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Events

Biennial Conference 2008 &mdash Last of All and Servant of All

Thursday, November 6 - Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
700 South Florida Avenue [map]
Tampa, FL 33602



Schedule of Sessions and Special Events



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Wednesday November 05, 2008

04:00 pm - 07:00 pm NAES Resources - Grand Ballroom Foyer
On-Site Registration - Level Two Registration Desk
Tote Bag Desk - Main Lobby

Thursday November 06, 2008

07:00 am - 06:00 pm NAES Resources - Grand Ballroom Foyer
On-Site Registration - Level Two Registration Desk
Tote Bag Desk - Main Lobby
08:30 am - 12:00 pm Community Service Project - Departs from Main Lobby
Here's our chance as an organization to "walk our talk." Plan to join NAES and Episcopal school leaders in giving back to the city of Tampa by lending a hand at a local food and feeding program. Advance registration is required. Be sure to bring appropriate work clothes for the first of what will be an every-Biennial event.
01:30 pm - 04:00 pm Heart, Mind and Soul...Inner Leadership - Meeting Room 9
New Chaplains - Meeting Room 11
New Heads - Meeting Room 8
School Start-Up and Expansion - Meeting Room 10
The Ministry of Teaching - Meeting Room 12
05:00 pm - 06:15 pm Opening Eucharist - Grand Ballroom Salons F-J
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Ph.D., Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, celebrating and preaching.

Friday November 07, 2008

07:00 am - 07:30 am Morning Prayer - Meeting Room 5
07:00 am - 12:00 pm Tote Bag Desk - Main Lobby
07:00 am - 06:00 pm Bookstore - Friday Only! - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Breakpoint Books is this year's bookstore at Biennial. This organization, which has provided the bookstore at the NAIS People of Color Conference, will be here only on Friday, November 7. Be sure to purchase materials then!
NAES Resources - Grand Ballroom Foyer
On-Site Registration - Level Two Registration Desk
08:00 am - 09:45 am Plenary Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Salons E-F
Parker J. Palmer. Ph.D. will offer an address entitled Word Become Flesh: We Teach Who We Are. This will be preceded by a delicious breakfast and the presentation of NAES' "Ruth Jenkins Award" and "John D. Verdery Award".
10:15 am - 11:30 am An Interactive Chapel Service for Children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5: A Child-Centered Approach - Meeting Room 12
Delivering Difficult News to Parents: Speaking Truth with Grace and Compassion - Meeting Room 5
Episcopal Identity in an Urban Environment - Grand Ballroom Salon J
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: Episcopal Early Childhood Education Programs - Meeting Room 1
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: Leadership Transition - Meeting Room 4
Lights, Camera, Action: Develop Reading Writing and Creative Thinking in a Dramatic Movie-Making Experience - Meeting Room 11
Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders: A Leadership Council Model - Grand Ballroom Salon H
Putting on Other Hats: The Ministry of Coaches and Advisors - Grand Ballroom Salon A
Sacred Spaces: A Multi-Cultural Initiative - Grand Ballroom Salon B
Servant Leaders/Servant Learners - Grand Ballroom Salon D
Sixteen Things to Nurture Spiritual Life in Students - Grand Ballroom Salon I
Spiritual Journey Week - Meeting Room 6
The School and Parish Campaign: Opportunities and Challenges - Meeting Room 7
Trends: Conversations We Should Be Having - Grand Ballroom Salon C
Working Together to Change Our World, Environment and Awareness - Grand Ballroom Salon G
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Book Signings & Major Conference Sponsor Tables - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Parker J. Palmer and Bill Gordh will be signing copies of their books that you purchased yesterday at the conference bookstore or brought with you form home. Be sure also to visit the major conference sponsor tables.
12:15 pm - 01:30 pm Plenary Luncheon - Grand Ballroom Salons E-F
This sit-down luncheon includes a dialog by Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D., and Amelia Dyer, Associate Dean of Virginia Theological Seminary, entitled The Body of Christ: Teaching and Learning in Community.
02:00 pm - 03:15 pm Adolescents in Crisis - Meeting Room 5
Develop for Success - Meeting Room 6
Episcopal Identity Amidst Religious Pluralism: How One School Traveled Back to Its Roots - Grand Ballroom Salon A
Exorcising the Ghosts: Living with Your School's Past - Grand Ballroom Salon J
Intercultural Awareness as a Foundation for Service - Grand Ballroom Salon H
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: Starting at the Top—Board Self-Evaluation and Evaluating the Head of School - Meeting Room 4
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: The Ministry of the Rector in Episcopal Schools - Meeting Room 1
Net Tuition Revenue: The Power to Shape Community - Meeting Room 7
No Future Without Forgiveness - Grand Ballroom Salon D
Soul Searching: An Exploration of the Informed Use of Sacred Text in Executive Decision-Making - Grand Ballroom Salon C
Teaching with the Touchstone: Good Practices in Practice - Meeting Room 11
The Way We Worship Now - Grand Ballroom Salon B
Towards a Social Justice Classroom: Using Bibliotherapy and Critical Literacy Approaches with Children's Literature - Grand Ballroom Salon G
Using Film Clips to Focus Ethical Dialogue - Meeting Room 12
What's the Buzz About <em>Family Math & Science Night</em> - Grand Ballroom Salon I
03:15 pm - 04:00 pm Coffee Break - Grand Ballroom Foyer and Gallery
Our thanks to the Doctor of Ministry in Educational Leadership program at Virginia Theological Seminary for sponsoring this event!
04:00 pm - 05:15 pm <i>Nou sèvi, nou fè zanmi, nou fè konpè:</i> Servanthood, Partnership and Friendship with Haitian Episcopal Schools - Meeting Room 5
Building a Children's Chapel - Meeting Room 1
Episcopal Heritage: What Everyone Connected to an Episcopal School Should Know - Grand Ballroom Salon C
Good Talk About Good Teaching: Taking the Conversation Home - Meeting Room 4
High-Touch Admissions in a High-Tech World - Grand Ballroom Salon I
Jambo Y'All: Our World Open for Learning - Grand Ballroom Salon J
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: Parish School Governance - Grand Ballroom Salon A
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: Spiritual Damage in Episcopal Boarding School Communities - Meeting Room 7
One Chaplain—One School—How Does it Work? - Meeting Room 11
Personal, Civic, Moral, and Spiritual Development: How Do We Know How Well We Are Doing? - Grand Ballroom Salon D
Serving the Servants: Teacher Stress Reduction - Grand Ballroom Salon G
Teaching Religion the Aussie Way: A Religious Studies Curriculum from the Anglican Schools in Australia - Meeting Room 12
Teaching Sustainability: Preserving and Serving the World - Grand Ballroom Salon H
The Millennium Development Goals, Service Learning and Episcopal Identity - Meeting Room 6
This Ain't Your Momma's Middle School - Grand Ballroom Salon B
05:30 pm - 06:00 pm Book Signings & Major Conference Sponsor Tables - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Parker J. Palmer and Bill Gordh will be signing copies of their books that you purchased today at the conference bookstore or brought with you form home. Be sure also to visit the major conference sponsor tables.

Saturday November 08, 2008

07:00 am - 07:30 am Morning Prayer - Meeting Room 7
07:00 am - 02:00 pm NAES Resources - Grand Ballroom Foyer
On-Site Registration - Level Two Registration Desk
08:00 am - 09:00 am Business Meeting Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Salons E-F
09:30 am - 10:45 am Abrahamic Traditions in Partnership: A Model for Interfaith Dialogue - Grand Ballroom Salon J
Healthcare Coverage Feasibility Study: Report to the 2009 General Convention - Grand Ballroom Salon I
Heat Up Your Chapel Services...Without Setting Off the Fire Sprinklers - Meeting Room 7
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: Leading from Within—The Leader's Inner Journey - Grand Ballroom Salon G
Leadership & Governance Institute at Biennial: Organizational Mission—The Heart of the Matter - Meeting Room 9
Marketing Your Episcopal School - Meeting Room 5
Planned Giving for Schools - Grand Ballroom Salon H
School Chaplaincy in a Web 2.0 World - Meeting Room 10
Stories to Tell - Meeting Room 11
The Challenge of a PK-12 Religion Curriculum in an Increasingly Diverse Religious Environment - Meeting Room 8
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Plenary Session - Grand Ballroom Salons E-F
Parker J. Palmer's final address to Biennial Conference 2008 attendees entitled Leadership for Community: The Loaves and Fishes Revisited.
12:15 pm - 01:00 pm Closing Worship Service - Grand Ballroom Salons E-F
01:15 pm - 01:45 pm Book Signings & Major Conference Sponsor Tables - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Parker J. Palmer and Bill Gordh will be signing copies of their books that you purchased yesterday at the conference bookstore or brought with you form home. Be sure also to visit the major conference sponsor tables.
Biennial Conference 2008 &mdash Last of All and Servant of All: NAES