The 2019 EL Education National Conference is a wrap!
The sun has set on the largest EL Education National Conference ever, but the impact is just beginning. Relive the highlights from the event below, where 1,400 participants came together for professional development and community building, striving together to expand the definition of student achievement and ensure that every student has the opportunity to become a powerful contributor to a better world at school.
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ELNC19 Plenaries: Dr. John B. King, Jr.
Watch the ELNC19 plenary speech of Dr. John B. King, CEO and President, The Education Trust and the former Secretary of Education under President Obama.
William Haithcock - Silverberg Award presented by Laina Cox
EL Education is proud to announce that William Haithcock, Principal of Harborside Academy in Kenosha, WI, has received the Silverberg Leadership Award.
Sara Boeck Batista - Klingenstein Award Presented by Annie Holyfield
Sara Boeck Batista is the winner of the 2019 Klingenstein Teacher Award. This award is presented annually to an exemplary EL Education teacher who is judged by his or her peers to have most successfully transmitted to students the essence of EL Education culture.
ELNC19 Plenaries: Dr. Lucas Clamp
Dr. Lucas Clamp, 2019's National Principal of the Year, delivers a speech about leadership and innovation in education at the closing plenary of the 2019 EL Education National Conference.
ELNC19 Plenaries: Jauhnell and Yana
Jauhnell and Yana, 6th grade students from Burns Elementary Middle School in Detroit, Michigan, describe their work on the Better World Day project in which they joined together with 8 schools in Detroit Public Schools Community District to support literacy as a civil right.
ELNC19 Plenaries: Alejandro and Karely
Alejandro and Karely, 6th grade students from Silverton Elementary in Silverton, CO, describe their work as "history heroes" on a year-long expedition and culminating Better World project.
Highlights from the Community
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Voices of #ELNC19
Distinguished guest experts, inspiring contributors, and outstanding students shared their perspectives at #ELNC19. They joined a community of teachers and leaders from across our network who led 100 master classes on topics ranging from restorative justice to social-emotional learning.
EL Education Teachers and Leaders #ELNC19 is "by educators for educators." The heart of the conference are teachers and leaders who share their wisdom in master classes on practical topics like student-engaged assessment and restorative justice.
Mari Lim Jones, Regina Kruglyak, Britt Shirk, Katie Wright, and Kelly Wilson, Facilitators: Master Classes High Tech High
Marci Cornell-Feist, Facilitator: Master Class Founder & Executive Director, Board on Track
EL Education celebrates diversity of thought and perspectives. We are delighted to welcome these guest experts who will facilitate master classes or serve on panels. As is the case with all NC facilitators who are not EL staff, these guest experts are sharing their own unique genius, and are not representing EL's formal organizational stance on the topic of their session.
Highlights from #ELNC19
Our Keynote Speaker
We were thrilled to host John B. King Jr. as our keynote speaker at ELNC19! Currently President and CEO of The Education Trust, John previously served as Secretary of Education under President Obama.