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If you are an education professional, National Learners Conference is for you! Meet us and your K-12 peers from across the U.S. and Canada for three days of learning, collaboration and fun at NLC 2018 in Charm City!

Baltimore Hilton | Baltimore, Maryland

October 10 - 12, 2018

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Join us.

If you are an education professional, National Learners Conference is for you! Meet us and your K-12 peers from across the U.S. and Canada for three days of learning, collaboration and fun at NLC 2018 in Charm City!

register now

Get excited about
NLC 2018!

Three days of collaboration, community, expert insights, and innovations. Dozens of presentations by industry leaders, solution gurus, technology wizards, and PowerSchool insiders. Multiple breakout sessions dive deep into Performance Matters and TalentEd solutions while informative general sessions will give you the inside track on what it means to be a part of PowerSchool. National Learners Conference 2018 is the place to be to learn how to empower educators to help students with the support of Performance Matters, TalentEd, and PowerSchool solutions.

Get excited about NLC 2018!

Three days of collaboration, community, expert insights, and innovations. Dozens of presentations by industry leaders, solution gurus, technology wizards, and PowerSchool insiders. Multiple breakout sessions dive deep into Performance Matters and TalentEd solutions while informative general sessions will give you the inside track on what it means to be a part of PowerSchool. National Learners Conference 2018 is the place to be to learn how to empower educators to help students with the support of Performance Matters, TalentEd, and PowerSchool solutions.

Pre-conference Agenda Overview

Wednesday, October 10

Get a jumpstart on your learning and networking by adding on our optional pre-conference pass that gets you access to 3 additional sessions. As an added bonus, you will have early access to Learning Lounge and Face-to-Face meetings with your Customer Engagement Team.

  • Registration opens: 10 a.m.
  • Pre-conference lunch: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Pre-conference sessions: 1 – 4 p.m.

Pre-conference Sessions

When you open a scatterplot graph does your mind scatter along with all those dots? This session will help you gain some clarity on how to make sense of those dots by examining their form, direction, strength and location. Take your use of the new Comparison Chart in Baseball Card to new levels by joining us for this session.

Are your test questions effectively assessing learning targets or standards? If you’re not sure, come to this session where we will be deconstructing standards to identify learning targets and then designing assessment items to accurately assess those targets. You’ll have no problem hitting the target after attending this session!

Explore how to develop an efficient and effective plan for assessment at the classroom, school and district levels. After attending this session, you will be well on your way to developing a balanced and meaningful system of assessment that provides the data your district needs to make decisions and act.

Learn how to effectively build a rubric and use it to guide the evaluation process in your district. You’ll also learn how to collect artifacts and associate them with your processes. Give your district evaluators the most complete set of tools to complete their processes!

Is your IT department receiving I-9s? Is your Payroll department having to ignore the Field Trip Request forms in their inbox while searching out Direct Deposit forms? Sounds like you need to give your workflows a workout! Learn how to use workflow to route the right forms to the right person in your district.

Do you use the Recommendation feature in Hire Pro, or does your district communicate recommendations using email? Ever wondered what all of those options do under the “Begin Hire” button? We will make sure you know how to use the hiring functions in Hire Pro to simplify the hiring process and keep better documentation.

In support of the Ad-Hoc to A-HA session, we will go through an in-depth training on the nuts and bolts of the Ad-Hoc tool. We’ll show you how to configure basic, commonly used reports and how to share them with others through exporting and publishing.

In coordination with the One District’s Journey into Micro-Credentials and Digital Badging session, we will do a deep dive into utilizing the Badging tool. This will include creating automatic and manual badges, reviewing/approving badges, and next steps for badge earners i.e. digital backpacks and showcasing your accomplishments.

In this session we will show you the highly-integrated evidence gathering capabilities found in the Evaluation system. Never lose a word of your observation notes with our intuitive, easy-to-use Evidence tool; featuring time-stamping, auto-save and tagging capabilities.

Conference Agenda Overview

Wednesday, October 10

Kick your conference off right and join us for our opening celebration event.  Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, and an exciting start to NLC 2018!

  • Registration opens: 1 p.m.
  • Opening party:  6 – 9 p.m.

Thursday, October 11

A full day event! Thursday will feature keynote and general session presentations, multiple breakout sessions, delicious meals and snacks, Learning Lounge availability, one-on-one meetings with Customer Engagement, the ability to interact with our partners and sponsors, and plenty of time to network with your peers. And that is just during the day.  Thursday evening is our NLC Attendee Celebration featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, and more!

  • Registration opens: 7 a.m.
  • Conference: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Attendee Celebration: 6:30 – 11 p.m.

Friday, October 12

Finish your conference experience with breakfast followed by the final breakout sessions and closing ceremony. Don’t forget, our Learning Lounge and Customer engagement teams will be available until the very end of the conference as well.

  • Conference: 8 – 11 a.m.

Educator Effectiveness Sessions

Come hear Pasco County’s journey into digital badging. Learn how we determined the pathway of learning and integrated our LMS (Canvas) for progress monitoring. Sample badges will be shared.

Presented by: Lisa Luker, Pasco County Schools

Discover brain-compatible, practical strategies and innovative ideas for designing and tailoring purposeful meetings and learning experiences.

Presented by: Glenda Horner, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

System of Support refers to how central office can provide instructional support from the district level to support school turnaround. It is based on the Wallace Foundation’s research (2010).

Presented by: Dr. Stephen D. Bournés, Montgomery Public Schools

A large public school district engages in a professional development process encouraging teachers to reflect on their teaching practice.

Presented by: Peggy Jones, Pasco County Schools

Prior to school teams addressing the PLC Question #3: What do we do if the students did not learn it? Leadership Teams must answer this essential question: Do we have a problem of practice?

Presented by: Kellie Duguid, Avondale Elementary School District #44

Transformative Data Sessions

Through an interactive approach, participants will see how Unify can help them “break out” of the cycle of distracting data and connect performance results to effective strategies for change.

Presented by: Valerie Whitehead, Glynn County Schools

In this session we will take a hard look at how socioeconomic status effects student learning and success and what practical steps we can take as educators to break the cycle of poverty.

Presented by: Emily Karst, Olentangy Local Schools

Tools and tips for extracting timely data and presenting useful information to meet the needs of data-driven principals and leaders.

Presented by: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Learn how PGCPS’ PAR program gathers data from multiple platforms to analyze and respond to trends in order to develop and maximize interventions that support teachers in their professional growth.

Presented by: Jonathan Wemple, Prince George’s County Public Schools

In this age of information overload, schools have a plethora of data regarding student achievement and performance metrics.  In this session, participants will learn how a district of 54 schools uses an evidence-based decision-making process as they analyze data and act upon it.  Hear about the district’s central school improvement team that assists every school in order to improve student achievement.  Join us to hear one principal’s journey with identifying and gathering appropriate evidence to refine district instructional practices.

Presented by: Phillip Snyder, Kristen Bard, and Christina Douglas, Harford County Public Schools

Come hear how one district has emphasized the importance of personalizing by developing various structures that empower teachers to share passion and expertise.  These efforts have proven to be an effective way build common instructional language, foster peer collaboration, and impact student achievement.

Presented by: Dr. Brent Raby, West Aurora School District 129

Student Growth: Assessment Sessions

Assessment writing sessions often focus on the creation of summative assessments, but a balanced assessment system places equal importance on formative tools that shape instruction. It is common practice to use interim assessments to gain an impression of how students are progressing through their learning, but data generated by periodic assessments is often broad in scope and infrequently provides information that can directly impact pedagogical practice. Through processes based on industry standards, the presenters are successful in leading teachers to create and revise formative and summative district-level assessments.

Presented by: Kacy Libersat, Orange County Public Schools

Presenters will share how they developed assessments for varying special education programs; captured performance data; and matched assessment design to align with instructional practices.

Presented by: Carla Britt and Heather M. Wilson, PhD., Montgomery County Public Schools 

Follow Anne Arundel County Public Schools through its Assessment journey. See how AACPS planned, trained, and implemented their student assessments to gather meaningful data.

Presented by: Kristi Pozza and Shannon Pugh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

This session will walk you through the steps that the math department at Frederick County Public Schools G31took to make quality technology enhanced items for quality assessments.

Presented by: Laila Watkins, Frederick County Public Schools

Explore how Anne Arundel Public Schools implemented many Performance Matters modules in a district of 82,000+ students. A detailed plan, along with question and answer time will be provided.

Presented by: Michelle Hall, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Student Growth: Reporting Sessions

Hear how Hilliard City Schools is using their social emotional learning student survey data and their early warning system data to look for patterns and trends to help make intervention decisions.

Presented by: Molly Walker, Hilliard City Schools

Use student item analysis, the student details standards tab, and a custom standards export to drill down on which standards to focus on to drive school improvement and student growth.

Presented by: Anna Harding, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

In this session we will discuss the district’s evolution of Performance Matters platform from an initially integration of common assessment analytics to online assessments.

Presented by: Joel Handler, Hillsborough Board of Education

Hear about Pasco County’s process of item analysis for district level assessments. Learn about our process of item analysis from beginning to end, with provided examples to take with you!

Presented by: Amanda Phillips, Pasco County Schools

Participants will observe how to build a baseball report to answer a guiding question. Using multiple measures we will analyze how these measures support or challenge access/equity in courses.

Presented by: Caryn Maxwell and Carla Britt, Montgomery County Public Schools

Talent Management Sessions

Have the efforts of the past decades of procuring the hardware and online software in schools contributed to sufficient change? Are you experiencing effective adoption implementations of recent technology? The strategies and knowledge the participants will gain from this session is the following:

Specific steps for investing fully in the humanware of any organization, department, district or school:
1. Define objectives
2. Determine a time span
3. Set the risk level
4. Select the contribution method
5. Provide high-quality training and professional learning
6. Choose the right method”

Presented by: Fred Scott, TalentEd

The goal goes beyond simply recruitment and retention. The goal is to improve student learning! This session will provide strategies to recruit, hire and retain top candidates with that goal in mind.

Presented by: Lisa Andrejko, TalentEd

What can educators learn from organizations where failure is unacceptable? This engaging session will offer participants insight into connecting the Principles of High Reliability Organizations (HROs) and 90-Day Improvement Cycles to school and district improvement and innovation. Learn more about successful leadership, planning and execution that moves theory into practice while developing a promising model for change.

Presented by: Tony Davis, TalentEd

Given the complex nature of education leadership, a sense of urgency persists from national, state and local education agencies to find, develop and retain support leader effectiveness and strengthen the leadership pipeline. In this session we will apply a leadership model to a robust talent develop strategy that includes sophisticated technology to assist in this important systems improvement process.

Presented by: Tony Davis, TalentEd

Having the tools to know when and where evaluations have been completed not only allows leadership to drive value through the process, it’s also empowering. Discover how TalentEd’s mission-driven analytics platform can empower change today and discuss plans for future enhancements that will target evaluations and professional learning.

PowerSchool sessions will be announced soon!

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Special NLC discounted room rate: $229

Available through 9/15 or until block is full.
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Hilton Baltimore

Hilton Baltimore hotel holds a prime place in the Inner Harbor, a popular historic, cultural and business district. Our downtown hotel is next door to Camden Yards and across the street from M&T Stadium. We’re also connected to the Baltimore Convention Center and a quick 15 minutes to BWI Airport. Restaurants, indoor/outdoor event spaces, fitness options – we have something for everyone.

Hilton Baltimore

Hilton Baltimore hotel holds a prime place in the Inner Harbor, a popular historic, cultural and business district. Our downtown hotel is next door to Camden Yards and across the street from M&T Stadium. We’re also connected to the Baltimore Convention Center and a quick 15 minutes to BWI Airport. Restaurants, indoor/outdoor event spaces, fitness options – we have something for everyone.

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Special NLC discounted room rate: $229

Available through 9/15 or until block is full.
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Pricing & Registration

Register your team

Register your whole team!

For a limited time, register 4 people and get a 5th registration free! Discount applies to conference registration and pre-conference passes. You must register all 5 people at the same time in order to be eligible.
Register your team

Conference Registration

$425
  • Welcome Reception and Attendee Celebration Parties
  • Industry Expert Keynotes
  • 6 Breakout Sessions
  • Learning Lounge
  • One-on-one Customer Engagement Meetings
  • Meals and Refreshment Breaks

Registration includes access to all general and keynote sessions, multiple breakout tracks, daytime meals, and our exciting evening events! Learning Lounge runs throughout the event and is free to any conference attendee who wishes to ask product-related questions, receive hands-on solution support, and discuss best practices on planning and implementing future changes. The Customer Engagement Team is also on hand throughout the event to meet with you face-to-face and discuss your unique implementation.

Pre-conference Registration

$100
  • Wednesday 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Exclusive Lunch
  • 3 Breakout Sessions
  • Multiple Tracks
  • Early Access to Learning Lounge

Get the most out of your NLC experience! Add-on Pre-conference registration and get access to extra learning tracks and training workshops!

Pricing & Registration

Register your team

Register your whole team!

For a limited time, register 4 people and get a 5th registration free! Discount applies to conference registration and pre-conference passes. You must register all 5 people at the same time in order to be eligible.
Register your team

Conference Registration

$425
  • Welcome Reception and Attendee Celebration Parties
  • Industry Expert Keynotes
  • 6 Breakout Sessions
  • ScholarLab
  • One-on-one Customer Engagement Meetings
  • Meals and Refreshment Breaks

Registration includes access to all general and keynote sessions, multiple breakout tracks, daytime meals, and our exciting evening events! ScholarLab runs throughout the event and is free to any conference attendee who wishes to ask product-related questions, receive hands-on solution support, and discuss best practices on planning and implementing future changes. The Customer Engagement Team is also on hand throughout the event to meet with you face-to-face and discuss your unique implementation.

Pre-conference Registration

$100
  • Wednesday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Exclusive Lunch
  • 3 Breakout Sessions
  • Multiple Tracks
  • Early Access to ScholarLab

Get the most out of your NLC experience! Add-on Pre-conference registration and get access to extra learning tracks and training workshops!

Sponsorship

Become a sponsor

National Learners Conference 2018, presents the ideal opportunity to boost your company’s profile among an influential audience of decision-makers in the education industry.

This year, the three-day event is expected to attract 400 key decision-makers eager to learn about tools and strategies that can help them work more effectively, efficiently and profitably.

Our growing customer base has indicated year over year that our sponsor showcase helps them find new business partners and solutions to improve their talent management processes.

Our sponsorship packages are designed to elevate your brand, create relationships with conference attendees, and forge a deeper business partnership between us and your organization. Available are packaged sponsorship opportunities to accommodate a variety of budgets as well as an extensive list of add-on opportunities. More opportunities are being offered than ever before.

NLC 2018. It’s where YOU need to be.

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