2013 Conference News Online: Thursday, July 11

Conference News Online – 2013

Social Media Lounge: Charge Up, Hang Out, Dive In!
Drop by the Social Media Lounge for workshops, discussions, and networking.

Keynote and Plenary Sessions

Duncan: Principal Leadership, School Safety Are Priorities
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan thanked principals during the Opening General Session.

Freeman Hrabowski Calls on Principals to a Create “Culture of Support”
The first step to making students successful, said the Opening General Session speaker, is to believe in them.

Current and Past Officers Recognized During Opening General Session
Outgoing NAESP president Mark Terry passed the leadership torch to new president Nancy Flatt Meador.

Gamification: The (New) New Normal
According to plenary speaker Gabe Zichermann, hard work plus hard games equals increased intelligence in students.

Two-Hour Workshop Sessions

Adjust Perceptions to Support Black Male Students
Baruti Kafele suggests principals focus on the “Attention Gap” rather than “Achievement Gap.”

Exploring the Components of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
Humor, movement, and student conversations are key, says author and brain science expert David Sousa.

Using iPads to Become Tech-Savvy Leaders
In his two-hour workshop, iPad guru Justin Baeder shared tips, tricks, and best practices.

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