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con·​next /kuh-nekst/ (verb) – to connect to the next
… but the next what?

The connections we make with each other and with our students make a profound difference in creating the future – the next – that we imagine and hope for. Our ability to grow connects inextricably with their ability to grow; our ability to adapt inspires their ability to adapt. Imagine a world where every student, every teacher, every leader, every campus, and every district believes ability and intelligence are shapable … where effective interventions that cultivate a growth mindset are available to everyone … and every student learns to love learning and love taking on new challenges.


This is the next we want to see on our campuses and in our districts; it is the next we need. It is the next we ARE!


Our context includes more new teachers and an education ecosystem learning to thrive in the post-pandemic normal. It takes time, it takes intention, it takes courage, and it takes us bringing our best selves to the table. Creating our “next” requires us to connect systems, ideas, and people; to try new things; to let some things go; to embrace the challenges; and to take risks.


You’re invited! Connext with us at this year’s think! conference to connect to the next we all want and need!


sessions for 2023

Take a look at session titles and topics for think! 2023:

  • Chunk that Extended Constructed Response: One Skill at a Time
  • Making Con”next”ions: Spiraling Content to Reinforce Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Conquer the Big 3 for STAAR 2.0 with the Instructional Strategies Playlist
  • The Power of Peer Mentoring: Catalyzing Growth through Collaboration
  • Connecting to Excellence: Building Instructional Expertise in Elementary Special Educators
  • Connext to the New Science TEKS
  • Connecting Compliance and Commitment
  • Connext Four: Leadership, Instruction, Culture, and You
  • Train Your Brain: Fostering Independent Thinking
  • Texas 2-Step: Connecting the TIL Framework to lead4ward Student Learning Reports
  • see more->

conference schedule

day 1 – wednesday, nov. 29 day 2 – thursday, nov. 30
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


preconference options

lead4ward 101
Join us to explore how to use the student-centered, teacher-friendly tools, resources, and strategies from lead4ward to make learning
meaningful and engaging!

being the leader your new teachers need!

Join us for an afternoon exploring what new teachers need from an effective leader and how to prioritize support, making this year on your campus the first of many successful years to come!

tuesday, nov. 28
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


discover, experience, encounter the lost pines resort!

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

-Hotel block is sold out. Please see other hotel options in the area below.-

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek


Other Hotel Options

Hampton Inn and Suites Bastrop
240 S. Hasler Blvd, Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 321-2898


Holiday Inn Express Bastrop
491 Agnes, Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 321-1900


Best Western Bastrop Pines Inn
107 Hunters Crossing Blvd, Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 321-0900


Holiday Inn Austin Airport
6711 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
(512) 385-8400


Outcast Landing
343 Pope Bend S, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
(512) 308-7577