The seventh annual Experiencing Success Today conference will be held at ADM High School on Friday, February 9. The premise of the conference is simple: educators at ADM possess a wealth of expertise and this day gives them the opportunity to share that expertise with each other.  

Breakout sessions–created and led by ADM educators–will include Math Fact Fluency, Responding to Dyslexia in the Classroom, Low Prep Extensions for Your Classes, SeeSaw Updates, and more. This year, ADM educators will also learn from presenters outside of the district during breakout sessions, with sessions presented by Employee & Family Resources, IPERS representatives, and Heartland AEA consultants.

This conference provides multiple opportunities to learn and grow–from ADM teachers, outside organizations that support ADM’s work, and from a highly-recognized educational leader. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo will be opening the day with a morning keynote and will reengage with ADM educators with a late morning keynote before lunch.

Joe is the 2019 Education Dive National Superintendent of the Year and former superintendent of Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. The author of several books, Lead from Where You AreHacking LeadershipThe Power of Branding, and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in the Digital Age, Joe creates a continuous impact on educators with his podcasts and #1minwalk2work videos where he breaks down something he’s thinking about related to education during his one minute walk to school, while challenging viewers to make space in their own work for that concept. 

Joe’s message centers around three concepts: 

  1. Be Intentional. Every interaction matters because every interaction could be the one they talk about forever.
  2. Open Doors. When people outside your walls know what you are doing it gives value to those inside. 
  3. Build People. People who feel that their work has value will go well beyond anything you asked them to do. 

ADM is excited for the seventh annual EST conference this Friday at ADM High School!