Fortify 2018

Theme:
What if...
Date:
September 18, 2018
Times:
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location:
Lipscomb University's Spark Idea Center; Downtown Nashville, Tennessee
Conference image
 

Fortify is a modern, fast-paced conference featuring micro-sessions and impactful participant conversation. Presenters will share in a narrative format and conference participants will have time to discuss the big ideas they hear. Each narrative presented will highlight a passion topic.  Take advantage of this rare opportunity for collaboration among PK-12 and Higher Education professionals.

Fortify 2018 is presented by the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation and sponsored by Edsouth.

Conference links:

Tuesday, September 18th

8:00 am
Registration & breakfast
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
8:20 am
Emcee
    Dr. Trish Holliday
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
What if educators chose joy?
    Sister Cecilia Anne, O.P.
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
Reverse panel
    Boyd, Fleming, Mansouri, Stewart
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
12:00 pm
Lunch
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
1:00 pm
What if teacher and student diversity matched?
    Mrs. Cicely Woodard, M.Ed.
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
What if college prep meant so much more?
    Mr. Jerre Maynor, Jr.
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
What if every student believed?
    Mrs. Patty Thomas
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
What if we all stayed curious?
    Dr. Rachael Milligan
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
3:30 pm
Program concludes
 
Lipscomb University Spark Idea Center, Downtown-Nashville, TN
 
Session presenter
 
Name / title / organization
1 session
Dr. Jarred Amato
High School English Teacher and Founder of Project LIT Community
Maplewood High School & Project LIT Community
    
1 session
Dr. Nicole Arrighi
Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
Tennessee State University
  
1 session
Mrs. Janet Ayers
President
Ayers Foundation
1 session
Dr. Deborah Boyd
Dean & Professor
Lipscomb University College of Education
1 session
Dr. Paul Fleming
Assistant Commissioner, Teachers & Leaders
Tennessee Department of Education
 
1 session
Dr. Trish Holliday
Assistant Commissioner, Chief Learning Officer
Tennessee Department of Human Resources
  
1 session
Mr. David Mansouri
President
State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
 
1 session
Mr. Jerre Maynor, Jr.
Director of Student Readiness
Tennessee Department of Education
  
1 session
Dr. Rachael Milligan
Managing Director; Assistant Dean
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
  
1 session
Dr. Sonia Stewart
Executive Officer of Organizational Development
Metro Nashville Public Schools
 
1 session
Mrs. Patty Thomas
Director of Career and Technical Education
Alcoa City Schools
1 session
Sister Cecilia Anne, O.P.
Graduate student
Middle Tennessee State University
 
1 session
Mrs. Beth Wilson
5th grade iGen Teacher
Red Bank Elementary School
 
1 session
Mrs. Cicely Woodard, M.Ed.
8th grade Mathematics Teacher
Freedom Middle School, Franklin Special School District