MASC/MASS 2017: Conference Schedule

Conference Information

The following is a partial schedule for the 2017 MASC/MASS Joint Conference. Sessions, times and locations are all subject to change - to view the latest schedule information, detailed session descriptions and speaker information and create your own customized schedule, get the MASC mobile app.

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Note: The icon next to a session indicates that a ticket is required to attend. This is typically in the case of the lunch and dinner programs. You may add tickets to meal programs when you register for the conference, or if you've already registered, you may add tickets to your registration.

Wednesday, November 1

MARS Meeting (Cape Cod)
MASC Delegate Registration (Ballroom)
Conference Registration (Main Registration Desk)
12:30pm - 1:40pm: Panel Session I
Do Your School Policies Support Your Students’ Well Being? (Cape Cod)
Special Education 2.0: Time to Dream Big and Build a New Law for all Students (Hyannisport West)
Improving Outcomes for Students Living in Poverty: The LEAP Initiative (Hyannisport East)
Early Education Update (Barnstable III)
Virtual Learning Experiences for All (Barnstable I)
70 Minutes on 70 (Centerville)
After the Bell School Breakfast Programs (Orleans)
1:50pm - 3:00pm: Panel Session II
Strong Communities/Strong Public Schools: Time to Start the Dialogue (Cape Cod)
Basics of Policy (Bass River Alcove)
Creating Inclusive Schools that Foster Improved Student Outcomes (Hyannisport West)
New Superintendent Induction Program: Ensuring a Smooth Transition (Hyannisport East)
Working with your School Resource Officer to Support Student Well-Being (Barnstable I)
How to Improve Your District’s Bond Rating (Barnstable III)
GeekSox: Beyond the Curriculum (Centerville)
Globally Inclusive Schools: Leading Change in Challenging Times (Orleans)
2:45pm - 3:10pm
MASC Resolutions Clinic (Ballroom)
3:00pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open

MASC Delegate Assembly (Ballroom)
3:25pm - 4:30pm: Panel Session III
Implementing High Quality College and Career Pathways (HQCCP) (Cape Cod)
Engaging Families through Positive Solutions (Hyannisport West)
Not Your Father’s Educational Collaborative (Hyannisport East)
Executing Daggett's Message in Massachusetts: Moving toward Computer Science for All (Barnstable I)
Supporting SEL with Mindfulness (Barnstable III)
Laws, Policies, and Best Practices for Supporting Transgender Students (Centerville)
Project 351: Developing a Generation of Community-first/Values-based leaders (Orleans)
4:30pm - 5:00pm
MASS Business Meeting (Hyannisport West)
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Reception with Exhibitors (Exhibit Hall)
7:00pm: Dinner ProgramTicket Required
Wednesday Keynote Dinner: The Importance of Civility in an Uncivil Age (Bass River)
Welcome: Julie Hackett Greetings: Jeff Wulfson, Acting Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Keynote Address: Andrea Cabral, Former Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety and Sheriff of Suffolk County
9:00pm - 12:00pm
Meet Your Colleagues Social (Bogey's)

Thursday, November 2

7:30am - 11:30am
Registration Open
7:30am - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall Open
7:30am - 9:30am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors (Exhibit Hall)
7:50am - 8:40am: Partner Presentations
The MA School Construction Process: Insights and Perspectives (Orleans)
Learning Supports Pathway: An Integrated Model for School Improvement (Barnstable III)
The College Board Program and Services Updates (Barnstable I)
8:00am - 8:30am: Partner Presentation
Fueling the Future: School Meals are Part of the Solution (Centerville)
8:45am -10:00am: Panel Session IV
Supporting Students: Social & Emotional Learning (Orleans)
Goal Setting (Cape Cod)
Vocational/Technical/Agricultural: Best and Emerging Practices (Bass River)
Granted: Special Education Transportation Costs are High. Could they be Less? (Hyannisport West)
The Essentials of Regional School Finance (Hyannisport East)
Above Politics: Can District and Charter Schools Learn from Each Other?(Barnstable I)
Beyond Test Scores: Other Measures of Student Learning and Growth (Barnstable III)
Measuring School Quality Fairly and Comprehensively (Ballroom)
Parent-Teacher Home Visits: Creating Inclusive Schools (Centerville)
10:00am - 10:45am
Coffee with Exhibitors (Exhibit Hall)
10:00am - 10:35am: MASC Division Meetings
Division VIII Meeting (Bass River Alcove)
Division IX & Minority Caucus Meeting (Hyannisport East)
10:45am - 12:00pm: General Session
Educating for the Future: It Can be Done! (Ballroom)
Guest Speaker: Bill Daggett, President, International Center for Leadership in Education
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Thursday Lunch Program Ticket Required
Networking Luncheon (Bass River)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ice Cream Social with Exhibitors (Exhibit Hall)
1:15pm - 2:15pm: Partner Presentations
District Leadership in the Information Age(Centerville)
Managing the Security Malestrom (Barnstable III)
Driving Cost Out with LED Technology (Barnstable I)
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration Desk Open (Main Registration Desk)
2:15pm - 2:20pm
Bingo Drawing (Exhibit Hall)
2:30pm - 3:45pm: Panel Session V
Personalizing the System, not Just the Classroom (Cape Cod)
School Law 101 (Hyannisport West)
Update on Accountability and Assessment (Bass River Alcove)
MA School Building Authority Update (Hyannisport East)
NEASC: 2020 Design for Improvement (Barnstable I)
Expanding Support for Students: Developing and Sustaining Community Partnerships (Barnstable III)
Addressing Student Mental Health Concerns (Centerville)
SEL: Developing A District-Wide Plan to Support All Learners (Orleans)
Changing Culture and Practice to Support Student Success (Ballroom)
4:00pm - 5:15pm: Panel Session VI
Challenges Faced by Urban Districts in Expanding Personalized Learning (Cape Cod)
School Law 201 (Bass River Alcove)
Counting Low Income Students (Hyannisport East)
Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB): An Update (Barnstable I)
Superintendent Evaluation (Barnstable III)
Small and Rural Districts: Choices, Strategies & Challenges (Centerville)
Implementing a Culture of Creativity (Orleans)
New Tools for Planning and Budgeting: Resource Allocation and District Action Reports (RADAR) (Ballroom)
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Presidents' Reception (Lobby Lounge)
6:30pm: Thursday Dinner ProgramTicket Required
Thursday Night Banquet (Bass River)
Guest Speaker: Steve Bjork, Author and Comedian

Friday, November 3

8:00am - 11:30am
Registration Open
7:30am - 9:30am
Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
9:00am - 3:00pm
COSCAP Annual Fall Conference Registration Required (Cape Cod)
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9:00am - 10:15am: Panel Session VII
The State of The Economy (Ballroom)
Charting Courses for College and Career Readiness (Barnstable I)
Turning 22: Challenges and Strategies (Barnstable III)
MIAA: Challenges and Successes and the Benefits to Member Schools (Centerville)
Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Comprehensive School Programs & Policies (Osterville A)
Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Needs: A Whole Community Response (Osterville B)
10:30am - 11:45am: General Session
The Opioid Crisis and the Coming of Marijuana (Ballroom)
Guest Speaker: Marian Ryan, Middlesex County District Attorney Guest Speaker: Dr. John Kelly, Dr. John Kelly, Associate Professor-Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Director, Recovery Research Institute, MA General Hospital Guest Speaker: Joanne Peterson, Founder/Executive Director, Learn to Cope, Inc.
12:00pm: Friday Lunch Program Ticket Required
Leadership Luncheon (Bass River)
Guest Speaker: Steve Buckley, Columnist, Boston Herald
1:45pm - 2:30pm: MASC Division Meetings
Divisions I & II Meeting (Hyannisport East)
Division III Meeting (Hyannisport West)
Division IV Meeting (Barnstable I)
Division V Meeting (Barnstable III)
Division VI Meeting (Centerville)
Division VII Meeting (Bass River Alcove)
2:30pm - 5:15pm: Double Session
New Member Orientation: Part I (Grand)
New members who attend Part I and II (Saturday at 9am) will have met the requirements for the mandated new school committee member training
School Budget and Finance (Osterville A)
Parliamentary Procedures (Barnstable I)
2:30pm - 3:45pm: Panel Session VIII
Communications Strategies (Hyannisport West)
Focus on Poverty (Hyannisport East)
SEL: A Ubiquitous Approach Towards Implementation and Results (Barnstable III)
ASPIRE: A 21st Century Leadership Framework (Centerville)
Legislative Update (Ballroom)
Award-Winning Strategies for Cost Savings in Districts (Osterville B)
4:00pm - 5:15pm: Panel Session IX
Drive in Control: Accident Prevention (Barnstable III)
Superintendent Contracting (Centerville)
Mental Health Education: Just Talk About It (Osterville B)
Visa Status/Residency/Immigration Issues (Ballroom)
Therapy Animals (Orleans)
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Past Presidents' Council Meeting (Room 104)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
MASC Life Member/Award Recipient Reception (Lobby Lounge)
7:00pm: Friday Dinner Program Ticket Required
MASC Leadership Awards & Life Member Banquet (Bass River)
Welcome: Patrick Murphy, President, MASC Honors: Life Members; Lifetime Achievement and All-State Award Winners; MASC Board of Directors; and Friends of Public Education

Saturday, November 4

9:00am - 11:45am: Double Sessions
Communicating Effectively in Crisis and Controversy (Cape Cod)
New Member Orientation: Part II (Hyannisport East)
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
9:00am - 10:15am - Session 1
Dealing with Difficult People: Leadership in the Sandbox (Barnstable I)
Anatomy of Negotiations (Barnstable III)
School Budgets: Real vs. Alternative Facts (Hyannisport West)
10:30am - 11:45am - Session 2
Do You Know Where Your Student Activity Funds Are? (Barnstable I)
Serving Low-Income Students (Barnstable III)
Role of the Chair (Hyannisport West)
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Saturday Lunch Program Ticket Required
Student Voices Luncheon (Bass River)