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Thursday, March 14
 

11:10am

Session 8— Starting Your Year Off Right!
Starting your year off on the right foot sets the tone for your ASB and school year. Learn how Bonney Lake High School’s leadership team walks into the first day of school already running full speed ahead. We will take you through every aspect of how we set our team up for success starting in March the previous year, to the Friday of the first week of school, so your team can be successful in creating the culture you want for your school.  

Presenters
avatar for Charlie Hilen

Charlie Hilen

ASB Adviser, Bonney Lake High School
6th year ASB Adviser, 8 years in teaching. I teach ASB-Leadership, Digital Photo and Digital Broadcasting. Been involved in student leadership since 2001. Mt. Baker Leadership Senior Councilor.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room E

11:10am

Session 8—BTG: Better ToGether #unplugtoconnect
How our middle school dealt with the loss of one of its students to suicide by creating a program focused on getting students to unplug to connect. Through a restructuring of the school-wide cell phone policy, classroom talks about social media, devices & gaming, as well as a new outlook and approach for teachers and staff. Work together to create real-life community and model healthy, balanced lifestyle behaviors in our digital on-line lives for our kids/students. Put down the devices: Be Here, Be Present, Be Real, Be BEtter ToGether and unplug to connect.

Presenters
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Dana Santos

ASB Adviser, Frontier Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

11:10am

Session 8—Building a Positive School Climate
Cashmere High School Principal speaks of tried and true methods and techniques to build a positive culture and climate in our high schools today. Encouraging faculty, working with changing demographics, and successfully navigating our ever-changing student populations will be discussed in this session.

Presenters
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Tony Boyle

Cashmere HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room F

11:10am

Session 8—Mr. Rogers and the Power of Connection
"It's a beautiful day for a neighbor."  Mr. Rogers spoke and lived this with every behavior, intention and action. What if we built that behavior and action into our lives? The transformation it would have in our relationships, in our students, staff and friendships would be monumental. Come discuss and practice some of Mr. Rogers' most important lessons surrounding loving the individual, identifying our feelings, and the power of silence.

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Johnson

Jaime Johnson

Activities Coordinator, Monroe High School
- personal growth and that being a good human is being a great leader- project management - how to effectively plan and execute events- professional development - love to lead workshops for adults and kids alike.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Vista Court

11:10am

Session 8—The Mindful Student
Increased focus, decreased anxiety and promoting a kind, compassionate school culture are just a few of the reasons why schools across the country are choosing to infuse mindfulness into their school day. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to integrate breathing techniques, community building activities and short mindfulness practices into your K-12 setting. Leave with 10+ activities that build strong hearts, mind and bodies, based on the latest research in trauma, mindfulness and positive psychology.
Participants will:
- Understand how the brain and body respond to stress/trauma.
- Explore cutting-edge counseling strategies and interventions based on the latest research in neuroscience, trauma and mindfulness.
- Experience mindfulness activities that help students practice self-regulation, focus and kindness.
- Understand and practice the Regulate, Connect, Reflect Framework.
- Develop a plan to immediately integrate mindfulness into your K-12 setting.

Presenters
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John Graf

Generation Wellness


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room G

1:35pm

Session 9—Culturally Responsive Schools
Equity and diversity have become important areas of professional development recently for those of us in education. Much of the work is focused on what individuals can do in their classrooms. For activities coordinators, equity and diversity are important factors to consider and we must also strive for inclusion and representation when considering school culture and planning school activities. We need to ensure that our school culture and school activities are inclusive and representative of all of the students we serve by casting a critical lens on our own practices and learning from one another about how to improve what we're doing.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Hand

Robert Hand

Family and Consumer Sciences and Leadership Teacher, Mount Vernon High School
I am the 2019 WA State Teacher of the Year. I teach kids at Mount Vernon High School. My subjects are Family and Consumer Sciences and Leadership.


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Great Hall D

1:35pm

Session 9—Forming Real Relationship
Tips and tricks for facilitating authentic student-to-student, student-to-self, and student-to-staff relationships. Tried and true lessons that have helped change the culture of my school, while helping students become more reflective and ready to lead! Great for Middle and High School teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Ann McNeil

Ann McNeil

Leadership Teacher, Centennial Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room A

1:35pm

Session 9—RECOGNITION is a verb....not a noun...
The definition of recognition places it firmly as a noun, or a thing, and not an action. In this session you will see how recognition can be more than just a thing done at schools, that it can be an action done to celebrate and validate the students and staff of your school. Recognition programs and techniques implemented at both the high school and middle school level through leadership classes will be discussed and shared, you will leave this session with ideas and materials you can integrate back into your classroom that will foster the positive culture of your school.

Presenters
avatar for Guy Simpson

Guy Simpson

WACA President Elect, Ridgeline Middle School
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Michelle Munson

Area 2 Rep, Liberty High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Vista Court

3:10pm

Session 10—Challenge Fridays
Sometimes the hardest part of teaching is creating the connection between the content and what happens outside of our classrooms. Challenge Fridays are designed just for that. During this session we will be presenting different activities that you can do with your class to create that connection to outside of the classroom. This will also include ideas on how to debrief challenges and what to look for as discussion points during a challenge.  We will also be handing out information that you can start your own Challenge Friday next week!


Presenters
avatar for Bob Gallaher

Bob Gallaher

Leadership Teacher, Eastmont High School
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Stacia Hardie

Asst Principal/ Activities Director, Eastmont HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Vista Field

3:10pm

Session 10—Identity into Equity - A Personal Journey
Identity exploration is crucial to Equity and Social Justice work. The ability to connect with each other, is to know yourself and your story of origin. Personal racial equity work requires a commitment to look for blind spots and staying in conversation...especially when it gets uncomfortable - which it definitely will! Learning and sharing our stories is how we find our common story of Humanity. We will share our personal journeys of racial identity, as well as provide tools and activities that promote personal reflection to assist your racial identity work as you continue (or begin) your equity journey.

Presenters
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Fernell Miller

Northshore School District
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DeAnna Kilga

Assistant Principal, Auburn School District


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room H

4:10pm

Session 11—Be > Do: Going from a Kindness Week to a Kind Life
Houston has worked with over 600 schools internationally talking about character, culture, and kindness. In this resource-packed & fast-paced session, Houston will walk you through his powerful framework for talking about compassion that promotes immediate action and consistent, sustainable change. You will walk away from this session with videos and handouts of some of the most practical tools & activities Houston has used to help facilitate connection and change the daily culture of classrooms and campuses globally.

Presenters
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Houston Kraft

Co-founder of CharacterStrong/Speaker/Kindness Advocate, Character Strong


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room G

4:10pm

Session 11—Engage Everyone
We all know that activities advisers work tirelessly to improve school culture. But, what if we’ve made the process of engaging and including students more complicated than it needs to be? What if we could simplify our strategies into a set of tools that anyone could use? In this fast-paced session, Scott Backovich will walk you through a wide array of lessons you can immediately use with your ASB to increase participation and inclusion.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Backovich

Scott Backovich

Youth Motivational Speaker, Scott Backovich Communications
Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: inspiring teens through speaking at their level.He’s been a featured speaker at conferences and schools across North America, appeared regularly on both television and radio as a teen help advocate... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room C

4:10pm

Session 11—Senior Seminar
My Senior Seminar is unconventional. I pose one simple question: what would it feel like to walk into your 50-year reunion? You would be 68 years old and it would be 2069. How much will things cost? How much DID things cost? What types of music will you remember? What type of dancing will you do? How do we even get there? How will you be remembered?
The Senior Seminar is a journey of the “now” and the “what will be”. By combining a mix of relevant information and visceral interactions, seniors are encouraged to use their last days in high school to say (and do) all the things they need to before walking across that stage and collecting that diploma.

Presenters
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Stu Cabe

Speaker, The Ovation Company


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B