaching Principles of Personal Finance
S.O.L.V.E. Problems Creatively
Learning with Microsoft
Innovative Leadership
Storybook STEAM
Go Green…Screen
Help! My PE/Recess Time is Limited or Nonexistent
For the Love of Play
Organizing a Course Beyond the Textbook
Implementing Design Thinking and Problem-Based Learning in the Science or STEM Classroom
Powerful Techniques to Engage Students and Transform any Learning Environment
Building a School Culture of Mindfulness
Creativity Exercises that Build Connections
Planning What to Teach: The Argument for Curriculum Mapping
Take a Ride on the Roller Coaster of Innovation
Find Your Teacher Toolbox
Using Sign Language in the Classroom
Mississippi History Day: Bringing History to Life
Making More of Math
Creating Blended Learning Environments
Building a Partnership Team
Reeling in the Blues: Collaborating with the Arts Across Curriculums
Starting and Maintaining a Robotics Program in Your Classroom, Club, Camp, and/or Curriculum
Learning with Microsoft
Connecting Christianity, Culture, and the Classroom
Knowing Your WHY: Focusing on Leadership through Trust and Results
Fur, Feathers, and Fins
All Truth is God’s Truth:
Understanding and Applying the Christian Worldview
Your Students, Your Scientists
Innovation in the School/Classroom
Empowered Teaching Through Effective Classroom Management Techniques
The Almost Paperless Classroom
Your Digital Footprint
Engage Students with Authentic Assessments: Building Performance Tasks into Units of Instruction
Helicopters and Snowflakes: Dealing with Today’s Parents
Stepping Away from the Screen: How to Teach Engaging Lessons in the ELA Classroom without being Plugged In!
Process of the Ships
Innovation in the Classroom: Don’t Try and Survive on Your Own Island
Making Math Amazing!
Leveraging Relationship-
Building to Create Better Students and Classrooms
Bait Your Hook
Creating a Curriculum Development Plan: Three Key Components of an Effective Model
Using Digital Portfolios to Encourage Metacognitive Learning
Meditation Motivation
The Amazing Race
The Power of Genius Hour
Recess – Outside and In!

Problem Solvers for Life
Hit, Stay, or Bust: What Does it Really Mean to Take Risks in the Classroom?
A Spoonful of Knowledge
Creativity Exercises that Build Connections
Now You See It! Teaching Abstract Concepts through Visual Medium
Lecture Less, Learn More: Teaching Historical Thinking through Primary Sources
Effective Strategies for Teaching Students Different from You
ADding to the Classroom: Showcasing Your Students’ Imagination
Virtual Reality and Education
Young Innovators
Incorporating Computational Thinking Activities in the Classroom
Biomedical Pathway Exploration
Student Driven Reflection
Reaching Abstract Learners
Academic Teaming: Get Students to Own Their Learning Through Student-led Teams
When One Teaches – Two Learn
Teaching Principles of Personal Finance
S.O.L.V.E. Problems Creatively
Learning with Microsoft
Innovative Leadership
For the Love of Play
Organizing a Course Beyond the Textbook
Implementing Design Thinking and Problem-Based Learning in the Science or STEM Classroom
Powerful Techniques to Engage Students and Transform any Learning Environment
Building a School Culture of Mindfulness
Creativity Exercises that Build Connections
You Are for Sale
Planning What to Teach: The Argument for Curriculum Mapping
Using Sign Language in the Classroom
Mississippi History Day: Bringing History to Life
Making More of Math
Creating Blended Learning Environments
Building a Partnership Team
Reeling in the Blues: Collaborating with the Arts Across Curriculums
Starting and Maintaining a Robotics Program in Your Classroom, Club, Camp, and/or Curriculum
Learning with Microsoft
Facilitating, Not Debilitating Student Voice in the Classroom
Connecting Christianity, Culture, and the Classroom
Knowing Your WHY: Focusing on Leadership through Trust and Results
Fur, Feathers, and Fins
All Truth is God’s Truth: Understanding and Applying the Christian Worldview
I Wonder Wednesdays: Incorporating the MakerSpace Mentality into any Classroom
Your Digital Footprint
Helicopters and Snowflakes: Dealing with Today’s Parents
Engage Students with Authentic Assessments: Building Performance Tasks into Units of Instruction
Stepping Away from the Screen: How to Teach Engaging Lessons in the ELA Classroom without being Plugged In!
Process of the Ships
Innovation in the Classroom: Don’t Try and Survive on Your Own Island
The Amazing Race
Meditation Motivation
Virtual Reality and Education
Using Digital Portfolios to Encourage Metacognitive Learning
Leveraging Relationship-Building to Create Better Students and Classrooms
Bait Your Hook
Creating a Curriculum Development Plan: Three Key Components of an Effective Model

You’re Now 1:1 – What’s Next?
Inspired to Change: Creating Intentional Middle School Culture
Lecture Less, Learn More: Teaching HIstorical Thinking through Primary Sources
Virtual Reality and Education
Finding a Strategic Direction: Plan for Change
Reaching Abstract Learners
Innovative Leadership
Building a School Culture of Mindfulness
Planning What to Teach: The Argument for Curriculum Mapping
Mississippi History Day: Bringing History to Life
Making More of Math
Creating Blended Learning Environments
Building a Partnership Team
Knowing Your WHY: Focusing on Leadership through Trust and Results
Don’t Miss the Mission: Being Intentional
Innovation in the School/Classroom
Your Digital Footprint
Engage Students with Authentic Assessments: Building Performance Tasks into Units of Instruction
Process of the Ships
Innovation in the Classroom: Don’t Try and Survive on Your Own Island
Funding Your School’s Vision: Present and Future
Meditation Motivation
Creating a Curriculum Development Plan: Three Key Components of an Effective Model
Helicopters and Snowflakes: Dealing with Today’s Parents

Google Forms and Sheets in the classroom: cool ideas and hands-on time to build a mini-lesson in Forms and/or Sheets
Your professional portfolio in Google Sites: tips for creating and maintaining a professional teaching site with the easiest website builder in the industry
Getting started with Google Classroom: an overview of GC’s functionality and how it can fit into any classroom
Using QUERY in Google Sheets to instantly generate student reports: using a sophisticated feature in Sheets to call up beautiful reports with just a couple of clicks
The power of branched Google Forms: using branched Forms for complex surveys and choose-your-own-adventure lessons
Engage Students with Authentic Assessments: Building Performance Tasks into Units of Instruction
Process of the Ships
Innovation in the Classroom: Don’t Try and Survive on Your Own Island
Funding Your School’s Vision: Present and Future
Meditation Motivation
Creating a Curriculum Development Plan: Three Key Components of an Effective Model
Helicopters and Snowflakes: Dealing with Today’s Parents

See the Full Schedule on the Lausanne Learning App!

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Need to share the conference with your administrators or see the whole conference at a glance? Download the full conference guide here - but keep in mind, this is a list of workshops, but for the most up-to-date schedule, times, locations, and workshops, always check the app!

Questions about workshops, registration, or the conference? Contact Lausanne Learning Director Amber Colvin at acolvin@lausannelearing.com or 901-860-1946 (call or text)!

Why Should You Come to Innovation in Action?

"I thought it was amazing! The conferences, the school, the people and students. It was welcoming, fun and it was one of the best conferences I have ever taken part in."

"Fishbowl is an amazing concept. Actually seeing teachers and students in action... All the difference in the world."

"Every session I attended was super! I only wish I could have attended every session you offered. We had a share time after we returned to school, and we will continue sharing with our colleagues. It was the best conference I have ever attended!"

"The keynote was the best I’ve ever heard in 37 years!"

"I was very impressed and would continue to seek Lausanne Learning conferences. As a small independent school seeking good PD for our teachers without much travel, this is a great solution. I hope that Lausanne Learning MS events continue."

"In my opinion, the opportunity to have a conference of this quality was unprecedented in the MAIS. I am grateful to MRA for their leadership role in making this happen."

"I am new to Lausanne Learning. I was a teacher for 30 years in the public school system, and, though I have been to numerous continuing education sessions and learning conferences, this was the best I've attended so far. I liked the variety of sessions - it was easy to identify some that could be helpful to me in my classroom. Also, it seemed to be very well organized."

"I loved this experience. It made me want to go into classrooms within my own school. I want to see how other teachers teach and strategies they use."

"I just want to say Thank You for such a wonderful array of topics - and all so well done!"

"Each session I attended was wonderful. I brought many ideas back with me. Thank you - best conference ever!"

"Finally, inservice that I can and will use in my discipline!"

"Amazingly well-organized & immensely helpful!"

"Being able to interact with other teachers in a relaxed setting made it easy to ask questions and share ideas. I feel like I came away with so many wonderful ideas to use with my students! It was fun and exciting."

"Having a Lausanne Learning conference in MS, makes traveling costs for small school much more affordable. I like the partnership between Lausanne Learning and MRA being in central MS. As a small independent school wanting good PD for teachers Lausanne Learning is a great means."

"I have been teaching for fifteen years and been to many, many conferences and this has to be one of the best I've ever been to."

"Can't wait for 2019!"

Lausanne Learning: Mississippi Keynote Speaker - George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe.

George is a leader in the area of innovation, yet his focus is always on the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, The Principal of Change or through Twitter at @gcouros.

Special Guests

Ashley Read

Assistant Director of Technology and Modern Learning

The Oakridge School

Ashley Read has been in education at The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas, for the past eleven years having served as a 4th Grade Teacher, a Learn21 Specialist, and currently serving as the Assistant Director of Technology and Modern Learning. Ashley is passionate about adding innovation, creativity, critical thinking and joy to all levels of learning. In her role as the Assistant Director of Technology and Modern Learning, Ashley partners with educators who teach students in grades preschool through twelfth grade in hopes to share best practices via professional developments. She has presented at numerous conferences nationwide on topics ranging from innovation to teaching students math and everything in between.

Melissa Triebwasser

Integrated Media Coordinator/Yearbook Advisor

The Oakridge School

Melissa Triebwasser took a circuitous route to the classroom, spending time in college athletics, sales, and more, before landing as the Integrated Media Coordinator and Yearbook Sponsor at The Oakridge School in Arlington, TX. Melissa's students created a marketing and PR firm, Pioneer Media Group, which works with businesses across the DFW in marketing, design, videography, social media, and more to help everything from start-ups to worldwide companies grown their clientele. She has a passion for helping students find their strengths through creative outlets, while also putting emphasis on public speaking, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication. Melissa has presented at multiple conferences nationwide on topics including innovation in the classroom and student-centered learning, as well as one of her other passions - coaching basketball. A graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Melissa enjoys photographing sporting events at her alma mater and covering the Horned Frogs as a reporter for SB Nation in her free time.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Lausanne Learning: Mississippi - Innovation in Action is a two-day professional development conference designed for teachers to share their practical classroom skills with other teachers in Mississippi and beyond. Featuring fishbowl classrooms, active learning sessions, and collaborative events, THIS is the new generation of authentic, effective teacher training. All workshops are led by educators who actively use these tools and strategies in the classroom and who will share their resources and ideas with you in a collaborative learning environment!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Subject to change - download the Lausanne Learning app for the most up-to-date schedule!

Thursday, December 5:

8:00 - Registration & Breakfast

12:00 - Lunch

4:00 - Closing

Friday, December 6:

8:00 - Breakfast

12:00 - Lunch

4:00 - Closing

CONFERENCE TRAVEL

Hotel details:

Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Madison

601-420-0442

$129/night

Courtyard Jackson Madison

601-605-5810

$124/night

Lausanne Learning: Mississippi - Innovation in Action will take place at Madison-Ridgeland Academy - see map below!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for registration?

Cost for registration is $385 per teacher, and the group rate for 5 or more teachers is $310 per teacher. For groups of 15 or more, contact us to discuss further discounts!

Can I pay for registration with a PO or check?

Absolutely! When registering, select "check." If you need an invoice, email us to request one!

Can I receive continuing ed credit for attending a Lausanne Learning conference?

Yes! We don't offer accreditation, but we do provide a certificate for CEUs that you can take to your accrediting agency. We'll be happy to help with any additional documentation needed as well!

 

What if I have special dietary or accessibility needs?

We can absolutely accommodate most dietary and accessibility needs. Contact us with any needs or questions!

Who should I contact with questions?

Contact Lausanne Learning Director Amber Colvin any time at acolvin@lausannelearning.com or 901-860-1946!

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