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    Name: OLD ABEC 2013 Annual Conference
    Date: May 31, 2013
    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    ABEC's Signature Event

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    Collaborative Leadership for an Evolving Economy

    Keynote Speakers:  Kelli Wells, Director US Education, GE Foundation
    Anthony Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Cincinnati Public Schools  
        The effectiveness of using a collaborative model for school transformation is one of the lessons learned in the Developing Futures? in Education Project of the GE Foundation.  The collaborative model means educators must take a leadership role in, across, and outside of their "everyday" lives.  And, since teaching and learning are fundamental to the enterprise, teacher and principal leadership, around any curriculum component drive change.

    Featuring as well these regionally recognized leaders: 

    Barry Broome, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
        The next decade brings great opportunity for Arizona as companies consider new locations, but they're asking tough questions about the workforce.   Can Arizona respond? What are the specific skill sets that will be needed in the next decade?

    Frank Davidson, Superintendent, Casa Grande Elementary School District, and co-author, Contours of Great Leadership
    Calvin Baker
    , Superintendent, Vail Unified School District
    Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Superintendent, Arizona Department of Education
        Learn from the reflections on leadership shared by Arizona school leaders who were the subject of this book.

    Grady Gammage, Jr., Gammage & Burnham, P.L.C.
        Arizona has a penchant for turning opportunities into problems.  For Arizona to achieve its potential we need to embrace challenges as extraordinary opportunities.  One of these challenges is all about education: The future of the workforce depends on educating every child to the highest levels....every child, every student.

    Don Keuth, President, Discovery Triangle
        Growth and development in Phoenix and the Discovery Triangle are products of such leaders coming together to create vibrant and exciting opportunities for our cities.

    Paul Koehler, Policy Director, WestED
        Educational leadership development focuses on two components critical to successful and sustainable turnarounds: high-impact school leaders and the district capacity/conditions necessary to initiate, support and enhance transformational change.


    Mari Koerner, Dean,  Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University.
        Research in educational leadership give us key insights into characteristics and best practices of collaborative educational leaders.


    Kristie Martorelli, 2012 Teacher of the Year, Arizona Educational Foundation. 
        Brings a teacher leader voice to the conversation abut creating cultures of collaboration.

    Ed Oxford, Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer, Banner Health Corporate

    Myriam Roa, Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District

        How do we create school cultures that are supportive of collaborative leadership that will transform schools and communities?

    Steve Seleznow, President and CEO, Arizona Community Foundation
        Poor By Choice, the Power of Leadership -- Strong leadership is in place across Arizona, but is it the right leadership for the outcomes we want?

    The Honorable Greg Stanton, Mayor, City of Phoenix

        The Mayors Education Forum brings together these key civic leaders as local and high-level partners in creating a community collaboration for education.

    Paul Stanton, Superintendent, Humboldt Unified School District
        Brings the rural voice to the conversation about creating cultures of collaboration.

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    Breakout Sessions:
    Attendees may choose ONE breakout session to attend:

    GETTING A CLOSER LOOK: 
    A CONVERSATION WITH KELLI WELLS AND ANTHONY SMITH

    Hear in greater detail the lessons learned in communication, advocacy and implementation that led to significant improvements in student achievement and district management capacity, and has prepared each partner district for the successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).


    EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Contours of Great Leadership
    Learn from the reflections on leadership shared by Arizona School leaders who were the subject of this book.

    TRAINING FOR COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP
    Educational leadership development focuses on two components critical to successful and sustainable turnarounds: high-impact school leaders and the district capacity/conditions necessary to initiate, support and enhance transformational change.

    BUSINESS LEADERS AS PARTNERS
    Hear about two examples of Chambers of Commerce and business working as partners in linking schooling to work of the future.

    Austin Partners in Education - Austin Chamber of Commerce
    Casa Grande Middle School Project - Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce

    Host Sponsor:

    World Sponsor:
           

    State Sponsors:

           
      

     Local Sponsors:

    • ACT, Inc.
    • Chasse Building Team
    • Edgenuity
    • Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL)
    • Southwest Gas Corporation



    Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Click here for more information.
     

    Location:
    Desert Willow Conference Center
    4340 East Cotton Center Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85040
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, May 31, 2013
    All Day
    Contact Information:
    Karen Kehlenbach
    Fees/Admission:
    Individual Rates
    Member:
    $125 ($150 after May 22 )
    Non-Member: $150 ($175 after May 22)

    Group Rates
    Member Organizations:
    $500 for a group of five (5); $100 for each additional person
    Non-Member Organizations: $600 for a group of five (5); $125 for each additional person.

    Cancellation Policy
    Any registrant unable to attend should contact the ABEC offices (Karen by email Karen@azbec.org or by phone 602-264-8396) as soon as possible.  If the registration has been paid and the cancellation is made prior to May 22, the registration fee minus the processing fee of $10 will be refunded within five (5) business days.  If the cancellation of a paid registration occurs after May 22, the registration fee minus a $35.00 cancellation fee will be refunded within ten (10) business days.


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