If Einstein was right, then the past two years have left us with enormous opportunity—to personalize and deepen learning for our students, strengthen our relationships, and advance the aims of equity. Join us to build your network, share ideas, and learn from our amazing presenters.
YOU CHOOSE the way you want to attend.
Both conferences will feature our four outstanding keynoters, opportunities to connect with sponsors and exhibitors, and dozens of concurrent sessions related to our themes:
SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE! We invite concurrent session proposals through July 16. Information and proposal form for prospective presenters here.
The in-person conference will feature lots of interaction, opportunities for person-to-person networking, and the high-quality sessions for which VASCD is known.
WE ARE LIMITING OUR CAPACITY IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE SOCIAL DISTANCING, SO REGISTER EARLY! VASCD AND THE WILLIAMSBURG LODGE WILL FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES PER THE CDC AND VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. AS LIMITATIONS ARE LIFTED, WE WILL ADD SEATS. The Lodge’s protocols are available here.
Cost: (Includes 2 continental breakfasts and one lunch.) Early Bird $306—After June 18th $340
Link to conference-rate hotel reservations at the Williamsburg Lodge.
Attend from your own location without incurring travel expenses. This conference is designed especially for our virtual attendees—- not live streams of our in-person sessions, but sessions specifically created for our virtual platform along with the “extras” that made our 2020 virtual conference so special. Some popular session topics and presenters will be duplicated across the two conferences; most will be different. Recordings of virtual concurrent sessions will be available for viewing until December 22.
Cost: Early Bird $252 - After June 18th $280
Swimming in the Deep End
Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators and others on new teacher/employee support, having hard conversations, collaboration skills and being your best adult self at work.
Creating Change Through Small Actions
Chase Mielke is a writer, speaker, and award-winning high school teacher. He holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and runs affectiveliving.com, a blog dedicated to helping educators better understand and teach social-emotional learning. Mielke’s work has been featured on CNN and on these websites: We Are Teachers, Edutopia, HuffPost, and Cult of Pedagogy.
VASCD’s Annual Conference consistently connects Virginia educators with nationally-known speakers whose work is on the leading edge of our field and has practical and immediate application. We believe we’ve hit a home run with this lineup of keynoters, and we think you will agree!
More Learning, Less Stress: A Simpler, Deeper Methodology for Student Motivation and How It Can Make Schools Better for Everyone
Around the United States, teachers are experiencing a deepening problem: more and more students are not motivated by school. While this is most acutely felt in secondary settings where more students present either apathetic or grade-driven attitudes toward school—both of which are problematic from a motivation perspective—it is a K-12 issue.
The good news? This is a solvable problem—especially when teachers work together vertically from a shared understanding of how five key beliefs shape student motivation.
Brandon P. Fleming’s story of struggle, success, and service has inspired millions around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project.