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 ANNUAL CONVENTION

NEW THIS YEAR -- two-day convention!

The 2014 NDSBA Annual Convention will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 23-24, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck.  The New Member Seminar and School Law Seminar will be on Thursday, October 23.  The convention opening session will be at 3:00 on Thursday.  For more information, click on the links below. 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
PRECONVENTION SESSIONS
THURSDAY, October 23, 2014
7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration - Dakota Ballroom Coatroom
Continental Breakfast - Foyer
8:00-2:45 School Law Seminar
8:00-2:45 New Member Seminar
 
NDSBA CONVENTION
THURSDAY, October 23, 2014
3:00-5:00 OPENING CONVENTION SESSION
  Leading with Levity -- Juli Burney
  First Business Session
 
FRIDAY, October 24, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration - Dakota Ballroom Coatroom
  Exhibit Visitation - Courtyard (coffee and rolls available)
8:00-9:00 GENERAL SESSION - Preventing Juvenile Violence and School Rampage Shootings
Dr. Jack Levin, Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
9:30-10:15 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Positive Impact of Career & Technical Education
  • What's New at TFFR; 2014 Update
  • What is Drug Court and How Does it Work?
  • A Leader of Leaders: Serving as the Chairperson of Your Local School Board
  • Dr. Jack Levin Q & A
10:30-11:15 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Standards for College and Career Readiness (ND State Standards)
  • Education Data Collection and How it is used by Regional Education Associations
  • Drug Awareness
  • Dealing with our Most Difficult People
  • School Boards Engaging in Professional Development
11:30-12:15 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Navigating the Employee Discipline Tightrope
  • ND Indian Education Summit/ND Native American Essential Understandings Development
  • Update from Legislative Focus Group -- School Administrators Discuss Education Funding
  • Kids, Courts, and Schools
  • Small Organized Schools Board Meeting and Legislative Issues
11:30-12:15 Business Managers' Lunch Buffet
12:15-1:15 Lunch Buffet & Exhibit Visitation
1:15-2:00 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Keeping it Legal: The Employee's Perspective
  • Conversation with State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler
  • Leadership Track for Board Officers: Informal Discussion with Ed Massey and Glenn Koocher
  • Understanding Budgets, Mill Levies, and Property Values in North Dakota
  • Potpourri of Legislative Issues with Senator Dwight Cook and Representative Mike Nathe
  • The Common Schools Trust Fund--the gift that keeps on giving
  • Small Organized Schools: Blended Learning -- An Enhancement for Student Growth
2:15-3:00 CLINIC SESSIONS
 
  • Preparing for the 2015 Legislative Session
  • Introduction to the Online ND State Assessment System
  • Leadership Track for Board Officers: Top Three Challenges Inherent in the Role of President or Vice President of the Board
  • Never Give Up: Lessons Learned and Tips about Passing a Bond Issue
  • Getting the Most out of Apps
3:15 Second Business Session & Delegate Assembly
4:00 (approx) Adjourn