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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 Performance Matters and TalentEd insiders. Multiple breakout sessions dive deep into analytics, student assessment, and professional development. National Learners Conference 2018 is the place to be to learn how to empower educators and students with the support of Performance Matters and TalentEd 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 Performance Matters and TalentEd insiders. Multiple breakout sessions dive deep into analytics, student assessment, and professional development. National Learners Conference 2018 is the place to be to learn how to empower educators and students with the support of Performance Matters and TalentEd solutions.

Agenda overview

Wednesday, October 10

Kick your conference off right with a welcome from our leadership team and opening reception! Get a jumpstart on your learning and networking by adding on our optional pre-conference pass that gets you access to 3 bonus sessions earlier in the day.  All attendees will have the chance to attend a free pre-conference session before our welcome presentation.  As an added bonus, the ScholarLab and Face-to-Face meetings with your Customer Engagement Team will be available all afternoon.

  • Pre-conference: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Conference Kick-off and Welcome Reception:  4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 11

A full day event! Thursday will feature keynote and general session presentations, multiple breakout sessions, delicious meals and snacks, ScholarLab 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!

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

Friday, October 12

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

  • Conference: 8 – 11:45 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: Eleanor Reali, 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

Student Growth: Assessment Sessions

An overview of how the School District of Palm Beach County uses an aligned comprehensive formative assessment system to improve student achievement district-wide.

Presented by: Paula Joseph, Palm Beach County

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, 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, 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, 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.

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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.

Book Now

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

Early Bird Conference Registration

$375
  • 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!

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

Early Bird Conference Registration

$375
  • 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!

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