Making Schools Work Conference Schedule at a Glance

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Making Schools Work Conference Schedule

All 2021 conference events will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, or online on SREB’s eShow event platform.

This schedule is subject to change.

Date / Time In-Person Event Virtual Event
Tuesday, July 6    
8 – 10:30 a.m. Making Schools Work Advisory Council (Invitation only)  
8 – noon Georgia Residency for Educating Amazing Teachers (GREAT) Program Convening and Luncheon  
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration, Exhibit Hall and Escape Rooms Open Virtual Escape Rooms, Chatrooms and Lounge
1 – 2:15 p.m. Making Schools Work Improvement Framework Orientations for Elementary Grades, Middle Grades, High Schools and Technology Centers  
2:30 p.m. Opening General Session, Keynote and Pacesetter Awards Opening General Session, Keynote and Pacesetter Awards
4 – 5 p.m. Pacesetter Award Winners Reception, Poster Session and Prize Giveaway in the Education Marketplace  
     
Wednesday, July 7    
7 a.m. Coffee  
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration, Exhibit Hall and Escape Rooms Open Virtual Escape Rooms, Chatrooms and Lounge
8 a.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
9 a.m. Morning Refreshment Break Break
9:15 a.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
10:30 a.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
11:30 a.m. Lunch (One Seating) Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. General Session General Session
1:45 p.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
2:45 p.m. Afternoon Refreshment Break Break
3 p.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
4 p.m. Team Planning Time and State Meetings Virtual Networking Reception and Prize Giveaway
     
Thursday, July 8    
7 a.m. Coffee  
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Exhibit Hall and Escape Rooms Open (Registration ends at noon) Virtual Escape Rooms, Chatrooms and Lounge
8 – 10 a.m. Deep-Dive Sessions

Deep-Dive and Regular Sessions (Live or On-Demand)

10 a.m. Morning Refreshment Break Break
10:15 a.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
11:30 a.m. Lunch (One Seating) Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
1:45 p.m. Concurrent and Table Talk Sessions Sessions (Live or On-Demand)
2:45 p.m. Afternoon Refreshment Break Break
3 p.m. Closing General Session and Keynote Closing General Session and Keynote
     
Friday, July 9    
7 a.m. Coffee  
8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. GREAT Program Convening  
8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Industry Tours (TBD) Virtual Escape Rooms, Chatrooms, Lounge
  Networked Improvement Community Meetings TBD
  Unconference Sessions TBD
  Escape Rooms Open TBD
Noon Conference Adjourns Conference Adjourns