Fall into Place Conference Notes

Guest Blog from Tyson Ledgerwood of New Mexico's Public Education Department. These are Tyson's thoughts and observations about the NMOST 2022 Fall into Place Conference held during the week of October 17, 2022.

The conference began with Renata lifting her coffee mug to the field as the Lt. Governor expressed his continued stalwart commitment to supporting out-of-school time. May, Jeff, and Sarah were a steady calm presence throughout the conference.

Val Day-Sanchez’s Workshop: How to be an Anti-Racist Educator When Working with Students Afterschool

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Val Day-Sanchez was one of our main keynote speakers and workshop leaders this year at our annual Fall into Place conference. Val (she/they) is an antiracist educator, professor of communication, social activist, author, and champion of inclusivity. She is also the founder of The Only Back Girl in the Room, a company with the mission to utilize education and facilitated discussions to help individuals and organizations adopt inclusive practices to advance equitable policies and procedures for marginalized group members. Check out some of the key takeaways from her workshop!

Trevor Muir on Soft Skills as Essential Skills

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At this year's annual Fall into Place conference, we invited Trevor Muir to be one of our guest keynote speakers and workshop leaders. Trevor is an educator, author, and speaker who is extremely open-source in his approach with sharing resources for other teachers to create a more engaging classroom. Trevor’s books, The Epic Classroom and The Collaborative Classroom are replete with amazing resources and ideas for parents and educators to reconnect with their passion for learning and explore what Trevor coins as EPIC learning. 


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