'Summer Camp' includes pre-conference charter emphasis
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Registration has opened for "Summer Camp for School Boards," coming up July 14-16 at the renovated Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend.
Besides the opportunity to learn more about critical issues facing Oregon's schools, the conference offers certification at the Leadership Institute’s bronze, silver and gold levels. OSBA’s Leadership Institute recognizes board members who have advanced through a series of courses offered online and at workshops and conferences, and those who complete new levels are recognized at OSBA’s Annual Convention in November.
Workshop topics include assessment literacy, delivering on equity and preventing cyberbullying. New this year is a preconference focus Friday on charter schools. Friday will also include a preconference workshop on effective meetings. Also on Friday is a workshop track for administrative professionals.
Keynote speaker is William Parrett, a professor of education at Boise State University and author whose books include “Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools.” Parrett will discuss “Disrupting Poverty: What to Start and What to Stop.” Other speakers include Heidi Sipe, the Umatilla School District superintendent who was named Oregon Superintendent of the Year in 2016.
Once again the event will offer a networking reception for conference attendees and a guest at 4 p.m. July 14.