Proposals for presentations and student performers now being accepted for 2014 KSBA annual conference

Although the 2014 KSBA annual conference is almost five months away, work on another outstanding professional development program is well underway.  And your chance to be part of the lineup Jan. 31- Feb. 2 begins right now.

KSBA’s Board Team Development unit and the annual conference planning committee are now accepting three types of proposals:

Student performances

Performing groups must represent a public school or group of public schools and have superintendent approval to represent their district.  Much of the conference format lends itself best to instrumental and/or vocal music that can be “background” music for conference activities such as meals and receptions.  It is recommended (but not required) that an audio and/or video audition tape be included if available. Meal and lodging costs for students and district chaperones are the responsibility of the respective school boards.  Limited funds are available to help offset transportation costs for student performers.

The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.

Informational Clinic Sessions (75 minutes)

The purpose of these sessions is for presenters to share their experience, information, knowledge or research about successful programs in their district or topics of critical importance to board members and education leaders.  Lecture portions should be interspersed with ample time for audience questions and participation.

Interactive, Skill-Building Sessions (3 hours)

The purpose of these sessions is to provide an opportunity for participants to interact with each other and the presenter by asking questions and participating in skill-building exercises and activities.  Lecture portions of the presentation should specifically address the practices, process, or strategies necessary to understand and implement the ideas presented.

Proposals for both types of sessions MUST relate to local school board team roles and responsibilities, relevance to conference theme (Kentucky Schools – Creating Next-Generation Leaders); identification of what the participants will know and be able to do as a result of their attendance at the session; support for the topic with appropriate research; clarity of intent, description and design for the session; clarity of learning objectives for the session; and degree of participant involvement such as interactive discussions, learning activities and skill-building exercises.

Proposals received from proprietary companies MUST offer information that will be beneficial to every participant regardless of whether that member’s school district hires the presenter’s company or one of its competitors.

The deadline for submission is Oct. 31. 

All of the forms and more information for the three types of proposals may be accessed online here

For more information, contact Kerri Schelling  or call 1-800-372-2962.

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