Central School Improvement Grant Regional Conference

Denver, Colorado
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Central School Improvement Grant Regional Conference
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:30 AM -
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:30 PM (Mountain Time)

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80237
United States

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Central SIG Regional Conference
(with focused presentations on rural schools and schools serving Native American and Alaska Native students)

 

When:  May 24 & 25, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. each day)

 

Where:  Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
(303) 779-1234
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80237

 

Central SIG Regional Conference Hosts:
Alaska Comprehensive Center, Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center, Midwest Equity Assistance Center, Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, North Central Comprehensive Center, Northwest Comprehensive Center, and Texas Comprehensive Center:  with the Center on Innovation and Improvement, Center on Instruction, National Comprehensive Center
for Teacher Quality, National High School Center, and the Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center.

 

Description
The US Department of Education, in partnership with its Comprehensive Centers and other regional technical assistance service agencies, is hosting four regional capacity building conferences in support of state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), and schools implementing SIGs.

 

The priority topics for these conferences include:  Effective Teachers and Leaders; Instruction and Assessment; Optimizing Teaching and Learning; Planning and Sustainability. In addition, the Central Regional Conference will feature sessions focused on the unique needs of rural schools and schools serving American Indians and Alaska Natives.

 

This two-day conference will provide SEAs, LEAs, and SIG awardees with valuable information that will help guide their efforts to turn around low-performing schools. In addition, the conference has built-in team planning blocks on each day to afford state, school, or district teams to work on actionable plans for the near future based on research based practices.  Participants will also have the opportunity to share and reflect with role-alike colleagues and groups.

 

Invited experts over the course of the two days will include Dean Fixsen, Kevin Skenandore, Lisa Kinnaman, Keith Moore and other national leaders. In addition to providing research-based presentations, practitioners from schools and districts in the Central region who have made progress to successfully turn around their schools will be invited to share their stories.  Tools and templates that can support the SIG grantees will also be provided during the working sessions each day.  

 

Registration Fee:
Event Participant : $150
Event Staff/Invited Presenters: No charge

 

Lodging Information
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80237

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/McRel2011 or 1-888-421-1442 


Special room rates:
Available for conference attendees on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact the Hyatt directly and ask for the "Central SIG Regional Conference" room rate of $129. Reservations should be made no later than May 9, 2011 to ensure room and rate availability.

 

Ground Transportation to Hotel (to/from Denver International Airport (DIA):
Super Shuttle: Cost: $19.00 one way or $34.00 round trip.
The phone number for Super Shuttle is 303-370-1300 or 1-800-Blue-Van

 

Taxi Service: The following companies provide service to/from the airport:
Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777; Metro Cab: 303-333-3333; Freedom Cab: 303-444-4444
Cost: Approximately $45.00-$65.00 per trip to and from the airport

 

For further questions and information contact:
Carol Loredo
303.632.5530 or
cloredo@mcrel.org

 

Contact Information

  • Carol Loredo
    Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
    4601 DTC Boulevard, Suite 500
    Denver, CO 80237

    Phone: 303.632.5530
    Fax:     303.337.3005

Payment Instructions

  • Payments may be made online by credit card, or may be sent via check or purchase order after completing the online registration process.
    Visa Accepted MasterCard Accepted  Diner's Club Accepted American Express Accepted

    Offline Payments:

    Print out your custom invoice at the end of the registration process and mail it with your payment to the address below:

    McREL Accounts Receivable
    4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 500
    Denver, CO 80237

    For questions about billing or payments, please contact Ollie Smith at 303.632.5550.

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