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.

We are entertaining submissions until Dec. 31, but all approved sessions will need to be accompanied by an Intrepid Ed News article.

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
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
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: Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network)
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, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETC1 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. ETC2 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. ETC3 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. ETC4 Building Capacity for School Transformation – Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds (Interviewer: Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School)
March 3, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETC5 Why the Increase in Head of School Turnover? – Jim Wickenden, DRG Talent Advisory Group (Interviewer: Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds)
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
March 3, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETD2 PBL 2.0: What Really Drives High Performance – Thom Markham, PBL Global (Interviewer: Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School)
March 3, 2 p.m. – 2.50 p.m. ETD3 PBL Can Be Your Superpower – Harbord & Khan
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
March 3, 4 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. ETD5 Why PBL is Rooted in SEL? – Tara Quigley, Princeton Day School
March 3, 5 p.m. – 5.50 p.m. ETD6 Extreme Differentiation That Doesn’t Drive You Crazy – Jon Bergmann
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 Taking A Whole Community Approach to SEL – Nick Haisman-Smith, The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning (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, Sanje Ratnavale, OESIS Network & Steve Loy, Rutgers Prep
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 – Colleen O’Boyle, La Jolla Country Day School
Teaching & Learning Conference
March 4, Noon – 12.50 p.m. ETF1 Now Teachers, Now: Reinstating Imagination in Your Life and Work – Nicola Conraths (Interviewer: Jeff Robin)
March 4, 1 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. ETF2 Rethink Class Time – Never Lecture in Class Again – Jon Bergmann (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, Stevenson School
March 4, 3 p.m. – 3.50 p.m. ETF4 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
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

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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