33rd National Conference

Join us in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 22 - 25, 2015


            @ the Raleigh Convention Center - City Center


Legacy of Leading in Diversity, Equity, and Choice

Hosted by Wake County Public Schools

April 22 - 25, 2015

The MSA National Conference is an integral component of our mission of providing leadership for high-quality, innovative, instructional programs that promote choice, diversity, equity, and academic excellence for all students.  Participants experience a wide spectrum of professional development opportunities that promote equity and diversity through outstanding keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and general and breakout sessions on topics including best practices, innovative instruction, technology, and theme integration in magnet education.  Participants also will visit magnet schools at all grade levels focused on various themes within the host district.  

We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh!

Workshop strands:

- Leadership for New Schools (Leadership)
- Engage! Encouraging Parent-advocates (Advocacy, Engagement Strategies, Models for Parent Leadership) 
- Growing 21st Century Learners (Curriculum & Instruction) 
- Anticipating the Future (Staffing - Growing Magnet Teachers)
- Considering Our Challenges (Magnet School Design, Sustainability)
- Your School Community (Community Relations) 

Conference workshop presentations and resources are now accessible online. You can review the materials by using the link below and clicking on the schedule tab. Workshop presentations and handouts are available as attachments at the bottom of each session page. Several workshops came in the format of a Prezi, and the link has been added at the end of each session description.  



Click here for more information about Raleigh, NC


Featured Speakers

Curtis Linton is executive vice president and co-owner of School Improvement Network, where he oversees all content and product development. The resources produced by Curtis and his team support administrators, principals and teachers in increasing their effectiveness as educators, so they can succeed in helping 100% of students become college and career ready. Throughout his career, Curtis has documented the improvement efforts and best practices of the most successful schools across North America.  For more information...



Sir Ken Robinson
, Educationalist, Author and Speaker

An internationally recognized authority in creativity and innovation in education and business, Sir Ken Robinson is also one of the world’s leading speakers. Videos of his famous talks to the prestigious TED Conference are the most viewed in the history of the organization and have been seen by an estimated 300 million people in over 150 countries.  For more information...