Do You Have the Courage to Lead?

DashBoard, Aug. 2, 2017

Does your instruction really get the most out of your students?

How do you get more Pow! out of your STEM program?

Does your district possess the Courage to Lead?

MASB has crafted the event to get you there and this year’s featured General Session Speakers will answer these questions and more at the Annual Leadership Conference, Nov. 9 – 12, at the Lansing Center.

Check out their background information below:

Steve Dembo, CEO of Tech42 and Skokie, Ill. School District 69 School Board President

Steve Dembo

Presentation: Innovation Nation: Open the Curiosity Door

Dembo served for 10 years as Discovery Education’s Director of Learning Communities and led their Innovation and Strategy team.  He is the coauthor of the book, “Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching.” The National School Boards Association named him one of 2010’s “Twenty to Watch,” a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. In 2013, he began serving the Skokie/Morton Grove District 69 as a member of the school board. Dembo is a course designer and adjunct professor for Wilkes University where he serves as class instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching course within the Instructional Media degree program.

He is also a dynamic speaker on the capabilities of social networking, the power of educational technologies and Web 2.0 tools, and the ability of digital content to empower teachers to improve student achievement.

Daria Hall, Vice President for Government Affairs, The Education Trust
Daria Hall

Presentation: Achievement and Opportunity in America: Critical Next Steps for School Boards

Hall is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications at The Education Trust where she operates as the strategic leader of the organization’s legislative, editorial and field operations work. She previously served as the organization’s director of K-12 policy development where she advanced Ed Trust’s K-12 policy agenda.

Previously, she worked as an analyst for the Texas Legislative Council and in the Milwaukee office of U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.).

A native of Milwaukee and proud graduate of the Milwaukee Public Schools, Daria holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Capt. Barrington Irving, Founder of the Flying Classroom
Barrington Irving

Presentation: Inspiring Students to Touch the Sky

Irving has traveled to 50 countries, conducted more than 30 STEM expeditions, and successfully challenged middle school students to build a car faster than a Ferrari 430 and then high schoolers to build a plane he flew on its test flight. In 2007, he set two world records—at age 23—as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world. He has a passion to explore, inspire and educate others. Now 33, Barrington is an explorer that investigates real-world STEM problems across the globe. Launched in 2014, the Flying Classroom is a K-8 STEM+ digital curriculum that challenges students to design innovative solutions to the problems he investigates.

Before launching the Flying Classroom, Barrington created a nonprofit, Experience Aviation, which offers hands-on, STEM-based programs and career guidance to middle and high school students in Florida, Texas, Georgia and Detroit.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and brought up in inner-city Miami, Barrington was inspired to pursue aviation at age 15, when a Jamaican airline pilot offered to mentor him. He rejected college football scholarships to pursue a career in STEM and never looked back.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida Memorial University, Barrington was the recipient of a Congressional Resolution acknowledging his pioneering work in aviation education.  He received the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world and was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012.

Registration for the Annual Leadership Conference is now open; sign-up before Sept. 8 and receive an early registration rate of $349.

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