The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) will host the second annual “Making Middle School Matter” Symposium from January 21 to 23, 2018, in Austin for middle grade administrators and educators. The symposium will once again feature speakers and content from the Middle School Matters Institute and other middle grade organizations.
Much like past Middle School Matters Institute conferences, this symposium will focus on research-based practices and strategies to implement in the classroom. Attendees should expect a series of keynotes, workshops, and time set aside for networking and planning.
“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with TASSP,” said Christy Murray, director of the Middle School Matters Institute. “Our goal is to provide the highest-quality professional development so middle grade educators can learn what works, instructionally and otherwise, in 21st century middle schools.”
Featured topics will include dropout prevention and the use of early warning indicator data; improving reading and writing throughout the content areas; positive student behavior supports; research-based mathematics practices; and measuring, monitoring, and managing important data.
Registration information for the symposium is forthcoming. For more information and to receive e-mail alerts about the symposium, visit the Middle School Matters Institute website.