Ignite '14 Conference

Take the Challenge

The questions came in fast and furious on Twitter during the conversation between Carol Dweck, author of Mindset and the Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology at Stanford University, and Daniel Wong, author of The Happy Student: 5 Steps to Academic Fulfillment and Success, during the opening Thought Leader session at Ignite ’14.

Former National Principals of the Year Laurie Baron, superintendent of Evergreen School District in Montana, and Trevor Greene, professional development specialist for the Association of Washington School Principals, facilitated the discussion on stage and on Twitter. The results of this engaging live/virtual discussion are presented below. (more…)

School Showcase Models Community Values

The schools who presented in the school showcase at NASSP’s Ignite ’14 brought a little piece of themselves to share with their colleagues. I was fortunate enough to attend three of the packed sessions and came away having experienced a bit of what happens in each school.

It may not be common for professional development sessions to begin with singing, but maybe it should be. The native song that started the session with the Native American Community Academy (NACA) in Albuquerque, NM, established the reverence for community, identity, respect, and balance that characterizes the school and its leaders. (more…)

Ready to Ignite!

Reposted from Tim Dawkins’ (@Tim_Dawks) Let Learning Lead blog

It’s well-known throughout the world of social media that since WiFi has been made available on airplanes, one of the first things many people do once they’ve been cleared to access it is to tell everyone that they are “Tweeting from an airplane” or “Facebook-chatting from an airplane” or “Taking pictures of the beautiful sunset/sunrise from 30,000 feet and sharing it with you all from an airplane” before they do anything else. (more…)

Take Advantage of Extended Exhibit Hall Hours

With so many great NASSP members and attendees taking time out of their busy schedules to make it to our conference every year, we always try to identify ways we can continue to make these three days of learning better and better for all those who attend.

During last year’s conference, we heard from some attendees that they didn’t have as much time as they would have liked to devote to the exhibit hall, with all the concurrent sessions and other learning opportunities filling their schedules. (more…)