Noteworthy Sessions at the 2020 National ESEA Conference


TransACT’s Parent Notices team looks forward to the National ESEA Conference every year. It gives us the opportunity to meet with and learn more about our current customers as well as stay up to date on the topics that are at the forefront for educators working in ESEA (ESSA) programs across the country. We’ve poured over the schedule and wanted to provide you with some presentations that we think would be worth checking out at the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrator's Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, February 4-7, 2020. 

The National ESEA Conference brings some of the highest quality presentations related to issues and concerns regarding the implementation of ESEA (ESSA) programs and best practices that can be extremely helpful to educators tasked with managing these programs. When you visit the exhibit hall, be sure to stop by the TransACT booth at booth 540. We will be sharing new functionality in coming to TransACT ParentNotices, and have resources about our other products that serve programs like 21st Century Community Learning Centers and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Programs. 

The sessions are separated by day and in chronological order. Additionally, we have linked each session to the description. 

Tuesday (2/4) Sessions: 

US Department of Education: "Oldies But Goodies: Learning from the Past and Present, Educating the Future"

  • 2/4 10:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Location: A412 

Trauma and the Brain: Moving Students from Surviving to Thriving

  • 2/4 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • LocationSidney Marcus Auditorium 

US Department of Education: "Lessons from Evaluations of Professional Development for Educators"

  • 2/4 12:00 - 1:00 PM
  • Location: A412 

Providing English Learners and Other Students Deep and Generative Opportunities to Learn

  • 2/4 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Location: A311/312 

US Department of Education: "Title I, Part A Equitable Services Updated Non-Regulatory Guidance (October 2019) Panel Discussion"

  • 2/4 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Location: A412 

Federal Update: The Washington, DC Landscape

  • 2/4 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Sidney Marcus Auditorium 

Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Effectiveness and Equity for All English Learners

  • 2/4 2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Location: A313/314

US Department Of Education: "Updates from the United States Department of Education"

  • 2/4 3:00 - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Sidney Marcus Auditorium 


Wednesday (2/5) Sessions: 

Coordination of Title I and Title III Services for English Learners in Homeless Situations

  • 2/5 9:30 - 10:15 AM
  • Location: A311/312 

US Department of Education: "The Future of ESEA Report Cards: Using Data to Have Conversations About School Performance"

  • 2/5 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: A412 

Using English Learners' Assessment Results to Improve Academic Achievement

  • 2/5 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: A311/312 

US Department of Education: "MSIX - A Resource for Supporting Migratory Students' Academic Success" 

  • 2/5 12:45 - 1:45 PM
  • Location: A412 

Implementing an Intensive Reading Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

  • 2/5 2:15 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: A311/312 


Thursday (2/6) Sessions: 

Integrating Equity and Social Emotional Learning to Foster Student Success

  • 2/6 10:00 - 10:45 AM
  • Location: Exhibit Hall Stage B 

US Department of Education: "Quick and Simple: The New Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Application Process"

  • 2/6 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Location: A412 

National EL Collaboration: From NCSTIIID to NAELPA

  • 2/6 12:15 - 1:45 PM
  • Location: A302 

US Department of Education: "ED Data Express"

  • 2/6 12:45 - 1:45 PM
  • Location: A412 

Creating a Climate of Care Through Relationships to Overcome Trauma in Urban Schools

  • 2/6 12:45 - 1:45 PM
  • Location: A411 

US Department of Education: “Benefiting Students by Combining Non-Federal Funds and Funds from Multiple Federal Programs in Title I Schoolwide Programs: Georgia’s Journey

  • 2/6 3:30 - 5:00 PM
  • Location: A412 

ESSA Hot Topics: The Updates You Need to Know!

  • 2/6 3:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Sidney Marcus Auditorium 

The Rights of Immigrant Students and English Learners in the Public Schools

  • 2/6 3:45 - 4:45 PM
  • Location: A411 


Friday (2/7) Sessions: 

ESSA and English Learners (ELs) - Progress and Pitfalls

  • 2/7 9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • Location: A411 

Increasing Family Engagement in Their Child's Education on Secure Care Settings

  • 2/7 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: A411 

US Department of Education: "Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Funded Technical Assistance: What You Should Know!"

  • 2/7 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Sidney Marcus Auditorium 

Blending and Brauding... A Practical How to Guide

  • 2/7 1:30 - 2:30 PM 
  • Location: A411 

Be sure to stop by booth 540 when you visit the exhibit hall and say hello to the TransACT team. We will have resources about parent and family engagement under ESSA, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Programs


Dr. David Holbrook

About The Author

Dr. David Holbrook is a nationally recognized leader in federal programs administration and monitoring with expertise in Title I, Title III, Native American Education, and Federal Programs. Dr. Holbrook has also worked as a consultant with Title III of the US Department of Education and now serves as Executive Director, Federal Compliance and State Relationships with TransAct.