Program Book Addendum

Below are edits to the Onsite Program Book. For the most up-to-date information, check the online planner and mobile app.

Saturday, March 25th

NEW
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C

How to Integrate Empathy and Changemaking into your School District

What does it take to have every student excited to learn and make change in their lives and the lives of others? In this session, led by Ashoka and a Changemaker School District, you will learn how to integrate empathy and changemaking into the curriculum and culture of your entire school district. You'll understand why empathy and changemaking are critical to student achievement and accountability, and be able to apply best practices from Anne Arundel County Public Schools to your own school system.
Presenters: Dr. Maureen McMahon, Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Strategic Initiatives, Anne Arundel County Maryland Public Schools and Vipin Thekk, Director, Ashoka

NEW
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E

The Collaborative Intervention Program:  Walking the Line between Public Education and Private Mental Health Services

The Collaborative Intervention Program assists students and families to access quality mental health care in the community. The program is also designed to coordinate special programs or activities within Littleton Public Schools such as resiliency training or parent informational meetings. Another important aspect of the program is to establish partnerships with community agencies to develop and enhance supports for district students. Learn how this is all possible with limited fiscal resources.
Presenters: Brian Ewert Presenter, Superintendent; Carrie Warren-Gully, Board Vice President; Christine Casey Perry, Facilitator of the Collaborative Intervention Program; Jack Reutzel, Board President, and Nate Thompson, Director of Social, Emotional and Behavior Services, Littleton Colorado Public Schools

NEW
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Study Hall 2

Designing a Global School

Ready to engage students and teachers with authentic global learning? Join two visionary North Carolina leaders and learn how they transformed their schools into nurturing, global communities where everyone achieves academic excellence. Through partnerships with Participate, these schools immerse students in language learning and leverage global PD opportunities for educators.
Presenters: Dan McInnis Presenter, Principal, Eastlawn Elementary School (Alamance-Burlington School System) and Cheryl Stidham, Director of Human Resources, Wake County North Carolina Public School System

NEW
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 5062

Using Acellus STEM Robotics Labs to Transition Special Education Students

Acellus Chairman Dr. Rog Billings presents a new approach to engage learners: Acellus STEM Robotics Labs. Studies show a higher percentage of special needs students transition into STEM-related careers than other students. Integrating STEM Labs into the Special Education environment assists educators in preparing classified students for college/career.
Presenters: Dr. Roger Billings Acellus Chairman, Acellus International Academy of Science

CANCELLED
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 111/113

The Power of Space in Education

Students will be better prepared for the future if the places where they learn match the means by which they learn. Students are learning differently now, and educational facilities must evolve with this shift in pedagogy. Join the American Architectural Foundation as we explore the impact space has on learning, by connecting progressive educators, and administrators with forward-thinking design that embraces the way 21st century students learn- creating flexible learning environments that improve student achievement in practical and replicable ways.
Presenters: Ron Bogle Presenter, President/CEO, American Architectural Foundation; Jim French Presenter, Global K-12 Practice Leader, DLR Group

Sunday, March 26th

NEW
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 506

WHY IS K-12 EDUCATION SO SLOW TO CHANGE?

Is there something inherently change-resistant about our K-12 schools? A former innovative district superintendent and a large ed tech industry CEO discuss what change can look like when a school or classroom breaks out. How can educators and leaders ignite 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 districts leveraging of learning science for better outcomes.
Presenters: David Levin Presenter, CEO, McGraw-Hill Education and Dwight Jones, Vice-President of National Urban Markets Initiative, McGraw-Hill Education

CANCELLED
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A

How We Did It: Critical Facility Issues Overcome

Hear from education leaders who utilized unique programs to implement critical upgrades to their facilities without using any budgeted capital. Participants in this session will learn real strategies for delivering critical wins for the learning environment, including how to bring new technologies forward to support student achievement.
Presenters: Bill Maurer, Senior Vice President, ABM

CANCELLED
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C

The Collaborative Intervention Program:  Walking the Line between Public Education and Private Mental Health Services

The Collaborative Intervention Program assists students and families to access quality mental health care in the community. The program is also designed to coordinate special programs or activities within Littleton Public Schools such as resiliency training or parent informational meetings. Another important aspect of the program is to establish partnerships with community agencies to develop and enhance supports for district students. Learn how this is all possible with limited fiscal resources.
Presenters: Brian Ewert Presenter, Superintendent; Carrie Warren-Gully, Board Vice President; Christine Casey Perry, Facilitator of the Collaborative Intervention Program; Jack Reutzel, Board President, and Nate Thompson, Director of Social, Emotional and Behavior Services, Littleton Colorado Public Schools

NEW
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Study Hall 1

GASB Update: What School Board Members Need to Know

David A. Vaudt, chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, will provide a high-level, plain-English-overview on key efforts the Board is focused on that impact the difficult policy and financial decisions school board members must make. This session will address the Board's guidance for "retirement suite" benefits (pension and other postemployment benefits ("OPEB") that school districts provide to their employees) as well as the GASB's efforts to update the financial reporting model used by school districts.
Presenter: David A. Vaudt, Chairman, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

CANCELLED
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Hall F

Student Music Ensemble Performance

The NAMM Foundation sponsored student performers exemplify the many benefits of a high quality education that includes music and the arts. NSBA conference attendees, please join us for an up-close and personal performance by the General Session groups and an informal meet and greet opportunity afterwards.
Presenter: Sharon Bryant, Sr. Project Manager, NAMM Foundation

NEW
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Study Hall 3

Designing a Global School

Ready to engage students and teachers with authentic global learning? Join two visionary North Carolina leaders and learn how they transformed their schools into nurturing, global communities immerse students in language learning and leverage global PD opportunities for educators.
Presenters: Dan McInnis Presenter, Principal, Eastlawn Elementary School (Alamance-Burlington School System) and Cheryl Stidham, Director of Human Resources, Wake County North Carolina Public School System

NEW
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
STUDY HALL 4

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

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a nationally recognized family and community engagement program designed to bring the fathers and father-figures of your students into the hallways, classrooms, library, lunchroom and playground of your school. This program will generate more than 4 million in-school volunteer hours this school year alone.
Presenter: Eric Snow WATCH D.O.G.S. President

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
STUDY HALL 5

District Deployment of Web-Learning

School districts across the nation are deploying web-learning to meet a variety of challenges and to improve student outcomes. In this session, attendees will hear from veteran educators who have successfully deployed web-learning at their school district to accomplish blended learning and credit recovery.
Presenter: Matthew Seerden Acellus – International Academy of Science Senior Acellus Trainer

NEW
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
STUDY HALL 8

ALEKS and Redbird: Adaptive Digital Mathematics for K12

You will get an overview of how ALEKS and Redbird personalizes that learning experience of every student. We will look at the adaptive technology in the student modules and the real time actionable data in the teacher modules.
Presenter: Connie Roubinet, Personalized Learning Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

Monday, March 27th

CANCELLED
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 2C/3C

Social Media, Apps, Cyberbullying, Sexting & Digital Responsibility: What's New, What's Now & What's Next for Schools and Digital Safety

In today's digital age, it's imperative schools are helping foster a safe and positive online experience for kids. With the ever-changing world of technology, educators, administrators and parents need to be on the forefront of the latest trends so we can help foster a positive online experience as they navigate this technology-driven world. From Instagram to Snapchat, sexting and cyberbullying, attendees will learn the latest trends and dangers, as well as solutions to keep kids and schools informed and safe.
Presenter: Katie Greer Presenter, CEO, KL Greer Consulting

NEW
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4A

Access, Equity, & Excellence: Eradicating the Achievement Gap

This session will address meaningful practices, policies, and procedures that school boards and school leaders can utilize in eradicating achievement gaps that plagues many low-income, and students of color. By identifying research-based approaches this session will offer tangible interventions and strategies that can increase access for all learners.
Presenter: Dr. Tyrone Howard University of California, Los Angeles Professor

NEW
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4B

Nature’s Engineers: A Model for Teaching STEM

Learn how Festo Didactic's integrative approach to STEM education uses bionics to motivate and inspire the next generation of problem solvers. You will discover how students create a bionic fish, focusing on engineering design-based learning that readily incorporates the application of science and math concepts; an innovative method that not only engages students, but also increases competency levels.
Presenters: Mike Brady Festo Didactic Senior Instructional Designer & Patti Yocius Festo Didactic STEM Product Manager

NEW
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 4C

Building Human Capacity for Blended Learning Transformation

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 21C learning environments.
Presenter: Jason Green Presenter, Executive Director, School Programs, McGraw-Hill Education

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