Join Us for the 2018 Blueprint for Excellence National Conference
Over 70 professional development sessions for all grade levels and administrative structures featuring best practices from National Blue Ribbon Award Winning Schools.
Meet national and international educators and administrators who have made positive improvements in their classrooms and schools. Come prepared to learn and share.
Make the most of your conference stay by taking advantage of pre-conference workshops to be held Tuesday, November th from 1:00-5:00.
Disney Institute - For over two decades Disney Institute has been helping transform organizations through custom solutions grounded in the time-tested success and insights from The Walt Disney Company. Based on examples from within the businesses we operate, we offer a collaborative approach from insight to implementation. Discover how to bring elements of Disney leadership to your school. Cost: $439/person
Hotel Reservation & Ticket Information
Special rate of $225/night at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Book reservations by calling Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686
CONFERENCE THEME PARK TICKET INFORMATION: Use this link for information about park tickets during the conference. Note the After 5:00 ticket option.
Interested in Presenting at the 2018 National Blueprint for Excellence Conference at Disney?
Please complete this Concurrent Session Form.
Your proposal will be reviewed for its content, format and relevance to the conference theme. We encourage sharing best practices and techniques in the classroom and in the school community. Deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 National Conference is October 31, 2018
Donate or Sponsor Educators and Students
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is a 501c3 Organization and your donation is Tax Deductible.
Federal Tax ID 30-0151472.
If you are sponsoring a specific individual, group, or an activity, please specify or all donations will be used to support the entire event.
Day 1 Tuesday, November 28th
Workshop: Teaching All Kinds of Minds
Edgenuity Special Session: Personalized Learning with Online Instruction
Day 2 Wednesday, November 29th
Opening Session and Keynote: Ron Suskind—Life, Animated
Concurrent Sessions A
Session Description: On The Road to Excellence: How to Get the Right People on the Bus
Session Description: Creating a STEMtastic Lesson
Session Description: The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio for Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
Session Description: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" Finding the Magic Behind Blended Learning
Session Description: Teacher and Student Friendly Schools.
Session Description: Hitting the “RESET” Button: The 21st Century Whole Child School
Concurrent Sessions C
Session Description: How to Become a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse.
Day 3 Thursday, November 30th
Concurrent Sessions D
Session Description: Behavior: It’s All About Culture and Climate
Session Description: Mastering the Master Schedule.
Session Description: Building Sustainable Leadership Throughout Your System
Session Description: Brain-Friendly Classrooms and Strategies for Student Success
Concurrent Sessions F
Concurrent Sessions G
Session Description: Intentional Focus: Strategic Planning as a District.
Day 4 Friday, December 1st
Concurrent Sessions H
Concurrent Sessions I
Session Description: Whatever it Takes-Personalizing your School!
Concurrent Sessions J
Session Description: Free Content at PBSLearningMedia.org and Tools.
2018 Summer Student Leadership Institute
June 26 - 29, 2018
Walt Disney World® Resort, FL
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort $168/night
Register your student (Grades 3-12) for an unforgettable collaboration project with students from around the country. Using the Walt Disney World® theme parks as a learning laboratory our team provides a one-of-a-kind leadership institute.
Disney Youth Education Series
Provides students—and their teachers—a hands-on, educational adventure. These guided field studies are accredited, standards-based and designed to reinforce your classroom lessons. Practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving as your group participates in one-of-a-kind learning moments using the magic of Disney. The program includes guided, in-park educational field studies with courses in Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Leadership Development.
REGISTRATION & LODGING INFORMATION:
Resort Lodging Information: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort @ $168 per night. Book reservations by calling Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686 or use the online group website at https://www.mydisneygroup.com/brse2018
Registration: Click here to Register Today!
STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Student Leadership Institute Daily Schedule
Students will be divided into three grade levels: Elementary, Middle, and High. The daily schedule and select programs will vary slightly per the grade level of the student attendee. Most days start early in the parks "behind the scenes". The program concludes between 2:00 and 3:00 each day to give students and families time to enjoy the parks together.
Sponsor a Student or Student Group
Students: Explore the Leader in YOU in the Most Magical Classroom on Earth!