Opryland Resort and Convention Center
July 16-19, 2014
The focus of the 28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference will be optional career pathways and changes in instruction and support that are necessary to adequately prepare students for college, advanced training and the workforce.
In today’s competitive world, students must be able to think, analyze, research, communicate and solve complex problems. For students to leave high school prepared there are a number of challenges schools face:
Preparing more middle grades students to succeed in high school where the curriculum is aligned to college- and career-readiness standards
Graduating at least 90 percent or more of students ready for work, advanced training or college
Equipping high school students with the 21st-century and interpersonal skills they need to be successful as adults
Preparing young adults, especially males, to acquire the skills needed to pursue postsecondary goals that will lead to good jobs
Assisting students to formulate career goals and to choose postsecondary institutions and majors that will maximize their career options
Middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers can meet these challenges by working together to create quality optional pathways and prepare more high school graduates for work, advanced training and college.
Go here to download session handouts. Handouts will continue to be uploaded after the conference is over. They will be available to participants until the end of September.
In order to receive your certificate of attendance, you must fill out the conference evaluation. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve the next conference that will be held in Atlanta, GA on July 15-18, 2015.
Conference Highlight: Boys Town
One of the HSTW Staff Development Conference's premier presenters, Boys Town, will again be featured at this year's event, with new sessions designed to help you reach and support all students both emotionally and academically. To learn more about each session listed below, click here:
Teaching Social Skills in Schools: A Comprehensive Intervention to Integrate Social Emotional Learning and Academics
Working With Aggressive Youth: A Proactive Approach to Reduce Aggression and Teach Self-Management
Creating Safe and Healthy Learning Environments
The Adolescent Brain: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers