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.
Two half-day sessions featuring nationally acclaimed experts – limited to 150 participants each.
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. Specific topics addressed will include: how to use teacher evaluation to develop teachers’ pedagogical skills, how to increase the precision of teacher observations, how to better measure student learning as an indicator of teacher success, and how to involve teachers in the evaluation process.

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, who will discuss why arts-infusion education is necessary to engage students and help them reach their greatest potential for learning. Following the session with Pink, participants will hear from panels of principals who have mastered arts-integration leadership to improve their schools, as well as nationally acclaimed district leaders who have successfully implemented district wide arts integration.

Panelists: Jean Hendrickson, Oklahoma A+ Schools; Cheri Sterman, Crayola; Dennis Inhulsen, National Art Education Association; and Mario Rossero, Chicago Public Schools

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