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When it comes to attending NSBA’s Annual Conference

Join your colleagues and education experts from across the country at the 2010 NSBA Annual Conference in Chicago. Find funding solutions, demonstrate accountability, and work together to improve student achievement in your district. Can we count you in? Register today. w w w . n s b a . o r g / c o n f e r e n c e


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High-profile and high-impact speakers Expert-led sessions and workshops Specialized programming for superintendents, board support professionals, and new board members Mini tracks in Health and Wellness and 21st Century Skills Useful products and services in the NSBA Exposition Instructive site visits, tours, and special events

NSBA’s Annual Conference is now a three-day event! Experience the same high-quality programming and high-impact networking while making more efficient use of your time and resources.

Welcome Message Dear Colleague: Registration is now open for the 2010 NSBA Annual Conference. Housing opens October 7. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a valuable personal and professional experience. The work of school boards is more Sonny Savoie demanding than ever. From funding President National School Boards shortfalls to increased diversity to Association staff cutbacks, we must learn to do more with less. And we can, through collaboration.

Anne L. Bryant Executive Director National School Boards Association

Coming together with colleagues and education experts from across the country at NSBA’s Annual Conference is the first step toward making real progress in your school district. Through high-quality sessions and workshops, keynote presentations, and networking events, you will develop your leadership skills and discover proven solutions to take back to your community. You’ll also go home with renewed confidence and motivation, solutions and resources to help your board accomplish the important work ahead. We all need to work together to meet the education and economic challenges of the 21st century. Register for NSBA’s Annual Conference today. Your commitment really does count! We’ll see you in Chicago. Sincerely,

W h a t ’ s I nsi d e General Session Speakers..............................3

Personal Development Program...................14

New Board Member Boot Camp....................4

Schedule at a Glance....................................15

Early Bird Workshops.....................................5

Key Work Program Sessions............................ 16

Focus on Education Lectures.........................6

Board Support Professionals Workshops.....18

Special Sessions............................................7

Technology Sessions....................................19

Mealtime Events.............................................8

Council of Urban Boards of Education..........20

Deeper Look Sessions...................................9

School Law Seminar....................................22

Youth in Governance Institute.........................9

National Affiliate Program.............................23

Superintendent Programming.......................10

Housing Information and Reservations.........24

Exposition Hours and Introduction................11

Chicago Hotel Map......................................25


Travel Information, How to Register..............26

National Education Spotlight Sessions..........13

Registration Form.........................................27


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High-Profile, High-Impact Speakers Significant individual success-stories that will inform your professional life and inspire you personally.

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Herman Boone

Charlie Rose

Football Coach/Motivator 7:00 – 8:15 AM

Emmy-winning broadcast journalist 10:00 – 11:30 AM Charlie Rose is executive editor and anchor of Charlie Rose, the nightly one-hour interview program that engages in one-on-one indepth conversation and round table discussions about important issues and ideas of our time. He is also a contributing correspondent to the CBS news program 60 Minutes. Each weeknight Mr. Rose creates programs that introduce new people, explore fresh ideas and illuminate difficult issues. Past programs have included a special series on science and education. Mr. Rose has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees.

General Session SPEAKER

Wynton Marsalis Grammy-winning jazz musician and arts education advocate 10:00 – 11:30 AM Wynton Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture. He is internationally respected as a teacher and a spokesman for music education and regularly conducts master classes, lectures, and concerts for students, including the popular Jazz for Young People at Lincoln Center concerts that spawned the first-ever comprehensive jazz appreciation curriculum of the same name for grades 4-9.

Herman Boone’s inspirational story was captured in the Disney film Remember the Titans starring Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington. As head coach of the Titans, Boone helped his small Virginia community put aside their prejudices for the good of their children. Now retired, Boone continues to motivate and inspire audiences with presentations on respect, community involvement, lessons in diversity, and strategies for building and sustaining winning teams.

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Essential Training for New Board Members Boot camp designed to build your boardsmanship skills and prepare you for the hard work ahead. Friday, April 9 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Board Member Boot Camp Early Bird Session: Ethics, Board Meetings, and the Role of a School Board Member Ethical and appropriate behavior for school board members is expected. Yet problems arise at meetings that can interfere with important work getting done. Interact with your colleagues in a mock school board meeting conducted by members of the NSBA Board Member Boot Camp Faculty to examine what works and what doesn't in your meetings. Facilitated by: Kitty Blumsack, Director of Board Development, Maryland Association of Boards of Education; Terry McCabe, Associate Executive Director, Maine School Boards Association; and Barbara J. Coyle, Deputy Executive Director, Virginia School Boards Association Register by checking Board Member Boot Camp on your registration form. Pre-registration is not required for the Boot Camp programming presented Saturday – Monday. Saturday, April 10 8:30 – 9:45 AM

Data-Driven Decision Making Find out how your board can use data to effectively meet assessment and accountability challenges associated with No Child Left Behind. Learn the most useful formats for NCLB data requirements, and the newest information tools and methodologies being used by school districts, including data warehousing and business intelligence tools. Presented by: Kathy Gemberling, Project Director for NSBA’s “Good Measures for Good Schools” Project 1:30 – 2:45 PM

The Key Work of School Boards—An Overview The Key Work of School Boards framework provides school board members with tools and information for improving their leadership skills and raising student achievement. Learn about the eight Key Action Areas for school leaders, and how to apply them to your own district. Presented by: Kitty Blumsack, Director of Board Development, Maryland Association of Boards of Education; and Kanisha Jones, Education Director, National School Boards Association

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Parliamentary Procedure—Basic Survival Skills for School Board Members From handling out-of-control board members and citizens to dealing with provocative motions, running a school board meeting can be a challenge. Gain expert insights on running more effective board meetings. Use parliamentary procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order to make your meetings shorter and more professional. Presented by: Paul Krohne, Executive Director, South Carolina School Boards Association Sunday, April 11 8:30 – 9:45 AM

No Child Left Behind—Legal Implications Every school board needs to understand the critical legal issues for school districts in implementing NCLB. What issues have come up in your district? What issues may be on the horizon? How do your decisions at the local level play out in the national debate over NCLB? Discuss and answer these important questions and more. Presented by: Thomas Hutton, Senior Attorney 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Understanding Student Aspirations: Enhancing the Learning Environment Examine eight conditions in schools that affect aspirations, and look at data gathered from more than 200,000 middle and high school students that depict their perceptions of the teaching and learning environment. Leave with an understanding of how student aspirations can be used proactively to increase academic standards and develop productive citizens. Presented by: Russell J. Quaglia, President/Founder, Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations Monday, April 12 8:00 – 9:15 AM

Communications Your relationship with the local media can help or hinder your board. Get a grasp on your role as part of the leadership team and explore who should work with the media at different times. Join a lively, interactive session with two media experts who will discuss the best way to address inquiries of public record and how to deal with aggressive reporters. Crisis management will also be covered. 9:45 – 11:00 AM

Board and Superintendent Relationships Join Kitty Blumsack, Boot Camp co-facilitator and Director of Board Development for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, to address the four components of the relationship between board and superintendent. Explore roles and responsibilities for vision, communication, and norms, and learn how to maximize effectiveness.

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Timely Early Bird Workshops Explore the diverse work of school boards, and kick off your Conference experience! Pre-registration is required for all Early Bird Workshops. Please see form on page 27. Friday, April 9 Morning Sessions • 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Who Cares? Customer Service and Public Schools: Applying Ten Concepts from the Business World Home schools, private schools, and charter schools are in competition for students with our public schools. Discover how Mason County Schools in Kentucky has borrowed customer service concepts from companies like Disney and Southwest Airlines in anticipation of the day when students can choose districts without boundaries. Presenters: Kelly E. Middleton, Associate Superintendent and Tim G. Moore, Superintendent, Mason County Schools (KY)

Making a Difference in Student Learning: Best Practice for Boards and Superintendents Across the country, school districts are getting significant results in improving student achievement. Understanding the key findings of several well-documented research studies about best practices by boards and superintendents can help you gain positive student results. Take home concrete advice that can help you be an effective leader in creating a district that is capable of continuous improvement in student learning. Presented by: Lisa Bartusek, Associate Executive Director, Board Leadership; and Susan Olesen, Educational Improvement Director, Iowa Association of School Boards

School Security and Emergency Planning: Safe School Trends and Best Practices Hear about the latest trends in school security and emergency preparedness. You’ll review common gaps in security and emergency plans, how to communicate safety issues to parents, and best practices for reducing threats and liabilities. Hot topics include engaging school support staff in crisis planning, school bus security, and dealing with angry persons on campus. Presented by: Kenneth Trump, President, National School Safety and Security Services; and Charles Hibbert, President, Hibbert Safe School Consulting

Herding Cats: 10 Steps to Meaningful Change School leaders are called upon to initiate change efforts in school districts that will produce lasting, meaningful change. But moving from vision to reality can be a bumpy ride. Learn about 10 steps to implement any change effort that anticipates these political issues and produces a successful outcome. Presented by: Peggy J. Hinckley, Superintendent, Metropolitan School District of Warren Township (IN)

Fostering System Wide Ethics When it comes to ethics in a school district, the issues may not always be as easy as black/white and right/wrong. This session will allow board members and other educational leaders the opportunity to explore the gray areas of ethics through scenarios and role playing, share ethical decision making experiences, and explore ways to create a climate of integrity and trust through their governance role. Presented by: Paula K. Mirk, Director of Education, The Institute for Global Ethics Afternoon Sessions • 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Good Measures for Good School Governance: Helping School Boards Create a Culture for Data Use School boards will be introduced to the kinds of data they need for continuous school improvement and shown how to present it so that it communicates well to the public. This work is the result of a pilot project led by NSBA’s Center for Public Education in partnership with state school boards associations in California, Illinois, and Michigan. Attendees will participate in a board development process using data to drive decision making. No fee for this session, but pre-registration is required, and participation is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Full-Day Sessions • 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (lunch on your own, NOON – 1:30 PM)

Meeting the Governing Challenge Explore the five key elements of Doug Eadie’s High-Impact Governing Model—a powerful tool for developing the kind of board leadership and board-CEO partnership that your district needs to succeed. This model gives guidance to transform your board, teaches a new way to approach decision making, and helps define the roles of the board and superintendent/CEO. Presented by: Doug Eadie, consultant, educator, and author.

Teambuilding and the Board of Education Board members and superintendents want to be part of successful, hard-working teams. What are the characteristics of an effective governance team? How can board members work cooperatively together to assure effective leadership for the district? Join Yona Lunken, past member of the Henry-Senachwine CUSD 5 Board of Education (IL); and John J. Cassel, Director, Field Services, Illinois Association of School Boards, for real world solutions that address team communications, goal setting, leadership, trust, and conflict resolution.

Governing Coherently: How Two School Boards Built a Solid Foundation for Sensible, Systematic and Sustainable Leadership This session is guaranteed to help participants carefully examine how they and their boards do business, and it will raise questions about whether current methods of governing make sense. Governing responsibly, with accountability and with systemic alignment and coherence should be the goal of every board. Find out how school boards in Racine, WI, and San Diego, CA, chose to accomplish that task using Coherent Governance®, allowing a rigorous focus on student achievement and accountability. Presented by: Linda J. Dawson and Randy Quinn, Senior Partners, The Aspen Group International, LLC


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Leadership-Focused Education Lectures Real-world lessons on how to better define your leadership role and be accountable to your community. Saturday, April 10 1:30 – 2:45 PM

Focus On… Strengthening Public Education “We evade our responsibility to improve public education by privatizing public schools. In doing so, we undermine the egalitarian promise of public education, thus guaranteeing that many children will continue to be left behind.” In her newest book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch makes a compelling case for strengthening public Diane Ravitch education through a challenging curriculum that includes the arts and a safe and respectful school environment for administrators, teachers, and students. While neither political or afraid of controversy, this award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education critiques a lifetime’s worth of school reforms and reveals the simple—yet difficult—truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.

Monday, April 12 9:45 – 11:00 AM

Focus On… Getting Accountability Right Has No Child Left Behind “backfired on the very children it was designed to help?” We all can agree that NCLB has succeeded in highlighting the poor math and reading skills of our nation’s children. But, according to Richard Rothstein, the law has done more harm than good with Richard Rothstein the end result being a terribly distorted school curriculum focused solely on math and reading that abandons other equally important goals essential for a good education. Hear Richard Rothstein’s thoughts on how to design a better accountability policy that will support rather than undermine the goal of raising student achievement and substantially narrow the achievement gap. *See page 8 for a special follow-up event, Dig Deeper, Dig In: Questions, Answers & Lunch with Richard Rothstein.

Sunday, April 11 1:30 – 2:45 PM

Focus On…Effectively Reaching Out to Young People in Crisis: 2009 National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen Social and emotional learning skills help create safe and caring learning environments for ALL students and, if coordinated in a structured and sequential framework, can transform schools. Although estimates vary, approximately 10% of all children will suffer a depressive episode before age 12, and teen suicide rates continue to rise across the country. In fact, the rate for those between Anthony Mullen ages 15 and 24 has tripled over the past 30 years. Hear Anthony Mullen, 2009 National Teacher of the Year, discuss how he helps effect short- and long-term academic and social learning outcomes and lessens emotional distress and conduct challenges at the Arch School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Be prepared for a lively discussion and the opportunity to share your own stories about effective interactions with young people. NSBA congratulates Anthony Mullen, the 59th National Teacher of the Year and thanks him for his outstanding commitment to equity for all children.


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Solutions-Driven Special Sessions Advice on closing the achievement gap and promoting 21st century learning outcomes in your district. Sunday, April 11 8:30 – 9:45 AM

Understanding the Key Work of School Boards The Key Work of School Boards is a systems-thinking approach designed to help boards engage their communities and improve student achievement through effective governance. Get an overview of the Key Work framework and discover how you can use the Key Work guidebook to assess your leadership team’s strengths. Presented by: Kitty Blumsack, Director of Board Development, Maryland Association of Boards of Education; and Kanisha Jones, Education Director, National School Boards Association 3:15 – 4:30 PM

In Pursuit of Highly Qualified School Boards Hear results of a national survey funded by the Wallace Foundation and designed to better understand current attitudes and actions of school boards toward the goal of lifting student achievement across the districts they represent. A collaborative effort of the Iowa Association of School Boards, National School Boards Association, and The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, will identify the most effective means of helping leaders in public education strengthen their role in improving leadership, teaching quality, and student achievement.

9:45 – 11:00 AM

Connected 24/7: Safe and Ethical Social Networking in the Digital Age When it comes to the nuances of social networking, you don’t have to be an expert, but you do need to know where to look and who to ask for answers that affect your students. Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education, and social justice. Join her for a look at the ever-evolving world of social networking, and learn how leaders can help parents and communities be more knowledgeable about protocols to make social networking and texting safe and reasonable. 

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National Affiliate and Save!

As a member of your state school boards association, you are eligible to join the National Affiliate program to support NSBA’s lobbying and advocacy work with Congress, federal agencies, and the courts, and you’ll save 20% on Conference registration. (See page 23 for National Affiliate Programming.) To learn how your district can save money and enjoy many more exclusive benefits all year long, call (866) 699-NSBA.

Monday, April 12 8:00 – 9:15 AM

Lessons Learned in Closing the Achievement Gap from Finalists of the Broad Prize for Urban Education Review best practices from the 2009 Broad Prize finalists’ districts, including Aldine, Texas; Socorro, Texas; Broward County, Fla.; Long Beach, Calif.; and Gwinnett County, Ga; and gain a deeper understanding of these districts’ high performing systems. The 2009 Broad Prize winner will not be announced until September 2009; however, the winning district will be invited to participate in this presentation.

“I totally enjoyed attending my first NSBA Conference! It was well worth my time.” —Diane Neeley, Board Member, Bedford County, TN

Presented by: Ledyard H. McFadden, President and Nancy Que, Broad Prize Manager, The Broad Foundation

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Culturally Relevant Mealtime Events Nourish your mind and body with insightful strategies for realizing positive change and moving public education forward. Pre-registration required for all Mealtime Events. See form on page 27. Saturday, April 10 12:30 PM Hilton Chicago

American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus Luncheon Visit for information on the luncheon speaker. 12:30 PM Hilton Chicago

National Networks Luncheon This luncheon features a member of Congress as the keynote speaker.

12:00 NOON Hilton Chicago

Hispanic Caucus Luncheon Luis Alberto Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss, and triumph. Born in Tijuana, Mexico to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea is a critically acclaimed author of 11 books. The Devil’s Highway won the 2004 Lannan Luis Alberto Urrea Literary Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize. A national bestseller, The Devil’s Highway was also named a best book of the year by The Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, and many other publications. His most recent book, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, is the culmination of 20 years of research and writing. 12:00 NOON Hilton Chicago

School Leaders’ Luncheon This luncheon honors the school board members whose districts are receiving the 2010 Magna Awards co-sponsored by American School Board Journal and Sodexo School Services, and will have a featured keynote speaker.

Sunday, April 11 12:30 PM Hilton Chicago

Black Caucus Luncheon Arguments about charter schools abound, but there is no question that business and education are taking a look at some of the innovative practices used in charter schools. Geoffrey Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform as President and Chief Geoffrey Canada Executive Officer for Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ,) which The New York Times Magazine called “one of the most ambitious social experiments of our time.” Get inspiration, insight, and ideas from a reformer named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report and recently featured as a part of CNN’s Black in America II documentary. Monday, April 12 12:00 NOON McCormick Place West

Dig Deeper, Dig In—Questions, Answers & Lunch with Richard Rothstein This special follow-up session to the Focus on Education Lecture by Richard Rothstein offers more intimate and proactive discussion around accountability. Hear fresh insights and get inspired to make a positive difference in your district.

Richard Rothstein


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Comprehensive Deeper Look Sessions Insider knowledge on how to bolster community involvement and support in any size school district.

Youth In Governance Institute Three-day, skill-building program for student leaders.

Sunday, April 11 Saturday, April 10 – MONDAY, April 12

1:30 – 4:30 PM

Grassroots Advocacy and Lobbying for Your School: Simple Ways to Get Involved and Make a Difference Discover how to utilize the power of constituency and lobby for change at the state capitol and in Washington. Many examples of successful advocacy efforts that are simple to implement will be shared. Need tangible tips to help get you started? Learn how to lobby from the pros through interactive role-playing. Presented by: Jennifer Economus and Michelle Francis, Legislative Specialists for the Ohio School Boards Association 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Planning for Pre-Kindergarten: A Toolkit for School Boards Most school leaders agree that a high-quality pre-kindergarten experience is an important opportunity to provide for our children, but just how do school districts come to embrace this new challenge and implement effective programs? This session will focus on key strategies for developing a district vision, engaging the public, designing model programs, and ensuring quality. Exchange ideas and hear about lessons learned from the Center for Public Education’s multi-year Pre-K initiative, which have been captured in a tool kit to help involve school boards in support of high-quality Pre-K in their communities. Presented by: Patte Barth, Director, NSBA Center for Public Education; Janice Esau, Early Education Specialist, Texas Association of School Boards; Chrisanne Gayl, Education Consultant; and Tom Krebs, Governmental Relations Specialist, Kansas Association of School Boards Monday, April 12 8:00 – 11:00 AM

Juicing Your Engagement Continuum Learn to build a collaborative marketing plan using some of more than 40 (mostly free or low cost) tools and methods. Gain knowledge of how to take full advantage of various levels of community involvement to improve public education. Presented by: Steve Lamb, Board Development and Policy Services Specialist, Oregon School Boards Association

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Ensuring Capable Student Representation The evidence is clear: transformative results will occur when young people are prepared and equipped to help guide school improvement efforts. Involving students in school governance has brought new energy and critical perspectives to board planning, decision-making, program improvement, and outcomes. By engaging students as respected, contributing members of the education community, boards can focus their energies toward more effective school improvement efforts, and prepare the next generation of community leaders. NSBA has seen the evidence of well-trained, intentionally coached, and dutifully mentored students contributing to the effective governance of schools. We have also witnessed the benefits to our constitutional ideals of giving students the opportunity to learn and develop public leadership awareness, strategies, and techniques. In order to support your board in getting the highest return on investment from your student representative(s) this institute will focus on increasing: motivation for service quality of board work l quantity of his/her board outputs l accountability for effective service l participation in board activities l competency in governance work l l

This highly experiential program is real, relevant, and filled with content that will support student representatives in becoming more effective on your local board. Text and curriculum will be The Seven Factors of Capable Student Representation on Your School Board. The curriculum allows student board members to convene and explore leadership concepts while affording them the opportunity to participate in conference breakout sessions, general session events, and enjoy all rights and privileges as a registrant of the full NSBA Annual Conference, offered at a special rate of $275 for the first 50 registered student leaders.

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Specialized Superintendent Programming Workshops to improve your leadership skills so you can work collaboratively, and more effectively, with your board. Saturday, April 10

3:15 – 4:30 PM

Superintendent Evaluation Made Simple Using the theory and research available, learn how to implement a flexible three-part superintendent evaluation process that covers professional standards, goals, and 360-degree evaluation. You will be amazed how simple and effective this challenge can be. MONDAY, April 12

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Executive Job Fair Meet with representatives from state school boards associations to learn about available positions, requirements, and the superintendent search process. Get confidential information about salaries, applications, and certification requirements.

Sunday, April 11 1:30 – 2:45 PM

A Systematic Approach to Superintendent Evaluation, Goal Setting, and Board SelfAssessment Superintendent evaluation, board self-assessment, and goal setting are powerful leadership tools that set the direction of the district. Effective leadership includes knowing where you are before deciding where to go. Examine a variety of effective models for each function and learn how they are linked together.

8:00 – 9:15 AM

Evaluation System for School Superintendents: Leadership Matters! Effective superintendents play multiple roles: instructional leaders, collaborative leaders, visionary leaders, focused leaders, and connected leaders. Discuss the development of the Ohio Standards for Superintendents and the subsequent development of the Ohio Evaluation System for Superintendents. 9:45 – 11:00 AM

Women in the Superintendency: An Untapped Resource The National Center for Executive Leadership Development focuses on equal opportunities for all educators to access leadership positions, including the superintendency. Examine perceived barriers women face while ascending to the top, as well as successful strategies for women in leadership.

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Valuable NSBA Exposition Top quality products and proven services that will save your board time and money.

“The Exhibit Hall is my favorite part of the Conference. Even though I attend many of the workshops and seminars, the Exhibit Hall provides me with the tools I need to successfully accomplish my district’s goals.” —Steve Cheversia, Board President, Blue Island, IL

Imagine more than 300 companies, all in one place, all eager to show off their best products and services. It’s not too good to be true — it’s the 2010 NSBA Exposition! Whatever your district’s need is, you’ll find a solution for it here. You’ll also be inspired by new ideas and innovative displays. Old favorites such as Music Main Street, the Health and Wellness Pavilion, and the popular NSBA Marketplace return to the exhibit floor. We’ve even expanded the number of exclusive exhibit hall hours so you’ll have plenty of time to see the great products and services on display. Once again, the floor will be closed during the General Sessions so you won’t have to make the choice between listening to our first class speakers and exploring the exhibit hall — you can do both! Our Exposition is your most comprehensive and efficient way to see the education industry’s latest offerings. Don’t miss out!

Exposition Hours Saturday, April 10 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday, April 11 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday, April 12 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Exhibition of School Architecture While visiting the Exhibit Hall, don’t miss this showcase of outstanding school design. Discover how school architecture is responding to today’s challenges, including overcrowding, aging facilities, and the need for current technology. Displays include photos, blueprints, and color scale renderings of the schools of the future — your future!

Plan Ahead! To get an idea of who’s going to be at the NSBA Exposition and what will be offered, visit the Conference website at for a list of exhibiting companies and a searchable database by product.


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Relevant Mini-Tracks Frank discussion around critical trends in education and how to set priorities for your school district. 21st Century Learning Got 21st Century Skills? How to Use P21’s New Self-Assessment Tool to Measure Your School or District The Partnership for 21st Century Skills presents the new P21 MILE Guide that permits schools and districts to self-assess how far along they are in their efforts to embed 21st century skills into their K-12 system. Learn how to use the MILE Guide, and review new P21 Implementation Guides on Assessment, Professional Development, Curriculum & Instruction, and Learning Environments.

Preparing Students for a 21st Century Economy: Innovative Schools of Today and Tomorrow Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public Schools and the New York City iSchool are both building a new vision of Education 3.0 based on student-centered learning, technology, strong leadership, professional development, and more. Explore the next generation of education thinking, and experience one student’s day in a high school of the not-too-distant future where learning and technology are seamlessly integrated into a vision of the next steps on the journey.

The Best of 21st Century Skills: What Does It Look Like in the Classroom? Get up to speed on the best practices of some of the country’s leading school districts. See how they are moving student achievement forward by implementing 21st century skills in an effort to provide students with the education they need to succeed in an increasingly interconnected society and workplace.

Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Technology: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Learners Learn how Klein Independent School District in Texas uses technology to engage its 44,000 students in learning and prepares them to thrive in today’s global, digital society through its Technology Baseline Standard Initiative and the One-to-One student laptop program.

Health and Wellness Building Bridges with Parents: An Essential Strategy for Improving Both Student Health and Academic Achievement Involved parents/families and healthy and engaged students positively affect academic achievement. Hear representatives from several organizations who work at the national, state, district, or school levels share their perspectives, effective strategies and tools, and success stories.

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Approaches to Creating Healthy Schools and Communities School districts in California are engaging in successful collaborations to address the health needs of their children. Explore the foundations of collaboration, examine steps to create successful partnerships, discuss specific strategies around nutrition and physical activity, and review insightful case studies.

Leveraging Successful Partnerships to Improve Student Success School-community partnerships can lead to successful outcomes and add value to schools for little or no cost. Discover the steps that lead to effective partnerships across a variety of student health and wellness issues—from asthma to childhood obesity to tobacco use prevention.

Peanuts, Etc.! Take the Right Steps to Make Sure Students with Food Allergies Are Safe and Ready to Learn The number of students with life-threatening food allergies is increasing. Learn how to make sure your district is doing all it can to protect students with a comprehensive policy that drives the right kind of planning, prevention, and response by school personnel, students, parents, and health care providers.

Student Achievement: Effects of Nutrition and Wellness Look at best practices and real-world examples of ways to enhance school meals and a la carte offerings, and learn how to teach nutrition education to all students, with an emphasis on ethnic preferences. Discuss how to help parents/guardians supplement efforts with nutrition education at home.

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Impactful National Education Spotlight Sessions Proven strategies to bring about improvements in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership.

Monday, April 12

Saturday, April 10

Join NSBA’s General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., in a discussion about recent Supreme Court cases and the likely effect the newest Justice will have on school districts. Recently, the Court has decided five cases directly involving school districts on topics ranging from school finance for English Language Learners to strip searching students. Consider how these decisions impact policy in your school district, and learn more about Justice Sotomayer’s perspective on school district issues.

1:30 – 2:45 PM

High Impact Learning: Transforming Professional Development into Student Results Straining under the Law of Initiative Fatigue, schools fail to implement effective professional development and clutch at a variety of programs distinguished more by marketing than research. Join The Leadership and Learning Center founder Doug Reeves for a look at what works, what doesn’t, and how teachers and school leaders can improve student achievement and focus on fewer tasks. Sunday, April 11 8:30 – 9:45 AM

Twelve Secrets of Success: Proven Interventions to Increase Student Achievement of Poor and Minority Students

8:00 – 9:15 AM

The Year in Review: Sotomayer, the Supreme Court, and Public Schools

9:45 – 11:00 AM

Legislative Update Join NSBA’s advocacy staff to learn about new Congressional education initiatives, such as pending revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act, federal funding, teacher quality, and early education. Build the skills and confidence to become more involved in the federal policy arena.

Eighteen state and national studies and on-site visits to over a dozen high poverty/high performing schools reveal a powerful pattern of interventions for closing the achievement gap between poor and affluent students. This pattern includes twelve specific policies, practices, and interventions that are found in high poverty/high performing school districts. This session will examine these “Secrets of Success” including improvements in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. Presented by: William Parrett, Director and Robert Barr, Senior Analyst, Center for School Improvement, Boise State University

“It was awesome and I felt very privileged to be there!” —Amy RiddleSwanson, Board Member, Menomonie, WI


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Enjoyable Personal Development Program Interactive sessions that give you the opportunity to discover something new, and have fun in the process! Saturday, April 10 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Welcome to Chicago! Enjoy an orientation highlighting the vital facts, fascinating history, and must-see areas of Chicago. Boost your knowledge of the area before starting your own exploration of all that this great American city has to offer. Hosted by NSBA’s Tour Company.

2:00 – 3:15 PM

Way Cool Tools Having trouble keeping up with the always changing technology landscape? Want to become so “way cool” that you can communicate about technology with your colleagues and your kids? Way Cool Tools provides fun, straightforward answers to all of your questions. Join Jim Spellos to learn how to: • Maximize your online search capabilities by mastering how to most effectively use search engines and portals; • Identify some of the new technologies being developed and implemented in today’s marketplace, and learn if they’re useful for you; • Protect your computer against all types of malicious viruses and other computer disasters;

Sunday, April 11 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Google-licious: How to Find Anything on the Internet Back by popular demand, Jim Spellos will be getting Google-licious once again in a presentation that was overwhelmingly popular at last year’s conference in San Diego. Whether you consider yourself a Google novice or pro, you will become skilled at how to use various search tools to find what you need when you need it. Learn how to: • Understand the seven critical techniques of effective Web searching;

Monday, April 12

• Have your technology questions answered in a friendly, fun environment. Jim Spellos is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and President of Meeting U, a company specializing in teaching technology applications and meeting planning. He delivers nearly 200 seminars annually on technology applications. He is a faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Jim Spellos

• Identify 10 Google tools beyond the search box; • Create a custom Google home page and search engine.


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Schedule at a Glance Friday, April 9

Registration Hours:

9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Early Bird Half-Day (Morning) Workshops 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Early Bird Full-Day Workshops

1:30 – 4:30 PM

Early Bird Half-Day (Afternoon) Workshops

Saturday, April 10 8:30 – 9:45 AM


10:00 – 11:30 AM

General Session – Charlie Rose

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall & Architectural Display (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM exclusive hours)

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Luncheons (Hilton Chicago)

1:30 – 2:45 PM


2:45 – 3:45 PM

Exclusive Exhibit Hours

3:45 – 5:00 PM


Friday Saturday Sunday Monday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Bookstore Hours:

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 11 7:00 – 8:15 AM

Fellowship Session — Herman Boone

8:30 – 9:45 AM


10:00 – 11:30 AM

General Session – Wynton Marsalis

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall & Architectural Display (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM exclusive hours)

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Luncheons (Hilton Chicago)

1:30 – 2:45 PM


3:15 – 4:30 PM


4:30 – 5:30 PM

Drum Circle

Benefit from a wide range of timely programming!

Monday, April 12 8:00 – 9:15 AM


9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Exhibit Hall & Architectural Display (11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON exclusive hours) 9:45 – 11:00 AM


12:00 – 1:30 PM

Luncheons (Hilton Chicago)

12:15 – 1:30 PM


2:00 – 3:15 PM


3:30 – 5:00 PM

Closing General Session

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Key Work Program Sessions Another way to look at the wide range of programming options available to you at NSBA’s Annual Conference. Session titles are preliminary. Program details are subject to change. Visit www.nsba/conference for more information. Accountability Holding teachers, adminstrators, board members, students, parents, and the community responsible for student success. • Audit Committee 101—Money Matters • Boardroom to the Classroom—Using the Balanced Scorecard and Focused Leadership to Become a Top Urban District • Creating and Maintaining a Successful Board Leadership Development Program • District Dashboard—A Progress Monitoring and Reporting Tool to Improve Student Achievement and Organizational Performance • New York State’s Fiscal Oversight and Accountability Training for School Board Members

• Humor, Laughter, and Improvisation: Critical Keys to Successful School Learning Climates • Making the Climate of Your District More Inclusive: Religion and Diversity Education, Cultivating Global Citizenship • Non-defensive Communication to Increase Rapport, Reduce Stress, and Improve Negotiations • Orienting Your New Board • Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance: Recommended Practices Related to Land-Use Planning for Schools Near Transmission Pipelines • Promoting School Safety and Preventing Youth Violence Through After-School Programs • Re-tool School Culture to Embrace High Expectations and Enhance Opportunities for Student Achievement • Shooting for Success Still Ain’t for Sissies: An Update on the Shift in Focus from Test Scores to Student Success

• Salary Is Not Everything

• Strengthening Physical Activity and Physical Education Policy for Improved Academic Achievement

• Taking Your Board from Good to Great Using Board Self-Evaluation

• Student Drug Testing—Education, Deterrence, Discovery, and Help

• The District Accountability Plan: Not Your Father’s Strategic Plan

• The Road to a Green School District: 10 Stops Along the Way • Threat Management Teams: First Line of Defense Against School Violence

Alignment Applying resources to the achievement of district standards and priorities. • Alignment with Content Standards: A Critical Component to High Quality Service-Learning • Creating a System of Teacher Induction that Leads to Retention and Quality Teaching

• Tools Designed to Help Schools Save: ENERGY STAR for K-12 Schools • Top 10 Ways to Rock Your Board: Maintain a Collaborative School Board Through Good Times and Bad • What Makes a Great Workplace: The Board’s Role in Ensuring a Positive School Climate


• Lesson Study: Professional Development Through the Eyes of Students and Colleagues

Developing long-term, successful relationships inside and outside the system.

• Project Grow Your Own...Finding Tomorrow’s School Leaders

• Bargaining Health Insurance

• School Board Development: Creating a Board that Makes a Difference

• Become a More Powerful Board by Creating a Strong Link Between Strategic Planning, Board Goal Setting, and Board of Education Learning Sessions

• Superintendent Succession and Transition Planning: Research Findings and Best Practices • Supporting Student Achievement During Out-of-School Time • Systemic Management of Educator Talent

• Building Better Relationships with Your Union • Building Your Green Team: An Integrated Approach for Sustainable School Districts

• Turning Dreams into Reality: Writing Grants to Fund and Sustain Innovative Programs to Improve Teaching and Learning

• Charter Petition Processing: A Win/Win/Win Approach

• Using Corporate Strategies to Improve Performance: A Balanced Scorecard Approach

• Getting Active After School: Keeping Students Healthy and Ready to Learn Through After-School Programs


• Focusing on the Whole Child: Healthy Students, Healthy Learners

• Getting Parents Involved the Easy Way • Growing the Connection Between Early Childhood and Kindergarten

Creating an environment for students and adults to optimize learning.

• Improving Teacher/Student Science Literacy Through Astronomy Engagement and Connections

• A New Alternative: Living and Leading in a Positive Direction Through Leadership Development Reading Program

• New Schools Project: High School Reform Takes Collaboration

• Lessons from Inside the Apple Cart: Boards in Transition

• Attracting and Retaining the Best Staff Through the PeeWee Pals Program

• Parents Turn Adequate Yearly Progress into Anything Is Possible

• Breakfast at School: Positively Impacting Your Students and Your Bottom Line

• Planning for Disaster—When a Community Crisis Affects Your Schools

• Building a Culture of Trust

• Reality Check: Collaborating with Stakeholders to Develop a Budget in Tough Fiscal Times

• Closing the Believing-Doing Gap: Practical, Research-Based, Results-Driven Whole Child Education

• Recruiting Teachers in Under-Represented Populations: The Renton Academy

• EnergySmart Schools: Energy Policy Development and the Link Between Energy and the Learning Environment

• School Board Relations: Forming a Collaborative Working Relationship with Your Unions

• Eliminate Drugs and Weapons: Use York-9 Friends to Help Your Kids — They Will Be Glad You Did

• The Final Frontier for Student Achievement: Father and Family Involvement

• Fostering Excellence and Advocacy Through Disability Etiquette & Awareness • Gain Stakeholder Support for Green, Even in an Unpredictable Economy • Get Some R&R (Recognition & Recovery): Two Customer Service Concepts for Public Schools • How to Deal with Negative People and Keep from Becoming Negative Yourself


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Community Engagement Leading the community in setting the mission for your district. • All Star-Advocates: School Board Members Prove Lobby Is Not a Four-Letter Word • Be There: A Multimedia Campaign to Inspire Families and Engage the Community

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• Bringing Parents on Board for Student Success

• Cyberbullying: Focus on the Legal Issues

• Building a Better You: Using 21st Century Skills

• Do Good Guys Ever Win Title VI and Title IX Cases?

• Building a Network of Education Activists in Your Community

• From the Courts to the Courts: Athletics Risk Management

• Communicating with Parents and the Media on School Security and Crisis Issues

• Legal Literacy for School District Administrators: The Essential School Law Program

• Developing District Goals with Community and Staff Participation

• Public Participation 9-1-1: Let’s End Disruptive Meetings

• Eight Things We Learned About 250 Education Foundations

• Reauthorizing, Revising, or Reforming the No Child Left Behind Act

• From Community Unrest to Community Engagement

• Religion in Public Schools: Survival Tips for School Boards

• Getting Ready: Engaging the Community in Preparing Students for Successful Transitions

• School Law: Are You Smarter Than a Board President?

• Helping Others Help Themselves—Bridging the Digital Divide

• What School Board Members Need to Know About Special Education Law

• Improving Results for Students and Building Community Trust Through Public Engagement • JumpStart Pierre Part • Mobilize Your Community for School Improvement and Healthy, Successful Students • Partnering with the Environment: Paperless Agendas Are a Win-Win Solution for Communities and the Planet

• Ten Practices to Avoid Liability • You Are Wearing THAT to School? Regulating Student Dress and Freedom of Expression

Standards & Assessment Establishing standards, measures for gauging progress, and assessments based on those measures.

• Passing a Building Referendum: Parent Involvement + District Commitment = Success

• Accelerating High School Success for All Students

• Professional Development for Parents: What Districts Can Do to Help Parents Promote Success in the Freshman Year...and Beyond!

• Response to Intervention Made Easier—Implementation Strategies for Success

• Reculturing a Vision with Web 2.0 Technologies

• The Fundamental Shift in Teaching Physical Education with Technology

• School Tax Elections and the Internet: New Strategies for Technology-Savvy Voters • Sharpen Your Lobbying Skills for Effective Meetings with Members of Congress • Telling Your Story the Way You Want It Told: Using Digital Media to Communicate Your District’s Message • The Full Resource Development Plan Including the Campaign Approach Using Major Gifts

Continuous Improvement Using data to drive decisions and improve quality across the system.

• From the Brink of State Takeover to Making AYP

Technology Using technology for student achievement, administration, and everyday teaching. • Are You Wasting Money in Your K-12 Technology Program? How Do You Know? Presenting a Model for Technology Accountibility in Your District • Building Academy Online High School—Version 1 • Building an Interactive Fitness Center at the Elementary Level: Using Technology to Enhance Your Program • Data Dashboards—Providing Data to Board Members to Make Better Decisions

• A Place to Call Home

• Don’t Break the Bank: Open Source Resources to Improve Student and Teacher Performance

• A System-Wide Approach to Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

• Fostering Innovation in Teaching and Learning from the District Office

• Beating the Odds...and Then Some

• Going Paperless: How to Implement a Fully-Automated Paperless Board Meeting Solution

• Better Governance in the Age of Accountability • Bleacher Risk Management & Maintenance • Data Analysis: A Critical Path to Improved Achievement • Data-Based Decision Making and Leadership for Response to Intervention (RTI) • Doing More with Less: A Four Day Week • E=MC2 (Excursions = Maximum Clarity X Challenge) • Empowering the African American Male

• Integration of Technology into the Classroom Benefits English Language Learners and Special Education Students • Lessons from 20 Years of 1:1 Computing in K-12 Schools • Naturalizing Digital Immigrants: Supporting Technology Initiatives to Transform Teaching & Learning • Our Digital Journey from Computer Labs to Digital Classrooms

• Illuminating the Path from Competence to Excellence: A Course for Success

• The New Digital World: Helping Teachers, Parents, and Students Harness the Potential

• Improving Student Success Through Teacher Teams

• Transforming Education: Realizing the Dream of a Digital District

• Increasing the Graduation Rate with Multiple Pathways to the Diploma • Increasing the Graduation Rate by Providing a Unique Opportunity • Listening to Stakeholders: Leveraging Speak Up Data to Drive District Innovation • Pulling It All Together: A Comprehensive System of Student Support • Strategic Improvement Planning: Is Your School Board Leading the Way? • Success Is the Only Option: Transforming School Culture Through Strategic Purpose and Clarity

Timely Debate Presenting hot issues, including those related to educational reform. • Get Them, Grow Them, Keep Them....Retaining High Quality Educators • Integrating Technology and Teaching to Create the Future Leaders • Meeting the Needs of Our Special Education and English Language Learners

• Surviving the Storm—Disaster Recovery Lessons Learned and Implemented in a Post-Katrina World

• Motivation Gold: Strategies to Recognize Excellence and Improve Performance

• Ten Myths of Board Service

• School Siting Matters for Safety, Health, Environment, and Community

• The School Board Fieldbook: Leading with Vision

• Stretching Your District Dollars: Energy Solutions You Can Implement Now

School Law Preventing litigation and providing updates on legal decisions impacting education. • Can You See Me Now? The Growing Problem of Sexting in the Public Schools

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• The Role of the School Board in Implementing Academic Study of the Bible: First Amendment Issues • We Want “That” Music Program for Our Students! How Quality Arts Programs Innovate to Help Close the Achievement Gap in All Districts


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Beneficial Board Support Professionals Workshops Tools and tips to help you do your job more efficiently and effectively for maximum results. Saturday, April 10 8:30 – 9:45 AM

Central Office Staffing and Organizational Effectiveness Related to Student Achievement In 2009 all Pennsylvania school districts participated in a study investigating correlation results between the relative size of central office staffing levels and student achievement as measured by No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress measurements. This is a follow-up to a similar 2008 longitudinal study of Virginia’s school divisions. This workshop will examine these results, which provide data that may be relevant to appropriate staffing levels, central office effectiveness, and links with reform discussions for your district. 3:15 – 4:30 PM

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Investing in Support Staff—What Works: Orientation, Ongoing Professional Growth, Leadership Development Classified and support staff represent about half of most districts’ personnel. In today’s educational climate, comprehensive, high quality staff development for classified and support staff is critical to ensure employee retention, high-quality overall performance of the organization, and achievement of its strategic plan. Learn proven tools, strategies, and basic professional development program elements to support initiating, growing, and institutionalizing a comprehensive program in a school district.

The More the Merrier: Building a Peer Network Even if you’ve been in your current role for years, there may be others out there who have found ways to work smarter and make life a little easier. Networking can also help you keep track of the latest changes that affect your job or just give you a shoulder to lean on.  Your state school board association can be a valuable resource to connect you with others who serve in the same capacity. This session will take a look at models for meetings and professional development, how to partner with state school board associations to build a network, and how to encourage your peers to lend their leadership and expertise to continue the networking. Monday, April 12

Sunday, April 11

9:45 – 11:00 AM

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Transitioning from Paper to Electronic Communications with Your Parents/Families “The dog ate my newsletter” is no longer an excuse! Now communications are faster, cheaper, and potentially more accessible than we could have imagined even just a decade ago. How does this translate into how districts communicate with parents and families, and what do you need to consider to make sure you reach everyone? This session will explore the benefits and advantages of transitioning to electronic outreach.

75 Websites in 75 Minutes: Practical Web for Today’s Assistants In a time-starved world, how can you keep up with the number of technological advancements that impact your job and career? Looking for an overview of what’s new and hot? This session will showcase top sites that will help increase your productivity. Jim Spellos is founder and President of Meeting U and creator of Way Cool Tools and other sessions geared toward helping individuals maximize the use of technology to enhance productivity.

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Forward-Looking Technology Sessions Tips on how to implement new and evolving technologies in a way that enhances student achievement. Wednesday - Friday, April 7 – 9

TLN Site Visit to Avoca School District #37 Located in the Chicago suburbs, the overall mission of Avoca School District #37 is to “maximize the unique potential of each learner we serve.” Over the past five years, Avoca’s overall ranking on the state achievement tests has gone from 20th to 6th (there are 900 school districts in Illinois); more than 95 percent of the parents and staff enthusiastically support the technology plan; Avoca has been visited by groups of educators from around the United States and even several foreign countries; and Marie Murphy School was one of only 18 schools nationwide awarded the Apple Distinguished School Award in 2008. Fees: TLN Districts $375; Non-TLN $435. $100 discount will be deducted for Annual Conference registrants. See for a full agenda and to complete registration for this event. Transportation is not provided from Annual Conference hotels. Check online for the recommended site visit hotel in Wilmette, IL. Friday, April 9

Winning Strategies

Sunday, April 11

An Ocean of Learning at Shedd Aquarium 12:30 – 4:45 PM Shedd’s Underwater Robotics program takes STEM education to new depths. Students learn about underwater science principles and create their own remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to complete an underwater investigation. Gain hands-on experience with classroom applications for STEM initiatives while exploring the importance of leadership on such an endeavor. Fee: $125 *Limited to 50 attendees on a first come basis

Future Focus: Fermilab Tour and STEM Education 12:30 – 4:45 pm Visit the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to tour a worldclass scientific research facility that advances understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy. What is unique to particle physics research is the scale of the science—the size and complexity of both the instruments and the scientific collaborations. From cancer treatment to the World Wide Web, practical applications from particle physics research have changed our world. Fermilab’s basic research will provide the foundation for careers not yet imagined. Learn about successful K-12 strategies to excite students and engage community support for STEM education. (Transportation and box lunch included) Fee: $125

TLN Site Visit: Township High School District 214

Monday, April 12

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Naval Base Technology Tour

Get a firsthand look at how a well-planned infrastructure supports learning. The visit includes Prospect High School with its Digital Instruction Learning Lab developed in cooperation with Northwestern University. Then, see how the seamless integration of Safari and Discovery video has changed the delivery of instruction. The focus shifts to creating and sustaining a critical IT structure in “non-techie” terms at the Forest View Education Center where the District Data Center is located. The delivery of blended courses using Web 2.0 technologies, curriculum sharing, and alignment with Microsoft Sharepoint will be addressed. (Transportation and lunch included) Fee: $135 for TLN and NA Districts; $150 for others Saturday, April 10

Schoolyards to Skylines—Workshop and Tour Chicago Architecture Foundation 12:30 – 4:45 PM Experience Chicago’s amazing architecture while learning how it can be effectively used to teach math, language arts, science, social studies, and fine arts. See how hands-on, interactive, experiential K-8 lessons can engage students and ignite their curiosity before heading out with your guide to explore 30 miles of Chicago architecture, including the Loop, Hyde Park, the Gold Coast, the lakefront, several historic districts, university campuses, parks, and old and new residential neighborhoods. Tour stops include Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus and an interior tour of Glessner House by Boston architect H.H. Richardson. (Transportation and box lunch included)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM The Navy is using high tech simulators and games to train recruits and students at Naval Station Great Lakes. Join trainers as they give you an insider’s look at how technology has revolutionized teaching and learning in today’s Navy. Leave this visit with a better understanding of how simulations deliver real content. (Transportation and lunch included) Fee: $150

Creating a Culture of Collaboration TLN Site Visit: Community Consolidated School District 15 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM The visit to CCSD 15, recognized as a TLN Salute District (1998), honored with a Baldridge National Award (2003), and a TLN Trail Blazer (2004), showcases what a sustained focus on excellence can create. In 1995, Willow Bend School transformed itself into a collaborative, technology-centered teaching and learning environment. Teacher teams collaborate to enhance their instruction, use multimedia to support student motivation and learning, and use data folders that students’ maintain to track their own performance as an additional tool to monitor and analyze the progress of those identified through NCLB. (Transportation and lunch included) Fee: $135 for TLN and NA Districts; $150 for others

Space is limited for all technology events, so register early.

Technology programming is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network.

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Inspiring Cube Programming Urban district success stories showcased by the Council of Urban Boards of Education.

2:15 – 3:15 PM

General Session: The Realities and Challenges of Charter School Reform

Friday, April 9

Urban school board members are closely monitoring the national debate over the promise and limitations of charter schools and their impact on school systems. The U.S. Department of Education is strongly promoting charter schools as a reform model, while calling for greater charter accountability. Join this session and discuss how school districts are handling their relationships with charter schools, authorizing and oversight responsibilities, engagement in policy debates over the role of charter schools, and the potential for traditional schools to benefit from the experience of charter schools.

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

3:30 – 5:00 PM

CUBE Registration

District Workshops Topic: Charter Schools

Friday CUBE programming will be held at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The remainder of CUBE programming will take place at McCormick Place. If you are from a CUBE district, you must register and pay the additional fee to attend CUBE programming. Pre-registration is required for CUBE programming on Friday. See form on page 27.

8:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

School Site Briefing and Visit to Chicago Public Schools Visit Chicago Public Schools and see how they are meeting the challenges faced by larger districts. Site visit is hosted by CUBE chair, Lock P. Beachum, Sr., board member from Youngstown City (OH) School District.

Lock P. Beachum

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Keynote by Marc Lamont Hill and Luncheon As an activist, scholar, and cultural critic, Marc Lamont Hill is one of Americas leading hiphop generation intellectuals. His work has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books, and anthologies. Hill is an award-winning Marc Lamont Hill newspaper columnist and blogger, and his writing can be found in Metro Newspapers,, and He also is a political contributor for Fox News Channel. Prior to joining Fox News, Hill was a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, and CourtTV.

This session is hosted by the CUBE Governance & Training Task Force • Small-size (under 30,000 enrollment) • Mid-size (30,000-60,000 enrollment) • Large-size (60,000 + enrollment) Join one of CUBE’s most popular sessions, where board members of like-sized districts meet to discuss the impact of charter schools on their school systems. 5:00 – 6:00 PM


Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer. He is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. In 2001, he started a high school literacy project, using hip-hop culture to increase school engagement and reading skills. He also continues to organize and teach adult literacy courses for high school dropouts in Philadelphia and Camden. In 2005, Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s “Top 30 Black Leaders Under 30 Years Old.” This fall, Hill will be joining the Columbia University faculty as Associate Professor of English Education and Anthropology. Hill’s academic research focuses on the intersections between youth culture, identity, and educational processes.


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“It was a very motivating experience. I feel that many of the issues covered [at the Conference] were relevant to large districts as well as smaller ones.” —Diana L. Bohman Board Member, Portage, WI

Saturday, April 10

Sunday, April 11

8:30 – 9:45 AM

8:00 – 9:45 AM

CUBE Annual Business Meeting and Lunch

New Urban and Large-size School Board Leadership Training

CUBE districts meet to consider nominations, elect new Steering Committee members, and discuss issues of concern to the membership. CUBE, as well as non-CUBE registrants, are encouraged to attend to learn more about CUBE and to hear reports from the nation’s major urban districts about student achievement progress. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

CUBE Annual Issues Forum Educating Black Male Students This session is open to all NSBA Annual Conference attendees. America’s schools systematically fail to educate black males as well as they educate other students. In many school districts throughout the United States, Black male students are more likely than any other group to be suspended and expelled from school. They are more likely to be placed in special education and more likely to be absent from advanced placement and honors courses. Learn how it is possible for schools to take actions that can bring about the substantive changes needed to provide Black male students the opportunity to learn and succeed.

This session is open to all NSBA Annual Conference attendees. Newly elected or appointed, as well as continuing urban and largesize district school board members often struggle to define their roles. Seize this opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills as a new or a continuing school board member. Trainer: Terry Boyd, Division Chair, Graduate and Undergraduate Business Studies, Franklin University (OH) 2:00 – 4:00 PM

CUBE Urban Advocacy Skills Building— Community Schools This session is open to all NSBA Annual Conference attendees. Using public schools as centers of community, school boards can bring together many partners to offer a range of support and opportunities to children, youth, families, and communities. Join CUBE and learn how school board members can lead these partnerships and prepare all students to learn and achieve to high standards.

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Informative School Law Seminar Review current legal trends and available resources to effectively advocate for your schools.

Full Day of Programming & Reception Friday, April 9 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM AARA and Equity: The Legal Impact National Standards and Assessments May Have on Funding and Discrimination Claims by Students, Elizabeth Eynon-Kokrda, Baird Holm, LLP


School Attorneys: legal advocacy sessions start Thursday NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) is the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts. Join COSA chair, A. Dean Pickett, Mangum, Wall, Stoops A. Dean Pickett Thomas E. Wheeler, II & Warden and COSA chair-elect, Thomas E. Wheeler, II, Frost Brown Todd, for this premier Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event. Attorneys earn up to 12.5 hrs. CLE*, including 1 hour of ethics. School leaders will also benefit from the practical legal information every administrator and board member needs to know. *The Council has applied for 12.5 CLE hrs. in all states with mandatory CLE. Credit awarded varies from state to state.

Enforcement Priorities for OCR in the Obama Administration, John W. Borkowski and Maree Sneed, Hogan & Hartson, LLP


The Path to Litigation Success in Student Related Matters: How to Navigate the Trap of Discovery, James Keith, Adams & Reese; Mary Kay Klimesh, Seyfarth Shaw; and Andrew Manna, Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim


With Strings Attached: Boosters, PTO/PTA, Foundations and Fundraisers, Peter K. Wilson, Jr. and Dean M. Frieders, Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi & Andersson, PC


How to Create a Virtual School: The Legal Issues, Jeffrey J. Horner, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP


Concurrent Session Friday, April 9 1:30 – 4:30 PM

All programming is hosted at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Networking Opportunities Thursday, April 8

Restraints, Holds, and Time-Out Rooms: The Special Education Director’s Perspective & the School Attorneys’ Perspective, Edward Sullivan, Mary Jo Dare, Allison FetterHarrott, and Amy M. Steketee, Baker & Daniels LLP


Balancing the Rights of Children in the Special Education Context with the Interests of Others: Service Animals, Other Accommodations


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM State Association Counsel Luncheon Meeting 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM In House Counsel Luncheon & Discussion Friday, April 9

New Provisions of Section 504, Patricia J. Whitten, Franczek Radelet, PC


4:30 – 6:00 PM

Morning General Session

School Law Seminar Reception

Saturday, April 10 Labor Relations & Opening General Session Thursday, April 8 • 1:00 – 6:00 PM 1:00 – 4:00 PM Labor Relations Issues for the Seasoned Practitioner hosted by Justin Petrarca, chair, COSA Labor Relations Committee, Scariano, Himes & Petrarca


4:00 – 6:30 PM Opening General Session Social Networking, Texting and the Virtual World: Liability and Discipline for Misuse by Students and Employees


Look b4u Leap! – Employment Considerations Before Jumping into the World of Web 2, Rachael E. Rolf and Deryl W. Wynn, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.

8:15 AM – 12:00 NOON COSA Business Meeting & Elections A Comprehensive Legal Advocacy Update, Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., NSBA Associate Executive Director & General Counsel


Perils and Pitfalls of Representing “Split Boards”: Ethical Challenges for the School Board Attorney, David B. Rubin, David B. Rubin, P.C.


Preventing & Defending Against Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits in Athletics, Michael A. Patterson and Donald F. Austin, Patterson Buchanan Fobes Leitch & Kalzer, Inc. P.S.



“Sexting” in Schools: Handling Discipline in Light of Technology Changes, Stephanie E. Jones, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn, and Sara Boucek, Associate Director and General Counsel, Illinois Association of School Administrators


To register, mark School Law Seminar on your NSBA Conference Registration Form and select the appropriate Conference fee. For complete program details, or to register for the School Law Seminar only, obtain a separate registration form at www.nsba. org/cosa or contact the Council at 703-838-6150. Ask about the special rate for school district in-house counsel.


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Collaborative National Affiliate Programming In-depth analysis of the education issues your board faces and advice on delivering solid governance.

NA Central Schedule Friday

12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Day 1 – Friday, April 9

Day 3 – Sunday, April 11

1:00 – 4:00 PM

8:30 – 9:45 AM

National Affiliate Pre-Conference Meeting

1:30 – 2:45 PM

National Affiliate Advocacy Workshop

Burning Hot Topics on Capitol Hill

4:00 – 4:45 PM

Every day on Capitol Hill and at the Department of Education decisions are being made that affect your district. Get up to speed on the latest issues. Presented by: Kathleen Branch, Director, NSBA Advocacy Programs

National Affiliate Annual Ice Breaker Ice Cream Social A National Affiliate ribbon is all that is required to get in. We provide the ice cream and toppings, you provide the creativity!

3:15 – 4:30 PM

Day 2 – Saturday, April 10

Special Session

8:30 – 9:45 AM

Preparing for Battle: The Secrets to Planning a Successful Grant Effort

Rural and Small District Workshop Explore the connection between leadership and innovation and how organizations create the synergy to build and sustain new and engaging ideas within the context of your school, district, or program.

Get acquainted with the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in applying for federal, state, and private funding. Learn the four steps in pre-proposal planning. Presented by: Scott Tracy, President and CEO of GrantsQuest

Presented by: David Weidner, President/Co-Founder, Capital City Technical Consulting, Inc.

Day 4 – Monday, April 12

1:30 – 2:45 PM

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Kick It Up a Notch: Strategies to Reduce Costs and Increase Effectiveness Join the Calcasieu Schools, Louisiana, 32,000 as they share plans and practices using technology enabled processes to reduce district costs while increasing effectiveness in the areas of student achievement and engagement, communication, parent outreach, and community involvement. This award-winning, nationally recognized district will share strategies that will enable you to use technology more effectively to reduce costs while achieving overall school and district improvement. Presented by: Sheryl Abshire, Chief Technology Officer and Annette Ballard, School Board Member, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools (LA)

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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Explore the questions you should be asking to protect your school district from lawsuits and other legal challenges. Discover how the Council of School Attorneys can help. Presented by: A. Dean Pickett, COSA Chair and Attorney at Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C.

Help your district assess the presence of bullying, drugs, gangs, and other threats. Discuss strategies for collaborating with other community stakeholders, and help realize the vision of safe schools where children learn and thrive. Presented by: Joselle Shea, Director, Children and Youth Initiatives, National Crime Prevention Council

Engage in a dialogue with colleagues and education experts about best-practices and emerging technologies that might improve the way your board works and delivers results. Presented by: David Weidner, President/Co-Founder, Capital City Technical Consulting, Inc.


Questions About the Law You Should Be Asking

(National Affiliates only. Pre-registration desired but not required.)

Searching for Innovation…Can Technology Open a New Window?

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

National Affiliate Legal Workshop

School Safety…Understand the Problems, Define the Solutions

National Affiliate and Technology Leadership Network Session


8:00 – 10:30 AM

* In association with TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, a Technology, Entertainment, and Design Conference, NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network provides video messages from noteable leaders supplemented by in-person facilitation and presentations from some of today’s most innovative education leaders. Join this elite group to envision the current and future possibilities. *In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized

events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are selforganized. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

12:15 – 1:30 PM

National Affiliate and NSBA Roundtables 2:00 – 3:15 PM

National Affiliate Magna Award Roundtables


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Housing Information and Reservations Register First, then Reserve Your Room Participants of the 2010 Annual Conference will need to register before they make their hotel reservations. Conference registration will open September 8, 2009. The NSBA Housing Bureau will begin accepting reservations on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at 9:00 AM EDT. All registrants will receive a confirmation ID# for use in reserving their rooms. The quickest way to receive a confirmation is to provide NSBA with an e-mail address. Register by September 30, 2009, to make sure you have your ID# before housing opens. All reservations must be handled through NSBA Housing. Hotels will not honor direct reservations. Reservations should be made prior to March 12, 2010. After that date, neither NSBA nor NSBA Housing guarantees availability of rooms at designated conference hotels at the NSBA Annual Conference rate. Conference registration must be completed before hotel reservations are made. Here’s the basic Conference schedule: l

Pre-Conference Sessions and Early Bird Workshops: Friday, April 9

Conference begins: Saturday, April 10 l Conference concludes: Monday, April 12 at 5:00 PM l Note to CUBE Participants: Site visit is Friday morning, April 9 at 8:00 AM l


School Law Seminar: Thursday, April 8, 3:00 PM, to Saturday, April 10, 12 NOON

Once you’ve registered for the Conference and have your confirmation ID#, you may reserve your room when housing opens at 9:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, October 7. To reserve rooms you may:


Go to and follow the instructions for hotel information/reservations for immediate processing.

S Call (800) 616-8210 (USA/Canada) or (415) 979-2264 T

(International)—Service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, EST. Fax: (415) 979-2260

After October 7, you can make your hotel reservations 24 hours after receiving your registration confirmation ID#. Each individual registrant will need a confirmation number to book rooms. One room is permitted per confirmation number. Only nine rooms or fewer may be reserved by telephone. If you are reserving ten or more rooms, please fax, mail, or go to to arrange for your accommodations online. Housing forms may be downloaded from and sent to:

U NSBA Housing Bureau c/o Convention Management Resources 33 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94105 To request a suite, please contact the NSBA Housing Bureau. NSBA’s official housing company is Convention Management Resources (CMR), based in San Francisco, California. NSBA does not authorize any other housing company or independent broker to make housing reservations for our conference.


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When making your hotel reservations by phone, please have the following information ready: l Registration confirmation ID# l Name of Conference registrant l Names of room occupants l Your first five choices of hotel (see map and rates). Please note: Hotels fill up very quickly, so please have alternate choices ready l Arrival and departure dates l Type of room needed (single, double, double/double, suite) l Number of persons in party l Any special requirements due to disability l Phone number l Credit card name, number, expiration date (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club) l Mailing address All reservations should be made prior to March 12, 2010. Room availability and special Conference rates cannot be guaranteed after that date.

Deposits, Confirmations, Check-in Time Deposits: A deposit guarantee is required for each reservation and can be made by a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club), check, or money order. (Please note that the credit card can only be used as a guarantee and the hotel may charge only the deposit amount of one night’s stay plus tax after March 19, 2010. A valid credit card is needed upon check-in). If you wish to send a check, please send $200 per room or $400 per suite, make the check payable to Convention Management Resources, and mail it to NSBA Housing Bureau, 33 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105. All check deposits must be received by March 12, 2010. NSBA Housing cannot accept purchase orders as payment for room reservations. Confirmation: NSBA Housing will send you a written acknowledgement. Please read your confirmation immediately and carefully to verify all information. If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours, please contact NSBA Housing immediately. Check-in time: At most hotels, check-in time is between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. Changes, cancellations and refunds: All changes and cancellations must be made directly with the NSBA Housing Bureau prior to March 12, 2010. Do not contact the hotel directly. Cancellations received after March 12 will incur a penalty: one night’s room plus tax charged to your credit card or forfeiture of your deposit check. Likewise, should you fail to arrive on your confirmed date, the same penalties will apply, and your reservation will be canceled for the remainder of your stay. Any questions can be directed to the NSBA Housing Bureau at (800) 616-8210 (USA/Canada), (415) 979-2264 (International), or e-mail Shuttle Service: NSBA’s complimentary all-day shuttle will run between the Conference hotels and the McCormick Place—West. Stops will be at the hotel or a location near the hotel. Your Conference badge is the ticket to ride for you, your spouse/guest, and your children. Shuttle service will be provided for those staying at hotels booked through the Housing Bureau. Transportation will not be guaranteed for those who make reservations directly with hotels.

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Chicago Hotel Map We are pleased to announce that the majority of the 2010 Annual Conference-contracted Chicago hotels have, in partnership with NSBA, agreed to lower their original rates to acknowledge these difficult economic times. Participating Chicago hotels want to help make the 2010 Annual Conference more affordable for our attendees. We are extremely grateful to the

Chicago Hotel Community for their consideration. These rates are offered exclusively to NSBA, so please secure your reservation through the NSBA Housing Bureau in order to take advantage of these outstanding rates. Remember, only NSBA attendees staying at one of the official Conference hotels may take advantage of the complimentary NSBA shuttle service.

Attendee Hotel List 2010 Final Discounted Rates


Original No. Hotel Single Double Extra Contracted Person Rate

1. The Allerton Hotel 701 North Michigan Avenue 60611



2. Amalfi Hotel 20 West Kinzie Street 60610 3. Avenue Hotel 160 East Huron 60611 4. Chicago Marriott Downtown 540 North Michigan Avenue 60611 5. The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place 60611 6. Four Points Sheraton 630 North Rush Street 60611 7. Hard Rock Hotel 230 North Michigan Avenue 8. Hilton Chicago* 720 South Michigan Avenue 60605 9. Hilton Garden Inn 10 East Grand Avenue 60611 10. Hotel 71 17 East Wacker Street 60601 11. Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive 60601 12. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place** 2233 South Martin Luther King Drive 60616 13. InterContinental Chicago 505 North Michigan Avenue 60611 14. Millennium Knickerbocker 163 East Walton Place 60611 15. Palmer House*** 17 East Monroe Street 60603 16. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers 301 East North Water Street 60611 17. W Chicago City Center 172 West Adams Street 60603 18. W Chicago Lakeshore 644 North Lakeshore Drive 60611 19. Westin Chicago River North 320 North Dearborn 60610 20. The Westin Michigan Avenue 909 North Michigan Avenue 60611 21. The Whitehall Hotel 105 East Delaware Place 60611

$199 $199 King $219 $219 Two Queens $20 $159 $159 $20











































































*Headquarters Hotel – limited general housing available **COSA Hotel ***Cube Hotel

*All hotel locations are approximate.


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Travel Information


How to Register

Make your travel plans through NSBA– and save! Once again, NSBA has named Association Travel Concepts (ATC) as the official travel agency for our 2010 Annual Conference. ATC has negotiated discounts with United, American, Hertz, and Enterprise to bring you fares and rates lower than those available to the public. When calling ATC, you’ll save 5% to 15% on United and American tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. For tickets purchased less than 30 days prior, you’ll save 5% to 10% off the lowest available United or American Airlines fares. Some restrictions and/or a service fee may apply. ATC will also search for the lowest available fare on any airline serving Chicago. ATC gives you personalized service, including advance seat assignments, special meal requests on airlines, frequent flier programs, electronic ticketing, e-mail access, and more. For great rates and service, contact ATC today: Phone: (800) 458-9383 E-mail: Fax: (858) 362-3153 Internet: ATC is available for reservations 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday. Travel discounts apply April 7–16, 2010. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the following ID numbers: United: (800) 521-4041 510CK Hertz: (800) 654-2240 CV#031C0014

American: (800) 433-1790 A9540AE Enterprise: (800) 593-0505 32H7476

Chicago is a very popular location for NSBA’s Annual Conference. Whether you are in the mood for shopping, sports, or sightseeing, Chicago is the perfect destination. NSBA will be providing a tour program for Chicago, so please check the NSBA Annual Conference website in late November 2009 for tour details and to purchase tickets:


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National School Boards Association’s 70th Annual Conference & Exposition • Chicago, IL • April 10 –12, 2010

Registration Form To Register

How to Pay

w Register Online:

NSBA, P.O. Box 1807 Merrifield, VA 22116-8007

If your district is an NSBA National Affiliate, you pay the reduced fees listed below. If your district is not an NSBA National Affiliate, you pay the regular fees. Canadian districts also pay the regular fees. The NSBA Conference is only open to school districts that hold membership in their state school boards association. To qualify for the early registration discount, you must register and pay by December 30, 2009.

U Mail to:

S Call: (800) 950-6722 T Fax This Form to NSBA:


Before 12/30 CONFERENCE FEE: Select the fee that applies to you and fill in the total $695

(703) 519-6497

Please print NAME


After 12/30

Before 12/30

After 12/30





r Youth in Governance — Students Only. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $275 . . . . . . . . . . $275


Optional Events (Fees are in addition to full Conference fee above.)




Early Bird Workshops — Friday Morning #1 r #2 r #3 r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 . . . . . . . . . . .$175

City/State/Zip ( ) DAYTIME Telephone


MY TOTAL ____________

Early Bird Workshops — Friday Afternoon

) Fax

#4 r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 . . . . . . . . . . . . $0


#5 r

#6 r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 . . . . . . . . . . .$175


also send confirmation to:

Early Bird Workshops — Friday Full Day #8 r #9 r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 . . . . . . . . . . $300 #7 r




r Board President r School Attorney r Superintendent r Deputy/Assistant

r Board Member r Other District Administrator r Board Support Professional


r Other (specify): __________________________________

r School Law Seminar (begins Thursday 1:00 pm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $285 . . . . . . . . . . $325 r No additional fee if you are a Council of School Attorneys member and a full Conference registrant, but please check here if you plan to attend.


r Council of Urban Boards of Education Programming — Friday–Saturday AM . . . . . . . $200 . . . . . . . . . . $300 r Please check here if you plan to participate in Friday morning’s school site visits. r Please check here if you plan to attend Saturday morning’s CUBE Annual Business Meeting.


r Board Member Boot Camp Pre-Conference Meeting — Friday only. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 . . . . . . . . . . . $50


r School Safety: Understand the Problems, Define the Solutions — Friday only

(National Affiliate Districts only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0

guest name for badge

r Township High School District 214 Site Visit

Children’s names for badges


Friday, 9 – 4 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $135 . . . . . . . . . . $150


r Chicago Architecture Foundation Workshop and Tour

School district / ORGANIZATION name

Saturday, 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 . . . . . . . . . . $125


r Shedd Aquarium TLN Education Technology Visit & Tour

City/State/Zip ( )

r Fermilab and STEM Education Tour


Sunday, 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 . . . . . . . . . . $125


District / ORGANIZATION Telephone


(Required for registration to be processed.)

r MasterCard




Monday, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 . . . . . . . . . . $150 Monday, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $135 . . . . . . . . . . $150

Cardholder’s name (Please print or type)


*Technology Leadership Network

Meal Functions (Fees are in addition to full Conference fee above.)

American Express expiration date


r CCSD #15 School Site Visit


Card number


r Naval Base Technology Tour

r Check enclosed, made payable to NSBA. r Bill my school district, listed above, using Purchase Order # _______________________________


Sunday, 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 . . . . . . . . . . $125


METHOD OF PAYMENT (Advanced payment required in U.S. funds)


r American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus Luncheon — Saturday, 12:30 PM. . . . . . . .

_________ x $50

= =


r National Networks Luncheon — Saturday, 12:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .

_________ x $50



r Black Caucus Luncheon — Sunday, 12:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

_________ x $50



_________ x $50 _________ x $50 _________ x $50

= = =

____________ ____________ ____________

GRAND TOTAL (Conference Fee + Optional Events) in U.S. FUNDS =


r Dig Deeper, Dig In – Questions, Answers, & Lunch with Richard Rothstein —

Authorized Signature

Monday, 12:00 NOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

r Hispanic Caucus Luncheon — Monday, 12:00 NOON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . r School Leaders’ Luncheon — Monday, 12:00 NOON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Cardholder’s telephone

NSBA OFFICE USE ONLY Cancellations and refunds: Requests for refunds (less $75 service fee per registrant) can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA prior to March 19, 2010. No refunds will be honored after this date.



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Late registration: After March 19, 2010 We suggest that you register on-site at the NSBA On-site Registration Desk at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Please email if you have any special needs.

r Registrant mailing and e-mail addresses are made available to exhibiting companies for a one-time mailing of useful product information. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please check here.

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Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage

National School Boards Association 1680 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3493


National School Boards Association

Excellence and Equity in Public Education through School Board Leadership

What are attendees saying about NSBA’s Annual Conference?

“The networking and time to share with other board members is very valuable to me.” —JoDee Sundberg Board Member Orem, UT

“This is a valuable tool for professional development. NSBA does a very good job organizing this Conference and providing a diverse selection of sessions.” —Nancy Tobin Board Member Franklin Park, IL

“It was very informative to me as a new school board member.” —J. Paul Wagemann Board Member Lakewood, WA

“Very well organized… and well worth the expense in relation to knowledge gained and the ability to network with colleagues.” —Nanci Radford Board Member Round Lake, IL

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