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Table of Contents WELCOME LETTER

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION Emergency and Hotel Telephone Numbers Diamond and Platinum Sponsors Platinum Conference Sponsors General Conference Schedule Speaker Highlights Programming Options Conference Highlights General Conference Information Convention Center Floor Plans

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PROGRAMMING Council of School Attorneys Schedule-at-a-Glance Equity Programming Schedule-at-a-Glance National Connection Schedule-at-a-Glance Technology and Leadership Schedule-at-a-Glance New School Board Member Bootcamp Study Halls Pre-Conference April 6

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DETAILED CONFERENCE SESSION DESCRIPTIONS Saturday, April 7 Sunday, April 8 Monday, April 9

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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 2017–2018 Board of Directors NSBA Past Presidents and NSBA Executive Directors 2017–2018 NSBA Committees 2017–2018 NSBA Councils Presidents of the State Associations 2018 Executive Directors of the State Associations 2018

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Advertiser Index

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Welcome Welcome to the NSBA Annual Conference! Public education takes center stage in San Antonio at NSBA’s 2018 Annual Conference, and there is much to be learned and to share with public school leaders and advocates from school boards, districts, and local communities within the great lone star state of Texas, and from all across America. Your decisions, your actions, and your advocacy all play key roles in shaping the leaders of tomorrow and creating a better future. To empower your work, we’re drawing on research and best practices, real-world methods and innovative approaches, our own and that of others, to bring forward leading ideas and solutions to challenges and pressing issues facing education. Domestic policies and global trends are constantly changing, requiring us individually and collectively to focus our efforts and reexamine how to safeguard and enhance the quality of education for this generation and the next. Indeed, as we celebrate the successes, innovations, and many educational opportunities in our neighborhood public schools, we must look with a critical eye to what more can be done to improve public education and support students. We recognize and applaud the extraordinary contributions you make every day to narrow achievement and opportunity gaps, eliminate barriers to students’ success, and expand inclusive and innovative practices so that every student reaches their highest potential. Being extraordinary requires commitment and significant investment. Your presence at NSBA’s 2018 Annual Conference is a testament to your sense of community and our future. Advocacy is a shared responsibility. We thank you for joining us as empowered advocates to advance public education and student learning. Thank you for being extraordinary!

Thomas J. Gentzel

Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association

Kevin E. Ciak

President National School Boards Association

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Teresa Flores

President Texas Association of School Boards


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Emergency and Hotel Telephones Life Threatening Emergency.....................................................................................911 Convention Center Security....................................................................210-249-1706 Taxi Cab.......................................................................................................210-900-2151 Convention Center....................................................................................210-207-8500

Hotels Courtyard Riverwalk.................................................................................210-223-8880 Crockett Hotel............................................................................................210-225-6500 Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk...................................................................210-212-5200 Drury Plaza Riverwalk...............................................................................210-270-7700 Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown...........................210-226-9000 The Emily Morgan Hotel...........................................................................210-225-5100 Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza.............210-222-6262 Grand Hyatt San Antonio.........................................................................210-224-1234 Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk...............................210-225-8500 Hilton Palacio del Rio...............................................................................210-222-1400 Holiday Inn Riverwalk...............................................................................210-224-2500 Homewood Suites San Antonio Riverwalk..........................................210-222-1515 Hotel Contessa...........................................................................................210-229-9222 Hotel Gibbs.................................................................................................210-933-2000 Hyatt Regency San Antonio.....................................................................210-222-1234 La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk....................................210-222-9181 Marriott Rivercenter..................................................................................210-223-1000 Marriott Riverwalk Hotel..........................................................................210-228-4326 The Menger Hotel......................................................................................210-223-4361 Omni La Mansion del Rio.........................................................................210-518-1000 Sheraton Gunter........................................................................................210-227-3241 Springhill Suites San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza....................210-222-2121 The St. Anthony Hotel..............................................................................210-227-4392 Westin Riverwalk.......................................................................................210-224-6500 Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk..........................................................210-354-2800

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

DIAMOND SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS Amazon

Blue Bird Body Company • Forecast5 Analytics K12 Insight • McKissack & McKissack Preferred Meals • U.S. Army VMWare • Walsh Gallegos

SILVER SPONSORS APQC

CORE Construction • EducationSuperHighway Jostens • Learning Sciences International Little Kids Rock • RTI International SPARQ Data Solutions • Transfinder

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Diamond & Platinum SPONSORS ABM

Booth #707

ABM is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5.1 billion and over 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. Our education business cost-effectively creates a healthier and more comfortable, attractive, and sustainable learning environment for K-12 schools and higher education institutes. Through energy savings performance contracting, custodial services, electrical and HVAC maintenance, landscaping, athletic field maintenance, and more, ABM helps schools and campuses overcome funding, staffing, and infrastructure dilemmas, so they can focus their budgets and efforts on education. Our financial solutions help solve critical facility problems with no upfront capital investment required by the school. abm.com/K-12

Aetna

Booth #843

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services. For more information, see www.aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews

Aramark

Booth #513

Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives by innovating the everyday. 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, facilities services and energy management. Aramark programs are designed to encourage healthy eating habits and increase meal participation by creating safe, clean, comfortable learning environments for students and district communities.

Artcobell

Booth #813

Artcobell is a leading manufacturer of educational furnishings. Located in Temple, Texas, the company has supported educators with quality classroom furnishings since 1927, seating five generations of American students over the past century. Artcobell continues to evolve its products to address customer’s unique needs, making every space a learning space.

BoardDocs

Booth #501

BoardDocs has helped over 2,600 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, cloud-based 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.

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Diamond & Platinum DLR Group

Booth #506

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.

Lifetouch 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 percent employee owned and is the undisputed leader in its photography businesses. For more information, visit www.lifetouch.com

McGraw-Hill Education

Booth #319

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals improve results. McGraw-Hill Education believes that their contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of their deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. Why? Because learning changes everything. Learn more at mheducation.com/prek-12

NAMM Foundation

Booth #306

The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org

NSBAC

Booth #1028

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

Booth #919

For 30 years, educators have used Participate’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange teacher programs to create engaging learning environments that integrate technology, cultural literacy and other 21st century skills into classroom instruction. We strive to support teachers, school leaders and districts in the endeavor of developing open-minded, curious citizens.

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Diamond & Platinum SPONSORS Sodexo

Booth #401

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 #601

When we invest in our future, we move forward together. Stantec’s innovative, forward-thinking educational facilities support our greatest asset: the next generation of students who will reimagine what’s possible. When we invest in our future, we move forward together. We help you envision and realize learning environments that spark imagination and inspire discovery. They bring people together to share knowledge, foster lifelong learning, and develop the citizens of tomorrow. Visit www.stantec.com/education to learn more.

U.S. Army

Booth #507

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 to learn more about Army careers and education opportunities, or at https://www.goarmy.com/armyedspace, which houses programs and resources to empower America's youth to make informed decisions for the future.

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

Attendee Registration (Exhibitor 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Half-day Workshops

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference Full-day Workshops

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference Half-day Workshops

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Community Service Project with the San Antonio Food Bank

Saturday, April 7  7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Attendee Registration (Exhibitor 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM GENERAL SESSION Sponsored by ABM Speaker: Terry Bradshaw

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Educational Sessions

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Exclusive Hours 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM & 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Study Hall Sessions

 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheons

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Study Hall Sessions

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Educational Sessions

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Study Hall Sessions

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Educational Sessions

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

NSBA Jam Session Sponsored by Little Kids Rock

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General Conference Schedule Attendee Registration (Exhibitor 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Educational Sessions

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  GENERAL SESSION Sponsored by BoardDocs Speaker: Ann Compton

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Exclusive Hours 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM & 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Study Hall Sessions

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheons

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Study Hall Sessions

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Educational Sessions

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Study Hall Sessions

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Educational Sessions

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Drum Circle Sponsored by NAMM

Monday, April 9  7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Attendee Registration

7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Latino Leadership Forum—Linking Community Leadership and Latino Educational Excellence

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Educational Sessions

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Educational Sessions

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION Sponsored by NSBAC Speaker: Julián Castro

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TERRY BRADSHAW

Co-host and Analyst, FOX NFL Sunday and NFL Legend The only NFL player with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bradshaw continues to defy an easy pigeonhole. Four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), two-time Super Bowl MVP and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Multi-Emmy and award-winning broadcaster for FOX on Fox NFL Sunday. Widely acknowledged as today’s preeminent NFL studio personality, Bradshaw segued to broadcasting as a guest commentator for CBS Sports’ NFC postseason broadcasts (1980-82). He joined CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst in 1984, then became a studio analyst on The NFL Today for four seasons beginning in 1990. Currently his dual roles as co-host and analyst on Fox NFL Sunday, he has been a primary force in making the show America’s most-watched, and four-time Emmy Award-winning, NFL pregame program. In 2006, the nationally prominent Davies-Brown Index rated Terry to be the best-known broadcaster in all of sports. His work on Fox NFL Sunday earned him Sports Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst category in 1999, 2001 and 2009 and he was named TV Guide’s Favorite Sportscaster in 1999. This hard work and dedication has made Bradshaw one of the most sought after personalities for TV talk shows and he has appeared on virtually every show on air, including numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Bradshaw has racked up numerous awards and honors during his long, diverse career and his work on behalf of those less fortunate has helped raise a tremendous amount of money and awareness while earning the gratitude and respect of countless charitable organizations. He was named NFL Player of the Year by The Associated Press, Sport magazine and the Maxwell Club of Philadelphia following his 1978 season with the Steelers; in 1979, he shared Sports Illustrated’s Man of the Year award with Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. In 1993, he won the NFL’s Bert Bell Memorial Award for significant contributions made to the league. In 2001, Bradshaw added yet another prestigious distinction with the NFL Alumni’s Career Achievement Award. Outside the realm of football, he was named 1999’s Man of the Year by the Big Sisters of America, 2000’s Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council, and in October 2001 became the NFL’s first and only player to receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

General Session sponsored by ABM

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Speaker Highlights Sunday, April 8, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ANN COMPTON Legendary ABC News’ White House Correspondent Ann Compton has always been a pioneer. As the first woman assigned to cover the White House on network television and with 41 years on the air for ABC News, her longevity and impact are unparalleled. After retiring from daily coverage in 2014, Compton reignited her legendary career by returning to ABC to cover the 2016 political conventions, as well as accepting a fellowship at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government focusing on media coverage of the 2016 election. She now combines her personal experiences on the White House beat with fresh scholarship from the prestigious Miller Center for presidential studies in Virginia. Compton’s career at ABC News spanned seven presidents and 10 presidential campaigns. Assigned to the White House in 1974, she reported for ABC News broadcasts from Washington and around the globe, traveling with Presidents, Vice Presidents, and First Ladies. President Barack Obama announced her retirement when calling on her at a West Wing news conference saying, “Ann Compton, everybody here knows, is not only the consummate professional but is also just a pleasure to get to know.” Compton was traveling with President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001, and was the only broadcast reporter to remain on Air Force One to report on behalf of all the press during the chaotic hours following the terrorist attacks, when the President was unable to return directly to Washington. For that coverage, which she considers the most significant story of her career, Compton received special recognition in the awards bestowed on ABC’s coverage, including an Emmy, a Peabody, and the Silver Baton from the DuPont awards at Columbia University. Her colleagues elected Compton as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association for 2007-2008. She was chairman of the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Association on Capitol Hill in 1987-1988. The Commission on Presidential Debates selected Compton to serve as a debate panelist in 1988 and 1992. Additionally, she has been inducted into six halls of fame and has received five honorary university degrees. Compton is married to Dr. William Hughes, a physician in Washington, D.C., and they are the parents of three sons and a daughter and the proud grandparents of three granddaughters. Compton says her most valued award is a golden statuette bestowed by the National Mothers' Day committee naming her a “Mother of the Year” in 1988. General Session sponsored by BoardDocs

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Speaker Highlights GENERAL SESSION SPEAKERS Monday, April 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

JULIÁN CASTRO Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Former Mayor of San Antonio Even before he burst onto the national scene in 2012 as the Democratic Party’s first Hispanic keynote convention speaker, Julián Castro was already the embodiment of the American dream. The grandson of an orphaned immigrant from Mexico, Julian and his twin brother (current U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro) often accompanied their mother, Rosie, as she worked on behalf of their community as a political activist. In 2001, at age 26, Castro became the youngest elected city councilman in San Antonio history at the time. In 2009, he was elected Mayor of San Antonio (the youngest mayor of a top- 50 American city). As Mayor, Castro became known as a national leader in urban revitalization and for expanding educational opportunities for the city’s low-income students. TIME magazine placed him in its “40 Under 40” list of rising stars in American politics and he was named to the World Economic Forum’s list of Young Global Leaders. Appointed the 16th Secretary of HUD by President Barack Obama in 2014, Castro launched many new initiatives that help people achieve a better quality of life. President Barack Obama said of Castro: "Julián is a proven leader, a champion for safe, affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods." His strong track record of accomplishments in such a short time has made him an inspiring leader and example of what DOES work in government and communities. General Session sponsored by NSBAC

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Speaker Highlights Saturday, April 7, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Disrupting Poverty: Turning High Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

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, April 7, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Let's Stop Doing Things That Don’t Work, and Really Close the Achievement Gap

Dr. Barbara Nemko

Superintendent, Napa County Schools Dr. Barbara Nemko is the Napa County Superintendent of Schools. She has spent her storied career in education at the cutting edge of college and career readiness and technology integration. She taught elementary school in New York City, earned her PhD at Berkeley, worked for the University of California in educational evaluation, and provided curriculum development leadership.

Hall Davidson

Senior Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to become part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator in important waves of change, first in broadcasting, then computers, and now digital learning. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work in education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.

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Speaker Highlights MASTER CLASS SPEAKERS Saturday, April 7, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth in School Governance: Maximizing Student Representation on Your Board

Derek Peterson

International Youth-in-Governance Expert Advisor, Founder and CEO of Institute for Community and Adolescent Resiliency-Unifying Solutions Derek Peterson leads student retreats and events, and then shifts to work alongside local, state, provincial, and national elected officials to shape and form policy. Derek's work has been featured by the Harvard Education Review. He has been recognized as Alaska's "Prevention Professional of the Year" and "Educator of the Year." He has delivered over two thousand presentations on youth development around the world.

Sunday, April 8, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Great to Greater: How the Best Schools and Education 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.

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Speaker Highlights Sunday, April 8, 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 serving as a school superintendent. Prior to joining AASA, Domenech served as senior vice president for National Urban Markets with McGraw-Hill Education.

Monday, April 9, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Becoming a Lifelong Learner

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries, allowing him to reach an audience of over 300,000 people! He has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post and Forbes. In 2011, he was the winner of Google Young Minds competition; in 2012, he was invited to the White House for Education Datapalooza; and in 2015 he won the GA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Travis is quickly becoming one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.

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Profile of a Graduate: A North Star for 21st Century District Transformation 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. Dr. Karen Garza has dedicated her life to bettering educational opportunities for all students. Over the last three decades, she has served in several roles, including superintendent and chief academic officer. In December 2016, she joined Battelle for Kids as the organization’s President and CEO. Karen most recently served as the superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia—the 10th largest school division in the U.S., serving a diverse student population of more than 186,000 students—from 2013–2016. Under Karen’s leadership, Battelle for Kids is committed to collaborating with school systems and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student. Dr. Aaron C. Spence is superintendent of Virginia Beach City Schools, and was named Virginia’s 2018 Superintendent of the Year. Under Dr. Spence’s leadership of the fourth largest school division in Virginia serving over 67,000 students, VBCS has enjoyed a dramatic rise in pass rates among students on standardized tests; improvement in the division’s graduation rate; a historic low in the drop-out rate; and 20% decrease in the number of suspensions. Spence took the helm in Virginia Beach in 2014. Before that he was superintendent of Moore County Public Schools in North Carolina. He also has worked in Houston, TX, and Chesterfield and Henrico Counties in Virginia. He began his career in 1994 as a teacher in Stafford County, Virginia.

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

Equity Through factors including but not limited to disability, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status, students are deprived of equitable educational opportunities. Learn how to intentionally allocate resources, instruction, and opportunities to all students according to need.

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.

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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.


Conference Highlights Attendance at all conference events at the Henry B. Gonzales 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 located outside meeting room 221 (above Main Lobby). 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.

National Connection, CUBE and TLN Lounge Sponsored by Transfinder and Workbench Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 220

National Connection and CUBE districts, stop by your exclusive lounge to relax, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other engaged leaders. This year, the lounge will offer interactive activities that will introduce you to new technologies that can inspire and engage your students.

Lounge Hours: Friday, April 6 Saturday, April 7 Sunday, April 8 Monday, April 9

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NSBA DRUM CIRCLE

Sponsored by NAMM Foundation Sunday, April 8, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, West Foyer 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.

NSBA JAM SESSION

Sponsored by Little Kids Rock Saturday, April 7, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Main Lobby You're invited to Jam Session hosted by Little Kids Rock! Anyone, regardless of previous musical experience, can learn how to play guitar, keyboard, bass, or drums! Our team will show you how to play each instrument the same way our 400,000 students around the country learn: through student-centered instruction targeted at unlocking each student's creative inner-music makers! Come learn and have some fun!

DLR INNOVATION CHALLENGE Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Main Lobby 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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Kick off your conference experience by volunteering to help fight hunger and feed hope in San Antonio! Join education leaders Friday afternoon as we pack 12,000 pounds of food for the San Antonio Food Bank. Please note: This is a pre-registered event opportunity with timeslots assigned for volunteers. On-site open slots may be available on a first come, first served basis.

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Conference Highlights EXHIBIT HALL HIGHLIGHTS 2018 NSBA EXPOSITION The 2018 NSBA Exhibit Hall is once again being turned into the Campus Expo, featuring over 260 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! 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, and the NSBA Marketplace!

Exhibit Hours: Saturday, April 7 Sunday, April 8

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Exclusive Exhibit Hours: Saturday, April 7 Sunday, April 8

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

Health and Wellness Pavilion Booth #843 Sponsored by Aetna Take a break and enjoy a bite of local fare at the Wellness Pavilion, sponsored by Aetna.

Technology Showcase Pavilion Booth #102 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.

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Green Zone Booths #536–551 If you are looking to advance green initiatives in your district, improve student achievement, and engage your community be sure to visit the Green Zone on Aisle 500, 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 #306–314 Take a waltz down Aisle 300 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 #554–561 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 Booths #365, 464, 465, 564, 565 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.

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.


Conference Highlights Tom C. Clark High School Jazz Ensemble San Antonio, TX Saturday, April 7

River Bluff High School World Music Ensemble Lexington, SC Monday, April 9

Tom C. Clark High school opened in 1978 as the 5th high school in Northside ISD. The ensemble reflects the rich heritage for student success academically and artistically. The campus program promotes enrichment opportunities far beyond the traditional wind band experience, to include collaboration with all arts disciplines. Clark Jazz Bands successfully perform in all major jazz festivals in Texas with numerous students selected for the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble. Most impressive is their application of high performance skills, diverse genres of music, and an understanding of how to entertain a professional level.

Under the direction of Mr. Aaron Railey, The River Bluff High School World Music Ensemble is in its second year of existence. This program is the first to exist in Lexington County School District One (SC) and the ensemble is proud to pioneer bringing world music to our district! The class is open to any student in the school with or without prior musical experience. Basic playing techniques, fundamentals of music reading, the historical impact of, and various styles of, world music are all taught within this course. The group was a featured ensemble at the 2017 South Carolina State School Boards Association Annual Convention and has received local and regional accolades.

Hazelwood East High School Women’s Choir St. Louis, MO Sunday, April 8 The Hazelwood East High School Women’s Choir has always striven to be a family in a time when families are greatly needed. Reaching beyond the walls of the classroom, soloists and ensemble have been called up to sing at community organizations, quite often churches, which need messages of unity in a time of division. With the passing of students from our choir family, we gather as a family to help support and comfort each other and the guardians in the time of loss.

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

STUDY HALLS

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

These highly attended study hall sessions are back and include eight lounges and over 45 sessions. Pop into information on breaking educational news and hot topics. You can even earn continuing education credits. Study halls are in Exhibit Hall 3.

Check the mobile app for the most up-to-date information.

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Visit the NSBA Booth #427 for more information.

NSBA believes students, teachers, and administrators should be able to learn, teach and work in a clean, green and safe school environment.

www.nsba.org/cgss


General Conference Information 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 Main Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention. Please check there for lost articles.

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

Conference Policy Smoking is prohibited in the San Antonio Convention & Exposition Center, meeting rooms, and the Exhibit Hall, including sessions at all Conference and governance meetings under NSBA sponsorship. The 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 2018 Conference badge.

Mobile App Sponsored by BoardDocs, Booth #501 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 /nsba2018 and download the app TODAY!

NSBA Acronyms Some of NSBA’s most commonly used acronyms are as follows:

Registration constitutes your consent that any pictures taken during NSBA sponsored events can be used for meeting and promotional purposes without remuneration.

AIAN National American Indian/Alaska Native Council COSA

Council of School Attorneys

E-Mail Stations Sponsored by BoardDocs, Booth #501

CPE

Center for Public Education

CUBE

Council of Urban Boards of Education

Create your own conference schedule and check your e-mail at the E-Mail Stations located in the BoardDocs station.

NBC

National Black Council

NHC

National Hispanic Council

TLN

Technology Leadership Network

ASBJ

American School Board Journal

Food Service Continental breakfast and lunch foods are available for purchase in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Saturday 7:00 AM through Monday. Concessions will be available in the Exhibit Hall during exposition hours.

NSBA Booth

Information/Help Desk

Press Room

An Information/Help desk will be open and located in the Main Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention during established registration hours.

The Press Office will be in Room 209 on the Meeting Room Level of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Friday through Monday.

Stop in and learn what's new from NSBA staff, recharge your mobile device and leave with a fresh professional headshot and information to better serve your district!

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General Conference Information Session Handouts

Transportation

Workshop presenters are encouraged to upload electronic copies 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.

Free shuttle buses are operated by NSBA between the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and NSBA Conference hotels. Schedules of operation are available at the information desk in the main lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The shuttle system operates on a limited schedule Friday and on a regular schedule Saturday through Monday.

Special Services

Shuttle Schedule:

The UPS Business Center, located in the Market Street Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, is open Friday, April 6 – Monday, April 9, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (limited hours on Sunday). A variety of office services, including copying, faxing, plus packaging and UPS shipping are offered.

Friday, April 6 Saturday, April 7 Sunday, April 8 Monday, April 9

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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


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Council of School Attorneys 2018 School Law Seminar April 5–7, 2018

COSA

All sessions take place at the Marriott Rivercenter, 101 East Bowie Street

Schedule at-a-Glance THURSDAY, April 5 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings* State Association Counsel, In House Counsel, New to the Practice of School Law 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Early Bird Sessions: • Special Education • Labor and Employment 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Refreshments and Networking 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM Opening General Session 7:00 PM Dine Around San Antonio (optional)

FRIDAY, April 6 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Continental Breakfast General Session Lunch on your own; Committee meetings Concurrent Sessions School Law Seminar Reception

SATURDAY, April 7 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM  General Session COSA Award Presentation, Business Meeting and Elections 10:15 AM –10:45 AM

* Separate Registration Required

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Equity Programming Schedule at-a-Glance EQUITY

SATURDAY, April 7

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National School Boards Association

Hispanic Council of School Board Members

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Black Council of School Board Members

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM National Black Council Business Meeting 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM National Hispanic Council Business Meeting 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM National Hispanic Council Luncheon, featuring Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Council of Urban Boards of Education Luncheon, featuring Dr. Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Council of Urban Boards of Education Business Meeting 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Council of Urban Boards of Education Session 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CUBE Urban Night Out—Sunset Station 9:00 PM – Midnight Joint Council Reception

SUNDAY, April 8 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM National American Indian/Alaska Native Council of School Board Members Breakfast, featuring Jennifer Loren, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Executive Producer and Host of Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM National American Indian/Alaska Native Council Business Meeting 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM National Black Council Session—Trauma Informed Systems in Schools: How to Support Black Students Through Mental Health 12:00 PM –2:00 PM National Black Council Luncheon, featuring Ernest Green, Member of the Little Rock Nine/Consultant 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM National Hispanic Council Session—Why You Should Be Getting Ethnic Studies Into Your Classrooms and How

MONDAY, April 9 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM SPECIAL EVENT Latino Leadership Forum—Linking Community Leadership and Latino Educational Excellence Advance registration required 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Joint Councils Session—The Digital Age in Schools: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM National American Indian/Alaska Native Council Session—School and Community Collaboration Supporting the Education of American Indian Students

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National Connection National School Boards Association

NATIONAL CONNECTION

Schedule at-a-Glance

National Connection

Sessions held in the National Connection Lounge, Room 220, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center SATURDAY, April 7 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Eye of the Storm: Women & the 2018 Elections 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Meet the Winner: District Investments in the Arts Deliver Academic Results 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Future Trends and CTE: What’s on the Horizon for Today’s Students?

SUNDAY, April 8 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM What Does Re-Thinking High School Really Mean? 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Creating Spaces that Amplify Learning & Serve Students 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM How to Prevail When Others Want to See You Drown

MONDAY, April 9 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM All Crowd-Funding Sites are Not the Same: What Questions Should You Ask? 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM The Legal Landscape of 2018—What Does It Mean for School Districts?

National Connection, CUBE and TLN Lounge

Room 220, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Sponsored by Transfinder and Workbench National Connection and CUBE Districts, stop by your exclusive lounge to relax, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other engaged leaders. This year, the lounge will offer interactive activities that will introduce you to new technologies that can inspire and engage your students.

Lounge Hours: FRIDAY, April 6

SUNDAY, April 8

SATURDAY, April 7

MONDAY, April 9

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Technology and 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, April 5 8:15 AM – 6:00 PM

Site Visit: Social Media and Your District Brand: Insights from Dell

FRIDAY, April 6 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Site Visit: Going Beyond the Game at Northside Independent School District 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM Site Visit: STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. and Alamo Area Academies, Inc.

SATURDAY, April 7 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM NSBA’s Annual Technology Innovation Showcase 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM Site Visit: A Taste of the Future at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio Campus 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Tech Tools That Make You Want to be a Student Again! 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Cybersecurity for Board Members: What You Need to Know Before It’s Too Late

SUNDAY, April 8 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Top Tech Trends for 2018 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM New Funding Source to Address Digital Equity Across All Communities 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Site Visit: Helping Future Generations Remember—The Alamo and Beyond 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Plugging into the Matrix: Where are you in the Digital Leap?

MONDAY, April 9 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Site Visit: STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. and Alamo Area Academies, Inc. 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Site Visit: Marvels of Modern Medicine—U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), Fort Sam Houston 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Unpacking Computational Thinking for School Leaders 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Under Attack: Practical Approaches to Address Cybersecurity

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New School Board Members New School Board Member programming provides valuable skills, expertise and a national perspective to help strengthen your district.

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 re-Conference No. 11: A Road Map for Success: Governance for New P Board Members New Board Member Boot Camp Pre-Conference No. 20: Ethics, Board Meetings, and the Role of a School Board Member

SATURDAY, April 7 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Understanding the Key Work of School Boards—An Overview Basic Parliamentary Procedure for NEW Board Members Introduction to Roles & Responsibilities of a School Board Member

SUNDAY, April 8 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Board/Superintendent Relationships Understanding Effective Governance Legal Preview

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FRIDAY, April 6


Study Halls SATURDAY, APRIL 7 Check the NSBA mobile app for the most up to date session information.

STUDY HALLS

Located in Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A 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 2 Thinking Out Cloud for School Leaders Cloud is the new normal in education, but what do school leaders need to know? This study hall will focus on how to leverage Cloud to improve instructionally and operationally. Learn what Amazon Web Services brings to the K12 community.

Study Hall 4 Collaborative Conversion/Learning Spaces without Boundaries America’s schools are moving toward collaborative curriculum. Educational retention rates are much higher when students collaborate. Furniture in the classroom can be a vital tool in the collaborative education process. Let us show you how we can transform your traditional classroom to Learning Spaces without Boundaries.

Study Hall 6 Attaining Elusive Equity Goals Through a Focus on Global Education Everyone wants equity goals in terms of test scores. Our assertion is that these goals can be achieved, not by focusing on math and literacy, but through a strategy that engages students at a deeper level … developing their efficacy which in turn leads to higher engagement and ownership with math and literacy and subsequently higher test scores.

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Study Hall 1 Redbird Mathematics and ALEKS: Adaptive Digital Mathematics for K-12 If personalizing mathematics instruction is your goal, blending learning with Redbird Math and ALEKS is the path. Understand how these leading adaptive technologies pinpoint what students know, don’t know, and most importantly, what they are ready to learn next. Leave understanding how data can truly drive instruction and accelerate learning!

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Study Halls SATURDAY, APRIL 7 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Study Hall 2 Track your Success—Free your board to focus on strategic goal setting

Study Hall 3 Is Your Food Supply Chain Safe & Secure? What Can You Do to Prevent Your School District from Becoming the Next Chipotle? In the wake of recent food safety-related incidents at a number of Chipotle restaurants, consider how transparent and safe your current food service operation and vendor supply chain is. Do you know where your vendors stand with respect to a) Performance; b) Status; c) Regulatory Compliance? Food safety has always been one of our highest priorities. What are the major tasks that food companies must perform to comply with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) provision in the FSMA?

Study Hall 4 Putting 45 Years of Saving School Districts' Money on Their Employee Benefits Programs to Work for You NSBA has partnered with Keenan (a nationally recognized pharmacy benefits consulting firm) to offer school districts a unique pharmacy benefits program that puts an extra layer of protection over other pharmacy benefit options by driving financial savings and enhanced clinical benefits for your members. By the close of this study hall, you will understand how this program is different than anything offered by your PBM or Health Plan. We help put money back in your classrooms.

Study Hall 5 How Does Your District Measure Up? As the old saying goes, if you want to keep achieving the same results, keep doing the same things. Come learn tools and techniques for improving the way work is done in your district. Learn how your district can become more efficient and effective by doing more with less!

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During this session we will discuss generative governance and strategic collaboration by leveraging technology. We will also share ways communities are using technology to achieve results.


Study Halls SATURDAY, APRIL 7 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Study Hall 6

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Designing Alternative Preparation Programs for Rural Communities Join us to learn about how a network of districts in North Carolina is pooling resources to establish a local alternative teacher preparation program. This effort empowers districts to grow and improve the lateral-entry teacher pipeline while local control ensures district-specific needs are accurately identified and prioritized.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Study Hall 1 Sparq Meetings See how key stakeholders in some of Nebraska’s largest, medium and smallest school districts have unlocked the key to simplifying their board meetings and documents, while improving their overall quality and output by utilizing a paperless board meetings system that can do it all in one easy-touse, intuitive application.

Study Hall 2 Agreeing to Disagree, Turning Negativity Into Productivity Colleagues, communities, parents, and media—many voices can paralyze forward momentum within a school community. We will reveal strategies and implementation ideas that can help build consensus and identify common ground needed to move important measures forward. (Applicable to Re-election, Bond Campaigns, District Decisions, Education Specification Development, etc.)

Study Hall 3 The Performance Triad: Building Healthy Schools With A U.S. Army-tested Strategy Soldiers in the U.S. Army are experts at reaching their full potential. In this session, you will learn about the three components that form the foundation to physical, mental and emotional health: the Performance Triad. Leverage this knowledge, and proven techniques for implementation, to improve student health and performance in your school district.

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Study Halls SATURDAY, APRIL 7 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Study Hall 5 An Introduction to Public-Private Partnership

Study Hall 6 Murky Waters: Political Officials & Social Media School board members can feel that their free speech rights are unduly inhibited once they become elected officials. While a school board official may have the right to express their opinions in their off-duty social media activity, there can be major consequences for certain social media misconduct involving school official business. Join Walsh Gallegos attorneys Elena M. Gallegos and Linda Trujillo as they provide an overview of how the courts view what school board members share online through various social media platforms.

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Many school districts are finding it difficult to finance new projects due to decreased tax revenues, shrinking budgets, etc. In response, public-private partnerships (P3’s) have emerged as an alternative delivery method that transfers portions of the risk associated with designing, building, financing and maintaining infrastructure assets from school districts to private developers. In this study hall, attendees will learn about fundamentals of the P3 process, and how employing the process can yield unparalleled innovation, efficiency and collaboration.


Study Halls SUNDAY, APRIL 8

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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Study Hall 1 From Pre-K to Pomp & Circumstance: The Impact of Quality Pre-K on High School Graduation, College, Community, and Career Many children in at-risk populations enter kindergarten without necessary academic skills. Studies show that the vocabulary gap of children from at-risk populations emerges around 18 months. Providing all children the foundational skills for success is essential. Join us as we share strategies that support best practices in Early Childhood education.

Study Hall 2 Precriptions and Population Health: Impact of the Opioid Crisis (Part I) During this session, we’ll highlight the intersection between the public education system and women and children that experience health related challenges due to stress, addiction, child protective services, abuse, and neglect. Our experts will explore the global impact of these issues on women, children, and families, as well as discuss best practices and prevention solutions.

Study Hall 3 BoardDocs Hack-a-Thon During this session you’ll have the opportunity solve a governance issue with a team of peers. You’ll also learn how a board management solution can dissolve many constraints related to board governance.

Study Hall 4 Student Engagement: How Students Are Making a Difference in Philadelphia Students from two Philadelphia schools collaborated to set the stage for co-locating their schools. This session identifies some of the challenges in co-locating schools, shares student engagement strategies, and articulates solutions. Tools created by the students—collaboration videos, charrette images, and more—will be highlighted.

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Study Halls SUNDAY, APRIL 8 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

America’s schools are moving toward collaborative curriculum. Educational retention rates are much higher when students collaborate. Furniture in the classroom can be a vital tool in the collaborative education process. Let us show you how we can transform your traditional classroom to Learning Spaces without Boundaries.

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Study Hall 1 Are Your Schools Truly Safe? Ask These Questions to Find Out Providing a safe school is priority No. 1. While many schools focus on physical safety, there is also the question of emotional and social safety. Do your students feel safe? Join us as we uncover the hidden questions every school leader must ask when creating a safer school climate.

Study Hall 2 Precriptions and Population Health: Impact of the Opioid Crisis (Part II) During this session, we’ll highlight the intersection between the public education system and women and children that experience health related challenges due to stress, addiction, child protective services, abuse, and neglect. Our experts will explore the global impact of these issues on women, children, and families, as well as discuss best practices and prevention solutions.

Study Hall 3 Using #CollaborativePD to Provide Equitable Access & Build Teacher Capacity With an energized focus on building capacity through connection and shared experience, participatory learning brings equitable access to the forefront of professional development in education. Join in this "FOR school leaders, BY school leaders" session to discover ways collaborative forms of professional learning improves teacher practice and student learning outcomes.

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Study Hall 6 Collaborative Conversion/Learning Spaces without Boundaries


Study Halls SUNDAY, APRIL 8 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

STUDY HALLS

Study Hall 6 Army ROTC: Helping Students Gain Marketable Skills and Pay for College Do you have students wondering how to pay for college or gain the skills to build the career of their dreams? The U.S. Army ROTC program offers training to make students more competitive in the workplace, opportunities to enhance the college experience and significant financial support to help students achieve their educational goals.

Study Hall 7 Finding Efficiencies and Maximizing Safety Discover how to increase transportation efficiency that can impact your bottom line without sacrificing safety. Identify key elements in your operation that could have a positive effect on overall performance.

Study Hall 8 PROJECT Lead The Way—VMware's Approach Attendees will learn how VMware is helping districts across America implement digital transformation initiatives in the classroom. Join us in learning how NJSBA's journey in the adoption of technology and its strong public-private partnership with VMware has equipped districts with the foundations to move towards a 21st Century classroom.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Study Hall 1 Why Propane School Buses Make Sense for Your Fleet Propane school buses are reducing operating and maintenance costs for over 750 school districts nationwide. Learn about one transportation director’s experience with propane autogas and how the Volkswagen Settlement could make the savings even better when switching to alternative fuels. By the end of the session, you will have an understanding of whether alternative fuels are right for your district.

Study Hall 2 The Evolution of Being Data Driven…Raising the Expectations!!! Today's data access tools are giving leaders across all sectors the information necessary to effectively lead. In this session we will explore what could and should school boards expect in regards to data and how data can be a catalyst for both internal collaboration and a road map for success.

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Study Halls SUNDAY, APRIL 8 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This Study Hall will provide an all-inclusive view into the complex world of pharmacy benefits, including how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) contract with pharmaceutical manufacturers to benefit themselves and not necessarily your school district (the one paying the bills). By the end of this Study Hall you will have a better understanding about how what you don't know about your PBM contract is costing you money…funds that could be put back in your classrooms.

Study Hall 5 Off the Shelf and on to the Workbench What if students learned about disaster recovery with drones and about math by conducting a vote? Workbench facilitates students diving into project-based learning, teachers personalizing assessing and sharing great PBL, and support districts to create scalable, trackable PBL in every classroom. Let us show you how to make PBL work.

Study Hall 6 Teaching Music as Diverse as the Students We Serve This session is designed to facilitate a live music-making experience that demonstrates that we are all music makers. Little Kids Rock is the nation’s leader in culturally relevant and student-centered music instruction in the United States. They currently reach over 2,000 teachers that serve nearly 400,000 students in 45 states.

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Study Hall 4 The Pharmacy Industry - A Comprehensive Look at How PBMs and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Operate and Impact Your Spending on Pharmacy Benefits


Pre-Conference Schedule at-a-Glance PRE-CONFERENCE

THURSDAY, April 5

8:15 AM – 6:00 PM  Site Visit: Social Media and Your District Brand: Insights from Dell Bus Departs: Front Entrance Driveway—Market Street Entrance

FRIDAY, April 6

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Site Visit: Going Beyond the Game at Northside Independent School District Bus Departs: Front Entrance Driveway—Market Street Entrance 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Pre-Conference No. 19: Best Practices of the Nation's Most Rapidly Improving Schools Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221A

 Pre-Conference No. 1: Building a Rock-Solid School Board/Superintendent Partnership Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221D

 Pre-Conference No. 2: Educational Equity 101: Assuring Success for All Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221BC

 Pre-Conference No. 3: Follow the Blueprint for a More Successful Planning Process and Better Long-Term Results Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB

 Pre-Conference No. 4: Great Governing Coffeehouse for Board Members Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301C  Pre-Conference No. 5: High-Performing Governance Teams: Strategies to Reach the Next Level Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB  Pre-Conference No. 6: Hot Technologies Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225C

 Pre-Conference No. 7: Innovative Teaching and Learning with iPad Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224

 Pre-Conference No. 8: Leading with Purpose Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D  Pre-Conference No. 9: From the Courthouse to the Schoolhouse: What School Board Members Need to Know About School Law Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB

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Pre-Conference FRIDAY, April 6 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Pre-Conference No. 10: The Other Side of the Report Card—Part I Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225AB

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM  Pre-Conference No. 11: A Road Map for Success: Governance for New Board Members Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221D

 Pre-Conference No. 12: Disrupting Poverty: Turning High Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221BC

 Pre-Conference No. 13: Increase Your Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB

 Pre-Conference No.14: Hot Technologies Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225C

 Pre-Conference No. 15: Innovative Teaching and Learning with iPad Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224

 Pre-Conference No.16: Leading with Purpose Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D  Pre-Conference No. 17: The Other Side of the Report Card—Part II Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225AB  Pre-Conference No. 18: Understanding the Key Work of School Boards Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB  Pre-Conference No. 20: New School Board Member Boot Camp Pre-Conference Workshop: Ethics, Board Meetings, and the Role of a School Board Member Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB  Pre-Conference No. 21: From Digitization to Personalization— Building Better Analytics into Your Learning Environments Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 305 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Community Service Project Street Level, Exhibit Hall 2

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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12:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Site Visit: STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. and Alamo Area Academies, Inc. Bus Departs: Front Entrance Driveway—Market Street Entrance


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FRIDAY, APRIL 6

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8:00 AM—12:00 PM Site Visit Going Beyond the Game at Northside Independent School District This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tour innovative facilities and hear how the mission of the Northside Independent School District athletic program supports the development of well-rounded students with high academic standards and strong character at the fourth largest district in Texas. Grant Teaff, winningest coach in Baylor football history, former executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, and author of the recent book, “A Coach’s Influence: Beyond the Game” will share insights from his career. In a state well-known for its high school sports, this visit will highlight policy and safety concerns school boards must address when supporting student athletic programs. Transportation and lunch are included as part of the registration fee. Bus information: Please arrive by 7:45 AM. Bus departs promptly at 8:00 AM from the Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

8:00 AM—5:00 PM State Association Meeting NSBA Delegate Assembly Business Meeting Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lone Star Ballroom 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.

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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

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FRIDAY, APRIL 6 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221D Take a close look at the key elements involved in building the kind of rock-solid board/superintendent governing partnership that today’s challenging times demand. Participants will examine practical, thoroughly tested guidance on building and maintaining a close, productive, and enduring board/ superintendent partnership as well as clarifying the role of the superintendent in supporting the board and in developing the board’s governing capacity. Participating as Board/Superintendent Leadership Team or Board President (Chair)/Superintendent Team is strongly suggested!

9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 2: Educational Equity 101: Assuring Success for All Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221BC The promise of public education holds that all children—regardless of family circumstances—can be placed on an equal footing to pursue their goals for college, careers and citizenship. Yet despite significant improvements, our efforts to provide an equal education to all still fall short of meeting that promise. In this workshop, participants will explore how an “equal” education may be an insufficient goal. Rather public schools can be more effective working toward a view of “equity” which recognizes that some children may need more resources and support in order to become college- and career-ready graduates. Participants will learn where they can focus their efforts to improve equity in their school districts, and leave with tools to engage their communities in this challenging but vitally important work.

9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 3: Follow the Blueprint for a More Successful Planning Process and Better Long-Term Results Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB From readiness to celebration, the session will walk through a 9-step blueprint for selecting strategies and monitoring metrics while creating high levels of staff and community involvement. Participants will focus on inspiring greater buy-in and will leave with a readiness checklist, sample planning calendar, school culture questionnaire, values identification tool, sample logic model, sample community asset map, and enhanced engagement techniques.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Pre-Conference No. 1: Building a Rock-Solid School Board/Superintendent Partnership


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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 9:00 AM—12:00 PM PRE-CONFERENCE

Pre-Conference No. 4: Great Governing Coffeehouse for Board Members Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301C Launch your day connecting with fellow board members, engaging in lively tabletop conversations, designing elements of great governing, and leaving with one-page tools advancing personal/ team effectiveness. Friday focus: Celebrating local work. Saturday: Engaging challenges. Sunday: Strengthening the work.

9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 5: High-Performing Governance Teams: Strategies to Reach the Next Level Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB High-performing school districts are led by school boards and superintendents that value and practice continuous improvement, align their work, and hold themselves accountable for improving student achievement. The core work of governance teams includes a major focus in the areas of strategic improvement planning, superintendent evaluation and board self-assessment. Is this work in your school district aligned? Do they demonstrate transparency with your community? And, is your school district accountable to the students they serve?

9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 6: Hot Technologies Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225C How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact your job and career? Do you find that you’re barely able to keep pace with the latest technological developments? Join James Spellos in this fun, fast-paced session as he reviews what’s new and innovative in technology that will impact how we work, teach, and learn. You’ll understand how to manage the flow of information using social curation toolsand social media, and you’ll leave with important insights on the latest trends, such as virtual and augmented reality.

9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 7: Innovative Teaching and Learning with iPad Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224 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.

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Pre-Conference

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No. 8: Leading with Purpose Purpose matters! Create a purposeful culture through empowerment which creates a catalyst for growth. We depend on the District Leadership Team to identify challenges, communicate goals, commit resources, and create an environment for success. A purpose driven leader will model their beliefs through their actions and words. You are invited to take part in this interactive session where participants will engage in discussion of best solutions to the most challenging obstacles you face in your leadership role.

9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No.9: From the Courthouse to the Schoolhouse: What School Board Members Need to Know About School Law Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB 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 decision about hot topics. Walk away with a better awareness of the questions you should be asking your school attorney before problems arise.

9:00 AM—12:00 PM Pre-Conference No.10: The Other Side of the Report Card—Part I Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225AB Schools work to engage parents and the community in educating their children. While each student’s academic report card is important, it only provides half of the story about that student’s success. Examine a tool that assesses and measures seven key impact areas, or factors, that influence young people’s positive development. These factors—consisting of a kaleidoscope of colors—provide data on what we call “the other side of the report card.” Find out how these seven factors form a Web of Support that protects youth from harm and leads to their thriving and resilience. Come away with a better awareness of the questions you should be asking your school attorney before problems arise.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D


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FRIDAY, APRIL 6

PRE-CONFERENCE

12:30 PM—5:30 PM Site Visit STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. and Alamo Area Academies, Inc. This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. See state-of-the-art robotic technology in the Body Weld Shop at the 2.2 million square foot Toyota production facility before moving through the entire production process. Then, learn how San Antonio came together more than 20 years ago to address the growing “skills gap” in their community by launching the non-profit Alamo Area Academies, Inc. The Academies tour and briefing provides a roadmap for school leaders who want to replicate similar collaborations with industries in their local areas to provide youth with tuition-free career pathways into critical demand technical STEM occupations. Limit 40 per tour. (Transportation provided. Clothing Requirements: Long pants (no skirts, no shorts); Shirts must have sleeves (short sleeves acceptable, no sleeveless or cap sleeves); Closed toe shoes). Bus information: Please arrive by 12:15 PM. Bus departs promptly at 12:30 PM from the Front Entrance Driveway—Market Street Entrance, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 11: A Road Map for Success: Governance for New Board Members Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221D When new board members learn early on about factors that contribute to a board’s being more studentfocused and effective the better their potential for becoming a great member of the district leadership team. From the experiences of a superintendent, a career board member and a board development director, participants will gain a better understanding of the complexity of becoming an effective board member including the need for solid governance practices and sound policy making and why/how data is a critical component for making all decisions.

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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Pre-Conference

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 1:30 PM—4:30 PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221BC 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 its underperforming schools. Recent case studies from high-poverty, 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.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 13: Increase Your Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB This workshop will increase your “diversity and inclusion” awareness. Through engaging, interactive exercises, participants will: • Create a common understanding of diversity and inclusion • Link diversity issues with achieving district goals • Broaden the scope of diversity beyond race and gender issues • Reveal and assess the impact of subtle biases on district success • Discuss the behaviors required to create an inclusive environment where every man, woman and child feels included, valued and respected.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 14: Hot Technologies Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225C How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact your job and career? Do you find that you’re barely able to keep pace with the latest technological developments? Join James Spellos in this fun, fast-paced session as he reviews what’s new and innovative in technology that will impact how we work, teach, and learn. You’ll understand how to manage the flow of information using social curation toolsand social media, and you’ll leave with important insights on the latest trends, such as virtual and augmented reality.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Pre-Conference No. 12: Disrupting Poverty: Turning High Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools


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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 1:30 PM—4:30 PM PRE-CONFERENCE

Pre-Conference No. 15: Innovative Teaching and Learning with iPad Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224 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.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 16: Leading with Purpose Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D Purpose matters! Create a purposeful culture through empowerment which creates a catalyst for growth. We depend on the District Leadership Team to identify challenges, communicate goals, commit resources, and create an environment for success. A purpose driven leader will model their beliefs through their actions and words. You are invited to take part in this interactive session where participants will engage in discussion of best solutions to the most challenging obstacles you face in your leadership role.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 17: The Other Side of the Report Card—Part II Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225AB Youth need a full-spectrum of color in their kaleidoscopes in order to do well in life. 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.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 18: Understanding the Key Work of School Boards Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB 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.

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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

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FRIDAY, APRIL 6 9:00 AM—4:30 PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221A Among all rapidly improving schools is a common thread: a strong, supportive culture that embraces innovative practices. It’s no secret that education leaders today face unprecedented challenges, but when a school’s culture is keenly focused on positively impacting student learning, successful transformation is a given. But how do you overcome obstacles—large and small—to gain rapid traction in increasing student achievement? In this session you will learn specific leadership strategies for shifting your culture to one focused on growth and a student-centered learning model. Board-Superintendent leadership teams are strongly encouraged to participate, learn, and plan together during this session.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 20: New School Board Member Boot Camp Pre-Conference Workshop: Ethics, Board Meetings, and the Role of a School Board Member Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB 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.

1:30 PM—4:30 PM Pre-Conference No. 21: From Digitization to Personalization— Building Better Analytics into Your Learning Environments Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 305 Districts have invested billions of dollars into educational technology solutions. But the promise of creating personalized learning environments is often siloed across a disparate landscape of software tools. In this session your district team will hear from an world class researcher about getting learning returns on your technology purchases. We will use laymen’s terms to help you understand the technology landscape of data analytics. The journey to implementing analytics in your district will go through the cloud. So you will hear from leaders at Amazon Web Services and different size districts about their journey to the cloud and plans for the future. Then you will be given time to talk with these experts to help you formulate a framework for your district to make better use of analytic tools in your learning environments.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Pre-Conference No. 19: Best Practices of the Nation’s Most Rapidly Improving Schools


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FRIDAY, APRIL 6

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4:00 PM—6:00 PM

Community Service Project Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Red Zone – Exhibit Hall 2 Kick off your conference experience by volunteering to help fight hunger and feed hope in San Antonio! Join education leaders as we pack 12,000 pounds of food for the San Antonio Food Bank. Please note: This is a pre-registered event opportunity with timeslots assigned for volunteers. On-site open slots may be available on a first come, first served basis.

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Saturday, April 7 AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Unless otherwise noted, all events and sessions take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

7:00 AM—5:00 PM

12:45 PM—4:00 PM

Attendee Registration Main Lobby

Site Visit page 91 A Taste of the Future at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio Campus Bus Departs: Front Entrance Driveway—Market Street Entrance

8:30 AM—10:00 AM Opening General Session Sponsored ABM, Booth #707 Keynote Speaker: Terry Bradshaw Exhibit Hall 1

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12:45 PM—1:15 PM Study Hall Sessions Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A

10:30 AM—11:45 AM

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Educational Sessions

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM

10:30 AM—4:00 PM

Educational Sessions

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

3:00 PM—3:30 PM Study Hall Sessions Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A

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Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A

3:45 PM—5:00 PM

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Study Hall Sessions Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A

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Educational Sessions

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4:00 PM—5:00 PM

12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Events

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Council of Urban Boards of Education Lunch and Keynote Presentation Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom ABC

NSBA Jam Session Main Lobby Sponsored by Little Kids Rock

National Hispanic Council Luncheon Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C1

Looking for Presenters? Check the NSBA Events Mobile App for presenters, handouts and the most up-to-date session information.

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—10:00 AM

OPENING GENERAL SESSION Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Red Zone, Exhibit Hall 1

Keynote Speaker

TERRY BRADSHAW

Co-host and Analyst, FOX NFL Sunday and NFL Legend

SATURDAY

Student Arts Entertainers Performance Tom C. Clark High School Jazz Ensemble Clark High School, San Antonio, TX

Your Host this Morning: CIAK

Kevin E. Ciak, President of the National School Boards Association; Sayreville Public Schools, NJ

Executive Director/CEO Report:

Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director and CEO, National School Boards Association

Meet the NSBA Board of Directors and Past Presidents GENTZEL

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

General Session Sponsored by:

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM #StoptheBlock: Save School Meals Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217A Every school day since 1946, more than 30 million students have relied on school meals for the nourishment of their overall health, academic achievement, and future success. Today, school meal programs face a serious threat. The U.S. Congress has proposed fixed-sum block grants which would slash funds and leave school districts struggling to make up the difference. Many students would be put at risk of malnutrition and ill prepared to succeed in the classroom. Learn why and how to lead the local fight in opposition to school meal block grants.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Alternative Education in a Rural Community: Specializing your mission and vision for alternative schools to meet the unique needs of all students, build relationships, and provide flexibility in the pursuit of a high school diploma

SATURDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D Alternative education in rural Sublette County School District #1 Pinedale (WY). The school board established a new alternative high school for at-risk students. By creating a specialized vision and mission, maximizing resources, and focusing on relationships, Skyline Academy has produced graduation rates of 100%, 92%, and 94% in the past three years. Attendees will learn the process for creating a specialized vision and mission, understand how to maximize human capital and funding, and be able to utilize drop out prevention strategies.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Board’s Role? Superintendent’s Role? Who Does What? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 205 Research clearly suggests that the board-superintendent relationship does more to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of education in schools than any other single factor. Utilizing NSBA’s Key Work of School Boards, we will explore key roles of the board and superintendent, present real-life scenarios for discussion, identify “what went right/wrong,” and strategies for building a positive working relationship with the board superintendent team. We will discuss the importance of board training, communication and establishing norms.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM BoardDocs Cybersecurity Update—The Level of Risk for Your District Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304C During this session we will discuss the results from the 2017 School District Cybersecurity Survey administered to school boards and administrators. Learn where your districts stands on the risk level in regards to security and hear best practices from your peers.

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Data, Data Everywhere But Not As Powerful As It Can Be Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB Data should be a very powerful tool for school board and district leaders to use to support decisions, measure investments and communicate with constituencies. The challenge is organizing it efficiently so it can be used effectively. Gain insights on the research and best practice for school boards in using data to impact results in their schools. Find out how districts across the country are strategically using data to gain insights, make decisions and tell their story.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Designing Spaces for Today’s Teachers and Students, One Space at a Time Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB In many schools, no learning space better illustrates the static, almost stagnant design thinking of K-12 education than the school library. This session will examine Fulton County School’s (GA/enr. 97,000) journey to redefine one of the most underutilized spaces within the district’s facility inventory: the high school media center. Old images of book-filled rooms with librarians enforcing “quiet” have been replaced by active, collaborative and engaging learning environments.

SATURDAY

10:30 AM—11:45 AM CUBE Programming Ensuring the Success of Male Students of Color Across Educational Sectors Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217D Session sponsored by NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education. The session will offer an interactive discussion of the gender gap in educational attainment for male students of color as well as showcase promising strategies for addressing this growing state and national imperative. The session will spotlight two initiatives that have grown out of our expansive research efforts in Texas: 1) the award-winning Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) initiative, and 2) the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color (Consortium). The session will describe the inception of these two initiatives, goals, infrastructure, and funding models. Furthermore, we will highlight how we use the strategy of collective impact to align existing programmatic efforts and stimulate new capacity-building initiatives both locally and across sectors of education, focused on male student success.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Evidence Measures and Data Sources for Superintendent Evaluation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006AB Evaluation of the superintendent is one of the board’s primary responsibilities. Meaningful evaluation is focused on growth and improvement, which requires measurement. In this session hear about some of the measures and sources of evidence some boards and superintendents are using to inform the evaluation process. New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Eye of the Storm: Women & the 2018 Elections Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB With 38 gubernatorial, more than 6000 state legislative positions and potentially thousands of local school board seats on the ballot in 2018, what impact might women have on the political landscape? Explore whether #MeToo and pussyhats will rule the day, rue the day—or something in between.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Google-licious Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225ABC 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.

SATURDAY

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Happier, Smarter, and More Engaged Students. Can Design Do That? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301C With 50 million students attending 10,000 public schools, understanding how design can positively impact students and improve their learning is important. Our team of architects, researchers, and educators will share what they’ve learned about school design and student engagement from the 3-year study they’ve done in partnership with several districts.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Highly Effective Boards—Focusing on the Work that Matters Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006CD 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.

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Houston Independent School District’s EMERGE Program: Helping Talented Low-Income Youth Attend & Thrive at the Nation’s Top Colleges & Universities Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 In 2010, the Houston Independent School District (enr. 215,000) launched an innovative program called EMERGE that helps low-income youth attend and graduate from the nation’s top colleges and universities. Since then, the program has helped hundreds of students across multiple districts attend top colleges such as Harvard, Yale, & Amherst on full scholarships. In this session, participants will learn how to make similar life-changing opportunities available for students in their districts by applying strategies and practices employed by EMERGE.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM How to Deal with Negative People and Keep from Becoming Negative Yourself Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007AB Negative people are tremendous energy drainers for children, other adults, and themselves. Learn 10 action steps that you can use to deal effectively with negativism, and how the Port Washington-Saukville Public Schools, Wisconsin (enr. 2,700) used these action steps to transform their buildings into very special places for learning, and how it all started with the school board. The suggestions and ideas shared can be used immediately.

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10:30 AM—11:45 AM Imagine a World With No Summer Slide Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB When the school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities, as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. Most students lose about two months of mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement. This session will examine the latest research on summer slide and the effect of school calendar on student achievement.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Ingredients for Successful Referendum: Community, Communication, Collaboration Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007CD Learn how Benjamin School District 25 (enr. 625) in West Chicago (IL) strategically planned and implemented traditional and cutting-edge communications practices, an extensive community engagement model, and effective collaboration processes to achieve a overwhelmingly successful referendum. Explanations and examples of these practices, model, and processes will be provided. Transparency, trust, and credibility were key factors. Participants will be able to modify this information to use in their own school districts.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Let’s Make It Personal—This Isn’t Where YOU Went To School! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A Learn how Yorkville CUSD 115 (enr. 6,000) is developing new policies, structures and learning opportunities to support a personalized and engaging approach to education. Through district-wide planning and implementation, this PreK-12 district has connected standards-based and mastery learning; secure, flexible and open learning environments; and the infusion of wireless infrastructure, technologies, and software to support personalized student learning and student/staff collaboration.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Leveling the Playing Field: A Free Tool Bringing Equity to Test Prep Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 303C

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Success should never depend on the ability to afford an expensive test prep program. This session introduces you to March2Success, a free, online course designed to improve student performance on standardized tests including ACT and SAT while enhancing math, science and language arts skills. Learn how this tool can provide all students in your district with access to the help they need to succeed.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Master Class: Disrupting Poverty: Turning High Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2

PARRETT

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 its underperforming schools. Recent case studies from high-poverty, 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: William Parrett, Director, Center for School Improvement, Boise State University

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Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM

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National School Boards Association

Council Programming

Black Council of School Board Members

National Black Council of School Board Member Elections and General Business Meeting Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lone Star Ballroom A

10:30 AM—11:45 AM New Board Member Bootcamp: Understanding the Key Work of School Boards Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207 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. This session provides an overview of a relevant and reliable exploration of the five Key Work action areas that affirm how excellence at the board table leads to excellence in the classroom.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM NSBA’s Annual Technology Innovation Showcase Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221CD

10:30 AM—11:45 AM One District’s Journey to 1:1 and Personalized Learning Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304AB Find out how the Amboy (IL) CUSD #272 (K-12 enr. 725) moved to 1:1 and Personalized Learning with school and community support. Find out what steps the district took to engage the community, elicit feedback, and transform the entire school district into a model where the needs of each learner comes first.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. This fast-paced session will introduce innovative approaches to old problems from emerging companies identified by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network. These six start-up companies, selected by a panel of educators, get five minutes each to tell you what K-12 challenge they have identified and how their solution addresses it.


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Opening the Door to Each Child’s Future—Making the Choice for Inclusion Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B The Pewaukee School District’s mission of “opening the door to each child’s future” includes a K-12 commitment to innovation and learner personalization. This strategic initiative led to the development of a full inclusion model across the district where students with disabilities engage in classrooms with nondisabled peers. Through the commitment to this vision and resource support, a learning environment where every child can flourish academically and socially has been developed. The presentation will discuss the six co-teaching methods.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Orange Barrel Alert! Strategies to Keep Yourself and Your Board on the Expressway and Out of the Pot Holes on the Road to Success Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 206

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Orange Barrels, pot holes and road construction all present challenges to smooth travel experiences. Similarly, conflict between board members and administrators or board members and community members can slow progress or bring it to a sudden halt. Attend this scenario-based session to learn from others—or share your own experiences—about how to stay on roads leading to increased board accomplishment.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Prescriptions and Population Health: Impact of the Opioid Crisis Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 208 During this session, we’ll highlight the intersection between the public education system and women and children that experience health related challenges due to stress, addiction, child protective services, abuse, and neglect. Our experts will explore the global impact of these issues on women, children, and families, as well as discuss best practices and prevention solutions.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Technology and Equity: Creating Equal Learning Opportunities for All Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224 Leveraging the power of technology creates rich opportunities for a growing set of needs, abilities, and learning styles. But not all technology addresses the diverse needs of students. In this session, get hands-on experience with Apple products and features that help level the playing field for all learners.

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM The Gentlemen’s Agreement—A Community Coming Together for Student Success Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214C During this session, participants will learn how Wilson County (NC) Schools developed a community collaboration initiative to support student success. Wilson County Schools (enr. 12,056) started The Gentlemen’s Agreement in the fall of 2015 as a means of offering personalized support to young AfricanAmerican men during their high school career by surrounding them with positive outlets that affirm and celebrate them as talented, gifted, and contributing members of the community.

10:30 AM—11:45 AM The Poison Pill: What Lurks Beneath the Surface of Seemingly Good Legislation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217C What happens when you have to push back against legislation that seemingly no one should oppose? Join experienced lobbyists for an interactive session learning how to recognize and react when seemingly “consensus” legislation creates problems for school districts. Participants will work in teams reviewing proposals from recent years to learn to identify unintended consequences and articulate those concerns without becoming the bad guy.

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10:30 AM—11:45 AM The School Culture Revival Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 305 There is a realization among schools across America that climate and culture matter. As a matter of fact, I would go so far to suggest that you show me a high performing school and I will show you a school with a “strong” climate and culture. Attend this session to learn more about a National Principal’s Survey on Climate and Culture and recommended tools from National Principals of the Year!

10:30 AM—11:45 AM The State of Play: What’s Happening in Washington, DC? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217B Learn the latest developments in Congress and within the Trump Administration impacting our students and public school districts. This session will provide you with a federal legislative update and insider perspective on the “state of play” in Washington, DC. Further, the presenters will discuss strategies for how you, as a local school board member, can use your unique position to advocate and influence the national education debate.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:30 AM—11:45 AM Using #CollaborativePD to Provide Equitable Access & Build Teacher Capacity Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 210 With an energized focus on building capacity through connection and shared experience, participatory learning brings equitable access to the forefront of professional development in education. Join in this “FOR school leaders, BY school leaders” session to discover ways collaborative forms of professional learning improves teacher practice and student learning outcomes.

12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event Council of Urban Boards of Education Luncheon and Keynote Presentation Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom ABC

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

EMDIN

Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an alumni fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and currently serves as Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy and the STEAM Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He is the author of the award winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too, which is currently on the New York Times best sellers list. Speaker: Dr. Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University

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Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event National Hispanic Council Luncheon Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C1 This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance.

CISNEROS

Co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Immigration Task Force, former HUD secretary, and housing innovator Henry Cisneros is a testament to American leadership, diversity, and community building. His vision of a strong, resilient society starts with fair housing and stretches beyond race and class. One of the first Hispanic Americans to run a major city, Cisneros came to national prominence when he was elected Mayor of San Antonio in 1981. In 1992, President Bill Clinton appointed Cisneros as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cisneros initiated the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments, renovating 250 of the worst public housing units and demolishing another 43,000 vacant ones for reconstruction. Speaker: Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Mayor of San Antonio

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12:45 PM—4:00 PM Site Visit A Taste of the Future at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio Campus This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit one of the nation’s premier culinary arts programs and hear industry insights about career opportunities in the ever-changing food world. Founded in 1946, the CIA was the first culinary college and San Antonio is one of only four global campuses. See why CIA’s education programs are distinguished by their quality, innovation, and use of resources that emphasize hands-on learning in small class settings. Fee, transportation, and tasting included. Bus information: Please arrive by 12:30 PM. Bus departs promptly at 12:45 PM from the Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM An Equity and Excellence Vision for Future-Ready School Facilities Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225-ABC To create a shared vision for future-ready school facilities, Vancouver (WA) Public Schools (enr. 24,000) completed an 18-month stakeholder engagement process and earned voter approval of a $563 million construction and renovation program. Learn how thoughtful and courageous governance team leadership, broad-based community input, a collaborative planning model and effective communication strategies resulted in overwhelming support for a capital bond measure benefiting all students in this large, diverse, urban/suburban district.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Bringing Learning Alive through Embedding Career & Technical Education Programs in Businesses

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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006AB Learn how Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, in partnership with its 23 component school districts (enr. 60,000 students) created Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs located in businesses to create real world learning experiences for students while also providing students the opportunity to earn college credit. Participants will identify key stakeholders in their communities and envision how they can build partnerships to increase meaningful learning for students.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Building a Student Movement to Tackle the Opportunity Gap Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 Our workshop will help educators and educational leaders understand how to build a student driven movement to tackle one of our nation’s most pressing educational issues. Through interactive activities, student testimony and data analysis of the Minority Scholars Program model, the presenters will demonstrate how building a student movement to tackle the opportunity gap is both a viable and effective way to create positive change and chip away at the opportunity/achievement gap.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Can We Talk? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006CD 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 stakeholders.

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Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Current Legal Issues in School Technology: A Look at the Tech Trends that are Causing Liability, Invading Privacy, Threatening Security, and Putting eRate Funding at Risk in Schools Across the Nation and How Schools Can Avoid Them Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217D In this session, Atty. Gilsbach provides a humorous and informative update for school administrators and board members on the current technology trends that are causing legal headaches across the country. Atty. Gilsbach, who presented on this topic at both the 2017 NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA) annual conference and a subseqent NSBA/COSA webinar, emphasizes a proactive approach to EdTech legal issues, encouraging schools to recognize common tech-related legal liability trends and take steps to correct or prevent them.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Diversity & Inclusion: A Competitive Edge for Recruiting & Retaining Teachers Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 210

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Everyone Can Code: Bringing Coding into Schools as a New Core Skill Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 224 Technology has a language. It’s called code. At Apple we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code also requires students to solve problems and collaborate. Join us to learn about a new approach to coding that schools can adopt to prepare students for success in our technology-driven world.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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School systems place a high emphasis on having a faculty that reflects the student body. It is often difficult to achieve this objective. Facing shortages, schools are struggling to recruit and retain teachers. Fostering an inclusive educational environment can become your district’s competitive edge if you know how to make the ideal a reality. Did you know staff of all races are three times more likely to recommend organizations that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive to a friend? Among advanced DEI organizations, 61% of staff—regardless of race—reported that they intend to stay in their organization for the next three years. Presenters will share strategies that were successful in creating an inclusive culture. Participants will leave with concrete ideas and initial steps they can take upon return to school. The session is facilitated by Mike Aguilera, Global Diversity Director. Sodexo has been globalizing diversity and inclusion in the workplace for many years. Sodexo is a Catalyst Award recipient and has earned a spot on the DiversityInc’s Top 50 on eight different occasions.


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Expanding Innovation- Strategies to Develop & Grow Entrepreneurship Programs Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A This presentation will share a journey of developing a system to support innovative program development & engaging community members in authentic experiences with students while providing participants time to explore how key processes & ideas could work in their setting. Utilizing Malcolm Baldrige Framework for Excellence the PSD has implemented processes that lead to innovation. From 1 course, Insight has expanded into multiple courses across content areas. Participants will understand how to begin and expand learning experiences for students.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Full Brain Power - The Benefits of Music in Your School Community Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B

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Recent ESSA legislation shows music was enumerated as one of the well-rounded subjects and for good reason. Learn how research continues to demonstrate that music can change the culture of your school and how to embrace neuroscience and music education to help our children grow up to become beautiful humans with better functioning brains. Review models of creatively implementing a music program and how to build a plan to add music to your curriculum.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Interest Based Bargaining: A More Productive Way to Negotiate with the Teachers’ Association Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB Haysville (KS) Unified School District #261 (enr. 5,500) has used Interest Based Bargaining in negotiations between the school board and the teachers’ association for the past 16 years. This bargaining method has allowed the district to move away from traditional negotiation methods that created anger and mistrust. IBB has allowed the negotiations process to improve to the extent that everyone involved works to look for mutually beneficial solutions to issues of concern.

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Master Class: Let’s Stop Doing Things That Don’t Work, and Really Close the Achievement Gap Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2

NEMKO

Since Title I was enacted in 1965, we’ve spent billions to close the achievement gap with little success. School board members are responsible to oversee district budgets, ensuring accountability that money is well spent. Learn how NCOE changed the paradigm with Digital Early Literacy that delivers at-risk preschool children to districts ready for kindergarten, and how districts around the country have used digital, AR and VR, K-12, to lower costs, increase student engagement, and narrow the gap. Presenters: Barbara Nemko, Superintendent, Napa County Schools; Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Initiatives, Discovery Education

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DAVIDSON

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Meet the Winner: District Investments in the Arts Deliver Academic Results Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB Hosted by NSBA’s National Connection Representatives from the 2018 winning district of the annual NSBA and Kennedy Center Award share how its board’s decision to support a standards-aligned fine arts program across all grade levels has produced documented academic gains for their students. From the board room to the classroom, hear how the arts are making a difference.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Basic Parliamentary Procedure for NEW Board Members Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207 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.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM No Exceptions Means No Exceptions! How a Governing Board Has Worked With the Superintendent and Team to Eliminate Expulsions by Developing the Whole Child Through Multiple Opportunities in a Highly Diverse School District Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 205 Find out how Tolleson Elementary School District, a diverse elementary school district in the Phoenix area (enr. 3,327), eliminated expulsions by providing a multitude of opportunities through many partnerships. The goal was to focus on the whole child as the team supported the students in reaching their goals for the future instead of having students potentially dropping out or ending up in trouble with the juvenile system.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Reinventing the School Experience Through Community Engagement Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304C

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Do you have outdated facilities? Do you have an active community that has swayed bond outcomes in the past? Does state funding limit your ability to modernize your facilities? Learn how Austin Independent School District in Texas took a multi-phase approach to reinvent through their Academic Vision, Facility Master Plan, and Educational Specifications.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Running an Effective Meeting Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue & Green Zone - 212 Does your meeting drag on and on? Do you wish that the work of your board could be conducted in a more efficient process? Does Roberts Rules seem like a foreign language to you? As a member of your board you are part of the solution! This session will cover a variety of tips and suggestions for running a better meeting. From meeting to develop the agenda until the final adjournment there are strategies to help move the meeting along. Come and learn some practical tips from 2 board chairs with well over 100 meetings each under their belts!

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Rural Education Doesn’t Have to Be Done in Isolation—A Story of How Coming Together Can Improve Education Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D Arizona’s vast space leaves many rural schools feeling isolated and alone. It doesn’t have to be that way though. The Vail School District’s (enr. 13,000) Beyond Textbooks program extends a hand to over 100 school districts in Arizona and six other states in a proven collaboration to improve educational outcomes. Stop by to hear of two rural school districts that ascended to the number one ranking in Arizona as well as the collaborative success stories of others. Participants will leave feeling inspired and compelled to act.

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Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM School Choice in Suburbia Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214C Learn how Anne Arundel County Public Schools (MD/enr. 81,000) implemented a comprehensive model of school choice for their largely suburban student population. From magnets, tech centers, and inschool “signature” programs to public charter & contract schools, Anne Arundel county families have many options when it comes to selecting what is right for their child’s learning style and interests.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Tech Tools That Make You Want to be a Student Again! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221CD Hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network Hear highlights about the hands-on learning experiences available to you throughout the conference in the National Connection Lounge. Understand how devices from robots to drones are preparing students for tomorrow’s workplace. Plus, get updates on the latest Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality content that can make learning come alive.

Ten Best Practices to Avoid Liability Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217B 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.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Adverse Childhood Experience Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303C Recent research has revealed that maladaptive behaviors can be modified through the plasticity of the brain. Simple school based interventions result in healthy modified behaviors and positive life outcomes. With intentional school design to support evidence based interventions and frameworks educators can develop a Trauma Informed Multi-Tiered System of Support.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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1:30 PM—2:45 PM


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Superintendent-Board Relationship—Finding and Sustaining the Right Fit Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 206 The South Huntington Board of Education Vice President and Superintendent of Schools reveal how the elected leadership of this racially and economically diverse New York State District of 6,000 students “bucked” the traditions and trends associated with the Superintendent hiring process to find an ideal synergy between Board and community goals and CEO leadership.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Thinking Out Cloud for School Leaders Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 305 Cloud is the new normal in education, but what do school leaders need to know? This 101 level session on cloud will be led by former Principal, Chief Technology Officer, certified Superintendent and current K12 Strategy Lead for AWS, Dr. Chad Stevens.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM SATURDAY

Turning it Around—Empowering a School Board to be the Best Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007AB When judges for the coveted H-E-B Excellence in Education program arrived in Fort Bend ISD (enr. 74,500) for their site visit, they no longer saw the dysfunctional system that had been in turmoil in the past. Judges instead witnessed a strong, unified school board whose focus was student centered and whose work was driven by the District’s Guiding Documents, which include the Core Beliefs & Commitments, Mission, Vision, Goals & Priorities, Profile of a Graduate and the District Strategic Plan. FBISD went on to win Board of the Year.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Unity Works! Supporting Educational Equity and Diversity. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214D Learn how Yakima (WA) Public Schools (enr. 16,000) improved school culture and student and parent engagement through an innovative program designed to increase equity, reduce prejudice, promote culturally-responsive teaching and encourage positive multicultural change.

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Why Boardsmanship Matters: Governance Strategies of High Performing Districts Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007CD Participating in district-wide efforts to raise student achievement is a critical duty of every school board. With a focus on the community, the board, and the superintendent, this session will describe the results of a multi-state study and discuss 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 detailed. The effects of internal board discord, role confusion, and micromanagement will also be covered.

2:15 PM—3:30 PM CUBE Programming Council of Urban Boards of Education Steering Committee Elections & General Business Meeting Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lone Star Ballroom A

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3:30 PM—5:00 PM State Association Meeting National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Bowie B

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Aligning Organizational Culture and the Impact on Service to an Entire Region Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006AB Learn how the Genesee Intermediate School District (MI), a regional service agency serving over 65,000 students across Flint and Genesee County, has transformed its organizational culture to align with its mission of “Partnering for success through leadership, service, and innovation.” By implementing strategic initiatives aimed at addressing the internal culture of the organization, GISD has been able to improve and expand critical services to Genesee County, Michigan, and beyond.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Attaining Elusive Equity Goals Through a Focus on Global Education Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 305 Everyone wants equity goals in terms of test scores. Our assertion is that these goals can be achieved, not by focusing on math and literacy, but through a strategy that engages students at a deeper level… developing their efficacy which in turn leads to higher engagement and ownership with math and literacy and subsequently higher test scores. New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Beyond the Bathroom: Ensuring LGBT Students and Staff Thrive Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217A Learn from Romoland School District (CA/enr. 3,840) on how to ensure your LGBT students and staff thrive.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM BOND: Building Our Network of Diversity...It’s Okay If It’s Twisted Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 How do you thrive when you’re 3%? You BOND! Learn how Montgomery County Public Schools (MD) has advanced efforts to support African American and Latino male educators, who represent approximately 3% of the teaching workforce (13,000 teachers), by creating the BOND Project. BOND is Building Our Network of Diversity. The project focuses on creating leadership, mentorship, and networking opportunities for African American and Latino male educators by pairing veteran educators with educators new to MCPS. BOND emphasizes our culture, craft and kids.

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM Breathing and Mindfulness: The Keys to a Healthier You Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D You are a school board member. You are on duty 52 weeks a year. You are connected to the district via your computer and smart phone. You have a job and family responsibilities. You are on constant overload. Being a board member can be a very emotionally taxing job. You are not immune to the effects of stress. This session will empower board members with the tools to identify triggers as well as practical approaches and coping strategies that are essential to your well-being. You will learn strategies to take care of YOU!

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Building a Sustainable Technology Integration Initiative Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB Technology integration has become an essential tool for student learning in public schools. But, are these technology integration initiatives sustainable? Learn how the Rush-Henrietta (NY) Central School District (enr. 5,600) has accomplished this by focusing on five critical elements: (1) curriculum integration, (2) evolving technology, (3) technical support, (4) professional development, and (5) financing. Attendees will leave this session with a comprehensive framework for planning and evaluating their technology integration initiative.

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Casting the Right Vote for Technology Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB Participants will be given advice on how to be more strategic, think beyond mandates and create a broader vision for how technology is used in their district; how to pick devices that work for their district; how to know their technology plan has good outcomes; and how to manage expectations of their technology purchases. You will also learn how the Tennessee School Boards Association created a Digital Resources Library to assist their districts.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Creating Equity of Opportunity: Recruitment, Support, and Success for Underrepresented Students in AP/IB Programs Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A Find out how the equity partnership work of the Illinois State Board of Education, Township High School District 211, and Equal Opportunity Schools are working to close the participation gap for underrepresented students in AP/IB courses. District 211 has five comprehensive high schools with a total enrollment of 12,000 students. Underrepresented student enrollment in AP/IB courses increased by 44%. Student/faculty surveys and academic data were used to identify and recruit students to promote equity of access to rigorous curriculum.

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM Cybersecurity for Board Members: What You Need to Know Before It’s Too Late Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221CD Hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network There are decisions at the board table that directly impact how effectively a district can navigate cybersecurity threats. This panel looks at some of the most common threats and the positive actions board members and administrators can implement to minimize future damage.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Education Foundations—Best Practices for a Successful Collaborative District/School Board Partnership Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB Learn from the Issaquah (WA) School District (enr. 20,450) the path one community took from an adversarial relationship with their Education Foundation to one of authentic collaboration and partnership. You will come away with ideas, examples and model policies and procedures that you can implement in your own district.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Effective Responses to Student Mental Health Issues Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006CD Mental health conditions affect millions of Americans and are a growing concern for school districts. Many national, state, and local groups are pulling together to support students, employers, educators, and families. As a school and community leader, you can help. Learn how in this fast-paced and informative program as the Port Washington-Saukville School District (WI) (enr. 2,700) shares several proven successful leadership techniques.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Everyone Needs A Coach: How Coaching at the Point of Instruction Improves Student Achievement Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B

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Have you ever wondered how to ensure successful implementation of a new initiative throughout a school/district? You need a coach. In this session, you will see how instructional coaches turn the vision of leadership into instructional practice in classrooms. Wasatch County School Board (UT) (enr. 6,800) funded and placed an instructional coach in every building districtwide to fundamentally change teaching practice. Instructional coaches are successful when the school board and administration set up a culture of coaching.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM EXTRAORDINARY GOVERNANCE IN A DEMOCRATIC ENVIRONMENT: NSBA 2018 “Be Extraordinary” Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007AB We live in times of deep divides in our values and beliefs. School board members should reflect the varying perspectives of their constituencies. In this challenging context, how can school boards and superintendents assure extraordinarily effective governance? How do we avoid gridlock and reach efficient, effective, high quality decisions that encourage a dynamic culture to promote excellence, creativity, innovation, and student success? How do we restore confidence in the democratic structures governing public education locally, statewide, and nationally?

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Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Food Service Management Company or Fully Self Operated Foodservice?: What if there were another option that could maximize staff, engage locally and increase student participation? Take a new look at the new face of vended meal programs. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304C Come to hear the experience of three successful food service programs who have taken a nationally proven system and customized it to meet the needs and local flavor of the community, worked within tight budgets and limited physical plant operations, and dealt with progressively challenging labor shortages.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Future Trends and CTE: What’s on the Horizon for Today’s Students? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB Hosted by NSBA’s National Connection Program There is a link between a community’s long-term economic prosperity and the relevance of its CTE programs. Hear about emerging industries and how districts that invest in STEM and create real partnerships with companies in their region will thrive.

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM Going Digital—One District’s Journey to Effective Online Board Management Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304AB Achieving effective board governance in a 21st century digital environment goes well beyond paperless board meetings. It’s about providing an online, integrated board management ecosystem that helps boards maximize productivity by bringing together meetings, planning, policies, evaluations, documents, and communications in a single location. Join Alabama’s 2017 Superintendent of the Year, Vic Wilson, to learn more about his district’s digital transformation and gain helpful advice for helping your district embrace the move to digital!

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Master Class: Youth in School Governance: Maximizing Student Representation on Your Board Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2

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PETERSON

Across the country, an increasing number of school boards are having their students become more involved in decisions about school and district programming, state and local graduation requirements, teacher hiring, teacher preparation, and even the lunch menu—all decisions that affect them. Through student engagement, boards are taking a deeper look at their school improvement efforts while preparing the next generation of elected officials. We will highlight the seven metrics that ensure quality student representation and offer practical, user-friendly tools, resources, and guidelines for school board members to create, sustain, and celebrate the accomplishments of effective student representation on their board. Presenter: Derek Peterson, International Child/Youth Advocate and CEO/ Founder, Institute for Community and Adolescent Resiliency-Unifying Solutions

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Council Programming

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National School Boards Association

National Hispanic Council of School Board Member Elections and General Business Meeting

Hispanic Council of School Board Members

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lone Star Ballroom B

3:45 PM—5:00 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Introduction to Roles & Responsibilities of a School Board Member Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207 You have been elected to your local school board, and you think you know what the job is all about. Then you attend your first meeting, and quickly realize that there is a lot more to it than you thought. You ask, ‘Where do I begin?’ This session will focus on the top five responsibilities of a board member: district finances; district policies; evaluation standards; district goals, mission, vision; and communication.

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Next Generation Board Management—Aligning Your Strategic Plan and Board/ Superintendent Evaluation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007CD 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.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Pharmacy Clinical Management Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303C

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Ready for Digital Change? If Not Now, When? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 210 Is there something inherently change-resistant about our K-12 schools? Two former innovative urban district superintendents discuss what change can look like when a school or classroom breaks out. How can educators and leaders ignite digital change in their schools and communities to truly transform instruction and learning? Walk away with suggestions and strategies for helping prepare students for future challenges and support your district’s leveraging of learning science for better outcomes.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Shared Leadership: The School Board/Superintendent Partnership Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 205 Powerful and healthy School Board/Superintendent partnerships are cultivated through creating a shared vision, understanding leadership style and conflict resolution, and maintaining well-managed boundaries. Learn how a high-performing School Board and its Superintendent in Valley Stream (NY) (enr. 4,600) have developed the optimal balance of leadership and management through ongoing assessment of board processes and relationships, mutual feedback, keeping a global perspective and more.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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School Districts who self-fund their pharmacy benefits are wasting 30%-50% of their pharmacy benefits costs because of inefficient prescribing practices by physicians who treat their covered members. The NSBA/Keenan Pharmacy Clinical Management Program works directly with physicians and members to help ensure the best possible drug therapies are chosen, based on both their clinical effectiveness and cost efficiency. Please attend this workshop to hear more about how your school can retain and not waste those assets, so you can put them back into your school’s budget.


Saturday, April 7 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Team of 8 Empowering a Community Through Partnerships and Planning Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 206 The traditional approach to improving a district relied heavily on the district itself. However, good leaders understand that committed stakeholders within a community must unite to truly improve a school district. Understanding the Board and Superintendent’s roles in spurring community engagement/empowerment, leading the charge regarding future and strategic planning and how to leverage public and private partnerships to advance the district’s mission and goals is critical to a district’s success.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Board That Plans Together Succeeds Together

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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue & Green Zone - 212 In light of political and economic challenges, the Lincoln Board practices proactive planning on a regular basis. From developing operating principles and a code of ethics to annual goal setting, the board and executive administration strive to strengthen a relationship that reinforces the importance of collaborative decision-making and mutual accountability. This session will demonstrate the deliberate steps taken to plan for the future and how the board approaches their work with each other and the measurable indicators that are used to determine success.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Board’s Role in Driving Successful Technology Implementations Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224 Technology can play an important role in improving learning when it’s implemented effectively by district leadership. This session draws from best practices of Apple Distinguished Schools around the world and addresses critical elements of leadership and the board’s role in guiding strategic technology decision-making.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The State of Play: What’s Happening in Washington, DC? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217B Learn the latest developments in Congress and within the Trump Administration impacting our students and public school districts. This session will provide you with a federal legislative update and insider perspective on the “state of play” in Washington, DC. Further, the presenters will discuss strategies for how you, as a local school board member, can use your unique position to advocate and influence the national education debate.

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Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Unless otherwise noted, all events and sessions take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

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Meal Events page 119 Educational Technology Leadership Luncheon Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C1

8:00 AM—9:00 AM Meal Event page 109 National American Indian/ Alaska Native Council Breakfast Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom – C3

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General Session page 118 Sponsored by BoardDocs, Booth #501 Keynote Speaker: Ann Compton Exhibit Hall 1

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12:45 PM—1:15 PM Study Hall Sessions Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A

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

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Study Hall Sessions Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A

National Black Council Luncheon Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom ABC

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Educational Sessions

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2:00 PM—5:30 PM Site Visit page 127 Helping Future Generations Remember— The Alamo and Beyond Bus Departs: Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance

3:00 PM—3:30 PM Study Hall Sessions Exhibit Hall 3 & 4A

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3:45 PM—5:00 PM Educational Sessions

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5:15 PM—5:45 PM Drum Circle Sponsored by NAMM Foundation Exhibit Hall 4 West Foyer

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Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:00 AM—9:00 AM Meal Event National American Indian/Alaska Native Council Breakfast Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom – C3 This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Jennifer Loren is a 15-year veteran of the TV business; anchoring, writing and producing investigative stories for television news and now producing and hosting the magazine style show, Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People. Jennifer is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation and is thrilled to share her tribe’s stories with the world. She is a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma and an active member of the Native American Journalists Association and Society of Environmental Journalists. She is an eight-time Emmy nominee and has been awarded two Emmys; one as Executive Producer and Host of Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People, which won best cultural documentary in 2016 and one for her coverage of politics and government in 2012. Presenter: Jennifer Loren, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Executive Producer and Host of Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM #2 Killer in Sports—Commotio Cordis. Protecting Players & Risk Mitigation for Institutions Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 208

8:30 AM—9:45 AM A School Board’s Role in Promoting and Maintaining a Positive and Effective, District-Wide Culture Leading to Student Success Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 This session focuses on how board members who have a shared sense of purpose focused on continuous improvement, commitment and sense of responsibility for the success of all the students, impact the overall culture of the district and ultimately, student success. Hear how board members of an award-winning large urban/suburban/rural school district relate behaviors and beliefs that impact culture and student success. Discuss possible applications of similar behaviors and beliefs to participants’ districts.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Commotio is the new ‘concussion’. It is the #2 killer in sports. It is imperative to protect players and insulate institutional liability. Program includes: (i) 5 W’s of Commotio; (ii) Best practices; (iii) Mitigate institutional / staff liability; (iv) Risk Management; (v) Duty of care; and (vi) Programs to fund it.


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM A System of Servant Leadership—An Effective School Board/ Superintendent Partnership Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue & Green Zone - 212 An effective system of communication between School Boards and Superintendents builds trust among stakeholders during both times of crisis and times of visionary planning. Learn how the Board and Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis (enr. nearly 16,000) utilize a transparent communication process to simultaneously manage crises and build a shared vision. A system for developing a multi-year strategic plan resulting in significant graduation rate gains will be shared.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Alternative Fuels in Student Transportation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 305 Come join the Blue Bird and ROUSH CleanTech team to learn more about ways your school district can put more money back into the classroom with the right choice of school buses! Alternative Fuels are more than just a fad—come to this session to see real savings benefits!

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Avoiding (or Resolving) Dysfunction in the Boardroom

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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 205 Everyone wants students to succeed, so getting everyone on the same page should be easy - right? Recent brain research offers some clues for the conflict among some board members or the clashes between the board and the superintendent, staff, and community. This session will offer tools for avoiding conflict and pathways for resolution if it happens, healing the wounds, and restoring district trust levels.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Breaking the Mold: Moving from Traditional to Transformative—How to Empower Others to Learn Differently, Care Deeply and Aspire to Excellence Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB Learn how the Fairview Park (OH) City Schools (enr. 1,852) transformed from a traditional, industrial-era structure to a vibrant, personalized, real-world design that better equips students for the velocity of change in the 21st Century. This presentation will share how new structures were implemented, discuss how obstacles were overcome, and provide practical ways for any district to achieve the real change that is so difficult to attain (modified schedule, purposeful technology infusion, non-cognitive skills, projectbased work, etc.).

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Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Building a 2030 Vision—It’s Personal Here: Pewaukee School District’s Commitment to Innovation and Personalized Learning Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D The Pewaukee School District (WI) (enr. 2,998) strives to live its mission of opening the door to each child’s future. This mission leads the district to implement strategies that support our ability to meet the needs of all students—including our Kindergarten students who will graduate in the year 2030! Although it is impossible to accurately predict what a 2030 world will look like for our graduates, we believe that students will be best prepared for that world if they experience an education focused on innovation and personalization.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Building Human Capacity for Blended Learning Transformation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304C One of the greatest challenges districts are facing in successfully transitioning to blended environments is how to effectively achieve buy-in from educators and help teachers build new instructional skills required for today’s classrooms. Traditional models of professional development are outdated. This session will explore key characteristics of effective professional development for 21st Century learning environments.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Corinth School Distric—A Mississippi District of Innovation and the First in State to Successfully Implement a K-12 Rigorous International Curricula and Assessments System to Drive Educational Reform Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006AB

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Learn how Corinth School District (MS) (enr. 2,700), MS, labeled “District of Innovation” by the State Board of Education, developed a creative alternative for instructional and assessment practices to improve learning and performance of all students. Corinth successfully implemented a modified school calendar and a rigorous curriculum and assessment program that engages all students. This initiative implemented engaging pedagogical practices which significantly improved students’ ability to read, write, synthesize, and analyze.


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Embedding Social and Emotional Learning: Improving Outcomes for Students and Schools Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A Research indicates that social and emotional learning (SEL) can improve academic performance, motivation to learn, commitment to school, and classroom behavior—the exact outcomes we all want for our students. SEL is a key component of a trauma-informed school and can provide tools for both students and adults. Learn about the core components of social and emotional learning and how districts are working with community members to embed social and emotional learning in ways that fit with community and cultural contexts.

8:30 PM—9:45 PM Everyone Can Code: Bringing Coding into Schools as a New Core Skill Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 224 Technology has a language. It’s called code. At Apple we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code also requires students to solve problems and collaborate. Join us to learn about a new approach to coding that schools can adopt to prepare students for success in our technology-driven world.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Finding Your Voice—Advocating for ALL Students with Your State Legislature

SUNDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217A Learn how Fort Bend ISD, with a student enrollment of 74,500, stood firm and spoke out against Texas lawmakers who were set on passing legislation that would hurt public school systems. Learn how the Board and Superintendent found their voice for the district and in the community to garner support for public education legislative priorities that most effectively meet the diverse needs of all students. Learn about practical solutions for challenges facing public education, how to and motivate others to advocate for real solutions.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Food Recovery—Rock and Wrap It Up! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225ABC Since 1997, over 300 schools nationwide have started Rock and Wrap it Up! School Programs to empower students to recover food and other assets from their schools for distribution in the local community. Snack Wrap! encourages younger students to share unopened snacks with children in latchkey programs. High School and College students recover food that is prepared but not sold in their schools and share them with agencies in their community who fight poverty. The College Wrap Program also encourages the Give and Go Green Program. Students donate bedding, gently used clothing, small appliances, furniture and non-perishable food at the end of each school year to local agencies rather than disposing these assets into landfills. Hear how your district can make a difference.

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Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM From “Robert’s Rules” to “Robert Rules!” Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006CD Do board meetings leave you feeling stressed, frustrated and exhausted? Learn how “Robert” can help you facilitate better discussions and group decision making at the board table. Join us while we make parliamentary procedure come to life through this interactive session complete with video, group discussion and survival tips using Robert’s Rules, the guide to parliamentary procedure.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM How to Stop Declining Enrollment in the Age of Choice Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301C The competition is on. Your schools are losing students—and funding. But not for the reasons you think. Teaching and learning is critical. But that’s not why families leave. They want better service. Join us to discover how one prominent Texas district embraces customer experience to build its brand and keep families enrolled and engaged.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Knock, Knock....Who’s There? Data Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout for Girls of Color Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214C Girls of color are being suspended at much higher rates than their white peers. These damaging practices rob girls of valuable learning opportunities and increase their risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. This is both a national and local problem. To stop push out, schools need to review their discipline policies to make sure girls of color aren’t being unnecessarily pushed out. Find out how school boards can identify problem policies and implement a code of conduct that works for all students, but especially girls of color.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Are you aware of the reports and lists provided to assist in monitoring student, teacher and finance progress of your district and campuses? Two Texas districts, Lancaster ISD (enr. 7,660) and Round Rock ISD (enr. 47,500), utilize data to assist the board in measuring and communicating how well the vision is being accomplished. They will introduce types of reports and lists to increase your knowledge of your district based on reported metrics and spark conversations to increase student success and professional development of your staff.


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Master Class: Great to Greater: How the Best Schools and Education Systems Keep Getting Better Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2

REEVES

Although many schools and educational systems have made improvements in the past several years, the typical pattern after several years of improvement is a plateau in performance. Based on data from a global sample of public and international schools, Dr. Reeves will present new research published in 2017 and will identify how to define “great to greater” schools and systems; how to use Next Generation Accountability indicators to move from great to greater; and How to leverage the opportunities of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). Presenter: Dr. Douglas Reeves, Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions

8:30 AM—9:45 AM New Board Member Bootcamp: Board/Superintendent Relationships

SUNDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207 Explore key components of the relationship between the board and superintendent. You’ll build upon your understanding of roles and responsibilites as they relate to vision, communication and norms, and learn how to maximize your effectivness as a team.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Personalized Learning: Bringing It To Scale—How One District of Just Under 10,000 Students is Making This a Reality for ALL Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB Find out how Eastern Carver County School District is making personalized education a reality for all of their students. This district which is just under 10,000 total students will lay out the steps they have taken to roll out full district-wide implementation highlighting the work of all stakeholders, including the school board, in the process.

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Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM School Boards 2018: Results from a National Survey Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone, 214D Be among the first to hear the results of a new national survey of school board members and superintendents conducted by NSBA in partnership with K12 Insight. Are you and your school leadership like the rest of the nation?

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Sheltering Your Students—A Guide to the Funding, Design and Construction of FEMA Safe Rooms on K-12 Campuses Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007AB Learn about the funding, design and construction of FEMA Safe Rooms on a K-12 campus. Follow along as we explain how Conway (AR) Public Schools (enr. 10,198) took measures to ensure every student in their district is safe from harm in the event of a tornado. This involved constructing eight FEMA Safe Rooms throughout the district.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Taking Your 1:1 Initiative to the Next Level: Four Pillars to Successfully Implement Digital Teaching and Learning Districtwide Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB

8:30 AM—9:45 AM The Purposeful Board: Bringing Board Governance to a Higher Level Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007CD This presentation introduces a new paradigm for Boards of Education, a mechanism for Board members to develop and understand their essential purpose, and to purposefully design their Boards and their work to further their fundamental mission. Board members will leave this seminar thinking of Board work in a new way, beyond the demands of the daily crisis and monthly meeting, instead envisioning new possibilities for Board work and governance. Approaching their responsibilities with purpose, and moving forward on purpose.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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1:1 initiatives are not just about devices. Come and experience Wasatch County School District’s (UT) (enr. 6,800) journey over the past 6 years that is digitally transforming teaching and learning. Participants will learn about the 4 pillars (coaching, curriculum, classroom and device) and how major players around the table (School Board, IT, Leadership and Inst Coaches) made this shift to digital a reality. While sustaining this transition, classrooms are moving up the SAMR model to redefine and personalize learning for each student.


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Top Tech Trends for 2018 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221CD Hosted by NSBA’s National Connection Program Join the Center for Digital Education and leaders from the top-ranked districts to compare the 2017 Digital District Survey findings with those in your own district in this highly interactive session.

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National School Boards Association

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Council Programming

Black Council of School Board Members

Trauma-Informed Systems in Schools: How to Support Black Students Through Mental Health Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217D This session is sponsored by National Black Council of School Board Members Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to a traumatic environment can impact brain development and impair learning ability. Black students, in particular, are at increased risk of trauma-related symptoms, due to many factors, including systemic racism and bias, exposure to violence, and historical trauma. For example, the current political climate has led to a rise in white supremacy hate crimes that are spilling into school environments and having a traumatic impact on Black students. This session will explore the impact of traumatic events on Black students’ ability to learn and explore options for districtwide policies and programs that will provide the conditions that these students need to succeed.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM

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Using Visualization Data to Improve the Alignment of Resources with Strategic Planning Initiatives Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 210 For the past several budget cycles, the Waunakee Community School District and the Kettle Moraine School District have been using benchmarked visualization data to improve their alignment of resources towards strategic planning initiatives. Attendees at this session will learn how these districts have engaged in a multi-year effort to work towards this goal.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

116 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Building family engagement through fathers and father-figures of your students volunteering a full school day Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 206 WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a family engagement educational initiative that utilizes the influence of fathers and father-figures to provide active, positive, adult male role-models for the students. The session attendees will learn the steps required to identify a qualified parent program coordinator, build a small team of advocates, create a successful launch event, and then schedule and organize a record number of parent volunteers utilizing the available WATCH D.O.G.S. program materials and support to significantly increase family engagement.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM What Does Re-Thinking High School Really Mean? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB Understand not only why schools need to change, but what defines a next-generation high school and the role for board members in the transformation. While the flexible use of time to support personalized and active instructional strategies that encourage students’ deeper learning; assessments that demonstrate mastery, creativity, and critical thinking; and teachers who receive high-quality and continuous professional development are important, it is how those various ideas—and more—are integrated to create a new high school experience.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Year-Round Advocacy: How to Build Winning Campaigns to Influence State Policy Initiatives This session will explore successful strategies for communicating, building advocacy campaigns, and leveraging resources to defeat proposals that are harmful to public education in your state and community. Presenters will highlight NSBA’s Advocacy Programs and Campaigns, state school board associations stories of success, and strategies to help you build successful advocacy campaigns and maximize your federal and state “Hill Day” advocacy experiences.

9:30 AM—10:45 AM Council Programming AIAN Council of School Board Member Elections & General Business Meeting Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304AB

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217B


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

GENERAL SESSION Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Red Zone, Exhibit Hall 1

Keynote Speaker ANN COMPTON Legendary ABC News’ White House Correspondent

Student Arts Entertainers Performance

The Hazelwood East High School Women’s Choir The Hazelwood East High School, St. Louis, MO

Your Host this Morning: PUGH

Frank C. Pugh, President-Elect, National School Boards Association Santa Rosa City School District, CA

SUNDAY

Meet the State School Board Presidents NSBA President’s Report

Kevin E. Ciak, President, National School Boards Association; Sayreville Public Schools, NJ

CIAK

Special Presentation of the 2018 Magna Award Steve Dunmore, CEO of Schools, Sodexo North America

General Session Sponsored by:

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

118 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event Educational Technology Leadership Luncheon Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C1 This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance.

RICHARDSON

Will Richardson is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms, and communities. A former public school educator for 22 years, he is a leading voice for school reform in the context of the fundamental changes these new technologies are bringing to all aspects of life. His critically acclaimed, best-selling book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms is used by tens of thousands of teachers to reinvent their practice, and his presentations and workshops for audiences around the world communicate a fresh and inspiring vision of what schools can and must become. Presenter: Will Richardson, Co-Founder, Modern Learner Media

12:00 PM—2:00 PM Meal Event National Black Council Luncheon

GREEN

Mr. Green was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, September 22, 1941. He earned his high school diploma from Central High School in Little Rock. He and eight other black students were the first to integrate Central High following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that declared segregation illegal. They later would become known as the “Little Rock Nine.” He received a B.S. in social science and a Masters in sociology from Michigan State University. He also received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University, Tougaloo College and Central State University. Presenter: Ernest G. Green, Member of the Little Rock Nine / Consultant

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom ABC This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance.


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM A Cohesive Team Starts with Cohesive Leadership Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 210 Description: Leadership is more than accomplishing the mission. Army leaders inspire their Soldiers, build their morale, support their goals, and ensure a good work life balance. Learn how readiness on all levels is important to successfully completing the mission and how you can apply these valuable lessons to your career.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Amazing Return on Investment: How Our School Board Invested in Our High School Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue & Green Zone - 212 Students in business classes at Campus (KS) High School (enr. 1,500) had a dream of having a coffee shop on campus. To put the dream into action, the students used knowledge and skills learned in entrepreneurship class to create a business plan. The plan included startup costs of $47,000. Attendees will learn how a group of motivated, sleep-deprived students partnered with the school board to make this dream come true.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Closing the Gap: K-12 Curricula and Resources for Cybersecurity Education

SUNDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D DHS is leading efforts through its Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch (CE&A) by offering several free resources to support cybersecurity education, from providing cybersecurity course materials to middle and high school teachers; designating elite cybersecurity degree programs as Centers of Academic Excellence; and building a public-facing training catalog of cybersecurity courses at institutions across the country. To help plant the learning seed early, CE&A has also partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center to offer curricula.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Coding for All: A Blueprint for Success Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304C 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.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

120 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Creating School/Business Partnerships to: Sustain and Expand Economic Prosperity in the Community and Region; Prepare Students to be Successful in College and/or Career; Assist Parents, Educators, and Community Members in Understanding the Needs of Students, the Community, the Future Workplace Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 206 The Lake and Geauga Counties Educational Service Centers and the fourteen local school districts in region (enr. 45,000+) collaborated with the manufacturing sector in the region to create the Manufacturing/K-12 Partnership. The Lake and Geauga Counties Manufacturing/K-12 Partnership’s mission is to provide quality job opportunities to its students by providing exposure, training and life skills required to be successful in a manufacturing environment, while helping to sustain and expand manufacturing in Lake & Geauga Counties.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Creating Spaces that Amplify Learning and Serve Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB Hosted by NSBA’s National Connection Program Much time is spent on what students learn, but less on where and how they learn. Discover what questions you should be asking BEFORE designing learning spaces and what role student voice should play in those decisions.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM CTE: A Revolution or Evolution in Education? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 208

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Design Up Performance: Board and Superintendent Leadership That Leads To Improved Outcomes Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 Pattonville, Missouri’s most diverse school district, has a long history of careful planning that has led to improved student outcomes across disaggregated groups. A consistent set of Board and Superintendent leadership behaviors have supported the conditions necessary to create a climate conducive to continuous improvement and the on-going development of competency-based, personalized learning environments leading to high school and college/career readiness. Pattonville’s Board of Education is regularly recognized as a top Board in Missouri.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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CTE’s rapid rise has been fueled by increasing associations of education with business, fostering new opportunities for students to succeed. Join us as we look at how the CTE revolution is evolving how we think of education and space. We’ll share both practical and inspirational applications of CTE.


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Educator Effectiveness: Building a Comprehensive System that Supports Continuous Improvement of Classroom Instruction Through the Use of Teacher Leaders Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A Superintendents and School Boards know the importance of teachers learning on the job through opportunities for collaboration and support. This session will walk participants through steps district leaders can take to establish effective learning teams and strong instructional coaching. The session will outline how districts can partner with NIET to develop an infrastructure of teacher leaders who serve as key participants in school leadership teams and deliver quality professional learning, coaching, and follow-up for teachers.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Facility and Infrastructure Planning for the Future: A Ten-Year Plan Approach Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB In 2005, the Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education adopted a 10-Year Facilities Plan to serve as a guide for district facility and infrastructure needs. Transparent and consistent information to the community contributed substantially to successful bond issues in 2006 and 2014. This session will include an overview of the plan components, development methods, and continuous planning approach. The Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing the plan, keeping it up to date, and staying up to speed on the progress of the work.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM

SUNDAY

Fundamentals of Special Education: What Every School Board Member Needs to Know Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217A Unless a board member has been a teacher or administrator (or a family member with a disability), they may know very little about special education other than the high costs. They are constantly nagged about increasing costs, requests for more special education staff, etc. This is intended to be a primer on requirements of the law, and ramifications of not adhering to the law (a short overview of Child Find, compensatory education, denial of FAPE).

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Grounding Your Master Facilities Plan in an Authentic Community Engagement Process Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225ABC In early 2015 the Upper Arlington Schools Board of Education 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, highlighting the integral involvement of the Board of Education in the process. Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

122 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Master Class: Equity Solutions Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2 Sponsored by: Sodexo Magna Grand Prize winning districts Newport News Public Schools, Red Clay School District, and Leyden High School District present on their programs that remove barriers to achievement for vulnerable or underserved children. Presenters: Magna Grand Prize Winners

2018

1:30 PM—2:45 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Understanding Effective Governance Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207 How do you effectively govern on a school board? Come learn the basics of effectively governing your school district based on foundations and principles.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM New Funding Source to Address Digital Equity Across All Communities Hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network Recent Federal Reserve changes in how local banks can allocate their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) funds offer new opportunities for school districts to lead the conversation about the strategic investments needed to close the growing digital divide for both their students and community members. This session’s presenters have advocated for these changes over the past two decades.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Redefining Communications and Leadership in the Digital and Social Media Age Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006CD Attendees will receive an overview on how communications and engagement have shifted away from the practices of the legacy media age to the social media age and how to use this understanding to gain increased community engagement. The session will present evidence on what “old” practices districts should stop using. Attendees will discover how a small district was able to compete with districts many times larger in marketing, branding, and strategy. Time will be allotted for Q & A.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Reinventing our Educators through Career Pathways and Micro-credentials: Creating a Culture of Innovation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB Learn how the Kettle Moraine School District is moving from Good to Great by creating career pathways and micro-credentialing opportunities for educators, enabling them to personalize their learning in support of a culture of risk-taking and excellence. Through board directive and support this successful Wisconsin district that serves 4,000 students is transforming culture and opportunities. Leave with strategies and next steps to investigate and implement micro-credentials and career pathways in your district.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Rust, Revitalize or Revolt: The Future of America’s Rural Schools

SUNDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217B Rural America fuels, feeds and fights for our nation. Yet America’s rural schools are in crisis. Loss of employment, population and state resources have decimated many schools and their communities. While rural schools have high graduation rates, the value of the diplomas they issue has been called into question as they struggle to offer the educational opportunities provided by suburban and even urban neighbors. State and federal governments have been slow to respond, often failing to recognize the problem in light of their high graduation rates. With increased poverty, increased numbers of English Language Learners and increased issues of substance abuse, rural schools fight their problems without the aid of the programs and services known to help. The last national election showed signs that rural communities are fed up with being ignored. What is the future of rural education and how can our rural schools lead us into a better and brighter America?

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

124 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM School Choice Myths and Realities Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007CD In this interactive session participants will learn about current evidence on the impact of school choice in its various forms, public and non-public, and reveal where students actually find the most educational options (Hint: you don’t need a voucher to go there). Attendees will leave with lessons they can apply to assure every public school is the right choice for students.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Student Voice—It Is Time For Boards To LISTEN! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B Student voice is a powerful tool in leading educational change and building leadership capacity. Every school district needs an avenue to listen to their students. In Riverview School District (WA) (enr. 3,200) student voice is top of mind. Our mission reflects this: “Educate Children”. Find out how we actively pursue student voice.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Supported Staff, Supportive Schools: How Educator Wellbeing Shapes Student Achievement Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214C In this experiential session, participants will assess the various staff supports in place at Compton (CA) (enr. 24,710) and in Move This World partner schools, and learn techniques to build a culture of staff and student wellbeing and achievement in their districts.

SUNDAY

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Teachable Momentum...A Guide to Closing America’s Early Reading Gap Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214D In this session we will summarize the causes and implications of our children’s failure to meet early reading standards and outline a solution for this chronic national crisis. We will share the story of one school district’s journey going from 50% of half-day kindergartners at risk to a system where 96% of are benchmarked and beyond. The author of “Teachable Momentum...A Guide to Closing America’s Early Reading Gap” will share a “sneak peak” of the process put into the place to help a number of school districts close the achievement gap.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Teaching the Next Generation of Innovators Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB STEM, innovation, 1:1 technology, creativity, and 21st century skills shouldn’t just be buzzwords in your district. Learn how one district started building all of these skills in classrooms across the district. Through a mix of STEM kits, PBL units, PLTW lessons, Center Grove Community Schools has found a variety of ways to foster creativity and innovation in today’s classrooms. Come connect with four members of Center Grove’s Connected Learners Team and discuss how these best practices can be planned and implemented in your own district.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Adverse Childhood Experience

SUNDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303C Recent research has revealed that maladaptive behaviors can be modified through the plasticity of the brain. Simple school based interventions result in healthy modified behaviors and positive life outcomes. With intentional school design to support evidence based interventions and frameworks educators can develop a Trauma Informed Multi-Tiered System of Support.

1:30 PM—2:45 PM The Board’s Role in Driving Successful Technology Implementations Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224 Technology can play an important role in improving learning when it’s implemented effectively by district leadership. This session draws from best practices of Apple Distinguished Schools around the world and addresses critical elements of leadership and the board’s role in guiding strategic technology decision-making.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

126 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 1:30 PM—2:45 PM Why Educator Equity Matters: Providing Access to Effective Educators Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007AB The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires school districts to identify and address any disparities that result in low income and minority students being taught by ineffective, inexperienced or out-of-field teachers. This session will share information on the research of the impact of effective educators, both teachers and principals, on student achievement. Specific strategies boards and districts can take to attract, develop and retain highly effective educators will be shared.

nhc

National School Boards Association

1:30 PM—2:45 PM Council Programming

Hispanic Council of School Board Members

Why You Should Be Getting Ethnic Studies Into Your Classrooms and How Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217D Session Sponsored by the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members The jury is in. Ethnic Studies is yielding strong, positive, and consistent impacts in public education. The recent victory on Ethnic, specifically, Mexican American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District affirms as much. Yet a massive gap remains with respect to the demand for Ethnic Studies and the capacity of districts to offer it. This session shows what the evidence suggests and calls for communityanchored, partnership-based, board-supported,grow your own educator approaches.

SUNDAY

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM

STUDY HALLS

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

These highly attended study hall sessions are back and include eight lounges and over 45 sessions. Pop into information on breaking educational news and hot topics. You can even earn continuing education credits. Study halls are in Exhibit Hall 3.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

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Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 2:00 PM—5:30 PM Site Visit Helping Future Generations Remember—The Alamo and Beyond This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. Participate in a guided tour at The Alamo and learn how distance learning resources can engage students in your district through virtual tours and history trunks. Plus, discover how the National Park Service delivers access to resources at their many properties during a visit to one of the sites in the new San Antonio Missions National Park. Transportation and admissions are included in the fee. Bus information: Please arrive by 1:45 PM. Bus departs promptly at 2:00 PM from the Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM 3M: Redesigning Professional Learning for Teacher Voice Through Menus, Mentors, and Microcredentials Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304AB

SUNDAY

Learn how one district is collaborating to redesign Professional Learning. Using a menu approach, teachers now have a voice in their Professional Learning Plan. This proficiency based model combines face-to-face, online, and hybrid settings to incorporate high-yield professional learning principals. This proficiency-baed model supports transfer of skills into the classroom and school through the use of mentoring, teacher-choice menus, collaboration and coaching. Teachers are able to select from participating in book studies, courses,or lectures.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Aligning Promises and Expectations in Capital (Construction) Project Planning—The Board’s Accountability for Budget Development Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006AB This session is a panel discussion to explore the components of a complete capital planning/ construction budget. Three experts in K-12 construction will discuss the key component of a complete project and explain the need for each line item. Capital Improvement Budgets are complex and require planning and forethought to include all potential costs. Renovations, curricular improvements and new construction will be discussed in detail.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

128 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Attaining Elusive Equity Goals Through a Focus on Global Education Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 305 Everyone wants equity goals in terms of test scores. Our assertion is that these goals can be achieved, not by focusing on math and literacy, but through a strategy that engages students at a deeper level… developing their efficacy which in turn leads to higher engagement and ownership with math and literacy and subsequently higher test scores.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Authentic Student Partnership: A Model for Collaborative Change-Making Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB Find out how the St. Paul (MN) Public Schools (enr. 39,086) Administration and School Board are partnering with students to shift thinking, understanding and produce proactive change, based on the input of students. Leave understanding our model for authentic partnership, how it differs from other approaches, and the deliverables produced in the first two years of this project. Spend supported time considering the components needed to bring this innovative approach to your own district.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Building a High-Performance School Board Team with Video Scenarios Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006CD Instead of moving forward, does your board tend to go sideways? Using new video scenarios, board members can discuss better ways of handling common problems that surface at and away from the board table. Experience how the Minnesota School Boards Association uses video vignettes to open leader dialogue and to build High-Performance School Board Teams.

SUNDAY

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 205

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Changing Paradigms: One District’s Journeyin Adding 31 More Days for Instruction Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 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 the 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.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Community Schools: Making Connections to Improve Student Outcomes! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 206 Community schools provides an innovative approach to wraparound services with a partnership between Knox County Schools (enr. 59,516) and Great Schools Partnership. A community school is best envisioned as one in which the school is filled with activity beyond the typical hours of 8am–4pm. You’ll leave our session with ideas about how a community school could positively impact your district!

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Digital Transformation & Empowering Student Learning Any Time, Anywhere with Any Device

SUNDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303C Attendees will learn how VMware’s unique virtual solutions are helping Districts deliver successful STEM curriculum to students through Project Lead the Way. This approach is helping schools deliver, track and ensure students are learning the content required for their future careers in Math and Science.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Employee Free Speech in the Age of Social Media Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 210 While employees may have the right to express their opinions in their off-duty social media activity, an employee may also be disciplined or terminated for certain social media misconduct. With more and more educators using social media to communicate with the world, as well as with students and parents, it is especially important that school district professionals understand how to effectively manage employees’ improper conduct online. Participants will receive an update on the law and practical suggestions for addressing problematic employee social media activity.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

130 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Everyday Social-Emotional Learning in the School: Integrating SEL and Mindfulness into Your Schools Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a way to empower our students with 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 measurable assessments.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Fit to Learn, Fit for Life: It’s DRUMTASTIC! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214D Experience the fun and joy of music, rhythm, and movement while improving physical, cognitive, and social health! Drums Alive DRUMTASTIC® is an evidence-based program that integrates fitness, music, and educational concepts in a coordinated package of curriculum materials. DRUMTASTIC addresses the National Standards for Physical Education, STEM education, Depth of Knowledge and inclusion strategies. Music, balls, and drumsticks create curiosity in children (adults too!), promote attention, and achieve a high level of motivation!

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Full STEAM Ahead: How a School Board Effectively Partnered with Administrators, Teachers, and the Community to Launch a Highly Successful Middle School STEM Program This session will focus on how the Hampstead (NH) School District (~1,500 preK-12 students) established and grew a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program from several smaller initiatives into a model for the state and region. Learn how the Board set the vision, then partnered with administrators, teachers, and the local community to realize the vision and implement steps necessary to create the program.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Get Your Community to Love Your Schools II Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB Whether you are a small, large, rural, suburban or urban school district, community connection and support is one of the essential qualities we all desire. This high energy session will explore how districts that are well connected to their communities have developed a positive public image, provided essential communication, established upbeat marketing , and engendered a broad level of community support through consistent collaboration with all stakeholders. Presented by Mercer (PA) Area S.D. (enr. 1,300). New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM How School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 304C Raising student achievement is the most crucial challenge facing local school boards today. Districts looking for ways to improve performance focus on curricula, class size, teach proficiency, and the like. The school building itself plays a significant role in academic performance. Research shows that students perform better as school conditions improve. Children in classrooms with higher outdoor air ventilation achieve higher test scores on the standardized test in math and reading than children in poorly ventilated classrooms. Schools without significant maintenance backlog have a higher average daily attendance, or ADA, by an average of 4 to 5 students per 1,000 and a lower annual dropout rate by 10–13 students per 1,000. There is also evidence that modest changes in room temperature affect children’s ability to perform mental tasks requiring concentration, addition, multiplication, and sentence comprehension. This session will focus on what can you do to help your students become better learners and have better academic results. Participants will leave with a toolkit and quick reference guide that answers questions, shares actions real school districts have taken and how much improvement you can expect in academic performance and health.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM How to Prevail When Others Want to See You Drown Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB

SUNDAY

Hosted by NSBA’s National Connection Program Real-life stories about bad politics, revenge or ego-driven co-workers highlight the adversarial conditions that many people face in author Rick Jetter’s latest book, Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank. This session equips school leaders and board members with the practical knowledge and emotional tools to recognize warning signs and respond quickly and wisely to survive, and better yet, avoid getting “dunked”.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Keeping the District’s Core Beliefs, Mission, Vision and Goals at the Core of the Board’s Work: Especially During a Time of Transition Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007CD Schaumburg SD54 is the largest elementary school district in the state of Illinois. With a diverse student enrollment of over 14,000 students, D54 performs in the top 5% of Districts in IL on state assessments. Learn how the D54 Board has worked to revisit its guiding Vision, Mission, Commitments and Goals to anchor its work—keeping whole-child student success at the center of the decision-making process at all times. Participants will learn how strategic planning processes have been key in guiding the Board through times of transition.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Leaning In: How School Board Members Leveraged a School Community to Create Cooperative Employment Opportunities for Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217A Learn how New Castle County (DE) Vo-Tech School District’s (enr. 4,673) Board of Education garnered local industry support to employ HS seniors in highly regulated, economically depressed industries. Work-based learning placements for students hit a wall several years ago due to limited jobs and increasing industry regulations. School board members “leaned in,” using their knowledge of and relationships with local businesses and industries, to remove barriers and secure work placements for students, resulting in 10% overall hiring gains.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Master Class: School Board/Superintendent Relations Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2 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 Board Association and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and how the two organizations work together to accomplish common goals.

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DOMENECH

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM New Board Member Bootcamp: Legal Preview Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207 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.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Plan, Prepare, Practice: Be Ready for the Unexpected Crisis Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217C Learn how Northbrook School District 27 (enr. 1,250) evaluated its current safety procedures, developed a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan, including off-site reunification, and implemented a critical options-based approach to an active intruder in the school. Attendees will leave with the understanding of the tools necessary to go back to their school districts and immediately implement safety and security improvements. There is no substitute for emergency preparedness as safety is our top priority.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Plugging into the Matrix: Where Are You in the Digital Leap? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221CD

SUNDAY

Hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network Explore the many aspects of digital transformation, including leadership and vision, infrastructure, and business management that are fundamental requirements for the school system to create nextgeneration learning environments that foster equitable, effective use of technology.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Prescriptions and Population Health: Impact of the Opioid Crisis Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 208 During this session, we’ll highlight the intersection between the public education system and women and children that experience health-related challenges due to stress, addiction, child protective services, abuse, and neglect. Our experts will explore the global impact of these issues on women, children, and families, as well as discuss best practices and prevention solutions.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM Project-Based Learning in Action: Results from the DLR Group Innovation Challenge Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301C Back by popular demand. The DLR Group Student Innovation Challenge returns to NSBA. This event displays active learning and collaborative teamwork, while students address real-world problems creatively. Roll up your sleeves and help students solve CTE/STEM-related problems during the Challenge, and hear the results during this session.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Technology and Equity: Creating Equal Learning Opportunities for All Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone, Apple Corporate Room - 224 Leveraging the power of technology creates rich opportunities for a growing set of needs, abilities, and learning styles. But not all technology addresses the diverse needs of students. In this session, get hands-on experience with Apple products and features that help level the playing field for all learners.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Challenge of Changing Demographics—Its Impact on Public Education and Board Governance Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue & Green Zone - 212

3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Graduation Effect: Engaging Communities to Improve Graduation Rates Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217D The high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but this is not the case for many traditionally underserved students. Join us for a conversation about the economic impact of increased high school graduation rates and receive informative resources and economic data for all 50 states and over 100 metropolitan areas. Hear about and discuss ways to engage parents, students, educators, community members, and policy makers in collaborative efforts so that all students graduate.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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SUNDAY

Demographic trends across the county continue to shift and evolve. In some regions enrollment in school districts has begun to decline. In others—the West and the South—student population is growing rapidly. With these population shifts and the changing face of America, the challenge for boards of education will be enormous. Join us as we explore the role of the Board of Education to ensure your ability to maintain and improve the quality of the education in your district in the face of changing population and demographics.


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 3:45 PM—5:00 PM The Little Train That Did: Practical Strategies from a Turnaround School Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B This presentation covers the strategies and programs that were implemented during the last eight years to eventually qualify Malverne High School (Malverne Union Free School District (NY), enr. 1,690) for National and State recognition. Educators will learn practical strategies on how to support student achievement and create a culture where students strive to succeed. We will share valued communication and collaboration techniques between and among the Board of Education, the superintendent, principals, teachers. Without working together our success would not have been possible.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Turning Critics of Public Schools into Cheerleaders for Public Schools Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D Learn how the West Lafayette (IN) Community Schools’ (enr. 2,370) School Board and administration turned critics of the school district into cheerleaders by using a data-driven PR campaign process. In 2010 voters were asked to approve a seven-year operating levy to keep teaching positions. Although just over 65% of the voters said yes, a well-financed group raised $140,000 to fight it. In 2017 voters were asked to re-approve the operating levy. This time over 94% of the voters said yes with many of those who opposed it in 2010 now supporting it.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM What’s New? What’s Next? In 2035, Education Will Look Like This!

SUNDAY

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225ABC Consider the incredible progress that education WILL make in the next two decades in a future-focused experience that addresses 5 megatrends influencing education today. Hear 40 predictions about possible futures (with a dose of optimistic thinking) about learning in 2035. Fast-paced and engaging presentation describes challenges, tech interventions, learning models, and compelling evidence to better prepare us to address an uncertain future. Examine coherent school models, learning pathways and a system that works better for all learners.

3:45 PM—5:00 PM Year-Round Advocacy: How to Build Winning Campaigns to Influence State Policy Initiatives Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217B This session will explore successful strategies for communicating, building advocacy campaigns, and leveraging resources to defeat proposals that are harmful to public education in your state and community. Presenters will highlight NSBA’s Advocacy Programs and Campaigns, state school board associations stories of success, and strategies to help you build successful advocacy campaigns and maximize your federal and state “Hill Day” advocacy experiences.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

136 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Sunday, April 8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 5:15 PM—5:45 PM

Drum Circle

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4 West Foyer Sponsored by NAMM 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. .

SUNDAY

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE MONDAY, APRIL 9

Unless otherwise noted, all events and sessions take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

7:30 AM—12:00 PM

8:00 AM—1:00 PM

Attendee Registration Main Lobby

Site Visit page 140 STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. and Alamo Area Academies, Inc. Bus Departs: Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance

7:30 AM—11:00 AM Special Event page 139 Latino Leadership Forum—Linking Community Leadership and Latino Educational Excellence Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C1

7:30 AM—1:00 PM Site Visit page 139 Marvels of Modern Medicine— U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), Fort Sam Houston Bus Departs: Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Educational Sessions

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10:00 AM—11:15 AM Educational Sessions

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11:30 AM—1:00 PM Closing General Session Sponsored by NSBAC Keynote Speaker: Julian Castro Exhibit Hall 1

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Looking for Presenters? Check the NSBA Events Mobile App for presenters, handouts and the most up-to-date session information.

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Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

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National School Boards Association

7:30 AM—11:00 AM SPECIAL EVENT

Hispanic Council of School Board Members

Latino Leadership Forum—Linking Community Leadership and Latino Educational Excellence This special event has no additional fee, but advance registration for conference attendees is required. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C1 Latino students currently make up 25% of school children and will become a third of the U.S. student population by 2050. Our nation is dependent on these future learners and leaders. Join NSBA and the National Hispanic Council of School Boards Members for a special morning of programming focused on how leaders, policymakers, and advocates can work alongside Latino students and families for collective empowerment. View the mobile app for the detailed schedule.

8:00 AM—1:00 PM Site Visit Marvels of Modern Medicine—US Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), Fort Sam Houston This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. Fort Sam Houston, founded in 1845, includes some of the oldest structures on any Army installation plus serves as the “Home of Army Medicine.” Army health care professionals collaborate with scientists in industry and academia to attain common research goals that provide world-class medical technologies to protect and sustain America’s service men and women. The visit includes a historical tour and museum visit, briefing on medical innovations, and lunch at a dining facility on post.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Bus information: Please arrive by 7:45 AM. Bus departs promptly at 8:00 AM from the Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:00 AM—1:00 PM Site Visit STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. and Alamo Area Academies, Inc. This ticketed event is open to all conference registrants, tickets must be purchased in advance. See state-of-the-art robotic technology in the Body Weld Shop at the 2.2 million square foot Toyota production facility before moving through the entire production process. Then, learn how San Antonio came together more than 20 years ago, to address the growing “skills gap” in their community by launching the non-profit Alamo Area Academies, Inc. The Academies tour and briefing provides a roadmap for school leaders who want to replicate similar collaborations with industries in their local areas to provide youth with tuition-free career pathways into critical demand technical STEM occupations. Limit 40 per tour. (Transportation provided. Clothing Requirements: Long pants (no skirts, no shorts); Shirts must have sleeves (short sleeves acceptable, no sleeveless or cap sleeves); Closed toe shoes). Bus information: Please arrive by 7:45 AM. Bus departs promptly at 8:00 AM from the Front Entrance Driveway— Market Street Entrance, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Adversaries to Allies: Transforming Divisive Union Negotiations to Trusting Partnerships Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006AB A new superintendent walks into a split-board who are debating the trust and transparency of the district’s teacher union’s negotiation practices. With legal advice abound, policies and systems were revised to expand voice and inclusivity. Hear how Creighton (AZ) School District (enr. 6,700), an urban district now systematically creates budgets vetted by multiple stakeholders to drive innovation and reach healthy consensus. Be ready to share your stories to prepare for your own transformation.

MONDAY

8:30 AM—9:45 AM All Crowd-Funding Sites are Not the Same: What Questions Should You Ask? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB Hosted by NSBA’s National Connection Program Thousands of educators have raised millions of dollars to secure additional funds for their classroom projects, equipment and field trips through online funding sources. Do your policies address this increasingly popular source of revenue generation? Presenters share best practices that provide transparency around the collection and expenditure of all funds, support solid educational goals, and address student privacy.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Charter Schools: Why they Exist, and How to Compete (or Cooperate) with Them Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225ABC Public charter schools began in 1992 and now serve 5% of traditional public school students, far more in some school districts. Why have charters grown? Why do many policy-makers and philanthropists support them? How do they affect other public schools? How can we cooperate and/or compete with charters? Learn about extensive fieldwork and research on these phenomena from seven states from a professor and leader who serves on both a charter and district board.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Closing The Engagement Gap—Using Technology to Build Trust and Partnership Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D Family engagement is the number one driver of student success and a key component in closing achievement gaps. Learn how school districts across the United States with enrollments ranging from 100 to 100,000 are using technology to build trust and partnership with families and communities. Leave the session with best practices and a proven framework for discussing, selecting, and implementing engagement technology.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Creative Financing that Increases Resources Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB North Kansas City Schools (enr. 19,801) financed $25 million in capital expenditures and reduced their environmental impact, all without an increase in the operating budget. Learn how they conducted one of the largest energy savings projects in their region. Hear how they also replaced an aging bus fleet, stabilizing the district budget with compressed natural gas buses. Use creative financing to reduce environmental impact while increasing district resources!

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207 This session will focus on developing ongoing working relationships and effective communications between the Board and Superintendent. Effective communication honors a mutual commitment of respect for opinions, but maintains a sharp focus on goals and outcomes. Discover how the Washoe County (NV) School District (enr. 64,000) ensures consistent messaging through weekly updates to the Board, phone conversations, face-to-face meetings, and immediate crisis communications and more.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Developing a Healthy Working Climate Between the School Board and Superintendent


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM English Language Learners and At Risk Students Score Big with GOAL! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 Denton Independent School District (enr. 28,600) in North Texas is the home of the GOAL Program: a game changer in service for English Language Learners (enr. 4,393) and At Risk students. An Honorable Mention recipient in the 2017 MAGNA Awards, GOAL (Guys/Girls Operating As Leaders) is easily replicated, extremely cost efficient, and transforms student climate and culture. Leave this session with a game plan to impact family, school, and community.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Extra, Extra Read All About It: Taking Control of Your Media Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 205 Longview ISD (enr. 9,000) is a Texas ISD that has struggled to get positive information out to its stakeholders through the local media. The district implemented a district newspaper to facilitate the flow of positive information to the community. The paper has allowed the district to reach all 9,000 student homes with the positive things going on within the district. The paper has not only created a positive forum for the district but has created a business-to-school partnership that has formed avenues for additional funding and scholarships.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Fairdale High School from Jefferson County Adopts Innovative System of Education to Turn Around their Failing School Ready for State Corrective Action to a High Achieving School Meeting College and Career Readiness Standards Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A

MONDAY

Fairdale High School (enr. 1,200) from Jefferson County (98,000 students) was the first school in Kentucky to adopt a unique coherent, aligned instructional system of education, where standards, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment are integrated into one system. This unique instructional system, along with other supportive measures, resulted in turning around a failing school from 22% of its students deemed college and career ready in 2011 to 64% in 2016.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

142 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Foster Children In Our Schools Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B Children in foster care come to school with many challenges, including adverse childhood experiences, frequent changes in school placement prior to and during foster care, and uncertainty about the future. In this session we will examine educational outcomes of foster children, educational rights of foster children, and best practices in educating children in foster care.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Go Public—16 San Antonio Area School Districts Advocacy for Public Education Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217B Learn how 16 Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area with a combined enrollment of 345,000 students united together to advocate for public education of all youth. This unique campaign, called Go Public, utilizes a variety of media and resources to produce a positive message about students, teachers, and the districts. At the end of this session, attendees will learn how to advocate with their neighboring districts and how to be resourceful in advocating for public education in their areas.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Master Class: Becoming a Lifelong Learner Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2 Take a journey with college student, Travis Allen, and learn what it means to be a lifelong learner! This concept has an entirely new definition in today’s Information Age, and it requires us to create new skills while at the same time embracing our inner student. Discover how we sometimes obstruct our own path to the best possible education without knowing it. And, most importantly, learn how to cultivate the right environment to break past these barriers.

New School Board Member Workshops

Presenter: Travis Allen, President and Founder, iSchool Initiative

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

MONDAY

ALLEN

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (TN) Adopts Rigorous, Innovative International Curriculum & Assessment System for All Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214C Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) district in Tennessee, with an enrollment of 88,000 students, will demonstrate how they are making more students college and career ready through the implementation of an innovative international system of education. Since implementation in 2012, the district has seen increases in participation and success in advanced academic coursework and assessments. Learn how this program has led to academic growth for all student subgroups and improved overall academic culture in schools.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM “Moving the Needle” Legislative Advocacy that Makes an Impact for Public Education Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217A Just like exercise, we all know we need to do it! Be actively engaged in the legislative process advocating for our Public Schools. In this session we will determine where you are now, where you want to be, and what it will take to get you there. How Lewisville ISD (enr. 53,000) became actively engaged in advocating for our Texas Public Schools.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Running a Technology Learning Initiative with a Shoestring Budget Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB Provo City School District is among the very lowest funded districts in the country. Even with this challenge, the district has successfully implemented the “innovative Learning Initiative” based on meaningful goals and strategies. With relatively little actual research showing the effectiveness for improved student achievement from infusing technology into daily learning, this district will show how it has accomplished improved student academic performance on a very sparse budget.

MONDAY

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Student Agency and Digital Portfolios: Exploring Ways Students Can Own Their Learning Journey Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214D Experience the path Springfield (MO) Public Schools (enr. 25,000) has taken to guide students toward ownership of their learning journeys through individualized digital portfolios. Using available tools (i.e., Google Sites), our goal is to support students in representing their growth and learning in regard to attributes such as the 4 Cs. In this session, you will learn how to promote student agency, build student digital portfolios and promote learning showcase opportunities. Join us as we share our 4 Cs and digital portfolio journey!

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

144 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM Superintendent Selection: Why You Need To Do It Right Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007AB Discover what it takes to conduct a high quality, professional superintendent search process. The presentation, led by members of NSBA’s National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers, will cover 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.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Technology and Equity: Creating Equal Learning Opportunities for All Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 224 Leveraging the power of technology creates rich opportunities for a growing set of needs, abilities, and learning styles. But not all technology addresses the diverse needs of students. In this session, get hands-on experience with Apple products and features that help level the playing field for all learners.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM The Courage to Change—Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation in Your School District Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB In this session participants will learn how the largest public school in the state of Missouri, Springfield Public Schools (enr. 24,955) had the courage to change and create a sustaining culture of innovation to ensure an engaging, relevant and personal learning environment for every learner, every day.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Council & CUBE Combined Programming The Digital Age in Schools: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217D

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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MONDAY

As schools increasingly rely on technology, social media, and the Internet to connect with students, families, and the community, how do districts ensure a safe and accessible digital environment for ALL students? Join us for a discussion around how districts can use these tools and resources to enhance learning and engagement, while protecting students and promoting a positive online environment.


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 8:30 AM—9:45 AM The Superintendent or School Board: Who’s Really in Charge? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 206 How can a school board and superintendent work cohesively to develop a partnership that makes the achievement of ALL students the team’s top priority? Find out how a suburban Texas school district of 6,900 students established a board/superintendent relationship that is centered around transparency and open communication. As a result, your board and superintendent will create a district-wide environment that fosters efficiency, high expectations for students and staff, and increased morale and academic success.

8:30 AM—9:45 AM Unpacking Computational Thinking for School Leaders Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221CD Hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network How do “code,” “computer science,” and, “computational thinking,” fit together? It’s not about technology, but how students gather and organize data to investigate questions and communicate findings to gain insights about a subject. Hear the latest research about what is important to know and know how to do in a computational world.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Building Community Partnerships—Create a Community That Supports Your Public Schools! Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 302AB

MONDAY

In today’s context of mixed messaging coming from Federal and State government with regard to how to fund public education, school districts are exploring creative ways to access resources to supplement local and state dollars. At the same time, districts are looking for means to cultivate relationships with municipal, nonprofit, and business entities who want to support their work. Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD has found that nurturing partnerships with local organizations and businesses is paying off. Come see what is working with them.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Changing Perceptions, Shaping Reality: College and Career Pathways for ALL Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214D Schools need to create college and career pathways, but what does this mean? How do schools reimagine flexible, scaffolded programs that lead to college credit and or industry credentials, while ensuring buy-in from staff and community? Learn how Burnsville (MN) Public Schools (enr. 9,265) redesigned secondary schools by redefining student performance outcomes through tangible strategies for planning, implementing, communicating and evaluating whole school pathways. All Burnsville students learn with purpose, leading to success.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

146 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM Creating Equitable Funding Across the Educational Platform Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301C The panelists will discuss the methods they used to stop the depletion of their fund balances while also creating ways to increase classroom spending. Each panelist has a unique perspective on the challenges of their individual districts and the means in which they prevailed. Their districts had passed bonds, closed schools, reduced staff, and taken other measures but were still left with a funding gap.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Everyone Can Code: Bringing Coding into Schools as a New Core Skill Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 224 Technology has a language. It’s called code. At Apple we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code also requires students to solve problems and collaborate. Join us to learn about a new approach to coding that schools can adopt to prepare students for success in our technology-driven world.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Focusing the Future on Student Success Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue & Green Zone - 212 In this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to discuss and learn how school boards can appropriately focus more of their time and attention on improving student outcomes. If you are curious about the board’s role in creating a learning environment where all students can succeed, then this session if for you.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Improving School/Community Relations and Engaging Your Legislators Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006AB

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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MONDAY

The support of the community and that of our legislators is key to the success of any school district. Hear from North Kansas City Schools (enr. 19,808) about running an effective bond campaign with strong community support. Learn ways to engage legislators in further advocating for our schools. Hear tips and tricks to strengthen the important relationships that are critical to our schools. Get started today!


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM Master Class: Profile of a Graduate: A North Star for 21st Century District Transformation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - Hemisfair Ballroom - C2

KAY

Is your district preparing students for the challenges they will face in the next 20–30 years? Can you clearly identify the competencies every student should possess when leaving your district? One quick way to know if your school/district is on the right track is to answer this simple question—does your school district have Profile of a Graduate (PoG)? Participants will come away with tools and resources that will help with aspects of 21st Century district transformation. Presenter: Ken Kay, CEO, EdLeader21 Co-Presenters: Aaron Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools; Karen Garza, President and CEO, Battelle For Kids

SPENCE

MONDAY

GARZA

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM More Prevention, Less Intervention: Stop “Band-Aiding” the Reading Issue Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 213 We continue to react to the problem of students not reading on grade level in grades 3–5 by investing in reading interventions to pass the high-stakes state assessments—a “Band-Aid” to the problem. K-2 Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students not reading on level participate in “Camp Summit,” which has reduced the reading “summer slide,” reduced student retentions, and increased students’ confidence in reading. Teachers have improved their skill set and new teachers are shadowing experienced teachers.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Moving from “Show” to “Go”: How One District Uses an Innovative Planning Process to Make Lasting Improvements for Staff and Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 225D Find out how Anoka-Hennepin (MN) Schools (enr. 40,194) implemented a process aligning annual strategic priorities based on data, a planning calendar with identified key decision points, and a system for measuring organizational effectiveness, incorporating opportunities for staff input and feedback. Ongoing collaboration between the School Board and district leadership is an important part of the process which is grounded in a philosophy of continuous improvement.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM NASP®—Engaging Unreached Student Populations through In-School Archery Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214A Learn how your school district can benefit from a safe and engaging program to involve and motivate previously unreached students. Learn how other schools and communities have embraced this program and how they have been positively affected. The National Archery in the Schools Program is growing at about 1,000 schools per year. Come see why, and learn how your students can benefit from NASP®!

10:00 AM—11:15 AM One Plus Five Equals A Princeton Success Story Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 301AB

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

Technology+ Learning Solutions

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Discover how the AASA 2016 National Superintendent of the Year and His Five Fearless Female Board Members have taken the 6,000 students in Ohio’s most diverse district to new levels of achievement through innovative educational programs that meet the needs of all students. Attendees will learn about creative strategies, as well as the utilization of resources, such as a school-based health center, closet/ pantry, and business partners!


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM Paying Too Much in Unemployment? Give Reasonable Assurance Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 006CD Unemployment can be costly and siphon away funding towards former and current employees rather than going to the classroom. In this session, you will learn about Reasonable Assurance and how it can reduce what your school district pays in unemployment during your summer, spring, and winter breaks. You will understand how reasonable assurance saves you money and how to use it to your advantage! Sample letters, language, and successful tips will be shared in this session to give you practical knowledge.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Reducing Risk and Improving Care: Strategies for Mitigating Risk in High School Athletic Programs Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214B Whether during gym class or after school sports, youth physical activity carries inherent risks in addition to its well-documented benefits. During this presentation, attendees will learn about medical policy guidelines that dramatically reduced the number of student athlete fatalities and subsequent risk to the school. Attendees will also learn cost-effective methods to improve sports safety in their school and receive the information they need to implement these types of policies in their own school districts.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Risky Business: The All-School Athletic Deal Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Blue Zone - 207

MONDAY

High schools using one major brand provider for all of its athletic uniform and equipment needs has become more and more prevalent. However, there are potential issues to being locked in with one brand. They include the quality of the service received by the school, whether the projected monetary savings are met and potential legal issues of public school employees receiving free merchandise through an all-school deal.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM Council Programming School and Community Collaboration Supporting the Education of American Indian Students Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Purple Zone - 217D Session sponsored by the National Council of American Indian/Alaska Native School Board Members Come learn how Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) developed the Qualla Education Collaborative (QEC) to support the needs of EBCI children, cradle to career. The QEC provides a formalized way to promote collaboration across schools and existing tribal and community-based programs serving EBCI students. The QEC prevents duplication of services, improves efficiencies, provides a forum for strategic education planning and strengthens community engagement. Cherokee Central Schools’ Blended Learning through ESTEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) initiative is the first project added to the QEC portfolio.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Special Programs: Overseeing Efficient, Effective and Compliant Programs Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Yellow Zone - 007AB Administrators and Board Members play key roles in ensuring programs in their district meet the needs of the children and community they serve. This session will provide attendees the opportunity to review requirements, self-analyze current standings and create a plan of action to move their program to the next step.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM The Country’s Urgent Need for Better K-12 College and Career Counseling NOW Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Green Zone - 214C Audience members will understand how local, state and national jobs data must inform families, students, and school districts before college and career decisions are made. Attendees will learn about Maine Township High School District 207’s (enr. 6,400) innovative College and Career Counseling model that works to help students pick the right career and finish their post high school education in less time and at a lower cost in a career that helps increase the chances of success in life

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10:00 AM—11:15 AM The Legal Landscape of 2018—What Does It Mean for School Districts? Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221AB Hosted by NSBA’s National Connection Program This fast-paced session provides non-attorneys with the background and critical insights needed to make sense of today’s complex legal issues including immigration, transgender rights and other timely topics.

New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

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Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 10:00 AM—11:15 AM The Wheels on the Bus: Strategically Planning to Build Community Support Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Orange Zone - 303AB Learn how the Marion County (KY) Public Schools (enr. 3,278) Board of Education strategically plans to build continued capacity with its school community. This Kentucky Distinguished-Progressing district, located 65 miles south of Louisville, has successfully implemented a strategic plan resulting in a tax referendum for new buildings, an annual community planning summit that draws a capacity crowd, and Six Big Dreams that address the whole child—from its Learning Begins at Birth campaign all the way to graduating college and career ready.

10:00 AM—11:15 AM Under Attack: Practical Approaches to Address Cybersecurity Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Level, Orange Zone - 221CD

MONDAY

Hosted by NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network While “Dark Overlord” sounds like science fiction, this international criminal hacking group is all too real. Scammers are putting the personal data of students and employees at risk along with turning virtual breeches into real-world threats and costing unprepared districts thousands in ransom to retrieve their data. Learn what steps your district can take to safeguard its systems and information.

Advocacy

Equity

Governance and Executive Leadership

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Innovations in District Management

Master Class


Monday, April 9 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 11:30 AM—1:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Red Zone, Exhibit Hall 1

Keynote Speaker JULIÁN CASTRO

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Former Mayor of San Antonio

Student Arts Entertainers Performance

River Bluff High School World Music Ensemble Lexington, SC

BRANHAM

Your Host this Morning: ElizaBeth Branham, Secretary-Treasurer, National School Boards Association, Lexington School District Two, SC

Actions of Your Delegate Assembly CIAK

President Kevin E. Ciak, who presided over the 2018 Delegate Assembly, reports on the actions taken by NSBA’s principal legislative body and introduces the newly elected officers and directors of NSBA.

Incoming President’s Remarks

Frank C. Pugh provides an overview of his priorities for the coming year.

PUGH

AASA President’s Remarks:

Gail Pletnick, President, AASA, The School Superintendent Association

General Session Sponsored by: PLETNICK New School Board Member Workshops

School Board/ Superintendent Partnerships

Student Achievement and Accountability

Study Hall

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Special Presentation of the Lifetouch Raffle Winner


Exhibitors

(BY BOOTH NUMBER)

Exhibitors as of January 31, 2018

EXHIBITORS BY BOOTH NUMBER

Exhibitor

Booth#

Tarkett Sports Indoor........................................ 101 Mexican American School Boards Association....................................... 113 JUUL Labs, Inc. ................................................. 115 National Association for Music Education ........................................... 118 Computer Resources, LLC ............................... 119 Nevco................................................................... 124 West Roofing...................................................... 126 McKissack & McKissack of Washington, Inc........................................ 127 Longstreet Holdings ......................................... 133 Field Turf............................................................. 200 View Sonic .......................................................... 201 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. .............................. 206 International Training Institute....................... 207 National Peanut Board..................................... 208 eBOARDsolutions.............................................. 209 Huckabee............................................................ 212 Sheldon Laboratory Systems.......................... 213 Exemplary Schools ........................................... 215 Navy Recruiting-Defense Dept ....................... 218 HDE ...................................................................... 219 CIEE...................................................................... 220 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers.......................... 221 Anatomage, Inc. ................................................ 222 Hollis + Miller Architects................................... 223 1GPA .................................................................... 226 KI .......................................................................... 227 Nutri-Link Technologies, Inc........................... 228 KinderLab Robotics, Inc. ................................. 232 Connect 4 Learning/Kaplan............................ 237 KaBOOM! ............................................................ 239 Kohl’s/Chaps...................................................... 300 Preferred Meals.................................................. 301 McPherson & Jacobson ................................... 302

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NAMM Foundation............................................ 306 BazanED.............................................................. 307 VH1 Save The Music Foundation.................... 309 Drums Alive ........................................................ 311 Little Kids Rock .................................................. 312 REMO ................................................................... 313 ETC / Texas Scenic ............................................ 314 The Nutrition Group........................................... 318 McGraw-Hill Education .................................... 319 Mindful Practices .............................................. 320 Davis Demographics ........................................ 322 French Toast....................................................... 327 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)....................................... 336 Shaw Sports Turf............................................... 337 TooGood Cases ................................................. 338 Brock USA........................................................... 342 VMware | Carahsoft ........................................... 343 Penn Foster School........................................... 345 CDC School Health Branch ............................. 347 SparkED............................................................... 349 GermBlast........................................................... 357 Rockin’Feet by Unique 4 U LLC ...................... 365 Skyward............................................................... 400 Sodexo ................................................................ 401 SFL+A Architects................................................ 406 aha! Process....................................................... 407 SPORT SAFE Testing Service........................... 408 ESSDACK............................................................. 409 SafeGuard........................................................... 410 Pride Surveys..................................................... 412 First Student....................................................... 413 LifeTrack Services, Inc. ..................................... 418 EDgear—Software That Empowers Educators................................... 419 OSC World .......................................................... 420 Capital Region BOCES...................................... 421 (continued)

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Exhibitor

Booth

Corgan................................................................. 547 NanaWall Systems, Inc. ................................... 548 Siemens Industry, Inc./ Building Technologies Division.................................. 550 Rainwater Management Solutions................ 551 Teen Success Messaging, LLC......................... 554 Uncharted Learning, NFP................................. 555 Badge Messenger.............................................. 557 BootUp PD.......................................................... 558 My Dynamic Academy...................................... 559 Scan ID Software................................................ 560 Work Smart Industries...................................... 561 Ideal Jewelry...................................................... 564 Enovative Technologies................................... 565 Stantec ................................................................ 601 Education Logistics .......................................... 607 BuyBoard............................................................ 609 National School Public Relations Association .................................................... 611 Advanced Polymer Technology...................... 613 ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates ........................................ 618 American Fidelity Assurance Co. ................... 619 SSC Services for Education............................. 620 Chartwells K12................................................... 621 ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers.......... 627 National FFA Organization............................... 629 Audio Enhancement......................................... 636 Wight & Co ......................................................... 637 Templeton Demographics............................... 638 WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)............................. 639 SFE- Southwest Foodservice Excellence...... 642 Walmart .............................................................. 643 National Education Association..................... 645 Cambridge Assessment International Education.............................. 646 ETC Companies ................................................. 647 (continued)

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Perkins + Will...................................................... 422 Kelly Educational Staffing ............................... 423 National School Boards Association............. 427 Decisioninsite..................................................... 436 PESG .................................................................... 437 International Baccalaureate............................ 438 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation........ 442 Gopher................................................................. 443 Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation................... 445 American Heart Association............................ 446 Praesidium.......................................................... 448 STARS School Services..................................... 449 National Foreign Language Center and STARTALK............................................... 451 Transfinder.......................................................... 455 GSS Lockers........................................................ 454 SPOT—School Personnel Online Tools......... 456 Guy Brown.......................................................... 457 APQC.................................................................... 459 National Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning......................................... 461 Navajo Jewelry and Crafts............................... 464 The Pin Man—Appreciation Incentives......... 465 BoardDocs.......................................................... 501 DLR Group........................................................... 506 U.S. Army............................................................. 507 Interkal ................................................................ 508 Aramark K-12 Education.................................. 513 Keystone Purchasing Network ....................... 518 Musco Sports Lighting, Inc.............................. 519 Ultimate RB, Inc. ............................................... 520 OUTDOOR ALUMINUM, INC. ........................... 521 Daktronics........................................................... 522 Ray and Associates, Inc. .................................. 523 Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting................................. 536 FoodService Sustainability Solutions........... 537 Powering America (NECA and IBEW)............. 543

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Exhibitor

(BY BOOTH NUMBER) Booth#

The First Tee....................................................... 648 Robert J. Miller & Associates, Inc. .................. 649 Duro-Last Roofing ,Inc. .................................... 650 Pearson ............................................................... 654 VOLY.org .............................................................. 655 Learning Sciences International .................... 657 UNEQUAL  ........................................................... 658 Sparq Data Solutions ....................................... 659 LivingTree ........................................................... 660 Choice Partners.................................................. 661 Durham School Services ................................. 701 Neola ................................................................... 706 ABM...................................................................... 707 Hellas Construction.......................................... 708 D.A.R.E America ................................................. 712 PBK Architects ................................................... 713 SafeDefend, LLC ................................................ 718 JCPenney / IZOD ............................................... 719 A-Lert Roof Systems.......................................... 720 ESS....................................................................... 721 National Joint Powers Alliance ...................... 722 School Nutrition Association.......................... 726 Blue Bird Corp.................................................... 727 Qomo................................................................... 728 Grand Canyon University................................. 736 Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC ............. 737 CBRE | HEERY..................................................... 738 Gumdrop Cases................................................. 739 Gravely & Pearson, LLP..................................... 742 District Administration Magazine................... 743 Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. .................................. 744 Center for Cyber Safety and Education......... 745 American School............................................... 746 National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association....... 748 VLK Architects..................................................... 749 RBT Roofing........................................................ 754 Varonis Systems................................................. 756

Exhibitor

Booth

SecureTech Systems......................................... 758 National PTA ...................................................... 760 Johnson Controls.............................................. 800 Digitalis Education Solutions.......................... 801 PowerSchool...................................................... 807 Southern Bleacher Company......................... 812 Artcobell Corporation....................................... 813 All American Workwear.................................... 814 TIPS...................................................................... 818 FLVS...................................................................... 819 EdLeader21......................................................... 820 Nabholz Construction Services...................... 821 eSchoolView....................................................... 822 Napco Security Technologies......................... 823 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services.......................... 827 School Moving Services “SMS” by Rentacrate................................................. 829 Padcaster ............................................................ 831 Sturdisteel Company........................................ 836 Best-Rite and Balt / MooreCo, Inc. ................ 837 Edusee................................................................. 838 SaniGLAZE International ................................. 842 Aetna ................................................................... 843 The School Planner Company ....................... 844 K12 Insight.......................................................... 848 Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. .................................... 855 MetLife................................................................. 859 School Presser................................................... 918 Participate .......................................................... 919 The National Archery in the Schools Program.......................................... 920 Interquest Detection Canines......................... 922 Swagit Productions, LLC ................................. 926 Intralogic Solutions .......................................... 927 Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP.......................................................... 928 Lifetouch............................................................. 929 RTI International................................................ 930 (continued)

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Booth#

Exhibitor

Booth

The Princeton Review....................................... 956 MAKER MAVEN, LLC ........................................1026 National School Boards Action Center.......1028 Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC).......................1036 Starlab...............................................................1037 Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc. ..............1038

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Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. ...................................... 931 Goethe-Institut................................................... 932 Essentials in Education.................................... 936 Busch Systems International.......................... 937 IDG Architects, Inc. ........................................... 938 Thomas Built Buses LLC ................................. 943 The Orange Frog Experience........................... 954 Stop-Lite.............................................................. 955

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Exhibitors

(ALPHABETICAL)

Exhibitors as of January 31, 2018

1GPA 226 1910 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85009 Phone: 866-306-3893 www.1GPA.org National non-profit governmental purchasing cooperative which allows members to take advantage of existing contracts to purchase goods and services needed from local and national vendors. Contracts are approved and awarded by 1GPA’s lead governmental entities. 1GPA’s pooled purchasing power means members can save actual budget dollars on our contracts utilizing best business practices.

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ABM 707 1775 The Exchange SE, Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30339-2051 Phone: 770-850-3531 Toll Free: 888-736-0863 www.abm.com 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. Advanced Polymer Technology 1109 Conica Lane PO Box 160 Harmony, PA 16037 Phone: 724-452-3018 www.advpolytech.com

613

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

Aetna 843 151 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 06156 Phone: 860-273-0123 www.aetna.com Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.2 million people with information and resources to help them make better-informed decisions about their health care. aha! Process PO Box 727 Highlands, TX 77562 Phone: 800-424-9484 www.ahaprocess.com

407

aha! Process provides strategies around the mindsets of economic classes and overcoming the hurdles of poverty. By understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to system level, we can create more successful and sustainable futures for our students and system. A-Lert Roof Systems 2065 FM 1102 New Braunfels, TX 78132 Phone: 800-344-0609 www.alertroofsystems.com

720

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. We have extensive experience in both new and retrofit construction projects for government, military, schools, municipalities, and churches.

Diamond Sponsor

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(ALPHABETICAL)

All American Workwear 7860 Nelson Road Van Nuys, CA 91402 Phone: 818-909-6200 www.allamericanworkwear.co

814

All American Workwear™, with 55 years of industry experience, offers a unique school uniform solution that allows schools to fundraise through uniform sales. Our goal is to create a closer community between school administrators and families, while giving students access to high-quality school uniforms at lower prices. American Fidelity Assurance Co. 9000 Cameron Parkway Oklahoma City, OK 73114 Phone: 405-523-5150 Toll Free: 800-654-8489 www.americanfidelity.com

619

American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 Phone: 214-706-1220 www.heart.org/cpr

446

American School 2200 East 170th Street Lansing, IL 60438 Phone: 708-418-2800 Toll Free: 866-260-7221 www.americanschool.org

746

American School offers accredited high school and middle school courses at a cost 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 nonpublic school. Anatomage, Inc. 303 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 700 San Jose, CA 95110 Phone: 408-885-1474 www.anatomage.com

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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.

The American Heart Association’s CPR & ECC is inspiring the world to save lives. We are the leader in resuscitation science, education, and training, and publisher of the official Guidelines for CPR and ECC. Millions of healthcare providers and others trust the AHA for their lifesaving training.

Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

Marketplace

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EXHIBITORS

American Fidelity Assurance Company provides Employee Benefit Programs, IRS Section 125 Administration, Flexible Spending Account Administration and Health Care Reform Implementation Support.

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Exhibitors

(ALPHABETICAL)

APQC 123 N. Post Oak Lane, 3rd Floor Houston, TX 77065 Phone: 713-685-4743 www.apqc.org/k12education

459

Stop by our booth to learn how APQC Education helps leaders across the country capture, scale and sustain transformation to improve student outcomes. We help educators redesign outdated or inefficient processes and break down functional silos which saves time, saves money and empowers people. Visit www.apqc.org/k12education to learn more.

EXHIBITORS

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Aramark K-12 Education 1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 215-409-7395 www.aramark.com

513

To support the K-12 educational mission, Aramark provides innovative food and facilities services management for over 500 school districts nationwide. For more information, visit www.aramark.com.

Artcobell Corporation 1302 Industrial Boulevard Temple, TX 76504 Phone: 254-778-1811 Toll Free: 877-778-1811 www.artcobell.com

813

A passion for collaborative educational furniture combined with the belief in its superior educational results fuels our design, commitment and dedication in producing the very best American made educational furniture. Our complete vertical integration within our Temple, Texas, plant combined with the best dealer network positions us as the best choice for every school. ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers 8501 Golden Valley Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55427-4472 Phone: 800-545-3731 www.atsr.com

627

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.

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Audio Enhancement 14241 S. Redwood Road Bluffdale, UT 84065 Phone: 800-383-9362 www.AudioEnhancement.com

636

Have you ever wondered what cameras in the classroom can do for your school? Adding classroom cameras can break down the barriers of a traditional classroom. From security features to PD—cameras can increase understanding in the classroom. By using Audio Enhancement’s EduCam360, school personnel can receive a visual and audible understanding of the classroom. Cutting Edge AveNEW Badge Messenger 11 Industrial Boulevard Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 Phone: 320-267-0565 www.badgemessenger.com

557

Best-Rite and Balt / MooreCo, Inc. 4930 S. Congress Avenue, Suite 305 Austin, TX 78745 Phone: 254-718-0406 Toll Free: 800-749-2258 www.moorecoinc.com

837

MooreCo, Inc., the leader in the educational and commercial markets for visual communication products, technology support equipment, school furniture, modular soft seating and office furniture since the 1950’s. MooreCo, Inc., is committed to improving active learning environments and develop tools to assist learning in a 21st century classroom. Blue Bird Corp 402 Blue Bird Boulevard Fort Valley, GA 31030-5088 Phone: 478-822-2092 www.blue-bird.com

727

Blue Bird has always been an industry leader in Alternative Fuels. Partnered with Ford and ROUSH CleanTech, we offer a propane-powered school bus that delivers innovative solutions to your alternative fuel needs. Stop by booth #727 to talk with a representative about our wide variety of alternative fuels and how they can benefit you today!

BazanED 307 4 Rainbow Terrace West Orange, NJ 07052 Phone: 212-643-4664 bazaned.com Teach with movies with BazanED! We provide free access to movies, curriculum, video content and special programs for K-12 educators. Visit us for free content on films like Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes Feeling Heart; Marshall; I Am Not Your Negro; Selma; Race; 12 Years A Slave; the upcoming The First To Do It; and so much more! Completely free to educators!

Green Zone

First Time Exhibitor

Marketplace

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Badge Messenger provides electronic devices that enhance responsiveness and accountability for emergency protocol in PreK-12 schools as well as real-time teacher support requests. Our patent pending technology works during a power outage, does not depend on Wi-Fi and does not require the staff to carry cell phones.

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Exhibitors

(ALPHABETICAL)

BoardDocs 501 1385 Broadway, 19th Floor New York, NY 10018 Diamond Sponsor Phone: 973-939-9408 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.

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Cutting Edge AveNEW BootUp PD 1936 Park Lane W. Orem, UT 84058 Phone: 435-565-6358 bootuppd.org

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BootUp delivers remarkable coding initiatives to empower all elementary students. We empower teachers to implement elementary coding programs through long-term professional development, coaching, and mentoring. Our Professional Development Facilitators work with school districts to design customized professional development plans tailored to the unique needs of each district.

Brock USA 3090 Sterling Circle, Suite 102 Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-544-5800 www.brockusa.com

342

Brock is the leader in shock pads for artificial turf fields. By taking an athlete-first approach, Brock moves the industry towards creating the best, safest, and most sustainable playing environment for athletes at all levels of competition. Brock was the first manufacturer to earn Cradle-to-Cradle certification in the turf industry, and continues to set the standard for safety and performance. Busch Systems International 81 Rawson Avenue Barrie, ON L4N 6E5 Canada Phone: 705-722-0806 www.buschsystems.com

937

Busch Systems has been a prominent designer and retailer of recycling, waste and composting containers for over 30 years. As part of their commitment to the environment, all products are 100% recyclable and proudly made in North America. Busch Systems is also the creator of the Resource Center, a ground-breaking recycling and waste collection analytics software application.

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BuyBoard 609 12007 Research Boulevard Austin, TX 78767 Phone: 512-467-0222 Toll Free: 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 everyday. 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. 646

Cambridge Assessment International Education (‘Cambridge International’) offers a learner-centered instructional system aligning curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment for grades K-12. Cambridge International is part of the University of Cambridge.

Capital Region BOCES 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205 Phone: 518-862-4920 www.capitalregionboces.org

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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. CBRE | HEERY 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30309-3915 Phone: 404-263-8606 www.heery.com

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CBRE | Heery provides comprehensive program management, project management, and construction management services across the U.S., ensuring that school projects maximize building and operational value, achieve the design vision, and meet the project budget and schedule. CDC School Health Branch 347 4770 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30341 Phone: 770-488-2693 www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/index.htm CDC Healthy Schools is an essential source of support for chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts in schools: increasing quantity/quality of physical education/physical activity; improving nutrition environment; management of chronic conditions/delivery of health services; and quality of program delivery through CDC training and tools.

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First Time Exhibitor

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Cambridge Assessment International Education 295 Madison Avenue, Suite 715 New York, NY 10017 Phone: 917-522-2140 www.cambridgeinternational.org

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Center for Cyber Safety and Education 745 311 Park Place Boulevard, Suite 610 Clearwater, FL 33759 Phone: 727-339-6508 www.iamcybersafe.org

CIEE 220 300 Fore Street Portland, ME 04101 Phone: 207-553-4048 www.ciee.org/high-school-study-abroad

Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures is an educational resource for schools, libraries, and learning labs. The Center for Cyber Safety and Education developed the program with cartoonist Jim Davis and everyone’s favorite cat, Garfield, to teach elementary children about digital citizenship, such as Cyberbullying, Safe Posting, and Privacy.

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.

Chartwells K12 105 South York Street, 3rd Floor Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone: 877-586-9631 www.ChartwellsK12.com

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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. Choice Partners 6005 Westview Drive Houston, TX 77055 Phone: 713-696-1886 Toll Free: 877-696-2122 www.choicepartners.org

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Computer Resources, LLC 1037 Calef Highway Barrington, NH 03825 Phone: 978-771-3257 www.cri-mms.com

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Computer Resources has been helping schools manage student information for 40 years, so teachers and staff can stay focused on students and achieving better outcomes. Our online and mobile applications engage parents and families, allow for configurable classroom and pedagogical approaches, and empower leaders with real-time data and dashboards to respond to immediate needs and long-term trends.

Gain purchasing power with legal, shared services solutions from Choice Partners Coop. Our competitively procured contracts provide transparency, oversight and compliance for your government at no cost! Maximize resources with quality, legal procurement and contract solutions for facilities services, food/cafeteria products, supplies, technology and more.

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

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Kaplan is a leading international provider of resources designed to enhance children’s cognitive, social emotional, and physical learning. We publish innovative curricula, cutting-edge assessments, and teacherresource materials. And, we deliver valuable professional development services to early childhood and elementary school educators. Corgan 401 North Houston Street Dallas, TX 75202 Phone: 214-977-3325 www.corgan.com

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D.A.R.E. America PO Box 512090 Los Angeles, CA 90051 Phone: 310-215-0575 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.

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Daktronics 522 201 Daktronics Drive Brookings, SD 57006 Phone: 605-692-0200 Toll Free: 800-325-8766 www.daktronics.com Daktronics is recognized worldwide as the leading designer and manufacturer of scoreboards, timing systems, electronic message centers, large screen video systems and sound systems for all sports venues. See how Daktronics and your Sports Marketing team can help make your project come to life with sponsorship programs to raise the funds needed. Davis Demographics 11850 Pierce Street, Suite 200 Riverside, CA 92505 Phone: 951-270-5211 Toll Free: 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. Decisioninsite 436 101 Pacifica, Suite 330 Ivrine, CA 92618 Phone: 877-204-1392 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.

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Consistently ranked as one of the top five architectural firms in the country, Corgan provides long-range master planning, bond planning, architecture, interior design, facility assessment, environmental graphics and space planning for educational facilities. Our 80-year-old firm implements creative solutions that inspire learning in a fiscally and environmentally-responsible environment.

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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. District Administration Magazine 35 Nutmeg Drive, Suite 205 Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-663-0100 www.districtadministration.com

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District Administration is the leading provider of practical insights and strategies for K-12 administrators at school districts throughout the United States.

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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Drums Alive is the ORIGINAL and ONLY drumming fitness company providing educators with evidence-based crosscurriculum programs and tools that improve students’ physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health. Our programs address the National Standards for PE; include Depth Of Knowledge questions; inclusion strategies; music concept and activities; and core curriculum learning activities. Durham School Services 2601 Navistar Drive Lisle, IL 60532 Phone: 630-821-5400 Toll Free: 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®. Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. 525 Morley Drive Saginaw, MI 48601 Phone: 800-248-0280 www.duro-last.com

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Duro-Last®, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems. Over two billion square feet of Duro-Last membrane have been installed throughout North America.

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

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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 209 5120 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Phone: 770-962-6852 eboardsolutions.com

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ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates 1475 E. Woodfield Road, 14th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173 Phone: 847-318-0072 Toll Free: 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. EDgear—Software That Empowers Educators 714 North Ashley Ridge Loop Shreveport, LA 71106 Phone: 318-868-8000 www.edgear.com

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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.

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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!

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EdLeader21 820 177 N. Church Avenue, Suite 1010 Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone: 520-623-2466 www.edleader21.com EdLeader21, a network of Battelle for Kids, is a professional learning community of education leaders committed to building 21st century education systems for every student. Education Logistics 3000 Palmer Street Missoula, MT 59808 Phone: 406-728-0893 www.edulog.com

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Education Logistics (Edulog) is the largest and most innovative supplier of software and services for K-12 transportation and GIS management. We provide affordable and effective solutions for GPS, bus routing, driver/ passenger management, parent notification, and boundary planning. EduSee 838 24445 E. Truman Road Independence, MO 64056 Phone: (816)365-0377 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.

Enovative Technologies 11935 Worcester Highway Bishopville , MD 21813 Phone: 443-863-6645 Toll Free: 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. eSchoolView 240 North Fifth Street, Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-675-5557 www.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. ESS 721 800 Kings Highway North, Suite 405 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Phone: 877-983-2244 www.essdack.org ESS is a leading educational management firm specializing in full service, cost effective management of substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and support personnel for school districts.

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ESSDACK 409 1500 E. 11th Avenue, Suite 200 Hutchinson, KS 67501 Phone: 620-663-9566 Toll Free: 877-563-9566 www.essdack.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. Essentials in Education 115 E. 62nd Street New York, NY 10065 Phone: 866-633-0585 www.essentialsineducation.org

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Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc. 1717 Main Street, Suite 4700 Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-658-1670 www.estradahinojosa.com

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ETC / Texas Scenic PO Box 620979 Middleton, WI 53562 Phone: 608-831-4116 www.etcconnect.com

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Known for its 24/7/365 technical service, ETC supplies lighting, rigging and power-control systems, lighting fixtures, automated hoists, and networking gear to schools all over the world. Texas Scenic Co., a leading authorized service provider for ETC, is a full-service theatrical equipment contractor and theatrical systems integrator. Visit us at www.texasscenic.com ETC Companies 14607 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 155 San Antonio, TX 78232 Phone: 210-323-7846 eligibilitytrackingcalculators.com

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The ETC Companies was founded on the idea of helping companies to quickly become compliant with the IRS 1094/1095 obligations and 4980H compliance. ETC has brought simplification to this process and has been successful at the widespread dissemination of our proprietary tools since 2012. Now tracking over 1,500,000 lives in eligibility departments and filing 500,000 IRS 1095 forms annually.

Estrada Hinojosa has provided excellence for over 25 years in serving public entities with their financing needs. The Firm has become the largest Hispanic-owned investment bank outside of New York and second-largest in the nation—specializing in municipal financial advisory and bond underwriting services.

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Essentials in Education publishes The Bible and Its Influence, an academic course on Bible Literacy being taught in 640 public schools in 44 states across America. Its Freedom in America Series is a set of instructional resources focusing on America’s founding documents.

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Exemplary Schools 355 Compass Point Drive, Unit 201 Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone: 610-656-8762 ExemplarySchoolsOrg.com

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 442 3501 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22226-3599 Phone: 703-562-6097 www.fdic.gov

Our founders are recent practitioners who know from practical experience what it takes to create high performing schools and districts. Our organization believes that it is not only possible for all schools/districts to achieve excellence, but to soar to high performance levels by establishing a set of proven steps to develop a results-based continuous improvement culture.

In 2008, the FDIC launched Money Smart for Young Adults. This curriculum helps instructors teach youth between ages 12 and 20 the basics of handling their money, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. It is aligned with educational standards for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. 1910 Association Drive Reston, VA 20191 Phone: 703-476-4900 www.fcclainc.org

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national non-profit student organization that helps youth develop leadership and workplace skills to prepare for both college and careers through peer-to-peer education, community engagement and the application of skills learned in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classroom. Visit our exhibit to learn about the many opportunities available to students through FCCLA and why it is key for your school board to support these programs.

Field Turf 7445 Cote de Liesse Montreal, QC H4T 1G2 Canada Phone: 514-375-2646 www.tarkettsportsindoor.com

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Tarkett Sports is a division of the Tarkett Group. 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 floors, weight room flooring, running tracks, and world-renowned FieldTurf artificial turf.

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Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. 30-16, Seobu-Ro 123 Beon-Gil, Jinyeong-Eup, Kimhae-City, Gyeongsangnam-Do, Korea 50870 Phone: +82-55-345-2030 www.kingfill.com

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Fine Chemical Co., Ltd, is a company specializing in chemical compounds with over 30 years experience, located in Korea. With its own exclusive technology of compounds, Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., has launched artificial infill, EPDM and e-layer market. Our compound products are well-designed and balanced between shock absorption, strength of stability, durability and heat-resistance. 413

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. FLVS 819 2145 Metrocenter Boulevard, Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32835 Phone: 407-529-6971 www.flvsglobal.net Our digital curriculum helps schools and districts increase their offerings for both classroom and blended learning environments. Discover new and exciting options—including NCAA-approved core courses—from an award-winning, international leader in digital learning. Plus, see how teachers and administrators can benefit from our extensive Professional Development and Training options.

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FoodService Sustainability Solutions 1035 Cobb Industrial Marietta, GA 30066 Phone: 678-524-8535 Toll Free: 800-351-8875 www.fs-sustainability.com

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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, Inc. 2135 CityGate Lane, 4th Floor Naperville, IL 60563 Phone: 630-955-7501 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. 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.

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First Student 600 Vine Street, Suite 1400 Cincinnati, OH 45202-2400 Phone: 513-419-3304 Toll Free: 866-960-6274 www.firststudentinc.com

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GermBlast 357 1414 Avenue J Lubbock, TX 79401 Phone: 806-771-3558 Toll Free: 877-771-3558 www.germblast.com

Gopher 443 2525 Lemond Street SW Owatonna, MN 55060 Phone: 507-451-7470 Toll Free: 800-533-0446 www.gophersport.com

GermBlast is the leading provider of disinfection services in the Southern Region of the United States. Our clients include healthcare facilities, school districts, athletic facilities, restaurants, and civil facilities. Our years of experience have equipped our staff to provide disinfection services in the most efficient and effective ways possible, protecting you from illness and infection.

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.

Goethe-Institut 932 1990 K Street NW, Suite 410 Washington, DC 20006 Phone: 202-847-4717 www.goethe.de/usa The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. At 159 locations in 98 countries, we foster international cultural cooperation and promote knowledge of the German language. Independently and without political ties, we offer globally recognized language courses and proficiency certification exams, support and train teachers, and motivate students.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2700 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312-578-2267 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.

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Grand Canyon University 3300 W. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017 Phone: 602-639-6390 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 Gravely & Pearson, LLP 425 Soledad, Suite 600 San Antonio, TX 78205 Phone: 210-472-1111 Toll Free: 888-472-9664 www.gplawfirm.com

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GSS Lockers 2995 Page Street London, ON N5V 4P6 Canada Phone: 647-225-0175 www.gsslockers.com

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GSS Lockers make corridor & athletic lockers that will exceed the expectations of administrators and students alike. We deliver a product that provides standard features that exceed the industry standard. 14 gauge doors and 16 gauge frames provide confidence that the locker will withstand the heavy use of a student population. Chose an anti-graffiti finish to increase the life of the locker.

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Gumdrop Cases 2121 N. California Street, Suite 275 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Phone: 925-263-4153 www.gumdropcases.com

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Gumdrop Cases is the manufacturer of premium ruggedized cases for iPads and other popular tablets. Gumdrop Cases are a top choice for K-12 Education. Our cases offer premium protection for screens and devices. Guy Brown 7111 Commerce Way Brentwood, TN 37027 Phone: 615-830-4056 www.guybrown.com

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Guy Brown is a business to business distributor of office products, office furniture, janitorial and sanitation supplies, reengineered toner cartridges, promotional merchandise, as well as a provider of Managed Print Services. HDE 219 639 Grammes Lane Allentown, PA 18104 Phone: 484-223-3262 Toll Free: 877-433-1688 www.shophde.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.

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Specialize in construction defects and insurance recovery on a contingency basis only.

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Hellas Construction, Inc. 12710 Research Boulevard, Suite 240 Austin, TX 78759 Phone: 512-250-2910 www.hellasconstruction.com

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Huckabee 212 801 Cherry Street, Suite 500 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817-377-2969 www.huckabee-inc.com

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 and field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance.

For 50 years, Huckabee has exclusively designed learning environments. We are consistently ranked as one of the top educational A/E firms in the nation and have built our reputation as a firm committed to technical excellence and design innovation. At Huckabee, we are more than architects, we are a team of experts, standing beside you as we work toward a common goal: the success of all students.

Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. PO Box 249 Monticello, MN 55362 Phone: 763-271-2959 Toll Free: 800-866-3105 www.hoglundbus.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 Janesville, WI. We carry an extensive inventory of new and used IC and Collins buses. We can custom order to your specs and offer leasing and financing. 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 and see how we design the future!

Ideal Jewelry 3922 Diamondale Court Katy, TX 77450 Phone: 281-395-8383 www.myidealjewelry.com

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Sterling silver jewelry from around the world! With natural and semi-precious gemstones, each piece is unique and handcrafted. Stop by to see our beautiful jewelry from Bali, Thailand, India, Nepal, Tibet, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and other countries. IDG Architects, Inc. 440 Benmar Drive, Suite 3335 Houston, TX 77060 Phone: 832-448-2462 www.idgarch.com

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IDG Architects, Inc., formerly INTEGRATED DESIGN GROUP (IDG) was founded in 2001 by Ben McMillan AIA, NCARB, NOMA, the firm’s CEO, as a multi-disciplined, full service architectural firm offering a full range of architectural services including survey and analysis of existing facilities, design, project management, programming, planning and interiors.

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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.ibo.org

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IB offers international education programs to 4,775 schools in 153 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. 207

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. JCPenney/IZOD 719 7111 W. Indian School Road, Suite 125 Phoenix, AZ 85033-3133 Phone: 877-301-6400 www.izoded.com 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.

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. Interquest Detection Canines 21900 Tomball Parkway Houston, TX 77070-1526 www.interquestk9.com

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Interquest Detection Canines provides a proven program for the detection of contraband on school campuses.

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International Training Institute 8403 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22031 Phone: 703-739-7200 www.sheetmetal-iti.org

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Johnson Controls, Inc. 507 E. Michigan Street, M19 Milwaukee, WI 53202 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.

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JUUL Labs, Inc. 660 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone: 510-691-2405 www.juullabs.com

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JUUL Labs is a consumer product company dedicated to eliminating cigarettes by offering existing adult smokers a better alternative to combustible cigarettes. JUUL is committed to preventing underage use of our products, and we welcome opportunities to collaborate and engage with community leaders and educators on youth prevention.

K12 Insight 2291 Wood Oak Drive, Suite 300 Herndon, VA 20171 Phone: 703-542-9579 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. KaBOOM! 239 4301 Connecticut Avenue, Suite ML-1 Washington, DC 20008 Phone: 202-464-6185 kaboom.org/rigamajig KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all children get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. Join us in playing with Rigamajig, an innovative large-scale building kit for kids of all ages. Kelly Educational Staffing 425 N. Andalusia Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Phone: 713-385-8855 www.kellyeducationalstaffing.com

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When it comes to solving our nation’s teacher shortage crisis, Kelly Educational Staffing® believes education is a shared responsibility. We go to work, every day, for school districts who trust us to provide continuity of instruction when teachers are absent. We are the original, the authentic and the most trustworthy— earned by showing up, every day, in schools and communities for 20 years.

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Keystone Purchasing Network 90 Lawton Lane Milton, PA 17847 Phone: 570-246-5931 Toll Free: 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 everyday. More information and a membership application are available at www.theKPN.org or call 888-490-3182. KI 227 1330 Bellevue Street Green Bay, WI 54302-2119 Phone: 920-468-2252 Toll Free: 800-424-2432 www.ki.com

KinderLab Robotics, Inc. 7 Sun Street Waltham, MA 02453 Phone: 978-987-7878 www.kinderlabrobotics.com

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KinderLab Robotics is the creator of KIBO, a robot kit based on 15 years of child development research, that lets 4–7 year-olds build, program, decorate, and run their own robot. Created by Prof. Marina Bers at Tufts University specifically for teachers, KIBO is used worldwide with proven efficacy in helping kids learn STEM—and getting them excited about it! Kohl’s/Chap 300 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. Learning Sciences International 1400 Centrepark Boulevard, Suite 1000 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: 724-459-2100 www.iobservation.com

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LSI empowers each student and educator to meet the new challenges of a new economy by transforming traditional core instruction and leadership practices with research-based, results-driven strategies, products, and services. By combining the most effective elements of traditional pedagogy, with the advancements of new technology, LSI is at the forefront of this educational evolution.

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KI manufactures furniture and movable 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 Ruckus classroom seating collection!

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Lifetouch 929 8787 Orion Place Columbus, OH 43240 Phone: 719-367-0934 www.lifetouch.com

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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. LifeTrack Services, Inc. 1271 Port Drive Clarkston, WA 99403-1852 Phone: 509-758-6991 Toll Free: 800-738-6466 www.graduate-surveys.com

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Graduate follow-up, senior exit, end-of-season athletic, middle school, and 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 in and areas that you can improve. Let LifeTrack’s proven programs collect, organize, and report this valuable data to support your efforts.

Little Kids Rock 271 Grove Avenue, Building E2 Verona, NJ 07044 Phone: 973-746-8248 www.littlekidsrock.org

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Music Changes Children. Children Change The World! That is why a nonprofit called Little Kids Rock is ensuring that over 110,000 schoolchildren across the U.S. have access to inspiring music classes and brand new instruments in their public schools, at no cost! LivingTree 4611 Bee Cave Road, Suite 107 Austin, TX 78746 Phone: 844-548-8733 www.livingtree.com

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LivingTree is your district’s own private, social network for family engagement. It replaces public social media, websites, emails, blogs, single purpose apps, paper flyers, etc. Within your secure network, LivingTree simplifies engagement—you have all the engagement features you need in one easy to use app (web + mobile) and includes all members with twoway translation to 100+ languages. Longstreet Holdings 34 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-947-4090 www.longstreetholdings.com

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Our unique brand of clothing is made specifically for school age kids. We design, manufacture and supply our brand through a host of stores as well as directly to consumers. We carry over 80 different styles of premium quality products, sure to meet your budgetary needs. In addition, we offer other great brands sure to be a hit with your kids.

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MAKER MAVEN, LLC 800 Alma Street Tomball, TX 77375 Phone: 307-286-3732 www.makermaven.net

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Maker Maven® provides custom makerspace curation and consulting for schools, libraries, and districts. We equip customers with the latest information and resources available to provide quality makerspaces to students and educators. We can help with all phases of your makerspace and offer kits, custom orders, consulting and professional development services.

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Making Education a Priority. As a leading provider of print and online solutions to help teachers teach and students learn, McGraw-Hill Education is committed to providing educators with the tools needed to meet the requirements of groundbreaking reforms. At McGraw-Hill Education, results matter and our commitment to excellence is unparalleled.

McKissack & McKissack of Washington, Inc. 901 K Street NW, 6th Floor Washington, DC 20001 Phone: 202-904-0223 www.mckinc.com

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McKissack & McKissack is a national architectural, interiors, program and construction management and infrastructure firm based in Washington, DC. McKissack’s commitment to public education has resulted in us having more urban K-12 engagements and experience than any other firm. McPherson & Jacobson 7905 L Street, Suite 310 Omaha, NE 68127-1732 Phone: 402-991-7031 Toll Free: 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. MetLife 859 501 US Highway 22 Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Phone: 908-253-2892 metlife.com 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.

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McGraw-Hill Education 8787 Orion Place Columbus, OH 43240 Phone: 719-367-0934 www.mheducation.com

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Mexican American School Boards Association PO Box 474 Austin, TX 78767 Phone: 512-826-0280 masbatx.org

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MASBA is a 501(c)(3) comprised of Texas school board trustees dedicated to closing opportunity and achievement gaps for all students—particularly for the Hispanic students who comprise the majority in our Texas public schools, and the English Language Learners who are expected to be 30% of our Texas public school population by 2025.

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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. Musco Sports Lighting, Inc. 3410 Tanglewood Way Fulton, MO 65251 Phone: 641-295-5130 Toll Free: 800-825-6020 www.musco.com

Cutting Edge AveNEW My Dynamic Academy 112 McCoy Drive Nashville, NC 27856 Phone: 267-778-7156 www.mydynamicacademy.com

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My Dynamic Academy offers 4-week courses for our Young Dynamic Learners in grades K-6. Programs have been created to fill the gap in many academic settings, as well as expose students to a variety of learning styles and techniques. Each program has been intricately designed to guide students from introduction to mastery. Courses include STEM, Language Arts, Arts, and self-esteem building programs Nabholz Construction Services 612 Garland Street Conway, AR 72032 Phone: 501-505-5800 Toll Free: 877-622-4659 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.

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Musco has shaped the history of sports lighting since 1976. The company’s TLC for LED™ technology delivers unmatched light control, efficiency, and reliability.

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NAMM Foundation 5790 Armada Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608 Phone: 760-438-8007 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 548

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.

Napco Security Technologies 333 Bayview Avenue Amityville, NY 11701 Phone: 631-842-9400 Toll Free: 800-645-9445 www.napcosecurity.com

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NAPCO Security Group (Marks USA, Alarm Lock, and Continental Access), creator of SAVI™ Security Access-Control Vulnerability Index™ & whitepaper, offers a range of security solutions from enterprise access control systems, integrated with Lockdown/Notification App for Staff, to wireless networked access locks, or lockdown mechanical locks that lock from inside the classroom. National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers 1900 West Jefferson Avenue St. Peter, MN 56082 Phone: 507-934-2450

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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, veteran candidates, and works to recruit highly qualified candidates who will meet your needs. National Association for Music Education 1806 Robert Fulton Drive Reston, VA 20191 Phone: 571-323-5923 www.nafme.org

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Since 1907, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by certified teachers.

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Nana Wall Systems 100 Meadowcreek Drive Corte Madera, CA 94925 Phone: 415-380-2863 Toll Free: 800-873-5673 www.nanawall.com

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National Education Association 1201 16th Street NW, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-833-4000 www.nea.org

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As a school board member, you have a keen interest in seeing public schools succeed. Senior Policy Analysts from the National Education Association will discuss and share policy opportunities to engage educators in making local decisions. Leave with new ideas and a stronger understanding of ESSA to take actions for student success and the tools you need to drive action locally.

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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. National Foreign Language Center and STARTALK 5700 Rivertech Court Riverdale, MD 20737 Phone: 301-405-0136 startalk.umd.edu/public

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National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning 20 Channel Center Street Boston, TX 02210 Phone: 512-585-5728 Toll Free: 888-915-3276 ngl.cengage.com/School

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National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage, provides quality PreK-12, Academic and Adult Education instructional solutions for reading, science, social studies, mathematics, world languages, ESL/ELD, Advanced, Honors, and Electives, Career and Technical Education, and Professional Development. National Joint Powers Alliance PO Box 219 202 12th Street, NE Staples, MN 56479 Phone: 218-894-1930 Toll Free: 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.

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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National Peanut Board 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1150 Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 678-424-5750 Toll Free: 866-825-7946 nationalpeanutboard.org

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National School Boards Association 427 1680 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-535-1616 www.nsba.org

The National Peanut Board cares about those with peanut allergies, and provides evidencebased resources for schools on best practices for food allergy management. For more information, visit www.nationalpeanutboard.org or www.peanutallergyfacts.org.

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 PTA 1250 N. Pitt Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-518-1230 Toll Free: 800-307-4782 www.pta.org

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National School Boards Action Center 1680 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-838-6760 www.nsbac.org

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The National School Boards Action Center informs, inspires and advances grassroots support for local school board leadership, and excellence and equity in our nation’s public schools. Add your voice to the debate of key issues in public education today!

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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. National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association PO Box 2605 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Phone: 800-323-9736 www.ntma.com

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TERRAZZO floors last a lifetime! The school seal that your grandmother saw when she started school will still be beautiful when your granddaughter comes along. This is a floor material that keeps its school spirit and fights high maintenance costs for generations. The NTMA is available to offer support to the design community, general contractors, maintenance professionals and owners.

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The National Parent Teacher Association® (PTA®) comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. Join today!

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


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Navajo Jewelry and Crafts 6008 Hemlock Avenue, NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 navajojewelryandcrafts.com

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Beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry made by a Navajo family. Navy Recruiting-Defense Dept 5722 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38054 Phone: 248-420-1119 Toll Free: 800-USA-NAVY www.NAVY.com

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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. Neola 706 3914 Clock Pointe Trail, Suite 103 Stow, OH 44224-2931 Phone: 330-926-0514 Toll Free: 800-407-5815 www.neola.com

Nevco 124 1 Horticultural Lane Edwardsville, IL 62025 Phone: 618-659-7530 www.nevco.com Nevco manufactures high quality products that are built to last including state-ofthe-art LED video displays, scoreboards, scorers tables, message centers, marquee signs, scoring accessories and stadium sound. Nevco’s innovative products are manufactured with superior quality and designed for flexibility and integration among our entire product line. Nutri-Link Technologies, Inc. 925B Peachtree Street NE, Suite 502 Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: 404-437-7964 Toll Free: 888-811-8704 www.nutri-linktechnologies.com

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Nutri-Link Technologies has worked with hundreds of school districts to identify technology gaps and develop innovative solutions for administrators; simplifying their daily work and saving valuable time. We make technology so smart, it’s simple!

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.

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OSC World 170 Earle Avenue Lynbrook, NY 11563 Phone: 516-247-5321 Toll Free: 800-227-0672 www.oscworld.com

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Digital Fly Social Media Awareness alerts schools when potential harmful content is made. Using Geo-Location Mapping and filtered terms/acronyms, data is analyzed for potential threats (bullying, fights, weapons, selfharm) 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. 521

Manufacturer of permanent grandstands, portable bleachers, benches, picnic tables and other related outdoor seating products. Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation 1209 W. Trinity Boulevard Grand Prairie, TX 75050 Phone: 469-805-2390 www.GoOTF.com

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Outdoor Adventures is the most comprehensive curriculum available for secondary P.E. or Ag. Science Wildlife classes. We provide free teacher training and $1,000 Matching Funds for all new schools.

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Padcaster 831 119 W. 23rd Street, Suite 700 New York, NY 10011 Phone: 650-714-8728 padcaster.com The Padcaster transforms your iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio that is rugged, elegant and versatile so you can create professional quality video content that inspires. Use with your favorite apps to shoot, edit and upload video on the fly—or stream live right from the iPad.

Participate 919 201 Sage Road, Suite 200 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Phone: 919-265-5101 www.participate.com For 30 years, Participate has supported schools and districts with leading-edge technology, professional development, language acquisition and cultural exchange programs. Participate is a certified B Corp and “Best for the World” honoree. PBK Architects 11 E. Greenway Plaza, 22nd Floor Houston, TX 77046-1162 Phone: 713-965-0608 www.PBK.com

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PBK is a multidiscipline architecture and engineering firm with 12 offices in the U.S. Established in 1981 with a long history of design practice in the education market, PBK has an industry-leading reputation for “obsessive” client service.

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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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Pearson 654 2763 Starling Circle Duluth, GA 30096 Phone: 770-403-2804 Toll Free: 888-440-2890 www.pearsoned.com/us

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP 3301 Northland Drive, Suite 505 Austin, TX 78731 Phone: 512-302-0190 www.pbfcm.com

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.

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott‚ LLP is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Texas focused on government collection matters. We represent many types of governmental entities— school districts‚ cities‚ counties‚ hospital districts‚ appraisal districts‚ special districts and toll road authorities.

Penn Foster School 345 374 Congress Street, Suite 205 Boston, MA 02210 Phone: 978-846-0928 partners.pennfoster.edu/markets-served /public-and-private-high-schools

Perkins + Will The Wrigley Building 410 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: 312-755-0770 www.perkinswill.com

Penn Foster has partnered with 1,000+ public and 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. Learn more about our Dropout Retrieval, Credit Recovery and Summer School solutions by calling 1-888-427-6300.

Perkins + Will is an interdisciplinary, researchbased architecture and design firm established in 1935. Innovation, collaboration, and sustainability provide the foundation for our philosophy that people’s lives can be improved through the design of the built environment. Our firm is continually evolving while upholding the fundamental principles of designing for students, from the inside-out.

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PESG 437 404 BNA Drive, Suite 202 Nashville, TN 37217 Phone: 855-747-8233 www.mypesg.com PESG is a leading national 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.

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Powering America (NECA and IBEW) 3 Bethesda Metro Center 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 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. PowerSchool 807 150 Parkshore Drive Folsom, CA 95630 Phone: 916-288-1768 www.powerschool.com

Praesidium 448 624 Six Flags Drive, Suite 110 Arlington, TX 76011 Phone: 817-801-7773 Toll Free: 800-743-6354 www.Praesidiuminc.com Praesidium’s mission is “to help you protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization.” Praesidium works with education clients to prevent student sexual abuse and bullying, false allegations of staff, and loss of reputation and revenue. Equip your school to manage the unique risks in the school environment. Preferred Meals 5240 St. Charles Road Berkeley, IL 19341 Phone: 317-730-6711 Toll Free: 800-886-6325 www.preferredmealsystems.com

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We offer clean labeled quality food service programs that work cohesively with your food service staff to provide healthy meals that fit your budget and reduce waste. Our “customized meal systems” assist 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! 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.

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PowerSchool provides the industry’s first Unified Classroom experience, empowering teachers with best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, behavior, and special education case management. We streamline school office and administration operations with online solutions for student registration, school choice, and finance/HR/ERP. We drive student growth through digital classroom capabilities and engage families through real-time communications across any device.

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QOMO 728 46950 Magellan Drive Wixom, MI 48393 Phone: 248-960-0985 www.qomo.com

RBT Roofing 1944 Clear Springs Road Texarkana, TX 75501 Phone: 903-691-0931 www.rbtroofing.com

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.

RBT Construction Roofing division prides itself on always providing honesty, integrity, and quality when it matters most. Our team enjoys providing the best quality on all our roofing projects. As an established roofing contractor, we provide our customers various options from safety lines, re-roof to service and repairs.

Rainwater Management Solutions 1260 West Riverside Drive Salem, VA 24153 Phone: 540-375-6750 Toll Free: 866-653-8337 www.rainwatermanagement.com

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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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RMS provides complete rainwater harvesting systems and solutions for industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential projects. RMS offers a cost-efficient, lowmaintenance approach to rainwater harvesting through knowledge of proper equipment selection, package systems, design solutions, project management, installation and support.

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 crosscurricular content while fostering peer support, collaboration and creativity.

Ray and Associates, Inc. 4403 First Avenue SE, Suite 407 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3221 Phone: 319-393-3115 www.rayassoc.com

Rentacrate/Hitouch Services 2104 French Settlement Dallas, TX 75212 Phone: 214-223-9601 www.hitouchservices.com

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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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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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Robert J. Miller & Associates, Inc. 124 Delaware Street Tonawanda, NY 14150 Phone: 716-694-8181 www.rjma.com

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Robert J. Miller & Associates (RJMA) is a fullservice grants development consulting firm specializing in securing grants for charter schools and other K–12 educational services. RJMA also publishes the Monthly Education Grants Alert, which provides the largest single listing of upcoming grant opportunities targeting elementary and secondary education. Rockin’Feet by Unique 4 U LLC 6130 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103-2280 Phone: 702-871-6377 Toll Free: 888-591-7071 www.rockinfeet.com

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RTI International 3040 East Cornwallis Road Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Phone: 919-541-7383 www.rti.org

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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. We combine scientific rigor and technical expertise in social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development to deliver solutions to the critical needs of clients worldwide. 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 410 18881 IMMI Way Westfield, IN 46074-9689 Phone: 317-867-8153 Toll Free: 877-447-2305 www.safeguardseat.com SafeGuard®, a brand of IMMI®, the worldwide leader in car seat safety restraints, engineers its products to meet or exceed safety standards. Only SafeGuard products are CAPE® tested at the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation, which has tested more school buses and seats than anyone else in the world.

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Rockin’ Feet are patent pending glycerin filled massaging insoles that cushion while providing arch support. They stop foot, leg and back pain while increasing blood flow and circulation. Can be worn in any shoe; run, jog, walk, or stand, washable. We also carry small portable Tens units that massage sore and tired muscles. You can walk or do any activity while using. STOP by our booth and test today to see for yourself and take advantage of our SHOW SPECIALS.

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SaniGLAZE International PO Box 37209 Jacksonville, FL 32236 Phone: 800-874-5554 www.saniglaze.com

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Year after year your tile and grout surfaces get a workout from busy campus activities. From entryways to locker rooms and dorm restrooms, the cleanliness of campus facilities is important to students, athletes, faculty, administrators, donors and visitors. The SaniGLAZE processes transform unsightly, unsanitary tile surfaces to like new condition overnight.

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Cutting Edge AveNEW Scan ID Software 444 Brickell Avenue, Suite P51-410 Miami, FL 33131-2403 Phone: 305-607-3523 www.scanidsoft.com

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Secure Sign Out (SSO) from ScanID Software streamlines and secures student dismissals. With a simple iPhone app, school staff scans a parent’s driver’s license. Instantly, the app verifies if that person is authorized to pick up the child, signs them out and sends a text message to the other parent. No paper forms and no risk of releasing a child to unauthorized persons. Very easy to implement.

School Moving Services “SMS” by Rentacrate 2104 French Settlement Drive Dallas, TX 75212 Phone: 214-223-9601 www.hitouchservices.com

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Commercial school moving services require experience, know-how and the right resources. School Moving Services brings more than twenty years of expertise and experience to every school moving project. Our extensive project history has given us valuable insights and proven solutions for successful moves of administration offices, libraries, science labs, technical departments and entire institutions. School Nutrition Association 120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300 National Harbor, MD 22305 Phone: 301-686-3149 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 and nutrition education available to all students. School Presser 28 Cumberland Avenue Verona, NJ 07044 Phone: 347-432-8333 schoolpresser.com

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We are the nation’s leading WordPress Services form for school districts. We specialize in migrating your entire district from proprietary content management solutions to WordPress, the leading open source CMS in the world. We can guarantee a 50% cost savings in Year 1. Why keep throwing your precious budget dollars at clunky CMS solutions that you can’t control when you can switch to WordPress?

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SecureTech Systems 4500 Fuller Drive, Suite 135 Irving, TX 75038 Phone: 817-869-0569 www.securetechwave.com

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SFL+A Architects 333 Fayetteville Street, Suite 225 Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-573-6350 www.sfla.biz

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The WAVE Plus wireless instant notification system instantly transmits a detailed message over the radios used by law enforcement officers notifying them of the location of your emergency. At the same time, emails and text messages can be sent to your personnel so that they can take appropriate action. The WAVE can also be integrated with other security systems.

SfL+A Architects is a full-service architectural firm offering high performance building design, programming, land planning, interior design, space planning and construction administration services. Our sister company, Firstfloor, is a real estate development firm focused on providing turnkey property development services for educational institutions.

SFE—Southwest Foodservice Excellence 642 9366 East Raintree Drive, Suite 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 972-897-8425 www.sfellc.org

Shaw Sports Turf 185 S. Industrial Boulevard Calhoun, GA 30701 Phone: 706-879-3535 Toll Free: 866-703-4004 www.shawsportsturf.com

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.

Shaw Sports Turf is a world-class manufacturer of synthetic turf, representing quality and innovation with over 3,000 installations, including high-profile installations such as the Baltimore Ravens, 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 Berkshire-Hathaway.

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Sheldon Laboratory Systems 102 Kirk Street Crystal Springs, MS 39059 Phone: 601-892-7166 www.sheldonlabs.com

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Since 1898, design and quality have made Sheldon the first name in educational casework. Sheldon products have been designed to be an active part of the teaching and learning process. Sheldon equipment is manufactured to the highest standards in the industry to assure long life and full value to the educational system, extending from the elementary grade levels through and high school.

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Siemens Industry, Inc./Building Technologies Division 3974 Moore Street, Apartment 201 Los Angeles, CA 90066 Phone: 847-941-6268 www.usa.siemens.com/k12

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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 400 2601 Skyward Drive Stevens Point, WI 54482 Phone: 800-236-7274 www.skyward.com Delivering a better SIS and ERP experience for more than 2,000 school districts and municipalities.

Sodexo 401 11044 Research Boulevard Austin, TX 78759 Phone: 512-660-8195 Diamond Sponsor Toll Free: 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. Southern Bleacher Company PO Box 1 Graham, TX 76450 Phone: 940-549-0733 Toll Free: 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! SparkED 349 PO Box 33610, Suite 217 San Antonio, TX 78265 Phone: 415-218-7551 www.sparked-tech.com Effective Board Meetings start with Govern! We know keeping your Board informed, in-sync, updated, organized and on task is a challenge. Govern helps Boards gain transparent accountability by providing a central location to manage Calendars, share Agendas and be sure your Board received the right Information before the next meeting. With Govern, you focus on the message, not the management.

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SPARQ Data Solutions 1311 Stockwell Street Lincoln, NE 68505 Phone: 402-817-0294 www.sparqdata.com

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Sparq Meetings streamlines the meeting process digitally, reducing the mounds of paper, by developing board packets, posting agendas, sharing minutes, and storing all materials and documents online while creating the organizational structure needed to increase the efficiency of the process. 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. 456

SPOT includes a customized Online Survey for member school districts. The survey captures Salary, Extra Duty, Incentive, and Work Days data. Contract language is entered from contracts received, and is used to generate associated Paid Leave data. Many powerful reporting features and tools are available, including the ability to print annual statewide Survey books for sale. No IT skills required.

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SSC Service for Education 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.

Stantec 650 Smithfield Street, Suite 2500 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Phone: 412-394-7145 www.stantec.com/education

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When we invest in our future, we move forward together. Our innovative, forward-thinking educational facilities support our greatest asset: the next generation of students who will reimagine what’s possible. Starlab 1037 86475 Gene Lasserre Boulevard Yulee, FL 32097 Phone: 800-875-3214 starlab.com Starlab®, a division of Emersive Learning, offers portable planetarium systems that let you inspire and engage your students in multiple subjects—astronomy, geography, meteorology, earth science, physics and more. STARLAB® arrives with pre-planned curriculum and detailed instructor’s guides, designed by teachers and compliant with state standards.

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SPOT—School Personnel Online Tools 3760 Market Street NE, Suite 308 Salem, OR 97301 Phone: 503-540-8837 www.osbatools.com

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Exhibitors STARS School Services 2600 Compass Road Glenview, IL 60026 Phone: 847-441-5593 starsschoolservices.com

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Since 1984, STARS School Services has partnered with schools to “Prepare Children for Life” by providing cost-effective, studentcentered Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy services that combine regulatory compliance and quality outcomes with total program management, including 504/IEP planning and automated reporting. Stop-Lite 955 6465 N. Avondale Avenue Phone: 224-803-2224 Toll Free: 866-566-5263 www.stop-lite.net

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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 U.S. Other products include LED Vests, Sign accessories, road flares, 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. Sturdisteel Company 131 Ava Drive Hewitt, TX 76643-2906 Phone: 800-433-3116 Toll Free: 800-433-3116 www.sturdisteel.com

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Design, manufacture and install grandstands, bleachers, aluminum seating and press boxes. Swagit Productions, LLC 12801 North Central Expressway, Suite 900 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 214-432-5905 Toll Free: 800-573-3160 www.swagit.com

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Swagit pioneered the COSMOS™ Broadcast System—pan, tilt and zoom cameras and professional video-switching equipment that enables a client to outsource the production, operation and distribution of HD/SD multicamera public meeting broadcasts. Platform solutions include EASE™—a hands-free webcasting® system for meeting indexing, agenda integration, archiving, on-demand playback & Sound Search™.

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Tarkett Sports Indoor 175 North Industrial Boulevard NE Calhoun, GA 30701 Phone: 706-383-5821 www.tarketsportsindoor.com

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Templeton Demographics 556 Silicon Drive, Suite 101 Southlake, TX 76092 Phone: 817-251-1607 www.tdemographics.com

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Tarkett Sports is a division of the Tarkett Group, which 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 floors, weight room flooring, running tracks, and worldrenowned FieldTurf artificial turf.

Demographics will help your district plan for a successful future! Planning when and where to build schools, plan effective attendance boundaries for decreasing or increasing populations, accurate housing market data for future planning, Charter School impacts, Webbased technology for scenario planning and G.I.S. Mapping. You will find our team approach will keep focused on your success!

Cutting Edge AveNEW Teen Success Messaging, LLC PO Box 830128 Richardson, TX 75083 Phone: 877-791-8289 www.teensuccessmessaging.com

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

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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.

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Teen Success Messaging uses social media, school technology and traditional school communication venues to help parents create a culture of success in their homes. TSM components include: Teen Success Messages, Success Tips for Parents, Success Planning Tools, and Activities for Parent Meetings. TSM is available in English and Spanish for upper elementary, middle/junior high, and senior high.

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The National Archery in the Schools Program 130 Rebel Drive Somerset, KY 42501 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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The Nutrition Group 580 Wendel Road, Suite 100 Irwin, PA 15642 Phone: 570-760-4548 Toll Free: 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.

The Orange Frog Experience 302 Davis Grove Circle, Suite 615 Cary, NC 27519 Phone: 919-434-6502 www.orangefrogexperience.com

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The Orange Frog / Happiness Advantage Workshop. International Thought Leader Network is a knowledge solutions resource for leaders and their organizations. We design training and development solutions in partnership with our clients. Our approach is activity based and outcome focused. Our faculty includes best-selling authors, renowned thought leaders and top-level professionals. The Pin Man—Appreciation Incentives PO Box 52528 802 E. 6th Street Tulsa, OK 74152-0528 Phone: 918-587-2405 Toll Free: 800-282-0085 www.positivepins.com

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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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The Princeton Review 110 E. 42nd Street New York, NY 10012 Phone: 800-273-8439 www.princetonreview.com

956

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Thomas Built Buses, LLC 1408 Courtesy Road High Point, NC 27260 Phone: 336-889-4871 thomasbuiltbuses.com

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The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books.

Thomas Built Buses is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation for America’s most precious cargo. A subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler Company, it is headquartered in High Point, N.C. It operates several manufacturing plants producing Type A, C and D buses and Type D chassis for the school, specialty, childcare and activity buses markets.

The School Planner Company 3350 Miac Cove Memphis, TN 38118 Phone: 888-228-1016 www.schoolplanner.com

TIPS 818 4845 US Hwy 271 N Pittsburg, TX 75686 Phone: 866-839-8477 www.tips-usa.com

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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 4,800 members of government, educational and non-profit agencies. “Connecting Members and Vendors Together.”

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The School Planner Company, a division of Mimeo.com, Inc., is a global, leading producer of fully customized student and teacher planners serving over 2.5 million students in 2016. For nearly two decades, we have been dedicated to working closely with schools to help evolve their school planners into a valuable learning resource.


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TooGood Cases 1390-A, Newton Boucherville, QC J4B 5H2 Canada Phone: 450-655-2183-230 Toll Free: 855-900-8664-230 www.toogoodcases.com/k12

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Simply the best protective tablet case for K-12. Military Drop Test-compliant cases that also allow you to communicate and bring forward your school’s colors and logo. We can tailor a case to meet your budget and needs. Intuitive magnetic support, fully customizable and combined with an undeniable sense of style and tested durability, Toogood Cases will answer your search for tablet protection!

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Transfinder 455 440 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305 Phone: 518-723-8302 Toll Free: 800-373-3609 www.transfinder.com Transfinder is a national leader in student transportation management systems and services, serving over 2,000 school districts across the United States and Canada. Transfinder understands the day-to-day and long-range management of your assets, personnel, attendance zone planning and reporting requirements, and can build efficiencies, cost savings and safety into your overall operation.

U.S. Army 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 4150 Crystal City, VA 22202 Phone: (703) 545-3481 www.goarmy.com

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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 #507 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. Ultimate RB, Inc. 1430 North Main Street Delphos, OH 45833 Phone: 419-692-3000 www.ultimaterb.com

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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 criteria for ASTM and EPA testing. Leeds Score and Floor Score.

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Cutting Edge AveNEW Uncharted Learning, NFP 555 J234 James Street Barrington, IL 60010 Phone: 847-946-2675 incubatoredu.org, mobilemakersedu.org Uncharted Learning is a 501(c)3, not for profit organization. Our mission is to bring authentic, rigorous, and experiential education to all students to foster the development of realworld skills to succeed on the pathway to career and college. These programs provide students authentic learning experiences in developing Entrepreneurial and Mobile Coding knowledge, skills and mindsets. UNEQUAL 658 10 LaCrue Avenue Glen Mills, PA 19342 Phone: 610-444-5900 unequal.com

Varonis Systems 1250 Broadway, 29th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone: 646-640-2120 www.varonis.com

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Varonis is an innovative data security platform that specializes in creating software to manage, analyze and secure enterprise data. Varonis analyzes the behavior of the people and machines that access enterprise data, discovers and protects sensitive data, alerts on misbehavior and enforces a least privilege model. VH1 Save The Music Foundation 1515 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10036-8901 Phone: 212-846-7155 www.vh1savethemusic.org

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The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is dedicated to helping kids, schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. Since 1997, VH1 Save The Music, in partnership with public school districts, has restored music education programs in over 2,000 public schools in more than 250 school districts across the nation, improving the lives of millions of children. ViewSonic 201 10 Pointe Drive, Suite 200 Brea, CA 92821 Phone: 909-444-8730 www.viewsonic.com As leaders in interactive displays, ViewSonic meets the needs of 21st century learners. From interactive ViewBoards and projectors, we design award-winning education solutions to help you connect and collaborate.

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We come from the military... We adapted our tech for sports. Tufts Medical Center published a peer reviewed study stating we had the first effective protection against sudden death from commotio cordis, the #2 killer in sports. The FDA reviewed our tech and signed off. Your duty of care demands you inform parents! NFHS is mandating this level of protection soon. Come to our panel to learn more!

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VLK Architects 2821 W. 7th Street, Suite 300 Fort Worth, TX 76107 Phone: 817-633-1600 vlkarchitects.com

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Designing exemplary facilities, unique structures, and sustainable communities. VMware | Carahsoft 1860 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 100 Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-889-9704 www.carahsoft.com/vmware

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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. VOLY.org 655 2800 Live Oak Street Dallas, TX 75204 Phone: 469-221-2964 www.voly.org VOLY.org is an easy-to-use, web-based system that connects school and district volunteers with hundreds of opportunities to put their passion for education to work. This fully hosted, cloud-based solution lets your volunteers quickly and easily sign up for opportunities that match their personal missions and individual schedules—from their computers or their mobile devices.

Walmart 643 7111 W. Indian School Road, Suite 125 Phoenix, AZ 85033-3133 Phone: 877-301-6400 www.walmart.com Walmart stores, including Walmart.com, provides top value 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. Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) 1600 West Sunset Avenue, Suite B Springdale, AR 72762 Phone: 479-751-3535 Toll Free: 888-540-3647 dadsofgreatstudents.com

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WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a family engagement educational initiative that utilizes the influence of fathers and father-figures to provide active, positive, adult male role-models for the students. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and uncles of the students are asked to volunteer at least one full day during the school year. West Roofing 121 Commerce Drive LaGrange, OH 44050 Phone: 800-356-5748 www.westroofingsystems.com

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For over 35 years West Roofing Systems, Inc., has been dedicated to being the only commercial and industrial roofing contractor you’ll ever need. Our award-winning industry certified and manufacturer’s licensed team specializes in sustainable spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing systems and is equipped for all project phases.

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Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC) PO Box 173362, CB 63A Denver, CO 80217-3362 Phone: 303-615-2020 www.msudenver.edu/weeac

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The Region VIII Equity Assistance Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver is guided by its mission to provide, upon request, technical assistance and training for school boards, school districts, Tribal Education Agencies and other responsible governmental agencies to promote equitable education opportunities and access for all students. Wight & Co. 2500 North Frontage Road Darien, IL 60561 Phone: 630-969-7000 www.wightco.com

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Cutting Edge AveNEW Work Smart Industries 8745 Paintbrush Drive Amarillo, TX 79119 Phone: 806-340-4722 www.worksmartindustries. com

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WorkSmart Industries is a company founded on the principal of simplifying processes and making work easier and more cost effective. Our core product, MopSmart, is designed to simplify the process of cleaning gymnasium (or any large surface) floors and helping the finish to last longer. MopSmart can damp mop a gym floor in 5-10 minutes total time, saving 85-90% of the average normal labor.

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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.

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Administrative & Operations Software Computer Resources, LLC.................................119 Davis Demographics ..........................................322 eBOARDsolutions................................................209 Forecast5 Analytics, Inc......................................744 Nutri-Link Technologies, Inc. ............................228 Scan ID Software..................................................560 School Presser.....................................................918 Skyward.................................................................400 Sparq Data Solutions..........................................659 SPOT—School Personnel Online Tools...........456 Templeton Demographics.................................638 VOLY.org.................................................................655 Associations, Foundations, Educational & Public Service Organizations 1GPA.......................................................................226 American Heart Association..............................446 BootUp PD............................................................558 BuyBoard..............................................................609 Cambridge Assessment International Education.........................................................646 EdLeader21...........................................................820 Goethe-Institut.....................................................932 International Baccalaureate..............................438 International Training Institute.........................207 JUUL Labs, Inc.....................................................115 Longstreet Holdings............................................133 MetLife...................................................................859 Mexican American School Boards Association.......................................................113 My Dynamic Academy........................................559 NAMM Foundation..............................................306 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers..........................................................221 National Association for Music Education.....118 National Education Association.......................645 National FFA Organization.................................629 National Peanut Board.......................................208

National PTA.........................................................760 National School Boards Action Center........ 1028 National School Boards Association...............427 National School Public Relations Association.......................................................611 National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association.........748 School Nutrition Association............................726 Sparq Data Solutions..........................................659 The National Archery in the Schools Program............................................................920 TIPS........................................................................818 VH1 Save The Music Foundation......................309 WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students).....639 Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC)............................................ 1036 Athletic/Playground Equipment, Products & Services Advanced Polymer Technology........................613 Enovative Technologies.....................................565 Field Turf...............................................................200 Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. ......................................855 GermBlast.............................................................357 Gopher...................................................................443 Hellas Construction............................................708 KaBOOM!...............................................................239 Keystone Purchasing Network.........................518 Southern Bleacher Company...........................812 Sturdisteel Company..........................................836 Ultimate RB, Inc...................................................520 UNEQUAL..............................................................658 At-Risk Students & Suicide Prevention Programs & Materials American School.................................................746 Mindful Practices.................................................320 OSC World.............................................................420 Penn Foster School.............................................345 Pride Surveys.......................................................412 REMO.....................................................................313 (continued)

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SPORT SAFE Testing Service.............................408 National Archery in the Schools Program......920 Audio-Visual Materials & Equipment Audio Enhancement...........................................636 Best-Rite and Balt/MooreCo, Inc. ....................837 Digitalis Education Solutions............................801 Edusee...................................................................838 HDE........................................................................219 Padcaster..............................................................831 Qomo.....................................................................728 Swagit Productions, LLC....................................926 ViewSonic.............................................................201 Awards/Incentives Products & Programs The Pin Man—Appreciation Incentives...........465 VOLY.org.................................................................655 Books, Magazines & Periodicals District Administration Magazine.....................743 Learning Sciences International.......................657 National School Boards Association...............427 The Princeton Review.........................................956 The School Planner Company..........................844

Classroom Equipment & Accessories Anatomage, Inc. ..................................................222 Audio Enhancement...........................................636 Best-Rite and Balt / MooreCo, Inc. ..................837 Connect 4 Learning/Kaplan..............................237 Edusee...................................................................838 ESSDACK...............................................................409

GSS Lockers..........................................................454 Gumdrop Cases...................................................739 Guy Brown............................................................457 HDE........................................................................219 Hollis + Miller Architects.....................................223 KaBOOM! ..............................................................239 KinderLab Robotics, Inc. ...................................232 MAKER MAVEN, LLC.......................................... 1026 McGraw-Hill Education.......................................319 Qomo.....................................................................728 Sheldon Laboratory Systems............................213 TooGood Cases....................................................338 College, Career & Technical Education Pathways Anatomage, Inc. ..................................................222 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. ...................................................206 Grand Canyon University...................................736 International Baccalaureate..............................438 International Training Institute.........................207 National FFA Organization.................................629 Navy Recruiting-Defense Dept..........................218 Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation.....................445 Pearson..................................................................654 Powering America (NECA and IBEW)...............543 Teen Success Messaging, LLC...........................554 U.S. Army...............................................................507 Uncharted Learning, NFP...................................555 Communications Equipment & Services Audio Enhancement...........................................636 K12 Insight............................................................848 Padcaster..............................................................831 School Presser.....................................................918 Swagit Productions, LLC....................................926 Transfinder............................................................455

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Bullying, Suicide & Crime Prevention Programs & Materials Center for Cyber Safety and Education...........745 D.A.R.E. America...................................................712 Mindful Practices.................................................320 OSC World.............................................................420 Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC)............................................ 1036

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Computer Hardware Gumdrop Cases...................................................739 PowerSchool........................................................807 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services............................827 TooGood Cases....................................................338 View Sonic.............................................................201

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Computer-Assisted Instruction & Training Gumdrop Cases...................................................739 Consulting Services aha! Process.........................................................407 APQC......................................................................459 Capital Region BOCES........................................421 CBRE | HEERY.......................................................738 Connect 4 Learning/Kaplan..............................237 Davis Demographics...........................................322 Decisioninsite.......................................................436 EdLeader21...........................................................820 Education Logistics.............................................607 ESS.........................................................................721 ESSDACK...............................................................409 Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc. ............... 1038 ETC Companies...................................................647 First Student.........................................................413 IDG Architects, Inc. .............................................938 K12 Insight............................................................848 Kelly Educational Staffing..................................423 MAKER MAVEN, LLC.......................................... 1026 McPherson & Jacobson......................................302 MetLife...................................................................859 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers..........................................................221 National School Public Relations Association.......................................................611 Neola......................................................................706 Ray and Associates, Inc. ....................................523 Robert J. Miller & Associates, Inc. ....................649 RTI International..................................................930 School Presser.....................................................918

Sodexo...................................................................401 Stantec...................................................................601 Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC...............737 Templeton Demographics.................................638 The Orange Frog Experience.............................954 Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC)............................................ 1036 Copy Machines, Copier Access Systems & Facsimile Machines National Joint Powers Alliance.........................722 Curricular Materials & Resources Anatomage, Inc. ..................................................222 BazanED................................................................307 BootUp PD............................................................558 Cambridge Assessment International Education.........................................................646 Center for Cyber Safety and Education...........745 Choice Partners....................................................661 Connect 4 Learning/Kaplan..............................237 Digitalis Education Solutions............................801 Drums Alive...........................................................311 Essentials in Education......................................936 FLVS........................................................................819 Gopher...................................................................443 International Baccalaureate..............................438 KaBOOM! ..............................................................239 KinderLab Robotics, Inc. ...................................232 Learning Sciences International.......................657 My Dynamic Academy........................................559 National Association for Music Education.....118 National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning............................................................461 Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation.....................445 Participate.............................................................919 Pearson..................................................................654 Starlab................................................................ 1037 The First Tee.........................................................648 The School Planner Company..........................844

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U.S. Army...............................................................507 Uncharted Learning, NFP...................................555 Distance Learning Systems, Interactive Television & Satellite Uplinking American School.................................................746 Padcaster..............................................................831 Pearson..................................................................654 Qomo.....................................................................728 VMware | Carahsoft............................................. 343

Energy Services and Energy Smart Solutions ABM........................................................................707 Johnson Controls................................................800 Nabholz Construction Services........................821 Powering America (NECA and IBEW)...............543 Rainwater Management Solutions..................551 Siemens Industry, Inc./ Building Technologies Division....................................550 Sodexo...................................................................401 SSC Services for Education...............................620 West Roofing........................................................126

Equipment Maintenance, Repair & Refurbishing Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. ........................................931 Facilities Design, Construction & Consulting A-Lert Roof Systems............................................720 Artcobell Corporation.........................................813 ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers............627 CBRE | HEERY.......................................................738 Choice Partners....................................................661 Corgan...................................................................547 Daktronics.............................................................522 DLR Group.............................................................506 Hellas Construction............................................708 Hollis + Miller Architects.....................................223 Huckabee..............................................................212 IDG Architects, Inc. .............................................938 McKissack & McKissack of Washington, Inc. ........................................127 Nabholz Construction Services........................821 NanaWall Systems Inc. ......................................548 National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association.........748 PBK Architects......................................................713 Perkins + Will........................................................422 Rainwater Management Solutions..................551 RBT Roofing..........................................................754 SFL+A Architects..................................................406 Sheldon Laboratory Systems............................213 Sodexo...................................................................401 Southern Bleacher Company...........................812 Stantec...................................................................601 Sturdisteel Company..........................................836 VLK Architects.......................................................749 West Roofing........................................................126 Wight & Co. ...........................................................637

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EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Education Software, Games & Apps Digitalis Education Solutions............................801 EDgear—Software That Empowers Educators.........................................................419 Education Logistics.............................................607 eSchoolView.........................................................822 KinderLab Robotics, Inc. ...................................232 My Dynamic Academy........................................559 OSC World.............................................................420 PowerSchool........................................................807 Skyward.................................................................400 SPOT—School Personnel Online Tools...........456 The Princeton Review.........................................956 Transfinder............................................................455 VMware | Carahsoft..............................................343

Exhibitors


Exhibitors

(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Facilities Maintenance & Equipment ABM........................................................................707 Aramark K-12 Education....................................513 ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers............627 Busch Systems International............................937 FoodService Sustainability Solutions.............537 Johnson Controls ...............................................800 Nabholz Construction Services........................821 PESG......................................................................437 RBT Roofing..........................................................754 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services............................827 Sodexo...................................................................401 SSC Services for Education...............................620 The Nutrition Group............................................318 Work Smart Industries........................................561 Facility Assessments ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers............627 CBRE | HEERY.......................................................738 Corgan...................................................................547 Decisioninsite.......................................................436 DLR Group.............................................................506 GermBlast.............................................................357 Huckabee..............................................................212 IDG Architects, Inc. .............................................938 Johnson Controls................................................800 PBK Architects......................................................713 Perkins + Will........................................................422 SafeDefend, LLC...................................................718 SFL+A Architects..................................................406 Sodexo...................................................................401 Stantec...................................................................601 Templeton Demographics.................................638 The Nutrition Group............................................318 VLK Architects.......................................................749 Wight & Co. ...........................................................637

Floor Coverings, Maintenance & Equipment Advanced Polymer Technology........................613 Field Turf...............................................................200 Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. ......................................855 National Joint Powers Alliance.........................722 National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association.........748 Ultimate RB, Inc. .................................................520 Work Smart Industries........................................561 Food Service Management, Equipment & Products Aramark K-12 Education....................................513 Chartwells K12.....................................................621 Choice Partners....................................................661 FoodService Sustainability Solutions.............537 Nutri-Link Technologies, Inc. ...........................228 Preferred Meals....................................................301 Rockin’Feet by Unique 4 U LLC.........................365 SFE-Southwest Foodservice Excellence.........642 Sodexo...................................................................401 The Nutrition Group............................................318 Fundraising Programs & Services All American Workwear......................................814 Daktronics.............................................................522 French Toast.........................................................327 Longstreet Holdings............................................133 The Pin Man—Appreciation Incentives...........465 The Princeton Review.........................................956 Furnishings for Classrooms, Cafeteria, Lounge, Office & Library Artcobell Corporation.........................................813 Best-Rite and Balt/MooreCo, Inc. ....................837 Busch Systems International............................937 Hollis + Miller Architects.....................................223 Keystone Purchasing Network.........................518 KI.............................................................................227 Rentacrate/Hitouch Services............................827 Sheldon Laboratory Systems............................213

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(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

Health Education Programs & Materials American Heart Association..............................446 CDC School Health Branch................................347 Enovative Technologies.....................................565 REMO.....................................................................313 The First Tee.........................................................648 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning Systems, Equipment, Controls & Parts Siemens Industry, Inc./Building Technologies Division....................................550 Independent Study Programs & Materials American School.................................................746 CIEE........................................................................220 Goethe-Institut.....................................................932 Penn Foster School.............................................345 The School Planner Company..........................844

International Exchange Programs CIEE........................................................................220 Participate.............................................................919 Internet Connectivity & E-Rate Resources eSchoolView.........................................................822 National School Boards Association...............427

Janitorial Services/Cleaning Supplies & Equipment ABM........................................................................707 Aramark K-12 Education....................................513 Busch Systems International............................937 GermBlast.............................................................357 Guy Brown............................................................457 PESG......................................................................437 Rockin’Feet by Unique 4 U LLC.........................365 SSC Services for Education...............................620 Work Smart Industries........................................561 Legal Services Gravely & Pearson, LLP.......................................742 Neola......................................................................706 Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP............................................................928 Lighting Fixtures & Controls Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting...................................536 ETC/Texas Scenic................................................314 Musco Sports Lighting, Inc. ..............................519 Powering America (NECA and IBEW)...............543 Stop-Lite................................................................955 Lockers & Locker Repair GSS Lockers..........................................................454 Napco Security Technologies...........................823 Miscellaneous 1GPA.......................................................................226 Enovative Technologies.....................................565 Gravely & Pearson, LLP.......................................742 Guy Brown............................................................457 Ideal Jewelry........................................................564 JUUL Labs, Inc. ...................................................115 Kelly Educational Staffing..................................423 LifeTrack Services, Inc. .......................................418 MAKER MAVEN, LLC.......................................... 1026 Navajo Jewelry and Craft...................................464 (continued)

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EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Insurance, Employee Benefits & Financial Services Aetna......................................................................843 American Fidelity Assurance Co. .....................619 Capital Region BOCES........................................421 ETC Companies...................................................647 Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. ....................................744 MetLife...................................................................859 SPOT—School Personnel Online Tools...........456

Exhibitors


Exhibitors

(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

Neola......................................................................706 OSC World.............................................................420 Rockin’Feet by Unique 4 U LLC.........................365 SPORT SAFE Testing Service.............................408 The Pin Man—Appreciation Incentives...........465 TIPS........................................................................818 Mobile, Relocatable & Modular Buildings & Classrooms Keystone Purchasing Network.........................518

EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Music & Arts Education Programs, Instruments & Related Products BazanED................................................................307 Drums Alive.......................................................... 311 Little Kids Rock....................................................312 NAMM Foundation..............................................306 National Association for Music Education.....118 REMO.....................................................................313 VH1 Save The Music Foundation......................309 Parental Engagement Tools Computer Resources, LLC.................................119 LivingTree..............................................................660 National PTA.........................................................760 Pride Surveys.......................................................412 Skyward.................................................................400 Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC...............737 Teen Success Messaging, LLC...........................554 VOLY.org.................................................................655 WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students).....639 Roofing Materials, Accessories, Coatings/Sealant & Roofing Services A-Lert Roof Systems............................................720 Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. ......................................650 Rainwater Management Solutions..................551 RBT Roofing..........................................................754 Sodexo...................................................................401 West Roofing........................................................126

Safety Education Programs & Materials Center for Cyber Safety and Education...........745 D.A.R.E. America...................................................712 Interquest Detection Canines...........................922 JUUL Labs, Inc. ...................................................115 Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation.....................445 Praesidium............................................................448 Scan ID Software..................................................560 Safety Security Equipment, Devices & Systems Badge Messenger................................................557 Edusee...................................................................838 First Student.........................................................413 Interquest Detection Canines...........................922 Intralogic Solutions.............................................927 Napco Security Technologies...........................823 SafeDefend, LLC...................................................718 Scan ID Software..................................................560 SecureTech Systems...........................................758 Siemens Industry, Inc./Building Technologies Division....................................550 SPORT SAFE Testing Service.............................408 Stop-Lite................................................................955 Scholarships & Financial Aid CIEE........................................................................220 National FFA Organization.................................629 U.S. Army...............................................................507 School Board Member Training Programs & Materials BoardDocs............................................................501 eBOARDsolutions................................................209 Exemplary Schools..............................................215 McPherson & Jacobson......................................302 Mexican American School Boards Association.......................................................113 National School Boards Action Center........ 1028 Ray and Associates, Inc. ....................................523 (continued)

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(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

RTI International..................................................930 SparkED.................................................................349 Sparq Data Solutions..........................................659 The Orange Frog Experience.............................954 School Management & Education Reform aha! Process.........................................................407 Computer Resources, LLC.................................119 ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.........................................................618 Exemplary Schools..............................................215 Learning Sciences International.......................657 LifeTrack Services, Inc. .......................................418 Pride Surveys.......................................................412 RTI International..................................................930 SparkED.................................................................349 The Orange Frog Experience.............................954

School-Community Relationships aha! Process.........................................................407 All American Workwear......................................814 BazanED................................................................307 BoardDocs............................................................501 D.A.R.E. America...................................................712 District Administration Magazine.....................743 eBOARDsolutions................................................209 Exemplary Schools..............................................215 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. ...................................................206 LivingTree..............................................................660 NAMM Foundation..............................................306

National PTA.........................................................760 National School Public Relations Association.......................................................611 SparkED.................................................................349 Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC...............737 The First Tee.........................................................648 The National Archery in the Schools Program............................................................920 Uncharted Learning, NFP...................................555 WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students).....639 Scoreboards/Message Signs & Related Products Daktronics.............................................................522 Seating for Auditorium/Stadium Interkal...................................................................508 KI.............................................................................227 Outdoor Aluminum, Inc. ...................................521 Southern Bleacher Company...........................812 Sturdisteel Company..........................................836 Second Language Learners (ESL) Goethe-Institut.....................................................932 National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning............................................................461 Special Education Programs, Materials & Products Drums Alive.......................................................... 311 Mindful Practices.................................................320 Sports Surfacing Advanced Polymer Technology........................613 Brock USA.............................................................342 Field Turf...............................................................200 Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. ......................................855 Hellas Construction............................................708 National Joint Powers Alliance.........................722 Shaw Sports Turf.................................................337 Ultimate RB, Inc. .................................................520 (continued)

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EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

School Uniforms All American Workwear......................................814 French Toast.........................................................327 JCPenney/IZOD...................................................719 Kohl’s/Chaps........................................................300 Longstreet Holdings............................................133 Rockin’Feet by Unique 4 U LLC.........................365 Walmart.................................................................643

Exhibitors


Exhibitors

(PRODUCT OR SERVICE)

Staff Recruiting & Development Programs BootUp PD............................................................558 ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates...........................................618 ESS.........................................................................721 Grand Canyon University...................................736 Kelly Educational Staffing..................................423 McPherson & Jacobson......................................302 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers..........................................................221 Participate.............................................................919 PESG......................................................................437 Ray and Associates, Inc. ....................................523

EXHIBITORS BY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Stage Equipment EETC/Texas Scenic..............................................314 Tests, Testing & Evaluation Systems & Accreditation Cambridge Assessment International Education.........................................................646 ECRA Group and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates...........................................618 LifeTrack Services, Inc. .......................................418 National Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning...........................................461 OSC World.............................................................420

U.S. Government Activities & Services Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation..........442 National Foreign Language Center and STARTALK.................................................451 Navy Recruiting-Defense Dept..........................218 Vocational Education & Technical Training Programs & Products International Training Institute.........................207 National FFA Organization.................................629 Penn Foster School.............................................345 Wall Systems, Wall Coverings & Graffiti-Resistant Surfaces KI.............................................................................227 NanaWall Systems, Inc. .....................................548 Windows, Window Coverings, Replacement Windows, Hardware & Accessories NanaWall Systems, Inc. .....................................548

Transportation Products & Services Blue Bird Corp......................................................727 Decisioninsite.......................................................436 Durham School Services....................................701 Education Logistics.............................................607 First Student.........................................................413 Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. ........................................931 SafeGuard.............................................................410 Thomas Built Buses, LLC...................................943 Transfinder............................................................455

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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 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 2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

ABOUT NSBA

President

President-Elect

Sayreville, NJ Sayreville Public Schools

Santa Rosa, CA Santa Rosa City Schools District

Secretary-Treasurer

Immediate Past President

West Columbia, SC Lexington School District Two

Laurel, MS Laurel School District

Kevin E. Ciak*

ElizaBeth Branham*

Frank C. Pugh*

Miranda A. Beard*

DIRECTORS

Robert F. Alvey, Jr.

Jackson, TN Jackson-Madison County Board of Education

Pam Doyle

Muscle Shoals, AL Alabama School of Math and Science

Viola M. Garcia, EdD* Houston, TX Aldine Independent School District

*Executive Committee Member

Eric K. Germann Van Wert, OH Lincolnview Local Schools

Frank S. Henderson, Jr.* Topeka, KS Seaman United School District 345

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ABOUT NSBA ABOUT NSBA

DIRECTORS

Donald R. Hubler

Tiffany Jackson

Jacob (Jake) R. Oliveira

Neil Putnam Mitchell, SD Mitchell School District #17-2

St. Thomas, VI Virgin Islands Board of Education

Floyd Simon, Jr., DDS

JoDee Sundberg

Lydia Tedone

Chris Ungar

Charlie Wilson*

Clinton Township, MI Sand Point, AK L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Aleutians East Borough District and Macomb School District Intermediate School District

Clinton, OK Clinton Public Schools

Orem, UT Alpine School District

Ludlow, MA Ludlow School Committee

Weatogue, CT Simsbury Public Schools

Los Osos, CA San Luis Coastal Unified School District

Nandi Sékou

Columbus, OH Worthington Schools

ex officio VOTING DIRECTORS

Micah Ali

Chair, Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Compton, CA Compton Unified School District

Emma Turner, PhD

Chair, National Black Council (NBC) Spring Valley, CA La Mesa-Spring Valley School District

Steve Corona

Chair, National Hispanic Council (NHC) Fort Wayne, IN Fort Wayne Community Schools

ex officio NON-VOTING DIRECTORS

Shawn Hime, PhD*

Chair, Organization of State Association Executive Directors (OSAED) Oklahoma City, OK

Rodney R. Schilt

Pilar Sokol, Esq.

Thomas J. Gentzel*

Chair, National American Indian/ Chair, Council of School Attorneys NSBA Executive Director & CEO Alaska Native Council of School (COSA) Alexandria, VA Board Members Latham, NY Adair Public School District Strang, OK

*Executive Committee Member

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ABOUT NSBA NSBA PAST PRESIDENTS 2016-2017 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

Service State Mississippi 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

President Hirosshi Yamashita* 1979-1980 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 Hawaii 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

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 Miranda A. Beard 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*


ABOUT NSBA 2017-2018 NSBA Committees

ABOUT NSBA

Executive Committee

Kevin E. Ciak (NJ); Frank C. Pugh (CA); Beth Branham (SC); Miranda A. Beard (MS); Viola M. Garcia, EdD (TX); Frank S. Henderson, Jr. (KS); Charlie E. Wilson (OH); ex officio observers: Shawn Hime, PhD (OK); Thomas J. Gentzel

Constitution & Bylaws Committee

Dr. Viola Garcia (TX), Chair; Frank Henderson (KS); Donald Hubler (MI); Lydia Tedone (CT); Dr. Emma Turner (CA)

Policies & Resolutions Committee

Jacob Oliveira (MA), Chair; Micah Ali (CA); Janine Bay-Teske (WY); Stephen Corona (IN); Pamela Doyle (AL); Eric Germann (OH); Tony Folk (SC); Kathryn Green (MN); Frank Henderson, Jr. (KS); Susan Henry (CA); Peter Hoepfner (AK); Beverly Hugo (MA); Tiffany Jackson (AK); Dr. Martha James-Hassan (MD); Janice Marshall (WY); Randy Smith (OH); Dr. Emma Turner (CA); Katrina Young (GA); Alternate: Susan Bergtraum (NY); ex officio: Rodney Schilt (OK); ex officio observer: Dr. Michael Waldrop (MS)

Nominating Committee

Denise Baba (OH); Brenda Carter (MI); Deborah Davis (MA); Larry Felton (MO); April Griffin (FL); John Wesley Hightower (SC); Robert L. Hundley, Jr. (VA); Nancy Kennedy (UT); Carl Manning (WY); Michael McClure (NJ); Tass Morrison (OR); Dr. Betty Reynolds (OR); Ron Singleton (NM); Kathy Swope (PA); Lance Voegele (MT)

Committee to Approve Delegate Assembly Minutes JoDee Sundberg (UT); Dr. Emma Turner (CA)

Delegate Assembly Credentials

Olivia Calabaza (NM); Brenda J. Carter (MI); Kevin Cassidy (OR); Deborah Davis (MA); Dawn EtcheverryMiller (NV) ; Larry Felton (MO); Tony Folk (SC); Clint Hull (AR); Janice Marshall (WY); Robert Mitchell (CT)

Delegate Assembly Sergeants-at-Arms

Chuck Saylors (SC), Chair; Denise Baba (OH); Gloria Deathridge (TN); Susie Hawes (ME); Stacie Higgins (NE); Mike Mathis (OK); Tyrus Mizer (NV); Joanne Osmond (IL); Dan Sinclair (NJ); Ron Singleton (NM)

Delegate Assembly Elections Committee

Linda Kobert (FL); Susie Lawson (OH); Tass Morrison (OR); Linda Richards (NE); Christy Tighe (NJ)

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ABOUT NSBA 2017-2018 NSBA Councils Council of School Attorneys’ Board of Directors

Ex officio Members: Kevin E. Ciak, NSBA President; Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director & CEO; Andrew M. Sanchez, Chair 2016-2017; Justino D. Petrarca, Chair 2015-2016; Gregory J. Guercio, Chair 2014-2015.

Council of Urban Boards of Education Steering Committee

Micah Ali (CA), Chair; Rhonda Skillern-Jones (TX), Vice Chair; Ruth Veales (OK), Secretary; Bruce Alexander (OH), Immediate Past Chair; Steve Corona (IN); Ericka Ellis-Stewart (NC); Ray Freeman (OH); Martha James-Hassan (MD); Jayme Mathias (TX); Leah Puryear (VA); Jacinto Ramos (TX); Nandi Sekou (VI); Keith Sutton (NC); Caroll Turpin (MI); Susan Valdes (FL); Martha Wilson (NJ) ; ex-officio member: Thomas J. Gentzel

National Black Council of School Board Members Board of Directors

Dr. 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; Rhonda Skillern-Jones (TX), Southern Region Director; Frank Henderson (KS), Western Region Director

National Hispanic Council of School Board Members Board of Directors

Steve Corona (IN), Chair; Stephanie Parra (AZ), Vice Chair; Lydia Hernandez (AZ), Chair-Elect; Jesus Rubalcava (AZ), Secretary, Jon Paul Romero (NM), Treasurer; Joel Rodriguez (IN), Central Region Director; Maria Sasso (MD), Northeast Region Director; John V. Gomez (AZ), Pacific Region Director; Armando Rodriguez (TX), Southern Region Director; Ruben Archuleta (NM), Western Region Director

National American Indian/Alaska Native Council of School Board Members

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; Michael Swain, Jr. (AK), Pacific Region Director; David W. Snyder (WY), Western Region Director; Jennifer Thompson (NC), Southern Region Director

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ABOUT NSBA

Pilar Sokol (NY), Chair; Diane Marshall-Freeman (CA), Chair-elect; Phillip L. Hartley (GA), Vice Chair; James A. Keith (MS), Secretary; Melissa Barber (CO); Joy Basking (TX); Randall G. Bennett (TN); Lisa M. Freiley (OR); Michael J. Julka (WI); Andrew Manna (IN); Kathleen S. Mehfoud (VA); Tiffany Richardson (SC); Joseph Scholler (OH); Debra Silk (MT); Michael E. Smith (CA); Marc L. Terry (MA); James Thomeczek (MO); Jim Walsh (TX); Patricia J. Whitten (IL)


ABOUT NSBA Presidents of the State Associations 2018

ABOUT NSBA

Alabama Association of School Boards James Woosley Association of Alaska School Boards Mike Swain, Jr. Arizona School Boards Association Linda Lyon Arkansas School Boards Association Debbie Ugbade California School Boards Association Mike Walsh Colorado Association of School Boards Paul Reich Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Robert R. Mitchell Delaware School Boards Association Ralph Ackerman Florida School Boards Association April M. Griffin Georgia School Boards Association Tom Odom Idaho School Boards Association Jim Stoor Illinois Association of School Boards Joanne Osmond Indiana School Boards Association Kim Woodward Iowa Association of School Boards Joan Corbin Kansas Association of School Boards Dayna Miller Kentucky School Boards Association David Webster Louisiana School Boards Association Hugh C. Craft Maine School Boards Association Maureen King Maryland Association of Boards of Education Charles McDaniels, Jr.

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Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Inc. Beverly Hugo Michigan Association of School Boards Michael Rochholz Minnesota School Boards Association Kathryn Green Mississippi School Boards Association Scott Bryan Missouri School Boards’ Association Jan Mees Montana School Boards Association Ann Wake Nebraska Association of School Boards Lanny Boswell Nevada Association of School Boards Stacie Wilke-McCulloch New Hampshire School Boards Association Shannon Barnes New Jersey School Boards Association Daniel Sinclair New Mexico School Boards Association Ramone Montano New York State School Boards Association William L. Miller North Carolina School Boards Association Minnie Forte-Brown North Dakota School Boards Association Jim Johnson Ohio School Boards Association Randal E. Smith Oklahoma State School Boards Association Don Tice Oregon School Boards Association LeeAnn Larsen Pennsylvania School Boards Association Michael E. Faccinetto


ABOUT NSBA Presidents of the State Associations 2018 Virgin Islands Board of Education Terrence T. Joseph

South Carolina School Boards Association John Wesley Hightower

Virginia School Boards Association Scott M. Albrecht

Associated School Boards of South Dakota Todd Thoelke

Washington State School Directors’ Association Marnie Maraldo

Tennessee School Boards Association Faye Heatherly

West Virginia School Boards Association Barbara L. Parsons

Texas Association of School Boards Teresa Flores

Wisconsin Association of School Boards Mary Jo Rozmenoski

Utah School Boards Association Nancy Tingey

Wyoming School Boards Association Mike Mann

Vermont School Boards Association Geo Honigford

International Partner Canadian School Boards Association Floyd Martens

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ABOUT NSBA

Rhode Island Association of School Committees John Saviano


ABOUT NSBA Executive Directors of the State Associations 2018

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 (CEO) 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 Terry Spradlin Iowa Association of School Boards Lisa A. Bartusek Kansas Association of School Boards Dr. John Heim Kentucky School Boards Association Kerri Schelling, CAE Louisiana School Boards Association Scott Richard Maine School Boards Association Steven Bailey Maryland Association of Boards of Education Frances Hughes Glendening

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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

International Partner Canadian School Boards Association Valerie McLeod

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Group.......................................................................................................................................................................17 Essentials in Education................................................................................................................................................43 Forescast5 Analyties...................................................................................................................................................137 McGraw Hill.....................................................................................................................................................................18 McKissack........................................................................................................................................................................21 K12 Insight......................................................................................................................................................................59 Key Work of School Boards Guidebook....................................................................................................................51 NAMM Foundation........................................................................................................................................................34 National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers (NASS).....................................................................................52 National Connection....................................................................................................................................................57 National School Boards Action Center.....................................................................................................................50 NSBA 2019 Annual Conference........................................................................................................Inside Back Cover NSBA Call for Proposals...............................................................................................................................................78 NSBA Conference Bookstore....................................................................................................................................152 NSBA Conference Mobil App.................................................................................................................................7, 211 NSBA Equity Department............................................................................................................................................55 NSBA Magna Awards.....................................................................................................................................................38 NSBA Rx School Cooperative......................................................................................................................................53 NSBA Save the Date Calendar....................................................................................................................................40 McKissack & McKissack..............................................................................................................................................157 Missouri School Boards’ Association........................................................................................................................16 Participate.......................................................................................................................................................................23 Sodexo.........................................................................................................................................Inside Front Cover, 226 Stand Up 4 Public Schools..........................................................................................................................................22 Stantec.............................................................................................................................................................................19 U.S. Army.........................................................................................................................................................................42 VMware............................................................................................................................................................................52 Walsh Gallegos...............................................................................................................................................................63

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