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MasteryConnect Leadership Series

Take your assessment strategy to the next level.

Series Overview


MasteryConnect and the ITS Model

Dive deep to understand how the basic functionalities of MasteryConnect support administrators, teachers, and students. This hands-on orientation introduces participants to the ITS Model which is the foundation for every teacher's use of MasteryConnect.


The 48-Hour Challenge

Learn how to start using data to drive instruction in just two days. By accepting MasteryConnect's 48-Hour Challenge, you will learn tried-and-true strategies to secure teacher buy-in and kick off your implementation plan with fidelity.


Data, Culture, and The Guarantee 3

Create and maintain a trusting data culture that supports the implementation of MasteryConnect. Once teachers have completed the 48-hour challenge, the Guarantee 3 provides administrators with the strategies needed to ensure long term, proper use of data and enable a collaborative assessment and data culture.


Create your P4M (Plan for Mastery)

Identify clear and actionable steps for supporting long term MasteryConnect usage. Upon the completion of this session and culmination of this series, you will be equipped with a Plan for Mastery that will be specific to the needs, culture, and initiatives of your school or district.


Virtual Institute
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Attend a Virtual Institute

Reserve your spot at this interactive professional development experience to collaborate with other K–12 instructional leaders from around the world.


$800 per seat for one day (Two 3-hour sessions)


  • January 14, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • April 8, 2021
  • June 10, 2021
  • July 8, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • October 14, 2021
  • November 11, 2021
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Virtual Workshop

Host a Virtual Workshop

Schedule an exclusive MasteryConnect Leadership Institute at your own district to unite K–12 leaders and instructional coaches around a common goal.

Scheduling & Pricing

  • $7,500 for up to 25 participants
  • $250 for each additional participant
  • One Day (Two 3-hour sessions)
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Virtual Symposium

Schedule a Virtual Symposium

Attend a Virtual Leadership Symposium for an introduction to MasteryConnect, how it supports data-driven instruction at every level, and what is needed to lead a successful implementation.

The “Why” of Canvas (1 Hour)

$1,250 for up to 25 participants
$75 per additional person for up to 50 participants
Provide your school and district administrators with an overview of Canvas and how it supports teaching and learning.  Attendees will be able to explain Canvas to their teams and articulate the importance of this implementation to every stakeholder within their school and/or district.

Virtual Learning Equity Indicator (2 Hours)

$2,500 for up to 25 participants
$75 per additional person for up to 50 participants

Learn key considerations and best practices for virtual learning.  This symposium assists schools in addressing equity gaps by providing a strategic plan to ensure the individual needs of every student are met.

Standards-Based, Mastery Driven (2 Hours)

$2,500 for up to 25 participants
$75 per additional person for up to 50 participants

Get tools and strategies to support your standards-based teaching and learning initiatives, including implementation methods, standard selection, prioritization, proficiency scaling, assessment, and intervention.

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Dr. Dean Wilson

Dean is from Roosevelt, UT, and currently serves as the Vice President of Student Services for Uintah Basin Technical College. He held many roles in education as a teacher, coach, and administrator, but has a knack for improving student outcomes and building professional learning communities in every school he serves in. His ability to turn a highly impacted school into a high-performing school in only a year landed him the "Teacher of the Year" award in Duchesne County. Following this, under his leadership at Altamont High School, the school went from being an underperforming school to the 6th highest performing public school in the state of Utah within two years. As a lifelong learner himself, Dean holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Wyoming in Educational Leadership. He loves working with the fellow school and district leaders across the country to identify and implement strategies and best practices for both students and staff based on his experience and research in competency-based education. 

Todd Theobald

Todd is from Salt Lake City, UT, and is an award-winning educator and NAESP National Distinguished Principal. He’s proud to have served in a variety of leadership roles over his 20 years in education.  As principal of Majestic Elementary in West Jordan, Utah, he rallied his team to transform a failing school into a B-rated school in just one year by implementing mastery-based learning scales and collaborative PLCs. Known for his uncanny ability to bring people together to work toward a common goal and proven school transformation strategies, he now works closely with other educators worldwide who are striving to innovate assessment strategies, teaching practices, and collaboration in their schools and districts. Todd holds two M.Eds in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.

Nancy Brightwell

Nancy is from Charlotte, NC, and has recently come out of retirement as the Assistant Superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg School District to serve as the Executive Director of a Turnaround Initiative and the Central 1 Learning Community. As a lifelong educator and learner, she has been sought after to serve as an advisor and thought leader for foundations and agencies such as the Wallace Foundation and the Turnaround Task Force for the US Department of Education. As an elementary administrator, her school, Beverly Woods, was recognized as a School of Excellence each of the five years she was there. Under her leadership at Ransom Middle, the school saw double-digit increases in proficiency. During her three years as a Principal at Mallard Creek High, the school increased its graduation rate to 94%. She holds a M.E.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration.

Shara Johnson

Shara is from Craig, NE and currently holds three positions in Educational Service Unit 2; she’s a Canvas Guru that supports 14 school districts in instructional design, technical support, and training, she’s a professional development consultant for technology integration and BlendED for 16 affiliated school districts, and an Education teacher to high school seniors and aspiring educators. Although she’s worn many hats in her time as an educator, her first 12 years were spent in the classroom teaching secondary math. She has helped several schools and districts successfully implement educational technology tools and knows what it takes to get both educators and students to use these tools in a meaningful way. Shara holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 School Administration.