Course Title

PDSI 9920 – Increasing Whole Educator Potential to Develop Whole Students (Equity, Mindset, Grit, Body and Character)

Event Description

This rejuvenating conference includes everything you’ve grown to expect from SI and more.

  • Relational Equity
  • Relevant Standards-Based Presentations
  • Interesting PLC Collaboration Component
  • Place Based Education Day Trips
  • Effective Implementation of the Common Core
  • Important Wellness Activities
  • Innovative Technology
  • Replenish, Rejuvenate & Remember Why You Teach.

Course Information

Event Details

Dates: Monday, June 26 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 (4:00pm - 6:00pm Wellness Daily)

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 06:00 p.m.

Venue: West Valley High School

Address: 8301 East Buckeye Spokane, WA 99212



Enroll now before prices increase!

There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1st.

Register for clock hours prior the class. Please visit NCESD

Contact Your Site Coordinator

Amy Johnson & Stacie Neeley

Spokane, WA Co-Site Coordinators
First Year

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Featured Speakers

Kyra Kelly

Title: Bullying, Relational Aggression, and Harassment: How Adults Can Help Students Create Safe School Environments

We will identify different types of overt and covert bullying, including relational aggression and sexual harassment. By defining and learning to identify all kinds of bullying, school staff can become more aware of their impact on students and become more helpful allies. We will explore practical strategies adults can use to help students create safe and respectful school environments.




Gabe Murfitt

Gabe Murfitt, an inspiring speaker and author who challenges his audiences to live with courage in the face of life’s greatest challenges and adversities. Gabe is a young man with an amazing story but he feels his story is not that different than yours. Sure, he was born with a unique body. But if you think about it, you have a unique design too. It just so happens that his design is a little on the unusual side.

Title: Nothing is out of Reach

This training is designed to help inspire you to achieve any goal that you have set. Whether it is something small or the biggest idea you have ever come up with I will help you find different ways to reach them. I will also talk about how to create a community within your school. Not just for your students but for the teachers that you work with. It is important that students know that they are apart of a community when they go to school. I believe that when students feel that they have a place in their school they will succeed more not only in school but in life.

Ingrid Ricks

Ingrid Ricks is an author, writing consultant and founder of Write it Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through personal narrative. Her memoirs include The New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. For more information, visit:

Ingrid is a New York Times bestselling author, professional keynote speaker, eye health warrior and founder of Write It Out Loud.  Over the past five years, Ingrid has used her story and lessons learned to inspire audiences across the country to Embrace the Now and create the life they want for themselves. She also shares the secrets she’s learned about turning adversity into an asset and has inspired thousands of high school students to face down their struggles and go after their dreams. In addition to the narrative writing workshops she offers for schools and organizations, she has worked individually with nearly 1,000 students to help them find their voice and power by writing their story and has helped facilitate the publication of six student story anthologies.

Title: Unleashing the Power of Personal Storytelling

In this hands-on narrative writing workshop, NYT bestselling author Ingrid Ricks draws on personal experiences and lessons learned working one-on-one with more than a thousand students to help you unleash the healing power of personal narrative for the youth you mentor—and for yourself.
Workshop Objectives: Through this workshop, you will learn and be able to teach:
  • How to Release Stress/Promote Healing through Personal Storytelling
  • How to Identify Your Story
  • How to Structure Your Story
  • How to Create Story Openings that Grab
  • How to Develop Character and Setting
  • How to Bring Emotions to Life
  • The Secrets to Effective Dialogue
  • Dos and Don’ts for teaching this program
Note: Written personal narrative is due prior to graduation
Recommended: This course features narrative writing lessons taken from Hippie Boy and is usually taught in conjunction with Hippie Boy. If desired, you can read the book during this course as part of your overall experience. To purchase Hippie Boy from Amazon, click here.
What Educators Are Saying:
“I LOVE everything about it! It’s so clear and helpful and so easy to understand–yet the complex, interwoven skills you address are significant and valuable. I especially love the sections on story structure–I think that’s not addressed enough in teaching writing, and you make it seem really understandable and accessible. What a gift to students. And teachers!” – Laura Barber, English teacher, Annie Wright School
“Thank you for everything, but mostly for giving all of these students permission and encouragement to tell their stories. I’ve never seen a freshman, (and some of my upperclassmen as well) read, discuss and care so passionately. It’s absolutely inspiring.” – Alison Ersfeld, 9th grade English teacher, Meadowdale High, Lynnwood, WA
“Last school year my students and I had the honor and pleasure of working alongside award-winning author Ingrid Ricks. With her help, my students used writing to work through their pain and regret, transforming them into stories of hope and resilience. Nothing we’ve done before has ever brought such a challenge and generated such an excitement for learning, reading, writing and sharing.” – Cassie Cox, English teacher, Two Rivers High School, Ogden, UT
“Yesterday was such a gift—not just for the students, but also for me. I left feeling so grateful for your presentation and being able to work for a grant that allows such experiences to happen for students.” – Sara Cameron, GEAR UP Success Coordinator, Cascade High School

Wally Endicott

Wally Endicott is the Executive Director and “Head Hopeologist” for the Kids at Hope Northwest Resource and Training Center. He offices out of the Gary & Carol Milgard Family Hope Center. In the last five years Mr. Endicott has empowered over 3000 “Treasure Hunters” in the northwest region. Kids at Hope NW now has practitioners in twelve school districts, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, and all Hope Center tenants to name just some of the 60+ partners. The City of Bremerton also passed a resolution to become a “Kids at Hope City”.

Title: Adding Common Care to the Common Core Practices

Learn to engage staff and students in transforming your organizational culture to an asset-based environment. Based on decades of research developed by Kids at Hope and Arizona State University, we will take the next steps to provide you with clearly articulated practices and rituals that directly impact culture and success.

Matt Kincaid

Title: Say Anything: How Leaders Inspire Ideas, Cultivate Candor, and Forge Fearless Cultures

The question, “Why are Kindergarteners so unafraid to speak up?” leads off this half-day interactive workshop, which stems from the recently released and critically acclaimed book, “Say Anything: How Leaders Inspire Ideas, Cultivate Candor, and Forge Fearless Cultures.” Participates reflect on their own classroom cultures and the conversational dynamics that characterize them, and in an engaging manner build a proven methodology to creating a classroom where nobody is afraid to speak up.