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Join us in New Orleans, July 7-10, for the 2020 Making Schools Work Conference

Bring a team of teachers, counselors and school leaders and take home tools you can use right away.

This year’s conference will feature over 400 keynote, concurrent, sharing and deep-dive sessions that go to the heart of K-12 educational challenges, such as ensuring equitable access to quality learning experiences and addressing the effects of poverty.

Sessions will help attendees:

  1. Design high-quality instruction
  2. Implement classroom management strategies
  3. Align curricula with readiness standards
  4. Use educational technology effectively
  5. Develop career pathways
  6. Offer personalized learning supports
  7. Build school and district leadership capacity
  8. Support new educators
  9. Adopt continuous improvement strategies
  10. And much, much more
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SREB annually convenes thousands of K-12 teachers, counselors, principals, technology center directors and state and district education agency personnel at our national conferences, forums, workshops, webinars and more.

What makes our events special? We bring teachers and leaders together to learn and share research-based, classroom-tested tools and strategies that address the real problems they face.

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Have questions? We're here to help.

The Making Schools Work Conference brings attendees and our staff and invited speakers together to form lasting communities of practice.

Before, during or after this year’s events, if you have a question, we’re here to help – just let us know.

In the meantime, here are answers to questions we’re frequently asked.

Blog post Dave Raney, SREB Chief Editor

Not Made for Math? Think Again
How to Turn Every Student Into a Math Person

Adrienne Dumas has heard it from kids for years, like so many teachers and parents: “I just don’t have a math brain.”

A math teacher at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Mississippi, Dumas disagrees, and with good reason — her Algebra 1 and geometry students have a 100 percent passing rate for the past three years on the state test. Dumas and other teachers offer their tips for math success in a recent SREB High Schools That Work newsletter.

Blog post David Raney, SREB Chief Editor

Math Classroom Strategies Steal the Show

Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Schools, visited Moore High School in December to look at its technology program. And she did, but she also got a pleasant surprise when principal Mike Coyle showed her to an Algebra 2 classroom.

Mathematics department chair Nancy Nix reported that the superintendent was “blown away by the level of student engagement and mathematical discourse.”

Publication Feb. 201818 pages18V03

Engaging Students in Deeper Learning Through Powerful Literacy and Mathematics Assignments

Too many students graduate high school without the foundational literacy and math skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education and careers. This can change if students are exposed to literacy and math practices that expose them to the types of grade-level assignments that will advance their achievement and prepare them for college and careers.

SREB offers professional development to teachers in powerful literacy and math practices that produce positive results. Read about survey results of more than 37,000 students.

Publication March 2018 80 pages (18V04)

Making Math Matter
High-Quality Assignments That Help Students Solve Problems and Own Their Learning

Report cover: Making Math Matter

This report presents results of teacher and student surveys on how powerful Mathematics Design Collaborative practices are shifting how teachers teach. It also summarizes student achievement data from schools using the strategies in four states. In vignettes and testimonials, teachers who completed SREB professional development on MDC share how they have grown as teachers and how their students’ understanding of math concepts has improved.