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The 45th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention

Empowering Leaders to Deliver on the Promise of Public Education JULY 21 – 22, 2014 Pre-Convention Workshops JULY 23 – 25, 2014 Main Convention Breckenridge, Colorado



Event Schedule Please check the Schedule-at-a-Glance on the CASE Convention website closer to the event to confirm dates and times. A final Schedule-at-a-Glance will be available onsite, and the mobile app will have the most up-to-date schedule changes.









Pre-Convention Registration and Materials Pick-up

Pre-Convention Registration and Materials Pick-up

Registration and Materials Pick-up

Registration and Materials Pick-up

Registration and Materials Pick-up

7:30 am – 9:00 am

7:30 am – 9:00 am

7:30 am – 4:30 pm

7:30 am – 3:00 pm

7:30 am – 10:00 am

Exhibit Areas Open

Exhibit Areas Open

7:30 am – 4:30 pm

7:30 am – 1:45 pm

Main Convention Registration and Materials Pick-up

(visit during breaks)

(visit during breaks)



4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:30 am

7:30 am – 8:30 am

7:30 am – 9:00 am

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Pre-Convention Workshop Morning Session

Pre-Convention Workshops Morning Session

Opening General Session: Joseph Grenny

General Session: Dr. Tasha Eurich

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Legislative and Policy Issues Session

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Breakout Session I

Breakout Session III

(program begins 8:30 am)

10:30 am – 11:45 am

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Lunch (provided) Visit Exhibit Areas

Lunch (provided) Visit Exhibit Areas

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch (provided)

Lunch (provided)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pre-Convention Workshop Afternoon Session

Pre-Convention Workshops Afternoon Session

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout Session II

Breakout Session IV

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Summit Seminar

Legislative and Policy Issues Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am

8:00 am – 11:30 am

Peer Session:

Pre-Convention Attendees’ Networking Reception

(in-depth breakout session)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Distinguished Speaker Session

1:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Discuss and Engage with Job-alike Colleagues (all CASE members welcome)

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Networking Reception

Networking Reception

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

(hosted by exhibitors)


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner and Evening is On Your Own

Dinner and Evening is On Your Own

After-hours Social

After-hours Social

9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

As an education leader, I rely on CASE to help me address today’s challenges and to create opportunities for my district and students. Our profession requires lifelong learning, powerful networking and passionate advocacy. The value I obtain from dedicated time with colleagues where we exchange lessons learned and best practices is invaluable, and I always look forward to leveraging this time at the Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention. Please join us at this year’s event. DIANA SIRKO 2

2013–2014 CASE President-elect

Register before slots fill up! Register early for the lowest price. Separate registration fees required for the Pre-Convention Workshops and the main Convention. You can register for both at the same time.

Register online. It’s easy! 1 Visit 2 Click on the registration link in the upper right corner

QUESTIONS? Attendees contact: Leisa Sacry at or 303.762.8762, ext. 100 Presenters contact: Ryan Harrison at or 303.762.8762, ext. 110

The 45th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention

CASE’s largest professional development event of the year is your one-stop shop for critical learning and sharing best practices with colleagues. Enjoy a nationalcaliber convention at lower in-state prices with our internationally-recognized speakers, over 70 timely breakout sessions, and a comprehensive legislative and policy program, all in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado.




Hear firsthand about the political and policy issues impacting Colorado public education and CASE’s role in advocating for our members:

This Convention offers nearly 22 hours of learning. Focus on your professional growth:

Take advantage of CASE’s powerful statewide network of more than 2,000 public school leaders:

• Attend outstanding keynote

• Connect with both new and

• Fight for school funding. • Explain critical topics like

educator effectiveness and literacy. • Build coalitions with education

and distinguished speaker sessions. • Learn from wide-ranging

breakout sessions. • Strategize with fellow


familiar colleagues from across the state. • Build your professional contacts. • Share promising practices that

will help you meet the challenges you face in your daily work.


To be empowered and have true impact on your unique environment, you need several key elements that CASE provides: a strong network, outstanding and relevant professional learning, timely information, and the latest on the advocacy front both statewide and nationally. Our 45th Annual Convention provides all of this and more. Thanks for joining your colleagues from around Colorado for what promises to be another memorable event. BRUCE CAUGHEY, CASE Executive Director 3

PRE-CONVENTION | JULY 21 – 22, 2014

Pre-Convention Workshops Augment your learning by attending one of four Pre-Convention Workshops. Choose the workshop that best meets your needs and interests. The Pre-Convention Workshops and the main Convention have separate registration fees. You can register for both at the same time. All sessions will be held at the Beaver Run Conference Center or DoubleTree Hotel.

SUPERVISION & EVALUATION SEMINAR SERIES Part I: Monday, July 21, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Part 2: October 24 – 25, 2014 Hampton Inn Denver West Federal Center, Lakewood, CO Presented by Holly Hultgren, Ed.D., and Judy Skupa, Ph.D. The CASE Supervision and Evaluation course is a four-day seminar series for practicing administrators who desire to update their knowledge and skills in evaluation and for those without an administrative license who wish to become certified as an evaluator using the Colorado State Model Evaluation System. The series focuses on the concepts, theory and best practices in effective supervision and evaluation, as well as the processes and tools of effective evaluation systems in the context of standardsbased practice. Upon completion of the course, participants will understand the requirements and alignment of the State Model Evaluation System (SB 191) for teachers, principals and special service providers.

RURAL EDUCATORS Tuesday, July 22, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

RURAL EDUCATORS (CONT’D) Our goal is twofold: 1) to positively impact your day-today life by empowering you with new knowledge; and, 2) to influence the work of CASE and CASB by sharing your priorities and insights specific to rural Colorado administrators.

NEW SUPERINTENDENTS ORIENTATION Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Presented by Dr. John Hefty, retired CASE Executive Director and leadership coach, Dr. Cynthia Stevenson, Director of the CASE Leadership Initiative, and Karen Trusler, Superintendent of Windsor RE-4 New superintendents won’t want to miss this comprehensive and informative session that will provide the tools critical to succeeding in your new leadership role. A mix of presentations and wide-ranging discussions will focus on building an effective relationship with the school board, working with the Colorado Department of Education, and finding and connecting with outside support and resources. Our presenters will guide you in identifying timely and critical issues impacting Colorado public education in which every superintendent should be well-versed and prepared to address within their own school district.

EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS ORIENTATION Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 am – 4:30 am Dr. Cynthia Stevenson, Director of the CASE Leadership Initiative, Mitch Forsberg, Principal, Gypsum Elementary School, CDE Unit Directors and current Colorado principals As a new school principal, this workshop will address the delicate balance between the art and science required to weave together school culture and student achievement. This Pre-Convention Workshop is brought to you by the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP) and the Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals (CAESP) to explore your motivations to change the world for kids, to think about strategies for leading change and to identify classroom initiatives. You will hear from principals and CDE staff and develop a network of support as you begin to weave your magic with art and with science. This highly interactive session will help you make sense of the multiple initiatives coming your way and will provide you with implementation assistance to support your successful launch into school leadership.

Presented by CASE, CASB and Colorado BOCES This valuable workshop provides a focused examination of the challenges faced by rural Colorado administrators along with opportunities to address them. At this interactive meeting, you will be able to network and dialogue with other administrators who share many of the same hopes, fears and frustrations as you do. You will receive timely and critical information specifically tailored to rural administrators.


PRE-CONVENTION RECEPTION: Tuesday: July 22, 2014: Pre-Convention Attendees’ Networking Reception

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Take this opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state who share a variety of perspectives on education opportunities and challenges. Food and refreshments will be served. Reception is open to Pre-Convention Workshop attendees.

MAIN CONVENTION | JULY 23 – 25, 2014

Keynote Speakers JOSEPH GRENNY Crucial Accountability: Bridging the Gap between Expectations and Actual Results

TASHA EURICH, Ph.D. Happy Teachers, Quality Education and the Power to Deliver Both

Wednesday, July 23 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Thursday, July 24 8:30 am – 10:00 am

The emphasis on educator accountability has never been higher. Learn how to lead your schools and departments so that problems are quickly resolved and a pervasive sense of empowerment and responsibility for results prevail. Joseph has spent thirty years studying crucial moments that have the potential to change the trajectory of our career and relationships—moments when what we say and how we say it can mean the difference between success and failure. When the stakes are high, emotions run strong and opinions differ, masters of crucial conversations and accountability create alignment and agreement. The importance of speaking up when colleagues, teachers and parents let us down, break rules, fail to deliver on promises or behave badly will be addressed. In school districts that build a culture of accountability, teachers and administrators raise concerns with anyone regardless of power, position or authority. What’s more, in organizations that foster a culture of open dialogue, mistakes are caught more quickly, decisions are implemented more effectively and innovation flows more routinely. Joseph Grenny is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, dynamic keynote speaker and leading social scientist for organizational performance. Joseph has shared his expertise at some of the world’s premier leadership conferences and organizations including HSM World Business Forum and the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. Specifically, he has focused on human behavior and the underlying written and unwritten rules that shape what employees do every day. A protégé of Albert Bandura, the world’s most influential living psychologist, Joseph’s internationally published research led to the development of his four books and four award-winning training solutions of the same titles, Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Crucial Accountability and Change Anything, which have helped more than one million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies in 36 countries change human behavior.

Accountability is high, funding is low and schools are overwhelmed with implementing all the new, statemandated education reforms. As a result, school executives are facing unprecedented leadership challenges. They must motivate teachers and employees to deliver results and sustain morale. Dr. Tasha Eurich will review the principles in her book, Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both. Dr. T’s fresh, science-based framework for leadership can help anyone become a more effective leader. Her approach to this topic is new, fun and exciting. You will leave this session with an understanding of your preferences as a leader and with the knowledge of how to develop a plan to improve your leadership effectiveness. Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, speaker and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both. Her life’s work is to help organizations succeed by

improving the effectiveness of its leaders and teams. Dr T. (as her clients call her) pairs her scientific grounding in human behavior with a practical approach to solving leadership challenges. Her ten-plus year career in the Fortune 500 world has spanned roles as an external consultant and a direct report to both CEOs and human resources executives. With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University and BAs in Theater and Psychology from Middlebury College, she serves on the faculty of the Center for Creative Leadership, one of the top ten executive development institutions in the world. In 2013, Dr. Eurich was honored as one of Denver Business Journal’s “40 under 40” rising stars in business. In 2014, she was named a Top 100 Thought Leader by Trust Across America alongside the likes of Franklin Covey, Jim Kouzes and Bill George.

TICKETED LUNCHEONS: Wednesday: July 23, 2014: State Level Perspective: Q&A Conversation with Commissioner Hammond In this always popular luncheon session, Colorado Department of Education Commissioner Robert Hammond reviews the past year’s initiatives and challenges, while providing his perspective on what to expect in the coming year. Thursday: July 24, 2014: Women in Administration Luncheon: Leadership Equals Change! The female voice is a critical variable in leading organizations through change. Take this opportunity to network with other female leaders in education and hear from two women who lead change with grace and courage. Dr. Sandra Smyser, Superintendent of Poudre Schools, and Donna Lynne, Executive Vice President of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, will share their views of leadership and change.


Legislative and Policy Issues General Session Friday, July 25 8:00 am – 11:30 am (Program starts at 8:30 am)

2014 has been an unprecedented year at the State Capitol, characterized by a growing movement to mobilize public opinion around school finance and the need to restore unfettered funding to schools through a reduction to the “negative factor.” No doubt, this effort will need to be multi-year as K-12 education remains severely underfunded. In this important breakfast session, you will learn about the hot topics in the 2014 legislative session, including the Student Success Act (HB 1292), the School Finance Act (HB 1298) and other key pieces of legislation. In addition, we will address the Colorado superintendents’ cohesive message to restore funding and the legislative and public response to their unprecedented efforts. We are committed to leveraging the voice of education leaders across the state and working in partnership with our members to represent you at the state capitol.

Join us at this comprehensive, information-packed session to learn about the highs and lows of the past legislative session, what it means for your school or district, and what to expect as we look toward the November 2014 election. CASE Executive Director Bruce Caughey, CASE Lobbyist Elisabeth Rosen, CASE Legislative Committee Co-chairs Bruce Messinger and Randy Miller, and guest policy speakers will walk you through the political and policy dynamics that stand to impact public education. We’ll also announce the winner of the 2014 CASE Policy Leadership Award, and provide the chance for you to ask questions and get the latest updates on the topics of greatest interest to you.

Breakout Sessions CASE Convention breakout sessions highlight promising practices in K–12 education, school business management and timely policy issues. Whatever your role as an education leader, you will find multiple sessions designed with your needs squarely in mind. The following is a list of topics solicited through the call-for-presenters process. These topics will be representative of the final topics selected, but are not final.

Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology

Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators

Department of Business Officials

• Globally Connected Classrooms

• Teacher Effectiveness and Evaluation

• Budget Reduction and Furlough Days

• Using Social Networks for Learning

• Principal Effectiveness and Evaluation

• BEST Program: Building Excellent Schools Today

• Personnel and Student Management Systems

• Grant Writing

• Online Education • Blended Learning • Classroom Application of Web 2.0 Tools • Critical Thinking Skills • Media Literacy • eRate Funding • Interpersonal and Communication Technology • Cloud Computing


• Social Media Use in Schools and Districts

• Recruitment and Training • Reduction in Workforce Considerations • School and Employee Safety and Policies • Healthy Schools and Communities

• School Finance and State Budget

• Economic Forecast and Considerations • Food and Nutrition Services • Leveraging Resources to Maximize Efficiency and Increase Instructional Effectiveness

Breakout Sessions (continued)

Something for everyone: • Assessment Specialists • Communications


Colorado Association of Educational Specialists Public Relations and Communications: • Communicating to Staff and Community During a Budget Crisis • Forming Community and Corporate Partnerships • Best Practices in School and District Communications

Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators

• Curriculum Coordinators

• SB 191: Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation

and Assistant Principals

and Coaches

• Elementary Principals

• CAP4K: Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids

• High School Principals

• SB 163: Accreditation and School Performance Review

• Higher Education Leaders

and Assistant Principals

• School Choice

• Human Resources and

• Social Media Use in Schools and Districts

• Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness

• Information and

Assessment and Accountability/ Data Management:

• P–20 Alignment

• Formative and Summative Assessments • RtI: Response to Intervention • Unified Improvement Planning

• Regional Services Areas and Support • Health and Wellness • Schools of Innovation • Concurrent Enrollment

Curriculum and Instruction:

• Turnaround Schools and Districts

• Colorado Academic Standards

• Dropout Prevention

• eTextbooks and eCurriculum • Brain Research – Applications in the Classroom

• Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum / Curriculum Mapping / Benchmarking

Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals and Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals

• Closing the Achievement Gap

• Leadership for School Improvement

• Equity and Diversity

• Building a Culture of Learning

• Early Childhood

• Collaborative Teaming for School Improvement

• Standards-Based Classrooms and Schools

• Special Education and Federal Programs • Curricular Implications of Alternative Graduation Programs • Effective Credit Recovery Programs • Concurrent Enrollment

• Community Engagement • Supervision and Evaluation • Coaching and Feedback • Systems Approach to School Improvement • Facilitation Skills

Risk Managers

Educational Technologists

• Middle School Principals

and Assistant Principals

• Rural Educators • School Business and

Finance Officials

• Superintendents,

Assistant Superintendents and Cabinet Level Administrators

Note: Through our competitive call-for-presenters process, applications were solicited on the topics listed on pages 6 and 7. With over 70 breakout sessions, most of these topics will be addressed. However, we cannot guarantee there will be a session on every sample topic listed.

• Building Leadership Capacity • Middle School Renewal • High School Reform and Requirements • Peer Evaluation and Observation • Dropout Prevention • ICAP: Individual Career and Academic Plan

The final list of breakout sessions, including complete descriptions and presenter names, will be available after June 2nd at 7


Distinguished Sessions

MARK HOOG Conscious Leadership

TRACY WEEDEN, Ed.D. A Season of Change

Distinguished Speaker: Wednesday, July 23 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Distinguished Speaker: Wednesday, July 23 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Conscious Leadership is an inspiring session dedicated to exploring a few of the reasons your profession is vitally important. The greatest individuals throughout history have utilized a handful of leadership tenets to impact the world. Every day your job invites schools, teachers, students and communities to make the same lifechanging “Conscious Leadership” choice. You’ll walk away from this presentation with a renewed sense of passion, purpose and leadership understanding.

Speaking to the importance of adapting curricula and leadership to “A Season of Change,” Tracy will share with you her insights on adapting to economic trends, meeting the rigorous requirements of next-generation assessments and transforming skills to meet the demand of the 21st century global marketplace. These hot-topic issues are shaping our education system, and Tracy’s experience as a change agent and servant leader to forward-thinking organizations will add an interesting perspective to the conversation. You will be moved by Tracy’s storytelling techniques as she inspires, informs and motivates, as you begin a new school year.

Mark Hoog is the author of the bestselling Growing Field leadership book series, the Executive Director of the Children’s Leadership Institute and a Captain with United Airlines. Inspired by the loss of friend and mentor Captain Jason Dahl (Captain of United Flight 93) on the morning of September 11, Mark authored the Growing Field book series and set out to inspire a generation. Mark travels the world sharing his message of “Conscious Leadership” with people from all walks of life and challenges everyone to make their signature and “live life without limit.”

Dr. Tracy Weeden is the Director of Academic Planning with Scholastic. Tracy began her career teaching in an inner-city high school and went on to serve as an Assistant Principal of Curriculum. Tracy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Detroit Mercy and both her M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision and Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision at the University of Houston.

ROBERT MCCORD, Ed.D. Critical Issues in School Law Affecting Education Leaders Distinguished Speaker: Wednesday, July 23 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

This interactive session addresses the pressing legal issues facing school administrators. By learning more about these potential risks, you will be better able to avoid the entanglement in unnecessary legal action. Topics include, but are not limited to: student rights, high stakes assessment, religion, intellectual property and state standards, electronic communications, liability, and other contemporary topics. Learn how to effectively identify these complex issues and effectively mitigate the risks. Dr. McCord is an emeritus associate professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who spent more than 30 years, prior to his appointment at the university, with the 310,000 student Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. His role in the school district ranged from teacher, counselor, dean, assistant principal, principal, director of federal programs, and finally serving as an assistant superintendent where he directed the government relations and school accountability operations.

PEER SESSIONS: DISCUSS AND ENGAGE WITH JOB-ALIKE COLLEAGUES Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge We know that one of the best ways to learn is from talking to our colleagues. In fact, CASE Convention attendees often share that among the valuable aspects of our professional development events is the opportunity to network. From 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm on Thursday, July 24, CASE members are invited to participate in facilitated discussions with their job-alike peers. For some of the sessions, CASE department board business will be conducted at the beginning of the session, followed by dialogue and engagement opportunities.


Breckenridge Activities After attending the Convention sessions, be sure to take advantage of the fun summer activities that Breckenridge has to offer! Hiking: No matter your hiking ability, the breathtaking beauty of Breckenridge’s many trails are not to be missed. From gentle paths to extreme trails, the scenery includes mountain peaks, the beautiful Blue River and miles of Colorado blue sky.

Biking: Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxed ride or a heart-pounding climb, Breckenridge has hundreds of trails and paths that are sure to offer just what you’re looking for.

Boating: Enjoy a scenic boat ride with roundtrip service between the Frisco Marina and Dillon Marina. Bring your bike to pedal around the lake, or unwind over a meal at the Island Grill or Tiki Bar.

Golf: Bring your golf clubs to play 9, 18, or 27 holes on Breckenridge’s own Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal golf course.

Fly Fishing: Casting your line in the afternoon sun while soaking up the views of the nearby Ten Mile Range is an experience that’s hard to beat. Choose from half or full day fishing trips.

Shopping: Breckenridge’s Main Street offers over 200 stores with a range of appealing goods. Browse among the quaint storefronts for art, jewelry, housewares, apparel, sporting goods and more.

Country Boy Mine: Discover what it was like to be a miner over 100 years ago. You’ll explore original mining equipment, pan for gold, climb on a steam shovel and experience the thrill of sliding down a 55 foot ore chute.

Historical Tours and Museum Visits: Take a walk back in time with a guided tour featuring both historical sites and local museums. The Heritage Alliance offers a variety of informative walking and hiking tours, including a Haunted, Historic and Saloon tour. Gondola Ride: Glide above the trees on a gondola ride above town to Peak 7 or 8. Once you’re there, stay for some fun at the Peak 8 Fun Park!

Peak 8 Fun Park: You’ll find fun for the whole family here, just a short gondola ride to the base of Peak 8. Enjoy mini golf, SuperSlides, SuperBungee Trampoline, Ripperoo’s Bounce House, Gemstone Panning and Colorado’s largest human maze.

Jeep and ATV Tours: Get off road! With a guide, explore four wheel drive trails around Breckenridge that will go through ghost towns and historic sites, all while surrounded by spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Concerts at the Riverwalk Center: Music lovers will want to purchase tickets for evening concerts at the Riverwalk. Three performances are scheduled during the CASE Convention, featuring the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra.

Recreation Center: If Breckenridge’s outdoor activities haven’t tired you out, try the 69,000 square foot Breckenridge Recreation Center. There you’ll find an indoor track, group exercise classes, a weight room, lap pool, indoor tennis courts, two rock climbing walls and much more. Spa: Pamper yourself! Schedule a relaxing massage or facial at a spa in town, or book an in-room treatment.

Summer Dog Sledding: Visit the yard and kennel on a tour to meet the pups and see how dog sledding really works. For the more adventurous type (16+), experience the thrill of speed on your own scooter tour. You lead your own pair of dogs down the Swan Valley with instruction from your guide. Ziplining: Partnering with two zipline courses, guests have the opportunity to zip into the wooded and craggy surroundings of a mountainous 43-acre Gold Camp property outside of Granite. For more information or to book any of the above activities, please call the local information specialists at 866.273.1052.

To learn more: Breckenridge events: Breckenridge dining guide: Fun activities for $25 or less: summer-fun-free-and-under-25 Riverwalk concerts:


Lodging Information Convention Location:

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center 620 Village Road/PO Box 2115 Breckenridge, CO 80424


Hotel Information

Tax Exempt Forms — IMPORTANT!

Choose the lodging that best meets your needs from standard hotel rooms and studio units with mini-kitchens and spa bath, to premium suites and townhomes with up to four bedrooms, a fireplace, balcony, and gourmet kitchen.

Please submit a copy of your district’s tax-exempt certificate upon check-in, along with the Beaver Run or Vail Resorts tax-exempt form found on the CASE Convention website. Please assist the hotel by following these state requirements. The hotel will need to charge state sales tax if you do not furnish this documentation. The resort fee still applies to the rate, even if you are tax-exempt.

Discounted group pricing for lodging is available to all CASE Convention attendees on a first-come, firstserved basis. Lodging typically fills quickly, so make your reservations early!


For details on lodging accommodations, descriptions of the properties, and information about taxes and fees, please see the CASE Convention website:






CASE Convention group-reservations






Beaver Run Resort 620 Village Road

Hotel Rooms; Deluxe Studios; One to Four Bedroom Suites

DoubleTree by Hilton 550 Village Road

Standard Hotel Room; Mountain View Hotel Room

$135 – $155

Standard to Executive King Hotel Rooms; Studio to Four Bedroom Condos

$125 – $310




Mountain Thunder Lodge 50 Mountain Thunder Drive

Premium Studio to Three Bedroom Suites; Premium Two to Three Bedroom Townhomes

$180 – $319




One Ski Hill Place 1521 Ski Hill Road

Premium Studio to Four Bedroom Condos

$210 – $470




Crystal Peak Lodge 1891 Ski Hill Road

One to Four Bedroom Premium Condos

$190 – $290







Discounted Group Room Rates Expire June 20, 2014

Village at Breckenridge

535 South Park Avenue

* Prices before taxes and resort fees. Discounted group room rates expire June 20, 2014

$127 – $424

(case sensitive)

BEAVER RUN RESORT AND DOUBLETREE BY HILTON OVERFLOW PARKING (This is the parking location for all CASE Convention attendees not staying overnight at Beaver Run Resort or DoubleTree by Hilton)

Please park in the Gondola South parking lot and plan an extra 30 minutes to get to Beaver Run Resort.  

Beaver Run shuttles will pick‐up from the Transfer Station (see gondola image) each day on Wednesday, Thursday,  and Friday at the following times: 6:40 AM, 7:00 AM, 7:20 AM, 7:40 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:20 AM, 8:40 AM, 9:00 AM 

LODGING AND PARKING MAP Any other time, please call the Beaver Run to schedule a shuttle pick‐up: 1.970.453.6000     

Beaver Run shuttle service ends at midnight each day. 


Ski Hill Road

Park Avenue / Highway 9


N. French Street





Watson Ave.

S Park Avenue / Highway 9





Woods Drive

Village Road

Beaver Run

500 FT


















The distance between Beaver Run Resort and the Transfer Station is approximately one (1) mile. 











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Parking for CASE attendees who are not registered hotel guests will be at the Gondola South Parking Lot in Breckenridge (see inset and “P” icon above). Beaver Run will provide shuttle service on a regular schedule from the Gondola South Parking Lot to the CASE Convention, picking up guests at the Transfer Station located at the base of the Gondola. For schedule and details, see

Register before slots fill up!

Registration Deadlines

Register early for the lowest price. Separate registration fees required for the Pre-Convention Workshops and the main Convention. You can register for both at the same time.

Register Early and Save!

Register online. It’s easy! 1 Visit 2 Click on the registration link in the upper right corner


Attendees contact: Leisa Sacry at or 303.762.8762, ext. 100 Presenters contact: Ryan Harrison at rharrison@co-case. org or 303.762.8762, ext. 110

CASE members must register by June 20, 2014 to receive the early-bird full Convention member rate of $385. After June 20 the rate increases to $425 and onsite is $470. Please check the CASE website for a detailed registration fee chart. You can register for one day or a combination of days. Online registration ends Friday, July 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Onsite registration will be available, but will include an additional fee.



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Professional development programs are provided by an affiliate of CASE, The Center for Excellence in Educational Leadership.

The CASE Center for Excellence in Educational Leadership

3 Reasons Not to Miss the 45th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention

Relevant learning Our Convention General Sessions and over 70 wide-ranging breakout sessions directly target your learning needs. You’ll gain practical tools and strategies to implement immediately in your daily work.

Nationally-recognized speakers Outstanding keynote and distinguished speakers will spark new thinking and inspire you to see things a bit differently. A diversity of presentation topics will help foster a deeper understanding of the leadership and education issues you face on a regular basis.

Powerful networking There’s no better opportunity than the CASE Convention to tap into our statewide network of over 2,400 members. Make new connections, catch up with old friends, and dialogue about shared challenges and promising practices.

UPCOMING CASE EVENTS Supervision and Evaluation Series (4-day seminar) Part 1: July 21–22, 2014 Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO Part 2: October 24–25, 2014 Hampton Inn Denver West Federal Center, Lakewood, CO

Superintendents Conference

Aspiring to the Principalship

September 18–19, 2014 Westin Riverfront, Avon

November 14-15, 2014 Englewood Boardroom Englewood, CO

Leadership Development Diversity Program Applications due September 15, 2014

CASE Annual Winter Leadership Conference February 4–6, 2015 Westin Hotel, Westminster

46th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention Pre-Convention Workshops: July 27–28, 2015 Main Convention: July 29–31, 2015 Breckenridge, CO

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