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Summer Summit: Reboot and Retool: Teaching and Learning for Diverse Minds
Date / Time
June 18 - 19, 2018
Location
Airlie Resort and Conference Center
Participant Fee
DAY ONLY
VAIS Member /
$735.00
Non-Member /
$735.00
 

DAY + MONDAY DINNER
VAIS Member /
$790.00
Non-Member /
$790.00
 

MONDAY OVERNIGHT
VAIS Member /
$895.00
Non-Member /
$895.00
 

SUNDAY + MONDAY OVERNIGHT
VAIS Member /
$1,080.00
Non-Member /
$1,080.00
 
 
 


2018 Summer Summit
Reboot and Retool: Teaching and Learning for Diverse Minds
Monday, June 18 - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Airlie Resort and Conference Center, Warrenton, VA
(NOTE: All AISGW/AIMS/VAIS Members will pay the same rate. Please scroll to bottom to workshop options.)

Are you an educator wanting to expand your own knowledge and understanding of students with learning differences? Are you looking for a place to have an engaging, open dialogue with colleagues and experts? Are you seeking more tools for use in your own educational setting? Then THIS program is for YOU!

VAIS, along with the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) and the Association of Independent Schools of Maryland (AIMS) have collaborated on a NEW! program for June 18-19, 2018. The Summit was developed by the leaders of some of the top PK-12 independent schools who have expertise in the areas of learning differences.
Topics include: overview of learning differences; technology and how it can support and enhance diverse learning; social, emotional components of learning; specific academic areas - strategies for improving instruction; support: strategies/accommodations; and innovative teaching to support diverse learners.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Jonathan Mooney


Jonathan is a dyslexic writer, speaker, and do-gooder who did not lean to read until 12 years old.  He faced a number of low expectations growing up—was told he would flip burgers, be a high school dropped out and end up in jail. Needless to say there hopeful prophecies didn’t come to pass. Opposed to being a high school drop out, Jonathan became a college graduate from Brown university with an honors degree in English lit; instead of flipping burgers he ended up writing books, the first of which he wrote at the end of the 23 as an undergrad; And instead of becoming an inmate he become an advocate creating organizations and initiatives that help people who get the short end of the stick.

 Dr. William R. Stixrud




Dr. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who has been in private practice since 1985. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington School of Medicine. He has previously held an appointment at the Georgetown University Medical School, and he has served as a consultant to the Division of Neuropsychology at the National Institutes of Health.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, brain-based learning, motivation, and the effects of stress and sleep deprivation on the brain.


 Rick Wormeli








One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes 36 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, and coaching teachers and principals.  Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teaching for the 21st Century, and theWashington Post.  He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, and a frequent contributor to ASCD’s Education Leadership magazine.  He is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle, as well as the best-selling books, Day One and BeyondFair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated ClassroomDifferentiation: From Planning to Practice, Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, all five from Stenhouse Publishers, as well as Summarization in any Subject, published by ASCD.  His book, The Collected Writings (So Far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy Good Stuff I Learned about Teaching Along the Way, is collection of his published articles, guest bloggings, and more through 2013.  His classroom practice is a showcase for ASCD’s best-selling series, “At Work in the Differentiated Classroom.”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This program is designed for educators (PK-12) who embrace the value of diversity in teaching and learning and want to support and serve students better in more traditional school settings. It is recommended but not required that schools send teams of administrators/teachers.

SCHEDULE
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ake a glance at the preliminary schedule.

LOCATION
The Airlie Resort and Conference Center is located in Warrenton, on the Northern Virginia periphery and  is just a 50-minute drive from the center of Washington, D.C. yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of our Nation’s Capital. The historic manor house and village of guest rooms are set on 300 acres of verdant Virginia landscape featuring pastoral, lake, and wildlife views - a true retreat-like setting!  If you need overnight accommodations, please mark the correct fee when registering.

PRESENTER DISCOUNT:
If you are a speaker at the Summer Summit and plan to participate in the two-day program, please mark "Is Presenter" when you register to receive a $30.00 discount. If you only plan to present your session, you do not need to register.


REGISTRATION FEES
Fee includes all materials, breaks and meals unless you are attending ONLY for the day. Day rate includes only lunch on Monday and Tuesday, however, there is an optional fee to include dinner.
 
OPTIONS  VAIS / AISGW / AIMS Members  
  
DAY RATE: 2 Days Only, No Overnights and NO Monday dinner                          
   $735   
DAY RATE + DINNER: 2 Days Only No Overnights but YES for Monday night dinner    
   $790   
MONDAY OVERNIGHT RATE:  2 Days/1 Overnight (Monday Night)
   $895   
SUNDAY & MONDAY OVERNIGHT RATE:  2 Days/2 Overnights (Sun. & Mon. Nights)         
  $1080  
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

The program registration deadline is Monday, June 4. No refunds after that date. Please see the complete VAIS cancellation policy under Programs and Events tab.

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