WHAT: 2013 Blueprint for Excellence National Conference!
WHEN: December 10-13th, 2013
WHERE: Walt Disney World® Resort, FL
Disney's Contemporary Resort® Special Group Rate of $164 a-night. Call 407-939-4686 or use the following link to access Disney's Lodging Information & Reservation Site for Contemporary Resort. The Room Block Available December 8-15th, 2013.
2013 National Conference Schedule
This premier educational event will help you lead the education revolution in your school and across your district as we will explore
* how students (and teachers) become mobile learners,
* how teachers and principals can lead the revolution from the middle, and
* how teachers can build a community of learners within their classroom and throughout the school.
Over 90 breakout sessions will help teachers, principals and superintendents embrace new project-based learning concepts, seamlessly integrate today's technology into lesson planning, and hold both students and teachers accountable for developing a learning environment that meets students' individual needs.
- Dr David Walsh, Ph.D. (Click Here to read more about him)
- Ali Weimer - 2013 Teacher of the Year (Click Here to read more about her)
Tuesday, December 10th - Pre-Conference Day
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Morning Registration
9:00 AM - Noon - Technology Tuesday Session
Noon - 1:00 PM - Afternoon Registration
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Disney Leadership Institute - [SOLD OUT]
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Evening Registration
Wednesday, December 11th - Day I
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast @ Conference Hall
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Opening Ceremony with Travis Allen
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Concurrent Session A
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Concurrent Session B
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch @ Conference Ballroom
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Concurrent Session C
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Concurrent Session D
6:00 PM Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Awards Banquet
Thursday, December 12th - Day II
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration
8:00 AM - Noon - School Site Visits
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Concurrent Session
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Concurrent Session
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Blue Ribbon Talks with Craig Martin & Ali Weimer
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - The Blue Ribbon Cafe' with David Walsh
Friday, December 13th - Day III
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Registration
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Closing Session A in Conference Ballroom with David Walsh
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - Concurrent Session B
11:00 AM - Noon - Concurrent Session C
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch On Your Own
2:00 PM - Culminating Activity - Proceed to Monorail to travel to Epcot.
Must arrive at Epcot's Guest Relations Window at park entrance by 4:00 PM.
4:00 PM - Arrive at Epcot's Guest Relations Window (Walk as a group to American Gardens Theater)
5:00 - 5:45 PM - Candlelight Processional
6:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner On Your Own within Epcot
9:00 PM Dessert Reception & Illuminations