2012 CNO: Pre-Conference
Conference News Online
Seattle Is Calling
Conference host city beckons with captivating adventures the whole family will enjoy.
You already know that Seattle will host the only national conference you’ll need in 2012: NAESP’s 2012 Annual Conference: Best Practices for Better SchoolsTM, March 22-24. But you should also know that the Emerald City offers far more than coffee and rain; right outside the convention center, Seattle is calling. Make the most of this exciting destination by planning a Seattle experience for yourself and your family.
Q & A: Diane Ravich
Diane Ravitch, a research professor of education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will be the opening Keynote Speaker at the NAESP’s 2012 Annual Conference: Best Practices for Better SchoolsTM, March 22-24, in Seattle. An outspoken advocate for public schools and author of the recently published book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (2010), Ravitch’s presentation will address the quandary: “Will School Reform Improve the Schools?”
Q&A With Rafe Esquith
Rafe Esquith, celebrated fifth-grade teacher and author of Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire, will share his inspiring story in the closing keynote address at the NAESP 2012 Annual Conference: Best Practices for Better SchoolsTM March 22-24, 2012, in Seattle. For more than two decades, Esquith has taught at a public school in a Central Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by guns, gangs, and violence. His classroom at Hobart Elementary—known simply as Room 56—is unlike any other in the country.
Conference Speaker Charlotte Danielson on Teacher Assessment
Charlotte Danielson, an educator who is well known for her work on teacher quality and evaluation, will share her wisdom in a two-hour workshop at NAESP’s 2012 Annual Conference: Best Practices for Better SchoolsTM in Seattle on Friday, March 23, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. She recently engaged in a conversation with Principal magazine editors that provides a sneak peak of her session.