Florida Charter School Conference
Welcome to the fifteenth annual Florida Charter School Conference! This year’s takes place November 14-16, 2011, in Orlando, Florida, at the DoubleTree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando. The theme for this year is “Stronger Communities through Quality Schools.” The conference takes its focus from Florida’s Race to the Top grant, with the goal of expanding capacity of high-quality charter schools in underperforming communities.
Featured Pre-Conference Events
Town Hall Meeting
Want to know where the future of charter schools is going? Want to be part of that future? Hear from charter school leaders and legislators the state of charter schools in Florida. Also hear from selected legislators regarding potential legislative agenda items for 2012.
School Tour of Bok Academy
Bok Academy, part of the Lake Wales Charter School system, is creating a digital culture while immersing Renaissance Thinkers with the tools and technology of today; bringing forth global citizens prepared to face future challenges with a willingness to serve all. Visiting Bok is an opportunity to view a school that demonstrates strategic and tactical ways to incorporate digital experiences for student learning.
The purpose of creating a digital culture is to employ technology in a way that improves teaching and learning through increased student engagement. Students have access to a blend of technology including iPads, iPods and MacBooks. The school has seen an enhanced level of student interest, motivation, and engagement to learn. The focus of the day is to visit classrooms and meet with students and teachers to experience first-hand how classrooms change when access to technology is ubiquitous.
Consider sending a team consisting of the Superintendent, Director(s) of Instruction, Board Member(s), Principal(s) and Teachers. This event includes round-trip transportation from the conference hotel and lunch.
Go to Pre-Conference Workshops for a complete list of pre-conference events.
November 14-16 – Florida Charter School Conference