2020 WRESA/NCSSA Summer Leadership Conference

Yes We Can! 

Together We Can Raise Education to a New Level!

June 28-30, 2020 on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC at the Amherst

Featuring Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond through a virtual appearance along with the well known “My Teacher Loves Me” Youtube sensation and Chicago teacher, Mr. Dwayne Reed.  North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has also been invited to participate.  This year’s format will include networking sessions that highlight high performing schools from across the state.

 

 

Registration for the pre-conference sessions and the conference is now open. 

Early Bird Registration will be through May 1, 2020.

Register

 

Pre-Conference Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pre-conference sessions feature speakers Max Thompson, who will provide support to school administrators and lead teachers in designing a plan to create a “Literacy-Focused” school, and Chris Campbell and Dean Shatley, who will focus on legal issues pertaining to educators and students.

DateTimeTitle DescriptionCost
June 28, 20202:00 pm - 5:00 pmHot Legal Topics for School-Based Administrators Focus: Employee IssuesTaught by the school attorneys at Campbell Shatley, PLLC, this session will explore trends in school law and provide practical skills for veteran, new and aspiring school administrators on how to handle the most pressing legal issues of the day. This 3-hour session on Sunday afternoon will focus on employee issues. Participants will engage in interactive, legal learning with experienced school attorneys and will include time for Q&A. Pre-assignments will be required in order to receive the 5 hour credit. $75
June 29, 20208:30 am - 11:30 amHot Legal Topics for School-Based Administrators Focus: Student IssuesTaught by the school attorneys at Campbell Shatley, PLLC, this session will explore trends in school law and provide practical skills for veteran, new and aspiring school administrators on how to handle the most pressing legal issues of the day. This 3-hour session on Monday morning will focus on student issues. Participants will engage in interactive, legal learning with experienced school attorneys and will include time for Q&A. Pre-assignments will be required in order to receive the 5 hour credit. $75
June 29, 20209:00 am - 11:30 amMax Thompson - Literacy Focused SchoolsDescription: This session is intended to support school administrative leaders and teacher leaders as they design a plan for creating a “Literacy-Focused” school. It is based on research-based and evidence-based projects at over 3000 schools. All these schools are highly impacted by at least 85% of students of poverty and traditionally low expectations. Yet they all have reached over 80% of the students now passing state reading tests. The session will outline a model the schools used as well as in-depth details of their framework for literacy, and how they built and sustained achievement growth. Topics will include:
• Ensuring grade-level, standards-based assignments
• High yield instructional practices that target literacy
• A school-wide literacy support and accountability model
$75

Conference Agenda Coming in February

 

Information for Gold and Silver Sponsors

We have a limited number of booths and meal sponsorships left.  For more information, please contact LaDonna Sluder at 828-774-5681  ext. 18 or lsluder@wresa.org.

Vendor Registration

 

Accommodations

 

Biltmore Village Hotel

Village Hotel on the Biltmore Estate

Location: One Lodge Street    Asheville, NC 28803 (On the Estate)

Phone: 866-779-6277 Reference 2020 WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Room Block is Full

 

 

DoubleTree Asheville Biltmore

Location: 115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: 828-274-1800 0r 1-800-222-8733 Reference WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Online Reservations: DoubleTree

Cost: $149  Shuttle available      Cut Off date: May 27,2020

 

Hampton Inn and Suites Biltmore Village

Location: 1117 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: 828-771-2276 Reference WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Online Reservations:Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Village

Cost: $149       Cut Off date: May 27, 2020

 

Renaissance Asheville

Location: 31 Woodfin St, Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: (828) 252-8211 or 1-800-468-3571 Reference WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Book your group rate for WRESA 2020

Cost: $189    Cut Off date: May 27, 2020

 

 

Residence Inn Asheville Biltmore

Location: 701 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: (828) 281-3361 Reference WRESA Summer Leadership Conference

Online Reservations: Residence Inn Asheville/Biltmore

Cost: $149     Cut Off date: May 27, 2020