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The Challenge


For three years now, students have been struggling to learn through COVID and other disruptions. Many students feel disconnected from their peers, the curriculum, and the larger school culture. According to one Yale study, nearly 75% of students felt negatively about school.


And when students do not feel a positive connection to school, neither do adults in schools. A recent Gallup poll found that K-12 educators have the highest burnout rate in the nation.

Clearly, it’s time for change!

The Fix


As educators, we need to revamp HOW we build school and classroom reset our practices in a way that honors and recognizes student and staff identity, lived experience, and voice. 


Come participate in two lively days of learning and growing focused on placing the whole child—and the whole educator—at the center of school community.

You’ll leave ready to start the new school year with an equity-centered culture…

One in which ALL students and staff experience belonging, so that you can find MEANING and JOY again at work. 

The Instructors
Katie McKnight
Dr. Katie McKnight has received several awards for her publications and teaching at the university level. She has authored 20 books that support educational strategies to engage all learners. Most recently, she founded Morning Meeting webinars during the COVID 19 pandemic. 
The Focus

There will be strands for teachers and administrators so you can focus on YOUR interests and leave knowing how to put new knowledge into action…with the tools to make it happen!

The Schedule
Luscious Palm Leaves

July 18

8:30 am General Session
9:00 am EDTalks
10:00 am Packing the

1:00 pm Interactive sessions 
4:00 pm Reception


Beach Ball in Pool

July 19

7:00 am Hike
8:00 am Morning yoga 
8:30 am EDTalks
9:30 am Interactive sessions  
11:00 am Zipping the


What We'll Be Learning

Real-world, take-back-and-use sessions on:

  • Student behavior strategies and tactics to make room for learning again

  • Meeting the needs of all learners so every student is supported AND challenged

  • Culturally-relevant, inclusive learning communities so all students and staff belong

  • How to teach the literacy and data skills that all students need in all content areas

  • Equity-centered lessons and school systems to engage all students


Kickstart your learning and make new friends in the private social media group (must be registered to access).

Registration Rates
Extended through April 14, 2023!
$269 per person
$329 per person
For teams of 10 or more, please call us for special rates! 800.326.1880, ext. 1

REGISTRATION ALERT: CLE is currently changing billing procedures. There will be a $50 fee for all registrations made with a purchase order. To avoid this fee, please pay by credit card or check.

The Location

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA.


The Restaurants

Known for superior cuisine and unique gourmet dining options, the resort’s eateries showcase innovative menus with a wide variety of options.


The Amenities

Featuring an outdoor pool with a sandy beach entrance and whirlpool. Spa Esmeralda offers a full menu of pampering treatments and services.


The Rooms

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa includes 103 suites and 457 spacious guest rooms at 420 sq. ft. and includes a private balcony. 


Special room rate: $169 plus taxes & fees.

A limited number of rooms are available at the discount rate. Reserve your rooms for Monday, July 17th and Tuesday, July 18th. Reserve online with the Renaissance Esmeralda or call 1-800-446-9875 directly.

Information is subject to change.

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