Agenda

July 8-12, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV

2024 NTS Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, July 7:  5:00-7:00 pm JAG Launchpad Registration

Monday, July 8, 2024 –  JAG Launchpad: Start here, go anywhere 

Time Event
9:00 – 12:00 pm  

Concurrent Track Sessions

  • New Specialist Training
  • New Manager Training
  • Leadership and Business Essentials
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Employer Engagement
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch 
1:00 – 5:00 pm 

Concurrent Track Sessions

  • New Specialist Training
  • New Manager Training
  • Leadership and Business Essentials
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Employer Engagement

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 – JAG Launchpad: Start here, go anywhere

9:00 – 12:00 pm  

Concurrent Track Sessions

  • New Specialist Training
  • New Manager Training
  • Leadership and Business Essentials
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Employer Engagement
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch 
1:00 – 5:00 pm 

Concurrent Track Sessions

  • New Specialist Training
  • New Manager Training
  • Leadership and Business Essentials
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Employer Engagement

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 – National Training Seminar

9:00 – 11:00 am  

Concurrent Track Sessions

  • New Specialist Training
  • New Manager Training
  • Leadership and Business Essentials
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Employer Engagement
11:00 – 12:30 pm

JAG Launchpad Brunch & Wrap-Up 

(JAG Launchpad attendees only)

1:30 – 3:30 pm  NTS Welcome and Awards
3:30 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Workshop Series A

(10 workshop options)

Tracks with Experience Levels

4:00 – 6:00 pm 

Immersion Experience #1 with Caesars Entertainment 

*Pre-Registered Participants ONLY 

Thursday, July 11, 2024 – National Training Seminar

8:30 – 9:45 am  

Plenary: Innovating your Practice

Keynote Speaker, Affiliate Spotlight

9:45 – 10:00 am  Break
10:00 – 11:00 am

Workshop Series B

(10 workshop options)

Tracks with Experience Levels

11:00 – 11:15 am  Break
11:15 – 12:15 pm 

Workshop Series C

(10 workshop options)

Tracks with Experience Levels

12:15 – 1:30 pm  Lunch and General Session
1:30 – 1:45 pm Break
2:00-5:00 pm 

Immersion Experience #2  Stepping into a Different Reality with Essdack

*Pre-Registered Participants ONLY

1:45 – 2:45 pm 

Workshop Series D

(10 workshop options)

Tracks with Experience Levels

2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm 

Workshop Series E

(10 workshop options)

Tracks with Experience Levels

4:00 – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 – 5:15 pm 

Workshop Series F

(10 workshop options)

Tracks with Experience Levels

Friday, July 12, 2024 – National Training Seminar

8:00-8:45 am   Town Hall with Breakfast Buffet 
9:00 – 11:00 am 

Closing Awards Ceremony

Keynote Speaker

JAG Launchpad Explained

JAG Launchpad sparks a 2.5 day pre-conference learning journey to gain a deeper understanding of your content area. Whether you are brand new to JAG or a seasoned veteran, Launchpad has something for you! The sessions begin on Monday, July 8 at 9:00 am and extend through a brunch on Wednesday, July 10 at 12:30pm.

Options include: 

New Specialists: Delivering the JAG Model and the JAG Advantage 

Participants will learn the ten JAG model components in a highly interactive workshop focusing on JAG technology tools and practical resources to deliver JAG model services. Components of the JAG Advantage (Project Based Learning (PBL), Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), and Employer Engagement (EE) will be woven throughout this workshop to prepare you for your first day of school. 

Target Audience: Specialists with less than 2 years of experience.

New Managers: Leading JAG Programs

Learn the MAGIC of Managing JAG Model programs. This workshop will provide strategies to build a productive organizational culture, effectively hire, coach and release employees, time management strategies, tools for effectively guiding former peers, and the use of JAGForce and Headrush as management tools. Tips and tricks to “Manage the Advantage” will be provided throughout the workshop session.

Target Audience: Program managers with less than 2 years of experience. 

Project-Based Learning: Design and Delivery 

Join our partners at Empowered as they bring the JAG curriculum to life with rejuvenated instructional approaches that will increase student engagement. Now that you have had the opportunity to practice PBL in your classroom you will discover strategies to take your projects to the next level.  We will share best practices and collaborate on project design and delivery, as well as learn and share effective practices to manage groups, and incorporate quality scaffolding, assessment mapping, and evaluation of student learning. 

For more information about Empowered visit: https://teachempowered.org/about-empowered/.

Target Audience: Specialists with 2+ years of experience who wish to elevate their instructional practice with a focus on project-based entrepreneurial activities. 

Employer Engagement: Outreach and Implementation 

Learn the power of Employer Engagement from community experts in the field. This workshop will work through the four tiers of the JAG Employer Engagement framework and include a variety of best practices in strategically collaborating with employer partners. We will learn from our Community of Practice on Employer Engagement and gain exclusive access to JAG National’s corporate partners. 

Target Audience: Specialists and Managers with 2+ years of experience that want to provide intentional opportunities for  employment, certification, and educational approaches to participants utilizing methods that lead to lasting partnerships.

Trauma-Informed Care: Delivery Beyond the ACEs Study 

Beyond understanding that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) exist, this workshop will aim at developing practices that shift us from Trauma-Aware to Trauma-Responsive. We will share best practices around coaching resilience, creating safe spaces, and the power of vulnerability. Learn from our partners at Essdack  during this deep dive session on Trauma-Informed Care. 

Target Audience: Specialists and Managers with 2+ years of experience that want to create resilient classrooms where participants self-regulate behaviors leading to personal growth and success. 

JAG Leadership and Business Essentials

JAG Affiliate leaders will not want to miss this collaborative leadership session to focus on key issues impacting their organizations. Join subject matter experts as they guide us through topics focusing on fund development, marketing & communications, legal counsel, financial reporting, and innovative educational and technological practices. This session is designed to be agile and accommodate the needs of the group(s).

Target Audience: Affiliate staff in various roles including CSA, senior leadership, marketing & communications, data analysis, fund development, and human resources professionals.