8th Annual Symposium
for Superintendents and Education Leaders

Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29

The Great Emergence:
Innovations Supporting the New Era of Education

The educational landscape shifted before our eyes. As we emerge from the challenges of the last two years, state commissioners, school superintendents, and district administrators are invited to join national experts, practitioners, and policymakers at Discovery Education’s 8th annual Leadership Symposium.

Convening Innovative Leaders

Join this premier, professional learning event focused on actionable strategies and inspiring and innovative new practices that are best meeting the needs of principals, teachers, and students today. We'll address unfinished learning, prioritize the use of federal dollars, and dig into key factors that will play a role in the future success of students.

Why Attend

Featured Speakers

Dr. Luvelle Brown
Superintendent
Ithaca City Schools, NY
@LuvelleB
Former NY Superintendent of the Year and winner of the 2022 AASA Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award

Jhone Ebert
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Nevada Department of Education
@NVSupt
State leader behind the Nevada Ready! initiative for equitable, quality instruction

Dr. Don Haddad
Superintendent
St. Vrain Valley Schools, CO
@SVVSDsupt
Leader in whole school improvement, innovation, and system reform

Dr. Christina Kishimoto
CEO & Founder
Voice4Equity
@Voice4Equity
Former State Superintendent of Hawaii and national leader on education policy

Dr. Robert Marzano
Chief Academic Officer
Marzano Academies
@RobertJMarzano
Leading education researcher in competency-based education systems, speaker, trainer, and author

Peer-Driven Discussions


The DE Leadership Symposium facilitates valuable, peer-to-peer conversation around top-of-mind topics for district leaders like:

  • • Engaging early learners and eradicating early learning gaps.
  • • High-quality instruction, differentiation, and personalization to reach all students.
  • • Supporting SEL, ELL, and diverse learners with accessible, engaging content.
  • • Supporting ELL and diverse learners with accessible, engaging content
  • • Developing policy leadership skills and diverse policy ecosystems.

Why Attend


This annual event features highly successful innovative practices from districts across the country, and it always takes a balanced approach to the most important topics. Participants will gain invaluable, in-person networking with their peers, as well as private-sector leaders and state policymakers, through keynote presentations, peer-moderated breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions.

Join us as we focus on the current and future state of instruction while sharing best practices and lessons learned from the past two school years in order to best shape the next.

Hotel and Travel


The symposium program will begin at 6:00 PM CT on Wednesday, September 28 and will conclude at 2:30 PM CT on Thursday, September 29. The St. Vrain Valley School District in Longmont, CO, is also offering to host an optional tour of their Innovation Center on the morning of Friday, September 30.

The symposium hotel room block begins the evening of Wednesday, September 28, with the option to stay over on the evening of Thursday, September 29. The link to book your room in the hotel room block will be provided after you have registered for the symposium and confirmed your attendance.

There is no registration fee to attend this event and meals and snacks will be included in the program.

Participants will be responsible for the cost of the hotel room night, airfare, and transportation to and from the hotel.