ArkASPA Spring Digital Drive-In Conference - February 23, 2021-Virtual OnlyThe ArkASPA Conference will be held virtually on February 23, 2021. The theme of the conference is Hiring and Best Personnel Practices in a New Era. The conference will feature sessions led by state and national practitioners who will share the latest information in human capital practices. Registration is now open!
|8:00-8:15||Welcome||Fred Lilly, President, ArkASPA|
Hiring in 2021 and Beyond: Virtual Engagement, Cultivation, and Recruitment to Hire and Retain the Best.
|Craig Chin, Urban School Human Capital Academy|
|9:30-10:15||Teacher of the Year - Virtual Education||Joel Lookado, Springdale Public Schools, 2020 Teacher of the Year|
|10:15-11:00||Retention and Recruitment: Why Culture and Climate Matter and What Schools can do About it?||Mark Gotcher, Superintendent, Russellville School District|
|11:00-11:45||Licensure Updates and Licensure Exceptions||Karli Saracini, Assistant Commissioner of Educator Effectiveness and Melissa Jacks, Educator Licensure, DESE|
|12:30-1:15||Minority Recruitment Plans||Oliver Dillingham, Lasonia Johnson, Lance LeVar, Daisy Reyes, Equity Assistance Center, DESE|
|1:15-2:30||Selection and Best Practices in Hiring: Equity in the Workplace and Minority Recruitment||Kim Level, Dean of the School of Education UAM, Monticello Dr. Kim Bloss, Dean of the College of Education SAU, Magnolia Dr. Linda Bean, Dean of the College of Education ATU, Russellville Vernita O. Bowens, Director of Professional Development & Student Engagement Philander Smith, Little Rock Dr. Charity O. Smith, College of Education Philander Smith Dr. Wanda Y. Newell, Interim Dean of Education, UAPB, Pine Bluff|
|2:45-3:15||Legislative Updates||Mike Hernandez, Executive Director, AAEA|