Speakers to share ideas on explaining Kentucky’s new school accountability system during communications seminar next week

Don’t miss an expert-filled program on Kentucky’s new school assessment and accountability system during the Kentucky School Public Relations Association’s (KYSPRA) spring training event next Thursday and Friday, March 15-16 at the Radisson Hotel in Covington.


Registration for the event -- $80 for KYSPRA members – is available here online here https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e5ilpukmd35ea800&oseq=.


Here is the lineup of schedule speakers:


Dr. Vince Waldron is professor of communication and associate director of social and behavioral sciences at Arizona State University. His research and teaching focus on communication practices that make relationships satisfying, lasting and good. 

His talk is entitled, "Good Work: Communicating the Moral Emotions in Organizational Settings."


Robyn Oatley is the project manager for ReadyKentucky, an initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.This is an initiative to provide current and accurate information to parents, teachers and the community at large on current educational issues in Kentucky, with focus on the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, also known as the Common Core State Standards.


Ken Draut is associate commissioner for the Office of Assessment and Accountability. He oversees the Division of Assessment Design and Implementation and the Division of Support and Research. He will speak on the new assessment model, K-PREP, including how it is different from the KCCT and what information we need to share with our constituents before the testing cycle begins.


Brent Cooper is the president of C-Forward, an information technology consulting service, and chairman of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Cooper’s business for the year is to make jobs, education and the economy the Chamber’s top priorities. He will speak on the benefits of business and education collaborations and ways to encourage more business involvement in our schools.


William Croyle is the lead education reporter for theKentucky Enquirer. He is also the author of two books, including"I Choose to be Happy: A School Shooting Survivor's Triumph Over Tragedy." He will speak on strategies to improve your chances of securing media attention for your program or event.


Rebecca Guthrie is the office manager for Peerless Printing in Cincinnati. Her firmoffers services at all levels of a project - concept, design, layout, binding and mailing.She will discuss the need for printing quotes, quality design and cutting-edge ideas for layout and promotional materials.


Greg DeBlasio is an assistant professor of public relations at Northern Kentucky University.His research interests include the study of communication campaigns as they relate to social issues and organizational legitimacy. He will speak about the creation of a proper public relations plan.


For more information, contact Juli Hale with Campbell County Schools at juli.hale@campbell.kyschools.us or 859-635-2173.

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