Annual Conference 2019: Schedule at a Glance

Annual Conference 2019: Schedule at a Glance

*Below is the schedule for Annual Conference 2019. Some details are still forthcoming.*

Wednesday, October 16

7:30 am – 5:30 pm – Registration
8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Board of Directors Meeting
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Preconference Session: Henry Doorly Zoo 

  • State board members will learn about the Henry Doorly Zoo’s acclaimed Zoo Academy and its unique partnership with school districts in the Omaha area to provide students with knowledge and career explorations relating to life sciences, fully aligned to state standards. State board members will walk away with key insights on policy and regulatory ideas to help establish such a program in their states. There is a small fee of $35/person for this session.

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

6:00 pm – Chair’s Opening Reception at Henry Doorly Zoo 

  • Buses will leave the hotel at 5:45 pm.

Thursday, October 17

7:00 am – 5:30 pm – Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:45 am – 10:30 am – Opening Plenary: Welcome to Omaha and Conference Introduction; Keynote with Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Policy Leader of the Year Award
10:30 am – 10:45 am – Transition Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions: 1) Educating Incarcerated Youth 2) Amplifying Teacher Voice in Policymaking
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Networking Lunch 
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Afternoon Plenary: Dan Goldhaber, CALDER, American Institutes for Research; Distinguished Service Awards
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Transition Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm – Concurrent Sessions: 1) Board Chairs Roundtable: A Colleague-to-Colleague Discussion 2) Boardmanship (4 topics, 30 minutes each: Student Voice; Defending State Board Authority; Strategic Planning; Stakeholder Engagement)
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Transition Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Area Meetings
Evening – State Night at The Durham Museum

Friday, October 18

7:00 am – 5:30 pm – Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Networking Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:30 am – Plenary Session; Keynote and Civic Engagement Champions Awards
10:30 am – 10:45 am – Transition Break
10:45 am – 12:oo pm – Concurrent Sessions: 1) Assessment Innovation: Is Your State Ready? 2) Put Early Learning on Your State Board’s Agenda
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm –  Networking and Awards Luncheon: Friend of Education
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Concurrent Sessions: 1) Transforming Civics Education in an Era of Polarized Politics 2) Aligning Career and Technical Education with State Workforce Needs 
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Networking Break
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm – Afternoon Plenary: A Look at the National Landscape of Education, followed by discussion: Leadership Is a Team Sport 
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Special Screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon, with discussion to follow.

Saturday, October 19

7:00 am – Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Networking Breakfast 
9:00 am – 11:00 am – Plenary Session: Resources from NASBE
8:45 am – 10:45 am – Annual Business Meeting and Delegate Assembly
11:15 am – 12:30 pm – NASBE Board of Directors Meeting

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