Development Group Inc. (DGI)
Presentation focused on how IT departments can, and should, move toward establishing sustainable relevancy within their districts. It’s time that IT teams move from the basement to the boardroom and establish themselves as valuable contributors to the organization. District leadership must be establish and maintain a process to help IT change from black hole cost centers filled with tactical firefighters and become relevant contributors to district strategies and objectives. IT, when properly aligned and contributing to district leadership, can profoundly impact solutions concerning common organizational objectives such as increasing ADA, campus safety, parent and student engagement, and much more. This session provides a proven process to begin to establish and maintain IT relevancy within your district.
Dimension Data (formerly Nexus)
Safety and Security of Students and Faculty through Advanced Technology Solutions
OpTerra believes in the transformative power of energy and technology to provide thriving learning environments for students and teachers. By leveraging smart funding mechanisms such as Prop. 39 and guaranteed energy and water savings, OpTerra has expanded the paradigm of what is possible from an energy program. Let us help you see your school district's facilities through a new lens - literally - at our fun, interactive Table Talk. All participants will take home a special gift.
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Maximizing the Value from Your Law Firm. We will discuss a few ways school districts can increase the value they receive from their law firms through additional trainings, information distributions and other channels.
Burke, Williams and Sorenson, LLP
Five Reasons Not To Check Your Smartphone During Board Meetings
In addition to appearances, there are potential legal issues raised by administrator and board member use of mobile devices during board meetings. We will discuss how the Brown Act and California Public Records Act are potentially implicated by the use of technological devices, both during and away from board meetings.
Dannis Woliver Kelley
Best Practices for Superintendent-Board Members During Negotiations
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP
Protecting Data Privacy – Are You Prepared? Schools are acquiring and deploying technology in classrooms all across the state, but safeguarding data means assessing policies and practices to ensure compliance with a variety of state and federal laws. The co-chairs of F3’s eMatters practice group will offer guidance and practical tips for navigating state and federal laws on student data privacy.
Effective Use and Evaluation of Your Legal Counsel
The needs and personality of each district are unique and reflect the communities served. This session will focus on how to conduct a review and evaluation of your law firms as well as how to select the one that is right for your district. How do you ensure you’re utilizing their services in the most cost effective, efficient manner for the district while getting the services you need? Veteran education attorney Louis Lozano will provide insight into evaluating, communicating effectively and setting right expectations between the district and its law firm. He will also cover minimum billing standards, model invoices and how to minimize costs.
Brandman University and its School of Education are committed to helping California’s education system thrive by promoting innovation and positive change. Professor Dr. Keith Larick will be presenting at the ACSA conference to discuss how your school or district can partner with Brandman to bring new opportunities that drive staff and student success. The school is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its outstanding academics, which are also accredited by both WASC Senior College and University Commission as well as NCATE. All of Brandman’s programs include strong components of innovation, change, and transformational leadership to develop the next generation of educational leaders, from the classroom to the district and beyond. All members of ACSA also have the unique advantage of being eligible for a ten percent scholarship worth over $5000. Join Dr. Larick and the Brandman University staff at the lounge to learn more.
Educational leaders around the country are embracing analytics to drive higher levels of organizational performance, formulate financial strategies and to create new opportunities for the communities they serve. Forecast5 has a suite of data analytic tools designed for school administrators that generate actionable insights and accelerate decision timeframes.
Forecast5 will provide a brief introduction to their comparative analytics and benchmarking tool, 5Sight. This application organizes statewide data in a highly graphical and interactive format for the purpose of identifying significant trends and relevant benchmark performance comparisons. Specific examples will be highlighted in the areas of collective bargaining analytics, benefits analysis, and expense budgeting.
Flip Flippen believes, “If you have a child’s heart, you have his head.” The mission of the Flippen Group’s research-based process is to equip educators with the tools to build relationships and high-performing, self-managing teams. Through sequential systemic workshops and coaching, administrators and teachers are seeing dramatically elevated academic and behavioral standards of millions of students in thousands of classrooms worldwide. The widespread impact of Capturing Kids’ HeartsTM reads like a wishlist: Fewer tardies. Higher attendance. Dramatically lower discipline referrals. Fewer dropouts. Increased graduation rates. Higher teacher satisfaction. Rocketing student performance. Struggling schools turnaround and high performing schools get even better. Join us as we discuss how this process provides the fundamentals to create safe environments that transform classrooms and campuses into high-achieving centers of learning.
The 3 Keys To Effective LCAP Data Collection. How can you collect data in a meaningful way to maximize your LCAP? What transforms LCAP data into something useful and easily leveraged by your whole organization? In this presentation, we will explore effective and time saving data collection strategies for your system improvement.
The Power of A Focused LCAP! Complicated does not mean better. What are the "tips and tricks" to making your LCAP process the best it can be? Take advantage of this discussion and learn the tools that are available now to help you focus on the work of system improvement and let your LCAP help drive the process!
Gone are the days when one channel was all your district needed to stay connected. Technology has multiplied the channels that districts need to reach all of their audiences. In today’s digital world, the idea of create once, publish everywhere (COPE) is a mainstay of efficiently managing and delivering content. Discover the tools of today that enable repurposing content through multiple channels & platforms is vital to efficiency.
Campbell Keller will present on elements required for a successful and timely execution of a furniture project.
Ensuring the financial fitness of educators through education and communication.
California Casualty offers FREE Community Impact Programs through our special ACSA Member Benefits partnership. Learn about Three California Casualty Community Impact Programs available during 2016 : 1. Academic Award – Provides $2,500 to educators for school classrooms; 2. Thomas R. Brown (TRB) High School Athletics Grants and 3: Nominate Your Educator Hero Program.
Keenan & Associates
The risks facing schools today are unprecedented. There are financial risks such as OPEB, retiree liabilities, and double digit medical inflation. There are facility risks of shooters on campus, drugs, abuse, and molestation including risks that you as a Superintendent face. Mitigating these risks requires innovative and specialized solutions. Keenan will provide an overview of:
The 2-3-4 planning approach of AXA Advisors. The foundation to how AXA Advisors interact with public school employees.
Getting your students ready for CAASPP with Renaissance Learning’s 360 programs:
Learn how to enrich student growth in reading and math using Renaissance’s STAR360 assessment program and how to increase student gains in close, non-fiction reading with Accelerated Reader 360.
An introduction to Naviance. Providing a way to help support your students in establishing hope and engagement
During this session, Tim Waldron, Regional Director of Sales, will provide an overview of Hobsons and how their software, Naviance, is helping over 9 million students plan, explore, prepare and achieve success post-secondary. Tim will be highlighting the philosophical themes that drive Hobsons as an organization, as well as provide details around how Naviance is helping educators develop a culture of hope and engagement at their districts. If you are interested in learning about ways to support SEL, manage A-G academic plans, increase Counselor effectiveness, alignment to LCAP/LCFF priorities, or even increase SAT scores, Scholarship dollars, and college going rates this is a session that you will not want to miss.
Partnering with California educators to aid in funding, master planning, construction services, and 21st century learning environments.
Campbell Keller will present on elements required for a successful and timely execution of a furniture project.
Nearly every school district and community in California is trying to figure out how they can engage their students and create 21st Century Learning Environments. We are interested in leading a conversation about why creating a dynamic learning space is critical to moving education forward and how you accomplish your goal of creating high impact learning spaces.
Since, 2008, there have been over 440 successful bond programs throughout the State that have improved classrooms and school facilities, upgraded technology, and provided general fund relief. These bond programs have been successful from San Diego and Imperial counties to Del Norte and Siskiyou counties. Isom Advisors has worked with nearly 100 districts since 2010 and is the leading financial advisor in assisting districts to create winning programs that save taxpayers money and maximize bond proceeds for District improvement projects. A summary of the key steps involved in a successful program will be discussed from surveying the community, to campaigning, to selling bonds will be covered.
We will discuss the primary issues which should be considered by any school district contemplating the possibility of calling a general obligation bond election. This will include a discussion of the types of consultants a district may considering hiring for such an effort, types bond elections available, information which needs to be generated such as bond project lists, and timing. As time permits we are also prepared to discuss campaign legalities, recent legal developments in the courts and legislature affecting general obligation school bonds, and other financing mechanisms available to school districts such as parcel taxes, Mello-Roos community facility district bonds, and certificates of participation.
RBC Capital Markets
Please join RBC’s California senior education banking team as we share insights on the U.S. bond market, including what to expect following the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. We will briefly discuss key considerations for California school districts to inform facility financing and planning.
Tandus Centiva/RJ Flooring, Inc.
Our discussion is on how the finishes used in your classrooms effect test scores, ADA, energy use and operational costs. The purpose of the discussion is to highlight why this is important and what you can do to insure the best solutions are being put forth for your District.
The talk will provide: