Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wide assortment of panel
discussions on tap in ‘Carousel’

Many of the scores of school districts that submitted Joint Annual Conference panel proposals will be presenting their chosen topics during IASB’s 2018 Carousel of Panels. The event, to be held on Nov. 17, 2018, will feature approximately 30 participants in three successive half-hour presentations. This format gives attendees a chance to gather information on a wide range of subjects in a short amount of time.

Some of the general topics, although not the final titles, to be included in the Carousel this year, along with the panel presenters, are:

  • Authentic, Relevant Engagement of the Greater Community – STEM Outreach, P-20 Engagement, Northern Illinois University
  • Boosting Student Growth and Engagement with GRR! – Woodridge SD 68
  • Concussions and Head Injuries: Planning and Responding  – Whitt Law LLC
  • Discussing Illinois’ New Principal Preparation Program – Aurora University
  • Include Stakeholders in Talented and Gifted Placement Appeals – Oak Grove SD 68, Green Oaks
  • Increasing Principals’ Times and Capacity for School Improvement – ROE 17 and ROE 28
  • Increasing the Engagement of Culturally Diverse Families – Oak Lawn-Hometown SD 123
  • Is Your School District Website ADA Compliant? – Fremont SD 79, Mundelein
  • Legal Layoffs: Following the Law While Improving Education – Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.
  • Redefining Success with a Personalized Learner Profile – The ECRA Group
  • Strategic Planning: Strong Schools Build Strong Communities – Paris Union SD 95
  • University and Schools Connect for Student Success – STEM Outreach, P-20 Engagement, Northern Illinois University
  • Trauma-Informed Practices, Social Capital – ROE 39 and ROE 11
  • Why Rural Matters – Virginia CUSD 64
  • 21st Century Climate Resiliency Solutions for K-12 Schools – Champaign CUSD 4
  • #MeToo – Preventing and Mitigating Workplace Harassment – Hauser, Izzo, Petrarca, Gleason & Stillman, LLC

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

Online conference registration and housing is expected to open in early June. This year’s event will be IASB’s 86th Joint Annual Conference with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and Illinois Association of School Business Officials (Illinois ASBO).