HSTW Staff Development Conference


Join us for the 32nd Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference!

July 11-14, 2018 

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 
Orlando, Florida 

The HSTW Staff Development Conference provides a platform for elementary, middle grades and high school educators 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. 



You may download the form below to mail or fax your registration through June 29, 2018, or you may register online. If you wish to pay by credit card, you must register online.


See payment options below. Register online now.

Registration Options Date Fee
HSTW Staff Development Conference Only July 11-14, 2018 $300
College-and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference Only July 9-11, 2018 $225
College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference & HSTW Staff Development Conference July 9-14, 2018 $400
Guest (Does not include access to sessions. Guests have access to meals and the Exhibit Hall.)   $80
HSTW One-Day Registration Fee   $150

Credit Cards

We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover. To pay with a credit card, you must register online. All credit card transactions will be subject to a 10 percent processing fee.

Checks and Purchase Orders

Fax:   (404) 872-1477
Mail:   Southern Regional Education Board
          Attn: HSTW
          592 Tenth St. N.W.
          Atlanta, GA 30318

Cancellations and Refunds

Please submit cancellation and refund requests to summerstaffdev@sreb.org by June 22, 2018. All cancellations received after this date will incur a $100 cancellation fee per cancelled attendee; refund requests will be accepted for emergency situations only. 

General information

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Connections Housing will act as the booking agent for all contracted conference hotels. Book your room today at Gaylord Palms online or 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.

Room Types     Price (per night)


Conference Goals

This conference will provide innovative, proven strategies that will prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in school and the workplace. To meet these challenges, the conference has set the following goals:

General information

2018 HSTW Staff Development Conference

1. How do high-performing schools teach all students using engaging assignments connected to grade-level standards?
  1. Design literacy-based assignments in all content areas to engage students in comprehending grade-level texts, and demonstrate understanding of discipline content in well-written reports.
  2. Create a series of math assignments that advance students’ mathematical understanding and reasoning skills in solving conceptual and applied problems.
  3. Involve employers and postsecondary leaders in designing authentic, challenging real-world project-based assignments that require students to apply academic, technical and workplace readiness skills.