Conference Sessions

Conference | 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.


Conference | Tennessee ASCD 2017 Summer Institute

June 29-30, 2017 | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin will be the featured presenter at the Tennessee ASCD summer institute, a two-day conference with strands for administrators and teachers. School and district leaders will learn the keys to focusing improvement plans on What Matters Most, planning for change and managing its effects, and building a purposeful school community with engaged stakeholders. Teachers will explore the three imperatives of good teaching: being demanding, being supportive, and being intentional.

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


Conference | National Principals Conference

July 9-11, 2017 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Join McREL staff at NAESP’s and NASSP’s combined National Principals Conference for insights and strategies on school improvement, acceleration, and innovation to help students and staff flourish. McREL sessions include:

A Focused Approach for Leadership Coaching: Support Structures for Principal Improvement and Innovation
Sunday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. with Dr. Tony Davis

Inside-out Coaching: Helping Teachers Flourish
Monday, July 10, 7:30 a.m. with Dr. Bj Stone and Kristin Rouleau

Developing a Pipeline for Tennessee School Leaders
Tuesday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. with Dr. Tony Davis and the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Tennessee

To learn more and register, please visit the conference website.