Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Districts chosen to share success stories at annual conference

More than 65 school districts and related organizations submitted proposals to make panel presentations at the 2017 Joint Annual Conference, Nov. 17-19 in Chicago. Panel proposals were evaluated online by committee of school board members in early March. Notifications were mailed to 29 successful applicants in mid-April.

Click here to see an entire list of 2017 Share the Success panels.

“Share the Success” proposals were evaluated on the following criteria:

Interest or relevance for board members and school officials
Clarity of the proposals
Clarity of the objectives, and if they can be realistically achieved
Whether a program’s claim to “success” is supported by evidence
Whether creativity and innovation are clearly demonstrated
A focus on the work of the board, rather than staff

Districts that submitted proposals but were not chosen to make hour-long panel presentations may be offered an opportunity to present their topic during the Carousel of Panels. This event, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, will feature up to 36 participants in three successive half-hour presentations. This format give attendees an opportunity to visit a variety of presenters on a range of subjects in short amount of time.

A full description of these and all other Conference panels and programming will be available in the Conference Preview, to be posted online in mid-September.

Online conference registration and housing is expected to open in early June. This year’s event will be IASB’s 85th Joint Annual Conference with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and Illinois Association of School Business Officials (Illinois ASBO).

Districts and school leaders who are considering the 2017 Conference are invited to view highlights from last year’s event in the video below.