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Save the Date-Dissemination Fair Opportunity – November 18, 2016

We want to invite you and your schools to participate in the ESE-sponsored DissemiNATION Fair scheduled for November 18th at the Devens Conference Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. The DissemiNATION Fair is free. It is focused on a school-to-school sharing where nearly 50 schools and districts will be highlighting their best practices across the school redesign environment. The event includes district schools that receive the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time grant (ELT) or the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers ELT grant; Innovation Schools; Charter Schools, and Turnaround Schools (Level 4 or 5 schools or districts). These schools employ a variety of successful models to serve all students, including educationally disadvantaged students, English language learners, and students with disabilities. The DissemiNATION Fair will showcase innovative school designs using a "science fair" format (displays, short lunch-time presentations, and more in-depth topical panels) providing a facilitated opportunity for educators to share what's working and learn from each other. The focus will be on effective solutions that are applicable for a variety of school types of models. We also expect to have a range of participants from varied communities (rural, urban, and suburban). We want to encourage you to promote the DissemiNATION Fair with any of your staff and/or schools that might be interested in investigating new practices. Please make sure that they register for the fair as soon as possible. We also encourage you to think about sending a team of folks from your school or district to attend-but each team member needs to register as well. Key details:
  • When: The DissemiNATION Fair is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7:30 to 3:30
  • Where: Devens Conference Center- 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, Massachusetts
  • Who: Teachers and public school leaders primarily from the redesign space (Expanded Learning Time (ELT), Charter, Innovation, and Turnaround). This includes more than 200 schools in more than 20 districts.
  • Purpose: To facilitate a professional learning opportunity across public school redesign models.
  • Sample Topics: Designing Teacher and Student Schedules; English Language Learners; Students with Disabilities; Interventions (Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools); Evaluating School Systems, curriculum, and other initiatives; Introducing Project Base Learning into Core Subjects; Social Emotional Learning Elementary Schools; Social-Emotional Learning Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools); Reducing Chronic Absenteeism; Recruiting and Retaining Talented Teachers

Last Updated: October 27, 2016

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