A refugee turned Harvard graduate, Mawi has written eight books and inspired over 1,000,000 people with his uplifting speeches.
Janna will share best practices and cutting edge research on Growth Mindset, leveraging Mindset Works' experience with hundreds of schools and direct connection to Carol Dweck's research.
Dr. Megahed will share key lessons on educator and student empowerment, leveraging her years of leadership in higher education and her academic background in psychology.
In his current position, Kwame Simmons is charged with turning around the state's most underperforming schools. An award-winning school principal, Kwame trains new principals at Teacher's College.
See Kwame honored by BET.
A visionary and pioneering leader, Brandi Gurley has overseen the rapid expansion of her school and built a staff-led culture of excellence.
Dave Danielski and his staff had a vision: that by time their students got to middle school, they would stand out as exceptional. With that in mind, they have super-charged the culture at Madison through the implementation of the Powerful Educator Framework.
The leader of a large urban high school, Janice has won widespread recognition for her innovative approaches to growth mindset, touching on everything from grading to discipline to parent involvement.
At Urban Initiatives, a sports-based youth development organization working in Chicago Public Schools, Andy and the team have helped hundreds begin or reignite their journey in youth development through the power of positive play.
Pablo Sierra has helped build Noble Network into one of the most high-impact charter school networks in the United States. A former classroom teacher, Pablo founded and currently leads two Noble high schools: Pritzker College Prep and Noble Academy.
Patrick brings over 20 years experience as a teacher, administrator and coach to his passion of developing leadership and character in young people. Patrick is a master facilitator who has created and led thousand of hours of training for both students and adults.
Dates: Wednesday, July 20 - Thursday, July 21, 2016
Times: 9-3:30 each day
Location: National Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 60603
Any educator who wants to inspire youth using the innovative, evidence-based methodologies found in the Powerful Educator framework. If you impact students at any grade level—whether you are a teacher's aid or superintendent—you are welcome.
Chicago is a great place to visit in the summer! Download a list of great activities you'll be able to do while here:
Summer in Chicago (pdf)
Click the link for a list of recommended hotels near the conference.
Hotels Near Conference.
Contact Amanda Hofbauer at email@example.com
When I first came to the U.S. as a refugee, I walked into school without knowing a word of English. I grew up on welfare for 12 years. Despite my challenges, because of Powerful Educators like you, I achieved my dream of going to college and earned a scholarship to Harvard University.
Mawi Learning is dedicated to giving Powerful Educators the tools they need to help their students realize their dreams. At our 2016 Powerful Educator conference, you will learn proven, research-based strategies to build a growth mindset, confidence, and success in your students. You will learn from Powerful Educator experts, while networking with passionate educators from around the world.
Thank you for everything you do. I look forward to meeting you in July!