Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has identified and celebrated excellence in education.The more than 8,500 recognized public and non-public National Blue Ribbon Schools represent U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Native tribes, territories, and military bases. Together they feature effective teaching and learning at all grade levels, in all geographic settings, and with all students.
2018 National Blue Ribbon School Ceremony Featured Speakers and Breakout Sessions
2018 National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning, will deliver the keynote address, Building Community: Compassion, Connection, and Commitment.
Featured Student Speaker, Liberty Ladd, of Falmouth Maine, will talk about the importance of student voices and perspectives.
Strategies for Leveraging Your National Blue Ribbon Award by Annette Jones, Assistant Director at National Catholic Association and co-speakers.
Life After National Blue Ribbon by Sheila Harrity, Superintendent-Director, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (Fitchburg, MA).
Creative Teaching and Learning Matter by Cheri Sterman, Crayola Director of Education and Vice-Chair of Partnership for 21st Century learning.
Spark Professional Development with the Edcamp Model by Hadley Ferguson, Executive Director, Edcamp Foundation.
Learn from NBRS Schools
Successful School Practices Include:
- Turnaround strategies (video) Game Changer
- College readiness strategies (audio) College Readiness Through Mastery Learning and Teaching
- Student Leadership (descriptions)