Signature Features

  • Meals are included
  • Graduate credit and DOE contact hours available
  • Breakout sessions on a wide variety of relevant topics:
    • Customized/Personalized Learning
    • Book Talks
    • Early Learning
    • Learner Resiliency/Whole Child Education
    • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
    • Supporting Teachers
  • One free book of your choice from the onsite bookstore
  • Full-day pre-conference workshop offered on October 17
  • New Friday format: choose your 2-hour breakout session focused on one of the following topics:
    • Learner Agency
    • Resiliency
    • Computer Science
  • 10% discount for teams of 3+ or 20% discount for teams of 25+ from the same district
  • Teacher of the Year Banquet featuring the announcement of the 2019 SD Teacher of the Year
  • Keynote Speakers


    Grant Lichtman

     Sean Covel

    Sarah Brown Wessling

    Who Are We?

    The Systems Change Conference is brought to you by MAPLE (Midwest Alliance of Professional LEarning and LEadership). The purpose of MAPLE is to establish a collaborative structure for continuously improving educational systems by building the capacity of educators and other constituents.

    MAPLE is an alliance comprised of a variety of professional educational organizations, listed below.

    Additional partners in this year’s conference include:

    • South Dakota Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
    • South Dakota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education