2024 Spring Education Congress

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA
March 24th
- 26th
2024

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About The Program

The 2024 Spring Education Congress, guided by the theme, ‘Leading the Way: Empowering Tomorrow’s Learners in the Digital Age of Education’, invites academic leaders at the director level and above to an exclusive forum. This distinguished event serves as a nexus for networking and collaborative exploration of pivotal topics shaping the future of education.

What to Expect:

Engage in strategic discussions that delve into the core of academic leadership. Participate in sessions crafted to foster in-depth conversations on evolving challenges, sharing insights that contribute to the ongoing transformation of education environments.

Connect with fellow academic leaders dedicated to fostering inclusive learning environments. This congress provides a unique space for high-level networking, creating opportunities to establish valuable professional relationships extending beyond the event.

Explore practical solutions to real-world challenges faced by academic leaders. Benefit from the collective wisdom of experienced professionals as you collectively address issues such as leader development, culturally relevant curriculum design, and the integration of innovative technologies in the pursuit of enhanced student outcomes.

Your VIP pass to the Spring Education Congress is not just an event entry; it’s an investment in your professional growth and a step toward shaping the future of education, ensuring that every student thrives in an environment of equity and support.

Topics Of Discussion

In this workshop, we will explore the various facets of preparing school and district level leadership. We will delve into different aspects of the job, including academics, financial management, business acumen, emotional intelligence, and political awareness. By understanding these angles of leader development, participants will gain valuable insights and strategies to foster effective leadership within education systems.

In this interactive session, we will explore real-world narratives and scholarly insights that underscore the shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in both academic and technological spheres. Through thoughtful discourse and analysis, we will uncover strategies that transcend disciplinary boundaries, fostering an environment where every voice, irrespective of its academic or technological origin, is meaningfully acknowledged. This session, grounded in academic principles, invites participants to engage in discussions and reflective exercises, extracting tangible takeaways that can be applied authentically in both academic and technology domains.

Join us as we delve into real life examples of the power of nested MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) frameworks, discussing how collaboration among educators fosters cohesive systems to address diverse student needs, ensuring their success across academic, behavioral, and social-emotional domains through a lens of equity. We will share our experience across buildings and our district.

In this transformative session, educators delve into the dynamic realm of teaching and learning. Participants engage in a collaborative journey, discovering innovative approaches to evaluate and enhance student comprehension, critical thinking, and real-world application of knowledge. This session serves as a catalyst for educators to revolutionize their instructional practices, fostering a student-centered environment that prepares learners for success in an ever-evolving global landscape.

Post-pandemic technology fatigue has changed how we meet the needs of our diverse staff. Wenatchee School District will show one model that has been successful in engaging with staff to learn the tools they need in the classroom. Using an LMS and self-paced courses that offer state clock hours, Wenatchee can train new staff on various topics and tools. These asynchronous courses are updated yearly as tools and products change. During the session, Ron will show the courses, content, and overall concept of managing and leveraging this type of training with every diverse staff.

This session will help attendees to engage ALL learners by understanding how to evaluate resources, activities, and lesson plans for cultural relevance. Attendees will explore their own cultural proficiency and how it impacts instruction, and will receive hands-on learning on the key evaluative tools needed to select, review, and revise culturally relevant curriculum and resources. Learn how to modify your own lessons and curricula to make them accessible for ALL learners. Additional resources and tools will be provided to promote culturally relevant pedagogy and student engagement.

In this session, participants will learn about one school division’s journey as they embarked on an innovative approach to meeting the needs of all learners in a variety of different instructional settings. By leveraging time as a resource through creative bell scheduling, and organically implementing an instructional model consisting of blended learning, self-paced learning, and mastery-based learning, their division was able to effectively narrow performance gaps, increase overall student performance, and increase staff morale.

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81.39% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Keynote Speakers

A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Allison Reid
Senior Director, Digital Learning & Libraries,
Wake County Public School System
Phil Hintz
Chief Technology Officer,
Niles Township High School District 219
Prakash Patel
Director of Innovation & Technology,
Upper Dublin School District
Dr. Jason Ottley
Former Chief Equity Officer
Marlo Gaddis
Chief Technology Officer,
Wake County Public School System

Speakers

Freddie Alarcon
Director of Middle School Leadership,
Chesapeake Public Schools
Myke Collins
Executive Director of Academics,
Memphis Shelby County Schools
Dr. Howard Fields
Assistant Superintendent,
Kirkwood School District
Dr. Tiffany Holman-Besse
Deputy Superintendent,
Parkway School District
Mercedes Hubschmitt
Director, Learning Support Services,
Poway Unified School District
Christina Huth
Chief of Staff,
Natomas Unified School District
Alicia Jacob
Executive Director of Student Learning,
Selah School District
Dr. Maria Lawson-Davenport
Director of Curriculum & Instruction,
Suffolk Public Schools
Betty Lopez
Executive Director of Special Education,
Selah School District

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

3:35 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting/Roundtables Discussions/Workshops

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Drinks & Dinner

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Monday Morning Keynote

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshops/Roundtable Discussions

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtables/Business Meetings/Workshops

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Leadership Talk

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Drinks and Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments & Networking

8:20 am - 9:05 am

Workshops

9:10 am - 9:55 am

Brunch

10:05 am - 11:05 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Keynote Panel

Our Commitments to You

Maximized Networking Opportunities

Cultivate meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders via networking opportunities and functions, strategically designed and planned by our team ahead of the event.

A personal, customized itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and private meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Exclusive qualified attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior Level Administrators & Executives.

return on time and objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. We strive to facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time with us is being justified with real value.

Delegate Testimonials

Director of Accelerated Learning
Clint Independent School District, TX

I had an incredible experience at the RTM conference. The sessions were not only engaging but also highly relevant to the work I am currently doing as an educator. The AI sessions, in particular, were a game-changer, providing valuable insights that significantly increased my understanding of how AI can be integrated into the classroom.

Moreover, the opportunity to network with other educators was a wonderful aspect of the event. I had the chance to connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and build meaningful relationships that I believe will benefit my educational journey in the long run. Overall, it was an enriching and valuable experience that has left a lasting impact on me as an educator.

Director of Professional Development
Galena Park Independent School District, TX

There were many takeaways, but I think the most powerful part of the experience were the connections made.

Executive Director of IT Services
Oklahoma City Public Schools, OK

I found this to be one of the most targeted and helpful professional learning experiences that I have ever been to. There was no wasted time. It was very productive!

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