RECON


EdCon, MASSP’s biggest event of the year, is held at the end of June. Due to the pandemic and the Governor’s Executive orders which limited the size of gatherings, we were unable to hold this event as planned. Michigan educators just completed one of the most difficult school years on record and 2020-21 will no doubt present new challenges. MASSP has scheduled ReCon for October 19 & 20.

This will be a fully virtual event that will allow the membership to come together to revise, revisit, reenvision and reconnect! 

RECON will….

  • Feature keynote speakers that will help shape this new vision of learning.
  • Include practitioner breakouts sharing best practice in terms of learning platforms, student and teacher supports, CLP schedules and resources.
  • Highlight vendors with proven products schools have successfully implemented and utilized to meet their needs.
  • Allow time for secondary school leaders to share their experiences and learn from each other's success.

Keynote Speaker:

Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and has appeared on various television and radio shows. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year” in 2018, the “Education Thought Leader of the Year” in 2017, and the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His book, Learning Transformed, is an ASCD best seller, and his latest book, Personal & Authentic is now available.

Location: 

Wherever you and your team are comfortable and ready to learn!

Call for Presentations:

We are currently seeking proposals for presentations and are particularly interested in practitioners sharing their expertise and experiences in the following areas:

  • Successful fully online learning programs.
  • Learning management systems, curriculum and resources.
  • Teacher professional development in best practice for online instruction.
  • Pandemic positives, what good things came out of a difficult situation?
  • Your district’s plan for Phase 1,2,3 and 4; What options are you offering your families? How did you determine the needs of your students?
  • Student supports and community resources in a remote environment. How did you check in with students and address mental health concerns?
  • How does your district’s plan and approach imbed equity and support all learners?
  • How special education students and English Language Learners are being supported in a remote environment.
  • Positive climate and culture in a time of extreme stress. How did you stay connected to students, staff, parents and the community? What activities and supports did you offer?
  • Working with staff to recognize and address implicit bias.

If you have positive outcomes to share on any of the topics listed above (or one that we may have missed) please consider sharing your success with your colleagues and submit a presentation proposal. Presenters will have the option of recording their session and providing Q & A or delivering the session in real time via zoom. The deadline for presentation submissions is Friday, August 14, 2020. Questions regarding presentations can be directed to Angel Brewer at angel@michiganprincipals.org.

Click Here to Submit a ReCon Presentation

Registration Information is coming soon so check back often!

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