IPC Session Information

You do not want to miss the 2021 Region 4 Inclusive Practices Conference! In addition to these outstanding keynote speakers, there will be many breakout sessions to choose from, including five scheduled breakouts over the two days!


National Presenters



Manny Scott

Presenting: The Power of One: Even On Your Worst Day, You Can Be a Student’s Best Hope
An original “Freedom Writer” whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized nearly two million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope. He has helped hundreds of organizations raise student achievement and leadership effectiveness in 49 states and five continents.


Ron Clark

Presenting: The Keys to Effective, Engaging, and Exciting In-Person, Hybrid, and Virtual Instruction
Known to many as “America’s Educator,” Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year and the founder of the Ron Clark Academy. Clark has been featured on the TODAY Show, CNN, and Oprah, and was dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as her first “Phenomenal Man.” He currently teaches 5th and 6th grade mathematics and global studies and is a much sought-after keynote speaker.
Principal Baruti Kafele

Presenting: Critical Questions for Becoming an Effective Equity Mindset Teacher

Principal Baruti Kafele is an award-winning education leadership expert who

has delivered more than 2,000 conference and program keynote presentations, workshops, seminars, and assemblies. He brings a reflective approach to delivering his message, inviting his audiences to look deeply within themselves toward assessing their own practices to a level of “discomfort within their comfort.” His reflective approach creates a basis for transformative change and improvement.

cornelium-minorCornelius Minor

Presenting: We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school administrators, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities across the globe. He has been featured in Education Week, Brooklyn Magazine, and Teaching Tolerance magazine. He is the author of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be.



Receive More Than $200 in Resources When You Attend!

In addition to this exciting national presenter line-up, participants will have several breakout sessions to choose from.



Breakout Sessions


There will be 5 opportunities to attend a breakout session:
Breakout session titles are subject to change without notice
  • SDI and Collaborative Planning: Making In-Class Support Special
  • Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Building a Positive ARD Experience: Working Together with the LEA to Create Better Opportunities for Students
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Inclusive Education Strategies to Reach Every Scholar
  • Playbook of Processing Strategies: Teaching Learners How to Learn
  • ALL IN" in the PreK/ECSE Classroom
  • Netflix, TikTok, Spotify, Oh My! Using Social Media to Connect & Assess
  • Surprise! You're Co-Teaching Next Year: How to Be Purposeful With Creating an Inclusive Co-Teaching Environment
  • There's a Place for You: Early Childhood Transition for DHH and DB Learners
  • Addressing Memory Challenges With Operations, Grades 2–5
  • Increasing Student Engagement Using Nearpod
  • Classroom Management Strategies for New or Overwhelmed Teachers
  • Designing Proactively for All Learners
  • SpEd Case Management that Promotes Inclusive Practices
  • And More! 


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