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2013 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Users Conference:

Exploring Best Practices in Assessment and Instruction in a Digital, Common Core Era

Thank you for attending!

Make plans to join us for the 2013 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Fall User Conferences in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Looking for ideas to help your district make the transition to an era of Common Core Standards and digital methods of assessment and instructional delivery? Come and learn as your peers share actionable examples you can take back to your own district.

We are now accepting registrations for the 2013 Users Conference. To begin the registration process please choose the conference location you wish to attend:

Ypsilanti, Michigan: October 23-24, Eagle Crest Resort


The registration fees for the Michigan Users Conference is $229.00. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will provide complimentary breakfast and lunch for participants both days of the conference. Travel and overnight lodging expenses are not included in the registration fee.


As always, we’ll offer hands-on training and professional development sessions for our DataDirector users. We’re also expanding the conference to offer additional sessions on the following areas:

  • Professional Keynote Speakers: Ron Larson and Erik Palmer will be the keynote presenters for the 2013 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Users Conferences! Each of these authors is an authority on Common Core and highly regarded as a thought leader in his respective content areas.
  • Linking Assessment and Instruction: Come and learn about new ways that you can help your teachers make the connection between instruction and assessment.
  • Preparing For The Common Core: HMH and district experts will give provide updated information on the transition to the Common Core, and offer suggestions for how your district can help your teachers with these changes.
  • New Digital and Mobile Applications: More districts are implementing digital solutions, including providing content to students on devices like tablets and smartphones. We'll spotlight new solutions from HMH designed for the digital delivery of instruction and assessment.
  • Hands-On Practice: As always, this year we will offer a variety of conference sessions that give participants time for hands-on training. The hands-on sessions include DataDirector/Edusoft 101, DataDirector/Edusoft Refresher Courses and additional options for advanced users.
  • Product Roadmap Details: Participants will get a sneak peek of coming enhancements for DataDirector and Edusoft. Considerations for the 2014 product roadmap will also be discussed.
  • DataDirector & Edusoft Support: HMH data experts will be available throughout the entire conference to offer one-on-one assistance to issues and questions posed by participants.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Location Details:

Eagle Crest Conference Center
1275 S Huron St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

October 23: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 24: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration Fee: $229.00

Overnight Lodging: Contact the Eagle Crest Marriott Hotel at 734-487-2000. Mention group code "MUCA" when booking your reservation for a group discount.

Keynote Speakers:
Erik Palmer
Ron Larson


To begin the registration process please choose the conference location you wish to attend:

Ypsilanti, Michigan: October 23-24, Eagle Crest Resort

Call for Presentations

Thank you for your interest in sharing your expertise with other conference participates at the 2013 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Users Conference.

We are looking for educators to share their ideas and best practices on topics such as:

  • Helping teachers make the transition to the Common Core Standards
  • Preparing teachers for new assessments aligned to the Common Core
  • Sharing lessons learned as your district deploys new technology to foster digital delivery of assessment and instruction
  • Presenting your experiences and expertise with HMH products, such as DataDirector or Edusoft

If your presentation is accepted, you will be contacted by Lindsey Thompson via e-mail.

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Michigan - October 23-24 **Proposals to present due September 27

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