Wright State University Network for Educational Renewal (WSUNER) Conference

Saturday, March 6, 2021

photo of attendees of the wsuner conferenceWe're going remote for the WSUNER “Learn Local” Conference on March 6, 2021, and we can't wait for you to join us!

Wright State University offers you a unique opportunity to celebrate educators and education—for free! Please join us and learn from others making a positive impact in their communities through service and education. We are excited to invite you to the first-ever virtual WSUNER Learn Local Conference, making this conference more accessible and safe for all those attending. Along with the conference being held virtually, the conference format will look different this year. We will offer two focused-content presentations on Saturday, March 6—one three-hour session in the morning and one three-hour session in the afternoon. Each session of the conference will have separate registration documents. You are welcome to register for both portions of the conference or only the specific session that interests you.

New This Year

We look forward to two new opportunities associated with the conference in 2021! 

  • We are partnering with the Social Justice Fair and would like to invite you to attend virtually on Friday, March 5, from 5–7 p.m. 
  • We look forward to offering the WSUNER participants early access to submit proposals to present during the 2021 Summer Partnership Institute. We will provide more information about this opportunity during and following the conference. 

Please see below for more information about the events. We can't wait to see you there!


Social Justice Fair
Friday, March 5, 2021
5–7 p.m.

Description: The Social Justice Fair (formerly Language Arts Fair) highlights the accomplishments of secondary students, WSU students, and their teachers. Students informally share their work, such as creative or informational writing, reading, inquiry, technology, multi genre, or other social-justice-related projects. Students may present by simply sharing their work informally for about 1–2 minutes, explaining their projects and their connections to social justice. If students are unable to attend, teachers are welcome to share the students' work on their behalf. Participants will also hear from a guest speaker: critically acclaimed author and teacher Mr. Jaime Adoff. Mr. Adoff is the author of YA novels such as Jimi and MeThe Death of Jayson PorterNames Will Never Hurt Me, several stories and poems in anthologies such as Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance, and the picture book Small Fry. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Special thanks to the Office of Latinx, Asian and Native American Affairs at Wright State University for sponsoring Jaime Adoff's visit.


  • 5-5:15 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions
  • 5:15-6 p.m.: Student and Teacher Project Sharing
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Guest Speaker: Critically acclaimed author Jaime Adoff 
  • 6:45-7 p.m.: Wrap-Up


A.M. and P.M. Sessions

More Calm, Less Chaos: Creating Trauma-Informed SEL Classrooms
Saturday, March 6, 2021
8–11 a.m.

Presenters: Amanda Deeter, SEL Specialist; Jessica Davies, Director of Social-Emotional Learning; & Jackie Renegado, SEL Supervisor - Montgomery County Educational Service Center

Description: Participants will gain an understanding of what a classroom can look like when integrated Trauma-informed and SEL practices are in place....much calmer and much less chaos! Building resiliency and managing stress are keys to creating these safe, supportive learning environments for the whole child and educator. Learn how stress, trauma, and adverse experiences impact learning/teaching, emotional regulation, and behavior, and practical strategies to meet these challenges that can be used the next day. This session will focus on how we can regulate before we educate and connect before we correct through brain-based strategies that facilitate stress management, build strong social-emotional and academic skills, and increase positive behavior. 


Leveraging Educational Technologies to Help Students Learn
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Noon–3 p.m.

Presenters: Sheri Stover and Noah Schroeder, Associate Professors in the Educational Technology M.Ed. program at Wright State University; & Amy Brewer, Teacher at Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools

Description:  Educational technologies have become a staple of everyday teaching, but we often overlook the why and how of using technology in the classroom. It is critical to ask yourself, are you using technology for the sake of using technology, or are you using technology in ways that help students learn? This session will bring together the science of how people learn with educational technologies, focusing on how you can use educational technologies to facilitate evidence-based practices in face-to-face and online settings.


2021 Presenting Partners

Montgomery County Educational Service Center

M.Ed. Educational Technology IDDL


Wright State University

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