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Annual conference held for Colorado superintendents

9/18/2014 to 9/19/2014
When: 9/18/2014
12:00 PM
Where: The Westin Riverfront
126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, Colorado  81620
United States
Contact: Leisa Sacry
303.762.8762


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2014 Superintendents Conference

ADVOCATE. COMMUNICATE. ENGAGE.

Join superintendents and BOCES leaders from around the state to learn about critical issues facing district leaders in Colorado's evolving public education environment. Share, learn and network with other superintendent-level and BOCES leaders that understand the challenges you grapple with on a daily basis. This year's focus will be on empowering leaders to advocate, communicate and engage their communities to influence the future of public education in Colorado.

Discussions will revolve around how to increase school leaders ability to influence the legislative process. Hear from the CASE Legislative Committee, receive communication and legislative toolkits and learn about pending elections and upcoming legislative issues, such as Testing and Data Privacy. Preliminary results from the State of the Superintendency survey will be presented as well as an interactive discussion with CDE on current issues and topics.

SCHEDULE (full agenda is available here)

CASE Superintendents Conference
Thursday, September 18, 2014 — 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Proposed Superintendent-only meeting 
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Conference Check-in and Lunch on Your Own
 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm: Welcome to the CASE Superintendents Conference
 1:20 pm - 2:45 pm: Issues, Tactics and Tools:  Exploring the Federal and State Political Landscape and CASE's communication and collaboration tools
 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm: Break
 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: Roadmap for Successful Interaction with Legislators:
How to Get Legislators to Listen to Education Leaders
 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm: Superintendent Survey Update
 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm  Amendment 23 Lawsuit Update
 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm: Reception
 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm: Dinner Program

Friday, September 19, 2014 — 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

 7:00 am - 8:00 am: Conference Check-in and Breakfast
  8:00 am - 8:10 am: Welcome Back and Introductory Remarks
 8:10 am - 9:00 am: Assessment and Common Core Updates and Navigating the Political Landscape
 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Q&A with CDE Commissioner Hammond:
  SPED Redesign
  Assessment and the West-Ed Study
  Graduation Guidelines
 10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break
 10:15 am - 11:00 am: Power Mapping the Education Landscape in CO: Superintendent Strategies for Engagement
 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Colorado Election 2014
 11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Superintendent Next Steps to Advocate, Communicate and Engage


Accommodations
The Westin Riverfront
126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620

Reduced room rates have been negotiated with The Westin Riverfront. Our room block at the Westin Riverfront expired on August 18; however, our attendees may still reserve lodging at the nightly rate of $130.00 while rooms remain available (rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12.4%, or the resort fee of $20 per room per night which covers enhanced high speed internet access, in-room bottled water, business center computer usage, local calls and access to the athletic club).  

To reserve lodging at the discounted rate, please call the Westin Riverfront reservations department at 970.790.2000 and indicate that you will be attending the CASE Superintendents Conference.

The Westin will waive parking fees for overnight guests and visiting guests. Attendees that are visiting for the day should park using the Westin valet service as it is complimentary for attendees.

 

Fee and registration
Conference registration fee: $185

 

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