Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the speaker lineup and agenda for the third annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education Aug. 14-15 at Jamestown High School in Jamestown, N.D.
The summit, which is open to the public, convenes local and national education leaders to share best practices and engage with educators, administrators, parents and students.
Among the featured presenters is Dr. Stuart Ablon, director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor and Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who will address the topic of school discipline. Ablon conducts training for parents, educators and clinicians and helps organizations implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach, an evidence-based model designed for children and adolescents with a wide range of social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
The first day of the summit will focus on innovative instructional best practices to personalize learning, as well as other community-derived solutions to best prepare young people for the 21st century economy and global citizenship. The summit’s second day will focus on behavioral health in an educational setting and how school personnel can play a key role in identifying the early warning signs of an emerging mental health condition and in linking students with effective services and supports.
The summit also will include presentation of the #InnovativeND education awards, which recognize the great work being done by educators to prepare students for success in a global economy being driven by rapid technological change.
This year’s summit is being held in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, ND United, North Dakota School Boards Association and the state Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division. The Bush Foundation is sponsoring the event.