Summer Board Conference 2016

July 15-17, 2016

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Friday, July 15 –


     "Framing the Equity Conversation for Today and the Future" - Mary Fertakis, National School Boards Association (NSBA) 

     "Addressing the Needs of Our ELL Students" - Taffy Carlisle, Oregon Department of Education (ODE)

     "Closing the Achievement Gap" - C.J. Robbins, Office of Equity and Human Rights, city of Portland

     "LGBT Legal and Equity Issues in Your Schools" - Kelly Noor, Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.

     "Eliminating Barriers for Under-Represented and Students of Color through Board Policy Action" - Mary Fertakis,

       National School Boards Association (NSBA)

Or, Administrative Professionals' Workshop 

     "Multi-Generational Workplace Communication" - Lorelei Williams, City of Bend

Friday, July 15 – 

Networking Reception: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. No Host Bar and Hor d'oeuvres; Guest welcome

Saturday, July 16 –

General Session begins 8:00 a.m. with keynote presenter Kip Motta, Rich SD, UT, on "VISION for School Boards to Effect Positive Change in Student Learning"

Workshop highlights 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Change School Climate
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
  • Education Funding and Policy
  • Am I Covered? ...Maybe
  • Legislative and Ballot Initiatives
  • Ethics
  • Layoff and Recall
  • Oregon's Plan for ESSA
  • Hot Topics
  • Region Roundtables

Sunday, July 17 –

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

  • School Finance
  • Board's Role in Collective Bargaining
  • School Law
  • Keeping Your Communities Informed
  • Public Meetings/Executive Session
  • The TELL Survey
  • A Systems Approach to Student Achievement
  • Superintendent Evaluation/Board Self-Evaluation
  • Board Governance through Policy
  • Transgender Students and Staff


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  • Saturday – Roles and Responsibilities
  • Saturday – Ethics
  • Sunday – School Finance
  • Sunday – Public Meetings/Executive Session
  • Sunday – A System’s Approach to Student Achievemen, aka Assessment Literacy


  • Saturday – Having the Difficult Conversation at the Bargaining Table
  • Saturday – Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning for Each Student
  • Saturday – The Politics of Education Funding and Policy - What's Going on and Why Can't They Leave Us Alone?
  • Saturday – Layoff and Recall
  • Sunday – The Board's Role in Collective Bargaining, Parts 1 and 2
  • Sunday – School Law, Parts 1 and 2
  • Sunday – Keeping Your Communities Informed
  • Sunday – Superintendent Evaluation and Board Self-Evaluation
  • Sunday – Board Governance through Policy


  • Saturday – One School Board's and Middle School's Journey to Change School Climate
  • Saturday – Am I Covered? ...Maybe
  • Saturday – Oregon's Plan for ESSA
  • Sunday – The 2016 TELL Survey
  • Sunday – Transgender Students and Staff

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