2016 NAESP Conference to Feature Engaging Speakers, Edcamp, and More

Communicator November 2015, Volume 39, Issue 3

November 2015, Volume 39, Issue 3

Just as students have diverse approaches to learning, principals should have a variety of ways to grow personally and professionally. NAESP’s Best Practices for Better Schools Conference, to be held July 6-8, 2016 at the National Harbor in Maryland, will offer education leaders multiple ways to improve their leadership, their schools, and their teacher-leadership.

The conference will feature the most thought-provoking leaders in pre-K-8 education. Speakers include urban sociologist Pedro Noguera, whose latest book is Excellence Through Equity; Daniel Goleman, an expert on the brain and emotional, ecological, and social intelligence; and Russ Quaglia, founder of the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations.


The conference also offers attendees various learning and networking opportunities. Roundtables, focus groups, lunch and learn sessions, and town hall gatherings will provide a way to connect with peers and experts in exciting new ways.

An Innovations Lab will showcase mini-sessions, bringing together the best of technology and learning. Participants can drop in, stay connected, or engage in the topics being discussed to support them in their daily work.

As a preconference opportunity, attendees can also participate in the first ever NAESP EdCamp. It will follow the EdCamp Powering Up Professional Learning Model, and all participants have the opportunity to contribute to an evolving agenda with discussions around topics that are most closely aligned with their needs. It will be free and open to everyone.


The 2016 NAESP Conference has something for everyone. Principals, assistant principals, aspiring principals, superintendents, teacher leaders, and other key-decision makers will have the opportunity to make valuable connections, learning best practices, and sharing ideas with colleagues from across the country. We are sure you will find many experiences that will be of benefit to both you and your schools. To learn more and to register, visit www.naespconference.org.

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