GAR’s Educator Conference will resume in 2021

Dina Younis \
May 27, 2020


Everyone at GAR Foundation is thinking of you and the important work you do at this extremely difficult time.

Earlier this year, before the pandemic crisis, we made the decision to move GAR’s Educator Conference from an annual to a biennial event. Just as we were going to send educators a notice about this update, the stay-at-home orders were put into place and schools quickly had to shift priorities, so we decided to postpone the announcement.

Beginning this year, the GAR Educator Conference will take place every other year. We will be back in Fall, 2021.

Local educators mean a lot to us and we value the time we share with you at the conference each year. We’re always looking for new and creative ways to engage educators. This pause will give us the chance to reflect on your feedback and plan future conferences that will continue to inspire replication of winning concepts, elevate teaching practices, encourage collaboration, and grow the professional learning community.

Based on what you’ve told us over the years, you enjoy learning about and hearing from local educators at the conference. We enjoy sharing their stories too. We encourage you to bookmark our blog and sign up for our newsletter to get a closer look at some of the Educator Initiative Grant winning projects in the upcoming months. Given the disruption the pandemic has caused on teaching and learning, these projects, with their focus on technology and professional development are perhaps more valuable than ever.  

If you were planning on submitting a topic to present at the conference this year, we’d still like to hear your story. Please send it to us.

Stay safe.

The GAR team.