THE EQUITY EVENT
March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
This event digs deeps into timely, relevant, thought-provoking interactive sessions that look at educational equity to help close the achievement gaps for all students in Arizona.
Thought-provoking keynote speakers, expert presenters, experienced facilitators and interactive discussions set the stage for ASBA’s fourth Equity Event – a two-day experience aimed at taking you and your board from a deeper understanding of equity to strategic action and impact.
“One Man’s Journey”
Eric L. Motley, Ph.D.,
Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., is executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, a national, nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership. Motley will share the story of his journey, which took him from an Alabama town founded by slaves to becoming an Oval Office special assistant to President George W. Bush. He also has recounted his story in the recently published book “Madison Park: A Place of Hope,” which chronicles his experience of self-determination, hope and the American dream.
“Seizing the Moment: The Moral and Economic Imperative of Now”
Angela Hughey, Executive Director, One Arizona
Angela Hughey and the non-profit she co-founded turned understanding to statewide action through the “Open for Business to Everyone” coalition in the first quarter of 2014 in response to SB1062 by focusing on the moral and economic imperative for equity, diversity and inclusion. The powerful lessons she learned are relevant to school district leaders, too.
“Connecting the Dots: Creating Strategic Systems for Action and Impact”
Dr. Kevin Kumashiro
Knowing what you know, where do you go? Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, guide attendees through concrete steps in this thought-provoking, action-inspiring session. Dr. Kumashiro also will provide capstone remarks to close out The Equity Event: “Everything You Wanted to Know about Change, but Were Afraid to Ask.”
“Looking at student data with school boards”
Abigail Cohen, Senior Associate, Data Quality Campaign
Abigail Cohen is a senior associate at the Data Quality Campaign. In this role, Abby works across a number of DQC’s policy priority areas, conducting project specific research, writing, and policy analysis. Before joining DQC in 2015, Abby was the Director of Program Partners at Higher Achievement, a Washington, DC–based nonprofit that provides year-round academic support to middle school students. Abby holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Richmond as well as an M.P.P from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
PLUS…Taking Your District’s Equity Pulse
- What Are Your Equity Opportunities?
- What Story Does Your Data Tell?
- Are You Communicating a Reflection of Reality?
NEW – Breakout Wheel: The Practice of Equity
Rotate through four sessions designed to build practical knowledge and skills for equity action and impact at the board level.
- Making It Stick: Framing Equity Goals and Lenses
- Policy: Adopting and Implementing for Equity
- Budget: Putting Your Dollars Where Your Priorities Are
- Advocacy for Equity: Understanding Issues and Strategies
Member district registration fee is $295/person. The fee includes all online conference materials, two continental breakfasts, two lunches and a reception. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, March 9, 2018.
Participants registered after Friday, March 9, 2018, will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee.
Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions
The deadline for cancellations is Friday, March 16, 2018. 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.
The Equity Event will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved with a special conference rate of $195 single/double. In order to reserve a room, please call 1-800-325-3535 and request the Arizona School Boards Association 2018 Equity Conference rate. The cutoff date for reserving rooms in the block is Monday, March 5, 2018
Should you require assistance with the registration process, please call the ASBA office at 602-254-1100 or 1-800-238-4701.
|Registration + Continental Breakfast||Sponsored by:||General Session Foyer|
|Welcome||Dr. Tim Ogle, executive director, ASBA|
Linda Lyon, president, ASBA Board of Directors
|General Session Ballroom|
|Making the Most of the Equity Event||Tracey Benson, associate executive director, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|Equity vs. Equality: Defining the Difference for Your Board and Community||Nikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|Keynote: "One Man's Journey"||Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., executive vice president for institutional advancement and governance, Aspen Institute in Washington, DC||General Session Ballroom|
“Seizing the Moment: The Moral and Economic Imperative of Equity”
|Angela Hughey, president, One Community||General Session Ballroom|
|Data as a Flashlight||Nikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|Lunch + HNAIC Caucus Meeting||Patio|
|Facilitated Conversation: What Are Our Equity Opportunities?||All ASBA Staff||General Session Ballroom|
|What Story Does Your Data Tell?||Abigail Cohen, senior associate, policy and advocacy, Data Quality Campaign in Washington, DC||General Session Ballroom|
|Are You Communicating a Reflection of Reality?||Heidi Vega-Otero, director of communicaitons, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|What's Next?||Tracey Benson, associate executive director, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|Close of Thursday session|
|Welcome and Re-Cap of Day 1||Nikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
“Connecting the Dots: Creating Strategic Systems for Action and Impact”
|Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader and advocate.||General Session Ballroom|
|Orientation for Day 2||Nikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBA|
|Advocacy for Equity: Understanding Issues and Strategies||Chris Kotterman, director of governmental relations, ASBA||Rotation Room 1|
|Policy: Adopting and Implementing for Equity||Chris Thomas, associate executive director and general counsel, ASBA||Rotation Room 2|
|Lunch and Black Caucus Meeting||Patio|
|Budget: Putting Your Dollars Where Your Priorities Are||Dr. Anabel Aportela, director of research and analysis, ASBA/AASBO||Rotation Room 3|
|Making It Stick: Framing Equity Goals Using Data||Abigail Cohen, senior associate and policy and advocacy, Data Quality Campaign in Washington, DC||Rotation Room 4|
|Planning for Change||Dr. Kevin Kumashiro||General Session Ballroom|
|Closing Thoughts and Adjourn||Nikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
The Equity Event March 22-23
March 22 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. + Hosted Reception
March 23 | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join school board members, district and community at ASBA’s fourth-annual Equity Event –a national model for education equity leadership learning and training!
You’ll dig into leadership strategies and promising practices for closing the opportunity and achievement gaps through dynamic and interactive keynote addresses and general sessions, plus informative and engaging breakout sessions – all lead by a diverse group of Arizona and national experts.
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