Hosted by Wake County Public Schools
The Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 22-25, 2015
The MSA National Conference is an integral component of our mission of providing leadership for high-quality, innovative, instructional programs that promote choice, diversity, equity, and academic excellence for all students. Participants experience a wide spectrum of professional development opportunities that promote equity and diversity through outstanding keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and general and breakout sessions on topics including best practices, innovative instruction, technology, and theme integration in magnet education. Attendees also will visit magnet schools at all grade levels focused on various themes within the host district.
- Leadership for New Schools (Leadership)
- Engage! Encouraging Parent-advocates (Advocacy, Engagement Strategies, Models for Parent Leadership)
- Growing 21st Century Learners (Curriculum & Instruction)
- Anticipating the Future (Staffing - Growing Magnet Teachers)
- Considering Our Challenges (Magnet School Design, Sustainability)
- Your School Community (Community Relations)
Sir Ken Robinson, Educationalist, Author and Speaker
An internationally recognized authority in creativity and innovation in education and business, Sir Ken Robinson is also one of the world’s leading speakers. Videos of his famous talks to the prestigious TED Conference are the most viewed in the history of the organization and have been seen by an estimated 300 million people in over 150 countries.
Curtis Linton is executive vice president and co-owner of School Improvement Network, where he oversees all content and product development. The resources produced by Curtis and his team support administrators, principals and teachers in increasing their effectiveness as educators, so they can succeed in helping 100% of students become college and career ready.
A.B. Combs Leadership Elementary in Wake County embodies a learning-centered model that strives for leadership development in its students based on Dr. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is the only magnet school to have earned the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award twice – first in 2006 and then in 2014. Keep Reading...