Sunday, June 10, 2018

Panel presentations selected
to “Share the Success”

Twenty-nine panels have been chosen among the 67 proposals submitted by school districts and related educational organizations to present at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference.

A volunteer committee of school board members from throughout the state reviewed the winning proposals for hour-long “Share the Success” presentations set for Nov. 16-18 in Chicago.

Click here to see an entire list of 2018 Share the Success panels. 

For the first time, panel proposals were evaluated entirely online by committee members.

“The entire panel evaluation process was moved online this year, making it easier for the board member volunteers to evaluate the panels. We invite them to be part of the review process and they — independently and individually — rate the proposals,” said Nesa Brauer, an IASB consultant who assists the committee by organizing the selection process.

Proposals were evaluated on a number of key criteria, including:

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

A full description of all Conference panels and other programing will be available in the Conference Preview, which will be posted on the Conference website in September.

Online Conference registration and housing will open on Monday, June 11. This year, board members will also be able to register for Pre-Conference Workshops at the same time.

The 2018 event will be the 86th Joint Annual Conference with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and Illinois Association of School Business Officials (Illinois ASBO).