Summer Board Conference 2013

July 19-21, 2013

Bend - Riverhouse on the Deschutes

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Friday, July 19 –

Opening Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 20 –

Registration desk: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
General Session begins 8:30 a.m. with keynote presenter: Jim Bearden
Workshop highlights 10:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.:

  • Fiscal oversight
  • School law for board members
  • Facilities panel (SB273) 
  • Legislative update
  • District climate
  • Top Issues of the 2013 Legislature
  • Ethics
  • Hot Topics

Sunday, July 21 –

Registration desk: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshop highlights - 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Public meetings
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Board Governance through Policy
  • Board Chair/Vice Chair Tips
  • PERS
  • Student Achievement
  • Eastern Promise

Friday, July 19 – Pre-conference board member workshops

Choose one from:

  • Precon 1 - Preventing Violence in Schools, with Morgan Smith and The Next Level in Oregon School Safety, with Sean Spellecy; and STEM + Arts = STEAM Success! with Dr. Myra Demeter
  • Precon 2 - Choices and Challenges of Boardsmanship, with Betsy Miller-Jones; and Preventing Violence in Schools with Morgan Smith, and The Next Level in Oregon School Safety, with Sean Spellecy (Access to this session is CLOSED)

Or, Board Secretaries' Workshop

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OSBA Leadership Institute

Earn credits toward the level you want to achieve by attending these workshops.  Find more information at www.osba.org/li

Bronze     

 

 

  • Saturday - 3 Keys to Fiscal Oversight
  • Saturday - Ethics
  • Sunday - Public Meetings
  • Sunday - Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sunday - A Systematic Approach to Student Achievement

Silver

  • Saturday - School Law for Board Members
  • Sunday - Cyberbullying
  • Sunday - Board Governance through Policy

Gold

  • Pre-Conference - Choices and Challenges of Boardsmanship - Leadership Category
  • Saturday - District Climate - School Climate category
  • Sunday - Board Chair/Vice Chair Tips - Effective Meetings category

 
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Questions? Email Event planner 

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Agenda

Highlight of workshops available at summer board conference designed for veteran and new board members and administrators.

Preconference day

Download Board Secretaries' Day agenda - (14KB)

Download School Safety and STEAM Success! agenda- (25KB)

Download Choices and Challenges and School Safety agenda - (25KB) (This Pre-conference is CLOSED)

Summer board conference

Download Summer board conference agenda - (17KB)

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Friday, July 19 – Two pre-conference workshops for board members

Pre-Con 1: Preventing Violence in Schools with Morgan Smith and The Next Level in Oregon School Safety with Sean Spellecy - 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m./ STEM + Arts = STEAM Success! with Dr. Myra Demeter - 1 - 4:30 p.m.(Cascade D Room)

OSBA expert, Morgan Smith, will discuss legal and practical approaches to limiting risk and liability in the school setting; and

NewDawn Security's former educator and school safety expert will describe school safety systems. The core of the Safe Oregon Schools System is a set of 26 Safe School Standards. Among the Safe School Standards are: School Safety Plans, Crisis Response Analysis, Crime/Vandalism Prevention, Security System Review, Extra-Curricular Event Management, Bullying/Hazing, Harassment, Cyber Threats, and a School Discipline Plan.

And Dr. Myra Demeter

This workshop will use a power point presentation to illustrate two STEM + A projects where the arts are integrated into the study of Mathematical concepts. The first project discusses the concept of tessellations, geometric shapes that completely cover a surface. The project will be developed step by step, from the simple to the more complex. Examples of student work as well as from the world of Visual Arts will be shared. A discussion of the geometric mathematical concepts will be integrated into the presentation and will accompany the project description.

The second project relates Hawaiian quilt designs and their “hidden” messages to the Mathematical concept of Transformations. This project is a prime example of how cultural mathematics allows for expression by people of all ethnic backgrounds. Individual written expression is involved and students relate the designs to their backgrounds. Each student designs his own paper quilt and then writes about it in terms of his own experiences. Examples of student work will be shared as well as examples of Hawaiian quilts and their “hidden” messages.

**Pre-Con 2: Choices and Challenges of Boardsmanship - 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. / Preventing Violence in Schools with Morgan Smith and The Next Level in Oregon School Safety with Sean Spellecy - 1-4:30 p.m. (Cascade C Room) (CLOSED)

Follow school board member Andy through a series of video vignettes as he struggles with decisions big and small in his role as a board member. What will Andy do? What would YOU do? How can we utilize the situations we find ourselves in to make better decisions for the children of our districts? Working together in teams you will brainstorm solutions to Andy’s problems (and your own) and discuss the inherent conflicts that occur in our roles as school board members. As a result of this session you will be more aware of the impact of actions and decisions of an individual board member on students, district, staff members and fellow board members.

And Morgan Smith, OSBA Attorney and Sean Spellency, CEO, NewDawn Security

OSBA expert, Morgan Smith, will discuss legal and practical approaches to limiting risk and liability in the school setting; and

NewDawn Security's former educator and school safety expert will describe school safety systems.  The core of the Safe Oregon Schools System is a set of 26 Safe School Standards.  Among the Safe School Standards are: School Safety Plans, Crisis Response Analysis, Crime/Vandalism Prevention, Security System Review, Extra-Curricular Event Management, Bullying/Hazing, Harassment, Cyber Threats, and a School Discipline Plan.

** Access to the Pre-Con 2 is CLOSED

Opening Reception

 You are invited to a reception with board members and administrators, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 19 – Board Secretaries' Workshop

Registration at 8:00 a.m.; Workshop 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Cascade E Room)

This day begins with individual personality profiles for "better, faster and more accurate insights to unlock and discover personal leadership and career strengths" and "build stronger, clearer communications, relationships, and teams."  Sessions also include "How to be your district's strategic planning expert" and insights from one of the State's educational finance experts.  The day concludes with hot topic tables. Please register by July 11th in order to receive your individual personality profile.

You are invited to a reception with board members and administrators, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Registration

To register for summer board conference online, select Summer Board conference from the online registration link.To access Friday preconference workshops, you must first register for Summer Board Conference then select one of the two preconference workshops available, or Board Secretaries' Day.

Friday pre-conference workshops and Board Secretaries' Day: Each pre-conference workshop (choose from two available) or Board Secretaries' Day requires separate registration. The cost is $135 per person for OSBA members ($235 non-members). Includes lunch, refreshments and conference materials.

Saturday and Sunday Summer board conference: The cost is $185 per person for the first three attendees and $150 for each additional attendee ($285 non-members). Registration includes opening reception, Saturday lunch, refreshments and conference materials.

Cancellation: There is a $50 fee for each cancellation received on or after July 11. No-shows will be billed the full registration fee.

Meals: A breakfast is provided each day at the hotel as part of your guest room reservation.

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Keynote Address:

Leadership and Culture: Closing the Gaps Between What Sounds Good and What Gets Done"

Jim Bearden

 Waiting for that elusive Happily Ever After ending for your district? Hoping for a hero to emerge to point the way there?

Jim Bearden, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, author and acclaimed public speaker, will outline the guideposts for your district attaining and sustaining success at OSBA’s Summer Board Conference July 19-21 in Bend. Bearden, the Saturday morning keynote speaker, will discuss “Leadership and Culture: Closing the Gaps Between What Sounds Good and What Gets Done.”

This year alone, Bearden’s clients include the National School Boards Association and state school boards associations in New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Idaho and Colorado.

Bearden will outline how leaders create “hero-friendly” cultures. He will also talk about responding to setbacks and how Happily Ever After doesn’t just happen.  

 

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Pre-conference workshop 1:

STEM + Arts = STEAM Success!

Dr. Myra Demeter

This workshop will use a power point presentation to illustrate two STEM + A projects where the arts are integrated into the study of Mathematical concepts. The first project discusses the concept of tessellations, geometric shapes that completely cover a surface. The project will be developed step by step, from the simple to the more complex. Examples of student work as well as from the world of Visual Arts will be shared. A discussion of the geometric Mathematical concepts will be integrated into the presentation and will accompany the project description.

The second project relates Hawaiian quilt designs and their “hidden” messages to the Mathematical concept of Transformations. This project is a prime example of how cultural mathematics allows for expression by people of all ethnic backgrounds. Individual written expression is involved and students relate the designs to their backgrounds. Each student designs his own paper quilt and then writes about it in terms of his own experiences. Examples of student work will be shared as well as examples of Hawaiian quilts and their “hidden” messages.

New this year!

For the first time, a select-group of OSBA Business Partners will be available throughout the conference to provide expert insight on a variety of topics.

Networking opportunities
Date Time Location Opportunity
Fri, July 19 4:30-6 pm Cascade A/B/J

Networking reception with complimentary appetizers and soft drinks and a no host bar.

Sat, July 20 10:30-10:45 am Lobby Refreshment break
Sat, July 20 2:30-2:45 pm Lobby Refreshment break
Sun, July 21 9:15-9:30 am Lobby Refreshment break
Sun, July 21 10:45-11 am Lobby Refreshment break

Partners

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PACE, an OSBA strategic partner, is the leading provider of property and casualty coverage for public schools, education service districts, community colleges and charter schools. 

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Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp is a municipal bond investment banking firm with expertise in underwriting, financial advisory services portfolio management and market making for fixed income securities.

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DLR Group DLR Group designs learning environments that unite students, teachers and communities in educational excellence.

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Pearson Education

Pearson Education specializes in "personalized learning for all" through digital, print and online curriculum for grades K-20.

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Sodexo School Services Sodexo, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services.

Hotel Reservations

Make hotel reservations directily with The Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon. Call the hotel at 800-547-3928 and specify that you are attending the OSBA conference. Hotel rates are: standard-$118-single/double; riverview-$128-single/double; and $147 for a suite single/double (limited availability), plus 13% tax and fees. After June 25, 2013 hotel reservations at the group rate will be accepted only on a space- and rate-available basis. Rooms reserved through this process require a 72-hour cancellation notice to avoid penalties.

Information about The Riverhouse's room types and the amenities associated with your room reservation is available from the hotel website or by calling 541-389-3111 or toll free 866-453-4480. 

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Friday, July 19

Board Secretaries' Day

Pre-conference 1: STEM + Arts = STEAM Success!, by Dr. Myra Demeter

Pre-conference 1 & 2: Preventing Violence in Schools and the Workplace, by Morgan Smith, Legal, Labor and PACE Services Attorney, OSBA

Saturday, July 20

Keynote: "Leadership and Culture: Closing the Gaps Between What Sounds Good and What Gets Done.", by Jim Bearden, Unleashing Heroes at Work

Summer Board Conference

Sunday, July 21

Summer Board Conference

Partners

  • PACE is celebrating 10 years of service.
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