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2019 Annual Conference Sessions
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The Conference will be centered around the idea of quality in education and the strands will include: Business Office, HR/Talent/Diversity, Exceptional Students, Instructional Leadership, Research & Evaluation, Policy & Advocacy, Fundraising, Marketing, and Charter 101 for new school developers or new charter school staff. Strands will also include a variety of “hot topics” in the charter school space.


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Session Title Date Time Start
ACT: Policy and Advocacy
Charter School Waiver Requests (Panel) 2/28/2019 9:30AM
Educators as Charter School Advocates 2/28/2019 9:30AM
Genesis of a New Education System 2/28/2019 10:45AM
The Power of High Impact Family Engagement - How to Support Families as Effective Academic Partners and Advocates 2/28/2019 2:00PM
2019 Colorado Legislative Session: Opportunities, Challenges, and How You Can Help 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Community Counts When It Comes to Innovation in Education 3/1/2019 10:45AM
Boards and Governance
Where Good Boards Go Wrong - How to Avoid Seven Common Mistakes of Charter Boards 2/28/2019 9:30AM
A School is Only as Good as its Leader 2/28/2019 10:45AM
Boards: How Healthy is Your School? 2/28/2019 2:00PM
Successful Succession Planning 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Internal Controls: How to Avoid Common Missteps 3/1/2019 11:00AM
Turn Your Strategic Plan into a Living Document 3/1/2019 2:00PM
Charter 411
How to Grow Your School Idea from Inception to Reality: A League Primer 2/28/2019 9:30AM
It's Not About You: Why School Design Has to Be Led by Students and Families 2/28/2019 10:45AM
Exemplar Community Engagement: A Practitioner Panel on Best Practices (Panel) 2/28/2019 2:00PM
Important Technology for Your Startup Charter School, Years 1-3 3/1/2019 11:00AM
From Growth to Launch: Conference Sessions De-Brief and Next Steps for Making Your School a Reality 3/1/2019 2:00PM
Colorado Charter Authorization
Opportunities for CO Collaboration: CDE CSP Grant & the "Tri-State Alliane to Strengthen District-Led Authorizing" Project (Panel) 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Charter Schools and Authorizers: Collaborating to Improve Access and Services for All Students (Panel) 3/1/2019 11:00AM
Year Zero: Charters and Authorizers in the Time Between Approval and School Opening 3/1/2019 2:00PM
CONNECT: Communications and Marketing
Crisis Communications in a 24/7 World 2/28/2019 9:30AM
Let's Be Consistent: Charter Messaging at the National and State Level 2/28/2019 10:45AM
School Enrollment and Student Recruitment 2/28/2019 2:00PM
Marketing Planning 101: What is Your Quality Plan? More Than Just Getting the Word Out 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Exceptional Students
MTSS in Charter Schools: Program Evaluation and Improvement Planning 2/28/2019 9:30AM
It's an Art: Infusing Targeted Language Instruction into Content Classes 2/28/2019 10:45AM
Using Mindfulness to Disrupt Unconscious Bias in Schools 2/28/2019 2:00PM
Aligning Brain-Focused Learning for Generation Z Learners 3/1/2019 11:00AM
Using Data Driven Decisions to Inform Differentiation and Accommodations for Exceptional Students 3/1/2019 2:00PM
Fundraising for Charter Schools
Ross Montessori School: The Little School That Did 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Understanding the Charter School Program Grant 3/1/2019 11:00AM
Funding Your School: The Anatomy of Tax-Exempt Bond Financing 3/1/2019 2:00PM
Hot Topics
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity for Public Schools 2/28/2019 10:45AM
Juvenile Sexting: What You Need to Know 2/28/2019 2:00PM
The Most Efficient Way to Write a Grant 3/1/2019 8:00AM
What Your School Needs To Know About Harassment In The #MeToo Era 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Surfacing and Supporting School Leaders to Design the Schools of Tomorrow, Today (Panel) 3/1/2019 11:00AM
Innovations in Education: Ideas Worth Spreading 3/1/2019 2:00PM
Human Resources and Talent
Recruit and Retain Staff for Success 2/28/2019 9:30AM
Equity Through the Lens of Charter Leaders of Color (Panel) 2/28/2019 10:45AM
Myth Busters: Top Ten Employment Laws 2/28/2019 2:00PM
Biased by Design: Systems and Perceptions Which Maintain the Status Quo 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Recruitment: University Partnerships: Our Future Educators (Panel) 3/1/2019 11:00AM
A School Leader's Perspective: Leading for Equity and Diversity (Panel) 3/1/2019 2:00PM
Instructional Leadership
Using Cognitive Rigor Matrices to Provide, Adjust, and Evaluate Challenging Curriculum 2/28/2019 9:30AM
Leveraging Our Most Valuable and Vital Resource - The Teacher 2/28/2019 10:45AM
Reimagining Principalship: Aligning Responsibilities and Ikigai (Personal Motivation) 2/28/2019 2:00PM
LEAD: Business Office Management
What Every School Should Ask: Five Questions Before Initiating a Building Project 2/28/2019 9:30AM
Charter School Org Charts: Growth and When to Add Critical Positions 2/28/2019 10:45AM
21st Century Learning Environments in New and Non-traditional Spaces 2/28/2019 2:00PM
The Relationships Between Facilities and Finance (Panel) 3/1/2019 8:00AM
New Facility? First Build a Long-Range Operating Budget to Determine Affordability (Panel) 3/1/2019 11:00AM
Compensation: How to Reward and Prioritize What You Value Most (Panel) 3/1/2019 2:00PM
Research and Accountability
Colorado Educational Accountability 2/28/2019 9:30AM
Calculate Your School's Access and Equity Report Card
2/28/2019 10:45AM
Lead by Design, Not by Default: Using Data to Drive Decision-Making 2/28/2019 2:00PM
School Community Culture  
The Power of Culture and its Impact Within Your Organization 2/28/2019 9:30AM
The Playbook for Principals: How to Foster School Culture, Growth, and Achievement 
2/28/2019 10:45AM
Combating Fragility: How Focusing on Strengths Can Build Strong Adolescent Communities 3/1/2019 8:00AM
Keep Calm and Thrive: Strategies to Reflect, Refresh & Reawaken 3/1/2019 11:00PM
Making Critical Decisions for Your School and Network 3/1/2019 2:00PM