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MASS/MCASE Fall Conference
September 23-24, 2019
Best Western Plus GranTree Inn

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This conference is open to ALL administrators. 
Check out the agenda to see all of the great professional learning available!

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Sunday - September 22, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 - Social for Board Members - Sponsored by MREA/MCS
6:00 - 9:00PM - MCASE Governing Board Meeting
6:00 - 9:00PM - MASS Board of Directors Meeting

JOINT MASS/MCASE - Monday - September 23, 2019
8:30 - 10:00AM - Sharpening Your Saw...Taking Care of Yourself First - Randy Russell
This highly interactive and reflective session will focus on preserving and enhancing the greatest resource you have – you. Join us as we discuss and discover a balanced program for self-renewal and “Sharpen Your Saw” in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.

10:00 - 10:30AM - Break & Visit with Business Partners & Exhibitors 
10:30 - 11:45AM - U.S. Department of Education Presentation
12:00 - 1:00PM - Lunch Keynote Speaker - Beyond the Chalk - both MCASE/MASS participants
1:00 - 2:30PM - Behavior Management Strategies - Elizabeth Kaleva  with Frank Podobnik
2:30 - 3:00PM  - Break & Visit with Business Partners & Exhibitors 
3:00 - 4:00PM - Contemporary Issues
4:00PM - Wrap Up of Day 1 - Visit with Business Partners & Exhibitors
5:00PM - Monday Night Football Reception - Sponsored by D.A.Davidson

MASS and MCASE SPLIT Conference

MCASE - Tuesday - September 24, 2019

8:15 - 9:00AM - MCASE Membership Meeting
9:00 - 10:30AM - OPI Student Services - Frank Podobnik 
10:30 - 10:45AM - Break & Visit with Business Partners & Exhibitors
10:45-11:30 - OPI Student Services - Frank Podobnik
11:30 - 12:15PM - SAM Update - Kirk Miller
12:15 - 12:30PM - Wrap Up  of Day 2 and Visit with Business Partners & Exhibitors
1:00 - 3:00PM - Cooperative Special Ed. Directors Mtg. - potential 

MASS - Tuesday - September 24, 2019

8:15 - 9:00AM - MASS Business Meeting
9:00 - 9:45AM - SAM Update - Kirk Miller
9:45 - 10:30AM - Superintendent/Board Relations - Randy Russell
“Relations” is the first part of the word “Relationship.” This interactive session will allow participants to discuss strategies which initiate, maintain and elevate positive Superintendent-Board Relations. We will provide tips and resources for building equity and access, determining roles and structures, onboarding new board members, growing an incredible team, and more!
10:30 - 10:45AM - Break & Visit with Business Partners & Exhibitors
10:45 - 11:45AM - School Size Caucus
11:45 - 12:00PM - Wrap Up of Day 2 and Visit with Business Partners & Exhibitors


SAM Conference App Instructions 

Conference Presentations:

Monday Presentations:

David Schuler:

MASS Business Meeting  - Agenda

Dan Wold - School Climate and Student Safety 

Noelle Ellerson Ng - AASA Federal Education Update SAM

Frank Podobnik, Dick Trerise, and Verne Beffert - "Special Education Funding as It Relates to Co-ops"

Elizabeth Kaleva and Tal Goldin
Kirk Miller - SAM Update

 Tuesday Presentations:

 MCASE Business Meeting Agenda 9-18-18


Draft Agenda MASS/MCASE Fall Conference 2018

Monday:

7:15-8:15 - Breakfast/Registration
8:15-8:30 - Welcome/Introductions
8:30-10:00 - Keynote- Dave Schuler – “Creating a Culture of College, Career and Life Readiness: Implementing Redefining Ready! In Your District”
10:15-10:30 - Break
10:30-11:45 - Special Education Panel - Elizabeth Kaleva, Andree Larose & Tal Goldin
11:45-1:00- Lunch - MASS Awards - Dan Wold – “School Climate and Safety”
1:00-2:00 - Noelle Ng – Federal Update
 2:10-3:10 - Breakout #1

  • Joe Erardi - “Lessons Learned from the Sandy Hook Tragedy”
  • Daniel O’Donnell -  "The Kindness Challenge"
  • Ashoke Menon – “Rise Above the NOISE! – School Culture, Character and Leadership”
  • MSGIA- Shawn Bubb/Harry Cheff “MT School Safety and Threat Assessment Tools”
  • Jerry Laughery – “MT DLI Compliance Update & What’s New for 2019”
  • Theresa Baldry - Montana Rural Institute - Less Restrictive Options and Alternatives to Guardianship
  • Verne Beffert & Frank Podobnik - OPI - "Special Education Funding as It Relates to Co-ops.
  • Tal Goldin & Elizabeth Kaleva (Tentative)

3:15-4:15 - Breakout #2 - (Same presentations as above)
4:20-4:50- SAM Update – Kirk Miller, SAM Executive Director
4:50- 5:00 - Closing Remarks
5:00 - Reception

Tuesday:   MASS

7:00-8:00 - Breakfast
8:00-8:10 - Welcome and Information
8:15- 9:00 - Business Meeting
9:00-9:15 - Break
9:15- 10:30 - School Size Caucus
10:30-10:45 - Break
10:45-11:45 - Closing Keynote- Jody Urquhart – “Follow Me I’m Right Behind You”
11:45-12:00 - Closing Remarks

Tuesday:   MCASE

7:00-8:00 - Breakfast
7:00-8:00 - Recruitment Committee Breakfast
8:30-9:00 - MCASE Business Meeting for all members                      
9:00-12:00 - OPI – Hot Topics      
12:30              Announcements, Thank you, and Safe Travels. 

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