ECET2: September 29-30

ECET2-Golden Triangle

On behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and our partners, we welcome you to the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) network and announce the first ECET2-Golden Triangle (ECET2-GT) convening on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

The ECET2-GT convening will bring together teachers in the spirit of collaboration and learning. We aim to harness the power of teacher leader networks to deepen learning, as well as to improve the teaching practice to better serve students. We fundamentally believe that teachers hold the keys to ensuring policy is well informed, instructional shifts are made with fidelity, and educators are equipped with the right professional development supports to be effective in the classroom.

As such, teachers are the heart of ECET2-GT. Our convening is designed for teachers, by teachers. Over the past few months, our team has worked together to shape goals and content of this convening and position teachers as presenters throughout the event. Teacher leaders from every school in the Golden Triangle have been nominated by administrators to participate in this prestigious event. Nominations are based on the leadership skills (current or potential) demonstrated by each individual. We are looking for emerging teacher leaders that will discover and exercise their teacher voice in the spirit of learning, collaborating, and celebrating.

Once all nominated educators have registered, an open call to teachers all over the Golden Triangle will go out to fill remaining slots for this convening. Space is limited, but we want to ensure that all slots are filled to elevate and celebrate as many teacher leaders as we can include in this incredible opportunity.

Speakers * Breakout Sessions * Colleague Circles * Prizes * Contests


Q – Is ECET2-GT open to all educators to register?
A - Space is limited to 250. Nominations have been received from every school in the Golden Triangle area. Once all nominations have registered for their slot, an open call will go out to fill the remaining slots. Follow our Facebook page for that announcement.

Q - How much does it cost to attend?
A – Free of charge! All meals are provided during the convening as well.

Q – How long does the convening last?
A – Friday evening reception 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (*optional 7:00am Early morning energizer session)

Q – Will there be follow up events?
A - There will be 4 follow-up event opportunities throughout the school year to keep the momentum of ECET2-GT going.

Q – Will there be required assignments to complete if I attend?
A - No, the goal of ECET2-GT is to Elevate and Celebrate Excellence in Teaching and Teachers. When we come together, we will network and collaborate to improve our teaching practice. There are no specific assignments to complete, just lots of opportunities to connect with other teachers like you.

Q – Where can I get more details on the convening?
A - Follow us on social media for details of the convening, including special promotions and giveaways: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.