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2/3/2016 to 2/5/2016
When: 2/3/2016
Where: Westin Hotel in Westminster
10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, Colorado  80020
United States
Contact: Leisa Sacry

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Registration is now closed for the CASE Winter Leadership Conference and is SOLD OUT for Thursday, February 4, 2016. Onsite registration will be permitted only for Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Pre-Conferences (School Finance: Nuts, Bolts and Beyond; and Youth in Crisis and School Safety: Helping School and District Leaders to Respond) and Friday, February 5, 2016. Due to high demand, we are no longer accepting names for the waitlist.


The CASE Winter Leadership Conference is the only conference that brings together public education leaders from every job position in the state. At a price that’s affordable, the conference addresses the learning needs of school leaders by featuring nationally recognized speakers, over 20 engaging breakout sessions and a robust legislative program.


General Sessions  |  Pre-Conference Workshops  |  Breakout Sessions



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General Sessions
Pedro Noguera -  The Future of Education: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Thursday, February 4, 2016

A dynamic speaker, Pedro Noguera is one of America's most important voices for healthy public education, focusing on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions. He's an expert on school reform, diversity, and the achievement gap—and he translates social theory into concise, direct language with emotional impact and intellectual rigor.

Pedro Noguera is a professor at UCLA. He was formerly the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, and held tenured faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development at NYU. He also served as an affiliated faculty member in NYU’s Department of Sociology. Noguera is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings. He is the author of 10 books and over 150 articles and monographs. His books include:City Schools and the American Dream, Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools, The Trouble With Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education, andCreating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap with A. Wade Boykin. His most recent book is Excellence Through Equity with Alan Blankstein.

Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. He was previously Trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY) as an appointee of the Governor. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations including the Economic Policy Institute, the Young Women’s Leadership Institute, The After School Corporation, The Nation Magazine. He is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, was appointed to the National Academy of Education, and is the recipient of many awards, including an award for exemplary scholarship on urban education by the Advanced Center for Behavioral Sciences; an award for distinguished service to public education from the National Association of Secondary School Principals; and the 2015 Horace Mann Award.

Legislative and Policy Issues
Brandon Busteed-Why America Must Create an Educonomy
Friday, February 5, 2016

Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development at Gallup will conclude the 2016 Winter Leadership Conference on Friday, February 5, 2016 with his keynote address on student success.

If you were to imagine our country as a talent development machine where every person was developed to their fullest potential – starting from birth til death – you’d likely reimagine not just the role of our entire educational system but also the role of all the employers who are a critical part of this imagined talent development ecosystem. Stronger alignment between education and work and life success requires building an educonomy - where there is seamless collaboration across all elements of our education system and all sectors of society. Extensive Gallup research on student and teacher engagement, workplace engagement and well-being offers crucial insights on how this can be done.

In this dynamic presentation, Busteed will talk about why student success depends on excellent teachers, supported by gifted and visionary leaders, who can engage students in the learning process and keep them hopeful about their future.


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