Keynotes

Dr. Adolph Brown has a gift to reach people and can successfully incorporate and convey the goals and objectives of any organization or conference in his keynote address.

Keynote-originally meant the fundamental point of a speech, today refers to the main speech or featured spots at a meeting, to the entire convention in the main room.

(Most Presentations have Parts II & III involving more In-depth Coverage and Exploration of Topics)

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Building 21st Century Schools for 21st Century Learners™

This is professional development opportunity to help individuals understand a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines 21st century student outcomes with 21st century skills support systems.  We will explore the core competencies of collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, life/career development, and problem-solving.

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

1.  Participants will learn innovative support systems to help students thrive in today’s world.

2.  Participants will learn how the blending of specific skills contributes to helping students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.

School leaders, charter school professionals, aspiring educational leaders, teacher leaders, new and veteran site leaders, and school/grade level/department teams
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Zap The Gap! Understanding What Is Really Meant When We Say “Close The Achievement Gap.” ™

This is a professional development opportunity to help individuals understand “the achievement gap” by making the connection to curriculum and culture. 

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

1.  Participants will understand the relevance of understanding culture and cultural learning styles.

2.  Participants will increase their knowledge of the “targeted population” of ‘Closing The Achievement Gap,’ thus foster academic achievement on the part of students.

School leaders, charter school professionals, aspiring educational leaders, teacher leaders, new and veteran site leaders, and school/grade level/department teams
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Paper or People Pushers? Developing People! ™

This is a professional development opportunity to help individuals move beyond directing people and evaluating performance ONLY.  Research in the area of school leadership demonstrates that a leader’s greatest impact is in his/her ability to DEVELOP people.  Specific skill sets will be offered to support and encourage professional growth and opportunities for self-reflection, practice, coaching and planning-application.

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

1.  Participants will learn strategies for building trust and rapport, becoming a better listener, being solution-focused, and developing an appreciation for differences.

2.  Participants will learn to become less of a problem-solver by investing in the capacities of others as solution-bearers in a collaborative culture.

School leaders, charter school professionals, aspiring educational leaders, teacher leaders, new and veteran site leaders, and school/grade level/department teams
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If You Only Knew Me…You Would Understand.™

Blind Spots and Biases are hidden forces that shape our opinions, attitudes, perceptions and decisions about others. This interactive dynamic and fun presentation will address the shortcuts that create our mental blind spots.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

1.  Provide motivation and knowledge that will help attendees remain focused, motivated and inspired to overcome faulty personal beliefs, prior expectations, and anchors.

2.  Reinforce character development foundation interwoven in all aspects of one's life.

Appropriate for groups working with young people and/or diverse populations
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Technology Is Our Friend! Using Technology to Make Connections In & Beyond the Classroom™

Technology is our friend, not our foe. The possibilities now with technology are endless – students and educators now have the opportunities to develop real and meaningful relationships with each other and with students from all over the world.  These relationships have the power to defy the barriers of age, race, economics and geography.  The goal of this session is to inspire and encourage teachers and administrators to engage their students in classroom and global collaborative projects, using Information and Communication Technologies such as web pages, wikis, blogs, collaborative classroom space, web casts, video conferencing and email.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Establish beneficial and inspirational connections for students and teachers with each and other students from all over the world.
  2. Provide engaging and highly motivating projects whereby students use higher order and critical thinking skills.  


Administrators & Educators
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INSPIRE While INFORMING Your Staff!

You Are The Hero Of This Story! You Make A Difference!

Join Dr. Brown on an engaging journey of Teaching and Learning Excellence as he celebrates the unique opportunity adults have to make a meaningful, lasting difference in the lives of students – students who deserve the highest quality education in every classroom.   Dr. Brown will affirm teachers, leaders, and community stakeholders, who will challenge, motivate, encourage, and support students to achieve academic and life success.  

1.  As a result of this session, participants will remain or become fiercely committed to excellence via opening minds, stirring imaginations, and nurturing.

2.  As a direct result of this session, participants will be poised to positively impact our future.

Teachers, Administrators, & Community Stakeholders
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Students Under STRESS - Trauma-Sensitive Schools & Trauma-informed Teaching

Backed by brain research, Dr. Brown addresses the effect of severe trauma on the health and achievement of their students.  SchoolsParticipants will  learn to respond to an enormous body of research about how children’s brains adapt to complex trauma, defined as multiple traumas including physical or sexual abuse, abandonment, and domestic and neighborhood violence.

The trainings ask teachers and staff to look at how their tone may contribute, knowingly or unknowingly, to potentially volatile or combative interactions with traumatized youth.

1. Teachers are being trained to recognize that students’ explosive anger, classroom outbursts, habitual withdrawal and self-injurious behaviors could be symptoms of traumatic stress, the result of repeated exposure to violence, abuse and neglect.

2. Provide teachers with the science and skills to better manage traumatized students in the classroom, an approach known as “trauma-informed” or “trauma-sensitive” teaching. 

Teachers, School Counselors, School Administrators, Education Staff, Parents, Community Stakeholders
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Culturally Responsive Teaching & Reaching: Theory, Research, Practice, & Personal Development

Dr. Brown engagingly takes the audience on a journey of laughter and learning as he explains ways to use culturally responsive teaching to reach underachieving students of color.  This session will recognize the importance of including students’ cultural references in all aspects of learning, enriching classroom experiences and keeping students engaged.

1. Transcend our own personal cultural biases and preferences to establish and develop patterns for learning and communicating that engage and sustain student participation and achievement.

2. Improve the school performance of underachieving students of color.

ALL Education Professionals & Para Professionals
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A MUST HAVE!

Reflective Administrators are Effective Administrators

Self-reflection is a humbling process.  It’s essential to find out why we think, say, and do certain things…then better ourselves.  Self-reflection and self-correction are the highest forms of self learning and healing, thus to change the world around us, we must first change the world within us.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program the attendees will gain the following:

  1. Know that no matter how good your leadership style  is, one’s leadership strategies can always be improved.
  2. Learn the process of connecting self-reflection to the leadership process.
ALL School District Personnel
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