Each day you face a host of diverse issues. That’s why the slate of talent in Baltimore this year encompasses big-picture plenary speakers to inspire you, practical workshop presentations to guide you, and like-minded peers with creative solutions for problems that are all too familiar.
Freeman Hrabowski
Creating a Climate of Success for All Students

Transforming the University of Maryland, Baltimore County into one of the nation’s leading sources of African Americans with Ph.D.s in science and engineering, President Hrabowski provides a powerful example of how a focused vision can impact generations.
Adam Sáenz
The Power of a Teacher

Speaking with heart and humor, Sáenz addresses teacher resilience through his inspirational story and what he identifies as his two personal lifesavers: education and teachers.
Michael Fullan
Achieving Positive Movement in Individuals, Schools and Systems

Fullan is a change knowledge expert and Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Todd C. Whitaker
Staff Motivation and Teacher Leadership

A professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University, he is a leading authority on staff, teacher and principal effectiveness.
Gabe Zichermann
The Gamification Revolution

Game-based learning is changing education. Gabe will share examples and explain how games are becoming a driving force for innovation in education.

Eric Jensen
Teaching with Poverty in Mind

A fast-moving, engaging session that will change how you think about kids from poverty. You'll get a roadmap for academic success that is founded in fresh neuroscience and classroom insights.
Two half-day sessions featuring nationally acclaimed experts – limited to 150 participants each.
Alan November
Figuring Out the Pieces of the Common Core

This international leader in education technology thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what’s possible in the world of teaching and learning.

Daniel Pink
Powering Student Learning Through Arts-Infused Education

This session will kick-off with a powerful introduction by noted scholar and author, Daniel Pink, followed by panels of principals who have mastered arts-integration leadership, as well as nationally acclaimed district leaders.
Robert Marzano
Measuring and Developing Teacher Effectiveness

This session will describe current practices in teacher evaluation and aspects of those practices that must be changed to create the next generation of teacher evaluation.
Justin Baeder
iPad Essentials for School Leaders

Baruti Kafele
Motivating Black Male Students to Achieve in School and Life

Michael Chirichello

Highly Effective Teams: The Key to Strengthening Professional Leaning Communities

Rethink Teacher Evaluation: Conversations that Get Results


Jim Grant

Grade Level Retention in the Era of Common Core Standards

What Extraordinary Teachers Do Differently: What Every Principal Should Know


Gretchen Goodman
If you have too much on your plate, DON'T get a bigger plate

Larry Bell
The Power of an Educator Through High Expectations
Brian Perkins
Improving School Climate: A Process for Transforming Learning Environments

Deborah Leong
Pre-K/Kindergarten: Self-Regulation/Executive Function, Play and the Development of Literacy Skills

Mike Schmoker
Focus: First Things First for the 21st Century

Maureen Keithley
Principals = Leaders, Supporting the Needs of Your ELLs and Teachers

Cami Elskamp and Mark Reardon
Creating a Culture of Student Engagement and Increased Performance
David Sousa
The Basics of Creating Brain-Compatible Classrooms
Patricia and James Cunningham
Teaching and Learning Reading

Teacher Leader Day

An incredible day of professional development and team-building for your teachers. Your teachers are invited to join you to get first-hand exposure to the biggest names in teacher motivation and training.

  • Darrell Scott – There are lessons to be learned from the life of Rachel Scott that can help educators and improve the quality of education.
  • Todd Whitaker – Will show you how to get all teachers to be "best teachers."
  • Adam Sáenz - Will talk about the Power of a Teacher and how teachers transform lives within the classroom.
There will also be concurrent sessions selected for teachers on common core, school culture and technology and your teachers are welcome to explore the exhibit hall. Team discounts are available. Click here to register.

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