Nelson Orta

From Doing Discussion Protocols to Using Them

Garland ISD, Garland, TX

Nelson is the Director of Organizational Learning for Garland ISD in Garland, Texas. He leads a department committed to offering professional learning opportunities that increase educator effectiveness by developing new knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to better meet the diverse learning needs of all students.

The level of intellectual stimulation and dialogue is unparalleled. There is always someone nearby or at your table who can help process new ideas or help you think about how what you’re hearing applies to your work. The balance of research and application is really nice. Getting to hear from top authors about their current projects helps me feel very informed so that I can feel abreast of current trends in the professional learning field. At the same time, the balance of topics that are “oldies but goodies” is nice because there are always new practitioners joining the conference.

— 2018 Attendee

This is the best professional learning conference for educators!

— LeAnn Morris