The Blue Ribbon Schools Academy exists to help you  make valuable connections, improve your teaching, learn and experience proven leadership techniques, and take home practical solutions to carry you and your school to the next level.

Blue Ribbon Schools Academy is an online program that brings educators together for peer-to-peer learning, instructional teaching from influencers in education, interactive discussions and more. This professional development opportunity includes power-packed programming, where educators collaborate and exchange best practices, learn about new tools and resources and hear from leading experts.

WHY CHOOSE BLUE RIBBON ACADEMY?

100% Online
Blue Ribbon Academy s 100% online. You can learn on your own schedule! Courses are offered in two formats, a fixed time online course or a cohort online course.  You choose the format that works best for you, your availability and your learning style. The online format gives you the opportunity to grow professionally while fulfilling your responsibilities to both your family and your career.

Affordable
We're proud to offer this professional development program at an amazingly affordable price. Individuals, schools or your group will receive high quality training without breaking the bank. This is a very affordable year-long staff development program like none other.

Collaborative Community
Your job is unique. Build the relationships that will support you through years to come. The virtual sessions and private online community are a catalyst for ongoing training and collaboration that extend beyond the program.

Well-Balanced Curriculum
The Blue Ribbon Schools Academy Program is a series of coursework that addresses nine areas of critical performance that research shows leads to educational excellence.

  • Student Focus and Support
  • School Organization and Culture
  • Challenging Standards and Curriculum
  • Active Teaching and Learning
  • Technology Integration
  • Professional Community
  • Leadership and Educational Vitality
  • School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Indicators of Success

This course structure aligns to the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Assessment process and allows educators and administrators tailor their training to targeted areas of continuous school improvement.

Practical Application
This program is unique in that is it very practical while academically rigorous. Blue Ribbon Academy exists to help you will make valuable connections, learn proven leadership techniques, and take home practical solutions to carry you and your school to the next level.

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Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference

 

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference brings educators together for peer-to-peer learning, instructional teaching from influencers in education, interactive discussions and more. This professional development opportunity includes power-packed programming, where educators collaborate and exchange best practices, learn about new tools and resources and hear from leading experts.

Designed to complement the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Assessment Process, the Conference is organized into 9 areas of critical school success.  Whether attending in conjunction with the School Assessment Process or participating as part of your individual professional development, this conference will enhance your effectiveness as a teacher or administrator and will give you tools for the classroom and the boardroom.

Building a Collaborative Community
Your job is unique. Build relationships that will support you for years to come. The Conference is a catalyst for ongoing training and collaboration that extend beyond the week in Orlando.  Opportunities to meet face-to-face with experts in the field such as Jayne Ellspermann, NASSP's Principal of the Year, and other nationally recognized teachers and administrators are a highlight of the event.

Well-Balanced Curriculum
The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference is designed to complement the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence School Assessment Process. It is organized around nine areas of critical performance that research shows leads to educational excellence.

The nine critical areas are:

  • Student Focus and Support
  • School Organization and Culture
  • Challenging Standards and Curriculum
  • Active Teaching and Learning
  • Technology Integration
  • Professional Community
  • Leadership and Educational Vitality
  • School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Indicators of Success

 

16th Annual Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

 


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11:00 AM  - 7:00 PM    Registration

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM       Disney Leadership Institute

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Technology Tuesday

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM       Student Leadership Institute, Welcome Room

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM       Opening Ceremonies

8:30 PM                       Walk to EPCOT

9:00 PM– 10:00 PM      IlluminationsReflections of Earth Dessert Party, Isle de France, Epcot  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM       Registration

7: 30 AM – 8:30 AM      Continental Breakfast / Visit Exhibitors

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM       Student Leadership

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM       Concurrent Sessions A

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM     Concurrent Sessions B

11:00 AM – 12 Noon    Concurrent Sessions C

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM     Lunch - Keynote Speaker: Thomas Wilson, Superintendent, Anderson Five, SC  Be Mrs. Dove

 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM       Visit Exhibitors

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM        Concurrent Sessions D

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Maker Space

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM      How to Become a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Lighthouse School

Thursday, December 1, 2016

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM       Registration

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM       Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM       Concurrent Sessions E 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM     Concurrent Sessions F

11:00 AM – 12:00        Concurrent Sessions G

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM     Lunch - Keynote Speaker Jayne Ellsperman, National Principal of the Year and President of NASSP

1:30 PM- 2:00 PM        Visit Exhibitors

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM       Concurrent Sessions H

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM       Special Session with Jayne Ellspermann

Friday, December 2, 2016

8:00AM – 3:00 PM        Registration

8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM     Continental Breakfast/ Visit Exhibitors

9:00 AM -10:00 AM      Concurrent Sessions I

10:15 AM- 11:15 AM    Concurrent Sessions J 

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Celebration Luncheon featuring Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse Awards and Recognition of National Blue Ribbon Schools Luncheon with Door Prizes

2:15 PM – 3:00PM

Student Closing Celebration

 

 

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Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. is pleased to announce a new school assessment tool that will enable school leaders to get feedback from stakeholders in nine areas of school success using a quick, inexpensive, process. This easy system includes an anonymous, online assessment of students, teachers, parents, administrators and support staff. The tool can be used with any computer or mobile device and is appropriate for student input from grades 4 on up.

Results from the school assessment will be returned within 5 days of closing the survey and will identify school strengths, opportunities for school improvement, and differences between stakeholder groups. This tool is great for grant pre- and post-tests or for measuring the impact of schoolwide interventions and initiatives.

Based on Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence’s proven school assessment and recognition program, this LITE assessment allows administrators to target areas of improvement, measure growth over time, and communicate with community stakeholders about the culture and learning and teaching environment within the schools. Ready to get started?

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