2018 CABE/CAPSS Convention
Connecticut's Future:
Transforming Schools,
Transforming Lives

November 16-17, 2018
Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton

Convention At A Glance

Friday, November 16, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 am

Registration Begins - Mystic Ballroom

Networking and Continental Breakfast | Exhibit Area Opens - Mystic Ballroom

8:30 - 10:45 am

Welcome - Marriott Ballroom

Student Performance | Remarks | CAPSS Superintendent of the Year
Keynote Address - Marc Brackett

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Talented Student Showcase - Marriott Ballroom Lobby

10:45 am - 12:05 pm Session A Workshops

A1 Policy (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)
A2 Designing Our Districts with the End in Mind: Leveraging a Portrait of the Graduate (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)
A4 Legislative Issues (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)
A5 Revisiting School Safety: Renewed Cooperation for Safer Schools (SGWB)
A6 Moving the Race Conversation Forward (DEE)
A7 Understanding Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (HPBAS)
A8 Meeting with the State Board of Education (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)

12:05 - 12:35 pm 

Networking, Reception, Exhibits - Mystic Ballroom

12:35 - 1:35 pm

Luncheon | Acknowledgment 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 (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)
B2 Increase Capacity through a Design Thinking and LEAN Approach (HPBAS, I, DEE)
B3 Unlearning: Bias and Building Community (DEE, SGWB)
B4 Collaborative Governance and Community Engagement – Powerful Strategies for School District Reform – Case Study: The Hartford Public Schools 2017-2018 (HPBAS)
B5 The PreK-3rd Grade Continuum: Leaders Matter to Ensure Successful Pathways to High School Graduation (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)

2:05 - 4:05 pm Session C Clinics

C1 33rd Annual Meeting of the Nutmeg Board (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)
C2 Increasing Job and Career Readiness for High School Students through a Manufacturing Internship Program (I)

3:25 - 5:00 pm Session D Workshops

D1 Collective Bargaining: Trends and Strategies to Reduce Costs (HPBAS)
D2 Mindfulness and Purpose: Bringing a Focus on the Whole Child to Life (I, SGWB)
D3 The Role of Boards of Education and Superintendents in Increasing the Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Connecticut’s Educator Workforce (DEE)
D4 Real Case Studies in Crisis Communication (HPBAS)
D5 Executive Coaching for Superintendents: Support for Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century (HPBAS)
D6 District Coherence and the Strategies for Continuous Improvement (HPBAS)

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


8:15 - 11:00 pm Evening

Reception - Mystic Ballroom ABC

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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 Student Session

9:35 - 10:45 am Session E Workshops


E1 Simple Strategies for Improving Your School Public Relations (HPBAS, I)
E2 Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much (HPBAS, I)
E3 Responding to Hate and Bias Incidents: Lessons from the Field (I, DEE)
E4 Unsocial Media: Cyberbullying, Sexting, and How to Regulate Communications in the Digital Age (HPBAS, I, SGWB)
E5 Top 12 Innovative Practices at Greenwich Public Schools (I, SBWB)
E6 Frameworks for Innovation: Putting ISTE Student, Educator and Leader Standards into Practice (I, DEE, SGWB)

9:35 - 11:35 am Session F Clinics

F1 Implicit Bias: How It Impacts Your Work (DEE)
F2 Research into Practice: Connecticut’s Story (DEE)
F3 Are We Really Educating the Whole Child? The Missing Link: Improving Academic Outcomes by Aligning SEL and Culturally Responsive
Practices (DEE, SGWB)

10:50 am - 12:00 pm Session G Workshops

G1 Needs vs. Wants: Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Our Learners (SGWB)
G2 The Five Questions School Boards Should Ask (HPBAS, SGWB)
G3 Equity and Excellence: Middletown Public Schools (HPBAS, I, DEE, SGWB)
G4 Getting Community Partnerships Right! (I, SGWB)
G5 Grading Practices: Trials, Tribulations, and Successes (I, SGWB)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Networking and Reception - Marriott Ballroom Lobby

12:05 - 1:35 pm Luncheon | Adjourn

HPBAS - High Performing Boards and Superintendents | I- Innovation | DEE - Diversity, Equity and Excellence | SGWB - Student Growth and Well-Being


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