23rd Annual Impacting Student Learning Conference

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calendar icon  Saturday, March 6, 2021

clock-o icon  Sessions: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each session is 50 minutes.

map icon The 2021 conference will be offered virtually.

Conference Overview

The ISL Conference focuses on practical strategies for enhancing P-12 student learning. Concurrent sessions target teacher candidates, practicing teachers (new and veteran), as well as professors who teach teacher candidates and practicing teachers. Opportunities for participants to network with fellow educators are integrated throughout the day, and previous participants report that they were able to immediately implement the many new techniques learned at the conference in their own P-12 or higher education classrooms.


Conference TOPICS 

Classroom Strategies
Instructional Design/Tech Tips
Motivation/Classroom Management
Personal Growth/Self-care


Registration is FREE and open NOW.

Click here to register.

Please contact the Conference Program Chair, Dr. Julie Herron (jherron@augusta.edu), Associate Dean, with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at our conference!

2021 keynote speaker: Emily Rubin
Sponsored by CSRA RESA

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Marcus Autism Center, an academic affiliate with Emory University and an NIH Autism Center of Excellence.

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP
Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc.

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she has served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She recently participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD.  Along with Jennifer C. Townsend, M.Ed, she is a co-developer of the Social Emotional Engagement – Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) professional learning approach. Emily is also the co-author of SCERTS, a criterion referenced assessment tool and framework for social and emotional development.  She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs developing programs for social and emotional learning and engagement in the classroom setting.

2021 Conference presentation Proposals (NOW closed to submissions)

Effective educators know and use a variety of instructional strategies and approaches. This conference will provide virtual informational sessions that address issues relevant to effective teaching and learning at all levels and across a variety of subject areas. Proposals should be for a 50-minute synchronous presentation. We invite you to share your ideas related to these five topics:

Classroom Strategies
Instructional Design/Tech Tips
Motivation/Classroom Management
Personal Growth/Self-care

Detailed information about proposals is available on the proposal link.
Please note the following deadlines:
Proposals are due by Jan. 31.
Presenters will receive decisions by Feb. 5.
​​​​​​​Presenters must register by Feb. 12 to present at the conference.