Visit with and learn from McREL’s expert educators, researchers, and evaluators at these upcoming webinars, conference presentations, and exhibit booths.

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Upcoming Conferences & Webinars

Missouri Cooperative Conference for School Administrators

In Person  |  Lake Ozark, MO  |  August 1–3, 2021

Superintendents must wear many hats—engaging stakeholders in setting a vision for the future, attending to student and staff well-being and success, sizing up risks and opportunities, and driving meaningful change in their systems. Join McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin and CTAC CEO Bill Slotnik for their “Executive Leadership for Extraordinary Times” session on Monday, Aug. 2, to learn how to balance these roles, avoid common leadership pitfalls, and focus on what you can do to guide your school system toward a bright future for all your students.


School Administrators of Iowa Conference

In Person  |  Des Moines, IA  |  August 3, 2021

Has the pandemic left you wondering how to engage students (and staff) in deeper, richer learning? Bring your teams to this full-day “Building a Curious School” pre-conference session with Bryan Goodwin to dig into the power of curiosity as a means to support a wide array of student academic and non-academic outcomes, including greater life satisfaction and well-being. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of learning environments and strategies that unleash student and teacher curiosity in the classroom and schoolwide.


JCPS Deeper Learning Symposium

In Person  |  Louisville, KY  |  August 4, 2021

We are all born curious. From an early age, we have a deep desire to investigate, explore, and make sense of our world. Traditional approaches to classroom learning, however, often work squelch students’ natural curiosity and operate counter to how their brains work. Join Jefferson County Public Schools and McREL for Bryan Goodwin’s “Teaching With Curiosity in Mind” session to explore and experience curiosity-driven learning and learn how to create learning experiences that unleash curiosity and engage students in deep learning.


Greater Ozarks Innovation Summit

In Person  |  Branson, MO  | August 6, 2021

Join the Greater Ozarks Cooperating School Districts and McREL for a session on supporting student curiosity and deeper learning with performance assessments, presented by Bryan Goodwin. During this session, you’ll learn practical methods for developing and using classroom-embedded performance assessments—authentic measures of learning built into regular classrooms—to tap into student curiosity, engage them in deep learning that sticks, and along the way, make learning more joyful and rewarding.


Texas ASCD State Conference

In Person  |  Round Rock, TX  |  Oct. 24–26, 2021

Visit with McREL at the Texas ASCD annual conference which will be held at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, located in Round Rock, Texas (just north of downtown Austin). Stop by our exhibit booth in the vendor hall to see our latest professional resources and chat with our team about our school improvement and evaluation services, including our professional learning programs on effective instructional and leadership practices.


Learning Forward 2021 Annual Conference

Online  |  Dec. 5–7, 2021

Learn along with McREL at this virtual conference for educators and professional developers, where we will present the following session.

Learning That Sticks for Teacher Development” with Bryan Goodwin.
Session day and time TBD


Literacy Association of Tennessee Conference

In Person  |  Murfreesboro, TN  | December 5-7, 2021

Join Classroom Instruction That Works expert Cheryl Abla from McREL and Campbell County Schools literacy director Tammy Baird for their co-presented conference session titled “Simple and Easy Strategies to Engage all Students in Comprehending, Summarizing & Note Making” on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 11:30 a.m.