Convo 2021 | THE Virtual Event for Aspiring Teachers

Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7, 2021

With a mission of inspiring and equipping teachers to thrive, KDP will host THE virtual conference for aspiring teachers this fall—KDP Convocation 2021!

The new virtual environment will create a unique experience featuring competitions, networking events, a quiz bowl, professional development, and chapter awards. This fun and enriching event will allow members from across the country to engage with other chapter members, leaders, and innovators in the profession.

There will be sessions for teacher candidates covering topics such as:
  • Preparing for EdTPA and Praxis
  • Managing virtual, in-person, and blended classrooms
  • Succeeding in trauma-informed teaching
  • Partnering with parents, guardians, and the community
  • Using social–emotional learning techniques to support students
  • Navigating assessment and evaluation changes in the post-pandemic world
  • Ensuring equitable experiences for those in inequitable situations
  • Safeguarding their own well-being

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, November 5

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Welcome & Introductions
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Keynote & General Session #1
6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Break (keynote speaker live chat)
6:15 pm – 6:50 pm
Learning Sessions Round 1
6:50 pm – 7:05 pm
Break
7:05 pm – 7:35 pm
Learning Sessions Round 2
7:35 pm – 7:50 pm
Break
7:50 pm – 8:50 pm
Chapter Networking Session
8:50 pm – 9:00 pm
Closing Remarks

Saturday, November 6

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Welcome & Introductions
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Keynote & General Session #2
1:05 pm – 1:40 pm
Learning Sessions Round 3
1:40 pm – 1:55 pm
Break
1:55 pm – 2:30 pm
Learning Sessions Round 4
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Chapter Awards Session
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Closing Remarks
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapter Lounges

Sunday, November 7

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Good morning and Introductions
12:15 pm – 1:10 pm
Celebration of Teaching
1:15 pm – 1:50 pm
Learning Sessions Round 5
1:50 pm – 2:05 pm
Break
2:05 pm – 2:40 pm
Learning Sessions Round 6
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Closing Remarks
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Quiz Bowl

Join 1,000 future and current teachers through KDP’s network!
Registration will open soon and will be $95 per person to attend any or all of the event. Alternatively, chapters can pay $1,000 for 11 or more attendees. (Note: All chapter members must be active/paid members.)