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Fresh Take: 
Strategies for Student Success


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February 3, 2023
Doors open at 7AM

Davidson, NC

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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 10th annual conference, which will again have engaging dialogue among innovative, committed educators.


An optional day of classroom observation on February 2, 2023 is also available for an additional $25 (includes lunch with an administrator.)

Impactful Workshops

Keynote Address

Our Keynote speaker for Fresh Take 2023 is Alfie Kohn
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Alfie Kohn is the author of 14 books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including PUNISHED BY REWARDS (1993), BEYOND DISCIPLINE (1996), THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE (1999), UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING (2005), THE HOMEWORK MYTH (2006), and THE MYTH OF THE SPOILED CHILD (2014). He has written for most of the leading education periodicals and has appeared twice on “Oprah.” Time magazine described him as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.” Kohn works with educators and parents across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at

Keynote & Workshops


Register before December 1 for an early bird rate of $85 and an even lower rates of $75pp is available for groups of five or more. 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 2nd for $25.

If your school requires an invoice, please send us an email with number of attendees, their names and emails.

Registration has closed. We're sold out!
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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.

Thank You Donors:

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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 2024 will be March 1!

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