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Oklahoma GEAR UP State Conference 2010
Jan. 15, 2010
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City
North and South Conference Rooms (View Maps & Directions)
8 - 9 a.m. - Registration
9 - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. - General Session: John Antonetti - Journey to the Land of Oz: Teaching and Thinking with Heart and Soul
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - General Session Continued
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Italian Lunch Buffet
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. - General Session Continued
1:45 - 2 p.m. - Break
2 - 3 p.m. - Overview: GEAR UP 2010 Programs, Math and Science Institutes, Parent Leadership Academy
3 p.m. - Adjournment
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Master of Education, Gifted Education
Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
John Antonetti is the former Director of K-12 Curriculum in the Sheridan School District in Arkansas. Once described by Larry Lezotte as a "teacher's teacher,” Antonetti is an advocate of experiential education and recognizes that all learners learn best when they work together to solve real world problems in safe, cooperative environments.
As founding director of the Northwest Arkansas Therapeutic Ropes Association, Antonetti used an experiential approach to work with students, teachers, and community and business leaders to develop leadership skills in an outdoor adventure setting. He brings this same experiential focus to his work with individual schools and districts.
Antonetti has had the great fortune to teach at all grade levels. He has taught kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. He served as supervisor of gifted programs in the 18 districts of the Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative before moving to Sheridan, Ark.
Antonetti has been a lead developer and trainer in the process of classroom walk-throughs, a system for improving curriculum and instruction. He provides schools and districts with on-site instructional analysis and follow-up support through workshops, coaching and classroom demonstration models.
He has worked with three districts that won the nationally recognized Broad Prize for Urban Education. In Garden Grove, Calif., and Aldine, Texas, his work focused on developing systemic writing programs, power standards and district assessments. Other on-site work has included student engagement, rigor and relevance, and high-yield best practices. In addition to large urban districts such as Cobb County, Ga., and Clark County, Nev., Antonetti has partnered with teachers in smaller districts to bring about improved student achievement.
While hands-on work in schools is his passion, Antonetti is also a highly sought keynote speaker. His humor and parables are recognized by teachers, administrators and parents as relevant examples of the power of teachers.
Antonetti is the author of the book, "Writing as a Measure and Model of Thinking."
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