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Spark, Ignite and Launch Sessions


The innovate conference will also offer a variety of learning opportunities for attendees to engage in content:


Spark Session: 30-minute session to spark interest around a particular topic, tool, strategy or idea.
Ignite Session: 60-minute session to provide an experience to ignite passion around a topic, tool or strategy with an idea for implementation
Launch Session: 90-minute session with an opportunity to explore an idea, topic or strategy, provide implementation and impact considerations, and time to consider execution within your school environment


#innovate23 session schedule
(current as of 1-12-23; subject to change)

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C&I  equity  leadership  SEL  technology

schedule at a glance

Mitch Matthews Keynote Sessions

Google Your Brain – 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Inspire innovation, performance and excellence! This engaging and fun keynote session will increase your ability to innovate, perform and be open to new ideas. Through powerful stories, relevant case studies and applicable tools, Mitch will unlock your ability to use “solution-based” thinking to be more creative, more committed and bring more excellence! True innovation doesn’t take a 2-day retreat, it can simply come from two minutes spent with a better question. These concepts can be applied at work and at home!

Is Your Hair on Fire? – 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Mitch Matthews
Break free from the cycle of worry and stress… so you can be more creative, engaged and effective.  Learn how a life-changing and laughter-inspiring experience on a Montana mountain top forced Mitch to overcome worry and become passionate about helping others to do the same.

William Martinez Keynote Sessions

Breakout Session: Impact. Connect. Rest. 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
William Martinez

The Power of Belonging 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
William Martinez
This powerful and unique keynote highlights the key factors in student engagement and success. Equity, access, language, community and the power are showcased to remind us of the foundations for a safe student environment. William’s incredibly impactful message is vital for ALL educators to witness so they can connect back to their “WHY” and truly grasp the power of their words and actions on every child. William Martinez is a multi-award-winning international keynote speaker with a story that everyone in education needs to experience.

Breakout Session: Sign Language in the Classroom 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
William Martinez