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.

A high-level schedule can be found below. We will share a detailed agenda soon.

(Optional) Pre-Convening Sessions
Monday, April 24, 2-5 p.m. CT

  • Session 1 | Inclusive Innovation Hands-On Workshop: Co-Designing District Solutions with Your Students and Parents: How can inclusive innovation create transformative teaching and learning solutions? Facilitated by Digital Promise’s Center for Inclusive Innovation, this interactive workshop will invite you to bring and discuss a problem of practice that you face in your own work. Learn how the Center for Inclusive Innovation has supported over 40 League districts in addressing challenges by engaging in co-research and design with students, parents, and community partners.
  • Session 2 | Designing Equitable and Inclusive District-wide Computational Thinking Pathways: Does your school district currently offer rigorous computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) across K-12? Is broadening access to CS and CT an immediate goal for your district going forward? This session will introduce participants to Digital Promise’s emerging CT Pathways Toolkit and facilitate learning and mentorship from three League districts (including host district Talladega County Schools) on how to cultivate a K-12 culture for computing. Participants will roll up their sleeves and begin to map where computing initiatives already are happening in their districts and how these offerings can connect, forming more cohesive and equitable computing pathways for all students.

(Mandatory) Welcome Reception
Monday, April 24, 7-9 p.m. CT
Location TBD

(Mandatory) Convening Day 1
Tuesday, April 25, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CT
Includes the Keynote and Evening Reception at The Florentine

(Mandatory) Convening Day 2
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. CT
Includes School Visits and Evening Reception at the Barber Motorsports Park

(Mandatory) Convening Day 3
Thursday, April 27, 7-11:30 a.m. CT
Includes Meet-ups for League Cohorts

(Optional) Post-Convening Activities
Thursday, April 27, 12:30-4 p.m. CT

  • Option 1: Networking Lunch | Grab your lunch for informational networking immediately following the final convening session. Location to be determined.
  • Option 2: Civil Rights District Guided Tour | Join a guided walking tour of Birmingham’s historic Civil Rights District.
  • Option 3: Birmingham Civil Rights District Museum | Visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a self-guided tour.

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.

Use the link below to make a reservation in the League’s discounted room block. The room block reservation deadline is Monday, March 27, or when all the pre-allocated rooms have been reserved.


You may also call 1-800-228-9290 and identify the room block as the League of Innovative Schools by Digital Promise to receive the discounted group rate.

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. You must register via Eventbrite to receive updates about the convening and access the platform.

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 are committed to:
    • Wearing a mask for all indoor gatherings.
    • Taking advantage of increased sanitation measures in the hotel and venues.
    • Wearing and acknowledging “Go/ Caution/ Stop” wristbands that indicate attendee preferences on proximity and contact.
  • You acknowledge that Digital Promise will not be held responsible in the event that you contract COVID-19 during or following the convening.

Questions or Concerns?

Email the League team at league@digitalpromise.org.

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