2019 Schedule of Events

All TASB Winter Governance Seminar events take place at the Galveston Island Convention Center located at 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX. 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

“Regiception”............................................................ 4:306 p.m.

Join other attendees and TASB staff at the “Regiception” (registration+reception) for an exciting kick-off for the conference. Pick up your conference materials and reconnect with friends from past conferences. TASB staff will be on-hand to answer questions, help with tracking continuing education credit (CEC) and provide training on how to use social media tools for advocacy. Enjoy student entertainment along with refreshments.

Preconference Sessions......................................... 5–8:30 p.m.

NEW this year, TASB is offering two pre-conference sessions from 5 to 8:30 PM. The cost is $100 and includes a meal and refreshment breaks.

  1. Board Officers Workshop designed for new board officers (but all are welcome to attend). For the first time, attendees will be asked to give input on session content to customize this training to fit their needs best. 
  2. Newly Elected Board Members elected in November 2018 can receive their required three hours of TEC training (Tier 1), delivered by staff from Region 4 Education Service Center. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Registration and Breakfast ..................................... 7–8 a.m.
General Session...................................................... 8–9:15 a.m.
Morning Breakout Sessions......................................9:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Lunch....................................................................... 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions.................................. 1:30–4:15 p.m
Reception..................................................................4:30–5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Registration and Breakfast ...................................... 7–8 a.m.
General Session....................................................... 8–9:15 a.m.

Morning Breakout Sessions...................................... 9:30.–10:30 a.m
Students Inspired...................................................... 10:30.–11:15 a.m

Morning Breakout Sessions...................................... 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m
Lunch........................................................................ 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Student Panel........................................................... 1:15–1:45 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions....................................2–3 p.m.
Students Inspired...................................................... 3–3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions....................................3:30–4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Professional Headshots.......................................... 7–7:30 a.m.

For the 4th year in a row, TASB Media Services staff will be on hand to take professional headshots free of charge for those interested to use in press releases, campaign literature, and other publications.

Breakfast-by-the-Bay................................................ 7–8 a.m.
Connecting the Dots................................................. 8–9 a.m.
General Session........................................................9:15–10:30 a.m.

WinGovTV 

For the third year in a row, WinGovTV will offer an extension of live meeting content from Galveston available to a virtual audience. You can instantly engage in low-cost, convenient, and beneficial professional development with WinGovTV broadcasting live from Galveston, Texas. 

Please plan to join us for two full days of learning, sharing, and community building, all from the comfort of your home or office!

How to watch WinGovTV

Watch live breakout sessions by logging into Facebook and navigating to @TASBpage. Subscribe to TASB's live notifications by tapping on the Follow button on live videos. 

Join the conversation by following @TASBevents and the conference hashtag #wingov19.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Recruiting and Retaining Quality Teachers 
April Mabry, Assistant Director, TASB HR Services
Considerable research points to the effect quality instruction have on student learning. Still, in many parts of the state, districts experience challenges in recruiting and retaining instructional staff. What can your district do to attract and retain the best? This session will discuss best practices in recruiting and retention and outline what board members can do to support administrative efforts.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Building Community, Industry, and Multi-District Career and Technical Partnerships
Ted Beard, Trustee and TASB 2nd Vice President; Jody Clements, Deputy Superintendent; Jody Sanders, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Academy; and James E. Wilcox, Superintendent, Longview ISD
Longview ISD’s (Region 7 ESC; 7,930 ADA) East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy was formed through the local needs of industry partners, four local school districts, two colleges, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation of Longview. Hear how all the partners came together to form an academy that will provide a pipeline of workers for the local economy in the future.

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Dual Credit and Early College High Schools: Positively Affecting Student Achievement 
Julie Harlin and Douglas Wunneburger, Trustees, Bryan ISD; and Corrine French, Trustee and TASB Director (11D), Valley View ISD
Earning college credit is a popular pursuit for high school students, a path that is encouraged by the TEA, legislators, and parents. For college-bound students, potential positive outcomes include exposure to higher-level concepts, improved self-confidence, and reduced college time and cost. Upward enrollment trends indicate generally positive signs of success; however, arising unintended consequences of negative student outcomes must be identified and addressed by districts to ensure benefits for all Texas students.

3-4:15 p.m. Addressing Safety and Security in Your Schools 
Grady Slaydon, Regional Manager, TASB Facility Services
The safety and security of students and staff in our schools is a primary concern for every school district. Is your district doing all it can to provide the safest environment possible? Understanding the history, recent developments, and challenges of providing this safe and secure environment with limited resources is an issue for every school district. Learn more about evaluating your facilities, what other districts are doing to deal with the issue, and what your options are moving forward.

Friday, February 22, 2019

8-9:15 a.m. Student Voice General Session

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Character Matters in Building School Climate and Culture
Jazmin Lopez and Madeline Swinnea, 11th Grade; Ana Lizcano and Matthew Lopez, 12th Grade; Veronica Hunt, Teacher, and Student Council Advisor, Harlingen High School, Harlingen CISD
Harlingen High School in Harlingen CISD has enjoyed enormous districtwide support working on  creating a positive culture and climate with a focus on character. Students will share what has made their quest to make kindness normal a huge success!   

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. RISE Mentor Program: Bringing Students and Community Members Together
Lily Martinez, 8th Grade; Trent Ginnis, 9th Grade; Fantasia Lawrence and Alberta Roberts, 10th Grade; and Leigh Ann Elmore, Mentor Coordinator, Willis ISD
This session will provide an overview of Willis ISD’s long-term Mentor Program involving 6th–12th-grade students partnered with community volunteers. Students in the program will provide testimonials about the positive impact having a mentor has made in their lives and will answer questions from audience members. The process of starting a mentor program, recruiting, training, and sustaining mentors will also be addressed.

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Student Voice Scholarship Panel

2-3 p.m. Benefits of Career Technical Education Programs 
Serenity Alaniz, Keegan Favors, K’Lila Gonzales, and Breanna Scott, 12th Grade; and Anthony Annis, Principal, Karnes City High School, Karnes City ISD
Karnes City ISD students will demonstrate the benefits of having a strong Career Technical Education (CTE) program, which increases student growth outcomes in academics, attendance, morale, discipline, and culture. Presenters will speak to the relationships between real-world experiences and core areas of study. This small rural school district with about 330 students offers CTE programs in aviation, EMT, culinary arts, print/imaging, and other programs that provide on-the-job employability skills.

3:30-4:30 p.m. Unleashing Student Voice to Ensure Safer Schools
Lily Gardner and Zoe Jenkins, 11th Grade; Will Powers and Afi Tagnedji, 12thGrade; and Rachel Belin, Director, Prichard Committee Student Voice Team
From the Little Rock Nine to Malala Yousafzai, from the Dreamers to the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, students have been on the front lines of history, pushing for safer schools and more equitable education. But what does a safer, more equitable school really look like and what does it take to make and keep it that way? In this session, members of Kentucky’s Prichard  Committee  Student Voice Team share their research from a series of student-led school climate audits and challenge participants to consider the critical role of students themselves in creating safer, more inclusive, and more engaging schools.

How to earn the same CE credit as the attendees in Galveston

In a few short weeks, TASB’s online learning center will take the “Best of” from Winter Governance Seminar and turn them into OLC courses. If you want to be notified when these sessions are ready  in the OLC, shoot an email over to onlinelearning@tasb.org. The sessions will be posted with a short quiz on the content so you can earn continuing education credit for what you just watched.

Visit TASB’s OLC at Onlinelearning.tasb.org. Log in with your MyTASB username and password, and your credit hours will automatically be recorded for you in the CEC Recording Service.  

Contact Susan Whisenant at susan.whisenant@tasb.org with questions about the Online Learning Center (OLC).

Additional information

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