2019 #nefetc

Full Online Schedule is available now!

Online registration is now closed, but on-site registration is available!

Onsite registration will be open on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Friday starting at 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. = Pre-Conference Workshops

Choose from one of the following Pre-Conference workshops:

Experience and Create AR and VR for the Classroom, Stephanie Dannehl, Bertrand Community Schools

Ready to immerse your students in learning?  Come learn about augmented and virtual reality and discover new tools to create engaging and immersive learning experiences for students.  Join me for the hands-on workshop and make AR and VR a REALITY in your class.

Making Social Media Graphics Awesome, Shelly Mowinkel, Milford Public Schools

Social medial is an important part in communicating and branding a classroom or school district.  One way to enhance your social media brand in a positive engaging manner is through graphics.  Graphics help share your story visually while also communicating your values and culture.  This workshop will demonstrate simple techniques to make your graphics stand out.  Workshop attendees will practice taking pictures, learn simple editing techniques, discuss color palettes and create both graphics and templates.  Workshop attendees will leave with resources for both paid and free web tools to enhance one’s brand through graphic design.

PD on the Go:  Quick and Easy Strategies for Sharing and Communicating, Heather Callihan, Northwest Public Schools

Whether you want to share information, provide some PD or provide some insight, there are tools to foster quick, easy delivery and consumption.  This workshop will get you creating, collaborating and sharing PD on the Go.

Friday, November 1

8:00 a.m.      Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker

Keynote:  Lead Like a PIRATE, Beth Houf

9:30 a.m. = Session 1

10:30 a.m. = Session 2

11:30 a.m. = Session 3

12:15 p.m. = Lunch

1:00 p.m. = Session 4

2:00 p.m. = Session 5

3:00 p.m. = Session 6

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Congratulations to #NEFETC Keynote!


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) named Beth Houf as one of the 2019 Digital Principals of the Year (DPOY). Each of these principals exhibit bold, creative leadership in their drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals.

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Beth Houf #nefetc Keynote!

Beth Houf is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out! To do so, Beth seeks out fun and meaningful ways to interact with students and teachers so they are excited about coming to school. Wearing costumes, singing karaoke, or breaking out some original dance moves as she enthusiastically greets students each morning, or providing innovative  learning time and celebrations for her staff so they feel rejuvenated and excited about teaching is common practice for Beth.

Beth Houf is a middle school principal in central Missouri. She also serves as a facilitator for the DESE Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference and many state and local educational venues. She is also active in her local, state and national elementary principal associations. Beth has also been a guest lecturer at William Woods University, Westminster University and the University of Missouri. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011 and the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016.

Most recently, Beth partnered with Dave Burgess, Inc. to co-write the book Lead Like a PIRATE  with Shelley Burgess. Together, Beth and Shelley have established an international community of leaders. Using professional development sessions, social media and the hashtag #LeadLAP, Beth and Shelley provide leadership support that reinforces key principles and reflective practices.   

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