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2018 Spring Symposium


Teaching and Leading with HEART!

May 3, 2018
Lead by Tim Kanold
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center – Duluth, MN


In this reflective and inspirational workshop, Dr. Kanold draws from the wisdom of his newest book HEART! to offer research, insights and tools from thought leaders inside and outside our profession such as Emma Seppala, Tom Rath, Angela Duckworth and Adam Grant. He provides insight supported by research about ideas for pursuing a deeply mindful teaching and leading school life and professional career as an educator. He examines how to live a more high-energy, happy, well-balanced and relationally intelligent professional life and how to develop the necessary risk taking PLC culture in your team, school and district.

During this workshop, Dr. Kanold describes five critical areas of your professional heartprint – your impact on your students and colleagues and states: “It is both our burden and our joy to teach with a fully formed heart—every day, every week, every month, every school season”. Regardless of your position or job title, you are leading students and influencing each other for good or for bad, one way or the other. This is the heartprint you and your colleagues are leaving on each other, and on the fifty-four million K–12 students you serve.

Who should attend?
  • Administrators
  • District curriculum leaders
  • Teacher leaders
  • Teacher educators
  • Teams from districts or schools

Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant. He is former director of mathematics and science and served as superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a model PLC district in Illinois.

Dr. Kanold is past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks. He has served on writing commissions for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has authored numerous articles and chapters on school leadership and development for education publications.

Dr. Kanold received the prestigious international Damen Award for outstanding contributions to the leadership field of education from Loyola University Chicago, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Outstanding Administrator Award from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Attendees will receive a copy of the book
HEART: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader
by Timothy D. Kanold (Solution Tree, 2017)

On-Line Symposium Registration is CLOSED.
On-Site registration is available.

Lodging - Conference and Symposium participants are responsible for their lodging.
Duluth Hotel Information (pdf)