Thursday, April 2, 2009

NSBA Conference- San Diego

I, along with many members of the Edmonton Public Board, will be setting off for San Diego to attend the National School Board Association Annual Conference. (

There is a dizzying array of workshops and sessions on offer.

Here are some that have caught my eye:
- Effective Evaluation for Assuring Student Success
- Strategies of Success for Closing the Achievement Gap
- Youth in School Governace
- School Board Accountability
- Proven Interventions for boosting Achievement of Poor and Minority Students
- Seven Great Arguments against Policy Governance
- Social Websites and Cyber-bullying

And a speaker session which includes Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea author) who has built more than 61 schools in remote parts of Pakistan, educating over 25,000 children, including 14,000 girls. Truly inspirational!

I hope to come back full of ideas and possibilities...which will, no doubt, drive everyone around me crazy. I'm a bit exhuberant at the best of times for the staid chambers of our board meetings!! Back on Wednesday--- keep smiling.

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