MASC/MASS 2018: Conference Schedule

Conference Information

The following is the schedule for the 2018 MASC/MASS Joint Conference.

The schedule and sessions are subject to change – to view the most up to date schedule information and sessions locations, detailed session descriptions and speaker information and create your own customized schedule, get the MASC Events mobile app or see the MASC program book (available in your tote bag at check-in).

Wednesday, November 7

Conference Registration
12:30pm – 1:40pm: Panel Session I
Building Structures for Personalized Learning at the School and District Level
Immersing Learners in Virtual Reality
Fostering Mindfulness in Education to Support Social-Emotional Learning
Beyond the Curriculum
Collaborative Learning Experience
Google Data Analytics Platform to Visualize Data
Managing On-Demand “Gig” Workers in Schools
Educational Collaboratives: Promoting Equity, Inclusion and Culturally Responsive Practices
1:50pm – 3:00pm: Panel Session II
Family Success Partnerships: Supporting Students in Uncertain Times
New Superintendents Induction Program (NSIP): Smooth Transitions, Sound Planning, Successful Strategy Development and Implementation
Unique Financial Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Schools
Basics of Policy
Looking for a Leader
Social Emotional Learning: What School Leaders Need to Know and Do (Double Session – 1:50-4:30pm)
Change can Happen: Four Pillars to Create Successful and Lasting School Cultures
Planning for Success (PFS): Opportunities for Creating and Implementing Your District Plan
3:00pm – 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open

3:25pm – 4:30pm: Panel Session III
Strengthening Relational Trust and SEL in the Adult Community of Schools
Building Trust, Legitimacy and Villages to Support our Kids
Strategies to Support Students in Uncertain Times: Responding to Student Threats of Violence through Collaboration
Coaching for Change: Building a Local, Diverse Teacher Pipeline
New Planning for the 21st Century
Collective Bargaining: From Bargaining Basics to Advanced Strategies
MTSS Blueprint: Constructing Tiers for Student Success
4:30pm – 5:00pm
MASS Business Meeting
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Reception with Exhibitors

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

Featured Speaker: Jeffrey Riley, MA Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education

9:00pm – 12:00pm
Meet Your Colleagues Social

Thursday, November 8

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
Tools for Developing A Trauma-Attuned Classroom
AP 2019: New Resources and Processes
7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible: Reading, Writing and Learning in the New Era
Imagination, Intelligence and Creativity
8:45am -10:00am: Panel Session IV
Financing Our Future: Stakeholder Engagement Experience
Increased Effectiveness through “LEAN” Philosophy and Design Thinking
Regional Schools: Making that Yellow Bus Cost-Effective for Districts and the Commonwealth
Preparing School Committees for the Future: Collaboration and Stability
Getting the Most Out of Your School Business Office
Best Practices in the Boardroom
Personalized Learning: Virtual Learning Experiences for all Graduates
Aligning District Priorities and Initiatives with NEASC Accreditation
DESE Update
10:00am – 10:45am
Coffee with Exhibitors
10:00am – 10:35am: MASC Division Meetings
Division VIII Meeting
Division IX & Minority Caucus Meeting
10:45am – 12:00pm
General Session

Guest Speaker: Dr. Marc Brackett, Founding Director, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence

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

1:15pm – 2:15pm: Partner Presentations
Introducing an Online Training to Assist Schools in Addressing Behavioral Health Crises
Future Perspectives on School Design and Construction: Trends, Ideas and Lessons Learned Regarding the Planning, Design and Construction of Schools of Tomorrow
Improving the Educational Outcomes of Children
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Registration Desk Open
2:15pm – 2:20pm
Bingo Drawing
2:30pm – 5:15pm: Double Sessions
Calling All Stakeholders
Career and Technical Roundtables
The New Bilingual Law
2:30pm – 3:45pm: Panel Session V
Keeping Our Schools Safe for Learning
Financial Literacy for School Leaders
School Law 101
School and Hospital Collaboration: Disseminating Flexible Evidence-Based Treatments
Resource Allocation: Using RADAR in your Budgeting and Planning

4:00pm – 5:15pm: Panel Session VI
Personalized Learning: A Model for 21st Century Learning
Measuring and Improving Student Engagement and School Climate in Massachusetts Schools
Strengthen Your School District’s “Brand” in the Community
Why Purchasing Matters (and What Happens When it Goes Wrong)
Transforming Underperforming Schools through the Educator Evaluation Framework
Using Evidence-Based Practices for Systemic Change
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presidents’ Reception
6:30pm: Thursday Dinner Program (Ticket Required)
Thursday Night Banquet

Guest Speaker: Jimmy Tingle – Comedian, Actor, Candidate for MA Lieutenant Governor
Award Presentations: Lifetime Achievement and All-State School Committee Members

9:00pm – 12:00pm
Meet Your Colleagues Social

Friday, November 9

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

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

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9:00am – 10:15am: Panel Session VII
New Role for Collaboratives: Regional Responses to District Needs
School Law 201
Very Early Education: An Ounce of Intervention Beats a Ton of Cure
Role of the Chair
Planning for Continuous Improvement
MIAA Mission and Core Values: Updating the Work of the Blue Ribbon Committee
Cyber Liability and how it can Affect your District
Why we Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Families in Crisis: Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of Students and Families
Therapy Animals
10:30am – 11:45am
General Session

Guest Speaker: Jim Braude – TV and Radio Host/Commentator

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

Topic: Alert – Equity Lawsuit Ahead? Promises and Pitfalls
Guest Speakers: Patrick Francomano, Esq., MASC Life Member; Stephen Finnegan, Esq., MASC General Counsel; Michael Long, Esq., MASS General Counsel; Patrice McCarthy, Esq., CT Assn. of Boards of Education General Counsel;

1:45pm – 2:30pm: MASC Division Meetings
Divisions I & II Meeting
Division III Meeting
Division IV Meeting
Division V Meeting
Division VI Meeting
Division VII Meeting
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

Parliamentary Procedures
2:30pm – 3:45pm: Panel Session VIII
High Schools: Transitioning from Traditional to Student-Centered Models
Linking the Development of Social-Emotional Learning to Quality After-School Care
The Role of the Arts in Social-Emotional Learning
LGBTQ: Safe and Inclusive Spaces
Organizing District Resources in Support of Student Learning
2:45pm – 3:10pm
MASC Resolutions Clinic
MASC Delegate Assembly
4:00pm – 5:15pm: Panel Session IX
Student Vaping: Introduction to E-Cigarettes and Policy Responses
Global STEM: Facing a New Reality of Artificial Intelligence and “Deep” Learning
Evaluating the Superintendent
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

Welcome: Beverly Hugo, President, MASC
Honors: Life Members; Distinguished Public Service Awards; MASC Board of Directors;
Special Presentation: Legislator of the Year Awarded to Rep. Aaron Vega

9:00pm – 12:00am
Friday Night Soiree

Sponsored by Pinck & Co.

Saturday, November 10

9:00am – 11:45am: Double Sessions
New Member Orientation: Part II

New members who attend Part I (Friday at 2:30pm) and II will have met the requirements for the mandated new school committee member training

Introduction to Mindfulness: Enhancing Resilience, Focus and Well-Being
9:00am – 10:15am – Session 1
Outliers, Wild Cards and other Difficult People: Your Colleagues. Your Constituents
Keeping our Schools Safe for Learning
Blizzard Bags
School Start Times
10:30am – 11:45am – Session 2
Migrant Student Issues and Immigration
Equity and Equality in Education
Preparing the Next Generation of Civic-Minded Citizens
Social Media: Opportunities and Pitfalls
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Saturday Lunch Program (Ticket Required)
Student Voices Luncheon