The 2019 ISBA Annual Convention will be held at the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on November 6-8. 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.
The ISBA Scholarship Trust has awarded over $115,000 in scholarships in the past 13 years. These scholarships would not be possible without those attendees who donate and buy items. Please bring a donation item to the Convention and consider bidding during the live and silent auctions. The Scholarship Trust is a 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible!
TOPIC: The Great Conversation
Jamie Vollmer is an award-winning champion of public education. He is president of Vollmer, Inc., a public education advocacy organization working to halt the erosion of public trust and build support for America’s public schools.
Jamie is the creator of the ground-breaking video series, The Great Conversation. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Schools Cannot Do It Alone, proclaimed by the American School Board Journal as one of the “top ten books of the year.” He has been named a Friend of Public Education in both Texas and Ohio.
TOPIC: Leading with Optimism in a VUCA World: A Treehouse Metaphor
Dr. Pam Moran, recently retired superintendent of thirteen years, also has worked as a teacher, staff developer, elementary principal, and assistant superintendent.
Ira Socol, is a former Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. He was recognized in 2017 by the Center for Digital Education with its annual award to the nation’s top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers.
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.