Thank you to all who attended!
If you registered for the conference and would like to view the recordings of any sessions you may have missed, you can log into 2020apsrcfallconference.sched.com/ until close of business Monday, October 26 to view the session recordings.
2020 APSRC Virtual Fall Conference
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
8:00 am to 4 pm
Due to COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines, APSRC will host its annual conference virtually for 2020!
– Early-Bird Registration for APSRC members: $100
– Early-Bird Registration for non-members: $120
*Early-Bird Registration ends Monday, October 19, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Registrants’ payments must be submitted to APSRC by that date in order for attendees to receive the early-bird discount.
– Same-Day Registration for APSRC members: $120
– Same-Day Registration for non-members: $140
Group Discounts Available!
For groups of 5 or more, receive $10 off per registration by using coupon code VVWP2XYJ at checkout.
And the door prize winners are ...
- Necklace set courtesy of Five Dollar Bling – Katie Hatley, Graduate Arkansas
- $20 gift card to Smallcakes A Cupcakery – Sarah Snider, Hazen School District
- Little Cliff and the Cold Place by Clifton L. Taulbert, paintings by E.B. Lewis – Shawna Asencio-Porter, Siloam Springs School District
- Little Cliff and the Cold Place by Clifton L. Taulbert, paintings by E.B. Lewis – Angela Duncan, Brookland School District
- Arkansas Scholarship Lottery gift bag – Jerry Skidmore, Calico Rock School District
- Script by PCG Special Education Due Process Manual – Kayla Jones, Dierks School District
- Script by PCG Special Education Due Process Manual – Tim Taylor, Marion School District
- Script by PCG Special Education Due Process Manual – Rachel Ewing, Batesville School District
- Wilson golf irons – Daryl Blaxton, Northeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative
- $50 Visa Gift Card courtesy of McKinstry – Bryan Pruitt, Eureka Springs School District
- $50 Visa Gift Card courtesy of McKinstry – Angela Moore, Lee County School District
- $50 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Lincoln Learning Solutions – Linda Little, Gosnell School District
- 2 $10 Big Red gift cards and 1 discount mugs from Big Red Stores – Roger Nicholson, Highland School District
- 2 $10 Big Red gift cards and 1 discount mugs from Big Red Stores – Cheli Stafford, eStem Public Charter School
- Economic Education and Personal Finance Teacher Package from stlouisfed.org/education – Fred Walker, Izard County Consolidated School District
- A signed copy of Watching Our Crops Come In by Clifton L. Taulbert – Marcy Dugger, Bald Knob School District
- A signed copy of Watching Our Crops Come In by Clifton L. Taulbert – Jennifer Solida, Genoa Central School District
- 4 admission passes to Scott Family Amazeum – Reba Holmes, Prairie Grove School District
- $50 gift card from Honey Baked Ham Co. – Erica Reynolds, Brookland School District
- $50 from APSRC – Willie Murdock, Lee County School District
- Tile Mate 4-pack – Pattie Murphy, Cedarville School District
- Tile Mate 4-pack – Joycelyn Brandon, Lee County School District
- 4 general admission tickets to UCA vs. Missouri Western State University on October 31, 2020 – David Campbell, Batesville School District
- Zink Polaroid ZIP Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer – Sally Bennett, Rivercrest School District
- Zink Polaroid ZIP Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer – Shawna Asencio Porter, Siloam Springs School District
- Mini Projector – David Hopkins, Clarksville School District
- Mini Projector – Jared Richey, Brookland School District
- Mini Projector – Madeline Smith, LISA Academy
- HALO Bolt Portable Phone Laptop Charter Car Jump Starter with AC Outlet and Car Charger – Zane Vanderpool, Horatio School District
- HALO Bolt Portable Phone Laptop Charter Car Jump Starter with AC Outlet and Car Charger – Kathy Cornish, Warren School District
- Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker – Sarah Alexander, Bergman School District
- Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker – Carmen Martin, Foreman School District
- $100 from APSRC – Rhonda Williams, Warren School District
- $100 from APSRC – David Campbell, Batesville School District
- $100 Walmart gift card courtesy of Public Consulting Group, Inc. – Amanda Bittle, McGehee School District
- Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort Gift Bag – Jim Robb, West Memphis School District
- $200 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) – Aspen Copelin, Brookland School District
- Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators: Building Strong School Communities Through Timeless Values by Clifton L. Taulbert – Cristy Dunnahoe, Star City School District
- Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators: Building Strong School Communities Through Timeless Values by Clifton L. Taulbert – Anna Wingfield, Academics Plus Charter School, Inc.
- 2 rounds of golf at Diamondhead Golf Course and Country Club – Sandra Smith, Wynne School District
- 2 nights lodging at Mountain Harbor Resort – Richard Burrows at Arkansas Arts Academy
- $500 from APSRC – Erica Doster, Centerpoint School District
- $500 from APSRC – Laura Sieler Cuebas, Arkansas Lighthouse Academies
2020 Keynote Speaker
Clifton L. Taulbert
Entrepreneur | Pulitzer Nominee | International Lecturer | CEO
Eight Habits of the Heart
Clifton Taulbert introduced the “Eight Habits of the Heart” to members of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Air Force Academy, Harvard University’s Principals Center, and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Education. Join us at the APSRC 2020 Virtual Conference, as he takes us on a journey to the Mississippi Delta where he personally experienced the Power of the Presence of ORDINARY PEOPLE who built community on his behalf. The timeless and universal Eight Habits of the Heart are just as vital today as they were a generation ago. When embraced and lived out, they become the “Power of Community” .. a force multiplier within our classrooms and lives.
About Clifton Taulbert:
Time Magazine’s recognition of Taulbert as one of America’s top emerging entrepreneurs gives credit to his Delta uncle, Cleve, who introduced him to the power of “gumption,” known today as an entrepreneurial mindset. His uncle’s story has been captured in the international bestseller, Who Owns the Ice House? This growth mindset propelled Taulbert into the world of fitness as the entrepreneur who assisted in bringing the Stairmaster Exercise System to the world. Taulbert, not one to rest on past successes, is now in his 6th year as the President and CEO of ROOTS JAVA COFFEE.
Taulbert, the writer, is recognized and embraced around the world, from South Africa to Australia. His first book, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, became an international bestseller and a major motion picture.
His reputation as a human capital development consultant has garnered him opportunities to address business and academic audiences nationally and internationally: Charles Stuart University Business School in Australia, Harvard University Principals Center, the United States Air Force Academy, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of America, ONEOK Pipeline Company, BMW, the Oklahoma Bankers Association, k-12 educators from his native Mississippi Delta to China, and international school leaders throughout Central America.
Taulbert serves as a Trustee for the University of Tulsa and is on the Board of Reference for Oral Roberts University. In 2017, Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, presented Taulbert with the highest honor of Global Ties U.S. (the non-profit arm of the U.S. State Department), the 2017 Citizen Diplomat Award.
Taulbert has been inducted into the Enlisted Airman Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the 27th NAACP Image Award for Literature. He is a Trustee for the Tulsa Library Trust, the Oklahoma Foundation for Academic Excellence, and the Tulsa Historical Society. He serves on the Eudora Welty Advisory Board, the Anne Kathryn Sickle Cell Fund, and the Indian Nation Council of Boys Scouts.
Kecia Ray, EdD
Kecia is a strategic thinker and a proven leader in K12 transformation. Her career includes designing technology within the Frist Art Museum and directing technology research through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. She was appointed as a turnaround agent by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education and established award-winning instructional technology programs recognized by the USDOE and Harvard University while in that role.
Dr. Ray was named ’20 to Watch’ by the National School Board Association, Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, a Top 10 EdTech Leader by Tech and Learning, an ISTE Making IT Happen recipient, and most recently named a Top 100 EdTech Influencer by EdTech Digest.
Learn more about Kecia on LinkedIn.
Philip B. Warrick, EdD
Dr. Philip B. Warrick is an author and consultant for Marzano Resources and has worked globally in the areas of school leadership, instruction, collaborative practices, and grading.
He spent the first twenty-five years of his education career as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent and has experience leading schools in the states of Nebraska and Texas. He was named 1998 Nebraska Outstanding New Principal of the Year and was the 2005 Nebraska State High School Principal of the Year. In 2003, he was one of the initial participants to attend the Nebraska Educational Leadership Institute, conducted by The Gallup Corporation at Gallup University in Omaha. In, 2008 Phil was hired as the campus principal at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas. In 2010, he was invited to be an inaugural participant in the Texas Principals’ Visioning Institute, where he collaborated with other principals form the state of Texas to develop a vision for effective practices in Texas schools.
Dr. Warrick is the co-author of seven books including The High Reliability Schools Handbook and Leading A High Reliability School. He consults with and trains districts and schools nationally and internationally in the areas of high reliability school leadership, research-based instruction, assessment, grading, and collaborative teaming.
He earned a bachelor of science from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary of Education Johnny Key will be joining us for our Keynote Session!
APSRC’s Annual Conference is made possible through the support of our sponsors. Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for their support of education in Arkansas!
Keynote Speaker 2019
Rodney Walker, author of A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man’s Journey from Foster Care to Yale
Rodney Walker is an author, educator and entrepreneur that travels both nationally and internationally, speaking at schools, corporations and conferences about the importance of character education, youth entrepreneurship, and trauma-informed mentorship aimed to uplift and support at-risk youth.
Rodney is the bestselling author of the educational memoir titled A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man’s Journey from Foster Care to Yale. Given the obstacles placed before him as a foster child, Rodney struggled academically and socially in school. Through trauma-informed mentorship and education, he overcame these adverse experiences and redirected his path. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and went on to graduate with degrees from Morehouse College, Yale and Harvard University.
2019 Opening Session Speaker
Peter Hostrawser, owner of Disrupt Education and Department Chairman of the Glenbard East School of Business
Peter Hostrawser is the Department Chairman of the Glenbard East School of Business, an innovative department within Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Ill. In the Glenbard East School of Business, students are actively engaged in project-based learning and working collaboratively with companies like West Suburban Bank, Cleu, Yolobe, and NextWaveSTEM.
Peter began his career as a business entrepreneur in the fields of Video Production and Student Business Consulting. He spent 15 years at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he founded the OPRF School of Business. He currently owns Disrupt Education, specializing in helping young people ignite their ambitions and take control of their learning.
2018 Keynote Speaker
Michael Bonner, author of Get Up or Give Up, How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching
Michael Bonner is an inspiring second-grade teacher at North Carolina’s South Greenville Elementary, where the majority of students have strenuous familial dynamics and many are homeless. The school is 100% FRL (free and reduced lunch) and is located in an impoverished neighborhood in Eastern North Carolina. In early 2017, Bonner was honored by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative educational approaches for children coping with the challenges of poverty.
His efforts to change the proficiency learning culture have also captured attention from other national news outlets. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Flocabulary, and the Ashton Kutcher Foundation all have released stories on how Mr. Bonner is utilizing music as a tool to help counter the negative statistical data concerning children living in poverty. He’s had the privilege of speaking at NC State University, the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education, and various other institutions, delivering powerful messages on improving student performance and resilience.