2019 Technical Assistance & Training Conference

October 28-30

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown | Albuquerque, NM

POPCORN TO PATHWAYS: The Journey - The Future

Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), the largest public school system in New Mexico, is implementing their MSAP grant to transition from “popcorn programming” to a new K-12 STEM magnet pathway to attract students from different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and fill in the gaps in the existing STEM magnet school offerings for the future.

Albuquerque is a historical hub of science, research, technology, and arts, but has experienced popcorn programs in the form of magnet schools and programs in high schools with themes clustered in only a few areas with no K-12 connections. To progress from popcorn programming, a portfolio of innovative programs was developed to offer more choice and to establish a K-12 engineering pathway for neighborhood schools. The support from families, local laboratories, institutions of higher learning, community members and business partners ensured pathway success for all areas of the district.

APS currently operates eighteen magnet schools serving over 5,000 of the 80-plus thousands in neighborhood and no-boundary magnets with themes such as dual language, early college, New Tech Networks, International Baccalaureate, a home school hybrid, and alternative magnet high schools as well as their first K-12 magnet pathway.

JOIN US... learn about the challenges of implementing a new magnet pathway and be part of the conversations and discussions about equity, leadership and culture, and professional development. School leaders from APS and other magnet districts will share thoughts, advice, and experiences.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about how a district transforms their program to include equity and access for all students. Come with us on the journey and help us plan for the future.

PLUS: Tours of schools you do not want to miss!

COME and see Albuquerque, the largest city in the high deserts and Old Town dating back to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. See historic adobe building, museums, and shops and visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

2600 Louisiana Boulevard NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110 | 505.881.0000

$159 per night plus tax (single) | $169 per night plus tax (double)

Group block closes October 4, 2019 at 5:00PM MST.
CHECK-IN: 3:00 PM | CHECK-OUT: 12:00 PM
All reservations must be secured with a valid credit card along with a first night’s deposit, and upon check-in, will be applied towards the guest's bill. Individual reservations must be cancelled (notice received by Hotel) at least 48 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained to avoid forfeiture of the first night’s deposit.