Focus Zones

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National Conference on Education
February 15-17, 2018

Nashville, TN

Produced by the AASA, The School Superintendents Association

 Each breakout session must be classified by one of the following focus zones:

Curriculum and Instruction 

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Science
  • Factors That Set the Conditions to Encourage Students and Adults to Optimize Teaching and Learning. 
  • Narrowing or Eliminating Achievement Gaps
  • Accountability & Continuous Improvement Within a System
  • Understanding Diversity and Changing Demographics
  • Administrator/Teacher Evaluation
  • High School Graduation Rates/Career and College Readiness
  • Graduation/Drop-out Prevention Strategies 
  • Standards & Assessment  
  • “Hot” Topics, Including Those Related to Educational Reform 

Digitizing Education

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • Effective Use of Technology to Improve Student Achievement
  • Social Media – Issues and Impact
  • Sexting, Bullying, Religion in Schools, Responsible Use of Social Media
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Online Education for High Schools
  • Electronic Textbooks

Leadership for Equity

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • Equitable access to high-quality education)
  • Cultural Competency, diversity, and inclusiveness)
  • Services and Supports for Students and Families)
  • School Discipline Reform and School Climate
  • Mental health, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences
  • Connecting children to health services and health insurance
  • Expanding participation in school meals
  • Protecting vulnerable children (LGBT youth, DACA students, ELL, special education etc.)
  • Equity and Excellence for Black and Brown children
  • Equity and Excellence for multicultural/multilingual students
  • Diversity in School Leadership (gender, race, etc.)
  • Addressing Poverty and School Funding
  • Support for nontraditional family structures
  • Advocacy at the Local and State level

Personalizing Education

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • Individualized learning Plans
  • District Focus on the Whole Child
  • Use of Technology
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Social-Emotional Learning

Principal Supervisor Initiatives

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • Principal Supervisor Standards
  • Principal Supervisors as Instructional Leaders
  • The Superintendent as Principal Supervisor
  • Understanding Professional Development for Improvement
  • Principal Professional Development
  • Succession Planning

Superintendent / School Board Relationships

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
  • Collaboration
  • Developing Long-Term, Successful Relationships Inside and Outside the System 
  • Community Engagement
  • Leading the Community in Setting the Vision and Mission for Your District
  • Setting and Modeling School Culture
  • Alignment- Applying Resources to the Achievement of District Standards and Priorities 
  • School Law Issues- Preventing Litigation and Providing Updates on Legal Decisions Impacting Education Sustainability of the Superintendency
  • Understanding School Funding/ AARA Regulations  

 

Questions?

 

For any questions regarding the Call for Proposals process, please contact:

Gabriela Iturri

Meetings Coordinator

giturri@aasa.org