Presentation PowerPoints from 2015

College Readiness Consortium

Kent Pekel, Ed.D. – Featured Speaker
Kent Pekel, Ed.D. is an educator and administrator who has worked at the school, district, state, federal and university levels. In 2012, he became President and CEO of Search Institute, a non-profit research organization that partners with schools, programs, families and communities to discover and disseminate what students need to succeed.

2015 JRNC Presentation

Strengthening Motivation and Perseverance Through Developmental Relationships

What do students need to succeed? One key factor is strong personal relationships with friends, siblings and peers, as well as adults.  The Search Institute has identified a Developmental Relationships Framework with five essential components: expressing care, challenging growth, providing support, sharing power, and expanding possibilities.  Research has shown that focusing on the sharing power component leads to the strongest outcomes, and a Jostens Renaissance program with strong student leadership is a great way for students to have a voice in the school’s events and collaborate to identify activities and recognitions that will encourage these relationships.

Arends, Allie (Allison)

Allie Arends, Jostens

2015 JRNC Presentation

Social Media 101

A review of the most popular social media platforms today. Learn how to create a social media strategy for your school. Discuss ways to create engagement.

Biddle, Larry

Dr. Larry Biddle

2015 JRNC Presentation

Foundations of Jostens Renaissance

Learn the 10 quintessential principles that drive this dynamic inside-out program. Apply each principle for a significant impact on teaching, learning, achievement, and improvement. These principles and skills are what our students must have for global competition and they apply from early childhood through high school and beyond. These principles are a vital foundation for any Agent of Change!

Bloomquist, Melinda (option 1)

Melinda Bloomquist – 2015 Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year

2015 JRNC Presentation

So You Want to be a Renaissance School-Presentation

In this session, educators and students learned tips and tricks for schools just starting their Renaissance program- or strengthening a current program – to see real results. Take a look at Mount Vernon’s six-year journey to Renaissance and find out how they decreased discipline incidents by over 60% and increased their program participation by over 200%! Included in this session were numerous strategies for engaging students and staff, community outreach, reward and recognition techniques, branding your program, collecting and analyzing data and more.

Bollar, Steve

Steve Bollar

2015 JRNC Presentation

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas – Part 1

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas – Part 2

Over 15 years of Renaissance ideas – so many that it had to be split into two sessions.  Find a plethora of ideas that you can use or spark more ideas.  You don’t want to miss this!

Burlingham, Eric edit

Eric Burlingham with with Liz Murillo, Kat Teebken and Iraida Gonzalez

2015 JRNC Presentation

As Good as Gold: Rich Renaissance Recognition and Motivation on a Budget

We will describe a multitude of ways in which our teachers and students honor our student body individually and as a whole. All of our techniques have been designed to not kill our budget, but publicize accomplishment, success and great qualities. We’ll describe the numerous ways we use nominations and how we take these personal acknowledgements and make them public using social media, our video news, wearable awards, and more.

Cowey Catalli, Sara

Sara Cowey Catalli

2015 JRNC Presentation

“Sticky” is Real: A Story About Creating Powerful Messages and Mottos

When people visit your campus, what do they see? Take the “10-step test”: walk 10 steps into your building.  What messages are relayed? Do the mottoes “stick”?  We will help you inspire your school community with Visible, Tangible and Walk-aroundable messages and mottoes. We will share ideas for banners, fliers, t-shirts, and other Renaissance publicity gear.  Get ready to inspire your students, staff, parents and community!

Celebrate Your Staffulty All Year Long! Jostens Renaissance 101: Staff Recognition

Renaissance isn’t just for students but is for every adult on your campus – teachers, librarians, custodians, paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, volunteers – ALL stakeholders. Actively inspire, energize, recognize, and involve Staffulty as part of Renaissance on campus and in the community. Staffulty are the motivators, cheerleaders, and role models – they are the adult supporters of students.

Cutsinger, John

John Cutsinger, Jostens

2015 JRNC Presentation

Join the Culture Club

Building a culture is only the first step of a successful community life for your school. The second, and all-important, step is branding your culture.  In this session, we explored the ways that branding can generate excitement and ownership in the activities and events that provide your students with experiences and memories that matter. Branding gives you the process and messaging with which you can bring academics, athletics and organizations together.

DeMatteo, Courtney edit

Courtney DeMatteo

2015 JRNC Presentation

Adventures in Climate Building Presentation

Climate Building Activities

Students learn best through hands-on activities. Why not bring back to them a handful of activities that can build the positive culture and climate of your classroom? In this session, educators will learn activities they can use in their classroom setting to teach teamwork, leadership, and positive social skills. This is an active session, so be prepared to move!

Dols, Paul

Paul Dols

2015 JRNC Presentation

Ghost Hunting: Renaissance Style

Inspired by the story of Skate for Change founder Mike Smith, this session will discuss the difficult reality of students disappearing into the shadows of their schools and falling through the cracks.  This presentation will demonstrate ways that your school can address the needs of these “ghosts” and prove that students never should feel invisible on your campus.  Come and learn ways to connect students on your campus and share the methods you use to make your school a place that every student can call “home.”

Monrovia’s Greatest Hits – Volume II

This power team of Renaissance leaders wants to share stories of success and tips on how to take your Renaissance program to greater heights.  The Renaissance program is celebrating 12 years in Monrovia and has expanded to both middle schools in the district as well as one elementary school. Come to hear about many of the events that have helped this program thrive as well as the birth of a non-profit foundation that has helped it grow.

Gates, Jennifer

Jennifer Gates Jackson

2015 JRNC Presentation

The Ultimate Bond: Renaissance and PBIS

Discover how to marry the principles of a Positive Behavior Intervention System with the values and rituals of Renaissance to create a culture on campus that promotes courteous, polite, and respectful behavior that aligns directly to student achievement.

Monrovia’s Greatest Hits – Volume II

This power team of Renaissance leaders wants to share stories of success and tips on how to take your Renaissance program to greater heights.  The Renaissance program is celebrating 12 years in Monrovia and has expanded to both middle schools in the district as well as one elementary school. Come to hear about many of the events that have helped this program thrive as well as the birth of a non-profit foundation that has helped it grow.

Grimes, Samantha

Samantha Renee Grimes

2015 JRNC Presentation

Every School Can Have Renaissance

Greenbrier HS shows you a variety of ways to incorporate Renaissance into your school.  From Renaissance Rallies, People’s Choice Awards and Honorary Diplomas, there is something for your school.

Recap of 2015 JRNC

Jassman, Tom

Tom Jassman with Debbie Petrie-Bullock

2015 JRNC Presentation

Rewarding Students in Non-Traditional Ways

Explore how to keep the recognition of staff and students new and pertinent to the 21st century, especially if you have had Renaissance in your school more than five years.  Renaissance can help meet your goal of motivating students to focus on increasing attendance and GPA .  Recognition is key, and ideas for individual and class competition and rewarding the whole class or individuals are included.

Jones, Janee

Janeé M. Jones

2015 JRNC Presentation

Rep Your Future with Ashley Mathney

The great Dr. Seuss wrote, “Congratulations!  Today is your day.  You’re off to Great Places!  You’re off and away!” So why not celebrate the many directions of your students? With Commitment to Graduate materials gracing the cafeteria walls, signing gown and banner ceremonies, March Madness, and Rep Your Future activities, create a movement within your entire student body that also strengthens PBIS.  However, C2G takes it a step further: it is a commitment to their future!

Who Wouldn’t Want to Work at [Your School Name Here]? with Tammy Wallace

Help make your staffulty feel like there isn’t a place better than your school.  From “Making Your Faculty RICH!” to “Start How You Want to End,” these doable activities will help transform any school staffulty into one that is truly proud not only to call your school a job, but home.  Even when things look rough, use the tools, ideas, and discussions to make that phrase a reality for your school.

Lindsey

Melanie Lindsey

2015 JRNC Presentation

Ubuntu

How connected is your school? Do you need more community? Are you great at the big stuff but the everyday human connections slip through the cracks at times? You need Ubuntu – a South African philosophy of humanity and unity.

Mitzel, Sheri

Sheri Mitzel

2015 JRNC Presentation

Commitment to Graduate:C2G

A C2G school culture conveys a consistent message to all stakeholders of the importance of graduation, education, and life-long learning.  C2G is a framework of successful school-wide and grade level tactics that reinforce the value of the high school diploma, promote a college and career ready future, and instill an individual commitment to graduate from every student.   While primarily used by high schools, elementary and middle school educators will find value in C2G as well, as each level is vital for goal setting, embracing traditions, and celebrating commitment in striving for a high school diploma for every student.

Pena, Tricia

Dr. Tricia Peña

2015 JRNC Presentation

PBIS Climate and Culture: Renaissance Style

Leadership lessons and experiences that rock climate and culture were shared to anchor your Renaissance school and connect with positive behavior interventions and supports, all in ways that are backed by data.  Learn about Renaissance resources and strategies that improve climate and culture for all students and staffulty while reducing inappropriate behaviors.  “Grow the green” of your PBIS triangle!

President, Marketa

Marketa President

2015 JRNC Presentation

Making it Reel

How can you use the film medium to apply Renaissance concepts for secondary learners? This presentation concentrated on critical media that reflects individuality and student growth, unique and individualized experiences including awards and recognition for achievement, and community engagement on a national scope.

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Dr. Michael Roe

2015 JRNC Presentation

Let Your Students Lead! Using the Structured Model for Student Input to Promote Empathy and Equity

Are you ready to get serious about including students in leading your school?  At Riverside Poly High School we have revamped our organizational structure to involve parents and students in decision-making, with a goal of making improvements in gender and racial equity, school climate, and relational behavior.  We are working with Harvard Graduate School of Education and their Making Caring Common project to use their surveys and data to shape our systems-based approach to student involvement.  Learn how our process takes the intellectual and conceptual framing to the next level with practical strategies that promote caring, respect and empathy in schools.

Rudnesky, Frank

Dr. Frank Rudnesky

2015 JRNC Presentation

New to Jostens Renaissance for Students

Led by Renaissance Hall of Famer Dr. Frank Rudnesky, this session prepared students for a great experience at JRNC and the leadership skills that will help you make a difference in your schools after the conference.

Sawyer, Hannah

Hannah M. Sawyer

2015 JRNC Presentation

Ready to Rally

Coordinating a student-led rally for your whole school can be intimidating.  Find practical strategies that have worked on our campus.  Feel empowered to start a rally at your school that engages students and staffulty alike.

Sigler, Kim

Kim Sigler – 2015 Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year

2015 JRNC Presentation

It’s Cool to be BLUE: Building Leaders and Unlocking Excellence in MS Students

Anything is possible – leaders make it happen!  Take your Renaissance program to the next level by building the capacity of your most important stakeholders: your students.  As we entered year five as a Renaissance school, we added a student leadership club to our program.  Hear about the design, process and results.  It is very cool to be BLUE!!

Tritz, John

John Tritz

2015 JRNC Presentation

Commitment to Graduate:C2G

A C2G school culture conveys a consistent message to all stakeholders of the importance of graduation, education, and life-long learning.  C2G is a framework of successful school-wide and grade level tactics that reinforce the value of the high school diploma, promote a college and career ready future, and instill an individual commitment to graduate from every student.   While primarily used by high schools, elementary and middle school educators will find value in C2G as well, as each level is vital for goal setting, embracing traditions, and celebrating commitment in striving for a high school diploma for every student.

Wilkinson, Cheryl

Cheryl Wilkinson

2015 JRNC Presentation

Renaissance with a Twist!

Think outside the box? So did we! It’s Renaissance ideals but with a twist. See the ideas from our successful 15-year student-led program. We do not fit the mold, but we are getting great results!

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Ronnie Williams

2015 JRNC Presentation

Year One: Starting a New Renaissance Program at a Small School

After attending JRNC 2014, staffulty at Erie Elementary were on fire to bring the excitement and interconnectedness of a Renaissance program to Erie Elementary. Explore the trials and tribulations that the team encountered during year one of implementation of the Renaissance program and how they overcame the challenges.

Whitaker, Gina

Gina Whitaker with Ron Ward

2015 JRNC Presentation

Tackling A Rally: Planning from Start to Finish

Are you the one that is crazy enough to want to plan and coordinate a rally? That’s just the first step.  Does it seem like you don’t know where to start with all those neat ideas for rallies that everyone talks about? This session gave a timeline of how to get it all done, shortcuts and ideas to make is go smoother, and how to put it all together.

Woolf, Steve (option 1)

Dr. Steve Woolf

2015 JRNC Presentation

New to Jostens Renaissance: For Educators with Dwight Carter

The basics as well as tips and tricks for #JRNC.

Heart 2 Heart Teaching: Rocking Our Students’ World Renaissance Style!

Renaissance teachers grab kids by the heart!  There is amazing power in understanding and building relationships and connections for students and staff.  Strive to connect with our students and make world-changers out of our kids!

Awesome Middle Schools: Rockin’ Renaissance from the Middle on Up!

Steve shares 18 years of experience as a middle school Principal, using Renaissance to make a huge difference in the lives of students and staffulty.  Check out a quarter century worth of strategies and stories that work big time with middle and even high schools.

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