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National Education Leaders' Workshop 2018

National Education Leaders' Workshop 2018

Thank you for those of who joined us for #NELW18. 

On March 9-10, 2018, hundreds of educators from 13+ states gathered in San Diego as part of the E3 networked improvement community—with the goal of working together to create bold change in their classrooms and districts.

#NELW18For photos, quotes, and reflections posted by attendees from the two-day event, please visit the #NELW18 Twitter feed.



NELW18 Tweet from Marion-County School District

NELW18 Tweet from Dr Kellar NELW18 Tweet from Krista



NELW18 Keynote Speakers - Dr Carole Basile and Dr Michael Moody 
"Teacher Shortage: More than a Supply Problem"
Speaker: Dr. Carole Basile, Dean and Professor, Arizona State University

"Rethinking PD So It Actually Works...For Teachers and Students"
Speaker: Dr. Michael Moody, the co-founder and CEO of Insight ADVANCE


NELW18 panels led by Jason Stricker & Dr. Anissa Dickerman

PANEL #1: "Equity, Equality, and Excellence: From Policy to Practice"

  • Jason Stricker, CEO, Insight Education Group (moderator)
  • Dr. Kandace Bethea, Superintendent, Marion County School District (SC)
  • Veronica Kunschik, Assistant Superintendent, Gainesville Independent School District (TX)
  • Joseph Rendon, Superintendent, Por Vida Charter Academy District (TX)
  • Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca, Board of Education Member of District 6, Houston Independent School District (TX)
  • Allison Henderson, Vice President, Westat

PANEL #2: “STEP into Effective PLCs: Empowering Teachers & Improving Practice"

  • Dr. Anissa Rodriguez Dickerman, senior vice president of Insight Education Group (moderator)
  • Sarah Hickle, School City of Mishawaka (IN)
  • Sulina Mohanty, Boston Public Schools (MA)
  • Tamara Shipp, Long Beach Unified School District (CA)
  • Dr. Steve Cantrell, External Evaluator for Empowering Educators to Excel (E3)

Breakout Sessions

NELW18 Breakout Sessions

  • Instructional Leadership Teams, including sessions on planning for five-star meetings and climate & culture
  • Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (STEP PLC), including sessions for beginners to more experienced implementers
  • Instructional Coaching, including sessions on effective video-based coaching
  • Leadership sessions on school improvement, teacher recruitment, and leadership academies

Want to download handouts and presentations? Visit the #NELW18 Hub.

Three levers for school improvement with networked improvement community


View #NELW18 Facebook Photo Gallery >


Insight’s Empowering Educators to Excel (E3) is a partnership providing 47 schools in Delaware, Indiana, South Carolina, and Texas the opportunity to work together in a networked improvement community (NIC) funded by the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 


We look forward to seeing you at #NELW19!

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