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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

5:30 — 8:00 pm  Conference Check-In Lobby

Day 1 — Thursday, February 25, 2016

8:00 am — 8:00 pm  Conference Check-In Lobby
9:00 — 11:45 am  A Sessions
Speakers: Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Kate Messner, Meenoo Rami, Nick Kremer and Sandy Sanders
 
11:45 am — 12:45 pm Lunch (paid pre-conference attendees only)  
12:45 — 3:30 pm A Sessions Continue  
3:30 — 4:00 pm Autographing Session - Jennifer Jacobson, Kate Messner, and Menoo Rami Lobby
4:00 — 5:30 pm Meet & Greet Happy Hour with Achieve 3000 Salon A
6:00 — 7:00 pm MCTE Board Meeting 62

Day 2 — Friday, February 26, 2016

6:45 am — 6:00 pm Conference Check-In Lobby
6:45 — 7:30 am Breakfast  Windgate Hall
6:45 am — 5:00 pm Exhibits Open Windgate Hall
7:45 — 8:00 am Welcome and Announcements Salons A & B
8:00— 9:00 am Opening General Session
“Remembering Why We Do What We Do”
Keynote Speaker: Taylor Mali, Poet
Salons A & B
9:15 — 10:30 am B Sessions  
10:30 — 11:00 am Break/Browse Exhibits/Autographing - Taylor Mali Windgate Hall
11:00 — 11:45 am  Lunch  Windgate Hall
11:45 am — Noon Announcements/Special Presentations/Door Prizes Salons A & B
Noon — 1:00 pm General Session 
"Metacognition: The Transformative Power of Reflective Thinking"
Keynote Speaker: Tanny McGregor, Author and Educational Consultant
Salons A & B
1:00 — 1:30 pm Break/Browse Exhibits Windgate Hall
1:30 — 2:45 pm C Sessions  
2:45 — 3:15 pm Snack Break/Browse Exhibits/Autographing - Tanny McGregor Windgate Hall
3:15 — 4:30 pm  D Sessions  
4:30 — 5:00 pm Last Chance to Browse Exhibits Windgate Hall
4:45 — 5:45 pm  Winners' Ceremony for 2016 Missouri Writing Awards Contest Windgate Hall
6:00 — 7:00 pm Dinner (separate fee and ticket required) Salon C
7:00 — 8:00 pm  General Session (separate fee and ticket required)
“Teachers, Fairy Tales, and the Gift of Imagination”
Keynote Speaker: Adam Gidwitz, Author
Salon C
8:00 — 8:30 pm  Autographing - Adam Gidwitz Salon C
8:15 — 10:00 pm  MCTE/MWPN Reception and Open Mic. 
(everyone welcome; bring your creative works to share—poetry, short prose, artwork, music)
Parasol II

Day 3 — Saturday, February 27, 2016

6:15 am — 1:00 pm  Conference Check-In Lobby
6:15 — 7:00 am  Continental Breakfast Windgate Hall
7:15 — 7:30 am Announcements/Door Prizes Salon A & B
7:30 — 9:00 am General Session
“Teaching through Adversity: Facing Challenges and Making a Difference”
Keynote Speaker:
 Ron Clark, Ron Clark Academy, 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year
Salon A & B
9:00 — 10:00 am  Break/Autographing Sessions - Ron Clark, Taylor Mali, and Adam Gidwitz Windgate Hall
10:00 — 11:15 am E Sessions  
11:30 am — 12:45 pm  F Sessions  


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