Rockin’ Review Conference in Austin – FULL!

Unfortunately, the conference has reached full capacity, and registration is now closed. Other opportunities are available for our Rockin’ Review Open Sessions. Please visit lead4ward.com/open-sessions to view dates.


Rockin’ Review Conference in Austin
Feb. 8, 2017
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Teachers and Leaders of Tested Grades

Let’s rock review for STAAR at the Rockin’ Review Conference! Rockin’ Review will focus on how to motivate students to engage with content that they may have struggled with earlier in the year. We will anchor on the content that is essential for kids to learn and address the highly tested concepts. We will explore NEW strategies and tools as well as deepen understanding of lead4ward resources, that specifically facilitate effective review. The lead4ward Rockin’ Review Conference will give a campus team an opportunity to learn together. We recommend that a team consist of at least one teacher from each content area and a campus leader. In the breakout sessions, we will:

  • focus review on priority TEKS clusters
  • leverage content strategies to engage learners
  • explore hands-on/minds-on activities that provide meaningful practice
  • activate student voice to create engaging review
  • empower students to analyze and take ownership of common errors
  • plan your next steps

Let’s rock this!


[Participant will be in the SAME content session for both morning and afternoon.]

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Participant Check-in
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kickoff
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break/Transition
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sessions


Hotel Information

Booking Your Hotel for the Conference

Hyatt Regency Austin – FULL
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 477-1234

Our hotel block is now full. While many downtown hotels may also be full, the following options are within 5 miles of the conference.

Austin Marriott South
4415 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78744

Springhill Suites
4501 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78744

Courtyard Austin South
4533 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78744

Residence Inn South
4537 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78744

Omni Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744


Session Leaders

Ervin Knezek

Texas-born lifelong educator, Ervin Knezek, Ed.D., is Founder, Chief Education Officer, and Teacher at lead4ward. Ervin works with educators at all levels in designing and implementing learning systems to meet ever-increasing standards for students. A driving force in supporting what is best for Texas students, Ervin is regarded as one of the leading visionaries in Texas education. He has inspired and motivated educators throughout Texas with his creative and strategic approaches. Read more–>



Justin Richardson

Bringing years of district leadership experience, Justin Richardson, M.Ed., is passionate about engaging, challenging, and supporting educators to create something new and amazing! He believes our purpose as educators is to bring out the greatness in others. As learning leader for lead4ward, Justin provides direction on learning initiatives with a creative and innovative approach. His vast understanding of the learning process provides a platform for the lead4ward team to support leaders and teachers in whats best for students. Read more–>


Nancy Crouch

Nancy is an experienced educational consultant who works with state agencies, educational service centers, and school districts in developing and implementing teaching and learning systems. Read more–>




Jodi Denton

Social Studies enthusiast, Jodi Denton, M.Ed., serves as one of lead4ward’s content specialists. Jodi works with teachers and instructional support teams to meet the increasing complex requirements for student success. Read more–>




Jenna Shinners

Jenna Shinners, M.Ed., has devoted her life and career to sharing her passion of learning. As a lead4ward consultant, she works with school districts and education service centers in the areas of science curriculum and instruction. Read more–>




Gayla Wiggins

Gayla is an educational consultant who works with school districts and educational service centers in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and English Language Arts and Reading. Read more–>





All registrations must be completed online. Upon successful registration, you will receive an invoice and confirmation email.

$225 Registration Fee*

  • Make checks payable to:
    lead4ward, llc
    3400 Coit Rd #261007
    Plano, TX 75026-1007
  • Send POs to:
    512-588-1740 fax

Cancellation Fee*:
more than 10 business days prior to event date: $175 per registrant
less than 10 business days prior to event date: $225 per registrant
*unless you provide a substitute






Contact Information

Questions about registration, invoicing, or vendor information:

512.201.2999 ext 2
512.580.1740 fax

General questions:

512.201.2999 ext 3