GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
The Arkansas Education Association is focused on ensuring that every student has a caring, qualified and committed teacher. To help educators be their best, we host an annual professional development conference in Little Rock. Our conference is the most comprehensive professional development conference for educators in Arkansas.
This year, the AEA Professional Development Conference will host some of the most innovative, interesting and relevant workshops for Arkansas educators. Conference participants will explore: new strategies to reach all students, learn new approaches to teaching a diverse array of content areas and much, much more!
In addition to the dozens of exciting sessions, this year we are also offering 3 specially designed tracks, Critical Issues in Education, Conservation (an interdisciplinary series to bring nature into the classroom), and Calm, Cool & Collected (a collection of workshops to help early career educators with classroom management, student engagement and more).
Join us along with hundreds of educators from across Arkansas on Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock as we come together to create effective and empowered educators!
This year's conference hotel is at the downtown Little Rock DoubleTree and Robinson Center.
424 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
Each year, as part of our Professional Development Conference, we host a speaker as part of our Rozzell Lecture Series.
October, 31 2019 · 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center
The Why Effect: Intentional Systems Drive Inspirational Cultures
Organizational purpose and collective beliefs and commitments affect building systems at all levels of an organization.
How do you ensure that all practices and procedures are intentional and personify organizational beliefs?
It all begins with the why. Regina Stephens Owens discusses moving from compliance, coercion, and fear to cultures that are respectful, responsive, and reflective.
Participants explore frameworks of intentionality—frameworks that promote leaders who advance global dispositions and ensure that students are prepared for college, career, and life.
Regina Owens is an internationally recognized presenter and practitioner who specializes in creating a culture of connectivity and collaboration while utilizing systems thinking. Through innovative solutions and emerging technologies, she coaches and supports teachers and administrators in transforming and working as a professional learning community. Regina has published works in support of response to intervention in the brick-and-mortar as well as virtual-learning environments.
1500 WEST 4TH STREET
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201
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