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 Events and Conferences

Information regarding Division of School and District Effectiveness professional learning opportunities for designated Priority, Focus, and SIG1003(g) schools and districts can be found below. Materials and resources from past events and conferences can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage. Please check back often as this webpage is updated frequently.

Instructional Leadership Conference
October 5 & 6, 2016

We look forward to your attendance at this year’s Instructional Leadership Conference (ILC). Important information regarding the event can be found below and in our 2016 ILC FAQs. Please read all information carefully as there are some differences from last year’s ILC. 

Registration Fee

Please register by August 19, 2016. There will be a registration fee of $1,000 per school. Registration fees have not been collected in the past couple of years due to available funding. However, these funds have been depleted and we need to again collect from participating schools/districts.  The registration fee covers the cost of all Instructional Leadership Conferences scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year.
The district Title I director will be invoiced. Each district will receive one invoice that includes the registration fees for all Priority and Focus schools in the district. Payment is due by September 15, 2016.

Dates and Location

This year’s ILC will be held on October 5 and 6, 2016, at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott in Stone Mountain, GA. Participants will only attend one day. The table below indicates which day each district should attend.
October 5, 2016
October 6, 2016
Atlanta Public Schools
ALL school districts in the Southwest Region
Bibb County
ALL school districts in the Southeast Region
Carroll County
Baldwin County
Cherokee County
Barrow County
Clayton County
Clarke County
Coweta County
Cobb County
Dalton City
Columbia County
DeKalb County
Gainesville City
Fulton County
Greene County
Gordon County
Gwinnett County
Houston County
Hall County
Jasper County
Hancock County
Jones County
Jefferson County
Meriwether County
Jenkins County
Newton County
Johnson County
Peach County
Marietta City
Polk County
Richmond County
Rome City
Rockdale County
Spalding County
Taliaferro County
State Schools
Wilkinson County
State Charter Schools
Thomaston-Upson County
Twiggs County
Walker County
Whitfield County

Tentative Agenda

·         8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
·         9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sessions


Priority and Focus School principals and their supervisors should attend. Opportunity School principals and their supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Each principal is invited to bring one additional member of his or her leadership team. Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate requests for additional school or district personnel to attend ILC.


Please register by August 19, 2016 using the link below. Principals will complete the information for themselves, their additional leadership team members (one per school), and their supervisors. Only principals need to complete the registration form.


Lodging is available at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott and the Stone Mountain Inn. The conference is located at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott, but both hotels are located within Stone Mountain Park. Please use the links below to secure the conference rate for lodging by August 19, 2016.

Park Entrance Fee

Upon arrival to Stone Mountain Park, let the entry gate know you are attending the SDE Instructional Leadership Conference. A discounted park fee of $3.00 per room per night will be applied to the hotel room bill for overnight guests only. There is no entrance fee due at the entry gate.
If you have any questions about this year’s Instructional Leadership Conference or require technical assistance, please contact Andrea Cruz ( or Christy Jones ( We look forward to seeing everyone in October!

 Contact Information

Christy Jones, Ed.S.
Professional Learning Program Specialist
Phone: 404-657-2951

Andrea Cruz
Professional Learning Program Specialist
Phone: 404-656-3436

Technical Questions
Cindy Popp
Regional Resource Specialist
Technical Assistance and Support
Phone: 404-463-1939

 School and District Professional Learning

North Area Instructional Leadership Conference, February 2016

 Staff Professional Learning


 Principal-to-Principal Webinar Series


 Professional Learning Collaborative Videos