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Professional Development

Upcoming Speakers

September 21, 2018

Spencer Henry is an experienced educator who provide teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents with practical ideas for motivating and managing today’s children.

October 18, 2018

LaVonna Roth was an elementary and secondary teacher, before setting out on her mission to help teachers understand the brain and how it learns to increase student achievement. LaVonna strives to help teachers understand the latest brain research and its implications in the classroom through interactive presentations and workshops. 

November 8, 2018

Donna Lynn Miller - The Book Whisperer says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring.

January 19, 2019
Google Certified Educator Training

February 7, 2019

Eric Mazur is widely known for his work on Peer Instruction, an interactive teaching method aimed at engaging students in the classroom and beyond. His motivational lectures on interactive teaching, educational technology, and assessment have inspired people around the world to change their approach to teaching.

Conferences and Seminars

Professional development conferences and seminars are at the heart of ESP. These events provide members with current educational research, theories and policies while emphasizing campus implementation and classroom instruction. Seminars draw upon the expertise of state and national consultants.

An advisory committee of teachers, principals and superintendents recommends topics and speakers, helping ESP respond to campus and district needs and concerns. The professional development series, "Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Innovative Instruction," is organized around school improvement themes broadly associated with one or more of the correlates of effective schools.

Campus Planning Workshop

In March, ESP leadership teams are invited to attend a planning workshop. This spring retreat has become one of the most anticipated and valued events of the project year. During the workshop, school leadership teams are able to

  • evaluate their school year-to-date,
  • reflect on the research and other information received at ESP conferences,
  • refine their campus improvement plan or other school operations and
  • exchange ideas, goals, and triumphs with other campus teams.

Past ESP Speakers

Spencer Henry: an experienced educator, for the soul purpose of providing teachers, administrators, support staff and parents with practical ideas for motivating and managing today's children.

Marcia Tate: the author of many bestsellers, including Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain.

Eric Sheninger: focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.

Dave Burgess: Teach Like a PIRATE seminars offer inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.