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The Heart & Soul of Teaching: Martin Institute Conference 2015

June 9–10, 2015

Memphis, TN

Cost: $150

A limited amount of scholarships are available. Apply for scholarship.


Educators are the heart and soul of the classroom. The Martin Institute Conference is an annual outstanding professional development experience for educators from around the world.

The goal of #MICON15 is to not only create dialogue, engagement, and practical inspiration among educators but also to delve deeply into the heart and soul of teaching. What is excellence in teaching for understanding? What does that look like in high-quality classrooms? How do we advance student learning? How can we apply these ideas in our own classrooms?

TASL Credit

11 hours TASL credit for school leaders
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Connect with the heart and soul of teaching. Meet a wide variety educators from public, private, and charter schools. This network is a source of pride and impact for the Martin Institute as we seek to break down barriers and mindsets about how we interact as professionals.


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  • George Couros

    George Couros

    George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division. He is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people to do what is best for kids. His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning helps others feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning.

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  • Dave Burgess

    Dave Burgess

    Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

    As an award-winning teacher from San Diego, California, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple recipient, and a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity. His dynamic and inspirational message coupled with his outrageously energetic performance style has transformed classrooms and sparked an educational revolution around the world.

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  • David Porter

    David Porter

    Internationally renowned songwriter, producer, and native of Memphis. David Porter is a cornerstone of the legendary Stax Records of Memphis. David Porter's songs have been involved in more than 300 million units sells worldwide. Some of his successful songs are: "Soul Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "When Something is Wrong With My Baby" and "I Thank You" to name just a few.

    Porter founded the Consortium MMT in 2012, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a viable music industry in Memphis for the future.

    The Consortium MMT


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

7:30 Registration opens
8:30 Welcome
8:45–9:45 Opening Keynote - George Couros
10:00–11:15 Workshops Session 1 - View Offerings
11:15–12:30 Workshops Session 2 - View Offerings
10:00–12:30 Deep Dives A - Literacy, Principal’s Institute, PBL, STEMM - View Offerings
12:30–1:15 Lunch
1:15–2:30 Afternoon Keynote - Dave Burgess-Teach Like a Pirate
2:45–4:00 Workshops Session 3 - View Offerings

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

8:30–9:45 Workshops Session 4 - View Offerings
9:45–11:00 Workshops Session 5 - View Offerings
8:30–11:00 Deep Dives B - Math, EC, Making Thinking Visible, Change Leadership - View Offerings
11:15–12:15 Closing Keynote - David Porter, Founder of The Consortium MMT
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