The 2021 ISBA Annual Convention will be held on November 17-19. Mark your calendar today. Note: Not all the information on this website is current. Please check back from time to time leading up to this year’s event for updates on registration, workshops, and sponsors as more details become available. – Thank you.
When attending a convention with hundreds of people and dozens of workshops to consider, there is no question that it can be overwhelming. Attendees often find themselves asking three common questions; “Where do I start, what workshops should I attend and how do I connect with the right people?” Read How to Make the Most of Your Convention Experience.
Please join us for the 2021 ISBA Scholarship Auction! This year’s event will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 5:30 pm in the West 130 conference room at the Boise Centre. The ISBA Scholarship Trust has awarded over $116,000 in scholarships in the past 14 years. These scholarships would not be possible without your donations. The Scholarship Trust is a 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible!
Dr. David Mouser is an educational leader with a relentless interest in issues of improving opportunities for every student to excel. As superintendent of Tri-Valley High School in Downs (IL), Dr. Mouser models innovative leadership with a focus on improving teaching and learning – for every student. He has success providing perspective on the lasting IMPACT that we all can make on students and each other. His message incorporates personal experience, good and bad, to encourage us to become better educators. Attendees will walk away with a more positive outlook on their importance in the classroom.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated to the United States at the age of 18 with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. He spent 15 years working as a computer analyst before choosing to develop his public speaking skills. After recovering from a life-threatening illness in the summer of 1993, he made a commitment to excel as a communicator, earning a 1995 Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award in the process.
In 1995, Mark defeated more than 20,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Since then, he has delivered more than 3,500 presentations to more than 1.7 million people, on 5 continents. He has earned the coveted designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association, and he has become one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world.
During the Business Session, school board members debate and vote on the resolutions that have been submitted by school districts, regions, or the ISBA Executive Board. Every resolution that is passed by the membership at the Business Session establishes ISBA’s Legislative Platform. ISBA then pursues, through the legislature, all the initiatives outlined in the platform. As a school board member, this is your opportunity to have your voice heard concerning the proposals that have been submitted.