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MASC/MASS 2014 Joint Conference: Program and Panel Sessions Schedule

2014 MASC/MASS JOINT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 5

Sessions highlighted in blue will count toward the eight hour new member training requirement.

PANEL SESSION I: 12:30-1:40
• Early Education: Strategies for Learning
• Monitoring Regional School Budgets
• Common Core: Effective Institutional Practice
• Difficult Conversations: Challenges and Strategies
• Public Relations: Raising the District Profile in a Competitive Environment
• Making Effective Presentations
• Forecasting the Future of Energy Costs & Innovation

PANEL SESSION II: 1:50-3:00pm
• Inspiring Innovation & Creativity in a Time of High Accountability
• Districts Determined Measures for Student Achievement
• TEC Connections Academy: A Report from this Virtual School Experience
A Successful STEM Program is a Global STEM Program
• Student Discipline Law: Legal Update
• School Nutrition: Legislation, Regulation and Opportunities
• Data First
• NEASC: The Next Generation of Public School Accreditation
 
PARTNER PRESENTATIONS: 3:30-3:55pm
• Emergency Response Plan (CrisisGo)
• Helping Your District Prepare for PARCC and DDMs (Edmentum Solutions)
 

MASC DELEGATE ASSEMBLY: 3:00pm

PANEL SESSION III: 3:25-4:30pm
• Using Data in Educator Evaluations
• Planning for Success: Advancing District Planning Practices
• Running a Successful Food Services Program
• New Superintendent Induction Program
• Succession Planning

KEYNOTE DINNER/POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS: 7:00pm
Sponsored by Brightergy

• Keynote Speaker: Jim Braude
     •  Host of radio's Boston Public Radio on WGBH
     •  Host of TV's Broadside on NECN

PLUS:
Exhibit Hall
• Reception with Exhibitors
• MASS Business Meeting

Thursday, November 6
 
PARTNER PRESENTATIONS: 7:30-8:00am
• Recommendations for Ensuring Safe & Secure Schools (TECedge)
• The MSBA Building Process: An Owner Project Manager's (OPM's) Perspective (Strategic Building Solutions)
 
PARTNER PRESENTATIONS: 8:00-8:35am
• The Privatization of Food Service: Pros & Cons (Sodexo)
• Inclusive Play: Designing Outdoor Environments for Everyone (Playworld Systems/Ultiplay)

PANEL SESSION IV: 8:45-10:00am
• How to Blog/How to Tweet
• Managing the Opiate Crisis
• Best Practices/Cost-Savings
• DESE Website: Where to Find What you Need
• DECA:  Distributive Education and Marketing for Student Career Success
• Vocational Education: Best Practices
• Special Education: The Challenges of Turning 22
• School Finance: Legal Issues

MASC DIVISION 8 MEETING: 10:00-10:45am

GENERAL SESSION: 10:45-Noon
• Keynote Speaker: Douglas Stone

     •  Professor, Harvard Law School
     •  Author: Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback

NETWORKING LUNCH
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education

PARTNER PRESENTATIONS: 1:00 - 2:00pm
• Learn, Share and Partner (The College Board)
 
PARTNER PRESENTATIONS: 1:15 - 2:15pm
• Strategic Capital Management (Sodexo)
• Unlocking the Potential of Student Feedback (Panorama Education)

PANEL SESSION V: 2:30-3:45pm
• Labor Relations: Collaboration, Communication and Commitment
• New Regulations on Student Discipline
• Effective Use of Regional School District Budget Accounts
• School Law 101
• Educational Collaboratives: The Next Generation
• PARCC and Common Core: A Primer
• New Regulations on Student Discipline
• Innovation Schools
Meeting the Needs of Learning-Disabled Students
• Interest-Based Bargaining and District Capacity Project
 

PANEL SESSION VI: 4:00-5:15pm
• Test Audits for Performance Improvement
• Vocational Schools: Navigating the Political Issues
• School Law: Review of Key Rulings and Cases
• Recovery High Schools
• PARCC v MCAS: Three Districts Report Out
• Strategic Use of Financial Data and Analysis
• Navigating the New MASC and NSBA Websites
• Moving Beyond the Bake Sale: Strategies for Effective Partnerships for Student Success
 

PRESIDENTS RECEPTION: 5:30pm
Sponsored by Carnegie Learning

THURSDAY NIGHT BANQUET: 6:30pm
• Featuring Comedian/Satirist Jimmy Tingle

PLUS:
• Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors 
• Exhibit Hall 
• Networking Lunch 
• Ice Cream Social with Exhibitors

Friday, November 7 
 
PARTNER PRESENTATIONS: 8:00am - 8:30am
• Using Technology to Elevate Your District Reputation (Peachjar)

DIVISION 9 MEETING: 8:00-8:45am

Council of School Committee/Administrative Personnel (COSCAP) Workshop:
9:00am-3:30pm

PANEL SESSION VII: 9:00-10:15am
• Health Education: Learning About Myself (LAMO) and Others Initiative
• Home School Network
• Strategic Leadership
• Charter School Accountability
• District Governance Project
• New Teacher Mentoring Programs
• School Committees: Understanding School Budgets and Fiduciary Responsibilities
• MIAA: Update
• Less Testing. More Learning. Make it Happen.

GENERAL SESSION: 10:30-11:45am
• Keynote Speaker: Coach Herman Boone
   • Author, 'Remember the Titans: Building & Sustaining Winning Teams'

LEADERSHIP LUNCH 12:00-1:45pm
• Guest Speaker: Tom Weber, Commissioner of Early Education and Care

MASC DIVISION 1-7 MEETINGS: 1:45-2:30pm
 
PANEL SESSION VIII: 2:30-3:45pm
• Forecasting the Future of Energy Costs and Innovations
• Social Media: How to Manage it Without it Managing You
• Wrap-around Services
• School Foundations
• Helping High Risk Teens Return to the Classroom
• Superintendent Evaluation

2:30-3:45pm
• New Member Orientation: Part I
• Difficult People in the Room: Leadership in the Sandbox
• Parliamentary Procedures
 
PANEL SESSION IX: 4:00-5:15pm
• Media and Working with the Media
• Special Education 101
• Extended Learning Time
• Coaching: Enhancing Skills Across a Lifetime
 
AWARDS/LIFE MEMBER BANQUET: 7:00pm

Saturday, November 8

9:00-10:15am
• Data First
• Role of the Chair
• Collective Bargaining for Student Achievement
• Teaching Forward - Effective Technology Integration in Schools

9:00-11:45am
• Advocacy Academy: Promoting the Positives about Your District
• New Member Orientation: Part II

10:30-11:45am
• Foundation Budget Review Commission: Strategy for the Future
• Stress: How Students Are (Are Not) Dealing With It
• MA School Building Authority: Capital Planning
• Looking for a Leader?
• Parliamentary Procedures

STUDENT VOICES LUNCHEON: 12:00-1:00pm
Join MA student leaders (current and former) for a conversation over lunch about what in their educational experience worked, what didn’t, and how well they were prepared for college/work life. What are their concerns for now, and the future, and how do they think school leaders can help improve the school and learning environment.

 

A Huge Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners!
Brightergy Carnegie LearningThe College Board 
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