NCPAPA Fall Instructional Symposium

  • We are excited to be returning to Pinehurst for our Fall Instructional Symposium November 18-19th, 2021!

    FIS 2021

    Studies have identified “collective teacher efficacy” as the most predictive variable for impacting student achievement. When a school staff believes that they have the collective capacity to impact student learning, they can overcome challenges such as student poverty, lack of parental involvement, and students’ prior achievement deficiencies.   So, how do school leaders build a strong sense of collective efficacy among the staff at their schools? This year’s NCPAPA Fall Instructional Symposium will focus on how school leaders create a collaborative culture of efficacy and high expectations by building teachers’ skills and their capacity to impact student learning. 


  • NCPAPA is seeking teams of school or school district leaders to present breakout sessions at the 2021 Fall Instructional Symposium to be held November 18-19, 2021 at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, NC. Those responsible for providing instructional leadership in schools and school districts comprise the primary audience.

    Proposal Submission Deadline: August 9, 2021

    Presentation Criteria

    To be considered for inclusion in the symposium, proposals for break-out sessions should relate to the 2021 Symposium theme of "Achieving Results through Collective Efficacy" with a special emphasis on areas such as:

    • Developing a collaborative culture of high expectations for students and staff
    • Elements of successful school and/or district-wide instructional improvement initiatives 
    • Advancing teachers’ effective use of blended and digital instructional models
    • Teaming strategies that promote teacher buy-in and peer accountability 
    • Using data analysis to help teachers see the evidence of their collective impact on student learning

     All break-out sessions will be 45 minutes and presenters should prepare for 30-40 session attendees.

    Process for Submitting a Break-Out Session Proposal

    To be considered as a presenter for participation in the 2021 Fall Instructional Symposium, please provide a brief description of your 45 minute session using this form by August 9, 2021. 

    All school personnel who will be members of the presentation team must register to attend the conference. If selected a discount code will be supplied by NCPAPA. The discounted registration fee will be $259 per team member limited to 4 people. 

    Final Selection

    Final selection of presentations will be made by August 30, 2021.  Upon selection, lead contact persons will be notified to confirm participation, and the discount registration code will be shared by NCPAPA Program Coordinator, Katie Patterson. Contact her regarding any questions.

    Attendee registration and sponsorship opportunities will be available by the end of June.