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2020 MASS/MCASE Virtual Fall Conference DRAFT Agenda

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Sunday, September 20th

2:00-3:30 - MCASE Board of Directors Meeting


Monday, September 21st

8:15-8:30 - Welcome and Introductions - Michelle Halberg and Casey Klasna
8:30-10:00 - Lead On! Helping Staff Thrive in Any Environment - Pete Hall

  • The challenges we're facing in education are numerous, daunting, and complex. How do we lead effectively in tumultuous times, on ever-changing platforms, under pressure-cooker conditions, with unpredictable futures? In this down-to-earth, upbeat address, award-winning former principal Pete Hall examines a handful of strategies we can take to keep our mindsets focused and positive. The better we are to ourselves, the better we are for our people. With optimistic reminders and realistic approaches, we can practice authentic self-care and offer genuine support to the people we lead, allowing the opportunity for staff and students to develop resilience and thrive in any environment. Lead on!

10:00-10:15 - Break & Visit Virtual Vendor Hall
10:15-11:15 - FAPE, Title IX and Masks:  What’s Next…Locusts?
                         Elizabeth Kaleva, Kaleva Law Office

  • We will review updates on how to provide FAPE during this difficult time, how new Title IX regulations are impacting schools and special education and state/local health mandates that impact public schools.

11:15-11:30 - Break & Visit Virtual Vendor Hall
11:30-12:00 - SAM Lessons Learned & Future Focused - Updates, Resources, and Q&A - Kirk Miller, SAM Executive Director
12:00-12:15 - Transition
12:30-1:30 - MASS Board of Directors Meeting


MASS -- Tuesday, September 22nd

8:00-8:10 - Welcome and Introductions - Casey Klasna
8:10-9:00 - AASA Update - Noelle Ellerson Ng
9:00-10:15 - School Size Caucus

  • AA - Rob Watson, Missoula County Public Schools
  • A - Tobin Novasio, Lockwood
  • B - Allison Evertz, Joliet
  • C - Brad Moore, Stanford
  • Independent Elementary - Cal Ketchum, West Valley
  • Native American School Leaders Caucus - Jeremy MacDonald, Box Elder

10:15-11:00 - Legislative Topics Overview - Rick Duncan
11:00- 11:30 - MASS Awards Celebration


MCASE -- Tuesday, September 22nd

8:15-9:00 - MCASE Membership Meeting
9:00-9:15 - Break & Visit Virtual Vendor Hall
9:15-10:15 - OPI Special Education Division Presentation
10:15-10:30 - Break & Visit Virtual Vendor Hall
10:30-11:30 Breakout Sessions: MCASE Regions





Click HERE to view past conference materials.