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Beyond the Box: Creating the Innovators of Tomorrow
One school’s story of how a STEAM lab encouraged creativity, critical thinking, and student engagement.

Tapping Into the Knowledge of Others: That's a Wrap
As the Conference comes to a close, official blogger Melinda Miller reflects on her experience.

Key Educational Shifts/Trends: What's Next?
Research that defies commonly held beliefs about education from the editor of the Marshall Memo.

12 Months in S.P.A.C.E.: (S)trategic (P)lanning (A)ffecting (C)ulture and (E)nvironment
Principal Jason Kotch shared his strategic planning process and tools with principals.

Challenges of Increasing Diversity
As demographics change, schools and communities across the country have to adapt to ensure students can succeed.

Awakening the Learner and Transforming Schools
A tragedy shows principals that compassion and engagement should be the heart of learning at their schools.

Leveraging Your PLN with Twitter
Dan Butler and Theresa Stager show how to make the most of your PLN at NAESP’s Innovations Lab.

A Gold Medal Mindset
Decorated Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller explains the importance of focusing on the whole child—and the whole principal.


School Climate, Student Empowerment, and Relationships, Oh My!
Tips and tricks for building positive school climate among students, staff, and parents.

Rigor and Developmental Science: Focusing On the Sweet Spot
Academic rigor and developmental science overlap to support high-level achievement in the early grades.

An All-Hands Approach to Implementing Schoolwide Change In Wellness
How one principal transformed her school of over 400 students to get more active and healthy through a grassroots approach.

Connecting to Improve
Dan Butler reminded attendees in his session that our goal everyday should be to “Make it better.”

It Pays To Take A Risk
Conference Blogger Melinda Miller shares her reflections after the first day of sessions on Tuesday.

Erik Wahl: The Art of Vision For Educators
Opening session speaker Erik Wahl inspired principals to take risks and foster creativity in their students.

7 Sure Fire Ways To Level-Up Your Instructional Leadership
Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux's "Ten-Minute Inservice" session gave principals the tips they need to build teacher effectiveness.


2015 Community Service Day

Principals roll up their sleeves before Conference to help two local elementary schools.

Planning Your Conference Experience
Four questions you should ask yourself when choosing which sessions to attend.

Meet Conference Blogger Melinda Miller
Principal Melinda Miller shares tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience.

Inspired Leadership: Conference Preview
This year’s Conference features over 100 sessions and workshops, plus presentations by internationally renowned speakers.

Principals from around country assist in building new playground for Garfield Elementary
One hundred years after opening its doors to its first students, Garfield Elementary School is now getting its playground remodeled, thanks in part to the efforts of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and playground equipment manufacturer Landscape Structures.

Leadership: We've Got This!
"It was a small but mighty crowd of principals, superintendents and prospective principals from across the US and Canada, and I'm leaving inspired by a group of principals that I have had the pleasure of knowing through Twitter and finally meeting in person."

Principal's Convention to Focus on Leadership, Achievement, and Culture
Hundreds of elementary and middle school principals from across the country will descend on Long Beach, Calif., this week for the National Association of Elementary School Principals' annual convention.

Princpals To Conduct Service Projects At Long Beach And Compton Elementary
Principals will participate in Community Service Day as part of NAESP's 2015 Annual Conference.

NAESP's Best Practices for Better Schools Conference Features Top Education Experts
Principals from around the nation will gather in Long Beach, California, to share insights and learn from experts in the field.

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