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Daily Schedule - Monday, June 12, 2017


8:00 am–5:00 pm - Registration Open


8:00 am–9:00 am - Unconference Sessions

Title:Unconference
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Description:We are giving YOU the power to set the agenda every morning with unconference sessions. Unconference, also known in the education community as EdCamp, is a participant determined and facilitated experience. There will be no pre-determined agenda, no sales pitches, and no experts in the front of the room with a slideshow. Unconferences are all about your interests and your learning, not presentations! Follow along and
share what you’re discussing using the hashtag #unconfNCSC. NCSC is a great place to solve the problems you face with your peers.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 A
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday 6/13, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM


9:15 am–10:15 am - General Session I


10:15 am–6:00 pm - Exhibit Hall Open


10:15 am–11:00 am - Exhibit Hall Coffee Break


11:15 am–12:30 pm - Breakout Sessions 1

Title:25 Years of Charters: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward
Strand:Policy
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Description:There has been much discussion about the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law. This panel will lead a conversation about the next 25 years of school choice: What's working, what's not working, and identifying issues that must be addressed moving forward.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 B
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:A Match Made in Heaven: Career and Technical Education Charter Schools
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Once one of the most disparaged forms of education in the U.S., career and technical education has emerged in recent years as one of the most promising approaches to preparing students for the future. Charter schools are uniquely well positioned to deliver on the promise – less rule-bound and more flexible, they often find it easier to engage employers, hire industry-trained teachers and schedule work-based learning. Educators and policy experts will share their perspectives. An educator, an employer, and a student will share their experience.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 149 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Am I an Effective Board Chair? Responsibilities and Reflections
Strand:Governance
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Description:You're a charter school board chair – how's it going? Come meet other board chairs and compare your experiences. We'll walk through some big picture best practices, engage in a quick self-assessment, and make plans to streamline your oversight systems.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:A Roadmap for Successful Technology Implementation in New and Growing Schools
Strand:Operations
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Description:When opening a new charter school or expanding an existing network of schools, having a well-defined IT roadmap is critical, both to encourage strategic technology steering and to ensure that all impacted parties are aligned concerning budget and operations planning, IT security, reliability, scalability, and much more. Presenters from Uncommon Schools and mindSHIFT Technologies will explore best practices and proven strategies for developing a technology roadmap that will help your organization meet the demands of today’s students, and their futures.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Be Prepared! How to Manage Your Finances in Uncertain Times
Strand:Operations
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Description:Over the last few years charter schools have seen an increase in funding levels, but what comes next? Given the uncertainty around future funding rates, one-time funding, and rising costs, schools will face tough decisions around building sustainable budgets. Participants will hear from a panel of charter finance experts from different parts of the country and leave with practical strategies for maximizing revenues, evaluating expenses and strategically managing reserves.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 C
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Board Governance: The Art of Asking the Right Questions
Strand:Governance
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Description:In these “data-driven” times, board members can be inundated with mounds of data that, if not presented clearly, can lead to confusion or obfuscation. Volunteer board members are responsible for tracking academics, budgets, and school climate, so effective tools are essential. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate numerous key performance indicators to identify the ones that enlighten their work of oversight. They will discuss best practices and share effective dashboards.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 B
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Calling All Teachers Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 153
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:From Student Compliance to Engagement
Strand:Instruction
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Description:The 21st century requires people who think critically, solve problems collaboratively, and pursue continual learning independently. To cultivate these skills and dispositions, schools must demand students’ engagement – not merely their compliance. Learn how to shift your practice to emphasize engagement. Inspired Teaching’s transformative professional development is backed by best practices, based in improvisational theatre, and proven to shift mindsets and practices to increase student engagement. Come ready to be 100% engaged: intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 B
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Great Schools by Us, for Us: African-American Institutions and Charter Schools
Strand:Policy
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Description:In lieu of the calls for a charter school moratorium by the national NAACP and Black Lives Matter movement, many have asked: What is the role of Black institutions in the charter school movement? Come hear leaders of Black institutions talk about the creation of schools and how they can be the Black community’s best 21st century way to close the achievement gap in America.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon G
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:How Can Alternative Discipline Practices Change Student Outcomes?
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Charter school leaders from three different regions will share their before and after stories of implementing alternative discipline practices that focus on keeping students in the classroom and repairing harm instead of punishing misbehavior. Panelists will then facilitate audience groups in a role-playing activity that looks at the impact of different discipline approaches on student outcomes. Groups will share the lessons learned from the activity and have Q&A time with the panelists.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:How Evidence-Based Preschool Boosts Charter School Students' Outcomes
Strand:Instruction
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Description:One of the best educational starts we can give young learners is access to an evidenced-based preschool model. In Washington, D.C., AppleTree’s award-winning Every Child Ready program has seen remarkable results. In addition to running 14 PreK charters, AppleTree is also providing PreK programming to several existing K-12 schools. Come explore this proven instructional model and hear school leaders discuss the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned from building and running an evidence-based PreK program.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 C
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:I Need a Better Facility for My School: Now What?
Strand:Operations
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Description:Access to adequate facilities is one of the biggest challenges facing charter schools nationwide. Learn about the financing options and best practices to get the facility that meets your needs today and accommodates your growth for tomorrow. Hear from experts about options available to your school for financing, balancing all the options, budgeting appropriately, planning for your facility's needs, and thinking about the future.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 C
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Lines of Communication: Board and Authorizer Interaction Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 141
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Realizing MLK's Dream: Best Practices in Achieving Integration
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Join leading education entrepreneurs and thinkers in a lively presentation and discussion on best practices and challenges in the implementation of racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically integrated schools. How do schools successfully deliver, sustain, and refine the “diverse by design” model over time? What are the common challenges and considerations? We will discuss curriculum and pedagogy, student recruitment, school culture, family engagement, and other key components to successful integrated schools.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 152 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Regret That Bad Hire? Select Talented Teachers Using Predictive Interviews
Strand:Operations
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Description:Mistakes in hiring are largely due to the subjective nature of processes and the lack of measurable objective criteria. Learn the value of a Predictive Behavior-Based Structured Interview, which provides an objective, measurable process for selecting the best talent. Hear from a predictive interview expert and a charter leader about how to use research-based interviews as an effective and efficient tool to create a healthy culture focused on student growth.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Tackling Teacher Evaluation: What’s New and What Works
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Teacher evaluation is challenging in the best of circumstances. Yet, when done well, it has the power to significantly transform schools and impact student achievement. This session will explore the latest research in best practices, key components of effective systems, and tools needed to implement or refine evaluation in your school. We will share model structures, examine the relationship of evaluation to strategic and professional development planning, and discuss ways to overcome obstacles to success.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 150 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Telling Your Story In Leadership: Renewing Staff Commitment to Mission
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Great schools are a manifestation of great leaders, and great leaders can authentically connect with the hearts and minds of their school community in order to call people to action around student success. Begin to master what stories do best – connect the head to the heart and inspire people to meet the challenge of being part of a team, building a great school, and helping drive change that matters for our nation’s children.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:The Care and Feeding of Your Charter School Board Policies
Strand:Governance
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Description:Policies are not just pieces of paper in a dusty binder on the school leader’s shelf, rarely reviewed and hastily passed. Policy work, including development and implementation, is often seen as routine and in most cases, an agenda item at the monthly board meeting to get through as quickly as possible. However, charter school policies should be included in the charter school family, fed data and “cared for” so that policy complements culture and compliance. Policies are the organization’s touchstone for operations and legal compliance – globally and with the school’s authorizer. Participants will learn that active board involvement is necessary to shape policy and how policy development can engage not only an administration but also stakeholders, including parents, employees, and authorizers.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:The Right Mix: The Recipe for Sustained Success in District-Charter Partnerships
Strand:Leadership
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Description:The SKY Partnership is a collaboration between Spring Branch ISD, KIPP Houston Public Schools, and YES Prep Public Schools designed to create more quality choice for families of Spring Branch ISD. In its fifth year, the partnership has expanded to include a high school and boasts improved academic outcomes when across the country, similar attempts fail. Participants will learn about the ingredients necessary for a successful partnership, critical preparation activities, and replicable best practices.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 B
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:The School Choice "Movement:" Where Do You Stand? Where Should We Stand?
Strand:Policy
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Description:Should charter school and private school advocates partner to make political progress? Have charter authorizing practices killed the movement’s pluralism and kept potential leaders of color and independent charters out? Can we fix these problems? Join choice and charter advocates to discuss these and other important issues about the future of charters and chartering in America.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Title:Turning Special Ed on Its Head
Strand:Policy
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Description:Engage with findings from a year-long statewide qualitative study of ten successful California charter schools to see what really works in special education. The session will combine a presentation of research findings with a panel discussion with school leaders who challenged the status quo and expanded the boundaries of special education program design to meet the needs of all learners. Gain exposure to tools, innovative approaches, and policy contexts that made these programs possible.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon H
Time:Monday 6/12, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 pm–2:30 pm - Lunch and Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours


2:30 pm–5:00 pm - Intensive Breakout Sessions 1

Title:Exploiting the Brain's Backdoor for EASY Access to HARD Literacy Skills!
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Experience what it's like to learn how to read and write from a child's perspective and take away “brain-changing” teaching strategies, tricks, and tools for meeting the needs of ALL students—high, medium, and low! Discover how to increase early learner momentum in reading and writing far beyond just simple decoding by taking advantage of learning loopholes rooted in the brain’s affective "feeling" domain, and leave armed and ready to transform literacy learning in your classroom on Monday morning!
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  • Katie Garner Learning & the Brain Research Consortium/ Marenem
Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 154 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Finance 101 for Charter School Board Oversight
Strand:Governance
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Description:Board members should attend this session to learn not only what to expect of their finance committees and business managers, but also to understand how to read and interpret finance reports submitted to board on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Board members will also learn what they should know about how revenues are allocated to schools and what questions they should ask in regards to financial statements, cash flow, and internal controls.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 B
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:How Does Student Engagement Look, Sound, and Feel in Classrooms?
Strand:Instruction
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Description:We know the number one key to success in school is quality instruction, and the number one key to quality instruction is actively engaging students. In this session, participants experience teacher-friendly instructional structures that engage students in classroom settings. After engaging in the structures, participants process how positive interdependence, individual accountability, equal participation, and simultaneous interaction actively boost engagement and learning for all students.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 B
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Info At-A-Glance: Dashboard for Operations and Finance
Strand:Operations
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Description:Dashboards are invaluable tools for busy operations and finance professionals who are inundated with tasks, projects, and requests. They are tools to manage and communicate progress to a broad audience. Participants will learn what strong metrics to use, what they mean, and how to manage them.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Operational Excellence: Building Systems to Support Instruction
Strand:Operations
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Description:Participants will engage in a deep dive to build a school system using a framework that they can apply to any system or event at their own school.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 C
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Response to Intervention: Ensuring Success for All Students
Strand:Instruction
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Description:This session is designed for teachers and school leaders who want to enhance their current Response to Intervention (RTI) program. The presenters will walk participants through the elements of a successful RTI program, including implementing benchmark assessments, interventions, progress monitoring, and scheduling to ensure grade-level teams can participate collaboratively. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on their own practices and develop strategies for creating an effective and efficient data-driven, culturally relevant RTI program in their schools.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 C
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:The [Intentional] Culture Club
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Your culture, if not defined, can be defined by ignored behaviors, which become accepted behaviors. And to make it worse, once the culture has been set, it is a significant factor in whether your school or organization succeeds or fails. This session will dive deep into how one CMO took culture head on with replication schools and how yours can too.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 149 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


2:30 pm–3:45 pm - Breakout Sessions 2

Title:Boards with Goals Achieve More: Harnessing the Power of Board Committees
Strand:Governance
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Description:Does your board start the year with a set of well-written, inspirational committee goals, only to find that by March not much has been achieved? How can you develop structures and processes to help your committees really soar? We’ll equip you with some tools and practices to help you develop a culture of achievement with your board including: (1) How to prioritize objectives using OKR's (objectives and key results); (2) Engagement strategies that get results – empowering individuals and committees; and (3) Effective progress monitoring.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:Charter Closure and Restart: The Experience of Stakeholders
Strand:Policy
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Description:Closures of low-performing schools are to be expected when strong authorizers hold charter schools accountable. But, when charter schools close, families and children are often left scrambling to find seats in other, high-quality schools. Charter restarts represent an emerging policy alternative that aims to mitigate some of the negative effects of outright closure. Participants will learn about the stakeholder experience of restarts in Washington, D.C. from the stakeholders themselves.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:Do It Yourself Teacher Residency: A How-to Guide
Strand:Operations
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Description:Don't get caught off guard when your pipeline of promising teachers dwindles! Learn proactive strategies for starting your own teacher residency program and ensure your teacher recruits are aligned with your school's culture and mission.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:Merger to Avoid Closure?
Strand:Leadership
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Description:A lively debate among experts on each side of this question – should single-site charter schools that are struggling with enrollment, finances, or academics seek to merge with an existing CMO or with another single-site school to avoid closure?
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:School Board Members Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 141
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:SPED Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon I Prefunction
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:Student Discipline: The Data to Watch
Strand:Instruction
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Description:What are the school-wide and network-wide data points that are the best indicators of effective and equitable discipline, and what can you do to keep those indicators healthy. Learn how to use data to assess your school's discipline actions
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:The Trump Administration, Congress, and Charter Schools
Strand:Policy
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Description:This panel of political insiders will discuss the new Administration’s and Congressional priorities for education.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon H
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:Trust Thinking Closest to Kids: When to Limit Decisions
Strand:Leadership
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Description:As charter networks grow, many of us have sought efficiency by centralizing and standardizing. While this can be necessary, at Noble, we generally believe our teachers collectively will make better decisions than a small team or individual from “the network.” This session illustrates this general idea across a range of functions (e.g. curriculum, instructional leadership, budget, schedule, student discipline) and then finishes with more detailed examples (with free tools) from college access and success.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 150 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Title:Virtual Schools, Real Challenges: Encouraging Quality Via Policy and Advocacy
Strand:Policy
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Description:Virtual schools hold great promise as engines of reform, access, and innovation. But the reality has been far grimmer—several reports have shown that students in online schools learn less than peers in brick-and-mortar charters or traditional public schools. This session, designed for advocates and policymakers, will dive into the research evidence on virtual-school performance and discuss what sort of policies incentivize quality and access while ensuring accountability and student learning.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon G
Time:Monday 6/12, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


4:00 pm–5:00 pm - Breakout Session 3

Title:Chartering Early: Partnering with Head Start and Others in the Community
Strand:Policy
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Description:What opportunities do charter schools have to provide high-quality early learning to young children? What success stories can we draw from? Charter schools effectively running PreK programs and partnering with Head Start are prevalent in Washington, D.C. This session will explore the elements that have made this movement so successful and how charter schools can leverage Head Start programs in other parts of the country.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon G
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:CMO Expansion 2.0: Lessons Learned from the First 10+ Years
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Join leaders from large and mid-sized CMOs to reflect on lessons learned from multi-region and multi-state expansion. What did these leaders do to prepare for expansion into a new region or state? And what do they wish they had known at the time? CMO leaders express a desire to help the next generation of charter leaders avoid their mistakes, and this panel will enable them to share their lessons learned.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 152 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Considering the Relationship Between the National Organization and Local Boards
Strand:Governance
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Description:The KIPP Foundation shares their board governance framework and discusses the successes and challenges of supporting local boards at scale.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:ELL Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 148
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Federal Civil Rights Enforcement: Finding the Balance
Strand:Policy
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Description:The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Education traditionally works to ensure equal access to education by resolving complaints of discrimination and offering schools and districts guidance on the interpretation of federal civil rights laws. But OCR has interpreted its role differently depending on the president in office. In this new environment—with a new federal K-12 education law and a new administration—what is the role of the Office for Civil Rights? It has already rolled back Obama-era guidance on serving transgender students. Will it roll back Obama-era guidance on discipline disparities? Other guidance specifically addressed to charter schools? Join us as we explore and examine different viewpoints on the best balance for federal civil rights enforcement.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon H
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Flipping in Primary!
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Flipping is not just for the older grades! Learn how Crossroads Academy-Quality Hill teachers are using a flipped model in their kindergarten through third grade classrooms. Through the power of flipping, students watch content prior to coming to class, teachers duplicate themselves throughout the day, and individualization is simplified. Leave inspired to start flipping your own instruction.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Fully Enrolled Schools on Day One: It’s Not Just a Dream
Strand:Operations
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Description:Effective recruitment and enrollment begins with solid strategy and tactics built around core recruitment tenants. The tenants of recruitment and enrollment, data visibility, adult culture and accountability are easily replicable. Using a three-pronged approach to effective recruitment and enrollment will lead to 100% enrollment on the first day of school.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 C
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Goodbye to "Sit and Get!": A Guide to Effective PD
Strand:Operations
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Description:We no longer expect our students to learn from sitting and listening to lectures all day…so why do we still try to train our teachers this way? This session will explore the components of truly engaging and effective professional development. Attendees gain a plethora of ideas to take home and resources to turn their teachers into learners!
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:How Progressive Pedagogy Can Transform Your Classroom and Your School
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Are you looking to take your instruction and your school to the next level? Learn from Dr. Deborah Kenny, founder and CEO of Harlem Village Academies, about the philosophy, challenges, and practical applications of progressive education, including: What is a progressive approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment – and why does it matter?; How to teach students to become respectfully independent rather than respectfully obedient; How can schools design a discipline system that is instructive rather than punitive?; Why is progressive pedagogy closely aligned with college readiness?
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 B
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Innovative New Schools Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 153
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Is Fraud Preventable? Safeguard Your Charter School's Fiscal Operations
Strand:Governance
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Description:The primary responsibility for prevention and detection of fraud rests with a charter school’s governing body and management. In this session, we will focus on key fraud prevention fundamentals and guide charter schools in developing and institutionalizing a size and resource-appropriate Fraud Risk Management Program. We will examine detective techniques for identifying fraud, as well as preventative and monitoring techniques. This session will include real life examples and practical implementation considerations from a leading CMO.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Parent Voices and How We Effectively Organize and Lift Them
Strand:Policy
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Description:Parent voices are critical to any discussion about education and serving the needs of students. Across the country, we've seen battles for charter school growth, funding equity and even existence intensify at the school board and statehouse level. Learn from community organizers who are galvanizing parents and the village that supports our students to turn out at meetings, speak up in the media and contact their elected officials.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 A
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Regional Meet Up: West
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 141
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Title:Student Perspectives: Lessons Learned in Climbing the Mountain to College Graduation
Strand:Leadership
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Description:While charter alumni are matriculating to college in record numbers, college graduation remains elusive for far too many. Through student voices learn practical tips, hear the hard realities, and reflect on what it will take to get all students to and through college. Moderated by veteran reporter and author Richard Whitmire, this panel will give you a first-hand look into the life of first-generation college students and how you can fuel their success.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 150 AB
Time:Monday 6/12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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