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Welcome to the 2013 GAEL Summer Conference
"Creating a Positive Image for Public Education".
This year’s conference promises exciting speakers, engrossing break-out sessions, enriching professional development, lively sports events and family activities, and the fabulous vendor EXPO. Join us on for sun and fun on beautiful Jekyll Island Georgia!
Registration includes GAEL and Affiliate Membership for the next year, fees for programs and conference materials, refreshments, two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners. Registration fees range from $450.00-$562.00 depending on your affiliate membership. Some Professional Learning Day Programs (Wednesday) will change an extra fee.
$50.00 per person. Cancellations must be in writing, either faxed (770-967-2021) by July 9, 2013, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 9, 2013, or via snail mail postmarked by July 9, 2013. NO conference registration refunds after July 9, 2013.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAY
These sessions take place concurrently. You can only register for ONE.
1. Race To The Top 6 hours/lunch
Georgia’s 2013 Race to the Top Summit is scheduled for July 16-17, 2013 in collaboration with GAEL’s Summer Conference in Jekyll Island. This is an important collaboration since work around the teacher and leader evaluation systems, changes in certification rules, and merit/performance-based pay will impact all districts and schools.
The 2013 Summit will offer sessions on:
a)Successes and best practices from practitioners, including implementation of the Teacher and Leader Keys, merit/performance-based pay models, and Common Core GPS resources
b)Budget considerations as we begin the final year of Race to the Top, including strategies on implementing the required merit-pay for teachers and leaders, RT3 grant close out procedures to ensure compliance with Federal regulations, and no cost extensions
Creating individual learning environments for all students using the Teacher Resource Link in the longitudinal data system.
2. PSC Instructional Capital Planner/ Staffing Survey 2 hours/no lunch
3. DOE Positive Behavior Intervention System 4 hours/no lunch
4. GAESP—STEM 4 hours/lunch
It is our time. Taking a leadership role as we become the next generation of educational philosophers and neuroeducators.
The new economy has changed education. This presentation will address the demands on our early educators to teach children the STEM and 21st century skills they will need to be successful in the new economy. The session will include strategies to help educators gain efficacy when teaching in an inquiry-guided group learning format. Presented by Destination Imagination.
5. Achieve 3000 Technology Used to Support Common Core 3 hours/no lunch
The conference begins on Sunday July 14 at 4:30 p.m. (Registration opens at 10:00 a.m.) The main conference concludes Tuesday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. The Professional Learning Day on Wednesday, July 17 is optional, but will be a wonderful opportunity to enhance your experience.
Dick Yarbrough, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
Terry Abbott, Drive West Communications
Fulbright Lecture - Dr. Franklin Shumake
State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, State Commissioner of Public Health
Michael Thurmond, Interim Superintendent, DeKalb County Schools
Phil Hartley, Harben, Hartley, & Hawkins, LLP
Information Critical to Public Education: RTTP, Susan Andrews
Information Critical to Public Education: The Vision Project, Stan DeJarnett
Information Critical to Public Education: PSC, Kelly Henson
SPORTS EVENTS AND FAMILY FUN
Two Player Golf Scramble - Download registration form
Ben Christie Memorial Golf Tournament - Download registration form
Tennis Tournament – Singles and Doubles - Download registration form
Vendor Wine and Cheese Party
Southern Barbeque and Beach Party
Miniature Golf Tournament
John Yates Beach Run/Walk
Family Night Cookout with Ice Cream and Fireworks
Oceans of Fun 4H Classes and Activities for Children
Sponsored by: Georgia Association of
Extension 4-H Agents
Activities planned for the week include biking and ice cream, “Kids in the Kitchen,” canoeing, seining and fish prints, kayaking, clover sea shells, Summer Waves Park, GPS scavenger hunt, sea turtles and putt-putt, photography, “Get Fit and Healthy,” and dolphin tour. (Activity fees will be charged.)
SPONSOR and EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Sponsor and Exhibitor
Registration is Now Closed -
We are Full!