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2019 National Teacher Leadership Conference

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Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

14651 Chelonia Parkway

Orlando, FL 32821

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Join our nation's teacher leadership community at the 2019 National Teacher Leadership Conference: A Radical Imagination for the Future, hosted by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY).

This year's conference will push you out of your comfort zone to reimagine the future of education. Educators and school leaders from across the globe will unite to collaborate on four problems of practice:

  1. BEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

  2. CULTIVATING EQUITABLE SCHOOLS

  3. THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

  4. SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

You will have the freedom to design your own teacher leadership experience based on three tracks: classroom practice, supporting teachers, and policy and advocacy.

OUR AGENDA

July 9: Preconference Institutes and Academies: Coffee, followed by a variety of professional development options* to best fit your practice. Attend a Teachers Leading Academy, Voya STEM Academy, or NNSTOY Member Master Class. Paid focus groups with conference sponsors (optional) in the afternoon. Welcome reception with open bar and appetizers in the evening.

July 10: Day of Inspiration and Service: Breakfast, followed by provocative and motivating TED-Style talks from presented by State Teachers of the Year calling you to action. Build community with your homerooms and have in-depth conversations in intimate groups. Picnic lunch, then engage in a service project with conference attendees in our host city, Orlando. Reception with open bar and appetizers in the evening.

July 11: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning and Cultivating Equitable Schools: Breakfast, lunch, and networking happy hour. Deep-dive into two of the four problems of practice. In the morning we will engage in Best Practices in Teaching and Learning, beginning with a keynote session followed by two hour-long breakout sessions (you will have a choice of 6). Breakout sessions will be divided into three tracks: classroom practice, supporting teachers and policy and advocacy. The afternoon will follow the same format as we engage in the Cultivating Equitable Schools Problem of Practice.

July 12: Breakfast and lunch included. The Future of Education and SEL for Teachers and Students: Deep-dive into the following two Problems of Practice. In the morning we will engage in The Future of Education, beginning with a keynote session followed by two hour-long breakout sessions (you will have a choice of 6). Breakout sessions will be divided into three tracks: classroom practice, supporting teachers and policy and advocacy. The afternoon will follow the same format as we engage in the SEL for Teachers and Students Problem of Practice.

OUR VENUE

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek is a secluded, tranquil hideaway near Disney World. It offers a full service spa, five restaurants, a state-of-the-art fitness center, pools with a lazy river, playground, game rooms, miniature golf, picnic/bbq areas, ping pong, and a free shuttle to and from Disney Theme Parks.

The resort fee (normally $28) has been waived for our group. Learn more about our wonderful venue, here.

Reserve your room at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek. Special conference room rate of $142/night.

OUR REGISTRATION FEES

Exclusive access for NNSTOY members from January 1-15.

Early bird rates for all attendees January 15-February 28.

Full sale ticket price March 1: $450.

*Additional fees for Academies and Master Classes apply, see details below.

Registration fee includes the following food and beverage (a $560 value):

  • 3 hot breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 breaks with refreshments
  • 2 receptions with open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • 1 happy hour with open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres

PRECONFERENCE DAY: OUR ACADEMIES

Limited, 30 people/academy, $199. You will receive a Certificate of Participation for 6 hours.

Teachers Leading Academy Descriptions


PRECONFERENCE DAY: Voya STEM ACADEMY

Limited, 30 people, $199.

Schedule:

Monday, 7/8, late afternoon-evening: Teacher Field Trip (additional fees apply)

Tuesday, 7/9, 8:30-2:30: Voya STEM Academy

You will receive a Certificate of Participation for 10 hours.

Have you ever wondered what teaching characteristics make a STEM teacher a truly rockstar teacher? Are you ready to take your STEM teaching to the next level? Join us for an authentic STEM learning experience via a half-day teacher field trip! Ditch the “sit-and-get” and get exploring with us! Our experiential learning adventure will engage participants around the key STEM topics of inquiry, risk-taking, curiosity building, and promoting failure while sharing strategies that build strong classroom partnerships with colleagues, community organizations, and businesses. Best of all, this workshop is designed by leading STEM educators for STEM educators. Come explore with us!


PRECONFERENCE DAY: OUR MASTER CLASSES

Limited, 15 people/class, $99. You will receive a Certificate of Participation for 3 hours. A 3 hour deep-dive into a tried and true best practice, created and facilitated by a member of NNSTOY.

  • Human Learning & Wellbeing: Meeting the Needs of Today's Adolescents, with Chris Holmes (Missouri Teacher of the Year 2015) Participants will be introduced to scientific research and student interviews supporting a 9-12 Human Learning & Wellbeing curriculum that explicitly teaches learning theory and psychological wellbeing, while facilitating students' explorations of culture, motivation, and happiness. In groups of four, participants will discuss, debate, and propose basic content, goals, and assessments.

  • The Entrepreneurship Project: Own Your Education. Own Your Future. With Dr. Julie Marshall (North Carolina Teacher of the Year Finalist) Preparing students for the future involves more than mastery of content knowledge. It involves teaching our students to use critical thinking skills to move beyond the reality they know today. Our need for innovators and design thinkers is great. Students must be taught to dream and see their futures in nontraditional paths. As we teach students to own their learning, we should also teach them to own their future. Entrepreneurship can be embedded in most content areas as an innovative, fun way to explore a future unknown to all.

  • Equity in Action: Building Blocks for Inclusive Learning Environments with Afrika Afeni-Mills (Better Lesson) and Monica Washington (Texas Teacher of the Year 2014) In order for schools to be equitable and inclusive environments for students, educators must take a multi-leveled approach to the work. In this master class, participants will engage in activities that allow collaboration and reflection to examine the building blocks of equitable schools: the educator, the classroom, and school policies.

  • Action!: Using Theater to Change the World with Sydney Chaffee (National Teacher of the Year 2017) Onstage, success isn’t measured by test scores. It’s about stirring the audience’s hearts, transforming into someone new, collaborating behind the scenes to make the whole show possible. When we introduce theater techniques into our classrooms, we can help students challenge their notions of what they are capable of achieving. At the same time, we can help them strengthen their literacy skills and develop social and emotional competencies. In this session, get hands-on experience with a variety of theater activities while thinking through how you might use these strategies to engage and empower your students.

  • Linguistic Inequity and ELLs: Lifting the Voice of the Silenced Learner one Strategy at a Time! With Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa (Florida Teacher of the Year 2014) In this highly interactive workshop, participants learn how linguistic inequity impacts school culture. climate and classroom success. Through "real talk" discussions, scenarios, activites, and an intense "Walk in Their Shoes", attendees become empowered with the top twenty strategies to enhance ELL learning, improve ELL academic language literacy in content areas and create a linguistically equitable environment for ALL! Get ready to laugh, cry, get mad, and get REAL. That is, if you B.E.L.I.E.V.E.!


PRECONFERENCE DAY: OUR PARTNER INSTITUTES

Limited, 15 people/institute, free. You will receive a Certificate of Participation for 3 hours.


A 3 hour workshop designed by partners of NNSTOY. Test out new technologies, learn about new developments in the education landscape. We are still finalizing the partner institutes, so please lookout for notifications. Don't worry! This option is free to attendees, you will just need to sign up, which can be done later.

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