Annual Conference Agenda

Annual Conference Agenda

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Jump to: Wednesday, October 10, Thursday, October 11, Friday, October 12, Saturday, October 13

Wednesday, October 10
12:00 pm-5:00 pmNASBE Board of Directors meeting (Board Members Only)
3:00 pm- 5:00 pmRegistration and Information
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm Board of Directors Welcome Reception (Open)
Thursday, October 11
7:00 am-5:00 pmRegistration and Information
8:30 am - 5:00 pmNational Council of State Boards of Education Executives (NCSBEE) Annual Meeting (Members Only)
8:30 am-5:00 pmNational Council of State Education Attorneys (NCOSEA) Annual Meeting (Members Only)
9:00 am-10:15 amFinance Committee Meeting (Members Only)
9:00 am-10:15 amGovernment Affairs Meeting (Members Only)
10:30 am-12:00 pmArea Meetings and Election of Area Directors (Members Only)
12:15 pm-2:00 pmOpening Conference Luncheon ‰Tomorrow Is Too Late‰
Deb Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary & Secondary Education, US Department of Education
Sponsored by AdvancED
2:15 pm-3:30 pm‰The Core of the Matter: Examining Opportunities
Presented by the Common Core‰
Introducer: Patrick Guida (RI)
Interviewer: Kristan Ishmael, Student Advisory Council for IL
David Coleman, Student Achievement Partners
Christopher Koch, Illinois Superintendent of Schools
Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago Public Schools
Sponsored by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
3:45 pm-5:00 pmPanel on Assessments
Moderator: Jane Goff (CO
Pat Forgione, ETS
Stanley Rabinowitz, WestEd
Doug Sovde, Achieve
Sponsored by The Wallace Foundation
3:45 pm-5:00 pm‰Leadership Matters: Improving State Systems Today for the School Leaders of Tomorrow‰
Moderator: Steve Pound (ME)
Claudia Bach, Massachusetts Department of Education
Steve Gering, Chicago Public Schools
Laura Hamilton, RAND
Kyla Wahlstrom, Center for Applied Research and Education Improvement
Sponsored by the Wallace Foundation
6:00 pm-8:00 pm Illinois State Night
Willis Tower, 99th Floor
8:00 pm -10:00 pmVP Debate Watch Party
Lakeshore Ballroom West
Friday, October 12
7:00 am-4:00 pmRegistration and Information
7:30 am-8:30 amPolicy Leader of the Year Breakfast Honoring Gaston Caperton, President, The College Board
8:30 am - 1:30 pmNCSBEE Annual Meeting (Members Only)
8:30 am-5:00 pmNCOSEA Annual Meeting (Members Only)
8:45 am-9:45 amThe Whole Child: Three Critical Issues in Student Health
Moderator: Brenda Gullett (AR)
Karen McAvoy, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Lisa Sharma Creighton, NEA Health Information Network
Ruchi Gupta, Northwestern University
Sponsored by Mylan
10:00 am-11:00 amTaking Action in Student Health
Moderator: Brenda Gullett (AR)
Sponsored by Mylan
10:00 am-11:00 am“Creating A Conmprehensive System for Evaluating & Supporting Effective Teaching”
Moderator: Jim Kohlmoos

A chat with Linda Darling-Hammond
11:00 am-11:15 amBreak
Sponsored by Zaner-Bloser Publishing
11:15 am-12:30 pmBreakout sessions
11:15 am-12:30 pmA New Vision for Supporting Students in Summer Learning Programs
Catherine Augustine, RAND
Jeff Smink, National Summer Learning Association
Kathryn LeRoy, Duval County (FL) Schools
Sponsored by The Wallace Foundation
11:15 am-12:30 pmSchool Discipline
Joint Session with NASBE/NCOSEA
Mark Oettinger (VT)
Stephanie Jones (IL)
Micki Moran (IL)
Sponsored by The College Board
12:45 pm-2:00 pmKeynote Luncheon:
Supercharging the Education Profession by Reigniting the Power of One
Rebecca Mieliwocki, 2012 National Teacher of the Year
Sponsored by ACT
2:15 pm-4:30 pmAnnual Business Meeting (Members Only)
6:00 pm-7:00 pmLeadership Reception
7:00 pm-9:30 pm NASBE Annual Leadership Banquet
Presentation of 2012 Distinguished Service Awards and Friend of Education Award
DSA Recipients:
Elizabeth Bauer (MI),
Steven Pound (ME),
Peter Herschend (MO);

Friend of Education:
The Skillman Foundation-Carol Goss
Saturday, October 13
7:30 am-11:00 pmRegistration and Information
8:00 am-9:15 amTopical Breakfast
- NeCap
- ESEA Waivers
- Evidence-Based Policymaking
- Collaborative Partnerships with the Business Community
- Role of Charter Schools in Education Reform
Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
8:30 am - 1:30 pmNCSBEE Annual Meeting (Members Only)
8:30 am-12:00 pmNCOSEA Annual Meeting (Members Only)
9:30 am-10:30 amOn the Cutting Edge with Digital Learning
Moderator: Nancy Perkins (ME)
Gov. Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education
John Bailey, Digital Learning Now!
Sponsored by Wireless Generation
10:45 am-11:45 amConnecting to the Future
The Report of the NASBE Study Group on the Role of Technology in Schools & Communities
Nancy Perkins, Maine State Board of Education
Sponsored by Pearson Foundation
12:00 pm-1:30 pmPresidents Luncheon (Passing of the Gavel)
Jim Kohlmoos, Executive Director, NASBE
Gayle Manchin, President, NASBE
Patrick Guida, President-Elect, NASBE
Sponsored by CTB/McGraw-Hill

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