Alternative Education

Previous 2016 TAEA Conference Schedule

Monday, June 27
Time Event/Session Title
12:00 “ 5:00pm Registration
1:00 “ 2:00pm A View of Education from an At-Risk Mind 
  Reaching Seemingly Difficult to Motivate Students: The Use of Preference Assessments in Alternative Learning to Supplement Behavior Management Systems 
  How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching with Poverty in Mind 
2:00 “ 2:15pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:15 - 3:15pm Accelerated Student Learning Based on Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  Emotional Disturbance & Trauma-Related Difficulties
  Effectiveness of Alternative Education: A Matched Peer Study
Tuesday, June 28
Time Event/Session Title
7:00 - 8:00am Registration
8:00 - 8:30 am Opening Remarks: TAEA Board
  Welcome: Dr. Vickie Kirk, Tennessee Department of Education
8:30 - 9:30am Keynote Session: Disciplining Students with Disabilities 
9:30 -9:40am Break/Visit Exhibitors
9:40-10:40am I Need a Boost Before I Blow Up and Burn Out 
  It's Not (Di)content, It's (De)livery!
  Legal Implications Relative to Alternative Learning Practices
  Building Better Brains: Adverse Childhood Experiences in Tennessee
10:40 “ 10:50am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:50 - 11:50am Teaching Courage: Promoting Graceful Risk-taking for Success
  Success Favors Well-Prepared Adults: Unpacking your Personality Package
  How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching with Poverty in Mind
  RTI2 and TNReady in an Alternative Setting
11:50-12:00pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 “ 2:00pm  General Session: Using Restorative Practices to Foster Community
2:00 “ 2:10pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:10 “ 3:10 pm What Matters Most in Closing the Achievement Gap
  School Counselors Unite!
  The Robertson County Focus Program: Providing Young People Focus for the Future
  The Perfect Storm
3:10 - 3:20pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
3:20 -  4:20pm Working with Difficult Students
  Teaching Career Exploration and Employability Skills
  ELLs in Alternative Education
  Improving School Climate through Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
5:30 “ 7:30pm Manager's Reception for Hotel Guest
Wednesday, June 29
Tine Session Title
8:00 - 8:30 am Opening Remarks: TAEA Board
8:30 “ 9:30 am Keynote Session: Improve your ABC's: Achievement, Behavior and Climate
9:30 “ 9:40 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
9:40 “ 10:40 am  Big Schools: What Works!
  Small Schools: What Works!
  What Are We Going to Do with the "Other" Students?
10:40 - 10:50 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:50 “ 11:50am New Drug Trends Among Youth and The Importance of Partnering with Community Coalitions
  The Robertson County Focus Program: Providing Young People Focus for the Future
  Using Technology in Alternative Learning Settings
11:50 “ 12:00pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
12:00-1:00 pm Closing Session/AMM - Update on Alternative Education                                                                               
TAEA Board Members, Governor's Advisory Board Members, and Tennessee Department of Education Representatives                                                                  
The Tennessee Alternative Education Association or TAEA is membership-based organization dedicated to exemplary practice, professional development, knowledge sharing, public policy development, and advocacy aimed at advancing alternative and nontraditional education in Tennessee and beyond.