Biennial Conference 2016

Wednesday, November 9 - Friday, November 11, 2016

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street [map]
New Orleans, LA 70130

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events

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Wednesday November 09, 2016

01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Bookstore - Preservation Hall Foyer
NAES Hub - Preservation Hall Foyer
Registration - Preservation Hall Foyer
01:30 pm - 04:30 pm Anna's Place NOLA - Depart from Canal Street Entrance
Anna’s Place NOLA is a place of peace where children realize their potential and families and the community are nurtured so that poverty and violence no longer make their home in the Tremé/7th Ward. Learn how this powerful witness promotes healing and wholeness of body, mind and spirit by offering academic, cultural, and arts enrichment; holistic health care; and healthy lifestyle education.
Café Reconcile - Depart from Canal Street Entrance
Founded on the premise that the power of reconciliation can help overcome poverty, prejudice, and fear, this faith-based organization ministers to youth in New Orleans. It provides young men and women (16–22) with a voice about issues they are facing, and prepares them for the future with sustainable life skills. It believes that breaking down barriers of race, culture, and religion can lead to systemic change, creating a model of renewal supported by social, spiritual, and economic enrichment.
Innovation + Design at St. Martin's Episcopal School, Metairie, LA - Depart from Canal Street Entrance
The Innovation + Design program at St. Martin’s Episcopal School equips students with the skills and mindsets necessary to succeed in college and in the 21st century workplace, such as adaptability, brainstorming, collaboration, and design. Working alongside faculty, students solve real-world problems by integrating relevant design projects into their curricula. Visit the program’s spaces and learn more about this exciting program.
Walking Tour: The African and Afro-Creole Experience in New Orleans - Depart from Canal Street Entrance
Africans and describes the contributions, sacrifices, and lasting achievements of these people and their descendants through the colonial era and beyond. The tour also considers the emergence and flourishing of a vital free black population in New Orleans. You’ll learn about the Backstreet Cultural Museum, which works to preserve and perpetuate the unique cultural traditions of New Orleans’ African-American society. Rain or shine. Limited to 20 participants.
Walking Tour: The Garden District - Depart from Canal Street Entrance
Tour this historic American sector of New Orleans with its antebellum mansions and stately gardens, and revisit New Orleans when Cotton was King. Get the low-down on the 19th century rivalry between the French-speaking, Catholic Creoles downtown and the Anglo-American Protestants who mostly settled in this uptown neighborhood. Why did New Orleans become such a boomtown? What was life like in those days? What brought about a decline? These are some of the questions we’ll consider. Rain or shine. Limited to 20 participants.
Walking Tour: The Historic French Quarter - Depart from Canal Street Entrance
The French Quarter. The Vieux Carré. La Nouvelle Orleans. The original city. Full of charm, wonder, and history. This is the tour for those wishing to come to terms with HOW New Orleans came to be, who created this place and gave it its unique character, and why the city remains so distinctive today. You’ll also learn about the Louisiana Landmarks Society, whose mission is to promote historic preservation through education, advocacy, and the operation of the Pitot House. Rain or shine. Limited to 20 participants.
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Church-School Relations - St. Charles - River Tower 41st Floor
New Chaplains - Riverview 1 - River Tower 41st Floor
New Heads of School - Napoleon - River Tower 41st Floor
Soul Scrubbing with Haiti 1 & 2 - Lafayette - River Tower 41st Floor
04:30 pm - 06:00 pm Episcopal Urban School Alliance Meeting - Salon F & G - Third Floor
Invitation only.
05:30 pm - 06:00 pm Pilot Mentoring Program for New Chaplains Kick-off - Riverview 2 - River Tower 41st Floor
Invitation only.
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm Governing Board Reception - Riverview 2 - River Tower 41st Floor
Invitation only.

Thursday November 10, 2016

07:00 am - 06:00 pm Bookstore - Preservation Hall Foyer
NAES Hub - Preservation Hall Foyer
Registration - Preservation Hall Foyer
07:30 am - 08:00 am Morning Prayer - Studio 10
08:00 am - 08:30 am First-Time Attendee Orientation - Studio 2
08:00 am - 08:45 am Morning Coffee • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
Coffee sponsored by TIAA
08:45 am - 10:00 am Opening General Session - Acadia & Bissonet - Third Floor
Christena Cleveland Ph.D. photo Christena Cleveland Ph.D.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Reconciliation
Duke Divinity School
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 am *Featured Speaker* — The Impact of an Episcopal School on One Student - Galerie 3
Mr. Derrell Bradford photo Mr. Derrell Bradford
Executive Director
A Collaborative Effort Behind the Scenes: Guiding Students and Families with Compassion and Grace - Studio 7
Disruptive Service: Moving from Needs to Assets - Studio 4 & 5
Fostering a Culture of Resilience - Galerie 4
How to Find and Train Excellent Volunteer and Professional Leaders - Galerie 2
In God's Playful Spirit: Embracing Episcopal Identity in a Preschool Setting - Studio 2
Innovation and the Worship Setting: An Unexpected Union - Studio 6
Inspire to Serve and Empower to Lead - Studio 8
Is Your School Prepared For a Disaster? Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan? - Studio 9
Practical Cross Curricular Approach to Intermediate-Middle Level Religious Studies: ELA, Technology, and Social Studies Integration - Studio 1
Principles of Good Practice for School Ministry in Episcopal Schools - Galerie 1
The World Religions Class: Education in Empathy - Studio 3
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Awards Luncheon - Acadia & Bissonet - Third Floor
Included with full conference registrations, celebrate Cindy LaPorte and David Charlton, our Ruth Jenkins Award and John D. Verdery Award recipients.

Sponsored by The Church Pension Group
Mrs. Cynthia C. LaPorte photo Mrs. Cynthia C. LaPorte

David H. Charlton Ed.D. photo David H. Charlton Ed.D.

01:45 pm - 02:45 pm *Featured Speaker* — LGBTQ Issues and Episcopal Schools - Galerie 3
Mrs. Kristin L. Smith Esq. photo Mrs. Kristin L. Smith Esq.
Attorney At Law
Fisher & Phillips LLP
A New Paradigm: Bridging the Cultural Divide Between Administrators and Faculty - Studio 4 & 5
A Seat at the Table: Providing Our Community Opportunities to Share Their Stories - Galerie 1
Aligning Academics and Episcopal Identity Through Authentic Inquiry - Studio 8
Beginning with the End: Faith in Action at the Bedside of the Dying - Studio 1
Developing Citizens, Expanding Inclusivity, and Building Communities: Episcopal Schools as Agents of Change - Galerie 4
Realizing, Celebrating, and Marketing Episcopal Identity - Studio 9
Turning Problems into Challenges: Using Design Thinking Principles in Your School Community - Galerie 2
Using Love, Respect, and Kindness to Build a School Culture - Studio 7
What Your Head of School Wishes You Understood - Studio 3
Who’s Afraid of the BCP? Adapting the Book of Common Prayer into a Child-Centered Chapel Program - Studio 2
You Are In The Midst of Us: Compline as a Liturgical Tool for Practicing Episcopal Inclusivity - Studio 6
02:45 pm - 03:30 pm Afternoon Refresher • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
Refresher sponsored by Lands' End School Outfitters
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm *Featured Speaker* — Plato and Heraclitus: Forms and Flux and Visits to 200+ Independent Schools - Galerie 3
Mr. John C. Gulla photo Mr. John C. Gulla
Executive Director
The Edward E. Ford Foundation
A Complex Ministry: Rectors and Parish Day Schools - Studio 1
Becoming the Beloved Community: Youth Faith Formation for Racial Justice and Reconciliation - Studio 8
Collaboration for Common Goals: A Model of Leadership Development in Student Life - Studio 7
Empowerment: The Ultimate Goal of Mission Trips - Studio 3
Guiding and Nurturing the Wellbeing of Our Teens: Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind - Studio 4 & 5
Maximizing School Marketing Efforts with Limited Resources - Galerie 2
Mindfulness, Meditation, and Media - Galerie 1
Opening the Red Doors: Hospitality and Inclusion in Episcopal Schools - Studio 9
Sing a New Song: Spirit-Filled Age Appropriate Worship - Studio 6
Transforming Chapel/Transforming Students - Galerie 4
Using a Professional Learning Community to Produce Action in Diversity Enhancement in a K-12 School - Studio 2
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Conference Eucharist - Acadia & Bissonet - Third Floor
Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Bishop of Louisiana
Con-celebrant: The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Ph.D., Bishop of Western Louisiana
Preacher: The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., NAES Executive Director
06:30 pm - 07:30 pm Reception • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
07:30 pm - 09:00 pm Muhlenberg Society & Friends Reception - Riverview - River Tower 41st Floor
Invitation only.

Friday November 11, 2016

07:00 am - 05:00 pm Bookstore - Preservation Hall Foyer
NAES Hub - Preservation Hall Foyer
Registration - Preservation Hall Foyer
07:30 am - 08:00 am Morning Prayer - Studio 10
08:00 am - 09:00 am Morning Coffee • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
Coffee sponsored by Doctor of Ministry at Virginia Theological Seminary
09:00 am - 10:00 am *Featured Speaker* — Re-visioning Education in New Orleans - Galerie 3
Ms. Rhonda Kalifey-Aluise photo Ms. Rhonda Kalifey-Aluise
Executive Director
KIPP New Orleans
Board Service and the Effective School - Galerie 4
Considerations for Building a Successful Gifted Education Program - Studio 3
Exploring and Practicing Non-Cognitive Skills with Students: A Project-Based Learning Approach - Studio 1
Faculty Meetings of the Future - Studio 8
From Macro to Micro: Integrating a School’s Theme into Classroom Experiences - Studio 6
Socially Responsible STEAM: An Ethical Approach to STEAM Education - Studio 7
The Ten Commandments for 21st Century Students: A Year's Worth of Chapel Programs - Galerie 1
Towards a Narrative Classroom: Stories of Early Childhood - Studio 4 & 5
Transgender People and Episcopal Identity: Three Schools Tell Their Stories - Galerie 2
What Do Spirituality and Self-Regulation Have In Common? Practical Applications of Current Neuroscience Research - Studio 2
When You Have a Crisis, Hope Is Not a Strategy - Studio 9
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 am *Featured Speaker* — How DO They Do That: Secret Tech Weapons for Episcopal School Staff - Galerie 3
Ms. Beth Ziesenis photo Ms. Beth Ziesenis
Your Nerdy Best Friend
Avenue Z, Inc.
Becoming More Clearly Ourselves: Professional Development in Episcopal Identity for Faculty, Administrators, and Staff - Galerie 1
Building a Culture of Creativity from the Ground Up - Studio 6
Educating Students with Dyslexia: Innovative Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond - Studio 1
How Do Non-Episcopalians Fit In at Your School? - Studio 7
Lesson Plans for the Tech-Integrated Classroom - Studio 8
Nurturing the SPIRIT of the Child - Studio 2
Shared Ministry, Shared Minister - Studio 4 & 5
Truth and Tact: Report Card Comments in the 21st Century - Galerie 4
Turning Purpose into Performance - Studio 9
Using Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom - Studio 3
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Studios Foyer
12:00 pm - 01:15 pm Administrators Luncheon - Carondelet
Sponsored by Cloud9World
Chaplains & Teachers of Religion Luncheon - Galerie 2
Sponsored by Living Compass
Faculty Members Luncheon - Carondelet
Sponsored by Cloud9World
Heads of School & ECE Directors Luncheon - Galerie 6
Sponsored by Smart Tuition
Mr. David Coleman photo Mr. David Coleman
President and Chief Executive Officer
The College Board
Rectors Luncheon - Carondelet
Sponsored by Cloud9World
Trustees & Vestry Members Luncheon - Carondelet
Sponsored by Cloud9World
01:45 pm - 02:45 pm *Featured Speaker* — (Re)designing Learning in the Age of Information - Galerie 3
Mr. Garrett Mason photo Mr. Garrett Mason
Director of Innovation and Design
St. Martin's Episcopal School
D.I.G.N.I.T.Y.: Creating a Preferred Future for Communities to Thrive! - Galerie 2
Didn't Henry VIII Start This Church So He Could Get a Divorce? - Studio 1
Do Something: Research Projects that Make a Difference - Studio 8
Let Us "Digitally" Inspire You! - Studio 6
Life in Seasons: Transitions as the Chaplain's Work - Studio 2
Moving Forward Together into a Brave New World - Galerie 4
Never-Ending New: "SEECKing" the SMART Solution - Studio 7
Parents and Early Childhood Programs: A Changing Dynamic - Studio 9
The Changing Expectations of Episcopal School Heads - Galerie 1
The Constantly Evolving Classroom: How to Stay Relevant in a Rapidly Changing World - Studio 4 & 5
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm Regional Gathering: Middle Atlantic - Galerie 1
Regional Gathering: Northeast, Midwest, Great Plains & Canada - Studio 9
CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, RI, SD, VT, WI, Canada
Regional Gathering: Southeast, Caribbean & Central America - Galerie 3
AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, British Virgin Islands, Haiti, Honduras, Panama
Regional Gathering: Southwest - Acadia & Bissonet - Third Floor
Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
Regional Gathering: West & Pacific - Studio 2
AK, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, Australia
04:00 pm - 05:15 pm Closing General Session - Acadia & Bissonet - Third Floor
Conclude your Biennial Conference experience with our distinguished speaker and meaningful worship.
Scott S. Cowen D.B.A. photo Scott S. Cowen D.B.A.
President Emeritus
Tulane University