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Closing the Learning Gaps: Acceleration for All

St. Louis, Missouri | July 22–24, 2024
$799.00
  • $769.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
 

The unique Closing the Learning Gaps institute is designed to speed up learning for all students to grade level and beyond by focusing collaborative team actions in a Professional Learning Community at Work® and teacher instructional practices in the classroom. This institute is led by renowned authors, thought leaders, and practitioners with proven track records of results in closing the achievement gap.

Many articles, blogs, books, podcasts, and webinars have been written and shared for the purpose of reiterating the need to close student achievement gaps—and yet, the process and progress in closing these gaps has been out of reach. Closing achievement gaps is multifaceted and requires specific actions focused on acceleration and leveling up strategies to grow student learning to grade level proficiency or beyond. Rather than remediation, which goes backward before moving forward, acceleration is the pathway to finally closing the achievement gap.

You will discover how to erase inequities in student learning while building hope and confidence in both teachers and students. This is equity in action. Establish next steps for your leadership and collaborative teams and receive customized practical answers to your curriculum, instruction, assessment, interventions, and behavioral how-to questions.

  • Understand the rationale for shifting from remediation to an acceleration model for ALL students.
  • Examine ways to build a learning-centered culture of collaboration.
  • Build a strengths-based response to teaching and learning.
  • Learn how to apply the four critical questions of a PLC to improve daily planning and teaching through the acceleration practices of embedding prerequisite concepts in current content, assessment methods that lead the way to more learning, and interventions that target the cause or problem that is getting in the way of learning.
  • Examine teacher teams’ actions that lead to significant increases in achievement.
  • Use tools to unpack standards, deeply understand and create learning progressions, and use higher-level cognitive demand tasks in class every day.
  • Ensure a multitiered system of supports exists for all students with intentional and targeted outcomes in all three tiers.
  • Create a learning/leadership team of teachers that supports and leads the way to increased learning outcomes.
  • Learn how to best enhance teacher effectiveness in a systemized manner that is differentiated utilizing microbursts of learning.
  • Create a network of new colleagues and acquire new ideas and promising practices that work.
  • Leave with newfound hope and a sense of collective efficacy that shouts, "We can do this!"

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-Op Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Monday, July 22nd

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Breakouts

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45–3:45 p.m. High Impact Strategies that Level Up Learning

Tuesday, July 23rd

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Breakouts

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45–3:45 p.m. Team Time

Wednesday, July 24th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Seminars

9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:45 a.m.

Keynote

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: Complimentary

All rates are per day and subject to change.

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.


Primary Hotel

Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet

191 Westport Plaza Dr
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
314.878.1500

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $159 per night
Deadline: June 28, 2024, or until group rate is sold out

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Venue

Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet

191 Westport Plaza Dr

St. Louis, Missouri


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.


On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-Op Discounts

  • Buy 5 or more Solution Tree titles or resources and receive 30% off and free shipping
  • On-site book co-op open daily throughout the event

Discounts above are for on-site purchases only. Does not include any non-Solution Tree product, toolkit, or sale table items. Purchase orders and credit cards accepted. We now accept Apple, Google and Samsung Pay onsite. Continental US only.


Additional Information


Included with your registration

Acceleration for All

Acceleration for All

Closing achievement gaps is an urgent goal for all schools, not just priority schools. The authors show that remediation is not the answer. Instead, they offer educational strategies for acceleration that will level up learning for all students, as well as a framework for implementing accelerated learning schoolwide.

Event Journal

Event Journal

We’re enhancing your event experience. In addition to providing presentations in digital format, Solution Tree is publishing retail-quality, perfect-bound notebooks expertly designed to support your learning. Any printed handouts or worksheets integrated into your sessions will continue to be provided.