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2017 GACIS Winter Conference




GACIS 2017 Winter Conference

 December 5-6, 2017

Legacy Lodge, Lanier Islands, Georgia

Online Registration is Closed - Please Register at the Conference.

Keynote Speakers

Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with (ICLE), a best selling author, award winning high school principal, and national speaker. His focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally. His Pillars of Digital Leadership is a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures

Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as an educational leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.  In 2015, he received the Bammy Award as the National Secondary Principal of the year.  Jimmy is the co-author of What Connected Educators Do Differently and START.RIGHT.NOW. which he wrote with Todd Whitaker and Jeff Zoul.

Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is a teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and state departments throughout the US. Her 25-year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse backgrounds with the academic language, communication, reading and writing skills to be career and college ready. A teacher’s teacher, Dr. Kinsella maintains active K-12 classroom involvement by writing curriculum, teaching demonstration lessons, and coaching both teachers and administrators.

Plus updates from GADOE and breakout sessions 

Download complete speaker information here

Download the tentative agenda here 

GACIS member fee - $240.00; non-members - $315.00

To make hotel reservations by phone call 770-945-8787 or 800-840-5253. Email to reserve rooms at reservations@lanier islands.com.    You must reserve rooms before November 17, 2017 to receive the conference rate of $134.00.

Reserve your room online

Make hotel reservations early!! The block of rooms goes very quickly!!!


For questions, please contact Deborah White, at dwhite@gael.org 

Please email pmyers@gael.org with conference registration problems.

* Please note our conference cancellation policy: Due to commitments to our facilities and partners, cancellations are subject to a $50.00 fee up to one week before the event. After that, the full fee will be charged. No-shows at the event will be charged the full feeCancellations must be in writing. Please email gsmith@gael.org to cancel.  

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