The 4th Annual BYU Latter-day Saint Educators Society Conference

Sponsored by BYU Alumni and the BYU McKay School of Education

June 19, 2020

9:00 am - Noon (MDT)


The BYU Latter-day Saint Educators Society Conference for 2020 was live online. Speakers addressed the conference theme “Deep Learning for Eternity.” They also answered audience questions.

Keynote Speakers

Barbara Morgan Gardner, Associate Professor of Religious Education, BYU

President, Latter-day Saint Educators Society

Topic: The Lord Loves Effort: A Look at Deep Learning Throughout the Restoration

Barbara Morgan Gardner completed her education at BYU-Hawaii, BYU, Utah State and Harvard. In addition to teaching at BYU, she is also a speaker for Time Out for Women and BYU Education Week and is on the board for Deseret Book. She is the author of The Priesthood Power of Women, in the Temple, Church, and Family. Full bio

Mark Pope, Head Men's Basketball Coach, BYU

Topic: Quintessential Coaching – Building Visions and Relationships

In his first season as head coach, Mark Pope led BYU to a record of 24-8, the most wins for a first-year coach in program history. The Cougars were back in the top 25, jumping to as high as No. 14, and finishing No. 18/16 in the AP/USA Today Coaches Polls. Ever the teacher, Pope is an engaging, highly motivational coach who connects deeply with his players and staff. Full bio

Hank Smith, Assistant Professor of Religious Education, BYU

Topic: High Trust Relationships in Educational Settings

Hank Smith received his PhD in Educational Leadership from BYU’s McKay School of Education. His studies have focused on development of high trust educational organizations and their impact on achievement. He has addressed audiences in almost every state in the United States. Full bio

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