TOPIC: How to Be the Best Advocate for Your School
District or Charter School
We know that the legislative process can feel daunting, but school leaders are a critical part to making sure that Idaho’s laws and rules work to the benefit of students. In this presentation, learn the five ways that school leaders can support their schools and districts in advocacy – including how to stay informed, how to act when called upon, and more. We’ll invite members of the legislature to join and provide their insight to how advocacy works from a lawmaker perspective, and ISBA will be available to answer all your questions related to the legislative session and how you can be the best advocate for your schools and districts.
TOPIC: Team Building in 2021: Working Together Through Distance and Difference to Create Student Success
The new year has brought a continued focus on how teams can work together through some of the most profoundly unique circumstances education has ever faced. Whether it’s engaging the unengaged in distance meetings or overcoming the long term “this is how it is” board chair, the current climate has brought the focus on team to the forefront. How do we bring new members into the team? What about the member who has an agenda? How do we make sure every voice is heard? Respecting differences without being disrespectful. What is the board’s role in the district/charter? What goes to administration and the rest of the team? The success of your students will be impacted by these and other issues addressed in this workshop. We will provide opportunities to discuss scenarios, give resources your team can use, and look at how team building really can improve student success.