NNSTOY

Join our nation's teacher leadership community at the 2019 National Teacher Leadership Conference: A Radical Imagination for the Future, hosted by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY).

This year's conference will push you out of your comfort zone to re-imagine the future of education. Educators and school leaders from across the globe will unite to collaborate on four problems of practice:

BEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
CULTIVATING EQUITABLE SCHOOLS
THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

You will have the freedom to design your own teacher leadership experience based on three tracks: classroom practice, supporting teachers, and policy and advocacy.

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July 9: Preconference Institutes and Academies: Coffee, followed by a variety of professional development options to best fit your practice. Attend a Teachers Leading Academy, Voya STEM Academy, or NNSTOY Member Master Class. Paid focus groups with conference sponsors (optional) in the afternoon. Welcome reception with open bar and appetizers in the evening. More information on the Academies and Master Classes below.

July 10: Day of Inspiration and Service: Breakfast, followed by provocative and motivating TED-Style talks from presented by State Teachers of the Year calling you to action. Build community with your homerooms and have in-depth conversations in intimate groups. Picnic lunch, then engage in a service project with conference attendees in our host city, Orlando. Reception with open bar and appetizers in the evening.

July 11: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning and Cultivating Equitable Schools: Breakfast, lunch, and networking happy hour. Deep-dive into two of the four problems of practice. In the morning we will engage in Best Practices in Teaching and Learning, beginning with a keynote session followed by two hour-long breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will flow into three tracks: classroom practice, supporting teachers and policy and advocacy. The afternoon will follow the same format as we engage in the Cultivating Equitable Schools Problem of Practice.

July 12:  Breakfast and lunch included. The Future of Education and SEL for Teachers and Students: Deep-dive into the following two Problems of Practice. In the morning we will engage in The Future of Education, beginning with a keynote session followed by two hour-long breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will flow into three tracks: classroom practice, supporting teachers and policy and advocacy. The afternoon will follow the same format as we engage in the SEL for Teachers and Students Problem of Practice.

PRECONFERENCE DAY: TEACHERS LEADING ACADEMIES

8am-2pm, you will receive a Certificate of Participation for 6 hours.

Leading Professional Learning

This course will help you reset professional learning sot hat it is more meaningful and relevant to teachers and students. You will learn to design professional learning systems and help colleagues take ownership of their learning.

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to design and implement professional learning systems
  • Learn methods to plan, and measure the impact of professional learning
  • Learn how to facilitate learning using the latest adult learning style research.

How will my school benefit?

  • Leave with tools to create sustained professional learning at your school
  • Methods to provide constructive feedback and strengthen teaching practice
  • Action plan to promote change in your school/district

More information on this course.

Building Powerful Family & Community Partnerships

Learn how to develop deeper connections with family and community and to create partnerships that serve students better. Gain insights about how the school, the family, and the community can contribute to students’ learning and positive school experience.

What will I learn?

  • Understand and apply research around best practices for building open, unbiased family and community relationships
  • Rethink the traditional model of family and community engagement
  • Implement changes to drive positive interactions

How will my school benefit?

  • Receive tools to help redefine relationships
  • Gain insights and methods to inspire and guide progress
  • Learn new strategies to transform existing outreach efforts
  • Action plan to promote change in your school/district

More information on this course.

Leading Policy and Advocacy

This course will help you identify and use specific advocacy strategies to influence and mobilize schools, government and the community on behalf of students and the profession.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the purpose, scope and principles of effective educational advocacy
  • Leadership and advocacy strategies to positively influence school-wide policies and programs that benefit students
  • How to form a coalition and alliances that work together to build capacity for change

How will my school benefit?

  • Action plan to guide advocacy on behalf of students and the profession
  • Repertoire of specific methods to effectively achieve change goals
  • Communication and presentation skills to advocate effectively with large groups

More information on this course.

PRECONFERENCE DAY: Voya STEM ACADEMY

You will receive a Certificate of Participation for 10 hours.

Have you ever wondered what teaching characteristics make a STEM teacher a truly rock star teacher? Are you ready to take your STEM teaching to the next level?  Join us for an authentic STEM learning experience via a half-day teacher field trip (July 8) followed by a STEM Academy (July 9)!  Ditch the “sit-and-get” and get exploring with us! Our experiential learning adventure will engage participants around the key STEM topics of inquiry, risk-taking, curiosity building, and promoting failure while sharing strategies that build strong classroom partnerships with colleagues, community organizations, and businesses.  Best of all, this workshop is designed by leading STEM educators for STEM educators. Come explore with us!

PRECONFERENCE DAY: OUR MASTER CLASSES

You will receive a Certificate of Participation for 3 hours.

A 3 hour deep-dive into a tried and true best practice, created and facilitated by a member of NNSTOY. We are still finalizing the courses for this option, so please lookout for notifications at the end of January. Don’t worry! If you register for the conference, you can come back to Eventbrite later to purchase a Master Class ticket.

PRECONFERENCE DAY: OUR PARTNER INSTITUTES

You will receive a Certificate of Participation for 3 hours.

A 3 hour workshop designed by partners of NNSTOY. Test out new technologies, learn about new developments in the education landscape. We are still finalizing the partner institutes, so please lookout for notifications. Don’t worry! This option is free to attendees, you will just need to sign up, which can be done later.

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The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek is a secluded, tranquil hideaway near Disney World. It offers a full service spa, five restaurants, a state-of-the-art fitness center, pools with a lazy river, playground, game rooms, miniature golf, picnic/bbq areas, ping pong, and a free shuttle to and from Disney Theme Parks.

The resort fee (normally $28) has been waived for our group, the room rate is $142/night + taxes.  Learn more about our wonderful venue, here.

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors! Contact Megan Allen, [email protected], if you would like to sponsor this year's conference. Please view the Sponsorship Brochure, below, for all opportunities.

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