Every day, attendees will find sessions targeted at a variety of grade levels (pre-K, elementary, middle, high, and college) as well as general interest sessions. Every day, attendees will also find sessions that focus on each of the conference's 6 strands.


Note: The Schedule is tentative. It is subject to change without notice.

Sponsor Showcases & Sponsor Technology Showcases take place during the regular session times.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

  • Conference Bag Preparation
  • Conference Bag Stuffing
  • Conference Check-In
  • On-Site Registration

Monday, April 19, 2010

  • Check-In and On-Site Registration
  • Opening Session
  • Keynote Address: Mike Schmoker
  • Sponsor Displays
  • Major, Regular and Double Sessions
  • NEW! Focus on Administrators

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

  • Check-In and On-Site Registration
  • NCSM Business Meeting
  • Sponsor Displays
  • Recognition: Iris Carl Travel Grant Awardees
  • Major, Regular and Extended Sessions
  • Regional Caucuses

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

  • Check-In and On-Site Registration
  • Recognition Ross Taylor / Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Awardee
  • Major, Regular and Extended Sessions
  • Special Interest Group Meetings
  • NEW! Focus on Emerging Leaders

Sponsor Display Area

The Sponsor Display Area has become an integral part of the educational services NCSM provides conference attendees. Attendees can examine current resources, explore trends and practices, review products and services and engage in discussion with NCSM's major sponsors. Be sure to make time in your schedule to visit the NCSM Sponsor Display Area and wear your badge to gain entrance.


Monday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Regional Caucuses

The NCSM Caucuses are perfect opportunities for all conference attendees to network, collaborate, and communicate within each NCSM region. Regional Directors will facilitate these sessions, providing opportunities to share information, ideas, successes, and challenges among colleagues. Caucuses are scheduled on Tuesday afternoon.


Sponsor Showcases. Learn about the newest products and resources from the elite NCSM sponsor partners during the Sponsor Showcases. Each session is 60 minutes.

Technology Showcases. Learn about the latest technology tools during the Technology Showcases. Each session is 60 minutes and is presented in a PC environment.

Special Interest Group Meetings

This special time has been set aside for professional groups of interest to NCSM members. Learn, share information, and network. Meetings are scheduled on Wednesday afternoon.

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