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When: Monday, July 31, 2017
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Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center
3 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, Arkansas  72201
United States
Contact: Mitch Walton
501-372-1691


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42nd ANNUAL


2017 AAEA SUMMER CONFERENCE

 

"MAKE TODAY COUNT!"

 

July 31-August 2, 2017

Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center
Little Rock, Arkansas


 

The 42nd Annual AAEA Summer Conference will be held July 31-August 2, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.  We hope you will register online today to attend Arkansas' largest administrator conference of the year.  The AAEA Summer Conference is a great event filled with excellent keynote speakers - Paul Vitale and Rhonda Crass, informative breakout sessions, constituent board meetings, exhibitors, and plenty of opportunities to network with fellow administrators. We look forward to seeing you - July 31-August 2!!!

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are happy to announce that Paul Vitale will open the 2017 AAEA Summer Conference promoting the conference theme, "Make Today Count." We are looking forward to hearing his dynamic presentation which will motivate you and fill you with optimism.  Paul's enthusiasm is contagious! You will definitely want to make plans to attend the opening general session on Monday, July 31.

 

Rhonda Crass will highlight the Breakfast General Session on Wednesday morning, August 2.  Rhonda has extensive experience in special education law. As a former teacher and the daughter of retired school administrators, Rhonda has a unique perspective in the field of public school law.  Her legal training and deep experience are enhanced by her awareness of and sensitivity to the effects of local politics and publicity in the representation of school districts. Ms. Crass is a frequently requested speaker on school law topics both statewide and nationally.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS

All the AAEA constituent associations have done an outstanding job of preparing a wide range of interesting topics for the breakout sessions.  Everyone who attends the summer conference is sure to find several sessions that will peak their interest.  See below for a complete list of breakout sessions.

 

SCHEDULE

Monday, July 31

 8:00                             Registration Opens - Statehouse Registration

 9:00-2:00                    Beginning Administrators Training

10:00-12:00                 Board Meetings

10:30-1:00                   New Superintendent Training / Luncheon

12:00-2:30                   Exhibits Open

11:00-12:00                 AAA Principals Meetings

12:30-2:30                   AAA Governing Body Meeting

1:00-2:30                     Reception in Exhibit Hall

3:00-5:00                     Opening General Session – Paul Vitale

 

Tuesday, August 1

7:30-4:30                     Registration

7:30-8:30                     Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall / Visit Exhibits

8:00-8:30                     AAEA General Business Meeting

8:45-9:45                     Breakout Session I

9:45-10:30                   Visit Exhibits / Refreshments

10:30-11:30                 Repeat Breakout Session I

11:45-1:15                   Lunch & Awards Recognition – Retirees & Past Presidents

1:30-2:30                     Breakout Session II

2:30-3:00                     Visit Exhibits / Refreshments

3:00-4:00                     Repeat Breakout Session II

 

Wednesday, August 2

7:45 -10:30                  Registration

7:45-8:30                     Breakfast – Recognition of Administrators of the Year 

                                       (AASEA, ArkASPA, AAGEA, AACIA, AACTEA)

8:30-9:30                     Keynote Speaker– Rhonda Crass

9:45-10:45                   Breakout Session III

11:00-12:00                 Repeat Breakout Session III

1:00-3:00                     Tier 1 Annual Update

 

Breakout Sessions

Date & Time Session Title Presenter
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Using K-2 Assessment for Decision Making - Choice for Districts Hope Allen, ADE Director of Assessment, & Sheree Baird, ADE Assessment Specialist
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Lessons Learned from Implementation of Flex-Mod Scheduling Lora Jones, South Mississippi County School District High School 7-12 Literacy Coach & Pike Palmer, Kirby Schools Superintendent
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 School Culture: From Disco to Kardashians, How Culture Shapes Everything Andy Sullivan, Elementary Assistant Principal, Cabot School District, & Sherri Jennings, Elementary Principal, Cabot School District
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Encouraging Opportunity: Using PSAT Data and Other Tools to Increase Enrollment and Success in Challenging Courses Dr. Mary Kathryn Stein, Director, Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement, ADE, & Krystal Nail, Program Advisor, ADE
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 “Professional Learning- More than a Day on the Calendar” - Exploring Twitter Chats, RSS Feeds, and Research Outside of Education Jeff Wasem, Middle Level Principal, & Bradley Webber, Junior High Principal, Bentonville School District
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Student Legal Issues: How to Address Controversial Actions Jay Bequette & Cody Kees, Attorneys, Bequette & Billingsley
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Navigating Ethics and Disclosures Dr. Mike Hernandez, State Superintendent, ADE, & Doug Upshaw, Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services, Hot Springs School District
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 ADE Special Education Dispute Resolution: Suggestions for Avoiding Due Process Entanglements, and Avenues for Resolution Once You're There Jared Hogue, Administrator for Dispute Resolution, ADE Special Education Unit
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Student Centered Opportunities for Reaching Excellence (SCORE): A Systematic Approach to Point-In-Time Intervention Shannon Tisher, Junior High Principal, Springdale School District
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Legislative Update Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director, & Mike Mertens, Assistant Executive Director, AAEA
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Division of Academic Facilities & Transportation - An Overview of New Rules & Laws Pertaining to School Facilities & Transportation Brad Montgomery, Director, & Terry Granderson, Assistant Director, Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Retirement Readiness-Make Your Plan Lisa Boone, Account Development Coordinator, and Tom Sledge, Special Projects Manager, American Fidelity
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Building Foundational Skills for Success While Fostering a Culture for Reading Dr. Karen Burke, Senior Director of Academic Planning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 TDROP & TDROP Transitions Gary Kandlbinder, CEO, Pro Benefits Group, Inc.
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 Early Literacy in High Risk Populations Dr. Julie Washington, Professor & Program Director, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Georgia State University, Dept. of Education Psychology, Special Education & Communication Disorders
Tues., August 1 8:45-9:45 & 10:30-11:30 Why STEM & Why Now? Robert Corbin, PhD, Director of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Tues., August 1 10:30-11:30 The Road to Comprehensive Literacy: A Leader’s Plan for Action Dr. Nicole Bosworth, Scholastic Director of Literacy
Tues., August 1 10:30-11:30 Personalized Learning - How to Make it More Than a Buzz Word! Shannon Soller, McGraw Hill Education
Tues., August 1 10:30-11:30 How to Address Deferred Maintenance with a Limited Capital Budget? Stan Green, President, and Erik Swindle, Director of Business Development, Clear Energy
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 ACT Aspire: Using Classroom and Interim Assessments to Help Students Meet ACT Readiness Benchmarks Brad Patterson, State Lead Arkansas, ACT Aspire, and Hope Allen, Director of Assessment, ADE
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Using My School Info for Data Driven Decision Making Dr. Eric Saunders, Assistant Commissioner Research & Technology & Ray Girdler, Director of Use & Privacy, ADE
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Joint Initiatives of ADE & ARCareerEd Including Course Credit & Teacher Certification Kathi Turner, Deputy Director of ARCareerED, CTE, & Stacy Smith, Assistant Commissioner for Learning Services, ADE
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Arkansas Leadership Quest - Year 2 Opportunities Rocci Malone, Arkansas Leadership Development Coach, ADE Leadership Quest
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 What's New with ESSA? Karleen Sheets, Assistant Superintendent, Jonesboro School District; Dr. Kim Anderson, School Improvement Specialist, Jonesboro Public Schools; Jenny Barber, Federal Programs Supervisor, Russellville School District; Dr. Anita Farver, Title I Coordinator of Auxiliary Programs, Little Rock School District; Kimberly Glass, Federal Programs and Professional Development Coordinator, Springdale School District
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Engineering is Elementary Sharon Coburn, GT Specialist, Crowley's Ridge Cooperative
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Google all the way!!! Learn how to use Google for student discipline, attendance, counselor referrals, nurse referrals, and hero awards that celebrate students, parents, and staff. Damon Donnell, Middle Level Assistant Principal, Springdale School District
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 School of Innovation Ideas and Successes David Rolland, Superintendent, Chris Collett, High School Principal, & Suzanne Louks, Middle School Principal, Pangburn School District
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Financial Q and A Zinnia Clanton, Business Manager, Conway School District, Shawn Higginbotham, Assistant Superintendent, Lake Hamilton School District, Frankie Sullivan, Business Manager, Wynne School District, Kevin Luck, Business Manager, Vilonia School District, Cristy Dunnahoe, Business Manager, Star City School District
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Collaborating Using LiveBinder Robin Stripling, Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator, ADE Special Education Unit
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Update on Arkansas Activities Association Rules & Regs for 2017/18 Dr. Joey Walters, Deputy Executive Director, Nick Lasker, & Steve Roberts, Arkansas Activities Association
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 Screening, Hiring, and On-Boarding: PeopleAdmin Tyler Jenkins, Senior Account Executive, PeopleAdmin
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Enhancements in the School Facilities Computerized Maintenance Management System (School Dude) Scott Carpenter, Senior VP - Strategic Relationships, Dude Solutions, Inc.
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 &   3:00-4:00 Executive Benefits – Attract and Retain Superstar Employees Scott Hayes, President, ISC Group (Dallas), and John Starling, President/CEO, Educational Benefits, Inc.
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 Use Predictive Data to Transform Tier 2 and 3 Instructional Practices


Cheri Ladner, VP of Curriculum & Instruction, and Judy Teevan, Curriculum & Research Director, Classworks
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy for K-12 Schools Rob Guthrie, Director of Business Development, Performance Contracting Division, and Matt Bell, Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy for K12 Schools, Entegrity Energy Partners, LLC
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 Personalize Learning to Ensure Student Success Harry Dickens, Account Executive, Edgenuity
Tues., August 1 1:30-2:30 Today’s Challenges and Emerging Practices when Hiring Quality Teachers and School Principals Erik Mejia, Research Project Manager, PeopleAdmin
Tues., August 1 3:00-4:00 On-Line Application System: Frontline Education Hassan Huntley, K-12 Ed-Tech Solutions Executive, Frontline Education
Tues., August 1 3:00-4:00 Financing Capital Projects Jack Truemper, SVP, and Jason Holsclaw, VP, Stephens, Inc.
Tues., August 1 3:00-4:00 What's New with Apple Mark McDougal, K12 Account Executive, and Jerram Froese, K12 D, Apple
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 What Reading Instruction Should Look Like in the Classroom Stacy Smith, Assistant Commissioner, ADE, Learning Services, & ADE Literacy Team
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 The Modern Workplace, Teacher Internships and KATA in the Classroom Kathi Turner, Deputy Director CTE, & Tim Johnston, Curriculum Coordinator, ARCareerED
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Reducing Chronic Absenteeism with Attendance Works Maribel Childress, Elementary Principal, Springdale School District, & Kelly Swafford, Principal, Berryville School District
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Finance Rule and Regulation Changes Amy Thomas, Federal Finance Coordinator, ADE
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Arkansas K-12 Science Standards Accelerated Pathway Michele Snyder, Science Curriculum Specialist, ADE
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 "The Turning Point" for a Student Centered Secondary School Kelli Martin, Principal, & Lindsay Griffin, Assistant Principal, Greenbrier School District
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Military Compact: Smooth Transitions for Former and Current Military Children John Kaminar, Public Information Manager, ADE
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Scholarship, Tax Exempt Foundations and Other Tax Matters Debbie Robinson, CPA, Director, Thomas and Thomas LLP, Certified Public Accountants
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Due Process Etiquette Rhonda Crass, Attorney
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Investment in Teaching Clara Carroll, Associate Dean, Professor of Education, Harding University, & Leslie Sharp, Assistant Superintendent, Prairie Grove School District
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Attracting, Preparing, Supporting and Retaining Effective Teachers and School Leaders Dr. Jeremy Owoh Assistant Commissioner, Office for Professional Educators, & Sandra Hurst, Director of Educator Effectiveness, ADE
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 ‘Gotcha’ Didn’t Get Us Where We Need To Be Johnny Key, Commissioner of Education, Arkansas Department of Education
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Are you investing in your media center? How the Library can Become the most Important Room in Your School Stony Evans & Kaitlyn Price, Lakeside School District Media Specialists
Weds., August 2 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 BETTER TOGETHER: Using Planning and Communication to Grow Superintendent, Board, and Community Relationships Boyce Watkins, Advocacy Director, & Dr. Anne Butcher, Board Development Director, Arkansas School Boards Association

 

 

Registration Fees: (Discount for "Early Registration" offered through Friday, July 7)

Member Early/Regular Non-Member Early/Regular On-site Member On-site Non-Member
Full Conference $215/$240 $300/$325 $280 $365
Monday Only $80/$90 $95/$105 $125 $135
Tuesday Only $135/$145 $155/$165 $175 $195
Wednesday Only $135/$145 $155/$165 $175 $195

 

 

Hotel Room Reservations:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotels listed below.  Be sure and mention the AAEA Summer Conference when you call.  

Marriott Hotel -- $167-single/double --                   call by Tuesday, July 11 for conference rates - 501-906-4000

Doubletree Hotel -- $143-single/double --              call by Friday, June 30 for conference rates - 501-372-4371

Capital Hotel -- $169 queen/double --                    call by Wednesday, June 28 for conference rates - 501-374-7474

Wyndham Hotel, NLR -- $94 single/double --        call by Sunday, July 9 for conference rate - 501-907-4823 or 866-657-4458

Holiday Inn Presidential -- $109 king --                  call by Sunday, July 9 for conference rate - 501-375-2100

Hampton Inn & Suites -- $152 king/queen --          call by Friday, June 30 for conference rate - 501-244-0600

Homewood Suites by Hilton -- $144 king studio -- call by Friday, June 30 for conference rate - 501-375-4663

Residence Inn by Marriott -- $162 king studio --    call by Friday, June 30 for conference rate - 501-376-7200

Courtyard by Marriott -- $152 king/queen --           call by Friday, June 30 for conference rate - 501-975-9800

 

For additional information contact:

Michelle Briggs

m.brigtgts@theaaea.org

501-372-1691



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