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Spring 2018 Keynote Speaker

The Active Learning Leaders are excited to announce the Keynote Speaker for the Spring 2018 ALL Teaching Conference

Mark Reardon is founder, president, and CEO of Oceanside-based Centrepointe Leadership. His career of over 36 years includes roles as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle and high school principal, trainer, consultant, speaker, and author. Mr. Reardon earned his B.A. in Psychology and Religion from California Lutheran University, his teaching credential from Biola University, and his M.S. in Educational Administration from California State University, Fullerton. He has dedicated his professional life to discovering and articulating what works best in teaching, learning, and leading. Mr. Reardon is a premier keynote speaker and facilitator who engages participants to think and act in ways that amplify their impact.

Interactive Keynote Description:

We have discovered more about how the brain works in the past 20 years than in the previous 100. With recent advances in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, coupled with cutting-edge technology, new information is available that helps us understand how people learn. This information causes us to form a fundamentally new reality—a different perspective than what we may have known. The question is now, what am I going to do with this information? Maya Angelou said it this way, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” The directive is simple: Do what I know to do. But how? How can I make it happen for me and my students in my content area? It’s time to refresh, renew, and revitalize ourselves by validating what’s working andrevising what isn’t. Welcome to the New Reality.


Mark Reardon will also facilitate a Pre-Conference Workshop on January 26, 2018, 9:00am–3:00pm: Because Leadership Matters!

Segment 1: The Who. The What. The Why. The How.

Let’s begin by reacquainting ourselves with who we are, how it shows up in what we do, and the why that drives us.

We’ll …

  • discover our one main thing and how to keep it the one main thing
  • explore our role in relationship to the outcomes we seek: convincing vs. making conscious
  • create common understanding and definitions to words such as engagement and accountability
  • examine our level of congruency

Segment 2: Facilitating Change Transitions

Navigating the educational landscape these days is not unlike a journey to the Emerald City—hopeful expectations and unwelcomed challenges. This session is built on the clarity and distinctions gained during Segment 1. We’ll wrap our heads and hearts around the change process, and the necessary ingredients to move our colleagues from one reality to another.

We’ll …

  • unravel the biological and neurological principles of change: meaning—The Holy Grail
  • discover the relationship between innovation and improvement
  • explore The X Factor Phenomenon and its necessity in creating meaningful and sustainable change
  • unpack the essential elements needed for sustainable professional growth