Conference Site: Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA
I. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT & SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Closing the achievement gaps and promoting learning
for all students in a democratic society.
- Some possible topics: Exemplary school practices;
Model academic programs; Talent development; Literacy programs; Teaching
methods; Learning strategies or styles; Multiple intelligences; Creative
or critical thinking; Learning readiness; Early intervention; High-performing,
high-poverty schools; Alternative schools; After school programs; Summer
programs; Instructional technology; Inclusion; Special Education; Migrant
Education; School leadership.
II. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS
Fostering social and emotional skills of all children and youth and enhancing
the social climate.
- Some possible topics: Creating a sense of community in classrooms & schools;
Caring curriculum; Resilience; Empowerment; Leadership skills; Motivation; Character
education; Self-Esteem; Cooperative learning; Diversity awareness; Multi-cultural
education; Life skills; Emotional intelligence; Communication; Decision making;
or Goal setting skills.
III. SAFETY & VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Preventing violence and ensuring safety, including cyber safety, for all children
- Some possible topics: Creating safe spaces; Conflict resolution; Peer mediation;
Behavior management; Anger management; Bullying prevention; Crisis management;
Gang intervention; Juvenile Justice programs; Law Enforcement collaborations;
School security systems or programs; Cyber safety.
IV.MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH
Promoting the mental and physical health of all children and youth.
- Some possible topics: Wellness programs; Intervention, prevention, or treatment
programs; Counseling or therapy programs; Drug, alcohol, or tobacco education;
Sex education; Physical or emotional disorders treatments; ADD/ADHD treatment.
V. FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Developing and enhancing family and community support for all children and youth.
- Some possible topics: Adult-Youth partnerships; Mentoring; Parenting skills,
support, or involvement; Foster care; Community programs, partnerships, or service
projects; Internships; Business collaborations; University partnerships; Faith-based
initiatives; Social service programs.