Sunday, October 14, 2007

It's Conference Time

Starting today, hundreds of Washington state principals, assistant principals and interns will converge on downtown Vancouver for the Association's fall conference. This event is designed by and for the component levels; members from the elementary, middle and high school boards planned the program around the needs of each grade band.

Today, the boards will meet and in the afternoon, a pre-conference with a special emphasis on the teaching and learning of mathematics will kick-off. Leading this afternoon's session is Teresa Baldwin, superintendent of the neighboring Washougal School District. Baldwin has compiled a great group of high school students from around the area to talk about their views about math. Then participants will break up into their respective grade groupings and tackle challenges specific to elementary, middle and high schools. More on that in a future post.

Then, tomorrow morning, the conference will get rolling with our keynote speaker, education researcher Andrew Hargreaves. Hargreaves is the Thomas Moore Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Ed in Boston. You can read more about him on his Web page.

All in all, should be a great start to things today.

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