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Fortify Conference

Strengthening Teachers and Leaders

Join us for a modern, fast-paced conference featuring micro-sessions and impactful participant conversation. Presenters will share in a narrative format and conference participants will have time to discuss the big ideas they hear. Each narrative presented will highlight a passion topic.  Take advantage of this rare opportunity for collaboration among PK-12 and Higher Education professionals.

Register and make plans to attend Fortify 2019!

2019 Conference: "What if..."

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Fortify 2019 is presented by the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation and sponsored by Edsouth.

The Fortify 2019 conference is TASL approved for 6 hours of professional learning credit.

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Topics relevant to current-service, pre-service, and higher education teachers and leaders.

When:  Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Where:  Lipscomb University's Spark Idea Center; Downtown Nashville, Tennessee
Schedule:  See 2019 schedule, below on this page.
Cost:  $89.00 per person
Theme:  "What if..."

What if everything about teaching, learning and the field of education were as it could be?  Let's ask bold questions, discuss powerful ideas and dream big.  Let's work together to transform ideas into impact!

Take advantage of this rare opportunity for collaboration among PK-12 and Higher Education professionals.

Register online.  Space is limited.  Lunch and parking are included.

2019 Program and Schedule

Cicely Woodard, the 2018 Tennessee Teacher of the Year, will be the emcee for Fortify 2019.  The presenter lineup for Fortify 2019 will include:

  • Sharon Clark – Haywood County Schools, STEAM Teacher
  • Elandriel Lewis – United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Manager of Early Learning Initiatives
  • Otis McGresham – Vanderbilt University, Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist
  • Melissa Miller – 2019 Tennessee Teacher of the Year
  • Greg O’Loughlin – Executive Director of The Educators’ Cooperative

The schedule for Fortify 2019 will include:

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Morning program: including an opening session and micro-session/discussion periods.
11:45 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Afternoon program: including an interactive reverse-panel and micro-session/discussion periods.
2:45 p.m. Dismissal

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