Featured Speakers


Meet Our Featured Speakers



Kim Beardon

Fight Song: 6 Steps to Passion, Power, Peace, and Purpose

Kim Bearden is the cofounder of the Ron Clark Academy. Educators from around the world have visited Bearden's workshops to learn better ways to engage students, build relationships, foster academic excellence, enhance communication, and create a climate and culture for success.






John Hodge

Be the One!

Dr. John W. Hodge is president of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has provided training and support to educators in more than 300 school districts nationwide.






Jessica Cabeen

Dream Big, Live Colorfully, Lead Boldly: At School and At Home
Jessica is the Principal of Alternative Education Programs in Austin, Minnesota and was named the 2021 ED Dive National Principal of the Year, 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal of the Year, and received the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016. She is the author of Hacking Early Learning and Principal in Balance: Leading at Work and Living a Life.








Vika Stephenson 

Providing Powerful Diverse Learning Workshops

This speaker provides high-engagement workshops focused on strategies to help teachers successfully support student learning in impactful, teacher-friendly ways.










 Experience These Powerful Breakout Sessions!


  • Meeting the Needs of Every Child with District-wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Implementation
  • Unlocking the Possibilities of Inclusion
  • Teaching Emergent Bilingual students with Dyslexia
  • Behavior Management for Classroom Success
  • Behavioral Management of All Types
  • ABA in the Classroom
  • Behavior IS Communication: Let's Talk Visuals 
  • Connection Corner: The Power of Relationship on Classroom Management 
  • ACCESS: Acquiring and Cultivating Career, Employability, and Social Skills Structure for Success
  • Podcasting 101: How to Give Every Student a Voice
  • Supporting Behaviors in the General Education Classroom
  • Joyful Teaching
  • Getting Good Goals
  • Journey Into 3D Bliss: Creativity is Contagious
  • Creating Inclusive Classrooms on Your Campus
  • Beyond 1:1 Digital Inclusion for ALL Students
  • Maximizing Student Outcomes in Inclusive Environments: Reframing the Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Educator
  • Mission Possible: Reducing Challenging Behaviors Utilizing the Behavior Pathway Process
  • Increase School Readiness through Enhanced Read-Aloud Practices for Emergent Readers
  • My Idea Generator: A Systematic, Sensory Influenced, Step-by-Step Approach to Writing and Editing Skills for Developing or Struggling Writers
  • And more! 



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