Featured Speakers and Breakout Sessions


Meet Our Featured Speakers  Plus Powerful Breakout Sessions



Dwayne Reed


After his educational music video Welcome to the 4th Grade  went viral and he appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, and MTV's TRL, Reed has championed the importance of relationships in education and equal opportunities for every child.

General Session: The Educator Your Scholars Need
Breakout Session: Relationships 101







Dr. Stephen Peters
Peters is the President/CEO of The Peters Group, a premier education consulting agency, and a consultant for Initiative One Leadership Institute. He is renowned for delivering captivating keynote addresses and conducting professional development workshops tailored for leaders, educators, staff, students, and parents.

General Session: Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners
Breakout Session: Courageous Leadership






Horacio Sanchez
Horacio Sanchez is a renowned speaker and educational consultant who empowers schools to enhance educational outcomes through the application of neuroscience. Sanchez is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on resiliency and applied brain science.

General Session: Promoting Student Success
Breakout Session: Designing School Climates that Maximize Student Achievement







Kayla Delzer Dornfeld
Kayla Delzer Dornfeld will bring a wealth of expertise and innovative strategies to IPC 2024, drawing from her experience as the 2020 Top Educator of the Year and the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. She is hailed as "one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States" by The New York Times.

General Session: Reimagining Education: Teachers as Learners and Students as Leaders
Breakout Session: Self-care for Educators






Mike Woodlock
Mike Woodlock, an innovative administrator and consultant with over 25 years in education, is an assistant superintendent in Massachusetts. As a former principal, he led a district-wide transformation using the Universal Design for Learning framework, showcasing his expertise in embracing change.

Breakout Session 1: Zooming In and Out to Embrace MTSS
Breakout Session 2: UDL Playbook: Leading UDL Implementation





Leslie Fisher
Leslie Fisher is the director of Fisher Technologies Inc., specializing in K–12 educational technology conferences, presentations, and professional development. As a former senior systems engineer at Apple®, Leslie brings extensive experience and a passion for innovative education solutions.

Breakout Session 1: Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
Breakout Session 2: Accessibility and AI






This Year's Breakout Sessions


  • Accessibility Is The Key To Inclusive Practices
  • Finding and Sharing a Pirate's Booty
  • Understanding Autism: Bridging Gaps in General Education
  • Modifying Curriculum in the General Education Setting
  • Teaching All of Our Students
  • Empowering Special Education and Emerging Bilingual Students for College, Career, and Military Readiness
  • Creating Conditions for Systemic and Sustainable Inclusive Practices that Yield Better Outcomes for All Students
  • Practically Inclusive - How to Remix your Instructional Practices
  • Connecting the Dots: Academic Growth and the A--F Accountability System
  • Becoming a Unified Champion School
  • Save Your Voice.....and Your Sanity!
  • Understanding the ADHD Brain: Maximize the effectiveness of classroom strategies that Feeds the ADHD brain
  • Creating Connections: The Art of Inclusive Classroom Management
  • Fostering Family Collaboration: Empowering IEP and Transition Achievement
  • Administrator Strategies for Differentiating Classroom Management Supports
  • Research Strategies Anchored in Neurology to Reduce Anxiety and Unexpected Behavioral Challenges for Educators and Students







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