Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference

Minneapolis, MN | November 6-8, 2020

Educators like you—designing and leading teacher-powered schools—aren’t satisfied staying on the ground. You need to explore, to journey, to discover new and exciting designs for learning with your students. You rethink power in education, and this event is for you.

The theme of this year's Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference is 2020 Teacher-Powered Odyssey: Rethinking Power in Education. Join us in Minneapolis, November 6-8, 2020, to explore how teachers in vastly different schools across the country are using shared leadership and collaborative decision making to design and run student-centered schools.

  • Share and grow together with local and national networking
  • Learn from practitioners in powerful breakout sessions for schools in all stages
  • Discounts for teams of 4+ and Network Members


Register between now and April 30 to enjoy early bird rates! That’s $425 per person—or $350 in groups of four or more. Network members receive an additional $50 off each guest. Reach out to your regional network leader for your discount code, or email info@teacherpowered.org if you are a national network member.

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Note: In Eventbrite, click the green ticket button. A pop-up menu will appear. Click "Enter Promo Code" in the top left to enter your code. This will grant access to member pricing, $50 off each registration. We can also create an invoice to send you if preferable.


The 2020 conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. We have negotiated a room block rate of $145 per night. You have until October 5, 2020, to reserve your room. You may call the hotel directly at (612) 339-4900 and ask for the Teacher-Powered National Conference room block or reserve online at the link below.

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This year we have four session strands.

  • To boldly goDesigning equitable, student-centered learning: Teacher-powered teams use their autonomies to create student-centered learning environments. Sessions in this strand will focus on ways teacher-powered schools have designed learning programs and environments that allow all students to be successful.
  • Planetary alignmentSharing power with students, families, community: Teacher-powered schools actively engage families and communities as experts and give students real power and choice in their own education. Many teacher-powered schools are also community schools, meaning they offer wraparound support services to students and families and have a staff member or members coordinate community involvement. Sharing the power of decision-making with students, families, and communities allows all members of a school to come together for the benefit of students. Sessions in this strand focus on this particular teacher-powered practice.
  • Intergalactic cooperationRunning effective collaborative teams: These sessions will focus on innovative ways teacher-powered teams use their autonomies, structures, and collaborative leadership practices to govern their schools.
  • Shooting for the starsTransforming the system: There are many teacher-powered allies and advocates that actively support teacher-powered teams. Sessions in this strand will focus on ways districts, unions, networks, and education organizations support the innovative and important work happening in teacher-powered schools.

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