3rd Annual Intentional Innovation Conference

July 23rd, 2018

DeKalb High School

The Conference


Day Of Hands On Innovative learning


Hands On Coding Workshop from Code.org


Hands On Sessions Centering Around Intentionally Innovative Practices In The Area Of :


 Project Based Learning




Growth Mindset



Google Tools

Special Education

Information literacy


The Keynote

Jimmy Casas


Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.  

Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge.  In 2015, he received the Bammy Award as the National Secondary Principal of the year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder of EdCamp Iowa and #IAedchat, Finally, Jimmy is also the author of three books, “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” “START.RIGHT.NOW.,” and his latest release, “Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes.”

Jimmy is currently a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education, serves as an adjunct professor for Drake University, teaching courses in educational leadership, and is a member of the Professional Development Faculty for NASSP; the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Finally, he is the co-founder and CEO of ConnectEDD, an educational leadership company aimed at organizing world class professional learning conferences (What Great Educators Do Differently) and professional development services for educators across the country.

Jimmy currently serves on the Professional Development Faculty for NASSP, the National Association for Secondary School Principals.

General Conference

Session Topics:


Project Based Learning

Reading Workshop

Writing Workshop

Number Sense


Number Sense

Google Tools/eLearning

Execuitive Functioning

Sensory Supports



Growth Mindset


Computer Science Fundamentals K-5 Workshop from Code.org

8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Breakfast and Lunch Provided



DeKalb Central Employees are Free


The CS Fundamentals K-5 Workshop Is Free

Non-DeKalb Staff are $25 per person

Group Rates:

5 or more- $22 per person

10 or more- $19 per person

20 or more- $15 per person

*Registrations are nonrefundable but are transferable*

Participants will earn 8 PGPs for attending 

Please Bring a Device With You


Location and Lodging Information

The Conference will be located at Dekalb High School
3424 CR 427 Waterloo, IN 46793
DeKalb Central Schools has a special $75 room rate at Comfort Suites in Auburn
Please visit www.choicehotels.com


Platinum Sponsor

R & D County


Gold Sponsor

Giveaway Sponsors


2017 Conference Highlights

Silver Sponsor



email khudson@dekalbcentral.net

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