Center for Teaching and Learning

What Really Works!

The Center for Teaching & Learning’s biennial What Really Works! conference focuses on practical strategies for improving teaching and learning while supporting our educational community and students. While research and theory certainly inform our practices, this conference is about providing participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to take back with them to their districts, schools, and classrooms. Our presenters are local and national experts in their fields and we provide sessions perfect for novice & veteran teachers, counselors, special service providers, administrators, and even parents! This conference is for YOU!

This year’s theme is “What Really Works with High Leverage Practices and Collaboration” and every attendee will get a free professional book. The Connecting High Leverage Practices to Student Success: Collaboration in Inclusive Classrooms book will be published in August 2023 with Corwin Press. On Friday, September 29, we will offer a 3 hour workshop on Co-Teaching 101 that introduces strategies for co-planning, co-instructing, and co-assessing (4-7pm). Saturday, September 30, will take a more traditional conference format with multiple sessions available each hour between 8-5pm, with breakfast and lunch included. Experts on topics related to “Collaboration and Academics” and “Collaboration and Behavior” as well as myriad related topics will be flying in from around the United States to be the presenters at the conference. Keynote presentations will be done by Dr. Melissa Jenkins (University of Mary Washington, VA) and Dr. Wendy Murawski (California State University, Northridge), as the authors of the text. In addition to our experts, we will be spotlighting local educators as they share with us their tips for engaging learners that have led them to be so successful!

Conference fees vary based on dates and early bird registration, which is available until September 1, 2023. Discounted rates are available for CSUN students/faculty, CTL partner schools, or organizations sending 5 or more participants. We do not offer refunds for this event. Tickets are transferable. You may send a colleague or friend if you are unable to attend.

Register here and get ready for a great day!