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NWAIS Conferences, Workshops and Events

Fall Educators Conference

Date: Friday - October 08, 2021
Time: All Day
Location: Virtual Conference
Asynchronous Participation Now Available - Session Recordings Posted


NWAIS Fall Educators Conference

October 8, 2021 - Virtual Conference



Looking for Information on Asynchronous Participation?

The NWAIS Fall Educators Conference recordings are now available to those who have already registered for asynchronous participation. You may view the conference recordings on our conference platform, powered by Matchbox. You should have received an email from Cindy Steele with the subject line: Fall Educators Conference Asynchronous Access. If you don't see it please check you junk mail / spam folder or contact Cindy.



Redefining Our Classrooms, Reconnecting Our Communities


In this Fall Educators Conference, we will spend time with some of the leading voices and thinkers, digging into the work coming back together while creating something new. In the course of the conference, attendees will be asked to think about what we have learned in the last year and what we might bring with us as we transition back to a more typical year. Come join your NWAIS colleagues for an interactive program filled with opportunities to connect with national thought leaders as well as other educators from across the association for a rich day of reflection and learning.



Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Opening Keynote:

Zaretta Hammond, M.A.

Zaretta Hammond, M.A. is a national consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. She is a former high school and community college expository writing instructor who is passionate about the intersection of literacy, equity and neuroscience. She has published articles in Educational Leadership, The Learning Professional, and Phi Delta Kappan.




Closing Keynote:

Rodney Glasgow

Educational Leader, Published Author, Diversity Advocate and Facilitator.


The Power of One – Love Itself is a Revolutionary Act

The closing session will use personal storytelling to highlight the importance of self-actualization and self-advocacy, as well as the most intimate form of activism - one person standing for their sense of right. Looking at contemporary issues such as the Black Lives Matter versus the All Lives Matter debate, the keynote will explore how do you make your life matter. Together, we will explore the power of an individual to effect grand change by leading a life of bold authenticity.



And Featured Speakers:

Learn More About Our Featured Speakers Here




Breakouts Are Back!

In addition to the featured speakers, breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day. These sessions are based on classroom practice and will focus on direct application. Breakouts are led by practitioners in the field and your NWAIS Colleagues.

Full Conference Program:

Explore the Breakout Sessions and Plan Your Day!




Asynchronous Participation

Unable to Attend or Hate Deciding Between Great Sessions?

The majority of the sessions will be recorded and available to conference registrants for two weeks. If you are unable to attend on the 8th, consider registering to attend asynchronously. Only those registered for the conference will have access to the session recordings.


Virtual Conference Structure

The conference will be structured to allow participants to attend four sessions comprised of keynote, featured speakers and breakout sessions. We know schools have their own work to do. For that reason, the day is brief to allow school teams to meet in the afternoon to debrief and apply sessions or to work on strategic responses to the year.


Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30               Help Desk / Registration  

8:30-9:00               Opening Remarks  

9:00-10:00               Keynote Address: Zaretta Hammond

10:00-10:30             Wellness Break 

10:30-11:15              Session A: Featured Speakers and Breakout Sessions

11:15-12:00              Lunch & Wellness Break

12:00-12:45             Session B: Featured Speakers and Breakout Sessions

12:45-1:00               Break

1:00-1:45                 Closing Session  

1:45-2:00                 Wrap-Up & Conference Conclusion



Registration is now closed


Attendees Will Be Eligible For 4 Clock Hours And / Or STARS Credits  

New Process: Due to changes in state requirements, these credits can only be provided to those who register for them in advance of the event. Attendees cannot be sign up for them on-site or after the event. If you missed signing up for clock hours when registering, please contact Cindy Steele to request clock hours by October 1, 2021.

There is no cost for professional credits for attendees affiliated with NWAIS schools. There is a $10 processing fee for Clock Hours and for STARS for all other attendees. The original clock hours form or your STARS certificate will be mailed back to you for your records. If you need to petition another agency for credits or you would like a certificate for your files, NWAIS is happy to provide one upon request at no charge. 




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