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2015 Charter Schools Conference - Session Handouts
2015 Colorado Charter Schools Conference
Session Handouts

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Thursday, February 26
Start Time Strand Session Title
8:45 AM Kick Off Session 2015 Colorado Charter School Authorizer Summit
8:45 AM Kick Off Session All Things New School Development
8:45 AM Kick Off Session How to Sell to Colorado Charter Schools
8:45 AM Kick Off Session Increasing Academic Achievement: Creating a Healthier School Culture
8:45 AM Kick Off Session Parent Advocacy Training
8:45 AM Kick Off Session The State of Charter Schools: Colorado League of Charter Schools’ Member Forum
8:45 AM Kick Off Session Using Design Thinking to Activate Teacher Leadership
1:00 PM Advocacy/Marketing /Communications Impact and Influence: The Power of Family Voice
1:00 PM Employment/HR Practices Work Place Privacy Issues: What Every Employer Should Know
1:00 PM Extra Credit Integrating the Business Community into Your School Community
1:00 PM Facilities Management Trends in School Design: Risks and Rewards
1:00 PM Finance Developer Financing Deals: How to Evaluate a Deal to Determine if it is Right for your School
1:00 PM Governance When Good Boards Go Bad: Preventing the Rogue Board Effect
1:00 PM Legal Issues Common Constitutional Issues in Administering School Programs: an overview of the First, Fourth Amendments and Fourteenth Amendments
1:00 PM Performance Management State Assessment Update
1:00 PM School Leadership Leading Change
1:00 PM Teacher Effectiveness Blended Personalized Learning in the Primary Grades: High Fidelity = Great Results
2:30 PM Advocacy/Marketing /Communications Parent Involved vs. Parent Run Schools
2:30 PM Employment/HR Practices At-Will Employment: What Does it Really Mean?
2:30 PM Extra Credit Understanding English Language Learners from a Speech-Language Perspective
2:30 PM Facilities Management Pitfalls and Opportunities in Facility Finance and Construction
2:30 PM Finance What’s for Lunch?: Considerations for Planning Your School's Meal Programming
2:30 PM Legal Issues Charter Contract Negotiations: How to Get the Most out of the Process
2:30 PM Performance Management School Accountability During the Assessment Transition
2:30 PM School Leadership Replication and Expansion Readiness
2:30 PM School Leadership Flipping Dropouts into Launch Pads Coast to Coast: A Model for the Nation
2:30 PM Teacher Effectiveness Intentional Design: Building in Teacher Leadership
4:00 PM Advocacy/Marketing /Communications Rural Charter Schools: Issues and Opportunities
4:00 PM Employment/HR Practices Managing Charter School Documents
4:00 PM Extra Credit Ensure Sustainability: Student Recruitment Strategies
4:00 PM Facilities Management Master Planning and Strategic Planning
4:00 PM Finance Parents Want A Safe School, Is Yours Up to the Task?
4:00 PM Governance The ABC’s of Great Charter School/Authorizer Relations
4:00 PM Legal Issues State of the State - Special Education Delivery in Colorado Charter Schools:Identifying Challenges and Designing Solutions
4:00 PM Performance Management The Future of State Accountability
4:00 PM School Leadership Leadership Development and Succession
4:00 PM Teacher Effectiveness Working with Special Populations (GT, ELL & SPED)
Friday, February 27
Start Time Strand Session Title
8:45 AM Advocacy/Marketing /Communications Media Roundtable: Effective PR from a Reporter’s Perspective
8:45 AM Employment/HR Practices Congress, Charter Schools, and the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind
8:45 AM Extra Credit It Begins with the Adults: Supporting an Emotionally Healthy Staff
8:45 AM Facilities Management Charter School Capital: How to Evaluate the Options
8:45 AM Finance School Financial Opportunities via Add-on Programs
8:45 AM Governance Governing for Greatness
8:45 AM Legal Issues Hot-Button Accommodations: Legal and Practical Solutions for Challenging Demands
8:45 AM Performance Management Become A Data Geek!
8:45 AM School Leadership Discovering Charter School Leadership: The Heart of Student Success
8:45 AM Teacher Effectiveness Implementing Deeper Learning Practices
12:45 PM Advocacy/Marketing /Communications Crisis Communications Roundtable
12:45 PM Employment/HR Practices Improve Your Hiring Acumen Through the Art and Science of Behavioral Interviewing – Peak to Peak
12:45 PM Extra Credit TOTAL REWARDS: Maximizing Employee Engagement and Retention
12:45 PM Facilities Management Part 2: “Where is the Money?”
12:45 PM Finance How to Build a Construction Budget
12:45 PM Governance Change in a Fishbowl: Strategies for Leading Change in the Public Eye
12:45 PM Legal Issues Leasing Facilities for Today's Students and Tomorrow's Leaders
12:45 PM Performance Management State Teacher Evaluation Panel: Implementation, process, tools & systems
12:45 PM School Leadership Built to Last: Sustaining a Healthy School
12:45 PM Teacher Effectiveness Reinventing School Culture through Restorative Practices
2:15 PM Advocacy/Marketing /Communications 70th Colorado General Assembly: Opportunities, Challenges, and How You Can Help
2:15 PM Employment/HR Practices On-Boarding: Building Better Practices to Attract and Retain the Best Staff
2:15 PM Extra Credit Engineering Solutions to Curriculum-Based Problems: Using Design Challenges to Meet the Standards
2:15 PM Facilities Management Successful Reuse and Repurpose Projects
2:15 PM Finance Work Comp 101 – Before, During, and After an Injury
2:15 PM Governance The Power of the Administrator/Board Relationship
2:15 PM Governance Utilizing a Dashboard to Manage and Monitor Success
2:15 PM Legal Issues Who Has the Authority to Sign those Documents?
2:15 PM Performance Management Using School-Level data for Improvement Planning during the State Assessment Transition
2:15 PM Teacher Effectiveness Quality Classroom Assessment
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