Annual SURN Leadership Conference

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June 27-28, 2022

Registration begins at 8am.

The SURN Leadership Conference is back in-person for 2022! Learning Leaders (Re)Unite to learn and exchange ideas in face-to-face conversations. School division teams and individuals attend the conference for the opportunity to share with other educators, discuss topics with leading researchers, reflect on the prior school year, be inspired, and plan strategically for the upcoming year.

Learning Leaders (RE)UNITE has been carefully designed with K-12 division needs in mind.

  • During the morning of day one we will participate in interactive design thinking with an emphasis on action and innovation. Learning leaders will engage with one another to examine their aspirations for student learning and the behaviors necessary to realize those aspirations.
  • Leaders will also participate in three (RE)UNITE sessions, as they engage with each other to untangle some of the persistent problems of education, particularly in a post-pandemic world. These sessions will highlight exemplars and innovators from the field. They will share and facilitate dynamic discussion and problem solving, and participants will leave with an action step for improvement. (RE)UNITE topics include learning loss, mentoring new teachers, leadership pipelines, assessment, evaluating culturally responsive teaching & leading, mental wellbeing, and more.
  • Thomas Guskey joins us on day two with a strong reminder that there are no simple solutions for the complex problems of education, as he shares the foundational research bases upon which we can design our next innovations.
  • This is the conference by you and for you, one where leaders will work together, share together, and (RE)UNITE in person as we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • School Divisions are encouraged to bring their your full leadership team (central office and building level; administrators and teacher leaders) to work and share across divisions and within your division.
  • As day two ends, we will provide boxed lunches and space for your teams to share their learning and plan forward.

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DRESS ATTIRE

The conference is business casual for all conferences and meals. Dress comfortably for possibly cool meeting rooms.


SPECIAL NEEDS

Please contact our office with any special dietary needs that you may have by June 13, 2022. After this date, we are not able to accommodate requests.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

SURN is pleased to recommend The Hilton Garden Inn for our guests that plan on staying locally. Payments are to be billed individually. Please call to reserve your room at 757-253-9400 and let them know you're attending the SURN Leadership Conference. Reservations must be received by May 18, 2022.  After this date reservations will be accepted on a space available basis only.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

The conference is being held on the campus of The College of William and Mary in the School of Education's Professional Development Center. The address is 301 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185. A parking pass is required and will be emailed to participants.

 From Richmond and points west:

  • Take Interstate 64 East to exit 234 (Route 199 East) towards Lightfoot.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the stop light onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in the lot specified on your parking pass. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed.

From Norfolk and points east:

  • Take Interstate 64 West to exit 242A (Route 199 West) towards Williamsburg and Jamestown.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, bear to the right onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in the lot specified on your parking pass. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed.

Travel Time from Air Transportation:

  • Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport – 30 minutes www.nnwairport.com
  • Richmond International Airport- 40 minutes www.flyrichmond.com
  • Norfolk International Airport- 1 hour www.norfolkairport.com