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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 682-9055, or visit www.doe.nv.gov/SchoolImprovement/mega.html.