Photo of Dr. John HattieKeynote Speaker: Dr. John Hattie

Dr. John Hattie is a world-renowned educational expert. He has examined 2,100 meta-analyses comprising more than 130,000 studies involving 400 million students around the world, leading to the Visible Learning books series that has been translated into 29 different languages and sold more than two million copies.   His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement, and evaluation of teaching and learning.

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Conference Registration

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Registration Fee:

  • Before May 30th: $249 per person
  • After May 30th: $399 per person

Travel Accommodations & Arrangements

Please give "FallEdCon24" or "Fall Educators Conference" when reserving.

Rates valid starting May 2024.

Photo of Myron DueckMyron Dueck

Myron Dueck is a best-selling author and speaker who shares 25 years of practitioner and leadership experience. He helps educators generate ideas and navigate issues surrounding grading, assessment, and student voice. Myron’s published work includes numerous journal articles and his books, Grading Smarter, Not Harder– Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn (ASCD, 2014) and ‘Giving Students a Say! Smarter Assessment Practices to Empower and Engage.' 

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Photo of Jenni DonohooDr. Jenni Donohoo

Jenni Donohoo, Ph.D., is a five-time, best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 20 years experience in leading school change. Jenni’s books include: Collaborative Inquiry for Educators: A Facilitator’s Guide to School Improvement, Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning, and Quality Implementation: Leveraging Collective Efficacy to Make ‘What Works’ Actually Work (co-authored by Steven Katz).

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photo of John AlmarodeDr. John Almarode

Dr. John Almarode is a bestselling author and an Associate Professor of Education at James Madison University. He was awarded the inaugural Sarah Miller Luck Endowed Professorship in 2015 and received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia in 2021. His books include: PLC+, Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design, Clarity for Learning: Five Essential Practices that Empower Students and Teachers, and How Learning Works.

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Photo of Kim GibbonsDr. Kim Gibbons

Kim Gibbons, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) at the University of Minnesota.  She has worked as the Executive Director of the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED) which received national recognition for its use of the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework. Dr. Gibbons is the co-author of four books and has numerous other peer-reviewed publications.

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Photo of Garth LarsonDr. Garth Larson 

Garth Larson, Ed.D is the Co-Founder and CEO of FIRST Educational Resources. Garth has previously worked as a director of learning, elementary principal, and started his career in education as a high school speech and English teacher. Garth currently consults with school districts around the world and provides customized professional development around a variety of topics, mainly Professional Learning Communities 2.0, learning-centered grading practices, leadership, and school improvement. 

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Day 1 - Monday, October 14

  • Keynote - 8:00-9:30
  • Networking - 9:30-10:00
  • Breakout Session - 10:00-11:00
  • Breakout Session - 11:15-12:15
  • Lunch / Networking - 12:15-1:15
  • Breakout Session - 1:15-2:15
  • Breakout Session - 2:30-3:30

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 15

  • Keynote - 8:00-9:15
  • Networking - 9:15-9:45
  • Breakout Session - 9:45-10:45
  • Breakout Session - 11:00-12:00
  • Lunch / Networking - 12:00-1:00
  • Breakout Session - 1:00-2:00
  • Close note/Panel Discussion - 2:15-3:30

Breakout session information coming soon!


25 SCECHs @ No Cost

  • For in-state educators only.
  • Complete the conference sign-in (daily).
  • Complete the conference feedback from.
  • Please have your PIC#.
NMU Grade Credits

Graduate Credit - ED 596

  • Through Northern Michigan University.
  • Additional Information & Course Registration.
Social Work Credits


  • Procedure for obtaining SSW CEUs.








NMU Center

Venue: Northern Center

1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855


 WiFi Information

  • Public WiFi is available in the Northern Center.


Personal Needs

  • Peninsula 3 and Room 2207 have been reserved for nursing mothers and others with personal needs.


Event Parking Information

  • Please park off campus and use the shuttle service.
  • There is limited parking on campus.
  • Permit required for parking on campus outside of the Northern Center parking lot.


Shuttle Service

  • From Marquette Senior High School [MAP]
  • Shuttle with loop between the Northern Center and MSHS during the following times.
  • 7:25-8:30 am and 3:30-4:30 pm daily.