Conference Sessions

ACSA North State Spring Conference

April 28-30, 2017 | Reno, Nevada

Join McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin and district administrators from across northern California at the spring conference of the Association of California School Administrators’ Regions 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Bryan will deliver conference sessions, and a luncheon keynote on Saturday, April 29 titled “Are we doing too little…or too much? Finding our beacon in the fog.” During this session, Bryan will boil decades of research down to one key focal point for school leadership and offer practical ways to turn that focus into results—not by working longer hours or browbeating teachers, but rather, by flipping our leadership paradigm and getting everyone to work together with single-minded focus.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.


American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

June 15-17, 2017 | Flagstaff, Arizona

McREL consultant Dr. Terri Bissonette will be among the keynoters for this conference for preschool, K-12, college, and university educators and concerned community members to share ideas for improving the lives and education of Indigenous children.

Hosted by Northern Arizona University’s College of Education, the conference will provide a forum for exchange of scholarly research on teaching Indigenous children.

Dr. Terri Bissonette works with turnaround schools and schools with high numbers of Native American students, drawing on her background as a teacher and a specialist in K-12 literacy curriculum and instruction, comprehensive needs assessments, continuous improvement processes, and school culture. Dr. Bissonette is a member of the Bay Mills Indian Community of Anishinaabeg in Brimley, Michigan.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.