Get latest news, professional learning at annual conference
The school year is winding down. The 37th Annual COSA Professional Development Conference at Seaside begins Wednesday. And the 2011 legislative session is expected to wrap up any day now.
For school leaders, the COSA Annual Conference provides a terrific
opportunity to get the latest about the legislative session, benefit
from outstanding professional development, and celebrate (or recover
from) the year.
- Nancy Golden will share information about the governor’s
education investment board, as well as other legislative news, during
the morning keynote address. Golden, currently the governor’s education
advisor but also the superintendent of Springfield Public Schools, will
be joined by Salem-Keizer Superintendent Sandy Husk and State Board
member Duncan Wyse.
- Rick Stiggins will discuss grading and assessment, a
critical topic for school leaders. As Douglas Reeves says: “If you
wanted to make just one change that would immediately reduce student
failure rates, then the most effective place to start would be
challenging prevailing grading practices.”
- We will honor COSA Executive Director Kent Hunsaker, as well as award winners.
- Afternoon workshops include: grading (with Stiggins); school law (with Nancy Hungerford); and iPad and iPod learning.
- Keynote speakers Yong Zhao and Jennifer James, two
internationally acclaimed presenters, will challenge us to think more
deeply about American education’s standing in the world.
- We will choose from 55 breakout sessions from Oregon’s leading
educators, who will provide a closer look at their on-the-ground,
- We will honor state award winners.
The annual Special Education pre-conference is set for Wednesday, and
attendees will have plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues
or enjoy family activities throughout the three conference days.
Online conference registration is now closed, but those not yet registered can do so at the door.
This page was last updated on Monday, June 27, 2011 .