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2018 Annual Educational Conference Schedule at a Glance

Jump to:  Wednesday ~ Thursday ~ Friday


Wednesday, April 18

1:00 p.m. Sectionals

    1. Stealing Marketing Ideas from the Private Sector (Henrietta)
    2. 12 (Relatively Simple) Ways to Strengthen Your District’s Credit Rating (Thistle
    3. Disrupting Health Care through Data Driven Decisions (KM Hutchinson)
    4. Making Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter (Evelyn)

2:00 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m.  Sectionals

    1. Using Continuous Improvement and Community Engagement Strategies to Guide Long-Range Facilities Planning (Henrietta)
    2. Anatomy of a Teacher Contract (KM Hutchinson)
    3. Referendum Recollection and Projection (Thistle)
    4. Use Your Star Assessment Data to Personalize Learning for All Students (Evelyn)
    5. Take Control of Your Employee Benefit Spending: How to Utilize The Power of a Collective Voice Without Giving Up Independent Decision Making (Dixie)

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.  Sectionals

    1. The Importance of Principals in Wisconsin Schools: Two Studies from the State-Wide Evaluation of Educator Effectiveness (Evelyn)
    2. Lead More, Control Less:  Structuring the Boardroom with Confidence (KM Hutchinson)
    3. Changes in School Finance and Looking to the Future (Thistle)
    4. The Wisconsin Superintendent: Priorities, Challenges, and Board Relations (Henrietta)
    5.  Updates on Educator Preparation and Licensing (Dixie)

5:30 p.m. Reception (South Breakouts - John Lynch/Lefevre/Dixie)

6:30 p.m. Recognition Banquet (Leander Choate)
Sponsored, in part, by Delta Dental

Thursday, April 19

7:00 a.m. Breakfast (Leander Choate)
Sponsored, in part, by Nexus Solutions 

8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks & Presentation of Bert Grover Child Advocacy Awards  (Paul L.)

8:30 a.m. General Session - Lead the System to Improve Culture & Learning (Paul L.)

9:30 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. Sectionals

    1. Getting Started with Measures that Matter (BF Carter)
    2. Introducing the WASDA-Baird Video Library Available to Districts in Summer 2018!  (Anna M.)
    3. Legislative Session Recap, School Funding Commission and SAA Policy Development (Thistle)
    4. Engaging Parents in Elementary Boundary Change Process (Henrietta)
    5. Findings and Implications from the "Supply and Demand for Public School Teachers in Wisconsin" Report (KM Hutchinson)

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Sectionals

    1. Getting Started with Measures that Matter (BF Carter)
    2. Introducing the WASDA-Baird Video Library Available to Districts in Summer 2018!  (Anna M.)
    3. Legislative Session Recap, School Funding Commission and SAA Policy Development (Thistle)
    4. Engaging Parents in Elementary Boundary Change Process (Henrietta)
    5. Findings and Implications from the "Supply and Demand for Public School Teachers in Wisconsin" Report (KM Hutchinson)

12:00 p.m.  Lunch including  President's State of the Association Speech & WASDA Board Candidate for WASDA President-Elect Speech (Leander Choate) 

1:15 p.m. Break

1:30 p.m. Sectionals

    1. The Latest and Greatest in Legal Hot Topics (KM Hutchinson)
    2. Communicating Fiscal Information (Anna M.)
    3. Redefining Ready Initiative in WI (Henietta)
    4. Using Social Media to Build Community Engagement in Your District (BF Carter)
    5. Can Families Really Help Students Learn? (Thistle)

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Sectionals

    1. The Latest and Greatest in Legal Hot Topics (KM Hutchinson)
    2. Redefining Ready Initiative in WI (Henietta)
    3. Using Social Media to Build Community Engagement in Your District (BF Carter)
    4. Communicating Fiscal Information (Anna M.)
    5. Can Families Really Help Students Learn? (Thistle)

4:00 p.m. Committee Meetings

    • WASDA Large District Caucus (Evelyn)
    • WASDA Small Schools Committee (Dixie)
    • WASDA K-8/UHS Committee (Lefevre)

5:00 pm  Networking Reception (South Breakouts - John Lynch/Lefevre/Dixie)
Sponsored, in part, by Baird & American Fidelity

8:00 pm  Entertainment by The Superitendencies (Leander Choate)
 Sponsored, in part, by Baird & American Fidelity

Friday, April 20

7:30 a.m.  Breakfast (Leander Choate)

8:15 a.m.  Annual Business Meeting (Paul L.)

8:45 a.m.  General Session – The Power of True Accountability (Paul L.)

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. General Session – Enjoy Your Ride (Paul L.)