see highlights from think! 2015

learn, network, and explore during the thinking sessions.

the sandbox

Welcome to the sandbox. Think with other educators and learn how they played around with some cool ideas to improve learning for kids. There are sessions designed for every content area and role in the organization.

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seesaw sessions

Sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down. Let’s play around those hard topics in our profession and make some new rules.

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team games

The games, ideas, and worlds that kids create come so naturally – they innovate, create, and celebrate. Every now and then, we – as adults – need to recapture a little of that spirit and fire up the engine of innovation that ignites when we play!

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come to play like you mean it!

Kids play like they mean it! They create new games, make new rules for old ones, laugh a lot, dig around, race all over, build things as high as they can and watch them fall down, and do it all over again. The games, ideas, and worlds that kids create come so naturally – they innovate, create, and celebrate. Every now and then, we – as adults – need to recapture a little of that spirit and fire up the engine of innovation that ignites when we play!

let’s play with some of the best ideas around the state!

learn from other educators

Let’s play like we mean it at the second annual think! conference. When we play with ideas, wonderful things emerge. At this year’s think! conference, we want you to take ideas – new or old – and play around with them. Together, with other rock-star educators, we will spend a couple of days playing with some of the best ideas around the state – ideas that engage kids and inspire them to learn.

what to expect at the think! conference

This conference is about relaxing a little and getting your creative juices flowing. It’s about taking our best ideas in instruction and playing with them in a different way. It’s about gathering pieces and parts and creating a new whole. It’s about using play to do one thing differently. Are you ready? Grab those ideas, get ready for some fun, and play!

what will be waiting for you at the think! conference?

let's get our think! on

join these great thinkers!

Ervin Knezek
LEADERSHIP

Texas-born lifelong educator, Ervin Knezek, Ed.D., is Founder, Chief Education Officer, and Teacher at lead4ward. Ervin works with educators at all levels in designing and implementing learning systems to meet ever-increasing standards for students. Read more–>

Jayme Alexander
SPECIAL EDUCATION

Nancy Crouch
MATH

Jodi Denton
SOCIAL STUDIES

Shelby Ellis
LEADERSHIP

John Fessenden
LEADERSHIP

Brad Gibson
LEADERSHIP

Wade Labay
LEADERSHIP

Diane Potter
LEADERSHIP

Justin Richardson
LEADERSHIP

Lee Rutledge
LEADERSHIP

Jenna Shinners
SCIENCE

Clee Upchurch
STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT

Gayla Wiggins
LANGUAGE ARTS

Stephanie Zelenak
LEADERSHIP

Debbie Boyer
Canyon ISD

Julie Butchee
Stephenville ISD

Diaka Carter
Spring ISD

Airemy Caudle
Castleberry ISD

Michelle Contreras
Ysleta ISD

Sandra Ellington
Multiple

Sandra Flores
Ysleta ISD

Lori Fuller
Fort Sam Houston ISD

Liz Garcia
Founder- Courageous Feats

Allison Gillentine
Hays CISD

Joy Harris Philpott
Hays CISD

Angie Helms
Mesquite ISD

Monica Hernandez
Midland ISD

Jessica Jolliffe
Austin ISD

Jeralan Kannady
Aldine ISD

Kyle Krueger
Lighthouse Educator Development

Cristin Ledbetter
Galveston ISD

John Lovette
Denton ISD

Sandra Medina
San Antonio ISD

Kristen Meeks
Klein ISD

Cyndi Nyvall
Pine Tree ISD

Millie Reynolds
North East ISD

Misty Rieber
Lubbock ISD

Ward Roberts
Wichita Falls ISD

Cynthia Rodriguez
McAllen ISD

Chris Shade
Denton ISD

Eunetra Simpson
Aldine ISD

Laura Stauffer
Mesquite ISD

Amador Vasquez
Lubbock ISD

Michael Watson
Hays CISD

Kirsten Hund
TEPSA

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schedule and session descriptions


accommodations

Grand Hyatt – San Antonio
600 East Market St, San Antonio, TX
(210) 224-1234
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lead4ward’s block of hotel rooms at the Grand Hyatt is full. Rooms may still be available at the Grand Hyatt’s prevailing room rate.
$161**

 

LaQuinta Riverwalk
303 Blum, San Antonio, TX
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(210) 222-9181
$121**
Marriott Riverwalk
889 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX
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(210) 224-4555
$166**
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie St., San Antonio, TX
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(210) 223-1000
$159**

 

**Room rates are subject to change and are based upon availability.