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NESA Spring Educators Conference 2020

Join us for the

NESA Spring Educators Conference

April 2-5, 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Join an exceptional community of educators for four days of deep learning that is relevant, growth-oriented and collaborative. High-impact certificate courses are complemented by thought leader keynotes and teacher workshops.

Read delegate reflections from last year's SEC

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COUNSELORS PRECONFERENCE & AERO WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 1

Two days of deep learning for counselors, plus AERO Math, Science (NGSS) and Social Studies Workshops!

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KEYNOTES

HOMA TAVANGAR

Developing the Skills for Meaningful Change, Meaningful Lives

Every educator hopes their efforts leave a lasting mark on their students, but the reality of limited time in a day, and the pressures of testing and college entrance expectations leave little room for deeper learning and impact-making. In this personal and thought-provoking keynote, Homa Tavangar will explore key factors that can help foster authentic global citizenship to learn, thrive, and create leadership impact in the classroom and beyond, to a life of meaning.

MICHAEL JOHNSTON

Learning that matters: We don't prepare students for the real world; they live in the real world!

In schools, we often learn about how things might work in a hypothetical situation and tell students we are getting them ready for "The Real World". Students already live in the real world! It's time to act, create partnerships, work with mentors, and make a difference while we learn. This keynote will address the brave decisions we can make in schools to create time and space for meaningful learning for all ages. Whether we call it social entrepreneurship, service learning, or CAS, we can help students learn with real purpose and create the world we wish to see along the way.

4-DAY EXTENDED-LEARNING CERTIFICATE COURSES

NESA NETWORKED LEARNING SERIES

POWERED BY GOA

Coaching & Coachability

With Steve Barkley

A 6‑week Inquiry Cycle - now in its second year! Online learning begins March 19 and ends April 30, anchored by 4 days in-person at the Spring Educators Conference.

International Literacy Coaching Cohort: Session 5

MONICA MEDINA &
SHANNON HOBBS-BECKLEY

In-depth training and the chance to network with literacy specialists and leaders.

This cohort (running January 2019 to April 2020) is full.
Please email Monica Medina to express your interest in upcoming cohorts: medinaolds@gmail.com.

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Learn from colleagues, share best practice and take home practical strategies for immediate application. Here's what last year's delegates had to say about the Teacher Workshops:

These teacher workshops are real nuggets of gold that nourish my experience as a life-long learner.
They were amazing. I walked away doing self-reflection on my teaching.

I loved each and every day and left feeling rejuventated and eager to use all the new things I learned.


Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. As the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo (the planned venue for the 2020 NESA Spring Educators Conference) was one of the locations affected, regrettably, we can no longer hold the conference in Colombo.