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Schedule-At-A-Glance

Two-Day Preconference Sessions

Wednesday & Thursday, March 29-30
8:30-5:00Meeting of the NESA Professional Development Advisory Committee (invitation only)
8:30-5:00AERO Mathematics Workshop: Assessment in Mathematics (HS) - ERMA ANDERSON (learn more)
8:30-5:00

AERO Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - CAREY JOHNSON & CHRIS CHARNITSKI (learn more)
8:30-5:00

AERO English/Language Arts Workshop: Practical Strategies for Authentic Assessment for English/Language Arts - CINDY CUMMINGS & KATRINA THEILMANN (learn more)

One-Day Preconference Sessions

Thursday, March 30
8:30-5:00Reaching Our Goals with Student Centered Coaching - DIANE SWEENEY (learn more)
8:30-3:00Google for Education Certification Bootcamp (venue: Google Thailand Headquarters) - WENDY GORTON (learn more)

4-Day Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar

March 30-April 2 (Thur-Sun)4-Day Certificate Course - CAROL SIMONEAU & JIM ROUSSIN (learn more)

Friday, March 31

8:30-10:00PLENARY SESSION:
  • Welcome Remarks
  • Keynote sponsored by International Schools Services - DOUGLAS FISHER & NANCY FREY, "Visible Learning for Literacy" (learn more)
10:00-10:30COFFEE BREAK - Sponsored by TieCare International (Exhibition area)
10:30-3:30SPECIALIST FOUR-HOUR WORKSHOPS & MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools] (includes one-hour lunch break)
12:30-1:30LUNCH - Sponsored by Search Associates
1:30-3:30SPECIALIST FOUR-HOUR WORKSHOPS & MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools], continued
3:30-4:00

COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area

4:00-5:00TEACHER WORKSHOPS / MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools], continued
5:30WELCOME RECEPTION - Royal Orchid Sheraton

Saturday, April 1

8:30-9:30PLENARY SESSION:
  • Keynote: DOUGLAS REEVES, "Teaching Creativity in a Standards-Based World: Exciting Possibilities and Practical Applications" (learn more)
9:30-10:00COFFEE BREAK - Sponsored by Follett

10:00-3:00SPECIALIST FOUR-HOUR WORKSHOPS & MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools] (includes a one-hour lunch break)
12:00-1:00LUNCH (provided by NESA)
1:00-3:00
SPECIALIST FOUR-HOUR WORKSHOPS & MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools], continued
3:00-3:30COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
3:30-4:30TEACHER WORKSHOPS / MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools], continued
4:45-5:45GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS
7:30GALA EVENING - Royal Orchid Sheraton

Sunday, April 2

8:30-9:30PLENARY SESSION - "NESA: Celebrating the Journey"
NESA is approaching a significant milestone in its history. On July 1, 2017, after 20 years of service, David Chojnacki will turn over the leadership of NESA to Madeleine Hewitt, currently at The KAUST School, Saudi Arabia. To mark the closing of one chapter and the start of a new era, the plenary session will feature voices from NESA past and present as we celebrate the journey and set the stage for a smooth and successful transition.
9:30-10:00COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
10:00-3:00SPECIALIST FOUR-HOUR WORKSHOPS & MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools] (includes one-hour lunch break)
12:00-1:00LUNCH (provided by NESA)
1:00-3:00SPECIALIST FOUR-HOUR WORKSHOPS & MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS [Literacy / Adaptive Schools], continued
3:00-3:30COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
3:30-4:30TEACHER WORKSHOPS / MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS, continued [Literacy / Adaptive Schools]

Conference Adjourns
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