Wabash Valley Education Center

CANCELLED - *Empowering Students to Realize Their Academic Potential

We all teach students with wide ranging ability. And while we focus much attention on differences, a characteristic many students share is falling short of their academic potential. This session takes a fun and creative approach that equips teachers to empower students by (1) Recognizing the real reasons behind students’ lack of performance and (2) Applying strategies that not only improve achievement, but also counter the factors that have stood in students’ paths so far. Research-based approaches will help teachers empower students to become self-directed learners who set goals, improve study skills, maximize retention from textbook reading, take effective notes, manage time, organize for success, become better test takers, balance sports, activities, and academics, and tackle large, long-term projects.


Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch on your own)
Cost: $95.00
Location: Wabash Valley Education Center


Jim Kestner is the founder of Excellence in Youth and is nationally recognized for youth development and leadership. For over 30 years, he has taught, conducted research, and partnered with administrators, faculty, parents, and students to empower individuals to realize their potential in their careers and lives. As a public school teacher and coach, university professor and administrator preparing teachers, and consultant developing educational programs and resources for schools, organizations, and businesses, Kestner has built his career around sharing perspectives that translate the best in research and practice into practical strategies and programs that motivate and empower students, educators, and others to overcome roadblocks and make a real difference. His passion, insight, unique perspectives, and mix of humor and compassion have captured the attention of clients such as Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, Coretta Scott King, Henry Kissinger, the National Education Association, Horace Mann Insurance Companies, the Abraham Lincoln Institute for Literacy in America, NASA, and several Olympic National Governing Bodies. Kestner and his wife Tami have been married for 24 years and work hard every day to raise their three children with a passion for realizing their potential in life through respect, discipline, and responsibility.


Registration open through 9/22/2017 12:00 PM EST

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Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.






Wabash Valley Education Center

3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906