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Culture and Achievement Institute

Little Rock, Arkansas | March 3–5, 2021
USD $709.00
  • $689.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
 

Researchers and practitioners alike agree that schools will not achieve high levels of learning for all students until improvements are made to school culture.

Structural changes—policies, programs, schedules, and procedures—will only take a school so far. Achieving sustainable school improvement and increased learning for all requires educators to address long-held beliefs, habits, and expectations. Only after honestly and openly examining a school’s current reality can staff begin creating a positive school culture and climate and making improvements for students, the community, and themselves.

During this three-day school-improvement conference, leading researchers and master practitioners will share professional development and educational leadership strategies for teachers through practical advice and lessons learned from their own experiences.

Participants will:

  • Examine the roles of equity and mindset in a healthy school culture
  • Acquire practical strategies for improving inclusion for traditionally marginalized students (i.e., race, language, culture, disability, and poverty)
  • Understand the role of teacher leadership in improving school climate and culture
  • Learn how to create a positive environment and shared commitment in turnaround schools
  • Explore the connection between a positive school culture and vital changes in teacher education and practice
  • Investigate the principal as a moral leader and protector of culture
  • Gain strategies for the development and maintenance of culture in a high-performing school
  • Explore the use of technology as a tool for promoting equity and closing the achievement gap
  • Develop the school’s Start, Stop, and Continue List
  • Envision the school they seek to create and then develop a school-improvement plan for the journey

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

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 3rd

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 Talks

Thursday, March 4th

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 Work Session

Friday, March 5th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Breakouts
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.

Discounted Parking Rates:
Valet $25 with in/out privileges
Self $18 with in/out privileges


Primary Hotel

Little Rock Marriott

3 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.906.4000

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $177 per night
Deadline: February 8, 2021 or until group rate is sold out.

Venue

Little Rock Marriott

3 Statehouse Plaza

Little Rock, Arkansas


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

  • 30% off 5 or more Solution Tree titles or resources
  • Buy 10 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. Continental US only.


Additional Information

Included with your registration

Transforming School Culture

Transforming School Culture

This second edition provides a school improvement plan for leaders to overcome staff division, improve relationships, and transform toxic school cultures into positive ones. Learn school leadership techniques for addressing the four types of teachers that impact your school culture.