Anna Johnston Coordinator, Summer Staff Development Conference (404) 962-9629
Finding Solutions to Today's Challenges
Opryland Resort and Convention Center
July 16-19, 2014
The focus of the 28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference will be on optional career pathways through high school and other 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:
Getting more middle grades students ready 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 based on accurate information about opportunities 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 and creating quality optional pathways to produce more high school graduates ready for work, advanced training and college.
The new registration and proposals-to-present system will open February 2014. More information will be posted as soon as it is available.
Make your hotel reservations early to receive the SREB conference rate! Click here for more information.
SREB Senior Vice President Gene Bottoms
discussing HSTW Staff Development Conference