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The 7th Annual Indiana Conference on Learning

Meeting the Challenge: Closing Gaps and Raising Achievement for All

January 25, 2011
Wyndham Indianapolis West (formerly the Adams Mark)
9:00 am – 4:05 pm

Registration Fee: $70

No refunds will be provided after January 11, 2011.

Opening Welcome: Dr. Tony Bennett
Dr. Tony Bennett For more than 20 years, Tony Bennett has served Indiana's school children and families. Nine of those years were spent in the classroom as a science teacher and coach. After his career in the classroom, Dr. Bennett began his career in administration, quickly developing a reputation as an inspirational leader with a talent for school management, strategic planning and efficient budgeting.   Dr. Bennett received his Ed.D. from Spalding University and his Master of Science from Indiana University Southeast.
Opening Keynote: Mike Mattos
Photo Mike Mattos Mike Mattos is the co-author of Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learnand is the formerprincipal of both Marjorie Veeh Elementary School and Pioneer Middle School in Tustin, California.  Under his leadership, Marjorie Veeh ES received the California Distinguished School Award and the NCLB Title I Achieving School Award.  During Dr. Mattos' reign as principal at Pioneer MS, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School and was one of only eight schools chosen by Dr. Richard DuFour to be featured in the video series The Power of Professional Learning Communities at Work™.  Dr. Mattos' vision unites teachers, counselors, and administrators in a common goal—to educate all students.
Luncheon Keynote: Mary Ellen Anderson
Photo: Mary Ellen Anderson Mary Ellen Anderson began her career in 1978 at Indiana University as the newly reorganized Office of Admissions was being formed. During her 28 years in admissions Mary Ellen has had various office and travel responsibilities. She has served on a variety of campus, state and national committees, including having served as president of the Indiana Association for College Admissions Counseling. She is a regular presenter at numerous high school programs and professional conferences throughout the country.  Mary Ellen earned her undergraduate degree in English and her Master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration at Indiana.


Choose from over 50 break-out sessions presented by Indiana teachers and school leaders at the cutting edge of the gap-closing, achievement-raising movement. 

Network with colleagues from across the state who confront the same challenges as you. 

Swap ideas and strategies that work to take back to your school or community.

Connect with InSAI staff around how to close achievement and opportunity gaps in your school or community.

If you are passionate about closing the gap and helping all students achieve
at high levels,
this is the one conference you won’t want to miss.