The Room Block is available for July 18 - 27, 2014. Please call Group Reservations at 407-939-4686 to secure rooms.  


Eventbrite - Summer 2013 Leadership Institute 

 


 

Eventbrite - Summer 2013 Leadership Institute


Here's an Animoto video Clip from 2013's Summer Student Leadership Institute

(Created by Carmen Plemmons - thank you!)

Day I: Essential Question: What's My Responsibility as a Leader?
Day II: Essential Question: Why is Effective Communication Important?
Day III: Essential Question: Why is the Ability to Work in a Team Important?

Eventbrite - Summer 2013 Leadership Institute

 

Daily Schedule - 

 


Elementary Level Programs 
for rising 3rd -5th graders
 
Wednesday, July 23 - 
Discovering the American Spirit
Mousequest at Epcot World Showcase
Epcot® sets the stage for this race against the clock as participants accept the challenge to uncover the hidden treasures that are part of the magic of this discovery park.
 
Working in teams, participants are tasked to uncover clues and complete tasks correctly within the allotted time frame to earn token gold. Participants should BEWARE as incorrect answers could result in a forfeit of tokens! To add to the fun, we’ve included a surprise or two, so bring your digital camera along!

Friday, July 25 - 

Principles of Animal Behavior

Middle School Level Programs for rising 6th-8th graders    
 
Wednesday, July 23 - 
Properties of Motion
Discovering American Spirit
Mousequest at Epcot World Showcase
Epcot® sets the stage for this race against the clock as participants accept the challenge to uncover the hidden treasures that are part of the magic of this discovery park.
 
Working in teams, participants are tasked to uncover clues and complete tasks correctly within the allotted time frame to earn token gold. Participants should BEWARE as incorrect answers could result in a forfeit of tokens! To add to the fun, we’ve included a surprise or two, so bring your digital camera along!
 
High School Level Program for rising 9th-12th graders 
 
Wednesday, July 23 - 
Mousequest at Epcot World Showcase
Epcot® sets the stage for this race against the clock as participants accept the challenge to uncover the hidden treasures that are part of the magic of this discovery park.
 
Working in teams, participants are tasked to uncover clues and complete tasks correctly within the allotted time frame to earn token gold. Participants should BEWARE as incorrect answers could result in a forfeit of tokens! To add to the fun, we’ve included a surprise or two, so bring your digital camera along!
 
Thursday, July 24 - 
Evolution of Technology
 
Friday, July 25 - 

 

Elementary Level - Daily Schedule

Day

 

Program/Activity

Location

Start Time

End Time

Transportation

Report to Location

 

 

Conference Registration

Southwest Foyer at St. Augustine in the Grand Floridian Convention Center

8:00 AM

Noon

 

Grand Floridian Convention Center

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM

7:00 PM

 

 

Tuesday, July 22nd

Pre-Conference

 

Program/Activity

Location

Start Time

End Time

Transportation

Report to Location

 

 

Kick-Off Session for Students

Grand Floridian Convention Center – St. Augustine Hall BC

*Snack will be provided in Hall at 5:45 PM

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

 

Grand Floridian Convention Center

 

 

Parent Meeting Session

Grand Floridian Convention Center – St. Augustine Hall A

*Snack will be provided in Hall at 5:45 PM

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

 

Grand Floridian Convention Center

 

 

 

 

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2014 Educator Leadership Institute

 

WHAT: 2014 Educator Leadership Institute

WHEN:  July 22 - 25, 2014

WHERE: Walt Disney World® Resort, FL

 

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort®  Special Group Rate of $164 a-night. Call Disney's Group Reservation 407-939-4686 to secure your room.  The Room Block is available for July 18 - 27, 2014.

 

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3-day Educator Institute Registration:  $495

Agenda:  Wednesday – Friday

  • Blueprint for Excellence Leadership Sessions
  • Unlimited 4-Day Disney Park Hopper
  • Conference Amenities:  Breakfast, Lunch, T-shirt
  • $30 Disney Lunch Card

4-day Educator Institute Registration:  $625

Agenda:  Tuesday Afternoon– Friday

  • Blueprint for Excellence Leadership Sessions
  • Unlimited 4-Day Disney Park Hopper
  • Conference Amenities:  Breakfast, Lunch, T-shirt
  • $30 Disney Lunch Card
  • Disney Leadership Institute Session (Tuesday 1:00 – 5:30 PM)
Attire: Educators will participate in Leadership Field Studies that include walking tours through Disney Parks while experiencing simulations that can be integrated within the classroom. Educators will be immersed within the most dynamic learning environment, Walt Disney World. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

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Onsite Registration:
Grand Floridian Convention Center - Please come by the Registration Desk to pick up student and educator supplies- such as name badge with lanyard, meal ticket/card, t-shirt(s) and Park Hopper(s).

  • Sunday, July 20th:  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  (Park Hopper Pick-up Only)
  • Monday, July 21st: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  (Park Hopper Pick-up Only)
  • Tuesday, July 22nd: Noon - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 23rd: 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, July 24th:  6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Friday, July 25th:  7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  • 1:00 – 5:30 PM – Meet at the Grand Floridian Convention Center

Disney Leadership Institute

Description of Program: Today's successful leaders provide a clear vision, create a structure for executing work, and engage people in the purpose of the organization. Walt Disney himself was a firm believer in this inspirational style of leadership; he used it throughout his long career and taught it to the leaders who succeeded him. 


This program will teach you to: effectively communicate your vision and examine personal methods for inspiring others; explore successful Disney systems and the organizational structures that support them; examine the strategies Disney leaders employ to keep their teams engaged in their work; employ methods for sustaining momentum toward the achievement of goals; and develop day-to-day behaviors that will assist you in making a long-lasting impact on the people around you.

Facilitator:  Jack Santiago Bio:  http://www.disneyinstitutecollateral.com/files/Bio/JackSantiago.pdf

 

*Please wear comfortable attire and shoes as the session will include a walking tour of the "Utilidor".

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Parent Meeting at the Grand Floridian Convention Center

Parent Meeting:  For parents and guardians with registered students at the Student Leadership Institute, please meet to gather an understanding of the Student Leadership Institute Schedule, Daily Check-in/Out Procedures, Q/A Session and Extensions to Leadership Institute.


Wednesday through Friday Schedule 

The Disney Familiarization Sessions (Disney YES Program for Educators) Offering: The Students' Disney YES Program will focus on the following themes:

  • Individual Responsibility,
  • Communication, and
  • Teamwork.

Educators will participate in select Familiarization Programs to gather information and strategies to integrate similar activities within their classrooms. Please review each of the selected programs.


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

  • Morning Session: 8:00 – 11:30 AM –Field Study FAM Session:  Discovering American Spirit 

http://as1.wdpromedia.com/media/youth-ux/our-programs/education/yes-wdw/yes-wdw-discovering-the-american-spirit-program-description.pdf

  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:45 PM Brain Research - Learning Environments

Brain 1.0  Learn the basics of brain biology and it's application to our everyday classrooms.  Learn about setting up the ideal classroom environment that will help maximize the learning in your classroom for all of your students


Thursday, July 24th, 2014

  • Morning Session: 8:00 – 11:30 AM – Field Study FAM Session:   Evolution of Technology

http://as1.wdpromedia.com/media/youth-ux/our-programs/education/yes-wdw/yes-wdw-evolution-of-technology-program-description.pd

  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:45 PM Integrated Themes & Learning Environments

Friday, July 25th, 2014

  • 8:00 – 11:30 AM – Concurrent Session Options
  • Concurrent Session Option:
    Topic: Brain 2.0
    Brain 2.0  Now that you have set up a brain friendly classroom space it's time to start applying our brain principles to our instruction. Learn some simple techniques to apply to any unit in your classroom that incorporates best practices and brain biology.
  • Concurrent Session Option:  
    Presenter: Jim F. Chadwell, Ed.D. – Superintendent, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
    Topic: Strategic Planning in a K-12 System
    Description:
    Educational leaders are charged to transform their campuses and districts into engaging learning environments.  In order to do this, it is vital to make systematic changes through a strategic planning process.  This process identifies the key improvement strategies for a campus or district to focus on in order to achieve their missions.  Strategic objectives are tied to these strategies with identified action steps for each.  Participants will receive an overview of the strategic planning process and the key elements that makes it successful for transformative change.
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:45 PM Integrated Themes & Learning Environments

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2014 Blueprint for Excellence National Conference in partnership with Office Depot

WHAT: 2014 National Conference - A three-day professional learning conference with a partner showcase. The Blueprint National Conference is an engaging, innovative event that provides practical best practices, dynamic information exchange, and high-impact solutions to a community of educators. Focused on the nine critical areas of excelling schools found within the school improvement model, Blueprint for Excellence is attended by educators dedicated to the success of all students.

WHEN: December 2nd - 5th, 2014

WHERE: Walt Disney World® Resort, FL
Disney's Contemporary Resort® Special Group Rate of $169 a-night. Call Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686 or use the following link to access Disney's Lodging Information & Reservation Site for Contemporary Resort.

WHO: Featured Speakers are Rich Melheim, Lida Winfield, Dave Walsh. Hear the Latest in Technology Deployments, Best Practices, Administrative Leadership and much, much more!

Dr. Rich Melheim of RICHLearning, Inc. - Teaching the way the brain learns - A Brain Based Curriculum on an Arts-Based Platform.

 

 

 

 

Lida Winfield - In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic - in this unique Key Note Performance, Vermont dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist and educator, Lida Winfield shares the gift and heartache that accompanied her struggle to read, which did not occur until her early  twenties. We will explores the issues of disability, access and the value of hands on learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Walsh, Ph.D. has emerged as one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. He is the author of nine books, including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Conference is Sponsored by Office Depot, HP, Samsung, Erogtron, Bretford and C2 Collaborative. 

           

 

Online Registration Options

If using a credit card, please process your online registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-blueprint-for-excellence-national-conference-tickets-10441273129

If using a purchase order or check, you may process your online registration via the Registration Form:  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sRHZIwMm6OiIVe8DvYrFZ55ABoS8cqxvwjqIxw2ccCo/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

Technology Tuesday Session - 2014 National Conference

Technology Tuesday Session Description:

"Transformation: Nothing Comes Easy". We all know that transformation is difficult, but add in the complexity of technology and it becomes downright daunting. We will help make your technology transformation a little easier by providing a roadmap called the Technology Integration Matrix developed by the University of South Florida. This roadmap shows what transformation looks like in several different areas - one that's bound to fit your school.

 

 

Dr. Mel Pace, Director of Media & Instructional Technology in Osceola County Schools, will lead the discussion and will be joined by:

Carol Etter, Instructional Technology Supervisor

Scott Kauffman, Technology Resource Teacher

Brent Foondle, Technology Resource Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary School- Koa Elementary School

Multi-Level School - Celebration K-8 School

Middle School - Ocoee Middle School

High School - Dr. Phillips High School

 

 

Student Leadership Schedule for the Blueprint for Excellence National Conference: Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow

WHAT: 2014 Student Leadership Institute

WHEN:  December 3 - 5, 2014

WHERE: Walt Disney World® Resort, FL
Disney's Contemporary Resort®  Special Group Rate of $169/night. Call Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686 or use the following link to access Disney's Lodging Information & Reservation Site for Contemporary Resort.  

Online Registration: Please process your online registration via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-blueprint-for-excellence-national-conference-tickets-10441273129

 

Donate or Sponsor Educators and Students

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is a 501c3 Organization and your donation is Tax Deductible.

Federal Tax ID 30-0151472.

If you are sponsoring a specific individual, group, or an activity, please specify or all donations will be used to support the entire event.

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Student Leadership Institute Agenda 

3-Day Agenda - Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow!
Register your students for an unforgettable collaboration project with students from around the world. The Student Leadership Institute is designed to challenge students (4-12th) to provide solutions to environmental and social concerns of today while conducting field studies and utilizing tools designed to inspire students to become Change Agents.

Student Leadership Institute Registration: $495

•Includes all Conference Amenities
•Student Leadership Institute Sessions
•2 Disney’s Youth Educational Series
Programs
•Unlimited 4-Day Park Hopper®
•Meal Cards

      

Students will be organized by grade levels:
Elementary School Level: 4-5th Grades
Middle School Level: 6-8th Grades
High School Level: 9-12th Grades

 Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow

*Each grade level will have a unique agenda based upon program.

Wednesday, December 3rd

Morning Session: Opening Ceremonies w/ Breakfast
Lunch
Afternoon Session: BOLT Session
Blueprint for Excellence Awards Banquet

Thursday, December 4th

Breakfast w/ Meal Card
Morning Session: Disney YES Program
Lunch @ Park w/ Meal Card
Afternoon ! Session: BOLT Session

Friday, December 5th

Breakfast w/ Meal Card
Morning Session: Disney YES Program
Lunch @ Park w/ Meal Card
Afternoon Session: BOLT Session
Culminating Activity @ Epcot - Candlelight Processional & Dessert Reception
(included in Student Registration)

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Downloads:

2014 Summer Student Leadership Institute - Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow

WHAT: 2014 Student Leadership Institute

WHEN:  July 22 - 25, 2014 

WHERE: Walt Disney World® Resort, FL
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort®  Special Group Rate of $164 a-night. Call Disney's Group Reservation 407-939-4686.   

The Room Block is available for July 18- 27, 2014.  Room Block ends on June 20, 2014.  If you desire rooms prior to  July 18 or after July 27, please call Group Reservations.





Here's an Animoto video Clip from 2013's Summer Student Leadership Institute
(Created by Carmen Plemmons - thank you!)
Day I: Essential Question: What's My Responsibility as a Leader?
Day II: Essential Question: Why is Effective Communication Important?
Day III: Essential Question: Why is the Ability to Work in a Team Important?

 

Eventbrite - Summer 2013 Leadership Institute 

 


 


 

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