HSTW Pre-Conference Workshops


July 11-13, 2016
$250 per Person

Attendees may register to attend one pre-conference workshop only or register for a pre-conference workshop and the HSTW Staff Development Conference. Attending both events will cost $400 per person.

Each workshop is led by SREB’s High Schools That Work (HSTW), Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) and Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) leaders, directors and school improvement consultants.

The workshops will be hosted in the Kentucky International Convention Center, with registration from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on July 11. The workshops will run:

  • July 11: 1-5 p.m.
  • July 12: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m
  • July 13: 8 a.m. – Noon

A continental breakfast will be provided July 12 and 13, and lunch will be provided on July 12. All other meals are on your own.

1. From Rhetoric to Reality: Creating a Redesign Plan That Graduates Students College and Career Ready – CANCELLED

2. Accelerating Opportunities for Students: Am I in High School or Am I in College? – CANCELLED

3. Counseling for Careers: Flipping the Postsecondary Decision-Making Paradigm – CANCELLED

4. Improving Student Achievement Through Teacher Teams 

This workshop will provide strategies, resources and practical advice for organizing professional learning communities (PLCs). Engage in activities designed to improve and support effective leadership and instructional teams.

SREB Workshop Facilitators: 

Betty Fry, Independent Consultant
Jon Schmidt-Davis, Director, Learning-Centered Leadership Program

5. The Challenge for School Leaders: Supporting Teachers to Transform Instruction 

This workshop empowers school leaders to create and support a culture of rigor in all classrooms. Learn what rigorous instruction looks like and how to use observations and artifacts to measure the level of rigor being taught.

Workshop Facilitators: 

Steve Broome, Director, State Development for High School and
Middle Grades
Judy Frank, School Improvement Consultant

6. Credentials for All: Increasing Time at Technology Centers to Expand Opportunities for Students – CANCELLED

7. Finding Teacher Collaboration Time While Designing Smarter Master Schedules – CANCELLED

8. Design Project-Based Assignments That Blend Academic and Technical Studies 

Learn how to transform instructional practices through real-world experiences. Participants will discover how to craft interdisciplinary project-based learning assignments and embed formative assessments into such projects.

SREB Workshop Facilitators:

Sandy Culotta, Manager, Project-Based Learning
Marty Sugerik, Mathematics Consultant

9. Teaching to Lead: Preparing New and Veteran CTE Teachers for Today’s Students – CANCELLED

10. Designing Accelerated Middle Grades Schools: Preparing Students to Succeed in Challenging High School Studies – CANCELLED