«return to past eventsStatewide Professional Development Conference 2020

All advisors are highly encouraged to attend this important two-day conference. It allows you to renew acquaintances and provides valuable training and resources to take back to the classroom. We are offering exciting workshops and there is something for everyone. Please take a moment to review the enclosed information and fill out and complete your registration as directed. We hope to see all of you at this year’s Professional Development Conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

What is the Professional Development Conference (PDC)?

PDC is a development conference designed to provide our NM MESA advisors with tools and strategies to implement a successful NM MESA program. Besides professional development workshops, this conference is an annual meeting for our advisors where important NM MESA information will be relayed such as competition information, regional advisor meetings, MESA updates, and more! All attendees must be advisors at current NM MESA programs.

General Agenda

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
11-11:30 am Advisor Registration
11:30 am-12:45 pm Lunch – General Session A*
  • Welcome and Region/Staff Introductions
  • What’s New at NM MESA?
  • MESA Day/MESA USA 2019 Handbook Overview
  • Joint Science and Technology Institute Programs
1-2 pm Breakout Session 1
2:15-3:15 pm Breakout Session 2
3:30-4:30 pm Breakout Session 3
4:30-5:30 pm Partner Open House-Snack Break*
 4:30-5 pm  Partner Workshop Session
 5:30 pm

Dismissal (Dinner on Own)

OPTIONAL: MESA USA Competition Rubric and Judging Review

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7:00-8:00 am Day 2 Sign In and Breakfast*
8:00-9:30 am

General Session B – Teacher Best Practice Panel

  • Dr. Arthur H. and Joan Guenther Advisor Achievement Award Recognition
  • Teacher Advisor Introductions
9:45-10:45 am Breakout Session 4
11 am-12 pm Breakout Session 5
12-12:30 pm Hotel Check Out – Lunch Pick Up
12:30-2 pm Regional Breakout Meetings – Box Lunch*
2 pm Advisor Dismissal
2:30-5 pm Staff Meeting
5:30 pm Staff Dinner – Meeting Wrap Up

*Meal/Food Provided

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