FLMS 2018 State Conference

Let's "RAVE"!

Let's "RAVE" about equity in our middle schools. Equity recognizes that the playing field isn't always even, and takes measures to insure that those students who are in need of more support receive it. The "4" components of equity are found in the acronym, "RAVE"...Relationships, Appreciation, Values and high Expectations. If we as educators build upon, model and practice these components, every student should receive what they need to succeed.

Come join us this year in Sarasota as we explore Educational Equity. A pre-conference session on Friday afternoon, will feature Roy Dobbs, Principal of Pike Preparatory, Indianapolis, In. He will share with us his dynamic program, Young Men of Purpose and complete mentoring guide. Our Saturday keynote speaker will feature Dr. Shannon Vincent, the Supt. of Moss Point Miss. school district. Shannon will challenge each of us to better understand equity and how to instill and provide it within our schools and classrooms.

Keeping the traditions we all love will be our Friday afternoon networking Social, Regional Meetings. Role Alike Groups, Phenomenal Baskets and Door Prizes.

We will continue to provide a leadership strand for administrators and breakout sessions from our keynote speakers and practitioners from across the state. I want to encourage you to sign up to present and share exciting programs within your classroom, school or district.

Hope to see you on June 15-16 in Sarasota at the Hyatt Regency, where we as middle level educators will come together for learning and fun as we 'RAVE" about Equity!

*Special thanks to Valarie Freeman, ACPS Equity Director for the use of the acronym "RAVE".


Friday, June 15
10:00-3:30 p.m.Executive Board Meeting
4:00-5:30 p.m.Pre Conference Session
5:30-7:00 p.m.Conference Social - Tropics (upstairs)
3:00-7:00 p.m.Conference Registration
Saturday, June 16
7:30 a.m.Conference Registration
8:30-9:30 a.m.Opening General Session
9:30-10:00 a.m.Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 a.m.Session 1
11:15-12:15 p.m.Session 2
12:15-1:10 p.m.Luncheon
1:10-1:30 p.m.Regional Meetings
1:45-2:45 p.m.Session 3
2:45-3:15 p.m.Popcorn and Lemonade
3:15-4:00 p.m.Sharing/Role Alike groups
4:00 p.m.Baskets and Door Prizes


Head of Exhibitions

Lawson Brown

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