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Relaunching the 2020 conference

Thank you for your patience these past few months as we charted the best path forward for the Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference, 2020 Teacher-Powered Odyssey: Rethinking Power in Education.

The conference will now be 100% online, with a new price of $50 per participant (group discounts available). Zoom fatigue is real, so we’re taking small steps and giant leaps to make this virtual event as invaluable and engaging as it has been in-person. We are:

  • Offering a menu of options so you can navigate your own conference experience.
  • Expanding the event timeline but making sessions and activities shorter and more accessible for busy schedules.
  • Working with presenters to optimize workshops for the format and create something you couldn’t get from an in-person event.
Our theme, Rethinking Power in Education, was chosen before our world was disrupted. Then we spent the spring rethinking teaching and learning. Summer has brought a necessary conversation on who holds power in our institutions—and how we might rethink them to better and more equitably serve our communities.

This time has been painful for so many of us, but we are committed to doing the work necessary to discover a better world. As teacher-powered educators, you are already explorers. You were already rethinking power in education. Now’s the time to follow your lead.

  • Submit a workshop proposal
    Application period open until August 15. If you previously submitted a session proposal, no need to reapply; we will contact you about switching to a virtual workshop.
  • Host a video site visit
    We will work with teams to create videos that highlight your collaborative leadership structures, the teacher-powered practices they use, and the student-centered principles found at your school.
Register for the conference

Teacher-powered resources & opportunities

Each of the free resources below were designed by or with teacher-powered educators.

Power, Politics, and Preservation of Heritage Languages

The new research paper from Education Evolving on why heritage language matters, the policies that support it, the learning programs leading this work, and the challenges they face.

Read the paper.

2020 Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools Conference | July 28-29

Designed to inspire, educate, and connect school leaders, governance board members, authorizers, new school developers, and teachers to improve public education in Wisconsin.

Learn more & register.

Student-Centered Learning for Equity: From a Moment to a Movement

This spring and summer, the Bush Foundation, Education Evolving, and other partners virtually conducted this regional convening of education leaders dedicated to student-centered learning.

Access the complete virtual convening.

ChangED Webinar Series organized by Teacher-Powered Schools and the Innovative Schools Network

Thank you to everyone able to join us on June 30 for Part 1 of the ChangED Webinar Series. If you were unable to join or would like to review the webinar click the video link below.


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