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Winter Conference focus: Leadership in Time of Reform Print E-mail

Leadership in a time of high expectations and low funding – along with rich, up-to-date information and dialogue about Oregon school reform – will be the focus of the annual OACOA/OASE Winter Conference, set for January 26-28 at Salishan.  Register today.

The conference will kick off on Thursday, January 26, at 3 p.m. with an OASE Off-The-Record meeting.  A welcome reception, hosted by OASE President Ron Wilkinson and OACOA President Verne Ferguson, will follow at 6:30.

Friday morning, January 27, will feature keynote speaker Brian McNulty, a nationally-recognized leader in education reform and an expert in helping school district leaders achieve success in our challenging, “high expectations and low funding” environment.  Breakout sessions will tackle reform issues such as Next Generation Accountability, Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), teacher and principal effectiveness and evaluation, NCLB waiver, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Smarter Balanced and formative assessments, OEIB/district achievement compacts and more.  An Oregon Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) strand is planned for Friday (after the keynote address).

On Saturday, OACOA and OASE members will choose from among three specialty sessions:

  • Nancy Hungerford, who will discuss current legal issues impacting Oregon school districts
  • A focus on curriculum, assessment and instruction topics, including summative and formative assessments, Title programs, professional development, diplomas, CCSS, and more
  • School districts leading in technology implementation, along with Apple Computers, will share their success stories

Register for the conference.  Contact Salishan to make reservations secure the lowest possible government lodging rate (be sure to mention the COSA Conference).