Our annual conference is one of the most comprehensive school improvement events in the nation, with presentations and panels featuring K-12 practitioners from all content fields, including academic, career and technical education, counseling,
school and district leadership, and elective courses.
Learn about 21st-century strategies and how to effectively use technology tools as you collaborate with your colleagues and others. See how these and other fun ideas can engage your students while preparing them for all postsecondary options, whether it’s going to college, starting a career or both.
During the conference you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the world-class city of Atlanta and visit educational venues such as the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the High Museum of Art, the Georgia Aquarium and Turner Field.
The theme of this year’s conference is Purpose-Driven Schools. Purpose-driven schools ready students for high school, postsecondary studies and a career by:
providing successful transitions from one level of education to another;
engaging students in literacy and math assignments that advance problem-solving skills;
showing students the connection between school, college and careers;
making technology a part of the student learning experience;
going the extra mile time after time to enable each student to succeed;
implementing scheduling structures that help teachers collaborate within and across disciplines to create meaningful assignments that blend academics with real-world problems;
allowing students to discover their interests, aptitudes and potential careers through high-quality career and technical education courses and work-site learning;
conveying to students that a successful life is developed in service to others;
allowing student interests to drive student studies;
and setting students on a course to earn a credential or degree by age 25.