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Registrations for the 2020 Making Schools Work Conference are accepted online. Sign up to be notified when our registration system goes live.
All conference events will be held July 7-10, 2020, in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Your registration fee includes admission to all conference sessions and the exhibit hall, coffee and refreshment breaks, and hot lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. Optional industry tours and special events carry a separate fee for attendees and their spouses/guests, as described below.
|Registration Options||Register By Date||Price
|Early Bird Pricing – Full Conference||April 1||$395||$445|
|Regular Pricing – Full Conference||July 6||$425||$475|
|Onsite Registration Pricing – Full Conference||July 7-10||$450||$500|
|One-Day Conference Registration||-||$200||$225|
|Spouse/Guest (includes exhibit hall, coffee and refreshment breaks, and lunch ONLY)||-||$100||$100|
|Tuesday State Networking Lunch||-||$25||$25|
|Thursday Reception and Celebration at Mardi Gras World – Includes Float Den Tour||-||$30||$30|
* Network states currently include Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. [Note. This list is subject to change.]
** Industry tour pricing varies by tour site. Learn more.
Pay by Credit Card
To pay by credit card, you must register online. We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover.
Pay With Checks or Purchase Orders
If you are paying by check or purchase order, please send payment to:
Southern Regional Education Board
Attn: Making Schools Work Conference Registration
592 10th St NW
Atlanta GA 30318-5776
Cancellations and Refunds
Please submit cancellation and refund requests to us by June 12, 2020. All cancellations received after this date will incur a $100 cancellation fee per canceled attendee; refund requests will be accepted for emergency situations only.
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Promising practice sessions (60 minutes) highlight powerful practices and pedagogies that transform teaching and learning in any disciplinary area and in any setting — including elementary schools, middle grades schools, high schools, shared-time or full-time technology centers and postsecondary institutions.
Deep-dive sessions (120 minutes) give school teams time to explore a problem of practice in their K-12 school, technology center or postsecondary institution and partner with other educators to develop tools, strategies and plans to address that problem.
Table talk sessions (two back-to-back 25-minute sessions) allow presenters and attendees to share and gather information about top-of-mind issues related to conference objectives in an informal setting. Table talks can be mini versions of promising practice or deep-dive sessions or stand-alone sessions about key problems of practice and top-of-mind issues related to conference objectives.
Interested in presenting and need more information on which session type is right for you?
All conference sessions will be held in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
1. Engaging Instruction — Engage each student in every classroom through high-quality instruction that incorporates powerful literacy and mathematics practices and project-based assignments.
2. Aligned Curriculum — Ensure each student has equitable access to challenging academic and technical curricula that align instruction, assignments and assessments with grade-level readiness standards.
3. Career Pathways — Offer each student access to career pathways and programs of study that align with workforce needs and include opportunities to earn industry or postsecondary credentials and participate in work-based learning.
4. Systems of Support — Provide each student with the personalized career guidance, advisement, social and emotional supports, and extra help and accelerated learning opportunities needed to graduate ready for college and careers.
5. Leadership for Continuous Improvement — Engage the whole school community in promoting a culture of high expectations and continuously using data to identify problems of practice and develop action plans to solve those problems.