Oct 11

2013 NDSBA Annual Convention

The 2013 NDSBA Annual Convention will be Friday and Saturday, October 25-26 at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck.  The New Member Seminar and School Law Seminar will be on Thursday, October 24, also at the Ramkota.

The schedule (subject to change) will be as follows:

Thursday- October 24th, 2013
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast – Dakota Ballroom
8:55-3:45 NDCSA School Law Seminar
9:00-4:00 NDSBA New Member Seminar
3:30-5:00 Early Convention Registration – Dakota Ballroom Coatroom
5:00 p.m. NDSBA Board of Directors’ Meeting – Governor’s Room
FRIDAY- October 25, 2013
7:30 a.m. Registration – Dakota Ballroom Coatroom
Exhibit Visitation – Courtyard (coffee and rolls available)
8:15-8:25 Update on “Imagination Library”
North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple
8:30-9:30 GENERAL SESSION – The Richest Man in Town
V. J. Smith, published author
9:45-11:30 Business Managers’ Sessions
  • Providing Choice to Students and Schools through the Center for Distance Education
  • Policy Hot Topics
  • Leadership Track for Experienced Board Members (10:00-11:45)
  • Practical Tips for Avoiding Special Education Legal Disputes
  • V. J. Smith Q & A
  • Making Decisions…The Right Way: State Longitudinal Data System and SEED Project
  • Conversation with State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler
  • Superintendent Selection, Assessment of Applications, and Preparing for December Evaluations
  • STEM Education
  • ND Small Organized Schools Annual Meeting
11:30-12:15 Business Managers’ Lunch Buffet
12:00-1:00 Lunch Buffet & Exhibit Visitation
  • Hot Topics in Home Education
  • Standards for College and Career Readiness and the Smarter Balanced Assessment
  • Coronary Artery Disease throughout Lifespan
  • The Relationship Among School District Budgets, Mill Levy Rate, and Property Valuation
  • Principal and Teacher Evaluation System and the Role of the School Board
  • Let the Sun Shine on School Board Meetings…Even at Night
  • ND Small Organized Schools Annual Meeting (continued)
  • ND Vertical Curriculum Alignment through the Common Core
  • Putting the Fun in Dysfunction: Developing Board Unity and Positive Relations Inside and Outside the Board Room
  • Adjudicated Youth–What Happens to Your Kids
  • Property Tax Relief and Schools: Trying to Meet Legislative Intent in Your School District
  • Mastery-based Learning
  • Understanding and Implementing the School Medication Law
3:15-4:00 First Business Session & Delegate Assembly
3:15-4:00 Question Box for Business Managers and Business Meeting
SATURDAY- October 26, 2013
7:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:00-8:45 GENERAL SESSION – How Children Learn: Brain Research and Inquiry-based Science
Dr. Ken Wesson, college professor, author, and education consultant
  • Learning and the Brain
  • Tips on Passing a School Bond Issue
  • Avoiding Blunders When Dealing with Classified Staff Members
  • Question Box for Board Members
  • Q & A with Dr. Wesson
  • 2013 TFFR Update
  • Introducing “Chosen” Materials to Educate Students about Human Trafficking
  • Strategic Planning
  • ND High School Activities Association Update
  • Virtual Bullies: Mean on the Screen
  • Potpourri of Legislative Issues
11:00 Second Business Session & Delegate Assembly
 noon (approx) Adjourn (no lunch provided)
The information provided is from the NDSBA
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