2013 Fall Conference & Delegate Assembly
Highlights from Fall Conference & Delegate AssemblyMore than 100 school leaders from districts across the state turned out for our Fall Conference and Delegate Assembly, Oct. 11-12 in Denver, where the theme centered on “Gaining Your Community’s Support for a Transformed Education System.”
The conference kicked off early Friday morning with lively conversations among school board members and school board candidates, who gathered to discuss leadership in rural communities and learn more about their future board role.
Keynote speaker Ethan Gray, executive director of Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust, discussed how school districts across the state can better foster innovation and blended learning and also gave an overview of national ed-tech trends.
Our breakout sessions were both diverse and educational, covering topics such as graduation guidelines, grassroots advocacy, blended learning and district strategic planning. We concluded the day with a mock community forum on the technology revolution. Dr. Martín Carcasson, associate professor and director for the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University, explained how a public deliberation model can help school boards engage their communities productively on the front end of their decision-making process.
On Saturday, members of the Delegate Assembly gathered for a briefing and mock debate among board members to help them become better acquainted about the resolutions they would later be deliberating. For a list of the final resolutions that were adopted, visit our Delegate Assembly Resolutions webpage.
2014 Fall Conference & Delegate Assembly
Date & location - TBD