2017 CABE/CAPSS Convention
"Out of the Public Schools Grows
the Greatness of a Nation" - Mark Twain

November 17-18, 2017
Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton

Convention At A Glance
"Out of the Public Schools
Grows the Greatness of a Nation" - Mark Twain

Friday, November 17, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration Begins

Networking and Continental Breakfast • Exhibit Area Opens ……… Mystic Ballroom

8:30 - 10:45 AM

Welcome ……… Mystic Ballroom

Student Performance • Remarks • CAPSS Superintendent of the Year

Keynote Address - Dan-el Padilla Peralta

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    

Talented Student Showcase ……… Marriott Ballroom Lobby

10:45 AM - 12:05 PM    Session A Workshops

A1  Policy Impacted by New Legislation (WPS, ETE, NAB)
A2  Personalizing Learning and Promoting Student Engagement through Choice Theory (CI, NAB)
A3  Shared Services: Strategies and Considerations (CI,NAB)
A4  Get On Board for Social Emotional Learning! (NAB)
A5  Civility, Citizenship, and Education in a Democratic Society: Implications for Boards of Education and District Leaders (WPS)
A6  Moving to Action for Equitable Classrooms in Two Connecticut Districts (CI, ETE)
A7  Using Maker Space and Video Game Design to Promote High Levels of Student Engagement, Collaboration, and 21st Century Learning (CI)
A8  Meeting with the State Board of Education (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)

12:05 - 12:35 PM    Networking, Reception, Exhibits ……… Mystic Ballroom

12:35 - 1:35 PM   Luncheon • Acknowledgement of Guests • Networking ……… Marriott Ballroom

1:35 - 2:05 PM    Dessert/Networking in Exhibit Area ……… Mystic Ballroom

2:05 - 3:20 PM    Session B Workshops

B1  Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members and Superintendents (WPS, ETE, NAB)
B2  Developments in Collective Bargaining (NAB)
B3  The Governance Role in Creating an Innovative Culture in a Democratic Environment (CI)
B4  When Is a Crisis a Crisis and How to Deal With It (NAB)
B5  Come Together Right Now: Encouraging Understanding and Fostering Culturally Sensitive Schools to Avoid Hate Crimes and Harassment (ETE)

2:05 - 4:05 PM    Session C Clinics

C1  32nd Annual Meeting of the Nutmeg Board (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)
C2  Where Have We Gone Wrong? Why Are We Still Failing African American and Latino Male Students? (CI, ETE)

3:25 - 5:00 PM    Session D Workshops

D1  Legislative Issues (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)
D2  Funding Innovation through a LEAN Mindset (CI)
D3  Charting a Course for Growth and Achievement: One District's Journey of  Implementing the "Data Wise" Process for District and School Improvement (NAB)
D4  Coaching for Success!  Support for Educational Leaders (ETE)
D5  Innovation for All: How the Future of Learning Provides Equity for All Learners (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)

5:00 - 5:45 PM    Reception ……… Mystic Ballroom

5:45 - 8:15 PM    Dinner ……… Marriott Ballroom

Election Results • President's Remarks • Teacher of the Year

Evening Program - David Pogue

8:15 - 11:00 PM    Evening Reception ……… Mystic Ballroom ABC                                                          

Saturday, November 18, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration Begins - Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 AM

General Session ……… Marriott Ballroom

Welcome • Student Performance

9:35 - 10:45 AM    Session E Workshops

E1  Trends (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)
E2  Sanctuary School Districts: Examining Legal Rights, Responsibilities, and Policy Options Available to School Districts When Responding to Changing Federal Immigration Laws (ETE, NAB)
E3  Implementing Universal Screening to Support Students in Need of Support (CI)
E4  Partnership for Innovative, Rigorous and Relevant High School Education (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)
E5  The Purposeful Board: Bringing Board Governance to a Higher Level (WPS, NAB)

9:35 - 11:35 AM    Session F Clinics

F1  The Right to Speak: What Can and Cannot Be Said (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)
F2  Understanding the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act and Access to Public Meetings and Records (NAB)
F3  The Rx for the Pain Killer Crisis: Prevention Strategy and Awareness of the Opioid Epidemic (WPS)

10:50 - 12:00 PM    Session G Workshops

G1  Teacher Evaluations in Connecticut: Where Are We Now? (WPS, CI, ETE, NAB)
G2  The Inclusive School: Constitutional and Statutory Rights of School Employees (ETE)
G3  Protecting Transgender Kids: Untangling the Web of State and Federal
G4  Opening Minds and Transforming Lives: A Journey to Coherence (CI)
G5  The PreK-3rd Grade Continuum: Leaders Matter to Ensure Successful Pathways to High School Graduation (WPS)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Networking and Reception ……… Marriott Ballroom Lobby

12:05 - 1:35 PM    Luncheon • Adjourn 


WPS - Why Public Schools? • CI - Celebrating Innovation • ETE - Excellence through Equity • NAB - Nuts and Bolts


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