Large District Summit (Fall 2019)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Friday, October 11, 2019
Warwick Melrose Hotel 
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
CoSN has secured a hotel block for attendees. Use this link to book your room at the discounted rate. 
This day and a half long event, created especially for large school district teams, is an interactive, working program that gives you and your colleagues the time and space needed to think deeply and brainstorm solutions for the challenges you face. Based on CoSN’s Driving K-12 Innovation: Hurdles resource, you’ll focus on a specific problem of practice identified by you and your team. During this facilitated workshop, you’ll work through a logic model and develop a detailed action plan tailored to your district’s unique challenges. 

A 30-minute webinar preceding the event will set the stage, so you’ll waste no time at the Summit and will be able to tackle your problem of practice right away. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with other large district leaders and learn how they are tackling similar challenges. Event highlights include a Gallery Walk so you can see the action plans of each group. You’ll leave the event energized, inspired, and with a concrete plan to move forward. Facilitated by Kristina Ishmael.


About the Facilitator:
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After her work in the classroom and at the state, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment to removing roadblocks for student access to resources and providing professional learning for educators. She is the Senior Project Manager of Teaching, Learning, and Tech for the Education Policy Program at New America where she supports states, districts, and educators rethinking the role of instructional materials to create deeper learning opportunities for students. She previously served as the K-12 Open Education Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education, and a teacher to elementary ELL students in Omaha, Nebraska. Kristina is passionate about changing teaching and learning to provide equitable access and opportunities to all learners.
CoSN Member Rate: $199 per person (not including transportation/hotel) *you must be logged on to the CoSN website during registration to access this discounted rate
Non-Member Rate: $299 per person (not including transportation/hotel

Breakfast and Lunch are provided both days.