Ignite '15 Conference

Edcamp Breaks New Ground for NASSP and Educator Connectedness

Billed as an event that would involve “talking, sharing, and innovating about changing the way the world learns,” NASSP’s first-ever Edcamp preceded its annual national conference, Ignite ’15, in San Diego.

Free and open to anyone, this “unconference” on February 19 brought together more than 100 educators to create their own agenda on the spot, and then meet. Attendees did not need to be registered for the NASSP conference in order to attend Edcamp, according to one of its organizers, Jimmy Casas, principal of Betterndorf High School in Bettendorf, IA.

The Edcamp concept is a phenomenon that is gaining traction nationwide. As described on the Edcamp Foundation’s website: “Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp (more…)

Ignite ’15: Know Before You Go

The materials are printed and shipped. The speakers are polishing their remarks. And you—you’re ready to pack your bags for Ignite ’15!

But before you get out that suitcase, here are a few key details to note and things to gear up for:

Name badges will not be mailed in advance
If you haven’t already, you will receive a confirmation email prior to the conference. Bring this email to registration, which is located inside Halls F & G of the San Diego Convention Center. The bar code in your confirmation email will be needed to print your name badge and collect your conference bag at the new “Scan and Go” Stations. You may print your confirmation email or scan the bar code directly from your smartphone or tablet. If you don’t have your barcode email, you can simply enter your last name into the “Scan and Go” station. (more…)

It’s Not Too Late—Get Ready to Meet these Members Making a Difference

Are you looking to connect with fellow NASSP members who found significant value from their membership? Ignite ’15 offers a perfect venue. Ahead of the conference—which starts Thursday, February 19—get acquainted with some of these participating members and make plans to meet.

You say you’re not registered for Ignite ’15, but have a last-minute craving for a no-regrets opportunity to network and grow professionally? No worries. You can register on-site! Alternatively, consider purchasing access to the live streaming portal if you or your team are unable to be there in person.

When you become familiar with these members’ stories you’ll discover more about the NASSP advantages that are making a difference in schools and with students nationwide: (more…)

Successful Strategies for Technology Integration in Schools

The use of technology in schools is revolutionizing K–12 learning, and principals serve an important role in fostering this change. As Jennifer Demski of The Journal said, “the most successful implementation of technology programs takes place in schools where the principal sees him or herself as a technology leader.”

Indeed, many principals across the country are leading the charge for the increased use of technology—and for good reason. Just a few benefits of technology in the classroom include: (more…)

3 Reasons to Register for Ignite ’15 Today

When you attend Ignite ’15, you will get to learn from some of the education community’s most dynamic leaders who are ready to share knowledge and proven solutions to some of your most pressing challenges.

Here are three reasons to register today:

  1. Cultivate your personal learning network (PLN)
    Have you ever wanted to put a name with a face? Chances are you have built your PLN through technology and social media, like Twitter. (more…)

Enhance Your Leadership at Ignite ‘15

Leadership matters—an investment in your professional development is an investment in your school. If you seek to expand upon your skills as a principal, you don’t want to miss NASSP’s annual conference, Ignite ’15, taking place February 19–21, 2015, in San Diego, CA.

Principals often feel isolated in their work, but at Ignite ‘15 you will connect with colleagues who share your challenges and learn from knowledgeable speakers on key issues affecting education leaders, such as: (more…)