Winter Governance and Legal Seminar
2018 Schedule of Events

All TASB Winter Governance and Legal Seminar events take place at the Galveston Island Convention Center located at 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX. You can also join us on WinGovTV if you can't attend the conference. 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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

This new event added last year was such a success we are making it a mainstay at WGLS. Join other attendees and TASB staff at the “Regiception” (registration+reception). 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.

SB 1566 Training....................................................5:30-9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

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

Morning Breakout Sessions...................................... 9:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m
Lunch........................................................................ 12:15–1 p.m.
Student Panel........................................................... 1–1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions....................................1:45–4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

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

For the 3rd 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................................................................... 7–8 a.m.
Take Away Talks....................................................... 8–9 a.m.

Select the Take-Away session based on the selections you made for your Learning Journey on Thursday and Friday.

  • Role of Student Voice in Governance 
  • Innovative Instructional Programs for Improved Student Learning 
  • Equity: Reaching and Serving All Students
  • Community Engagement: Building and Maintaining Two-Way Communication

SB 1566 Training.......................................................11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

General Session........................................................9:15–10:30 a.m.

WinGovTV at Winter Governance and Legal Seminar

For the second 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 Winter Governance and Legal Seminar in Galveston, Texas. 

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 interviews and live breakout sessions by logging into Facebook and navigating to @TASBpage. Facebook Live allows us to broadcast for up to four hours at a time. Subscribe to TASB's live notifications by tapping on the Follow button on live videos, so you don't miss our two days of broadcasts. 

Join the conversation by following @TASBevents and the conference hashtag #wingov18.

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

If you would like to earn credit hours for the breakout sessions, visit TASB’s OLC at Onlinelearning.tasb.org. For $25, you can take a short quiz about the course to receive the same credit as trustees who attended in person!. 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 with questions about the Online Learning Center (OLC).

WinGovTV schedule

Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Interview with Susan Whisenant
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Session #1: Contraband on Campus

The Texas Legislature has once again changed state laws regarding handguns, knives, and other weapons. These changes will affect your school district policies and operations, including student discipline and employees’ choice to store handguns in private vehicles on school property. Join a TASB Legal Services attorney for an update and discussion about weapons and other restricted contraband on campus.

Presenter: Joy Baskin, Division Director, TASB Legal Services 

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Interview with Vernagene Mott
10:45 a.m. - 12 Noon Breakout Session #2: Superintendent Evaluation

What does the superintendent evaluation mean to your district? Is it viewed as a critical part of your district’s planning process? Does it work to improve student performance? Is it relevant to your district’s greatest needs? How a board answers these questions should impact the content and timing of the superintendent evaluation. Our commitment to eXceptional Governance and recent legislation requiring boards to provide oversight regarding student academic achievement warrant a fresh look at superintendent evaluation. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your perspective and gain new ones.

Presenters: Phil Gore, Division Director, and Orin Moore, Consultant, TASB Leadership Team Services

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Interview with Bill Rutherford
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session #3 Career and
Technical Education (CTE) Certifications
in Small and Rural School Districts

There are certifications for accountability, certifications for Perkins funds, and certifications that prepare students but do not count toward any specific programs. It’s very confusing. In this session, we will discuss what certifications fall into each category, how schools are preparing students for these certifications, and creative options for small rural schools based on what similar districts are doing.

Presenter: Molly Kresta, Career and Technical Education Specialist, Education Service Center Region 3

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Interview with Joy Baskin
  Interview with Marian Strauss
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Session #4 Educating
Undocumented Students in Your District Are you Prepared?

In this session, we will discuss myths, facts, and 2017 data on the rapid growth of undocumented students in Texas, which affects both urban and rural districts. Learn about the responsibilities of board members and the school district about district personnel, facilities, curriculum, and finances. This session is for all school district personnel.

Presenters: John Abbott, Trustee, Mineola ISD; Rick Moreno, Trustee, and Charles Woods, Deputy Superintendent, Alief ISD

Friday, March 2, 2018

 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Friday General Session,
Moderated by Andrew Brennen

Friday’s unique general session will showcase students from across the country who are leaders in
the Student Voices movement. The panel will focus on highlighting themes of inequality in the education system, the power of students as education activists, and strategies for effectively integrating students in the school governance structure.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Interview with Phil Gore
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Session #5 Achieving Growth
through Innovation​

Manor ISD (ESC Region 13, 8,834 ADA) will be implementing several new focused programs at campuses including an additional school using the New Tech model; an International Baccalaureate certified school and a fine arts academy. Implementing these new programs does not come without challenges, such as communicating benefits to parents and community members, updating facilities, and ensuring academic standards are met while innovating curriculum. Learn how Manor ISD is meeting these challenges and thriving in a competitive educational landscape.

Presenters: Presenters: Royce Avery, Superintendent; Mike Brooks, Executive Director of Facilities and Construction; Scott Moger, Assistant Superintendent of Operations; and Brian Yearwood, Assistant Superintendent of Academics and Accountability, Manor ISD

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Interview with Devereaux Morkunas
 

Interview with CathyChapaty

Interview with Sarah Orman

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Breakout Session #6: Students as
Partners in School Improvement​

Students are the subjects and recipients of education research, policy, and practice but are seldom agents in crafting those efforts. In this session, representatives from Kentucky’s Prichard Committee Student Voice Team will make a case for integrating more student feedback in education design and decision-making and share their research, policy, and advocacy work on some key education equity issues, with a special emphasis on school climate and the postsecondary transition process.

Presenter: Rachel Belin, Student Voice Team Director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; Meredith Crockett, Sophomore, Lipscomb University, Tennessee, and Sahar Mohammadzadeh, Senior, P. L. Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky (both are members of the Student Voice Team, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence)

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Interview with Marisha Price
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session #7: Bullying and Hazing

Bullying is recognized as a major impediment to safe and secure learning environments. This year, the Texas Legislature passed a new law to protect students from bullying and cyberbullying. Meanwhile, hazing incidents continue to come to light. This presentation with a TASB attorney will discuss policy and liability issues and offer you guidance on how to talk to your school community about preventing bullying and harassment.

Presenters: Sarah Orman, Senior Attorney, TASB Legal Services

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Interview with Melanie Moss
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session #8: Transforming Public
Education through Student Leadership

In one of the most culturally and economically diverse counties in the country, Fort Bend ISD (FBISD) has given students the keys to promote and develop inclusive communities where all feel
welcome, heard, and supported. This session will introduce FBISD’s Student VOICE Advisory Network, made up of representatives from the district’s high schools—all of whom are working to elevate the student voice in decision-making and promote social good for the community.

Presenters: Abhinav Dewan, 12th Grade; Villa Matovu, 12th Grade; Robert Slaybaugh, 12th Grade; and Shayla Rose, 12th Grade, Members of FBISD Student Voices Advisory Network; Michael Madden, Student Leadership Coordinator, and Dexter L. McCoy, Student Leadership Specialist, Fort Bend ISD

Additional information

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Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Claycomb Associates Architects          Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle, P.C.