Biennial Conference 2012

Thursday, November 15 - Saturday, November 17, 2012

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street [map]
Baltimore, MD 21202

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm EUSA Meeting
04:00 pm - 07:00 pm Registration and Materials Pick-up
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Governing Board Reception
Invitation only.

Thursday November 15, 2012

07:00 am - 07:30 am Morning Prayer
An Inquiring and Discerning Heart
07:00 am - 07:00 pm Registration and Materials Pick-up
08:30 am - 12:00 pm Community Service Project
09:00 am - 12:00 pm News Heads - Part 1 - Grand Ballroom II
12:00 pm - 08:00 pm NAES Resources
Closed during the Opening Eucharist.
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Center for Talented Youth at the Johns Hopkins University - The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
The Center for Talented Youth shares with its parent organization, the Johns Hopkins University, a three-part mission of teaching, research, and service. CTY conducts research and evaluation studies that advance knowledge about gifted education; develops best practices in educating highly able children; and disseminates its findings to parents, the education community, and policymakers. Come learn about new trends and methods for educating this cohort of your students!
Interactive Whiteboards: A Tool to Enrich Your Current Curriculum - Church of the Redeemer Parish Day School, Baltimore
Discover how an interactive whiteboard can be used as a tool to enhance and breathe new life into your current curriculum. Participants will be introduced to this tool and how it is used to increase student engagement, address all learning styles, and improve student performance. Demonstrations, as well as hands-on exploration, will give participants innovative strategies to make current lessons more creative and interactive. This program will be aimed at using the interactive whiteboard at the introductory level for the kindergarten/pre-first classroom.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture - Baltimore
Take a guided tour of the largest African American museum on the East Coast. The museum brings to life Maryland African American history and culture to life through its permanent galleries, and shares the broader African American experience through special exhibitions. The museum is named for Reginald F. Lewis (194201993), a native Baltimore entrepreneur and philanthropist who served as chair and chief executive office of TLC Beatrice International. Come learn about this important part of American history.
01:30 pm - 03:30 pm New Chaplains - Grand Ballroom III
New Rectors - Grand Ballroom IV
News Heads - Part 2 - Grand Ballroom II
Starting an Episcopal School - Grand Ballroom I
03:00 pm - 08:00 pm Bookstore and Tabletop Exhibits
Closed during the Opening Eucharist.
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm First-time Attendee Orientation
Like any school, church, or organization, NAES and Biennial Conference have a culture all their own. NAES staff members will be on-hand to welcome first-time attendees, introduce you to colleagues, and offer you helpful hints and suggested "rubrics" for making the most of your time in Baltimore.
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Opening Eucharist
The Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton photo The Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton
Bishop of Maryland
The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm Opening Reception
Before going off to dinner on Thursday evening after the Opening Eucharist, toast to a fun and productive time in Baltimore with a glass of wine or beer, or a soft drink. Here's your first opportunity, of many, to socialize with friends and colleagues old or new! Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Foundation.
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm Dutch Treat Dine-Arounds
You arrive Thursday afternoon, check into the hotel, and rush off to the Opening Eucharist. Then it's the Opening Reception. What about dinner? Not to worry! When you arrive at the conference, sign up on a first-come, first-served basis, for one of the pre-arranged "Dutch treat" dinners at a local restaurant. Most dinners will accommodate 10-12 people, although the number of restaurants participating will not accommodate all conference attendees.

Friday November 16, 2012

07:00 am - 07:30 am Morning Prayer
The Courage to Will and to Persevere
07:00 am - 06:00 pm Registration and Materials Pick-up
07:45 am - 09:15 am Plenary Breakfast
Keynote address by Krista Tippett, host of Public Radio's On Being. Presentation of the Ruth Jenkins Award to Merrily Dunlap. Presentation of the John D Verdery Award to the Rev. P. Roger Bowen. It will be a true celebration over a sit-down breakfast.
Ms. Krista Tippett photo Ms. Krista Tippett
On Being
09:00 am - 06:00 pm Bookstore and Tabletop Exhibits
Closed during the Plenary Luncheon.
09:30 am - 10:45 am A Student's Moral Compass: The Interdisciplinary Way - Grand Ballroom X
Agriculture in the Classroom - Dover A
Creating a Sustainable Narrative in Your Community: Moving Beyond the Basics - Dover B
Episcopal Identity: Discerning Who We Are - Grand Ballroom IX
Helping Children Become More Kind and Caring Participants in a World That Includes Everyone: Teaching Tolerance in the Preschool and Early Grades - Grand Ballroom VII
Keynote Follow-up: Krista Tippett
Ms. Krista Tippett photo Ms. Krista Tippett
On Being
Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange: A Five Senses Approach to World Religions in Worship and the Classroom - Grand Ballroom VIII
Strategic Solutions in Real Time for Real Life - Grand Ballroom IV
Successful Strategies for Having Difficult Conversations - Grand Ballroom III
Suporting a Community in Crisis - Dover C
Ways to Generate and Nurture Reading in Our Episcopal Schools - Atlantic
What Every Head of School Ought to Know About the Role of the Chaplain - Grand Ballroom I
10:45 am - 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am - 12:30 pm A Collaborative Framework for Religious Studies - Grand Ballroom VII
Big Results for the Small Shop - Grand Ballroom I
Building Bridges, Making Connections - Atlantic
Episcopal Identity and the Early Childhood Program - Grand Ballroom VIII
Face to Faith - Dover A
Fairness FAIL: High School, Religion, and Social Justice - Dover B
Featured Speaker: John M. McCardell, Jr., Ph.D.
John M. McCardell Jr., Ph.D photo John M. McCardell Jr., Ph.D
Vice Chancellor and President
Sewanee: The University of the South
Kingdom Theater: Teaching Religious Education Through Drama - Dover C
Moving School Spiritual Culture from Good Toward Great: A Case Study - Grand Ballroom III
Respect, Responsibility, and Restoration: A Multi-leveled Modeling of Strategies for Positive Relational Interaction to Educate Children - Grand Ballroom X
Status of the Employee Benefit Initiatives Authorized by the 76th General Convention - Grand Ballroom IV
The Head of School as the Spiritual Leader: From Theory to Practice - Grand Ballroom IX
12:45 pm - 02:00 pm Plenary Luncheon
This sit-down lunch with your colleagues will feature a showing of a new video on the Episcopal Urban Schools Alliance (EUSA) and other surprises!
02:15 pm - 03:30 pm An Arts Approach to Biblical Literacy - Grand Ballroom II
An Episcopal School Curriculum That's Easy to Implement - Grand Ballroom X
Authentic Alternative Assessments: Awakening Students' Joy, Creative Expression, and Knowledge - Grand Ballroom IV
Episcopal Identity and the Boarding School - Dover B
Equity, Justice, and Leadership Development: Is It Possible to Reach Every Single Student? - Dover C
Featured Speaker: Shanterra McBride
Ms. Shanterra McBride photo Ms. Shanterra McBride
Assistant Principal for Student Life
Sacred Heart Schools
Funding Your Future: Innovations for Raising and Managing Financial Resources for Episcopal Schools - Grand Ballroom VIII
Harnessing the Power of Harry Potter: What the Most Popular Story in a Century Reveals About the Spiritual Identity of Young People and Their Capacity to Learn - Grand Ballroom I
The 21st Century Episcopal School: Maintaining Our Identity as Education Shifts Beneath Our Feet - Grand Ballroom III
The Invisible Ink Before Spirituality - Dover A
The Rector and Head of School: Understanding This Vital Relationship - Grand Ballroom IX
When the World's a Scary Place - Grand Ballroom VII
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Coffee Break
04:00 pm - 05:15 pm Chapel Every Day? It's in the Bag! - Grand Ballroom VII
Empowering and Energizing Faculty Through Dynamic Professional Evaluation - Grand Ballroom II
Episcopal Identity and Financial Sustainability - Grand Ballroom IX
Farm to Table Lunch: A School Initiative Teaches Gardening and Awareness - Dover B
Featured Speaker: Joe McTighe
Mr. Joe McTighe photo Mr. Joe McTighe

Grow Your Middle School and Have Fun Doing It! - Dover A
Independent, Episcopal, or Both? Accreditation and the Episcopal Parish Day School - Atlantic
Nurturing the Nurturers: Equipping Parents as Their Children's Primary Spiritual Guides - Grand Ballroom IV
Service-Learning and Spiritual Development: Changing the World, Changing Students' Lives - Grand Ballroom III
Social Media: For Better or Worse - Grand Ballroom VIII
Sustaining Philanthropic, Alumni/ae, and Other Relationships at Early Childhood Programs - Grand Ballroom I
Working Effectively with the Independent School Parent - Grand Ballroom X
05:15 pm - 06:00 pm Business Meeting
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm Governing Board Reception
Invitation only.

Saturday November 17, 2012

07:00 am - 07:30 am Morning Prayer
A Spirit to Know and to Love You
07:00 am - 01:00 pm Registration and Materials Pick-up
07:30 am - 01:00 pm Bookstore
NAES Resources
08:00 am - 09:00 am Affinity Group Breakfast: Administrators
Affinity Group Breakfast: Chaplains & Teachers of Religion
Affinity Group Breakfast: Early Childhood Educators
Affinity Group Breakfast: Faculty
Affinity Group Breakfast: Heads of School
Affinity Group Breakfast: Rectors
Affinity Group Breakfast: Trustees & Vestry Members
09:15 am - 10:30 am Being Inclusive: Activating a Multicultural Perspective in a Traditional Episcopal Academic Program - Grand Ballroom IX
Chaplains' Forum on Worship - Grand Ballroom III
For the Health and Safety of Students: Balancing Discipline and Grace in an Episcopal School - Grand Ballroom II
Middle School TA Service Practicum: A Model for Building Episcopal Character - Grand Ballroom X
So You Want to Be a Head of School? - Grand Ballroom VIII
09:15 am - 12:00 pm Educating Boys, Educating Girls: What Single-Sex Schools Can Tell Us about Contemporary Gender Issues - Grand Ballroom I
Haiti Partnership Program - Grand Ballroom VII
Parish Day School Governance and Management - Grand Ballroom IV
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Building School Culture: A Student-centered, School-wide Approach - Grand Ballroom VIII
Changing World, Changing Boundaries - Grand Ballroom II
Four Scenarios for the Future of the Episcopal Church - Grand Ballroom III
Self-reflection and a Trusting Relationship: The Indispensable Conditions for Spiritual Development in Youth - Grand Ballroom IX
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Closing Noonday Prayers