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2017 AQuESTT Conference- "Building Capacity for Improvement"

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Call for Presentations

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The AQuESTT Conference, BUILDING CAPACITY FOR IMPROVEMENT, is April 10-11, 2017 at the Younes Conference Center, Kearney, Nebraska.

The following provides a call for presentations from educators interested in sharing experiences, expertise, insights, and other approaches to support the professional learning of others in Nebraska.

The conference is organized around the six tenets of AQuESTT as well as “systems of support” for schools in the areas of data collection and use.

Conference presentation proposals that focus on tenet-related areas of support requested by schools and districts on the AQuESTT Evidence-based Analysis (EBA), will be given selection priority.

The following table provides a summary of the most requested areas of technical and professional development support indicated on the EBA.

AQuESTT TENETS Most Frequent Areas of Technical and Professional Development Support Requested by Schools and Districts on the AQuESTT EBA
Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Student Success
  • Strategies to support students in monitoring and managing their own learning
  • Student Personal Learning Plans
  • Measuring and addressing student engagement
  • Strategies for increasing family attendance and participation in school activities
  • Partnerships with community groups and support services
  • Clear expectations for safe, secure, and healthy learning environments
  • Process for addressing the needs of highly mobile students
  • Processes to support on time grade completion
Educational Opportunities and Access
  • Evaluating new educational programs
  • Continuous improvement strategies to support all students
  • Supplementing face to face instruction with opportunities for online learning
  • Before or after school programs
College and Career Ready
  • Partnerships for extended learning opportunities
  • Curriculum alignment to Career Ready Standards
  • Career awareness instruction (Elementary Level)
  • Career exploration instruction (Middle Level)
  • Career preparation instruction (High School Level)
  • Utilizing formative, classroom based assessments
  • Utilizing perceptual data
  • Sharing assessment results in a timely manner
Educator Effectiveness
  • Measuring and addressing teacher engagement
  • School technology infrastructure that meets the teaching and learning needs of faculty and staff
  • Technology to support teaching and learning

Please complete and submit the following information by March 10, 2017.
Presenters whose proposals are selected will be notified by March 24.