2018 Professional Learning Opportunities: Conferences

Leadership development is imperative for school and district administrators.  As a model for our teachers and students, we must continue to set goals, learn, grow, and reflect.  Within Article V: Organizational Transformation we read: V.g Leadership development at all levels (teachers, included) must become a primary means of building needed capacities to function in required new roles.

Leadership development is a purposeful, ongoing, and explicit practice at throughout the district at all levels. Professional development plans and practices are clearly focused primarily on instructional leadership for realizing the New Vision for teachers, principals, and administrative staff. 

The list below includes formal professional development opportunities for school and district administrators.  Though conference-style training is by far not the only format for professional learning, it is one powerful way to jump-start or fuel the fire for learning.  Conferences are also an impactful way to grow your professional learning network, as leaders are able to connect (or re-connect) with others.

This list has been organized by conference date order and includes recommendations from colleagues.  This list is not meant as an endorsement for any of these conferences specifically.

Third Annual What’s Working for ELLs in Texas: Success stories from the field

  • Registration Information (link)
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Date: January 25, 2018

Texas Association of School Administrators 2018 Midwinter Conference (link

  • General Session Speakers: Chip Heath, Mike Morath, Peter DeWitt
  • Registration Information (link)
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Date: January 28-31, 2018

Solution Tree Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute

  • Information (link)
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Date: June 12-14, 2018

Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards 2018 Annual Convention

  • Information (link)
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Date: September 28-30, 2018

Texas ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) 2018 Annual Conference

  • Information (link)
  • Location: Horseshoe Bay Resort (near Marble Falls, Texas)
  • Date: October 21-23, 2018

Learning Forward’s 2018 Annual Conference (link)

  • Theme: All Learners, Many Perspectives, One Community
  • Proposal Submission Information (Deadline February 1, 2018)
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Date: December 1-5, 2018

Are you planning to attend a conference in 2018 that should be added to the list?  Please make a note in the comments below.

 

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