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MASBA 2017 Annual Convention Agenda

Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:30pm – 5:00pm LASSO Golf Tournament: Shotgun Start 12:30 pm. Brackenridge Golf Course.
Golf Tournament Award Presentation During Diamond Sponsor Reception at the La Quinta River Walk

Exhibitor Check-in/Set up: Main Ballroom
3:00pm – 7:00pm Attendee Check-in: Main Ballroom Foyer
3:00pm – 7:00pm The Diamond Sponsor Welcome Reception hosted by the MASBA 2017 Diamond Sponsors
Friday, February 24, 2017
6:00am – 7:00am Breakfast (Included with La Quinta Lodging – La Quinta Restaurant)
7:15am – 7:30am MASBA Opening Session
Presentation of Colors
Pledge of Allegiances
National Anthem
Welcome & Introductions
7:30am – 9:00am First General Session: Early Childhood Brain Development: Making the Connections. (Sponsored by NALEO) – Presented by Dr. Amelia Bachleda, Outreach and Education, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington (session description available in MASBA October e-Newsletter – Preview #1)
9:15am – 10:45am Second General Session:
MASBA Superintendent Panel – Join MASBA Member District Superintendents as they discuss District challenges and solutions. – Preview #3
11:00am – 12:00pm Break-Out Sessions
Session A Holding an Effective Bond Election – Presented by: Jeff Clemmons, Division Director of TASB Facility Services (session description available in MASBA October e-Newsletter – Preview #1)
Session B Learning and Achieving Begins with Nutrition – Presented by: Southwest Foodservice Excellence – Preview #3
Session C Special Education Classroom Cameras: How did we get here, and where are we going in 2017? – Presented by: Kevin O'Hanlon, O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo – Preview #3
Noon – 1:15pm Colonel Gil Coronado – Preview #4
1:30pm – 2:30pm Break-Out Sessions
Session A Understanding the New Rules About Employee “Overtime” – Presented by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. (session description available in MASBA October e-Newsletter – Preview #1)
Session B Optimum Use of Educational Facilities and Master Planning – Presented by: Eli Ochoa, A.I.A., P.E., ERO Architects and William Vidaud; A.I.A., VAI Architects (session description available in MASBA November e-Newsletter – Preview #2)
Session C Robo-Shop Build..Program..Compete! – Presented by: Shane Haggerty President, Liza Montelongo, Vice President, El Paso STEM Foundation.
2:45pm – 3:45pm Session A The True Benefits & Cost Savings of In-house Counsel versus Board Counsel for School Districts – Presented by: Baltazar Salazar, Baltazar Salazar Law Firm.
Session B The MASBA Language Acquisition Initiative (MLAI): Setting the Foundation to be the Leader in Language Support, Guidance and Standards for MASBA Member School Districts – Presented by Dr. Jesse McNeil, McNeil Foundation.
Session C The Classroom: The New Home of 21st Century Learning – Presented by: Nerdvana
4:00pm – 6:00pm MASBA Sponsor "Lotteria" Reception. Spend time with all the MASBA sponsors and learn hands-on about the latest technology, products and services available to school districts – Main Ballroom
Saturday, February 25, 2017
7:00am – 9:00am Breakfast (Included with La Quinta Lodging – La Quinta Restaurant)
7:30am – 9:00am Third General Session: MASBA Annual Business Meeting & Elections
9:15am – 10:45am Fourth General Session: State Board of Education PanelPreview #3)
11:00am – 1:00pm Fifth General Session: MASBA La Campana Award Luncheon. State Board of Legislators Panel (TBA).
1:15pm – 2:15pm Break-Out Sessions
Session A Planting the Seeds in PK and K: Successful Word Study for Early Childhood – Presented by: Barb Stevanson, Ph.D., Curriculum Specialist, Pearson (session description available in MASBA October e-Newsletter – Preview #1)
Session B Strong Families/Strong Fathers: Success Begins at Home – Presented by: Hispanic Family Initiative
Session C Naming and Shaming the Leaks in the Chicano/Latino Education Pipeline: A discussion politics, policy, and possibilities – Presented by Patricia Lopez, Ph.D. and Celina Moreno, Esq.
2:30pm – 3:30pm Session A Keeping the "Public" in Public Schools: How schools can engage communities to fend off vouchers and other attempts to strip local control – Presented by: The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)
Session B Investing in Youth Leadership Development – Presented by: Julio Cotto, Senior VP & Nicole Sada, Executive VP, National Hispanic Institute (session description available in MASBA November e-Newslette – Preview #2)
Session C TBA
3:45pm – 4:45pm Closing Session – The Hidden Cost of Leadership– Presented by: Robert Duron, Associate Executive Director, TASB

All Continuing Education Credit forms must be turned in
after this Closing Session.
8:00pm – Midnight Entertainment - DJ Dance. Passing of the Gavel and MASBA 2017 Board of Directors Installation
Sunday, February 26, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am  2017 Conference Re-Cap – MASBA Board Meeting (Committee Assignments Announced)

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