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MARCH 25–27, 2017

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LEADERS National School Boards Association 1680 Duke Street, Second Floor Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Phone: 703-838-6722 Fax: 703-683-7590 Email: info@nsba.org Web: www.nsba.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/SchoolBoards Twitter: www.twitter.com/NSBAComm NSBA Annual Conference Twitter Hashtag: #NSBAConf Conference Daily: http://www.nsba.org/newsroom/nsbawire Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership. The Conference for Public Education Leaders Program Book is sponsored by Lifetouch. © 2017 National School Boards Association

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Table of Contents WELCOMES

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION Emergency and Hotel Telephone Numbers Platinum Conference Sponsors Conference Sponsors Corporate Partners Service Partners General Conference Schedule Speaker Highlights Programming Options Conference Highlights General Conference Information State Meetings and Functions Convention Center Floor Plans

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PROGRAMMING Council of School Attorneys Schedule-at-a-Glance Council of Urban Boards of Education Scheduleat-a-Glance Equity Programming Schedule-at-a-Glance National Connection Schedule-at-a-Glance Technology + Learning Schedule-at-a-Glance Study Halls Pre-Conference March 23–24

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DETAILED CONFERENCE SESSION DESCRIPTIONS Saturday, March 25 Sunday, March 26 Monday, March 27

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NSBA EXPOSITION Exhibitors by Booth Number Alphabetical Listing of Exhibitors Product or Service Classification

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ABOUT NSBA About NSBA 2016–2017 Board of Directors NSBA Past Presidents and NSBA Executive Directors 2016–2017 NSBA Committees 2016–2017 NSBA Councils and Caucuses Presidents of the State Associations 2017 Executive Directors of the State Associations 2017

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Presenter Index Advertiser Index

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Welcomes Message from Miranda A. Beard NSBA President, 2016–17

BEARD Welcome to NSBA’s 77th Annual Conference! Public education has the power to transform lives. To ensure that every student has access to a high quality education and the tools and supports they need to be successful, educational equity has to be a priority. The children in our classrooms are counting on us to prepare them today for tomorrow and they deserve nothing less than the best. Together let us make a promise to our children that we will give them what they need to be lifelong learners. Let us expect greatness from every child and from each other, from the boardroom to the classroom, and from lawmakers at the state capitols to those who make decisions at the U.S. Capitol. All students are worthy of the chance to succeed, and I thank you for everything you do as school leaders to raise achievement and ensure equitable learning opportunities for each and every one. I hope that your experience at the conference is a rich one and that you’ll leave looking for more opportunities to continue our important work in support of positive outcomes for all students. Miranda A. Beard President 2016–17 National School Boards Association

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Welcomes Message from Thomas J. Gentzel NSBA Executive Director & CEO

GENTZEL Welcome to Denver and the 77th Annual Conference and Exposition of NSBA! In this current political environment, we as education leaders are confronted with difficult issues and encounter many challenges. This despite record setting high school graduation rates and the great results and successes happening every day in our public schools. The stakes are high and we have much work ahead of us to ensure that public education is supported in the face of today’s challenges. The American public education system, our country’s most vital institution, requires an investment of resources and commitment, and now more than ever is the time to insist on both from our political leaders. It is our public schools that will take America to its New Frontier of a bright and hopeful future, and it is state and local school board leaders that will ensure public education gets the support it deserves. Thank you for coming to Denver for our Annual Conference and joining us in supporting and strengthening local governance of public education to ensure that all students everywhere have access to a great public education where they live. Thomas J. Gentzel Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association

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Welcomes Message from Carrie Warren-Gully Board President, Colorado Association of School Boards

WARREN-GULLY The Colorado Association of School Boards is pleased to welcome the National School Boards Association and its members to Denver. We’ll keep our fingers crossed on the weather. Late March is as likely to bring a blizzard as it is to grace us with blue skies and bountiful sunshine.
 
 We are in the midst of an interesting time in public education. Challenges abound, and changes are in the offing with the Every Student Succeeds Act. We look forward to listening and learning about experiences and lessons from other states during NSBA’s Annual Conference.

 Whether you are from one of our beautiful coasts or our great heartland, from the Southwest or New England, from the Southeast or the Pacific Northwest or from our own Rocky Mountains, we hope that you and your school board colleagues will leave with "actionable" ideas and the inspiration to bring them to fruition!

 If you see members of the Colorado Association of School Boards or its staff, don’t hesitate to ask any questions about Colorado’s capital city. We want everyone to have a great learning experience and a good time.

Carrie Warren-Gully Board President
 Colorado Association of School Boards

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Emergency and Hotel Telephones Emergencies Life Threatening Emergency...................................................................303-228-8030 Convention Center Security............................................................... …303-228-8030 First Aid .......................................................................................................303-228-8007 NSBA Conference Office...........................................................................303-228-8300 NSBA Exhibits Office.................................................................................303-228-8301 NSBA Information Desk............................................................................303-228-8302 Taxi Cab.......................................................................................................303-777-7777 Colorado Convention Center..................................................................303-228-8000

Hotels Aloft Denver................................................................................................303-623-3063 Brown Palace Hotel...................................................................................303-297-3111 Courtyard Downtown Denver.................................................................303-571-1114 Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver...........................................................303-573-1450 The Curtis....................................................................................................303-571-0300 Denver Marriott City Center.....................................................................303-297-1300 Embassy Suites Convention Center......................................................303-592-1000 Grand Hyatt Denver...................................................................................303-295-1234 Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center...........................................303-623-5900 Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown...................................................303-603-8000 Holiday Inn Express Downtown..............................................................303-296-0400 Homewood Suites Denver Convention Center...................................303-534-7800 Hotel Monaco.............................................................................................303-296-1717 Hotel Teatro................................................................................................303-228-1100 Hyatt House Denver Downtown.............................................................303-893-3100 Hyatt Place Denver Downtown...............................................................303-893-2900 Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.............303-436-1234 Magnolia Hotel...........................................................................................303-607-9000 Renaissance Downtown City Center.....................................................303-867-8100 Residence Inn.............................................................................................303-296-3444 Sheraton Denver........................................................................................303-893-3333 Westin Denver Downtown.......................................................................303-572-9100

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Platinum Conference Sponsors ABM

Booth #446

ABM champions cost controls and sustainability for K-12 schools, rescuing operational dollars from inefficiency and empowering district leaders to support and improve learning environments. Through energy savings performance contracting, custodial services, electrical and HVAC maintenance, landscaping, and more, ABM helps K-12 schools overcome funding, staffing, and infrastructure dilemmas so they can focus their budgets and efforts on student achievement. Learn more at abm.com/K-12.

Aramark

Booth #209

Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. To help support the K-12 educational mission, Aramark K-12 Education partners with more than 500 school districts across the country - offering breakfast and lunch meal programs, after-school snacks, summer meals, catering, nutrition education, and facilities services, including custodial service, grounds and landscaping, operations and maintenance, and energy management. Aramark programs are designed to encourage healthy eating habits, increase meal participation, and create safe, clean, comfortable learning environments for students and district communities.

Emerald Data Solutions, makers of BoardDocs

Booth #203

BoardDocs has helped over 2,000 organizations dramatically lower costs, increase transparency and reduce the time spent producing board packets by up to 75 percent. Because our solutions are so easy to use, your organization will operate more effectively from day one. BoardDocs’ next-generation, cloudbased services allow organizations to significantly improve the way they create and manage board packets, access information and conduct meetings. Visit BoardDocs.com to experience our premier board management solutions firsthand.

DLR Group

Booth #508

DLR Group believes design should be a response to the art and science of education. From curriculum delivery, to school identity and culture, our designs are a direct result of collaboration with the educators, students and communities we serve. Research and past experiences allow us to create spaces that enhance opportunities for a diverse set of learners. Clients choose DLR Group because we are knowledge partners for delivering solution-based, innovative spaces that drive the learning experience, excite the mind, and engage the senses.

GCA Education Services

Booth #609

GCA Education Services, Inc. is a leading provider of Custodial, Grounds and Facility Operations and Maintenance services to 300 education clients across the United States.

Honeywell Building Solutions

Booth #833

More is expected of schools than ever before. With increased security concerns, indoor air quality issues, rising energy and operating costs, aging buildings and shrinking budgets, it’s difficult to maintain an effective learning environment. Honeywell Building Solutions understands, and we can help you develop a clear path to creating a safe, secure, healthy and energy-efficient school environment that fosters student success.

K12 Insight

Booth #303

K12 Insight, based in Herndon, VA, works with more than 30,000 school administrators to strengthen the relationships that power education. Our custom solutions combine technology, research and expert training to help school leaders build trust and drive positive change in their local communities.

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Platinum Conference Sponsors For 80 years, Lifetouch has been the professional photography choice for communities across North America. Headquartered in Minnesota, Lifetouch is organized around five primary business units, serving Schools, Churches, Preschools, Families, through studios in JCPenney and Target stores, and iMemories, a solution for digital transfer of historic images, videotape and film to cloud storage and usage. Lifetouch is 100% employee owned and is the undisputed leader in its photography businesses. For more information, visit www.lifetouch.com

NAMM Foundation

Booth #803

The NAMM Foundation promotes access to a complete education that includes music and arts instruction for all children. The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program is a signature program of the NAMM Foundation that recognizes and celebrates schools and districts for their support and commitment to music education. For more information about the NAMM Foundation visit nammfoundation.org

NSBAC

Booth #1149

The National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC) is a 501 (c)(4) not-for-profit organization founded by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to advocate at the federal and national levels for the advancement of public education, local school board leadership and excellence and equity in our nation’s public schools. Across the nation, 90,000 local school board members are responsible for governing nearly 14,000 school systems serving 50 million public school students.

Participate Participate (www.participate.com) partners with schools and districts to provide leading-edge technology, comprehensive frameworks and support services. These programs and services impact student outcomes by improving teacher practice through collaborative professional learning. For nearly 30 years, educators have used Participate’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange teacher programs to create engaging learning environments that empower teachers and inspire students to create impact on a global scale.

Sodexo

Booth #403

Sodexo enhances your learning environment and improves the Quality of Life for the entire Schools community. By focusing on Student Well-Being Solutions, we reinforce the overall experience of a student’s educational journey. From appetizing school meals to healthy classrooms to safe playgrounds and more, Sodexo enhances every student’s ability to learn, to grow, and to succeed in life.

Stantec

Booth #1115

A nationally-recognized K-12 design firm, Stantec offers full-service architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning for learning environments. Our team merges the latest trends and teaching methods to deliver new and renovated facilities that bring high-impact educational practices to life. Fully committed to enhancing the learning process for future generations, we collaborate with clients and their communities to deliver cost-effective, exciting, sustainable, and functional designs that are rooted in a district’s unique educational program and goals.

U.S. Army

Booth #309

The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world. These Soldiers protect America's freedoms while serving at home and abroad. Visit U.S. Army booth #309 in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about Army career and education opportunities and ArmyEdSpace.com, which houses programs and resources to empower America's youth to make informed decisions for the future. THE CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS • DENVER • MARCH 25-27  13

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Conference Sponsors

The National School Boards Association would like to acknowledge the following Annual Conference sponsors for their generous support. On behalf of NSBA, our state associations and our Annual Conference attendees, thank you!

DIAMOND SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS Blue Bird Body Company • Festo Didactic • First Student Keenan • Pearson • Titan HST

SILVER SPONSORS Chartwells K12 • Forecast5 Analytics Maxxess Systems • Navitus Penn Foster • Preferred Meals Telephone Town Hall Meeting • Turner Construction

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BRONZE SPONSORS Communities in Schools • Bedtime Math Foundation My School Squared • SodexoMAGIC THE CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS • DENVER • MARCH 25-27  15

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Corporate Partners Corporate Partner

The National School Board Association is proud to showcase the following organizations who share our mission and vision for public education. Collaboratively, we have found ways to strengthen our member services through their generous support.

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Servuce Partners SERVICE PARTNERS

Brokers’ Risk is a leader in providing risk management resources for educational entities including school districts, state school board associations and public school foundations. During leadership conference, we launched Conference Guard, an Event Cancellation Insurance Program, designed for the National School Boards Association members to provide protection for their annual conference and meetings. John O’Mara, Vice President of Marketing (312) 930-6192 | omaraj@brokersrisk.com | www.BrokersRisk.com

The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative lets you save time and money while purchasing the products you use every day from a large number and variety of vendors. Developed to comply with state laws which require government entities to make purchases from an approved list of vendors who have gone through a competitive procurement process, BuyBoard gives districts the advantage of leveraging the cooperative’s ability to get volume discounts and combines it with the ease of online, web-based pricing and vendor sourcing. Steve Fisher, Director of Cooperative Services (800) 695-2919 | Steve.Fisher@tasb.org | www.buyboard.com

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General Conference Schedule Friday, March 24.............. 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Attendee Registration

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Half-day (morning) Workshops

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference Full-day Workshops

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference Half-day (afternoon) Workshops

Saturday, March 25  7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Attendee Registration

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM GENERAL SESSION

Sponsored by: GCA Education Services, Booth #609 Speaker: Captain Scott Kelly

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Educational Programming Sessions

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Exhibit Hall

(Exclusive hours are from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM & 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Study Halls

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Luncheons 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Study Halls

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Educational Programming Sessions

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Study Halls

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Educational Programming Sessions

Sunday, March 26........... 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Attendee Registration

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Educational Programming Sessions

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GENERAL SESSION Sponsored by: BoardDocs, Booth #203

Speaker: Arianna Huffington

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General Conference Schedule Exhibit Hall (Exclusive Hours 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM & 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Study Halls

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheons

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Study Halls

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Educational Programming Sessions

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Study Halls

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Educational Programming Sessions

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Drum Circle

Monday, March 27  7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Attendee Registration

8:30 AM – 9:45 PM

Educational Programming Sessions

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Educational Programming Sessions

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION Sponsored by: Festo Diadactic, Booth #461 Speaker: Wes Moore

Schedule and sessions as of February 1, 2017. Please check the mobile app for the most up to date information. http://m.core-apps.com/nsba

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Saturday, March 25, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

CAPTAIN SCOTT KELLY

History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain Back from his historic record-breaking Year In Space, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure like no other pioneer of our time. From the cover of Time to live interviews on TODAY to features in Forbes and on CNN to a Twitter following that is rapidly approaching 1 million, the world remains in awe as we celebrate a hero’s return to the planet that is home, from an adventure that is extraordinary. An astronaut since 1996, Kelly’s achievements over his illustrious 20-year career with NASA earned him the coveted position as America’s first yearround astronaut. On his historic mission that spanned from March 2015 to March 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules, and captivated the world with live interviews and never-seen-before photos from the International Space Station. The historic mission also included NASA’s groundbreaking Twins Study, in which Kelly’s identical twin brother, retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly served on the ground as a control model in an unprecedented experiment to understand how space affects the human body. Prior to his career with NASA, Kelly served 25 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as an experienced aviator and decorated Captain.

Sunday, March 26, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and Author In May 2005, Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet, and in 2012 won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. Thrive Global provides trainings, seminars, e-courses, coaching and ongoing support based on the latest scientific findings to improve people’s health and increase productivity for both companies and individuals around the world. She has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally

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Speaker Highlights from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, both became instant international bestsellers.

Monday, March 27, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

WES MOORE New York Times Best-Selling Author & Youth Advocate Acclaimed author Wes Moore is a veteran, Rhodes Scholar and the founder of BridgeEDU. His most recent book, The Work, is a collection of, “… incredibly valuable lessons about what it means to create lives that matter… [it is] a way of exploring the meaning of success in a volatile, difficult, and seemingly anchorless world.” The book was received as a model for how we can weave valuable lessons together from supremely different people in order to forge individual paths to triumph. Moore’s first book, The Other Wes Moore, is a story of mentorship and support networks who refused to let him fall into crime and drugs. It tells the tale of two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow after serving in the prestigious 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. The other is currently serving a life sentence for the killing of a police officer during an armed robbery. Burning with curiosity as to why he and the other Wes were so radically different, Moore investigated the man with the same name. The result was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller which captured the nation’s attention on what draws the line between success and failure in our communities. Moore is also the host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and the executive producer and host of PBS’s Coming Back with Wes Moore, which focuses on the re-integration of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their return home. Filled with stories of everyday people, Moore’s very human perspective coupled with his transformative programs bring concrete benefits. You will leave with new outlooks, and sincere motivation to tackle today’s problems.

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Saturday, March 25, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Disrupting Poverty: Where to Start... What to Stop

William Parrett

Director, Center for School Improvement, Boise State University Dr. William Parrett is the director of the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies and professor of Education at Boise State University in Idaho. He has received international recognition for his work in school improvement, small schools, and education and for his efforts to help youth at risk. His professional experiences include public school and university teaching, curriculum design, principalships and college leadership, media production, research, and publication.

Saturday, March 25, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Great to Greater: How The Best Educational Systems Keep Getting Better

Dr. Douglas Reeves

Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions Dr. Douglas Reeves is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions. The author of more than 30 books and 80 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, Doug has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series. He received the Contribution to the Field Award from the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. Dr. Reeves has worked in every state in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries.

Saturday, March 25, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

School Boards and Superintendents Partnering on Innovation

Ken Kay

Chief Executive Officer, EdLeader21 Ken Kay is the Chief Executive Officer of EdLeader21, a professional learning community for education leaders committed to 21st century education. Ken co-founded the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in 2002 and served as its President for eight years. Prior to his work on 21st century education, Ken served as executive director of the CEO Forum on Education and Technology. Ken spent 28 years in Washington, DC, where he gained a national reputation as a coalition builder on competitiveness. He founded a landmark coalition of U.S. universities and high-tech companies focused on research and development issues, and was the founding Executive Director of the premier CEO advocacy group in the U.S. computer industry

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Speaker Highlights Sessions held at the Colorado Convention Center

Saturday, March 25, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

School Boards and Superintendents Partnering on Innovation

Dr. Gail K. Pletnick

Superintendent, Dysart Unified School District in Arizona Dr. Gail K. Pletnick is Superintendent of Dysart Unified School District in Arizona. In a conservative Arizona school community where one wouldn’t expect wide support of public education, Gail Pletnick not only listens to the critics, but also engages them, dispatching buses to their homes to bring them into her schools. Dr. Pletnick’s vision is reflected in Dysart’s strategic plan — what she calls “our contract with our community and our roadmap” — designed over years with teachers, parents, students and community leaders. She promotes shared leadership in which everyone plays to their strengths.

Saturday, March 25, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM School Board/Superintendent Relations

Thomas J. Gentzel

Executive Director and CEO, National Schools Boards Association Thomas J. Gentzel is the Executive Director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), which represents state associations of school boards and their more than 13,000 member school districts across the United States. Prior to NSBA, Mr. Gentzel was the executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

Daniel A. Domenech

Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association Daniel A. Domenech has served as executive director of the AASA, The School Superintendents Association, since July 2008. Domenech has more than 36 years of experience in public education, 27 of those years served as a school superintendent. Prior to joining AASA, Domenech served as senior vice president for National Urban Markets with McGraw-Hill Education.

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Sunday, March 26, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Addressing Neighborhood Effects in High Poverty Schools

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. President, aha! Process, Inc.

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., is the founder of aha! Process and an author, speaker, publisher, and career educator. Recognized internationally for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, her foundational book and workshop, Dr. Payne has helped students and adults of all economic backgrounds achieve academic, professional, and personal success. As an expert on the mindsets of economic classes and overcoming the hurdles of poverty, she has trained hundreds of thousands of professionals, from educators and school administrators to community, church, and business leaders. Dr. Payne founded aha! Process in 1996 to offer a broad range of training solutions—workshops, consulting, books, and trainings for K–12, higher education, and communities—with a focus on creating sustainable success for everyone.

Sunday, March 26, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM What the Public Wants from our Schools

Dr. Joshua P. Starr

Chief Executive Officer, PDK International Dr. Joshua P. Starr has been the Chief Executive Officer of PDK International since July 2015. Dr. Starr has worked in public education since 1993, as a teacher, central office leader and Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Starr is a passionate champion for all students and is committed to ensuring that PDK International continues to serve as a unique and trusted voice that supports the teaching profession.

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Speaker Highlights Sessions held at the Colorado Convention Center

Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

You Have the Power of One to Start a Fire, But You Need the Power of Many to Keep the Fire Burning

Dr. Stephen R. Sroka

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and President, Health Education Consultants Widely known as The Power of One speaker, Dr. Stephen R. Sroka is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, author, teacher and educational consultant on health education, sex, drugs (especially opiates and heroin) and violence (including bullying and suicide) proactive prevention education, school safety, brain-based learning, at-risk students and alternative education, juvenile justice, parenting, dropout prevention and leadership building for schools and communities. He has worked in schools worldwide for over 30 years and delivers cutting edge information and skills in an entertaining, motivating, and inspirational presentation that lets theory translate into practice. Dr. Sroka speaks in schools (K–college) and communities around the world and often on Native American reservations as well as national/international conferences.

Sunday, March 26, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

10 Strategies Proven to Inspire & Engage EVERY Student

Christian Moore

Founder, WhyTry Organization Christian Moore is an internationally renowned author, speaker, licensed clinical social worker, advocate for at-risk youth, and founder of the WhyTry Program. As a child, Christian struggled with ADHD and severe learning disabilities. He was told by high school counselors that college was not a viable option, but fought his way to a Master’s degree in social work. His unique experiences and expertise have led to the development of the WhyTry Program and the Resilience Breakthrough for Youth, and to the writing of the highly-acclaimed book, The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action.

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Programming Options Focus Areas and Learning Opportunities Align your conference sessions with the content that fosters growth and supports you, your staff, and your students. With over 250 workshop sessions organized into focus areas, it’s easy for your team to find the content that best benefits your district.

Advocacy Shape the debate. Learn about current national topics that are affecting education leaders and impacting local control and governance.

Governance and Executive Leadership Effective leadership skills are necessary to transform public education. Learn how to align resources to achieve district standards and priorities and understand education reform.

Innovations in District Management Learn how to deal with economic challenges, manage local bond initiatives, and deal with hot topics, such as common core standards and data-driven decisions.

Master Class Change leaders in education share how innovative approaches and unique leadership styles can improve student achievement.

New School Board Member Workshops Essential training to help new board members hone their leadership skills and give others a chance to refresh their knowledge while networking with colleagues from across the country.

School Board/Superintendent Partnerships Learn the different roles and responsibilities of the board and superintendents, and how to collaborate and develop long-term successful relationships inside and outside the system.

Student Achievement and Accountability Understand the factors which set conditions to optimize teaching and learning, narrow, or eliminate the achievement gap, accountability, and continuous improvement within a system.

Study Hall Participate in an interactive 30-minute upload of the latest knowledge on hot topics, led by experts and their school district clients.

Technology + Learning Solutions Hands-on sessions, workshops, and site visits on how technology is transforming school districts with relevant knowledge for technology directors, administrators, and board members.

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NSBA DRUM CIRCLE

Sponsored by NAMM Foundation, Booth #803

Attendance at all conference events at the Colorado Convention Center will be tracked via your conference badge. Please ensure your badge is scanned at each session. You can check your session attendance via the NSBA Mobile App or at the Continuing Education Credit Station in Lobby A. You will be required to complete a session evaluation for each session. Please check with your respective state school boards association to determine if attendance at the NSBA Annual Conference meets their requirements for continuing education or training.

Sunday, March 26, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Lobby F

National Connection, CUBE and TLN Lounge Room 109, Colorado Convention Center Sponsored by VMWare, Booth #948

2017 NSBA EXPOSITION

Your year-round community of education leaders is live and in-person in Denver. Attend sessions with content curated for National Connection with experts from the education community. Meet leaders from other National Connection districts in our special networking room. Rest and recharge with fuel for your body (snacks!) and a place to plug in your mobile devices.

Hours: Saturday, March 25 Sunday, March 26 Monday, March 27

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NSBA Equity Department

Established to promote and advance equitable educational access and opportunities for all children with a special focus on historically disadvantaged children, the NSBA Equity program team is committed to: providing educational programming, resources and training; creating a learning environment for board members to address cultural, socioeconomic, instructional, assessment, and linguistic inequities; and advocating to key policymakers to impact student success. See page XX for Equity Monday programming.

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Back by popular demand! Join us for an interactive drum circle experience. Revive, renew, and realize your own creative potential through the power of music. Experience some basic facilitation techniques used for building camaraderie and support, reducing stress, and empowering student achievement. No experience necessary.

EXHIBIT HALL HIGHLIGHTS The 2017 NSBA Exhibit Hall is once again being turned into the Campus Expo, featuring over 275 companies, some of whom are brand new to the K–12 education market! This is your first chance to meet with organizations that represent the diversity of new solutions in education. You will undoubtedly be inspired and bring home the latest ideas for your district!

DLR Innovation Challenge Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Lobby A Back by popular demand: the DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge returns to NSBA. Roll up your sleeves, immerse yourself in a learning exercise, and help students solve global problems in the Innovation Challenge. This event will display active learning, collaborative teamwork, and various puzzles that challenge students to address real-world problems creatively. Don’t miss the opportunity to see first-hand how the environment and access to expert resources impacts the learning experience.

Superintendent Lounge Booth #665 Sponsored by Participate Stop by to unwind, relax and network with your fellow Superintendents from across the country in this exclusive lounge.


Conference Highlights The Exhibit Hall will also feature popular favorites such as our expanded Green Zone and Music & Arts Main Street areas, as well as Cutting Edge AveNEW, the Technology Innovation Pavilion, Masonry Square, and the NSBA Marketplace!

Exhibit Hours: Saturday, March 25 Sunday, March 26

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Exclusive Exhibit Hours: Saturday, March 25 Sunday, March 26

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Relax and Recharge Lounge Sponsored by Stantec Architecture, Booth #1115 Take a break and enjoy a bite of local fare at the Relax & Recharge Lounge.

Attendee Lounge Sponsored by NSBAC, Booth #1149 Are you looking for a place to interact with other attendees or do you just need a place to rest? Then stop by the Attendee Lounge where you can refresh yourself or have a quick meeting before moving onto that next session.

Technology Showcase Pavilion Booths #814–819 Technology enables new ways to do old tasks! Selected by a national panel of educators, the six Technology Innovation Showcase companies represent diverse solutions that are emerging to help transform teaching and learning, address equity issues, improve emergency communications, and streamline administrative tasks. Don’t miss this chance to meet some of today’s most passionate and creative entrepreneurs.

and engage your community, be sure to visit the Green Zone, featuring exhibitors whose products and services are creating healthy school environments conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money.

Music & Arts Main Street Booths #802–811 Take a waltz down Aisle 800 and learn about how you can strengthen your school’s music and arts programs in a cost efficient manner. Be sure to stop by the Music Main Street Stage and take in a performance by one of our very talented student performing groups!

Cutting Edge AveNEW Booths #848–857 Be the first in your district to meet the newest companies and see the latest and greatest products on the block! This special area is dedicated to start-up businesses who have never exhibited at a national trade show and want to debut their state-of-the-art products and services to you specifically!

The NSBA Marketplace At the end of aisles 900 and 1000 Returning this year…the NSBA Marketplace—a special area in the rear of the hall where exhibitors are allowed to sell their products and services to you right on the floor! You will be able to take the product with you at that moment. Please note that ONLY exhibitors located within the Marketplace are allowed to sell on the NSBA exhibit floor.

Masonry Sqaure Booths 549, 551, 648, 650 NEW this year: Masonry Square is where you discover how Next Generation concrete masonry wall systems build faster to shorten construction cycles, deliver energy savings, lower long-term maintenance costs, and provide life-of-school durability, functionality and beauty.

Green Zone Booths #832–845 If you are looking to advance green initiatives in your district, improve student achievement,

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NEW this year: Relaxation Station Located in the Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Keenan, Booth #1223


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Conference CONFERENCE Highlights HIGHLIGHTS EXHIBIT HALL HIGHLIGHTS continued

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL GROUPS

program continues to grow and inspire the school community. They have been asked to play at the State Capital in Austin, Texas, performed with the San Antonio Symphony, toured to Las Cruces, New Mexico and performed with Mariachi Cobre. Most recently in 2015, Southwest Mariachi placed a 1st place division rating in UIL. In addition, they have performed at many events for the city, for public officials, community festivals, contest, and church events.

These wonderful high school musical groups will be performing during the General Sessions.

Encore! Canon City High School–Canon City, CO Monday, March 27

Say Hi To Our New Exhibitors! While visiting the exhibit floor, be sure and stop by our brand new companies to the NSBA exhibit floor and tell them you look forward to seeing them again in future shows. Look for the icon in the exhibitor list.

Sponsored by NAMM Foundation, Booth 803

Blue Springs Wildcat Jazz Ensemble Blue Springs High School–Blue Springs, MO Saturday, March 25 The Wildcat Jazz Ensemble is one of many instrumental ensembles within the Blue Springs Department of Bands. The philosophy of Wildcat Jazz is centered on the ideals of group dynamics, equal importance of every person of the ensemble and the education of the essence and tradition of jazz. The performing focus of the group is grounded in great literature while embracing the importance of entertainment value and connecting with the audience, resulting in a variety of styles of music from traditional charts to the latest popular music and everything in-between being represented in the performances. In accordance with the philosophy, the music is selected first and foremost to be educational for the students while being enjoyed by a wide variety of people.

Mariachi Los Dragones Southwest High School– San Antonio, TX Sunday, March 26 Southwest High School Mariachi “Los Dragones” has had the honor of being recognized as one of the leading public school Mariachi programs in the city of San Antonio and state the of Texas. Under the direction of Mr. Eddie Perales, Facilitator/ Director of Mariachi, and Mr. Daniel Cantu, Associate Director, the Mariachi program has flourished over the span of 20 years. The district includes four middle schools with Mariachi classes that filter into the High School Mariachi program. With over 500 Mariachi students in the district, the Mariachi

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Canon City High School's award-winning show choir, Encore!, under the direction of Todd Albrecht, has been entertaining crowds for over 27 years. They perform a variety of material, but they are known for their intricate production numbers, and enthusiastic, crowd-pleasing, high-energy performances. Many times they have been designated as “Outstanding Show Choir” at the Colorado State High School Activities Association State Show Choir Festival. A number of individuals have also received individual recognition as “Outstanding Soloists” at the Festival. Encore! is proud to represent the very best Canon City, Colorado, has to offer in show-stopping entertainment and truly grateful for the opportunity to be with you today.

Be prepared to discover new and exciting ideas and solutions that will change the way your district does business and saves money! For the Safety of the Younger Set: Young people are welcome, but we ask that children under 16 years of age be accompanied by an adult.


SAVE THE DATE CUBE’s 50th Anniversary Annual Conference

Advocacy Institute

COSA School Law Practice Seminar

Annual Conference

February 4-6, 2018 Washington, D.C.

September 28-30, 2017 New Orleans, LA

October 19-21, 2017 Chicago, IL

www.nsba.org

April 7-9, 2018 San Antonio, TX


CONFERENCE

General Conference Information Badges

Lost and Found

Your badge is the only requirement for admission to most Conference activities­­—exhibits, general sessions, clinics, meet-the-experts, and professional development programs. Badges are required of all persons using the free shuttle buses.

All misplaced items turned into NSBA will be kept at the NSBA Information Help/Desk in the Lobby A of the Colorado Convention Center. Please check there for lost articles.

Conference Bookstore Browse NSBA books and popular titles from our conference speakers at the NSBA Bookstore located in Lobby F.

Conference Policy Smoking is prohibited in the Colorado Convention Center, meeting rooms, and the Exhibit Hall, including sessions at all Conference and governance meetings under NSBA sponsorship. National School Boards Association endorses no individual or groups of individuals or any sentiment expressed by any speaker or other participant in its program, except by official action of its Delegate Assembly. Admission to conference programs and exhibits is limited to persons holding the official 2017 Conference badge. Registration constitutes your consent that any pictures taken during NSBA sponsored events can be used for meeting and promotional purposes without remuneration.

Mobile App Sponsored by BoardDocs, Booth #203 Your one-stop shop for everything conference related! Create a schedule, review session descriptions and locations, look for speakers, access handouts, search for exhibitors, review the exhibit floor plan, and more—from your laptop, tablet or mobile device. Go to m.core-apps.com /nsba and download the app TODAY!

NSBA Acronyms Some of NSBA’s most commonly used acronyms are as follows: AIAN National Caucus of American Indian/ Alaska Native ASBJ

American School Board Journal

E-Mail Stations Sponsored by BoardDocs, Booth #203

COSA

Council of School Attorneys

CPE

Center for Public Education

Create your own conference schedule and check your e-mail at the E-Mail Stations located in Lobby A of the Colorado Convention Center.

CUBE

Council of Urban Boards of Education

FRN

Federal Relations Network

NBC

National Black Council

Food Service

NC

National Connection

NHC

National Hispanic Council

Continental breakfast and lunch foods are available for purchase in the Colorado Convention Center Saturday through Monday beginning at 8:00 AM. Concessions will be available in the Exhibit Hall during exposition hours.

Information/Help Desk An Information/Help desk will be open and located in Lobby A of the Colorado Convention Center during established registration hours.

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NSBAC National School Boards Action Center TLN

Technology Leadership Network

Press Room The Press Office will be in Room 101 of the Colorado Convention Center Friday through Monday.


General Conference Information A restaurant information booth will be located in Atrium of the Colorado Convention Center for the convenience of NSBA registrants. Personnel will be on the spot to provide information and assist in making restaurant reservations. This service is provided courtesy of the Denver Convention & Visitor Bureau and NSBA.

Session Handouts Workshop presenters are encouraged to upload electronic copes of session handouts to our website. You can access the handouts section on the website at www.nsba.org/conference and go to the Online Planner. You may also access the handouts on the conference mobile app. Handouts will be available online for 60 days after the conference.

Special Services

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. A variety of office services, including copying, faxing, plus packaging and UPS shipping are offered.

Transportation Sponsored by Penn Foster, Booth #541 Free shuttle buses are operated by NSBA between the Colorado Convention Center and NSBA Conference hotels. Schedules of operation are available at the information desk in Lobby A of the Colorado Convention Center. The shuttle system operates on a limited schedule Friday and on a regular schedule Saturday through Monday. Shuttle Schedule: Friday, March 24 Saturday, March 25 Sunday, March 26 Monday, March 27

7:30 AM to 6:30 PM 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM 6:30 AM to 6:15 PM 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

The UPS Store, located on Level Two in the Grand Concourse of the Colorado Convention Center, is open Friday, March 23 – Monday, March 26,

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Restaurant Information


CONFERENCE

State Meetings and Functions DATES AND LOCATIONS FRIDAY, March 24 7:00 PM N  ortheast Region Hyatt Regency Denver, Ballroom ABC

SATURDAY, March 25 5:00 PM Central Region Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral Hall A-E

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CONFERENCE

Convention Center Floor Plans Exhibit Level

NSBA Exhibit Hall

NSBA General Sessions

Ballroom Level

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Convention Center Floor Plans

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Meeting Level


Council of School Attorneys NSBA Council of School Attorneys 2017 School Law Seminar March 23-25, 2017

COSA

Sheraton Denver Downtown

Schedule at-a-Glance THURSDAY, March 23 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

NSBA Member State Association Counsel Luncheon Meeting In House Counsel Luncheon Meeting Concurrent Early Bird Session #1: School Law Boot Camp Concurrent Early Bird Session #2: Labor and Collective Bargaining Concurrent Early Bird Session #3: Special Education Refreshments and Networking, Supported by Gaggle Opening General Session: Keynote Address by Jeffrey Toobin Book-signing with Jeffrey Toobin

FRIDAY, March 24 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 11:25 AM - 12:15 PM 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Continental Breakfast General Session: 50 Years of Evolving Rights and Freedoms— Religion in Public Schools General Session: COSA Award Presentation General Session: 50 Years of Evolving Rights and Freedoms— Free Speech in Public Schools General Session: 50 Years of Evolving Rights and Freedoms— The Evolution of Student Discipline Lunch on your own/COSA 50th Anniversary Luncheon (by invitation) Concurrent Session #1: Title IX Concurrent Session #2: Employment Concurrent Session #3: Technology and Operations School Law Seminar Reception

SATURDAY, March 25 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

Continental Breakfast A Candid Conversation with the NEW Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights General Session: NSBA Legal Advocacy Update COSA Business Meeting and Elections General Session: The Expanding Role of the Federal Government in Education General Session: Legal Ethics

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“I really value the relationships I’ve developed with attorneys from across the country. They’re an incredible resource.” — Allison Schafer, North Carolina School Boards Association

Is your School Board Attorney a Member of COSA? NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys connects your attorney to specialized programming, resources, and thousands of colleagues across North America. Only COSA offers publications, seminars, webinars, and discussion groups specifically geared to legal issues affecting K-12 public schools.

Join COSA Today! www.nsba.org/COSA

Celebrate With COSA! THURSDAY, MARCH 23–SATURDAY, MARCH 25 DENVER, CO School attorneys from across North America convene in Denver to celebrate NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys’ 50 years of legal advocacy for public schools. This Continuing Legal Education event includes: • Sessions tackling key legal issues affecting public education, presented by school law all-stars • Current state of the law, and where it is going • Keynote address by Jeffrey Toobin, bestselling author and CNN senior legal analyst • Discussion session with Department of Justice official No school attorney should miss this opportunity to get informed and up-to-date on the crucial school law issues of our time

www.nsba.org/COSA

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Council of Urban Boards of Education Schedule at-a-Glance CUBE

SATURDAY, March 25

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM CUBE Annual Business Meeting (Elections for Steering Committee) 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch & Keynote Presentation: Addressing Inequities in America’s Public Schools: If Not Us, Then Who?, featuring Judge Glenda Hatchett Sponsored by First Student, Booth #433 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Urban Night Out (UNO) (CUBE luncheon registrants and guests only) Sponsored by Blue Bird Body Company, Booth #923 & GCA Education Services, Booth #609

SUNDAY, March 26 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Building a Multiracial, Multigenerational Equity Movement in Public Schools

NATIONAL AFFILIATION OF SUPERINTENDENT SEARCHERS (NASS)

LOOKING FOR A SUPERINTENDENT? Your state school boards association can help. We know your state laws. We know your school board. We have national connections. When it’s time for your district to search for a new a superintendent, you need someone who knows what it will take to make a successful match. No one is better positioned to do that than your state school boards association. State association searchers are connected to a team of seasoned search professionals with the skills and expertise to design a search that meets your needs. Just as importantly, your state school boards association is part of the most experienced network of search professionals in the country.

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Equity Programming Schedule at-a-Glance FRIDAY, March 24

CAUCUS/COUNCIL

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM AIAN Caucus Pre-Conference Meeting and Business Meeting

nhc nbc

National School Boards Association

Hispanic Council of School Board Members

National School Boards Association

Black Council of School Board Members

SATURDAY, March 25 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM National Black Council of School Board Members Elections & General Business Meeting 10:30 PM – 11:45 AM National Hispanic Council of School Board Members Elections & General Business Meeting 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM AIAN Luncheon featuring Samuel Johns, motivational speaker, songwriter, and performer 1:30 PM –2:45 PM NHC Breakout Session: Two is Better Than One: The Importance and Value of Bilingual Education 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Joint Caucus/Councils Session: What Does a New President Mean for Underserved Students 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Joint Caucus/Councils Reception

SUNDAY, March 26 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM NHC Breakfast featuring Sylvia Mendez, Civil Rights Activist Sponsored by Preferred Meals, Booth #323 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM NBC Luncheon featuring Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice President, Walgreens. Sponsored by U.S. Army, Booth #309 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM NBC Breakout Session: Supporting the Educational and Emotional Needs of Young Men of Color: A School District Approach 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM AIAN Breakout Session: Native American Mascots in K–12 Schools

Equity Monday Monday's programming is focused on creating a learning environment for board members to address cultural, socioeconomic, instructional, assessment, and linguistic inequities to positively impact student success. To learn more about NSBA's commitment to Equity, see session descriptions starting on page 157.

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National School Boards Association

EQUITY DEPARTMENT Established to promote and advance equitable educational access and opportunities for all children with a special focus on historically disadvantaged children. The NSBA Equity Department team is committed to: providing educational programming, resources and training; creating a learning environment for board members to address cultural, socioeconomic, instructional, assessment, and linguistic inequities; and advocating to key policymakers to impact student success.

DEBORAH KEYS Program Director, Equity Programming

LUCY BERRIER Program Lead, Equity Programs

(703) 838-6742

(703) 838-6752

lberrier@nsba.org

dkeys@nsba.org

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National Connection Open to all conference registrants.

Schedule at-a-Glance

National School Boards Association

National Connection

NATIONAL CONNECTION

SATURDAY, March 25

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Educating for an Uncertain World 1:30 PM– 2:45 PM Arts for All: Celebrating & Sustaining District Arts Programs 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM The Power of Space in Education

SUNDAY, March 26 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Smarter School Spending: Budgeting Best Practices to Link Student Outcomes and Dollars 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Out of the Shadows: How to Address and Prevent Human Trafficking in Your District 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Town Hall Hot Topics

MONDAY, March 27 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Reading for Understanding: Helping Students Become Better Thinkers 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM English Language Learners and Elementary Math: Increasing Student Outcomes

National Connection, CUBE and TLN Lounge Room 109, Colorado Convention Center Sponsored by VMWare, Booth #948

National Connection, CUBE and TLN District Members

Join us in our exclusive lounge to check your email, grab a cup of coffee, charge your phone, and network with other engaged leaders.

SATURDAY, March 25 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, March 26 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MONDAY, March 27 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Technology Leadership Network TECHNOLOGY

Schedule at-a-Glance

National School Boards Association

Technology Leadership Network

NSBA has been a leader in education technology since the Technology Leadership Network was created to serve school board members and district leaders in 1987. Today, the TLN focuses on the intersection of policy and practice through hosted panels and off-site programs at this conference and recognition programs like the “20 to Watch”, Digital District Survey, and Technology Innovation Showcase.

THURSDAY, March 23 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Colorado Springs School District 11 and the United States Air Force Academy

FRIDAY, March 24 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference No. 3: Innovative Teaching and Learning with iPads Pre-Conference No. 11: Innovative Teaching and Learning with iPads Pre-Conference No. 12: Leading Change in Challenging Times: An Interactive, Collaborative Workshop Site Visit: Mapleton Public Schools

SATURDAY, March 25 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

NSBA’s Annual Technology Innovation Showcase Site Visit: Athletics & Tech: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Closing Relevance Gaps: Board Leadership for Future Ready Schools Using Technology to Transform Education

SUNDAY, March 26 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Becoming a Digital District E  ducation Technology Luncheon featuring Steve Dembo Luncheon Sponsored by First Student, Booth #433 A National Perspective on Competency-based Education Site Visit: Making Science Accessible: Denver Museum of Nature and Science Site Visit: Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®) Exhibit Fake or Fact: How Do Schools Address Media Literacy?

MONDAY, March 27 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Site Visit: Lockheed Martin Space Systems Online Assessments and Parents: New Tools to Advance the Conversation The "Secret Sauce" for Kindergarten Readiness: Early Childhood Technology Programs that Support Future School Success

Open to all conference registrants.

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Study Halls SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH Check the NSBA mobile app for the most up to date session information.

Located in Exhibit Hall F STUDY HALLS

Participate in an interactive 30-minute upload of the latest knowledge on hot topics, led by experts and their school district clients.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Study Hall 1 Farm to School Logistics: How Aramark and FarmLogix Partner to Connect Distributors with Local Farms Successful Farm to School is a collaboration between school boards and administrators, nutrition directors, and local farmers. What most don’t realize is the greatest challenge also entails collaborating with your distributor to get locally sourced products onto their trucks and into your schools. This informative session will present case studies from around the country where Aramark and FarmLogix work together to aggregate demand with schools by region and distributor warehouse to bring meaningful impact to farming communities, as well as increased access to healthy food and nutrition education to all students. Presenters: Joan Hill, Marketing Trade Show Specialist, Aramark Education; Linda Mallers, CEO FarmLogix, LLC

Study Hall 2 The Latest Tech & Practices in Campus Safety Learn about the latest techniques and procedures to keep your students, staff, and campus safe! We will review run, hide, fight and take a special look at the latest high-tech tools used to keep you safe! Presenter: Vlad Anderson, Master Officer, Newport Beach Police Department; Vic Merjanian, Esq. CEO, Titan HST

Study Hall 3 Building Healthy Schools: A U.S. Army Led Look at Improving Student Performance The impact of student health on performance is well-documented. If students aren’t physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, they can’t reach their full potential in the classroom. Discover the simple steps developed by the U.S. Army to improve the health and performance of soldiers and how these practices can be applied to improve health in schools. Presenter: CPT Katrina Clark, ROTC BDE Nurse Counselor, U.S. Army

Study Hall 4 Energy Conservation Measures that Drive Value in Public Schools There are many Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) that can create significant savings in K12 ESPCs. Honeywell will lead a discussion that highlights top ECMs, commonly overlooked ECMs and explore some of the latest renewable technologies to consider. Presenters: Jim Lucy, Business Consultant, Joe Coscia, Business Consultant, Honeywell Building Solutions

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Study Halls SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH

The NAMM Foundation sponsored student performers exemplify the many benefits of a high quality education that includes music and the arts. NSBA conference attendees, please join us for an upclose and personal performance by the General Session groups and an informal meet and greet opportunity afterwards. Presenters: Sharon Bryant, Senior Project Manager, NAMM Foundation; Student Performers

Study Hall 6 New Administration, New Direction? How will it Affect Schools? It’s hard to predict what a Betsy DeVos-led education department will mean for schools. But, if her track record is any indication, charters and vouchers are poised for a serious shot in the arm. What’s this mean for your schools? Join us, as we share our market research study and forecast the future of public education in ED’s New World Order. Presenter: David Blaiklock, Senior Director of Research, K12 Insight

Study Hall 7 Why Propane School Buses Make Sense for Your Fleet Propane school buses are reducing operating and maintenance costs for over 650 school districts nationwide. Join a transportation director as they discuss their propane school bus fleet experiences. By the end of the session, you will have a better understanding of whether alternative fuels are right for your district. Presenter: Jenna Van Harpen, Regional Alternative Fuels Sales Manager, Blue Bird

Study Hall 8 Turning a Diverse Workforce into your Best Competitive Advantage How does your School District integrate diversity & inclusion practices to improve employee performance in the workplace? The rapidly expanding global economy has prompted the growth of work teams comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds with different values, experiences, perspectives, knowledge, and skills. Greater diversity in the workforce can positively impact organizational outcomes, including student performance. Understanding the advantages of workforce diversity helps you establish an organization with a competitive edge for teacher recruitment and retention. Presenter: Mike Aguilera, Director, Global Diversity, Sodexo

Innovation Challenge Area, Lobby A Project-Based Learning in Action: Results from the DLR Group Innovation Challenge Back by popular demand: the DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge returns to NSBA with a new twist that emphasizes the connections to industry and Applied Learning. Roll up your sleeves, and help students solve CTE/STEM related problems in the Innovation Challenge. This event will display active learning and collaborative teamwork, while students address real-world problems creatively. Don’t miss the opportunity to see first-hand how the environment and access to expert resources impacts the learning experience. Presenters: Pam Loeffelman, FAIA, Principal, Jim French, FAIA, Senior Principal, DLR Group THE CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS • DENVER • MARCH 25-27  59

STUDY HALLS

Study Hall 5 Student Music Ensemble Performance


Study Halls SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH

STUDY HALLS

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Study Hall 1 Farm to School Logistics: How Aramark and FarmLogix Partner to Connect Distributors with Local Farms Successful Farm to School is a collaboration between school boards and administrators, nutrition directors, and local farmers. What most don’t realize is the greatest challenge also entails collaborating with your distributor to get locally sourced products onto their trucks and into your schools. This informative session will present case studies from around the country where Aramark and FarmLogix work together to aggregate demand with schools by region and distributor warehouse to bring meaningful impact to farming communities, as well as increased access to healthy food and nutrition education to all students. Presenters: Joan Hill, Marketing Trade Show Specialist, Aramark Education; Linda Mallers, CEO FarmLogix, LLC

Study Hall 2 The Latest Tech & Practices in Campus Safety Learn about the latest techniques and procedures to keep your students, staff, and campus safe! We will review run, hide, fight and take a special look at the latest high-tech tools used to keep you safe! Presenters: Vlad Anderson, Master Officer, Newport Beach Police Department; Vic Merjanian, Esq., CEO, Titan HST

Study Hall 3 Scholarships and Career-Readiness: Increasing Student Opportunities Through Army ROTC The U.S. Army ROTC program is one of the largest scholarship awarding organizations in the world. Session participants will learn how ROTC can enhance the college experience, provide financial support and make students more competitive in the workplace through valuable training in problem solving, critical thinking and leadership. Presenter: Kim Hageman, Recruiting Operations Officer, University of Colorado Boulder

Study Hall 4 The Right Equation to Managing Specialty Pharmacy Costs Specialty pharmacies provide support to people suffering from complex diseases but can be quite costly to the plan sponsor’s pharmacy benefit budget. Tammy Miller, of Navitus Health Solutions, discusses a specialty pharmacy model that helps school districts attend to their employees’ health while also managing costs for their pharmacy plans. Presenter: Tammy Miller, Regional Vice President, Sales, Navitus Health Solutions

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Study Halls SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH

Telephone Town Hall Meeting produces live virtual events for school districts. This targeted outreach allows community members to join the forum from home by answering our outbound phone call or joining our Web Simulcast. We manage event production, allowing district leaders to focus on educating the audience through controlled Q&A. Presenters: Ian Cerveny, Operations Director, Shaun Thompson, Chief Government Affairs Officer, Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Study Hall 6 Getting the Votes You Need to Win Good schools and a tri-fold brochure are no longer enough to win at the polls in an age where families are tightening their belts, public confidence in publicly funded institutions is at historic lows, and anti-tax sentiment has never been higher. Learn how effective planning, voter targeting, community involvement, and a healthy mix of campaign strategies can earn you the voter confidence you need to win a bond or millage election. BONUS! Session content may apply to school board reelection campaigns. Presenter: Scott Milder, Director of Election Services, Stantec

Study Hall 7 Cultivating a Healthier Generation: Food Education & the Teaching Kitchen School nutrition plays a powerful role in building a healthier generation through food. Chartwells K–12 and partner districts are doing just that through food education that is changing the way students learn about nutrition. Join the discussion on the impact food education can have for your students, families and communities. Presenter: Sara Hess, Director of Communications, Chartwells K12

Study Hall 8 Utilities & Data: Uncover Hidden Value Through Utility Expense Management

Learn how you can uncover hidden value and provide opportunities for savings and improved building performance through utility expense. Did you know that the collection and proper use of utility data can: Enhance the Classroom Environment, Improve Communication, Lower Utility Costs, Create a Sustainable District, and Improve district leaderships' progress towards improving financial and building performance. Presenter: Betty Mandelstam, Vice President, Schools, Sodexo

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Study Hall 5 Producing Virtual District Outreach Over the Phone and Web


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Innovation Challenge Area, Lobby A Project-Based Learning in Action: Results from the DLR Group Innovation Challenge Back by popular demand: the DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge returns to NSBA with a new twist that emphasizes the connections to industry and Applied Learning. Roll up your sleeves, and help students solve CTE/STEM related problems in the Innovation Challenge. This event will display active learning and collaborative teamwork, while students address real-world problems creatively. Don’t miss the opportunity to see first-hand how the environment and access to expert resources impacts the learning experience. Presenters: Pam Loeffelman, FAIA, Principal Jim French, FAIA, Senior Principal, DLR Group

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Study Hall 1 Telling Your District’s Story with Visual Analytics We all know that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” How can this enduring truth help us engage stakeholders in our District story...our challenges, our opportunities, and our successes? This session will focus on building a storyboard with visual analytics for the purpose of increasing community knowledge, understanding, and buy-in with respect the plan. Presenter: Jeff Carew, Managing Director, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.

Study Hall 3 Tips to Maximize Your Routing Investment We all know Routing is a critical element of student transportation operations. The effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the routing function can have a dramatic impact on both safety and overall operating efficiency. This session will give you actionable tools to optimize your routing practices and recognize efficiencies in fuel consumption, driver requirements, vehicle investments and maintenance. Presenter: Dean Suhre, SVP of Performance Improvement, First Student, Inc.

Study Hall 4 Procurement Vehicles and Funding Options for Facility Improvement Projects Most board members are familiar with commonly practiced ways to procure services and fund projects. More options exist. Honeywell will provide information on a variety of tools and funding options for school boards and their financial advisors to consider that can help make facility improvement projects both viable and a reality. Presenters: Scott Maynard, Director of Sales, Michael Bruders, Sales Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions Study Hall 5 Drumtastic Mathematics in Motion DRUMTASTIC MATHEMATICS IN MOTION (DMIM) provides a Brain & Body Workout. A burst of high intensity movement interspersed with periods of recovery cognition exercises create an interval training experience that is fun and engaging. School board members will experience how DMIM imparts essential knowledge and skills to implement activities in math, language arts, social studies,

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Study Halls SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH science, and other content areas. Take home powerful tools to learn how to build a better brain, fight childhood obesity, improve learning and neurological connections all while having fun.

Study Hall 6 Creating Change One Room at a Time: Revitalizing Your Existing Building Ready to make changes to your facility, but not ready to do it all at once? Spaces for today’s students must support many types of tasks, from quiet to active, from individual to group. Explore the key success factors in crafting vibrant educational settings in existing buildings and how small changes can add up to big returns. Presenters: Tim Wagoner, Project Director, Theo Pappas, Senior Planner, Stantec

Study Hall 7 The Pharmacy Benefit – How to Put More Money Back in Your Classrooms The goal of this presentation is to show school district officials how they can save money on their prescription drug benefits program and put money back in the classrooms where it can do the most good. When you partner with the NSBA/Keenan Pharmacy Services School Rx Cooperative program, you get to take advantage of having pharmacy benefits specialists who serve as watchdogs of the industry who are constantly looking for ways to combat the absurd drug price increases that pharmaceutical manufacturers seem to come out with nearly every week. The combination of the negotiating power of a 500,000+ life coalition and expertise of our pharmacy benefits experts helps ensure every dollar you spend on your pharmacy program is gaining the best value possible. Presenter: Howard Mazzafro, Vice President, Business Development, Keenan & Associates

Study Hall 8 There’s a Solution for That! This session will explore various scenarios that school districts come across as they look for ways to give their students a personalized learning experience. Learn more about the typical challenges they face and the solutions that are available. Presenters: Blythe Adreon, Senior of Partner Development, Dr. Scott Andersen, Senior Director of Partner Development, Pearson

Innovation Challenge Area, Lobby A Project-Based Learning in Action: Results from the DLR Group Innovation Challenge Back by popular demand: the DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge returns to NSBA with a new twist that emphasizes the connections to industry and Applied Learning. Roll up your sleeves, and help students solve CTE/STEM related problems in the Innovation Challenge. This event will display active learning and collaborative teamwork, while students address real-world problems creatively. Don’t miss the opportunity to see first-hand how the environment and access to expert resources impacts the learning experience. Presenters: Pam Loeffelman, FAIA, Principal, Jim French, FAIA, Senior Principal, DLR Group THE CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS • DENVER • MARCH 25-27  63

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Presenter: Carrie Ekins, Education Specialist, NAMM Foundation


Study Halls SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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Study Hall 2 Ten Years Later: Building a Path Forward After a Decade of Capital Restraints What do the last ten years of austerity measures in education portend for tomorrow’s school finances? Participants will hear data that reveals and measures potential volatility in capital demands against available budgets. Industry experts will discuss new financial plans for addressing your facility needs. Presenter: Dan Dowell, Vice President, ABM

Study Hall 3 Today's Transportation Contracting: Innovation, Analysis and RFP Writing Writing a great RFP is the first step toward a successful transportation partnership. But, the process can be daunting. This session will walk you through a few straightforward steps for getting the most out of the RFP process. What details do contractors need to know about your district and operation to bid effectively? What are some common risks that drive up bid costs? How can you structure your request to ensure you achieve your performance goals while propagating a healthy partnership? Whether you are new to outsourcing or looking to optimize your existing process, gain valuable insights to make your next RFP your best. Presenter: Todd Steele, VP of Business Development and Growth, First Student, Inc. Study Hall 4 Clean, Green and Safe Schools Initiative Every school-aged child deserves the finest public K–12 education possible. In this session, the NSBA and Honeywell will explore how student achievement relates to Clean, Green and Safe Schools and the tools and resources available to help school districts create a healthy, efficient and optimal school environment. Presenters: Scott Maynard, Director of Sales, Honeywell Energy Services Group; Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director and CEO, National School Boards Association Study Hall 5 Student Music Ensemble Performance The NAMM Foundation sponsored student performers exemplify the many benefits of a high quality education that includes music and the arts. NSBA conference attendees, please join us for an up-close and personal performance by the General Session groups and an informal meet and greet opportunity afterwards. Presenters: Sharon Bryant, Senior Project Manager, NAMM Foundation; Student Performers

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Academic achievement is an important yardstick. But you know it’s not the only metric that matters. Improve student performance by measuring the full school experience, from cognitive and social-emotional engagement to teacher morale and effectiveness. Then discover a tool to benchmark your success against other schools. Presenters: Dr. Stephan Knobloch, Chief Learning Officer, Kaitlyn Rediger, Managing Director, K–12 Insight

Study Hall 7 Integrating Enrollment for Your Employee Benefits Programs BenefitBridge, Keenan’s Employee Benefits Portal, provides administrative automation and ondemand information for employee benefits needs in a web-based environment. Through a single portal accessed through the Internet, BenefitBridge integrates benefit enrollment, eligibility, employee communications and self-service tools to maximize the effectiveness of plans and resources. Presenter: Ralph Gowen, Vice President, Business Development, Keenan & Associates Study Hall 8 Maximize Attention in the Classroom Through Functional Design Sitting still does not equate to paying attention. In fact, when asked about the design of “Future Ready Classrooms” students engaged in a STEM learning experience offered valuable insight to how schools can best allocate their dollars to enhance the overall learning experience. Student feedback was further validated with research that has shown growing minds benefit from dynamic movement. Sometimes something as simple as the ability to stand up can help improve student focus and concentration in the classroom. Join us as we share student insights to future ready classrooms and learn how to create affordable options for promoting student engagement in your classrooms. Presenters: Roxanne Moore, National Director of Wellness, Sodexo; Joe Roantree, Global Accounts Manager, Virco, Inc.

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Study Hall 6 Serious About Boosting Student Performance? You Can’t Succeed Unless You Engage Students and Teachers


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12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Study Hall 1 Farm to School Logistics: How Aramark and FarmLogix Partner to Connect Distributors with Local Farms

Successful Farm to School is a collaboration between school boards and administrators, nutrition directors, and local farmers. What most don’t realize is the greatest challenge also entails collaborating with your distributor to get locally sourced products onto their trucks and into your schools. This informative session will present case studies from around the country where Aramark and FarmLogix work together to aggregate demand with schools by region and distributor warehouse to bring meaningful impact to farming communities, as well as increased access to healthy food and nutrition education to all students. Presenters: Joan Hill, Marketing Trade Show Specialist, Aramark Education; Linda Mallers, CEO, FarmLogix, LLC

Study Hall 2 Greening of Our Schools: When Clean Isn’t Clean Enough! More studies agree that green cleaning programs benefit students and administration alike. How can your team improve indoor air quality and clean schools in a way that increases productivity and promotes student scores overall? Attendees will learn the ABC’s of green cleaning that they can implement for their own learning environments. Presenter: Alan France, Director of Sustainability, Environmental Services, ABM Study Hall 4 GASB Alternative for Retiree Health & Welfare Liabilities This presentation will discuss an innovative program that brings together leading experts for all actuarial, legal, consulting and financial services needed to fully comply with GASB 74 and 75. This integrated solution provides all necessary GASB 74 & 75 compliance elements in a single program no other organization offers. By aligning discretionary trust services with a registered investment advisor, the program can provide schools with the assistance needed to meet their fiduciary obligations relating to the retiree OPEB funds. Presenter: Nick Gedestad, Account Executive, Keenan & Associates Study Hall 5 Producing Virtual District Outreach Over the Phone and Web Telephone Town Hall Meeting produces live virtual events for school districts. This targeted outreach allows community members to join the forum from home by answering our outbound phone call or joining our Web Simulcast. We manage event production, allowing district leaders to focus on educating the audience through controlled Q&A. Presenters: Ian Cerveny, Operations Director, Shaun Thompson, Chief Government Affairs Officer, Telephone Town Hall Meeting

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Study Halls SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH

Your school buildings are in decay. So you put forward a bond measure. But the public votes it down. Parents and community members need to understand your plan. In 30 minutes, we’ll show you how to master the tricks, and avoid the traps, of school bond passage. Master new strategies for communicating with your district—and win the vote. Presenter: David Blaiklock, Senior Director of Research, K–12 Insight Study Hall 7 Why CNG School Buses Make Sense for Your Fleet Compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses are reducing operating costs and emissions for school districts nationwide. Join a transportation director as they discuss their CNG school bus fleet experiences. By the end of the session, you will have a better understanding of whether alternative fuels are right for your district. Presenter: Jenna Van Harpen, Alternative Fuels Sales Manager, Blue Bird Study Hall 8 There’s a Solution for That! This session will explore various scenarios that school districts come across as they look for ways to give their students a personalized learning experience. Learn more about the typical challenges they face and the solutions that are available. Presenters: Blythe Adreon, Senior of Partner Development, Dr. Scott Andersen, Senior Director of Partner Development, Pearson

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Study Hall 6 You Didn’t Really Think That Bond Would Pass, Did You?


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3:00 – 3:30PM Study Hall 1 3 Ways to Prepare Students for Lifelong Success Through Soft Skills Development 40% of students lack the soft skills, also known as “power skills” or “core skills,” for success in today’s workplace. Many schools don’t have the programs in place to develop these valuable skills. This presentation will explore actionable strategies to develop soft skills and better prepare students for college and career success. Presenter: Pat Gaffey, Vice President, Penn Foster Study Hall 2 Ambit New Emergency Notification Technology: A Different Approach to School Safety This Study Hall will present information on Ambit, a new emergency notification technology that utilizes smart phones­—and its potential impact on school safety. Attendees will learn about a new technology that can help keep schools safe in dangerous situations. Presenter: John Finamore, National Sales Manager, Maxxess-Systems Study Hall 3 GASB Update: What School Board Members Need to Know David A. Vaudt, chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, will provide a high-level, plain-English overview on key efforts the Board is focused on that impact the difficult policy and financial decisions school board members must make. This session will address the Board's guidance for "retirement suite" benefits (pension and other postemployment benefits ("OPEB") that school districts provide to their employees) as well as the GASB's efforts to update the financial reporting model used by school districts. Presenter: David A. Vaudt, Chairman, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Study Hall 6 Expect the Unexpected: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Athletic Field Design Athletic facilities tend to be highly visible, focal points of the communities they serve. Accommodating the specific and diverse needs of the athletes, staff, spectators, and other end-users can not only be challenging, but costly if not planned properly. From stadiums to aquatic facilities, to indoor practice facilities, hear the top do’s/don’ts for ensuring maximum success of your next project. Presenters: Tom Oehler, Senior Principal, Laura Sachtleben, Principal, Stantec Study Hall 7 An Alternative for Providing Early Retiree Benefits SERP is a program designed to create incentives that effectively and efficiently increase and accelerate the retirement rate, in excess of the natural attrition rate. Many school districts are looking for cost containment and cash flow strategies. SERP is an innovative turn-key program which has been utilized by many public agencies to Create Fiscal Savings; Assist with Staff Reorganization; Reward Long-Term Employees; and Enhance Retirement Benefits. We have designed a full-service approach that helps to ensure a “win-win” situation for the agency and the employees. Presenter: Nick Gedestad, Account Executive, Keenan & Associates 

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Pre-Conference Schedule at-a-Glance Unless otherwise noted, all events and sessions take place at the Colorado Convention Center.

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THURSDAY, March 23 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Colorado Springs School District 11 and the United States Air Force Academy Bus Departs Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

State Association Meeting FedTech Work-Alike Group Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Granite A

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

State Association Meeting NSBA Policies and Resolutions Committee Hearing Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Mineral D-E

FRIDAY, March 24 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

State Association Meeting

NSBA Delegate Assembly Business Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Centennial Ballroom A-E

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Site Visit

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference No. 15: The Other Side of the Student Report Card: What It Is, and Why It Matters Colorado Convention Center, 108

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference No. 1: From the Boardroom to the Classroom: Equity Starts at the Top Colorado Convention Center, 102

Pre-Conference No. 2: Crawl, Walk, or Run—Becoming a Highly Effective School Board Colorado Convention Center, 104/106

Pre-Conference No. 3: Innovating Teaching and Learning with iPad Colorado Convention Center, 201/203

Pre-Conference No. 4: Boards Matter: What School Boards Can Do To Improve Student Performance Colorado Convention Center, 302/303

Advocacy

Mapleton Public Schools, Bus Departs Lobby B

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

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Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Pre-Conference FRIDAY, March 24 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference No. 5: No F.A.I.L. Strategic Planning Colorado Convention Center, 205/207

Pre-Conference No. 7: The Meeting Experience Part 1: Practical Parliamentary Procedures Colorado Convention Center, 401/402

Pre-Conference No.8: Leading Outside of the Box Colorado Convention Center, 403/404

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference No. 9: A School Board’s Guide to the Maker Movement Colorado Convention Center, 110/112

Pre-Conference No.10: Disrupting Poverty: Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools Colorado Convention Center, 403/404

Pre-Conference No. 11: Innovating Teaching and Learning with iPad Colorado Convention Center, 201/203

Pre-Conference No. 13: The Meeting Experience Part 2: Effective Facilitation Skills – Navigating Through Smooth and Choppy Waters Colorado Convention Center, 401/402

Pre-Conference No. 14: Understanding the Key Work of School Boards Colorado Convention Center, 102

Pre-Conference No. 16: New School Board Member Boot Camp Pre-Conference Workshop: Ethics, Board Meetings, and the Role of a School Board Member Colorado Convention Center, 103-105

Pre-Conference No. 17: Too many tests! Minimizing the number of tests for the maximum impact on learning through the Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts Colorado Convention Center, 104/106

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Pre-Conference No. 6: From the Courthouse to the Schoolhouse: An Introduction to School Law; and 27 Things a School Board Member Needs to Know About School Law Colorado Convention Center, 110/112


Pre-Conference SESSION DESCRIPTIONS THURSDAY, MARCH 23 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM SITE VISIT: Colorado Springs School District 11, and the United States Air Force Academy

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This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. Hear the vision and see the implementation of School District 11’s focus on personalized learning in every classroom. From 1:1 programs and STEM labs for elementary students to the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus encompassing eight unique programs on one site that include online schools, digital high school, career and technology pathways, and early college, the district continues to find innovative approaches to meet the needs of its 27,000 students. After lunch prepared by the district’s culinary arts students, the visit shifts to the United States Air Force Academy and will include stops at the Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center and the iconic Cadet Chapel. Please arrive by 7:40 AM. Bus departs promptly at 8:00 AM from the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM State Association Meeting FedTech Work-Alike Group Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Granite A

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM State Association Meeting NSBA Policies and Resolutions Committee Hearing Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Mineral Hall D-E Delegates, state association staff, and conference attendees are invited to discuss proposals prior to the meeting of the NSBA Delegate Assembly on Friday, March 24.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM State Association Meeting NSBA Delegate Assembly Business Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Centennial Ballroom A-E The 150-member Delegate Assembly is the official policy-making body of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). It is charged with adopting resolutions and policy amendments, and electing NSBA officers and directors. Activities of the Assembly are open to any conference registrant who wishes to attend as an observer. Delegates and their state association executive directors will be randomly assigned to participate in one of five concurrent briefing sessions, each lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Regions will meet immediately following the recess of the Delegate Assembly in the location indicated below: Central Region: Quartz Northeast Region: Mineral F–G Pacific Region: Mineral B–C Southern Region: Mineral D–C Western Region: Mineral A Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

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Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Pre-Conference SESSION DESCRIPTIONS FRIDAY, MARCH 24 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM SITE VISIT: Mapleton Public Schools This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Please arrive by 8:40 AM. Bus departs promptly at 9:00 AM from the Colorado Convention Center, Lobby B.

Pre-Conference Workshops All pre-conference workshops are ticketed events. They are open to all conference registrants, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 1: From the Boardroom to the Classroom: Equity Starts at the Top Colorado Convention Center, 102 Ensuring that practices in your school district are equitable and provide access to high quality education for all students starts with a commitment at the top. Boards in Washington state are examining how their actions set the stage for equity at the strategic and policy levels by applying an equity lens to their work. Participants will learn how boards are framing their work and will receive tools to take back to their own districts. Panelist: Tricia Lubach, Leadership Development Training Specialist, Washington State School Directors' Association

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 2: Crawl, Walk, or Run—Becoming a Highly Effective School Board Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 How can highly effective school boards transform schools? Come focus on best practices from around the country related to strategic planning, superintendent evaluation and board selfassessment. To be a highly effective board, boards must utilize these three tools at a high level to move the district forward. Opportunities will also be provided for participants to utilize scenarios and other table-top activities as they interact with and share ideas with their fellow participants from around the country. Presenters: Tony Arasi, Director of Board Development, Mark Willis, Assistant Executive Director, Georgia School Boards Association; Doug Roper, Board Member, Vidalia City Schools

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

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Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Mapleton Public Schools, located in the Denver suburbs and serving PreK-12 students, has been recognized as one of the most forward-thinking educational organizations in the country. This recognition has come, due in part, to the great strides they have made to ignite the spark of excitement for learning among their 8,400 students.


Pre-Conference SESSION DESCRIPTIONS FRIDAY, MARCH 24 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 3: Innovating Teaching and Learning with iPad

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Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 iPad is changing the learning experience, making it more personal, engaging, and mobile. Explore a variety of digital content, including education apps, interactive iBooks Textbooks, and free learning resources on iTunes U. Experience powerful content-creation tools that provide students with deeper, more meaningful ways to apply their learning. See how simple it is to deliver lessons, grade assignments, and stay connected with students with iTunes U courses. Join us to discover how iPad and digital content are revolutionizing the classroom. (Each hands-on session is limited to 20 participants). Presenter: Scott Elias, Development Executive, Apple

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 4: Boards Matter: What School Boards Can Do to Improve Student Performance Colorado Convention Center, 302/303 Research demonstrates that beliefs and actions of school boards can effect student learning. Consider how the mindsets and dispositions of your board members are effecting student outcomes. Learn how boards in high achieving districts govern differently than those in low achieving districts. Practice board governance skills related to improving student outcomes. Develop action plans for steps your board can take to improve student outcomes in your district. Presenter: Phil Gore, Division Director, Leadership Team Services, TASB

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 5: No F.A.I.L. Strategic Planning Colorado Convention Center, 205/207 Hosted by the Technology Leadership Network This dynamic and highly interactive session will provide participants with information they need to build a strategic plan that will focus on getting to greatness by avoiding the following most commonly made mistakes: • F - Lack of Facts and data • A - Absence of key players in the process • I - Inept facilitator, no focus • L - No Leadership Participants will have opportunities to share and network. They will practice a quality process and walk away with the tools needed to customize the process for their districts. Presenter: Kathy LaSota, Consultant, retired, Ohio School Boards Association

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

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Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Pre-Conference SESSION DESCRIPTIONS FRIDAY, MARCH 24 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 6: From the Courthouse to the Schoolhouse: An Introduction to School Law; and 27 Things a School Board Member Needs to Know About School Law Recognized school law experts from the NSBA Council of School Attorneys will provide an informative introduction of key concepts, legal standards, and principles that school board members must understand before making decisions about hot topics—curricular control and school safety. Walk away with a better awareness of the questions you should be asking your school attorney before problems arise. Presenter: Joy Baskin, Director, Legal Services, Mark Tilley, Senior Attorney, Legal Services, Texas Association of School Boards

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 7: The Meeting Experience Part 1: Practical Parliamentary Procedures Colorado Convention Center, 401/402 Become part of the action in this engaging session. You will step into a meeting as your learn how to appropriately use parliamentary procedures to turn your school board meetings into the efficient, civil, decision-making events you only dreamed were possible. But a presiding officer and all trustees don't need to know every detail of Robert's Rules of Order to manage meetings effectively. This session covers strategies for moving on when discussion bogs down, and tells you how to handle challenges to the process. A must for new officers. Presenter: David Koempel, Senior Consultant, Leadership Team Services, Texas Association of School Boards

9:00 PM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 8: Leading Outside of the Box Colorado Convention Center, 403/404 Leadership is vital to a highly effective board to ensure the district is focused on continuous improvement. To promote growth, an effective board will adopt and adhere to Board Governance Standards. Through this interactive session, learn how leadership aligned to standards of effective board governance, ensures accountability, and a positive working relationship with the superintendent. Board members from large, small, urban, or rural will benefit from and relate to the materials that will be addressed. Presenter: Marcia Herring, Director of Board Leadership, Nebraska Association of School Boards

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Colorado Convention Center, 110/112


Pre-Conference SESSION DESCRIPTIONS FRIDAY, MARCH 24 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM PRE-CONFERENCE

Pre-Conference No. 9: A School Board’s Guide to the Maker Movement Colorado Convention Center, 110/112 Join Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager, international experts and authors of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom, as they untangle the hype from the reality of the Maker Movement. Before districts decide to "do" the Maker Movement, school leaders and educators need to understand what that means by exploring four important aspects: place, culture, process, and the underlying beliefs about teaching and learning. Get up to speed on one of education's growing trends and leave with ideas that can be adapted to meet your community's unique needs. Session Hosted by the Technology Leadership Network. Presenters: Sylvia Martinez, Consultant, Invent To Learn; Gary Stager, Executive Director, Constructing Modern Knowledge

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 10: Disrupting Poverty: Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools Colorado Convention Center, 403/404 Through a process of continuous improvement, a school board that works closely with the superintendent in the establishment and conduct of the district's vision, and improvement goals can experience a rapid turnaround of it's underperforming schools. Recent case studies from highpoverty, high-performing schools coupled with two decades of research provide compelling insight into what it takes to make a dramatic turnaround. Through better understanding of how high-poverty, high-performing schools achieve success, board members will acquire specific strategies and identify action steps to best support their district's schools and students. We will also highlight 12 specific strategies that provide an essential foundation for success in any underperforming school. Presenter: Dr. William Parrett, Director, Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies, Boise State University

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 11: Innovating Teaching and Learning with iPad Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 iPad is changing the learning experience, making it more personal, engaging, and mobile. Explore a variety of digital content, including education apps, interactive iBooks Textbooks, and free learning resources on iTunes U. Experience how powerful content-creation tools provide students with deeper, more meaningful ways to apply their learning and how built-in accessibility features can be customized to help diverse learners succeed. And, hear about a new approach to coding that lets anyone learn, write, and teach it. (Each hands-on session is limited to 20 participants). Presenter: Scott Elias, Development Executive, Apple

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

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Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Pre-Conference SESSION DESCRIPTIONS FRIDAY, MARCH 24 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 13: The Meeting Experience Part 2: Effective Facilitation Skills—Navigating Through Smooth and Choppy Waters Get ready to drop into a meeting in this highly interactive session. The activities in this session will teach you basic facilitation techniques not found in Roberts' Rules of Order that a presiding officer may use to effectively guide discussion and address situations that could prevent the board from accomplishing its business. Become a master of keeping discussions on track as you learn to run more effective meetings. This is essential knowledge for all board officers. Presenter: David Koempel, Senior Consultant, Leadership Team Services, Texas Association of School Boards

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 14: Understanding the Key Work of School Boards Colorado Convention Center, 102 In today's high-stakes educational environment, the daily pressure on governance leaders is enormous. The more effective the board, the better a school district's students perform. NSBA's The Key Work of School Boards provides a framework that reflects "best governance practices" that are traceable to high performing boards and high performing school districts. This session provides an overview of a relevant and reliable governance guide with strategies and ideas that reflect board best practices. You'll explore the five Key Work action areas that affirm how excellence at the board table leads to excellence in the classroom. Presenters: Kanisha Williams, Managing Director, Member and Leadership Services, National School Boards Association; Kitty Blumsack, Leadership Consultant, AGT Consulting

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 15: The Other Side of the Student Report Card: What It Is, and Why It Matters Colorado Convention Center, 108 Positive School climate, Social Emotional Learning, Caring and Connected Schools, and Community Engagement have all become buzzwords in education. We know we want these outcomes, but what can we do to make them happen in meaningful and measurable ways? Come learn hands-on how to apply an integrative approach to youth development to support school staff, school boards, community members, and the students themselves. This work, that amplifies the other side of the report card, changes lives. Come make your own report card. Presenter: Derek Peterson, International Child/Youth Advocate, Kaleidoscope Connect

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 16: New School Board Member Boot Camp Pre-Conference Workshop: Ethics, Board Meetings, and the Role of a School Board Member Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 Ethical and appropriate behavior for school board members is expected. Yet problems arise during meetings that can interfere with important work getting accomplished. 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. Presenters: Kerri Schelling, Director, Board Team Development, Kentucky School Boards Association; Kathy Winecoff, Field Services Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 17: Too Many Tests! Minimizing the Number of Tests for the Maximum Impact on Learning Through the Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 Frustration has been mounting in school districts over the ever increasing number of tests students take and the outsized influence they wield over classrooms. Many parents and students are expressing it by opting out of the testing regime altogether. Yet without information about student performance, parents won't know how their child is progressing; teachers can't gauge the effect of their instruction; and school leaders can't be held accountable. What districts need is a streamlined assessment system that minimizes the number of assessments and assures that the ones remaining are of the highest quality. This workshop will introduce participants to the Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts. Released in June 2014, the inventory tools are designed for school leaders' use in taking stock of the array of assessments administered from a student perspective, and has been used by districts to catalyze real changes in testing practice. School districts that have used the tool have succeeded in engaging multiple stakeholders in productive conversations and reducing testing time. Presenters: Jacob Mishook, Associate Director, Assessment and Accountability, Achieve; Patte Barth, Director, Center for Public Education, National School Boards Association Advance registration and additional $100 fee is required for this session. Participation will be limited to the first 50 registrants.

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

78 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Unless otherwise noted, all events and sessions take place at the Colorado Convention Center.

7:00 AM—5:00 PM

12:00 PM—2:00 PM

Attendee Registration Lobby B

Meal Events

Council of Urban Boards of Education Lunch and Keynote Presentation Hyatt Regency Denver, Capitol Ballroom 1-4 Sponsored by First Student, Booth #443

8:00 AM—5:00 PM NSBA Bookstore Lobby F

8:30 AM—10:00 AM

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National Caucus of American Indian/Alaska Native School Board Members Luncheon Mile High Ballroom 2C–3C

12:45 PM—1:15 PM Study Halls Exhibit Hall F

Exhibit Hall Open Exclusive hours 11:45 AM—1:30 PM & 2:45 PM—3:45 PM

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM Educational Programming Sessions

10:30 AM—4:30 PM

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3:00 PM—3:30 PM Study Halls Exhibit Hall F

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Study Halls Exhibit Hall F

School Leaders Luncheon Mile High Ballroom 2AB/3AB Sponsored by Sodexo, Booth #403

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12:00 PM—4:40 PM Site Visit page 91 Athletics & Tech: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Bus Departs Lobby B

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3:30 PM—5:00 PM State Association Meeting page 104 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Granite B

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—10:00 AM

OPENING GENERAL SESSION Colorado Convention Center, Hall A

Speaker

CAPTAIN SCOTT KELLY SATURDAY

History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain

Your Host this Morning: Miranda A. Beard, President of the National School Boards Association and Member, Laurel, MS School District

BEARD

Meet your NSBA Officers and Directors Student Arts Entertainers Performance Blue Springs Wildcat Jazz Ensemble

Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO

Executive Director/CEO Report:

Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director and CEO

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Meet the NSBA Past Presidents Special Presentation of the Kennedy Center Award: Mario Rossero, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM A Continuum of Learning: From Education to the Workplace Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4B From education to workplace, designing a seamless transition takes the right program and space. STEM and CTE programs today often start as early as Pre-K and continue well beyond higher education in response to modern workplaces. Understanding this educational continuum and providing spaces that meet the needs of curriculum and learners is imperative for all districts. This session will discuss specific examples of STEM Programming and applied learning, how to scale them in your district, and how to create spaces to support programs with any budget. Presenters: Greg Cromer, K-12 Education Expert, Amy Hoffman, Workplace Leader, Jim French, Global K-12 Practice Leader, Pam Loeffelman, K-12 Education Expert, DLR Group

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10:30 AM—11:45 AM A Year of Regulatory Surprises…and More to Come! Do You Know How the Four New Federal Rules Passed in 2016 are Impacting Your District? Colorado Convention Center, 406 In 2016 the United States Department of Agriculture finalized 4 rules that add a new Procurement Review, change CACFP meal patterns, restrict advertising in schools and adjust Smart Snacks in Schools standards. This session will outline the important changes contained in each new rule. Most of these are already impacting your District so it is important to understand what these changes are and how your District must prepare for a successful Administrative Review. Presenter: Linda Sceurman, Director, Nutrition and Operations Support, Aramark K-12 Education

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Building a Model Physical Education Program For Your School That You Can Be Proud Of Colorado Convention Center, 301 Building a model school PE program - A model school PE program that includes lifetime based activities and takes advantage of community resources not only builds enthusiasm in students for physical activity, but creates buy-in from the community itself. A board member’s role is to be prepared to spend district funds on FUN. While implementation can seem lengthy and expensive, the most important step is getting started and creating a vision. This break out will focus on how to accomplish this task. Presenters: Shannon Hill, 7th/8th grade PE/Health Instructor, Rob Anderson, High School PE Instructor, Brandon Deromedi, 5th/6th grade PE/Health Instructor, CJ Scholl, High School PE/Health Instructor, Hot Springs County School District #1, WY

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Coding for All: A Blueprint for Success Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4C

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John Dewey once said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” At no time has this saying been more true than it is now. We understand the pressure to bring your schools into the 21st century by offering coding to your students. Are you part of an innovative school district, but don’t know where to start with your “Computer Science for All” initiative? Don’t reinvent the wheel! In this session, learn from the expert who has already kicked off coding for all in a handful of school districts across the nation. Presenters: Ember Conley, Superintendent, Park City (UT) School District; Grant Smith, K12 Classroom Projects Facilitator, Aristides Ioannides, President and Chief Architect, BoardDocs

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Creative Financing for Public Schools Colorado Convention Center, 502 In today’s public school funding environment, school district leaders need to consider multiple ways to finance their school districts. The West Lafayette Indiana Community School Corporation has spent the past five years developing a promotional marketing plan designed to help capture funding from various sources. Members of the school board and the administration team will provide attendees with a state of the art marketing approach that any school district can utilize to capture additional funding. Presenters: Rocky Killion, Superintendent of Schools, Alan Karpick, Board President, Karen Springer, Vice President, Board of School Trustees, The West Lafayette Indiana Community School Corporation

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Educating for an Uncertain World Colorado Convention Center, 111/113 Modern learning embraces the future while preserving the finest traditions of child development. Learn how new technological materials and timeless craft traditions combine allowing students to solve problems neither their parents or teachers can imagine. Educate for the future of our kids, rather than our past. Presenters: Sylvia Martinez, Consultant, Invent To Learn; Dr. Gary Stager, Executive Director, Constructing Modern Knowledge

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

84 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Employees in the Electronic Era: Addressing Privacy, Free Speech and Discipline This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys. Colorado Convention Center, 205/207 Technology and increased access to online communication mediums have brought new attention to employee privacy, free speech rights, and discipline. This workshop covers legal implications and requirements, best practices, and how to maximize efficiency and effectiveness through technology without overstepping privacy boundaries, and other employee rights. Presenter: Michael Smith, Founding Partner, Lozano Smith

Entrepeneuring Enterprise Education—Using Processes to Lead Innovation Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1A The Pewaukee School District’s curriculum evaluation process has opened doors to the community as found in Pewaukee High School’s innovative Insight program. Designed to give students hands-on, real-world experiences while immersed in a professional setting, students engage in rigorous curriculum while learning valuable skills for high-demand careers. Industry partners provide project work and experiences for students and mentoring by professionals in a career of interest. This has students graduating better prepared. Presenter: JoAnn Sternke, Superintendent, Pewaukee School District (WI)

10:30 AM—11:45 AM From Awful to Award Winning: One Board’s Path to Excellence Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 The Berlin Connecticut Board of Education was the very definition of dysfunctional—ineffective, suffering personal attacks, held in low regard by staff and parents, holding long meetings with nothing to show for them. Determined to change this, the Board begin a focused and sustained transformation to eventually become a governance board recognized locally and nationally as an example of excellence and professionalism. This workshop discusses their path to professionalism, including key steps and essential values. Presenters: Gary Brochu, Partner, Shipman and Goodwin LLP; David Erwin, Superintendent of Schools, Berlin Connecticut Board of Education

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Get 2 School Student Attendance Campaign Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1B Someone once said that 90% of success in life is just showing up. While that may not be true, certainly showing up to school is the minimum that is required of a successful student. See how the Cleveland Ohio Municipal School District, with the active support of numerous community stakeholders, launched its successful Get2School campaign aimed at reducing student absenteeism. Presenters: Kevin Burtzlaff, Board Attorney, Denise Link, Board of Education Chair, Cleveland Ohio Municipal School District

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10:30 AM—11:45 AM How to Integrate Empathy and Changemaking into your School District Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C What does it take to have every student excited to learn and make change in their lives and the lives of others? In this session, led by Ashoka and two Changemaker School Districts, you will learn how to integrate empathy and changemaking into the curriculum and culture of your entire school district. You’ll understand why empathy and changemaking are critical to student achievement and accountability, and be able to apply best practices from Anne Arundel County Maryland Public Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools (VA) to your own school system. Presenters: Pamela Moran, Superintendent, Albemarle; Maureen McMahon, Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Strategic Initiatives, Anne Arundel County Maryland Public Schools; Valentina Raman, Education Strategist; Vipin Thekk, Ashoka

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Marketing & Branding 101: One School System’s Journey To Creating a Unique Identity Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1D Corporations, universities, and private schools have employed traditional marketing efforts for years to increase their customer base. But what about public elementary & secondary schools? What value is there in marketing and branding a public K-12 school system? Come discover the path one large public school system in Maryland took to identify and create its unique brand and then develop strategies and tools to communicate that brand county-wide. Presenters: Stacy Korbelak, Board President, George Arlotto, Superintendent, Carol McCurdy, Director of Partnerships, Development & Marketing, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

86 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Master Class: Disrupting Poverty: Where to Start... What to Stop Colorado Convention Center, 302/303

PARRETT

If some schools can overcome the powerful and pervasive effects of poverty to become high performing, shouldn’t any school be able to do the same? How do districts overcome the powerful, pervasive effects of poverty and reverse the trends of low achievement? Join the discussion based on the award winning, best-selling ASCD book, Turning HighPoverty Schools into High-Performing Schools, as the author shares lessons learned from nearly three decades of working with high-poverty, high-performing schools.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM New Board Member Bootcamp: Understanding the Key Work of School Boards Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 Come learn how this framework of five key focus areas provides school board members with tools and information for improving their leadership skills and raising student achievement. Learn about the key action areas for school leaders and how to apply them to your own district. Presenters: Kitty Blumsack, Leadership Consultant, AGT Consulting; Kanisha Williams, Managing Director, Member and Leadership Services, National School Boards Association

10:30 AM—11:45 AM NSBA’s Annual Technology Innovation Showcase Colorado Convention Center, 107 This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. This fast-paced session will introduce new approaches to old problems from emerging companies identified by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. Each company will have only five minutes to tell you what they are solving and give a snapshot of their solution. Audience insights and reactions are key to this interactive session designed for those who embrace innovation! Presenter: Ann Flynn, Director, Education Innovation, National School Boards Association

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Presenter: William Parrett, Director, Center for School Improvement, Boise State University


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Reaching Students on the Autism Spectrum and the Parents Who Come With Them Colorado Convention Center, 110/112

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Parents and educators are often at odds--especially when students on the autism spectrum are in the mix. Through both funny and compelling anecdotes, along with informative slides, this dynamic session describes the specific challenges that students on the spectrum bring to school and explores why parent/educator interactions are particularly fraught. Participants will collect strategies for minimizing conflict and maximizing the potential of the children we share, ultimately facilitating meaningful collaboration and true inclusion. Presenter: Barbara Boroson, Autism Education Professional Development Provider, Scholastic

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Secure Your Campus in Seconds with One Touch & Reduce Emergency Response Time by 50% Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A 400+ school shootings have occured in the U.S. since 1992. Learn the latest techniques and strategies, including run, hide, and fight, through live active shooter simulations to keep schools safe. Proven technological advancements in school safety that have already saved student lives will be shared, including the latest mobile emergency 2-way mass communication system. Presenters: Vlad Anderson, Master Officer; Dave Long, Former California Secretary of Education; Vic Merjanian, Esq., CEO, Titan Health & Security Technologies, Inc.

10:30 AM—11:15 AM Tech Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Communication that You May Not Know About Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4D Learn about communication techniques and new technologies used in and out of the classroom. Identify the type of content that goes viral using visualization features such as infographics, interactive maps, websites and enhance productivity with apps, software and technology you may not know about. Presenters: Heidi Vega, Director of Communications, Mike Barcia, Communications and IT/IS Specialist, Arizona School Boards Association

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

88 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM The First 100 Days: What’s Happening in Washington, DC Colorado Convention Center, 505 The first 100 days of the 115th Congress and a new Administration bring new opportunities and challenges. Learn how the political landscape for public education is evolving and how school boards can advocate for our nation’s children and public schools. Presenters: Lucy Gettman, Chief Advocacy Officer, Kim Richey, Managing Director, Federal Advocacy and Public Policy, Deborah Rigsby, Director, Federal Legislation, National School Boards Association

10:30 AM—11:15 AM This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys. Colorado Convention Center, 102 As courts and federal agencies continue to interpret the meaning of a very simple three-letter word, schools are challenged to remain in compliance even as the definition of “sex” seems to evolve. Since Price Waterhouse, courts have applied the term to discrimination based on perceived gender non-conforming behaviors, but have been reluctant to extend it to gender identity or sexual orientation, except when federal agency guidance suggests it. Join an experienced COSA attorney for a look at how the legal meaning of “sex” in the Title IX context has evolved to its current state, and how it continues to evolve. Presenters: Jennifer Smith, Partner, Amy Dickerson, Partner, Franczek Radelet P.C.

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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The Meaning of “Sex”: The Evolution of Title IX on Athletics, Sexual Harassment and Transgender Students


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM The School Board President-Superintendent Partnership: Achieving Excellence Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1F

SATURDAY

The partnership between the school board president and superintendent is a key factor of performance. For over 100 years the Mt. Lebanon SD has achieved remarkable results. These noteworthy results are testament to a carefully cultivated and nurtured relationship between the school board and superintendent of schools. Research clearly suggests that the school boardsuperintendent relationship does more to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of education in schools than any other single factor. This relationship will be explored. Presenters: Timothy Steinhauer, Superintendent of Schools, Lawrence Lebowitz, Board President, Mt. Lebanon, SD

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Tweet-Innovate-Engage: Building 21st Century Communications Strategies that Foster Strong Superintendent, Board of Education, and Community Relationships Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4E Is your district engaging the community using the latest social media and communications tools? Is your message focused, unified, and effective? Is your district’s mission and vision supported by its communications plan? The session will focus on a variety of tools that can help Boards of Education more effectively connect with community and district stakeholders building stronger relationships that foster trust and support. Presenters: Edward Salina, Jr, Superintendent of Schools, Catherine Flanagan, Board of Education President, Guy LeVaillant, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources & Instructional Technology, Raymond Paris, Board of Education Vice President, Dr. Tony Sinanis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Eric Szillus, Board of Education Trustee, Lisa DaPaola, Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Services and Administration, Plainedge Public Schools

10:30 AM—11:45 AM WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Colorado Convention Center, 401/402 This program is a one of a kind school-based initiative building on the personal capital already availablefathers and father-figures of students. Every attendee will walk away with the 7 Steps to Success for launching the WATCH D.O.G.S.® program in their school(s) to support education and school safety through positive male role models. Women and Men should attend this workshop. Presenter: Eric Snow, President, WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

90 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Why is CTE Important to Me? Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F Today’s CTEs are responding to the accelerated change occurring in both education and economic sectors. To prepare our students to succeed in life means we must help them to understand the relevance of their learning, as they bridge core academics to the rigor of real-world applications. In this session, we will discuss the continuum of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the US; imperatives driving change, policy and practice; and planning and design of CTE spaces and how you can incorporate them into your facilities. Presenters: Tim Wagoner, Project Director, Stantec

12:00 PM—4:40 PM Athletics & Tech: Sports Authority Field at Mile High This is a ticketed event open to all conference registrants. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Get a “behind the scenes” glimpse into areas rarely seen by the public and some of the unique operations & inner workings of one of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in North America. Learn how technology has transformed professional athletics and sports broadcasting and how tech-savvy educators are using it to transform K-12 physical education classes. Bus information: Please arrive by 11:40 AM. Bus departs promptly at 12:00 PM from the Colorado Convention Center, Lobby B.

12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event Council of Urban Boards of Education Luncheon: Addressing Inequities in America’s Public Schools: If Not Us, Then Who? Sponsored by First Student, Booth #433 Hyatt Regency Denver, Capitol 1-4

This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants; tickets must be purchased in advance. Educational inequality often intersects with the judicial system which interrupts students’ academic growth. America’s public schools today have fallen short in providing underrepresented students access to the opportunities compared to those afforded more advantaged students. Join us to hear from Judge Glenda Hatchett, former Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court in Atlanta, address the inequality of America’s public schools and the correlation between it and the judicial system—which breeds education inequities. We’ll also learn what we can do to foster opportunities for HATCHETT the success of every child in spite of their environment. Presenter: Judge Glenda Hatchett School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Site Visit


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event National Caucus of American Indian/Alaska Native School Board Members Luncheon

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Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 2C-3C

This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. Samuel Johns is a motivational speaker, songwriter, performers and activist. He uses music as a tool for healing and connecting people to Native History. As an activist, he founded the Forget Me Not Movement, an effort to draw attention to and help address homelessness in Anchorage, Alaska. Today, the group Sam started to help reconnect Anchorage’s homeless with their families in rural Alaska has more than 21,000 members. He was most recently awarded the Top Forty Under 40 Award by the Alaska Journal of Commerce in 2016.

JOHNS

Presenter: Samuel Johns, Motivational Speaker, Songwriter and Activist

12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event School Leaders Luncheon

Sponsored by Sodexo, Booth #403 Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 2AB-3AB This ticketed even is open to all conference registrants and fees are in addition to full conference program registration fees. Tickets must be purchased in advance. “You are a genius and the world needs your contribution”—that’s the message of teacher and author Angela Maiers. Her initiative, Choose2Matter, challenges us to make “mattering” a way of life. When people accept that they matter and that their actions count, lives, learning and our world changes. Sponsored by Sodexo, this luncheon also celebrates the spirit of innovation and excellence in public education by honoring the 2017 Magna Award winners.

MAIERS

Advocacy

Presenter: Angela Maiers, Teacher, Author, and Consultant

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM A Case for Innovative Design: Post-Occupancy Evaluation on the Impacts of School and Furniture Design on User Satisfaction and Student Engagement Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1A Trends in school design have shifted toward increased flexibility and adaptability to accommodate changing demographic and classroom needs, but the actual impacts of such interventions have rarely been studied. Through a post-occupancy evaluation study of a traditional school that received new, flexible furniture and a new school with innovative building and furniture designs, this presentation reveals the impacts of collaborative learning spaces and furniture on user satisfaction and student engagement in the learning process. Presenters: Terry Hoyle, Principal, Deigo Barrera, Associate / Design Architect, Stantec; Marilyn Denison, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Coppell ISD

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM Adult Bullying; How to Recognize it and Deal with it Effectively Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 Much attention has been given to student bullying. However, almost no attention has been given to adult bullying, which directly impacts on the educational success of students, interactions with parents, discussions at board meetings, and teacher-to-teacher communication. We assume that when an individual becomes an “adult,” bullying disappears. Unfortunately, adult bullying can be even more challenging for school leaders to deal with effectively. Join us for this informative, practical application and upbeat discussion. Presenters: Michael Weber, Superintendent, Brian McCutcheon, School Board Member, Port Washington-Saukville School Board

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Arts for All: Celebrating & Sustaining District Arts Programs Colorado Convention Center, 111/113 Hear how the arts fit into ESSA and what it takes to become an award-winning district. Learn what the Kennedy Center evaluates when looking for their annual honoree; how to establish community partnerships to foster equitable access to the arts; and how career pathways are emerging through digital media programs in addition to the established fields of dance, music, theater, and art. Presenters: Donna Anonsen, Managing Director, Art & Education Center; Jane Best, Director, Arts Education Partnership, Education Commission of the States; Mario Rossero, Senior Vice President, Education, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Being A Learning Board in Q2: Using what you learn from the NSBA Conferences to be a High Performing Board Team Colorado Convention Center, 301

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Attendees will learn how the Carmel Clay School Board attended the NSBA conferences for several years and how they applied their learning in becoming a High Trust and High Performing Team. They will present how they applied the concepts of functioning in Quadrant 2-also known as Q2; being a Learning Board and ultimately becoming a High Trust functioning Board and High Achieving School District. They will share their Board’s journey in becoming a Learning Board that functions in Q2. Presenters: Jeffery Cohn, Managing Partner, Brave Dialogue; Layla Spanenberg, Board President; Nicholas Wahl, Superintendent, Carmel Clay School District

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Board Meeting Effectiveness: The Planning, The Meeting & Thereafter Colorado Convention Center, 304 Are your board meetings lasting longer than you would like? Do you feel you are provided adequate information and time to make a decision on an action item? Are you aware of the progress &/or completion of action items? This session will provide the process of setting our agenda with the superintendent, board communication from the superintendent, trustee questions about the agenda, administration presentations and action item tracking. Presenters: Ty Jones, Board President, Lancaster Independent School District

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Closing Relevance Gaps: Board Leadership for Future Ready Schools Colorado Convention Center, 107 This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. There are at least 6 key relevance gaps between what schools do on a day-to-day basis and what students and society actually need from them: information literacy, economy/workforce, 21st century learning, student engagement, organizational innovation, and instructional equity. In this interactive session we will discuss each of these relevance gaps and identify some actions that school boards can take to remedy some of the disconnects between community needs and current schooling practices. Presenters: Scott McLeod, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, University of Colorado Denver

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

94 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Community Engagement: Partnering for Student Success Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1F In today’s educational environment, school districts must rely on community partners to support academic success for all students. Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD recognizes that community engagement is a two way street. This presentation explores the intentional strategies used by one school district to develop unique partnerships with faith-based organizations, non-profits, businesses, municipalities, and individuals. Participants will gain ideas for exploring new partnerships and strategies for implementation. Presenters: Ellen Jones, School Board President, Faye Beaulieu, Board Member, Steven Chapman, Superintendent, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

Creating an In-District Orientation Program for New Board Members Colorado Convention Center, 102 An in-district orientation program can provide valuable information and resources to assist your newest board members as they “jump in” to their new role and strive to become effective members. Participants will be able to: 1) Identify and list valuable information and resources for new board members 2) Develop a mentoring program for new board members 3) Identify how your School Board Association can assist new board members. Participants will be engaged through the use of large and small group discussions and activities. Presenters: Gwen Thornton, Field Service Representative, Kathy Winecoff, Field Service Representative, New Jersey School Boards Association

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Does Your Board Govern Effectively? Colorado Convention Center, 405 School boards can have a positive impact on student achievement and district improvement. How can boards develop and sustain research-based best practices? The award-winning Massachusetts District Governance Program is a series of workshops designed to help boards do just that. In this session, we’ll share specific tools and practices, including model protocols and strategies around facilitating good communication, setting ambitious goals, monitoring progress and effectively using meeting time that boards can tailor to their own needs. Presenters: Dorothy Presser, Field Director, Beverly Hugo, Vice President, Glenn Koocher, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of School Committees

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Energy Projects to Increase Safety, Comfort & Performance Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4B Learn how Inter-lakes began a 10-year journey toward energy efficiency. With school board and community support, the district teamed up with Honeywell to complete projects that resulted in $7M of savings. Improvements include infrastructure upgrades, a solar array that provides the high school’s electricity, and integration of new technology into the curriculum. Presenters: Jim Lucy, Business Consultant, Honeywell Building Solutions; Trish Temperino, Assistant Superintendent, Inter-Lakes School District

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM Engaging Stakeholders: Board Management Solutions are a Win-Win for Communities and your District! Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4C Thousands of public governing bodies nationwide are adopting board management solutions to increase transparency, providing a basis for more open communication with the public. These cloudbased services also allow boards to dramatically improve productivity and save thousands of dollars annually. This presentation will demonstrate precisely how utilizing proven, low-cost technology can save school districts up to tens-of-thousands of dollars annually, increase community access to board activities and significantly reduce staff time. Join us to learn how your organization can also become more effective, from day one. Presenters: Denver, CO Public Schools, Board Members

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media Colorado Convention Center, 401/402 In a digital world, how information is communicated has evolved. The Bergenfield Public School District (NJ) will share how its board of education and superintendent collaborated to develop a task force seeing how social media could be utilized as a district communications tool. This presentation will highlight key trends in public relations and media, detailed research the district conducted, input received from key community stakeholders and the process that was implemented to develop a comprehensive district communications plan. Presenters: Joseph Amara, Chris Tully, Interim Superintendent, Bergenfield Public Schools

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

96 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Five Strategies to Build a More Effective Governance Team Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1B This engaging session will address your questions on superintendent-school board relationships and provide five specific strategies to enhance this vital relationship that you can immediately implement upon returning to your district. Learn what superintendents and school boards really want in order to develop and maintain a positive, productive relationship. Presenter: Nathan McCann, Superintendent, Ridgefield School District

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1D It’s been described as “The best professional development I’ve ever had!” Learn how to create a districtwide professional development program to engage, inspire and create teacher leaders in the community as well as in classrooms. Explore how the Alamance Burlington School System forged community partnerships to develop a new district-wide professional development program for its teachers. Find out how the Teacher Leadership Academy is aligned with the community’s vision for a world-class public education system. Presenters: Tracey Grayzer, President, Impact Alamance; Angela Bost, Jenny Faulkner, Public Information Officers, Allison Gant, Vice Chair, Alamance- Burlington School System

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Impacting Student Success: The Power of Teamwork Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C Student success is the focus of every successful board. The board’s understanding of the importance of teamwork and shared leadership determines their ability to impact the school district success. This session will focus on the individual skills required to develop a high performing team that helps create the district’s desired outcomes. Presenters: Doug Moeckel, Deputy Director, Brian Jordan, Assistant Executive Director, Leadership Services, Kansas Association of School Boards

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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From the Classroom to the Community: How to Engage and Inspire Teacher Leaders


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Increasing Rigor and Performance: Osbourn Park High School’s Journey to Increasing Student Access to Advanced Coursework While Supporting Student Achievement Colorado Convention Center, 403/404

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Participants will learn how changes in course selection, master scheduling, teacher support, and school division policy led to significant increases in student participation and performance in advanced coursework. Participants will review data to support students’ pursuit of advanced coursework, while discussing strategies to support instructional quality. The role of the school board in supporting participation and performance gains will be identified, including the role of the College Board’s new Advanced Placement Capstone coursework. Presenters: Neil Beech, Principal, William Deutsch, School Board Member, Sara Gill, Science Teacher, Osbourn Park High School, Prince William County Virginia Public Schools

1:30 PM—2:45 PM INFORMANCE: A Hands-on Experience from Inside a Music Ensemble Colorado Convention Center, 110/112 Participants will experience skills, practice, concentration, imagination, and discipline involved in learning to play an instrument and participation in rigorous music education. The session demonstrates how learning in and through the arts is essential for student success and is a vital element to providing a well-rounded education. Presenter: Merryl Goldberg, Professor, School of the Arts, California State University—San Marcos

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

98 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Master Class: Great to Greater: How The Best Educational Systems Keep Getting Better Colorado Convention Center, 302/303 Great to Greater is the result of a new international study of schools and educational systems that made great gains and then, rather than rest on their laurels, continued to make progress. The research includes public, international, charter, and independent schools. Presenter: Douglas Reeves, Partner, Creative Leadership Solutions

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REEVES

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Master Class: School Boards and Superintendents Partnering on Innovation Colorado Convention Center, 205/207 Transformative leaders do more than recognize the need for change; they recognize the importance of changing culture and the need to take concrete steps to create transformation in their district, working collaboratively with their school board and community. In this session, EdLeader21 CEO Ken Kay and Dysart USD Superintendent Gail Pletnick will explore how to build consensus around what a true portrait of a graduate looks like.

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Presenters: Ken Kay, CEO, EdLeader21; Gail Pletnick, Superintendent, Dysart Unified School District

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School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Mobility, Leadership and Learning Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A Digital learning experiences and mobile devices are changing the education landscape. At this session, we’ll discuss strategies for leading your organization through this transition to create new learning and teaching opportunities. You’ll explore the role of visionary leadership in supporting school transformation and see how new learning resources support emerging trends in education. Presenter: Jon Landis, National Development Executive, Apple Inc.

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Basic Parliamentary Procedure for NEW Board Members Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 Lots can happen (and happen very quickly) during a school board meeting that will prevent you from obtaining your desired outcomes. A basic understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order for your meetings is a critical tool for every new school board member. Presenter: Terry McCabe, Leadership Consultant, AGT Consulting

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Reducing Student Drop-Out Rates and Improving Graduation Rates Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 Find out how Red Clay Consolidated School District (DE) successfully implemented a K-12 dropout prevention initiative in 2011 to improve student attendance, reduce discipline/suspension referrals, reduce retention, lower the drop-out rate and improve graduation rates. As the largest school district in Delaware, Red Clay’s drop-out rate data in 2015 was 1.7% and the graduation rate improved to 91%. RCCSD has seen improvement of the district’s data over the last four years. Daily attendance has improved while suspensions/discipline referrals continue to be reduced 30%. Presenter: Mervin Daugherty, Superintendent, Red Clay Consolidated School District

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

100 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM The 360° Superintendent Evaluation: A Tool For Communication Between the Board and Superintendent Colorado Convention Center, 505 Over the past 50 years Penn Manor School District in Lancaster, PA has employed only six superintendents, with four serving seven years or more. The recent success is a result of a robust evaluation process anchored by a 360° superintendent survey launched in 2005. The process enables the board to receive input from teachers, staff, administrators, and the community to assist in its evaluation of the superintendent. Attend this session to learn more about the process as well as methods to solicit greater community feedback. Presenters: Michael Leichliter, Superintendent of Schools, Richard Frerichs, School Board Member, Carlton Rintz, Board Vice-President, Penn Manor School District

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Core Work of Highly Effective Boards Colorado Convention Center, 506 Strategic improvement planning, sound board policies, effective meetings, and board/superintendent evaluations. Where does your board rate on these critical functions? How much is your work aligned? How do you demonstrate transparency with your community, and how accountable are you to the students you serve? Learn how your board can leverage technology to better align its work, be more transparent to the community, and focus its work on improving student achievement. Presenters: Mark Willis, Assistant Executive Director, Georgia School Boards Association; Doug Roper, Board Member, Vidalia City Schools

1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Lincoln Public Schools Career Academy Colorado Convention Center, 502 After several years of research and planning, Lincoln Public Schools (40,000 students) opened a 1,000 student Career Academy centered on twelve (12) high demand and high paying careers identified through community needs. This unique concept features a three (3)-way partnership between the school district, local community college, and Chamber of Commerce. This session will focus on the opportunities developed for staff and students and the intricacies of partnerships when much is at stake. Presenters: Stephen Joel, Superintendent, Lanny Boswell, Board Member, Connie Duncan, Board Member, Lincoln Nebraska Public Schools

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Role of School Boards in Supporting High-Quality Assessment Systems Colorado Convention Center, 503

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School boards have a critical role to play in supporting high-quality local assessment systems. Through this session from NSBA and Achieve, board members will understand these roles, including setting a vision for high-quality assessments, asking the right questions of district staff and vendors about current and proposed assessments, ensuring that only the minimum amount of testing is given for essential instructional, diagnostic, and accountability purposes, and communicating the use and purposes of assessments to key stakeholders. Presenters: Jacob Mishook, Associate Director, Assessment and Accountability, Achieve; Patte Barth, Director, Center for Public Education, National School Boards Association

1:30 PM—2:45 PM The ‘Taboo’ Topic of Poverty Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E There’s a strong relationship between students’ socioeconomic status and their levels of academic achievement. Children under 18 represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 33% of people in poverty. Risks are greatest for children who experience poverty when they are young and experience deep, persistent poverty. Come and discuss this sometimes forgotten taboo topic of poverty, and learn what some schools are doing to help students who find themselves growing up in poverty. Presenters: Timi Tullis, Director of Board Development and Field Services, Tiffany Jackson, Past President, Association of Alaska School Boards

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Two is Better Than One: The Importance and Value of Bilingual Education Colorado Convention Center, 108 Bilingual education focuses on teaching English Language Learners while encouraging and maintaining their original language. The panelists will discuss why bilingual education is important for districts to prioritize, and how two districts are successfully doing so. Presenters: Eduardo Reyes, Board President, Chula Vista School District; Al Mijares, Superintendent, Orange County (CA) Department of Education; Sally Nathenson-Mejia, Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culturally Responsive Teaching, University of Colorado Denver

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

102 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM UBER-ization of Education: Strategic Leadership for Personalized Learning Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4E Develop a vision for and definition of personalized learning. Examine resources that can guide your launch of personalized learning across your district. Dig into the personalized learning research. How can you support a leadership team to transform learning across the district? What are examples of measurable impacts on student learning that you can share with your board members? Leave the session with ideas on how to bring personalized learning to scale in your district. Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman, Director of Innovative Learning, Teaching and Technology, Jason Bonds, Board President, Jill Gildea, Superintendent, Fremont School District 79

Understanding March2Success: A Free Tool for Bringing Equity to Test Prep Colorado Convention Center, 406 Success should never depend on the ability to afford an expensive test prep program. March2Success is a free, online course designed to improve student performance on standardized tests while enhancing math, science and language arts skills. Learn how students in your district can use this tool to prepare for state required exams and college entrance tests, including SAT and ACT. Presenter: U.S. Army Representative

1:30 PM—2:45 PM We haven’t Come This Far Just to Come This Far! Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4D What’s next? We’ve been through higher learning standards, testing, teacher accountability, blame and shame and the ever changing demands of a business climate that can’t stand still but criticizes public education for not hitting the target. Now, after years of underfunding, teacher bashing and federal and state edicts, we’re entering a new era of alleged local control. Are we really on the cusp of a new era and if so, how do we seize the day? Come learn from two veteran, but undaunted advocates for public education! Presenters: David Little, Executive Director, Rural Schools Assn of New York State; Leanne Winner, Director of Governmental Relations, North Carolina School Boards Association

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Why Your Next Superintendent Should Be A Team Of Experts Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F

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Although most school systems employ a single executive as superintendent, other industries such as legal partnerships, medical practices, and creative associations succeed with a team of co-equal, expert leaders. In one Colorado district, a team of aligned partner-experts represents an alternative to the traditional superintendent that increases stability, decreases costs, and applies more specialized expertise to district performance. The session will detail the reasons and methods you might consider in adopting a new leadership model. Presenters: Peter Hilts, Chief Education Officer, Jack Bay, Chief Operations Officer, Marie LavereWright, Board President, Brett Ridgway, Chief Business Officer, School District 49

1:30 PM—2:45 PM You Can Lead a Horse to Water... Five Positive Strategies for Moving Forward when Others Don’t Follow the Rules Colorado Convention Center, 504 Governance work is gratifying and impactful when all the members of the board and leadership team agree about protocol and process. However, when one or more in the group is unable or unwilling to stick to the ‘game plan’ or stay on the ‘same page’, trouble often ensues. This session will provide some examples of potentially disruptive behavior and ways to redirect, mitigate, or work around the difficulties. Come prepared with your own example and see if we can’t find a possible “fix” together. Presenter: Cheryl Ryan, Director, Board Services, Ohio School Boards Association

3:30 PM—5:00 PM State Association Meeting National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Granite B

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Education Foundations 101 Colorado Convention Center, 503 This workshop will guide you through the process to start and/or revitalize an education foundation to support your school district. Learn the importance of planning strategically to develop an effective board of directors, corporate structure, clear goals, funding areas and messaging for successful fundraising and strong partnerships. Presenters: Laurie Cromwell, CFRE, Owner, Foundation Innovation, LLC; Krina Lee, Executive Director, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

104 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Engaging Your Community to Redefine Student Discipline Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 When African American males make up 12% of your student population but more than 30% of your suspensions, it is time to take a hard look at your division’s student discipline data and process. And, to be truly effective, you have to engage your parents, community leaders and staff in the conversation. Learn how one division and the community worked together to move from a reactive approach to a proactive intervention model and see the impact it can have on student discipline and student achievement. Presenter: Aaron Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Five Steps to Develop a Successful School Volunteer Program Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1F In this lively session, you will learn strategies to build a school district volunteer program that places community residents in classrooms to serve as student tutors. Help teachers and make a positive difference in student learning with the use of volunteer “math mentors” and “expert listeners” who assist students needing more time and attention to learn. Learn how to maximize the impact of a volunteer program and positively impact student learning, all while building community goodwill in the process. Presenter: JoAnn Sternke, Superintendent, Pewaukee School District

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Future Ready Schools...Creating Your Vision, Crafting Your Plan Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E The difference between successful digital learning programs and embarrassing, wasteful failures lies in creating a clearly defined vision and crafting a comprehensive, sustainable plan. This highly interactive session guides school leaders through the Future Ready Schools process for implementing effective digital learning. Future Ready Schools online tools for visioning, planning and evaluation offered free to school districts - help districts develop the human and technological capacity to assure all students develop their full potential. Presenters: Evo Popoff, Future Ready Schools State Lead, Alliance for Excellent Education; Patty Maillet, Business Development Director, New Jersey School Boards Association

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Grounding Your Master Facilities Plan in an Authentic Community Engagement Process Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1D

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In early 2015 the Upper Arlington Schools Board of Education (OH) committed to engaging its community in a transparent and highly participatory master facilities planning process. This session provides an understanding of: the rationale for engaging in a master planning process, the various elements of a master facilities plan, and how to authentically engage a diverse array of constituents. The presentation will highlight the integral involvement of the Board of Education in the process. Presenters: Paul Imhoff, Superintendent, Matt McClellan, Board President, Christopher Potts, Upper Arlington City Schools; Steve Turckes, PreK-12 Practice Leader, Principal, Perkins and Will

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Interest Based Bargaining: Getting Board Members, Administrators and Teachers to Work as a Powerful Team for Student Success Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C Haysville USD 261 (KS) has used Interest Based Bargaining for the past 15 years. Attendees will learn how to introduce this concept to their district and successfully implement it. Special consideration will be provided to equip attendees with the specific strategies and techniques that make this process so powerful. Attendees will leave this presentation with a systematic checklist to implement this process in their district. Presenters: John Burke, Superintendent, Clint Schutte, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance, Susan Walston, Board President, Haysville Unified School District #261

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Kilowatts to Cash: Converting Your Energy Waste to Guaranteed Revenue through Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1B K-12 leaders recognize the need for safe, comfortable and bright learning environments; however, most are faced with tight budgets, deferred maintenance and increasing energy costs. Learn how state laws provide a solution through Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) that allows the energy cost savings from lighting, HVAC, and system controls upgrades to cover project and financing expenses for the upgrades with no upfront costs. This often yields a net increase in annual operational revenue immediately after implementation. Presenters: Michael Parker, President, Specialty Services, Nabholz; Alice Dasek, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy; Rob Guthrie, Director of Business Development, Entergrity Energy Partners, LLC

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

106 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Lead, Develop and Achieve: Assessing and Enhancing Your Leadership Skills In and Out of School Colorado Convention Center, 406 Join U.S. Army representatives to discuss the building blocks of leadership and how you can integrate these simple (but important) principles into your career. In this interactive session, we will explore the fundamentals of leadership while acquiring practical self-assessment skills that can be applied to enhance success and drive achievement. Presenter: CPT Katrina Clark, ROTC BDE Nurse Counselor, U.S. Army & U.S. Army Representative

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4B Increasing enrollment and growing security concerns drove Snoqualmie Valley School District (WA) to evaluate its technology, integration capabilities and processes. SVSD teamed up with Honeywell on their vision, and this session explores how integration is used to create a safe, secure environment with focus on lock down (active shooter) and suspicious package scenarios. Presenters: Bill Davis, Director of Operations, Snoqualmie Valley School District; Mike Murphy, Account Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Making Family Engagement Part of the Plan instead of Partially Planned Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4E Parent engagement that is connected to learning outcomes and district initiatives has a bigger impact on the campus and is more relevant to families and caregivers. Building an annual plan for family engagement brings about efforts that make the most sense to both the parent and the educator. Attendees will learn the value of actually mandating the planning and commitment to these programs to ensure that they happen at all and are tied to the district vision instead of just parent meetings for the sake of checking the boxes. Presenter: J. Michael Hall, President/Founder, Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Leveraging Technology to Drive a World-Class Approach to K12 Safety & Security


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Master Class: School Board/Superintendent Relations Colorado Convention Center, 401-402

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An effective school board/superintendent team is essential to a school system’s success. Come hear an informative session between Executive Directors of the National School Boards Association and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and how the two organizations work together to accomplish common goals.

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Presenters: Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director & CEO, National School Boards Association; Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM Meeting the Demands for a High-Performing Middle School With a STEM-Based Model Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools answered the call to expand options for middle school curriculum with the first-ever middle grades STEM school. A hands-on, critical thinking based approach will propel students into careers where innovation thrives. Learn how the transformation of a 50 year old building into a tech-rich educational setting full of hands on classroom activities, intriguing scientific experiments, and amazing applications in engineering has delivered Georgia’s first entirely certified STEM Middle School! Presenters: Julie Wade, Board Member, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System; Peter Ulrich, Principal, The STEM Academy

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

108 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Introduction to Roles & Responsibilities of a School Board Member Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 All Board members come to their positions with a set of beliefs as to what the job involves. But do you really know your roles and responsibilities? We will examine the top five responsibilities of a board member: district finances; district policies, evaluation standards; district goals, mission, vision; and communication. Presenter: James Hardy, Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Social Media: How to Connect Without Going Viral Colorado Convention Center, 110/112 Social media has become a fact of life for board members, whether because of their own pages or those of fellow board members. Understand the opportunities and challenges faced when posts and tweets become a topic of conversation or a source of contention in the board room. Explore the policies that govern and impact the use of social media. Presenters: Sandi Barry, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Stephen Bounds, Director of Legal & Policy Services, Maryland Association of Boards of Education

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Student Privacy in a Digital Age Colorado Convention Center, 403/404 Can districts release surveillance footage that depicts students? Are districts allowed to store student records in the cloud? May photos of students be posted on the district’s Facebook page? Explore the privacy protections afforded to students’ digital records and districts’ ability to release those records. Presenter: Sara Clark, Director of Legal Services, Ohio School Boards Association

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Teach me to Read, Write and Speak in Spanish! Colorado Convention Center, 301

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Design an instructional program for English Only speaking kindergartners & transform them into biliterate English/Spanish speakers, readers & writers! Join us for this thought provoking, interactive session to learn how to create a Dual Language Immersion Instructional program K-12 in your district. Learn how to re-purpose dollars and reallocate staff to create an innovative program model while also meeting lofty student achievement goals. Be innovative! Be competitive! This program is a gamechanger for children; we will show you how! Presenters: Kristen Stringfellow, Superintendent, Maureen Cotter, Board Member, Raissa Mosher, S. Scott Mueller, NSBA Board of Directors, Board Member, South Kingstown School Department (RI)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Ten Best Practices to Avoid Liability Colorado Convention Center, 304 Board of education members are often faced with many challenging issues which could lead to your board of education becoming part of a lawsuit. This session will explore the common legal pitfalls boards of education face, the best ways to deal with them when they occur, and most importantly the best ways to avoid them. Presenters: Patrice McCarthy, Deputy Director and General Counsel, Rebecca Adams, Senior Staff Attorney, Robert Rader, Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Critical Investment into Outdoor Education: An Investment Too Valuable to Ignore Colorado Convention Center, 504 Outdoor education has long been an area where educators have introduced the sciences to students at an early age. Students have typically gone on day trips or overnight “camps” to explore the wonder the outdoors has to offer. While this is an opportunity for some, for most school systems this has either never been practical or is becoming more difficult with growing populations and related costs. A case study of an outdoor learning center will address how districts can meet and go beyond the normal expectations for outdoor learning. Presenters: Terry Hoyle, Principal, Stantec; Amy Hollenshead, Outdoor Learning Center Coordinator, Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center; Tim McClure, District Architect & Planner, Northwest ISD

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

110 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Power of Space in Education Colorado Convention Center, 111/113 Students will be better prepared for the future if the places where they learn match the means by which they learn. Students are learning differently now, and educational facilities must evolve with this shift in pedagogy. Join the American Architectural Foundation as we explore the impact space has on learning, by connecting progressive educators and administrators with forward-thinking design that embraces the way 21st century students learn—creating flexible learning environments that improve student achievement in practical and replicable ways. Presenters: Ron Bogle, President/CEO, American Architectural Foundation; Jim French, Global K-12 Practice Leader, DLR Group

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM The School Board Role in Transforming the Organizational Climate: A Look at PLCs Colorado Convention Center, 405 How can school boards transform school culture? To improve organizational climate/student achievement, it takes a systemic system led by the governance team working collaboratively with its stakeholders. Much attention has been given to the need for Professional Learning Communities while little attention has been given concerning the role of the board. This presentation focuses on how the school board can ensure the academic success of all students by utilizing an organizational systemic approach to learning. Presenter: Patrick Rice, Director Field Services, Illinois Association of School Boards; Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Superintendent, Crete-Monee SD 201U, Illinois; Jean Chrostoski, Superintendent, Goshen Co. SD 1, Wyoming

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Training Educators: Innovative Implementation of Technology to Increase Student Achievement Colorado Convention Center, 502 Today’s classrooms are attended by digital natives awaiting teachers to meet them at their instructional level. This is a reasonable expectation that can and must be met. Staff development which is customized and rooted in theoretical and practical experience of transitioning traditional schools to digital learning environments; enables educational teams to be empowered to develop avenues to provide authentic lessons where teachers implement technology in meaningful ways, that engages students in their learning. Presenters: Robert Pappalardo, CEO, Teresa Schaefer, Carrie Shaw, Meara Verna, Connected Learning Consultants

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Using Technology to Transform Education This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. Colorado Convention Center, 107 The Center for Digital Education in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators has assembled some of the nation’s most innovative superintendents who will share their journeys of transformation and how they use technology as a catalyst. Presenter: Kecia Ray, Executive Director, Center for Digital Education

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM What About My Rights? School Board Members and the First Amendment This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys. Colorado Convention Center, 102 The events of 2015 shined a spotlight on the issue of the limits on public officials’ First Amendment rights. Most notably, Rowan County (KY) Clerk Kim Davis claimed that her religious beliefs prevented her from performing some of her official duties, i.e., issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Other elected officials have argued that they have a free speech right to use their vote to “convey a message,” while others have contended that they have a constitutional right to privately discuss public business with a quorum of the governmental body outside of a duly posted official meeting. While school attorneys are familiar with the legal analysis applicable to public school employees, what is less clear is where elected school board members’ First Amendment rights begin and end. Take a look at what the courts have said about that issue, and how those judicial analyses can be used to enable school board members to understand their rights. Presenter: Mark Tilley, Senior Attorney, Legal Services, Texas Association of School Boards

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Caucuses & CUBE Programming What Does a New President Mean For Underserved Students Colorado Convention Center, 108 After a contentious election season, our country has a new President and what is anticipated to be a major shift in many policy areas. However, it is not entirely clear what impact this could have on the education of our most vulnerable children. Join us as we discuss the potential implications of a new administration on education policy, particularly around equity and civil rights. Presenter: Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, Stanford University

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

112 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM What Exactly Does Career Technical Education Encompass? Colorado Convention Center, 505 When the Center for Public Education examined the outcomes of non-college goers in 2014, one of the many basic questions that bubbled up was: “What exactly is career technical education? (CTE),” Among the key findings of that study was the outsized impact career and technical education programs had on the relative success of all students, especially the non-college goer. We’ll explore what CTE looks like in school communities and what successful programs have in common. Presenters: Patte Barth, Director, Chandi Wagner, Research Analyst, Center for Public Education, National School Boards Association

What You Need to Know Before Selecting Your Best Strategic Partner Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A Most school budgets are stalled at pre-recession levels. Reducing operating budgets by reassigning non-educational costs can help protect key educational initiatives. Our panel presents best practices in assessing current operations for savings potential and shares lessons learned in navigating the strategic partner selection process from cost analysis to award. Presenters: Jud Crane, Director of Purchasing and Contract Administration, Santa Rosa County Schools; Diane Coleman, Business Development, Mike Evatt, Business Development Director, ABM Education Services

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Will Propane Autogas Work for Me? Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4C This panel will feature transportation directors and board members who have made the switch to propane for their district. Learn as they walk through their evaluation process and financial savings experienced with alternative fuels. See why over 650 districts have switched to propane, and whether alternative fuels are right for you. Presenters: Kay Cornelius, Transportation Director, St. Louis County ISD; Jeff Jeter, Fleet Director, Chesterfield Public Schools; Eric Johnson, Transportation Director, East Baton Rouge Parish; Brian Carney, Group Account Director, ROUSH CleanTech; Pat Mitchell, Transportation Director, Mobile County Schools

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM


Saturday, March 25 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Youth Mental Health First Aid Colorado Convention Center, 104/106

SATURDAY

Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given by appropriately trained and nationally certified first responders until appropriate support is received or until the crisis is resolved. Come learn how school boards collaborated to provide professional development to get school staff trained and nationally certified as Mental Health First Responders. Overview of risk factors, warning signs, and 5-step action plan will be shared. Presenter: Sherry Ponder, Former School Board President, Bay St. Louis/Waveland Schools

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

114 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS SUNDAY, MARCH 26

Unless otherwise noted, all events and sessions take place at the Colorado Convention Center.

7:00 AM—4:30 PM

12:00 PM—2:00 PM

Attendee Registration Lobby B

Meal Events page 128 Education Technology Luncheon, hosted by the Technology Leadership Network Sponsored by First Student, Booth #433 Mile High Ballroom 2AB–3AB

8:00 AM—5:00 PM NSBA Bookstore Lobby F

8:00 AM—9:30 AM National Hispanic Council page 116 of School Board Members Breakfast Sponsored by Preferred Meals, Booth #323 Mile High Ballroom 2AB–3AB

8:00 AM—10:00 AM

National Black Council of School Board Members Luncheon Sponsored by U.S. Army, Booth #309 Hyatt Regency Denver, Capitol Ballroom

12:45 PM—1:15 PM Study Halls Exhibit Hall F

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM

8:30 AM—9:45 AM

Site Visit page 141 Making Science Accessible: Denver Museum of Nature and Science Bus Departs Lobby B

Educational Programming Sessions page 116

10:00 AM—11:30 PM General Session page 127 Sponsored by BoardDocs, Booth #203 Arianna Huffington Hall A

11:30 AM—4:00 PM

2:00 PM—5:00 PM

2:15 PM—5:00 PM Site Visit Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®) Exhibit Bus Departs Lobby B

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3:00 PM—3:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open Exclusive hours 11:30 AM—1:30 PM & 2:45 PM—3:45 PM

Study Halls Exhibit Hall F

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Study Halls Exhibit Hall F

Educational Programming Sessions page 129

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Educational Programming Sessions page 142

5:00 PM—5:45 PM Drum Circle Atrium

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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State Association Meeting page 116 Convention Managers Work-Alike Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Granite A


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:00 AM—9:30 AM Meal Event National Hispanic Council of School Board Members Breakfast Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2AB-3AB Sponsored by Preferred Meals, Booth #323

MENDEZ

Sylvia Mendez is a civil rights activist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mendez’ role in the nation’s history was sealed when her parents successfully filed the landmark lawsuit - Mendez, et al v. the Westminster School District, et al - the result of which made California the first state to end school segregation in 1947. The victory also laid the legal precedent for the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court case that would end racial segregation in schools across the country almost a decade later. She now travels across the country to schools to educate Americans about the historic court case.

SUNDAY

Presenter: Sylvia Mendez, Civil Rights Activist

8:00 AM—10:00 AM State Association Meeting Convention Managers Work-Alike Meeting Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Granite A

8:30 AM—9:45 AM 20 20 Vision (Hindsight or Foresight?)—A New Role for a New Era: Governance to Empower Teams for Excellence and Innovation Colorado Convention Center, 301 How do we encourage cultures of inquiry and innovation? What General McChrystal discovered in Iraq, Bob Gates discovered at the CIA, and Steve Jobs discovered at Apple has direct bearing on what you need to discover on your board of education. Drawing on research from education, business, and the military, this session will explore new roles for board/superintendent governance teams to incubate excellence and innovation. Presenters: Mary Broderick, Former School Board Member (past president of NSBA), Consultant, Jack Reynolds, Superintendent of Schools (retired), East Lyme

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

116 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Abandoning Age Based Learning - Six Teaching and Learning Methods Using Taylor County Schools’ Six Spoke Wheel of Learning Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 Understand how to create a school where student and teacher choice creates an environment of happy employees and happy learners. See how a school district has accomplished zero drop-outs, and a 100 percent graduation rate. Learn how grade levels have been eliminated. Understand how over one hundred students don’t even have a teacher assigned to them on a daily basis. See parent, student and teacher testimonies as to how this system has allowed their children to get a four year college degree in two years or less. Board Member Participation. Presenters: Roger Cook, Superintendent, Taylor County Schools; Charles Higdon, Director of District Wide Programs, Taylor County School District (KY)

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Balsz Promise Neighborhood Colorado Convention Center, 405

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Becoming a Digital District This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. Colorado Convention Center, 107 Identify the latest trends as leaders from top-ranked 2017 districts share their stories of success and challenges. This panel of experts acquired their digital district status by participating in the annual Digital Districts Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and NSBA that evaluates how technology is helping boards close gaps and move districts forward. Presenter: Kecia Ray, Executive Director, Center for Digital Education

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Balsz community members face many challenges including poverty, food insecurity, unemployment, homelessness, crime and the absence of resources to meet their basic needs. The Balsz Promise Neighborhood serves as a resource collaborative that connects the schools and community with information and services that promote health, safety, economic stability and civic engagement because all children deserve to thrive in an environment rich with opportunity. Participants will gain an awareness of how to develop a similar model in their community. Presenters: Jeffrey Smith, Superintendent, Lori Robinson, BPN Liaison, Balsz School District (AZ)


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Bridge to Life—The First Tee Way! Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1A Discover The First Tee Way! Learn ways to bridge students’ learning of key core values and healthy habits from the elementary PE classroom to every area of the school and home life. Engage students in fun activities that emphasize the practice of specific values-based behaviors embedded in the context of games and activities. Equip teachers to observe, track and quantify positive behaviors. This unique program approach, fundamental to The First Tee philosophy, empowers schools to have a life-changing impact on students and teachers. Presenter: Benna Cail, Senior Director, Outreach Programs, The First Tee

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Communication Mishaps and Mistakes We All Make

SUNDAY

Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 This highly interactive media presentation will examine communication mishaps and the reasons they occur. Attendees will have the opportunity to analyze various communication styles, engage in reacting to and critiquing video scenarios, share their own personal experiences and learn strategies to recognize and be better prepared to head off the common pitfalls facing board leaders when communicating with staff, community and even amongst themselves. Presenter: Rob Delane, Deputy Executive Director, Ohio School Boards Association

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Creating Change in Turbulent Times Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4C Making change is hard. Making change when everything from the administration to the budget to the district itself is changing around you can feel downright impossible. Join this panel of nationally recognized superintendents and board members as they reveal how to “make it happen” for students and families. Presenters: Dr. Michael McFarland, Superintendent, Ty G. Jones, Board President, Lancaster ISD (TX); Charles Worthy, Board Member, Clarke County School District (GA); Ryan Sawyers, Board Chairman, Prince William County Public Schools (VA)

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

118 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Critical Conversations for Strategic Community Engagement LifeSpan: Preparing Students for a Journey of a Lifetime (Session one of three) Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2C-3C Several successful districts have engaged their community stakeholders to take action through the use of a powerful dialogue and conversation tool called Edventure Maps. This session provides an experiential learning experience. Attendees will have an interactive dialogue session providing key insights to how education stakeholders engage in authentic conversations around the burning platform for change in education. This is the first in a series of three “map” session dialogues through an award winning game board experience. Presenters: Daniel Romano, CEO / Co-Founder, Edventures in Learning, Inc.; Robert Vasquez, Board Member, President of the Board, Toledo Public Schools

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Flexible Learning—Maximize Student Potential and Increase Your Bottom Line Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E

8:30 AM—9:45 AM From White House to State House - Use Your Digital Megaphone to Build Winning Campaigns Colorado Convention Center, 406 The power of social media and online advocacy in political and election campaigns is undeniable. Candidates for President, congressional and state officials took to Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms to target voters and broadcast their messages. What lessons on grassroots advocacy can be learned from the 2016 election cycle and how are they applied to your own advocacy campaigns? Join this dynamic session sponsored by the National School Boards Action Center to kick start your grassroots effort and build winning campaigns for your issues nationally and locally. Moderator: Katherine Shek, Program Lead, National School Boards Action Center

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Implementing a flexible learning program that includes blended, cyber, and traditional school formats elevates student potential, increases higher-level course enrollments, recaptures externally enrolled students, and strengthens district financials. Presenters: Lisa Giguere, Director, Western PA Summer STEMM Academy; Michael Hower, Senior/Lead Principal, Randi Leonard, Online Learning Manager, STEMM Co-Director, Fox Chapel Area School District


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Google-licious: More Than a Search Engine Colorado Convention Center, 108 Everyone knows that if they want to find out about…anything…all they have to do is ask Google. But how we interfaced with Google in the past years has greatly changed, due to the impact of new technologies and devices. As Google continues to add services and tools to its platform, most people are just still using the basic functionality…if that much at all. This session is for everyone from Google novices to search engine pros. It will demystify how to use the various search tools to find what you need…and do so in minimal time. Presenter: Jim Spellos, President, Meeting U

8:00 AM—9:30 AM How to Improve Your Board’s Relationship with the Unions

SUNDAY

This session is hosted by NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys. Colorado Convention Center, 102 Are collective bargaining sessions tense and unproductive? Are you tired of discussing the same issues without reaching resolution? Do you wish both parties could be more satisfied with the bargaining process and results? Insights from an experienced negotiator will help your approach in improving your board’s relationship with the union. Speaker: Justino Petrarca, Partner, Scariano, Himes & Petrarca

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

120 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM How We Did It: Critical Facility Issues Overcome Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A Hear from education leaders who utilized unique programs to implement critical upgrades to their facilities without using any budgeted capital. Participants in this session will learn real strategies for delivering critical wins for the learning environment, including how to bring new technologies forward to support student achievement. Moderator: Bill Maurer, Senior Vice President, ABM

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Improving the Value of Superintendent Evaluation in Your District Colorado Convention Center, 401/402 One of the most important tasks of a school board, superintendent evaluation, offers an opportunity to focus the work of the district on the most important goals of the board. Learn how to make your superintendent evaluation less painful and more powerful. Participants will take away insights and ideas to improve the process and value of superintendent evaluation. Consider research and promising practices to make superintendent evaluation more clear, fair, and targeted on improvement. Presenter: Phil Gore, Division Director, Leadership Team Services, TASB

SUNDAY

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Integrating Student Behavior Expectations from the Classroom into Your Transportation System Colorado Convention Center, 304 School districts across the country struggle with student behavior management both in the classroom and on the bus. In this session, learn how one school district is achieving success within its school-wide behavior support program by providing students with a consistent set of expectations - whether in the school or on the bus. Drivers and administrators are working together to apply positive reinforcement methods that are proving to enhance communication and develop mutual respect. Presenters: Todd Steele, Gary Catapano, SVP of Safety, Teresa Cole, Sr. Director of Safety, FirstGroup America; Bob Tess, CFO/CBO, Dr. Kathleen Williams, Superintendent, Andy Place, Principal, Riverview Elementary, Kathy Guthman, District PBIS Coordinator & External Coach, Wausau School District

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Master Class: Addressing Neighborhood Effects in High Poverty Schools Colorado Convention Center, 302/303

PAYNE

Schools do a great job educating and serving our students while they are in school, but many of them go home to unstable neighborhoods. There is a way to engage your community and address the neighborhood effects. If we educate resourced adults about the challenges and realities of living in poverty and enable under-resourced adults to build their own resources and capacity, we can make our students’ neighborhoods more stable. Learn specific steps you can take to address neighborhood effects in your community and improve learning outcomes. Presenter: Ruby Payne, President, aha! Process, Inc.

SUNDAY

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Master Class: What the Public Wants from our Schools Colorado Convention Center, 205/207 Participants will learn how to shape a policy and change management strategy based on the perspectives of public school parents and community members. Presenter: Josh Starr, CEO, PDK International

STARR

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

122 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Master Class: You have the Power of One to start a fire, but you need the Power of Many to keep the fire burning. Colorado Convention Center, 403/404

SROKA

You have the Power of One to start a fire, but you need the Power of Many to keep the fire burning. Relationships may be the most important variable in education leadership. Dr. Stephen Sroka has spoken worldwide with The Power of One message, how one person can make a difference. Eight months ago he collapsed while presenting a school in-service. A principal and many others saved his life and changed his message. He now talks about The Power of Many, how it takes a team to make a difference. Relationships are key. Challenges addressed are communication, collaboration, culture and caring. Research-based and reality-driven, this session offers honesty, humor and hope. It will fire you up professionally and personally. Presenter: Stephen R. Sroka, Ph.D., President, Health Education Consultants

SUNDAY

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Nearly FREE Computers and other items for schools—Find out about the DLA’s Computers For Learning Program Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1D Find out how to get virtually FREE computers, printers, projectors and more through the Defense Logistics Agency’s CFL (Computers For Learning) program. In addition your school is likely eligible as a non-profit to apply for a much wider variety of excess military property such as musical instruments, furniture, tools, kitchen equipment and more by working with your state to become a Donation customer. In times of shrinking budgets, this is a tremendous opportunity. Learn how to take advantage of these great programs! Presenter: Tracy Sokolowski, Business Process Analyst, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Disposition Services

8:30 AM—9:45 AM New Board Member Bootcamp: Board Superintendent Relationships Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 Explore key components of the relationship between the board and superintendent. You’ll build upon your understanding of roles and responsibilities as they relate to vision, communication and norms, and learn how to maximize your effectiveness as a team. Presenter: Kitty Blumsack, Senior Search Consultant, Maryland Association of Boards of Education

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Partnering with Purpose: A Pathway to Trust Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C School District 123 has a great success story to share about our approach to community partnering and as a result we have taken on a greater leadership role in the broader community. Purposeful partnering is a cornerstone to achieving community trust. Learn how to organize your partnering strategy by using a unique step-by-step “Vertical” method to identify targeted levels of integration, shared stakeholder outcomes, and expanded outreach opportunities for students, staff, and families. Presenters: Paul Enderle, Superintendent, Larry Fetchko, Community Liaison Officer, Brian Nichols, Board Member, Oak Lawn—Hometown School District 123 (IL)

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Project-Based Learning in Action: Results from the DLR Group Innovation Challenge

SUNDAY

Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4B Back by popular demand: the DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge returns to NSBA with a new twist that emphasizes the connections to industry and Applied Learning. Roll up your sleeves, and help students solve CTE/STEM related problems in the Innovation Challenge. This event will display active learning and collaborative teamwork, while students address real-world problems creatively. Don’t miss the opportunity to see first-hand how the environment and access to expert resources impacts the learning experience. Presenters: Pam Loeffelman, K-12 Education Expert, Jim French, Global K-12 Practice Leader, DLR Group; Student Teams

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Restorative Practices Do Work: Working with Community Partners to Implement a Restorative Discipline Policy Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4D As school districts move away from zero tolerance discipline policies, many are adopting alternative approaches such as restorative practices. Although there remains confusion in the education field over what restorative practices are and how they can help create safe and supportive learning environments, many districts that have implemented these practices have shown positive results. This session will define what restorative practices are, explain why they are a transformational tool for fostering healthy relationships in schools. In addition, it will highlight the challenges and successes of implementing restorative practices districtwide. In addition, it will provide strategies for districts interested in replicating, expanding, and sustaining these practices. Moderator: Aaron Dorsey, Senior Program/Policy Analyst Specialist, National Education Association Presenters: Eldridge Greer, Associate Chief of Student Equity and Opportunity, Denver Public Schools; Ricardo Martinez, Co-Executive Director, Padres & Jovenes Unidos

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

124 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM School Board Governance: Top 10 Practices of Effective Boards Colorado Convention Center, 110/112 Trustees often hear about “good governance.” Unfortunately, many question what it means, what it looks like and most importantly, how to achieve it. The co-presenters, with 40 plus years of combined service on successful school boards and terms as President of the Texas Association of School Boards, will clarify the meaning of “good governance,” help create a vision of what it looks like and provide practical ideas and an action plan for boards to achieve it! Presenters: Gary Inmon, Board President, Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD; Robert Seward, Trustee, Mesquite ISD

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Smarter School Spending: Budgeting Best Practices to Link Student Outcomes and Dollars Colorado Convention Center, 111/113

8:30 AM—9:45 AM The Latest in School Law Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4E There is a constant onslaught of new cases and laws that may have a significant effect on you as a board member, on your school board, and on your school district. Be prepared and avoid potentially costly litigation by learning about the latest happenings in school law in an informative, fast-paced, and fun format. Presenter: Stephen Bounds, Director of Legal & Policy Services, Maryland Association of Boards of Education

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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SUNDAY

This session outlines a framework for an improved budget process—Smarter School Spending— centered on the alignment of student outcomes and resource allocation. The budget process framework includes heavy emphasis on collaboration and stakeholder engagement, development of comprehensive strategies to achieve goals, strategic planning and continuous improvement principles. The presentation will include examples of districts from across the U.S. implementing the framework, integration of the freely available resources to support implementation and also information specifically tailored to elected officials and the budget process and how the new framework will help support your role in the process. Presenter: Matt Bubness, Senior Manager, Research and Consulting, Government Finance Officers Association


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Toss the Textbooks and Let’s Start Personalizing Education Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F Textbooks were designed for the “average” student in each grade. But no one is average, and textbooks have failed our English learners, special education, gifted, and at-risk students. The good news is that we have the tools today to personalize education so that all students are engaged, and receive instruction appropriate to their skills, abilities, language and interests. This session will showcase programs that change language and lexile levels at the click of a mouse, and excite student interest through augmented and virtual reality. Presenters: Barbara Nemko, Superintendent, Napa County Schools (CA); Hall Davidson, Discovery Education

8:30 AM—9:45 AM What Is Employee Onboarding and Employee Engagement and How Could It Help My School District?

SUNDAY

Colorado Convention Center, 503 We know we are in the people business and our faculty and staff are our #1 investment. That’s a fact. But how do you know how well you are orienting them to your organization? How can you strategically bring on employees so they live your mission? Once on board, how do you know how employees are feeling about their work? How can you use data to measure how invested your faculty and staff are? In this informative session, you will learn how to employ strategies to onboard your new employees and truly listen to and learn from your staff. Presenter: JoAnn Sternke, Superintendent, Pewaukee School District (WI)

8:30 AM—10:00 AM What You Need to Know About the Office for Civil Rights Colorado Convention Center, 502 Nationally recognized education lawyers will help you understand the unique role of the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the U.S. Department of Education. The presentation will cover recent federal guidance on diverse civil rights issues affecting school districts, an analysis of OCR’s enforcement priorities and discussion of what school board members can do to make sure that their districts are prepared in the event of a complaint or investigation. OCR has never been more active than today. So, make sure your district is ready. Presenters: John Borkowski, Partner, Aleks Ostojic, Associate, Husch Blackwell

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

126 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

THE SECOND GENERAL SESSION Colorado Convention Center, Hall A

Speaker

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global and Author

Your Host this Morning: Kevin E. Ciak, President-Elect of the National School Boards Association and Member, Sayreville Public Schools, NJ

SUNDAY

CIAK

Meet your State Presidents Student Arts Entertainers Performance Mariachi Los Dragones Southwest High School—San Antonio, TX

NSBA President Report: BEARD

Miranda A. Beard, President of the National School Boards Association and Member, Laurel, MS School District

AASA President’s Remarks:

Alton Frailey, President, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

FRAILEY

Special Presentation of the Magna Award

General Session Sponsored by:

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event Education Technology Luncheon: 22nd Century Practices for 21st Century Schools Sponsored by First Student, Booth #433 Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2AB-3AB Steve Dembo, Vice President of the Skokie/Morton Grove District 69 School Board, is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. He was instrumental in the explosive community growth of the award-winning Discovery Educator Network. NSBA recognized him in 2010 as a “20 to Watch” educator for his innovative use of technology to increase classroom learning and his ability to inspire others to embrace new approaches. Dembo is co-author of the book Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power DEMBO Up Your Teaching and serves as a course designer and adjunct professor for the Instructional Media degree program at Wilkes University, where he teaches Internet Tools for Teaching.

SUNDAY

Presenter: Steve Dembo, Founder and CEO of Teach42 (IL)

12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event National Black Council of School Board Members Luncheon Sponsored by U.S. Army, Booth #309 Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Capitol Ballroom Overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, Steve Pemberton has gone from being a forgotten ward of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to becoming a trailblazing Divisional Vice President at Walgreens and the first Chief Diversity Officer for the 113 year old company. Prior to that, he made history as the first Chief Diversity Officer and Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion for an Internet start-up while at Monster.com. Pemberton offers abundant inspiration to others, emphasizing that from tragedy and strife can come extraordinary accomplishment.

PEMBERTON

Advocacy

Presenter: Steve Pemberton, Vice-President, Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

128 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM A Look at the National School Law Docket: NSBA’s Legal Advocacy Agenda Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4C Join NSBA Associate Executive Director and General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., for a dynamic presentation on school law trends across the country and in the U.S. Supreme Court. From transgender issues, to federal responses to Title IX, diversity, employment law and more, don’t miss the opportunity to learn how NSBA and its member state associations are advocating in the courts for school boards and public education. Presenter: Francisco Negrón, Chief Legal Officer, National School Boards Association

1:30 PM—2:45 PM A National Perspective on Competency-based Education Colorado Convention Center, 107

1:30 PM—2:45 PM A Year of Regulatory Surprises…and More to Come! Do You Know How the Four New Federal Rules Passed in 2016 are Impacting Your District? Colorado Convention Center, 406 In 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture finalized 4 rules that add a new Procurement Review, change CACFP meal patterns, restrict advertising in schools and adjust Smart Snacks in Schools standards. This session will outline the important changes contained in each new rule. Most of these are already impacting your District so it is important to understand what these changes are and how your District must prepare for a successful Administrative Review. Presenter: Linda Sceurman, Director, Nutrition and Operations Support, Aramark K-12 Education

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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The concept behind competency-based education is simple: learning is best measured by students demonstrating mastery of learning targets, rather than the number of hours spent in a classroom. Discover national trends, the implications and opportunities for K-12 competency-based education and personalized learning within ESSA, and how leaders are using new models to redesign the education system around actual student learning. Presenters: Virgel Hammonds, KnowledgeWorks; Susan Patrick, CEO, iNACOL


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Active Kids = Active Minds: A District-wide Approach to Incorporating Physical Activity Before/During School to Boost Student Academic Success Colorado Convention Center, 301 Join us for an interactive session to learn how districts can empower volunteers to provide physical activity opportunities to students before school, in the classroom, and during recess with BOKS! BOKS provides free evidence-based curriculum, program support, and comprehensive training for schools to enhance student performance through providing physical activity opportunities. Hear from the founder of BOKS, Denver Public Schools, and get moving to demo some fun BOKS activities (if possible, dress in clothes that allow for light movement). Presenters: Kathleen Tullie, Founder and Executive Director, Laura Burati, Program and Training Manager, BOKS—Build Our Kids’ Success; Shawn St. Sauveur, Director of Health Education, Denver Public Schools

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline in Virginia: Strategic Partnerships with Law Enforcement

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Colorado Convention Center, 505 Participants in this session will become familiar with the school to prison pipeline, its impact on diverse student populations, the challenges that it presents to leadership teams, and the opportunity for improving student safety and learning that is inherent in well-designed strategic partnerships between schools and law enforcement agencies. The majority of participants’ time will be focused on connecting best practices in school-law enforcement agency partnerships to conditions in their local environments. Presenters: Kami Patrizio, Assistant Professor, Gerard Lawson, Virginia Tech

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Become a Pioneering Online School for your District Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4D More districts than ever are developing their own online schools to meet the needs of students— whether niche charter schools, full-time online schools, or blended schools. What educational goals are they meeting and what resources and curriculum will they need to achieve these goals? Let one district leader show you how. Presenters: Kristy Hart, Principal, Dr. Steven Cook, Deputy Superintendent, eDCSD: Colorado Cyber School

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

130 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Can We Talk? Creating Community Conversations Colorado Convention Center, 108 Engaging the community related to student achievement success is vital to shaping and strengthening the public image of the school district and building a positive working relationship with stakeholders. A community discussion provides assurance and fosters a connection to stakeholders. This session will provide specific details describing how a leadership team initiates a community discussion, resources to support the initiative, and ideas on how to sustain the cooperative working relationship with the stakeholders. Presenter: Marcia Herring, Director of Board Leadership, Nebraska Association of School Boards

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Creating a College-Going Culture Through Customized and Personalized Learning Pathways Colorado Convention Center, 304

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Creating Future-Focused, Student Centered Learning Spaces Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 Global learning reshapes how, what, and where people learn. Learn how our use of physical and digital space has expanded experiences for all learners. Focus on the systemic leadership strategies needed to drive innovation forward. Leave with a vision of how space might be transformed, practical ideas, and key strategies for creating dynamic learning spaces that energize and empower learners. District 79 was recognized as a District of Distinction for their redesign of learning spaces. Presenters: Jill Gildea, Superintendent, Jason Bonds, Board President, Elizabeth Freeman, Director of Innovative Learning, Teaching and Technology, Fremont School District 79 (IL)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Through flexible scheduling, a fully developed online high school virtual academy, and opportunities to enroll in college courses, students in Surry County Schools have multiple pathways to earn college credit while in high school. In this session, we will share our vision and strategies for embracing a customized and personalized college-going culture for all and the development of a virtual academy serving our own students. Presenters: Travis Reeves, Superintendent, Sexton Coe, School Board Chair, Surry County Schools (NC)


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Critical Conversations for Strategic Community Engagement Financing Our Future (Session two of three) Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2C-3C Several successful districts have engaged their community stakeholders to take action through the use of a powerful dialogue and conversation tool called Edventure Maps. This session provides an experiential learning experience. Attendees will have an interactive dialogue session providing key insights to how education stakeholders engage in authentic conversation around school finance exploring revenues, expenses and educational outcomes. “Financing Our Future” is the second in a series of three “map” session dialogues experiences. Presenters: Daniel Romano, CEO / Co-Founder, Edventures in Learning, Inc.; Ryan Stechschulte, CFO/Treasurer, Robert Vasquez, President of the Board, Toledo Public Schools

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Ethical or Unethical: That is the Question

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Colorado Convention Center, 401/402 There are no courses offered by colleges or universities designed to prepare citizens for service on local school boards. Neither are professional educators necessarily better equipped for board service than other members of the community. Board members should avail themselves of every opportunity to become better prepared for this responsibility. The code of ethics holds no threat for a board member committed to doing the right thing and members should adhere to and review the code as a reminder of the standards of quality ethical service. Presenter: Tammy Grissom, Executive Director, Tennessee School Boards Association

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Governance vs Management: What is Your Role as a Board Member vs the Role of the Superintendent? Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4E The school board governs and the superintendent administers the school district. While this may sound simple, it is often the most difficult area for boards and superintendents to clarify. Not having a clear understanding of the board and superintendent’s proper roles can lead to poor communication, mistrust and, in the end, conflict and educational failure. This session will help break down the differences in roles and responsibilities and help clarify board member roles. Presenter: Timi Tullis, Director of Board Development and Field Services, Association of Alaska School Boards

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

132 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM How Schools Can Increase Community Engagement through Site Assessment Teams and Emergency Planning Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1F The formation of safety-centered teams for site assessments and emergency operations planning include purposeful community involvement. Many local citizens will greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate in a goal-oriented teams, and community engagement with school districts will undoubtedly increase. Through a dynamic and informative presentation, the Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) will identify and describe ways in which your school can enlist community support to meet an important goal-the safety of students and staff. Presenters: Travis Dunlap, Research Assistant, George Washington University; G. Victor Hellman, Jr., Research Project Director, Education Facilities Clearinghouse

1:30 PM—2:45 PM How to Deal with Negative People and Keep from Becoming Negative Yourself Colorado Convention Center, 302/303

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Master Class: 10 Strategies Proven to Inspire & Engage EVERY Student Colorado Convention Center, 403/404 This session will demonstrate 10 strategies proven to strengthen relationships, grab attention, inspire, and build resilience in all ages and learning types. Participants will receive insights into teaching social and emotional life skills in ways all can understand, relate to, and remember. These strategies have helped over 2 million youth in 18,000 K-12 schools, mental health, and correctional organizations, in the areas of academic success, dropout prevention, class management, and bullying prevention.

MOORE

Presenter: Christian Moore, Founder, WhyTry Organization

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Negative people are tremendous energy drainers for children, other adults, and themselves. They can tear an organization or family apart and create problems for you if you do not handle them effectively. Learn how to deal with negativism and increase your own positive approach toward other people in everyday challenges. Also, learn how to improve the overall atmosphere of your work and home environment and increase the positive energy in any organization. Presenters: Michael Weber, Superintendent, Brian McCutcheon, School Board Member, Port Washington-Saukville School Board


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Mobility, Leadership and Learning Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A Digital learning experiences and mobile devices are changing the education landscape. At this session, we’ll discuss strategies for leading your organization through this transition to create new learning and teaching opportunities. You’ll explore the role of visionary leadership in supporting school transformation and see how new learning resources support emerging trends in education. Presenter: Jon Landis, National Development Executive, Apple Inc.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Music Education: Instrumental to Achieving ESSA Goals Colorado Convention Center, 502

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This session provides participants with knowledge of how federal funds available via the new federal education law - Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – including Title 1 can be tapped to expand music and arts education programs and meet goals for Student Academic Achievement, School Culture and Climate, Student Attendance and Graduation Rates, and Parent Engagement. Presenter: Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, The NAMM Foundation

1:30 PM—2:45 PM On the Same Page: What School Boards Need to Know about The Core Work of the Labor-Management Partnership Colorado Convention Center, 205/207 Preparing all students for college and careers calls for all hands on deck - from school boards and superintendents to classroom teachers to parents and students themselves. Across the country, school boards are supporting labor-management partnerships that bring stakeholders together for the purpose of aligning policies and practices to support high quality teaching and student achievement. This session will feature research that demonstrates how such partnerships lead to higher student performance and teacher retention, including in high-poverty schools. Attendees will also hear about state-level efforts across the country including the NJ Consortium for Collaborative School Leadership that has been piloting efforts in eight school districts to establish union-management partnerships and educator collaboration at the district and school levels. The Coalition is led by the NJ School Boards Association along with state leadership from the teachers’ unions, principals and superintendents. Moderator: Patte Barth, Director, Center for Public Education Presenters: Jo Anderson, Co-Executive Director, Consortium for Educational Change; Dr. Larry Feinsod, Executive Director, Vincent DeLucia, Educator in Residence/Director of Training & Professional Development, New Jersey School Boards Association; Saul Rubinstein, Professor, Rutgers University

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

134 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Understanding Effective Governance Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 How do you effectively govern on a school board? Come learn the basics of effectively governing your school district based on foundations and principles. Facilitator: Barbara Toney, Director of Field Services, Illinois Association of School Boards

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Our Students’ Promise: Building a Successful Advocacy Campaign Colorado Convention Center, 503

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Out of the Shadows: How to Address and Prevent Human Trafficking in Your District Colorado Convention Center, 111/113 Hundreds of girls and boys in America’s schools—rural, urban and suburban—fall victim to human trafficking, yet far too many parents and educators want to pretend it does not happen in their communities. The exploitation of a person through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of forced labor, commercial sex, or both, are all part of this shadowy network. Learn the facts and how district leaders are aggressively tackling this issue. Presenter: Morgan Davison, West Coast Outreach Manager, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Learn how to create a public education advocacy campaign that will empower school board members, engage the community and promote student achievement. That’s what the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) did with “The Promise of Oregon” campaign. We will share how to: • Create a positive campaign that focuses on your greatest asset: students • Build support using digital toolkits • Position the campaign with the media • Engage campaign followers • Gain legislative support for education funding. Presenters: Tricia Yates, Director of Communications, Rachel Fleenor, Marketing-Communication and Social Media Consultant, Alex Pulaski, Director of Communications, Oregon School Boards Association


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Performance Contracting RFPs: An Alternative Approach Colorado Convention Center, 405 School District 123 has developed an effective Request for Proposal (RFP) model for performance contract work. The process seeks to maximize cost savings and ensure additional accountability during each step of the design and build process. This presentation will offer our goals, lessons learned, and how districts may implement a similar approach in for their next project. Presenters: Mike Loftin, Assistant Superintendent/Chief School Business Official, Paul Andersen, Director of Buildings and Grounds, Jay Lurquin, Board Member, Oak Lawn—Hometown School District 123 (IL)

1:30 PM—2:45 PM “Please Press 1 for the Superintendent”—How to Help You and Your Superintendent Go from Good to Great!

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Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 This is an interactive session filled with practice advice, tips and procedures for you to take home. We will focus on building capacity for your Superintendent so that you can help sustain the Executive Leadership Team. A revolving door Superintendent does not lead to academic success! Press 1 for the Superintendent will offer real life case scenarios of situations with spot on solutions! This session is presented by the 2015 AASA Kentucky, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Superintendents of the Year! Don’t miss this worthwhile session! Presenters: James Capolupo, Associate Dean, West Chester University; Jim Flynn, Superintendent, Simpson County Schools; Tim Purnell, Superintendent, Somerville Public Schools

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Ready or Not, Here Change Comes! Making Sure You’re Ready for Leadership During Change or Transition Colorado Convention Center, 504 Nothing upsets a board or a district leadership team more than “a big change”, especially when it’s unexpected. Planned or unplanned, however, change is going to happen. This discussion-oriented session will help participants in thinking about and preparing for change...whenever it occurs! Learn the critical steps to keep your balance when the change is made public, during transition, and in the new reality, as well as key steps to take in order to assure a planned change happens as smoothly as possible. Presenter: Cheryl Ryan, Director, Board Services, Ohio School Boards Association

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

136 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Streamlining Governance: Board Management Solutions Offer Robust Benefits For Board Members Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4B For school board members, board management services offer intuitive, easy-to-navigate features to provide instant access to important documents on any device. Features such as a private note-taking tool and meta search options of thousands of governance and policy issues help to maximize efficiency. This presentation will demonstrate how boards of education are using readily available technology to prepare for meetings and seamlessly review and approve agenda items. Plus, learn how enhanced goal tracking and strategic plan management tools help boards propel their district’s success for years to come. Join us to see the many benefits of a board management solution first-hand. Presenters: Michele Doyle, Administrative Assistant, Board Members, Teton County School District No. 1 (WY)

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Successful School Turnaround: Skill and Will Make the Difference Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Superintendent Selection: Why You Need to Do It Right Colorado Convention Center, 110/112 Discover what it takes to conduct a high quality, professional superintendent search process. The presentation will cover practical do’s and don’ts of conducting a search, issues to consider when planning a search, how to engage stakeholders without ceding the board’s decision-making authority, and how to ease the transition once a leader is selected. Presenters: Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy—Chair of National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers, North Carolina School Boards Association; Stephanie Hyder, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Search Services, Oklahoma State School Boards Association; Susan Salter, Director of Leadership Development, Alabama Association of School Boards

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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When it became evident that Field Elementary in Littleton, Colorado was not meeting student achievement expectations set forth by both the district and the State of Colorado, an improvement strategy was designed. Research-based successful models were investigated and a plan based on these models was developed. Learn how the board of education, district and site leadership, and teachers worked together to increase student achievement, provide students with a comprehensive education, support the community, and celebrate the successes over time. Presenters: Connie Bouwman, Deputy Superintendent, Lyn Bajaj, Sarah Ogier, Teachers, Jack Reutzel, Board President, Littleton Public Schools


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Court of Public Opinion: Balancing Legal Obligations to Protect Privacy with the Insatiable Media Appetite This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys. Colorado Convention Center, 102 The 24-hour news cycle, social media and expanding transparency requirements present public school districts with an unprecedented challenge ensuring traditional student and employee privacy protections. Critical to this analysis is balancing state and federal open records requirements, privacy protections and data requirements. This presentation examines the intersection between FERPA, open records laws in Oregon, California, Texas, Florida and New York and media and records requests. The objective of this session is to provide school board members with a practical framework and background for analyzing and responding to media and public records requests. Presenters: James B. Fernow, Partner and Co-Founder, L. Carlos Villegas, Partner, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP

1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act

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Colorado Convention Center, 506 Congress surprised many when it was finally able to belatedly reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, replacing No Child Left Behind with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA promises to return a greater amount of control to state and local decision-makers. In the meantime, the Department of Education is hard at work on implementing regulations. Come to this session to get an overview of the key changes in the law, the latest on new federal regulations and what it all means for your school district. Presenters: John Borkowski, Partner, Aleks Ostojic, Associate, Husch Blackwell

1:30 PM—2:45 PM The National Archery in the Schools Program—Changing Lives One Arrow at a Time! Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1D This session will explain how the growth of the National Archery in the Schools Program is making a difference for students in 47 states and 11 jurisdictions. Over 2.23 million students are now involved in NASP®. Students are experiencing personal success and school engagement - many for the first time! This presentation will explain how the local board member can utilize information shared in their home district for potential implementation. Presenter: Thomas Floyd, Vice President and General Manager, National Archery in the Schools Program

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

138 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Transform Your District To Ensure One Instructional Focus Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C Find out how White Settlement ISD capitalized on the individual strengths of its Curriculum and Instruction team members and built capacity to provide additional instructional support for students and staff. Learn how to streamline your C&I Department and narrow your focus on the essentials, ensuring that all schools are moving in the same direction. Through WSISD’s triumphs and pitfalls, attendees will learn how these easy-to-apply measures have quickly transformed the district’s climate and academics. Presenters: Amber Crissey, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Frank Molinar, Superintendent, Melissa Brown, School Board Member, Chris Jenkins, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, White Settlement ISD (TX)

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Using Technology to Align Your Strategic Plan and Board/Superintendent Evaluation Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1A

1:30 PM—2:45 PM What is a “MakerSpace” Colorado Convention Center, 507 MakerSpaces are innovative approaches to getting students hands-on and involved in their own learning. Spending time in MakerSpaces inspires students to be innovative and creative at a level not often otherwise achieved through traditional classroom instruction. At the end of this session administrators and school board members will understand what the definition of a MakerSpace is, how to develop a MakerSpace in their local schools, and how a MakerSpace inspires STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math). Presenters: Kevin Hime, Superintendent, Tyler Bridges, Assistant Superintendent, Clinton Public School District (OK)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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For today’s school boards to meet the demands of tomorrow’s students, they must differentiate themselves with engagement of stakeholders, effective planning, and leveraging of technology. School Boards play a critical role in creating a culture of excellence and setting a vision for student success. Learn about simple technology tools available to help your board and district implement a model of continuous improvement that aligns your vision with your board and superintendent evaluations to increase student achievement. Presenters: Mark Willis, Assistant Executive Director, Georgia School Boards Association; Doug Roper, Board Member, Vidalia City Schools (GA)


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Why Community Conversations Should Matter to School Board Members and How They Can Drive Change Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F In Winooski, VT, school board member Tori Cleiland and Lindsey Cox of Partnership for Change helped empower the public school district to drive meaningful, student-centered change through community conversations and strategic planning for implementation of these new educational approaches. In this session, Tori will share what she learned throughout this process along with their recommendations for engaging school boards with their communities to support the implementation of student-centered redesign. Presenters: Tori Cleiland, School Board Member, Winooski School District

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Your Government Wants to Do What??

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Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1B Following the deposit of draft legislation that would lead to the elimination of elected school boards, the Quebec English School Boards Assoc. embarked on a vast awareness and lobbying campaign. The result was a change in both the public and political discourse and attitude. The workshop will detail the challenges QESBA faced, the strategies employed, and the results to date. Attendees will be able to participate interactively and take away ideas and strategies when faced with governments determined to make change. Presenter: Marcus Tabachnick, Executive Director, Jennifer Maccarone, President, Quebec English School Boards Association

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

140 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 2:00 PM—5:30 PM Site Visit Making Science Accessible: Denver Museum of Nature and Science This ticketed even is open to all conference registrants. Tickets much be purchased in advance. Tour the DMNS’s cutting edge distance learning studios, and learn how students experience the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) pathways when they connect directly with scientists from field sites. Experience how science comes to life for students across the globe as they experience, explore and engage with the Museum through interactive video conferencing. After the briefing, participants will have time to explore the Museum’s award-winning exhibits. Bus information: Please arrive by 1:45 PM. Bus departs promptly at 2:00 PM from the Colorado Convention Center, Lobby B.

2:15 PM—5:00 PM Site Visit Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®) Exhibit Learn how you can help prevent terrorism by touring the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®), the world’s only exhibit devoted entirely to terrorism education and prevention. This state-of-art exhibit was developed by world-renowned experts and offers a dynamic, interactive experience that addresses the ongoing threat of terrorism and educates individuals on how they can play a role in enhancing public safety. CELL staff will share their online resources for teachers and school leaders, including an educational curriculum designed to help students evaluate news about terrorism, understand its root causes, and ultimately take action to help prevent it through education, empowerment, and engagement. Bus information: Please arrive by 2:00 PM. Bus departs promptly at 2:15 PM from the Colorado Convention Center, Lobby B.

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Becoming a PLC Board—Professional Learning Communities Are Not Just for Districts, Schools, Administrators, Teachers and Students Colorado Convention Center, 304 Becoming a PLC Board - Professional Learning Communities are not just for districts, schools, administrators, teachers and students. Boards that focus on improving their skills can have a huge impact on learning for students. Attendees will learn that the concepts within a professional learning community apply to school boards as well. Attendees will understand that school improvement is directly related and linked to people improvement and the same is true for school boards. Presenters: Dustin Hunt, Superintendent of Schools, Jennifer Axtell, Tobi Johansen, Chairmen, Hot Springs County School District #1

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Beyond the School Board Meeting: Five Tips for Making Your Meetings Better for the Board and Your Community

SUNDAY

Colorado Convention Center, 301 Are your board meetings juicy writing for your local media reporter? Are they great reality TV for your community? Are they simply a perfunctory activity required by law? Regardless, for all school leadership teams, your meetings are your community’s opportunity to see you at work. The climate and culture of your meetings speak volumes about your district’s effectiveness and wellness. This session takes a look at five key rules for establishing a strong public image for your board and your district. Presenter: Steve Horton, Board Services Consultant, Ohio School Boards Association

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Building a Multiracial, Multigenerational Equity Movement in Public Schools Colorado Convention Center, 108 For educational equity advocates, addressing the urgent need for mitigating the adverse effects of poverty on academic achievement can be a difficult task. This is why it is important that advocates mobilize a cadre of bold, passionate advocates who are note only racially diverse but also multigenerational. The panelists will share the importance of engaging diverse racial, socio-economic and generational groups in achieving educational equity in today’s public schools. Presenters: Channel Powe, Board Member, Balsz School District and President, AZBA Black Caucus (AZ); Devin DelPalacio, Board Member, Tolleson Union High School District (AZ)

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

142 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Constructing Facilities Responsive to Climate Change Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2A-3B Attendees will learn key sustainable design principles necessary to keep the operating expenses and environmental impact of district buildings in perfect balance with the requirement of providing students with state-of-the-art 21st century learning facilities. An introduction and explanation of the core elements of sustainable design including site development, indoor environmental quality and thermal comfort, energy conservation and preservation of non-renewable resources will be the primary learning objectives of this informative session. Presenters: Darrell Pearson, Principal, PBK Architects, Inc.; Mark Madorsky, President, MEP Group, PBK Engineers; David Vesling, Director of Facilities, Spring Branch ISD (TX)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Creating Instructional Leadership Teams Systemically for Complex System Success Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1F

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Critical Conversations for Strategic Community Engagement Proud for the Future (Session three of three) Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2C-3C Several successful districts have engaged their community stakeholders to take action through the use of a powerful dialogue and conversation tool called Edventure Maps. This session includes experiential learning. Attendees will participate in an interactive dialogue session providing key insights to how education stakeholders engage in authentic conversations around a district’s strategic plan and its components. This is the third in a series of three “map” session dialogues through an award winning game board experience. Presenters: Daniel Romano, CEO / Co-Founder, Edventures in Learning, Inc.; Ryan Stechschulte, CFO/ Treasurer, Robert Vasquez, Board Member, President of the Board, Toledo Public Schools (OH)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Centennial School District undertook a bold leadership initiative to reverse a decade long decline in scores and engagement by empowering teachers and principals to lead their schools through a distributed instructional leadership team model. Teams of six teachers join principals and assistant principals in developing expertise; enhancing and leading building and district professional development while becoming “go to” experts in the four core subjects, special education and technology integration. Presenters: Mark Miller, Assistant Secretary, David Baugh, Superintendent of Schools, Shawanna James-Coles, Principal, Joseph O’Connor, CEA President / District Lead Social Studies Teacher, Centennial School District (PA)


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Are You Secure? (No, You’re Not!): Digital Security and You Colorado Convention Center, 401/402 Today’s high profile hacks of major organizations and institutions have increased awareness of the issues of digital security, yet most people are compromising their personal and company’s information on a regular basis, which can put their business…and themselves…at risk. Attendees at this session will better understand the digital risks, and learn to separate truth from hype about how secure their presence is: Identify critical terms about digital security for you and your organization; Understand how to best keep your personal digital presence from being compromised; Identify over 5 tools that will greatly increase your online protection. Presenter: Jim Spellos, President, Meeting U

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Developing Improved CTE Programs thru Public / Private Partnerships

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Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4E Learn how Salem-Keizer School District developed a game-changing CTE program through a publicprivate partnership that capitalized on relationships with local, regional and national industry partners. Discover the process used for funding, program selection, facility design, recruitment of staff and students and the integration of core curriculum (math, English and science) with CTE curriculum. Presenters: John Honey, Principal, Salem-Keizer School District (CTEC); Chuck Lee, President, Mountain West Investments, Inc.; Jim Orth, CTE Coordinator, Salem-Keizer School District (OR)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Drums Alive – Drumtastic Mathematics in Motion Colorado Convention Center, 405 This innovative cross curriculum drum and movement extravaganza incorporates cardio drumming fitness with math lessons to ignite the brain and activate the body. Mathematics in Motion is an evidence based fitness and kinesthetic learning experience that brings curriculum, fitness drumming, music and brain health together. Take home powerful tools to learn how to build a better brain, fight childhood obesity, improves learning and neurological connections all while having FUN!!! Presenter: Carrie Ekins, CEO Educational Director, Drums Alive

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

144 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Encouraging a Lifetime of Creativity: Building a Community-Wide Arts Culture Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F The arts matter! Arts education increases engagement, fosters creativity, and nurtures critical-thinking skills. Learn about one district’s efforts to combat the narrowing curriculum and provide expanded fine and performing arts opportunities for all students. Discover how Ridgefield School District purposefully engages corporate, government, and non-profit partners to build a community-wide arts culture. Presenter: Nathan McCann, Superintendent, Ridgefield School District (WA)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Engaging Our Community: Creating Our Vision and Community Support for PreK-12 Public Education Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1D

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Fake or Fact: How Do Schools Address Media Literacy? This Session is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. Colorado Convention Center, 107 The explosive impact of fake news highlights the importance of media literacy and critical thinking. From one-time assemblies to comprehensive, grade-by grade curriculums, what should be required of K-12 education? Hear different perspectives from leaders in this field that can inform your thinking should this issue make it to your board’s agenda. Presenters: Steve Dembo, Founder and CEO, Teach42 (IL); Jim Flanagan, Chief Learning Officer, International Society for Technology in Education; Erin McNeill, Founder and President, Media Literacy Now; Kim McMonagle, Director of Educational Technology, Poudre School District (CO)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Learn how two local boards of education engaged a diverse group of their community’s stakeholders to find common ground, despite strong community differences, to build community support and create visions for public education in their communities. In this interactive session, be introduced to the public values framework & process used and learn how you can use the same to benefit your community. Outcomes and continued benefits to Alamance & Orange County (NC) will be shared by representatives of the two Boards Of Education, with a Q&A session. Presenters: Scottie Seawell, Vice President, Leading and Governing Associates, Inc,; Jenny Faulkner, Public Information Officer, Alamance-Burlington School System; Gregory Stephens, Chief Communications Officer, Orange County Schools


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM From White House to State House - Use Your Digital Megaphone to Build Winning Campaigns Colorado Convention Center, 406 The power of social media and online advocacy in political and election campaigns is undeniable. Candidates for President, congressional and state officials took to Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms to target voters and broadcast their messages. What lessons on grassroots advocacy can be learned from the 2016 election cycle and how are they applied to your own advocacy campaigns? Join this dynamic session sponsored by the National School Boards Action Center to kick start your grassroots effort and build winning campaigns for your issues nationally and locally. Moderator: Katherine Shek, Program Lead, National School Boards Action Center

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Engaging your Community to Enhance Teacher Morale

SUNDAY

Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E Teaching is one of the most important and at the same time least appreciated professions in the world. Learn how one division is harnessing the power of its community to celebrate what’s “right” with public education and develop a culture where all staff feel valued and empowered. Participants will leave this session with tools and materials to launch and sustain a high-profile, yearlong appreciation campaign funded entirely through community and corporate support. Presenters: Eileen Cox, Chief Media and Communications Officer, Aaron Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VA)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM National Caucus of American Indian/Alaska Native Native American Mascots in K-12 Schools Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 The use of Native American mascots in professional sports has recently fallen under scrutiny and created a passionate discussion across the country. This has extended into an examination of the use of these mascots at the K-12 level, as well. Come hear how the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs is educating schools in the state on the history of the tribes that these mascots represent and how they impact the education of Native American students. Presenter: Ernest House, Jr., Executive Director, Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

146 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Legal Preview Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 Get a preview of key legal decisions that will impact school districts and school boards as employers, policy makers, and educators. You’ll also review how your state association serves as the primary resource to help you understand how to implement key Legal and Legislative changes. Presenters: Sonja Trainor, Program Director, Council of School Attorneys, National School Boards Association; Pilar Sokol, Deputy General Counsel, New York State School Boards Association and Chair, NSBA Council of School Attorneys 2017-2018

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Pathway to Progress: Effective Communications Through the Superintendent Evaluation Process Colorado Convention Center, 110/112

3:45 PM—5:00 PM PBIS—Improving Teaching and Learning Through Creativity and Celebration Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C The PBIS System has been a tremendous success in helping Jefferson Junior High become a 21st Century Data Driven School. The highs and lows of implementation, creative celebrations, and interventions will be shared, along with evidence of how this program has assisted in reducing student discipline and increasing student achievement. Presenter: Justin Warnke, Associate Principal, Woodridge School District #68 (IL)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Lincoln Public Schools (40,000 students) has invested significant time developing a formal appraisal process that reflects continued commitment to open communication. This interactive session will highlight the model deployed and offer tips and insights into superintendent and board member expectations that have led to open and honest dialogue designed to appreciate the work of each other and address performance concerns. It is our belief that this has been a critical factor in board member and superintendent longevity. Presenters: Stephen Joel, Superintendent, Kathy Danek, Board Vice President, Don Mayhew, Board Member, Lincoln Public Schools (NE)


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Students On School Boards—A Working Model For Large School Districts Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1B School District 49, in Colorado Springs, spent three years recruiting and developing a board of representatives to provide a student voice in district governance. With six unique high schools, including an online school, a charter school, three traditional schools and an alternative campus, the composition of the student board was critical. Rather than creating a board for show, the Board of Education worked to give students the maximum respect and authority permitted by law, so students participate fully in board deliberations and decisions. Presenters: Peter Hilts, Chief Education Officer, Tammy Harold, Board President, Evan Mahon, Member—Student Board of Representatives, School District 49 (CO)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Supporting the Educational and Emotional Needs of Young Men of Color: A School District Approach Colorado Convention Center, 201/203

SUNDAY

Hosted by: National Black Council of School Board Members In the past few years, numerous reports and studies have highlighted the various obstacles impacting minority children, particularly young men of color. The findings from the reports and studies show that many minority students lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline and referrals to special education. As advocates for equity and excellence in public education, school boards play an important role in addressing the academic issues impacting numerous young men of color. Learn what one school district is doing to change the educational outcome of young men of color. Presenter: Durham Public Schools (NC)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Educational Ombudsman: A Valuable Tool for Early Dispute Resolution This session is hosted by NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys. Colorado Convention Center, 102 The program will overview how ombuds programs are a valuable resource for conflict resolution in K-12 schools. The session will cover the current environment and types of conflict in K-12 schools, descriptions of existing programs and their benefits, and will provide participants with a toolkit of materials for establishing programs to take to their home school districts. Moderator: Charles L. Howard, Partner and General Counsel, Shipman & Goodwin LLP Panelists: Jollee Patterson, Senior Counsel, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and former General Counsel, Portland (OR) Public Schools; Judi Martin, Ombudsman, Portland (OR) Public Schools; Esther Salinas, Ed.D., Ombuds Officer, Pasadena (CA) Unified School District

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

148 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM The First 100 Days: What’s Happening in Washington, DC Colorado Convention Center, 505 The first 100 days of the 115th Congress and a new Administration bring new opportunities and challenges. Learn how the political landscape for public education is evolving and how school boards can advocate for our nation’s children and public schools. Presenters: Lucy Gettman, Chief Advocacy Officer, Kim Richey, Managing Director, Federal Advocacy and Public Policy, Deborah Rigsby, Program Director, National School Boards Association

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Multiple Dimensions of Transportation Safety Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Pharmacy Landscape - Escalating Prescription Drug Costs and the NSBA Solution Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4B The Pharmacy Benefits landscape is changing dramatically and there are many forces that, unchecked, will make it very difficult for a school district to continue to offer a prescription drug program in the future. The NSBA/Keenan Pharmacy Services SchoolRx Cooperative is an innovative pharmacy program that delivers cost savings and the most advanced prescription management capabilities for self-insured school districts. The Cooperative has over 500,000 members and is growing! The size and negotiating strength of NSBA allows our members to take advantage of volume discount pricing and 100% manufacturer rebates. Presenter: Howard Mazzafro, Vice President, Business Development, Keenan & Associates

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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This year, yellow school buses will carry approximately 25 million students to and from school – making school bus transportation the largest form of mass transit in the U.S. As an industry, we dedicate everything we do to keeping our student passengers safe. Safe school transportation is always the result of a partnership across various stakeholders including school districts, students, parents, communities, school transportation service providers and equipment manufacturers. Join a panel discussion that explores the multiple dimensions of school transportation safety. Presenters: Gary Catapano, Senior Vice President of Safety, FirstGroup America; Leslie Kilgore, Vice President of Engineering, Thomas Built Buses; Dr. Kathleen Williams, Superintendent of Schools, Wausau School District; Kathy Furneaux, Executive Director, Pupil Transportation Safety Institute


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Public Information Officer’s Role for Board Members and School Leaders Colorado Convention Center, 503 A Public Information Officer (PIO) has many roles that benefit the board members and school district leaders when executed well. Included under the umbrella of the school district PIO are the roles of public relations, media relations, community development, marketing, social media and emergency communications. A good school district PIO handles all kinds of communications for different audiences. Come see how board members and district leaders can take advantage of this person in their district. Presenters: Mary Veres, Director of Public Information, Sunnyside Unified School District #12; Buck Crouch, School Board President, Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Wide Scope of Title IX’s Prohibition of Sex Discrimination in Public Education

SUNDAY

Colorado Convention Center, 502 Initially, Title IX’s greatest impact was in the area of athletics, but over the years the scope of its impact has broadened significantly. Make sure that you understand what now constitutes prohibited sex discrimination and learn how to make sure your district stays compliant. In this session, veteran school lawyers will discuss the range of Title IX issues from athletics to sexual harassment and assault to sexual orientation and gender identity issues. The presentation will review recent guidance and discuss best practices for districts. Presenters: John Borkowski, Partner, Aleks Ostojic, Associate, Husch Blackwell

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Town Hall Hot Topics Colorado Convention Center, 111/113 Have a prickly problem or seemingly unsolvable issue? Join American School Board Journal editorin-chief Kathleen Vail and a panel of NSBA’s Magna award-winning board members in this interactive town hall as they tackle your controversial issues. Hear their different perspectives and approaches to addressing the issues facing your community. Presenter: Kathleen Vail, Director, Editorial Services, National School Boards Association

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

150 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Using Board Self-Assessment to Take Your Board’s Performance to the Next Level Colorado Convention Center, 205/207 School boards understand that one of their primary duties is to evaluate their superintendent to ensure optimal performance. But how often do boards turn that evaluative eye on themselves? Boards in Washington state use the WSSDA Board Self-Assessment to improve their own performance by clarifying expectations, creating common language and framing conversations around their work. Developed in 2009 by the Washington State School Directors’ Association, the self-assessment is based on the five Washington School Board standards. Presenters: Colleen Miller, Director of Leadership Development Services, Tricia Lubach, Leadership Development Training Specialist, Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA)

3:45 PM—5:00 PM We’re Trending in the Wrong Direction on Facebook: Now What? Colorado Convention Center, 504

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Well, What Did You Expect? Colorado Convention Center, 302/303 The relationship between board expectations and student achievement has been well established. Session attendees will learn how students and fellow board members benefit from expectations or become the victims of them. While each of us has sincere expectations, at times it is hard to tell if we have them, or they have us. Without taking a look at what we expect, it is easy to become die-hard and set-in-our ways. By the end of this session attendees will know how to set expectations that ultimately result in enhanced student achievement. Presenter: David Moscinski, District Administrator, School District of Stockbridge (WI)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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In 2015 a comment was posted on the local Fox Facebook Page. The comment was vicious, hurtful and meant to offend. It was posted under a story about a 10 year old girl collecting books about young, black heroines. When clicking on the comment, one was directed back to the “Sarah Wilcox” Facebook page. Ms. Wilcox’s page listed her as an employee of our school district. She was not. Within days, #fireSarahWilcox began to trend worldwide. We were inundated with calls, emails and postings. Learn how we managed this unique social media episode. Presenters: Patricia McGlone, Colleen Cranney, School Board President, Larry Mussoline, Superintendent of Schools, Downingtown Area School District (PA)


Sunday, March 26 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Year-Round School: Changing the Conditions to Eliminate Summer Regression Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1A

SUNDAY

It is estimated that by fifth grade a middle-income student is approximately 3 years ahead of a lowincome peer. While students can learn at the same rate during the traditional nine months of school, regression over the summer occurs for many. Learn about the impact of year-round school from North Kansas City (enr. 19,131). Understand rationale for additional days and use criteria to identify schools in your own district that might benefit. Avoid any pitfalls in communicating and implementing this progressive concept. End summer learning loss. Panelists: Daniel Clemens, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Rochel Daniels, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Jill Hackett, Assistant Superintendent, Academic Services, Terry Ward, Board Member, North Kansas City Schools (MO)

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

152 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Monday, March 27 AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE MONDAY, MARCH 27

Unless otherwise noted, all events and sessions take place at the Colorado Convention Center.

7:30 AM—12:00 PM

8:15 AM and 8:30 AM—9:45 AM

Attendee Registration Lobby B

Educational Programming Sessions

8:00 AM—11:30 PM

10:00 AM—11:15 AM

NSBA Bookstore Lobby F

Educational Programming Sessions

8:00 AM—1:00 PM Site Visit Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Bus Departs Lobby B

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11:30 AM—1:00 PM Closing General Session page 164 Sponsored by Festo Diadactic, Booth #461 Wes Moore Hall A

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Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:00 AM—1:00 PM Site Visit Lockheed Martin Space Systems This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tour Lockheed Martin Space Systems where you will see how spacecraft are designed, manufactured, tested, and operated. Depending on availability, the tour may include simulation labs, clean rooms, viewing spacecraft under construction, and operations centers for spacecraft currently operating in various parts of our universe. There will also be presentations and discussions about workforce needs and ways to incorporate exploration in education. Bus information: Please arrive by 7:40 AM. Bus departs promptly at 8:00 AM from the Colorado Convention Center, Lobby B.

8:15 AM—9:45 AM Reading for Understanding: Helping Students Become Better Thinkers

MONDAY

Colorado Convention Center, 111/113 Hear how the Reading Apprenticeship® framework has positively impacted adolescent literacy in one district by helping students gain the reading independence to master subject area course materials and other “gatekeeper” texts. This recently updated approach, based on more than 20 years of research, involves building teacher teams with the support of school leaders, to create and sustain capacity across the district curriculum to boost student literacy, engagement, and achievement. Presenters: Becky Graf, Director, Humanities at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Sharon Sáez, Partnership Development Director, WestEd

8:30 AM—9:45 AM #Communicate: Social Media Jumpstart for Board Members Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4E Are you using social media in your role as a board member? If not, this is the session for you. Learn why using social media is important in today’s world and especially for school board members. Come learn how to use Facebook and Twitter to your advantage to engage, communicate and build relationships with staff and community. Participants will be shown successful examples of social media usage. This will be a fun session utilizing pictures, videos, and audience participation. Presenter: Ana Chapman, Board President, Berea City Schools (OH)

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

154 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Dealing with Mavericks, Malcontents, and Mutineers Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 School board members and administrators deal with all kinds of people. Unfortunately, sometimes those people can be challenging. In this interactive session you will learn some quick strategies to understand and work with difficult people. Presenter: David Koempel, Senior Consultant, Texas Association of School Boards

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Developing School Board-Superintendent Operating Principles Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F During this session, attendees will learn about the importance of board-superintendent operating principles, understand how these principles define the beliefs, values, and methods of working together, and be able to implement operating principles in their school district at no cost. Presenters: Randy Russell, Superintendent, Neil Fuchs, Board Member, Annie Keebler, School Board President, Freeman School District (WA)

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Governing Differently: Lessons from Districts with High Student Achievement Colorado Convention Center, 110/112

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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MONDAY

In order to raise student achievement everyone in the school district needs to stay focused on their essential duties. With a focus on the community, board, and superintendent, this session will describe the results of a 2-state study and describe the essential duties found to be correlated with high student achievement. Boards governing districts with high or low student achievement behave very differently, and these differences will be described. In addition, ways to assess the damaging effect of internal board discord will also be presented. Presenters: Ivan Lorentzen, Professor of Psychology (ret.), Flathead Valley Community College; William McCaw, Professor, University of Montana


Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Legal Cannabis On Your Campus—Are You Ready? Colorado Convention Center, 301 As one of the first states to legalize medical and then recreational marijuana, Colorado is first in line to attract and then support families of children who benefit from cannabinoid therapies. Many children with seizure disorders find profound relief with medicines including cannabis extracts. As the first school system in Colorado to create a supportive policy framework for those students, District 49 will share how we navigated the medical, legal, political, and social aspects of this issue with care and collaboration. Presenters: Peter Hilts, Chief Education Officer, Zach Craddock, Executive Director of Individualized Education, Marie Lavere-Wright, Board President, Matt Meister, Director of Communications, School District 49

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Mindfulness 101: For the Overbooked and Over Scheduled Board Member Colorado Convention Center, 205/207

MONDAY

Are you overbooked and over scheduled? In this fast paced and fun session, learn about the research that supports measureable benefits of mindfulness. Learn practical strategies for mindfulness that you can implement today. Share a laugh as you learn to draw comparisons between mindLESSness and mindFULness. Treat yourself to a session that will enhance your own way of be-ing as a board member. Learn how to do more by being mindful and leave the session reenergized and renewed. Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman, Director of Innovative Learning, Teaching and Technology, Jason Bonds, Board President, Jill Gildea, Superintendent, Fremont School District 79 (IL)

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Master Class: You Have the Power of One to Start a Fire, but You Need the Power of Many to Keep the Fire Burning. Colorado Convention Center, 103-105

SROKA

Relationships may be the most important variable in education leadership. Dr. Stephen Sroka has spoken worldwide with The Power of One message, how one person can make a difference. Eight months ago he collapsed while presenting a school in-service. A principal and many others saved his life and changed his message. He now talks about The Power of Many, how it takes a team to make a difference. Relationships are key. Challenges addressed are communication, collaboration, culture and caring. Research-based and reality-driven, this session offers honesty, humor and hope. It will fire you up professionally and personally. Presenter: Dr. Stephen Sroka, President, Health Education Consultants

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

156 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Equity Monday Programming No, We Are Not Failing: Believing In and Valuing the Innate Potential of All Students Colorado Convention Center, 302/303 All students possess the innate potential to achieve educational excellence despite their race or socio-economic conditions. Tapping into this potential requires high expectations, dedication, and commitment to the universal truth that education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. Learn the amazing story of how a school district can be transformed from a struggling school district to a shining example of academic excellence. Presenter: Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent, Topeka Public Schools (KS)

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Online Assessments and Parents: New Tools to Advance the Conversation This session is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. Colorado Convention Center, 107 What are the trends in online assessments and how can your district prepare? NSBA, AASA, and CoSN collaborated through a Learning First Alliance grant resulting in nine recommendations, including how school leaders can positively explain online assessment to parents. The new Online Assessment Planning Tool offers leaders guidance for building effective online assessment strategies, plus ways to measure their communication efforts over time. Presenters: Susan Van Gundy, CEO/Founder, Eduvate; Lillian Kellogg, Senior Vice President, ENA

MONDAY

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Organizing Chaos: Using a Facilitated Process Focused on District Priorities for Hiring a Superintendent Colorado Convention Center, 108 One critical action a school board performs is to hire a superintendent. The process requires a board to weigh priorities and competing interests of multiple stakeholders. How does a board minimize negative media and stakeholder conflict in this often chaotic selection process? This session will demonstrate a valid hiring process that protects the board, and results in hiring the optimal superintendent. Innovative coaching strategies that open communication and promote teaming will be shared. Presenters: Annette Brinkman, Lead Consultant, Ellen Williams, Educational Consultant, ObserverTab, Inc.; Ann Geary, Logan City Board of Education President, Susanne Kuresa, Human Resource Director, Logan School District (UT)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Overcoming the Barriers to Effective Parent Engagement: What Leaders Need to Know Colorado Convention Center, 304 In order to maintain high levels of achievement, to have a positive school culture, and to gain community support, schools need strong parent engagement. Well-attended parent programs are based on the merit of the program being offered, not incentives or food. Parents will attend good programs and do not have to be bribed. School administrators tend to blame their constituency instead of building programs that truly engage families. To lead your district to the next level you must improve parent school relationships through effective programs. Presenter: J. Michael Hall, President/Founder, Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Preparing Future-Ready Learners Colorado Convention Center, 403/404

MONDAY

Information at the fingertips of learners across the globe means skills based around collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking will become the differentiator in career-ready students. By leveraging research in brain development and learning styles, we’ll discuss the implementation of flexible spaces centered around experienced-based learning. Paired with careful planning and collaboration through design, desired student skills are modeled and maximum funds can be allocated to preparing future-ready learners. Presenters: Michelle Chavey, AIA, Sr. Associate / Educational Design Director, Kirk Horner, AIA, President, Hollis + Miller Architects; Jeff Bennett, Business Development Officer, Nabholz; Mike Reik, Superintendent of Schools, Platte County R-3 School District (MO)

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Random Student Drug Testing - Ignore Supply, Reduce Demand Colorado Convention Center, 401/402 This presentation will revolve around the economics of drug prevention and the use of student drug testing as a way to reduce demand. Recognizing the difficulty in controlling the supply of illicit substances, it is vital we focus on developing a deterrent, a perception of risk. This presentation will discuss the evolution of the drug “war” and the building blocks of a successful student drug testing program, as authored and instituted by a fellow administrator. Presenters: Matthew Franz, Director, SPORT SAFE Testing Service, Inc.; Brian Sparling, Board Member, Pleasant Local School District (OH)

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

158 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Redefining District ROI: Return on Value as the New Benchmark Colorado Convention Center, 405 An insightful, new subject and formula that redefines ROI for school boards and school districts everywhere. It’s time for schools to look beyond the financials when it comes to investing in data management systems. Measuring non-fiscal returns can reveal a clearer value of the investment. Return on value is the new benchmark in: • Student achievement • District-wide knowledge • Community engagement This benchmark can turn any district into a K-12 Success Ecosystem where all stakeholders including school boards are aligned. Presenter: Adam Eberle, Chief Commercial Officer, SunGard K-12

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Social Media, Apps, Cyberbullying, Sexting & Digital Responsibility: What’s New, What’s Now & What’s Next for Schools and Digital Safety Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2C-3C In today’s digital age, it’s imperative that schools are helping foster a safe and positive online experience for kids. With the ever-changing world of technology, educators, administrators and parents need to be on the forefront of the latest trends so we can help foster a positive online experience as they navigate this technology-driven world. From Instagram to Snapchat, sexting and cyberbullying, attendees will learn the latest trends and dangers, as well as solutions to keep kids and schools informed and safe. Presenter: Katie Greer, CEO, KL Greer Consulting

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2A-3B This session will focus on the efforts of Lincoln Public Schools (40,000 students) to engage all elements of a growing and diverse community through strategic planning, community cafés, advisory groups, cultural liaisons and a robust social media presence. Attendees will obtain practical tips that will help enhance community support for key educational needs such as bond referendums. Presenters: : Stephen Joel, Superintendent, Don Mayhew, Board Member, Lincoln Public Schools (NE)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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MONDAY

Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement: Tool Box for Board Members


Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Supporting and Retaining New Teachers Colorado Convention Center, 102 Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 has a long standing tradition of developing it’s novice teachers and successfully retaining an excellent instructional staff. Learn how School District 123 effectively implements a purposeful new teacher mentoring and coaching system that serves to engage and empower staff to grow within a supportive learning community. Presenters: Kathy Gavin, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment, and Family Engagement, Paul Enderle, Superintendent, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 (IL)

8:30 AM—9:45 AM What Do Superintendents Look For in a School Board? Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 Quality superintendents look for specific criteria when considering a job change. There are variety of factors, many of which school boards can and do influence. A description of the main factors and the rationale will be explained and discussed. Attracting a superintendent that is doing good work and satisfied with her/his current position may be challenging, but is possible under the right conditions. A quality relationship between a school board and superintendent is about fit and focus, and if accomplished, can make a district-wide impact. Presenters: Jeff Rose, Superintendent, Fulton County Schools; Linda Bryant, Board Member, Linda McCain, Board Member, Fulton County Board of Education (GA)

MONDAY

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Closing the Achievement Gap in Reading: The Future of Blended Learning Colorado Convention Center, 104/106 Blended learning is a relatively new educational model that offers tremendous potential for improving student achievement. Participants in this session will learn what blended learning is and is not, how to incorporate blended learning models in districts of any size to meet the literacy needs of all students, and how to use data to close the achievement gap in reading through the use of technology. Presenter: Laura Axtell, Education Specialist, Reading Horizons

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

160 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM Collaborative Intervention Systems- Creating a Community Web for Mental Health Services Colorado Convention Center, 110/112 Providing students and families mental health services is the responsibility of the community, yet in the face of shrinking budgets and increasing need for services for all, schools are often the system of last resort to provide this critical service. Schools are not equipped and can’t afford to provide the necessary intervention for students on site. This session will provide a case study of how LPS develops, manages and monitors a community based web of mental health providers for all students and their families. Presenter: Brian Ewert, Superintendent, Littleton Public Schools (CO)

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Equity Monday Programming Eliminating Barriers for Under-Represented and Students of Color Through Board Policy Colorado Convention Center, 108 This session emphasizes the authority the school board has in its policy-making role and identifies how policies may unintentionally hinder a student’s ability to be successful. It helps Boards understand that they can significantly impact the inequities that currently exist in our schools and districts by using that authority in an informed, thoughtful manner, in partnership with their communities and the district’s leadership team. It empowers Boards to take the lead in ensuring equitable learning opportunities are available to all students. Presenter: Mary Fertakis, Director, Tukwilla (WA) School District, Past President of WSSDA, and Consultant for NSBA

MONDAY

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Empowering Excellence and Success through Student Leadership Colorado Convention Center, 201/203 In the Pendergast District, students are trained as leaders and representative Governing Board members as selected participants of the Supt. Eighth Grade Council. Attendees will learn how to create, support and sustain an organization for youth that works in conjunction with the School Board to take an active role in fundraising, volunteering, decision-making and building goals for post-high school experiences. The group focuses on college bound experiences and receives mentoring and modeling from the Supt. and Board. It is a win-win for all. Presenter: Lily DeBlieux, Superintendent, Pendergast Elementary School District (AZ)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM English Language Learners and Elementary Math: Increasing Student Outcomes Colorado Convention Center, 111/113 Students working to acquire English skills often fall behind in the elementary grades and are left underprepared for middle grades mathematics. Research funded by a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and directed by Dr. Ron Tzur from the University of Colorado Denver identifies how changes in professional development can help teachers adjust their instruction accordingly by applying linguistic, cultural and literacy lens to their math lessons. The teaching goals and activities shift towards a more a constructivist approach, called student-adaptive pedagogy, that is based on students’ conceptions and experiences. Presenters: Sally Nathenson-Mejia, Associate Professor, Maria Uribe, Senior Instructor, Nicola Hodkowski, Instructor, Doctoral Candidate (with Dr. Ron Tzur’s contribution), University of Colorado

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Everyday Social Emotional Leaning in the School Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4F

MONDAY

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a way to empower our students with the life-long learning tools such as being present, responsible and collaborative that will serve them into adulthood. While the movement to include SEL in schools gains momentum and states are adopting SEL standards, our teachers are not competent to deliver due to lack of training. Session participants will learn how to integrate the SEL strategies across the entire district thus impacting climate and safety which qualify as ESSA measureable assessments. Presenter: Carla Tantillo-Philibert, Founder, Mindful Practices

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Equity Monday Programming Racial Identity and Consciousness as an Educational Leader Colorado Convention Center, 103-105 We realize the importance of being a culturally responsible education leader who ensures that children around the country are not only prepared academically but are prepared to be a productive citizen in a global society that has a diverse backdrop. As school board leaders and education stakeholders we must challenge our own cultural awareness as we explore our Racial Identity and gauge our level of Racial Consciousness. Racial identities will be brought to the forefront so participants can confront their implicit biases and Mental Models that may inhibit making the best decisions for your student population. You will learn why and how children of color struggle to adjust to American Educational settings. A culturally responsive person can better navigate and lead in systems when they are racially aware. This session will take an emic approach that explores a much deeper understanding of how a board member’s racial identity can impact their daily decision making. Presenter: Jacinto Ramos, Board Member, Fort Worth ISD (TX) and CUBE Steering Committee Member

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

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Master Class

New School Board Member Workshops


Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM Show Me the Money!! Colorado Convention Center, 301 Do you understand the relationship between Revenues and Expenditures? What is the impact of Local, State & Federal funding on your Budget? Do you realize the impact of ADA vs. WADA on your budget? Stop in and listen to how the Superintendent and Board have analyzed and developed an action plan for understanding and preparing the District’s budget. Presenter: Ty Jones, Board President, Michael McFarland, Superintendent, Lancaster Independent School District (TX)

10:00 AM—11:15 AM The “Secret Sauce” for Kindergarten Readiness: Early Childhood Technology Programs that Pay Dividends in Future School Success This session is hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. Colorado Convention Center, 107 Interactive talk at ages birth-3 is the biggest single factor predicting school success. Community programs backed by research-based technology can deliver impressive ROI. The LENA Research Foundation will present options and results employing two critical pathways: professional development for early childhood educators, and parent-group classes building skills and social capital. Presenters: Jess Simmons, Director of Business Development and Growth Strategy, Kara VanDeGrift, Program Coordinator, LENA Research Foundation

10:00 AM—11:15 AM MONDAY

Equity Monday Programming Using a Differentiated Support Structure for Equity Colorado Convention Center, 304 Aurora Public Schools has implemented a differentiated support structure funding model, built on the notion that each building has different needs, risks, challenges, and assets. Come hear how this model impacts funding for the most underserved students, how implementation was conducted, initial impacts, and lessons learned. Presenter: Rico Munn, Superintendent, Aurora Public Schools (CO)

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Monday, March 27 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 11:30 AM—1:00 PM

THIRD GENERAL SESSION Colorado Convention Center, Hall A

Speaker

WES MOORE New York Times Best-Selling Author & Youth Advocate

Your Host this Morning: Frank C. Pugh, Secretary-Treasurer of the National School Boards Association and Member, Santa Rosa City School District, CA

PUGH

Actions of your Delegate Assembly: MONDAY

President Miranda A. Beard, who presided over the 2017 Delegate Assembly, reports on the actions taken by NSBA’s principal legislative body and the introduces the newly elected officers and directors of NSBA.

BEARD

Incoming President’s Remarks

Kevin E. Ciak provides an overview of his priorities for the coming year.

Student Arts Entertainers Performance Encore!, Canon City High School, Canon City, CO

CIAK

Special Presentation of the LifeTouch Raffle Winner

General Session Sponsored by: Festo Didactic

Advocacy

Governance and Executive Leadership

Innovations in District Management

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Exhibitors as of January 26, 2017

EXHIBITORS BY BOOTH NUMBER

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Booth#

BoardDocs.......................................................... 203 SFL+A Architects................................................ 204 BuyBoard............................................................ 206 Museum of Science, Boston............................ 208 Aramark K-12 Education.................................. 209 Daktronics........................................................... 210 Keystone Purchasing Network....................... 214 Musco Sports Lighting, Inc.............................. 215 SunGard K-12..................................................... 216 Outdoor Aluminum, Inc................................... 217 PlayPosit.............................................................. 218 IntraLogic Solutions.......................................... 219 SPORT SAFE Testing Service........................... 220 Lenovo Software................................................ 222 SUBWAY............................................................... 223 The Nutrition Group.......................................... 224 American School............................................... 225 Hellas Construction, Inc................................... 226 EdLeader21......................................................... 227 QOMO.................................................................. 229 What if Schools.................................................. 232 Acellus - Int’l Academy of Science.................. 233 Teach Away USA................................................ 234 Stop-Lite.............................................................. 236 Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program........................ 238 Second Life Mac................................................. 239 Vetrotech Saint-Gobain.................................... 240 Activar Construction Products Group........... 241 K12 Insight.......................................................... 303 Army..................................................................... 309 IPVideo Corporation......................................... 314 Interkal, LLC........................................................ 315 OSC World........................................................... 316 Skyward, Inc. ...................................................... 317 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services.......................... 318 EdGear................................................................. 322 Preferred Meals.................................................. 323

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Reading Recovery Council of North America........................................................... 324 Mindful Practices............................................... 326 International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry. 327 Capital Region BOCES...................................... 328 eBOARDsolutions.............................................. 329 SFE- Southwest Foodservice Excellence...... 333 Pearson North America.................................... 338 JC Penney/IZOD Schoolwear.......................... 339 TestRocker.......................................................... 341 Davis Demographics......................................... 344 New Energy Equity, LLC................................... 345 COPsync.............................................................. 348 Neola, Inc............................................................ 402 Sodexo................................................................. 403 McPherson & Jacobson LLC............................ 404 Southern Bleacher Company......................... 409 The American Legion........................................ 411 American Fidelity............................................... 415 Ultimate RB, Inc. ............................................... 416 SafeGuard........................................................... 417 National Joint Powers Alliance....................... 418 aha! Process, Inc. .............................................. 419 SafeStop.............................................................. 422 Classroom School Uniforms........................... 423 Source4Teachers............................................... 424 National Archery in the Schools Program.... 425 Fieldturf and Beynon sports........................... 426 National FFA Organization............................... 427 BOKS, Build Our Kids Success........................ 432 First Student, Inc. .............................................. 433 Wold Architects & Engineers........................... 434 HDE...................................................................... 439 NASRO................................................................. 440 Inventive Technology, Inc.—MediaCAST...... 441 Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. ....................................... 442 (continued)

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Booth

Grand Canyon University................................. 604 PBK....................................................................... 608 GCA Education Services................................... 609 Chicken Soup for the Soul............................... 610 LifeTrack Services, Inc. ..................................... 615 D.A.R.E America.................................................. 617 CheckVideo......................................................... 619 ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers.......... 622 KI ......................................................................... 623 National School Public Relations Assn......... 624 Shaw Sports Turf............................................... 626 Advanced Polymer Technology...................... 633 Justice Technology Information Center....... 635 Connect 4 Learning........................................... 638 ESSDACK............................................................. 639 Communities In Schools.................................. 640 YellowFolder....................................................... 641 openSUSE........................................................... 642 Alliance for Excellent Education..................... 643 Ambit by Maxxess Systems.............................. 644 NGI Sports / River City Athletics, LLC............. 645 Concrete Products Group................................ 648 Safe Place Solutions......................................... 649 Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute................ 650 NovusAGENDA................................................... 651 Nabholz Construction Services...................... 702 Regenerative Medicine Foundation............... 703 Ozobot................................................................. 704 EduPortal eConvene......................................... 709 Pride Surveys..................................................... 715 Student Transportation of America, Inc. ...... 716 Johnson Controls, Inc...................................... 717 Ray and Associates, Inc.................................... 718 National School Boards Association............. 723 Education Solutions Services......................... 732 Wight & Co.......................................................... 733 Titan HST............................................................. 735 (continued)

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Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting................................. 443 Code To The Future........................................... 444 mcSquares.......................................................... 449 EcoWater Systems............................................. 451 Navitus Health Solutions................................. 453 School Improvement Network....................... 503 DLR Group........................................................... 508 Kelly Educational Staffing................................ 509 SafeDefend, LLC................................................. 510 WhyTry?............................................................... 511 ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates......................................... 514 French Toast....................................................... 515 Precioustatus..................................................... 516 International Baccalaureate............................ 518 Decisioninsite..................................................... 522 Perkins+Will........................................................ 523 PaySchools......................................................... 524 Transportation Services Co............................. 525 DLA Computers For Learning Program......... 526 Forecast5 Analytics........................................... 527 Gopher................................................................. 528 Hollis + Miller Architects................................... 529 Digitalis Education Solutions.......................... 533 Educatius International.................................... 538 National Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning......................................... 539 QBS, Inc. ............................................................. 540 Penn Foster......................................................... 541 Progressive Trail Design................................... 543 Ameresco, Inc..................................................... 544 Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA...... 545 Anatomage, Inc. ................................................ 548 CFI FOAM, Inc. .................................................... 549 ProBlock LLC...................................................... 551 zSpace................................................................. 602 Durham School Services.................................. 603

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Exhibitors EXHIBITORS BY BOOTH NUMBER

Exhibitor

(BY BOOTH NUMBER) Booth#

Edusee................................................................. 739 NFLC- University of Maryland.......................... 740 Office of Justice Programs (OJP).................... 742 ITConnect............................................................ 744 GSS Lockers........................................................ 745 Bedtime Math Foundation.............................. 748 Pingora Consulting........................................... 749 A-Lert Roof Systems.......................................... 752 Targus.................................................................. 753 Infinite Mind........................................................ 761 REMO, Inc............................................................ 802 NAMM Foundation............................................ 803 Drums Alive......................................................... 804 Disney Theatrical Group.................................. 808 VH1 Save The Music Foundation.................... 811 Powering America (NECA and IBEW)............. 832 Honeywell Building Solutions........................ 833 Entegrity Energy Partners................................ 838 FoodService Sustainability Solutions........... 839 Alaska Structures............................................... 840 VCBO Architecture............................................. 843 Nana Wall Systems............................................ 844 Siemens............................................................... 845 National Association of Federally Impacted Schools......................................... 848 ObserverTab....................................................... 849 Learning Glass Solutions, Inc. ........................ 850 Digital Futures Initiative................................... 856 Navajo Jewelry & Crafts.................................... 860 The Pin Man - PositivePins.com..................... 861 Swagit Productions, LLC.................................. 902 ABM...................................................................... 903 The First Tee....................................................... 904 PESG.................................................................... 908 Chartwells K12................................................... 909 Studies Weekly................................................... 914 SSC Service Solutions...................................... 915

Exhibitor

Booth

International Society for Technology in Education .................................................. 918 Watch D.O.G.S.................................................... 919 Blue Bird Corp.................................................... 923 Connor Sport Court International.................. 932 Strong Fathers—Strong Families, LLC........... 933 OtterBox.............................................................. 935 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)....................................... 938 Sensavis............................................................... 939 CIEE...................................................................... 941 MetLife................................................................. 942 ViewSonic........................................................... 943 Carahsoft/VMware............................................. 948 Walmart............................................................... 949 School Nutrition Associaton........................... 950 Enovative Technologies................................... 961 Kohl’s/Chap......................................................1003 OraSure Technologies....................................1005 Grasshopper Company..................................1008 Childhelp...........................................................1009 Edventures in Learning, Inc. .........................1010 TIPS....................................................................1015 Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. .................1016 Cyber High........................................................1017 Reading Horizons............................................1019 Michelin.............................................................1023 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers........................1025 White Deer Run Treatment Network............1027 Virtual Driver Interactive.................................1029 Scripps National Spelling Bee......................1032 Science First.....................................................1033 Clorox Professional Products Company.....1039 Achieve..............................................................1040 Versa Tables......................................................1049 FASTSIGNS of Waldorf....................................1055 Securranty.........................................................1114 (continued)

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Exhibitor

Booth

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children......................................1126 U.S. Navy Recruiting Command...................1127 eSchoolView.....................................................1133

AN EVERYDAY HAZARD

Every year there are 300,000 reported incidents of amputated, or crushed fingers in doors. closes the door on injuries. Since 1995, administrators have relied on us for safety and durability while avoiding lawsuits. Join the growing number of schools who protect their children from the hinged end of doors.

To learn more: contact us for a working model and color samples.

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EXHIBITORS BY BOOTH NUMBER

Stantec...............................................................1115 Kajeet.................................................................1118 TOWELHUB.......................................................1123 KinderCare Education....................................1124 Gill Athletics......................................................1125

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Exhibitors

(ALPHABETICAL)

Exhibitor descriptions as of January 26, 2017

ABM 903 One Liberty Plaza New York, NY 10006 Phone: 770-850-3531 www.abm.com/k-12 We have extensive experience providing custodial and facility services to K-12 schools. Outsourcing to ABM can cost-effectively create healthier, more comfortable and more sustainable environments for students, faculty and staff. Acellus—Int’l Academy of Science 11020 NW Ambassador Drive Kansas City, MO 64153 Phone: 816-229-3800 www.science.edu/acellus

EXHIBITORS

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Acellus is an online video-based learning system that makes a science of the learning process, and customizes courses to fit the learning requirements of each student. Acellus uses deficiency diagnostics to differentiate instruction within the classroom, providing customized personal instruction to students. Achieve 1040 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 510 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-745-2316 www.achieve.org

Activar Construction Products Group 241 9702 Newton Avenue S Bloomington, MN 55431 Phone: 800-554-6077 www.activarcpg.com Two new, interactive products that you have never seen before: The Privacy Screen—privacy options for doors; and The Smart Cabinet— emergency aid video training. We are excited to introduce a new line of Privacy and Life Safety products for the education facilities market. The new retrofit Privacy Screen can be added to existing vision lights on doors blocking light and vision or providing privacy. Advanced Polymer Technology 109 Conica Lane PO Box 160 Harmony, PA 16037 Phone: 724-452-3018 www.advpolytech.com

633

Advanced Polymer Technology is a leading manufacturer of polyurethanes for all sports surfaces. APT takes great pride in developing quality products that are ecologically friendly and all of our urethanes are made in the USA. Please stop by our booth to discuss your all of your sport surfacing needs. We look forward to seeing you at the show!!

Educators, parents, and students are saying that there is too much testing in our schools and that testing is taking valuable time away from teaching and learning. Achieve’s Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts is a free set of tools that supports districts in determining the minimum testing necessary to serve essential diagnostic, instructional, and accountability purposes.

Diamond Sponsor

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(ALPHABETICAL)

aha! Process, Inc. PO Box 727 Highlands, TX 77562 Phone: 800-424-9484 www.ahaprocess.com

419

aha! believes in expanding people’s horizons. We teach, we learn daily, we help overcome circumstances, we provide new choices, we celebrate, we contribute, and we are passionate about what we do. aha! Process offers a range of workshops and consulting for educators that meets both high expectations and raises achievement. Alaska Structures 9024 Vanguard Drive, Suite 101 Anchorage, AK 99507 Phone: 888-370-1800 www.alaskastructures.com

840

A-Lert Roof Systems 2065 FM 1102 New Braunfels, TX 78132 Phone: 800-264-6074 www.alertroofsystems.com

752

A-Lert Roof Systems, a division of Centurion Industries, Inc., has been in business for over 30 years and is an industry leader in metal roofing. We design, engineer, manufacture, and install standing seam metal roofs and are GSA certified. We have extensive experience in both new and retrofit construction projects for government, military, schools, municipalities, and churches. Alliance for Excellent Education 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 901 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-828-0828 all4ed.org/

643

Based in Washington, DC, the Alliance for Excellent Education is a national policy, advocacy, and practice organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, in a career, and as a citizen. Ambit by Maxxess Systems 22661 Old Canal Road Yorba Linda, CA 92887 Phone: 714-724-7043 www.maxxess-systems.com

644

Ambit is the first of a new class of systems designed for Adaptive Response—the next step beyond mass notification. Mass Notification helps everyone understand what’s going on, while ambit helps you manage what’s going on.

Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

Masonry Square

Marketplace

Music & Arts Main Street

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Alaska Structures® is the world’s leader in providing engineered fabric structures. Our Denali Classroom System™ offers a safe, energy efficient, reusable, and portable building solution for school building requirements or school expansion projects. Choose from a wide selection of options including “wet” models with bathrooms, colors to match school colors, and add school logos on each building.

Exhibitors


Exhibitors

(ALPHABETICAL)

Ameresco, Inc. 3095 South Parker Road Aurora, CO 80014 Phone: 303-590-5417 www.ameresco.com/

EXHIBITORS

A

544

American School 2200 East 170th Street Lansing, IL 60438 Phone: 866-260-7221 www.americanschool.org

225

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions provider serving North America and the United Kingdom. Our energy experts deliver long-term customer value, environmental stewardship, and sustainability through energy efficiency services, alternative energy, supply management, and innovative facility renewal all with practical financial solutions.

American School offers accredited high school and middle school courses at a cost that students, parents and schools can afford. Students may take online or paper-based courses as they work toward middle school completion or their high school diplomas. American School is accredited by MSA-CESS, Ai and NCPSA and recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public school.

American Fidelity PO Box 25523 2000 N Classen Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73106 Phone: 800-654-8489 www.americanfidelity.com

Anatomage, Inc. 303 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 700 San Jose, CA 95110 Phone: 408-885-1474 www.anatomage.com

415

American Fidelity Assurance Company Employee Benefit Programs, IRS Section 125 Administration, Flexible Spending Account Administration and Health Care Reform Implementation Support The American Legion PO Box 1055 700 N Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46206-1055 Phone: 317-630-1212 www.legion.org

411

The American Legion offers a robust selection of programs and scholarship opportunities for youth surrounding American traditions and culture.

548

Anatomage products are used in tens of thousands of clinics and hospitals both in the U.S. and internationally. These include image guided surgical devices, surgical instruments, radiology software, imaging equipment, and display equipment. Anatomage is dedicated to making not only the most innovative products, but also creating the highest quality experiences.

Aramark K-12 Education 1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 215-409-7478 www.aramark.com

209

To support the K-12 educational mission, Aramark provides innovative food and facilities services management for over 500 school districts nationwide.

Diamond Sponsor

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(ALPHABETICAL)

Army 309 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 4150 Crystal City, VA 22202 Phone: 703-545-3481 www.goarmy.com The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America’s freedoms while serving at home and abroad. Visit U.S. Army booth #309 in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about Army career and education opportunities and ArmyEdSpace.com, which houses programs and resources to empower America’s youth to make informed decisions for the future.

For 70+ years, ATS&R has provided services in planning, architecture, engineering, site development, interior design, technology and field administration. We’re passionate about creating beautiful, functional, sustainable, and compelling learning environments. Good architecture is about people. Whether learning or teaching, working or playing; people make a building come alive. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. 122 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10011 Phone: 212-633-3300 bn.com

1016

Barnes & Noble, Inc., is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com. Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

Bedtime Math Foundation 17-19 Union Place Summit, NJ 07901 Phone: 617-997-8331 www.bedtimemath.org

748

Bedtime Math makes math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives! We post free, fun math problems daily on our website and app, on topics like ninjas and flamingos. Parents can also read from one of our three best-selling books. We sponsor Crazy 8s, a nationwide afterschool club to get kids in K-5 fired up about math with high-energy activities, like Glow in the Dark Geometry and Toilet Paper Olympics. Blue Bird Corp 402 Blue Bird Boulevard Fort Valley, GA 31030-5088 Phone: 478-822-2026 www.blue-bird.com

923

Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. For more than 86 years, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with innovative design and manufacturing capabilities.

BoardDocs 203 519 Johnson Ferry Road NE Suite A100 Diamond Sponsor Marietta, GA 30068 Phone: 800-407-0141 www.boarddocs.com Over 2,000 organizations use BoardDocs to dramatically lower costs, increase transparency and reduce board packet preparation by up to 75%. Our cloud-based solutions are so easy to use, your organization will operate more effectively from day one.

Masonry Square

Marketplace

Music & Arts Main Street

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ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers 622 8501 Golden Valley Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55427 Phone: 763-545-3731 www.atsr.com

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Exhibitors

(ALPHABETICAL)

BOKS, Build Our Kids Success c/o Reebok International Ltd. 1895 JW Foster Boulevard Canton, MA 02021 Phone: 781-401-4363 www.bokskids.org

432

BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) is a FREE before-school physical activity program designed to jump start a child’s mind and body for a day of learning. BOKS offers parent, teacher, or community volunteers curriculum, resources and training to get kids moving in the morning. BOKS also provides additional free resources including in classroom activity breaks, recess programming, and nutrition bits.

EXHIBITORS

B-C

BuyBoard 206 12007 Research Boulevard Austin, TX 78759 Phone: 800-695-2919 www.buyboard.com The BuyBoard provides schools with an opportunity to save time and money while purchasing the products, equipment, and services they use every day. Through the collaboration between NSBA and several State School Boards Associations, schools and other governmental entities can take advantage of the volume discounts and pricing achieved through the Cooperative’s competitive procurement process.

Capital Region BOCES 900 Watervliet Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205 Phone: 518-464-3976 www.capitalregionboces.org/

328

The Capital Region BOCES Rx Program is changing the way the Public Sector in New York is purchasing their pharmacy benefits. This unique program allows schools to collectively purchase pharmacy while allowing them to keep their autonomy in terms of benefits. This has resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the participating districts. Carahsoft/VMware 1860 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 100 Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-889-9704 www.carahsoft.com/vmware

948

Carahsoft is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, supporting a vast partner ecosystem of manufacturers, channel partners, systems integrators, and service providers committed to serving the public sector. Carahsoft offers the full suite of VMware products and services through our channel partners leveraging our GSA Schedule and many SLED contracts.

Diamond Sponsor

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(ALPHABETICAL)

CFI FOAM, Inc. 619 Trents Ferry Road Lynchburg, VA 24053 Phone: 800-656-3626 www.cfifoam.com

549

Core Foam Masonry Foam Insulation combines with Next Generation Concrete Masonry to provide life-of-structure energy efficiency, shortened construction schedules, unmatched aesthetics, cost-saving durability, life-protecting fire-safety while maximizing design flexibility within school construction budgets. Advanced technology makes CfiFOAM a favored choice among architects and masonry contractors. Chartwells K12 105 South York Street, 3rd Floor Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone: 877-586-9631 www.ChartwellsK12.com

909

CheckVideo 6402 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA 22042 Phone: 703-247-0465 www.checkvideo.com

619

CheckVideo is the Most Intelligent and Easiest Video Security System you will ever use or administer. It includes HD backup to the cloud, health monitoring, and Google-fast video searches. It also allows you to use your existing analog and IP cameras. Most important, it allows any number of first responders immediate access to your video in high definition in the event of an emergency.

Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

Chicken Soup for the Soul PO Box 700 Cos Cob, CT 06807 Phone: 203-861-4000 chickensoup.com/hallwayheroes

610

Welcome to the Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes, a literacy-based proactive antibullying program. The literacy-based lessons in Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes use real-life stories and the power of storytelling to develop social and emotional learning skills to greatly reduce bullying behavior. Stop by our booth and pick up free sample lessons (1–8). Childhelp 1009 4350 East Camelback Road, Building F250 Phoenix, AZ 85018 Phone: 800-245-1527 childhelp.org Childhelp is the leading national non-profit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect through intervention, treatment, and prevention. Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe is a research based, prevention education curriculum for Pre-K through 12th grade that equips students with the skills they need to prevent or interrupt all forms of child abuse. CIEE 941 300 Fore Street Portland, ME 04101 Phone: 207-553-4000 www.ciee.org/high-school-study-abroad/ For more than 65 years CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Our High School Abroad programs are expanding to allow U.S. High School students to have more opportunities to study abroad.

Masonry Square

Marketplace

Music & Arts Main Street

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Chartwells K12 provides nutritious and delicious food to more than 600 school districts nationwide, and is committed to nourishing student bodies, minds and spirits, paving the way for a lifetime of success and well-being.

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Exhibitors

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Classroom School Uniforms 9800 De Soto Avenue Chatsworth, CA 91311-4411 Phone: 888-671-8754 www.classroomuniforms.com

423

Classroom School Uniforms, socks, tights and shoes are sold year round in your local retailers in sizes Pre-School through Adult. Classroom is priced with the American family budget in mind—a year’s worth of school uniforms costs as little as $100! Clorox Professional Products Company 1039 4900 Johnson Drive Pleasanton, CA 94588 Phone: 800-492-9729 www.CloroxProfessional.com

EXHIBITORS

C

A leader in the commercial cleaning industry, Clorox Professional Products Company offers some of the industry’s most recognized brands, including the new Clorox® Total 360TM Electrostatic Sprayer to help prevent the spread of illness and reduce absenteeism within schools. Code To The Future 13415 SE Silver Circle Vancouver, WA 98683 Phone: 360-513-5011 codetothefuture.com

444

Communities In Schools 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 700 Alexandria, VA 22202 Phone: 703-220-7448 www.communitiesinschools.org

640

As the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, the mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Working directly in more than 2,300 K-12 schools and community-based sites, our model is proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. Concrete Products Group 4544 Trilllium Drive North Medina, MN 55340 www.concreteproductsgroup.com

648

Concrete Products Group is a national network of concrete masonry suppliers who offer an innovative series of wall systems for new school construction or renovation. Our wall systems offer rapid cost-effective construction, and create long term value with durable, attractive, well insulated, quiet, fire-safe and energy efficient buildings—great environments for learning.

Code To The Future started the First Full Immersion Computer Science schools in the nation, and our work was recognized by the White House through a Press release on January 30, 2016. We provide a comprehensive K-8 Computer Science curriculum fully integrated in all content areas with students coding in Java by 4th grade.

Diamond Sponsor

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Connect 4 Learning PO Box 609 Lewisville, NC 27023 Phone: 800-334-2014 www.kaplanco.com

638

Kaplan introduces “Connect4Learning,” a new NSF funded pre-K program that addresses early gaps and offers a balance of structure and best practices for teachers. C4L balances academics with free and guided play. C4L blends math, science, literacy and SE development with STEM in an interdisciplinary manner. C4L aligns to Head Start outcomes. C4L-A Pre-K Curriculum & PD that improve learning. Connor Sport Court International 5445 West Harold Gatty Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Phone: 801-784-6442 www.sportcourt.com

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COPsync 348 16415 Addison Road Ste 300 Addison, TX 75001 Phone: 800-906-6901-10 www.copsync.com COPSYNC 911 bypasses 911 and sends the closest help immediately; saving precious minutes and countless lives. 911 is too slow and our tech allows you to evacuate students by knowing the location of the threat. A USDOJ “National Best Practice” Award winner Endorsed by www.CSN.org.

Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

Cyber High 2840 E. Floradora Avenue Fresno, CA 93703 Phone: 559-265-4067 cyberhigh.org/

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Cyber High’s online courses will increase your graduation rates and prepare students for college and career. Cyber High features a friendly user interface and has demonstrated exceptional student performance for decades. Compare Cyber High’s quality and value with a free trial today! D.A.R.E America PO Box 512090 Los Angeles, CA 90051 Toll Free: 800-223-3273 www.dare.org

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D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a scientific based program utilizing trained police officers to provide students the resistance skills necessary to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, violence and other harmful behaviors. Daktronics 210 201 Daktronics Drive Brookings, SD 57006 Phone: 800-325-8766 www.daktronics.com Daktronics helps its customers impact audiences throughout the world with largeformat LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe.

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Sports safety and player protection are key in protecting and nurturing athletes. Sport Court designs surfaces for all levels of play and sports. Sport Court provides the unique value of safety, performance, low life cycle costs and great looks to meet the needs of modern sport and activity centers.

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Davis Demographics 11850 Pierce Street, Suite 200 Riverside, CA 92505 Phone: 888-337-4471 www.davisdemographics.com

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Davis Demographics is the only K-12 Demographer with 25 years of experience EXCLUSIVELY serving the K-12 community. Our proven planning and forecasting methodologies, combined with our industryleading SchoolSite software, help ensure our clients achieve the most precise planning strategy. Enrollment forecasting and analytics. GIS mapping. Redistricting. Desktop and online software tools.

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Decisioninsite 522 101 Pacifica, Suite 330 Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: 877-204-1392-1012 www.decisioninsite.com As Enrollment Impact Specialists we provide a combination of enrollment analytics, mapping technology and expertise, all of which help School District Leaders gain a better understanding of their total enrollment picture. Cutting Edge AveNEW Digital Futures Initiative 2430 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #108-27 Naples, FL 34109 Phone: 239-272-6433 www.dfinow.org

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Non-profit with proven, professionally designed lessons for middle and high schools on: 1. Internet/Social Media Safety; 2. Teen Relationships—Bullying/Sexual Harassment/ Dating Abuse; 3. Substance Abuse; and 4. Distracted Driving—with a unique delivery approach, available for free.

Digitalis Education Solutions 817 Pacific Avenue Bremerton, WA 98337 Phone: 360-616-8915 www.digitaliseducation.com

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Our Digitarium® digital planetarium systems for portable or fixed domes make teaching astronomy easy, effective, and engaging for all ages. Explore the universe without leaving the NSBA exhibit hall! We also sell Digitalis inflatable domes for a complete portable solution that can be set up in about 15 minutes. Disney Theatrical Group 214 W. 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 Phone: 212-827-5490 www.DisneyTheatricalLicensing.com

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Disney on Broadway has been enchanting audiences for over 20 years, now students and teachers can produce their own Disney show. Choose from our collection over 20 beloved titles at a length and performance level that works best for you. DLA Computers For Learning Program 526 74 N. Washington Avenue, J413 RTD Office Battle Creek, MI 49037 Phone: 269-961-5469 www.dla.mil/DispositionServices.aspx The CFL program’s ambitious goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.

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DLR Group 7290 W. 133rd Street Overland Park, KS 66213-4748 Phone: 913-897-7811 www.dlrgroup.com

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DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. Drums Alive PO Box 11546 Honolulu, HI 96828 Phone: 808-271-4110 www.drums-alive.com

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Durham School Services 4300 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555-3919 Phone: 800-950-0485 www.durhamschoolservices.com

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Durham School Services, Petermann Ltd. and Stock Transportation are premiere providers of school transportation services. Combined, we operate more than 21,500 school buses, employ over 27,000 people, and serve over 550 school districts in 34 states and 4 provinces. Getting students to school safely, on time, and ready to learn®. Green Zone

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Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting 125 E. Jefferson Street Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone: 315-579-2873 eaton.com/ephesus

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Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting offers innovative LED sports lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor sports venues of all sizes, including municipal athletic fields. The All Field series LED athletic sports lighting is designed to be retrofit into existing lighting infrastructure to provide years of maintenance-free, energy-efficient operation. eBOARDsolutions 329 5120 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Phone: 770-962-6846 eboardsolutions.com/ Simbli is the first and only comprehensive board management software solution for effective board governance. Featuring four core integrated modules that help boards maximize productivity, Simbli brings together meetings, planning, policies, and evaluations into one, easy-to-use board management software solution. Simbli by eBOARDsolutions—Simply Get More Done! EcoWater Systems 1890 Woodlane Drive Woodbury, MN 55125 Phone: 507-774-9735 www.safefountain.com

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EcoWater Systems has been making water cleaner and safer since 1925. Today, we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential water treatment systems and we offer a full line of commercial-industrial equipment. EcoWater Systems is a member company of The Marmon Group and a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Company.

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Drums Alive is the ORIGINAL and ONLY drumming fitness company providing educators with evidence-based crosscurriculum programs and tools that improve students’ physical, cognitive, and social health. Drums Alive DRUMTASTIC® addresses the National Standards for PE; includes Depth Of Knowledge questions; inclusion strategies; music concept and activities; and core curriculum learning activities.

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ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates 1475 E. Woodfield Road, 14th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173 Phone: 877-724-8465 www.ecragroup.com

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ECRA Group is a premier leadership, executive search, planning, and analytics firm focused on assisting boards of education and educational leaders improve student outcomes by adopting more evidence-based practices. ECRA Group has partnered nationally with 1,200+ school systems, and works in partnership with AASA to expand the definition of student success through Personalized Learner profiles.

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Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone: 703-267-1574 www.nrahq.org/safety/eddie

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The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through fourth grade the following safety message, If you see a gun: Stop! Don’t Touch. Run away. Tell a grown up. The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program has reached more than 28 million children in all 50 states with the help of more than 26,000 school teachers and law enforcement officers. EdGear 322 714 North Ashley Ridge Loop Shreveport, LA 71106 Phone: 318-868-8000 www.edgear.com EDgear is proud to offer the JCampus Student Information System. JCampus is a complete, all-in-one solution that replaces many other systems within a district. We have more to offer inside the core SIS than anyone else, and second to none support.

EdLeader21 227 177 N. Church #1010 Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone: 520-623-2466 www.edleader21.com EdLeader21 is a professional learning community of schools & districts integrating the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity) into their systems. We support members in preparing all students for 21st century success. Education Solutions Services 6460 Overbrook Road Mission Hills, KS 66208 Phone: 913-609-0060 www.essgroup1.com

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Education Solutions Services is a premier national provider of qualified teachers, substitute teachers and administrative personnel in the K-12 Education market, helping school districts focus their time, resources and skills on their core objective: providing quality education to every student, every day. Educatius International 22 Batterymarch Street, Fifth Floor Boston, MA 02109-4812 Phone: 800-301-6014 www.educatius.org

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Educatius International provides the opportunity for students from other countries to attend high school in the U.S. on a Tuition Paying Basis while providing a stipend for the host family. In addition, Educatius hires and trains local residents to become International Coordinators who provide support to the student, family and school. Educatius works with a large number of public, private day, and boarding schools across the United States.

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EduPortal eConvene 5105 200th Street SW, Suite 200 Lynnwood, WA 98036 Phone: 425-977-2100 www.eduportal.com

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EduPortal® Paperless Board Meetings Sign-up for your free, no-obligation 30-day trial today at www.eduportal.com. Paperless Meetings are Painless Meetings with EduPortal e-Convene! Edusee 739 24445 E. Truman Road Independence, MO 64056 Phone: 816-365-0377

Edventures in Learning, Inc. 1916 Colony Drive Toledo, OH 43614 Phone: 800-725-5418 edventuresinlearning.com

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We are a global firm that specializes in aligning stakeholders with their organization’s strategic initiatives. Our goal is to ensure that our clients’ stakeholders understand their role in success—the execution of strategy. We have met with great success in the K-12 Education marketplace. Together with our clients we have won national awards for community engagement from NSBA, GFOA & ASBO.

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Enovative Technologies 11935 Worcester Highway Bishopville , MD 21813 Phone 800-742-5129 www.enovativetech.com

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Our TENS massagers are the leading devices for portable relief of pain and discomfort. With great ease of use, breadth of features and appreciable results, the e-Pulse Ultra and Magic Massage Ultra devices are both elegant and effective. Entegrity Energy Partners 1403 E 6th Street Little Rock, AR 72202 Phone: 800-700-1414 www.entegritypartners.com/

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Entegrity Energy Partners, LLC, is an energy services company (ESCO) that specializes in design-build energy conservation and renewable energy projects. Built on over 65 years’ experience in construction management and energy consulting, Entegrity is uniquely qualified to deliver turnkey solutions to building owners to help manage rising energy costs and maintenance expense. eSchoolView 240 North Fifth Street, Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-675-5557 eschoolview.com

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eSchoolView provides education websites and software. In addition to our easy to use content management system (CMS), we have other software that can be integrated via one platform saving resources—Instant Connect, Facilities Management, Mobile Suite, PR Consulting and more.

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EduSee’s wireless EduCams allow educators to record and review classroom interactions, professional development and activities. Videos are stored in a secure cloud-based site for review and download. Smaller than a name badge, completely mobile and high definition, EduCams are the extra set of eyes our educators need and additional security for schools. At EduSee, we’ve got your back.

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ESSDACK 639 1500 E. 11th Avenue, Suite 200 Hutchinson, KS 67501 Phone: 877-563-9566 www.essdack.org

The First Tee 425 S. Legacy Trail, World Golf Village Saint Augustine, FL 32092 Phone: 904-940-4335 www.thefirsttee.org

ESSDACK provides leadership, innovation, and solutions to educators across the nation. Beyond professional learning and consulting, ESSDACK provides an array of services and technology products. All delivered by an experienced, dedicated staff.

The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people by reinforcing values through the game of golf. Our research-proven programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.

Fieldturf and Beynon sports 7445 Cote de Liesse Road, Suite 200 Montreal, QC H4T 1G2 Canada Phone: 514-375-2627 www.tarkettsportsindoor.com

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Tarkett Sports is a division of the Tarkett Group, which was established in 1886. The Tarkett Group has now reached over $2.5 billion in annual sales and is a global leader in commercial, residential, and sports flooring. Tarkett Sports surfacing solutions include hardwood and synthetic basketball courts, volleyball courts, multipurpose gymnasium floors, weight room flooring, running tracks, and its world-renowned FieldTurf artificial turf. First Student, Inc. 600 Vine Street, # 1400 Cincinnati, OH 45202-2400 Phone: 866-960-6274 www.firststudentinc.com

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First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day by completing six million student journeys daily for our school district partners. For more information, visit firststudentinc.com.

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FoodService Sustainability Solutions 839 1035 Cobb Industrial Marietta, GA 30066 Phone: 800-351-8875 www.fs-sustainability.com Foodservice Sustainability Solutions empowers schools to create zero waste environments by offering 100% landfill diversion recycling solutions. StyroGenie recycles polystyrene foam, reducing waste volume by 95%, Compost Accelerator provides on-site reduction of food waste volume up to 90%. Forecast5 Analytics 2135 CityGate Lane, 7th Floor Naperville, IL 60563 Phone: 630-955-7615 www.forecast5analytics.com

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Forecast5 Analytics provides interactive data analytics solutions that allow school leaders to identify strategic and financial opportunities with highly visual output in areas such as financial performance, compensation, and student achievement.

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French Toast 100 West 33rd Street, Suite 1012 New York, NY 10001-2914 Phone: 212-502-6000 www.frenchtoast.com

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French Toast is the leading brand of schoolwear in the country. Providing a uniform for a kid’s life, we have helped thousands of school communities implement successful school dress code policies. Serving as the premier one-stop shop for school apparel programs, French Toast has you covered from uniforms to spiritwear and everything in between.

GCA Education Services 4702 Western Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921-3303 Phone: 888-736-0863 www.gcaservices.com/k-12

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Gill Athletics 601 Mercury Drive Champaign, IL 61822 Phone: 217-377-3915 www.gillathletics.com

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Gopher 528 2525 Lemond Street, SW Owatonna, MN 55060 Phone: 800-533-0446 www.gophersport.com A national leader in serving the health, physical education, and recreational fields through innovative, institutional sports equipment. Our mission is to help physical educators and other sports professionals achieve successful programs. Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2700 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312-578-2282 www.gfoa.org

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the financial management of school districts and other governments. GFOA provides training and guidance on accounting and financial reporting, debt management, pensions, investments, and budgeting. The Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting was recently formed by the GFOA to promote the use of best practices in school budgeting.

Gill empowers coaches with innovative equipment in Track & Field, Training & Conditioning, Soccer, and Sports Construction. Gill is the Official Equipment Sponsor of the NCAA and an Official Corporate Partner of the NFHS.

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GCA Education Services is a leading provider of comprehensive Custodial, Facilities Operations and Maintenance and Grounds services to over 300 Education clients throughout the United States.

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Grand Canyon University 3300 W. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017 Phone: 800-800-9776 www.gcu.edu

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The College of Education at Grand Canyon University develops forward-thinking and highly effective professionals ready to lead 21st century education. Students enjoy a dynamic learning environment emphasizing cultural responsiveness, literacy strategies, advanced technology, and the art and science of teaching. Learn more about accredited degree and certificate programs at gcu.edu/COE

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Grasshopper Company PO Box 637 Moundridge, KS 67107 Phone: 620-345-8621 www.grasshoppermower.com

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Grasshopper Company offers a complete line of True ZeroTurn(TM) power units, (16–35hp), frontmounted PTO-driven mowing decks, vacuum collection and grounds maintenance systems; and True ZT(TM) mid-mount mowers. Ergonomic design lets operator mow all day in comfort. GSS Lockers 2995 Page Street London, ON N5V 4P6 Canada Phone: 800-265-9055 www.gsslockers.com

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GSS Lockers is a manufacturer of corridor, athletic and specialty lockers for the educational marketplace. We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality lockers to meet the demands of today’s schools. The main contact/abuse points have been addressed on the lockers—14 gauge doors,16 gauge shelves/bottoms, and full length hinges are standard throughout the full locker offering.

HDE 439 639 Grammes Lane Allentown, PA 18104 Phone: 877-433-1688 www.thecasesite.com HDE provides affordable protective cases for your school’s technology devices such as iPads, MacBooks, and Chromebooks. Our cases come in a variety of fun styles and colors to suit your classrooms. We work with hundreds of schools across the country and hope that we can help with your device protection needs. Hellas Construction, Inc. 12710 Research Boulevard, Suite #240 Austin, TX 78759-4319 Phone: 512-250-2910 www.hellasconstruction.com

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Hellas Construction, Inc., is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. PO Box 249 Monticello, MN 55362 Phone: 800-866-3105 www.hoglundcompanies.com

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Hoglund Bus Co. is a full service school bus dealership with four locations to serve you. We are headquartered in Monticello, MN, and have locations in Bloomington, MN, Marshalltown, IA, and Hudson, WI. We carry an extensive inventory of new IC and Collins buses as well as used buses. We can custom order to your specs and offer leasing and financing. Visit us at www.hoglundbus.com

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Hollis + Miller Architects 1828 Walnut Street, Suite 922 Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: 816-442-7700 www.hollisandmiller.com

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Founded in 1950, Hollis + Miller Architects continue to empower communities through smart and inspiring learning environments that have a rewarding experience and a successful impact for our clients and those they serve. Please visit our booth & see how we design the future!

Honeywell Building Solutions 833 2 Corporate Center, Suite 100 PO Box 9040 Melville, NY 11747 Phone: 800-345-6770-606 www.honeywell.com/buildingsolutions

Infinite Mind 6820 Maxfield Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84121 Phone: 801-453-1700 infinitemind.io/

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Infinite Mind is a human performance company. Our goal is to change lives by producing products which enhance and inspire human potential at home, at work and at school.

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Interkal, LLC 5981 E. Cork Street Kalamazoo, MI 49001-9609 Phone: 269-349-1521 www.interkal.com

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Interkal is a manufacturer of Telescopic Gymseating, Stadium Chairs and Platform Chairs International Baccalaureate 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: 301-202-3153 www.ibna.org

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IB offers international education programs to 4,388 schools in 132 countries for students age 3–19, developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. International Society for Technology in Education/ISTE 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730 Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: 800-336-5191 www.iste.org

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The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home to the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age, ISTE represents education professionals worldwide.

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Honeywell can help you convert energy challenges into opportunity with a performance contract. This concept is simple: money saved on energy or operating costs can be used to pay for improvements without the need for capital funding. Partnering with Honeywell gives you the security of our proven track record for providing results.

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International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry 8403 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22031 Phone: 703-739-7200 www.sheetmetal-iti.org

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The International Training Institute (ITI) supports apprenticeship and advanced career training for union workers in the sheet metal industry throughout the United States and Canada. IntraLogic Solutions 511 Ocean Avenue Massapequa, NY 11758 Phone: 516-799-7061 www.ilsny.com

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Leader in Security Systems, Video Surveillance, Access Control, Burglar and Fire Alarms, Panic Devices, One Button Lock Down and provides the ability to integrate a wide range of systems into one central location for easy end user monitoring. Inventive Technology, Inc.— MediaCAST 441 9056 Marshall Court Westminster, CO 80031 Phone 800-474-5128 www.inventivetec.com/ MediaCAST is an open and inter-operable digital content management and video streaming solution.

IPVideo Corporation 1490 N. Clinton Avenue Bay Shore, NY 11706 Phone: 631-675-2255 www.ipvideocorp.com

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IPVideo Corporation is a leading manufacturer of network-based video management solutions since 1996. One of its educational products is AVfusion, a cost-effective HD lecture capture solution with the ability to review and share live and recorded videos. ITConnect 744 7505 Mallard Way Santa Fe, NM 87507 Phone: 505-428-2828 www.itconnectinc.com ITConnect is a leading systems integrator for Optical LAN (OLAN) systems, an infrastructure that uses a single strand of fiber. ITConnect delivers fully integrated OLAN IT networks including CCTV, wireless, electronic security and other low-voltage systems throughout the Southwest and beyond. JC Penney/IZOD Schoolwear 7111 W. Indian School Road, Suite 125 Phoenix, AZ 85033-3133 Phone: 877-301-6400 www.izoded.com

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JCPenney offers the comfortable IZOD schoolwear line perfect for uniforms, dress codes and spirit days. Schools and PTA’s can be eligible for a 5% Cash Gift Reward of purchased items.

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Johnson Controls, Inc. 507 E. Michigan Street, M19 Milwaukee, WI 53202-5202 Phone: 414-524-5700 www.johnsoncontrols.com

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At Johnson Controls, we’re in the business of creating healthier, more productive environments for school districts around the world. We can improve every aspect of your district’s operation, from modernizing the equipment and systems in your facilities to using technology that increases productivity. We can even help you fund improvements and on-going maintenance, stop at the booth and ask us how. 635

As a program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), JTIC is the conduit between researchers and criminal justice professionals in the field for technology issues. JTIC plays a crucial role in enabling NIJ to carry out its mission to assist state, local, tribal and federal law enforcement, corrections and other criminal justice agencies in addressing their technology needs and challenges.

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K12 Insight 2291 Wood Oak Drive, Suite 300 Herndon, VA 20171 Phone: 703-542-9600 www.k12insight.com

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K12 Insight is the category leader in helping school leaders build trust with all stakeholders by building a culture of superior customer service and leading by listening. Through technology tools, human expertise and training programs, K12 Insight helps school districts create and implement a strategy to meet the communication challenges brought on by Social Media. Kajeet 1118 7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 350 McLean, VA 22102 Phone: 240-482-3500 www.kajeet.net Kajeet helps students succeed by providing more than just Internet outside the classroom. Our innovative solution provides safe, mobile broadband Internet to close the Homework Gap. Education Broadband™ keeps students connected at home or on the bus with CIPAcompliant filters while providing administrators with analytics, reporting, and a convenient dashboard to gain insight into student usage.

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Justice Technology Information Center 700 N. Frederick Avenue Building 181, Room 1L30 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Phone: 800-248-2742 www.justnet.org/

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Kelly Educational Staffing 425 N. Andalusia Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Phone: 713-385-8855 www.kellyeducationalstaffing.com

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Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) is a complete workforce solutions provider and the first staffing provider to develop a comprehensive education talent management solution. KES is the largest provider of substitute teachers nationwide with 100% success rate in improving district performance. We help districts save money and operate at peak capacity by fulfilling all talent needs.

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Keystone Purchasing Network 90 Lawton Lane Milton, PA 17847 Phone: 888-490-3182 www.theKPN.org

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The Keystone Purchasing Network is a national cooperative purchasing program that saves you time and money on the products that you use every day. More information and a membership application are available at our Website. KI 623 1330 Bellevue Street Green Bay, WI 54302-2119 Phone: 800-424-2432 www.ki.com KI manufactures furniture and moveable walls specifically designed for high-performance learning areas, including classrooms, computer labs, lecture halls, cafes, admin office/conference areas, lounge/breakout areas, libraries and media centers and more. Get cutting-edge innovation, great design and the most comprehensive furniture offering from KI. Come see our new Ruckus classroom seating collection!

KinderCare Education 650 NE Holladay St, #1400 Portland, OR 97232 Phone: 800-350-5034 www.discoverchampions.com

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The leading provider of high-quality, curriculum based out of school time programs serving more than 18,000 students at over 400 schools nationwide. Kohl’s/Chap 1003 7111 W. Indian School Road, Suite 125 Phoenix, AZ 85033-3133 Phone: 877-301-6400 chapsedu.com Kohl’s and Chaps have teamed up to supply a wide array of mix-and-match tops and bottoms. Perfect for uniforms, dress codes or any occasion that calls for a little dress up. Cutting Edge AveNEW Learning Glass Solutions, Inc. 4909 Ruffner Street San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: 619-322-0420 www.learning.glass

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Learning Glass Solutions is the source of a new technology for recording and streaming video presentations that increases student engagement. It is a LED-lit, transparent whiteboard which enables instructors to write and maintain face-to-face contact with their students. Learning Glass Solutions provides manufacturing and sales of this unique product line, training, studio set-up and design.

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Lenovo Software 11555 N. Meridian Street, Suite 150 Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: 888-473-9485 www.stone-ware.com

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mcSquares 449 15448 Mountain View Circle Denver, CO 80023 Phone: 720-357-4312 www.mcsquares.com

Stoneware enables IT staff to deliver a Unified Cloud platform to provide access to devices, the data center, or a public cloud. Users have secure access from any device, private or school owned, for true Bring Your Own Device capability. LanSchool’s integrated technology enables teacher interaction, monitoring, and control of each student. LanSchool delivers secure access in 1:1 schools implementing cost saving BYOD programs.

mcSquares are handheld whiteboards that easily snap together on a wall to create larger, collaborative whiteboards. They are infinitely flexible from one-on-one learning, to classroom environments, to entire campuses.

LifeTrack Services, Inc. 1271 Port Drive Clarkston, WA 99403-1852 Phone: 800-738-6466 www.graduate-surveys.com

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McPherson & Jacobson LLC 7905 L Street, Suite 310 Omaha, NE 68127-1732 Phone: 888-375-4814 www.macnjake.com

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McPherson & Jacobson, one of the top national search firms, has been conducting superintendent searches for Boards since 1991, and has conducted over 650 searches, including numerous national searches. We also offer board and planning workshops.

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MetLife is a leading global provider of insurance and employee benefit programs. We’ve helped a wide range of public sector organizations design, enhance and implement employee benefits programs. More than 3,000 government and education institutions choose to work with us, including 200 of the largest 750 public sector groups. For more information, visit MetLife.com/PublicSector. Michelin 1023 One Parkway South Greenville, SC 29615 Phone: 561-309-2526 www.michelintruck.com Michelin is dedicated to delivering improved savings and operational efficiencies to school bus and government customers throughout the USA. Our services and programs complement our tire offer to help fleets increase value, while remaining focused on safety. Michelin continues to define the tire industry, with the highest quality products, with innovative services and its elite dealer network.

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Graduate follow-up, senior exit, end-of-season athletic, middle school, & Title IX Interest Surveys. Impact the education of students still in your system after getting feedback from those that have gone through it by helping you identify the areas you’re excelling & areas that you can improve. Let LifeTrack’s proven programs collect, organize, & report this valuable data to support your efforts.

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Mindful Practices 204 S. Ridgeland Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 Phone: 708-408-0393 www.mindfulpracticesyoga.com

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Mindful Practices empowers educators and students through Mindfulness, Yoga and SocialEmotional Learning to create a more equitable learning environment. We provide professional development for educators and student programs in the areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), School Climate and Culture, Behavior Management, Kindness, Anti-Bullying and Staff/Student/Parent Wellness.

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Musco Sports Lighting, Inc. 3410 Tanglewood Way Fulton, MO 65251 Phone: 800-825-6020 www.musco.com

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For nearly 40 years, Musco has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting. Musco’s Light Structure GreenTM offers significant advantages for your budget and for the environment. Museum of Science, Boston 1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114-1000 Phone: 617-589-3101 www.mos.org/nctl/

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The National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®), established by the Museum of Science, Boston, offers standards-based curricula and professional development that integrates engineering in PreK-12 schools to inspire future engineers and innovators. NCTL has been recognized numerous times including as part of President Obama’s Educator to Innovate campaign and the Massachusetts STEM Academy.

Nabholz Construction Services 1718 Aldersgate Road Little Rock, AR 72205 Phone: 501-217-5500 www.nabholz.com

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Founded in 1949 on the principles of honesty and integrity, Nabholz is a leading national construction-related service provider for school districts.

NAMM Foundation 5790 Armada Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608 Phone: 760-801-7676 www.namm.org

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The NAMM Foundation promotes access to a complete education that includes music and arts instruction for all children. The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation that recognizes and celebrates schools and districts for their support and commitment to music education. For more information about the NAMM Foundation visit nammfoundation.org Nana Wall Systems 707 Redwood Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941 Phone: 800-873-5673 www.nanawall.com

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NanaWall® opening glass wall systems combine energy efficient weather resistance with options for an indoor-outdoor classroom environment and maximum classroom functionality. Every NanaWall is designed to meet the most challenging architectural specifications and daily usage. The NanaWall is NFRC rated and EnergyStar certified.

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NASRO 440 2020 Valleydale Road, Suite 207A Hoover, AL 35244 Phone: 888-316-2776 www.nasro.org As the world’s leader in school-based policing, NASRO’s mission is to provide the highest quality of training to SRO’s in order to promote safer schools and kids. NASRO is a not-for profit organization for SRO’s, school administrators, and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, faculty and staff, and their school community. National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers PO Box 97877 Raleigh, NC 27624 Phone: 919-747-6700

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National Archery in the Schools Program W4285 Lake Drive Waldo, WI 53093 Phone: 859-314-8300 naspschools.org

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The National Archery in the Schools Program, now in its 16th year, is the largest youth archery organization in history. At over 14,000 schools and growing, NASP® has engaged over 16 million students in 47 states and 11 countries in a safe, positive, in-school archery experience. Stop by to see how NASP® can reach some of your district’s underserved students; Changing lives—one arrow at a time!

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Cutting Edge AveNEW National Association of Federally Impacted Schools 444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 419 Washington, DC 20001 Phone: 202-624-3614 www.nafisdc.org

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NAFIIS is the leading membership association of school board members and administrators representing public school districts near military installations, Indian lands, and other federal properties. Visit us at booth 848 to enter our raffle for a free conference registration ($725 value) and to learn more about Impact Aid and NAFIS membership. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 699 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-224-2150 www.missingkids.org

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® provides free safety and prevention resources focusing on child abduction, child sexual exploitation, and Internet safety. National FFA Organization PO Box 68960 6060 FFA Drive Indianapolis, IN 46268 Phone: 317-802-4334 www.ffa.org

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The National FFA is a dynamic organization that changes lives and empowers its members to set a course to the future. FFA operates within the context of school based agricultural education, contextual and experiential learning model. Masonry Square

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When you need a new a superintendent, you need someone who can make a successful match. Your state school boards association is the right choice. Through NASS, your association shares job postings, vets candidates and works to recruit highly qualified candidates who will meet your needs.

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National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning Phone: 800-354-9706 ngl.cengage.com

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We offer materials that will bring the world into the classroom for grades PreK-12 through our connections, explorations, and digital transformations. Included in our materials are science, social studies, reading and writing, ESL/ELD, Spanish, Advanced, Honors, and Electives, and Career and Technical Education. National Joint Powers Alliance PO Box 219 202 12th Street, NE Staples, MN 56479-0219 Phone: 888-894-1930 www.njpacoop.org

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The National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) is a public agency with over 13,000 member school districts. NJPA serves all government, education and non-profit entities with nationally leveraged and competitively solicited purchasing contracts. There is no cost, no obligation or liability to join or participate in the NJPA contract purchasing program. National School Boards Association 1680 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-535-1616 www.nsba.org

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The National School Boards Association is the leading advocate for public education. Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.

National School Public Relations Association 15948 Derwood Road Rockville, MD 20855 Phone: 301-519-1230 www.nspra.org

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National organization for building community understanding and support for schools. Professional public engagement, marketing, communication materials, resources, consulting services including communication audits and plans for accountability. Navajo Jewelry & Crafts 6008 Hemlock Avenue, NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 navajojewelryandcrafts.com

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Beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry made by a Navajo family. Navitus Health Solutions 2601 West Beltline Highway Suite 600 Madison, WI 53713 Phone: 877-571-7500 www.navitus.com/

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Navitus Health Solutions, LLC, a division of SSM Health Care, is a full-service, URAC-accredited pharmacy benefit management company. As a zero-spread, full pass through pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), Navitus aligns performance with plan sponsors’ benefit goals to deliver comprehensive clinical programs and cost-saving strategies that lower drug trend and promote good member health.

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Neola, Inc. 3914 Clock Pointe Trail, Suite 103 Stow, OH 44224-2931 Phone: 800-407-5815 www.neola.com

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NGI Sports / River City Athletics, LLC 2807 Walker Road Chattanooga, TN 37421 Phone: 800-835-0033 www.ngisports.com

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Neola provides school districts with a complete service for developing and updating Board Bylaws and Policies, Administrative Guidelines/ Procedures, Forms, Staff Handbooks and Student/Parent Handbooks in electronic and printed format.

NGI provides surfacing for running tracks and tennis courts, with a legacy of innovation, enduring performance, and stewardship reducing impact on the environment—finding the best materials, methods to help you play harder, higher, faster, longer.

New Energy Equity, LLC 705 Melvin Avenue, Suite 100 Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 443-267-5012 www.newenergyequity.com

NovusAGENDA 651 2900 Glades Circle, #250 Weston, FL 33327 Phone: 800-274-5624 www.novusolutions.com

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NFLC-University of Maryland 5700 Rivertech Court Riverdale, MD 20737 Phone: 301-405-0136 startalk.umd.edu/public/

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Learn about the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland’s STARTALK program! Funded by the National Security Agency, STARTALK offers grants to support innovative free summer programs for students and professional resources for teachers in world languages.

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NovusAGENDA is proven electronic board meeting software designed to help create, approve and track meeting items. This board portal software allows organizations to save time and money by automating their paperintense process while reducing board member preparation time. Also ask about our video streaming options. The Nutrition Group 580 Wendel Road, Suite 100 Irwin, PA 15642 Phone: 888-272-8106 www.thenutritiongroup.biz

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Providing the Absolute Best in Food and Facility Management Services since 1975. Our services include: School Food Service Management, Custodial Maintenance Management, Facilities Planning & Management Solutions, and Consulting Services. Come see why our 200 plus clients consider Nutrition the best company for their students and community.

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New Energy Equity, LLC, is an end-to-end developer that specializes in all aspects of mid-size commercial solar transactions from origination, feasibility studies, legal agreements, permitting, utility interconnection, financing, engineering, and construction management.


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Cutting Edge AveNEW ObserverTab 849 PO Box 10 Bronxville, NY 10708 Phone: 914-000-0000 www.observertab.com

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OraSure Technologies 220 E. 1st Street Bethlehem, PA 18015-1360 Phone: 610-882-1820 www.orasure.com

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The company’s web-based ObserverTab, AssistTab, and GoalTab bring professional growth into the classroom with platforms for administrators, mentors, and colleagues including tools for coaches and mentors to diagnose, collect data, and conduct reflective conversations.

OraSure Technologies, the pioneers of oral fluid drug testing, offers testing products for drugs of abuse, cotinine and alcohol. The Intercept® and OraSure® Oral Fluid Tests offer laboratory confidence with oral fluid convenience. Q.E.D.®, our point-of-care alcohol test, offers quantitative ethanol detection with a high correlation to blood levels.

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) 700 N. Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Phone: 301-693-5160 www.ojp.usdoj.gov

OSC World 170 Earle Avenue Lynbrook, NY 11563 Phone: 800-227-0672 www.oscworld.com

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OJP strives to enhance the Nation’s ability to prevent and reduce crime. Programs include efforts to address crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase awareness of crime-related issues, and meet the needs of crime victims. openSUSE 642 MaxfeldStr 5 Nuremberg, Bavaria 90409 Germany Phone: 49 15140527276 www.opensuse.org/ Thank you for your interest in openSUSE. We are a worldwide project that provides free software to users around the world. The software has multiple educational uses and sets students up for success who seek a career in coding and computer science. The software can be used by novice and advanced users.

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Digital Fly Social Media Awareness alert schools when potential harmful content is made. Using Geo-Location Mapping and filtered terms/ acronyms, data is analyzed for potential threats (bullying, fights, weapons, self-harm) assisting in keeping students and staff safe. Digital Fly only searches and monitors public messages. Any private or peer-to-peer communication will not be compromised. OtterBox 935 209 S. Meldrum Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 Phone: 970-980-2022 www.otterbox.com Otter Products, the maker of OtterBox and LifeProof cases for mobile devices, extend the use of delicate, expensive mobile technology in the classroom and across the education system to benefit administrators, teachers and students alike.

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Outdoor Aluminum, Inc. PO Box 118 1989 East Highway 52 Geneva, AL 36340 Phone: 334-684-2296 www.outdooraluminum.com

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Manufacturer of permanent grandstands, portable bleachers, benches, picnic tables and other related outdoor seating products. Ozobot 129 W. Torrance Boulevard Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Phone: 310-318-0070 www.ozobot.com

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PaySchools 524 12835 E. Arapahoe Road, Tower 2 - Suite 500 Centennial, CO 80112 Phone: 303-779-6573 www.payschools.com PaySchools is the education community’s leading online fee payment system. PaySchools helps schools safely and efficiently collect a wide variety of student fees and other receivables online, while also providing a welcome convenience for their community. Please contact us to arrange a consultation session to discuss how PaySchools can improve revenue collection efforts and decrease overall fee collection costs.

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PBK 608 11 E. Greenway Plaza, 22nd Floor Houston, TX 77046-1162 Phone: 713-965-0608 www.PBK.com PBK is a multidiscipline architecture and engineering firm with 10 offices in the US. Established in 1981 with a long history of design practice in the education market. PBK has an industry-leading reputation for “obsessive” client service. Pearson North America 5601 Green Valley Drive Bloomington, MN 55437 Phone: 888-440-2890 www.pearsoned.com

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Every learning moment builds character, shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. At Pearson, your learning gives us purpose. We are devoted to creating effective, accessible solutions that provide boundless opportunities for learners at every stage of the learning journey. Penn Foster 541 374 Congress Street, Suite 205 Boston, MA 02210 Phone: 888-427-6300 partners.pennfoster.edu/markets-served/ public-and-private-high-schools Penn Foster has partnered with 1000+ public & private high schools helping them increase graduation rates and improve academic outcomes. Our regionally and nationally accredited high school curriculum provides students with the flexibility to earn their diploma at their own pace. Stop by to learn more about our Dropout Retrieval, Credit Recovery and Summer School solutions.

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Ozobot makes smart, small and social robots that teach the creative side of coding. In our three-tier system, you start by using our patented color command language, move on to block-based programming and finally begin to create your own world—putting all the tools you’ve learned together with characters, missions and lessons.

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Perkins+Will 523 The Wrigley Building 410 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: 312-755-0770 www.perkinswill.com

Pingora Consulting PO 1716 254 Canyon Street Lander, WY 82520 Phone: 307-438-9280 pingoraconsulting.com

For more than 75 years we have designed innovative schools that respond to the future of learning. Our practice is continually evolving and setting new paradigms while upholding the fundamental principle of designing for students, from the inside out.

Whether you need assistance building and implementing educational systems, developing and training staff, resolving disputes, collecting and analyzing student performance data, or providing one-on-one peer coaching to administrators, you can count on Pingora Consulting’s team of knowledgeable consultants and experienced peer coaches to help you and your team excel and achieve excellence.

PESG 404 BNA Drive, Suite 407 Nashville, TN 37217 Phone: 855-747-8233 www.mypesg.com

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PESG is a leading provider of staffing and service solutions for educational markets. Whether you need top-notch substitute staffing, world-class facilities management, or other specialty educational services, PESG has the people, processes, and programs in place to help. The Pin Man—PositivePins.com PO Box 52528 802 E. 6th Street Tulsa, OK 74152-0528 Phone: 800-282-0085 www.positivepins.com

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PlayPosit 218 3135 Tejon Street Denver, CO 80211 Phone: 720-663-9499 www.playposit.com Evolve professional development and all teachers’ classrooms with PlayPosit—an innovative, interactive video platform for synchronous/asynchronous delivery of lessons. PlayPosit turns PD and everyday lessons into a truly 21st Century, multimedia, and data driven experience which allows for blending, flipping, and accountable in-person instruction. With currently over 1.5 million users worldwide.

The Pin Man/PositivePins.com designs and distributes lapel pins, wearables, lanyards, bags, awards, USB drives, writing instruments and other incentives that recognizes board members, administrators, educators, volunteers, parents, students and others. We provide over 10,000 products that can be imprinted with your school’s emblem or mascot for fundraising and recognition.

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Powering America (NECA and IBEW) 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1100 Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: 703-455-4752 www.powering-america.org

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Thinking about how you can spend less money on energy and more on education? Stop by the Powering America booth (#1047) in the Green Zone to learn about the electrical upgrades currently being done on educational buildings throughout the U.S. Our electrical contractors and electricians are highly trained and would be an asset to help you navigate a project in renewable energy or energy efficiency. Precioustatus 516 275 Marketplace, Suite 519 Minneapolis, MN 55405 Phone: 612-338-5774 www.precioustatus.com

Preferred Meals 5240 St. Charles Road Berkeley, IL 19341 Phone: 317-730-6711 www.preferredmealsystems.com

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We offer a quality food service system that works cohesively with your food service staff to provide healthy meals within a cost effective budget. Our “component meal system” assists in major areas such as menu planning and nutritional analysis. If you are facing financial challenges; increased costs and decreased student meal participation, come hear how our solutions can help!

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Pride Surveys 2140 Newmarket Parkway SE, Suite 116 Marietta, GA 30067 Phone: 800-279-6361 www.pridesurveys.com

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Pride Surveys gathers perception data from students, teachers, and parents and provides detailed reports back to key stakeholders in education and prevention that provides a platform for evidence-based decision making. ProBlock LLC PO. Box 1037 Salisbury, NC 28145 Phone: 704-706-4653 www.theproblock.com

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ProBlock was derived from producers, architects, engineers, and masons. ProBlock embraces ASTM C90 changes allowing for thinner web thicknesses, lighter weights (12” = 25 lbs), and an open ended design that improves mason productivity and safety, thus saving time and money. ProBlock’s unique composition also allows designers to create cost effective masonry wall systems with R-values up to 18. Progressive Trail Design 410 SW A Street Bentonville, AR 72712 Phone: 417-850-1499 www.progressivetraildesign.com

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Progressive Trail Design is a mountain bike trail design/build firm. We build parks and trails of all sizes. One of our specialties is our Progressive Playgrounds—designed for schools and parks specifically. See our booth and website for more details.

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PreciouStatus is the national expert in safe and private teacher-parent engagement, student engagement, and community engagement for schools. PreciouStatus is a FREE mobile communication and marketing platform for educators and parents. Visit www.precioustatus.com.

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QBS, Inc. 49 Plain Street, Suite# 200 North Attleborough, MA 02760 Phone: 508-316-4223 www.qbscompanies.com

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QBS Inc., a leading national consulting and behavioral training company, offers SafetyCare™ Behavioral Safety Training. SafetyCare is founded upon principles/procedure of Applied Behavior Analysis, training staff in evidence-based practices toward the prevention, minimization, and management of behavioral challenges. QOMO 229 46950 Magellan Drive Wixom, MI 48393 Phone: 248-960-0985 www.qomo.com

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QOMO is a leading U.S. brand and global manufacturer for educational and corporate presentation technology. We offer complete solutions, a range of products and seamless integration, to transform your workspace into a modern interactive environment. QOMO’s product line includes interactive touchscreens, wireless presentation systems, document cameras, student response systems, and more. Ray and Associates, Inc. 4403 First Avenue SE, Suite 407 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3221 Phone: 319-393-3115 www.rayassoc.com

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Reading Horizons 60 N. Cutler Drive, Suite 101 North Salt Lake City, UT 84054 Phone: 800-333-0054 www.readinghorizons.com

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For over 30 years Reading Horizons has provided research-based reading instruction for emerging readers, struggling readers, and English language learners. Progress is monitored throughout instruction to assure each student is on an individualized track to reading success. Reading Recovery Council of North America 500 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 250 Worthington, OH 43085 Phone: 614-310-7323 www.readingrecovery.org

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Reading Recovery’s professional learning model results in unparalleled success with struggling first graders in schools around the world. Investing in the professional learning of a RR teacher positively affects the classroom, school, and district. Regenerative Medicine Foundation 9314 Forest Hill Boulevard Suite #2 Wellington, FL 33411 Phone: 650-759-8300 www.regmedfoundation.org

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Will showcase its latest products and services.

Ray and Associates has been conducting executive searches for school districts and institutions of higher education for over 42 years. Our continued goal is finding quality leaders for America’s schools and furthering their success through board effectiveness workshops.

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REMO, Inc. 28101 Industry Drive Valencia, CA 91355-4102 Phone: 661-294-5600 www.remo.com/health

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Remo can impact school board decisions in the areas of policy, finance and curriculum. We offer fun, rhythm-based tools for curriculum integration, classroom management, and social-emotional skill development. Our instruments and programs help maximize the effectiveness of intervention resources, integrating cross-curricular content while fostering peer support, collaboration & creativity. Rentacrate/Hitouch Services 2104 French Settlement Dallas, TX 75212 Phone: 214-223-9601 www.hitouchservices.com

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Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute 686 Mariposa Street Denver, CO 80204 Phone: 303-893-3838 www.rmmi.org/

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RMMI is proud to carry on the rich traditions of masonry through education and outreach. We are a consortium of more than 100 masonry contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and associates serving Colorado and Wyoming. Our mission is to increase the use of masonry in schools, homes and commercial buildings throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Safe Place Solutions 16500 Rockside Road Maple Heights, OH 44137 Phone: 216-220-0319 www.blockbullets.com

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Safe Place Solutions™ provides innovative products and services designed to save lives and protect facilities in the event of an active shooter or active threat scenario. Our patented ballistic technologies provide the most effective barrier for saving lives when minutes matter. SafeDefend, LLC 104 E. Main Street Gardner, KS 66030 Phone: 913-856-2800 www.safedefend.com

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SafeDefend, LLC, is the next generation school safety and security provider. We bring a practical, not tactical, approach to school safety. Our comprehensive, law enforcementsupported system empowers your staff and gives your families peace of mind. SafeGuard 417 18881 IMMI Way Westfield, IN 46074-9689 Phone: 877-447-2305 www.safeguardseat.com Manufacturer of school bus occupant restraint systems: school bus seats with lap and shoulder belts including the FlexSeat and integrated child seats; and S.T.A.R. add on pre-K child restraint systems for use with existing school bus seats.

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Hitouch Services is committed to education and makes education an integral part of its business model. Through its business units, Rentacrate, Unity Educational Products and IT Simplify.

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SafeStop 422 885 Island Park Drive, Suite 210 Charleston, SC 29492 Phone: 843-884-2720 www.safestopapp.com

Science First 86475 Gene Lasserre Boulevard Yulee, FL 32097 Phone: 904-225-5558 starlab.com/

SafeStop is a mobile app that allows parents to securely track the location of their child’s bus to and from school in real time. It also provides predictive arrival times! If your buses have GPS, you are SafeStop Ready! If not, we can get you there!

From grade school to graduate school, Science First helps Ignite Science! Take your students to the stars or dive to the Earth’s center with StarLab, our portable planetarium. We specialize in STEM incorporated classroom products, bundles and curriculum based activities for grade school thru high school.

School Improvement Network 669 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Phone: 800-572-1153 www.schoolimprovement.com

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We are the world’s largest provider of ondemand, professional learning resources for educators. These include Edivate—an awardwinning set of tools and resources that helps teachers become more effective, so 100% of students are more successful. School Nutrition Association 120 Waterfront Street, #300 National Harbor, MD 20745 Phone: 301-686-3100 www.schoolnutrition.org

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The School Nutrition Association is a national organization representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals nationwide. Founded in 1946, SNA is dedicated to making healthy school meals & nutrition education available to all students.

Scripps National Spelling Bee 312 Walnut Street, 28th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-977-3040 spellingbee.com

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As the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, we provide teachers and parents inspiring tools to help students achieve in spelling and learn the words they need to be the listeners, speakers, readers and writers of their dreams. Second Life Mac 3927 N. Central Park Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 Phone: 312-649-5929 www.secondlifemac.com

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Second Life Mac purchases Apple equipment from schools, districts and universities across the country. Our number one focus is to get the schools we work with the very best financial return on their equipment while adhering to the highest of data security standards. We provide the most convenient option for schools to sell their old or used Apple devices.

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Securranty 1114 15995 N. Barkers Landing, Suite 210 Houston, TX 77079 Phone: 877-592-7726 www.securranty.com/education As K-12 institutions implement the 1:1 initiative issuing tablets or laptops to students, support becomes more complex and critical. Our innovative industry first, comprehensive, turn-key solution warranty/insurance solution includes unlimited repairs and replacements which cover all perils including failure, accidental damage, theft, power surge, flood, fire & manufacturer defects from day 1. Sensavis 939 1930 Village Center Circle, #3-1810 Las Vegas, NV 89134 Phone: 352-544-9290 www.sensavis.com

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SFE—Southwest Foodservice Excellence 333 9366 East Raintree Drive, Set 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 512-994-7240 www.sfellc.org SFE has been changing the perception of how child nutrition should look and taste. One of the fundamental differences is that we believe in using less processed foods and introduce students to our made-from-scratch recipes. Because SFE specializes only in K-12 child nutrition, we can concentrate our focus on innovating culinary cuisines to ensure a highlevel of customer satisfaction. SFL+A Architects 333 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-573-6350 www.sfla.biz

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SfL+a Architects, located in Raleigh and Fayetteville, NC, is a full-service architectural firm offering high performance building design, programming, land planning, interior design, space planning and construction administration services.

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Sensavis is an interactive 3D visualization tool with the mission to increase learning for all schools and all students. It increases motivation and learning in the classroom by making the complex easier to understand. The tool does not contain text or sound, is not limited to any curriculum and is currently used by hundreds of schools globally.

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Exhibitors Shaw Sports Turf 185 S. Industrial Boulevard Calhoun, GA 30701 Phone: 866-703-4004 www.shawsportsturf.com

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Shaw Sports Turf is a world-class manufacturer of synthetic turf, representing quality and innovation with over 1,500 installations, including high-profile installations such as the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Arkansas. Shaw Sports Turf is part of Shaw Industries, a world-renowned flooring provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BerkshireHathaway.

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Siemens 845 3974 Moore Street, Apartment 201 Los Angeles, CA 90066 Phone: 847-941-6268 www.usa.siemens.com/k12 Siemens is the world market leader for safe, reliable, and energy-efficient buildings. Our totally-integrated portfolio of solutions and services allows us to help manage building systems and energy efficiency for all educational facilities. Skyward, Inc. 2601 Skyward Drive Stevens Point, WI 54482 Phone: 800-236-7274 www.skyward.com

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Skyward has been helping school districts and municipalities improve outcomes, reduce costs, and achieve success since 1980. Skyward’s SIS and ERP solutions are used by more than 1,800 public sector organizations worldwide, from small entities to statewide implementations supporting millions of stakeholders.

Sodexo 403 11044 Research Boulevard Austin, TX 78759 Phone: 800-707-4060 www.sodexoUSA.com Sodexo, enhancing the learning environment by providing student well-being solutions that improve the quality of life. From nutritious meals to clean classrooms to safe playgrounds and more, Sodexo enhances every student’s ability to learn and grow. Source4Teachers 424 800 Kings Highway North, Suite 405 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Phone: 856-482-0300 www.source4teachers.com Source4Teachers is a leading educational management firm specializing in full service, cost effective management of substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and support personnel for school districts. Southern Bleacher Company PO Box 1 Graham, TX 76450 Phone: 800-433-0912 www.southernbleacher.com

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Southern Bleacher is your ticket for galvanized steel stadiums with aluminum decking. Our superior workmanship is your solid investment for new venues, renovations and additions. Choose the best…choose Southern Bleacher!

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SPORT SAFE Testing Service 20 Grace Drive Powell, OH 43065-9178 Phone: 614-847-0847 www.sportsafe.com

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SPORT SAFE Testing Service specializes in the Development and Administration of Student, Employee, and DOT Drug Testing Programs. SSC Service Solutions 1845 Midpark Road, Suite 201 Knoxville, TN 37921-5951 Phone: 615-480-3722 www.sscserv.com

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SSC partners with educational institutions nationwide to provide quality integrated facilities programs including custodial, maintenance, and grounds services. We are committed to our customers’ goals and our employees’ well-being.

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When schools succeed, communities succeed. When they partner for education, they can achieve great things. Through Stantec’s forward-thinking designs, we help students and communities grow, thrive, and excel.

Stop-Lite 236 6465 N. Avondale Avenue Chicago, IL 60631 Phone: 866-566-5263 www.stop-lite.net Manufacturer of lightweight, handheld LED Stop Signs and safety products. Our signs are rechargeable, weatherproof, and significantly improve the visibility of crossing guards and traffic control points. Our patented design has made Stop-Lite the leading manufacturer of 12" LED handheld signs in the US. Other products include LED Vests, Sign accessories, handheld vehicle Jump Starters, and more. Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC PO Box 136188 Fort Worth, TX 76136 Phone: 817-301-4086 www.strongfathers.com

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Strong Fathers-Strong Families helps schools ENGAGE fathers and families so that students ACHIEVE. Through curriculum, training, and program facilitation, Strong Fathers uses our experience with almost 200,000 families to help schools use the best practices to engage parents so that students are successful. Spaghetti suppers do not impact learning, but engaged families do. Let us show you how. Student Transportation of America, Inc. 885 Island Park Drive, Suite 210 Charleston, SC 29492 Phone: 843-884-2720 www.RideSTBus.com

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Student Transportation of America is the nation’s largest independent and most trusted provider of school transportation services. STA provides custom transportation solutions to fit the specific needs of your schools. Visit us at www.RideSTBus.com to learn more!

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Marketplace

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Stantec 3001 Bee Caves Road, Suite 300 Austin, TX 78746-5590 Phone: 512-867-6100 www.stantec.com/education

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Exhibitors Studies Weekly 1140 N. 1430 W Orem, UT 84057 Phone: 866-311-8734 studiesweekly.com

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With Studies Weekly K-6, teachers spend less time planning and more time with students. When students are emotionally engaged, their critical thinking skills thrive. As they learn how to make better decisions, they develop into responsible adults. That’s the “Learn to Live! difference.” SUBWAY 223 325 Sub Way Milford, CT 06461-3072 Phone: 800-888-4848 www.subway.com

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SUBWAY® restaurants has over 44,000 locations, including over 60 school locations. Three options are available with the SUBWAY® School Lunch Program: delivery from a nearby SUBWAY® restaurant, on-site with a local SUBWAY® franchisee, or on-site with your food service staff as the SUBWAY® franchisee. SunGard K-12 3 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Phone: 610-849-7221 www.sungardk12.com

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SunGard® K-12, district success specialists, offers software solutions for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources.

Swagit Productions, LLC 12801 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 214-432-5905 www.swagit.com

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Swagit Productions, LLC, is a leading video production company specializing in providing streaming media solutions to school districts across the nation. Swagits Hands-Free webcasting is the solution for school districts who want the ability to deliver, create, host, and broadcast live or on-demand audio/video content through the internet. Teach Away USA PO Box 517 New Caney, TX 77357 Phone: 713-503-2439 www.teachaway.com

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Teach Away USA’s online hiring platform quickly connects U.S. schools and districts with highly qualified educators nationwide who are relocation ready. Through our active online community and extensive social media presence, Teach Away USA’s unique recruitment options can support you in targeting the right candidates for your vacancies. TestRocker 341 190 Christopher Columbus Drive, Unit 4B Jersey City, NY 07302 Phone: 201-333-1023 www.testrocker.com TestRocker provides comprehensive, online PSAT/SAT/ACT prep programs that focus on strengthening conceptual knowledge through high quality video instruction. The programs are supported by TRAC 2.0, a data analysis and management system perfect for supporting district test prep initiatives. Score increases average 180 and 3–4 points, respectively. Come by booth 341 for a quick demo and more info!

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TIPS 1015 4845 US Hwy 271 N Pittsburg, TX 75686 Phone: 866-839-8477 www.tips-usa.com

Transportation Services Co. 885 Island Park Drive, Suite 210 Charleston, SC 29492 Phone: 800-308-3889 www.tscpartners.com

TIPS is a leading national purchasing cooperative offering members access to competitively priced purchasing contracts that save time and money by streamlining the process and leveraging the purchasing power of our 4,300 member agencies. “Connecting Members and Vendors Together”

Transportation Sector Consultants offers transportation management services to improve the way your school district operates its own fleet. With TSC, you have access to our knowledge, our technology, and our experience with enhancing school transportation fleets from 10 to 10,000 vehicles.

Titan HST 500 Newport Center Drive Suite 950 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: 844-368-4826 www.titanhst.com

Ultimate RB, Inc. 1430 North Main Street Delphos, OH 45833 Phone: 419-692-3000 www.ultimaterb.com

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TOWELHUB 1123 3964 Shirley Drive SW Atlanta, GA 30336 Phone: 800-670-2368 www.towelhub.com Towel Hub supplies gym towels in various sizes to schools all over the country.

Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

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Ultimate RB, Inc., is an AMERICAN manufacturer of recycled rubber products that are used in both indoor and outdoor rubber surfacing materials. Materials have passed all critera for ASTM & EPA testing, Leeds Score and Floor Score. U.S. Navy Recruiting Command 1127 JRB NAS, Belle Chasse, 400 Russell Avenue Building 192 New Orleans, LA 70143 Phone: 800-USA-NAVY www.NAVY.com You’re looking for a job or career that maximizes your talents, challenges you to take on a leadership role, and gives you an adrenaline rush in the process. YOU’VE JUST FOUND IT! The U.S. Navy puts you in command of cutting-edge technology, advanced systems, billions of dollars in aviation, submarine and surface ship equipment.

Masonry Square

Marketplace

Music & Arts Main Street

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Titan HST provides a comprehensive mobile and web-based 2-way mass communication system for emergencies. Designed in conjunction with law enforcement and schools, Titan HST enables school officials to verify and locate the emergency, initiate a campus-wide lockdown instantly, and locate users as well as their safety status, via push notification, text, and email. Visit booth 735 for a live demo!

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VCBO Architecture 524 South 600 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Phone: 801-575-8800 www.vcbo.com

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VCBO Architecture is a nationally recognized K-12 school design firm that has delivered exceptional design, innovation and dedication to education clients for over 40 years. Our highly skilled team of architects designed Odyssey Elementary, the first zero-energy building and the first LEED Gold Certified K-12 school in Utah. Sustainability is inherent to our design process and success.

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Versa Tables 14105 Avalon Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90061 Phone: 310-709-5459 www.versaproducts.com

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Versa Tables is a leader in classroom furniture manufacturing, and is exhibiting at booth #1049. Rooted in quality, innovation and technology, Versa manufactures and sells lifetime guaranteed, computer furniture primarily for the education sector. Vetrotech Saint-Gobain 2108 B Street, Suite 110 Auburn, WA 98001 Phone: 253-736-2233 www.vetrotechusa.com Vetrotech Saint-Gobain presents fire-rated, ballistic and intruder-resistant fire-resistant safety glazing and framing products.

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VH1 Save The Music Foundation 1515 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10036 Phone: 212-846-7155 www.vh1savethemusic.org

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VH1 Save The Music Foundation is committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education. We partner with public schools to give children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. ViewSonic 943 10 Pointe Drive, #200 Brea, CA 92821 Phone: 909-444-8730 www.viewsonic.com ViewSonic Corporation is a manufacturer and provider of visual technology, specifically CRT monitors, liquid crystal displays, projectors, plasma displays, HDTV technology, and mobile products, including Mini and All-inOne PCs and wireless monitors to Asus, Acer and much more. Virtual Driver Interactive 4505 Golden Foothill Parkway El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Phone: 877-746-8332 www.driverinteractive.com

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Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI) provides innovative simulation-based driver education programs providing comprehensive driver training and assessment for new teen drivers. VDI enables school officials to teach the critical skills essential to safe driving while also deterring distracted or impaired driving. Visit booth 1029 for a live demo!

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Walmart 949 7111 W. Indian School Road, Suite 125 Phoenix, AZ 85033-3133 Phone: 877-301-6400 www.walmart.com

White Deer Run Treatment Network 220 North Front Street, Suite 4 Philipsburg, PA 16866 Phone: 814-861-6198 www.whitedeerrun.com

Walmart stores, including Walmart.com, provides top value with George School Wear and is America’s #1 outlet for families with students in uniforms, dress codes and spirit days. Walmart stores serve millions of people each day-and we do our best to ensure that the products on our shelves reflect the diverse needs and wants of our customers.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/ youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. JFI, headquartered in Hendersonville, TN, was founded in 1997 after the tragic death of 16-year-old Jason Flatt.

Watch D.O.G.S. 1600 West Sunset Avenue, Suite B Springdale, AR 72762 Phone: 888-540-3647 www.fathers.com/watchdogs

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What if Schools 14156 Greenfield Loop Parker, CO 80134 Phone: 650-946-6040 www.whatifschools.com

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Looking to maximize your educational technology resources? Let the team at What If Schools help you navigate your EdTech journey. We combine our K12 administrative and technology expertise to support leaders and learning in the 21st century.

Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

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WhyTry’s Founder, Christian Moore, developed a series of 10 visual analogies designed to catch students’ attention while teaching them important life concepts. This program has been used in 18,000 organizations worldwide. You can hear Christian speak on Sunday from 1:30–2:45 pm. Wight & Co. 2500 North Frontage Road Darien, IL 60561 Phone: 630-969-7000 www.wightco.com

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Founded in 1939, Wight & Company specializes in providing comprehensive architecture, engineering, and construction services to PK-12 clients. Wight is the first company to receive the Sustainable Performance Institute’s Green Firm Certification, and our extensive LEED design portfolio includes one of the first LEED-Certified high schools and the first LEED-Silver Early Childhood Center in the United States.

Masonry Square

Marketplace

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WATCH D.O.G.S. ® is an innovative program focusing on education and safety in schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures to provide an unobtrusive fathering presence, and a positive and active role-model for students.

WhyTry? 5455 North River Run Drive Provo, UT 84604 Phone: 866-949-8791 whytry.org

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Wold Architects & Engineers 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W2000 St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone: 651-227-7773 www.woldae.com

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Wold is not About Us, but rather About You: We value the uniqueness of each community and school and work to incorporate and honor your defining qualities. Our 200+ professionals are architects and engineers, designers and researchers, creative problem solvers, collaborative thinkers, and industry leaders. Wold is a national firm committed to creating within the public sector.

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YellowFolder 641 1617 W. Crosby Road, Suite 100 Carrollton, TX 75006 Phone: 469-709-2972 www.yellowfolder.com YellowFolder is the only cloud-based solution specifically designed for K-12 schools, helping districts become more efficient by moving to an electronic records management system. An all-in-one solution for: student records, special education records, human resource records, and administrative records. We are the experts in education documents management. zSpace 602 490 De Guigne Drive, #200 Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Phone: 408-498-4122 edu.zspace.com zSpace combines AR and VR to create the ultimate learning experience. The zSpace Learning Lab includes a suite of educational software, hundreds of learning activities ready for integration into your curriculum, and zSpace all-in-one PCs.

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Exhibitors

Exhibitors as of January 26, 2017

Administrative & Operations Software Davis Demographics...........................................344 eBOARDsolutions................................................329 Forecast5 Analytics.............................................527 NovusAGENDA.....................................................651 ObserverTab.........................................................849 YellowFolder.........................................................641

At-Risk Students & Suicide Prevention Programs & Materials American School.................................................225 Chicken Soup for the Soul.................................610 Childhelp............................................................ 1009 Communities In Schools ...................................640 Digital Futures Initiative.....................................856 GSS Lockers..........................................................745 Mindful Practices.................................................326 National Archery in the Schools Program......425 OSC World.............................................................316 Penn Foster...........................................................541 Pride Surveys.......................................................715 REMO, Inc. ............................................................802 SPORT SAFE Testing Service.............................220 WhyTry?.................................................................511 Audio-Visual Materials & Equipment Activar Construction Products Group.............241 Digitalis Education Solutions............................533 Edusee...................................................................739 (continued)

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EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Associations, Foundations, Educational & Public Service Organizations Alliance for Excellent Education.......................643 BuyBoard..............................................................206 Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program..........................238 EdLeader21...........................................................227 International Baccalaureate..............................518 International Society for Technology in Education.........................................................918 International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry.............................................................327 KinderCare Education..................................... 1124 MetLife...................................................................942 Museum of Science, Boston..............................208 NAMM Foundation..............................................803 NASRO...................................................................440 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers....................................................... 1025 National Archery in the Schools Program......425 National Association of Federally Impacted Schools.............................................................848 National School Boards Association...............723 National School Public Relations Assn...........624 Reading Recovery Council of North America.................................................324 School Nutrition Associaton.............................950 Scripps National Spelling Bee....................... 1032 The American Legion..........................................411 TIPS..................................................................... 1015 VH1 Save The Music Foundation......................811 Watch D.O.G.S......................................................919

Athletic/Playground Equipment, Products & Services Advanced Polymer Technology........................633 Clorox Professional Products Company...... 1039 Connor Sport Court International....................932 Drums Alive...........................................................804 Enovative Technologies.....................................961 Fieldturf and Beynon sports.............................426 Gill Athletics....................................................... 1125 Gopher...................................................................528 Hellas Construction, Inc. ...................................226 Keystone Purchasing Network.........................214 NGI Sports / River City Athletics, LLC...............645 Progressive Trail Design.....................................543 Southern Bleacher Company...........................409 TOWELHUB........................................................ 1123 Ultimate RB, Inc. .................................................416


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(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

HDE........................................................................439 Learning Glass Solutions, Inc. ..........................850 QOMO....................................................................229 Swagit Productions, LLC....................................902 ViewSonic.............................................................943 Awards/Incentives Products & Programs The Pin Man—PositivePins.com.......................861

EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Books, Magazines & Periodicals Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. .................. 1016 National School Boards Association...............723 ObserverTab.........................................................849 Studies Weekly ....................................................914 Bullying, Suicide & Crime Prevention Programs & Materials Ambit by Maxxess Systems................................644 Chicken Soup for the Soul.................................610 Childhelp............................................................ 1009 D.A.R.E America....................................................617 Digital Futures Initiative.....................................856 Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program..........................238 Mindful Practices.................................................326 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children......................................................... 1126 Office of Justice Programs (OJP)......................742 OSC World.............................................................316 QBS, Inc. ...............................................................540 WhyTry?.................................................................511 Classroom Equipment & Accessories Connect 4 Learning.............................................638 Edusee...................................................................739 ESSDACK...............................................................639 GSS Lockers..........................................................745 HDE........................................................................439 Hollis + Miller Architects.....................................529 Learning Glass Solutions, Inc. ..........................850 mcSquares............................................................449 OtterBox................................................................935

Ozobot...................................................................704 QOMO....................................................................229 Science First...................................................... 1033 Second Life Mac...................................................239 Virtual Driver Interactive.................................. 1029 zSpace...................................................................602 College, Career & Technical Education Pathways Achieve............................................................... 1040 Army.......................................................................309 Communities In Schools ...................................640 Grand Canyon University...................................604 International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry.............................................................327 National FFA Organization.................................427 Pearson North America......................................338 Powering America (NECA and IBEW)...............832 TestRocker............................................................341 U.S. Navy Recruiting Command.................... 1127 Communications Equipment & Services CheckVideo...........................................................619 Edventures in Learning, Inc. .......................... 1010 ITConnect..............................................................744 K12 Insight............................................................303 Kajeet.................................................................. 1118 Precioustatus.......................................................516 Swagit Productions, LLC....................................902 Computer Hardware DLA Computers For Learning Program...........526 Inventive Technology, Inc.—MediaCAST........441 ITConnect..............................................................744 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services............................318 Second Life Mac...................................................239 Securranty.......................................................... 1114 SunGard K-12.......................................................216 ViewSonic.............................................................943 zSpace...................................................................602

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Computer-Assisted Instruction & Training Acellus—Int’l Academy of Science...................233 Code To The Future.............................................444 Inventive Technology, Inc.—MediaCAST........441 Lenovo Software..................................................222 PlayPosit................................................................218 School Improvement Network.........................503

Copy Machines, Copier Access Systems & Facsimile Machines National Joint Powers Alliance.........................418

Curricular Materials & Resources Army.......................................................................309 Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. .................. 1016 BOKS, Build Our Kids Success..........................432 Chicken Soup for the Soul.................................610 Childhelp............................................................ 1009 Code To The Future.............................................444 Connect 4 Learning.............................................638 Digitalis Education Solutions............................533 Drums Alive...........................................................804 Gopher...................................................................528 International Baccalaureate..............................518 mcSquares............................................................449 Museum of Science, Boston..............................208 National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning............................................................539 Pearson North America......................................338 PlayPosit................................................................218 Reading Recovery Council of North America.................................................324 Science First...................................................... 1033 Studies Weekly.....................................................914 The American Legion..........................................411 The First Tee.........................................................904 Distance Learning Systems, Interactive Television & Satellite Uplinking American School.................................................225 Carahsoft/VMware...............................................948 Inventive Technology, Inc.—MediaCAST........441 Learning Glass Solutions, Inc. ..........................850 Lenovo Software..................................................222 Pearson North America......................................338 QOMO....................................................................229 Driver Education & Driver Safety Programs & Materials Michelin.............................................................. 1023 Student Transportation of America, Inc. ........716 Virtual Driver Interactive.................................. 1029 (continued)

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Consulting Services aha! Process, Inc. ................................................419 Capital Region BOCES........................................328 Connect 4 Learning.............................................638 Davis Demographics...........................................344 Decisioninsite.......................................................522 EdLeader21...........................................................227 Education Solutions Services...........................732 Edventures in Learning, Inc. .......................... 1010 ESSDACK...............................................................639 First Student, Inc. ................................................433 K12 Insight............................................................303 Kelly Educational Staffing..................................509 LifeTrack Services, Inc. .......................................615 McPherson & Jacobson LLC..............................404 MetLife...................................................................942 Nabholz Construction Services........................702 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers....................................................... 1025 National School Public Relations Assn...........624 Neola, Inc. .............................................................402 QBS, Inc.................................................................540 Ray and Associates, Inc. ....................................718 Sodexo...................................................................403 Stantec................................................................ 1115 Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC...............933 What if Schools....................................................232 Wold Architects & Engineers.............................434

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Exhibitors

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EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Education Software, Games & Apps Acellus—Int’l Academy of Science...................233 Carahsoft/VMware...............................................948 Cyber High......................................................... 1017 Digitalis Education Solutions............................533 EdGear...................................................................322 eSchoolView...................................................... 1133 Infinite Mind..........................................................761 Lenovo Software..................................................222 openSUSE.............................................................642 OSC World.............................................................316 PlayPosit................................................................218 Science First...................................................... 1033 Sensavis.................................................................939 Skyward, Inc.........................................................317 SunGard K-12.......................................................216 zSpace...................................................................602 Energy Services and Energy Smart Solutions ABM........................................................................903 Ameresco, Inc. .....................................................544 CFI FOAM, Inc. ......................................................549 Concrete Products Group..................................648 Entegrity Energy Partners..................................838 GCA Education Services.....................................609 Honeywell Building Solutions..........................833 Johnson Controls, Inc. .......................................717 New Energy Equity, LLC.....................................345 Powering America (NECA and IBEW)...............832 Siemens.................................................................845 Sodexo...................................................................403 SSC Service Solutions........................................915 Equipment Maintenance, Repair & Refurbishing Honeywell Building Solutions..........................833 Securranty.......................................................... 1114

Facilities Design, Construction & Consulting Alaska Structures.................................................840 A-Lert Roof Systems............................................752 ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers............622 CFI FOAM, Inc. ......................................................549 Concrete Products Group..................................648 Daktronics.............................................................210 DLR Group ............................................................508 Entegrity Energy Partners..................................838 Gill Athletics....................................................... 1125 Hellas Construction, Inc. ...................................226 Hollis + Miller Architects.....................................529 Nabholz Construction Services........................702 Nana Wall Systems..............................................844 New Energy Equity, LLC.....................................345 PBK.........................................................................608 Perkins+Will..........................................................523 Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute..................650 SFL+A Architects..................................................204 Sodexo...................................................................403 Southern Bleacher Company...........................409 Stantec................................................................ 1115 VCBO Architecture...............................................843 Vetrotech Saint-Gobain......................................240 Wight & Co............................................................733 Wold Architects & Engineers.............................434 Facilities Maintenance & Equipment ABM........................................................................903 Aramark K-12 Education....................................209 ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers............622 CheckVideo...........................................................619 Clorox Professional Products Company...... 1039 GCA Education Services.....................................609 Gill Athletics....................................................... 1125 Johnson Controls, Inc........................................717 Nabholz Construction Services........................702 PESG......................................................................908 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services............................318

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Sodexo...................................................................403 SSC Service Solutions........................................915 The Nutrition Group............................................224 Facility Assessments ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers............622 DLR Group.............................................................508 Johnson Controls, Inc........................................717 PBK.........................................................................608 Perkins+Will..........................................................523 SafeDefend, LLC...................................................510 SFL+A Architects..................................................204 Sodexo...................................................................403 Stantec................................................................ 1115 The Nutrition Group............................................224 Wight & Co............................................................733 Wold Architects & Engineers.............................434

Food Service Management, Equipment & Products Aramark K-12 Education....................................209 Chartwells K12.....................................................909 EcoWater Systems...............................................451 FoodService Sustainability Solutions.............839 PaySchools...........................................................524 Preferred Meals....................................................323 SFE-Southwest Foodservice Excellence.........333 Sodexo...................................................................403 SUBWAY.................................................................223 The Nutrition Group............................................224

Fundraising Programs & Services Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. .................. 1016 Childhelp............................................................ 1009 Daktronics.............................................................210 Educatius International......................................538 French Toast.........................................................515 The Pin Man—PositivePins.com.......................861 Furnishings for Classrooms, Cafeteria, Lounge, Office & Library DLA Computers For Learning Program...........526 Hollis + Miller Architects.....................................529 Keystone Purchasing Network.........................214 KI ............................................................................623 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services............................318 Versa Tables....................................................... 1049 Health Education Programs & Materials BOKS, Build Our Kids Success..........................432 D.A.R.E America....................................................617 Enovative Technologies.....................................961 OraSure Technologies..................................... 1005 Progressive Trail Design ....................................543 REMO, Inc. ............................................................802 The First Tee.........................................................904 Virtual Driver Interactive.................................. 1029 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning Systems, Equipment, Controls & Parts Honeywell Building Solutions..........................833 Siemens.................................................................845 Independent Study Programs & Materials Acellus—Int’l Academy of Science...................233 American School.................................................225 CIEE........................................................................941 Penn Foster...........................................................541 Sensavis.................................................................939 TestRocker............................................................341 (continued)

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EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Floor Coverings, Maintenance & Equipment Activar Construction Products Group.............241 Advanced Polymer Technology........................633 Connor Sport Court International....................932 Fieldturf and Beynon sports.............................426 National Joint Powers Alliance.........................418 Ultimate RB, Inc. .................................................416

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Exhibitors

(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

Insurance, Employee Benefits & Financial Services American Fidelity.................................................415 Capital Region BOCES........................................328 Forecast5 Analytics.............................................527 MetLife...................................................................942 Navitus Health Solutions...................................453 PaySchools...........................................................524 Securranty.......................................................... 1114 International Exchange Programs Educatius International......................................538

EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Internet Connectivity & E-Rate Resources eSchoolView...................................................... 1133 ITConnect..............................................................744 Kajeet.................................................................. 1118 National School Boards Association...............723 PaySchools...........................................................524 What if Schools....................................................232 Janitorial Services/Cleaning Supplies & Equipment ABM........................................................................903 Aramark K-12 Education....................................209 Clorox Professional Products Company...... 1039 EcoWater Systems...............................................451 GCA Education Services.....................................609 PESG......................................................................908 SSC Service Solutions........................................915 Lawn Mowers, Tractors & Turf Equipment Grasshopper Company................................... 1008 Legal Services Pingora Consulting.............................................749 Lighting Fixtures & Controls Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting...................................443 Entegrity Energy Partners..................................838 Musco Sports Lighting, Inc. ...............................215

Powering America (NECA and IBEW)...............832 Stop-Lite................................................................236 Lockers & Locker Repair GSS Lockers..........................................................745 Miscellaneous Enovative Technologies.....................................961 Kelly Educational Staffing..................................509 Navajo Jewelry & Crafts......................................860 Neola, Inc. .............................................................402 OSC World.............................................................316 Second Life Mac...................................................239 SPORT SAFE Testing Service.............................220 The Pin Man—PositivePins.com.......................861 TIPS..................................................................... 1015 Watch D.O.G.S. .....................................................919 Mobile, Relocatable & Modular Buildings & Classrooms Keystone Purchasing Network.........................214 Music & Arts Education Programs, Instruments & Related Products Disney Theatrical Group....................................808 Drums Alive...........................................................804 NAMM Foundation..............................................803 REMO, Inc. ............................................................802 VH1 Save The Music Foundation......................811 Parental Engagement Tools Childhelp............................................................ 1009 Digital Futures Initiative.....................................856 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children......................................................... 1126 Pride Surveys.......................................................715 Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC...............933 Roofing Materials, Accessories, Coatings/Sealant & Roofing Services A-Lert Roof Systems............................................752 Sodexo...................................................................403

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Safety Education Programs & Materials Childhelp............................................................ 1009 Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program..........................238 Edventures in Learning, Inc. .......................... 1010 NASRO...................................................................440 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children......................................................... 1126 QBS, Inc. ...............................................................540

Scholarships & Financial Aid Army.......................................................................309 National FFA Organization.................................427 The American Legion..........................................411 School Board Member Training Programs & Materials Achieve............................................................... 1040 BoardDocs............................................................203 eBOARDsolutions................................................329 EduPortal eConvene...........................................709 McPherson & Jacobson LLC..............................404 National Association of Federally Impacted Schools.............................................................848

NovusAGENDA.....................................................651 Pingora Consulting.............................................749 Ray and Associates, Inc. ....................................718 School Management & Education Reform aha! Process, Inc. ................................................419 ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.........................................................514 LifeTrack Services, Inc. .......................................615 Pride Surveys.......................................................715 What if Schools....................................................232 School Uniforms Classroom School Uniforms.............................423 French Toast.........................................................515 JC Penney/IZOD Schoolwear............................339 Kohl’s/Chap....................................................... 1003 Walmart.................................................................949 School-Community Relationships aha! Process, Inc. ................................................419 BoardDocs............................................................203 BOKS, Build Our Kids Success..........................432 Childhelp............................................................ 1009 Communities In Schools....................................640 eBOARDsolutions................................................329 EduPortal eConvene...........................................709 KinderCare Education..................................... 1124 NAMM Foundation..............................................803 National Archery in the Schools Program......425 National School Public Relations Assn...........624 NovusAGENDA.....................................................651 Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC...............933 The First Tee.........................................................904 Watch D.O.G.S. ....................................................919 Scoreboards/Message Signs & Related Products Daktronics.............................................................210

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EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Safety Security Equipment, Devices & Systems Activar Construction Products Group.............241 Ambit by Maxxess Systems................................644 CheckVideo...........................................................619 COPsync................................................................348 Edusee...................................................................739 First Student, Inc. ................................................433 IntraLogic Solutions............................................219 IPVideo Corporation...........................................314 Safe Place Solutions...........................................649 SafeDefend, LLC...................................................510 Siemens.................................................................845 SPORT SAFE Testing Service.............................220 Stop-Lite................................................................236 Titan HST...............................................................735 Vetrotech Saint-Gobain......................................240

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Exhibitors

(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

Seating for Auditorium/Stadium Interkal, LLC..........................................................315 KI ............................................................................623 Outdoor Aluminum, Inc.....................................217 Southern Bleacher Company...........................409 Second Language Learners (ESL) National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning............................................................539

EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Special Education Programs, Materials & Products D.A.R.E America....................................................617 Mindful Practices.................................................326 Pingora Consulting.............................................749 Sensavis.................................................................939 WhyTry?.................................................................511 Sports Surfacing Advanced Polymer Technology........................633 Connor Sport Court International....................932 Fieldturf and Beynon sports .............................426 Hellas Construction, Inc. ...................................226 National Joint Powers Alliance.........................418 NGI Sports/River City Athletics, LLC.................645 Shaw Sports Turf.................................................626 Ultimate RB, Inc. .................................................416 Staff Recruiting & Development Programs ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.........................................................514 Education Solutions Services.......................... 732 Grand Canyon University...................................604 International Society for Technology in Education.....................................................918 Kelly Educational Staffing..................................509 McPherson & Jacobson LLC..............................404 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers....................................................... 1025 ObserverTab.........................................................849 PESG......................................................................908

Ray and Associates, Inc. ....................................718 Reading Recovery Council of North America.................................................324 School Improvement Network.........................503 Source4Teachers.................................................424 Teach Away USA..................................................234 Tests, Testing & Evaluation Systems & Accreditation Achieve............................................................... 1040 ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.........................................................514 Infinite Mind..........................................................761 LifeTrack Services, Inc. .......................................615 OraSure Technologies..................................... 1005 OSC World.............................................................316 TestRocker............................................................341 Transportation Products & Services Blue Bird Corp......................................................923 Decisioninsite.......................................................522 Durham School Services....................................603 First Student, Inc. ................................................433 Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. .........................................442 Michelin.............................................................. 1023 SafeGuard.............................................................417 SafeStop................................................................422 Student Transportation of America, Inc. ........716 Transportation Services Co. ..............................525 U.S. Government Activities & Services DLA Computers For Learning Program...........526 Justice Technology Information Center.........635 National Association of Federally Impacted Schools...........................................848 NFLC-University of Maryland............................740 Office of Justice Programs (OJP)......................742 U.S. Navy Recruiting Command.................... 1127

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(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

Exhibitors

Vocational Education & Technical Training Programs & Products International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry.............................................................327 National FFA Organization.................................427 Penn Foster...........................................................541

mcSquares............................................................449 Nana Wall Systems..............................................844 ProBlock LLC........................................................551

Wall Systems, Wall Coverings & Graffiti-Resistant Surfaces CFI FOAM, Inc. ......................................................549 Concrete Products Group..................................648 KI ............................................................................623

Windows, Window Coverings, Replacement Windows, Hardware & Accessories Nana Wall Systems..............................................844 Vetrotech Saint-Gobain......................................240

Washroom Partitions, Plumbing Fixtures & Related Products EcoWater Systems...............................................451

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ABOUT NSBA ABOUT NSBA

About NSBA The Leading Advocate for Public Education

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is the leading advocate for public education. For more than 75 years, we have been leading the effort to support and enhance public education. We are succeeding in creating the best possible environment for students to realize their dreams. NSBA is a federation of 50 state and territorial associations representing more than 90,000 school board officials across the United States. These local officials govern more than 13,600 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students. Working with and through our state associations, and serving as their Washington, D.C. office, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board governance. We believe public education is America’s most vital institution. It is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children deserve equal access to an education that allows them to reach their potential. In pursuit of these beliefs, NSBA and its members will continue to lead the national conversation about public education, advocate for public policies that ensure all students everywhere have access to a great public education where they live, create a better understanding of the importance and benefits of the role of school boards and local governance, and enhance the effectiveness of school boards. NSBA and its members utilize our resources including the Council of School Attorneys (COSA), Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), council and caucus groups, Conference of State Association Legislative Staff (CSALS), Federal Relations Network (FRN), Friends of Public Education Network (FPE), National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC), the Stand Up 4 Public Education campaign and a robust continuous media program to fulfill its mission. NSBA is a not-for-profit organization. The public policy agenda is determined by a 150-member Delegate Assembly made up of local school board members who represent their state associations of school boards. The Board of Directors translates this policy into action. Programs and services are administered by the NSBA Executive Director & CEO, and professional staff. NSBA is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, part of the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. National School Boards Association 1680 Duke Street, Second Floor Alexandria, VA 22314-3493 Phone: 703-838-6722 Fax: 703-683-7590 Web: www.nsba.org E-Mail: info@nsba.org

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ABOUT NSBA 2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

ABOUT NSBA

President

President-Elect

Laurel, MS Laurel School District

Sayreville, NJ Sayreville Public Schools

Secretary-Treasurer

Immediate Past President

Santa Rosa, CA Santa Rosa City Schools District

Sapulpa, OK Kellyville Public Schools

Kevin E. Ciak*

Miranda A. Beard*

Frank C. Pugh*

John D. Tuttle*

DIRECTORS

Robert F. Alvey, Jr.*

Jackson, TN Jackson-Madison County Board of Education

Beth Branham* West Columbia, SC Lexington School District Two

Viola M. Garcia

Houston, TX Aldine Independent School District

*Executive Committee Member

Frank S. Henderson, Jr. Donald R. Hubler Topeka, KS Seaman Unified School District 345

Clinton Township, MI L’Anse Creuse Public Schools

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ABOUT NSBA ABOUT NSBA

DIRECTORS

Tiffany Jackson

Jacob (Jake) R. Oliveira*

John S. Payne

Neil Putnam Mitchell, SD Mitchell School District #17-2

Columbia Falls, MT Columbia Falls School District #6

Jesus Rubalcava

Nandi Sékou

JoDee Sundberg

Lydia Tedone

Charlie Wilson

Sand Point, AK Aleutians East Borough School District

Gila Bend, AZ Gila Bend Unified School District #4

Ludlow, MA Ludlow School Committee

St. Thomas, VI Virgin Islands Board of Education

Hartford City, IN Blackford County Schools

Orem, UT Alpine School District

Simsbury, CT Simsbury Board of Education

Barb Riley

Columbus, OH Worthington School District

ex officio VOTING DIRECTORS

Bruce Alexander

Chair, Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Akron, OH Akron Public Schools

Emma Turner, PhD

Chair, National Black Council (NBC) Spring Valley, CA La Mesa-Spring Valley School District

Lillian Tafoya

Chair, National Hispanic Council (NHC) Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield City School District

ex officio NON-VOTING DIRECTORS

Michael W. Waldrop, PhD*

Chair, Organization of State Association Executive Directors (OSAED) Clinton, MS

Andrew M. Sanchez

Chair, Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Albuquerque, NM

*Executive Committee Member As approved by the Delegate Assembly – Friday, April 8, 2016, Boston, MA

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Thomas J. Gentzel*

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Alexandria, VA


ABOUT NSBA NSBA PAST PRESIDENTS 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 2000-2001 1999-2000 1998-1999 1997-1998 1996-1997 1995-1996 1994-1995 1993-1994 1992-1993 1991-1992 1990-1991 1989-1990 1988-1989 1987-1988 1986-1987 1985-1986 1984-1985 1983-1984 1982-1983 1981-1982 1980-1981 1979-1980

Service State Oklahoma New York Tennessee Kentucky Connecticut Michigan Louisiana Pennsylvania Alaska Florida Montana Texas Arkansas Utah Virginia Pennsylvania North Carolina Illinois California New Mexico Massachusetts Iowa Colorado Mississippi New York Nebraska Missouri Connecticut Illinois Alabama Louisiana Idaho Minnesota Florida Kansas New Hampshire Hawaii

President Will D. Davis* 1977-1978 George W. Smith 1976-1977 Cecil L. Gilliatt* 1975-1976 Philip B. Swain* 1974-1975 Barbara Reimers* 1973-1974 F. E. ‘Bud’ Phillips* 1972-1973 Kenneth E. Buhrmaster* 1971-1972 George E. Ewan* 1970-1971 Boardman W. Moore* 1969-1970 R. Winfield Smith* 1968-1969 Ruth Mancuso* 1967-1968 Joseph Ackerman* 1966-1967 Edna Paul* 1965-1966 W. Leonard Robinson* 1964-1965 Helen N. Radke* 1963-1964 Cyrus M. Higley* 1962-1963 Theodore C. Sargent* 1961-1962 Roy O. Frantz* 1960-1961 Robert E. Willis* 1959-1960 Carl B. Munck* 1958-1959 Everett N. Luce* 1957-1958 Taylor Hicks* 1956-1957 O. H. Roberts* 1955-1956 Jesse G. Stratton* 1954-1955 Clifton B. Smith* 1953-1954 Frank H. Trotter* 1951-1953 Paul Elliot* 1949-1951 David J. Rose* 1947-1949 Arthur J. Crowley* 1945-1947 Florence C. Porter* 1940-1945

Service State Texas California North Carolina Washington Connecticut Iowa New York Wyoming California Pennsylvania New Jersey Illinois Minnesota Georgia Washington New York Massachusetts Colorado Florida California Michigan Arizona Indiana Oklahoma New York Tennessee California North Carolina New York California

*Deceased All past presidents of NSBA are members of the NSBA Past Presidents Council which meets during the annual conference under the chairmanship of the Immediate Past President and reports to the NSBA Board of Directors immediately following the close of the annual conference.

NSBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel, 2012–present

Executive Emeriti Anne L. Bryant, 1996-2012 Thomas A. Shannon, 1977-1996 Harold V. Webb,* 1961-1977 W. A. Shannon, 1956-1961 Edward M. Tuttle,* 1949-1956

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ABOUT NSBA

President John D. Tuttle Anne M. Byrne David A. Pickler C. Ed Massey Mary Broderick Earl C. Rickman III C. H. ‘Sonny’ Savoie Barbara L. Bolas Norman D. Wooten E. Jane Gallucci Joan E. Schmidt George H. McShan Carol C. Brown Mossi W. White James R. Ruhland Clarice L. Chambers* Mary Ellen Maxwell Barbara M. Wheeler William B. Ingram* Sammy J. Quintana Roberta G. Doering* Boyd W. Boehlje William M. Soult* E. Harold Fisher Arlene R. Penfield Martha C. Fricke* James R. Oglesby Leonard Rovins* Jonathan T. Howe Nellie C. Weil* Mack J. Spears* Ted J. Comstock* M. Joan Parent* Rayma C. Page* Robert V. Haderlein Jean Tufts* Hirosshi Yamashita*


ABOUT NSBA 2016-2017 NSBA Committees NSBA President and Executive Director/CEO serve as ex officio members of all committees.

ABOUT NSBA

Executive Committee

Miranda A. Beard (MS); Kevin E. Ciak (NJ); Frank C. Pugh (CA); John D. Tuttle (OK); Robert F. Alvey, Jr. (TN); Beth Branham (SC); Jacob (Jake) R. Oliveira (MA); ex officio observer: Michael W. Waldrop, Ph.D. (MS)

Constitution & Bylaws Committee

Frank Henderson (KS), Chair; Viola Garcia (TX); Tiffany Jackson (AK), Lydia Tedone (CT), Charlie Wilson (OH)

Policies & Resolutions Committee

Robert F. Alvey (TN), Chair; Neil Putnam (SD); Sub-Chair; Charlie Wilson (OH), Sub-Chair; Bruce Alexander (OH); Janine Bay-Teske (WY); Susan Bergtraum (NY); (SC); Kevin Donovan (MN); Faye Heatherly (TN); Winona Hendricks (VI); Susan Henry (CA); Chris Nation (WA); Tom Odom (GA); Jesus Rubalcava (AZ); Ron Singleton (NM); Randall Smith (OH); Lillian Tafoya (CA); Lydia Tedone (CT); Dr. Emma Turner (CA); Alternates: Wesley Hightower (SC); Beverly Hugo (MA); Joanne Osmond (IL); Jim Stoor (OR); ex officio observer: John Heim (KS)

Nominating Committee

Denise Baba (OH); Wayne Blair (TN); Queenie Boyd (SC); Brenda J. Carter (MI); Deborah Davis (MA); Audrey Jaramillo (NM); Nancy Kennedy (UT); Carl Manning (WY); Michael McClure (NJ); Mark B. Miller (PA); Thomas M. Neeley (IL); Anita Peterson (SD); Chris Ungar (CA); William Wade (GA); Mike Walsh (CA)

Committee to Approve Delegate Assembly Minutes Donald Hubler (MI); Nandi Sékou (VI)

Delegate Assembly Credentials

Denise Baba (OH); Steven Blocher (NE); Becky Fles (ME); Ron Hopkins (GA); Kristi Swett (UT); Lygunnah Bean (MS); Brenda J. Carter (MI); Robert Mitchell (CT); Ron Singleton (NM)

Delegate Assembly Sergeants-at-Arms

Joanne Osmond, Committee Chair, (IL); Jon Anderjaska (NE); Janine Bay-Teske (WY); Susan Bergtraum (NY); Katy Campbell (AL); Deborah Davis (MA); Teresa Flores (TX); John Menter (ID); Michael Rochholz (MI); Don Cruise (OR)

Delegate Assembly Elections Committee

Robert Heard (OH); Clint Hull (AR); Tass Morrison (OR); Maureen King (ME); Arlan Ponder (NM)

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ABOUT NSBA 2016-2017 NSBA Councils and Caucus Council of School Attorneys’ Board of Directors

ex officio Members: Miranda A. Beard, NSBA President; Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director & CEO; Justino D. Petrarca (IL), Chair 2015-2016; Gregory J. Guercio (NY), Chair 2014-2015; Allison Schafer (NC), Chair 2013-2014.

Council of Urban Board of Education Steering Committee

Bruce Alexander (OH) Chair; Rhonda Skillern-Jones (TX) Vice-Chair; Susan Valdes (FL), Secretary; Willetta Milam (OH), Treasurer; Van Henri White (NY), Immediate Past Chair; Micah Ali (CA), Steve Corona (IN), Ericka Ellis-Stewart (NC), Jacinto Ramos, Jr. (TX), Nandi Sékou (VI), Dr. JulieMarie Shepherd (CO), Keith Sutton (NC), Caroll Turpin (MI), Ruth Veales (OK), Martha Wilson (NJ)

National Black Council of School Board Members Board of Directors

Emma Turner (CA), Chair; Carla Windfont (TX), Chair-Elect; Donald Gant (TX), Secretary-Treasurer; Ellis Alexander (LA), Immediate Past Chair; Dr. Nakia Hall (IL), Central Region Director; John W. Wyche (NY), Northeast Region Director; Devin DelPalacio (AZ), Pacific Region Director; Patricia Ann Bourgeois (TX), Southern Region Director; Frank Henderson, Jr. (KS), Western Region Director

National Hispanic Council of School Board Members Board of Directors

Lillian Tafoya (CA), Chair; Steve Corona (IN), Chair-Elect; Stephanie Parra (AZ), Vice Chair; Jesus Rubalcava (AZ), Secretary; Jon Paul Romero (NM), Treasurer; Guillermo López (MI), Immediate Past Chair; Joel Rodriguez (IN), Central Region Director; Jeanette Santos (NY), Northeast Region Director; John V. Gómez (AZ), Pacific Region Director; Gloria Santillan Casas (TX), Southern Region Director; Ruben Archuleta (NM), Western Region Director

National Caucus of American Indian/Alaska Native School Board Members Board of Directors

Rodney Schilt (OK), President; Tiffany Jackson (AK), President-Elect; Carla Mann (WY), Secretary-Treasurer; Roy Nelson (MN), Immediate Past President; Darlene ‘Shelly’ Yarbrough (CA), Elder; Aaron L. Stevens (IN), Central Region Director; David Espinosa (TX), Southern Region Director; Dr. Carlos A. Torre (CT), Northeast Region Director; David W. Snyder (WY), Western Region Director

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ABOUT NSBA

Andrew M. Sanchez (NM) Chair; Pilar Sokol (NY), Chair-elect; Diane Marshall-Freeman (CA), Vice-chair; Phillip L. Hartley (GA), Secretary; Melissa Barber (CO); Joy Baskin (TX); Randall G. Bennett (TN); C. Wesley Bridges, II (FL); Nancy Hungerford (OR); Michael J. Julka (WI); James A. Keith (MS); Andrew Manna (IN); Kathleen S. Mehfoud (VA); W. Joseph Scholler (OH); Debra Silk (MT); Michael E. Smith (CA); James Thomeczek (MO); Jim Walsh (TX); Patricia J. Whitten (IL)


ABOUT NSBA Presidents of the State Associations 2017

ABOUT NSBA

Alabama Association of School Boards Pam Doyle Association of Alaska School Boards Pete Hoepfner Arizona School Boards Association Julie Bacon Arkansas School Boards Association Sandra Porter California School Boards Association Susan Henry Colorado Association of School Boards Carrie Warren-Gully Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Ann Gruenberg Delaware School Boards Association Jennifer S. Burton Florida School Boards Association Tim Harris Georgia School Boards Association William S. Wade Idaho School Boards Association Margaret Chipman Illinois Association of School Boards Phil Pritzker Indiana School Boards Association Todd Treheame Iowa Association of School Boards Amy Jurrens Kansas Association of School Boards Amy Martin Kentucky School Boards Association David Webster Louisiana School Boards Association Dr. Hugh Craft Maine School Boards Association Becky Fles Maryland Association of Boards of Education Joy Schaefer

Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Inc. R. Patrick Murphy Michigan Association of School Boards Brenda Carter Minnesota School Boards Association Kathryn Green Mississippi School Boards Association David Duncan Missouri School Boards’ Association Larry Felton Montana School Boards Association Carole Jones Nebraska Association of School Boards Linda Richards Nevada Association of School Boards Wade Poulsen New Hampshire School Boards Association Donald Austin New Jersey School Boards Association Donald Webster, Jr. New Mexico School Boards Association Linda Trujillo New York State School Boards Association Susan L. Bergtraum North Carolina School Boards Association Carroll G. Ipock, II North Dakota School Boards Association Jim Johnson Ohio School Boards Association Denise Baba Oklahoma State School Boards Association Roger Edenborough Oregon School Boards Association Betty Reynolds Pennsylvania School Boards Association Michael Faccinetto (Acting)

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ABOUT NSBA Presidents of the State Associations 2017 Virgin Islands Board of Education Winona Hendricks

South Carolina School Boards Association Queenie Boyd

Virginia School Boards Association Robert L. Hundley, Jr.

Associated School Boards of South Dakota Anita Peterson

Washington State School Directors’ Association Joanne Greer

Tennessee School Boards Association Wayne R. Blair

West Virginia School Boards Association Sam. P. Sentelle

Texas Association of School Boards Charles R. Stafford

Wisconsin Association of School Boards Terry McCloskey

Utah School Boards Association Nancy Tingey

Wyoming School Boards Association Janice Marshall

Vermont School Boards Association Geo Honigford

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ABOUT NSBA

Rhode Island Association of School Committees John Saviano


ABOUT NSBA Executive Directors of the State Associations 2017

ABOUT NSBA

Alabama Association of School Boards Sally Smith Association of Alaska School Boards Norman Wooten Arizona School Boards Association Dr. Timothy Ogle Arkansas School Boards Association Dr. Tony Prothro California School Boards Association Vernon Billy Colorado Association of School Boards Ken A. DeLay Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Robert Rader Delaware School Boards Association John W. Marrinuci Florida School Boards Association Andrea Messina Georgia School Boards Association Valarie Wilson Idaho School Boards Association Karen Echeverria Illinois Association of School Boards Dr. Roger Eddy Indiana School Boards Association Dr. Brian Smith Iowa Association of School Boards Lisa A. Bartusek Kansas Association of School Boards Dr. John Heim Kentucky School Boards Association Michael Armstrong Louisiana School Boards Association Scott Richard Maine School Boards Association Dr. Dale Douglass (Acting) Maryland Association of Boards of Education Frances Hughes Glendening

Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Inc. Glenn S. Koocher Michigan Association of School Boards Don Wotruba Minnesota School Boards Association Kirk Schneidawind Mississippi School Boards Association Dr. Michael Waldrop Missouri School Boards’ Association Melissa Randol Montana School Boards Association Lance L. Melton Nebraska Association of School Boards John Spatz, Esq. Nevada Association of School Boards Dr. Dotty Merrill New Hampshire School Boards Association Theodore E Comstock, Esq. New Jersey School Boards Association Dr. Larry Feinsod New Mexico School Boards Association Joe Guillen New York State School Boards Association Timothy Kremer North Carolina School Boards Association Dr. Edwin Dunlap, Jr. North Dakota School Boards Association Dr. Jon Martinson Ohio School Boards Association Richard C. Lewis Oklahoma State School Boards Association Shawn Hime Oregon School Boards Association Jim Green Pennsylvania School Boards Association Nathan Mains

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ABOUT NSBA Executive Directors of the State Associations 2017 Virgin Islands Board of Education Debra E. Gottlieb

South Carolina School Boards Association Scott Price

Virginia School Boards Association Gina Patterson

Associated School Boards of South Dakota Dr. Wade Pogany

Washington State School Directors’ Association Tim Garchow

Tennessee School Boards Association Dr. Tammy Grissom

West Virginia School Boards Association Howard O’Cull

Texas Association of School Boards James B. Crow

Wisconsin Association of School Boards John Ashley

Utah School Boards Association Richard Stowell

Wyoming School Boards Association Brian Farmer

Vermont School Boards Association Nicole Mace

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ABOUT NSBA

Rhode Island Association of School Committees Timothy C. Duffy


Index

(PRESENTERS)

PRESENTER INDEX

A Adams, Rebecca....................................................110 Adreon, Blythe...................................................63, 67 Aguilera, Mike...........................................................59 Amara, Joseph.........................................................96 Andersen, Paul.......................................................136 Andersen, Scott..................................................63, 67 Anderson, Jo..........................................................134 Anderson, Rob..........................................................83 Anderson, Tiffany..................................................156 Anderson, Vlad............................................ 58, 60, 88 Anonsen, Donna......................................................93 Arasi, Tony.................................................................73 Arlotto, George.........................................................86 Axtell, Jennifer........................................................142 Axtell, Laura............................................................160

B Bajaj, Lyn.................................................................137 Barcia, Mike..............................................................88 Barrera, Deigo..........................................................93 Barry, Sandi............................................................109 Barth, Patte..................................... 78, 102, 113, 134 Baskin, Joy....................................................... 75, 223 Baugh, David..........................................................143 Bay, Jack.................................................................104 Beard, Miranda....................................6, 82, 127, 164 Beaulieu, Faye..........................................................95 Beech, Neil................................................................98 Bennett, Jeff...........................................................158 Best, Jane.................................................................93 Blaiklock, David.................................................59, 67 Blumsack, Kitty ........................................ 77, 87, 123 Bogle, Ron...............................................................111 Bonds, Jason.........................................103, 131, 156 Borkowski, John...................................126, 138, 150 Boroson, Barbara....................................................88 Bost, Angela..............................................................97 Boswell, Lanny.......................................................101 Bounds, Stephen.......................................... 109, 125 Bouwman, Connie................................................137

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Bradley, John.........................................................139 Bridges, Tyler..........................................................139 Brinkman, Annette................................................157 Brochu, Gary.............................................................85 Broderick, Mary............................................. 116, 221 Brooks, Jamie ............................................................. Brown, Melissa.......................................................139 Bruders, Michael......................................................62 Bryant, Linda..........................................................160 Bryant, Sharon...................................................59, 64 Bubness, Matt.........................................................125 Burati, Laura ..........................................................130 Burke, John............................................................106 Burtzlaff, Kevin.........................................................86

C Cail, Benna..............................................................118 Capolupo, James..................................................136 Carew, Jeff................................................................62 Carney, Brian..........................................................113 Catapano, Gary............................................. 121, 149 Cerveny, Ian........................................................61, 66 Chapman, Ana.......................................................154 Chapman, Steven....................................................95 Chavey, AIA, Michelle............................................158 Chrostoski, Jean....................................................111 Ciak, Kevin E.................................................. 127, 164 Clark, Katrina................................................... 58, 107 Clark, Sara...............................................................109 Cleiland, Tori .........................................................140 Clemens, Daniel.....................................................152 Coe, Sexton.............................................................131 Cohn, Jeffery............................................................94 Cole, Teresa............................................................121 Coleman, Diane.....................................................113 Conley, Ember..........................................................84 Cook, Roger............................................................117 Cook, Steven..........................................................130 Cornelius, Kay........................................................113 Coscia, Joe................................................................58 Cotter, Maureen.....................................................110 Cox, Eileen..............................................................146


(PRESENTERS) Craddock, Zach......................................................156 Crane, Jud...............................................................113 Cranney, Colleen ..................................................151 Cromer, Greg............................................................83 Cromwell, Laurie...................................................104 Crouch, Buck..........................................................150 Cunningham, Nathaniel.......................................111

D

E Eberle, Adam..........................................................159 Ekins, Carrie..................................................... 63, 144 Elias, Scott...........................................................74, 76 Enderle, Paul................................................. 124, 160 Erwin, David..............................................................85 Evatt, Mike...............................................................113 Ewert, Brian............................................................161

F Faulkner, Jenny............................................... 97, 145 Feinsod, Larry................................................ 134, 226 Fernow, James.......................................................138 Fertakis, Mary.........................................................161 Fetchko, Larry.........................................................124 Finamore, John........................................................68 Flanagan, Catherine................................................90 Flanagan, Jim.........................................................145 Fleenor, Rachel......................................................135 Floyd, Thomas.......................................................138 Flynn, Ann.................................................................87 Flynn, Jim................................................................136 France, Alan..............................................................66 Franz, Matthew.......................................................158 Freeman, Elizabeth..............................103, 131, 156 French, Jim...........................59, 62, 63, 83, 111, 124 Frerichs, Richard....................................................101 Fuchs, Neil...............................................................155 Furneaux, Kathy.....................................................149

G Gaffey, Pat.................................................................68 Gant, Allison.............................................................97 Gavin, Kathy............................................................160 Geary, Ann...............................................................157 Gedestad, Nick...................................................66, 68 Gentzel, Thomas........7, 29, 64, 82, 108, 220, 221, 223 Gettman, Lucy................................................. 89, 149 Giguere, Lisa...........................................................119 Gildea, Jill...............................................103, 131, 156 Gill, Sara....................................................................98 Goldberg, Merryl......................................................98 Gore, Phil.......................................................... 74, 121 Gowen, Ralph...........................................................65 Graf, Becky..............................................................154 Grayzer, Tracey.........................................................97 Greer, Eldridge.......................................................124 Greer, Katie.............................................................159 Grissom, Tammy........................................... 132, 227 Guthman, Kathy.....................................................121

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PRESENTER INDEX

Danek, Kathy..........................................................147 Daniels, Rochel......................................................152 DaPaola, Lisa............................................................90 Dasek, Alice.............................................................106 Daugherty, Mervin.................................................100 Davidson, Hall........................................................126 Davis, Bill.................................................................107 Davison, Morgan....................................................135 DeBlieux, Lily..........................................................161 Delane, Rob............................................................118 DelPalacio, Devin.......................................... 142, 223 DeLucia, Vincent....................................................134 Dembo, Steve..........................................56, 128, 145 Denison, Marilyn......................................................93 Deromedi, Brandon................................................83 Deutsch, William......................................................98 Dickerson, Amy........................................................89 Domenech, Daniel.......................................... 29, 108 Dorsey, Aaron.........................................................124 Dowell, Dan..............................................................64 Doyle, Michele........................................................137 Duncan, Connie.....................................................101 Dunlap, Travis.........................................................133

Index


PRESENTER INDEX

Index

(PRESENTERS)

Guthrie, Rob............................................................106

J

H

Jackson, Tiffany........................... 102, 220, 222, 223 James-Coles, Shawanna.....................................143 Jenkins, Chris.........................................................139 Jeter, Jeff.................................................................113 Joel, Stephen........................................101, 147, 159 Johansen, Tobi......................................................142 Johns, Samuel...................................................52, 92 Johnson, Eric..........................................................113 Jones, Ellen..............................................................95 Jones, Ty G. .............................................94, 118, 163 Jordan, Brian............................................................97

Hackett, Jill.............................................................152 Hageman, Kim.........................................................60 Hall, J. Michael.............................................. 107, 158 Hammonds, Virgel.................................................129 Hardy, James..........................................................109 Harold, Tammy......................................................148 Hart, Kristy..............................................................130 Hatchett, Glenda...............................................50, 91 Hellman, Jr., G. Victor...........................................133 Herring, Marcia................................................ 75, 131 Hess, Sara..................................................................61 Higdon, Charles.....................................................117 Hill, Joan...................................................... 58, 60, 66 Hill, Shannon............................................................83 Hilts, Peter..............................................104, 148, 156 Hime, Kevin............................................................139 Hodkowski, Nicola................................................162 Hoffman, Amy..........................................................83 Hollenshead, Amy.................................................110 Honey, John...........................................................144 Horner, AIA, Kirk.....................................................158 Horton, Steve.........................................................142 House , Ernest........................................................146 Howard, Charles....................................................148 Hower, Michael......................................................119 Hoyle, Terry...................................................... 93, 110 Huffington, Arianna..........................24, 26, 115, 127 Hugo, Beverly.................................................. 95, 222 Hunt, Dustin...........................................................142 Hyder, Stephanie...................................................137

I Imhoff, Paul.............................................................106 Inmon, Gary............................................................125 Ioannides, Aristides.................................................84

K Karpick, Alan............................................................84 Kay, Ken...............................................................28, 99 Keebler, Annie........................................................155 Kellogg, Lillian........................................................157 Kelly, Scott.............................................24, 26, 81, 82 Kilgore, Leslie.........................................................149 Killion, Rocky............................................................84 Knobloch, Stephan.................................................65 Koempel, David........................................ 75, 77, 155 Koocher, Glenn........................................................95 Korbelak, Stacy........................................................86 Kuresa, Susanne....................................................157

L Landis, Jon.................................................... 100, 134 LaSota, Kathy...........................................................74 Lavere-Wright, Marie.................................... 104, 156 Lawson, Gerard......................................................130 Lebowitz, Lawrence................................................90 Lee, Chuck...............................................................144 Lee, Krina................................................................104 Leichliter, Michael..................................................101 Leonard, Randi.......................................................119 LeVaillant, Guy.........................................................90 Link, Denise..............................................................86 Little, David.............................................................103

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(PRESENTERS) Loeffelman, Pam.......................... 59, 62, 63, 83, 124 Loftin, Mike..............................................................136 Long, Dave................................................................88 Lorentzen, Ivan.......................................................155 Lubach, Tricia.................................................. 73, 151 Lucy, Jim.............................................................58, 96 Luehrsen, Mary......................................................134 Lurquin, Jay............................................................136

M

Mijares, Al................................................................102 Milder, Scott..............................................................61 Miller, Colleen.........................................................151 Miller, Mark..............................................................143 Miller, Tammy...........................................................60 Mishook, Jacob............................................... 78, 102 Mitchell, Pat............................................................113 Moeckel, Doug.........................................................97 Molinar, Frank.........................................................139 Moore, Christian.....................................31, 133, 207 Moore, Roxanne.......................................................65 Moore, Wes........................................25, 27, 153, 164 Moran, Pamela.........................................................86 Moscinski, David....................................................151 Mosher, Raissa.......................................................110 Mueller, S. Scott.....................................................110 Munn, Rico..............................................................163 Murphy, Mike..........................................................107 Mussoline, Larry.....................................................151

N Nathenson-Mejia, Sally............................... 102, 162 Negrón, Francisco..................................................129 Nemko, Barbara.....................................................126 Nichols, Brian.........................................................124

O O’Connor, Joseph..................................................143 Oehler, Tom..............................................................68 Ogier, Sarah............................................................137 Orth, Jim.................................................................144 Ostojic, Aleks.........................................126, 138, 150

P Pappalardo, Robert...............................................111 Pappas, Theo............................................................63 Paris, Raymond........................................................90 Parker, Michael.......................................................106 Parrett, William........................................... 28, 76, 87 Patrick, Susan.........................................................129

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Maccarone, Jennifer.............................................140 Madorsky, Mark......................................................143 Mahon, Evan...........................................................148 Maiers, Angela..........................................................92 Maillet, Patty...........................................................105 Mallers, Linda.............................................. 58, 60, 66 Mandelstam, Betty..................................................61 Martin, Judi.............................................................148 Martinez, Ricardo...................................................124 Martinez, Sylvia..................................................76, 84 Maurer, Bill..............................................................121 Mayhew, Don................................................. 147, 159 Maynard, Scott...................................................62, 64 Mazzafro, Howard........................................... 63, 149 McCabe, Terry........................................................100 McCain, Linda.........................................................160 McCann, Nathan............................................. 97, 145 McCarthy, Patrice...................................................110 McCaw, William......................................................155 McClellan, Matt......................................................106 McClure, Tim..........................................................110 McCurdy, Carol.........................................................86 McCutcheon, Brian......................................... 93, 133 McFarland, Michael...................................... 118, 163 McGlone, Patricia...................................................151 McLeod, Scott...........................................................94 McMahon, Maureen................................................86 McMonagle, Kim....................................................145 McNeill, Erin............................................................145 Meister, Matt...........................................................156 Mendez, Sylvia................................................ 52, 116 Merjanian, Esq., Vic.................................... 58, 60, 88

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Patrizio, Kami.........................................................130 Patterson, Jollee....................................................148 Payne, Ruby..................................................... 30, 122 Pearson, Darrell.....................................................143 Pemberton, Steve........................................... 52, 128 Peterson, Derek........................................................77 Petrarca, Justino........................................... 120, 223 Place, Andy.............................................................121 Pletnick, Gail.......................................................29, 99 Ponder, Sherry.......................................................114 Popoff, Evo..............................................................105 Potts, Christopher..................................................106 Powe, Channel.......................................................142 Presser, Dorothy......................................................95 Pugh, Frank C.........................................................164 Pulaski, Alex............................................................135 Purnell, Tim............................................................136

R Rader, Robert................................................ 110, 226 Raman, Valentina....................................................86 Ramos, Jacinto............................................. 162, 223 Ray, Kecia....................................................... 112, 117 Reardon, Sean........................................................112 Rediger, Kaitlyn........................................................65 Reeves, Douglas.................................................28, 99 Reeves, Travis.........................................................131 Reik, Mike................................................................158 Reutzel, Jack..........................................................137 Reyes, Eduardo......................................................102 Reynolds, Jack.......................................................116 Rice, Patrick............................................................111 Richey, Kim...................................................... 89, 149 Ridgway, Brett........................................................104 Rigsby, Deborah.............................................. 89, 149 Rintz, Carlton..........................................................101 Roantree, Joe...........................................................65 Robinson, Lori........................................................117 Romano, Daniel....................................119, 132, 143 Roper, Doug.............................................73, 101, 139 Rose, Jeff.................................................................160 Rossero, Mario....................................................82, 93

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Rubinstein, Saul.....................................................134 Russell, Randy........................................................155 Ryan, Cheryl................................................... 104, 136

S Sachtleben, Laura...................................................68 Sáez, Sharon...........................................................154 Salina, Jr, Edward....................................................90 Salinas, Ed.D., Esther............................................148 Salter, Susan...........................................................137 Sawyers, Ryan........................................................118 Sceurman, Linda............................................ 83, 129 Schaefer, Teresa.....................................................111 Schafer, Allison.............................................. 137, 223 Schelling, Kerri.........................................................78 Schoenbach, Ruth....................................................... Scholl, CJ..................................................................83 Schutte, Clint..........................................................106 Seawell, Scottie......................................................145 Seward, Robert......................................................125 Shaw, Carrie............................................................111 Shek, Katherine.....................................................119 Simmons, Jess.......................................................163 Sinanis, Tony............................................................90 Smith, Grant.............................................................84 Smith, Jeffrey.........................................................117 Smith, Jennifer.........................................................89 Smith, Michael.........................................................85 Snow, Eric.................................................................90 Sokol, Pilar..................................................... 147, 223 Sokolowski, Tracy..................................................123 Spanenberg, Layla..................................................94 Sparling, Brian........................................................158 Spellos, Jim................................................... 120, 144 Spence, Aaron............................................... 105, 146 Springer, Karen........................................................84 Sroka, Stephen........................................31, 123, 156 St. Sauveur, Shawn...............................................130 Stager, Gary........................................................76, 84 Starr, Joshua.................................................... 30, 122 Stechschulte, Ryan....................................... 132, 143 Steele, Todd..................................................... 64, 121


(PRESENTERS) Steinhauer, Timothy...............................................90 Stephens, Gregory.................................................145 Sternke, JoAnn........................................85, 105, 126 Stringfellow, Kristen..............................................110 Suhre, Dean..............................................................62 Szillus, Eric................................................................90

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W Wade, Julie.............................................................108 Wagner, Chandi......................................................113 Wagoner, Tim...........................................................63 Wahl, Nicholas.........................................................94 Walston, Susan.......................................................106 Ward, Terry..............................................................152 Warnke, Justin........................................................147 Weber, Michael................................................ 93, 133 Williams, Ellen........................................................157 Williams, Kanisha..............................................77, 87 Williams, Kathleen........................................ 121, 149 Willis, Mark...............................................73, 101, 139 Winecoff, Kathy..................................................78, 95 Winner, Leanne......................................................103 Worthy, Charles......................................................118

Y Yates, Tricia.............................................................135

U Ulrich, Peter............................................................108 Uribe, Maria............................................................162

V Vail, Kathleen..........................................................150 Van Gundy, Susan..................................................157 Van Harpen, Jenna............................................59, 67 VanDeGrift, Kara.....................................................163 Vasquez, Robert....................................119, 132, 143 Vaudt, David.............................................................68 Vega, Heidi................................................................88 Veres, Mary..............................................................150 Verna, Meara...........................................................111 Vesling, David.........................................................143 Villegas, L. Carlos...................................................138 THE CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS • DENVER • MARCH 25-27  233

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Tabachnick, Marcus..............................................140 Tantillo-Philibert, Carla........................................162 Temperino, Trish......................................................96 Tess, Bob.................................................................121 Thekk, Vipin..............................................................86 Thompson, Shaun.............................................61, 66 Thornton, Gwen.......................................................95 Tilley, Mark....................................................... 75, 112 Toney, Barbara.......................................................135 Toobin, Jeffrey...................................................46, 47 Trainor, Sonja.........................................................147 Tullie, Kathleen......................................................130 Tullis, Timi...................................................... 102, 132 Tully, Chris.................................................................96 Turckes, Steve........................................................106

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