Seven clinics linked to Kentucky are on the final agenda for the 2016 NSBA national conference, April 8-11 in Boston. Four Kentucky districts are presenting and four members of the KSBA staff also are leading clinics.
Meanwhile, more than 100 Kentucky educators and guests have signed up to attend a new event sponsored by KSBA and three partners. A Sunday morning breakfast at the Westin Waterfront conference headquarters hotel is being underwritten by Codell Construction Company; Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A.; and Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC. The ticketed event replaces Kentucky’s participation in a multistate evening reception.
Here’s a look at the Kentucky lineup of presentations:
Friday, April 8: KSBA Board Team Development Director Kerri Schelling will be part of a peer team leading a “bootcamp” for new school board members. Also on April 8, KSBA President Allen Kennedy of Hancock County, President-elect David Webster of Simpson County and Executive Director Mike Armstrong will represent the association at the conference’s Delegate Assembly.
Saturday, April 9: KSBA School Energy Management Project Director Ron Wilhite will discuss the energy efficiency push in the state and the board’s role in the process; the Boone County superintendent, members of the board and administrative team will have a session on 21st century education practices; and a team of Nelson County and Washington County superintendents and board members will share insights into superintendent evaluation processes.
Sunday, April 10: Taylor County superintendent, board members and staff will lead a session on self-paced student learning; KSBA Member Support/Communications Services Director Brad Hughes will teach a class on social media use for and by school leaders.
Monday, April 11: Schelling and board team development cadre member Becky Burgett will present on the association’s process for local board self-evaluations.