State of Education in Georgia Conference, September 16, 2022 ~ Participant

13th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference

Date: September 16, 2022

Schedule: Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Location: UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, 1197 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602

Costs:
Participant: $125 (includes conference sessions, lunch and refreshment breaks);

UGA Mary Frances Early College of Education Faculty/Staff: $75 (includes conference sessions, lunch and refreshment breaks)

Description:
This annual event is one of the many ways the University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education connects with the state. With a mission of teaching, research, and service, our faculty and students are on a continuous pursuit to improve teaching and learning in PreK-12 education. This one-day conference includes keynotes, panels, and discussions on supporting P-12 teacher and principal pipelines.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Christopher Redding is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Florida’s College of Education. Dr. Redding earned his doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University. Guided by a commitment to equity and diversity, he studies how students’ learning opportunities and outcomes can be improved within schools, whether through the recruitment and retention of a high-quality, racially diverse teacher workforce, school improvement, or equitable access to school programs. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles that apply rigorous research methods using survey and administrative data to answer pressing education policy questions in these areas. His work has been supported by grants from the Office of Special Education Programs as well as the American Educational Research Association and has been published in outlets including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research. His work has also been featured in a number of media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Education Week, among others.

Susan M. Gates is a senior economist at RAND whose research covers a wide range of topics including school leadership, talent management, organizational effectiveness and entrepreneurship. Susan’s recent school leadership work examines what principal preparation programs, school districts and states are doing to improve school leadership. She co-led two multi-year studies for The Wallace Foundation focused on their Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI) and University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI). PPI was an effort to enhance the quality of school leadership in six large urban districts through improvements to pre-service preparation, principal standards, recruitment and selection and early career support. UPPI supported university-based principal preparation program collaboration with district and state partners to improve program quality and principal effectiveness. Susan also led a study based on a 2019 national survey of school district leaders that examined their use of and interest in principal pipelines. Additionally, Susan co-led multi-year evaluations of principal preparation and support programs funded by grants from the Department of Education i3 program. Susan’s school leadership work is informed by over 25 years of research on talent and resource management issues for the Department of Defense including studies of the defense acquisition workforce and the military child care system and. In addition to her research activities, Susan serves as the Director of RAND’s Office of Research Quality Assurance and is a professor in the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Susan received her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford Graduate School of Business and her M.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Stanford University.

Training Credit:
This conference provides training credit for Board of Education members through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Registration & Cancellation Deadline: September 9, 2022

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email to mbaer@uga.edu before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

Registration Transfer: If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. Simply email 48 hours before the event to mbaer@uga.edu with the registration information of the person who will attend.

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms is being held at the UGA Hotel, which is adjacent to the Conference Center. To make a hotel reservation, visit www.ugahotel.com or call 800-884-1381. The block code to reference is 94153A.

The deadline to make a hotel reservation from the conference block is August 14, 2022. After this date, rooms may be available outside of the block.

Payment Information

Paying by credit card: Credit cards sometimes aren’t processed until a few days after you submit the registration in Marketplace. Please make sure the card number is correct, the billing zip code matches the billing address for the card and the card isn’t expired, or expiring in the next few days. If the credit card doesn’t go through for some reason, you will have to re-submit the registration.

Paying by check: If you choose to pay by check by submitting a purchase order, the amount due will adjust to $0.00 because you haven't actually paid anything yet. We will send an official invoice by email showing the amount due and the address to mail payment so that you can submit for payment. Checks should be made payable to “UGA”.

Paying by UGA General Ledger Journal Entry (Formerly called E-ticket): If you are a UGA faculty or staff member and are paying by departmental journal entry, the amount due will adjust to $0.00 because you haven't actually paid anything yet. Please enter the name, phone number and email address of the person responsible for the funds (chartstring) you are using to pay for the registration fee so we can work with them to make the journal entry. Registration will not be confirmed until we have this information.

Invoice procedure for everyone paying by check/PO or UGA Journal Entry: Invoices will be sent a few days after the registration is confirmed. When you successfully complete the registration process, you will receive two emails from Melanie Baer (mbaer@uga.edu). One to let you know the registration has been received and a second when it is confirmed. A few days later, you will receive an email from Julie Davis (julidavi@uga.edu) including a copy of the official invoice and the payment address. Please don’t remit payment until you receive the email from Julie Davis as sometimes checks are sent to the wrong UGA office by mistake. This process often takes up to 5 business days to complete.

Paying by credit card: Credit cards sometimes aren’t processed until a few days after you submit the registration in Marketplace. Please make sure the card number is correct, the billing zip code matches the billing address for the card and the card isn’t expired, or expiring in the next few days. If the credit card doesn’t go through for some reason, you will have to re-submit the registration.

Stock number:

SOE 2022

Price:

$125.00