Welcome to your Annual Fall Conference & Exhibit Show! We're excited to spend the next few days with you learning about the latest trends and information in education and helping you expand your knowledge and skills as a school leader. The next few days will undoubtedly be busy, and you'll be soaking up a lot of information. The Conference Daily is a great place to recap the day's activities and it will be available after the conference as well.
There are a ton of great sessions ahead of us, and CBA classes are being held through Sunday. Here are some highlights of today's activities:
Michigan Council of School Attorneys Fall Conference - school law is constantly changing, and the many changes to the Tenure Act, social networking, bargaining and other personnel issues will keep you on your toes. Hear from experts on how these changes will impact schools.
Early Bird Workshops - We have two great sessions planned that will help you raise achievement and close gaps as well as create a data-based district culture.
8 to 11 a.m.
Anti-Bullying Policy Planning and Development: Protecting Your Students and District
Paul Liabenow, executive director, Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) and retired superintendent, Cadillac Area Public Schools
Noon to 3 p.m.
The Not-So Common Core
Wendy Zdeb-Roper, executive director of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)
Delegate Assembly - The Annual Delegate Assembly is a way for local districts to let their voice be heard on the direction of your association. Registration for voting delegates begins at 6:30 and the Assembly gets under way at 7:30.
Get in touch on Social Media - We have a couple of ways for members to engage throughout the conference: Follow us on Twitter or "Like" us on Facebook. Watch for updates, or share your own thoughts on Fall Conference speakers, events and mroe. Be sure to use the hash tag #masbfc12 so we can find your response.
Throughout the conference, be sure to share your key takeaways and "aha" moments by sending a tweet. Begin your message with @MASB so we can find it!
Take a break and check your email at the Cyber Cafe, brought to you by Sehi Computer Products, Inc. The Cyber Cafe is located near the MASB Bookstore and main registration area.
If there's anything MASB staff can do to make your conference experience better, stop by the registration desk and let us know. Be sure to review the materials in your conference bag and take time to go through your conference program. Everything you need to know is right at your fingertips!
Here's to a great 2012 conference experience!