Powerful Learning Conference

2022 Powerful Learning Conference

Powerful Learning Conference – Important Update

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has been monitoring the staffing challenges many local education authorities (LEAs) across the state are currently experiencing. To help LEAs as they continue to address these challenges, DESE has updated the cancellation policy for the Powerful Learning Conference taking place next week (January 24-25, 2022). Cancellations will be accepted through Noon on Friday, January 21, 2022, without penalty. LEAs may apply registration fees to the 2023 conference or request a refund. Please contact Tammy@custommeetingplanners.com or Catherine.Rust@dese.mo.gov for additional information.

Why attend

  • 1200 Educators

  • 50+ Sessions

  • National Speakers: John Hattie, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher and Weston Kieschnick

  • 1 Common Goal: Improved student learning for every student in every school

For over 20 years, the Powerful Learning Conference is focused on supporting educators in implementing effective, evidence-based practices in Missouri’s public schools with the goal of improved student learning for every student in every school.

What to expect

2022 Powerful Learning Conference theme is One Team, One Mission that develop, maintain and enhance effective instruction aligned to

  • Leadership – strong leaders set the vision influence direction at every level of the organization to create and support a culture of teaching and learning for continuous improvement.
  • Collaborative Climate and Culture – Shared values and common goals are the foundation of a collaborative climate and culture of systemic growth and improvement within an educational system.
  • Effective Teaching and Learning – Effective academic, behavioral and social skill practices, supported by research and meeting the needs of each student, lead to the highest levels of student learning.
  • Data-Based Decision Making – Accurate, relevant measures across multiple points in time provide the basis for informing on progress, setting goals and guiding decisions leading to improved student learning.
  • Alignment of Standards, Curriculum and Assessment – Connection, clarity and coherence must exist between standards, curriculum and assessments in order to provide accurate and actionable information regarding student learning

How to Register

  • Registration is open. Registration fee remains $200 (before January 10, 2022) early registration and $250 regular registration. 

    1. Download the 2022 Powerful Learning Conference registration brochure to select sessions. 

    2. Register here for the 2022 Powerful Learning Conference. 

  • Lodging is open- Make your hotel reservations at Tan-Tar-A using their online reservation service (Code: POWE) or by calling 573-348-3131. To ensure the availability of rooms and to guarantee the group rate of $104.03 per night for a single or a double room, reservations must be made by December 27, 2021 at Tan-Tar-A Conference Center. 

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Cathi Rust, Supervisor
School Improvement
Phone: 573-751-6830