8th Annual MLK Day Conference

Monday, Jan. 16th, 8am-3:45pm

1005 Duke Drive

York, NE

York High School.



Thank you to NETA for providing this digital scheduling option for us.

SCHED can also be downloaded on your phone from your app store.

Welcome to York Public School's annual Martin Luther King Day conference. We trust that this will be a terrific day for you to grow professionally and network with colleagues within education. At YPS, we pride ourselves on improving student learning through our school improvement goals (improving reading, math, and closing the learning gap), focus-driven action plans, and abiding by our YPS Principles of Learning.


7:30AM - 8:00AM Registration/Breakfast

8:00AM - 9:15AM Keynote - George Couros

9:30AM - 10:15AM Breakout Session #1

10:25AM - 11:10AM Breakout Session #2

11:10AM - 12:10PM LUNCH (Provided by Cornerstone Bank)

12:10PM - 12:55PM Breakout Session #3

1:05PM - 1:50PM Breakout Session #4

2:00PM - 3:45PM Keynote - Dr. Adolph Brown


George Couros

George Couros is currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“. Formerly, he was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and has over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. He is passionate about distributed leadership within his division, and believes that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that they meet the best needs of all children.

Personally, he is someone who is passionate about all of the things that he does. He was lucky enough to marry his best friend (Paige Couros), who is an elementary school teacher (and the best mom in the world!) who always keeps him grounded and reminds him how complex a teacher’s job is. They welcomed their beautiful daughter Kallea into the world in August of 2016. He believes that we must continuously “sharpen the saw” by taking part in other pursuits.

George Couros - Mini Keynote - iPadpalooza 2015

Dr. Adolph Brown

Dr. Adolph Brown aka "The World's Greatest Edu-tainer" (the name given to him by friend & colleague Doug E. Fresh - "The World's Greatest Entertainer,") is an internationally renowned master educator, character education leader, servant leadership consultant, educational & clinical psychologist, author, researcher, entrepreneur, and an influential thinker/practitioner in the fields of education and human behavior. He was once considered the youngest tenured full professor in our nation even after being the first in his family of 5 to graduate from high school. He writes and teaches from a unique perspective of an experienced passionate & award-winning educator, an innovative & effective business leader, an engaging consultant, and is devoted to positive human development.
Dr. Adolph Brown - Love, Light, and Insight