Regional conferences sponsored by ESAs

Each year member ESAs host various regional conferences that could be of general interest to all our members. The following regional conferences are coming up soon. Please see the conference brochures below for details.If you would like to have your ESA regional conference featured here, please send a brief description of the conference and the conference brochure or web link to


Solutions to Classroom Behavior Problems: Prevention & Intervention

When: February 9, 2017
Location: Southwest Plains Conference Center 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette, KS 67877

Choose your location:

See Dr. Randy Sprick in person at Southwest Plains Regional Service Center in Sublette, Kansas or attend at a satellite in one of three Kansas cities: Goodland, Newton, or Sabetha.

Students who are unmotivated, disruptive, off task, or argumentative can be frustrating. If you would like to add strategies to your repertoire for preventing and intervening with any and all behavior concerns, this conference is for you.


Dr. Sprick's presentation is designed to assist educators (teachers, counselors, administrators, and others) in constructing a plan for increasing student motivation, improving behavior, and increasing student responsibility. Participants will learn best practice principals for classroom management, behavior management, and and instructional approach to discipline. This conference is appropriate for general and special education teachers in grades K-12. 

Topics include:

  • establishing rules and enforcing them effectively.
  • using positive feedback to increase student motivation.
  • why and how to be proactive not reactive in managing student behavior.
  • when and how to use extrinsic rewards.
  • individual interventions that one should try first with the student who has extreme behavioral challenges.

If you have questions, please contact Southwest Plains Regional Service Center at (800) 728-1022.

Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning (MACPL)

When: February 27 to March 1, 2017

Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

The Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning (MACPL) is pleased to offer a unique professional learning opportunity to educational service agencies. Focused solely on personalizing learning in K-12, this conference offers an opportunity for IUs and districts to deepen their knowledge and broaden their understanding of the many facets and models of personalized, or customized, learning. Our conference will be held in Baltimore, MD from February 27 to March 1, 2017.

We would like to extend an opportunity for one ESA to hold a superintendents’ retreat, or off-site, in conjunction with this conference. We know that many of you are supporting your districts as they explore or transition to these new models, so this opportunity would afford you the ability to hold private meetings and exclusive discussions while also benefiting from the conference sessions, speakers, and vendors. We hosted our Spring Retreat at last year’s conference, and our superintendents found the synergy between the two events very worthwhile.


FloridaLearns Foundation/Panhandle Area Educational Consortium 50th Annual Leadership Conference

When: July 18-20, 2017

Location: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Mirimar Beach, Florida

It's a golden anniversary celebration! The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) and FloridaLearns Foundation invite all education leaders to join us in celebrating PAEC's 50th anniversary. The celebration is slated to take place during our annual leadership conference, July 18-20, 2017, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. Conference registration is $225/person.


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