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.
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.
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.
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.