the power of process conference
october 7, 2020
(The content of this 1-day conference is a repeat of last year’s 1-day conference.)

audience: general education and special education teachers and leaders of all grade levels

Process = Engagement + Thinking … that’s the power of process!
Process standards are all about “how” we learn! The process standards are consistent across grade levels and content areas, highly correlate with overall performance on assessments, and help teachers differentiate for learners. Come explore how to use the process standards to go beyond basic-level thinking and promote student independence.

The lead4ward Power of Process Conference gives a campus team an opportunity to learn together. We recommend that a team consist of at least one teacher from each content area and a campus leader. Participants will remain in their selected session throughout the day. 

Conference breakout sessions include:

  • Math – Problem Solving in the Math Classroom (K-HS)
  • Reading – Comprehension is Everything (K-HS)
  • Reading – Wave Goodbye, Say Hello: New ELAR TEKS (K-HS)
  • Science – The Power of Process in Science (3-HS)
  • Social Studies – Power of Process in the Social Studies Classroom (4-HS)
  • Special Education – Special Educator as Process Champion (K-HS)
  • Leader – Principal as Process Champion (K-HS)

**Please note: if you have attended one of these sessions before at another location, the content will be the same**

Participants will:

  • Learn the importance of the process standards in learning
  • Discover how to easily plan and incorporate the process standards in daily instruction
  • Learn ways to help foster thinking and communication in all content areas
  • Understand how process standards are assessed on STAAR
  • Learn ways to monitor student growth and progress with the process standards in the classroom



[Participant will be in the SAME content session for both morning and afternoon.]
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Participant Check-in
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Kickoff
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break/Transition
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions

  • leaders
  • math
  • reading
  • special education
  • social studies
  • science
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sessions

  • leaders
  • math
  • reading
  • special education
  • social studies
  • science


Session Leaders


Justin Richardson

Bringing years of district leadership experience, Justin Richardson, M.Ed., is passionate about engaging, challenging, and supporting educators to create something new and amazing! He believes our purpose as educators is to bring out the greatness in others. As learning leader for lead4ward, Justin provides direction on learning initiatives with a creative and innovative approach. His vast understanding of the learning process provides a platform for the lead4ward team to support leaders and teachers in what’s best for students. Read more–>


Stephanie Camarillo-Zelenak

Stephanie is an experienced educational consultant who works with districts, campuses, and service centers in the areas of designing and implementing teaching and learning systems, curriculum development, and much more. Read more–>


Nancy Crouch

Nancy is an experienced educational consultant who works with state agencies, educational service centers, and school districts in developing and implementing teaching and learning systems. Read more–>


Jodi Denton

Social Studies enthusiast, Jodi Denton, M.Ed., serves as one of lead4ward’s content specialists. Jodi works with teachers and instructional support teams to meet the increasingly complex requirements for student success. Read more–>


Gayla Wiggins

Gayla is an educational consultant who works with school districts and service centers in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and English Language Arts and Reading. Read more–>


Kathy Clapsaddle

Kathy Clapsaddle has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant and special educator. She feels strongly that purposeful and engaging instruction – for both educators and students – is the key to meaningful growth for all students. Read more–>


Raegan Witt-Malandruccolo

Raegan is a service-oriented individual with a passion for science, teachers, and students. In her 16 years of educational experience, she has had the privilege to serve as teacher, department chair, science specialist, and STEM coach. In her role as science specialist and STEM coach for Austin ISD, Raegan develops district-wide curriculum, instruction, assessments and coaching processes and materials. Her motivation to teach ALL students is evident in her devotion to sharing her knowledge and supporting others.

Conference location for the power of process conference

Grand Hyatt

600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX


Book Your Hotel (more info coming soon)

Grand Hyatt

600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX
Book by 09/07/2019

More info coming soon!


Need to use next year’s funds? Email ar@lead4ward.com 


Payment Information

All registrations must be completed online. Upon successful registration, you will receive an invoice and confirmation email.

$235 Registration Fee*

  • Make checks payable to:
    lead4ward, llc
    3400 Coit Rd #261007
    Plano, TX 75026-1007
  • Send POs to:
    512-588-1740 fax

Cancellation Fee*:
more than 10 business days prior to event date: $185 per registrant
less than 10 business days prior to event date: $235 per registrant
*unless you provide a substitute

Contact Information

Questions about registration, invoicing, or vendor information:

512.201.2999 ext 2
512.580.1740 fax

General questions:

512.201.2999 ext 3