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December 1-5, 2018 · Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Laura Bush to speak at Annual Conference
Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush will lead off the general session on Monday Dec. 3. Mrs. Bush is a former teacher and librarian at public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Much admired for her commitment to literacy in the U.S. and around the world, Mrs. Bush’s accomplishments also encompass women’s health issues and the concerns of women in Afghanistan. President and Mrs. Bush continue their commitment to educational improvement through the Education Reform Initiative at The George W. Bush Institute within the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
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2018 Annual Conference Program
Download the conference program to learn more about conference details, keynote speakers, thought leaders, and preconference and concurrent sessions, special events, and more! Early registration prices end October 31.
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- School-based teams
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Choose from more than 300 concurrent sessions addressing the most pressing issues for education leaders including improving instruction, social-emotional learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, applying data-driven decision making, understanding professional development redesign, developing leadership capacity, learning facilitation skills, supporting new teachers and principals, implementing effective school improvement, and much more.
Hotel and travel
The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center will serve as conference central this year. With 4.5 acres of indoor gardens featuring the rugged canyons of the Texas Hill Country and a meandering replica of San Antonio’s Legendary Riverwalk, the Gaylord Texan offers a beautiful backdrop for learning and reflection.
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