Thursday, May 28, 2015

30 winning panel ideas chosen
to ‘Share the Success’

Thirty panels have been chosen from among scores of proposals submitted by school districts and related organizations for “Share the Success” presentations at the 2015 Joint Annual Conference.

Click here to see the entire list of panels chosen for the 2015 Conference.

The winners have been invited by mail to present their proposed 90-minute panel sessions at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference, to be held November 20-22 in Chicago.

Panel proposals were evaluated on March 6 by a committee of Association members on key points, including:
  • Interest or relevance 
  • Clarity and conciseness of the proposal 
  • Clarity of objectives and whether they are realistic 
  • Evidence of whether the presentation will address the appropriate school board role on the chosen topic 
  • Evidence of creativity and an innovative approach 

Those who submitted proposals not selected for presentations in the 90-minute panel sessions may still be offered an opportunity to present on their chosen topic during the Conference. IASB will again be featuring many such sessions in a Carousel of Panels event on the afternoon of November 21. The Carousel gives presenters a chance to make three separate half-hour presentations on their topic in less than two hours, enabling those who attend to gather a wide variety of information in a short time.

“The volunteers were tremendously impressed with the high quality of this year’s Share the Success proposals,” said Nesa Brauer, an IASB consultant who worked with a panel of volunteers in Lombard that helped to choose panel presentations from among the many proposals submitted by member districts.

A full description of all Conference panels and programs will be included in the Conference Preview, to be posted online by the middle of September.

Click here to see the entire list of panels chosen for the 2015 Conference.