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Upcoming Events and Programs

NASSP National Principals Conference

Dates: Jul 18, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Speaker: Jon Saphier and Deb Reed

Jon Saphier and Deb Reed will present on Adult Professional Culture and High Expectations Teaching at the 2019 National Principals Conference (NPC19) in Boston, MA.

NPC19 will deliver three days of world-class education and professional development opportunities for K–12 school leaders.

Attendees will convene in Boston to:

  • Explore leading-edge solutions for your school.

  • Attend comprehensive training to recharge your leadership.

  • Experience unmatched networking opportunities with your peers.

Closing the Achievement Gap Summer Institute: Strategies for Excellence in Equity

Dates: Jul 1, 2019
Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Speaker: Jon Saphier

Dr. Saphier has served on the Closing the Achievement Gap Summer Institute faculty for several years and has again been invited to speak at this excellent event. His focus on high expertise teaching, which embraces high expectations, providing specific strategies and skills to help ALL students, directly fits with the goals of the Summer Institute.

Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century: Teaching Begins with the Learner

Dates: Mar 21, 2019
Location: Utah Valley Convention Cetner, Provo, UT
Speaker: Jon Saphier

Join Jon in Provo on March 21 for his breakout session on high-expectations teaching.

"This session is about how to get low-performing, low-confidence students to believe in themselves and act on that belief."

Learning Forward Annual Conference - Concurrent Session

Dates: Dec 4, 2018
Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX, 76051
Speaker: Jon Saphier and Deb Reed

This session goes into detail about how successful leaders build strong Adult Professional Cultures of trust and non-defensive examination of practice in relation to student results.

Complete program found here.

Learning Forward Annual Conference - Concurrent Session

Dates: Dec 3, 2018
Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX
Speaker: Nancy Love, Robin Whitacre, Nina Smith
  • Learn how to coach teacher teams to unlock the power of classroom formative assessment to motivate students and increase achievement.
  • Experience first-hand a process for engaging teacher teams in short-cycle improvement, infusing formative assessment into daily instruction and analyzing results.

Keynote at CACE 2018 Leadership Conference

Dates: Nov 29, 2018
Location: CACE 2018 Leadership Conference, Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA, 02633
Speaker: Jon Saphier

This keynote and follow up breakout session is about getting Title 1 students to believe in their capacity and learn effective effort.

Massachusetts School Administrators Association

Dates: Jul 24, 2018
Location: Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue
, Hyannis, MA, 02601
Speaker: Nancy Love and Michelle Crowell

Nancy Love, Senior Consultant at Research for Better Teaching will co-present with Michelle Crowell, Assistant Principal at the Madeline English School in Everett, Massachusetts on the topic of Unleashing the Power of High Impact Teacher Teams at the Massachusetts School Administrators Association Summer Conference in July.

Annual Visible Learningplus Conference

Dates: Jul 10, 2018
Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL, 60611
Speaker: Jon Saphier

In his second breakout session at the Visible Learningplus Conference, Jon Saphier will present "Outliers to Multipliers: A Framework For Effective Professional Learning In Every Building"

Annual Visible Learningplus Conference

Dates: Jul 10, 2018
Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL, 60611
Speaker: DeNelle West

In her second breakout session at the Visible Learningplus Conference, DeNelle West will present "Outliers to Multipliers: A Framework For Effective Professional Learning In Every Building"

Annual Visible Learningplus Conference - Joint Breakout Session

Dates: Jul 9, 2018
Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL, 60611
Speaker: Jon Saphier and DeNelle West

At the Visible Learningplus Conference, Jon Saphier and DeNelle West will co-present "The Butterfly Effect: Expectations, Efficacy, and Empowerment"

The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University: Summer Institute

Dates: Jul 8, 2018 to Jul 12, 2018
Location: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Speaker: Jon Saphier

There is a real knowledge base about how to get low-performing, discouraged students to believe in themselves, and simultaneously to learn how to exert effective effort. These skills are teachable, learnable and indispensable to eliminating the achievement gap. Jon Saphier's session will begin to examine at a drill-down detail level what high-expectation teachers do.

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