HSTW Staff Development Conference


HSTW Staff Development Conference

July 12-15, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Join us for one of the most affordable and comprehensive conferences in the nation! The HSTW Staff Development Conference provides a platform for K-12 practitioners to share innovative and proven school improvement strategies. Hear how teams of teachers, counselors and leaders prepared academic and career and technical education students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in college and the 21st-century workplace.

The online registration system is now open

Registration Options Date Fee
HSTW Staff Development Conference Only July 12-15, 2017 $300

College-and Career-Readiness Standards

Networking Conference Only

July 10-12, 2017 $225

College- and Career-Readiness Standards

Networking Conference & HSTW Staff

Development Conference

July 10-15, 2017 $400
SREB’s Readiness Courses Institute          Invitation Only July 10-13, 2017 $350


(Does not include access to sessions.

Guests have access to meals and the

Exhibit Hall.)

HSTW One-Day Registration Fee   $150


This document outlines the policy, procedures, fees, setup and operational guidelines for exhibitors at the 31st Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference.

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Publication March 2017 | 4 pages

Conference Brochure
2017 HSTW & Networking Conferences

This brochure provides an overview of the 31st Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference and the Fifth Annual College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference, including information about sessions, registration and hotel reservations.


General information

Schedule at a Glance
31st Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open
3 – 4 p.m.  Opening General Session
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. State Meetings
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Team Meetings
Thursday, July 13, 2017
8 – 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:45 a.m.      Lunch #1 and Concurrent Sessions
1 p.m. Lunch #2 and Concurrent Sessions
2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 6 p.m. Team Meetings
Friday, July 14, 2017
8 – 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:45 a.m. Lunch #1 and Concurrent Sessions
1 p.m. Lunch #2 and Concurrent Sessions
2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 6 p.m. Team Meetings
Saturday, July 15, 2017
8 – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:45 a.m. – Noon Closing General Session
General information

2017 HSTW Staff Development Conference

1. Develop rigorous, engaging learning experiences through an instructional design process that provides students with opportunities to master grade-level competencies to succeed in college and careers.
  1. Design literacy-based assignments in all subject fields to engage students in comprehending grade-level texts and demonstrate understanding of discipline content in well-written reports.
  2. Formulate a series of math assignments that advance students’ mathematical understanding and reasoning skills in solving both conceptual and applied problems.
  3. Share strategies and resources to spread and sustain improved literacy-based assignments in all classes and formative assessment assignments in math classrooms.


Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Room Types Price (per night)
Single $159
Double $159
Triple $199
Quadruple $209

Be sure to ask Connections Housing for the 2017 SREB/HSTW Conference rate when booking your reservation! (The single/double room rates listed above do not include room taxes or fees.)

Reserving a Room

Connections Housing will act as the booking agent for all contracted conference hotels. To reserve a room in the conference room blocks, please call (404) 842-0000 or (800) 262-9974.

As is standard practice, hotels will require a one-night deposit for each room reservation. Refunds will be given only if cancellations are made at least seven days prior to the scheduled date of arrival. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 26, 2017, in order to receive the SREB room rate.

It is advisable to reserve your rooms early, as the SREB block tends to sell out quickly. By Wednesday, May 24, 2017, each room must list each occupant’s name and a valid method of payment for the one-night deposit. Credit cards and checks are considered valid methods of payment; school purchase orders will not be accepted.

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Please call Connections Housing at (404) 842-0000 or (800) 262-9974 with any questions or concerns regarding hotel reservations.