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2016 Spring Leadership Conference

  • TASA is proud to present the 2016 Spring Leadership Conference, MISSION: School Transformation – Vision-Driven Instruction and Leadership, March 23-24, 2016, at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock. (See housing information below.)

    Who Should Attend

    Designed especially for our School Transformation Network subscribers, this conference allows Texas school leaders — at both the district and campus levels — committed to school transformation to engage in meaningful discussion and collaboration to help them propel their school districts from vision to action.

    Conference Focus: School Transformation

    General sessions will feature transformational leaders such as former Nebraska Commissioner of Education Doug Christensen, as well as experts in the field and school leaders working to transform their districts so that they better prepare students to be future-ready. Attendees will also receive an update on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by Noelle Ellerson with AASA, who will devote special attention to aspects that will support and enable school transformation. John Tanner of Test Sense will also speak.

    Special focus will be given to a new tool, The Framework for Vision-Driven Instruction and Leadership, which outlines the roles that educators and school leaders should take to both support and advance the MISSION. It serves as a starting point for districts in determining future-ready instructional and leadership practices in schools and classrooms.

    Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about new initiatives and resources related to key MISSION principles:

    • High-priority learning standards – the revision of the English/Spanish Language Arts TEKS being conducted by the State Board of Education

    • Multiple assessments – the work of the Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability and the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium’s involvement, plus the pilot writing assessment program created by HB 1164 that will give participating school districts flexibility from state law

    • Digital learning – recent enhancements to the TASA on iTunes U® digital resource library, related professional development offerings, and a new resource created by TASA on iTunes U content leads that provides practical advice and examples for Texas educators implementing digital learning and other transformation principles

    Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse a team of your district and campus leaders in exciting discussions about 21st century learning. You’ll return home motivated and prepared to move MISSION: School Transformation forward!


Housing Reservations

  • Rooms have been blocked at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock. Reserve your room online through Monday, March 14.

    Austin Marriott North
    2600 La Frontera Blvd.
    Round Rock, TX 78681

    Rate: $139.95 per night
    (When making travel arrangements, please plan for the conference to begin at 3 p.m. March 23 and end by 3:30 p.m. March 24.)
    2600 La Frontera Boulevard
    Round Rock, TX 78681,
    2600 La Frontera Boulevard
    Round Rock, TX 78681, $184 Single/$184 Double

Contact Us

  • Brandon Core, Associate Executive Director, School Transformation and Leadership Services, 512.477.6361 or 800.725.TASA (8272)

2016 Conference Program