INTREPID+ Engaging Online Conferences March 2-4, 2022

Registration includes access to all of the below sessions either live or later on-demand.

Recall reading great literature, experiencing characters that seem to jump off the pages. Imagine Intrepid Ed News columnists jumping off the pages of their best articles, discussing with colleagues why and how they came to take the positions they hold and how to implement what they recommend. Announcing the Intrepid+ interactive and online conference, March 2-4, 2022. You will have the opportunity to interact with both the columnists and their interviewers (other columnists and special guests) and there are no keynotes because the excitement and inspiration of this online conference will come from these unique workshops. We look forward to welcoming you to the online PD conference of the future.

Competencies Conference
March 2, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETA1 How Should We Assess Competencies? – Devin Vodicka, Learner-Centered Collaborative (Interviewer: Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School)
March 2, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETA2 What and How Many Competencies Should We Assess? – Devin Vodicka, Learner-Centered Collaborative (Interviewer: Kelsey Payne, Learner-Centered Collaborative)
March 2, 3 p.m. – 3.50 p.m. ETA3 Why Does It Take Programmatic Shifts to Implement CBE? – Jared Colley, Mount Vernon School (Interviewer: Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network)
March 2, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETA4 How Would Jesus Approach Competency-Based Education? – Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network (Interviewer: Kris Gilbert, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy)
March 2, 6 p.m. – 6.50 p.m. ETA5 What if We Used Impact Portfolios as Evidence of our Potential? – Benjamin Freud, Coconut Thinking (Interviewer: Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference
March 2, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETB1 When It Comes to Race, Little Things Matter – Haiyun Lu, Ignite Chinese (Interviewer: Elizabeth Markowitz, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School)
March 2, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETB2 What’s the Real Plan for DEI? – Michael Eatman, Six Seconds (interviewer: Joel Backon, OESIS Network)
March 2, 2 p.m. – 2.50 p.m. ETB3 12 Questions to Ask Before Your DEI Plan Blows Up – Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network (Interviewer: Joel Backon, OESIS Network)
March 2, 3 p.m. – 3.50 p.m. ETB4 The Magic Carpet Fallacy: A Response to Caitlin Flanagan – Joel Backon, OESIS Network (Interviewer: Megan Gray, Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain)
March 2, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETB5 The Untimely Intersection of Parents and DEI Initiatives – Pat Bassett, retired President, NAIS (Interviewer: Joel Backon, OESIS Network)
March 2, 5 p.m. – 5.50 pm, ETB6 Why Land Acknowledgements Are a New Token of Liberal Progressivism at Independent Schools – Jenna Wolf & Jordan Clark (Interviewer: Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network)
Leadership Conference
March 3, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. ETC1 High Schools Need a Shakeup: Here Are 6 Ways – Manu Jayamohan, Minerva Project (Interviewer: Mark Sheskin, Minerva University)
March 3, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETC2 Why the 50-Year NAIS Governance Experiment is Over – Sanje Ratnavale (Interviewer: Ray Ravaglia, Opportunity Education)
March 3, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETC3 Learning About Polarization in School – Kent Lenci, Middle Ground School Solutions (Interviewer: Joel Backon, OESIS Network)
March 3, 2 p.m. – 2.50 p.m. ETC4 Change Only Happens Through Contextual and Trusting Relationships – Richard Wells, Orewa College, New Zealand (Interviewer: Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network)
March 3, 3 p.m. – 3.50 p.m. ETC5 Building Capacity for School Transformation – Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds (Interviewer: Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School)
March 3, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETC6 Why the Increase in Head of School Turnover? – James Wickenden, DRG Talent Advisory Group (Interviewer: Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds)
March 3, 5 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. ETC7 Why Strategic Planning is Neither Strategic Nor Planning – Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network (Interviewer: Nanci Kauffman, Castilleja School)
Project-Based Learning Conference
March 3, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETD1 The Five Roles of the PBL Teacher: Rethinking the Guide on the Side – Thom Markham, PBL Global (Interviewer: Jessica Cavallaro, The Agile Mind)
March 3, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETD2 PBL 2.0: What Really Drives High Performance – Thom Markham, PBL Global (Interviewer: Roslynn Jackson, The Agile Mind)
March 3, 2 p.m. – 2.50 p.m. ETD3 PBL Can Be Your Superpower – Meredith Harbord & Sara Khan, Harbord & Khan (Interviewer: Jude Ross, Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain)
March 3, 3 p.m. – 3.50 p.m. ETD4 What’s the Problem in PBL? It Could Be Your Driving Question – Thom Markham, PBL Global (Interviewer: Jeannette Lee Parikh, Cambridge-Weston School MA)
March 3, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETD5 Why PBL is Rooted in SEL? – Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School (Interviewer: Sam Savage, The Masters School)
March 3, 5 p.m. – 5.50 p.m. ETD6 Extreme Differentiation That Doesn’t Drive You Crazy – Jon Bergmann, Houston Christian High School (Interviewer: Jeannette Lee Parikh, Cambridge-Weston School MA)
Social-Emotional Learning Conference
March 4, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETE1 A Wellbeing Baker’s Dozen: 13 Tips for Reducing Stress and Anxiety – Anabel Jensen, Six Seconds (Interviewer: Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds)
March 4, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETE2 “I’m Having a Human Day”: How to Help Kids Reframe and Practice Self-Compassion – Deborah Farmer-Kris, Parenthood 365 (Interviewer: Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds)
March 4, 2 p.m. – 2.50 p.m. ETE3 A New Breed Of Trust-Focused Leaders: Steve Loy Building Capacity For The Future, Helen Williams, Rutgers Prep (Interviewer: Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network)
March 4, 3 p.m. – 3.50 p.m. ETE4 EQ vs. IQ: Why It Matters What You Measure – Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds (Interviewer: Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School)
March 4, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETE5 Embracing Uncertainty and Preparing Our Students: Case Study, Defining Preventative Mental Healthcare: A School-Community Partnership – La Jolla Country Day School Panel: Michelle Hirschy & Nicholas Chan, MD (UCSD) (Interviewer: Ashley Marlow, La Jolla Country Day School CA)
Teaching & Learning Conference
March 4, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETF1 Now Teachers, Now: Reinstating Imagination in Your Life and Work – Nicola Conraths, Das Surrealistische Büro (Interviewer: Jeff Robin)
March 4, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETF2 Rethink Class Time – Never Lecture in Class Again – Jon Bergmann, Houston Christian High School (Interviewer: Joel Backon, OESIS Network)
March 4, 2 p.m. – 2.50 p.m. ETF3 Wait, You Can Measure That? Student Engagement and Why It Matters – Toby Elmore, University of San Francisco School of Education (Interviewer: Greg Martin, Vermont Academy)
March 4, 3 p.m. – 3.50 p.m. ET F4 What Makes a Classroom Agile? – Jessica Cavallaro & Roslyn Jackson – The Agile Mind (Interviewer: Jeff Burstein, Founder, L-EAF.org)
March 4, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETF5 Liberating Assessment from Grading, Part I & Part II – Jared Colley, The Mount Vernon School (Interviewer: Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School)
March 4, 5 p.m. – 5.50 p.m. ETF6 Why Student Writing Feedback is a Continuous Process – Jeannette Lee Parikh, Cambridge School of Weston (Interviewer: Amy Beckford, Princeton Day School)

Joel Backon

Joel Backon is the Editor of Intrepid Ed News, responsible for all educator content on the website. He joined the OESIS Network as Vice-President from Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) where for 27 years he held key roles in Information Technology, Academic Technology, classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and roles in academic and student advising. Joel leads the online and professional development initiatives through the Intrepid Ed News website and a variety of other platforms. He has been an OESIS Network Leader since 2015.

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