MASC/MASS 2019: Conference Schedule

Conference Information


The following is a partial schedule for the 2019 MASC/MASS Joint Conference. Sessions, speakers and details will be added as they are confirmed. The schedule and sessions are subject to change.

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Wednesday, November 6

Conference Registration
12:30pm – 1:40pm: Panel Session I
Personalized Learning & Autism
Computer Science Immersion
Growing your Own Administrators
Strong Communities/Strong Public Schools
Creating a Connected Community
MA Chronicles: An Historical Resource for Schools in the Commonwealth
Using Data for Student Achievement
Communicating the Budget: Transparency and Trust
1:50pm – 3:00pm: Panel Session II
Basics of Policy
Beyond Us: A Story of the Struggle to Fit In
Financial Challenges for Regional Schools
Flexible Learning Environments
Preparing School Committees for Changing Times
Special Education: Update on New Initiatives
Public Speaking: Better Communications to Enhance Support for Schools
Interest Based Bargaining
3:00pm – 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
3:25pm – 4:30pm: Panel Session III
Risk Management
Safe Routes to Schools Program
Regional Schools: E&D Accounts and Budgeting
Partnering to Reduce Sped Costs
Organizing Resources for Maximum Impact on Achievement
Student Health & Wellness: Combating E-Cigarettes and Vaping
4:30pm – 5:00pm
MASS Business Meeting
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Reception with Exhibitors

7:00pm: Dinner Program (Ticket Required)
Wednesday Keynote Dinner

Thursday, November 7

7:30am – 11:30am
Registration Open
7:30am – 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall Open
7:30am – 9:30am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:50am – 8:40am: Partner Presentations

8:45am -10:00am: Panel Session IV
Branding your District and your Goals
70 (Minutes) on (Chapter) 70
Keeping our Schools Safe: Safety Assessments
Working with your Collaborative to Increase District Capacity
New Resources for Effective Superintendent Evaluation
Identifying Achievement and Opportunity Gaps: New Superintendents Entry Process
Bringing Consistency and Coherence to School District Improvement
Culturally Responsive Substance Use Prevention Program
10:00am – 10:45am
Coffee with Exhibitors

10:45am – 12:00pm
General Session

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Thursday Lunch Program (Ticket Required)
Networking Luncheon

1:15pm – 2:15pm: Partner Presentations

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Registration Desk Open

2:30pm – 3:45pm: Panel Session V
School Law 101
Building Community Partnerships and Strengthening Policy to Support Student

Wellness and Improve Educational Outcomes

Career and Technical Roundtables
School Committee Self-Evaluation
Recruiting a Diversified Educator Workforce in MA
Family Institute for Student Success: Engaging Families as Partners
Promoting Adaptability and Resilience in our Students
The Role of the Arts

4:00pm – 5:15pm: Panel Session VI
Protecting Student Data in a Technology-Driven World
Legislative Update
Parent and Community Engagement
Contracting with your Superintendent
Growing and Retaining Leadership in your District
Organizing District Resources to Ensure Equity and Access for All
The Benefits of Municipal-School Collaboration
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presidents’ Reception
6:30pm: Thursday Dinner Program (Ticket Required)
Thursday Night Banquet

Friday, November 8

8:00am – 11:30am
Registration Open
7:30am – 9:30am
Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 3:00pm
COSCAP Annual Fall Conference (Registration Required)

9:00am – 10:15am: Panel Session VII
Pet Therapy in a Stressed-out World
Courts and Schools
Pathways for Supporting Our LGBTQ Students
Entrepreneurship in Public Schools: Innovation in Providing Equity and High Quality Transitional Programing for Students Aged 18-22
Stories of Personalized Learning Change and Challenge in MAPLE Districts
Building a Road Map for AI, “Deep” Learning and Big Data
Bridging Over to Right Opportunities: High Quality 18-22 Transition Programming
Promoting Equity through a District-Wide Strategy
10:30am – 11:45am
General Session

12:00pm: Friday Lunch Program (Ticket Required)
Leadership Luncheon

2:00pm – 3:00pm
MASC Delegate Registration
2:30pm – 5:15pm: Double Sessions
New Member Orientation: Part I

New members who attend Part I and II (Saturday at 9am) will have met the requirements for the mandated new school committee member training

2:30pm – 3:45pm: Panel Session VIII
Bilingual Education: New Strategies for Student Success
SEL and the Arts
New Member Orientation: Part I (double session)
Superintendent Evaluation
Social Media: the Do’s and Don’ts
Does your District have a Gender Achievement Gap?
Student Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities
Student Activity/Revolving Funds: Do You Know Where the Money is?
2:45pm – 3:10pm
MASC Resolutions Clinic
MASC Delegate Assembly
4:00pm – 5:15pm: Panel Session IX

5:00pm – 5:45pm
Past Presidents’ Council Meeting
6:00pm – 7:00pm
MASC Life Member/Award Recipient Reception
7:00pm: Friday Dinner Program (Ticket Required)
MASC Leadership Awards & Life Member Banquet

Saturday, November 9

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Saturday Lunch Program (Ticket Required)
Student Voices Luncheon