Preview of the 2019 GEDTS Annual Conference

The countdown to the 2019 GED Testing Service Annual Conference has started! This year we’re hosting our three-day event at the Swissotel in Downtown Chicago, July 24th through 26th.

During the conference we’re offering opportunities to network with fellow educators, administrators and the GED Testing Service team. We will also provide the latest professional development workshops and information sessions related to the GED test program.

Keynote Speaker

This year author, inspirational speaker and human resources executive Steve Pemberton will keynote our conference. Pemberton is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer for Workhuman, a multinational human resources software company. His rise to professional success comes after spending much of his childhood as a ward of the state. Pemberton’s strong determination to rise above his circumstances and exceptional academic achievement earned him a full scholarship to Boston College. He would later work for his alma mater before taking Chief Diversity Officer positions at Monster.com and Walgreens. His inspiring life story is detailed in his best-selling memoir, “A Chance in the World.”

Professional Development Sessions

The annual conference is an opportunity for us to share insight on the best ways to prepare your students for the GED test subjects from who better but the creators of the test!

Our workshops and sessions will cover tips and strategies for teaching GED students, share some of the latest postsecondary outcomes data and student research and offer chances for you to ask the GED team your burning questions about the test.

The very popular Corrections track will also return this year with sessions designed to cater to the unique instructional needs of educators in the Corrections environment.

Here’s a sample of just some of the 25 plus sessions we’re offering:

  • GED Outcomes and Data
  • Accommodations Update
  • Getting Students College and Career Ready in RLA
  • From Integers to Factoring – Using Algebra Tiles in the Classroom Surrounded by Science
  • Putting Technology to Work in the Classroom
  • Moving Students from the Red Zone – Math
  • What a Difference an Electronic Scoring Tool Can Make!
  • Ask GED

GED Graduate of the Year Awards

Each year GED Testing Service recognizes several recent GED graduates for outstanding achievement with the GED Graduate of the Year award. During the awards luncheon the inspirational graduates share stories about their GED testing journey including the importance of their support system and the lasting impact the credential has as they pursue their personal and professional goals. We look forward to announcing and celebrating the achievements of this year’s winners at the conference!

These are just some of the highlights of what’s to come during the conference! We also encourage you to take time to check out the many attractions, festivals and events the Windy City has to offer.

If you haven’t registered there’s still time to join us! Sign up today and we’ll see you in Chicago!

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