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.

Eventbrite - 2014 Blueprint for Excellence National Conference

 

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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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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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2015 Summer Student Leadership Institute

July 14 - 17, 2015

Yacht and Beach Club Resort and Convention Center

Registration & Lodging Information:

Student Leadership Institute - Register your students (Rising 4th-12th Graders) for an unforgettable collaboration project with students from around the country. The Summer Student Leadership Institute, Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow, will provide students an opportunity to engage in collaborative learning environments while experiencing world class leadership field studies. (See Summer Leadership Institute Brochure 2015 in Downloads below)

Resort Lodging Information: Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort @ $170 per night.  You may use My Disney's Experience Link or Call Disney's Reservation Line to secure lodging:  http://disneyurl.com/BRSESummerStudentLeadershipInstitute2015

ROOM BLOCK ENDS JUNE 15

 

Disney Reservation Line at: 407-939-4686. Please provide the name of your school when registering.

Room Block available for July 11 - July 20, 2015, per availability.  Please register early to ensure you have the optimal experience.  

Institute Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-educator-student-leadership-institute-tickets-12952989741

Summer Leadership Institute Team
   Institute Director: John Goodale, Chapin High School, Chapin, SC
   Elementary School Leader: Pollyanna Buff, Irmo Elementary School, Irmo, SC
   Middle School Leader: Christine Voigt, Bishop Dunne School, Dallas, TX
   High School Leaders: Kerry Gallagher and Stephen MacDonald - Reading High School, Reading, MA

Additional Team Members:  Mansa Joseph, Carmen Plemmons, Faith Plunkett, Julie Zeigler

 

Summer Leadership Institute Daily Schedule


Students will be divided into three grade levels:  Elementary, Middle, and High.  The daily schedule and select programs will vary slightly per the grade level of the student attendee.  

Tuesday - July 14, 2015
Kick-off Session 5:00 - 6:30 PM - for Parents/Guardians and Student Attendees
Registration: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Morning Session: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Elementary: Exploring Disney's Animation History @ Hollywood Studios
Middle: Managing Your Personal Brand @ Hollywood Studios
High: Disney Leadership Strategies @ Epcot

Afternoon Session:  11:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Yacht Club Convention Center


Thursday, July 16, 2015
Morning Session: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Elementary: Explorer's Challenge @ Epcot
Middle: Clues & More Clues @ Magic Kingdom
High: Scavenger Hunt @ Magic Kingdom

Afternoon Session:  11:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Yacht Club Convention Center

Friday, July 17, 2015
Morning Session: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Elementary: Mousequest @ Magic Kingdom
Middle: Introduction to Global Citizenship @ Epcot
High: Managing Your Personal Brand @ Hollywood Studios

Afternoon Session:  11:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Yacht Club Convention Center

Program Information

  • Student Leadership Institute - Price Break until June 15
  • Price Break Option available until June 15: 3-Day Student Leadership Institute: $575
  • After June 15th: 3-Day Student Leadership Institute: $650
  • Make sure to Select T-Shirt Size during registration!!

 Institute Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-educator-student-leadership-institute-tickets-12952989741

For the Summer Educator Leadership Institute Information visit the following site:  http://www.blueribbonschools.com/2015-summer-educator-leadership-institute

 

Downloads:

 

2015 Summer Educator Leadership Institute: July 14 - 17 

Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center and Resort

Registration & Lodging Information:

Institute Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-educator-student-leadership-institute-tickets-12952989741

Resort Lodging Information: Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort @ $170 per night.  You may use My Disney's Experience Link or Call Disney's Reservation Line to secure lodging:  http://disneyurl.com/BRSESummerStudentLeadershipInstitute2015

Disney Reservation Line at: 407-939-4686. Please provide the name of your school when registering.

Room Block available for July 11 - July 20, 2015, per availability.  Please register early to ensure you have the optimal experience.  

Institute Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-educator-student-leadership-institute-tickets-12952989741

 

Program Information:

Educator Leadership Institute - Leadership & Educational Vitality

Educators are invited to attend a Blueprint for Excellence networking event designed to inspire educators to define their brand and design engaging learning environments for all students. Meet industry leaders sharing the latest in brain-research as it relates to Active Teaching and Learning with Integrated Thematic Units.

 

Highlighted Presenters:

  • Johnny Calder - Retired Principal - Forestbrook Elementary School - Myrtle Beach, SC 
  • Faith Plunkett - Monte Sano Elementary School - Huntsville, AL 
  • Rocky Sugameli - National Distinguished School Principal - Tucson, AZ
  • Bob Lenz - Motivational Speaker - Anti-Bullying Program with LifePromotions                    

 

 

Tailor Your Agenda - Four or Three-Day Options Available

  • Tuesday, July 14 - Disney Leadership Institute - Pre-Institute Session (1:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, July 15 - Educator Leadership Institute - Day I (8:15 AM - 3:15 PM)
  • Thursday, July 16 - Educator Leadership Institute - Day II (7:45 AM - 3:15 PM)
  • Friday, July 17 - Educator Leadership Institute - Day III (7:45 AM - 3:00 PM)

 

Registration for Educational Leadership Institute via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2015-educator-student-leadership-institute-tickets-12952989741

 

Tailor Your Agenda: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Option 1: 4-Day Educator Leadership Institute with Disney Leadership Institute: $625 (July 14 - 17th)
Option 2: 3-Day Educator Leadership Institute: $495 (July 15 - 17th)
Option 3: Disney Leadership Institute Only: $350 (July 14th)

 

Overview of Educator Leadership Institute Options

Option 1: 4-Day Educator Institute Registration: $625 - price will increase to $675 after May 31st. - EXTENDED Rate. 
Agenda: Tuesday Afternoon - Friday
Blueprint for Excellence Leadership Sessions
Unlimited 4-Day Disney Park Hopper
Conference Amenities: Breakfast, T-Shirt
$45 Disney Lunch Card
Disney Leadership Institute Session (Tuesday 1:00 - 5:30 PM) $350 (included in Option 1)

 

Option 2: 3-Day Educator Institute Registration: $495 - price will increase to $525 after May 31st.  EXTENDED Rate.
Agenda: Wednesday - Friday
Blueprint for Excellence Leadership Sessions
Unlimited 4-Day Disney Park Hopper
Conference Amenities: Breakfast, T-Shirt
$45 Disney Lunch Card

 

Option 3: Disney Leadership Institute Registration: $350 - price will increase to $375 after May 31st.  - EXTENDED Rate.

 Overview of the Disney Leadership Institute Seminar for Educators -

Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence Half-Day Seminar with Tour of the “Utilidor” System

*Educator Leadership Institute - Price Break until May 15th! - Extended until May 31st!* 


 2015 Summer Educator Leadership Institute Daily Schedule -    At-A Glance

Download Schedule from Google Drive:  https://drive.google.com/a/blueribbonschools.com/file/d/0B_zg8Xz_aNt5QUdZc3V2emlkODg/view?usp=sharing

Date Time  Event  Location  Presenter Target Audience
Tuesday, July 14  
 9:00 -1:00 PM Registration @ Yacht & Beach Club Conference Center Asbury Registration     
 

1:00 - 5:30 PM

Disney Leadership Institute* 

Separate Registration Fee

Grand Harbor Salon V Disney Leadership Institute  All Educators 
 5:00 - 7:00 PM Registration @ Yacht & Beach Club Conference Center Asbury Registration     
5:45 PM Reception @ Yacht & Beach Club Conference Center      
Wednesday, July  15   
 

8:15 - 9:00 AM 

Leadership Breakfast - Change Agents All Call  Grand Harbor Salon V

Bart Teal & Craig Martin

 All Educators
9:00 - 9:45 AM Goal Setting & Share-Out Session    Craig Martin  All Educators
9:45 - 10:00 AM BREAK   
10:15 - 11:15 AM Concurrent Session Options   
Session A
Active-Teaching and Learning - How the Brain Learns Grand Harbor Salon V  Johnny Calder Elementary School Level Educators
Session B Anti-Bullying Program - Dignity Revolution Grand Harbor Salon VI Bob Lenz All Educators
11:15 - 11:30 AM BREAK   
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Networking Luncheon - Change Agents All Call (Asbury A)
 All Educators
12:45 - 1:00 PM BREAK   
1:00 - 2:00 PM Concurrent Session Options   
Session C How to Become a Blue Ribbon School?
Grand Harbor Salon V  Ed Bernetich Middle School Level Educators
Session D Anti-Bullying Program - Dignity Revolution  Grand Harbor Salon VI Bob Lenz All Educators
 2:00 - 2:15 PM BREAK   
 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Concurrent Session Options   
Session E Leadership in Education - The Six "E"'s
Grand Harbor Salon V Craig Martin High School and District Personnel Educators
Session F Differentiated Learning
Grand Harbor Salon VI Ed Bernetich

Elementary School and Middle School Level Educators

Thursday, July 16

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Breakfast On Your Own - w/ $15 Meal Card      
7:45 AM - 10:45 AM Familiarization YES: Disney Leadership Strategies  @ Epcot Entrance
  All Educators
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Return to Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center       
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Familiarization Session - Connections & Wrap-up Session Grand Harbor Salon V Johnny Calder  All Educators
 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM  Lunch On Your Own w/ $15 Meal Card      
12:45 AM - 1:00 PM  BREAK      
 1:00 - 2:00 PM Concurrent Session Options      
Session G Active-Teaching and Learning - How the Brain Learns  Grand Harbor Salon V Laura Slowinski  All Educators
Session H Technology Session Grand Harbor Salon VI Faith Plunkett  All Educators
12:45 - 1:00 PM  BREAK      
1:00 - 2:00 PM Concurrent Session Options      
Session G Using Coding to Spark Innovation in the Classroom
Grand Harbor Salon V Faith Plunkett  All Educators
Session H
Applying Brain Research to the Classroom
Grand Harbor Salon VI Ed Bernetich All Educators
2:00 - 2:15 PM BREAK Asbury Lobby
   
2:15 - 3:15 PM Concurrent Session Options      
Session I  Education Made Personal
Grand Harbor Salon V Faith Plunkett  All Educators
Session J Differentiated Learning
Grand Harbor Salon VI Rocky Sugameli  All Educators
 Friday, July 17
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM  Breakfast On Your Own  - w/ $15 Meal Card      
7:45 AM - 10:45 AM  Familiarization YES: Disney Leadership Strategies (Meet at Boat Dock to Hollywood Studios)  @ Park     All Educators
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM  Return to Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center       
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Familiarization Session - Connections & Wrap-up Grand Harbor Salon V Johnny Calder All Educators
11:30 - 11:45 AM BREAK      
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Leadership Roundtable Luncheon   Asbury A Craig Martin  
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM BREAK      
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Concurrent Session Options      
Session K Leadership Strategies
Grand Harbor Salon V Johnny Calder All Educators
Session L  Brain Based Learning - Immersing Students in Learning Grand Harbor Salon VI Ed Bernetich All Educators
 2:15 PM
Awards Program
Ballroom South
   All Educators
 
 

 

 


Top Five Reasons to attend the 2015 Summer Leadership Institute -

5. Collaborate & exchange ready to implement best practices with Exceptional Leaders from within the Blueprint for Excellence Network

4. Learn proven leadership philosophies that generate results!

3. Experience great team building exercises!

2. Learn how to be a Change Agent within your school

1. Experience the intensive Disney Leadership Institute Training Session

 

 

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