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Fall Conference 2018 – School Safety: Heart, Mind & Body

Sept 28, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration:  7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

DoubleTree Orlando East
12125 High Tech Ave.

McKay Scholarship Schools provide unique programs to students and families.  The Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools was formed because the founders of the coalition (all private school administrators) recognized the need to have an organization that understands that just as our students need a different way of teaching applied to them, McKay Schools often have needs that are different from typical schools.

Join us in Orlando in September to learn and share in the innovations and programs that make a difference in our students’ lives.

Exciting Presentations

Our theme this year is School Safety – Heart, Mind and Body.  As educators, we want our schools to be an environment of love and growth.  Many factors, inside and outside of our schools, have to be addressed to ensure that we can provide such an environment.  We have several sessions that will specifically address these issues.

  Descriptions Coming Soon

Round Table Discussions

It is always a hard decision as to which concurrent session a participant will attend.  The Round Table Discussions feature two 20 minute sessions where all of the speakers will be available for participants to learn more about their topic and/or meet with the speakers if they don’t get to attend their presentation.

Networking Reception

Arriving Thursday evening?  Join us at the Networking Reception.
Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us in the DoubleTree Restaurant for a time of fellowship and networking.  It is a great opportunity to meet educators from across the state and to share what your school is doing to change lives.

Great Vendors

We have Social Bridges, Step up and AAA as vendors.  WE NEED ITEM VENDORS for teachers.

Hotel Registration

Registration at the Doubletree Orlando, East

The DoubleTree East has been a great venue over the past 4 years.  If you plan to stay there, call soon.  There is a UCF event that weekend so rooms may be scarce.

$122 per night, breakfast not included (Must be registered by September 8 to receive this rate.)

(407) 275-9000

Conference Agenda

7:30-8:00 Registration and Visit with Vendors
8:00-8:30 Welcome by President Steve Hicks
8:30 – 9:45 Breakout Session I

• Teaching the Soft Skills Needed for Employment STARTS in Elementary
School….. Carol T. Miller and Rachel Slavkin, M.ED.
• Sustaining Enrollment/Growth: Our TOP 10 List of Brand-driven Student
Retention Strategies … Liz Cherry, President and Brand Strategist,
Cherry+Company
• Preparing for the New Audit: Agreed Upon Procedures … Dave V. John, CPA
• Safe Schools in a Changing World … Chief John Newman

9:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibitor Visit

Thanks to our Coffee Break Sponsor: Twine

10:15 – 11:15 Breakout Session II

• Black Elephant Blue Heart: 13 Thinks I Learned about Life While Dying
Inside…. Zachery Richardson, The Academic Doctor
• Measures of Academic Progress (MAP Growth) …. Paula Nelson
• Responding to Life’s Tragedies at School…. Dr. James Buckner
• Questions: Gardiner’s… McKay Scholarship….Corporate Tax Scholarship… Laura Mazyck, Florida Department of Education

11:20 – 11:40 and 11:40 – 12:00 Round Table Discussions

Thanks to our Round Table Sponsor: Step Up For Students

ALL SPEAKERS will have a Round Table for two, 20-minute sessions. This is a time when participants may discuss your session further or those who did not get to hear you may gather information.

  • Round Table Presenters: Teaching the Soft Skills Needed for Employment STARTS in Elementary School….. Carol T. Miller and Rachel Slavkin, M.ED.
  • Sustaining Enrollment/Growth: Our TOP 10List of Brand-driven Student Retention Strategies … Liz Cherry, President and Brand Strategist, Cherry+Company
  • Preparing for the New Audit: Agreed Upon Procedures … Dave V. John, CPA
  • Black Elephant Blue Heart: 13 Thinks I Learned about Life While Dying Inside…. Zachery Richardson, The Academic Doctor
  • Measures of Academic Progress (MAP Growth) …. Paula Nelson
  • Responding to Life’s Tragedies at School…. Dr. James Buckner
  • Questions: Gardiner’s… McKay Scholarship….Corporate Tax Scholarship… Laura Mazyck, Florida Department of Education
  • AAA Scholarship Foundation – Patti Froebel
  • Step Up For Students – Stephanie Love
  • Twine – Gary Falcon
  • Special Olympics Florida – Chasity Phillips
  • Florida Virtual School – Jimminda Thompson
  • Alpha Business Communications – Leonard Rickman

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor: AAA Scholarship Foundation

1:00 – 1:45 2018 Legislative Summary – How It Affects Our Students and Schools – Amy Graham, Step Up For Students
1:45 – 2:00 McKay Scholarship and Gardiner Update, Laura Mazyck, FLDOE
2:00 – 2:30 The Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools, President Steve Hicks

Registration

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Thank you to our Sponsors.

Lunch Sponsor – AAA Scholarship Foundation
Round Table Sponsor – Step Up for Students
Coffee Break Sponsor – Twine