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5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss #ELNC19

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    EL Education

At EL Education’s 2019 National Conference, you’ll join educators from across the country in Atlanta, Georgia from October 16th–19th for professional development and community building as we expand the definition of student achievement and empower all students to exceed high expectations—as scholars and community members. No matter your role, you’ll leave #ELNC19 having shared your experiences, expanded your community, and added to your skills and knowledge. Here’s why you don’t want to miss #ELNC19:

1. Learn Directly From Students 

Have you ever attended an education conference and thought, “We are talking about students, but we aren’t hearing from them?” #ELNC19 is an opportunity to meet and hear from students—from all backgrounds and identities—who are changing our world with exemplary, authentic contributions to their communities. These students can teach us how to better nurture children’s passion and capacity to contribute to a better world.

Sneak peek: Two elementary school students from Silverton Colorado preview their #ELNC19 session and share their experience uncovering hidden immigrant history in their community.

2. Expand Your Vision of Student Achievement 

When your students have completed their academic career and entered adult life, they won’t be judged by their performance on basic skills tests—but rather, by the quality of their work and the quality of their character. At #ELNC19 you’ll learn how to prepare students for high achievement across three dimensions—mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high quality work—to help students achieve more than they thought possible.

3. Build Your Professional Community

At #ELNC19, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with educators from across different backgrounds and experiences. This year’s hotel partner, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, provides the space for formal and informal networking with fellow educators who share the same goals, have tackled the same challenges, and have solutions to common problems. We’ve built in specific time  before Closing Session for you to meet fellow educators who are interested in the same topics such as: new teachers, LGBTQ+ educators, teachers with 10+ years of experience, and many more.

Special venues like the The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, this year’s reception venue, bring attendees into spaces that facilitate connections, spark innovations, and accelerate learning. You can keep the conversation going online by using the #ELNC19 hashtag on social media. 

4. Customize Your Learning Journey 

EL Education is fully committed to your professional success because when educators succeed, students succeed. We’ve created conference pathways for literacy partners and math teachers. The tags in the conference catalog allow you to get the most out of #ELNC19 by focusing on topics like leadership, equity, or courses taught by credentialed network schools. 

5. Deepen Learning with Pre-Conference Day and Intensives

Spend pre-conference day with other educators engaged in a school visit exploring exemplary local schools, take part in a humanities focused “slice” of a learning expedition, or attend a best-practice workshop on a variety of topics. 

If you’re looking for a deeper dive into a particular topic, the 4-hour intensives are for you! These double sessions will give attendees the opportunity to explore a topic, such as support for English Language Learners, on a deeper level and expand their learning. 

Reserve your spot at #ELNC19 today! Registration closes September 20, 2019.