The Accelerating Learning Conference 2022



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Virtual Conference July 19-20, 2022

For Teachers, Instructional Coaches, School and District Leaders

Presented by Learning-Focused, Education Leaders on Accelerating Learning

What is Accelerating Learning?

This conference provides the tools, strategies, and discourse on proven Acceleration Practices that you can integrate into your lessons, units, and school culture.

Student learning is Accelerated by planning and implementing specific strategies and practices before, during, and after lessons. You will recognize some of the strategies, while many will be new to you. The differences between success and failure for Accelerating Learning are how and when the Acceleration strategies are used, and how consistent and pervasive the strategies are implemented. Thus, Accelerating Learning is not a single strategy, but multiple strategies that are purposefully planned and connected.

During this conference, you will explore how Acceleration Practices are planned and used across all grades and content areas. By attending this conference, you will discover strategies and structures that close learning gaps and significantly increase student self-efficacy.

Are You Ready for High Expectations of All Students?

The Accelerating Learning Conference will provide you with the keys to reversing learning gaps without lowering learning expectations. This is what makes Acceleration Practices so effective – students are much more successful when they are taught their grade level standards at the time it is presented!

It is time to break the cycle of low achievement by providing students a pathway to success that increases their self-efficacy.

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What Do You Believe?

If you believe there are strategies and practices that support students who struggle with grade level expectations and lead to their success while significantly increasing their self-efficacy, then this conference is for you! We believe that all schools can be exemplary schools where all students are successful. Learning-Focused has years of experience providing research-based strategies and evidence-based practices proven to Accelerate Learning.

It is this experience with Accelerating Learning that drives
the content for this conference.

Previous Learning-Focused Conference Participants Said...

"I was fortunate to attend several excellent sessions. I will take back a lot of information to our leadership team and teachers."

Jennifer Lee, VA

"The presentations were really great and relevant to me."

Kathy Bixler

"I learned a lot about vocabulary. Thank you! This was a well-put-together, informative event!"

Sarah Verjinski

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Registration for the conference is $199 per person.


What You Will Experience

During The Accelerating Learning Conference

  • Build on the teaching and leading skills you use now to better meet the needs of students
  • Explore and develop practical strategies for Accelerating Learning before, during, and after lessons
  • Discover Acceleration Practices that support your learning goals
  • Develop professional relationships that can expand your education practice
  • Consider implications of how schools have traditionally tried to close achievement gaps
  • Gain new perspectives on how to provide “just in time” support for grade-level expectations
  • Design an Acceleration program tailored to your individual class, school, or district
  • Create an implementation plan to systematically use Acceleration Practices

What You Receive

This Virtual Conference Will Provide You With:

  • 2 days of LIVE breakout sessions from Learning-Focused experts
  • Access to more than 20 hours of conference recordings for a limited time after the conference
  • A set of materials based on Acceleration Practices ($75 value)
  • Access to Learning-Focused Online, our resources site, for one-year

"Implementing Learning-Focused elements, as a whole, leads to more effective planning. This has resulted in a more challenging and engaging learning environment, which has led to an increase in student achievement as measured by higher scores in the classroom, benchmark tests, and on state tests."

Julie Calhoun, GA

Keynote Speakers

Brian Kight

learning framework Brian Kight is the author of Its central mission is to help people build the discipline they need to accomplish what they want, as fast and reliably as possible.

Brian has spent 17 years serving clients to raise the standards of leadership, create a disciplined culture, and align behavior to produce results. His ability to help people understand and execute simple skills with elite discipline, both personally and professionally, is what makes his training systems so practical and powerful.

Keynote Session: The Performance Pathway

The performance pathway is a system organizations can leverage to get the results they want. The performance pathway is this: leaders create culture, culture drives behavior, and behavior produces results.

Dr. Todd Whitaker

learning framework Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. He has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness.

Keynote Session: "What Great Educators Do Differently"

What are the specific qualities and practices of great educators that elevate them above the rest? This workshop reveals what the most effective educators do differently than their colleagues. Participants will focus on what the most successful educators do . . . that others do not. Everyone will leave knowing what great educators do differently, why they are more effective, and how to immediately implement each of these into your own classrooms and schools.

Conference Speakers

Lindsey Hampton

Dr. Sherri Connell

Jennifer Partrick

Don Marlett

Tracy Easterling

Debra Simons

Abra Seay

Regina Propst

Bessie Criscione

Rhonda Robbins

Conference Agenda

July 19-20, 2022

9:15 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Over 25 breakout sessions are available throughout the conference,
with three-four concurrent sessions being offered at one time.   

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July 19, 2022

  • 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Welcome to Conference
  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - Keynote - Brian Kight
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Day 1 Close

July 20, 2022

  • 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Welcome to Day 2
  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - Keynote - Dr. Todd Whitaker
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Conference Close


It's Time to Level Up!

Registration for the conference is $199 per person.

Learning is better in teams!

Register three people and receive a 50% discount on the third registration fee.

Register today and pay with next year's budget!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about this event.

Attending Synchronous Sessions

What if I am not able to attend a specific breakout session? Registrants who are unable to view a live conference presentation on July 19 or July 20 will be able to view a recording of any conference presentation for the one month following the virtual conference.

Academic Credit

As a Learning-Focused professional development participant, you may qualify for academic credit through your school or district. You may request a certificate of attendance by emailing, based on 10 hours of professional development.


After your participation in Accelerate Learning, we recommend participation in one of the Accelerate Learning Training of Trainers Virtual Institutes. This will continue to build your content expertise, while also providing you with the tools and resources you need to redeliver training in your school or district.

Terms and Conditions

Learning-Focused reserves the right to reschedule a session because of low registration. In the unlikely event of the institute being rescheduled, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds or be able to transfer their registration to another date.

Can’t Attend?

If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, contact Learning-Focused through email at or by calling 866-955-3276 no later than 30 calendar days prior to the start of the event to request a credit that can be used for Learning-Focused products or events.

After the 30-day timeframe, you are ineligible for a credit, but you may send a nonregistered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you.

For all cancellations, there is a $50 processing fee.