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When: 10/24/2017
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Hot Springs Convention Center
314 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, Arkansas  71901
United States
Contact: Amy McNabb
501-372-1691


Online registration is available until: 10/17/2017
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2017 AAEA FALL CONFERENCE

Hot Springs Convention Center

Hot Springs, Arkansas

October 24-25, 2017

 

Register now for the AAEA Fall Conference.  Tuesday's opening session will feature great information on the implementation of quality PLCs.  Tuesday afternoon a variety of excellent breakout sessions will be sponsored by four AAEA constituent associations - AASA, AASSP, AACIA, & AASEA.

 

Wednesday's general sessions will include an update from the Governor's office, CTE, and ATRS.  The agenda is listed below.  

 

Make plans now to attend!

 

AGENDA

 

 

Tuesday, October 24

9:00-12:00

Registration & Visit Exhibits

8:30-11:30

Beginning Administrator Training — Ethics, TESS, LEADS, ESSA

9:30-11:30

“Superintendent-School Board Relations” — First Year Superintendent Training

10:00-11:30

AASA Board Meeting — Hotel Hot Springs Ballroom One

10:00-11:30

AACIA Board Meeting — Hotel Hot Springs Meeting Room 2/3

11:45-1:15

 

 

Luncheon Session

  • Welcome: Maribel Childress, AAEA President, Principal, Monitor Elementary School, Springdale

  • Keynote Presentation — "The Power of PLCs" -- Kelli Martin, Principal, Greenbrier School District

1:15-1:45

Visit Exhibits

1:45-2:30

Special Interest Session A (see sessions listed below)

 

Arkansas Association of School Administrator Topic: Finding Money for Schools Through Efficiency

Presenter: Shawn Cook, Lakeside Superintendent

 

 

Arkansas Association of Curriculum & Instruction Administrators Topic: ESSA Update

Presenter: Tina Smith, ADE Director of Policy and Special Projects

Description: An update on the current status of the ESSA plan including any feedback received from the USDE after the September 18, 2017 submission. A discussion on how ESSA affects you and your school.

 

Arkansas Association of Special Education Administrators Topic: Arkansas Behavior Support Specialists System Alignment: Building Local Capacity

Presenters: ESC Coordinators, Arkansas Behavior Support Specialists: Sharon Adams, Dawson ESC, Sheryl Hahn, NW AR ESC, Mary Ann McIntyre, NW AR ESC, Dr. Shelia Smith, Arch Ford ESC

Description: This presentation will review how the service delivery of the Arkansas Behavior Support Specialists meets the needs addressed by the State Systemic Improvement Plan regarding supporting improvements and building the capacity of LEAs to implement, scale up and sustain evidence-basest behavioral practices.

 

Arkansas Association of Secondary School Principals Topic: Current Legal Issues Facing School Administrators

Presenter: Mr. Cody Kees, Attorney at Law, Bequette and Billingsley, P.A.

Description: Mr. Kees will give a brief overview of current legal issues that schools and school districts are facing such as transgender student rights and the impact of medical marijuana in the public school setting for both students and employees.

2:30-3:00

Visit Exhibits

3:00-3:45

Special Interest Session B (see sessions listed below)

 

Arkansas Association of School Administrator Topic: Superintendents on the Hot Seat

Presenters: Jon Collins, West Memphis Superintendent, Scott Spainhour, Greenbrier Superintendent, Robert Poole, Prescott Superintendent, Chris Nail, Rose Bud Superintendent, Harold Jeffcoat, Van Buren Superintendent, Moderator: Dr. Tony Thurman, Cabot Superintendent

Description: We will have five of our own superintendents taking part in a panel discussion. The specific questions will not be known to the panel members in advance, so who knows what we might learn from this esteemed group! Topics will range from the most challenging aspects of the superintendency, best practices for student achievement, funding challenges, dealing with social media, handling difficult personnel issues, technology and testing.

 

Arkansas Association of Curriculum & Instruction Administrators Topic: RISEing Up as a School Family

Presenters: Bethany Hill, Cabot Schools Elementary Lead Learner/Principal, LeeAnn Reed, Cabot 2nd Grade Teacher

Description: The Lead Learner and Library teacher will share how they unite a school through a school wide author study, and encourage reading as a family at home over homework assignments.

 

Arkansas Association of Special Education Administrators Topic: Arkansas Behavior Support Specialists System Alignment: Building Local Capacity

Presenters: ESC Coordinators, Arkansas Behavior Support Specialists: Sharon Adams, Dawson ESC, Dr. Shelia Smith, Arch Ford ESC

Description: Repeat of Previous Session

 

Arkansas Association of Secondary School Principals Topic: Engaging External Stakeholders to Impact Your School

Presenter: Eva Nadeau, Arkansas High School/Texarkana Schools Principal, Roger Ried, Southside High School/Southside Schools Principal, Chad Jordan, Greene County Tech High School Principal

Description: Mrs. Nadeau and Mr. Ried will bring a community members with them and hold a panel discussion about actively engaging external stakeholders to positively affect change within a school. Each principal will discuss their involvement in this process and the positive outcomes that came about due to this effort.

 

Beginning Administrators Topic: Leading a Special Education/504 Conference for the Beginning Administrator

Presenter: Dr. Jacob Hayward, Har-Ber High School/Springdale Schools Assistant Principal

Description: Dr. Hayward will share his insights on leading a Special Education or 504 Conference. Included in this presentation are strategies for insuring that the student’s rights and best interests are protected.

3:45-4:00

Closing Remarks & Door Prize

4:00-8:00

Hospitality — Sponsored by Virco, Bruce Joyner (AAEA Corporate Sponsor)

Wednesday, October 25

8:00-9:15

Breakfast Session

  • Welcome: Maribel Childress, AAEA President, Principal, Monitor Elementary School, Springdale

  •  Information on the “Stop the Bleed” Program

  • Update from the Governor’s Office — Bill Gossage, Deputy Chief of Staff for External Operations

9:15-9:45

Visit Exhibits

9:45-11:45

  • ADHE Update — Dr. Maria Markham
  •  CTE Initiatives That Will Make You Welcome Change — Kathi Turner & Staff
  • ATRS Update — George Hopkins

11:45

Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

 

 


 

Online Registration Closes October 17

Conference Registration Fees:

     Members: $225

     Non-Members: $270

Onsite Registration Fee:

     Members: $255

     Non-Members: $300

 


LODGING INFORMATION

 

Hotel Hot Springs: Single Occupancy - $101; $111- Double Occupancy

305 Malvern Avenue

Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901

501-623-6600

Mention you are with the AAEA Fall Conference

Call by Oct. 6 to get the conference rate. 

 

Embassy Suites: Single Occupancy - $137; Double Occupancy - $147

400 Convention Boulevard

Hot Springs, AR 71901

501-624-9200

Mention you are with the AAEA Fall Conference

Call by Oct. 3 to get the conference rate.

 


 

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