On October 7, 2019, ESU 11 organized an educational conference for the fourteen schools in the ESU 11 area. This conference, entitled “Lead from Within,” provided teachers with the opportunity to learn about educational trends, techniques, and effective teaching practices in each of their respective subject areas. The keynote speaker for the day was Dr. Joe Sanfelippo. His talks focused on leadership. In addition to the keynote, there were approximately 65 breakout sessions teachers could choose to attend. Sessions focused on technology integration, art, music, reading, math, classroom management, and career education. Approximately 600 educators, administrators, and para professionals attended the conference.
On October 3, 2011, ESU #11 organized a fall conference for the fourteen schools in the ESU #11 area. This conference was entitled “Visions for Success” and provided teachers with the opportunity to learn about educational trends, techniques, and effective teaching practices in each of their respective subject areas.
The day began with nationally known keynote speaker Steve Gilliland. Steve’s opening keynote focused on how educators make a difference and impact student achievement. After this address, teachers were then provided the opportunity to select three breakout sessions to attend. There were approximately forty-six sessions from which to choose. Sessions focused on technology integration, special education, coaching, media, art, music, reading, math, science, foreign language, and career education.
The day concluded with a closing keynote address given again by Steve Gilliland. Steve’s closing keynote concentrated on strategies that educators can use when facing the many conflicting demands that they face in our world today. Approximately 600 educators were in attendance.