Monday Keynote: Every Kid Deserves a Champion MK

Monday, May 6, 9:00 am–10:00 am

Pre-Registration Required

This keynote is a customized overview of resources and relationship for instructional and non-instructional school staff, agency personnel, practitioners, and professionals from varied backgrounds. It has been adapted to a virtual format based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. Upon completion of the training, you will be educated and empowered to activate as a champion for students! We believe that every person within a school division or supportive agency is a champion and has an impact on the daily lives of our children. The strategies shared are comprehensive, based on research, and real-life application. Come and be equipped with a lens through which to see your opportunities to be a champion in your role within your school division by enhancing your understanding of unique strengths and needs of the children and families you serve. Please note this session will NOT be recorded.

Presented by

JoWanda Rollins-Fells
Educational Consultant
Aha! Process

Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells is a dynamic speaker, trainer, and inspirational speaker. She has been in the field of education for more than 20 years and has served at various levels within k-12 education. Her passion is to ignite the joy for teaching and learning with all who are engaged in public education. She advocates for a comprehensive approach of building Champions for Children in all roles and capacities within schools, agencies, and communities.


Bridges Individual Lens Handout
Learning Objectives:
  1. Better understand how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets through the Cognitive Framework Model.
  2. Develop stronger relationships with students to impact behavior and achievement.
  3. Recognize 9 resources available to students and how to be a champion for what is needed.
  4. Promote the mutual understanding of the contributions families and providers bring to the lives of young children.