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EL Education 2016 National Conference

National Conference

  • City Detroit, MI
  • Venue

    Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

  • Dates

  • Grade Level

    Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adult

  • Audience

    Educators, Students, School Leaders, District Leaders, Instructional Coaches

  • Eligibility

    Public, EL Education Network

#ELNC16 | DETROIT | It's A Wrap!

Another memorable EL Education National Conference has drawn to a close, and we're still basking in the glow of all of the learning, growing, and community-building that took place in Detroit. Whether you were there in person or in spirit, there are plenty of fantastic moments to share.

Here are just a few highlights from Motown:

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Student Keynote: High school students at Harborside Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin contribute in significant ways to their community as a core part of their academic work - at every grade level, every year. At this year's National Conference, Harborside students and graduates shared how the ethic of service at their school permeates school culture and is a foundation for learning expeditions that contribute across the city, collaborating with senior citizens, veterans and elementary students.

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Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Poullard, President of Equity Consulting Group, has been specializing in organization and team development, multicultural education and leadership training for the past 25 years. As a dynamic national presenter and trainer, he delivers cutting-edge empowerment programs through an appreciative inquiry lens for senior level corporate leaders and staff, higher education institutions and non-profit organizations.

EL Education National Conference Book Drive: Honoring EL Education’s Design Principle of Service and Compassion, we invited attendees to bring a book to National Conference that were donated to support literacy efforts in Detroit. The books benefited youth who participate in programs and initiatives hosted by Don Bosco Hall, a private non-profit agency in Detroit, which provides supportive human services that enhance the quality of life for families in the Metropolitan Detroit-Wayne County community.

Student Work: See our online exhibition guide featuring SWANC (Student Work at NC).

Support: Our National Conference was made possible through the generous commitment of our philanthropic sponsors and the EL Education Board of Directors.

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This year, we were grateful to have the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation, Crew Sponsors of the 2016 National Conference.

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Sponsors of the EL Education National Conference honor our unique, high-quality, and collaborative professional learning experience. 

#ELNC17 | Chicago | 10.27.17 - 10.29.17

Mark your calendars and save the date! Join us in Chicago for #ELNC17, scheduled for October 27th, 2017 - October 29th, 2017 with an optional pre-conference day on October 26th, 2017. Check back for info and updates.