2016 Fall Technical Assistance
& Training Conference
Designing for Sustainability
The Capital Hilton
Washington, District of Columbia
October 9-11, 2016
Join us for our annual fall technical assistance and training conference in Washington, DC at The Capital Hilton to learn how to create, sustain and improve magnet schools. Sessions will also focus on ensuring innovative magnet school plans, strategic planning, and rigorous quality theme-based curriculum.This is a great opportunity for schools and districts (MSAP grantees, non-grantees, future grantees) to brainstorm and network with colleagues in the magnet community.
The fall conference will feature four distinct tracks:
MAGNET ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Aspiring models of innovative school plans and approaches to teaching and learning.
STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES: Flexibility and creative funding sources towards creating/sustaining a healthy, and rigorous magnet program/school.
STRENGTHEN THE LEARNER EXPERIENCE: Developing quality theme-based curriculum to support your theme that ensures rigor, deep engagement and return on investment.
CERTIFICATION - STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: Deeper examination of the standards; strategic planning for current and future certification candidate.
Derek Burns, the principal at Douglas Creative Arts and Sciences Magnet Elementary School, insists that, "If you don't go all in, it's not going to work." The "it" he is referring to here is Douglas' magnet theme, the creative arts and sciences. Mr. Burns is heading into his third year at Douglas and he believes that allowing his faculty and staff the freedom to be creative, and modeling a strong commitment to infusing Douglas' creative arts and sciences theme into everything they do, are the keys to building and sustaining a successful magnet school. Douglas earned the most prestigious award given by MSA earlier this year, the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award for embodying all of MSA's Magnet School Pillars. Keep Reading...