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Wednesday, November 14
 

7:30am

Legislative Resolutions Committee Breakfast
The LRC breakfast is for members of the IASB Legislative Resolutions Committee, by invitation only. The committee will be given a briefing of the Delegate Assembly process, and the roles and responsibilities of members of the committee.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Room 402, Level 4

8:15am

Rookie Delegate Orientation
Rookie Delegate Orientation will provide new delegates, or those wishing for a refresher, a brief overview of Delegate Assembly. Learn about the importance of setting a legislative platform and the role you play as the voice for your district. Attendees can also expect to learn about the voting and amendment processes and how to get the most out of their day. Join fellow delegates and IASB staff for this informational training! You DO NOT need to register for this orientation.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:15am - 8:45am
Room 401, Level 4

9:00am

Board Member Orientation
Policy. Advocacy. Finance. Leadership. Community Relations. Learn about your role as a board member in all of these areas and more. Using the Standards for Effective School Boards, the IASB Board Development team will lead this interactive session to help you build strong relationships among your leadership team, improve the culture in the district, and keep the focus on student learning. Both newly elected and veteran board members will find this session valuable.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability.

Speakers
avatar for Harry Heiligenthal

Harry Heiligenthal

Associate Executive Director, Board Development, IASB
Let me know how I can help support the work of your board and organization's leadership team.
avatar for Bridgette Johnson

Bridgette Johnson

Board Development Director, IASB
Please feel free to contact us here at IASB for board development resources. We’re here to help!


Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Room 315, Level 3

9:00am

Real Colors for Board Teams: Building a Stronger Educational Community
Understanding how people think and what motivates them is crucial in developing effective communication skills both personally and professionally. Marlin Jeffers will lead you through the “four-color temperaments,” a process to build awareness of different communication-styles (including yours!). In this interactive workshop you’ll engage in activities to help you uncover strengths and challenges associated with each of the four temperaments, while helping honor and appreciate the viewpoints of others. You’ll discover strategies for improved communication and learn to work together more effectively as a board team and with your school community.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability.

Sponsored by Spiral Communications.

Speakers
avatar for Marlin Jeffers

Marlin Jeffers

Educational Consultant, Real Colors Facilitator



Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Room 309, Level 3

9:00am

School Finance 101—Basic 
If you’re a newer board member, you’ll value this introduction and overview of basic school finance concepts and terminology. The session will introduce budgeting and funding components in relation to your role on the board.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability. Now offers SBO credit!

Sponsored by Forecast5 Analytics.

Speakers
KK

Kevin Kelleher

Dubuque Schools, Executive Director of Finance and Business Services; Iowa Association of School Business Officials, President
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Shawn Snyder

Associate Executive Director, Government Relations and School Finance, IASB



Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Rooms 107-108, Level 1

9:00am

School Finance 201—Intermediate
When the terms “authorized budget” or “unspent balance” come up in a board meeting, you’ll know what they mean after attending this intermediate level workshop. You’ll also understand trends using real-world data to help you meet the challenges your district may face.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability. Now offers SBO credit!

Sponsored by Forecast5 Analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Lora Appenzeller

Lora Appenzeller

Senior Analytics Advisor, Forecast5 Analytics
avatar for Gary Sinclair

Gary Sinclair

Senior Analytics Advisor, Forecast5 Analytics
Sinclair has had a wide range of experiences in Iowa school districts – from charting transportation routes to preparing CAR reports, being a school principal and athletic director, plus serving as a school superintendent in three districts over a 20+ year period, most recently... Read More →



Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Rooms 104-105, Level 1

9:00am

School Finance 301—Advanced
This advanced level provides a more in-depth analysis of important concepts such as cash/fund balance, spending authority, use of the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC), fiduciary responsibility and more.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability. Now offers SBO credit!

Sponsored by Forecast5 Analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Nefzger

Doug Nefzger

Director of Business/Affairs and Board Secretary, Cedar Falls Schools
avatar for Patti Schroeder

Patti Schroeder

Finance Support Director, IASB
Schroeder joined IASB after having served eight years as CFO at Des Moines Public Schools. Her background also includes working extensively in state government as the State Budget Director and as auditor, audit manager and assistant director in the State Auditor’s Office. Her hands-on... Read More →



Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Rooms 101-103, Level 1

9:00am

Delegate Assembly
Make your voice heard! The Delegate Assembly will discuss and set IASB's 2019 Legislative Priorities, Beliefs and Resolutions. This captivating process will engage delegates and help guide IASB's legislative and grassroots advocacy efforts. Nominations for seats on the IASB Board of Directors will be generated at caucuses. You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am - Thursday November 15, 2018 12:00am
Grandball Room, Level 4

11:30am

Buffet Lunch
A hot, delicious buffet lunch awaits Delegates and attendees of any Pre-Convention Workshop.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hall C, Level 2
  • Safety Track No

11:30am

Safety Group Advisory Committee Meeting & Luncheon
The Safety Group Advisory Committee is formed to represent the comprehensive property, casualty, and workers’ compensation insurance needs of member school districts, area education agencies, and community colleges who are members of the Iowa Association of School Boards.  The Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB), Jester Insurance, and EMC Insurance to ensure that the Safety Group program is fiscally responsible, competitive and alert to the evolving needs of member districts and other parties.

By invitation only.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 401, Level 4
  • Safety Track No

1:00pm

Board Secretary Workshop
As the board secretary, you play an essential role on the board governance team. We've heard your feedback to provide training designed especially for you—and we are excited to announce an all-new convention workshop, planned and led by experienced board secretaries. This workshop will provide nitty-gritty strategies and time for sharing and networking.

Special thanks to the Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) for supporting this workshop and helping take it from concept to reality.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability. Offers SBO credit!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Bartusek

Lisa Bartusek

Executive Director, Iowa Association of School Boards
Lisa Bartusek began her service as Executive Director of the Iowa Association of School Boards in July 2014. Lisa has spent her entire career as a steadfast advocate of public education, including more than 25 years of service to publicly elected school boards at the state and national... Read More →
JK

Jeffrey Krausman

Attorney, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC
avatar for Cammy Leners

Cammy Leners

Business Manager/Board Secretary, Winterset Schools
avatar for Angie Morrison

Angie Morrison

CF0/Board Secretary, Waukee Schools
avatar for Shonna Trudo

Shonna Trudo

District Business Manager/Board Secretary, Van Meter Schools



Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 315, Level 3

1:00pm

Real Colors for Board Teams: Building a Stronger Educational Community
Understanding how people think and what motivates them is crucial in developing effective communication skills both personally and professionally. Marlin Jeffers will lead you through the “four-color temperaments,” a process to build awareness of different communication-styles (including yours!). In this interactive workshop you’ll engage in activities to help you uncover strengths and challenges associated with each of the four temperaments, while helping honor and appreciate the viewpoints of others. You’ll discover strategies for improved communication and learn to work together more effectively as a board team and with your school community.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability.

Sponsored by Spiral Communications.

Speakers
avatar for Marlin Jeffers

Marlin Jeffers

Educational Consultant, Real Colors Facilitator



Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 309, Level 3

1:00pm

School Finance 101—Basic 
If you’re a newer board member, you’ll value this introduction and overview of basic school finance concepts and terminology. The session will introduce budgeting and funding components in relation to your role on the board.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability. Now offers SBO credit!

Sponsored by Forecast5 Analytics.

Speakers
KK

Kevin Kelleher

Dubuque Schools, Executive Director of Finance and Business Services; Iowa Association of School Business Officials, President
avatar for Shawn Snyder

Shawn Snyder

Associate Executive Director, Government Relations and School Finance, IASB



Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Rooms 107-108, Level 1

1:00pm

School Finance 201—Intermediate
When the terms “authorized budget” or “unspent balance” come up in a board meeting, you’ll know what they mean after attending this intermediate level workshop. You’ll also understand trends using real-world data to help you meet the challenges your district may face.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability. Now offers SBO credit!

Sponsored by Forecast5 Analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Lora Appenzeller

Lora Appenzeller

Senior Analytics Advisor, Forecast5 Analytics
avatar for Gary Sinclair

Gary Sinclair

Senior Analytics Advisor, Forecast5 Analytics
Sinclair has had a wide range of experiences in Iowa school districts – from charting transportation routes to preparing CAR reports, being a school principal and athletic director, plus serving as a school superintendent in three districts over a 20+ year period, most recently... Read More →



Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Rooms 104-105, Level 1

1:00pm

School Finance 301—Advanced
This advanced level provides a more in-depth analysis of important concepts such as cash/fund balance, spending authority, use of the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC), fiduciary responsibility and more.

Attention! You must register to attend Wednesday Pre-Convention Workshops. Walk ins welcome based on space availability. Now offers SBO credit!

Sponsored by Forecast5 Analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Nefzger

Doug Nefzger

Director of Business/Affairs and Board Secretary, Cedar Falls Schools
avatar for Patti Schroeder

Patti Schroeder

Finance Support Director, IASB
Schroeder joined IASB after having served eight years as CFO at Des Moines Public Schools. Her background also includes working extensively in state government as the State Budget Director and as auditor, audit manager and assistant director in the State Auditor’s Office. Her hands-on... Read More →



Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Rooms 101-103, Level 1

1:00pm

School Safety in Balance – Enhancing Safety while Maintaining a Positive Environment
Recent events have created a need for school leaders to re-evaluate school safety plans and procedures. In this all-new workshop, Mike Dorn will share proven techniques and strategies used by school districts nationwide to enhance school security. In this dynamic, fact-based and data-driven session you’ll learn how schools can retain their focus on caring, connected learning environments while enhancing school security and emergency preparedness. You’ll also learn practical do’s and don’ts when it comes to prevention measures and experience powerful lessons through case studies and actual scenarios.

Sponsored by EMC Insurance Companies, insurance carrier, and Jester Insurance, Managing Agent, for the Safety Group Insurance Program.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Executive Director, Safe Havens International, Inc.



Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 319, Level 3

1:00pm

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 313, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

3:30pm

Member-Vendor Social
Join other school leaders at the Member-Vendor Social in the Exhibit Hall for networking time and relaxing fun while you check out 170+ vendors with goods and services for your district. Enjoy free giveaways and delicious refreshments!

Co-sponsored by Jester Insurance Services and A'viands.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall, Level 2
  • Safety Track No
 
Thursday, November 15
 

7:00am

Legal Service Fund Breakfast
The Legal Service Fund Committee consists of nine voting school board members from participating schools who are appointed to represent each of the nine IASB Director Districts. The Legal Service Fund Committee holds its annual meeting each year on the morning of the IASB Convention.

By invitation only.

Thursday November 15, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am
Room 402, Level 4
  • Safety Track No

7:00am

New Superintendent/Administrator & Board President Breakfast
This annual breakfast is designed for superintendents and AEA chief administrators who are new to their positions, along with their board presidents. Invitees will network, build relationships and share experiences and ideas.

Co-sponsored by SAI. By Invitation Only.

Thursday November 15, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am
Room 401, Level 4
  • Safety Track No

8:00am

Crossing the Generational Divide: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Generations for Empowered Leadership
Matt Beaudreau is a leading expert in the field of generational kinetics, working to shed light on strategies to bring generations together to achieve common goals. Did you know that five generations are working/operating in school districts every day? That means effective communication has never been more important, at a time when misinformation is more frequent than ever. Beaudreau will share surprising data, powerful stories, hidden trends and groundbreaking solutions that will drive measurable results for the students in your community. You won’t want to miss his insights on how different generations can communicate and collaborate—especially at the board table.

Sponsored by DLR Group.

Want to take a deeper dive into the generational divide? Check out: Generational Deep-Dive and Q&A with Matt Beaudreau.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Beaudreau

Matt Beaudreau

Generational Expert, Keynote Speaker



Thursday November 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Grandball Room, Level 4
  • Safety Track No

9:00am

Lifetouch Photos
Do you need a professional head shot for your district webpage? Does your whole board want a photo together for use in promotional materials? Or, do you just want to take some fun photos with fellow board members to use on social media? You’re not alone! Lifetouch is available at the photo booth on Level 2, near the registration desk with a backdrop, lighting and a professional photographer to capture professional headshots—at no charge!

Lifetouch will be taking photos at the following times:
9 – 10 a.m.
11 a.m. – Noon
2 – 3:30 p.m.


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Level 2, near the Registration Desk
  • Safety Track No

9:00am

Keynote Speaker Bookstore!
Visit the Keynote Speaker Bookstore located along the back wall of the Exhibit Hall on Level 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. (Note: The bookstore will be located on the Third Floor Foyer from 2-3:45 p.m.)

This year the Drake University Bookstore will be selling copies of Kevin Honeycutt's book, Midnight Run: My Narrow Escape to a Better Future. Stop by, purchase a book and get it autographed by Kevin!

Kevin will be autographing books at the following times:
10:15 - 11 a.m.
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.  (Third Floor Foyer)



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 1:45pm
Exhibit Hall, Level 2
  • Safety Track No

9:00am

Innovation Station with NewBoCo
Computer science education is exploding as schools see the benefits of offering classes in this field. Stop by NewBoCo's Innovation Station to experience parts of the Code.org computer science curricula: CS Fundamentals (K-5), CS Discoveries (6-10), CS Principles (9-12). See the teacher supports, experience lessons, and try out the Circuit Playground hardware used in the CS Discoveries curriculum designed for 6th-10th grades. Staff will be available to answer questions about K-12 computer science education, the free curricula from Code.org, as well as the professional development opportunities to go along with them.

The Innovation Station is located next to the Keynote Speaker Bookstore, along the back wall of the Exhibit Hall on level 2.

Speakers
SD

Samantha Dahlby

K-12 Education Coordinator, New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative
AH

Aaron Horn

Chief Operation Officer, New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall, Level 2
  • Safety Track No

9:00am

Trade Show: Network and Enjoy Refreshments
Network with and learn from vendors in the Exhibit Hall throughout the day. These organizations offer important services and products to help your schools succeed. Refreshments will be served throughout the day in the Exhibit Hall for your convenience. Stop by the IASB and ISJIT booths just outside the Exhibit Hall doors. These booths offer a collection of materials to assist you at the board table. Once again, the ISJIT staff will be handing out their famous chocolate chip cookies!

Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall, Level 2

9:30am

A Balancing Act: The Board’s Role in Maintaining Transparency While Protecting Confidential Information
What measures can be put into place for administration to perform confidential staff evaluations? How do board members maintain neutral views and preserve their objectivity in the voting process? Learn how one district operates within the Open Meetings and Open Records law while still maintaining the confidentiality of employees and students.

Speakers
BB

Bob Broghammer

Board President, Clear Creek Amana Schools
TK

Tim Kuehl

Superintendent, Clear Creek Amana Schools
JM

Jennifer Mooney

Board Vice President, Clear Creek Amana Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 315, Level 3

9:30am

A Relationship Approach to Preventing School Violence
Research indicates that students who are engaged in school are more successful than students who are not involved/engaged. A pattern has emerged with the individuals who have committed violent acts in schools—they have often been the victims of bullying and, for a variety of reasons, are not actively engaged in the school community. This presentation will provide attendees with a process that can help school officials reduce the risk of violence by assessing the level of connection that students have with the school and take proactive steps to engage students who have been identified as not connected to the school.

Speakers
JE

John Eyerly

Superintendent, George-Little Rock Schools
KL

Kristi Landis

Board Member, George-Little Rock Schools
MS

Molly Schilling

Principal, George-Little Rock Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 305, Level 3

9:30am

Board Self-Assessment: Charting Your Path to Success: A Deeper Dialogue Session
The Iowa Code does not mandate board self-assessment, but it’s a key competency that IASB encourages in its Standards for Effective School Boards. There's truth in the perception that: “Ultimately, school board elections are the way that board members are evaluated." It is also important, however, for the board to evaluate its own operations and culture. Each board member should evaluate his or her role on the board and contributions to its successes and failures. In this interactive session you'll hear how two school boards used self-assessment to reflect upon and strengthen their governance work. You'll also explore sample instruments available through IASB and network with other participants around the potential power of board self-assessment.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Downs

Tom Downs

Board Development Facilitator, IASB

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Dunnwald

Melinda Dunnwald

Board President, West Des Moines Schools
JM

John Maxwell

Board President, North Scott Schools
LR

Lisa Remy

Superintendent, West Des Moines Schools
JS

Joe Stutting

Superintendent, North Scott Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 103, Level 1

9:30am

Coding, Computers and Careers for your Community
Computer science has quickly become a priority both nationally and statewide. Get up to speed on all things computer science, including what it is, how to overcome barriers, benefits of offering it to students, and how you can incorporate it into your district for all K-12 students. This session features hands-on activities and engaging discussion to cover topics important to you with representatives from Osage Schools and NewBoCo.

Speakers
SD

Samantha Dahlby

K-12 Education Coordinator, New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative
CK

Chris Kyhl

Teacher, Osage Schools
KM

Kelley Molitor

Instructional Coach, Osage Schools
BS

Barb Schwamman

Superintendent, Osage and Riceville
RS

Rick Sletten

Board President, Osage Schools


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 319, Level 3

9:30am

Generational Deep-Dive and Q&A with Matt Beaudreau
Join keynoter Matt Beaudreau as he highlights intergenerational insights and strategies that can be implemented immediately, as well as answers to your most pressing generational questions. Come ready to take a deeper dive into the generational divide and to unlock the truth behind transforming your relationships and community.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Beaudreau

Matt Beaudreau

Generational Expert, Keynote Speaker


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 309, Level 3

9:30am

Health Insurance No Longer a Bargaining Option: How Has Your Strategy Changed?
Join Holmes Murphy insurance experts in an informative and interactive discussion on how your school district can save money without sacrificing employee benefits. Learn more about the many lines of coverage offered by the majority of school districts today. Attendees will have time to share how strategies have changed in their own districts and will leave with plenty of new ideas.

Speakers
MF

Mike Foley

Sr. Vice President, Holmes Murphy
MK

Mallory Katzer

Account Executive, Holmes Murphy
RR

Rachel Rigdon

Account Executive, Holmes Murphy



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Rooms 104-105, Level 1

9:30am

How to Make Your Board Members Media-Friendly
You made it to the school board, but can you make it through media interviews? Join a former news anchor turned school district communications director and the Waterloo Schools Board President to gain practical tips that will make you media-friendly. Role-playing exercises will give you a chance to practice keeping your media moments tight and bright, while looking and feeling your best doing it!

Speakers
SM

Shanlee McNally

Board President, Waterloo Schools
TT

Tara Thomas

Director of School & Community Relations, Waterloo Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 101, Level 1

9:30am

Leading the Way: Aligning Strategies to Achieve Ambitious Goals
While establishing ambitious student learning goals is a vital part of the improvement process, it's certainly not the only piece. Maintaining focus, monitoring progress and ensuring support/alignment of resources are also important. But, how can the governance team help reach the goals and model meaningful leadership while juggling all these different moving pieces of the puzzle? Join board/superintendent leadership from Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools and IASB board development staff and hear insights and lessons learned from their work over the past two years to strategically align student learning goals with their governance work. Attendees will discuss insights and consider the impact for leadership in their own districts.

Moderators
avatar for Harry Heiligenthal

Harry Heiligenthal

Associate Executive Director, Board Development, IASB
Let me know how I can help support the work of your board and organization's leadership team.

Speakers
BB

Bill Boer

Superintendent, Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools
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Kyle Grimes

IASB, Board Member; Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools, Board President



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 106, Level 1

9:30am

Navigating Choppy Waters: Social Media Tips for School Districts and Board Members
Does your district have a social media presence? How about your board members? This session will explain why the answer to both questions should be “yes,” the different ways social media should be utilized by each and how the two can co-exist and complement each other to the benefit of everyone in your school district and community. Share the dos and don’ts of social media, discuss actual real-life examples of social media activity (good and not-so-good) and debate how social media interactions with students, parents and community members are best handled by the district and by board members.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Dockum

Greg Dockum

Board President, Johnston Schools
LS

Laura Sprague

Director of Communications, Johnston Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Rooms 107-108, Level 1

9:30am

School Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care: A Deeper Dialogue Session
Attend this session and you'll engage in a data-driven experience, digging into the impact of toxic stress on brain development, behavior and student achievement. You will gain fluency in Adverse Childhood Experiences, examine Iowa’s ACE study, review Iowa’s Youth Survey, and explore behaviors that reflect resilience. Small and large-group discussions will build your skills in supporting the social, emotional and behavioral learning of students. You will leave this session with concrete practices on how to address these issues in a proactive manner.

Speakers
JL

Joe Libby

Teaching and Learning Services Executive Director, West Des Moines Schools
avatar for Liz Cox & Debbie Orduna

Liz Cox & Debbie Orduna

Board Vice President, West Des Moines Schools, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 102, Level 1

9:30am

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 307, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

9:30am

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 317, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

10:00am

Better Boardsmanship Awards Photos
Did you or your whole board earn a Better Boardsmanship Award? If so, you have two opportunities on Thursday to stop by the photo booth, pick up your award and have your photo taken. You will receive the photo after convention for promotion to your local community. Bonus: IASB will send out a press release to all media outlets in Iowa with a full list of award winners and will post all photos on the IASB website. Stop by the booth on Level 2, near the registration desk, and get ready to smile!

Better Boardsmanship Photos will be taken during the following times:
10 – 11 a.m.
1 – 2 p.m.


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Level 2, near the Registration Desk
  • Safety Track No

10:15am

Book Signing by Kevin Honeycutt
Kevin Honeycutt will be autographing copies of his book, Midnight Run: My Narrow Escape to a Better Future, before his keynote and after his education breakout session. Stop by the Exhibit Hall, meet Kevin and get your copy signed today! Note: the Keynote Speaker Bookstore is located along the back wall of the exhibit hall.

Book signing times:
10:15 - 11 a.m.
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. (Third Floor Foyer)

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall, Level 2
  • Safety Track No

10:15am

Connect, Refresh & Learn in the Exhibit Hall
Enjoy an extended break to relax, network and learn from our vendors in the Exhibit Hall. Be sure to enter your ticket into our drawing for great prizes!

Sponsored by One Source the Background Check Company.


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall, Level 2
  • Safety Track No

11:00am

Ask Drew! A Session Dedicated to Board Secretaries
Do you have questions about posting your meeting agenda or which items on your agenda need board approval? How about issues related to closed vs. exempt sessions? Join Drew Bracken for this special session dedicated to board secretaries. Drew will be ready to address questions submitted prior to and during the session. Come ready to network with peers, ask questions and hear practical guidance from a legal (and funny!) expert in school law.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Bracken

Drew Bracken

Shareholder, Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 401, Level 4

11:00am

Energizing Your Parent Advocacy
Would you like to see more parents involved in advocating for your district? Parents for Great Iowa Schools and school board members from two active districts will share how they have energized parental advocacy. Learn key strategies and hear what school boards are doing to get parents involved by speaking with their legislators.

Speakers
SC

Shanda Carstens

Communications Director, Parents for Great Iowa Schools
avatar for Greg Dockum

Greg Dockum

Board President, Johnston Schools
LD

Louisa Dykstra

Business & Community Outreach Director, Parents for Great Iowa Schools
RG

Rose Greene

Founder, Parents for Great Iowa Schools
avatar for Phil Jeneary

Phil Jeneary

Government Relations Director, IASB
avatar for Jill Morrill

Jill Morrill

IASB, Board Member; Johnston Schools, Board Vice President
JY

Jodi Yeggy

Board Member, West Branch Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 103, Level 1

11:00am

Expanding Horizons: Exposing Our Students to Vocational and Technical Careers
Career opportunities abound in vocational and technical areas. Most of these careers require more than a high school education, but students can access these fields through different paths, including apprenticeship programs, diploma and certificate programs at community colleges, and even military education. Panelists will share and discuss the ways schools can give students this kind of exposure to broaden career considerations, channels and choices.

Moderators
RS

Rich Stroner

Retired Engineer, Webster City Schools, Board Member

Speakers
CB

Colleen Bartlett

Iowa Central Career Academy Specialist, Iowa Central Community College
TB

Tascha Brown

Central Campus Director, Des Moines Schools
MP

Major Philip Turner

Chief, Education & Incentives Branch / National Guard STEM Liaison, Iowa National Guard


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 101, Level 1

11:00am

Google-icious: More Than a Search Engine
Everyone knows that if they want to find out about…anything…all they have to do is ask Google. But how we interface with Google in the past years has greatly changed, due to the impact of new technologies and devices. As Google continues to add services and tools to its platform, most people are just still using the basic functionality…if that much at all. This session is for everyone from Google novices to search engine pros. It will demystify how to use the various search tools to find what you need…and do so in a minimal amount of time.

Speakers
avatar for James Spellos

James Spellos

Tech Guru and Trainer, Keynote Speaker


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 309, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

11:00am

How Do You Measure Your Students' Post-Secondary Readiness? A Deeper Dialogue Session
Does your school meet its mission and vision? How do you know? This session will help board members understand what happens to the graduates of their school district, including the success of those entering education and training programs beyond high school. This interactive presentation will include the school board's role in establishing policies aligned with Iowa's economic and workforce needs, and how the board can adopt meaningful goals and expectations proven to support the success of students long after they leave high school. Participants will engage in using various tools developed by the AEAs to explore the readiness and success of high school graduates as they enter college and the workforce. Come prepared to take home specific strategies that will help you move your district forward to a Future Ready Iowa!

For more information, or in case you can’t attend this session and want to learn more, AEA PREP Director David Ford will be in the Exhibit Hall, Level 2, at the AEA PREP Booth #527 until 2 p.m.

Speakers
avatar for David Ford

David Ford

Director, AEA PREP
JH

Jeff Herzberg

Gilmore City-Bradgate Schools, Superintendent; Prairie Lakes AEA, Chief Administrator
MS

Mark Shea

Postsecondary Readiness Lead, Prairie Lakes and Northwest AEA



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 315, Level 3

11:00am

Marshalltown Partnership Forges a Future “Bobcat” Ready Pathway for Students
Producing "future-ready" graduates is the goal of the Marshalltown Business-Education Alliance (MBEA), an exciting partnership of the Marshalltown Schools, Iowa Valley Community College and the local business community. The group is committed to building a skilled workforce pipeline that meets the needs of local business and industry through outstanding educational and employment opportunities. You'll take home ideas you can put to work in your own districts.

Speakers
TD

Terry D. Buzbee

Recently Retired CEO, Emerson Co.; Marshalltown Business-Education Alliance (MBEA), Board Member
BN

Bea Niblock

Marshalltown Schools, Board President; Marshalltown Business-Education Alliance (MBEA), Board Member
TJ

Theron J. Schutte

Marshalltown Schools, Superintendent; Marshalltown Business-Education Alliance, Co-Chair
JW

Jacque Wyant

Marshalltown Schools, Principal; Marshalltown Business-Education Alliance, Board Member



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 102, Level 1

11:00am

Project-Based Learning: The Bluestem Institute, an Interdisciplinary Model
In 2015, three Ames High School teachers created the Bluestem Institute, an interdisciplinary, project-based learning experience for seniors. Bluestem students earn credits in English, Environmental Science, Government and Sociology, with the flexibility to transcend the traditional classroom and engage the community through regular field studies and project collaborations. As the capstone, Bluestem students explored their own role as civic leaders by completing a community impact project and becoming active participants in the production of their own knowledge. Join Ames board members and educators to learn how leaders can either empower or thwart classroom risk-taking and innovation, and hear about plans to continue and support project-based learning in Ames and across the nation.

Speakers
JB

Joe Brekke

Educator, Ames Schools
JC

Jamet Colton

Board Member, Ames Schools
MT

Mike Todd

Educator, Ames Schools
CZ

Chad Zmolek

Educator, Ames Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 305, Level 3

11:00am

Salary Tiers: An Alternative Compensation Structure
In fiscal year 2016-17, Riceville Schools made significant changes to the teacher compensation system. As they prepared to implement the Teacher Leadership & Compensation plan in FY17, they also reviewed the salary distribution system and discovered that statewide teacher pay initiatives such as Phase I, Phase II, and TSS had created equity issues in its historical step and lane system. Hear how Riceville modified its salary structure to a tier system with a focus on best meeting the needs of staff and the entire district.

Speakers
KF

Karl Fox

Board President, Riceville Schools
PH

Patrick Heiderscheit

Chief Administrator, Keystone AEA
NK

Neal Keeling

Vice President, Riceville Schools
BS

Barb Schwamman

Superintendent, Osage and Riceville



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 319, Level 3

11:00am

Student Protests: Developing Civics While Ensuring Safety
It’s 9:45 a.m. on a school day and hundreds of students have just walked out of your school building. What now? Students are passionate, socially aware, and informed on a myriad of modern social issues. Join Des Moines Schools Superintendent Tom Ahart to learn about types of protests and free speech rights. Plus, hear how the district has proactively planned for varying types of student protest to prioritize student safety while allowing for civic participation.

Speakers
TA

Thomas Ahart

Superintendent, DMPS



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Rooms 107-108, Level 1

11:00am

Superintendent Evaluation: (Much) More Than Just a Legal Requirement: A Deeper Dialogue Session
Superintendent evaluation is more than just a legal requirement—it's a way to strengthen and enhance board team communication and ultimately impact the entire school district, including students. This interactive session includes successful practices, strategies and tools for streamlining the process, and will incorporate both large and small group conversations into the discussion. Attendees will take away insights into their own district's evaluation process/instrument, discover benefits of whole board participation, and learn the advantages to addressing evaluation throughout the year, rather than just once per year.

Speakers
avatar for Harry Heiligenthal

Harry Heiligenthal

Associate Executive Director, Board Development, IASB
Let me know how I can help support the work of your board and organization's leadership team.
KL

Kevin Lein

Superintendent, Carroll Schools
JM

Jen Munson

Board President, Carroll Schools
JS

Jon Sampson

Board Vice President, Carroll Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 106, Level 1

11:00am

The Flexibility Account for School Districts: What It Is and How to Use It
In 2017, the Iowa Legislature increased district flexibility in how certain unexpended, unobligated amounts can be used by creation and utilization of a Flexibility Account within the General Fund. A Department of Education expert will show you how your district can take advantage of the new Flexibility Account, and you'll hear how many districts have submitted flexibility account resolutions.

Speakers
TC

Tom Cooley

Bureau Chief, Bureau of Finance, Facilities, Operation & Transportation Services, Iowa Department of Education



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Rooms 104-105, Level 1

11:00am

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 307, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

11:00am

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 317, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

11:00am

Lifetouch Photos
Do you need a professional head shot for your district webpage? Does your whole board want a photo together for use in promotional materials? Or, do you just want to take some fun photos with fellow board members to use on social media? You’re not alone! Lifetouch is available at the photo booth on Level 2, near the registration desk with a backdrop, lighting and a professional photographer to capture professional headshots—at no charge!

Lifetouch will be taking photos at the following times:
9 – 10 a.m.
11 a.m. – Noon
2 – 3:30 p.m.


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2, near the Registration Desk
  • Safety Track No

12:00pm

Becoming the Headlights for the Drive to Bright Futures
Kevin Honeycutt, technology integrationist and Apple distinguished educator, believes that leaders who learn can have a powerful impact on students. School board work is more than balancing budgets and developing policies—while those tasks are important, you can also help prepare students for the future in your role. But how? By becoming a learning leader. Honeycutt has traveled the country and world sharing his ideas. He’s here to share them with you and help you become empowered and energized. Get ready to make a powerful impact on the students in your community!

Sponsored by Jester Insurance Services.

You can also catch Kevin Honeycutt at:

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Technology Integrationist and Apple Distinguished Educator, Keynote Speaker



Thursday November 15, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Grandball Room, Level 4
  • Safety Track No

12:55pm

Connect, Refresh & Learn in the Exhibit Hall (Enjoy Desserts & Drawings!)
Following lunch, visit the exhibit hall for delicious desserts, network with vendors and peers, and listen for winners of the grand prize drawing to be announced starting at 1:30 p.m. You might win a grand prize! Make sure you drop your ticket into one of the boxes located in the corners of the vendor hall by 1:15 p.m.

Thursday November 15, 2018 12:55pm - 1:45pm
Exhibit Hall, Level 2
  • Safety Track No

1:00pm

Latino Board Member Networking Session
We’ve set aside time for Latino board members to get to know one another! Come and meet fellow board members, generate topics of interest and network in this small group setting.

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 402, Level 4
  • Safety Track No

1:00pm

Better Boardsmanship Awards Photos
Did you or your whole board earn a Better Boardsmanship Award? If so, you have two opportunities on Thursday to stop by the photo booth, pick up your award and have your photo taken. You will receive the photo after convention for promotion to your local community. Bonus: IASB will send out a press release to all media outlets in Iowa with a full list of award winners and will post all photos on the IASB website. Stop by the booth on Level 2, near the registration desk, and get ready to smile!

Better Boardsmanship Photos will be taken during the following times:
10 – 11 a.m.
1 – 2 p.m.


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Level 2, near the Registration Desk
  • Safety Track No

1:00pm

Innovation Station with James Spellos
Are you curious about some of the latest tech innovations that will impact education? Have you ever truly experienced virtual reality? Or wondered how content can come to life just by pointing a phone at an image? Stop by the Innovation Station, meet Keynote Speaker James Spellos and experience some cool gadgets. Spellos will showcase in virtual reality the amazing art tool Google Tilt Brush, as well as a number of ways that augmented reality can bring information to life, so you can experience what VR and AR are all about…and understand how it can and will change the future of education.

The Innovation Station is located next to the Keynote Speaker Bookstore, along the back wall of the Exhibit Hall on level 2.

Speakers
avatar for James Spellos

James Spellos

Tech Guru and Trainer, Keynote Speaker


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall, Level 2
  • Safety Track No

1:45pm

Comprehensive Strategic Planning—Tap into Your Stakeholders: A Deeper Dialogue Session
Has your district engaged stakeholders and created partnerships through strategic planning? Join Clarinda Schools to learn how to conduct a comprehensive strategic plan that reflects the values and expectations of the district and community. No, it doesn't have to be expensive. No, you don't have to hire a consultant. Tap into your internal and invested leaders to engage students, staff, parents and community members in a comprehensive process that develops relationships, partnerships and buy-in!

Speakers
NB

Nola Bond

Board Member, Clarinda Schools
avatar for Deron Stender

Deron Stender

Superintendent, Clarinda Schools
CW

Chad Wellhausen

Community Member


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 102, Level 1

1:45pm

Creating a Win-Win-Win: School-Community Engagement with Real Results
Successful communities depend upon strong schools and thriving local business. Building connections, collaboration and interdependence between the two creates a win-win-win—especially for the students and families of your district. Come and hear how Clear Lake Schools developed and leveraged relationships with local companies that resulted in student engagement in business, increased funding for school programs and stimulated enrollment. Learn how school leaders worked with community stakeholders to develop ideas, initiatives and solutions designed to fit their own unique needs. You’ll leave with leadership lessons to consider back at your board table.

Speakers
DG

Doug Gee

Superintendent, Clear Lake Schools
MM

Mike Moeller

Vice President, Clear Lake Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 103, Level 1

1:45pm

Distributive Leadership in the New Age of Collective Bargaining
Jesup Schools embraced the employee bargaining changes made in Chapter 20. Rather than transfer sole decision-making power to the administration and school board, the district formed eight different committee groups, engaging about 75 percent of the teaching staff in employment issues formerly handled through the negotiation process. Hear how teachers and administrators navigated the challenges of learning the new law, and how they've successfully maintained the committee structure.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Howard

Eric Howard

HR Services Director, IASB

Speakers
NM

Nathan Marting

Superintendent, Jesup Schools
LR

Lisa Riensche

Board President, Jesup Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Rooms 104-105, Level 1

1:45pm

Emergency Operations Plan 101: What Your School Board Should Know
Planning and training are both key elements to ensuring student safety in the event of a crisis. No one knows precisely where and when a natural disaster or active shooter will strike next, but with a high-quality emergency operations plan, school leaders can be adequately prepared for these types of emergencies. Recent changes to legislation require school boards to develop a high-quality emergency operations plan by the end of the fiscal year. This session will discuss requirements and considerations for developing emergency operations plans in your district.

Speakers
NP

Nicole Proesch

Legal Counsel, Iowa Department of Education



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 305, Level 3

1:45pm

Exploring Visionary Leadership with Kevin Honeycutt: A Deeper Dialogue Session
Join us for a fast-paced discussion of effective and innovative leadership strategies with technology integrationist Kevin Honeycutt. Kevin will share ideas and resources to help school leaders begin to redesign their visions of what effective and world-changing schools might look like. He will share stories and examples and welcomes questions and brainstorming from the audience. After 15 years of world travel and 10 years as a school board member, he is ready to provide a backstage pass to the best approaches he has seen.

You can also catch Kevin Honeycutt at his:


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Technology Integrationist and Apple Distinguished Educator, Keynote Speaker


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 309, Level 3

1:45pm

Make Better Board Decisions with IASB Finance Tools
You don't have to be an accountant to understand a school budget and ask the right questions of your business manager. IASB's finance tools can help you discover important financial information about your school district. Compare your district's school finance data with other districts across the state.

Speakers
avatar for Patti Schroeder

Patti Schroeder

Finance Support Director, IASB
Schroeder joined IASB after having served eight years as CFO at Des Moines Public Schools. Her background also includes working extensively in state government as the State Budget Director and as auditor, audit manager and assistant director in the State Auditor’s Office. Her hands-on... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Snyder

Shawn Snyder

Associate Executive Director, Government Relations and School Finance, IASB



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 106, Level 1

1:45pm

Shared Superintendency Models and Lessons Learned: What Works and What to Avoid: A Deeper Dialogue Session
This session will put four districts under a microscope to analyze and share insights on various sharing situations. MFL MarMac and Eastern Allamakee have shared a superintendent for eight years. Newell-Fonda and Albert City-Truesdale use a different model between a PreK-12 and a PreK-6.  Plus, you'll get insights and lessons learned from board members, superintendents and AEA staff.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Crozier

Dale Crozier

Superintendent, MFL MarMac and Eastern Allamakee Schools
JD

Jeff Dicks

Superintendent, Newell-Fonda and Albert City-Truesdale Schools
PH

Patrick Heiderscheit

Chief Administrator, Keystone AEA
GR

Gina Roys

Board President, MFL MarMac Schools
KS

Kyle Scheidegger

Board President, Newell-Fonda Schools
HS

Heather Schulte

Board President, Eastern Allamakee Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 101, Level 1

1:45pm

The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP): Overview, Features and Benefits
The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress, slated for release in the spring of 2019, will replace the Iowa Assessments. The new assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core standards and provide a clear and accurate assessment of student learning outcomes. Hear from the creators and Iowa Department of Education staff how it will provide districts and boards the tools to help better measure student achievement. Plus, learn how it will benefit Iowa students.

Session offered twice, at the following times:
1:45-2:30 p.m.
2:45-3:30 p.m.

Speakers
SD

Stephen Dunbar

Professor of Educational Measurement and Co-Director, University of Iowa and Iowa Testing Programs
DT

David Tilly

Deputy Director and Administrator, Division of Learning Results, Iowa Department of Education
CW

Catherine Welch

Professor of Educational Measurement, and Co-Director, University of Iowa and Iowa Testing Programs



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 319, Level 3

1:45pm

Typical or Troubled? Addressing Mental Health Issues in Your Schools
Mental health issues are prevalent in today's schools, and districts are looking for help in addressing these challenges. Look no further—the "Typical or Troubled?" Program is designed to help school staff and board teams address mental health issues. Learn how the program, developed by mental health professionals at the American Psychiatric Association, can be incorporated into your district, and explore a successful collaboration between a mental health agency and Iowa schools.

Speakers
TH

Tonya Hotchkin

Director of Clinical Care/Therapist, Tanager Place
CS

Christopher Seeley

Program Director, School & Justice Initiatives, American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF)



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 315, Level 3

1:45pm

Wait, Wait, Don't Click That! Safeguarding District Data Within State and Federal Law
Did you know your district houses some of the most valuable identity information in the world? And, your district not only stores it, but is also legally required to safeguard it. No pressure, right? The strongest passwords may lock the doors securely, but what windows have you left open? Join this discussion on the legal requirements that are already in place, and the best practices to implement those requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Autumn Hurley

Autumn Hurley

Director Security, Privacy and Risk Services, RSM US LLP
avatar for Siobhan Schneider

Siobhan Schneider

Policy/Legal Services Director, IASB



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Rooms 107-108, Level 1

1:45pm

What's the Roadblock to Providing Vocational and Technical Education in High Schools—Lack of Funding, Instructors or Something Else? A Deeper Dialogue Session
Whether electricity or electronics, plumbing, computer programming, robotics, welding, carpentry, automotive maintenance, computer-aided drafting, or other vocational/technical areas, most of our schools do not have the capacity to even introduce our students to these courses, let alone teach them marketable skills. Is it funding, lack of trained instructors, or something else? Join us for an open discussion on this topic. Discussion points will be captured and then shared with those who have influence and decision-making power related to these issues.

Speakers
DB

Dennis Bahr

Retired Superintendent, Webster City Schools
RS

Rich Stroner

Retired Engineer, Webster City Schools, Board Member


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 401, Level 4

1:45pm

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 307, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

1:45pm

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 317, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

2:00pm

Lifetouch Photos
Do you need a professional head shot for your district webpage? Does your whole board want a photo together for use in promotional materials? Or, do you just want to take some fun photos with fellow board members to use on social media? You’re not alone! Lifetouch is available at the photo booth on Level 2, near the registration desk with a backdrop, lighting and a professional photographer to capture professional headshots—at no charge!

Lifetouch will be taking photos at the following times:
9 – 10 a.m.
11 a.m. – Noon
2 – 3:30 p.m.


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2, near the Registration Desk
  • Safety Track No

2:00pm

Keynote Speaker Bookstore!
For the late afternoon session, visit the Keynote Speaker Bookstore located in the Third Floor Foyer from 2 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.

This year the Drake University Bookstore will be selling copies of Kevin Honeycutt's book, Midnight Run: My Narrow Escape to a Better Future. Stop by, purchase a book and get it autographed by Kevin!

Kevin will be autographing books on the Third Floor Foyer from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Third Floor Foyer
  • Safety Track No

2:30pm

Book Signing by Kevin Honeycutt
Kevin Honeycutt will be autographing copies of his book, Midnight Run: My Narrow Escape to a Better Future, in following his keynote and his education breakout session. Stop by the Third Floor Foyer, meet Kevin and get your copy signed today!

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Third Floor Foyer
  • Safety Track No

2:45pm

#WorthEveryPenny: Advocating for the State Penny
Extending the state penny for school infrastructure is a top IASB legislative priority. This session will highlight the unique advocacy strategies that one district is currently using. You'll hear from legislators, who will play a key role in getting the state penny extended, on how school board members can best advocate to their elected officials.

Moderators
avatar for Phil Jeneary

Phil Jeneary

Government Relations Director, IASB

Speakers
SB

Steve Barber

Superintendent, Atlantic Schools
DD

Dan Dawson

Iowa State Senator, Iowa Senate
KP

Kristy Pellett

Board Vice President, Atlantic Schools
TP

Todd Prichard

Iowa State Representative, Iowa House of Representatives


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 309, Level 3

2:45pm

Bellevue BIG & Student Passion-Focused Learning K-12
Can your students manage independent projects, understand multiple disciplines, and solve problems creatively? Will your classroom content serve them in the future? The Bellevue Schools BIG program allows students to explore their passions for learning and work side-by-side with community and business leaders to tackle real-world issues. Students design learning situations that expand into deep understanding of standards and prepare them for life after high school through community engagement and societal impact. Attend this interactive session and consider how and why this type of robust learning is so impactful and important in schools today.

To see session materials, visit the Bellevue Schools website.

Speakers
CE

Curt Ernst

Instructional Coach - STEP (Science, Technology, Engagement, Problem-Solving), Bellevue Schools
MJ

Matt Jaeger

Educator, Bellevue Schools
KL

Kevin Lundin

Board President, Bellevue Schools
avatar for Tom Meyer

Tom Meyer

Superintendent, Bellevue Schools
ER

Emily Reeg

Educator, Bellevue Schools
LR

Lisa Roth

Educator, Bellevue Schools


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Rooms 107-108, Level 1

2:45pm

Freshman Transition—What It Takes to Ensure Success
What makes a freshman transition program successful? Building relationships and engaging juniors and seniors! Algona Schools is in the third year of its freshman transition program, which connects juniors and seniors with freshmen, and features freshman orientation and ongoing social and academic follow-ups throughout the year. A small student/staff ratio helps staff connect with students and build relationships, and staff meet weekly to ensure student success. Learn how this program helped ensure 100 percent of all freshmen passed their first and second semester classes and will all start their sophomore year on track to graduate (with no credit recovery and no academic ineligibility).

Speakers
JC

Jared Cecil

High School Principal, Algona CSD
JF

Jackie Fonley

Instructional Coach, Algona Schools
NM

Noel McLaughlin

Guidance Counselor, Algona Schools
JS

Julie Stein

Guidance Counselor, Algona Schools


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 305, Level 3

2:45pm

From Whole-Grade Sharing to Reorganization: If at First You Don't Succeed—A Deeper Dialogue Session
Alta and Aurelia attempted to share athletics and classes but were unsuccessful in their first endeavor. So, they tried again with a whole-grade sharing agreement. This agreement proved successful and the communities overwhelmingly passed the reorganization vote. A team of district representatives will lead an interactive discussion, share key points and offer tips on how you can replicate their accomplishment in your district. Spoiler: Board leadership and teamwork counts!

Moderators
avatar for Harry Heiligenthal

Harry Heiligenthal

Associate Executive Director, Board Development, IASB
Let me know how I can help support the work of your board and organization's leadership team.

Speakers
LE

Lynn Evans

Superintendent, Alta-Aurelia Schools
JK

Jennifer Kaskey

Board Member, Alta-Aurelia Schools
GN

Gigi Nelson

Board Member, Alta-Aurelia Schools
BR

Brad Rohwer

Board Member, Alta-Aurelia Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 101, Level 1

2:45pm

Navigating Iowa’s Open Meetings and Open Records Laws
Do you feel lost trying to wade through Iowa’s open meetings and open records laws? Does it seem that you have more questions than answers whenever you are presented with an issue related to properly handling school board meetings or releasing school district records? This interactive session will cover everything from explaining the general applicability of Iowa’s open meetings and open records laws to navigating frequently asked questions and scenarios that commonly arise. Come prepared to ask questions and evaluate hypothetical examples.

Speakers
EE

Emily Ellingson

Attorney, Lynch Dallas, P.C.
BN

Brett Nitzschke

Attorney, Lynch Dallas, P.C.



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 106, Level 1

2:45pm

Parliamentary Procedure for Mere Mortals
When it comes to parliamentary procedure, do you have your meeting mojo on? Designed as a set of rules to help maintain an orderly and productive meeting, “parli pro” can be challenging and confusing for even the most experienced board member. Getting clear on some basic, foundational concepts can help demystify the rules, allay fears and build confidence. Attend and learn from experienced board members who will discuss key elements of parliamentary procedure. You’ll leave with insights and resources to help you back at the board table. This session is great for new or veteran board members who want to talk basics.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

IASB, Board Member; Starmont Schools, Board Member


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 102, Level 1

2:45pm

Protecting Students: Establish a Culture that Prevents Sexual Harassment in Schools
How does a district create a culture of respect among its students? By requiring a culture of respect among its leadership. Districts should establish a respectful culture that helps prevent sexual harassment in schools to enhance the work environment for employees and set a good example for students.This session will discuss what the board and administrators can do to establish such a culture.

Speakers
DM

Duane Magee

Superintendent, Norwalk Schools
DS

Dana Schuemann

Board Member, Norwalk Schools
MW

Maribeth Wright

Board Vice President, Norwalk Schools
AW

Allison Wright

HR Director, Norwalk Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Rooms 104-105, Level 1

2:45pm

School Construction: Reach the Peaks and Avoid the Pitfalls
How would you navigate the daunting world of planning for, funding of, and implementing school construction? Learn how to reach the peaks while avoiding the pitfalls of this intricate process from a school district that has done it all. Pella Schools sought public input and passed a successful bond referendum to complete multiple construction projects over a five-year span. They'll tell you how they did it—along with experts from the Iowa Construction Advocate Team, an IASB Affiliated Program.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Corbin

Joan Corbin

IASB, President; Pella Schools, Board President
GE

Greg Ebeling

Superintendent, Pella Schools
PN

Paul Neuharth

Vice President, Iowa Construction Advocate Team/Estes Construction


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 103, Level 1

2:45pm

The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP): Overview, Features and Benefits
The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress, slated for release this spring 2019, will replace the Iowa Assessments. The new assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core standards and provide a clear and accurate assessment of student learning outcomes. Hear from the creators and Iowa Department of Education staff how it will provide districts and boards the tools to help better measure student achievement. Plus, learn how it will benefit Iowa students.

Session offered twice, at the following times:
1:45-2:30 p.m.
2:45-3:30 p.m.

Speakers
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Stephen Dunbar

Professor of Educational Measurement and Co-Director, University of Iowa and Iowa Testing Programs
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David Tilly

Deputy Director and Administrator, Division of Learning Results, Iowa Department of Education
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Catherine Welch

Professor of Educational Measurement, and Co-Director, University of Iowa and Iowa Testing Programs



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 319, Level 3

2:45pm

Unifying & Moving Forward After Difficult Decisions: A Deeper Dialogue Session
Sooner or later every board team will face difficult decisions that may lead to split votes, hard feelings and dysfunction. This session will outline a framework boards and superintendents can put in place to proactively deal with stressful situations, and participants will have an opportunity to work through real-life situations in a supportive environment. Potential topics and scenarios include budget challenges, building closures, consolidations, whole grade sharing agreements, difficult personnel and student issues.

Speakers
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Sue Gates

Board Vice President, Vinton-Shellsburg Schools
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Mary Jo Hainstock

Superintendent, Vinton-Shellsburg Schools
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Kim Huckstadt

IASB, Board Development Facilitator; UNI, Ed. Leadership Professor
Dr. Kim Huckstadt worked in PreK-12 education for 34 years teaching science, serving as a Middle Level Principal and for 13 years, served as the superintendent in Maquoketa, IA. Currently, an Asst. Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Northern Iowa, he is also... Read More →
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Denise Schares

Ed. Leadership Professor, UNI
Denise Schares currently serves as Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education and Director of the Institute for Educational Leadership at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Dr. Schares has held multiple leadership positions, most recently... Read More →
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Kathy Van Steenhuyse

Board Member, Vinton-Shellsburg Schools
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Mike Timmermans

Board Member, Vinton-Shellsburg Schools



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 315, Level 3

2:45pm

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 307, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

2:45pm

Unconference Cafe
Network. Meet. Discuss. Enjoy time with peers in the brand new Unconference Cafe. Use the flexibly designed space and meeting resources for pop-up conversations and “unconference” discussions. Share ideas, reflect and refresh. (Just don’t break the Open Meetings law.)

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 317, Level 3
  • Safety Track No

3:45pm

Education Will Never Be the Same: Hot Technologies 2019
Struggling to keep up with constantly changing advancements in technology? You’re not alone! James Spellos, technology guru and trainer, has an engaging and interactive keynote presentation prepared to show board members the latest and greatest in technology and what’s on the tech horizon for 2019. Staying up to speed can help boards keep pace with these advancements and be in the know on what works to help work, teach and learn. Here’s a sneak peak: the latest in virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and other tech trends.

You can also catch James Spellos at:

Speakers
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James Spellos

Tech Guru and Trainer, Keynote Speaker


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Grandball Room, Level 4
  • Safety Track No
 
Friday, November 16
 

8:00am

Board Presidents' Workshop
Serving as the board president is not about surviving, but about thriving—a board team thriving under your leadership. As a board president you are a leader among leaders, but you are not alone. Invest in your own development and network with peers in this all-new, interactive workshop. Together we’ll tackle tough issues, discuss guiding principles and identify strategies to broaden your leadership toolkit.

What guiding principles drive your decisions when:

  • Board members disagree on highly charged issues?
  • You are conducting an open forum during your board meeting?
  • Your community does not understand what the board does and why?
  • The agenda is not focusing the board’s work on “the right stuff”?

We’ll investigate these challenges, share ideas to strengthen board unity and more. This workshop is custom designed to meet the needs of board presidents, but any aspiring board leader or administrator is welcome to attend!

Attention! You must register to attend the Board Presidents' Workshop. Walk ins are welcome!

Speakers
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Lou Ann Gvist

Board Development/Convention Director, IASB
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Harry Heiligenthal

Associate Executive Director, Board Development, IASB
Let me know how I can help support the work of your board and organization's leadership team.
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Bridgette Johnson

Board Development Director, IASB
Please feel free to contact us here at IASB for board development resources. We’re here to help!
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Siobhan Schneider

Policy/Legal Services Director, IASB
avatar for Mary Jane Vens

Mary Jane Vens

Board Development Consultant, IASB


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 319, Level 3
  • Safety Track No