August 13, 2014 by

Five Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the 2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

CEL 5 ReasonsThe definition of an education leader is no longer solely limited to a principal or superintendent; it now includes teacher leaders, administrators, and other educators who guide colleagues and peers. Whether your leadership imperatives are in the classroom, a school, or systemwide, the Conference on Educational Leadership is an opportunity to address your needs with immediate and practical solutions.

Taking place at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from October 31 to November 2, 2014, the Conference on Educational Leadership delivers one-of-a-kind professional development with countless benefits. Don’t worry, I won’t list them all, but you should check out these five:

Tailor your learning experience. When you attend the Conference on Educational Leadership you can personalize your conference experience by choosing from more than 90 sessions on a variety of topics. Sessions are designed to help you target your specific learning needs by offering content that is geared toward varying experience levels, from introductory (designed for participants with limited or no previous experience with presentation content) to advanced (designed for participants who are very familiar with the content but want more advanced information).  This way, you’ll be able to choose sessions that best relate to your unique needs and interests.

Connect with education leaders. Sessions and pre-conference institutes will be led by ASCD authors, such as Baruti Kafele, Grant Wiggins, and Robyn Jackson, and other ASCD experts. Throughout the conference you’ll hear from leaders in the field and connect with peers from school districts across the country.

Discover the latest breakthrough practices. During the Conference on Educational Leadership, you’ll receive updates from top education leaders on the latest breakthrough practices for school and district administration.

Learn new strategies. From new standards and benchmarks for performance to new evaluation measures for you and your staff to new technologies and curricula for every grade and subject, school leaders have to juggle way more than they ever have before. The Conference on Educational Leadership will equip you with new strategies and technologies to manage all of these different responsibilities and ultimately heighten your school’s performance.

Stay connected. You can stay connected throughout the conference and continue the conversation on Twitter by using #ASCDCEL14.

Added bonus? In addition to unmatched professional development, the Conference on Educational Leadership will feature special events, including a welcome reception, networking breakfasts and discussions, a keynote luncheon with ASCD author James Stronge, and debriefing sessions for attendees to enjoy.

If you want to take advantage of all the Conference on Educational Leadership has to offer, you can learn more and register by visiting www.ascd.org/CEL.