The 2019 Model Schools Conference (MSC) may be over, but your journey to transformation is likely just beginning! We hope you are using what you learned in the sessions and by networking to bring back something impactful to your school or district.
MSC 2019 was full of informative keynote presentations as well as opportunities to meet and speak with other educators and listen to school transformation stories. In case you missed this year’s conference—or if you want a chance to relive those exciting four days—we’ve highlighted some attendee tweets from Twitter that showcase what MSC 2019 was all about.
#MSC2019 #gamechanger #actforimpact pic.twitter.com/Os8ykvXRTi
— Ashley Polito (@Polito_CCSD) June 27, 2019
Two Dr's walk into a conference. And then, this happens. #MSC2019 @District_87 Let's lead with some fun! pic.twitter.com/Bf9ZxC6YpF
— Dr. Diane Wolf (@DrDianeWolf) June 27, 2019
Learning From Keynote Speeches
The International Center for Leadership in Education’s (ICLE) Weston Kieschnick, a Senior Fellow and the author of Bold School, and Dr. Bill Daggett, ICLE’s founder, gave the opening and second keynotes, respectively. Kieschnick explored how to ignite your students' love of learning, while Daggett focused in part on the skills our students need to develop to succeed in a changing society driven largely by digital technology.
Linda Cliatt-Wayman, a passionate education advocate with an unwavering belief in the potential of all children, gave the keynote on the third day, examining how her leadership helped transform Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia. And Simon Sinek, an unshakeable optimist and bestselling author, concluded MSC 2019 with a speech on how to apply an “infinite game mindset” to leading a school or district.
We have to be intentional about building relationships and stop just talking about! Favorite quote of the day.... #msc2019 @Wes_Kieschnick #BoldSchool @kuodirector Reminds me of Man Up, Step Up and our Mini Up!!!❤️🤩💯 pic.twitter.com/9AmaVr0YHc
— Kelly Barker 🌸🎓 (@kjbarker) June 24, 2019
@Wes_Kieschnick rocked the opening keynote for #MSC2019 tonight. Love the focus on character and the power in actually discussing and defining it. #BoldSchools @covkyschools @6thDistrictElem 🐬 pic.twitter.com/ukQwHLfcSc
— Hailey Smallwood (@Miss_Smallwood) June 24, 2019
Very compelling keynote from Bill Daggett this morning at #MSC2019 — the once slow pace of change in education now must prepare to keep up fast and furiously to empower students for success in a world with skills that are always evolving. @RigorRelevance pic.twitter.com/1XUKvnpIOn
— K Boyers (@KennyBoyers) June 25, 2019
#MSC2019 Linda Cliatt-Wayman had an amazing keynote this morning! To paraphrase: it is imperative we Act for Impact because our children are suffering and they need our voice to advocate for their future! So what? Now what? pic.twitter.com/oj6RxrR6XT
— Mindy Vickers (@MindyVickers) June 25, 2019
“The only true competitor in an infinite game is yourself. It’s not about ‘best;’ it’s about continuous improvement and being better every day” - Simon Sinek. Great keynote at #MSC2019 pic.twitter.com/gOvH7cGFvr
— Dr. Tom Bennett (@TomBenn1985) June 26, 2019
Exchanging Ideas and Resources—and Having Fun!
One of the most helpful components of MSC for teachers and administrators is the opportunity to connect with 5,000 other educators—in addition to education experts and authors—from across the United States. Here’s what some of our attendees said about the chance to develop new relationships (and build on existing ones!), swap ideas, and network with others at this year’s event.
A fantastic time was had by all! @pgcpsPAR has a plethora of new resources and information to share with our TEAM when we return! Thank you @RigorRelevance for a bountiful Model Schools Conference! Can’t wait for MSC2020🤗🎟! #MSC2019 @pgcps @OEPE_PGCPS @DrMoLamar1 #ActForImpact pic.twitter.com/0CfnRyiD5H
— PDLady (@PDLadyConsults) June 26, 2019
Proud of our school leaders for setting an example for all of us. They are capable, curious, caring, and confident. #MSC2019 #ActForImpact pic.twitter.com/yoGKghC3u1
— Dr. Keith Marty (@ParkwaySupt) June 26, 2019
REcharged by being around people doing great work for Ss in schools across the country! Thanks @RigorRelevance for creating a space for teachers/principals to ask “What if...” and “How did they do it?” And most importantly “How would his benefit OUR district/building?” #MSC2019 pic.twitter.com/5ulqddT1G2
— Mark McIlmoyle (@MWHSPrincipal) June 26, 2019
The great Dr. Daggett!!! Founder and Chairman, International Center for Leadership in Education #MSC2019 #Leadered @RigorRelevance pic.twitter.com/a1VkaT1iVv
— Dr. Christy Shepard (@cshepard_ce) June 23, 2019
The greatest thing about getting to go to a conference isn’t deepening knowledge, it’s deepening relationships. #ignited205 #culturetrumpsstrategy #MSC2019 pic.twitter.com/P5BFYcGNDw
— Dr.Christina Podraza (@christinapod) June 26, 2019
There were a wide range of informational and how-to sessions. Our Model Schools and Innovative Districts shared their transformation stories, and education experts provided their insights on topics ranging from social-emotional learning to school culture to the role of edtech in the classroom.
Got to meet the principal that offers opportunities for his kids after hours. Congrats to Lights On! @RigorRelevance @PrincipalAkbar #AchieveIt #msc2019 pic.twitter.com/VzYTkS7cSF
— Kathleen Ali (@itsKathleenAli) June 25, 2019
You know an educational session is phenomenal when you get moved to tears twice! Thank you, @Coach_Rudy for your session today at the #MSC2019. It is one that truly moved me and one I won’t forget! pic.twitter.com/KjmPCHkI3C
— Ruthie Beck (@ruthie_beck) June 24, 2019
“Who is doing the thinking? Who is doing the work?” So many great coaching tips to cause teachers and administrators to reflect on Quad D as a learner and teacher! Once a WV Mountaineer always a WV Mountaineer @Sherrystclair #MSC2019 pic.twitter.com/ucpPfswkTe
— Dr. Donna Hage, NBCT (@hage_dr) June 25, 2019
Session2: In the Write Mindset- discussion time! #LMSTakesDC #MSC2019 pic.twitter.com/rrkxbNSJuC
— Amanda Reedy Carroll (@MrsReedyCarroll) June 24, 2019
Really loved hearing about the 8 Keys for Designing Tomorrow’s Schools @E_Sheninger! Thanks for the inspiration! #MSC2019 pic.twitter.com/bOmZnmOQF0
— Jessica Garner (@jessicacgarner) June 24, 2019
Powerful message by @TheEricaBattle at #MSC2019 how authentic relationships are the difference for kids and allow educators to “Act for Impact.” Thanks presenters for Outstanding conference. @RigorRelevance @clegleiter #PrincipalsInAction #leadupchat @Dwight_Carter pic.twitter.com/VwS2SFa7DK
— Chris Legleiter (@clegleiter) June 25, 2019
Not should, but MUST. We can all be effective reading teachers @SeguinISD #MSC2019 #MSCMatadors pic.twitter.com/pR25gODAy8
— Lesli Mahaffey (@Leslimrstm) June 25, 2019
Does your school have a must-tell turnaround story? Are you making strides in student achievement and meeting several of these criteria? Do you have an innovative solution to a widespread challenge? We want to hear from you. Apply to present as a Model School or an Innovative District at next year's conference.