League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening – Digital Promise

League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening

League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening: April 24-27, 2023 in Birmingham, Alabama

League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening
April 24 – 27, 2023 – Birmingham, Alabama

Mark your calendars and register now! Join us for the League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening on April 24-27, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hosted by Talladega County Schools, the spring convening will bring the League together to discuss and witness Talladega’s transformative work in action across areas such as computational thinking, project-based learning, college and career readiness pathways, school climate and culture, and more.

Event Overview

Travel considerations: Please plan to arrive at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel by 7 p.m. CT on Monday, April 24, for an evening Welcome Reception and to depart no sooner than 11:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, April 27. Please make travel plans accordingly.

Check out highlights from the convening agenda below. An overview of the convening themes and a full agenda can be found here.

Pre-Convening Sessions and Welcome Reception
Monday, April 24, 3-9 p.m. CT

  • Optional pre-convening sessions on Inclusive Innovation and Computational Thinking Pathways led by Digital Promise
  • Welcome reception at The Southern Kitchen and Bar

Convening Day 1
Tuesday, April 25, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CT

  • Welcome and introductory panel led by Dr. Suzanne Lacey and Talladega County Schools educators and students
  • Challenge Map session on the top challenges facing League districts
  • Digital Promise and partner-led breakout sessions on topics related to the convening themes of Leadership and School Culture and Climate, Student Learning, Engagement, and Pathways, and Digital Transformation and Equity
  • Evening reception and dinner at The Florentine

Convening Day 2
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. CT

  • School visits to various Talladega County Schools
  • Evening reception at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Convening Day 3
Thursday, April 27, 7-11:30 a.m. CT

  • Closing session and reflections
  • Student leader presentations on topics around educational equity
  • Job alike meet-ups for superintendents and district leaders
  • Optional community activities, including a Civil Rights District Guided Tour and a visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights District Museum (registration required)

Hotel Information: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Conveniently located near the city’s downtown district and 10 minutes (driving) from the area airport, the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel is a quick walk to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Birmingham Museum of Art, and the McWane Science Center.

The League’s discounted room block is fully booked. Please email league@digitalpromise.org if you have not yet reserved your room and are in need of assistance.

Attendance Details

We are inviting up to three representatives from each district (including the superintendent) to attend the convening. If a superintendent is unable to attend, the district may send another representative to join us.

Recordings of select sessions and slide decks will be available after the convening via Swapcard, our one-stop event platform. There will be no virtual/hybrid programming for this convening.

Safety Policy

In accordance with current trends and comparable events, we are updating our safety requirements for the League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening. Convening attendees will no longer need to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or medical/religious exemption) or a proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend the convening. We encourage all attendees to wear masks while indoors.

We are asking all convening attendees to adhere to the following Health Pledge:

  • You will not attend or participate in the Spring 2023 Convening from April 24-27, 2023, in person if any of the following apply to you:
    • You have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed the CDC’s guidelines for discontinuing isolation.
    • You are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
    • You have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and you have not completed the quarantine guidelines recommended by the CDC.
  • You acknowledge that Digital Promise is strongly encouraging all attendees to:
    • Wear a mask for all indoor gatherings.
    • Take advantage of increased sanitation measures in the hotel and venues.
  • You acknowledge that Digital Promise will not be held responsible in the event that you contract COVID-19 during or following the convening.

Access the convening platform!

The League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening is powered by Swapcard, an engaging, all-in-one event platform.

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After you register for the convening via Eventbrite, in the weeks leading up to the convening, you will receive emails prompting you to create an account on Swapcard. This account will enable you to access the convening agenda, create a personalized schedule, browse for information about sponsors, schedule networking meetings with your peers, and receive general information about the meeting.

Thank you to our generous corporate partners and meeting sponsors!

Thank you to our Digital Promise corporate partners and meeting sponsors for making the Spring 2023 Convening possible.

Questions or Concerns?

Email the League team at league@digitalpromise.org.

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