ConnectEDD created What Great Educators Do Differently conferences in 2015 for educators passionate about teaching, learning, and leading.

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ConnectEDD provides onsite and virtual instructional and leadership coaching for districts, schools, and individuals.

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ConnectEDD speakers are among the most sought after educational presenters in the entire world.

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ConnectEDD was founded by Jimmy Casas and Jeff Zoul, two experienced educators who love to share their passion with other educators through writing.

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We’ve concepted and created numerous authored pieces at this point.  Our most recent work is titled Start. Right. Now. – Teach and Lead for Excellence.  After studying teachers across the nation and compiling such knowledge with their own experiences, Jimmy, Jeff, and Todd Whitaker wrote this book to take teachers and leaders to their next step toward excellence.  Wherever you are on your journey as an educator, choose to become even greater still—our kids are worth it. Start. Right. Now.

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When you attend a “Be Different” conference, you are participating in a comprehensive professional learning experience that you can bring back to your classroom, school, and district. At our conferences, you will connect with educators from all over who share your passions, concerns, interests, challenges, goals, and commitments. You’ll be greeted with unparalleled professionalism and approachability from all presenters throughout the conference—and even after the event. You will engage in meaningful dialogue with many of the leading voices in education today.

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Registration rates:

Des Moines, IA

$199 Early Bird Rate (thru July 19)
$229 after July 19

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Houston, TX

$199 Early Bird Rate (thru Sept 1)
$229 after Sept. 1

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