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Collaborative Classroom’s staff of experienced educators presents at conferences nationwide, often in partnership with district leaders and our own cadre of professional learning consultants.

If you have questions about a specific conference below, please contact us. To learn about our public institutes, observation days, and webinars, please click here.


Indiana Youth Institute Kids Count Conference

December 3–4 • Indianapolis, IN

2019 Leadership Conference of Council of Administrators of Compensatory Education (CACE)

December 4–6 • Chatham, MA

Session: Looking at the Intersection of Student Agency and Discipline

In this session, we will consider how a school’s discipline practices can support and cultivate agency in students. Participants will leave the session with practical tools and strategies to begin this work in their own schools and districts.

Presenter: Peter Brunn

Friday, December 6, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Keynote: Student Behavior Is an Instructional Issue: Reimagining School Discipline Practices to Support the Development of Self-Discipline in Students

Discipline is typically seen as the thing that happens after students get into trouble. Because of this, schools often adopt discipline practices and policies that run counter to their instructional and social development goals for students. In this session we will take a fresh look at discipline practices while also questioning some of the most common assumptions about discipline. We will explore new ways to think about discipline and strategies that support the development of self-discipline in students.

Presenter: Peter Brunn

Friday, December 6, 2019 • 10:30 AM

Learning Forward Annual Conference

December 7–11 • St. Louis, MO

Session: Partnering with Your Curriculum: A True Learning Center for Adults and Children

Discover how one school district created a new way of shaping schools to impact student achievement. Learn how the district shifted leadership roles, adopted a rich curriculum resource, and offered thoughtful professional learning to its teaching staff. Hear the data gathered to inform their work. Create a plan for supporting curriculum resources with professional learning in your setting.

Presenters: Isabel Sawyer, PhD and Maria Arnett, MEd, Collaborative Classroom; Dr. Kelli Cedo, Hampton City Schools

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 8:45–10:45 AM

2019 Literacy Association of Tennessee (LAT) Conference

December 8–10 • Murfreesboro, TN

2019 East Tennessee Federal Programs Conference

December 11–13 • Gatlinburg, TN






MARCH 2020

ASCD Empower20 Conference

March 13–16 • Los Angeles, CA

Session: Supporting Latinx Students in Immersion Classrooms

With the population of English language learners increasing exponentially, districts and schools must recognize and honor students’ native languages as assets, not hindrances. Educators who embrace the belief that all students have the skill sets needed to be successful are able to provide a language-rich experience that is differentiated for all students’ needs. In this session, participants will learn how educators at one school examined the needs of their emerging bilinguals; embraced cultural norms; and applied strategies such as wait time, open ended questioning, and student choice to support all students in becoming readers, writers, and thinkers.

Presenters: Sheila Veatch, Collaborative Classroom, and Julie M. Scardino, Principal, Egypt Lake Elementary School

Click here to learn more about our presence at ASCD Empower20.