Conference Program and Events

Conference Program and Events

Saturday, July 20th

9:00-5:00 International trainers – day long session

Sunday, July 21st

MARRIOTT HOTEL

8:30 – 2:00 International trainers
Registration/Check-in
2:00 – 4:00 Orientation for Newbies

 

GREENWOOD CULTURAL CENTER

6:00 – 9:00 George Gala Awards/Dinner

 

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Host Site: Thoreau Demonstration Academy

8:00 – 8:15 Breakfast
8:15 – 9:00 Welcome

9:00 – 10:15 The Future Ready Face of MicroSociety

10:15 – 10:30 Transition

10:30 – 11:26 Micro Mindset: Ten Dispositions Key to Success for Teaching in a MicroSociety Setting
Skills needed in the 21st Marketplace from a real world employer’s point of view
Rigor and Relevance- MicroSociety Connections
Creating and Sustaining Momentum for Change
Keeping up with the needs of secondary students
Real World Math in the Micro Classroom K-8

11:25 – 11:30 Transition

11:30 – 12:25 Communication is business: from your elevator speech to making a pitch
Social Justice and Micro Society
Just Getting Started?
The Seven Habits of Steven Covey in a Micro School
The Art of using Micro Messy Problems to strengthen your 4 C’s
Technology Your Peers Love!

12:25 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:55 Determining the feasibility of an idea and understanding your fiunding options
What it means to be an administrator in a MicroSociety school
Integrating Writing Across ALL Disciplines
Making PLCs/Alignment Teams work for you –
Gaming
Legislation, committees, task forces and other Government opportunities

1:55 – 2:00 Transition

2:00 – 2:55 Problem Solving in the Classroom Using Micro Concepts
Design Basics
Monrovia Courts
Origami, Tangrams and STEM
Robotics for Real World Use
Following one venture from start up to success

2:55 – 3:00 Transition

3:00 – 3:55 Grand Rounds: Stories of Two Micro Schools
Hot Topics in Out of School Time
Creating and Sustaining Momentum for Change
Keeping up with the needs of secondary students
Real World Math in the Micro Classroom K-8

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Host Site: Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy

8:00 – 8:15 Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 Student Centered Learning in Class and On The Job
District and Community Panel

9:15 – 9:30 Transition

9:30 – 10:25 Have a problem? Micro Can Help you Solve it!
Department of Economic Growth
Problem Based Learning(PBL) – MicroSociety Connections
Classroom strategies for the 21st Century
Using data to improve outcomes of your MicroSociety ventures and agencies
Five critical steps to orienting and preparing new staff in an existing MicroSociety

10:25 – 10:30 Transition

10:30 – 11:25 Business Day Live! The launchpad for critical thinkers
Tying your Ventures and Agencies to career pathways
Making your very own documentary
Creating Formative Assessments; monitor progress; systems of classroom assessments that empower students and teachers
Digitizing your MicroSociety business ventures and government agencies
Literacy for the Real World

11:25 – 11:30 Transition

11:30 12:25 Connecting curriculum design, instructional delivery and the real world, Secondary
Problem Solving in the Classroom Using Micro Concepts
Upgrading your business process from idea to prototype
Interactive Strategies for engaging resistant learners
Incorporating those with Special Needs So They Are An Asset to Community
All Learning is Social and Emotional

12:25 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:55 Monrovia Bureau of Investigation
Sustainable Business Ideas
Pop Up ventures
New Ventures for the 21st century: TED Talks venture, Computer Science
Breakthroughs in environmental entrepreneurship
Building Your Business Partners

1:55 – 2:00 Transition

2:00 – 2:55 Going Digital makes real world banking a Matter of dollars and cents
Reflection Day: the Opportunities are HUGE
Now that’s a good question! Promote cognitive rigor and deliver deeper learning experiences through questioning in Micro
Stamp Collecting Offers Youth a Window into the World
Coordinators
Sustainable Business Ideas

2:55 – 3:00 Transition
3::00 – 3:30 So you want to raise $25,000/year?
3:30 – 4:00 Developing a Plan for Success and Succession

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Host Site: Thoreau Demonstration Academy

8:00 – 8:15 Breakfast

8:15 – 8:45 Panel:The Secrets to Secondary Micro

Out of School Time: Bring together educators, families and community

8:45 – 9:15 What is a corporate faculty and why are they critical to long term success?
9:20 – 9:45 Understanding the MicroSociety Star Assessment, Content and Process
9:45 – 10:30 Micro Reboot – what to do when Micro gets off course
Out of School time: Finding Your Art in Your Leadership
Design Studio Generator for secondary: fashion, jewelry, art objects and more

10:30 – 10:35 Transition

10:35 – 11:15 Bridging the Gap with the community
The five best strategies for using class time to go deep and have a lasting impact
Using technology to help create critical thinkers in the classroom
Tips for Helping Students Discover Their Power and Stay Engaged
Micro Mischief! Contracts, Intellectual Property, OH MY!
Micro Stock Market and other ways to invest ie. be a venture capitalist

11:15-11:20  Transition

11:20 – 11:55 Powerful practices for helping your immigrants/refugees fit in and contribute
How to Use the Creative Thinking Process in a MicroSociety School
Building a culturally responsive community

11:55 – 12:00 Transition

12:00 – 12:55 Community Service Projects
Shark Tank: organizing…preparation and implementation
Business Procedures and Customer Service Keep you on top of your game
Youth, Stress and the Need for Downtime
What’s New on the Micro Front!

Micro Emergency Management Agency; Employment Bureau that maps to Career Readiness Goals; Exit Interviews

12:55 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:25 Design Basics
The Seven Habits of Steven Covey in a Micro School
Legislation, committees, task forces and other Government opportunities
Department of Economic Growth

2:25 – 2:30 Transition

2:30 – 3:15 Design Studio Generator for secondary: fashion, jewelry, art objects and more
Five critical steps to orienting and preparing new staff in an existing MicroSociety
Determining the feasibility of an idea and understanding your funding options
Youth, Stress and the Need for Downtime

3:15 – 4:00 Reflection