Superintendent's Meeting

2013 Annual Superintendents Meeting

The Grove Hotel, Boise – Monday, July 29, 2013

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7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:15 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. Video Highlight: Explaining the Common Core State Standards
8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Report from the Field: Idaho Core Implementation Efforts—Three Perspectives School leaders will discuss the strategies they have used to provide professional development, align curricular materials, and transition to the new Idaho Core Standards.
• Moderator: Scott Cook, Content Director, SDE
Matthew Bertasso, Director, Compass Academy
Matt Handelman, Superintendent, Coeur D’Alene School District
Jeff Dillon, Superintendent, Wilder School District
9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Survey on Status of Idaho Core Standards Professional Development
9:45 to 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Transition to the Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability
Staff from the State Department of Education will discuss the timeline for transitioning to the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessments and the state’s proposal for accountability.
Luci Willits, Chief of Staff, State Department of Education
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Idaho’s Accountability System: Now and in the Future Panel
As the state transitions to higher academic standards and a new assessment, we know this will mean changes to our accountability system. Staff from the State Department of Education will take your questions and feedback on the new assessment and what accountability should look like going forward.
• Luci Willits, Chief of Staff, State Department of Education
• TJ Bliss, Assessment Director, State Department of Education
• Nick Smith, Chief Deputy, State Department of Education
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Q&A with Superintendent Luna
12:00 a.m. to 12:05 a.m. Video Highlight: Middleton Go On
12:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:05 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Video Highlight: Idaho Public Television Capitol Tours
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Educator Evaluations: A Panel Discussion
The statewide Evaluation Task Force will discuss its recommendations for teacher and administrator evaluations and how these will be rolled out next year and in future years as the state transitions to higher academic standards.
• Moderator: Becky Martin, Teacher Quality Coordinator, State Department of Education
• Wiley Dobbs, Superintendent, Twin Falls School District
• Becky Meyer, Principal, Sandpoint High School
• Shalene French, Director of Human Resources, Bonneville School District
2:15 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Video Highlight: Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars
2:25 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Differentiating Pay at the Local Level: A Panel Discussion
A panel of district leaders will discuss how they have crafted differential pay plans at the local level, what elements every school or district should be sure to consider, and the results they anticipate seeing over the next year.
• Moderator: Jason Hancock, Deputy Chief of Staff, State Department of Education
Heather Williams, Superintendent, Gooding School District
Alan Dunn, Superintendent, Sugar-Salem School District
4:00 p.m. Meeting ends