Live Rural and Urban Forums, April 23

Apr 23, 2017 • 1 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 2017; 1-7:30 p.m. at PSBA headquarters in Mechanicsburg

Join your colleagues from across the state at PSBA’s first live Rural and Urban Forums (two separate concurrent events). These are live, limited-capacity events—register now to hold your spot! Speakers will cover a variety of topics impacting urban and rural school districts, and participants will have opportunities to engage in networking and idea-sharing. Enjoy a closing dinner and keynote speaker in a joint session with school directors and superintendents attending separate concurrent programs.

URBAN FORUM

Agenda

  • 12:30 p.m. — Registration
  • 1 p.m. — Joint Urban and Rural Forums Opening Keynote
    Speaker: Dr. Robert L. Jarvis,  director of K-12 Outreach and Equity Leadership Initiatives, Penn Center for Educational Leadership, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2:15 p.m. — Breakout Session 1 — Restorative Practices
    Speaker: Keith Hickman, director of Continuing Education, International Institute for Restorative Practices
  • 3:30 p.m. — Breakout Session 2 — Reading SD Equity
    Speakers: Kristen Boyd Edwards, Community Engagement Director, Reading SD; and Waldo Alvarado, Equity Director –
  • 4:45 p.m. — Breakout Session 3 — Raising the Bar for Learning with Technology
    How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day-to-day. It also empowers every individual — and every learner — to create amazing things and make a difference in the world. But first, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.
    Speaker: Brent Frey, National Director of Education Development, Apple. Frey has leveraged technology to transform learning, leading advancements of one-to-one learning initiatives and implementing ConnectED to provide technology to impoverished schools in America. A graduate of University and McDaniel College, Frey served for 18 years as a teacher, principal, and technology director in Pennsylvania.
  • 6-7:30 p.m. — Joint Dinner and Closing Keynote Speaker

RURAL FORUM

Agenda

  • 12:30 p.m. — Registration
  • 1 p.m. — Joint Urban and Rural Forums Opening Keynote
    Speaker: Dr. Robert L. Jarvis,  director of K-12 Outreach and Equity Leadership Initiatives, Penn Center for Educational Leadership, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2:15 p.m. — Breakout Session 1 — Workforce Development
    Speaker: Linda Blake, executive director, PA Workforce Development Association
  • 3:30 p.m. — Breakout Session 2 — Raising the Bar for Learning with Technology
    How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day-to-day. It also empowers every individual — and every learner — to create amazing things and make a difference in the world. But first, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.
    Speaker: Brent Frey, National Director of Education Development, Apple. Frey has leveraged technology to transform learning, leading advancements of one-to-one learning initiatives and implementing ConnectED to provide technology to impoverished schools in America. A graduate of University and McDaniel College, Frey served for 18 years as a teacher, principal, and technology director in Pennsylvania.
  • 4:45 p.m. — Breakout Session 3 — Rural Transportation Challenges
    Speaker: Michael Berk, executive director, PA School Bus Association
  • 6-7:30 p.m. — Joint Dinner and Closing Keynote Speaker

Registration is $25 per person and includes dinner. Additional expenses have been generously underwritten by the Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation. Register online at the Members Area of PSBA’s website under the Store/Registration tab.