The journey includes Jostens Renaissance
Jostens Renaissance® is about recognizing all students and staff for academic accomplishments, increased positive behavior, and overall improvement of school culture and climate. Jostens Renaissance results show increased grades, attendance, pride and graduation rates. The annual Jostens Renaissance National Conference provides the opportunity to learn more about making your school a place where students belong, not just attend. The national conference also serves as a networking opportunity with the best and brightest in education. Don't miss the 2014 conference, where you’ll learn more about how to get to started—or restarted!
The journey is collaborative
This conference is for any educator looking to improve school culture and make a positive difference through recognition and inclusion. This isn't just a continuing education opportunity for administrators, teachers and staff members – students are welcome too!
The journey starts here
Attend so you can hear nationally known speakers, presentations on tried and true recognition ideas, case studies of improving school culture, and exchanging best practices. You will:
- Learn the basics of Jostens Renaissance® and how to get started
- Discuss advanced topics like taking a program to the next level and ways to track improvements in school
- Ask the hard questions about increasing staff morale, engaging all faculty members, and involving parents
- Foster leadership skills with examples that can guide your school in the right direction
- Connect with schools from across North America
- Hear from authorities on topics that impact your school community
- Participate in a live recognition rally and attend an awards banquet showing recognition, rewards and awards in action
"This was my 4th time attending and it is remarkable that you are able to maintain the high caliber from year to year." "The sessions I attended focused on how I can not only be a better educator, but how to be a better person. I wasn't expecting that. Thank you."
"This conference is always great! Excellent speakers, excellent sessions, and excellent extras!"
"The broad range of sessions accommodates the "newbie" as well as those people who have been involved with Jostens Renaissance for a number of years. I was a "newbie" and now it all makes sense to me. It truly was a wonderful experience to see all the excitement from those attending, pick up new ideas to take back to my school."
"The conference addressed specific points of interest, questions and suggested answers…the speakers were engaging and genuine…"
"This conference reminds us as educators how to teach children – not just to teach to a test, or a subject, or an ability. I came with 8 teachers and we ALL came back excited about our year ahead and cannot wait for another reminder from Jostens next year."
"The Jostens Renaissance National Conference is like a professional revival -- designed for all levels of teachers, from a 1st year teacher to those who've been teaching for 25+ years."
One educator stated, "For me, the breakout sessions were the most valuable [part of the conference] because that is where I received ideas that I can bring back and use at my school."