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K-12 education leaders gather in San Diego for NSBA’s Annual Conference

Welcome to NSBA’s 73nd conference, held this year in San Diego. More than 5,000 school board leaders and administrators from across the country are attending the three-day meeting. Attendees will learn about education issues from a national perspective, gain insights into how federal legislation and court decisions will affect public schools, and bring home strategies to raise student achievement and save money.

A new feature this year: We’ve launched the new NSBA Annual Conference app that will serve as the virtual tote bag for attendees. Go to iTunes and search “NSBA 2013 Conference” or to m.core-apps.com/nsbace2013 to download the app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The app will allow attendees to search for sessions and create a schedule, access session handouts, and use their devices to take notes and e-mail them. The app also includes Conference Daily, which will be in an all-digital format this year.

Some of the highlights of this year’s conference include:

Saturday’s General Session speaker will be Academy Award winning actor Geena Davis. Sunday’s General Session will feature astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Monday’s General Session features acclaimed researcher and author Diane Ravitch, who has become one of the most passionate voices for public schools. NSBA will welcome David Pickler, a school board member from Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools, as its 2013-14 President and introduce a new board of directors. NSBA also will introduce its new executive director, Thomas Gentzel, who will talk about what what’s in store with the “New NSBA.”

Learn more about the common core standards, new research on differentiated learning styles, and teaching “unteachable” children at the Focus On lecture series. Learn about new technologies for your classrooms as part of the Technology + Learning programs.

In addition to the education opportunities, NSBA will offer many opportunities to gain information to bring back to your district from the Exhibitors Hall. This year, we’ll have more than 285 companies, including more than 95 new businesses, on the show floor. While you’re there, make sure to visit the Tech pavilion, the Health Fair, Music Main Street with performances, the Green Zone, Cutting Edge AveNEW, Marketplace, and the architectural display.

The NSBA booth will feature a mini store, Sunday book signings, free giveaways, and the opportunity to speak with NSBA experts.

Erin Walsh|April 12th, 2013|Categories: NSBA Annual Conference 2013|Tags: , , , |

NSBA to host State of the Union Twitter chat at #EdSOTU

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) will be hosting our second annual Twitter chat during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, starting at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Join the Twitter chat by using hashtag #EdSOTU and share your thoughts about the president’s speech and his plans for K-12 education.

By using #EdSOTU in your tweets, you will become a part of this virtual conversation. To see the entire conversation stream just go to Twitter and search #EdSOTU.

Alexis Rice|February 11th, 2013|Categories: Educational Legislation, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Federal Advocacy, Federal Programs|Tags: , , , , , , |

NSBA’s 2013 Annual Conference to feature Geena Davis, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Diane Ravitch

Registration and housing for the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 73rd Annual Conference, to be held April 13 to 15 in San Diego, is now open. Join more than 5,000 school board members and administrators for an event with hundreds of sessions, workshops, and exhibits that will help your school district programs and help you hone your leadership and management skills.

General Session speakers include Academy Award winning speaker Geena Davis, who will be speaking about her work off-screen as founder of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Davis works with film and television creators to reduce gender stereotyping and increase the number of female characters in media targeted for children 11 and under. She will explain how media plays a key role in children’s development, and how her organization is making a difference.

Television star Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of the world’s most engaging and passionate science advocates, will headline Sunday’s General Session. From PBS to NASA to Presidential Commissions, organizations have depended on Tyson’s down-to-earth approach to astrophysics. He has been a frequent guest on “The Daily Show”, “The Colbert Report”, R”eal Time with Bill Maher”, and “Jeopardy!”. Tyson hopes to reach “all the people who never knew how much they’d love learning about space and science.”

Monday’s General Session features acclaimed researcher and author Diane Ravitch, who has become one of the most passionate voices for public schools. Her most recent book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, makes the case that public education today is in peril and offers a clear prescription for improving public schools.

Learn more about the common core standards, new research on differentiated learning styles, and teaching “unteachable” children at the Focus On lecture series. Learn about new technologies for your classrooms as part of the Technology + Learning programs.

Special discounted rates are available for early registrants who sign up by Jan. 10, 2013. NSBA National Affiliate and Technology Leadership Network Districts save even more.

View the conference brochure for more details. Be sure to check the Annual Conference website for updates and more information.

 

 

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