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THE EQUITY EVENT

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm

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THE EQUITY EVENT

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.

Keynote Speakers

“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

Sponsors

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Registration Fee

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.

Late Registration

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.

Hotel Information

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.

Thursday, March 22nd
TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
THURSDAY
8:00 a.m.
Registration + Continental BreakfastGeneral Session Foyer
THURSDAY
8:30 a.m.
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
THURSDAY
8:45 a.m.
Making the Most of the Equity EventTracey Benson, associate executive director, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.
Equity vs. Equality: Defining the Difference for Your Board and CommunityNikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
9:20 a.m.
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
THURSDAY
10:30 a.m.
Break & Book SigningSponsored 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.
Foyer
THURSDAY
10:45 a.m.
Keynote:
“Seizing the Moment: The Moral and Economic Imperative of Equity”
Angela Hughey, president, One CommunityGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
11:20 a.m.
Data as a FlashlightNikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
11:40 a.m.
Lunch & Special Guests: Santa Cruz Valley HS Mariachi Cielito LindoJoshua White, director, Santa Cruz Valley HS, Eloy Unified School DistrictPatio, weather permitting
THURSDAY
1:00 p.m.
What Story Does Your Data Tell?Abigail Cohen, senior associate, policy and advocacy, Data Quality Campaign in Washington, DCGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
2:45 p.m.
BreakGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
3:00 p.m.
HNAIC Scholarship AwardsPatrick Morales HNAIC president & Panfilo Contreras founding member of HNAICGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
3:15 p.m.
Are You Communicating a Reflection of Reality?Heidi Vega-Otero, director of communications, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
4:00 p.m.
What's Next?Tracey Benson, associate executive director, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
THURSDAY
4:15 p.m.
Hosted Reception & Special Guests:
Holbrook High School FUSION Band
Chris Obren, director, Holbrook H.S., Holbrook Unified School DistrictPatio, weather permitting
FRIDAY
7:30 a.m.
Continental BreakfastFoyer
FRIDAY
8:00 a.m.
Welcome and Re-Cap of Day 1Nikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
FRIDAY
8:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker:
“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
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.
Performance Art: Rising Youth TheaterPresented 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
FRIDAY
9:15 a.m.
Making It Stick: Framing Equity Goals Using DataAbigail Cohen, senior associate and policy and advocacy, Data Quality Campaign in Washington, D.C.General Session Ballroom
FRIDAY
10:00 a.m.
BreakFoyer
FRIDAY
10:15 a.m.
Policy: Adopting and Implementing for EquityChris Thomas, general counsel and associate executive director, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
FRIDAY
11:30a.m.
LunchPatio, weather permitting
FRIDAY
12:45 p.m.
Budget: Putting Your Dollars Where Your Priorities AreDr. Anabel Aportela, director of research and analysis, ASBA/AASBOGeneral Session Ballroom
FRIDAY
1:45 p.m.
Advocacy for Equity: Understanding Issues and StrategiesChris Kotterman, director of governmental relations, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom
FRIDAY
2:30 p.m.
BreakFoyer
FRIDAY
2:45 p.m.
Youth Voices for EquityMembers of Rising Youth Theater YouthGeneral Session Ballroom
FRIDAY
3:15 p.m.
Planning for Change: Now what?!Dr. Kevin KumashiroGeneral Session Ballroom
FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.
Closing Thoughts and AdjournNikkie Whaley, board support and field services specialist, ASBAGeneral Session Ballroom

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Start:
March 22 @ 8:00 am
End:
March 23 @ 5:00 pm