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DEADLINE for submitting papers for the 2018 National Conference is October 31, 2018.

IdeasWe welcome Dr. Judy Warden as she has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, LLC. effective July 1, 2015. She served as a presidential appointee for educational policy at the US Department of Education, advising and representing both the Secretary of Education and the President on the national education agenda.

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2016 Blue Ribbon Schools National Conference 

2016 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference

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Over 60 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. 




Take Advantage of Pre-Conference Learning and Networking Opportunities 

Tuesday, November 29th
1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence (Pre-Registration Required- $375.00 for this special session

Session Description: Disney Institute uses business insights and time-tested examples from the Disney organization to provide relevant illustrations and engaging stories that, with adaptation, can be applied across the public, private, and social sectors to inspire professionals to positively impact their organizations and the customers they serve. Connecting great leadership to improved performance is just one of the ways that Disney Institute helps organizations reimagine their results.


Tuesday, November 29th
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

BrainSMART® Strategies for Active Teaching and Learning: Applying Research On How People Learn (Cost: This pre-conference workshop is available at a special Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference price of $129.00, which includes Donna's best selling book, BrainSMART®: 60 Strategies for Increasing Student Learning, valued at $39.00).

Session DescriptionBrainSmart PreConference Offering  In this dynamic workshop, Dr. Donna Wilson will model practical strategies for increasing student learning she has shared internationally with more than 100,000 educators. Participants will leave this workshop with a toolbox of research-based practices for creating schools and classrooms for active learning. Dr. Wilson is a psychologist, former classroom teacher, and author of 20 books, including most recently Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas with ASCD. 

 Book Your Room Early!  Conference Rates:  $204/night

We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event online or by contacting our Group Reservations Phones Team at 407-939-4686. They are available for assistance Monday through Friday 8:30 AM EST until 6:00 PM EST and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 AM EST until 5:00 PM EST, closed major holidays.

2016 Student Leadership Institute
 2016 Student Leadership Institute


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Dr. George Sugai to Lead Workshops.

Dr. George Sugai will lead two exciting workshops:

  • Strong Foundations: Aligning School-Wide and Classroom PBIS
  • Climate Change: Why are Discipline, Social Skills Instruction, and Behavior Support Important to Academic Achievement

Dr. George Sugai has been a public school teacher, program director, and project director of more than $60 million in federally funded grant projects. His expertise and experiences in such topics as proactive school-wide discipline, social skills instruction, preventive classroom and behavior management, and positive behavior support have also made him a sought after presenter at major conferences worldwide (including Canada, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Jamaica, Netherlands, Denmark, Japan). He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers for practitioners and researchers, teaches courses, and conducts workshops for teachers, administrators, school psychologists, and counselors. Dr. Sugai is currently the co-director of the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), co-director of the Early Childhood Personnel Center, and director of the UConn Center on Behavioral Education and Research.

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