Monday, June 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM MDT
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM MDT

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McREL International
4601 DTC Boulevard
Denver, CO 80237

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Call 800.258.3826 or go to supershuttle.com.

Recommended Accomodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of McREL.

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S. Ulster Street
Denver, CO 80237

Hyatt Place - DTC
8300 E. Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Hyatt Regency - DTC
7800 E. Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237




Dr. Kris Rouleau, 
executive director of learning services and innovation at McREL International, works with schools and districts across the U.S. as they navigate change and implement practices and structures to increase student achievement. Prior to joining McREL, Kris had a 25-year career as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, school principal, and district administrator. She is committed to ensuring equitable achievement for all students and is passionate about supporting educators in their continuous improvement journeys. She is the co-author of Learning That Sticks: A Brain-Based Model for K-12 Instructional Design and Delivery (ASCD, 2020), Curiosity Works: A Guidebook for Moving Your School From Improvement to Innovation (McREL, 2018), and Unstuck: How Curiosity, Peer Coaching, and Teaming Can Change Your School (ASCD, 2018).


Tonia Gibson 
helps schools, districts, and education stakeholders develop sustainable plans for improving the professional practices of teachers and school leaders. Now based in Michigan, she began her career in Australia as an elementary teacher, a curriculum leader, and an assistant principal. As part of her school's leadership team, Tonia developed the capacities of teachers and leaders to improve student engagement, student achievement, and teacher confidence. She is co-author of Learning That Sticks: A Brain-Based Model for K-12 Instructional Design and Delivery (ASCD, 2020) and Unstuck: How Curiosity, Peer Coaching, and Teaming Can Change Your School (ASCD, 2018).

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted via email to events@mcrel.org
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to event: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made 31 to 60 days prior to event: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made 11 to 30 days prior to event: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to event: No refund
  • Contact McREL for refunds

Student Learning That Sticks

a two-day professional learning session for teachers, coaches, principals, and PD leaders

June 22-23, 2020


Denver, Colorado

Student Learning That Sticks is a new way to approach an old problem: How can we help our students better learn, recall, and master the content they need to know?

Join McREL for two days of professional learning on a new 6-phase model for student learning that's aligned to what neuroscientists know about how the brain processes new information, creates memories, and applies existing knowledge to new thinking:

  • Learn about three types of memory--immediate, working, and long-term--and which teaching strategies and activities match best with each type.
  • Discover ways to sequence and present lessons in a way that best aligns with what's happening inside your students' brains as they learn.
  • Get practical strategies for helping students become interested in--and commit to--learning, make sense of it all, and apply it to new contexts.
  • Create a plan of next steps as you consider how to implement a learning model in your school or classroom setting.


Registration: $399 per person. Includes 2-day workshop and all materials, plus daily lunches and refreshments.

Need More Information? Ordering by P.O.?
Contact us at events@mcrel.org or 303-632-5579.

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Monday, June 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Check in / Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning (lunch provided on site)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning (lunch provided on site)