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41ST ANNUAL LAW CONFERENCE
September 6, 2017 - September 8, 2017$625
The 41st Annual ASBA Law Conference, will feature breakout sessions on topics ranging from legal issues to the most pressing legal concerns of the day.
The 41st Annual ASBA Law Conference will be held from Wednesday, September 6 to Friday, September 8, 2017, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Hotel in Phoenix. The 2017 edition of the Law Conference promises to be the biggest and best one yet with: a new, larger facility; four timely and in-depth half-day Pre-Conferences; three national acclaimed speakers on leading-edge topics; two sponsored networking receptions; 28 breakout sessions; and 52 overall sessions.
- Law Conference + Pre-Conference: $625 (reflects a $50 savings over registering separately)
- Pre-Conference Only: $225
- Law Conference Only: $450
The Pre-Conference & Law Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. A block of rooms has been reserved with a special conference rate of $159 single/double. In order to reserve a room, please call 1-800-835-6206 and request the ASBA Law Conference rate. Book your room online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/AZSchoolBoardConference2017 The cutoff date for reserving rooms in the block is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Due to the popularity of the Law Conference, we recommend making your reservation as soon as possible. We ask that you only reserve rooms for those that will be attending the conference, to ensure all attendees can stay at the conference hotel.
Late Registration: Participants registered after Friday, August 25, 2017, will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee.
Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions: The deadline for cancellations is Wednesday. August 30, 2017. Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to 602.254.1177 by that date. No shows will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.
Pre-Conference:Turning Data into ActionThis year's Annual Pre-Conference is designed to give districts the information and resources they need to move from data to action in the areas of student achievement, school finance and public engagement. Attendees will hear from data-driven experts on how to dive deep into data and understand what questions as board members should you be asking about your district.
Wednesday, December 13th
|7:30-8:30am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-9:30am||Keynote: Imagine: Does Your Board Have a Design Mindset?||A design mindset is not problem-focused, it's solution focused and action oriented towards creating a preferred future. Find out what can happen when you switch your thinking and approach, and the role the right data plays in getting your there.||Dr. Punya Mishra, associate dean of scholarship and innovation, ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College|
|9:30-10:15am||Interactive Session: Designing Your Preferred Future with Data, Part I||Spark your imagination and stimulate your thinking! Participants will imagine their districts and schools could be while seeking ways to operate from where schools are using the lenses of school board leadership and the imperative to use data-driven decision making. Network and learn from colleagues across Arizona and engage with experts who are working collaboratively with a range of school districts seeking to transform education through the implementation of open-ended design practices and mindsets.||Dr. Punya Mishra, Associate Dean of Scholarship and Innovation, ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Jennifer Stein, Director of Design Initiatives Ben Scragg, Lead Design Strategists.|
|10:30-11:00am||Micro Panel: True Stories of Data-Informed Design||Leaders from five Arizona school districts will tell how they're approaching transformative change through data-informed design.|
|11:00-11:45am||Interactive Session: Designing Your Preferred Future with Data, Part II||Spark your imagination and stimulate your thinking! Participants will imagine their districts and schools could be while seeking ways to operate from where schools are using the lenses of school board leadership and the imperative to use data-driven decision making. Network and learn from colleagues across Arizona and engage with experts who are working collaboratively with a range of school districts seeking to transform education through the implementation of open-ended design practices and mindsets.||Dr. Punya Mishra, Associate Dean of Scholarship and Innovation, ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Jennifer Stein, Director of Design Initiatives Ben Scragg, Lead Design Strategists.|
|1:00-1:45pm||Taking Your Community's Pulse||A school’s climate and culture have been proven in research to have a huge effect on student and school performance. Hear how to Seek feedback from stakeholders and how using that feedback honors the school community.||Toni Badone, Arizona Director, AdvancED|
|1:45-2:45pm||Where's Your Achievement Gap - and How Do You Find It?||What processes does your district have in place to identify and address underlying contributors to your achievement gap? Hear strategies on how do dig in to the data and close the gap.||Sharifa Rowe, Owner S Rowe Consulting LLC|
|2:45-3:30pm||Follow the Money: Strategies for Aligning Budgets to Priorities||Discuss strategies for aligning you district resources (people, time, money) to your district's goals.||Dr. Anabel Aportela, Director of Research, ASBA/AASBO|
|3:30-4:00pm||Putting It All Together||Presenters and Participants|
|4:00-5:30pm||Registration for Annual Conference in Exhibit Hall|
|5:30-6:30pm||Awards Dinner Reception in Exhibit Hall||Paradise Valley USD student entertainment will be provided.|
|6:30-8:00pm||Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by Midstate Energy|
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|Join us to celebrate ASBA members’ accomplishments on this new night. The Arizona Teacher of the Year will inspire us with their insights. Entertainment will be provided by the Paradise Valley USD. The Barbara Robey Lifetime Achievement award winner will be recognized along with the winners of the Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award, the All-Arizona School Board Member Award, the Total Board Award, Honor Roll Awards and Gold Star recipients.|
|8:00-9:30pm||Casino Night sponsored by 1GPA|
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|Come join us at this newly created event for some relaxed networking time with colleagues and vendors. Enjoy dessert, coffee and a no-host bar. It’s a perfect way to end the day, reconnect with old friends and make new ones!|
Pre-Conference Two: School FundingWednesday, Sept. 6th
|7:00-8:00||Registration & Breakfast|
|8:00-8:05||Welcome, Overview and Introductions||Chris Kotterman|
|8:10-9:15||Current Issues in School Funding||Chris Kotterman
|8:50-9:20||The New School Capital Case: What You Need to Know||Tim Hogan
Dr. Anabel Aportela
|9:20-10:00||Using National, State and Local School Finance Data in Decision Making||Dr. Chuck Essigs
|10:20-10:50||Results-Based Funding: How It Works||Dr. Anabel Aportela|
|10:50-11:30||Filling the Gaps: Taxes, Bonds and Overrides||Randie Stein|
|11:30-12:00||Why We Talk Over Each Other: How the Legislature Sees Public School Funding||Dick Foreman|
Pre-Conference Three: Immigration & SchoolsWednesday, Sept. 6th
|1:00-1:05||Welcome, Overview and Introductions||Tracey Benson|
|1:05-1:50||Plyler v. Doe and Its Progeny: What the Law Says – And What It Doesn’t||Susan Segal|
|1:50-2:40||Interactions with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)||Tom Pickrell|
|3:00-3:45||Using Immigration Laws to Help Staff Your Schools||Phil Ortega|
|3:45-4:30||Obligations to Parents and Students – Including When to Translate||Jessica Sanchez|
Pre-Conference Four: Special EducationWednesday, Sept. 6th
|1:00-1:05||Welcome, Overview and Introductions||Chris Thomas|
|1:05-1:50||Special Education: Simplifying Our Most Complicated Law||Jim Walsh|
|1:50-2:20||Special Education Law Year in Review||Denise Lowell-Britt|
|2:20-2:50||Special Education: What It Costs – and Why Everyone Has a Stake||Dr. Anabel Aportela|
|3:10-3:50||The Endrew F. Case: Is It a Game Changer?||Denise Lowell-Britt
Dr. Anabel Aportela
|3:50-4:30||How to Deal with Difficult Parents||Deanna Rader|
|5:00-6:30||[Optional] Friends of ASBA Reception Sponsored by Strategic Partners|
60th ASBA Annual ConferenceThursday, December 14th
|7:00-8:30am||Black Caucus meeting||This will be the Black Caucus annual business meeting. This meeting is open to Black Caucus members and non-members. Election of officers will take place.|
|7:30-8:30am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-9:00am||Welcome & Opening Ceremony|
|9:00-10:15am||Keynote Speaker: Steve Pemberton, author of the memoir "A Chance in the World" and chief diversity officer for Walgreens||Transforming Adversity into Action" One of America’s most inspiring executives, he brings a deep personal understanding of human differences and the human experience to his position. Pemberton was a ward of the state for much of his childhood, an experience he chronicled in his 2012 best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World (Thomas Nelson). His extraordinary life journey, featured in People Magazine, has been translated into multiple languages and continues to inspire audiences across the world; the movie adaption of his life is currently underway. Pemberton’s tireless advocacy for the disenfranchised has earned him numerous accolades. His dedication to public service and personal and professional achievement have also earned him Honorary Doctorates from Winston-Salem State University (2014) and Boston College (2015). In 2015, Pemberton was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award by the United States Congress, presented to individuals from the private sector who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.|
|10:15-10:45am||Break + Book Signing in Exhibit Hall||Meet Steve Pemberton at a book signing opportunity immediately following his keynote address in the Exhibit Hall.|
|10:45am-12:15pm||Annual Business Meeting (ASBA & ASA) + Exhibit Hall Visits|| The ASBA Annual Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10:45 a.m. .
• Find out the results of the electronic bylaw vote.
• Exercise your right to vote as a school board! The elections of officers to the ASBA Board of Directors will take place during this meeting. Offices voted on are President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. The slate of officers are put forward by the ASBA Nominating Committee.
• Become more involved in your association. Attending this meeting will provide insight into opportunities within the association you may not have known about previously. Come find out how your talents and experience can be used.
|12:30-1:45pm||Golden Bell Luncheon sponsored by Cost Control Associates||The Golden Bell Promise Program Award recognizes school programs from throughout the state that have shown outstanding successes in student growth. The winners in each of the categories will also present a breakout session on their program that afternoon. Recognition of student winners of the Jack Peterson Scholarship, Jack Peterson Photography Contest and HNAIC Scholarship will also be awarded during this time. In addition, ASA will present awards to outstanding superintendents.|
|1:45-2:45pm||Dessert + Learning Activities in the Exhibit Hall||Meet with vendors and win some wonderful door prizes provided by our exhibitors.|
|2:55-3:45pm||Breakout Sessions||Choose from eight great sessions.|
|3:55-4:45pm||Breakout Sessions||Choose from eight great sessions.|
|5:00-7:00pm||Reception in the Exhibit Hall||After a long, hard day of conference activities, take some time to network with friends and vendors in a relaxed, casual atmosphere at this fun event in the Exhibit Hall.|
60th ASBA Annual ConferenceFriday, December 15th
|7:00-8:30am||Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus meeting||This will be the HNAIC annual business meeting. This meeting is open to HNAIC members and non-members.|
|7:00-8:00am||Arizona Rural Schools Association meeting|
|7:30-8:30am||Continental Breakfast in Foyer|
|8:30-9:00am||State of ASBA & Passing of the Gavel||Outgoing ASBA Board of Directors recognition, passing of the gavel with remarks by Julie Bacon, outgoing ASBA president and Linda Lyon, incoming ASBA president.|
|9:00-10:00am||Keynote Speaker: Ravi Hutheesing, cultural diplomat, national speaker and musician||"Millennial Mojo" One can best influence the actions of millennials by being relevant and relatable. Drawing comparisons to boomers often evokes negativity and condescension toward youth—a tendency that repeats itself with every generation. In any relationship, one must develop empathy. That begins by recognizing the events that shape millennial values. While every generalization has exceptions, certain cultures and traditions are losing relevance. Innovation must eclipse nostalgia, and workplace hierarchies (including uniforms) should make way for independent identities and individual achievements. Millennials work comfortably and view going to work as a results-oriented endeavor rather than a location-based or punch clock activity. They work 24/7 when motivated by the larger vision. Learn more about a fture under the leadership of our students, the millennials.|
|10:15-11:05am||Breakout Sessions||Choose from eight great sessions.|
|11:15-12:05pm||Breakout Sessions||Choose from eight great sessions.|