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2018 SAI Annual Conference and Exhibits
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave., Des Moines

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, August 7

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Pre-Conference - Coherence - Joanne Quinn

Wednesday, August 8

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Exhibits, including Techknowledgy Bar feature!

Stick around for a buffet of presentations featuring technology tools to support your communication efforts, your leadership in professional learning and your organization.

8 - 9 a.m. - Dedicated exhibit time

8 - 8:45 a.m. - #IAedchat

#IAedchat is a weekly Twitter discussion that takes place at 8 p.m. every Sunday focused on the latest trends in education. #IAedchat was founded in 2013 by Aaron Becker, Jimmy Casas and Matt Degner, and is now moderated by Dan Butler, Colin Wikan and Andrea Townsley. The last Sunday of the month the #IAedchat team hosts a live show with authors, practitioners, students and leaders in the field of education. Join the #IAedchat co-hosts for a special edition of this Twitter exchange originating from the conference. Visit http://tinyurl.com/iaedchat for more information. 

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Bookstore Open

9 a.m. - First General Session - John Coyle

10:45 a.m. - Noon - Thought Leaders

Keynote Follow-up - John Coyle

Educational Neuroscience - The Brain, Behavior and Learning - Lori Desautels

Fostering Collective Efficacy in Schools - Jenni Donohoo

Leading for Rigorous Instruction - Amy Dujon

Disrupting Poverty: The Leader's Role - William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

Changing the Narrative - Joe Sanfelippo

Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency Based Learning in PLCs at Work - Brian Stack

Noon - 2 p.m. - Visit the exhibits!

Noon - 3 p.m. - Techknowledgy Bar Mini Sessions

2 - 3:15 p.m. - Thought Leaders 

Educational Neuroscience - The Brain, Behavior and Learning - Lori Desautels

Fostering Collective Efficacy in Schools - Jenni Donohoo

Leading for Rigorous Instruction - Amy Dujon

Disrupting Poverty: The Leader's Role - William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

Changing the Narrative - Joe Sanfelippo

Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency Based Learning in PLCs at Work - Brian Stack

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Second General Session - Broadcasting Happiness - Michelle Gielan

5:30 to 7 p.m. - SAI Reception and Celebration of Leadership at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Thursday, August 9

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. - Special Interest Sessions

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. - Promising Practices 

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. - Technology "The What"

9 - 10:20 a.m. - Open Educational Resources Panel

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. - Promising Practices

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. - Special Interest Session

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. - Technology "The How"

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  - Current Legal Issues: Prepare to Lead with Confidence - Matt Carver

SAI Legal Services Director Matt Carver will highlight some of the recent court decisions, new laws and other important legal issues impacting Iowa’s schools. How will these matters affect your role as a school administrator, and what are some legal best practices for you and your team of educators to consider for the year ahead?