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October 11, 2019

2019 Whole Child Summit

"Isn't It Time We Started Educating the Whole Child?"

Healthy | Safe | Engaged | Supported | Challenged

Our world is changing rapidly, our education system is struggling to keep pace. We're losing too many kids- not only those who are dropping out but also those who are coasting through. We're wasting too much talent. Our students are growing up in a world that is more interconnected and interdependent every day. Yet, too often we are asking students to learn 21st century skills with 20th century tools.

Common sense and research tells us that to do well academically, students must be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. With the stakes higher than ever before, it makes no sense to shortchange our student's futures. We can do better. Start by participating as a school or district.

Join us for a day long Whole Child Summit with workshops on each of the tenants of the Whole Child: health, safety, engagement, support, and challenges, and is sustainable.  Led by expert practitioners.

Click here to download the full summit program.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Featured Speaker:


Christine Brandt, Principal, Jason Lee Middle School, Tacoma, WA - Bio

Summit Schedule:
7:30 to 8:30      Registration / Exhibitors
8:30 to 10:00    General Session / Keynote
10:00 to 12:00  Facilitated Workshops
12:00 to 1:00    Lunch / Announcements
1:00 to 3:00      Facilitated Workshops
3:00 to 4:00      Closing / Team Planning

Choose from several extended workshops:

HEALTHY Inge Aldersebaes, Director of School Employee Wellness, OEA Choice Trust
“Developing Student and Staff Physical and Emotional Wellness”
SAFE Marie-Claire Wonacott, Social Emotional Learning Coach, North Clackamas SD
The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning: A Brief Overview
Keri Pilgrim Ricker, 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year
Churchill High School, Eugene SD
“Disrupted Learning”
Karen Burke, Vice President of Data Analysis and Academic Planning, Scholastic
“A Balanced Approach to Reaching the Whole Child Through Family Engagement”
SUPPORTED John Norlin, Co-Founder of CharacterStrong; Whole Child Program, Puyallup, WA
“Building Student Relationships, Creating Positive School Climate - We Can Do It”
CHALLENGED Paul Verstraete, Statewide Coordinator for Chronic Absenteeism, Clackamas ESD
Terra Hernandez, Chronic Absenteeism Lead Education Specialist, ODE
Statewide Chronic Absenteeism Team
“Every Day Matters: the Drivers of Regular Attendance”
SUSTAINED Wes Rivers, Adolescent Health Policy Assessment Specialist, Oregon Health Authority
Sarah Knipper, School Health Epidemiologist/Economist, Oregon Health Authority
“Using Student Health Data to Support the Whole Child and the Student Success Act”


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Portland, OR 97217


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909 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217
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