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FLC2011 - Archive

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration

NESA Regular Member: $795
NESA Associate Member: $850
Non-member: $1,135

NESA Exhibitor Member + 1 table: $1000*
Exhibitor Non-Member + 1 table: $1,800
Additional Exhibitor: $300

Codelegate : $295

Preconference: Reg registration fees +$100

Late Registration

NESA Regular Member: $845
NESA Associate Member: $900
Non-member: $1,185

NESA Exhibitor Member + 1 table: $1050*
Exhibitor Non-Member + 1 table: $1,850
Additional Exhibitor: $300

Codelegate : $295

Preconference: Reg registration fees +$150

Extra Exhibit Tables: $300/table
*one additional table is free for members

Room Rates

Royal Olympic
  • Executive Room: €160 (single), €180 (double
  • Athenian Panorama Room: €300 (single), €330 (double)
Athens Gate Hotel
  • Single: €125
  • Double: €140


Preconferences, October 19:

  • A Day of Reflection for Educational Leaders - Carolyn McKanders
  • Rubicon International Preconference: "Using Data to Drive Your Curriculum Process" - John Moore & Kelby Zenor
  • Middle States Association Preconference Workshop (Part 1: Accreditation Overview; Part 2: Team Chair Training) - Jackie Gilbert & Hank Cram
  • New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) Preconference Workshop - Peter Mott
Specialist Workshops (4-hours):
  • Getting All the Voices Out / Using Conversations Productively - Carolyn McKanders
  • Transitioning Your School Into the 21st Century: Futurist Rhetoric v. Practical Realities - Scott McLeod
  • Leading a Learning-Focused School - Martin Skelton
  • Developing a Comprehensive, Learning-Focused Data Profile for Your School - Victoria Bernhardt
  • 3-Minute Classroom Walk-Through: Changing Supervision One Teacher at a Time - Carolyn Jane Downey
  • Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience: A Workshop - Jay McTighe & Judy Willis
  • Standards Based Reporting - Myron Dueck
  • Using Integrated Professional Evaluation Systems to Enhance School Climate and Student Success- Alan Leis
  • Development Fundamentals for Boards and Heads - Kathleen Hanson
  • Facing the Public: Communication Skills for School Board Trustees & School Heads - Jane Hulbert
  • Being an Effective School Board Trustee - Ralph Davison
Special Interest Strands:
  • Building Teacher Leadership Capacity (for Teacher Leaders) - Fran Prolman
  • Business Managers - Sarah Daignault & Marc Levinson

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Conference Report

October 20-23, 2011 - Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece

Educational leaders from around the NESA region and beyond attended this year’s Fall Leadership Conference at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens – situated directly across from the Temple of Olympian Zeus and within view of the famed Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis. It was certainly an exciting, eventful time: demonstrations, strikes, the changes in the schedule, an all-conference day trip. . .and a variety of opportunities for professional learning and personal connections.

After welcome remarks by US Ambassador Daniel Bennett Smith, Bea Cameron - Regional Education Officer from the Office of Overseas Schools, David Horner - President of the American College of Greece, and Stefanos Gialamas - President of the American Community Schools of Athens, Scott McLeod opened the conference with his keynote, “Two Big Shifts and One Big Problem: The growing disconnects between schools and our digital, global society”. Dr McLeod explored the practical realities of preparing students for the next century and adapting our own professional practices to the new digital, global era in which we live. On Saturday, Understanding by Design guru Jay McTighe in, “Beyond Unit Design: Designing an Understanding-Based Curriculum”, discussed what it means to design a curriculum from the learner’s perspective that applies “backwards design” to curriculum mapping and incorporates common “cornerstone” assessments.

Prior to the conference proper, a one-day leadership retreat entitled “A Day of Reflection and Renewal for Educational Leaders” was offered, facilitated by Carolyn McKanders. During the conference, delegates took advantage of in-depth training during four-hour institutes conducted by specialist speakers Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A three-day Business Managers institute also took place, and more than 20 General Interest Workshops were presented by NESA members. The following awards were given: NEASC and MSA Accreditation Awards, NESA Virtual Science Fair Awards, and NESA’s Finis Engleman Award, which was bestowed on Erma Anderson, an international science/mathematics consultant with the Office of Overseas Schools.

NESA conferences are a blend of professional development and personal renewal through social and cultural events. Delegates reconnected at Wednesday’s poolside “Informal Meet & Greet” and enjoyed a breathtaking view of the Parthenon and the Temple of Olympian Zeus at Thursday’s “Welcome Reception”. Delegates spent Friday on a complimentary day tour of the ancient site of Delphi and the Byzantine Ossios Loukas Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, the conference closed Sunday afternoon with a colorful Greek folkloric dance performance by the Dora Stratou Dancers.