Annual Conference 2018: Schedule at a Glance

Annual Conference 2018: Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is subject to change as the conference program is further developed. Watch this space for forthcoming details. 

Wednesday, October 17

7:30 am – 5:30 pm – Registration
8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Preconference Sessions 

  • Charter Authorization “Boot Camp.” This all-day session will cover the fundamentals and essentials of high-quality authorizing practices, and explore some of the more challenging aspects of authorizing that states experience. Learn more and register. (Starts at 10:30 am)

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Government Affairs Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 18

7:00 am – 5:30 pm – Registration
7:30 am – 8:15 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:15 am – Welcome to Colorado and Conference Introduction
9:15 am – 10:15 am – Plenary Session: Compassion, Connection, and Follow-Through: Lessons Learned from the National Teacher of the Year  (Colorado Ballroom A)
10:15 am – 11:00 am – Panel Discussion: Educating Our Most Vulnerable Students (Colorado Ballroom A)
11:00 am – 11:15 am – Break
11:15 am – 12:30 pm – Plenary Session: Creating Safe Learning Environments for All Students (Colorado Ballroom A)
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Awards Luncheon: Distinguished Service and Friend of Education 
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Concurrent Sessions: 

  • Building a Pipeline of Diverse, High-Quality Teachers (Colorado Ballroom A)
  • Implementing SEL in Your State: Lessons from the Field (Colorado Ballroom B)

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Networking Break
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions: 

  • Strategies to Foster Resource Equity (Colorado Ballroom A)
  • The Power of Engagement (Colorado Ballroom B)

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm – Area Meetings

Friday, October 19

7:00 am – 5:30 pm – Registration
7:30 am – 8:15 am – Breakfast Caucus: Role Alikes
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Plenary Session: Leading for Coherence and Student Learning Featuring Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (Colorado Ballroom A)
9:30 am – 10:45 am – Panel Discussion: Getting to the Problems of Practice with Michael Fullan (Colorado Ballroom A)
10:45 am – 11:00 am – Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm – Concurrent Sessions: 

  • Third-Grade Reading Matters: A Policymaker’s Role in Supporting Early Literacy (Colorado Ballroom B)
  • Preparing High School Students for College and Careers (Colorado Ballroom A)

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Awards Luncheon: Policy Leaders of the Year and David Kysilko Award
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm – Plenary Session: Improving University Principal Preparation (Colorado Ballroom A) *Note: Open to media on an embargoed basis*
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Networking Break
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Plenary Session: State Leadership in a Time of Change (Colorado Ballroom A)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Looking Forward to the Next Decade: Unveiling of NASBE’s Strategic Plan
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – NASBE’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 20

7:00 am – Registration
7:30 am – 8:45 am – Closing Breakfast and NASBE Town Hall
9:00 am – 11:30 am – Annual Business Meeting and Delegate Assembly

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