Soluciones—Closing the Achievement Gap

Soluciones—Closing the Achievement Gap

USD$689.00
  • $669.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
 

Be the one who makes a difference

English learners (ELs) come to school with diverse talents, experiences, emotional needs, and levels of family support. Soluciones empowers leaders, teachers, parents, and community partners to eradicate learning gaps among this ever-growing student population.

Top educational thought leaders share specific, practical ways to connect with students from diverse backgrounds, ensure they feel safe and welcome, and help them overcome the barriers they often face. The conference includes a unique combination of theory, practice, and planning time, giving you and your team the knowledge and tools to develop an actionable plan for serving ELs at every grade level and in every subject area.

  • Create a holistic shift in how your school supports ELs.
  • Learn practical strategies that can be used daily to increase EL achievement.
  • Gain a deep understanding of how to advocate for multilingual and multicultural practices that improve instruction and feedback.
  • Develop a toolkit of strategies for working with SLIFE (students with limited or interrupted formal education).
  • Determine how to effectively initiate and build relationships with Hispanic and Latino students.
  • Acquire district and site leadership practices that work to eliminate the achievement gap.
  • Gain targeted instructional strategies and assessment processes for developing academic vocabulary, literacy, and math skills for English learners.
  • Uncover parenting practices that help create a home environment conducive to 21st century learning.
  • Experience promising practices for bilingual immersion and multicultural instruction.
  • Develop a focused plan that effectively uses all of the resources of your schools and community.

Hear from our attendees

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Wednesday, November 15th

6:30–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45–11:15 a.m. Breakouts
11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

12:45–2:15 p.m.

Breakouts

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30–4:00 p.m. Breakouts

Thursday, November 16th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45–11:15 a.m. Breakouts
11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

12:45–2:15 p.m. Breakouts
2:15–2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30–3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Friday, November 17th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–10:00 a.m.

Interactive Keynote/Team Planning Time

10:00–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–11:30 a.m.

Team Sharing and Closing Keynote

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

Hotel Parking: $28 Valet

All rates are per day and subject to change.

Use this link to receive a 10% discount on Advantage Rent A Car.

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

The Westin Galleria Dallas

13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
888.627.8536

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $199 per night
Deadline: October 23, 2017

Online Reservations

“It was one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended! All the sessions that I attended were so interesting and informative.”

Sonia Bustamante, director of language acquisition, Cartwright School District, Arizona

“I definitely will be returning to my site ready to roll my sleeves up and begin work with my leadership team to address the gaps that exist in the learning.

Cindy Duncan, assistant principal, Santa Maria-Bonita School District, California

Venue

The Westin Galleria Dallas

13340 Dallas Parkway

Dallas, Texas


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation after the event. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability. Check back this summer for more information about graduate credit with San Diego State University.


Additional Information

Included with your registration

The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

The authors offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture.