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The 44th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention

Leading with Impact: Strategies for Success July 24 – 26, 2013 Breckenridge, Colorado

convention program www.co-case.org/2013convention


l CASE Education Leadership Convention The 44th Annua

Leading with Impact: Strategies for Success

CASE’s largest professional development event of the year is your one-stop shop for critical learning, networking and career growth. We trust you will enjoy internationally recognized speakers and have over 70-plus timely breakout sessions. There is also a comprehensive legislative and policy program set within the beautiful backdrop of Breckenridge, Colorado. Legislative & Advocacy Services Hear firsthand about the political and policy issues impacting Colorado public education. Get the latest information on: • • •

School funding New education-related laws Critical topics like educator effectiveness and literacy

Professional Learning This Convention offers nearly 22 hours of learning. Focus on your professional growth with: • • •

Outstanding keynote and distinguished speakers Wide-ranging breakout sessions Time to strategize and connect with fellow attendees

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

Connect with both new and 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


44th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention

TABLE OF CONTENTS Greetings from Association Leadership.......................... 2 Sponsor Appreciation............................................................... 4 Get Connected.......................................................................... 7 Schedule-at-a-Glance....................................................... 8 Important Convention Details................................................ 13 Breckenridge Activities........................................................... 17 Afterhours Events.................................................................... 19 Delivery Format Definitions.................................................... 21 Learning Session Category Definitions.................................. 22 Department Peer Sessions..................................................... 27 Wednesday Highlights............................................................ 29 Keynote and Honorary Speakers................ 30, 32, 62, 86 Distinguished Speakers and Summit Seminar Sessions....... 36 Wednesday Breakout Descriptions................................ 38 Special Ticketed Luncheons................................................... 59 Thursday Highlights................................................................. 61 Thursday Breakout Descriptions.................................... 64 Friday Highlights...................................................................... 85 Exhibitor Prize Drawings......................................................... 89 Coordinating Council 2012-2013............................................ 94 CASE Staff................................................................................ 97 CASE Award Winners.................................................... 99 Maps:

Beaver Run Resort Buildings........................................... 120 Beaver Run Resort Floor Plan.......................................... 121

DoubleTree Hotel Floor Plan........................................... 122

CASE Prize Drawing Information.......................................... 123 Presenter Index........................................................... 124

See a listing of exhibitors and maps of the exhibit areas in a separate publication. Please check the final Schedule-at-a-Glance (separate handout) for any changes. For the most updated schedule, check the CASE 2013 mobile app.

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CASE, 4101 South Bannock, Englewood, CO 80110 303.762.8762 • FAX 303.762.8697 • www.co-case.org

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44 Years of CASE – A Chance to Reflect and Engage Dear Colleagues, We’ve made it! The 44th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention is finally here. As we come together in this beautiful setting, we have the unique opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the past 12 months and recharge our batteries as we look forward to the upcoming school year. I’ve been participating in CASE Conventions like this one for over 20 years now, and this year’s event promises to be better than ever. Throughout the next few days, we will examine this year’s theme of Leading with Impact: Strategies for Success from every angle, topic and perspective possible. We’ve put together a program of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and learning opportunities that are sure to inspire and engage, kicking things off with Jim Ziolkowski, founder of the international nonprofit and change-agent buildOn, who will “Ignite the Spark” in all of us with his electric keynote address. From there, we have 70-plus breakout sessions, a legislative breakfast, peer sessions and more inspiring speakers to get us ready to put things into overdrive come first bell. And while as educators we are all here to learn, to teach, to lead and to discover, I’d encourage each and every one of you to take a second to step back and enjoy the camaraderie, energy and amazing connections you will forge at this summer’s Convention. We are not in this alone, and only together will we truly be able to create better opportunities for Colorado’s future leaders. Yours truly,

Kevin Schott 2012-13 CASE President

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Welcome to CASE! Dear Educators, Leaders and Professionals, On behalf of the entire CASE staff, I want to warmly welcome you to CASE’s Education Leadership Convention! It’s been a year of remarkable change, of new opportunities and new beginnings. As we gather here in Breckenridge, it’s important to recognize the steady progress we are making despite tough conditions and rising expectations. We need to pause and take stock of our progress – to build collegiality among our peers as we journey toward a world-class education system. At the heart of it, we want to provide all of our students and future leaders with the skills, perseverance and creativity necessary to deal with a changing world. For me, CASE is about more than just advocacy, professional development and networking – though you are certainly going to get plenty of that over the next few turbo-charged days. In its very essence, CASE is about you! Our strengths lay in the collective talent, drive, vision and wisdom we see here in Breckenridge today. This year’s all-star line-up includes superintendents, principals, professors, thought-leaders and decision-makers. This unique setting and dynamic group of leaders provides us with an open forum to listen, to debate, to explore new ideas and to examine our past. As we look through the lens of policies and practices, tools and techniques, unique perspectives and trends, we know we can build a “new era” for education in Colorado. It’s because of members and dedicated professionals like you that this has become Colorado’s premier education event. The floor is yours. Let go of the everyday, and let the magic begin. Sincerely,

Bruce H. Caughey CASE Executive Director J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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CASE appreciates the generous support of this year’s Convention sponsors. PLATINUM LEVEL

Learning Processes

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PREMIER LEVEL

SILVER LEVEL

BRONZE LEVEL

FRIEND OF CASE

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Get Connected CASE Onsite Program Is Mobile!

The CASE Convention app is available for free from the Apple or Droid app store. Go to your app store and download the “Guidebook” app, then search for CASE 2013 and go mobile! Look for the green CASE Professional Learning icon — just like the one on this page. The iPhone app works on iPad, too. Interactive Features Include: •

Master Schedule-at-a-Glance

Your Own Personalized Schedule

Presenters and Topics

Session Titles and Descriptions

CASE Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Maps: Venues, Exhibit Hall, Breckenridge

Exhibit Hall Information

Local Information: Restaurants, Shops, Services and Activities

Session Evaluation

Search

And More!

The CASE mobile app will have the most up-to-date information and include schedule changes as they happen! Once you download the CASE app, you won’t need the Internet to view the information. However, when you’re online, the app will let you know if a change has been made so you can update the app data as needed. Follow the CASE Convention on Twitter! www.twitter.com/CASE_Leaders and #educationleaders

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Schedule-at-a-Glance Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Registration and Materials Pick-up 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Beaver Run Resort, 3rd Floor Foyer Visit Exhibit Areas 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Continental Breakfast for all Attendees and Exhibitors 7:30 am – 9:00 am Colorado Ballroom Visit Book Store 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Opening General Session 8:30 am – 10:00 am Breckenridge Ballroom Kevin Schott, CASE President Bruce Caughey, CASE Executive Director Senator Michael Johnston Keynote Speaker – Jim Ziolkowski Igniting the Spark Refreshment Break 10:00 am – 10:30 am Colorado Ballroom Breakouts – Session I 10:30 am – 11:45 am Break/Visit Exhibit Areas and Book Store 11:45 am – 12:15 pm Lunch for Attendees (provided) 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Event Tent, Spencer’s Restaurant, Coppertop III Ticketed Luncheon: State Level Perspective: Q&A Conversation with Commissioner Robert Hammond DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine Ballroom

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Schedule-at-a-Glance Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

Break/Visit Exhibit Areas and Book Store 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Breakouts – Session II 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Summit Seminar 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm Baruti Kafele Closing the Attitude Gap Imperial Ballroom CDE – Integrating Implementation Strategies: Problem-Solving Consultancy for Leading Colorado’s Major Reforms DoubleTree, Columbine A Refreshment Break 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Colorado Ballroom Free Smoothies 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Colorado Ballroom Concurrent Distinguished Speaker Session 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Distinguished Speaker – Douglas Fisher, Ph.D Creating a Culture of Achievement Breckenridge Ballroom Distinguished Speaker – William J. DeMeo, Ph.D Not Quite Burnt, But Crispy Around the Edges Coppertop III Honoring Colorado School Leaders: A Networking Reception Hosted by Exhibitors 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Colorado Ballroom Afterhours Social and DJ Dancing 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm Coppertop III

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Schedule-at-a-Glance Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Convention Registration and Materials Pick-up 7:30 am – 3:00 pm Beaver Run Resort, 3rd Floor Foyer Visit Exhibit Areas 7:30 am – 1:00 pm Continental Breakfast for all Attendees and Exhibitors 7:30 am – 9:00 am Colorado Ballroom Visit Book Store 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Thursday General Session 8:30 am – 10:00 am Breckenridge Ballroom Kevin Schott, CASE President Bruce Caughey, CASE Executive Director George Welsh, CASE Past President CASEY Award Presentation to Taylor Lobato, Student, University of Denver, Public Policy and Strategic Communications Keynote Speaker – Steve Gross Leading with Joy and Optimism 10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break Colorado Ballroom Breakouts – Session III 10:30 am – 11:45 am Break/Visit Exhibit Areas and Book Store 11:45 am – 12:15 pm Lunch for Attendees (provided) 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Event Tent, Spencer’s Restaurant, Coppertop III Ticketed Luncheon: Women in Administration Becoming Unstoppable: Why Women Should Take Risks, presented by The Honorable Jean Dubofsky DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine Ballroom 10

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Schedule-at-a-Glance Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

CALET Department Meeting and Luncheon Coppertop II Break/Visit Book Store 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Breakouts – Session IV 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break/Visit Book Store 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Department Peer Sessions: Discuss and Engage with Job-alike Colleagues 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm (All CASE members welcome! See page 23 and 27) CASE Networking Reception 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Coppertop III Afterhours Social and DJ Dancing 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm Coppertop III Friday, July 26, 2013 Convention Registration and Materials Pick-up 7:30 am – 10:00 am Beaver Run Resort, 3rd Floor Foyer CASE Legislative and Policy Issues Breakfast 8:00 am – 10:00 am Full Breakfast Buffet, Colorado Ballroom (Program starts at 8:30 am – all attendees welcome) Refreshment Break/Visit Book Store 10:00 am – 10:30 am Closing General Session 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Breckenridge Ballroom Passing of the Gavel Keynote Speaker – D.J. Vanas Keeping Your Warrior Spirit Strong Convention Concludes 12:00 pm J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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Important Convention Details Registration and Materials Pick-up

Registration is on the 3rd Floor Foyer of the Beaver Run Conference Center. Convention registration hours are: • Tuesday, July 23, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm • Thursday, July 25, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm • Friday, July 26, 7:30 am - 10:00 am

To reach CASE staff, please call 970.453.7049. Schedule-at-a-Glance

Important! Meeting times may change. Please check final Schedule-at-a-Glance for final changes and room locations. The CASE mobile app will announce changes as they occur. Name Badges

Please wear your name badge at all times. Attendee badges provide admission to all meals, the exhibit areas, all learning sessions, receptions, and Convention events and activities. Given the size of our Convention, attendance at General Sessions and breakout sessions is restricted to those paying the registration fee (blue name badge holders). Spouses may not attend Convention sessions, but are welcome to participate in social activities. Spouse/Guest Meal Tickets

Spouses and guests who wish to eat breakfast or lunch with participants during the Convention may purchase lunch tickets at the CASE Registration Booth for $35 each. Convention meals are included in the cost of registration for Convention participants only. Exhibit Areas

Two exhibit areas are located in Beaver Run Resort: • Breckenridge Ballroom Foyer (1st Floor) • Colorado Ballroom (3rd Floor)

The exhibit areas are a great place to find products and services that can make your job and life easier. In addition, many exhibitors and sponsors are commercial partners. They help support CASE in a variety of ways.

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Important Convention Details Exhibit Hours: • Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm • Thursday, July 25, 7:30 am -1:00 pm

Many companies have contributed outstanding prizes that will be given away Thursday before the exhibit areas close. Refer to pages 91-93 for a list of exhibitors who will be holding prize drawings. Register for these prizes at the appropriate booths in the exhibit areas. Winners’ names will be posted on a board near the CASE Registration Booth following lunch on Thursday. Internet Station and CASE Member Lounge CASE is pleased to offer a free Internet Station for checking email messages during the Convention. Located on the 3rd Floor Foyer, Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm, and Friday, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm. Visit the CASE Hospitality Booth The CASE Hospitality Booth, open during registration hours, is located in the Beaver Run Lobby. Visit the booth to get information about association products and services, find out what’s new with CASE and get answers to any Convention questions. Book Store Please visit the Book Store outside the Colorado Ballroom on the 3rd Floor Foyer. Check page 23 for a schedule of book-signing sessions. The Book Store is managed by Tattered Cover Book Store. College Credit College credit is available through Adams State University for attending the CASE Convention. A credit form will be available on Friday at the CASE Registration Booth and Hospitality Booth. You can also apply for college credit online at www.adams.edu/extended_studies/. Note: You may only choose one option, either college credit hours or CDE contact hours.

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Important Convention Details Contact Hours CDE contact hours are available at no cost for attending the CASE Convention. The contact hours form will be available on Friday at the CASE Registration Booth and Hospitality Booth. Note: You may only choose one option, either college credit hours or CDE contact hours. Smoking Smoking is not allowed in meeting rooms, hallways or during meal functions. Smoking is permitted outside (away from the doorways). Kid Stuff and Child Care Mountain Top Children’s Museum offers a 12-week summer program packed full of projects, art antics and crazy experiments. Day drop-ins are welcome, based on availability. Call 970.333.7353. Kids Night Out! Dinner, games and fun are also available for 4 to 12 year olds on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm at the museum. Reservations are required. For information and reservations call 970.333.7353. The concierge can help find a babysitter for children ages 1 to 4. Welcome Group Discount Program As you stroll down Main Street take note of the businesses that have the CASE logo displayed in their front windows. They will be giving you some sort of discount! Shop, eat, play and enjoy! A list of all discounts will be available at the “gobreck” Info Booth in the CASE Member Lounge on the 3rd Floor. Check out the CASE mobile app! Restaurants, shops, activities and services will be featured under the Breckenridge icon, including an interactive feature to map the business location! Lost and Found If you’ve lost something, please check at the hotel front desk in the main lobby of either Beaver Run or DoubleTree. If you find something, please take it to the hotel front desk.

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Important Convention Details Concierge and Business Center For assistance with personal faxes and copies, visit the Beaver Run Business Center located at the front desk in the lobby. For information regarding hotel amenities, check with the concierge at the front desk in the lobby. Convention Evaluation Following the Convention, participants will be asked to complete an online evaluation. Your feedback is valuable for planning future Convention experiences. Onsite comment cards are available in sessions. The CASE mobile app has an instant feedback feature. Cell Phones Please silence your cell phone while you’re in Convention sessions. CASE Staff Assistance Your satisfaction is our priority! If you have a question or concern, please let us know so we may help. Staff members are available to answer questions and help in any way possible at the CASE Hospitality Booth in the Beaver Run Lobby and at the CASE Registration Booth on the 3rd Floor, or call 970.453.7049. Look for team members wearing the blue CASE logo shirts.

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Breckenridge Activities Be sure to take advantage of the fun summer activities that Breckenridge has to offer!

Biking: Breckenridge has hundreds of trails and paths sure to fit your abilities. Boating: Enjoy a scenic boat ride with roundtrip service between the Frisco Marina and Dillon Marina. Breckenridge Fun Park: Take a gondola ride to Peak 8

and enjoy mini golf, slides, bungee trampoline and more.

Concerts at the Riverwalk Center: Purchase tickets for scheduled evening concerts featuring the National Repertory Orchestra. Fly Fishing: Casting your line while soaking up the views of the nearby Tenmile Range is hard to beat.

Golf: Bring your golf clubs to play nine, 18 or 27 holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

Hiking: No matter your hiking ability, the many trails are not to be missed.

Historical Tours and Museum Visits: Take a walk

back in time with a guided tour featuring both historical sites and local museums.

Jeep and ATV Tours: With a guide, explore four-wheeldrive trails that go through ghost towns and historic sites. Shopping: Browse among Breckenridge’s Main Street storefronts with over 200 stores.

Summer Dog Sledding: Visit the pups and see how dog sledding really works.

Ziplining: Visit the wooded and mountainous 43-acre Gold Camp property outside of Granite. TO LEARN MORE: Breckenridge Events: www.breckenridge.com Breckenridge Dining Guide: www.breckenridgediningguide.com Fun Activities for $25 or Less: www.gobreck.com

Visit the Breckenridge Chamber Table on the 3rd Floor Foyer

Riverwalk Concerts: www.townofbreckenridge.com

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Afterhours Events You won’t want to miss these fun afterhours events!

Wednesday, July 24 Honoring Colorado School Leaders: A Networking Reception Hosted by Exhibitors (For all attendees) 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Colorado Ballroom (3rd Floor)

Networking and DJ Dance Party 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm Coppertop III

Thursday, July 25 CASE Networking Reception (For all attendees) 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Coppertop III

Networking and DJ Dance Party 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm Coppertop III

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Delivery Format Definitions Note: Presenters have identified the delivery format they plan to use for their session. Please see session descriptions. Case Study: A systematic way of examining a single instance, program, initiative or event by collecting data, analyzing information and reporting the results. The presenter explains how a program was designed and implemented in response to a particular challenge or issue then shares results, pitfalls, successes and lessons learned from the experience. The presenter provides examples of processes that participants can transfer to their projects to better serve their own communities. Collaborative Dialogue: This conversational format encourages meaningful dialogue, purposeful and collaborative thinking, and positive inquiry. Sessions give participants the opportunity to ask direct questions of the expert, as well as the opportunity to give input on the specific issues addressed. Demonstration: A presentation to demonstrate how things are done and showcase a specific teaching technique, leadership skill, product or material. Lecture with Interaction: Oral presentations intended to present information or teach participants about a particular subject. A lecture is generally one-way communication used to convey critical information, history, background and theories. Many lectures are visually engaging and give opportunity for listeners to ask or answer questions during the lecture and/or at the close of the session. Panel Presentation or Symposium: A forum for a group of scholars, experts, knowledge leaders or government representatives to discuss specific pedagogical policy, practice or research issues from a variety of perspectives with alternative solutions. Moderator allows time for Q&A following the presentation. Project-Based Workshop: A highly interactive and productive workshop to address pertinent issues and responsibilities affecting the everyday work life of CASE members. Participants leave with a game plan, solution, method, and/or work already done. J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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Learning Session Category Definitions General Sessions: Begin each day of the Convention by gathering with fellow attendees to learn timely and important information from key CASE and state leaders. Each General Session features a keynote presentation. Keynote Presentations: CASE keynote presentations feature speakers who are nationally known, accomplished researchers, and experts in K-12 education, leadership or related fields. These speakers will spark new thinking and ideas among CASE members by sharing critical research findings, educational, cultural and policy trends, and best practices. Keynote speakers have broad appeal for all seven CASE job-alike departments. Distinguished Speaker Sessions: These sessions feature keynote-quality national and local experts and researchers who are respected and accomplished in their respective fields, but whose content may not have broad appeal for all job-alike departments. Attendees have a choice of two concurrent distinguished speaker presentations on Wednesday afternoon (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm). Breakout Sessions: CASE Convention breakout sessions are taught by Colorado administrators, policy leaders and researchers with expertise in best practices for public education. Presenters are selected through a highly competitive review process conducted by CASE members and staff. In some cases, vendors co-present with education practitioners who are successfully using the product or service. The range of topics during the breakout session time slots offer relevant and applicable information for all seven job-alike CASE departments. There are two types of breakout session formats. Over 70 Topic Workshops and two Summit Seminars are being offered this year at the Convention. • Topic Workshop: This is a 75-minute breakout session presented by one person or team on a single topic. • Summit Seminars: These three-hour seminars on Wednesday afternoon allow participants to delve deeply into two topics – Closing the Attitude Gap and Integrating Implementation Strategies: ProblemSolving Consultancy for Leading Colorado’s Major

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Reforms. The Summit Seminars span the afternoon breakout session and the Distinguished Speaker Session time slots (1:45 pm - 4:45 pm). Peer Session: We know that one of the best ways to learn is from talking to our colleagues. In fact, CASE members often share that among the valuable aspects of our professional development events is the opportunity to network. On Thursday, CASE members are invited to participate in a Peer Session with their job-alike colleagues. For some of the sessions, CASE department board business will be conducted at the beginning of the session. All CASE members are welcome (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm).

CASE Book Store Located on the 3rd Floor Foyer HOURS: Wednesday, July 24, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Thursday, July 25, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Friday, July 26, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Book Signing Schedule* DOUGLAS FISHER Wednesday, July 24, 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

BARUTI KAFELE Wednesday, July 24, 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm

WILLIAM DEMEO Wednesday, July 24, 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm

D.J. VANAS Friday, July 26, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, 1st Floor South Foyer (Outside Peak 17) *All book signings are at the CASE Book Store except for D.J. Vanas’ signing Managed by the Tattered Cover Book Store

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COMING THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

Learning Management System Custom-built eLearning platform brings online education and professional development to your doorstep.

Website Our new integrated website provides you with the news, connections and interactivity you need.

Social Our new LinkedIn Group “Colorado Education Leaders” – and improved Facebook and Twitter pages – connect you to other education leaders. Issue Briefs SB-191 Issues Briefs - Explore the history, context, case samples and best practices.


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CDE OPEN INFORMATION SESSION: EVALUATING OTHER LICENSED PERSONNEL Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 am – 11:45 am DoubleTree Hotel, Iris

The State Council for Educator Effectiveness (SCEE) provided its recommendations to the State Board of Education in May concerning the development and implementation of a performance evaluation system for licensed education professionals other than teachers and administrators. The SCEE’s report is a companion to the 2011 recommendations on the development and implementation of an evaluation system for the state’s teachers and principals. Using the recommendations and feedback provided by the State Board, the department will draft rules for the State Board’s consideration starting in August 2013. Come to this open information session to hear about the recommendations and to find out how you can provide feedback.

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Department Peer Sessions All CASE members are invited to attend one of the six Peer Sessions/CASE department meetings being held during the Convention on Thursday. Meet and engage with colleagues in your job-alike role. Further develop relationships that will serve you well throughout your career.

Thursday, July 25 CALET – Leaders in Educational Technology 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Department Meeting and Luncheon Beaver Run, Coppertop II CAES – Educational Specialists 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Beaver Run, Peak 2 CAESP – Elementary School Principals and APs 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Beaver Run, Peak 4

Sponsored by

CALET Peer Session 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Beaver Run, Peaks 6, 7 & 8 CASSA – Superintendents and Senior Administrators 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Beaver Run, Peaks 11 & 12

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CASSP – Secondary School Principals and APs 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Beaver Run, Peak 5

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DBO – Business Officials 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Beaver Run, Peak 3

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General Session 8:30 pm – 10:00 am Honorary Speaker Senator Michael Johnston Colorado Commits to Kids – Understanding the School Finance Initiative

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Wednesday Highlights

Keynote Speaker Jim Ziolkowski Igniting the Spark Lunch for Attendees (provided) 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Event Tent, Spencer’s Restaurant, Coppertop III Ticketed Luncheon: State Level Perspective: Q&A Conversation with Commissioner Hammond DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine Ballroom Summit Seminars 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm Baruti Kafele Closing the Attitude Gap Imperial Ballroom CDE – Integrating Implementation Strategies: Problem-Solving Consultancy for Leading Colorado’s Major Reforms DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine A Concurrent Distinguished Speaker Session 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Douglas Fisher, Ph.D Creating a Culture of Achievement Breckenridge Ballroom William J. DeMeo, Ph.D Not Quite Burnt, But Crispy Around the Edges Coppertop III Honoring Colorado School Leaders: A Networking Reception Hosted by Exhibitors 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Colorado Ballroom J U LY 24 – 2 6 , 2 013 l B R E C K EN R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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WEDNESDAY

Honorary Speaker Senator Michael johnston Colorado Commits to Kids – Understanding the School Finance Initiative Wednesday, July 25 General Session 8:30 am – 10:00 am Beaver Run, Breckenridge Ballroom

Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston will provide updates on the Colorado Commits to Kids school finance campaign. During this not-to-miss session, you will learn the impact of the adequacy and equity issues on our current funding system, and the progress being made to put this initiative on the November ballot. Mike Johnston represents Northeast Denver in the Colorado State Senate. He first entered education as a high school English teacher in Greenville, Mississippi, an experience that led him to write his acclaimed book, In the Deep Heart’s Core. After leaving the Mississippi Delta, Mike co-founded New Leaders for New Schools, a national non-profit that recruits and trains urban principals. He started his own career as a principal leading two alternative high schools serving Colorado students held in state custody or living in group homes and detention centers. Most recently, Mike was the co-founder and principal of MESA (Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts), a redesigned urban high school in the Mapleton Public Schools that made Colorado history by becoming the first public high school in which 100 percent of seniors were admitted to four-year colleges. Mike holds degrees from Yale College, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Yale Law School.

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Keynote Speaker JIM ZIOLKOWSKI igniting the spark Wednesday, July 25 General Session 8:30 am – 10:00 am Beaver Run, Breckenridge Ballroom

In 1991, Jim Ziolkowski left a fast-track job in corporate finance with General Electric to become the Founder, President and CEO of buildOn, a non-profit organization breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. In this presentation, he’ll share the innovative business lessons and personal reflections that he’s gleaned through his work, as well as insights about the power of one person to make a difference in the world around them. You’ll learn how to affect positive change as an education leader and understand how creating the spark for change can lead to much bigger results than you ever anticipated. Jim Ziolkowski is the Founder, President and CEO of buildOn, which over two decades has reached tens of thousands of youth and empowered them through service and education. The organization has constructed over 500 schools around the world, reaching more than 73,000 students. Jim has been featured on many news outlets, including NBC’s Today Show, CNN and CBS Evening News. His memoir, Walk in Their Shoes is set to be published September 2013.

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Summit Seminar Wednesday, July 24, 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm

baruti kafele closing the attitude gap Beaver Run, Imperial Ballroom

The gap in student achievement related to race, along with continued underachievement among students of color, continues to be one of the most important issues facing public education. Principal Kafele asserts that the root cause is failure to adequately address the attitude gap – the gap between those students who have the will to strive for academic excellence and those who do not. Learn how to effectively address the problem within your school or district at this session, while also gaining insights about the influence of attitude on learning. Principal Baruti Kafele is a Milken National Educator, nationally best-selling author, and renowned educational consultant and motivational speaker. He has served in both teacher and principal roles, and as a principal, led the transformation of four different New Jersey public schools, including Newark Tech, which has been recognized twice by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s best high schools.

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Summit Seminar

CDE Summit Seminar INTEGRATING IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES: PROBLEM-SOLVING CONSULTANCY FOR LEADING COLORADO’S MAJOR REFORMS DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine A

CDE Facilitators: Katy Anthes, Executive Director of Educator Effectiveness; Elliott Asp, Special Assistant to the Commissioner; Melissa Colsman, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning; Lisa Medler, Executive Director of Learning Supports; Pati Montgomery, Executive Director of Literacy; and Daphne Pereles, Executive Director of Learning Supports Practitioner Facilitators: Along with the lead CDE facilitators, 14 practicing administrators will be sharing their lessons learned. How can school and district leaders optimize efforts for implementing multiple reform policies? Systemically integrating implementation strategies can assist you in making the conceptual and strategic connections necessary to implement the Colorado Academic Standards, new assessments, a new educator effectiveness system, accountability measures, the READ Act and more. Join your colleagues and CDE staff for roundtable conversations as we brainstorm problem-solving strategies and learn from one another. We’ll share the latest information about each major education reform initiative currently underway in Colorado and hear from districts finding success from a systematic approach.

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Concurrent Distinguished Speaker Session Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Douglas fisher, Ph.D Creating a Culture of Achievement Beaver Run, Breckenridge Ballroom

In this session, you’ll learn about promising practices and structures that help schools get into a cycle of continuous improvement. These practices are organized by pillars, or overarching ideas, that communicate to stakeholders how your school’s mission will be leveraged to positively impact student achievement and teaching and learning conditions. You’ll walk away from this presentation with an understanding about the critical ingredients that go into creating a culture of achievement and how to customize those for your own school. Douglas Fisher, Ph.D, is a Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer Award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education.

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William J. DeMeo, Ph.D Not Quite Burnt, But Crispy Around the Edges Beaver Run, Coppertop III

Job burnout is caused in large part by excessive stress, and education leaders are particularly prone to it because of the high level of responsibility and expectations that come with the job. Join us to learn some practical approaches to reducing stress as well as tips that you can immediately put to use in your daily life. Dr. William DeMeo will share how these strategies help prevent burnout and allow you to approach challenges with a greater sense of calm. Dr. William DeMeo is a Developmental Neuro Psychologist and also one of the most sought-after national and international trainers for educators in the areas of mental health and brain-based learning. He has coordinated the mental health services for Cincinnati Public Schools’ Early Childhood Program for the past 25 years, and has a private practice that specializes in serving children and families.

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Breakout Session Schedule Breakout Numbers Time Slot 1-20

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*Note: The Summit Seminars Closing the Attitude Gap and Integrating Implementation Strategies: Problem-Solving Consultancy for Leading Colorado’s Major Reforms span the Wednesday PM Breakout and Distinguished Speaker Session time slots: 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm.

BR = Beaver Run Resort DT = DoubleTree Hotel # 1 - Navigating Key Legal Issues Facing Schools and Districts Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium Room: BR Peak 17 School administrators increasingly face complex and potentially controversial issues that pose legal implications for your district and schools. From student discipline and educator effectiveness, to free speech and employee misconduct, it’s critical that you are well-versed in the hottest legal issues and know how to best navigate them. CASE has assembled a panel of expert attorneys who will share their insights on these and other topics, and you’ll walk away with practical strategies to know how best to handle these tough situations. Presenter(s): Melissa Gibson, Consultant, CASE; Patricia Richardson, Director for Legal Services, Academy 20 School District; Kathleen Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Colorado Association of School Boards; Darryl Farrington, Attorney, Semple, Farrington, & Everall, P.C.; David Olson, General Counsel, Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool

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# 2 - Opportunity Gap vs. Achievement Gap Delivery Format: Case Study Room: BR Peak 16 Explore unequal learning opportunities and testing gaps in this presentation that reveals through a case study how the design of the curricular system in one Colorado school district takes into account the racial test score and racial college preparedness gaps in mathematics. You will explore quantitative results that reveal how differential access to advancedmathematics content predicts test score outcomes. You will also learn about the curricular structures, processes and discourses that constructed the outcomes and the implications for organizational change.

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Presenter(s): Floyd Cobb, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Cherry Creek Schools; Robyn Duran, Executive Director of Excellence and Equity, Cherry Creek Schools

# 3 - Accountability and Data Analysis for AECs Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 15 This session is designed to help Alternative Education Campuses (AECs), and districts with AECs, better understand how the state accountability system works. CDE is welcoming AECs to submit additional data for academic achievement, academic growth, student engagement, and post-secondary and workforce readiness for inclusion on the School Performance Framework (SPF). At this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the available options for metrics to include in your school’s SPF, as well as talk with CDE accountability staff. Presenter(s): Jessica Knevals, Principal Consultant, Colorado Department of Education

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# 4 - Leveraging Literacy Tools to Complement Academic Content Delivery Format: Demonstration Room: BR Peak 14 This hands-on session highlights how you can build a complementary literacy module for the District Sample Curriculum Project units using the Literacy Design Collaborative. You will learn how the LDC supports meaningful educator collaboration and enhances educator effectiveness as you develop content-specific student tasks requiring sustained reading, writing and reasoning in science, history, English or another academic discipline. Along the way, you will learn how to build the instructional plans and professional learning communities to support this work. Presenter(s): Lauri Brandt, Reading Interventionist, Thompson School District; Brian Sevier, Standards Implementation Project Director, Colorado Department of Education; Phyllis Reed, Content Specialist, Colorado Department of Education

# 5 - Market-Based Pay Hiring and a Pay-forPerformance Model Delivery Format: Case Study Room: BR Peaks 6, 7 & 8 Market forces impact your hiring rates! Douglas County School District implemented market-based pay for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. See how it was implemented and how it is working for its 70-plus different types of teachers, also looking at how Harrison School District has done away with the traditional salary scale. This was Harrison’s third year of implementation of a bold pay-for-performance plan based on 50 percent performance and 50 percent achievement. Discover the measures and metrics used in the model. Presenter(s): Margaret Ruckstuhl, Research, Data and Accountability Officer, Harrison School District 2; Brian Cesare, Chief Human Resources Officer, Douglas County School District; Pamela Aragon, Human Resources Director, Harrison School District 2

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# 6 - ESL from Scratch Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 10 Drop in to explore a current inventory of the tools, techniques and resources available to help close achievement gaps for English-language learners with the Yuma School District, which in the face of performance and growth gaps revitalized its ESL processes through accelerated programs. Yuma will explain its work to implement the Woodcock-Munoz language survey, change to the WIDA Consortium, and promote professional staff development, community outreach, changes to curriculum, new technologies, bilingual instruction and changes to building facilities.

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Presenter(s): Robert Stannard, Superintendent, Yuma School District 1; Criselda Alvarado, ESL and SPED Consultant, Yuma School District 1; Holly Kuecke, Teacher/FCCLA Adviser/ESL Coordinator, Yuma School District 1; Heather Klein, ESL Teacher, Yuma School District 1

# 7 - How Mindfulness Influences School Climate and Student Achievement Delivery Format: Project-Based Workshop Room: BR Peak 11 This workshop introduces you to research-based mindfulness skills that stimulate the areas of the brain related to attention, problem solving, empathy and positive emotions. It includes a brain-based discussion of how stress affects teachers and students, and introduces mindfulness tools that have proven effective in school communities. Techniques can be used personally as well as in the classroom to reduce stress and allow students to learn and work productively. Participants will be invited to participate in sample activities. Presenter(s): Kristen Race, Founder, Mindful Life; Michele Miller, Principal, Soda Creek Elementary, Steamboat Springs School District RE-2

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# 8 - Book Study Like the Champions Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: BR Peak 12 Get book-smart in this session that explores how members of the 2012 CASB School Board of the Year read 12 books in five years, resulting in outstanding student achievement for the South Routt School District. You will learn how to select the right books and how to facilitate exciting book discussions for administrative or school board meetings. The presenters will talk about books they read and show how they can help administrators and boards focus on student achievement. Presenter(s): Scott Mader, Superintendent, South Routt School District; Raylene Olinger, Elementary Principal, South Routt School District; Tim Corrigan, School Board Member, South Routt School District

# 9 - Using Data to Move Your School Forward Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Base Nine Lounge Using the professional learning community structure as a basis, this session helps you explore, analyze and discuss datasets as they relate to school culture and student achievement. Data can be used to answer several questions, including differences in studentlearning rates and root causes. Additionally, data can be used to open reflective discussions with teachers. You will receive copies of a number of data forms that can be shared with your teachers. Presenter(s): Sherry Kalbach, Principal, Colorado Springs District 11

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# 10 - Putting the Puzzle Together: Graduation Guidelines Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium Room: BR Coppertop II

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION I (10:30 am – 11:45 am)

This May, education leaders adopted guidelines and criteria for general high school and PWR-endorsed diplomas. While local districts determine their own graduation policies, the “meet or exceed” guidance sets significantly clearer criteria about college and career determinations. In this session, explore how students in elementary and middle school can stay “on track” to meet these requirements, along with the latest updates on concurrent enrollment, college admission requirement revisions, and remedial and transfer policy revisions. Presenter(s): Misti Ruthven, Manager, Secondary Preparation and Policy, Colorado Department of Education; Rebecca Holmes, Associate Commissioner for Innovation, Choice and Engagement, Colorado Department of Education; Mary Rubadeau, Senior Consultant, Focused Leadership Solutions; John Barry, CEO, VISTA Quest Consulting

# 11 - Using Student Learning Objectives to Measure Educator Effectiveness Delivery Format: Case Study Room: BR Coppertop III How can an educator’s individual contribution to studentlearning growth be measured for evaluation? Using “Student Learning Objectives” is one option. Come to this session to learn about a field test of Student Learning Objectives conducted in Jeffco in the Spring of 2013. Principals, district leadership and training/on-site support staff will share perspectives on what worked, what was challenging and next steps. Take away ideas about how to use this strategy in your district. Presenter(s): Julie Oxenford-O’Brian, Director, University of Colorado Denver; Mary Romke, Assistant Director, University of Colorado Denver; Heather MacGillavrey, Director of Assessment & Research, Jefferson County School District; Vicki Ferrari-Connely, Principal, Kendallvue Elementary School, Jefferson County School District; Michele DeAndrea-Austin, Principal, Kyffin Elementary School, Jefferson County School District J U LY 24 – 2 6 , 2 013 l B R E C K EN R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION I (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 12 - Using the School Readiness Initiative to Create a System of Support for Young Children Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium Room: BR Imperial Ballroom Implementation of SB-212 can be a critical tool for supporting school readiness and success for all children. In this session, you will learn how a seamless system of support for preschool to grade-three children can lead to better outcomes. Panelists will discuss how their districts are approaching the implementation of school readiness plans and assessments to further their early childhood support and support student achievement. Presenter(s): Melissa Colsman, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Unit, Colorado Department of Education; Sharon Triolo-Moloney, Director, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness, Colorado Department of Education; Rebecca Feuerstein, Early Childhood Director, Jefferson County Schools; Maureen Gurrini, Instructional Coordinator, Early Childhood Education, Aurora Public Schools; Julie Knowles, Director of Assessment and Special Programs, Garfield RE 2 School District

# 13 - Proven Practices for High-Performing Middle Grades Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: DT Columbine A All middle-level leaders strive to put proven practices in place to strengthen student achievement and foster positive school cultures. During this session, participants will interact in a round-robin discussion with middlelevel leaders from diverse, high-achieving, high-growth “Schools to Watch.” Learn strategies that have put these schools on a three-year trajectory of success by providing systemic support to build teacher collaboration, student engagement, school community and staff morale. This session will encourage networking and sharing.

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Presenter(s): Diane Lauer, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Colorado Association of Middle Level Education; Kelly Reed, Principal, Redlands Middle School, Mesa 51; Julie Shue, Principal, Corwin International Magnet School, Pueblo City Schools; Jeremy Voss, Principal, Basalt Middle School, Roaring Fork; JB Phillips, Assistant Principal, Bookcliff Middle School, Mesa 51; Cathy Drake, Principal, Bookcliff Middle School, Mesa 51

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# 14 - RtI Leadership in Action-Systemic Implementation Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium Room: DT Columbine B This panel of successful school leaders will help you better understand Response to Intervention (RtI). Principals from across Colorado are using RtI as a framework for school improvement and systemic change at the building level. They will share the value of using updated RtI practices (Multi-tiered System of Supports) and specific strategies to address universal practices that are aligned with state and district responsibilities. The effectiveness of a community of practice for principals will also be discussed. Presenter(s): Daphne Pereles, Executive Director, Learning Supports, Colorado Department of Education; LeRoy Gutierrez, Principal, Plateau Valley Middle and High School, Plateau Valley School District; Phil Katsampes, Principal, Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies, Boulder Valley School District; Julie Fahey, Principal, Queen Palmer Elementary, Colorado Springs School District 11; Sarah Hepworth, Principal, East Elementary School, Moffat County School District; Kathy Kulp, Principal, Haskin Elementary, Center 26JT; Nancy Steele, Mentor, Colorado Department of Education; LuAnn Tallman, Principal, Aurora Public Schools

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION I (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 15 - Holding Students Accountable for Effort on Statewide Assessments Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Columbine C In an SB-191 world where teachers and administrators are accountable for student performance on statewide assessments, wouldn’t it be nice if you ensured all students gave it their best effort on test day? Through a policy and perspective change, Center Schools set up a process to do exactly this. Since 2005, the Jump Start program has rewarded students for acceptable performance on CSAP-TCAP while supporting those who perform poorly and need additional help. Presenter(s): George Welsh, Superintendent, Center 26JT; Kevin Jones, High School Principal, Center High School, Center 26JT; Carrie Zimmerman, Middle School Principal, Skoglund Middle School, Center 26JT

# 16 - Equitable Access to Rigor Through AP for All Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Mt. Elbert A Discover how you can increase the number of students earning qualifying AP scores while you discuss a structure and implementation plan to provide AP courses to all students. This session underlines how leveraging support from the Colorado Legacy Foundation and other opportunities will encourage more students to challenge themselves. Take a look at support systems in the form of study halls, flexible transcripting, financial support and a commitment to ensuring every student who demonstrates continuous progress will receive credit towards graduation. Presenter(s): Ryan Frink, Principal, Grand Valley High School; Tharyn Mulberry, Principal, Centennial High School

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# 17 - BYOD for the Superintendents and Principals Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium Room: DT Mt. Elbert B

WEDNESDAY AM

BREAKOUTS – SESSION I (10:30 am – 11:45 am)

As technology continues to advance and become even more accessible, schools and districts are grappling with how to manage students bringing their own technology devices to school, a trend known as “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). Principals, superintendents and district technology specialists won’t want to miss this timely discussion about the implications of BYOD and the key issues you should take into consideration. At the session, you will define BYOD, identify both the risks and benefits to school districts, talk about the challenges of the issue, and share recommended district policy changes to support successful BYOD use among students. Presenter(s): Steve Clagg, Chief Information Officer, Aurora Public Schools

# 18 - SACPIE: Partnering with Families to Increase Student Achievement Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Lupine The State Advisory Council on Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) was created in 2009 by the Colorado state legislature and represents P-20 education. The council’s responsibilities include reviewing best practices and recommending strategies to increase student achievement and school completion. You will learn about the legal and research base for partnering with families and proven practices such as coordinating learning between home and school, interactive homework and school-based outreach programs. Presenter(s): Cathy Lines, Family, School, and Community Partnering Consultant, and Chair of State Advisory Council on Parent Involvement in Education, Colorado Department of Education; Sandy Ripplinger, Assistant Superintendent, Boulder Valley School District

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION I (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 19 - School Climate Matters: Non-Cognitive Factors in Academic Achievement Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Paintbrush This session illuminates the critical ways in which the cognitive and affective dimensions of learning must work in lockstep with each other to result in school success. Social-emotional skill building, trust, connectedness and belonging are critical drivers for students. The use of students to reinforce this mindset through school-wide culture and as educators in classrooms is particularly powerful. This session highlights the on-the-ground work happening in two Colorado high schools and the indicators that show forward progress in both student achievement and student behavior. Presenter(s): Finessa Ferrell, Initiative Director, Colorado Legacy Foundation; Eryn Osterhaus, Assistant Principal, Rangeview High School; Kimberly Reiser, Teacher, Rangeview High School

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION II (1:45 pm – 3:00 pm) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 22 - Colorado and PARCC Online Assessment Update Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction

WEDNESDAY PM

Room: BR Peak 16 Is your technology and communication PARCC ready? Head to this must-see session to learn more about what Colorado is doing to implement new online assessments for science, social studies, English language arts and math. Along the way, you’ll uncover the latest on supported devices, assessment windows, proctoring and TestNAV assessment – and how the online assessment process works – by exploring test cases from the districts that participated in the online pilot. Presenter(s): Steve Clagg, Chief Information Officer, Aurora Public Schools; Dan Maas, Chief Information Officer, Littleton Public Schools

# 23 - Smarter Not Harder: Streamlining Educator Effectiveness and UIP Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: BR Peak 15 Work smarter not harder with this session, where you will learn about the commonalities between Colorado’s teacher and principal effectiveness documents and the Unified Improvement Plan template. You will engage in activities to help you streamline the collection of “artifacts” that demonstrate mastery of the principal quality standards by drawing on your work in developing your school or district UIP. The end goal is simple: Save administration time, avoid duplication and build stronger UIPs. Presenter(s): Isobel Stevenson, Consultant, Greta Educational Consulting; Ellen Miller-Brown, Consultant, Greta Educational Consulting; Sammye WheelerClouse, Consultant, Greta Educational Consulting; Tracy Stegall, Principal, Boulder Valley School District

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# 24 - Bringing it Together: Educator Evaluation Process Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 14

WEDNESDAY PM

After the first two years of the SB-191 pilot, countless feedback, data analysis and learning, the state model system has come together and is ready to be rolled out between August 2013 and May 2014. To get a better understanding of the state model system and strategies districts can use to implement the system, drop in on this session, where CDE educator effectiveness staff will outline the structure of the model system and a pilot district will share their experiences in making it work. Presenter(s): Toby King, Director, Educator Effectiveness, Colorado Department of Education

# 25 - Using Online Assessments for Student Goal Setting Delivery Format: Demonstration Room: BR Peaks 6, 7 & 8 Research shows that students who take ownership of their learning achieve and grow academically. The fifth grade team at Silverthorne Elementary use Yearly Progress Pro (YPP) and NWEA Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) as formative assessments to have students write academic achievement and growth goals. This session will introduce you to these online assessment tools and how they can be leveraged to improve goal setting and performance. Presenter(s): Dianna Hulbert, Principal, Summit School District; Kirsten Browne, Fifth-Grade Teacher, Summit School District; Kristi Hart, Fifth-Grade Teacher, Summit School District

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# 26 - Making the Connection Between Healthy Students and Academic Achievement Delivery Format: Case Study

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Room: BR Peak 10 Research shows healthy students learn better. School health efforts can lead to better concentration, increased attendance, increased engagement, reduced disruptive behaviors, and higher test scores in reading, math and writing. However, how do you integrate health and wellness into the school day and overcome barriers such as money, time and resources? Learn from local administrators that have made school health a priority and understand the “how” and “why” of integrating healthy initiatives into your school. Presenter(s): Amy Dyett, Director of Initiatives, Colorado Legacy Foundation; Sarah Mathew, Director of Health and Wellness, Colorado Department of Education; Robert Sanders, Superintendent, Buffalo School District RE-4J; Cyrus Weinberger, Principal, Red Hawk Elementary School; Lonnie Brungardt, Principal, Buffalo School District RE-4J

# 27 - Increasing High School Graduation and Post-Secondary Readiness Delivery Format: Project-Based Workshop Room: BR Peak 11 Get an overview of the core strategies needed to support high school completion and post-secondary readiness, as well as strategies to address at-risk populations. The framework provides schools with a tool to evaluate and plan for systemic approaches, and the ability to dig deeper to support at-risk students. You will increase your understanding of core strategies as well as educational and after school influences that affect student learning, and leave with concrete action steps to support student success outcomes. Presenter(s): Cori Canty, Principal Consultant, Colorado Department of Education; Tony Romero, Teacher Education Graduate School Director, Adams State University

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# 28 - School Finance Today, Tomorrow and in 2016 Delivery Format: Project-Based Workshop Room: BR Peak 12

Presenter(s): Tracie Rainey, Executive Director, Colorado School Finance Project; Justin Silverstein, Vice President, Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc.

WEDNESDAY PM

Set goals, build your understanding of the school finance act and transition to the new system with this informative session. Along the way, you can set goals and understand the challenges and objectives of the new system. You’ll also find answers to key questions, like “What’s going to change? What’s going to stay the same? And how does this impact change over a period of time?” as you explore the moving parts and discuss transition processes.

# 29 - Building Effective Practices for Improving Mathematics Instruction Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Base Nine Lounge This session will help you understand the three key factors essential to improving mathematics instruction, learning and performance in a systematic way in your school or district. You will create a plan for establishing a consistent message of best instructional practices and leave with concrete ideas for improving mathematics instruction. The Thompson School District Mathematical Design Collaborative (MDC) as well as other examples of structures, tools, resources and support will be explored. Presenter(s): Jackie Weber, Director of Mathematics, Boulder Valley School District; Tiffany Utoft, Math Educator, Thompson School District; William Crookston, Doctoral Candidate, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Denver

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# 30 - Update on Educator Licensing Delivery Format: Lecture with interaction

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Room: BR Coppertop II Make the connection between educator effectiveness and educator licensing as you uncover the laws, processes, procedures and pitfalls related to educator licensing. Additionally, you will get an update on recommended changes to the educator licensing system and how recent legislation will affect this work. Expect to leave with a renewed sense of understanding, and a map to navigate the new laws effectively and efficiently. Presenter(s): Christopher Lee, Supervisor, Educator Licensing, Colorado Department of Education; Jami Goetz, Executive Director, OPSEL, Colorado Department of Education

# 31 - Engaging All Your Communities in District Goal Setting Delivery Format: Case Study Room: BR Coppertop III Tune in to discover how the Boulder Valley School District’s long-term goal-setting process works. More than 100 district staff, community members, elected officials and students initially gathered to identify consensus community values for public education. Facilitated public sessions followed by extensive community outreach and input ultimately resulted in the approval of a new district vision statement, mission statement and long-term goals for Colorado’s seventh largest school district. Presenter(s): Bruce Messinger, Superintendent, Boulder Valley School District; Deirdre Pilch, Deputy Superintendent, Boulder Valley School District; Sandy Ripplinger, Assistant Superintendent, Boulder Valley School District; Briggs Gamblin, Communications Director, Boulder Valley School District

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION II (1:45 pm – 3:00 pm) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 32 - Every Teacher a Coach Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Columbine B

WEDNESDAY PM

You won’t want to miss this interactive session with videos and discussion that focuses on using the peer-observation process to lead change and make every teacher a coach. Learn more about professional development and the implementation of the Colorado Common Core State Standards (CCSS) within your school. Peer observation offers the perfect format for observation, feedback and professional dialogue among staff members in regards to any new initiative, particularly the CCSS. Come to explore and scale-up cultural change, professionalism and new trends in bi-directional learning. Presenter(s): Cathy Beck, Principal, Dillon Valley Elementary School, Summit RE-1; Mike Lamond, English teacher, Sheridan Middle School

# 33 - Professional Learning for Educator Effectiveness Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Columbine C In this powerful session, you will learn about districts using the new professional learning standards to support teacher effectiveness. Research and experience tell us that quality professional learning supports educator effectiveness. Quality professional learning is the interaction of seven essential elements: learning communities, leadership, resources, data, learning design, implementation and outcomes. Schools and districts that demonstrate an understanding and ability to effectively implement these professional learning elements while supporting active collaboration and discourse are supporting the expanding the capacity of effective educators. Presenter(s): Michael Campbell, Co-President, Learning Forward Colorado; Joyce Joyce, Consultant, Learning Forward Colorado; Chrysanne McBride, Consultant, Learning Forward Colorado; Joan Watson, Co-President, Learning Forward Colorado; Michael Wacker, Trainer, Denver Public Schools; Scott Capron, Consultant, Learning Forward Colorado J U LY 24 – 2 6 , 2 013 l B R E C K EN R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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# 34 - Transformational Practices in PWR – PostSecondary and Workforce Readiness Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium

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Room: DT Mt. Elbert A This session will feature expert P-20 practitioners who will provide you with scalable examples of tested best practices for student success in implementing recently adopted graduation, remediation and admissions policies (CAP4Kids, Endorsed Diplomas, ICAPs and Graduation Guidelines). Thanks to transparent interagency datasharing agreements, we know that after-school and precollegiate programs, and career and technical education (NOT your father’s Voc Ed!) are tipping the balance in favor of student motivation and persistence, and that key innovations, like Modular Remediation, Guaranteed Credit Transfer and Capstone Projects, are resulting in real and relevant educational experiences. Presenter(s): Gully Stanford, Director of Partnerships, College In Colorado; Lauren Jones, Statewide CTE Coordinator, CCCS; Andrew Tucker, Director of Counseling Services and Student Engagement, Boulder Valley School District; Oscar Felix, Director of Student Services, Colorado State University; William Stuart, Deputy Superintendent, Aurora Public Schools

# 35 - Expanded Learning Opportunities: Are We There Yet? Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Mt. Elbert B One year ago, CLF and CDE established a vision for personalization in education. During this forum-style session, they are asking you to push back. What different outcomes do we seek for students, and how will we know they’re achieved? What systems and conditions are required at all levels? What needs to stop? Come interact with statewide peers who are planning and implementing ELO efforts, and discuss lessons learned to help drive local action. Presenter(s): Rebecca Holmes, Associate Commissioner, Division of Innovation, Choice, and Engagement, Colorado Department of Education; Samantha Long, Director, Initiatives, Colorado Legacy Foundation

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION II (1:45 pm – 3:00 pm) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 36 - 10 Strategies Proven to Motivate the Most Difficult Youth Delivery Format: Project-Based Workshop Room: DT Lupine

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Want to engage with even the toughest cases of struggling youth? This session will show you 10 effective strategies to build relationships, grab attention and inspire challenging students. These strategies have helped over 1.5 million students gain social and emotional skills in 16,000 K-12 schools, mental health, and correctional organizations worldwide. Learn to speak the language of today’s youth using relevant multimedia, physical activities and visual metaphors. Presenter(s): Hans Magleby, Co-founder, WhyTry; Gigi Hill, Student Services Coordinator, Hope Online Academy

CASE Book Store Located on the 3rd Floor Foyer and managed by the Tattered Cover Book Store HOURS: Wednesday, July 24, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Thursday, July 25, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Friday, July 26, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Special Ticketed Luncheons (No additional charge, but tickets required for admittance) Wednesday, July 24, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

State Level Perspective: Q & A Conversation with Commissioner Hammond DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine Ballroom

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the Colorado Commissioner of Education, Robert Hammond, about his vision for CDE and Colorado public education. He’ll also share information about key education initiatives that impact CASE members. Robert Hammond is Colorado’s Commissioner of Education. Prior to his appointment in May 2011, Hammond served as the Department’s Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Operations overseeing school finance, federal programs, human resources, information management services, state libraries, budget/fiscal management, professional services, licensing and the exceptional student services (special education) units. A Kansas native, Hammond has more than 34 years of private and public sector experience in banking, city management and K-12 education. Thursday, July 25, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Women in Administration Luncheon Featuring The Honorable Jean Dubofsky

Becoming Unstoppable: Why Women Should Take Risks

DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine Ballroom

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, recommends that all incoming freshmen read Kathryn Schulz’s Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, which describes error as the foundation of wisdom. Dubofsky echoes Faust’s recommendation, understanding that doubt about the correct answer or course of action can sabotage one’s self-confidence. In her presentation, Dubofsky will share how the willingness to embrace risk and even failure is what opens opportunities that otherwise could not be foreseen. Jean Dubofsky has been an attorney representing litigants in a wide array of cases, primarily in appellate courts. Dubofsky served as a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court from 1979 until 1987. She was the first woman appointed to the court. She served as lead counsel in the Amendment 2 challenge. J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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CASE Professional Learning Advisory Committee Thank you to the committee for its assistance in planning CASE professional development programs, services and events. Clay Abla, Director of Secondary Education Littleton School District Shelley Becker, Chief Financial Officer Adams 12 Five Star Schools Lyndal Brookhart, Director of Human Resources Cherry Creek School District Terry Buswell, CFO/Human Resources Director Centennial BOCES Todd Fukai, Director of Human Resources Cherry Creek School District Bonnie Hargrove, Principal Dalton Elementary School Keith Mann, Director of Technology Widefield 3 School District Mary McNeil, Director of Professional Development Colorado Association of School Executives Cindy Muckel, Principal Columbian Elementary School Michael Porter, Director of Information and Technology Services Englewood 1 Wendy Rubin, Principal Chatfield Senior High School Lori Seelig, Assistant Director for Exceptional Student Services Eagle County RE-50 Diana Sirko, Superintendent Roaring Fork RE-1 William Sutter, Executive Director, Budget & Supply Chain Management Boulder Valley RE-2 Greg Wieman, Principal Elizabeth High School

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Thursday-at-a-Glance Thursday Highlights

Please check final Schedule-at-a-Glance (separate handout) for changes.

Thursday General Session 8:30 am – 10:00 am Breckenridge Ballroom Kevin Schott, CASE President Bruce Caughey, CASE Executive Director George Welsh, CASE Past President CASEY Award Presentation to Taylor Lobato, Student, University of Denver, Public Policy and Strategic Communications Keynote Speaker Steve Gross Leading with Joy and Optimism

Lunch for Attendees (provided) 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Event Tent, Spencer’s Restaurant, Coppertop III Ticketed Luncheon: Women in Administration Becoming Unstoppable: Why Women Should Take Risks, presented by The Honorable Jean Dubofsky DoubleTree Hotel, Columbine Ballroom

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Breakouts – Session III 10:30 am – 11:45 am

CALET Department Meeting and Luncheon Coppertop II Breakouts – Session IV 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Department Peer Session: Discuss and Engage with Job-alike Colleagues 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm CASE Networking Reception 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Coppertop III

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Keynote Speaker STEVE GROSS Leading with Joy and Optimism

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Thursday, July 24 General Session 8:30 am – 10:00 am Beaver Run, Breckenridge Ballroom

Smart leaders are serious about play. Not only does it infuse organizations with greater enthusiasm and motivation, but it also helps all of us find inspiration during change-filled times. Join us as Steve shares fascinating research and firsthand lessons learned during his crisis response efforts following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake. He’ll reveal the practices he’s found most effective in working with children who have experienced trauma brought on by chronic exposure to poverty, violence and illness, as well as explain how to replicate these strategies in your own school and district. You’ll learn how to apply Steve’s insights to your own life and understand how effectively utilizing play enables you and your staff to reach your fullest potential. Steve Gross is the Founder, Executive Director and Chief Playmaker of the Life is good Playmakers, a non-profit organization that partners with frontline professionals, such as teachers, social workers and child life specialists, who dedicate their lives to helping children overcome poverty, violence and illness. These Playmakers use the power of play to build healing, life-changing relationships with the children in their care. To date over 3,500 certified Playmakers have cared for more than 210,000 children throughout the United States and Haiti. A nationally sought-after speaker, Steve presents frequently to business groups, nonprofits, universities and schools about the power of playful engagement – an approach that builds more joyful, connected, empowering and inspiring environments for leaders, teachers and the children in their care.

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# 41 - Crisis Communications and Management Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction

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Room: BR Peak 17 As school and district leaders, you will be faced with emergency or crisis situations – on a small or large scale – that could profoundly impact your students, staff and larger community. The Black Forest fire, tragic loss of student Jessica Ridgeway, Aurora movie theater shooting, and devastating school shooting in Connecticut are all real-life examples of almost unfathomable crises that have occurred recently. Our panel of Colorado education leaders will share their insights and lessons learned from crises that occurred in their own communities and will help identify important planning, communication and resource considerations that will help ensure you are prepared to effectively respond and lead. Presenter(s): Bruce Caughey, Executive Director, CASE; Brian Ewert, Superintendent, Englewood Schools; Randy Miller, Superintendent, Eaton School District; John Borman, Superintendent, Lewis Palmer-38

# 42 - Successes and Challenges in Turnaround Schools Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium Room: BR Peak 16 The challenges are many for Colorado schools – yet many are making steady gains. In this session you will explore challenges and solutions for schools with “Priority Improvement and Turnaround” ratings, reviewing some of the leading research on turnaround strategies and how they apply in Colorado. You will also hear from a panel of superintendents and principals who have demonstrated significant improvements in their schools in a session designed for school and district leaders. Presenter(s): Peter Sherman, Executive Director School and District Performance, Colorado Department of Education

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 43 - Lessons Learned: A Schoolwide iPad Implementation Story Delivery Format: Case Study Room: BR Peak 15 Last September, each of the 656 students at Conrad Ball Middle School received an iPad for use at school, home and anywhere learning would take them. Prepared for multiple contingencies and exponential opportunities, the faculty entered a new educational era of anytime, anywhere, anyhow learning. In this session, you will learn about implementation strategies, professional development ideas, operational decisions and student outcomes. Come with your questions and ideas to share.

# 44 - SB-191 Growth Ratings: Issues and Solutions

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Presenter(s): Diane Lauer, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Thompson School District; Tiffany Miller, Principal, Conrad Ball Middle, School Thompson School District; Mike Dubas, Instructional Technologist, Conrad Ball Middle School, Thompson School District; Matt Brungardt, Assistant Principal, Thompson School District

Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: BR Peak 14 How can districts associate student growth collectively and individually for teachers and principals? What are the essential steps in producing defensible rating systems? Colorado Springs District 11 and Poudre School District will address these questions and illustrate their approaches for growth calculations. Learn how cut points are pivotal to both models and how reliability estimates can play an important role. Decision criteria to inform weights will be explored, as will strategies to cope with the stress of the new system. Presenter(s): Janeen Demi-Smith, Executive Director, Educational Data and Support Services, Colorado Springs School District 11; Dwayne Schmitz, Director of Research and Evaluation, Poudre School District

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 45 - Winning the Benefits Battle Under Health Care Reform Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peaks 6, 7 & 8

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You will learn how to take advantage of the misunderstood components of health care reform and develop an effective strategy for 2014 and beyond with this informative session. One of the most significant business decisions Colorado schools will face in the months ahead is how to manage employee benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Come to discuss specific strategies regarding defined contributions, public/private exchanges, and fullyinsured and self-funded health plans. Presenter(s): Eric Rosales, Senior Vice President, Hays Companies of Denver; Brad Meeks, Superintendent, Steamboat Springs School District; Brent Adams, Senior Benefits Consultant, Hays Companies; Justin Troupe, Assistant Vice President, Hays Companies of Denver; David Ross, Executive Vice President Hays Companies of Denver

# 46 - School Meetings Improve School Culture and Increase Leadership Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 9 Struggling with culture and discipline at your school? Daily school meetings can change the culture and attitude of your school. These meetings build community within the school, improving learning and social cultures. They also celebrate students and staff, reduce office referrals, and promote student and staff leadership. This session will cover all the planning, behind-the-scenes work and resulting data of a daily school-wide meeting for 240 middle school students and staff. Presenter(s): Jory Sorensen, Principal, Garfield 16; Andrew Thompson, Sixth Grade Literacy/Social Studies Teacher, Grand Valley Middle School, Garfield 16; Dana Speakman, Teacher/Dean of Students, Grand Valley Middle School, Garfield 16

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 47 - Raising Reading Scores by the Power of 2 Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 10 “Learning Together” uses the power of peer relationships to engage struggling students. In a caring one-on-one environment, they move to proficiency, build self-esteem and become motivated life-long learners. These Tier II and III interventions are ideal for ELL, special education and general education students in grades two through high school. In this session, you will discover how Adams 14 utilized 21st Century Community Learning Center grants to fund these interventions.

# 48 - Partnership Authorization with CSI Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue

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Presenter(s): Patty Gleason, Youth Programs Coordinator, Adams 14; Linda Fox, District Development Specialist, Learning Together; Pat Almeida, Principal, Dupont Elementary, Adams 14; Lynnette Steinhoff, Senior Consultant, Colorado Department of Education

Room: BR Peak 11 Charter school authorization can be a challenging process for any school district to undertake. The goal of this workshop is to allow you to fully understand how partnership authorization can assist school districts as they tackle charter school authorization. Leaders from Aurora Public Schools, Roaring Fork Schools and CSI will discuss the opportunities available through partnership authorizing and how they can benefit districts, schools, and most importantly, students. Presenter(s): Ethan Hemming, Executive Director, Colorado Charter School Institute; Lisa Escárcega, Chief Accountability and Resource Officer, Aurora Public Schools; Diana Sirko, Superintendent, Roaring Fork Schools

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 49 - Laws, Policies and Tools: Positive Climates for All Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction

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Room: BR Peak 12 Creating a positive school climate by reducing bullying and harassment does not require expensive programs or new school teams. In this important breakout, you will review the current state and federal laws as well as statewide strategies and partnerships to build welcoming schools for all, including our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Tools to assist schools in moving this work forward to engage students, provide equity and increase student learning outcomes in a safe and supportive climate will be reviewed and distributed. Presenter(s): Christine Harms, Director, Colorado School Safety Resource Center; Anna Gisetti, School Outreach Consultant, Colorado School Safety Resource Center; Michelle Murphy, Legal Services Program, Colorado Association of School Boards; Finessa Ferrell, Director, Health and Wellness, Colorado Legacy Foundation

# 50 - 360-Degree Math: Avenging an Injustice Delivery Format: Case Study Room: BR Base Nine Lounge 360-degree math is a compelling alternative to traditional math instruction that applies social, neurological and educational research to form a model of math instruction that is unlike anything in the world. The up-tempo approach actively engages students in a social network of learning that makes student work visible on all four walls of the classroom. Learn more about this innovative instructional model and the data that reflects improved student achievement after a single year of learning in this collaborative environment. Presenter(s): Sean Kavanaugh, Principal in Residence, Denver Public Schools

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 51 - The READ Act: What Leaders Need to Know Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Coppertop II Come join school and district leaders to explore the various components of the READ Act with this important session. Along the way, you’ll learn how to identify significant reading deficiency in your school, develop an effective READ plan, and track and submit READ data to the Department of Education. As a bonus, you’ll also get new information about the opportunity to participate in a state-sponsored license for the DIBELS Next System.

# 52 - School Finance Reform and the Necessity of Coalition Building Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium Room: BR Coppertop III This session considers the current landscape of Colorado policy making and explores the potential of coalition building that joins schools and districts with their communities. A policy-making environment that’s favorable to healthy, locally controlled public schools can be created and sustained through a comprehensive coalition-based approach that empowers local voices in shaping policy discussion. The session will include the Lobato case and examples from other states, as well as national research on school reforms and the success of school finance litigation.

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Presenter(s): Rachel Anderberg, Senior Consultant, Colorado Department of Education; Kathy Martin, Senior Consultant, Colorado Department of Education

Presenter(s): Bruce Messinger, Superintendent, Boulder Valley School District; Kevin Welner, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder; Kathleen Gebhardt, Executive Director, Children’s Voices

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 53 - Resources and District Strategies for Implementing SB-191 Delivery Format: Demonstration

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Room: BR Imperial Ballroom Learn about The Colorado Legacy Foundation’s new tool, which supports districts in implementing the state’s new educator evaluation law, SB-191. The tool includes legal requirements and resources also highlighting district strategies for meeting the requirements of the law. Learn from the Colorado Legacy Foundation, the Colorado Department of Education and other districts about this tool while you discuss the challenges and successes of rolling out the new evaluation system statewide and walk away with new tools to tackle the challenges. Presenter(s): Mike Gradoz, Director of Educator Effectiveness, Colorado Legacy Foundation; Toby King, Director, Educator Effectiveness, Colorado Department of Education; Judy Skupa, Assistant Superintendent, Cherry Creek School District; Curtis Garcia, Principal, Centennial School District

# 54 - Determining Teacher Effectiveness for NonTCAP Tested Areas Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: DT Columbine A This session will explore the many facets of determining teacher effectiveness through student data for all non-TCAP-tested K-12 content. Harrison School District is in the third year of implementation of district created assessments for these targeted areas. You will uncover lessons learned as well as many examples of high-quality assessments, measurement factors, logistics and compliance with SB-191. This session will provide a critical discussion around the various scenarios districts must consider when evaluating teachers in non-tested grades and subjects. Presenter(s): Elizabeth Domangue, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Director, Harrison School District 2; Aljean Tucker, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Harrison School District 2

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# 55 - Understanding the Colorado Growth Model for Continuous School Improvement Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Columbine B

Presenter(s): Dan Jorgensen, Principal Consultant, Accountability and Data Analysis, Colorado Department of Education

# 56 - Leadership, Advocacy and Cultural Awareness Skills for Youth Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction

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Get a conceptual overview of the Colorado Growth Model, including student growth percentiles, median growth percentiles and adequate growth in this fun and interesting breakout. If you are interested in exploring district and school-growth data utilizing the tools found within the SchoolView system, you won’t want to miss this breakout. You should walk away from this session with a more developed understanding of the Colorado Growth Model, its availability in SchoolView and how it can be incorporated into the school improvement process.

Room: DT Columbine C Want to engage disadvantaged youth? This session reveals how the Colorado Department of Education’s Language, Culture and Equity Office in collaboration with the Metro Migrant Education Program developed opportunities for at-risk youth to develop their skills as leaders and advocates. Learn more about the activities offered for youth at regional and state youth institutes, as well as how youth advocates develop relationships on a one-to-one level or with small-group interactions. Presenter(s): Jesus Escárcega, Director, Aurora Public Schools; Tomas Mejia, Principal Consultant, Language, Culture & Equity Office, Colorado Department of Education; Monica Parra Castellano, Liaison Specialist, Grants, Denver Public Schools

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 57 - Strategies to Understand Changes in the College Admission Standards Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: DT Mt. Elbert A

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Do you want to be heard? The Colorado Department of Higher Education is reviewing its policies governing how students are admitted to college and whether they need remedial education. Members of the two task forces – comprised of representatives from higher education and K-12 – have been meeting since May 2012 to review current policies. Join them to explore their initial recommendations aimed at increasing student success in college. Presenter(s): Tamara White, Director of Admission and Access Policy, Colorado Department of Higher Education

# 58 - Great Teachers, Great Leaders: Our Journey Delivery Format: Case Study Room: DT Mt. Elbert B Explore the nexus between great teachers and great leaders as you look at the strategic steps, professional development and organizational processes used by Littleton Public Schools to improve operations under SB-191. The commitment of leadership to a total overhaul of the teacher- and administrator-evaluation systems has presented many challenges. However, it has also produced stronger collaborative relationships, more focused conversations and greater system alignment. Presenter(s): Annette Fante, Educator Effectiveness Project Manager, Littleton Public Schools; Connie Bouwman, Deputy Superintendent, Littleton Public Schools; Ken Moritz, Director of Human Resources, Littleton Public Schools; Mary Haney, President, Littleton Education Association, Littleton Public Schools; Clay Abla, Director of Secondary Education, Littleton Public Schools

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION III (10:30 am – 11:45 am) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 59 - Using CELP Standards and Data to Support ELLs Delivery Format: Case Study Room: DT Lupine

Presenter(s): Nazanin Mohajeri-Nelson, Director of Data, Program Evaluation and Reporting, Federal Programs Unit, Colorado Department of Education; Liliana Graham, Director of Language, Culture and Equity, Colorado Department of Education; Morgan Cox, Title III State Coordinator, Colorado Department of Education

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In the first half of this two-part session, you will learn how the Colorado Academic Standards and the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards can help you understand academic language, support English language learners’ access to academic content and build language-instruction programs so all students can master Colorado’s rigorous standards. In the second half, CDE will share a support tool and its guiding questions developed by CDE’s Federal Programs Unit to inform ELA Programming.

# 60 - Multi-State Food Purchase Co-op Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Paintbrush Save money, increase efficiency and save time by utilizing the “Nationally Bid, Locally Awarded” contracts provided to your district through the Colorado BOCES Association’s partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies. These contracts are available to your district without any cost to you. Want to learn more about the contracts and save money? During this information session, you will also learn about recent negotiations to provide a multi-state food services contract. Presenter(s): John Tillman, Director of Co-op Purchasing, Colorado BOCES Association; Dale McCall, Executive Director, Colorado BOCES Association

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION IV (1:45 pm – 3:00 pm) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 61 - Breaking Silos: Creating and Supporting Personalized Learning Experiences Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 17 Two ambitious projects enable Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and districts to access and share standards-aligned resources. Boulder Valley’s Instructional Management System (IMS) and eNetColorado’s DREAM enables teachers to share resources within and between districts, while accessing content from CDE and national organizations. Learn to leverage both powerful projects to support Professional Development, collaboration, resource sharing and sustain high quality instructional practices. Presenter(s): David Woodward, Elementary Math Specialist, Boulder Valley School District; Dan Morris, Director, eNet Colorado; Teresa Yohon, Information Specialist, Colorado Department of Education; Karen Ortiz, DREAM Content Coordinator, eNetColorado

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# 62 - Closing the Achievement Gap: Digging into the Data Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: BR Peak 16 Get your hands dirty as you dig into the data to discover the numbers behind Colorado’s achievement gap. Although Colorado students typically perform better than the national average on NAEP, the state’s achievement gaps are among the largest in the nation. Analyses of statewide assessment data since 2008 at all grade levels in math, reading and science have revealed significant performance gaps for English language learners, minority students, students with disabilities and students living in poverty. Presenter(s): Jill Hawley, Associate Commissioner, Achievement and Strategy, Colorado Department of Education; Keith Owen, Deputy Commissioner, Accountability, Performance and Support Division, Colorado Department of Education

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION IV (1:45 pm – 3:00 pm) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

# 63 - Moving Forward with the New State Assessment System Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 15 Looking to build your knowledge and adapt to the state assessment system? This presentation will provide you with an overview of the changes to Colorado’s state assessments that will occur over the next couple of years. The session will focus on the new Colorado-developed science and social studies assessments and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium assessments for English and Mathematics. Presenter(s): Joyce Zurkowski, Executive Director of Assessment, Colorado Department of Education; Christina Wirth-Hawkins, Assistant Director of Assessment, Colorado Department of Education

# 64 - Implementing Educator Effectiveness Legislation in Poudre School District Delivery Format: Demonstration Room: BR Peak 14

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Discover how collaboration among key stakeholders can result in a productive implementation of SB-191 in this session facilitated by the Poudre School District that highlights collaborative efforts between human resources, professional development, assessment, research and evaluation, and the Teachers’ Association. The presentation focuses on a comprehensive and sensible approach to the professional practice and student growth components of educator effectiveness implementation with attendees gaining insight into a professional development support system that is the bedrock of SB-191 in PSD. Presenter(s): Dwayne Schmitz, Director of Research and Evaluation, Poudre School District; Chuck DeWayne, Executive Director of Human Resources, Poudre School District; Todd Lambert, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools, Poudre School District; Johan van Nieuwenhuizen, District Assessment Coordinator, Poudre School District; Kate Canine, Professional Development Specialist, Poudre School District; Jan Borman, Executive Director of J U LY 24 – 2 6 , 2 013 l B R E C K EN R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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BREAKOUTS – SESSION IV (1:45 pm – 3:00 pm) Please check the CASE mobile app for any changes.

Student Achievement and Professional Development, Poudre School District; Greg Grote, President, Poudre Education Association; Mary Hasl, Mentor Coordinator, Poudre School District

# 65 - Solving and Financing the Connection Challenge in Colorado Schools Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peaks 6, 7 & 8 Want to get a 50,000-foot view of the networking options afforded schools today? This session from Englewood’s Director of Information and Technology Services provides you with a big-picture understanding of the comparative costs and how to pay for them. You will walk away with a broader understanding of the role e-rate plays in all facets of the process, from the products themselves to the issues surrounding Universal Service Administrative Company funding.

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Presenter(s): Mike Porter, Director of Information and Technology Services, Englewood Schools; Ron Dunworth, Chief Executive Officer, Advoda Communications; Matt Wilson, Senior Director, Channel Management, Comcast Business

# 66 - Maximize Human Resources for Innovation and Compliance Delivery Format: Collaborative Dialogue Room: BR Peak 10 Are you utilizing key resources from the private sector to innovate your HR services? In this session, you will discuss ideas and resources from the HR industry that are applicable to school districts. Samples include administrative handbooks, FMLA processes, engaging ethics beyond state law, employee engagement, exit interview process and on-boarding new employees to your district. Come to share your practice and pick up new ideas to transform your HR work. Presenter(s): Annette Overton, Human Resources Coordinator, Greeley Evans School District; Vicki Thompson, Director of Human Resources, Thompson School District

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# 67 - Successful Reform at a Colorado Turnaround Elementary School Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Peak 11 Want to learn more about successful reforms and turnaround schools? Come by to learn from this successful four-year reform story and join the discussion of the key steps school-based teams can replicate. During the session, two members of the leadership team outline the key elements of their reform system, with outside consultants also sharing how they supported the reform process. Ample time will be provided for questions and group discussion to ensure clear understanding and to assist with school-based implementation. Presenter(s): Nelson Van Vranken, Principal, Hanson Elementary School, Adams County 14; Kristen Schelp, Learning Coordinator, Hanson Elementary School, Adams County 14; Joseph Miller, Consultant, Think Strategy; Sofia Aburto, Consultant, WestEd; Shelly Ramey, Educational Services Consultant, CORE

# 68 - Strategies to Support Effective School Discipline Room: BR Peak 12 Effective discipline requires reflection, restoration and instruction. In an effort to enhance school climate and student engagement, Colorado schools are using creative ways to address discipline before resorting to suspension or expulsion. In this informative session, you will be updated on recent legislative and policy changes in the field, learn about your responsibilities under Colorado law, and discover how two school districts are utilizing a variety of successful alternatives designed to match students’ developmental levels.

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Presenter(s): Christine Harms, Director, Colorado School Safety Resource Center; Michelle Murphy, Legal Services Program, Colorado Association of School Boards; Kevin West, Director of Intervention Services, Adams 12 Five Star Schools; Nate Thompson, Coordinator of Student Support Services, Littleton Public Schools; Anna Gisetti, School Outreach Consultant, Colorado School Safety Resource Center J U LY 24 – 2 6 , 2 013 l B R E C K EN R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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# 69 - Engaging Community for Educational and Economic Change Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Base Nine Lounge Learn how you can motivate partner organizations and community members with this prescriptive session on economic development and community engagement. In 2012 Weld County District 6 rolled out a strategic program for building greater community awareness and engagement in their schools. The program focuses on greater parent and family involvement through volunteering and business-community partnerships. This session gives an update on the Get Involved Program and dives into specifics about recruiting and managing volunteers in the changing environment of safety and security.

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Presenter(s): Dave Csintyan, CEO, See the Change USA; Melody Storgaard, Schools Matter Get Involved Coordinator, Weld County District 6; Anatoliy Glushchenko, Co-founder/COO, See The Change USA; Mark Franke, President, Relatrix Corporation; Maria Feekes, VP Operations, See the Change USA; Kathleen Gobos, VP Communications, See The Change USA

# 70 - Beyond the School House Gate: Discipline for Off-Campus Conduct Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Coppertop II This breakout session addresses the rights, responsibilities and disciplinary consequences arising from student and employee use of social media and other electronic forms of communication. What can, and should, school officials do when communications are perceived to be harassing, threatening, potentially grooming, insubordinate or otherwise disruptive of the school environment? The session will examine the rapidly developing (and sometimes inconsistent) case law, and discuss practical solutions for addressing these issues. Presenter(s): W. Stuart Stuller, Member, Caplan and Earnest LLC; Kristin Edgar, Associate, Caplan and Earnest LLC

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# 71 - Implementing Colorado’s New Standards with Standards-Based Curriculum Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: BR Coppertop III In this session, you will engage in an overview of Colorado’s District Sample Curriculum Project and its goals, explore the usage and unique components of the samples, and gain insights into possibilities for educator participation in the project’s next steps. Utilizing a Colorado-designed and refined template, the samples provide organizing structures for addressing the Grade-Level Expectations (GLEs), Evidence Outcomes (EOs) and 21st Century Skills that build students’ mastery of the standards at each grade level. Presenter(s): Brian Sevier, Standards Project Director, Colorado Department of Education; Larry Brady, Director of Curriculum, Garfield School District

# 72 - What Have We Learned About Teaching Reading? Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Through the passage of the Colorado Basic Literacy Act (CBLA), Colorado educators have access to increasingly more sophisticated reading instruction knowledge. How is this understanding of the science of teaching reading, and how leadership affects instruction addressed in the READ Act, and how does it affect your work? In this session, you will gain insight into past and present reform efforts, addressing the lessons learned in Colorado and examining preparations now being made by districts to meet the mandates of the act.

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Presenter(s): Paul Worthington, Director of Professional Development, Lindamood-Bell Learning Process; The Honorable Robert Pasternack, Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

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# 73 - Using Instructional Rounds for Teacher Reflective Practice Delivery Format: Demonstration Room: DT Columbine A Learn how to build teacher capacity using in-house expertise though instructional rounds, a reflective practice that builds staff ownership. Leaders from Marzano Research Lab and Polaris Expeditionary Learning School in Fort Collins will share how to make this practice successful in your school. Through this trust-building model, schools are experiencing strong academic growth, and increased risk taking, teamwork and problem solving among staff, finding that teacher learning can have a positive impact on student learning. Presenter(s): Tammy Heflebower, Vice President, Marzano Research Lab; Joe Gawronski, Principal, Polaris Expeditionary Learning School

# 74 - Accountability and Improvement Planning - 101

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Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Columbine B This interactive session helps you unpack, explore and unravel how accountability and improvement planning fit together. You will discuss the measures reported in the performance frameworks and how to use this data in your improvement planning. You will have the opportunity to review drafts of the updated “School and District Performance Framework” reports and the “Unified Improvement Plan” templates, and learn how the two processes support each other. Presenter(s): Lisa Medler, Executive Director, Improvement Planning, Colorado Department of Education; Dan Jorgensen, Principal Consultant, Accountability and Data Analysis, Colorado Department of Education; Christina Larson, Field Support, Improvement Planning, Colorado Department of Education

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# 75 - Discussion on the 2013 School Finance Act Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Columbine C Implications for funding and all new requirements for the 2013-14 fiscal year will be shared with you, along with updates on potential policy changes that may be on the horizon. You will understand the impact to district funding based on the School Finance Act, learn how to implement new financial requirements for 2013-14 and participate in an open dialogue on financial issues occurring at the district level. Presenter(s): Leanne Emm, Associate Commissioner, School Finance Division, Colorado Department of Education

# 76 - Making the Metrics Meaningful: Putting the Data Pipeline to Work Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Mt. Elbert A

Presenter(s): Daniel Domagala, Chief Information Officer, Colorado Department of Education; Brenda Bautsch, Research and Information Policy Officer, Colorado Department of Higher Education; Jan Petro, Data Services Director, Colorado Department of Education; Kevin Smith, Data Services Consultant, Colorado Department of Education; Julia Pirnack, Web and Curriculum Director, Colorado Department of Higher Education, College In Colorado; Amanda Richards Sheil, Associate Director, Preparation for College and Career, RTI International

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Colorado has emerged as a leader in measuring success, from post-secondary and workforce readiness to educator effectiveness. A historic inter‐agency data-sharing agreement – involving CDE, CDHE, CTE, CDLE and others – allows us to track students from pre-school through college and into the workforce. In addition, CDE is transitioning to a new solution, Data Pipeline, which will accelerate statewide reporting performance. Come to learn about the Data Pipeline, data-sharing agreements, and the latest research and findings.

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# 77 - Standards-Based Grade Reporting at the Secondary Level Delivery Format: Case Study Room: DT Mt. Elbert B Gain insight into the protocols, strengths and challenges of standards-based reporting and how a school might implement such a system. This session gathers lessons learned from Summit Middle School’s move to a rubricbased reporting system built on evidence-based outcomes. The results: better aligned curriculum and instruction, a real-time student performance database for a strengthened RtI intervention process and accelerated TCAP growth performance. Presenter(s): Joel Rivera, Principal, Summit RE-1; Charlie Krupanszky, Assistant Principal, Summit RE-1; Jeff Chabot, Dean of Students, Summit RE-1; Nelle Biggs, Sixth Grade Teacher, Summit RE-1

# 78 - Improving the Quality of Your Federal Programs Delivery Format: Panel Presentation or Symposium

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Room: DT Lupine Improving the quality of programs supported with ESEA (NCLB) funds requires several steps, not the least of which is determining the effectiveness of a program. This requires a well-developed and implemented evaluation plan. In this session, you will learn to develop a logic model for evaluation purposes, to examine indicators of program quality and how to dig into data in order to determine if funds are being maximized. Methodology and results from statewide program evaluations will be shared. Presenter(s): Nazanin Mohajeri-Nelson, Director of Data, Program Evaluation, and Reporting, Federal Programs Unit, Colorado Department of Education; Trish Boland, Director of ESEA Programs, Colorado Department of Education; Linda Reyes-Quinonez, Title I Director, Jefferson Public Schools; Tina Negley, Data Analyst, Colorado Department of Education; Rose Foster, Educational Technology Specialist, Jefferson Public Schools; Eric Young, Research Analyst, Colorado Department of Education; Jennifer Phillips, Title II Consultant, Colorado Department of Education

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# 79 - Workplace Violence Prevention: The Big Picture Delivery Format: Lecture with Interaction Room: DT Paintbrush Recent school shooting tragedies are only a piece of the workplace violence puzzle. They represent a fraction of the violence that occurs in schools every day, from bullying to the spillover of domestic violence. This interactive session will cover the scope of the workplace violence problem, the warning signs to watch for and the prevention strategies you need to know. You will also review resources and policies specific to schools, and gain tools to strengthen your violence prevention program. Presenter(s): Ellen Sarvay, Safety Consultant, Pinnacol Assurance

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Friday Highlights CASE Legislative and Policy Issues Breakfast 8:00 am – 10:00 am Full Breakfast Buffet, Colorado Ballroom (Program starts at 8:30 am – All attendees welcome) Approval of 2013-2014 CASE President-elect Diana Sirko Presenters Elisabeth Rosen, CASE Lobbyist Legislative Update and Co-chair Transition Greg Smith, Executive Director, Colorado PERA PERA Update Mike Melanson, Senior Partner, OnSight Public Affairs Election and Polling Update Closing General Session 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Breckenridge Ballroom Passing of the Gavel Kevin Schott, CASE President Lisa Escárcega, CASE President-elect Special Presentation Carol Hedges, Executive Director, Colorado Fiscal Institute Keynote Speaker D.J. Vanas Keeping Your Warrior Spirit Strong Convention Concludes 12:00 pm

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Keynote Speaker D.J. VANAS Keeping Your Warrior Spirit Strong Friday, July 26 Closing General Session 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Beaver Run, Breckenridge Ballroom

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Exhibitor Prize Drawings Visit the exhibit booths for a chance to win valuable giveaways! See a list of companies on the next few pages that have donated merchandise to be given away during the 44th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention. CASE sincerely appreciates the contributions made by these companies! How Do I Sign Up to Win?

To be eligible to win, visit exhibitors and sign up. Some companies will be doing drawings with the CASE exhibitor passport and others will be collecting names at their booth. Be sure to check with participating companies about how they are going to draw their prize. For complete terms and conditions, visit www.co-case.org. How Do I Know if I Won?

If the company chooses to give its prize away using the CASE passport, a name will be drawn on Thursday after lunch, and the names of prize winners will be posted near the Exhibitor Service Center Booth in the 3rd Floor Foyer. If the company chooses to collect names at its booth, a representative will contact you to let you know about your prize. In addition to the prizes listed in the next few pages, each Convention participant is eligible to win one of the CASE Grand Prizes listed on page 123. To enter the drawing for one of the CASE prizes, follow the directions for the passport on page 123. Visit exhibitors on both Wednesday (7:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Thursday (7:30 am – 1:00 pm) for your best chance to win a CASE grand prize.

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Exhibitor Prize Drawings CTB / McGraw-Hill – #48 Visa gift card Edupoint Educational Systems – #57 $50 - Amazon gift card First Investors – #59 $100 - TBD Forefront Math Corporation – #64 $6,500 value - one year full district access to Instructional Management System GovConnection, Inc. – #5 $120 - TBD Hays Companies of Denver – #10 $350 - iPad mini Horace Mann Insurance Company – #26 TBD Interface Communications Co. – #23 $50 - gift card Istation – #31 $50 - gift card Kaplan Elementary – #73-74 Gift card Lifetouch National School Studios – #63 $50 - gift card Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes – #49 $1,119 value for each: 1. Seeing Stars PD workshop and teacher kits 2. Visualizing & Verbalizing PD workshop and teacher kit Marquee Mats – #20 Dale Earnhardt logo mat Millennium Financial Group – #65 $100 each - two back-to-school gift baskets MJ Thomas Photography, Inc. – #35 $250 - compact camera 92

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Exhibitor Prize Drawings ODYSSEYWARE – #14 $159 - Kindle Fire Otterbox – #18 $50 - free Otterbox gift card Pearson – #36 $150 - sport bags with equipment, gift card Regis University – #2 $75 - sweatshirt Rethink – #29 $50 - Starbucks gift card Rocky Mountain Microfilm & Imaging – #T5 $50 - gift card Scholastic Education – #1 Books S’Cool Services Fundraising – #67 $75 - 5 pounds of chocolate Stop Summer Learning Loss – #6 $50-plus Studio 5 School Portraits, Inc. – #15 $1,000 of tickets to sporting events (Broncos and Rockies games) Truenorthlogic – #3 $50 - tote and towel Virco Inc. – #60 TBD Western Dairy Council – #13 $150 - Eric Decker autographed Denver Broncos football WriteSteps – #46 $173 - eWriteSteps for 3 months (choice of one for grades K-5)

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2012-2013 COORDINATING COUNCIL Executive Committee

Kevin Schott CASE President

Lisa Escรกrcega CASE President-elect

George Welsh CASE Past President

Colorado Association of Educational Specialists (CAES)

Jan DeLay President

Robin Carey President-elect

Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals (CAESP)

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2012-2013 COORDINATING COUNCIL Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology (CALET)

Steve Clagg President

Shelley Kooser President-elect 2013-2014

Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators (CASPA)

Shelley Landgraf President

Ty Valentine President-elect

Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators (CASSA)

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Scott Mader President

Jed Bowman President-elect

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2012-2013 COORDINATING COUNCIL Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP)

Judy Florian President

Kelly Reed President-elect

Colorado Association of Business officials (DBO)

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Bruce Caughey Executive Director

Mary McNeil Director of Professional Development

Greg Benchwick Director of Communications

Mellodie Lukas Operations and Events Manager

Ryan Harrison Professional Learning Program Manager

Barb Albright Administrative Assistant

Linda Maikowski Accountant

Leisa Sacry Administrative Assistant, Event Registration

Sarah Shorey Membership and Technology Specialist

Susan Schoenthal Communications Specialist

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CASE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2013 Colorado Superintendent of the Year

Sandra Smyser Superintendent Poudre R-1 Sponsored by ARAMARK Education/ ING/AASA

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have served in education for 25 years, and as Superintendent of Eagle County Schools for five years. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? Energy! Leaders need to bring the energy into the room. This can look like enthusiasm, determination, persistence, commitment, values or intellectual enthusiasm. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? I have found that group work encourages creativity. The process of a group of smart people bouncing ideas off each other usually starts creative thinking. This requires time, so I encourage people to take the time necessary to be creative. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? Our biggest challenge is to keep people focused on the purpose behind the work. Everyone gets bogged down in the details of the work and the enormity of the tasks and the limits of resources. We need to remind everyone, every day that what they do matters, and why it matters. What advice would you give someone going into an education leadership position for the first time? Pace yourself. This job is a marathon, it is not a sprint. We can all sprint from time to time when we need to – but the job is never done and never will be “done.” So prioritize and have some fun along the way.

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CASE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2013 Colorado High School Principal of the Year

Frank DeAngelis Principal Columbine High School, Jefferson County R-1 Sponsored by MetLife/NASSP

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have been at Columbine since 1979. I was a teacher until 1992, dean of students for two years, an assistant principal for two years, and I am completing my 17th year as principal. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? The one characteristic that every leader should possess is surrounding oneself with great people, and once you have done this, one must delegate and not micromanage. This characteristic is important because it builds leadership capacity in an organization. What advice would you give to a new or aspiring administrator? My advice to a new or aspiring administrator is not to get into an administrative role too early in one’s career. The amount of time you spend as a teacher is valuable and can help you later in your years as you assume a leadership role. What is your proudest moment or accomplishment as a school leader? My proudest accomplishment is that I am still at Columbine High School. I made a commitment to help rebuild our school community after the Columbine tragedy; I wanted to be on stage to hand out a diploma to every student who was in a school in the Columbine area. Last year’s graduating class was in preschool on April 20, 1999. Mission accomplished!

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CASE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2013 Colorado Middle Level Principal of the Year

Matt Buchler Principal Longs Peak Middle School, St. Vrain Valley RE-1J Sponsored by MetLife/NASSP

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have been in public education for 18 years. This is my sixth year as principal of Longs Peak Middle School. I spent two years as an assistant principal at Lyons Middle Senior High School, and before that, 10 years as a history teacher at the high school and middle school levels. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? The greatest challenges leaders face are the limitations they place upon themselves. A leader’s ability to achieve great things for students is unlimited. This makes educational leadership the most exciting and fulfilling of all callings. What advice would you give someone going into an education leadership position for the first time? Be prepared to work hard, embrace conflict, be tenacious, think big thoughts and check your ego at the school door each day. Lastly, remember that leaders in education are the most important leaders in America. What is your proudest moment or accomplishment as a school leader? The proudest moments have been when teachers, staff and students have taken on leadership roles and pushed themselves to the next levels of excellence.

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CASE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2013 Colorado National Distinguished Principal f0r Colorado (Elementary)

Shirley Stevens Principal, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Colorado Springs 11 Sponsored by VALIC/NAESP

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I’ve served in my current position for three years and been in public education for 47 years. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? There are multiple paths that lead to successful teaching and learning. Staff and students are encouraged and taught to ask questions, and I encourage them to do this and investigate when things do not make sense. I view mistakes as an opportunity for learning rather than something that was unsuccessful. I believe that we should follow our interests and think “outside the box” whenever possible. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? The great ideas in our organization come from everyone involved in the work of the school – teachers, parents, the community, the staff, and from research. As a school leader, I think great ideas also come from being an attentive listener, and while I do not believe good ideas are about who gets the credit, I do believe in celebration and recognition as a way to motivate and encourage great ideas and great thinking. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? The ability to build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders in a changing society. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? Accountability for everything and everyone while providing adequate resources (time and money) where needed. 102 44TH ANNUAL CASE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONVENTION


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CASE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2012-13 Colorado Assistant Principal of the Year (Secondary) and National Assistant Principal of the Year

Matthew Willis Assistant Principal William C. Hinkley High School, Aurora 28J Sponsored by NASSP/Virco, Inc.

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have been an assistant principal at Hinkley High School for four years and was a teacher for five years before that. Prior to becoming an educator, I served in the United States Marine Corps. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? Great ideas come from every corner, including the community, teachers, students and books. The question about great ideas always comes down to focus. What is the focus of your organization and where are you trying to lead your students and staff? Do something WELL. Do not jump around from place to place without a clear, focused direction. Leaders must have a vision and destination for their organization or they will never attain the desired success for their students, staff or community. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? The biggest challenge facing leaders is initiative overload. Leaders must wade through the plethora of initiatives and determine the four or five that they can do well. Moreover, leaders must stick with the initiative long enough for it to take root and grow. This generally takes multiple years of focus. What is your proudest moment or accomplishment as a school leader? Hinkley High School is a high-minority, high-poverty school, yet we are now ranked third in the State of Colorado for students earning college credit before graduation through the concurrent enrollment program. Our staff, students, parents and community have worked hard to ensure the success of each student. We are breaking the cycle of poverty and creating hope and opportunity in our community. J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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CASE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2012-13 National Outstanding Assistant Principal for Colorado (Elementary)

Joanne Lander Assistant Principal Gust Elementary School, Denver County 1 Sponsored by NAESP/NAESP Foundation

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have been a Denver Public School Assistant Principal for four years at Gust Elementary. My 28 years in education have included teaching at the elementary and middle-school levels, all within the Denver Public Schools. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? Remain calm. “There are no problems, only challenges.” Expect your leadership experience to be that of a rollercoaster – highs, lows and very little coasting. Hopefully you won‘t get sick or need a Dramamine! Remember that you set the tone, and colleagues, as well as students, will watch and follow your reaction to situations. What are the most important decisions you make as a school or district leader? The most important decisions made as a school leader are those that directly affect the students. With the district and school goal of creating college and careerready students, one must make data-driven curricular and personnel decisions that will have the most positive outcomes for students and families. Who has had a major impact on you as a leader, and why? My father, with his work ethic and belief in the importance of an education, had a major impact on me as a leader. College was an expectation, not an option, which directly related to his belief in the power of education. The Principal at Gust Elementary, Jamie Roybal, has also had an impact on me. She is a skilled and highly respected DPS leader that has changed the culture and climate of a school and created an environment of student and adult learning. 104 44TH ANNUAL CASE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONVENTION


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CASE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2013 CoSN Volunteer Hall of Fame Award

Keith Ouweneel Director Crown Pointe Academy of Westminster

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I am in my first year as Director at Crown Pointe Academy in Westminster. This is my 16th year in education. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? A belief that each day you can and will make a positive difference in the lives of young people. What are the most important decisions you make as a school or district leader? How to maintain high standards and help staff and students meet them. Everyone starts out at a different place, and helping others see the next step is often the biggest challenge. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? The greatest ideas come from regularly setting time aside with members of your school community to focus on developing constructive solutions to common problems. It doesn’t matter where the great ideas come from as long as you find them and use them. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? Finding ways to set aside the countless distractions and keep your focus on helping kids. What advice would you give someone going into an education leadership position for the first time? Make decisions that allow you to sleep well at night.

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Wayne Howard Technology Director Platte Canyon 1

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I’ve been in my current position for 18 years. This is my first (and only) position in education. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? Speaking from an information technology perspective, it’s keeping up with technology. The advent of smartphones and tablets is revolutionizing the classroom in positive ways, while at the same time creating challenges in managing these devices as well as placing new demands on the existing infrastructure. What is your favorite destination in Colorado? Anywhere in the San Juan Mountains. Beautiful, pristine, exhilarating. Who could ask for anything more?

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Jennifer Chadwick Principal Shepardson Elementary School, Poudre School District How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have served as the Principal of Shepardson Elementary for two years. Before I came to Shepardson, I was an Interim Principal at Longmont Estates Elementary in Longmont for six months. I spent three years in the Office of Assessment, Instruction and Curriculum as the K-12 Language Arts Coordinator in St. Vrain, and before that I taught at Frederick Elementary for 10 years. That all said, I just finished my 15th year in education ‌ wow, how time flies! What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? I think the biggest challenge facing educational leaders today is time. We are living in place where our teaching staff needs our support more than ever in order to feel successful. If I could give all my time to one thing it would be just that, supporting teachers through improving instructional practices. I would spend more time in classrooms guiding, giving feedback and just listening to what it is that teachers need in order to be successful. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? Take the time to listen and build relationships. Be thoughtful and make sure you are always making your decisions with students in mind. What is your favorite destination in Colorado? My favorite places in Colorado are anywhere where I can look out on a lake and be surrounded by the mountains at the same time! Luckily, there are many places in Colorado that offer that.

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Taylor Lobato Student, University of Denver Public Policy and Strategic Communications How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have been involved in the Lobato case since 2005 when I was in the eighth grade. I am now getting ready to begin my senior year of college. The case has helped to shape future plans in amazing ways. I became a public policy double major, and I will be earning my Master’s in Public Policy beginning this fall. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? Accountability. Leaders can be as charming, honest and as good intentioned as they want, but if they cannot follow through on those intentions then they will get nowhere and no one will follow them. Also, a leader who is accountable for their actions inspires trust and confidence. Who has had a major impact on you as a leader, and why? Kathy Gebhardt and George Welsh have really shown me what kind of person and leader I want to be. They have both fought for the students of Colorado, and they have inspired me to make a difference. And I hope to someday make them very proud. What do you see for the future of Colorado public education given the promising work and initiatives now underway? The fact that there are such amazing people, such as the people of CASE fighting for Colorado students is very promising. I hope that the legislature and the education community can continue to create a system that works for our children, our educators and our state. Keep on fighting!

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Jan DeLay Superintendent Valley RE-1

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I’ve served in the Poudre School District for nine years as a district-wide administrator. I just completed two years as the Assistant Director of Student Services. I began my career in education in California in the late 1970s, but have spent the past 26 years in wonderful Colorado. I’m thrilled to be moving to Sterling this summer to serve as the Superintendent for Valley RE-1 School District. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? Creativity bubbles up from approaching problems as opportunities. I help provide the framework for staff to work collaboratively in a safe and respectful environment to approach a problem. In any endeavor we think creatively about impacts on student learning. We also celebrate successes. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? Our biggest challenge is effective communication with communities and teachers about the urgency of a responsive public education system that affects the life trajectories of our young people. We have the ability to save lives; do we have the capacity and the willingness to do the heavy lifting? What do you see for the future of Colorado public education given the promising work and initiatives now underway? Colorado has the potential of a good “perfect storm.” This statement carries the caveat that leadership at the state and district levels describes, models and builds upon strengths of teachers, parents, principals and students. J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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Bonnie Hargrove Dalton Elementary School Aurora Public Schools

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I am beginning my 20th year in public education, have been a principal for five years and an administrator for 10 years. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? One characteristic that leaders to whom I look up to have is the ability to “empower” their staff/ organization (via professional learning and “tools”), to be able to keep focused when there is change that they can stay in control of, and to stay focused during times of what seems like chaos. Where do great ideas come from in your organization? Great ideas come from our students, parents and staff via our school climate survey, accountability meetings, staff meetings and just one-on-one conversations with people. We are all stakeholders and everyone needs to be validated. What is the most important decision you make as a school leader? All of our decisions about professional learning and best practices ensure that all students are showing significant growth to be at grade-level proficiency. We are keeping students and staff safe at school, and we are teaching them to be responsible citizens What do you see for the future of Colorado Public Education giving the promising work and initiatives under way? There is no doubt that the decision makers have students’ best interests at heart. There is no doubt that all educators want what is best for students to be successful in our public school system. We need to raise the bar and be at the top of student funding in the United States. 110

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Betsy Dumph Retired Principal

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I’ve been serving as the CAESP Federal Relations Coordinator for the last 10 years (I think!), and served on the CAESP Board before that in several positions (Regional Director, President, Coordinating Council Representative, etc). I spent 30 years in education as a teacher and principal before I retired in 2004. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? First, I believe it is critical that people who wish to be great leaders embrace an attitude of service to others. You must ask yourself continuously “Am I a serving leader, or a self-serving leader?” The correct answer seems obvious, but sometimes the lines get blurred. In spite of all the skills and knowledge and expertise required of a leader (of which there are plenty of books and workshops and experts to advise), these are worthless without the passion for kids and heart for people. What books are you currently reading or have you recently finished? The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (for about the 10th time!) What do you know now that you wish you knew at the start of your career? I’ve learned to live more “in the moment.” Although I am still learning (and always will be), I wish I had been better at “living in the now” as an administrator. Being present in the now is really all any of us have, but we so often don’t appreciate it because our brains are dwelling on past or future issues and problems. J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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Kim McMonagle Director of Educational Technology Douglas County RE-1 How long have you served in your current position? In education? I’ve been the Director of Educational Technology in Douglas County since 2011 and with the school district since 1998. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? Creative thinking is part of our district-wide expectations for providing a world-class education. This means all of our students meet or exceed the Colorado Academic Standards with the 4 Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication, and we use technology as a tool to support learning. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? It takes all of our district and school leaders along with educators and support staff to make the magic happen. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? Be a good listener. Ask questions of all the stakeholders and then listen. Create a culture of shared responsibility so that we foster a shared sense of ownership to provide a world-class education. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? I believe the rapid pace of change is an ongoing challenge. While change is a constant, we understand there are key elements for preparing the system for change. Just as in the classroom, there is an “art and science” to creating a culture for shared vision, shared responsibility and shared ownership to make the changes needed to transform teaching and learning. 112

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Millie Hamner State Representative

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have served as State Representative for three years. I’m currently in my second term and have been a member of the Education Committee each year. This past year, I was appointed as Chair of the Education Committee. I began my career as an elementary school teacher and retired as superintendent of schools in Summit County after a rewarding 35-year career in public education. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? It is really important for leaders to listen to everyone’s voice, no matter how hard that may be sometimes. What is your proudest moment or accomplishment as a school leader? As superintendent, I was involved in three elections to promote community financial support for our schools. In each of three years – 2004, 2007 and 2010 – the voters supported the ballot questions to increase school funding. This support allowed for critical facility improvements, renovations and technology upgrades in every school, and provided a buffer for state budget cuts. What do you see for the future of Colorado public education given the promising work and initiatives now underway? The future for Colorado’s public education is bright. We have adopted innovative policies and initiatives that are attracting national attention. Coloradans care about our public schools, and I am hopeful that they will see the need to increase funding for K-12 this November by supporting the measure that will implement the changes to the School Finance Act that I worked so hard on during this legislative session. J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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Nancy Todd State Senator

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have completed my first year of my first term of four years in the Colorado Senate. I served for eight years in the State House previously. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? I think some of our greatest ideas come from progressive legislators and legislative staff. As we continue to work on becoming more efficient and ready to serve our public, it is imperative that we have training and updates on social media, as well as making the changeover into 21st-century skills. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? I believe that every leader must have an ability to listen and learn to be more responsive to the needs of others. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? I believe the biggest challenge facing leaders today is managing time and information. I believe it is always important to create check points with yourself to make sure you are still on the right track – and for the right reasons – within your personal belief system. What do you see for the future of Colorado public education given the promising work and initiatives now underway? I see the importance of working for the betterment of each child by equipping teachers and providing more support for that outreach. I have always believed in accountability and creativity and keeping those in balance is the challenge most educators face today. Public education is the foundation of our society for equal and fair opportunities. 114

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Jeanne Gilbert Assistant Professor Student Teacher Services Regis University How long have you served in your current position In education? One year in my current position, 38 years in education. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? Change is coming quickly, and we need to be open to ideas of doing our work in a completely different manner than we have known. The one constant is to keep learning at the center of our mission. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? As trite as it sounds, I think it’s still courage: the courage to be wrong, the courage to disagree with the norm and the courage to be vigilant in doing what’s ethically right. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? To be optimistic for the future of our mission to educate children even in the face of public criticism, limited resources and political agendas. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? Find an ethical, experienced mentor, and be open to feedback, critical reflection of your performance and different ways of viewing challenges. What is your proudest moment or accomplishment as a school leader? I think my proudest accomplishment is the network of truly amazing people I can count as my friends, as well as my colleagues. There is a deep sense of trust that we strive to help each other out, learn from each other and avoid the pettiness of competition for competition’s sake.

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Dave Van Sant Retired Superintendent

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I was in Colorado education for 36 years. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? One way that I always tried to do this was by celebrating our failures. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? Great ideas come from everywhere. I do not believe that anyone has the corner on them. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? Every leader needs to develop a self-renewal process. With all the shots administrators take, you have to keep getting back up. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today? Remember that education always has been and will be a “people business.� With all of the reform initiatives, we seem to have lost sight of this. We need to take care of the people and students first before ourselves. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? They need to do two things: Find a person external to your organization that will always be there to bounce ideas off and give you honest feedback, and find someone in your organization who will give you honest feedback when you ask for it. What advice would you give to a new or aspiring administrator? The sun will come out tomorrow. 116

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Judy Florian Principal Fort Morgan RE-3

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I have served as principal of Fort Morgan High School for the past five years. Prior to being selected as principal of FMHS I served in several roles at the District Office of the Morgan County School District. Prior to accepting the Federal Director position at the District Office I served as counselor at Fort Morgan Middle School. I have spent 20 years in teaching. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? Always remain true to yourself, maintaining honesty and the highest integrity. Do your very best at all times and never lose your passion for kids and education. Keep a smile on your face, compassion in your heart and don’t forget to maintain balance in your life by saving a little time for you. Who has had a major impact on you as a leader, and why? Dan Patterson, my former superintendent, possessed many leadership skills, but the top ones that inspired me most included: natural born leader, a servant’s heart, passion for kids (he never forgot what it was like to be a student), always visible, high level of commitment to all stakeholders, great listener who valued all people. What do you see for the future of Colorado public education given the promising work and initiatives now underway? More than ever before, in my educational career, we are having inspiring intellectual conversations that are inclusive of all stakeholders that are encouraging, thoughtful, focused on the real issues and strategic in solving problems that are inherent in reform and change. J U LY 2 4 – 2 6 , 2 0 13 l B R E C K E N R I D G E , C O LO R A D O

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Lorie Gillis Chief Financial Officer Jefferson County R-1

How long have you served in your current position? In education? I’ve been with Jeffco Public Schools for 10 years. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? Creative thinking is encouraged by allowing time to “push” on existing systems. Setting high standards and creative thinking can pave the way. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? Great ideas come from all areas of the organization, you just have to take time to listen. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? Humility. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? Never lose sight of what is important. Leadership comes with many distractions, focus on what is important.

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PRESENTER INDEX (Breakout Numbers) Abla, Clay..................58 Aburto, Sofia.............67

Crookston, William...29

Adams, Brent............45

Csintyan, Dave..........69

Almeida, Pat..............47

DeAndrea-Austin, Michele..................... 11

Alvarado, Criselda......6 Anderberg, Rachel...51 Aragon, Pamela..........5 Barry, John................10 Bautsch, Brenda........76 Beck, Cathy...............32 Biggs, Nelle...............77 Boland, Trish.............78 Borland, Larry...........41 Borman, Jan..............64 Borman, John............41 Bouwman, Connie....58 Brady, Larry...............71 Brandt, Lauri...............4 Browne, Kirsten........25 Brungardt, Lonnie.....26 Brungardt, Matt........43 Campbell, Michael....33 Canine, Kate.............64 Canty, Cori................27 Capron, Scott............33 Caughey, Bruce.........41 Cesare, Brian...............5 Chabot, Jeff..............77

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Demi-Smith, Janeen.44 DeWayne, Chuck......64 Domagala, Daniel.....76 Domangue, Elizabeth ..................................54 Drake, Cathy.............13 Dubas, Mike..............43 Dunworth, Ron..........65 Duran, Robyn..............2 Dyett, Amy................26 Edgar, Kristin............70 Emm, Leanne............75 Escรกrcega, Jesus.......56 Escรกrcega, Lisa.........48 Ewert, Brian..............41 Fahey, Julie...............14 Fante, Annette..........58 Farrington, Darryl.......1 Feekes, Maria............69 Felix, Oscar...............34 Ferrari-Connely, Vicki .................................. 11 Ferrell, Finessa.... 19, 49

Clagg, Steve........ 17, 22

Feuerstein, Rebecca ..................................12

Cobb, Floyd................2

Foster, Rose..............78

Colsman, Melissa......12

Fox, Linda..................47

Corrigan, Tim..............8

Franke, Mark.............69

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PRESENTER INDEX (Breakout Numbers) Frink, Ryan................16

Kalbach, Sherry...........9

Gamblin, Briggs........31

Katsampes, Phil........14

Garcia, Curtis............53

Kavanaugh, Sean......50

Gawronski, Joe.........73

King, Toby...........24, 53

Gebhardt, Kathleen..52

Klein, Heather.............6

Gibson, Melissa..........1

Knevals, Jessica..........3

Gisetti, Anna.......49, 68

Knowles, Julie...........12

Gleason, Patty..........47

Krupanszky, Charlie..77

Glushchenko, Anatoliy ................................... 69

Kuecke, Holly..............6

Gobos, Kathleen.......69

Lambert, Todd..........64

Goetz, Jami...............30

Lamond, Mike...........32

Gradoz, Mike............53

Larson, Christina.......74

Graham, Liliana.........59

Lauer, Diane........13, 43

Grote, Greg...............64

Lee, Christopher.......30

Gurrini, Maureen......12

Lines, Cathy..............18

Gutierrez, LeRoy.......14

Long, Samantha........35

Kulp, Kathy................14

Haney, Mary..............58

Maas, Dan.................22

Harms, Christine........... ............................49, 68

MacGillavrey, Heather .................................. 11

Hart, Kristi.................25

Mader, Scott...............8

Hasl, Mary.................64

Magleby, Hans..........36

Hawley, Jill................62

Martin, Kathy............51

Heflebower, Tammy..73

Mathew, Sarah..........26

Hemming, Ethan.......48

McBride, Chrysanne.33

Hepworth, Sarah.......14

McCall, Dale..............60

Hill, Gigi....................36

Medler, Lisa...............74

Holmes, Rebecca.......... ............................10, 35

Meeks, Brad..............45

Hulbert, Dianna........25

Mejia, Tomas.............56

Jones, Kevin..............15

Messinger, Bruce.......... ............................ 31, 52

Jones, Lauren............34

Miller, Joseph............67

Jorgensen, Dan...55, 74

Miller, Michele............7

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Reed, Phyllis................4

Miller, Tiffany............43

Reiser, Kimberly........19

Miller-Brown, Ellen...23

Reisman, Kenny...........7

Mohajeri-Nelson, Nazanin............... 59, 78

Reyes-Quinonez, Linda. ..................................78

Moritz, Ken...............58

Richards Sheil, Amanda ..................................76

Morris, Dan...............61 Mulberry, Tharyn......16

Richardson, Patricia....1

Murphy, Michelle.......... ............................49, 68

Ripplinger, Sandy.......... ............................18, 31

Negley, Tina..............78

Rivera, Joel...............77

Olinger, Raylene.........8

Romero, Tony...........27

Olson, David...............1

Romke, Mary............. 11

Ortiz, Karen...............61

Rosales, Eric..............45

Osterhaus, Eryn........19

Ross, David...............45

Overton, Annette.....66

Rubadeau, Mary.......10

Owen, Keith..............62

Ruckstuhl, Margaret...5

Oxenford-O’Brian, Julie .................................. 11

Ruthven, Misti...........10

Parra Castellano, Monica......................56

Sarvay, Ellen..............79

Pasternack, Robert...72 Pereles, Daphne........14

Schmitz, Dwayne.......... ........................... 44, 64

Petro, Jan..................76

Sevier, Brian..........4, 71

Sanders, Robert........26 Schelp, Kristen..........67

Phillips, JB.................13

Sherman, Peter.........42

Phillips, Jennifer........78

Shue, Julie.................13

Pilch, Deirdre............31

Silverstein, Justin......28

Pirnack, Julia.............76

Sirko, Diana...............48

Porter, Mike..............65

Skupa, Judy...............53

Race, Kristen...............7

Smith, Kevin..............76

Rainey, Tracie............28

Sorensen, Jory..........46

Ramey, Shelly............67

Speakman, Dana.......46

Reed, Kelly................13

Stanford, Gully..........34

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Wheeler-Clouse, Sammye.....................23

Stegall, Tracy.............23

White, Tamara...........57

Steinhoff, Lynnette...47

Wilson, Matt.............65

Stevenson, Isobel......23

Wirth-Hawkins,............. Christina....................63

Stannard, Robert........6

Storgaard, Melody....69 Stuart, William..........34 Stuller, W. Stuart.......70 Sullivan, Kathleen.......1 Tallman, LuAnn.........14 Thompson, Andrew..46 Thompson, Nate.......68

Woodward, David.....61 Worthington, Paul....72 Yohon, Teresa...........61 Young, Eric................78 Zimmerman, Carrie...15 Zurkowski, Joyce.......63

Thompson, Vicki.......66 Tillman, John.............60 Triolo-Moloney,. Sharon ..................................12 Troupe, Justin...........45 Tucker, Andrew.........34 Tucker, Aljean............54 Utoft, Tiffany.............29 van Nieuwenhuizen, Johan.........................64 Van Vranken, Nelson..... ..................................67 Voss, Jeremy.............13 Wacker, Michael........33 Watson, Joan............33 Weber, Jackie...........29 Weinberger, Cyrus....26 Welner, Kevin............52 Welsh, George..........15 West, Kevin...............68

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CASE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT DIVERSITY PROGRAM 2013-2014 Application deadline is September 12, 2013 Teachers are encouraged to apply for the Colorado Association of School Executives program designed to build leadership capacity for educators of color. • Learn the secrets of key successful leaders in our state. • Discover how to pursue a greater leadership role in

your district.

• Master leadership qualities in your current position. • Develop an action plan for pursuing leadership roles.

Topics for Seminars Session 1: Is a Leader in You Waiting to be Discovered? Session 2: Teacher Leaders as Advocates for Change Session 3: The Promise of Leadership Session 4: Discovering the Skills, Qualities and Tools it Takes to be a School Leader Session 5: What’s Next? Developing an Action Plan Cost: CASE expects to secure grants to support this program, but charges a nominal fee of $40 for materials. Location: Metro Denver Area Credit: Receive college credit through Adams State University or receive contact hours for recertification. Questions? Contact Mary McNeil, CASE Director of Professional Development, at 303.762.8762 or mmcneil@co-case.org.

Visit the CASE website at www.co-case.org/DiversityProgram for additional details.


Upcoming CASE Events Supervision and Evaluation Series Part I: July 22–23, 2013 Breckenridge, Colorado Part II: October 25–26, 2013 Metro Denver Area

Supervision and Evaluation Fall Series Part I: September 27-28, 2013 Part II: November 8-9, 2013 Metro Denver Area

Superintendents Conference

October 3–4, 2013 Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado

CASE Education Leadership Institute Watch CASE website for more details

Leadership Development Diversity Program

New classes starting fall 2013 Denver Metro Area Deadline date to apply is September 12, 2013

Aspiring to the Principalship November 15-16, 2013 Metro Denver Area

CASE Winter Leadership Conference February 5–7, 2014 Westin Hotel, Westminster, Colorado

45th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention July 21–25, 2014 Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado

eLearning Program and Event Resources and Recordings www.co-case.org

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