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2023 Virtual Conference

March 13, 2023

Gearing Up for Share My Lesson’s 2023 Virtual Conference


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What I love most about Share My Lesson’s Virtual Conference is that whether you are a teacher, a principal, a school staff member, an education organization professional, or even a parent, there is something here for you. For example, you can benefit from Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility’s session Self-Care and Communal Care for Ourselves and Our Students, or Lori Woodley-Langendorff’s of All It Takes session I Matter—You Matter: Flex Your Adult SEL Muscles and Everyone Wins! Last May, I was able to attend one of her sessions on the five adult social emotional learning muscles, and I left the session with a wealth of new knowledge and with my cup feeling full. We talk so much about supporting our students’ or children's social and emotional well-being that we don’t always remember to turn inward and focus on our own. But as Woodley-Langendorff teaches us, when we take the time to also focus on flexing our own “adult SEL muscles,” the benefits are far-reaching. Check out a sneak peek of what’s to come in this session in the reel below.

This isn’t the only engaging session in store for you. I’m sure you have been on a webinar where you kept looking at the clock wishing it would end, but when you complete one of SML’s virtual conference sessions, you’ll wonder how the session could be over already. That’s the great thing about this conference: We have been doing virtual conferences long before the COVID-19 pandemic, so we have the science of creating engaging, fun and knowledgeable sessions down pat.

And the Share My Lesson team wants you to be ready to dive into the conference, so here is some info to help you get geared up and ready to go.

Choose Your Sessions

With so many sessions being offered, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. Although you will have to decide which webinars you want to attend live, all sessions will be accessible after they initially air—so you can watch any session on demand later. Get started in choosing your sessions by logging into Share My Lesson, and join the community where, under the “Resources” tab, you will find the sessions organized by the day they are presented and by topics: diversity, equity and inclusion; STEM; ELA and civic education; and SEL and mental health. This makes it easy to find the webinars you are interested in.

Note: All of the sessions will be available on demand with closed captioning in English and Spanish after the live broadcast; and if you have already registered, we will email the on-demand link to you.

VC23 keynotes

Share with Your School Team

Learning together is always more fun! Invite colleagues on your team and at your school to register to attend the virtual conference.

Are you and a colleague new teachers or mentors to new teachers? If yes, then be sure to register for Amber Chandler’s session: That Wasn’t on the Syllabus: Survival Guide for New Teachers and Their Mentors.

Is your school looking to increase rigor in the classroom? If yes, then attend Barbara Blackburn’s session, Let's Up the Rigor: K-12 Instructional Strategies.

Or maybe you and your colleagues are trying to determine how to address the emergence of generative artificial intelligence services like ChatGPT? If that’s the case, then be sure to check out these sessions: Practical Approaches to Advance Original Thinking in a World with ChatGPT and Media Literacy in the Age of AI Chat Bots and TikTok Algorithms.

Connect with Other Participants

Once you have joined the 2023 Virtual Conference community, head over to the “Discussions” tab and connect with others who are attending the conference. Although the conference is virtual, the SML team strives to provide plenty of opportunities inside and outside of sessions to expand your network and create community. So go ahead, pop into the discussions and introduce yourself, share what sessions you are looking forward to attending and what you are hoping to learn:


Follow Us on Social Media

Looking for sneak peeks of the upcoming virtual conference sessions or seeking lesson plan recommendations? Be sure to follow Share My Lesson on social media to stay in the loop about all of our exciting and engaging content—and you’ll get to meet some of our presenters and SML staff in all-new videos. We will also be tweeting throughout the conference, so be sure to tag us @sharemylesson.

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2023 Virtual Conference

Join us March 21-23, 2023, for the virtual conference event of THE year! Featuring 30+ free, for-credit sessions, this professional development event is one not to miss for preK-16 teachers, school staff and parents.

Megan Ortmeyer

Megan Ortmeyer is an SML Team Member and has worked in the AFT Educational Issues Department since fall 2018. She received her M.A. in education policy studies in May 2020 from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University.

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