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New Tech Annual Conference

July 19 - 20, 2023 • Dallas, Texas

Growing School Engagement with Teacher and Leader Practices

What to Expect

This two day offering will provide proven strategies and tools for effectively growing student and educator engagement by making school meaningful and relevant to all learners. Participants will build a toolkit and understanding of vision, strategies, instructional practices, and assessment tools that increase and sustain engagement in the school and classroom.

Who should attend?
Anyone or any team grappling with making their school(s) a deeply engaging space for students and adults. An individual K-12 teacher, a small group of teachers, an individual school or district leader, or a leadership team.

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Photo of NTN Teachers chatting with each other
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Day One

Intro to Student Engagement Essentials

Audience: An individual K-12 teacher, a small group of teachers, an individual school or district leader, or a leadership team

Participants will ground themselves in a common foundational understanding of bookend lessons, a student-centered instructional strategy. Participants will discover the New Tech Network rubrics, learn the structure, and evidence for student-centered instruction, and engage in a sample lesson.

Day Two

Option One:

Leading School Change

Audience: An individual school or district leader, or a leadership team

Explore effective leadership behaviors that initiate meaningful school changes. Participants will focus on leading for improved student and educator engagement, including connecting action to vision, shared leadership, and instructional leadership. Teams will leave with a well-defined plan for enacting their vision for student engagement, using a six-step framework to ensure changes are sustained and maintained.

Option Two

Classroom Practices

Audience: An individual K-12 teacher or a small group of teachers 

Teachers and instructional leaders will build on their Day 1 learning by affirming their understanding of student-centered instruction, designing one or more bookend lessons for their respective classrooms, and using a well-defined protocol for providing feedback about the lessons to each other. Participants will explore assessment practices that support student-centered instruction and develop plans for the next year.  

Hotel and Travel Information

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NTAC 2023 will take place at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201

The room rate is $213.00 per night and reservations can be booked by clicking here or calling Marriott Reservations at 1-888-627-8191 or 214-922-8000.


Join us!

July 19 - 20, 2023
Dallas, Texas
The Sheraton Dallas Hotel
$700 per person

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