County-Related Attendee Guide

County board members and superintendents will find many learning opportunities at the CSBA Annual Education Conference and Trade Show. CSBA, in partnership with the California County Boards of Education (CCBE), has worked hard to ensure a significant county focus for this year’s conference. The CCBE leadership teams have reviewed and designated the sessions below to be of particular importance to county attendees.


Thursday, November 29

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Pure Politics: The Political Landscape for Schools
  • Community Partnerships That Impact Student Learning: The "Inspire: Dreams" Program
  • Confronting the Opioid Epidemic with Student and Community Resources: Operation Prevention
  • Effectively Funding Your District’s Priorities Utilizing the Smarter School Spending Approach to Strategic Budgeting and Planning
  • School Readiness 0-3: Home Visitation and Center-Based Parent and Child Interactive Programs
  • Leading from the Front: Driving Improvement through Effective Superintendent Evaluation
  • The Three Legged Stool to Address Fatal School Violence: Prevention, Preparedness and Response

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Achievement in Motion: Addressing Achievement and Opportunity Gaps through Data, Reporting, and Community Engagement
  • Collaborative Process of Creating a Policy on Equity: From Think Tank to Formalized Board Approval
  • Managing Your OPEB and Other Benefits Liabilities
  • Managing an Emergency on Your Campus: It's Easier Than You Think
  • Know Thyself: Using CSBA’s Board Self Evaluation Tool to Facilitate Good Governance
  • Cutting Through the Haze: How to Address the Growing Specter of Marijuana in the Workplace
  • FOCUS on Children Under Stress
  • Increasing Teen Suicide Rates: What Boards and Superintendents Need to Know
  • Student Assistance Program: Social, Emotional and Behavioral Gateways to Learning... and Life!

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
  • A K-14 Partnership for Career Technical Education
  • Don’t Let Your Crisis Define You: A Communications Toolkit
  • Supporting Students who Identify as LGBTQ+: Student and Expert Perspectives
  • Equity, Access and Opportunity: Governing for All Students
  • Addressing Disproportionality in Special Education
  • Show Us the Money! The Fiscal and Political Outlook for School Funding
  • Empowered! Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
  • The Learning QUEST: Using Design Thinking to Ignite Real-World Learning
  • High School Sports Programs: Governance and the School Board Member
  • Meetings Gone Wild: An Audience Participation Workshop to Assist with Board Meeting Decorum
  • Board Members’ and Superintendents’ Panel: Insights, Ideas and Strategies on the Use of the Local Control and Accountability Plan
  • What's Different about Differentiated Assistance?
  • Cost-Effective Mental Health Services Through Partnerships


Friday, November 30

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Voter Districts: The Link Between Strong Community Engagement and a Successful Process
  • Welcome to Washington! A Look at Federal Education Issues
  • Advocacy 101: How to be an Effective Advocate
  • Get Explicit About Implicit Bias: Using Compassionate Dialogue
  • The English Learner Roadmap: Defining the Board Role in English Learner Success
  • Negotiating in the LCFF Full Implementation Environment
  • Preventing Human Trafficking: New State Law and Curriculum
  • Growing and Learning Together: A Personalized Journey
  • Finger on the Pulse: Tracking Emerging Trends in Board Policy
  • The Big Four for a Cause
  • What Lies Ahead for Labor? The Impact of Janus v. AFSCME on California’s Public Schools
  • Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of All Students
  • Team Kids: A Community Stakeholder Approach to Youth Empowerment

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. 
  • All Marketing is Local: Using a Community-Based Marketing Strategy to Drive Engagement
  • A Comprehensive PreK-12 Parent Engagement Program That Works
  • Building Capacity for Equitable, Scalable and Sustainable Computer Science
  • No Place for Math (Mis)Placement: What Boards Can Do to Ensure Math Success
  • The CSBA Charter Schools Task Force Report
  • The California Teacher Shortage: Solutions and Opportunities
  • Transformative Leadership in Districts Through a Continuous Improvement Process
  • Setting High Expectations: The Path to Creating Opportunities and Hope after Community and Juvenile Court Schools
  • The Need for Trauma-Informed Schools: Changing Adult Mindsets to Create Healthy School Cultures
  • Contra Costa SBA: Safety in Our Schools

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. 
  • Building Bridges: Making the Leap to Authentic Community Engagement and the LCAP
  • Turning Controversies into Teachable Moments: A Focus on Controversial Political and Religious Speech
  • Advocacy 102: Meeting with Success
  • Work Ready! Certification in Solano County
  • Leverage Chronic Absence Data for School Improvement
  • Collaboration in Governance: Santa Clara USD's Labor Management Initiative
  • Rapid Fire General Obligation Bond Hot Topics
  • Role of COE, District School Boards and SELPAs in the Statewide System of Support
  • Are You Secure? (No, You’re Not!): Digital Security and You
  • Welcoming with Open Arms: Incorporating New Members into a Strong Governance Team
  • Governing with Transparency: Understanding the Brown Act — the Basics and Beyond
  • How Voices of LGBT Youth Can Help Improve Their School Experience
  • Turning State Mandates into Successful Outcomes: How Districts Leverage State Policy to Advance Student Mental Health and Well-Being
  • The #MeToo and Time’s Up Era: New Opportunities for Board Leadership on Sexual Harassment Prevention


Saturday, December 1

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • Is Your District Engaging?
  • Success Stories on Equity and Access: How We Got Here
  • Implementation of Prop 58: Supporting Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy
  • Healthcare 101: Benefits For Your District — What You Need Know & Questions You Should Ask
  • Planning for a Successful Dual Language Instruction Program
  • Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting Access to Opportunities in the Sciences, Math and Arts
  • Sustainability and Achieving Zero Net Energy (ZNE) in School Construction: DSA’s 7X7X7 Design, Energy, Water Initiative
  • How to Achieve State-of-the-Art Charter Authorizer Status: The San Jose Unified Way
  • Masters in Governance: Toolbox for Mindful Governance
  • Look These Gift Horses in the Mouth: Which Gifts and Income Sources Need to be Reported
  • Schools and the Courts: Critical Legal Issues Facing Districts in 2019
  • Slavery in the Shadows: Understanding California's Human Trafficking Prevention Education Mandate
  • Ending Sexual Harassment in Schools




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