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Daily Schedule - Tuesday, June 13, 2017


8:00 am–5:00 pm - Registration Open


8:15 am–9:15 am - Peer-to-Peer Networking & 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


9:30 am–2:00 pm - Exhibit Hall Open


9:30 am–10:45 pm - Breakout Sessions 4

Title:Beating Poverty by Earning a College Degree in High School
Strand:Policy
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Description:How can students earn a high school diploma, be ready for college, and perhaps even earn a college degree at the same time in poor, struggling communities? At no additional cost to the school? A combination of student agency, blended learning, and real college experience as early as 9th grade helps students mature into college level learning. Learn how this program works, the PD offered teachers and leaders, and what the students’ day looks like.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon H
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Common Ground: Why Federal Support for Charter Schools is Bipartisan
Strand:Policy
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Description:Members of Congress will discuss how Democrats and Republicans can work together to strengthen support for charter schools.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon G
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Communications, Marketing, and Graphic Design Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 148
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:From Value to Action: Infusing Diversity within Your Organization
Strand:Leadership
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Description:At YES Prep Public Schools, we believe that embracing and protecting diversity in our work is fundamental to all students receiving an equitable education. During this session, participants will learn the steps we took and that others can implement to begin the work of unpacking the inequities our students face. Learn how to develop systems that allow staff to address these tough issues inclusively. Engage in how a charter system can work towards advancing social justice.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 150 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Innovation in K-12: Skate Where the Puck is Going
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Seth Andrew led President Obama’s work on educational innovation and founded some of the nation’s most successful charter schools including Democracy Prep and Washington Leadership Academy, winner of the $10m XQ SuperSchool Prize. He will discuss k-12 innovations with students, faculty, and leaders from cutting-edge schools including their work to implement computer science for all, thoughtful personalization, a hybrid approach to project based learning, the use of virtual reality in the classroom, and more.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 C
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:In or Out of the State Teacher Pension Plan: What We Now Know
Strand:Operations
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Description:Many charter schools are struggling with creating a teacher retirement benefit package that is affordable and helps them recruit highly qualified teachers. We have been collecting data and surveying schools in states where participation in the state pension plan is optional. We are bringing several of the survey respondents to this networking session to discuss what they have learned.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Leaders on a Path to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 141
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Lessons Learned from Award-Winning Charter School Leaders
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Since 2012, the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools honors the public charter management organization that has demonstrated the best academic outcomes, particularly for low-income students and students of color. Hear from the CEOs of Broad Prize-winning CMOs about how their networks achieve results for their students.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Organizing the Charter Community for Advocacy Success
Strand:Policy
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Description:The charter school movement will gain power when political leaders see a groundswell of support for charter schools. We are encouraging that support through grassroots organizing in the charter community. Specifically, we will speak about our strategies in developing local political action committees, organizing parents through an innovative model, and engaging teachers and board members in advocacy. Participants will be able to write their own advocacy and organizing plans after this session.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Rigor Ceiling: Intrinsic Investment
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Most teachers value student investment. It’s crucial for higher order rigor and learning. Yet, many educators struggle to invest students intrinsically. Students have to be intrinsically motivated before they’ll persevere through challenges and help each other. How does one motivate people to the point that their desire to achieve comes from internal as opposed to external factors?
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Risk-free Hiring: Leveraging Residencies to “Try Out” Candidates
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Over the past five years, IDEA has increased the success and retention of our principals through our Principal-in-Residence program. We’re now bringing the same approach to our teacher hiring with our Founding Teacher Fellowship. Join us to learn more about how we recruit and hire for these programs, and why we see them as critical to our success as a rapidly growing organization.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 152 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Telling the Story of Your School
Strand:Operations
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Description:How you choose to tell your school’s story influences whether—and which—families choose your school (and which philanthropists, policymakers and elected officials support you). This workshop, led by senior communications pros from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Teach For America, and the U.S. Department of Education will help you distill the essence of your school into a compelling narrative that resonates with the heart and not just the head. We’ll also discuss a variety of ways to share that story.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 C
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:The Seven Deadly Sins of Charter School Boards
Strand:Governance
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Description:Pride. Envy. Gluttony. Lust. Wrath. Greed. Sloth. At times, we've all been guilty. The same goes for charter school boards. In this session, we'll review real examples of charter boards succumbing to temptation, the resulting impact on the school, and best practices to avoid even the slightest invitation to sin.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Title:Trends in State Legislation for Charter Schools
Strand:Policy
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Description:Charter school advocates across the country continue to fight in state capitols on behalf of charter school students. Come to this session and find out where advocates are making positive state legislative gains, where they are defeating anti-charter school state legislative efforts, and where they are suffering state legislative setbacks.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


9:30 am–12:00 pm - Intensive Breakout Sessions 2

Title:Cultivating Curiosity: Engagement and Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Are you looking for ways to engage your students more deeply in their own learning? Do you want to challenge your students to become better critical thinkers and get more out of your content? This hands-on workshop will provide you with tools to authentically engage student curiosity in higher levels of critical thinking while staying true to your course scope and sequence.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Improving Your School's Performance Management Systems
Strand:Operations
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Description:Many school systems have performance management systems or evaluation processes that are managed in a tactical or impersonal manner. Managers and employees often view the process as a hassle or time waster, rather than a tool to improve team performance. That’s because we often get stuck in the PROCESS and lose sight of the PEOPLE when implementing these big systems for our organizations. Bring a hard or soft copy of your organization’s performance management system so that you can improve upon it during this hands-on workshop.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Mindfulness and Heartfulness Skills for Educators and Students
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Mindfulness offers students and educators a way to increase creativity and resilience and reduce stress. It is an evidence-based practice that can enhance concentration and emotional regulation and promote positive emotions. With regular practice, mindfulness can have dramatic results and is being embraced more widely as a crucial adjunct to traditional learning. This workshop will introduce basic mindfulness practices that have the potential to promote altruistic behaviors, decrease bullying, and increase happiness.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 149 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Safecracking the Brain: Exploiting a Backdoor for Literacy Learning!
Strand:Instruction
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Description:Uncover invaluable loopholes for learning rooted in our brain’s plasticity while experiencing what it's like to learn to read and write from a child's perspective! Increase learner-momentum in reading AND writing far beyond just simple decoding by targeting instruction to the affective (social emotive) learning domain for accelerated phonics skill mastery. Meet the needs of all students—high, medium and low—with brain-changing tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!
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  • Katie Garner Learning & the Brain Research Consortium/ Marenem
Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 154 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:School Daze: Navigating the Facility Financing Maze
Strand:Operations
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Description:Is your school planning a facilities expansion or renovation? Join us to learn the key factors in planning a facilities project. A panel of experts will introduce the critical elements of project planning and creditworthiness. Then lenders and facilities financing experts will guide you through a practical exercise to estimate project costs, calculate what your school can afford, and compare financing options. You will leave with the building blocks for planning a successful facilities project.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 C
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Show Me the Data!! What Every Board Needs to Know
Strand:Governance
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Description:During the life of a charter, boards must do a better job of collecting data to drive decision making. Learn from school leaders, operations managers, and board members how they began collecting data based on the mission and vision of their schools and how that data directly impacted the schools' academic programs.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Solutions Workshop for Black and Latino Single-Site Charter Leaders
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Single-site charters led by Black and Latino leaders face shared human capital and school support services challenges that can impact their ability to create sustainable high-performing schools. The National Charter Collaborative is hosting a Consultancy Workshop – a unique opportunity for diverse school leaders to connect with peers and engage in consultations with high-quality service providers to design solutions to address shared challenges. The session will include round tables on finance and operations, human capital and talent pipeline, student behavior, school design and innovation, board development, and marketing with experts addressing your key questions.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Unpacking Complex Community Issues: The Roles of Authorizers and Schools
Strand:Governance
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Description:Schools are responsible for protecting their brand and messaging their stories and school specific concerns, but authorizers have a responsibility to focus on the demand happening in the community, aligning themselves to schools, and listening to community feedback. Learn from schools and an authorizer who have thoughtfully engaged in community issues and hear about the challenges they have faced and lessons learned.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


11:00 am–12:00 pm - Breakout Sessions 5

Title:Accountability in Practice: The Authorizer/Board Connection
Strand:Governance
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Description:Charter Board Partners (CBP), the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB), and DC charter board members will discuss how authorizers and board members can be proactive partners. We will share examples of how DC PCSB and CBP work with charter board members to problem solve, promote strong governance, and connect board members with helpful resources.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Charter Schools and the Every Student Succeeds Act: Ask the Experts
Strand:Policy
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Description:What should you be looking for as your state implements the Every Student Succeeds Acts? What are the new opportunities for charter schools in the new Charter Schools Program? Don't miss out on opportunities for innovation and strengthening the charter sector in your state. Attendees will be better informed to monitor potential deregulation and also understand opportunities for innovation and flexibility in federal law. They will understand the changes made to the Charter Schools Program and its role in strengthening charter school quality in their state. Attendees will be better informed to monitor potential deregulation and also understand opportunities for innovation and flexibility in federal law and influence their state's implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon G
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Developing a Systemic and Systematic Culture of Giving
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Charter schools across most of the country are significantly underfunded. Developing a culture of giving is both an art and a science. The results of a systematic plan will jumpstart important initiatives and produce a loyal community that understands the importance of their efforts in the development of their school. This session will focus on a three pronged approach to fundraising that has been successful in generating more than $3 million in funding at Pine Lake Prep in the past four years.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 152 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Does Participating in a CMO Have an Impact on Academic Growth?
Strand:Policy
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Description:Does participation in a network of schools, either a charter management organization (CMO) or an education management organization (EMO), have an impact on academic growth for charter students? Do specific network organizations have differing levels of impact on student academic growth? Do charter network organizations have practices that are beneficial to student academic growth which could be adopted by other schools, networks, and districts, both charter and traditional? Attend this informative session to learn the answers to these questions and more.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Facilities Financing: Selecting the Best Option for Your Charter School
Strand:Operations
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Description:Learn the different methods to finance or refinance land acquisition, new construction, renovation costs, and equipment purchases. Panelists will discuss the basics of various bond options like Tax-Exempt Bonds, New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs), Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs), and bank loans. Attendees will also learn about the experiences and perspectives through several case studies of both charter networks (CMOs) and stand-alone schools.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 C
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Growing Leader Practice: Observing Principal-led Data Discussions
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Schools are swimming in data. But these data are only as good as the discussions we have about them. How strong are you and your staff in leading data discussions? In this interactive session, you will use the Leading Data Discussions Observation process, a tool used for school leadership coaching and formative feedback. The Leading Data Discussions process provides evidence-based feedback for school leaders on a critical leadership task: Facilitating conversations about performance data.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Lessons Learned: Why Smart Purchasing Matters for Your School
Strand:Operations
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Description:A strategic approach to purchasing can greatly reduce expenses and unlock hidden funds for mission-critical programs, yet many charter schools overlook this important function. In this interactive session, a panel of experienced charter school purchasers will provide answers to the most-often asked questions on this topic, including price vs. quality, when to RFP, and using cooperative purchasing programs. Come prepared to ask questions and leave with ideas to create significant savings for your school.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Pro Public Education Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 153
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Regional Meet Up: Northeast
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 148
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Rethinking Charter Market Growth: Lessons from Innovative Governance Reform
Strand:Policy
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Description:In many cities and states, traditional pathways to charter sector growth have been stymied by politics and arbitrary caps. However, a handful of places are rethinking system governance to craft creative ways to continue the growth of the autonomous, accountable schools of choice that we know work for students in urban environments. This session will explore examples of these innovative governance reforms and discuss how local education “quarterbacks” are helping to ensure their success.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Rigor Ceiling: Thinking Beyond the Classroom
Strand:Instruction
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Description:If one half of rigor is investment, the other is thinking and problem-solving. Time is the enemy of the rigorous classroom. How does one balance the opposing forces of getting through all the material AND ensuring deep, masterful understanding? How do we solve the time vs mastery problem? Building on our work with intrinsic investment, the solution lies in empowering students to learn without us. We’ll introduce key tenets of a classroom model that ensures rigor as the norm and learning quality that transcends normal class time.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:Rural Schools Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 141
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Title:The Power of Social Emotional Learning
Strand:Leadership
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Description:How can a coordinated approach to social emotional learning (SEL) and academic learning accelerate student success? In this session, Earl Martin Phalen, CEO of Phalen Leadership Academies in Indiana and Ohio and Kyle Smitley, CEO and co-founder of Detroit Achievement Academy, will share their approaches to SEL in a turnaround and diverse by design Expeditionary Learning setting, respectively. Leave with the tools you need to accelerate your students' success.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 150 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 pm–2:00 pm - Lunch and Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours


2:00 pm–3:15 pm - Breakout Sessions 6

Title:2017 Charter Schools Hall of Fame Awards Panel
Strand:Leadership
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Description:The 2017 inductees into the Charter Schools Hall of Fame will share their stories. Hear about their pioneering work in the charter school movement and the impact they’ve had in the charter school community.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Charter Schools: Breaking Ranks and Beating the Odds
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Charter schools are beating the odds by producing exceptional results while serving low-income/minority students. Academica, an education service provider, services eight National Blue Ribbon Schools with an additional two being nominated in 2017: Doral Academy of Technology and Pinecrest Prep High. Academica President, Fernando Zulueta, and principals and alumni from these nationally acclaimed charter schools discuss how the integration of administrators, teachers, and students, coupled with parental buy-in, is the recipe to producing successful, college-bound students.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 152 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Connecting the Dots: Board Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
Strand:Governance
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Description:The role of a charter school board is simple: Ensure successful implementation of vision and mission, support school leadership, and ensure fiduciary viability. Successful board members can clearly articulate how their roles appropriately align with every action they take and every relationship they develop. This session will explore how governance best practices build and protect the long-term sustainability of the institution.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Different Is Better: Why Diverse and Inclusive Boards Are a Must Have, Not a Nice to Have, for Public Charter Schools
Strand:Governance
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Description:Eighty percent of nonprofit board members in this country are white, yet research and experience tell us that boards that include people who are different from one another in race, gender, and perspective make better decisions. Diverse and inclusive charter school boards are a unique and powerful opportunity for people from different backgrounds to work together on behalf of all kids, to connect with one another in meaningful ways, and to engage communities in the leadership of public education. This session will include both the reasons why diverse and inclusive boards are essential in public education as well as practical tips for building a diverse and inclusive board; you'll also hear from a panel of board members sharing their experiences.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 145 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Digital Marketing 101 for Charter Schools: What You Need to Be Successful
Strand:Operations
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Description:Charter school growth requires solid student enrollment and retention programs that position the school and engage the right audiences. Attendees will dive into digital marketing strategies with an overview of the digital landscape and learn what digital tools are relevant and how best to implement programs for maximum ROI. Best practices will also be highlighted for school leaders. Actionable items to implement at your school are key takeaways.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 C
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Don’t Tip Too Much! (Or Should You?)
Strand:Policy
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Description:Researchers point to the tension between traditional public schools and charter schools in cities where school choice is abundant. However, the question should be whether school districts should “tip” toward all traditional public schools or charter schools and whether school choice is beneficial to students. Learn from a leading expert, a charter authorizer, and a founder of a network of high-performing charter schools as they share thoughts on what an ideal school system looks like.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 103 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Fight Club: The Quest for Victory In Staff Retention
Strand:Operations
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Description:Often we get so busy with the day-to-day that we forget what really matters: our people. This interactive session will walk participants through one school’s quest to align their people, build their team, and ultimately win the fight on staff retention.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Forming School Action Plans to Protect Undocumented Students
Strand:Policy
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Description:Join education and immigration leaders for a discussion around how to ensure schools are equipped with resources to support their teachers, students, and parents. We will discuss strategies for telling the stories of DACA recipients and connecting with elected officials to urge their support of undocumented students.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon H
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Innovation in Compensation: Rewarding Commitment and Contribution
Strand:Operations
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Description:Is your school’s compensation model motivating the behavior and results you want to see from your staff? Are you struggling with issues of internal equity or teacher retention? Come learn about the latest research on compensation models that work—and don’t work—and why. Explore cutting-edge tools and research-based best practices, and leave with action steps you can take in your own school to strategically leverage compensation to improve staff performance and student achievement.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 144 C
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Innovation in the Classroom Meet Up
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 148
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Leadership Teams: Making Strong Instruction the Centerpiece of Schools
Strand:Leadership
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Description:Building effective school leadership teams requires building the capacity of team members to support and coach classroom teachers, and designing and implementing leadership team meetings to support increased student achievement and teacher proficiency. This session will identify and analyze components of strong leadership teams, and demonstrate tools to support highly effective leadership team meetings. Connections will be made to intentional planning prior to the meeting and the critical role of school leaders in this process.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 150 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Partnering for College Completion and Career Success
Strand:Instruction
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Description:When it comes to selecting the right college, getting a degree and finding a strong first job, charter schools and their graduates don't have to go it alone. A variety of organizations exist to partner with schools to support their first-generation students to and through college, with work experiences and valuable connections and mentoring along the way. Hear what supports and strategies can help vault your students from high school to college to the workplace.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 146 C
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Regional Meet Up: South
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 153
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Rigor Ceiling: Seeing It in Action
Strand:Instruction
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Description:In this session, we’ll put together our previous rigor foundations of intrinsic investment and teaching how to think via video examples of rigorous classrooms. We’ll see the tenets of our discussion-based model in action along with commentary and reflection across multiple subject areas.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 147 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Teachers as Charter School Advocates
Strand:Policy
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Description:While we hear from parents and students when advocating for charters, the teacher voice is often missing from the conversation. We must work together to close that gap with teacher advocates uniquely positioned to support the cause. Learn how the Association of American Educators is leveraging teachers’ perspectives to help champion charters. Examine how to deepen teacher understanding of the movement, build a network of teacher advocates, and raise the profile of teacher voices.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Salon G
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:The Path to Reimagining School
Strand:Leadership
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Description:This session will dive into the work of two charter schools, Citizens of the World and Gestalt which are on the path to reimagining what learning looks like. They will outline the biggest questions they are exploring as part of the New Schools + Transcend Collaborative, a program in which educators are building new school models. We unpack and apply one of those questions: What will the future demand of our students?
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 A
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:When the Lemonade Stand Just Ain’t Cutting It
Strand:Operations
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Description:Tired of the bake sale? Have enough magazine subscriptions? Done beating your head against the wall filling out another grant application? If you answered “yes" to any of these questions, then you are primed for this session. Come learn the hacks and tips of fundraising from a few experts in the field. We can’t promise that you’ll leave with money in your pocket, but we do promise you’ll never have to buy another glass of watered-down lemonade.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 143 AB
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Title:Why Does the Charter School Movement Even Need Alternative-Ed Programs?
Strand:Leadership
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Description:This vulnerable and interactive panel discussion featuring three very different alternative-ed charter school graduates. From a student who utilized self-paced acceleration to land a job at the White House, to a teen mother who had no other options, to a special needs son, and finally, a young man who never felt seen, each graduate will share their different story and inform us why having alternative-ed as a school choice option made all the difference in their lives.
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Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 151 B
Time:Tuesday 6/13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


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