AAEE 2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


*Please note all times are tentative. Check back for updates

Tuesday, October 24

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Pre-Conference Excursions
Plan to arrive Monday night or early Tuesday to take advantage of group tours before the conference starts. 
1:30 - 5:00 PM Conference Registration Opens
3:45 - 4:45 PM Pre-Conference General Session (Heinz Meeting Room)
Complimentary general session on workplace and personal wellness.
Dr. Hannah Brewer, Assistant Professor and Dr. Randall Nichols, Professor and Chair of Physical and Health Education Department, Slippery Rock University: Creating an Environment of Well-being in Schools: Offices. Classrooms. Hallways. 
How do you develop a stronger, more vibrant workplace?  In this session, participants will experience strategies for infusing well-being and vitality into the everyday workplace through employee wellness programs. According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employee wellness programs in schools and other worksites are an essential component of an effective healthcare system. This session will provide simple and attainable strategies for infusing well-being into every aspect of the workplace/school, including the culture, the environment, and the individual wellness opportunities available for employees.
5:00 - 5:25 PM

Newcomers Welcome (Heinz Meeting Room)

5:30 - 5:45 PM Conference Welcome (Oliver Ballroom)
5:45 - 6:45 PM Keynote Speaker (Oliver Ballroom)
Dr. Rich Milner, Chair of Urban Education & Professor of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Issues that Divide and Unite in Education: We are in This Together!
Understanding educational experiences and outcomes of students in schools is essential as we work to create a more equitable and just society for all. However, while challenges in education and society persist, mechanisms, practices and resources necessary to design optimal learning opportunities for students in these spaces can be inconsistent and sometimes divisive.  In this talk, Dr. Milner discusses pressing, tough, and sometimes controversial issues in education that divide and unite us with particular attention placed on reforms and practices in education (and society) that could improve the life chances of students who are often placed on the margins. Recommendations for district, school and classroom practices will be discussed. 
7:00 - 10:00 PM Grand Welcome Reception (Oliver Pre-Function)
Always delicious, energizing and rich with networking opportunities and fun, this year we’ll be entertained by an Acapella Sing Along with Slippery Rock University Chamber Chorus


Wednesday, October 25

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Conference Registration Open (Elevator Landing - 2nd floor lobby)
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Exhibitors (Oliver Pre-Function)
Dan Elias, professional photographer, will provide free headshots for attendees. 

8:00 AM

Silent Auction Opens (Oliver Pre-Function)

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors (Oliver Pre-Function)
Full breakfast available to overnight guests in hotel restaurant on 25th floor

8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome, Announcements, and Introduction of Exhibitors and Sponsors (Oliver Ballroom)
9:00 - 10:30 AM Keynote Speaker (Oliver Ballroom)
Hedda Sharapan, Senior Fellow, The Fred Rogers Center
Supporting the Essential 21st Century Skills: Timeless wisdom from Fred Rogers for “neighbors” of all ages
Welcoming us to Pittsburgh – the home of “America’s favorite neighbor,” is Fred Rogers’ longtime staff member Hedda Sharapan. With warmth, humor, and humanness, she will share with us treasured videos and lead us in an interactive exploration of Fred Rogers’ approach for today’s world.
Watch the Michael Keaton Video 
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break with Exhibitors (Oliver Pre-Function)
10:45 - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions I (4)
  • First STEPs toward Teacher Candidate Development and Recruitment, Leticia M. Jones and Dr. Marsha Francis, Fulton County School District (Oliver Ballroom)
  • For the Love of Teaching and Dislike of the Classroom, Heather Balas, Hiram College; and Julie Novotny, Kent State University (Grant)
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  • Career Ready: Creating and Implementing a High-Impact Mentoring Program through Gamification, Josh Domitrovich, Clarion University (Heinz)
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  • This is Your Life:  Using Storytelling in Career Development and Effective Interviewing, Kate McConnell, Carlow University (Grant Foyer)
11:50 AM - 2:40 PM Regional Roll Call, Lunch, Business Meeting, Awards, and Give Me Five Speed Networking (Oliver Ballroom)
2:40 - 2:55 PM Break (Oliver Pre-Function)
2:55 - 3:55 PM Concurrent Sessions II (4)
  • Multiple First Impressions: Diversify Encounters to Enhance Recruiting Efforts, Donna Cooper, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Grant)
  • Re-imaging Pre-Service Student Teaching, Recruitment and Retention in the Age of a Massive Teacher Shortage, Jeremiah Blaha, Colorado State University – Pueblo (Grant Foyer)
  • National Update on the Teacher Shortage and Vision Planning for the Future, Kelly Coash-Johnson, American Association of School Personnel Administrators (Oliver Ballroom)
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  • Using the AAEE Job Search Handbook, Amy Spruce, Adams 12 Five Star Schools; Rebecca Faber, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; and Sara Russell, AAEE Strategic Marketing Manager (Heinz)
4:05 - 4:35 PM Express Sessions I (4)
  • Education SuperStart, Julie Novotny, Kent State University (Grant Foyer)
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  • Non-Licensed Employees:  The Untapped Teacher Pipeline, Shaterika Parks, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Oliver Ballroom)
  • Conversations on Hiring: What Principals and Superintendents Look for When Hiring New Teachers. Dr. Jeremy Lynch, Slippery Rock University (Heinz)
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  • Recruiting and Retaining Teachers by Growing Your Own, Tom Briscoe, Lower Kuskokwim School District (Grant)
4:45 - 5:15 PM Express Sessions II
  • Assuring Inclusivity: Recognizing Microaggression in Career Coaching, John Rindy, Alex Ciorra, and Heather Hodges, Slippery Rock University (Grant)
  • Improving Recruitment and Retention of New Educators by Removing or Reducing Student Loan Debt, Jon Bernardy, Horace Mann (Heinz)
  • Where Do We Go from Here? The Future of AAEE, Joan Welker, Retired, Lock Haven University (Grant Foyer)
  • Education Excursion: Building Partnerships and Enhancing Learning Through Onsite Visits, Lisa Mann, University of Georgia (Oliver Ballroom)
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5:25 PM Silent Auction and Raffle Closes (Oliver Pre-Function)
5:30 - 6:00 PM AAEE Giveaways (Oliver Ballroom)
6:00 PM Night on the Town
  • Sign up for your restaurant choice at Conference Registration
  • Pittsburgh Theater (optional activity for attendees to arrange on their own)
    • XANADU, Cabaret at Theater Square, 7:30 pm (two blocks from the Embassy Suites)
      • From the CLO website: RELIVE THE ‘80s WITH “A RETRO FEEL-GOOD NIGHT OF NOSTAGLIA!”
        From the golden age of romantic comedies, legwarmers and Pac-Man…XANADU is a classic tale of boy meets girl - except that girl is actually Greek muse “Kira” sent from the heavens to Venice Beach, California to help struggling artist, Sonny, achieve his greatest dream – to open the first ROLLER DISCO! This hysterical ‘80s musical adventure “rolls” along to a legendary hit score featuring “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu,” to name a few. 
      • Tickets available online or at the box office: 412-456-6666
    • Equus, O’Reilly Theater, 8pm (5 minute walk from Embassy Suites)

      • From the Cultural District website: One of the most sensational plays in Broadway history, Equus is now a modern classic. It tells the story of Alan Strang, a teenage stable hand who commits a horrific crime, and Martin Dysart, the psychiatrist who struggles to exorcise the boy's demons. Featuring a cast of 14, Equus is a stunning tour-de-force in which humans double as horses. Winner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play. From Peter Shaffer, the author of Amadeus.
      • Tickets available online or at the box office, 412-316-1600

Thursday, October 26

7:30 - 10:15 AM Registration Open (Elevator Landing - 2nd floor lobby)
8:00 - 8:45 AM Full breakfast buffet (Oliver Pre-Function and Oliver Ballroom)
8:45 - 9:45 AM Concurrent Sessions III
  • #BeATeacher campaign in UTAH, Shari Leder, Jack Rasmussen and Dale E. Payne, Weber State University and UAEE board member (Grant)
  • Managing Change for Sanity and Success, Tammy Manko, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Oliver Ballroom)
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  • Increasing Your Local Candidate Pool When Competition is High, Bonnie Toffoli and David Azzarito, Orange County Public Schools (Heinz)
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  • You're Doing It Wrong: How to Use Technology, Data, and Behavioral Interviewing to Hire Better Teachers, Faster, Nick Montgomery, TalentEd  (Grant Foyer)
9:45 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 - 11:00 AM 

Closing Speaker (Oliver Ballroom)
Jessica Daluz-Hill, University Programs Specialist, Google
Ms. Hill will speak about her experiences hiring in the tech sector and share some of her thoughts on the state of diversity in the industry. She'll also talk through some of the work Google is doing as a company to try and bridge the diversity gap, and answer any questions you may have on how you can help in your own communities!

11:00 -  11:15 AM Supply and Demand Review (Oliver Ballroom)
11:15 - 11:30 AM Closing and Final Giveaways (Oliver Ballroom)
3:00 - 6:00 PM Education Career Fair at Wyndham 
Additional registration required for employers/recruiters
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About the Keynote Speakers

Dr. Hannah Brewer

Dr. Hannah Brewer is an assistant professor in the Physical and Health Education Department. She earned her bachelor's of science in health and physical education from Lock Haven University and her master of education in health and physical education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received a PhD in education in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Brewer is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has worked with Highmark Healthy High 5's KidShape program and America on the Move to prevent childhood obesity at the local level. Her research interests include skills-based health education, preventing childhood obesity, and reducing risk behaviors among youth.

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Dr. Randall Nichols

Randy Nichols is a Professor in the Physical and Health Education Department along with being the  Coordinator of the School Wellness Education program at Slippery Rock University. He  is passionate about rebuilding the health and wellness of our society through schools.





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Dr. Richard Milner

H. Richard Milner IV is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education, as well as the Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Milner is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the recipient of the National Association of Multicultural Education’s Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award.

Recently, he was honored with the John Dewey Award for relating research to practice and the Innovations in Diversity, Teaching, and Teacher Education Award from Division K of the American Educational Research Association. His research, teaching and policy interests include urban teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. In particular, Dr. Milner’s research examines policies and practices that support teacher success in urban schools.

His research has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s 2012 Outstanding Book Award and the American Education Studies Association’s Critic’s Choice Book Award for the widely-read book, Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010). His most recent book is Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2015). He can be reached at rmilner@pitt.edu.


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Hedda Sharapan

M.S. Child Development
Senior Fellow, The Fred Rogers Center

Hedda Sharapan began working with Fred Rogers over 50 years ago at the very beginning of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in October, 1966, while completing her M.S. in Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh. Based on her experiences on the production team and her child development background, Hedda became a highly sought-after speaker about Fred Rogers and his timeless wisdom at conferences around the country. Through The Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College where she received an honorary doctorate degree in 2013, she writes a monthly e-newsletter “What we can continue to learn from Fred Rogers” that reaches 15,000 subscribers. As a Senior Fellow, she has been working on transcribing and analyzing hundreds of hours of taped conversations between Fred Rogers and his chief consultant, Dr. Margaret McFarland, as they discussed the child development underpining for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood themes and scripts. Hedda also serves as a child development consultant at The Fred Rogers’ Company for its popular PBS children's series Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.





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Jessica Daluz-Hill

Jessica Daluz-Hill is a University Programs Specialist at Google, working to recruit and hire student talent into tech roles at the company. She is a two-time Carnegie Mellon graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Management. Before coming to Google, she served as an admissions representative at CMU, working to help determine students for the incoming computer science class. Although she has spent a large part of her career assessing top-tier students, her passion is to create opportunities for students from underrepresented and low income communities who have not had access to technology education.  


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Sample of our Tuesday/Wednesday Breakout Sessions 

  • First STEPs toward Teacher Candidate Development and Recruitment, Leticia M. Jones, Fulton County School District
  • For the Love of Teaching and Dislike of the Classroom, Heather Balas, Hiram College and Julie Novotny, Kent State University
  • Career Ready: Creating and Implementing a High-Impact Mentoring Program through Gamification, Josh Domitrovich, Clarion University
  • This is Your Life:  Using Storytelling in Career Development and Effective Interviewing, Kate McConnell, Carlow University
  • Multiple First Impressions: Diversify Encounters to Enhance Recruiting Efforts, Donna Cooper, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • The Body Does Not Lie, Raushawna Price, Wake County Public School System
  • Re-imaging Pre-Service Student Teaching, Recruitment and Retention in the age of a massive Teacher Shortage, Jeremiah Blaha, Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • National Update on the Teacher Shortage and Vision Planning for the Future, Kelly Coash-Johnson, American Association of School Personnel Administrators
  • #BeATeacher campaign in UTAH, Shari Leder, Weber State University and UAEE board member
  • Managing Change for the Sanity and Success, Tammy Manko, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Increasing your local candidate pool when competition is high, Bonnie Toffoli, Orange County Public Schools
  • Where Do We Go from Here? The Future of AAEE, Joan Welker, Retired (Lock Haven University)
  • Education SuperStart, Julie Novotny, Kent State University
  • Non-Licensed Employees:  The Untapped Teacher Pipeline, Shaterika Parks, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
  • Conversations on hiring: What principals and superintendents look for when hiring new teachers. Dr. Jeremy Lynch, Slippery Rock University
  • Recruiting and Retaining Teachers by growing your own, Joshua Gill, Lower Kuskokwim School District
  • Assuring Inclusivity; Recognizing Microaggression in Career Coaching, John Rindy, Slippery Rock University


   

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