66th Annual Convention

November 8-11, 2012

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

2012 Annual Convention Banner

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Photo of Governor John Kitzhaber

Governor John Kitzhaber addressed the general session on Saturday, November 10. He  shared important and timely information on p

rogress toward the state's 40-40-20 goal and the critical partnership role of school boards in supporting improved student achievement.

Photo of Dr. Rudy Crew

Chief Education Officer Dr. Rudy Crew addressed the general session on Friday, November 9.

Highlights

Practical Information
More than 65 workshops provide you with tools and ideas to aid your decision making and help students succeed.

Industry Partners
In the Exhibit Hall, discover new services and products from companies ready to help you reach your goals. Learn from industry experts in quick and informative sessions.

Networking
There’s no better way to connect with others and share experiences than at the receptions, meals, exhibits and workshops.

The Lounge
This is convention’s central hub; you can interact with colleagues, meet the speakers, buy a book or check your email.

Great Examples
Student entertainment, an art show and some of the workshops feature the talents and accomplishments of Oregon students.

Celebrate
Great things are happening in education. At convention, we recognize and celebrate your achievements! 

Networking Opportunities

Receptions

Thursday

  • Opening reception
    Sponsored by PACE
    4:00-6:30 pm

Friday

  • Industry Reception Night
    Garrett Hemann Robertson Reception
    5:00-7:00 pm
  • First Student Reception 5:30 pm (invitation) followed by Dinner at 6:30 pm (invitation)
  • Imagine Learning Reception 5:30 pm (invitation) followed by Dinner at 6:30 pm (invitation)

Exhibit Hall

Thursday

  • Exhibits open
    4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Friday

  • Exhibits open
    7:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Breakfast
    7:30-8:15 am
  • Lunch
    Noon-1:15 pm

The Lounge

The place to meet, relax and use your computer.

Friday

  • 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Saturday

  • 7:00 am-4:00 pm

Convention bonus - Trail Blazer savings

While you're in Portland for our annual convention, don't pass up an opportunity to see live basketball Saturday night, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

OSBA can save you up to $12 per ticket to see the Portland Trail Blazers battle the San Antonio Spurs. OSBA members also have the opportunity to arrive early (at 5:30 pm) before the general public and watch the Trail Blazers warm-up prior to the game!

See the attached flyer for more details.

Board Secretaries' Workshop

Unlocking the Brain’s Secrets to Transform Life and Work

Presented by Dr. Elaine Johnson, author of A Beginner's Guide to the Brain: Major Discoveries that Will Change Your Life

In the past, scientists could study only damaged or dead brains.  For the past thirty years, however, new technology has made it possible for scientists to look inside the healthy, living brain. Because of MRIs, CAT scans and other technology, today scientists know that relationships change the brain in ways that shape intelligence, influence personality, and affect emotional balance. They know why the brain forms habits and resists change, and why it likes some leadership tactics and reject others. Scientists also understand the brain’s need to belong and to find meaning.

Dr. Johnson will describe some of the remarkable discoveries that brain research has made and apply these discoveries to your life and work. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about building a brain-friendly workplace and strengthening your brain’s speed and power.

Dr. Elaine Johnson, Executive Director of MBM Associates, consultants to educators and business leaders, served for many years as a university professor and administrator, dean of community college vocational and academic programs, and a high school teacher. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Dr. Johnson is the recipient of many awards and honors for her work as an educator.

Elaine is the author of Contextual Teaching and Learning: What It Is and Why It’s Here to Stay (2002) and The Dismantling of Public Education and How to Stop It (2003). Dr. Johnson will be on-hand following her session to sign purchased copies of her new book, A Beginner's Guide to the Brain: Major Discoveries that Will Change Your Life (2012)

Additional workshop sessions include information on iPads and public records along with a fun-filled mock board meeting and a panel presentation on what it takes to be an outstanding board secretary from the perspective of board members and superintendents.

Thursday, November 8 
8:00 a.m. Registration 
8:15 a.m. Welcome

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Council of School Attorneys Workshop

Friday, November 9, - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Annual Conference will focus on the tough issues school attorneys face every day -- there will be a Supreme Court update on recent education rulings, addressing diversity issues currently surfacing in the legal profession and our education system as well as getting updates on some of the hottest legal issues in P-20 education.

2012 Agenda.

Oregon schools produce some of the most amazing musical talent! Hearing and seeing them perform reminds us all of the many rewards students get from music programs and how important they are in our schools. Here are your opportunities to hear student entertainers this year.

Pendleton High School Swing Choir
Pendleton 16
Performing During:General Session: Jamie Vollmer

When: Friday, November 9, 2012 (1:15 PM - 3:00 PM)
Awards: The PHS Swing Choir has been accepted to perform for Disney Performing Arts on multiple occasions, and frequently travels to do so. In addition, they have received ratings of "I" or "I+" (an 'Outstanding') at their ensemble competition within our regional music district for several consecutive years. The swing choir was invited to perform this year for the Oregon State Board of Education listening session held in Pendleton. Partly due to the success of this group, Pendleton was chosen in 2010 by the NAMM Foundation as one of only two 'Best Communities for Music Education'.
The Pendleton High School Swing Choir is the top performing ensemble for the choral program at PHS and represent the top 15% of our choral program. The students perform a widely varied repertoire, from madrigals and early music to jazz, musicals and pop. The ensemble often performs lightly staged choreographed works in conjunction with a rhythm section, and is frequently requested for performances within our community and beyond.
Phoenix Theatre
Hood River County
Performing During:General Session: Dr. Luis Cruz

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 (8:45 AM - 10:30 AM)
Awards: Phoenix Theatre is highly acclaimed and known throughout the valley. Because of the rigor of the class, students are able to receive college credit through the dual enrollment program offered through Columbia Gorge Community College.
Phoenix Theatre is a combination Commedia Dell'Arte and Jean Le Coq style of theatre. Through the audition process students are chosen for their movement ability, creative talent and strong work ethic. Through the collaborative process, pieces are created that run the gamut of classical mime, sword combat, dance, puppets (always made from unexpected sources), hula hoops, unicycles, Boomwhackers: the sky is the limit. While all shows are designed to appeal to the young and young at heart, Phoenix Theatre has been called upon to create works that address a more adult, serious theme, such as Community Reads events. Our "bread and butter" are our road shows that we take to the elementary schools in the area. Our mission here is to bring live theatre to the children of the gorge. We also take the traveling show to Saturday Markets, gala openings and workshops. In January we provide a special "Phoenix Theatre's Big Show in the Bowe," a one hour musical or play. Expect to see fast paced, well-executed numbers, often with an uplifting message. A Piece I would like to offer would be a Stomp-like piece called "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" that uses a Brazilian beat on garbage bags, plastic bottles, recycling bins and giant garbage cans on wheels. We have other wonderful pieces to choose from as well.
Philomath High School Jazz Band
Philomath 17J
Performing During:General Session: Jack Gallagher

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 (8:15 AM - 9:45 AM)
Awards: Philomath High School is a two time Grammy Award Signature School, as well as a state level award winning Jazz Band.
High School Jazz Band - Traditional Big Band dance style music.

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OSBA Exhibition                                                                EXHIBITOR LIST

November 8-11, 2012

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in our exhibition at the Oregon School Boards Association's annual convention. This is an excellent opportunity for your business to meet school decision-makers. No other event in Oregon offers your company this level of exposure to board members, the people ultimately responsible for decisions in their local schools. Also consider the event partner opportunities. Participating as an event partner or sponsoring a component of convention increases your exposure and is another way to build brand and product awareness.

Qualified Leads - Close to 900 board members, superintendents and staff attend our convention looking for new ideas, services and money-saving techniques.

Traffic - The opening reception, meals, breaks and the student art fair and sale are in the Exhibit Hall. It's where attendees will connect with each other and you.

Partnerships - Increase your exposure through event partnerships or corporate opportunities. In one step, your company will have visibility within the public education market, building brand and product awareness.

The Lounge - The hub of convention and the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. Attendees can check email, buy a book and interact with colleagues, speakers and exhibitors - this is the place to be.

REGISTRATION

Download these informational materials and to register.

  • Exhibitor Prospectus 
  • Exhibitor Registration Form
  • Event Partnership Opportunities

    PAYMENT

  • Pay fees online through PaySchools.

    Contact Lori Sattenspiel for more information.

  • Registration/Meal Information


    OSBA Members -- Registration Fees   By 10/05/12   After 10/05/12
    New board members elected/appointed on or after 12/01/2011 $75 $75
    First 3 paid registrations (per person)   $285   $335
    All additional paid registrations (per person)   $255   $305
    Board Secretaries Workshop (per person) (includes lunch)
      (Free for OSBA members if you are attending convention also)
      $125*   $175*
    Council of School Attorneys (per person) (CLE credit applied for)
      (Free for OSBA members if you are attending convention also)
      $125*   $175*

    Meals are not included in the cost of registration. OSBA members and non-members may sign up for meals onsite

    Non-OSBA Members -- Registration Fees   By 10/05/12   After 10/05/12
    New board members elected/appointed on or after 12/01/2011 $175 $175
    Convention registration (per person)   $385   $435
    Board Secretaries Workshop (per person) (includes lunch)   $225   $275
    Council of School Attorneys (per person) (CLE credit applied for)   $225   $275

    *Board Secretaries and Council School Attorneys workshop fees are waived if the attendee is a convention registrant.

    Cancellation: After October 5, a $50 fee is charged for each cancellation. No shows will be billed for the entire registration fee plus requested meals.

    Meal Information

    Meal tickets may be ordered for spouses or guests; convention registration is not required. Tickets must be purchased by 4 p.m. the day prior to the meal. For refunds, meal tickets must be returned 48 hours before the meal.

    Meals
    COST
    Opening Reception Thursday Complimentary
    Networking Breakfast buffet Friday (first-come, first-served) Complimentary
    Lunch Friday $20.00
    Lunch Saturday $25.00

    Breakfast Saturday (ESD, Small Schools and Critical Issues)

    $19.00
    Breakfast Sunday - Followed by General Session with Jack Gallagher                                        

    $20.00

     MenusThis file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  

     

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    Friday Morning Workshops - 8:15-9:30 a.m.

    Friday Morning Workshops - 10:00-11:15 a.m.

    Friday Morning Workshops - 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Friday Afternoon Workshops - 3:30-4:00 p.m.

    Friday Afternoon Vendor Showcase - 3:30-4:00 p.m.

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Saturday Morning General Session - 8:45-10:30 a.m.

    Saturday Morning Workshops - 11:00-12:15 p.m.

    Saturday Afternoon Workshops - 3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Special Guests

    Dr. Rudy Crew

    The Future of Education in Oregon

    Friday 1:15 pm

    This is an image of Gov John Kitzhaber

    Governor Kitzhaber

    Governor's Address

    Saturday 8:45 am

    Governor John Kitzhaber will share important and timely information on progress toward the state's 40-40-20 goal and the critical partnership role of school boards in supporting improved student achievement.

    Keynoters

    This is an image of jamie vollmerJamie Vollmer

    Friday - 1:15 - 3:00 pm

    Jamie Vollmer is the author of Schools Cannot Do It Alone, which the American School Board Journal hails as one of the top ten education books of 2010. He is the 2010 recipient of the National School Public Relations Association’s Learning and Liberty award for his efforts to strengthen partnerships between communities and schools. In 1988, Mr. Vollmer helped found the Iowa Business Roundtable and became the Roundtable’s executive director. Once a harsh critic of public schools, Mr. Vollmer has become their forceful champion. He holds a law degree from Catholic University and a B.A. from Penn State.

    This is an image of luis cruzDr. Luis Cruz

    Saturday - 9:00 - 10:30 am

    Dr. Luis Cruz is a dedicated educator who is the former principal at Baldwin Park High School, located approximately 30 miles east of Los Angeles. Having achieved notable success as the principal at Holland Middle School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District, Dr. Cruz embarked on a mission to replicate that success at Baldwin Park High School by adopting and implementing a “Professional Learning Community” framework. He has taught and served as an administrator at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Dr. Cruz has demonstrated special effectiveness in working with English Language Learners.

    This is an image of jack gallagherJack Gallagher

    Sunday - 8:15 - 9:45 am

    A lifelong entertainer, Jack Gallagher started working in Boston in the 1980’s. He helped establish such clubs as The Comedy Connection, Stitches and Ding-Ho Comedy before moving to Los Angeles, where he became a regular at The Improv. Among his movie credits are Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood and Incident at Ruby Ridge. He presently co-hosts MoneyTrack on public TV and appears frequently on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Mr. Gallagher is a three-time Emmy award winner for hosting PBS’ Money Moves, Off-Limits and Kids, Cash and Common Sense. When not working, you’ll find him at home with his wife Jean and sons Declan and Liam.

    Schedule at a glance

    Click on an activity in the schedule to view more details.

    Thursday, November 8, 2012
    7:30am - 6:30pm Registration- Lower Level 1 Foyer
    8:00am - 4:00pm Board secretaries workshop- Salon A
    8:30am - 4:30pm Oregon Association of School Business Officials Workshop- Salon E
    12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch for pre-convention workshop attendees and others- Salon F
    4:00pm - 6:30pm Art display by Salem-Keizer Education Foundation- Lower Level 2
    4:00pm - 6:30pm Exhibit hall- Lower Level 2
    4:00pm - 6:30pm Opening Reception (free)- Lower Level 2
    4:00pm - 6:30pm The Lounge
    Friday, November 9, 2012
    7:30am - 4:00pm Registration- Lower Level 1 Foyer
    7:30am - 8:15am Continental breakfast- Lower Level 2
    7:30am - 4:00pm Art display by Salem-Keizer Education Foundation- Lower Level 2
    7:30am - 5:00pm The Lounge
    7:30am - 4:00pm Exhibit hall open- Lower Level 2
    8:15am - 9:30am Workshops
    9:00am - 4:30pm Council of school attorneys workshop- Mt. Hood Room
    9:30am - 10:00am Networking break- Lower Level 2
    10:00am - 11:15am Workshops
    11:15am - 11:30am Break- Lower Level 2
    11:30am - 12:00pm Workshops
    12:00pm - 1:15pm Friday lunch- Lower Level 2
    1:15pm - 3:00pm General Session: Jamie Vollmer- Salon F
    3:00pm - 3:30pm Networking break- Lower Level 2
    3:30pm - 4:00pm Workshops
    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    7:00am - 5:00pm Registration- Lower Level 1 Foyer
    7:00am - 4:00pm The Lounge- Lower Level 2 Foyer
    7:30am - 8:30am Saturday Breakfast - ESD- Salon I
    7:30am - 8:30am Saturday Breakfast - Critical issues- Salon A
    7:30am - 8:30am Saturday Breakfast - Small schools- Mt. Hood Room
    8:45am - 10:30am General Session: Dr. Luis Cruz- Salon F
    10:30am - 11:00am Refreshment/Break- Lower Level 1 Foyer
    11:00am - 12:15pm Workshops
    12:15pm - 2:00pm Saturday lunch- Lower Level 2 Foyer
    2:00pm - 2:15pm OSBA annual membership meeting- Salon E
    2:15pm - 3:15pm Hot topics tables- Salon E
    3:15pm - 12:30pm Break- Lower Level 1 Foyer
    3:30pm - 4:45pm Workshops
    Sunday, November 11, 2012
    7:45am - 8:15am Sunday Breakfast- Salon E
    8:15am - 9:45am General Session: Jack Gallagher- Salon F

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    2012 Event Partners

    • PACE
    • D.A. Davidson & Co.
    • Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp.
    • Hill International
    • Brattain International
    • LifeGuard Structures

    OPPORTUNITIES

    As an event partner you have the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with members. Event partner packages are designed to simplify your participation and will help you build brand and product awareness.

    All event partners and sponsors receive:
    • Recognition on OSBA's website in the partner and sponsor sections in corporate opportunities and here on these annual convention pages.
    • Listing on OSBA's Facebook page.
    • Listing in the convention program.
    • Logo rotating on the big screens prior to general sessions.
    • A mailing list of registered attendees prior to convention.
    Event Partner packages:

    Convention media partner - Combine an exhibit booth and a full page advertisement in the convention program.
    Scholarship Fund partner - Help an individual attend the convention by contributing to the Scholarship Fund. You may assist OSBA staff in drawing the winner(s) at one of the general sessions. An exhibit booth is included at a discount.
    Convention sponsor partner - Sponsor a component and receive a 10% discount on an exhibit booth.

    COMPONENTS

    This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download. Opportunities document and form

    Opening reception - The opening reception in the exhibit hall is available exclusively or by individual hors d’oeuvres. Receive recognition in marketing materials, signs and a personalized invitation postcard to registered attendees.

    Keynote speakers
    Be a part of the inspiration! Address the attendees and introduce one of the general session speakers. You’ll also receive recognition in the program near the presentation description.

    Networking breakfast-Friday - Held in the exhibit hall and free to all attendees, Friday breakfast is the kick-off to the day of networking. Signs at each buffet catch attention. Napkins or other service items with your company name are available by request.

    Networking lunch-Friday - Lunch is a casual buffet allowing attendees time to eat, mingle and connect with the services and products you offer. Exhibit hall entrance and buffet signs capture attention. One meal ticket included.

    Refreshment & Networking breaks -
    Friday AM or PM break: Friday’s breaks are 30 minutes to allow ample time to connect. The hall is also the only place to get a free cup of tea or coffee. Signs at the break stations capture attention.
    Saturday AM or PM Break: Saturday’s breaks are held in the LLI foyer in front of the OSBA registration desk. Signs at the break stations capture attention.

    Reception-Friday - NEW! Host this relaxed, fun reception for all attendees. Receive recognition in marketing materials, signs, and other ways we work together to develop.

    Presenter gifts - We have an allstar group of volunteer presenters willing to share their stories, successes and information. Help us thank them with a gift that would include your company logo or business card.

    Convention program - Our program is a spiral bound book that includes everything attendees need to know about convention. Your full color, full-page ad will be on the inside front cover.

    Packet contents - Choose from: Lanyards, tote bags, pens, or notepads
    Every attendee receives these items when they register. Each item is imprinted with your information and/or logo.

    Hotel keycards - Keys are designed with your logo and advertisement for attendees staying in the headquarters hotel. Attendees get to keep their cards.

    The Lounge - The hub of convention and entrance to the exhibit hall. Attendees can check email, buy a book and interact with colleagues, speakers and exhibitors. Receive recognition in marketing materials, signs and personalized candy or other trinkets.

    The Lounge hardware - Provide the computers and other hardware for attendees to check email and stay connected. Monitor signs will thank you for your contribution as well as a special mention in The Lounge advertisement in the convention program.
    Wireless internet - Your logo and information is added to the access instructions as well as posted in The Lounge.

    ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

    Advertise in the convention program. Each attendee gets one and it includes everything they need to know.

    • Half page (4.5" x 4.5"), full color
    • Full page (4.5" x 9"), full color

    PAYMENT

    Pay fees online through PaySchools.

    Other Opportunities

    Check out our other corporate partnerships.

    Contact Lori Sattenspiel for more information.

    Hotel Reservation/Policy Information 

    Room blocks open September 10, 2012.

    Hotel reservations are made directly with hotels - not through OSBA. OSBA negotiates blocks of reduced-rate rooms, this year at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront and The RiverPlace. 

    To make hotel reservations, call the hotel directly (see phone numbers below) or make reservations online by clicking on the reservations link next to the hotel name. All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Benefits of reserving a room at headquarters or other nearby convention hotel:

    • Keeps convention meeting costs down
    • Keeps room and food costs down
    • Keeps registration fees down
    • Provides easier access to your room

    Some tips to make your hotel reservation process go smoother:

    • All hotels require a credit card to make your reservation. However, it will not be charged. You can choose to pay by cash, check, credit card or purchase order (Marriott Downtown Waterfront only) upon check-in.
    • Make sure you have made all of your hotel reservations by October 17! After October 17, OSBA's room blocks and negotiated rates are no longer available. If you find that you need a new hotel reservation after October 17 you will need to call the hotel to check for availability and room rate.
    • Please check with each hotel directly for their cancellation notice requirements, early departure fees and other policies they may have regarding your stay. 

    To modify or cancel reservations after October 17, please call your hotel directly. If you have problems making your reservation or need more information, please contact Event planner.

    Hotel Rates and Reservations
    Marriott Downtown Waterfront → Reservations (Opens September 10 until October 17)
    1401 SW Naito Pkwy
    Portland, OR 97201
    1-800-546-9513
    SINGLE
    $123
    ($138.38 w/tax)
    DOUBLE
    $133
    ($149.63 w/tax)
    TRIPLE
    $133
    ($149.63 w/tax)
    QUAD
    $133
    ($149.63 w/tax)
    When clicking on the above link the group code should be entered for you. Before completing your reservation, verify the rate to make sure it is OSBA's negotiated rate. A credit card is required to make your reservation. However, it will not be charged. You can choose to pay by cash, check, credit card or purchase order (Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront only) upon check-in.
    Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Floor Plan
    RiverPlace Hotel → Reservations (Opens September 10 until October 17)
    1510 SW Harbor Way
    Portland, OR  97201
    1-800-227-1333
    SINGLE
    $153
    ($172.13 w/tax)
    DOUBLE
    $153
    ($172.13 w/tax)
    Reservations can be made by calling the 800 number provided above. Please tell the reservation desk you are part of the of the OSBA group when making your reservation. A credit card is required to make your reservation. However, it will not be charged. You can choose to pay by cash, check, credit card upon check-in.
    Room descriptions, parking and taxes
    Single = one bed, one person
    Double = one or two beds, two people
    Triple = two beds, three people
    Quad = two beds, four people
    Studio
    = king bed and sofa bed, four people
    One bedroom suite = king bed only, two people
    Parking: Parking for of Marriott Downtown Waterfront (valet parking only) is $15 per day. Parking at the RiverPlace is $20 per day.
    Hotel tax rate: 12.5%.

        

    Convention bonus - Trail Blazer savings

    While you're in Portland for our annual convention, don't pass up an opportunity to see live basketball Saturday night, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

    OSBA can save you up to $12 per ticket to see the Portland Trail Blazers battle the San Antonio Spurs. OSBA members also have the opportunity to arrive early (at 5:30 pm) before the general public and watch the Trail Blazers warm-up prior to the game!

    See the attached flyer for more details.

    There are 75 workshops for you to choose from.

    Friday, November 9, 2012 (Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM)
    A Systems Approach to Student Achievement
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon E
    Meets Leadership Institute Bronze Certification (Data-Driven Decision-Making)
    Presenters:
    Rick Stucky, OSBA, policy specialist
    Understand the array of achievement data and student assessments available and how they can drive decisions that improve student success and close achievement gaps for districts and charter schools. The Oregon Department of Education's DATA Project (Direct Access to Achievement) and the National School Boards Association's "Key Work of School Boards" are the basis for this workshop.
    Achieving Higher Standards: What Boards Need to Know About Oregon Modified and Extended Diplomas
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon I
    Presenters:
    Sara Gelser, Representative, Oregon House District 16; co-chair, House Committee on Education
    Oregon is the only state in the nation with statewide standards for modified and extended diplomas. Such diplomas give students unique opportunities to achieve rigorous and appropriate goals. These school-completion documents become more relevant with the advent of achievement compacts, and they provide a key strategy for closing the achievement gap in your district. This session offers questions you can ask to help more kids in your district succeed with the most rigorous possible diploma, and to ensure ALL kids are prepared for work or postsecondary education.
    Assessment of Essential Skills
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salem Room
    Presenters:
    Derek Brown, Oregon Department of Education, manager, assessment of essential skills
    Nancy Bush-Lange, Oregon City High School, principal
    Anitra McCormack, Oregon City High School, associate principal

    Learn about current policy updates on Essential Skills graduation requirements, new resources that are available, data submission and reporting, and activities associated with the transition to the Smarter Balanced assessment. Leaders from Oregon City High School will share their successful experience in using work samples to help improve overall assessment results over the past five years. They will discuss the various facets of their work sample system, including task development, scoring, overall management and most effective uses.
    Board's Role in Evaluation Under SB 290
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon H
    Presenters:
    Peggy Stock, OSBA, legal, labor & PACE services consultant
    Theresa Richards, Oregon Department of Education, director of teaching and learning

    By enacting SB 290, the 2011 legislature added to the existing statutory process for evaluating TSPC licensed staff. Among other things, the law now requires the school board to adopt a policy consistent with the new process and ensure that all evaluations conducted after July 1, 2013, comply. Board members may wonder if the board still evaluates only the superintendent under the new law. Does the new law really change anything? How should the board involve itself in evaluation of other licensed staff? This session will describe the important role of the board in establishing the process and criteria. It will also set forth the boundaries of the board’s involvement in evaluating licensed staff.
    Building Capacity and Support at Home and Statewide
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon B
    Presenters:
    Kristen Miles, Portland 1J, charter schools manager
    Margaret Bates, Oregon Department of Education, education specialist-charter schools

    Join this facilitated roundtable discussion about being an active, effective authorizer of charter schools in Oregon. Share your charter oversight structure and discuss your assets, needs and wants for support in all areas of charter school sponsorship.
    Charter Governance Through Policy
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon G
    Meets Leadership Institute Gold Certification (Charter Schools)
    Presenters:
    Peggy Holstedt, OSBA, director of policy services
    It is not always in the charter school's best interest to adopt the sponsoring district's policy. How are charter and district policies similar and how are they different? Charter school policies can protect the charter school's flexibility and innovation as well as its liability. Find out what is required (and what is not) to improve your charter school's governance structure.
    Eastern Promise -- An Innovative Pathway Allowing High School Students to Earn College Credits
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon A
    Presenters:
    Mark Mulvihill, InterMountain ESD, superintendent
    Eric Volger, InterMountain ESD, director of instructional services

    Eastern Oregon University, Blue Mountain Community College, Treasure Valley Community College, InterMountain ESD and selected Oregon high schools share a commitment to the Eastern Promise. Their goals include showcasing the values of education and raising the number of students who graduate from high school in the Eastern Oregon region, with the hope that more will attend and graduate from a post-secondary educational institution. The Eastern Promise features a clear vision and efficient priorities to challenge students and keep them on the path to a successful future.
    Enhancing School Outcomes Through Open Enrollment and School-wide RTI
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Willamette Room
    Presenters:
    Marc Thielman, Alsea School District, superintendent
    Doug Westlind, Alsea School District, board chair
    Jeremy Wells, Alsea School District, special services coordinator
    Jackie Olsen, Alsea School District, business manager

    Participants will receive a presentation on student improvement data and the K-12 RTI program that the Alsea School District established to market its school, attract new students, and improve outcomes and finances via open-enrollment. Participants will learn how goals, mission and data-driven initiatives can rally a system to achieve big success regarding student achievement.
    Exploring Your Career Pathway to Leadership: High Quality, Relevant, Job-embedded
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Columbia Room
    Presenters:
    Colin Cameron, COSA, director of professional development
    Cheryl Brown, COSA, licensure specialist

    This session will provide information about the recently TSPC-approved COSA-CUC Administrator Licensure Programs. COSA has partnered with Concordia University of Chicago to offer the Initial and Continuing Administrator licenses, with the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree or Doctorate in conjunction with the programs. The presentation will include different aspects of the rigorous program and relevant, job-embedded practicum, including a review of application, admission and transfer procedures; appropriate documents will be available. The process required for hiring and training adjunct faculty, supervisors and mentors will also be outlined.
    Facility Funding: Looking for Money in All the Right Places
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon C
    Presenters:
    Dr. Phil Long, Medford School District, superintendent
    Ruth Scott, Center for Innovative School Facilities, executive director

    This session will consider a broad range of funding sources for facilities, and will discuss the most important steps to securing funding and “following the money.” The discussion will examine the process of planning and prioritizing the district’s needs, and will cover matching funds and funds from unexpected sources. A critical consideration is the link between improvements to facilities and student achievement, which figures into setting priorities not only to save money but also improve the environment for learning. Among the takeaways is the 2012 CISF Funding Guide.
    Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and Achievement Compacts
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon F
    Meets Leadership Institute Gold Certification (Student Achievement)
    Presenters:
    Betsy Miller-Jones, OSBA, interim executive director
    Morgan Allen, OSBA, legislative services specialist

    The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) is a 12-member board, chaired by Governor Kitzhaber, charged with creating and overseeing a unified system of public education in Oregon from early childhood through college and career programs. The work of the OEIB is overseen by Oregon’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Rudy Crew and guided by the “40-40-20” goal. Achievement compacts, public education funding and governance of our public education system are just a few of the key areas OEIB's work touches. Come learn about the latest proposals and recommendations of the OEIB and why this is important to your district.
    Principles of Effective Expanded Learning Opportunities
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Salon D
    Presenters:
    Tammy Marino, OregonASK, training and education coordinator
    Decades of research have documented the positive impact of afterschool and summer programs, and have yielded a wealth of information, including the core requirements for effective programs. Participants will learn the key elements of quality expanded learning opportunities and how they can support academic achievement, student engagement and classroom readiness.
    School Reform Is NOT Rocket Science, It Is Much More Difficult
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Medford Room
    Presenters:
    Steve Kelley, South Umpqua School District, superintendent
    Andy Johnson, South Umpqua School District, curriculum TOSA

    Authentic educational reform eludes most school districts. School board members rarely see their correct role in such reform. They assume that hiring the right superintendent is the only thing they need to do. The South Umpqua School District will share its three-year journey in redefining the board’s role in school reform. Each participant will walk away with concrete ideas and examples for reshaping the role of school board members in their prospective districts. We will also present a variety of tools that keep the board apprised of the health of the system they oversee.
    Strategic Planning: Setting Expectations and Building Collective Will Are Two Key Board Roles
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Pearl Room
    Meets Leadership Institute Gold Certification (Leadership)
    Presenters:
    Steve Lamb, OSBA, board development specialist
    The real value of a good strategic planning process is the enthusiasm it builds to achieve the identified goals. This session will outline a process that identifies where to focus effort and resources for best results, along with building organizational trust and a motivating climate.
    Sustainability for 21st CCLC -- Show Me the Money
    Time: 8:15AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Eugene Room
    Presenters:
    Mary Masla, OregonASK, former AmeriCorps VISTA sustainability coordinator
    Program sustainability is a goal for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. In the past year, Oregon Afterschool for Kids has partnered with the Afterschool Alliance, AmeriCorps VISTA and The Finance Project to support twelve Oregon school districts to create sustainability plans for their 21st CCLC afterschool programs. Participants will learn from Oregon’s experience, and discuss methods of creating sustainability for 21st CCLC programs.
    Friday, November 9, 2012 (Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM)
    Best Practices and Educational Investment: The Quality Education Commission's 2012 Report
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon G
    Presenters:
    Brian Reeder, Department of Education, assistant superintendent, analysis and reporting
    Doug Wells, Department of Education, Quality Education Commission chair

    This presentation features the 2012 version of the Quality Education Model. Participants will receive updates on the latest data used for calculating the cost of the elements in the model. They will also see a discussion of the allocation of resources along the K-12 continuum, and an examination of best practices for boosting student achievement.
    Blended Learning: Education through the Web, Home, College and School
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon I
    Presenters:
    Brad Linn, Clackamas Web Academy, Clackamas Charter Alliance (CCA), administrator
    Susan Roberts, Clackamas Web Academy, CCA, senior internship/early college options coordinator
    Patricia Papenfuss, Clackamas Web Academy, CCA, elementary teacher
    Kimberly Frentress, Clackamas Web Academy, CCA, board member/parent
    Bryson Slothower, Clackamas Web Academy, CCA, Youth Take Action/Rossetta Stone coordinator
    Emily Nazarov, Clackamas Web Academy, CCA, board chair
    Ron Noren, Clackamas Web Academy, CCA, board member

    In its eight-year history as a public school, Clackamas Web Academy has developed a successful hybrid model that combines web-based education with personalized instruction in the home, school, college and community. This session features an expert panel of CWA teachers, advisors, parents and board members who will discuss the school’s evolution and illustrate how the blended model looks from the viewpoints of students, parents, teachers and board members. This panel will highlight stories of student success in its presentation.
    Bringing Our Own Students "Back...Through the Future" -- An Online Approach
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Columbia Room
    Presenters:
    Garry Weber, Springfield Public Schools, board member
    Jane Falls, Springfield Public Schools, SPS online coordinator
    Al King, Springfield Public Schools, board member

    This session will describe how Springfield Public Schools is partnering with "Connections Learning" to create new robust online options for our students (starting in fall 2012). We focus on giving students access to high-quality online "Connections Learning" courses while tapping the many benefits of our neighborhood schools. The goal: Serving our own students with affordable online curriculum right here in our own district.
    Charter Schools 101
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon B
    Presenters:
    Mike Hyder, Oregon City School District, director of special programs
    Tim Drilling, Gresham-Barlow School District, executive director of assessment & accountability
    Kate Pattison, Oregon Department of Education, program analyst
    Kristen Miles, Portland 1J, charter schools manager

    Are you new to charter school sponsorship? Are you receiving your first application, processing your first renewal, or looking at termination? Are you unsure about how charter schools fit into your district’s options, or how charter school funding works? Learn the basics of charter school sponsorship, and how authorizing has changed since the legislature enacted the charter school law in 1999.
    Communication in a Crisis
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon A
    Meets Leadership Institute Gold Certification (Media Relations)
    Presenters:
    Joe Krumm, North Clackamas School District, government/community relations director
    Are you prepared for a crisis? Learn how a school district can communicate effectively when a crisis happens. Joe Krumm, director of community and government relations for the North Clackamas School District, will provide a hands-on opportunity for participants to prepare a response and communicate following an incident in their school districts.
    Creative Leadership Achieves Student Success
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Medford Room
    Presenters:
    Sue Hildick, Chalkboard Project, president
    Linda Borquist, CLASS coach
    Lynn Evans, Redmond School District, director of HR

    Chalkboard Project representatives will describe CLASS, an innovative process that empowers educators to design and implement local initiatives to strengthen teaching and raise student achievement. Chalkboard will explain how it offers grants, provides coaching and supports the process with research and evaluation. Districts must commit to collaborative processes that involve school board members, teachers and administrators in expanding career paths for teachers, providing meaningful performance evaluations, targeting relevant professional development and adopting new compensation models. The session will emphasize lessons learned from implementing new evaluation systems for principals and teachers.
    Cyberbullying: What Educators Need to Know to Keep School Communities Safe
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Willamette Room
    Meets Leadership Institute Silver Certification (Educational Equity)
    Presenters:
    Dr. Moses Wambalaba, Education Northwest, equity specialist
    This workshop offers up-to-date information about the common forms of cyberbullying and presents strategies for educators and parents to prevent or counter such bullying. It also deals with schools’ legal responsibilities to protect and intervene in harassing situations. As students have gained more access to electronic media, incidents of cyberbullying and other forms of electronic aggression have grown. Schools continue to grapple with the harmful effects on students’ learning and social-emotional well-being. The presenter will also provide an overview of state and federal compliance requirements.
    Expecting Success -- How School Districts, ESDs and School Boards Can Make Perception a Reality
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon H
    Presenters:
    Ron Wilkinson, Bend-La Pine Schools, superintendent
    Peggy Kinkade, Bend-La Pine Schools, board member
    Julianne Repman, Bend-La Pine Schools, communication director
    John Rexford, High Desert ESD, superintendent

    This panel will examine setting visions and goals toward exceptional achievement for all students. Learn how to tell positive stories that can rise above the negative headlines. Hear about raising the bar, closing the achievement gap, connecting students to real life experiences and community partnerships and engagement. Attendees will take home a PowerPoint/Keynote template that will guide them as they share their own student and staff success stories in their school communities.
    It's Just Like Riding a Bike
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon D
    Presenters:
    Steve Boynton, Arlington Community Charter School, superintendent
    Travis Reeser, Arlington Community Charter School, principal
    Leslie Walborn, Arlington Community Charter School, teacher
    Rinda Montgomery Conwell, North Central ESD, assistant superintendent

    How do you move a district from “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side?” This session explains how to let the students take center stage. It also describes how to improve students’ achievement while keeping on top of the Common Core State Standards and Oregon’s learning standards.
    Long-range Facility Planning for the "New Normal"
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon C
    Presenters:
    Paul Hillyer, Klamath Falls City Schools, superintendent
    Lori Theros, Klamath Falls City Schools, board member
    Scott Rose, DLR Group, principal
    Tim Ganey, DLR Group, associate

    State law mandates 10-year school facility plans (ORS 195.110). Recent amendments made it easier for Klamath Falls City Schools to address its immediate maintenance needs amid declining enrollments and budgets. This presentation will show districts how to improve their old master plans and take them to the next level.
    PERS -- What's Next?
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon E
    Presenters:
    Jim Green, OSBA, deputy executive director
    Lori Sattenspiel, OSBA, legislative specialist

    The lecture will present the historical background of the PERS system and explain why the system is what it is today, then examine proposals to change the system.
    Roles and Responsibilities
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Pearl Room
    Presenters:
    Steve Lamb, OSBA, board development specialist
    Effective board governance depends on a clear understanding of the distinct roles and responsibilities of individual board members, the board as a whole, and district administrators. We will answer “Who does what and why?” Specific scenarios will examine roles, goals, policies, personnel and effective leadership.
    Securing the Prerequisites of Progress
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Salon F
    Presenters:
    Jamie Vollmer
    An interactive workshop that gives administrators a basic knowledge of the steps required to build a productive conversation between themselves and the people of their communities. Participants will learn how to map their communities, develop a message, organize teams, build a schedule and monitor their progress. The goal is to provide practical ideas that administrators can use to connect with the public—an increasingly misinformed and difficult group. The premise is that today’s administrators and their boards need all the support they can get as they confront rising academic expectations and the ever-increasing social, psychological and medical needs of their students.
    The Innovation Lab Network: Moving from an Assessment System to a System of Assessments
    Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
    Location: Eugene Room
    Presenters:
    David Conley, Educational Policy Improvement Center(EPIC), CEO
    Charis McGaughy, EPIC, director of field services
    Sarah Collins, EPIC, innovation lead

    Oregon recently joined the nine-state Innovation Lab Network (ILN), which is dedicated to developing and implementing a wider range of assessments designed to capture deeper learning and to help more students be ready for college and careers. The ILN states are working toward having a continuum of assessments that range from the Smarter Balanced tests to medium-length performance tasks and longer-term projects. This session will explore what's going on in the ILN states and how Oregon is using lessons and resources from the ILN to develop methods to assess several of the Essential Skills.
    Friday, November 9, 2012 (Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM)
    Biomass and Budgets
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Salon C
    Presenters:
    Andrew Hayden, Wisewood, Inc., president
    Mark Witty, Grant School District, superintendent
    Greg Jackle, Grant School District, board chair
    Jim Cernazanu, Grant School District, board member

    Learn about the biomass project recently completed at the Grant Union Junior/Senior High School in John Day and how biomass works. The session will also examine how to integrate biomass into existing energy systems, and discuss financial options for funding biomass projects through low-interest loans, grants and private investments.
    Building GREAT Relationships Between Charter Schools and Sponsoring Districts
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Salon B
    Presenters:
    Adrienne Black, Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School, board president
    This presentation will suggest ways to create a positive relationship between charters and their sponsoring districts. Participants will receive information on building autonomy and competence, and relying less on the sponsoring district. The presentation will provide information about how charters and districts can establish a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship.
    Education Foundations Q & A
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Eugene Room
    Presenters:
    Krina Lemons, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, executive director
    Laurie Cromwell, Foundation Innovation, foundation consultant
    Dr. Milli Christner, Foundation Innovation, foundation consultant

    Learn how an education foundation can provide financial resources for school programs and attract community support for academic achievement and student success. Find out how to start a foundation or make an existing foundation more successful.
    Growing Students to Be Active Citizens - Just Like You!
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Columbia Room
    Presenters:
    Kim Patterson, Portland Public Schools, principal
    Marilyn Cover, Classroom Law Project, executive director

    Learn how strengthening civic education can pay big dividends in school climate, community engagement and student achievement. Participants will learn about and gain hands-on experience with innovative, authentic and engaging civic education programs for K-12. These programs are both cost-effective and affordable. Learn how to bring constitution hearings, mock trials, courthouse tours, youth summits, Project Citizen and other innovative programs to your district.
    Oregon Department of Energy - Cool Schools
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Salon H
    Presenters:
    Beth Stewart, Union School District, board member
    Neil Sullivan, Portland Public Schools, chief financial officer
    Diana Enright, Oregon Department of Energy, energy policy division
    Theresa Gibney, Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Efficient Schools Programs
    Jon Belmont, Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Efficient Schools Programs

    The session will cover the accomplishments of both large and small districts in improving energy efficiency of school buildings using the resources provided by the SB 1149 Energy Efficient Schools Programs and the HB 2960 Cool Schools program, and describe potential future changes to these programs and how school boards can influence Department of Energy programs.
    Partnerships that Help the Community Take Ownership of Schools and Meet Student Needs
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Salon A
    Presenters:
    Joe Krumm, North Clackamas School District, executive director of community relations
    Leslie Robinette, North Clackamas School District, associate director of communications
    Linda Parsons, North Clackamas School District, lunch buddy program coordinator

    Community partnerships can bring new energy and support to schools. Representatives from North Clackamas Schools will present three models of partnerships that support the district’s Backpack Buddy, Lunch Buddy and Dental Health programs. Together, these partnerships bring healthy food to students on weekends, provide mentors who have lunch with students at school, and supply dental services to students in need.
    School Boards' Role in ORS 634.700 - 634.750 Requiring IPM in Schools
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Salon D
    Presenters:
    Tim Stock, Oregon State University, school IPM program coordinator
    Student health and safety are keys to academic achievement. As vectors of disease, common pests contribute to illnesses such as asthma, which is a leading cause of absenteeism. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) reduces pests, pesticide use and the cost of managing facilities. Those responsible for facilities planning and school safety are often unaware of the interface between IPM and facilities management, planning and school safety. This presentation will outline the responsibilities of school boards under ORS 634-700 - 634.750, the critical health and cost issues related to pest management, how and why IPM works, and how school boards can assure that IPM is being implemented in their schools.
    Showcase: Finance Campaign
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Lower Level 2
    Presenters:
    Matt Donahue, DA Davidson & Co.
    Su Midghall, Davis, Hibbits & Midghall, Inc.
    Art Sasse, The Ovation Group

    With recent school district finance campaigns passing or failing by only a handful of votes, it's more crucial than ever to make sure your District is doing everything possible to effectively manage its campaign.

    Our 30 minute vendor showcase summarizes the topics covered in our now well-known Finance Campaign Regional Worshops. Our experts will help you plan and execute a successful finance campaign from understanding and projecting levy rates to effectively communicating to your voters. Presenters include members from D.A. Davidson & Co., DHM Research and The Ovation Group.
    Title I: Collaborative Approach to Improving Programs While Creating/Maintaining a Positive Culture
    Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Salon I
    Presenters:
    Paul Coakley, Rainier School District, principal
    Michael Carter, Rainier School District, superintendent
    Larry Cook, Rainier School District, district technology director

    Do your Title I schools serve the needs of all students? Are existing interventions aligned to the school’s needs? High-performing schools take a collaborative approach to assessing and redesigning their Title I programs to meet the needs of the students, staff and community. Examine the barriers leaders face as they change their existing programs to meet the needs of all students. Learn what leaders, teachers and school boards can do to improve Title I programs and school culture.
    Friday, November 9, 2012 (Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM)
    Board's Role in Termination
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Salon D
    Presenters:
    Peggy Stock, OSBA, legal, labor & PACE services consultant
    In this presentation, participants will explore various termination procedures and the role board members perform in hearings. Learn about grievances before the Fair Dismissal Appeals Board and other forms of appeals.
    Conversation with Dr. Rudy Crew
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Salon E
    Presenters:
    Dr. Rudy Crew, Oregon Chief Education Officer
    Dr. Rudy Crew, an education leader with a national reputation for innovation and results, is Oregon's first Chief Education Officer. Dr. Crew has made it his life's work to overhaul and strengthen America's public education system. His 30-year career – as an educator, principal and superintendent – includes serving as chancellor of New York City Public Schools and superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. We invite you to meet him and hear more about his vision for Oregon's education system.
    Energy Trust of Oregon – Show Me the Money
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Salon C
    Presenters:
    Elin Shepard, Energy Trust New Buildings, outreach manager
    Lisa Bush, Energy Trust Existing Buildings, business development manager

    As other incentive programs undergo extensive changes, Energy Trust of Oregon’s cash incentives remain constant. Join representatives from Existing Buildings and New Buildings as they discuss funding opportunities, pilot initiatives and case studies for school projects just like yours.

    Learn about innovative strategies for financing their capital construction projects (new construction and retrofits) and how to connect with Energy Trust’s services and incentives. We’ll discuss life-cycle payback for projects, cost-effectiveness of systems and baseline development. We’ll clarify the difference between a new building and existing building project, and how Energy Trust can help schools make their projects happen. We’ll showcase case studies of successful projects and describe how some schools have tied their Energy Trust involvement to their curriculum. We’ll share some new offerings for building maintenance and explain how to do long-range planning for deferred maintenance of lighting and mechanical systems.
    Lighthouse Overview and Update
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Columbia Room
    Presenters:
    Joe Wehrli, OSBA, director of board development
    Three districts that volunteered to participate in Iowa’s Lighthouse Project have completed three years of training. Learn how things have changed in these districts. Find out how the project is changing the way boards operate and how they assess student achievement. This session provides plenty of time for questions and answers. Learn what Lighthouse can do for your district.
    Showcase: Mad Science
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Lower Level 2
    Presenters:
    Sue Theissen, Mad Science, CEO
    Mad Science provides interactive hands-on programs to make science exciting for grade school students. Teachers give rave reviews to these after-school enrichment programs that have reached more than 7,000 students per year in the Portland & Vancouver area. The classroom sessions bring animated instructors who energize students and teachers alike. Mad Science summer camps are a great way to extend S.T.E.M. learning and minimize lost ground over the summer. All Mad Science programs meet state standards and contain a high level of S.T.E.M. learning.
    Starting a Local At-home Learning Program in Small School Districts
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Salon B
    Presenters:
    Amber Shore, Yamhill-Carlton School District, Alliance Academy coordinator
    Charan Cline, Yamhill-Carlton School District, superintendent

    Participants will discover ways that local “at-home learning programs” have benefited small, rural school districts. They will explore how to implement such programs in their own school districts. The session will stress the revenue such programs can bring in, and the resources needed to make them successful.
    Superintendent Options in Tough Economic Times
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Pearl Room
    Presenters:
    Donna Herren, OSBA, events and executive search specialist
    Your district can save money through the superintendent’s creative, efficient and effective implementation of the administrative program. Join us for an informative discussion of the benefits available through shared, part-time and interim superintendents, including the pros and cons of each option, with real examples from Oregon to give board members concrete data to support decisions.
    Your District's Ongoing Reporting Responsibilities to Investors in Your School's Bonds
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
    Location: Salon A
    Presenters:
    Laura Lockwood-McCall, Oregon State Treasury, director of debt management division
    Ann Sherman, Hawkins, Delafield and Wood, attorney

    Receive a high-level overview of federal disclosure rules that affect school districts when they issue bonds to pay for school facility projects. The presenters will explain the types of annual financial information that school districts must give to investors, and explore whether or not Oregon school districts are living up to their investor reporting requirements.
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 (Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM)
    Charter Boards 101
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon B
    Meets Leadership Institute Gold Certification (Charter Schools)
    Presenters:
    Adrienne Black, Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School, board president
    What exactly is a charter school board, and what does it do? This presentation will walk participants through the basics of charter school board membership and what differentiates it from membership on a traditional school board. The presentation will also deal with what it means to be a 501(c3), and will cover the board’s responsibilities to various stakeholders and the sponsoring district. Learn how a board member can produce a positive impact on the charter school.
    Charter School Legal Basics
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Pearl Room
    Presenters:
    Morgan Smith, OSBA, legal, labor & PACE services attorney
    Ben Becker, OSBA, legal, labor & PACE services attorney

    Applicable to both charter schools and charter sponsors, this presentation will discuss the legal requirements of applying for, sponsoring, and operating a charter school in Oregon. The emphasis will be on legal compliance and how it leads to effective schools and trouble-free sponsorship relations.
    Connecting HB 2220 to the School Board, Proficiency and Measuring Student Achievement
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Medford Room
    Presenters:
    Diane Smith, Business Education Compact, director of teaching and learning initiative
    HB 2220 takes effect July 1, 2013. Districts will likely spend the upcoming school year determining how to implement this new measure. What is the school board’s role in supporting and implementing this bill? Learn how board members and district office administration can implement and support HB 2220 and how to measure and report student proficiency in grade-level standards. Workshop handouts will include a suggested list of board and district-level activities, as well as suggestions for other policy changes that may support HB 2220 implementation.
    Creating Your Long-term Health Plan Strategy
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon G
    Presenters:
    Scott Florsheim, American Fidelity, state manager
    Brian Rossen, American Fidelity, health care reform specialist

    Health care reform created some new challenges for employers. “What do you do with your plan now?” is ultimately the question we all face. The purpose of this session is to help participants understand a district’s options and provide a five-step action plan for developing your long-term strategy.
    Engaging the Community During Tough Situations
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon A
    Presenters:
    Casey White, InterMountain ESD, communication director; OSPRA vice president
    Matt Shelby, Portland Public Schools, Public Information Officer; OSPRA president
    Julianne Repman, Bend-La Pine Schools, communication director; OSPRA treasurer
    Kerry Delf, Eugene School District, communications coordinator; OSPRA board member
    Michael Clark, Oregon City School District, sr. web & database coordinator; OSPRA board member
    Mark Skolnick, Multnomah ESD, communications director; OSPRA past president

    When difficult situations arise in a school district, communication with the community becomes critical. Crises may develop over contract negotiations, budgets, physical emergencies or myriad potential controversies. Learn how to engage your school community during the tough situations and how the right communication -- and the right people serving as communicators -- can pay off.
    From Too Hot or Too Cold to Just Right: Thermal Comfort and Academic Achievement
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon C
    Presenters:
    Christy Perry, Dallas School District, superintendent
    Today's technologies, like direct digital controls, allow school custodial staff to go beyond repairing pipes and actually control classroom temperatures via computers. By mechanically keeping rooms at a stable temperature, schools can keep students comfortable and focused on their work, which boosts academic performance.
    Implementing a Professional Learning Community (PLC)…From Theory to Practice! How a High School Acts
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon F
    Presenters:
    Dr. Luis Cruz
    How did a high school in a low-income, Spanish-speaking, mostly immigrant Latino community in Southern California make the transition from a school focused on stopping lunchtime fights to a 91-percent graduation rate. Learn how two specific structures generated meaningful collaboration and discover the type of leadership that supported the evolving PLC culture year after year.
    Learning with iPad
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Mt. Hood Room
    Presenters:
    Pete Vraspir, Apple, Inc., education development executive
    Joe Morelock, Canby School District, director of technology

    For more than three decades, Apple has partnered with educators to explore and enhance the experience of teaching and learning. When learners truly engage with their material, change happens. When a learner feels successful, confidence soars. When a learner solves problems, collaborates with peers and expresses newly learned truth, the process of learning transforms. In this session, we explore how schools use the iPad to enhance learning. The iPad inspires creativity and hands-on learning with features you won’t find in any other educational tool -- on a device that students really want to use. Powerful built-in apps and apps from the App Store let students engage with content in interactive ways, find information in an instant, and access an entire library wherever they go. And now, with the introduction of Multi-Touch textbooks, iPad takes learning to a whole new level.
    Long-range Facility Planning
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon H
    Presenters:
    Bob Collins, Hill International, Portland operations manager
    Scott Mutchie, Hill International, K-12 education consultant
    Mike Casey, Hill International, K-12 education consultant
    Andy Bellando, Silver Falls School District, superintendent

    Learn about concepts and best practices on creating a long-range facility plan that will guide capital construction, maintenance and budget decisions in the coming years. Emphasis is specifically placed on the two overriding areas that most frequently are left out of long- range facility plans, i.e., the instructional program delivery and planning for continually changing technology.
    ORVED -- Personalized Learning for All Districts
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Columbia Room
    Presenters:
    Paul Peterson, Northwest Regional ESD, assistant superintendent
    Learn how your district can create its own online learning program with assistance from ORVED. Learn how the ORVED Charter School helps school districts retain students and reconnect with students who have expressed interest in online learning.
    Preparing for, Managing and Surviving Concerted Labor Activity
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon E
    Presenters:
    Lisa Freiley, OSBA, director of legal, labor and PACE services
    Margaret Peterson, Communications Consultant

    Many records have fallen over the past few years—unemployment, hot weather, cold weather and . . . labor strife in Oregon schools. While school boards strive to set new records in student achievement, how should they cope with record levels of labor activity? Has the S-word tied your stomach in knots this year? Do you lie awake wondering how your district would deal with picketing, working to the rule, and labor-dominated board meetings? This session will provide essential preparedness tips and the tools that can help your board navigate, survive and even thrive in these difficult times.
    School Law for Board Members
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salem Room
    Meets Leadership Institute Silver Certification (School Law for Board Members)
    Presenters:
    Haley Percell, OSBA, legal, labor & PACE services attorney
    This session will offer an overview for board members of their duties and legal responsibilities that relate to policy, curriculum, staffing and budget and provide an introduction to state and federal laws. It will also include a discussion of laws related to students, personnel, public records and public meetings.
    The Distinguished Educators Council: Teacher Recommendations on Supporting & Strengthening Teaching
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon D
    Presenters:
    Allan Bruner, Colton High School
    Michael Mann, Clear Creek Middle School
    Jessica Smith, West Albany High School
    Tandy Wolf, Cedaroak Park Primary School
    Colleen Works, Corvallis High School
    Kevin Zerzan, Gladstone High School

    In May, the Chalkboard Project convened a Distinguished Educators Council, which includes 13 award-winning teachers from across the state. Chalkboard asked them to do one thing: Develop specific recommendations for supporting and strengthening teaching in Oregon and ensuring that Oregon remains a great place to teach. Acting with complete autonomy, the council studied research and met several times over the summer to develop its recommendations. Council members will share their blueprint for supporting teachers across the career continuum, including recruitment, training, induction, development and retention.
    The School Board as Leader in Student Achievement
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Salon I
    Presenters:
    Larry Glaze, La Grande School District, superintendent
    Joe Justice, La Grande School District, board chair
    Merle Comfort, La Grande School District, board vice-chair
    Mike Gregory, La Grande School District, principal
    Jillian Chandler, La Grande School District, teacher
    Taunya Barnett, La Grande School District, teacher

    This session will focus on district-level practices that set the stage for professional learning communities (PLC) to engage in weekly data-driven instructional decision making. Learn about district leadership practices that allow for data to drive student achievement through goal setting, formative assessment practices and planned instructional interventions. Find out how data is used in PLC teams at Greenwood Elementary to group students and plan instructional interventions.
    Understanding Oregon's Property Tax System
    Time: 11:00AM - 12:15PM
    Location: Eugene Room
    Presenters:
    Carol Samuels, Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp., senior vice president
    Mary Macpherson, Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp., vice president
    David Williams, Portland Public Schools, director of government relations

    While some boards may want to throw up their hands over the complexity of the property tax system, they would be wrong to conclude that they do not need to understand it, that it doesn’t affect their district’s day-to-day finances. In fact, property taxes form one of the key components of the school funding formula, and changes in the collection of revenues from that source directly affect the amount of funds available. And that’s not taking into account any local option levy already in effect, or the next general obligation bond the district may be contemplating. This session will walk through the intricacies of the property tax system in a comprehensive, yet comprehensible form. We will discuss the history of Measures 5 and 50, talk about permanent rates, real market value versus assessed value, the impact of compression, and various efforts afoot to make modifications to the system. Bring your own property tax bill to the session!
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 (Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM)
    Adapting to Change and Loving It!
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon F
    Presenters:
    Jack Gallagher, keynote presenter
    This session will examine how to develop coping strategies and techniques to deal with change and how to thrive during periods of change and increase confidence.
    Building a New Model: Oregon Partnership for Arts Learning Standards (OPALS)
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon H
    Presenters:
    Nancy Carr, Oregon Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE), board president
    Richard Burrows, OAAE, arts/education/community strategist

    The Oregon Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE), the statewide arts education advocacy agency, has partnered with the Oregon Department of Education and leading Oregon professional arts education organizations to create revised, updated and discipline-specific curriculum for Oregon's PreK-12 students. Hear an overview of the work, the writing process, review teams and local planning opportunities. Participate in a Q & A about the Oregon Partnership for Arts Learning Standards (OPALS) and receive a briefing on arts standards, current implementation, new strategies, foundational research and web-based access.
    Common Core State Standards & Smarter Balance & Achievement Compacts! OH MY! (aka, Lions, tigers...
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon E
    Meets Leadership Institute Gold Certification (Student Achievement)
    Presenters:
    Mickey Garrison, ODE, data literacy director
    Peggy Holstedt, OSBA, director of policy services
    Joe Wehrli, OSBA, director of board development

    Board members have an important role in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This session will highlight the recently adopted standards that replace Oregon’s present standards in English, Language Arts, and Math. The focus of the standards is to establish a base line of skills that are fewer in number, clearer in focus, and higher with respect to student expectations and outcomes, which not too surprisingly, also introduce a level of instructional change. This session will help board members better understand the CCSS, how the CCSS fit into the governor's achievement compact and Oregon's greater vision of 40-40-20.
    Dysfunction in the Boardroom
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon I
    Meets Leadership Institute Gold Certification (Conflict Management)
    Presenters:
    Betsy Miller-Jones, OSBA, interim executive director
    Headlines and news stories regularly focus on disagreements, infighting and intra-board conflict. Such coverage can affect the ability of a board to govern its local school district effectively. This workshop will address what board members can do to heal the wounds and promote effective governance, even when they disagree with one another. Find out how board members can pull together for the sake of children and communities. Learn new effective approaches, proven tools and when and how to throw in the towel.
    Effective Concussion Management: It's a School-wide Effort
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon G
    Presenters:
    Scott Neufeld, SDAO/PACE, director of risk management
    Dan Davenport, PACE, risk manager
    Geoff Sinclair, PACE, director of claims
    Ann Glang, ORCAS, research scientist

    When a student suffers a concussion, someone must respond in a way that gives the patient the best chance of recovery. That’s why everyone in the school community—staff, students and parents—must know what to do. Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook, a web-based training program on youth sports concussion, which provides targeted information for student athletes, educators, coaches and parents about their respective roles in preventing and managing concussions. Learn about the importance of a school-wide approach to concussion management, resources available for all members of the school community, how to develop effective concussion management policy and how to assess whether a concussion management program is effective.
    Going Global with a Learning Network
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon D
    Presenters:
    Rinda Montgomery Conwell, North Central ESD, assistant superintendent
    Mike Carroll, North Central ESD, superintendent

    This session will examine a local learning network that incorporates blended learning options and goes global with connections to schools on multiple continents.
    Legislative Update and Forecast/Implementing Recent Legislation
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon B
    Presenters:
    David Williams, Portland 1J, director of government relations
    Margaret Bates, Oregon Department of Education, education specialist-charter schools
    Lori Sattenspiel, OSBA, legislative services specialist

    What statutory changes did the legislature enact in 2012 that affect charter schools and their sponsoring districts? What does the 2013 session hold in store? Learn about past bills and their impacts. Discuss practical implementation of recent legislation, and take a peek into what may be on the table for the coming session. Bring your questions!
    Student Achievement Through Relationships, Not More Rigor
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon A
    Presenters:
    William Grace Frost, Community Matters, Director of Strategic Relations
    This session will present a methodology to guide boards in their efforts to improve school climate, make schools safer and raise students’ performance. Gain a deeper understanding of how a positive climate in school helps achieve positive results, discover best practices in policies on bullying and examine strategies and programs that reduce bullying.
    Surplus Properties: Finding the Right Suitor
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salem Room
    Presenters:
    Rick Molitor, Jefferson 509-J School District, superintendent
    Skip Rotticci, Cushman Wakefield, transition services, land and investments

    Many Oregon districts face declining enrollment, demographic shifts and facilities with conditions that cannot justify further capital investment. The “what, where, why and how” of determining strategy for a district’s real estate assets is a challenging task. The decision to close a school is difficult at best. It affects parents, neighborhoods, communities, district personnel, and, of course, students. It affects relationships, routines, and cherished memories. In short, it alters not only district operations but also lives. The question of how to best handle the sale or lease of a property so that it supports the district and the community has few simple answers. This presentation and the take-away "Best Practices Guide" will assist Oregon school districts in the closure decision making and disposition processes. Recent Jefferson and Springfield School District examples will be used to illustrate the best practices.
    TechConnect: Using Technology to Empower Learning and Connect with Students
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Salon C
    Presenters:
    Lorrie Ranck, Umpqua Community College, curriculum support director
    Jasmine Filley, Umpqua Community College, academic partnership coordinator

    This hands-on session examines the latest technology and social media applications to educate, connect and build relationships with students in the classroom. Learn about educational technology and social media tools, such as Google Apps, Prezi, Jotform, Twitter, Facebook/Edmodo, and Schooltube for use in the classroom, library and hallways. Such tools are part of an array of resources for curriculum and learning, information sharing, project management, and leadership. iPads will be available for demonstration purposes and participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.
    Technology Alone is Not Enough
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Mt. Hood Room
    Presenters:
    Pete Vraspir, Apple, Inc., education development executive
    Joe Morelock, Canby School District, director of technology

    Over the past 30 years, Apple has participated in thousands of technology-focused learning initiatives worldwide. The company has developed a wealth of know-how on the effective integration of technology into the classroom. Apple has also developed ways to help teachers leverage technology and achieve results with students. But technology alone is not enough. In this session, Apple’s representative will share insights as to why you should provide a digital learning environment that supports the way students live and how they want to learn.
    Using Data to Streamline Decisions for Student Achievement
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Medford Room
    Presenters:
    Joel Robe, Oregon Dept. of Education, director of data management
    Robin DeLoach, Willamette ESD, data warehouse project director
    Bryn Browning, Hermiston School District, assistant superintendent of educational services

    This presentation discusses the use of data to make decisions that contribute to students achieving the education required to graduate and prepare for continued education or work. As part of state and federal legislative requirements to better use data, school districts’ data are stored at data centers and ultimately ODE. Applications like Oregon Student-Record Transfer Exchange at ODE and “dashboards” that feature charts and graphs allow you to enroll new or monitor existing students and analyze policies to make decisions regarding student achievement and school improvement.
    Working Together for All Students' Success
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Columbia Room
    Presenters:
    Betty Stewart, Ed.D., Community Dynamics, consultant
    John Stewart Ed.D., Community Dynamics, consultant
    Jim Lang, Collaborative Solutions, consultant
    Kris Howatt, Gresham-Barlow School District, board chair
    Jim Schlachter, Gresham-Barlow School District, superintendent
    Erika Fuller, OSEA president
    Vivian Scott, North Clackamas School District, board chair
    Marla Shuman, North Clackamas School District, executive director of HR
    Deborah Barnes, NCEA president

    A short presentation will describe an interest-based process for decision-making (IBS) and discuss how members have worked collaboratively within their districts to transform contract negotiations into a process that focuses on student success as the primary interest, thereby effecting a positive change in district culture.
    Your District's Cure for the Common Core -- A Better Approach to Literacy and Learning
    Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Location: Pearl Room
    Presenters:
    Marc B. Liebman, Ph.D., Imagine Learning, chief academic officer
    Erin DeCristo, Reynolds School District, English language development specialist
    Jim Warford, Florida Public Schools, former chancellor
    Andrew Brandt, Imagine Learning, area partnership manager Oregon/Washington
    Tim Jeans, Imagine Learning, regional partnership director

    This workshop will focus on an effective approach to helping teachers ensure that students achieve literacy at the earliest possible grade and move to achieving proficiency with the Common Core standards in reading and language. This technology approach has proven effective not only with mainstream students, but with those who are in pre-school, English language learners, Title I, struggling readers or those students with disabilities. Participants will be engaged in a presentation and discussion about how students can be more engaged in learning and achieve more, how schools need to change to successfully meet Common Core standards, and how technology can be effectively used to support and improve classroom instruction in a cost effective way.

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