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Educating for a Better World at the 2018 National Conference, Our Largest Conference Yet

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More than 1,200 educators and experts met in Philadelphia around the theme "Educating for a Better World," convening in nearly 100 master classes and at community events for ELNC18. Together, we strengthened our support for students so that they can become great scholars and active, ethical citizens with the capacity to build a better world. Read on for a recap of the highlights and to catch up on what you missed.

Angela Duckworth Keynote Speaker Elnc18



Keynote speaker Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, inspired our audience. You can watch her presentation here.

Credentialed El Education Schools



Seven schools from across our national network received the EL Education Credential, which recognizes them for lifting student achievement across all three dimensions: knowledge and skills, high-quality work, and character. Read more here.

Annie Holyfield El Education Klingenstein Award




We were proud to announce that Annie Holyfield, a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School in Denver, received the 2018 Klingenstein Teacher Award. Learn more about Annie here on our blog.

Laina Cox El Education



We were also proud to announce that Laina Cox, Middle School Principal of Capital City Public Charter School, received the 2018 Silverberg Leadership Award. Check out our blog here to learn more about Laina.

Yainiliz Lopez El Education Isaac School



Yainiliz Lopez is a student at EL Education network school Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication (ISAAC) in New London, Connecticut. She and her classmate Shem Adams helped kickoff EL Education’s 2018 National Conference with a speech about what happens when students like them set out to make the world better. Read more about her story here on our blog.

Elnc18 Reception Venue Reading Terminal



Educators and practitioners gathered for a private #ELNC18 reception at Philadelphia's famed, historic Reading Terminal Market. Check out the highlights from our photo booth.

El25 National Conference Attendees




Relive the learning and a few emotional highlights from #EL25, the 2017 National Conference, marking the 25th Anniversary of EL Education.