Vianney Speakers Series 2016

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More than 400 Catholic grade school educators joined us at Vianney for the 9th Annual Speakers Series on September 23 featuring author and educational innovator Kim Bearden (pictured below).

Kim Bearden


Kim Bearden is the co-founder and executive director of the  Ron Clark Academy  and the best-selling author of Crash Course: Life Lessons My Students Taught Me. Kim’s award-winning career spans almost thirty years. Her unique combination of innovation, discipline, and creativity ensures that every student is engaged in the learning process!

Kim delivers inspiring keynote messages to thousands of educators each year. Kim is active daily in all aspects of the educational process. She has been a language arts teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer and middle school principal.

She often teaches concepts through songs, kinesthetic games, and unique teaching strategies that motivate even the most restless learners. Her students consistently score among the highest in the state on standardized tests. Most importantly, she has proven that the required curriculum can be taught in a way that reinforces academic rigor while making learning an adventure.

Kim has taught countless workshops to teachers on topics such as student engagement, rigor, climate and culture, creativity, brain-based research, the Multiple Intelligences, authentic assessment, technology integration, leadership, and parent involvement.

SAVE THE DATE for the 10th Annual Speakers Series event on September 29, 2017 featuring author George Couros. He is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division. He has worked with all levels of schools from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school based administrator. Additionally, he co-facilitates Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results leadership training, and he is a leader on the effective use of social media to improve student learning.