Conference Schedule

June 23-25, 2014

Day One: Monday, June 23, 2014
8:30-9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00-10:45 Opening Session: Dr. Frontier
11:00 am -12:15 pm Keynote Session: Dr. Frontier
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Discussion Group for Elementary and Breakout Sessions for Secondary
2:45-3:45 Discussion Group for Secondary and Breakout Sessions for Elementary

Keynote Speaker Reception

Day Two: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-9:45 am Opening Session: Dr. Jones
10:00-11:15 am Keynote Session: Dr. Jones
11:30 am -12:30 pm Discussion Groups for Elementary and Breakout Sessions for Secondary
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:45-2:45 pm Discussion Group for Secondary and Breakout Sessions for Elementary
3:00-4:00 pm Breakout Sessions
Day Three: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
7:30-8:45 am Breakfast
8:45-10:00 am Breakout Sessions
10:15-11:45 am Curriculum Construction
12:00-2:00 pm Award Luncheon and Closing Program

Comments from Participants

"After 30 years of conferences, conventions, workshops and post-graduate studies, I finally found a 3-day that met my need, kept me focused and wanting to attend again."

"Highly trained, motivated, impassioned keynote speakers/educators that "shepherd" others through the ongoing growth process of becoming exceptional educators with each child's success in mind."

"Where else could we be treated so well but at Roanoke?!"

"I had a wonderful time meeting and interacting with teachers from all over the state. It gave me the opportunity to network and share joys/concerns with my fellow teachers."

"It's a wonderful professional development opportunity that provides restoration, revitalization and renewal. Thank you!"

"Loved it! I reconnected with people I'd met in other places and I made new friends."

"I really appreciate the space the keynote speakers created in my thinking about teaching and learning. I have been frustrated of late with students and their interest in learning - and now I have a new approach (well, several, actually!). The Institute is invaluable."

"Providing teachers with opportunities to feel important and encourage each other and giving time to relax and enjoy...."