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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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||General Session Foyer|
|Welcome with Special Guests: |
Tolleson Heat Elite Dance Team
|Dr. Tim Ogle, executive director, ASBA and Linda Lyon, president, ASBA Board of Directors|
Carla Guerrero, dance coach, Tolleson Union High School District
|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, D.C.||General Session Ballroom|
|Break & Book Signing||Sponsored by AVID|
Eric Motley will be signing copies of his book, "Madison Park: A Place of Hope," during this time. Each book will be $20.00 and is payable by cash, check or card.
“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 & Special Guests: Santa Cruz Valley HS Mariachi Cielito Lindo||Joshua White, director, Santa Cruz Valley HS, Eloy Unified School District||Patio, weather permitting|
|What Story Does Your Data Tell?||Abigail Cohen, senior associate, policy and advocacy, Data Quality Campaign in Washington, DC||General Session Ballroom|
|Break||General Session Ballroom|
|HNAIC Scholarship Awards||Patrick Morales HNAIC president & Panfilo Contreras founding member of HNAIC||General Session Ballroom|
|Are You Communicating a Reflection of Reality?||Heidi Vega-Otero, director of communications, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|What's Next?||Tracey Benson, associate executive director, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|Hosted Reception & Special Guests:|
Holbrook High School FUSION Band
|Chris Obren, director, Holbrook H.S., Holbrook Unified School District||Patio, weather permitting|
|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|
|Performance Art: Rising Youth Theater||Presented by the ASBA Black Caucus and the Hispanic Native American Indian Caucus and led by |
Xanthia Walker, co-founder and artistic director, Rising Youth Theater
|General Session Ballroom|
|Making It Stick: Framing Equity Goals Using Data||Abigail Cohen, senior associate and policy and advocacy, Data Quality Campaign in Washington, D.C.||General Session Ballroom|
|Policy: Adopting and Implementing for Equity||Chris Thomas, general counsel and associate executive director, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|Lunch||Patio, weather permitting|
|Budget: Putting Your Dollars Where Your Priorities Are||Dr. Anabel Aportela, director of research and analysis, ASBA/AASBO||General Session Ballroom|
|Advocacy for Equity: Understanding Issues and Strategies||Chris Kotterman, director of governmental relations, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|
|Youth Voices for Equity||Members of Rising Youth Theater Youth||General Session Ballroom|
|Planning for Change: Now what?!||Dr. Kevin Kumashiro||General Session Ballroom|
|Closing Thoughts and Adjourn||Nikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBA||General Session Ballroom|