9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Sign in, Social Time,
and Information Booths,
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dr. H. James Williams, President
of Mount St. Joseph University
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Session I
11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Lunch and Tours
12:oo p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Tours
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Breakout Session II
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
1. Being an Education Major: What does a typical day look like for an education major?
What is it like to be in college? What is it like the first time being on the other side of the
classroom, as a future educator? These and other questions will be answered in this
breakout session by a group of current students who are majoring in education.
2. Creating Culturally Competent Classroom Communities: Participants will learn
how to incorporate the key teaching practices used by culturally competent educations.
The includes growing one’s knowledge of cultural contexts, building trust with students,
helping students grow in their knowledge of how culture interacts with learning, and
creating a safe learning environment where everyone belongs.
3. How the Arts Improve Chances for Student Success: Hear form the amazing MSJ Arts
and Humanities faculty on how the arts can improve signal engagement and help children
learn and experience a growth mindset. Additionally, they will discuss how creative
and performing arts can sharpen intellectual skills such as observation, interpretation,
perspective taking, analyzing, and synthesizing! Lastly, ideas for using the arts for teaching
children non-academic skills like teamwork and collaboration will be shared.
4. Powerful Advocacy & Collaboration with Brian Neal: Brian is the CEO of Accelerate
Great Schools, a multi-million dollar fund to increase access to high-quality schools for
underserved students across Cincinnati. Brain will discuss how we can all advocate for
causes that promote educational opportunities for children and adolescence living in
under resourced areas. Brian will share about his efforts which have led to statewide
policy changes, Ohio-specific public-private partnerships, and strong local and statewide
5. Reading as a Fundamental Civil Right!: Every child should have access to evidence
based reading instruction. This session, from MSJ’s nationally ranked program will discuss
The Science of Reading and how by using structured literacy practices teachers can close
the opportunity gap and advance educational equity. Academic success leads to informed
decision-making, improved self-confidence and a path to economic prosperity. Reading is
a Fundamental Civil Right!
6. The Relationship Between Athletic Coaching and Teaching: Great coaches and
teachers have much in common. They encourage students to try new things and value
productive struggle. Both teachers and coaches support students in rethinking how
learning from one’s mistakes can turn into even greater, more meaningful successes. They
acknowledge individual progress and affirm the power of hard work in order to encourage
7. Working in Schools Alternatives to Teaching Educators: serve a variety of roles in
today’s schools, working together to meet students’ needs. Interested in education, but
not sure if leading a classroom is your vision? Join us at this session to hear from a panel of
educators with a vast professional experience across different roles. Learn about the work
of speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, and social workers
Bookings are closed for this event.