By Adam Slaton, AASSA’s Chief Learning Officer
This March, hundreds of educators from AASSA schools throughout the region will converge on Sao Paulo, Brazil for the 2020 AASSA Educators’ Conference. Our host school for the event, Graded School, has a spectacular line-up of world-class speakers and conference events that are sure to provide a highly enriching learning experience for all in attendance. It will be an educational opportunity that you won’t want to miss!
Future Ready? Share Today. Shape Tomorrow.
The staff at Graded School and AASSA have been working for more than a year on organizing one of the best educational conferences in the region! This year’s world-renowned Keynote Speakers include John Hattie, Cindy Moss, and George Couros, who will be constructively framing the conference theme of Future-Ready? Share Today. Shape Tomorrow. Additionally, over 25 consultants from Europe, the United States, and Latin America will be on hand to provide top-notch learning experiences and share expertise in the field of education. One of the highlights of the conference will be the 75+ learning sessions provided by educators from AASSA schools with the united goal of sharing today in order to help schools shape tomorrow. Attendees will have opportunities to network with colleagues from the region, as well as interact with our Partner Exhibitors. Participants will have a choice of attending learning sessions aligned to one of AASSA’s three Professional Learning Strands: Visionary Leadership, Progressive Learning, or Vibrant Communities. Sessions will be identified by one of the three strands so participants can easily see the primary focus learning. Want to attend sessions only within one strand? Awesome! Want to take sessions from all three? Even better! This is simply a helpful strategy to help participants personalize their learning during the conference!
Maximize Your Learning through a Parade of Pre-Conference Options
Want to learn how to fly a drone? Check! Interested in learning alongside the 2019 NASSP Principal of the Year? Done! From women in leadership, drone certifications, and STEM academies, to athletic administration certification, social emotional learning, and early childhood global citizenship, there is something for all learners during a one-day or two-day preconference. Space is limited for many of the pre-conference sessions, so register fast!
Conference Series: A Conference Within a Conference
Something new this year is the AASSA Educators’ Conference – Conference Series. Participants have the option of signing up for the Conference Series at the time of registration. Space is extremely limited for this opportunity, which will allow participants an extremely deep learning experience around one particular topic throughout the entire conference. Conference Series participants will be learning with the same cohort during the three days of the conference, but will be participating in all conference activities and events with all of the other attendees, including the keynote speakers and social events. This year’s Conference Series is: “Creating Vibrant Communities through Promoting Global Competence: Changing the World through Deep Learning Experiences in your School.” If you are interested in diving into this unique learning opportunity, do not wait to register!
As you can see, there is a little something for everyone at this year’s conference. We are constantly working to expand learning opportunities to target a wide array of areas within our schools. Brazil will be the place to be in March, and we hope to see you there!!
Download the Conference Packet HERE for more details on the Main Conference and Pre-Conference!