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Welcome to Mini-CAST 2019 - Due to limited on-site parking we encourage you to carpool to the event. Remote parking and shuttles will be available at 612 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002 starting at 7:30 am.

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Saturday, March 2 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Challenging the Forgotten Learner

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As an educator at both the secondary and college levels, I can attest to a growing population of learners that our educational system seems to neglect. We want to help all learners succeed, but often the pressures of accountability and standardized testing leave us focusing much of our energy on those at risk of reaching the minimum standards. For everyone else, we tend to deceive ourselves into thinking that reaching an arbitrary “success” standard somehow fulfills our commitment to them. With every gold star and acknowledgement for reaching the designated expectation, we further dig these learners into the mindset of compliance, self-doubt and massive anxiety. This model created ideal employees in yesterday’s economies but will foster little to no success in that of tomorrow. In this session, learn how simple but consistent changes in our classroom culture can stop preparing our learners for our past, but instead for their future.

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Ramy Mahmoud

2013 PISD Teacher of the Year/ UTD Lecturer, Plano ISD/ UT-Dallas
I am committed to finding ways to keep learning engaging and intriguing for my students. I have developed this presentation based off of both psychological research and tested strategies in my classrooms. I'm confident that after attending this session you'll be invigorated, inspired... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
F103

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