Fresh Take:

Strategies for Student Success

February 4, 2022
Davidson, NC
Meals & Snacks
Impactful Workshops

The Conference

Fresh Take: Strategies for Student Success is a conference by teachers for people interested in education including principals, parents, college students, and educators.  The conference is brimming with real conversations, helpful interactions, applicable strategies, and oodles of inspiration.  This is the 9th annual conference, which will again have engaging dialogue among innovative, committed educators.


An optional day of classroom observation on February 3, 2022 is also available for an additional $25 (includes lunch with an administrator.)

Doors open at 07:00 am
Registration Opens 10/2021


An early bird special rate of $85 is available and an even lower rates of $75pp is available for groups of five or more through December 1. Registration includes CEU certificate, continental breakfast, lunch, snack, t-shirt, and swag. After December 1, the individual registration rate will increase to $100 and group rate to $85pp.  An optional Day of Observation is available on February 6th for $25.

CSD Mission

Community School of Davidson believes that every student can and will succeed in ways that reflect his or her own aptitudes and interests.  Our mission is to use the principles of  The Basic School to provide an optimum environment for learning in which:


Teachers and parents work together to create an inclusive community of learning. 


Students are intrinsically motivated as lifelong learners through hands-on teaching, integrated curriculum and real life learning with meaningful community connections.

Teachers are empowered and encouraged to teach to the needs of each individual student.


Keynote Address

Our Keynote speaker for Fresh Take 2022 is Donalyn Miller

Donalyn Miller is an award-winning teacher, author, and international presenter who has taught 4th-6th grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Donalyn is the author or co-author of several books about creating engaging and inclusive reading communities for all children. Her most well known books are The Book Whisperer (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Reading in the Wild (Jossey-Bass, 2013).  She is the co-founder of Nerdy Book Club which has grown into a podcast and several Ed Camp-style professional development events. 

Donalyn is the founder of the annual summer #bookaday challenge and co-hosts (along with Colby Sharp) Twitter chat #titletalk, a monthly chat about reading and books.



If you are interested in sponsoring this year's conference, please contact  the the conference coordinators.  Because of the generous donations in past years, CSD has been able to offer the Fresh Take conference at a reasonable rate for attendees.



Registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, a swag bag, certificate, and access to all workshops.

Please bring a refillable travel mug, laptop (if participating in tech workshops), and a smartphone to access the conference schedule.

Fresh Take 2023 will be Feb. 3