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The National Education Leaders' Workshop 2019

March 1-2, 2019
Charleston, South Carolina

Join other education leaders from across the US and abroad to learn, share, and network—and gain the traction you're seeking as you lead school improvement efforts.

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Advancing Equity and Excellence through
a Global Networked Improvement Community


Three Levers for School Improvement in a Networked Improvement CommunityGood intentions are not enough when it comes to driving student growth. But with strong implementation systems and evidence-based approaches, student achievement can improve.

When used in combination with one another, the following three instructional levers can provide you and your educators with the tools and systems needed to improve student achievement. 

At #NELW19, you'll have the opportunity to dig in and learn from hundreds of other leaders from across the country about what's working in their districts with the three levers. 



  • State & District Leaders 
  • Principals 
  • Instructional Coaches 
  • Teacher Leaders 
  • Teachers


This two-day event will be filled with breakout sessions, inspiring talks, and networking opportunities.

  1. Meet and learn from Insight's Empowering Educators to Excel (E3) nationwide networked improvement community.
  2. Hear from experts on how to incorporate equity with intentionality in order to improve outcomes for all students.
  3. Walk away with best practices and immediate next steps on how to deepen your implementation of the three key levers that lead to school improvement.
  4. Discover how to launch an instructional leadership team that executes on improvement goals that lead to student achievement.
  5. Learn how to build a successful instructional coaching program that is aligned to instructional priorities and provides meaningful feedback.
  6. Join districts nationwide who are implementing a PLC model that empowers teachers to find bright spots and replicate them.
  7. Hear best practices and success stories of districts who have built year-long teacher recruitment and retention systems.
  8. Learn from thought leaders on the latest research and best practices you can use to right away to support your educators' growth and impact student achievement.


We're looking forward to a rich conference agenda! Here are our confirmed speakers and sessions to date.


Layla Avila - EdLoC

Layla Avila
CEO/Executive Director
Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC)

Dr. Sharon Contreras - Guilford County Schools

Dr. Sharon L. Contreras 
Guilford County Schools (NC)


Dr. Errick L. Greene
Jackson Public Schools

Dr. Irvin L. Scott - Harvard Graduate School

 Dr. Irvin L. Scott
Senior Lecturer on Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

 Dr. Carey M. Wright - MS State Department of Ed

Dr. Carey M. Wright

State Superintendent of Education

Mississippi State Department of Education



  • Fired Up, Ready to Go! Moving Past Conversation to Action in Advancing Equity
    Everyone is talking about equity, but is anything really improving? What can we do to address one of our field’s (and country’s) most pressing issues? In this panel, hear from education leaders share personal perspectives on how equity impacts their work, explore why they think things aren’t improving, and discuss specific strategies that are having real impact in schools across the country.

  • Going Global: Lessons Learned from International School Improvement
    We've launched a global networked improvement community with our partners abroad. In this panel, hear from a diverse panel of educators who will share how they are tackling school improvement in other countries and how we can all benefit from a global network of education leaders.

  • Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change: What's Working & What's Not
    Teacher recruitment is getting harder every year. With not enough graduates from schools of education entering classrooms and more teachers exiting teaching every year, especially in economically disadvantaged schools, districts nationwide are scrambling to find enough effective teachers.  Hear from education leaders as they reflect on how recruiting teachers has radically changed in the last few years, how their districts are rethinking teacher recruitment systems, and what's really working to attract and retain great teachers.

  • Empowering Educators to Excel District Showcase
    Meet leaders from the E3 districts and learn first-hand what's working in their school improvement efforts.
  • Making Professional Learning Visible: Utilizing Video for Reflection & Collaborative Coaching 
    Traditional "sit and get" professional development isn't effective. Research shows that the use of video technology is having a significant impact on improving educator practice. Learn how administrators and teacher leaders are successfully utilizing video for self-reflection, professional learning communities (PLCs), and instructional coaching.




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Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403

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"We're not in this alone. We've got a great big networked improvement community that we can work with to ensure we enhance student achievement."

Toma Dees, Director of PreK-5 Curriculum, Marlboro County School District (SC)

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