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UNR, Nevada Dept. of Ed. to hold 2011 Mega Conference
by Tribune Staff
Mar 27, 2011 | 1854 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Internationally recognized change expert Michael Fullan and leading authorities from the International Center for Leadership in Education will keynote the Nevada 2011 Mega Conference, scheduled for April 8-10 at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The conference is the state’s largest educational conference and attracts more than 400 professionals every year.

Fullan, dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, will launch the start of the conference, presenting “Six Secrets of Change.”

In addition, Alisa Braddy, an educator and consultant, will discuss the learning differences between boys and girls and provide instructional strategies to address their individual learning styles. Howie Knoff, national consultant, author and lecturer, will address the importance of the communication, collaboration and cooperation among educational stakeholders, and provide facilitative practices to build a collaborative culture. 

“This annual three-day conference brings together teachers, administrators, parents and other service providers from around the state to focus on current trends and best practices in education,” said Chris Cheney, dean of the university’s College of Education. “The college’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities collaborates with the Department of Education to offer more than 40 sessions at the conference, each designed to provide information on how to help meet the diverse needs of Nevada’s students.”

New this year, a Nevada schools recognition luncheon will be held April 9. Selected schools will be recognized based on a variety of variables, such as overall student performance data and continuous improvement as measured by student achievement during the past three years.

For more information on the conference, contact Ida Roberts at the UNR College of Education by email at iroberts@unr.edu or call 682-9055, or visit www.doe.nv.gov/SchoolImprovement/mega.html.
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