Day 1, February 27, 2020

10:00am – 11:30am

Registration / Exhibit Hall Time

11:30am – 1:30pm


12:00pm – 1:30pm

General Session: Dr. Joe Sanfelippo | Changing the Narrative
Ballroom EF

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Time

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Breakout Session #1

The Implementation and Benefits of a 4 Day School Week – Ballroom A | Education Systems
Get in the Driver’s Seat and Steer the Public’s Conversation – Ballroom B | Culture
Building Achieving Leaders – Ballroom C | Shared Leadership
Top Ten Special Education Issues – Ballroom D | Education Systems
HB3 Funding and Attendance – Ballroom E | Education Systems
Leveraging Student Work Time – Ballroom F | Education Systems
Accountability: It’s Not Just for Administrators! – Ballroom H | Shared Leadership
Leading with Trust – Ballroom J | Culture
A Moral Imperative: Social Emotional Learning – Ballroom K | Culture

3:00pm – 3:10pm


3:10pm – 4:10pm

Breakout Session #2

School-University Partners Cultivate Rural-School Teachers – Ballroom A | Education Systems
2020 State Accountability Update – Ballroom B | Education Systems
Urgency in Small Town Texas! – Ballroom C | Culture
Effective Collaboration With Your School Attorney – Ballroom D | Shared Leadership

Collective Efficacy and Trust: Key Factors in School Success – Ballroom G | Culture

Connecting the ESF to the the CNA/CIP – Ballroom H | Education Systems

SHARS 101 – Ballroom J | Shared Leadership

Awakening the Sleeping Giants in Your District – Ballroom K | Shared Leadership

4:15pm – 5:00pm

General Session: Recommendations of the Rural Task Force – Ballroom EF

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Rural School Mix & Mingle (Lite Hors d’oeuvres provided)

Day 2, February 28, 2020

7:45am – 8:30am

Breakfast / Exhibit Hall Time

8:30am – 9:15am

General Session: Commissioner Mike Morath

9:15am – 9:45am

Exhibit Hall Time

9:45am – 10:45am

Breakout Session #3

How a Local Accountability System Works for Rural Districts – Ballroom A | Education Systems
Cultivating an Effective System for PLCs – Ballroom B | Education Systems

Silos are for farming, not for schooling – Ballroom C | Shared Leadership

Empowering Rural Students Through Service-Learning – Ballroom D | Education Systems
Facilitating Student Thinking & Learning in a Rural Setting – Ballroom E | Culture
Grow Your Own – Ballroom F | Education Systems
Coaching a Small District with Big District Needs – Ballroom H | Shared Leadership

Engage, Excite, and Connect English Learners (ExcEL) Now! – Ballroom J | Education Systems

Multicultural Education for Student Achievement – Ballroom K | Culture

10:45am – 11:00am


11:00am – 12:00pm

Breakout Session #4

Journey of School Improvement and the Effective Schools Framework – Ballroom A | Culture
The Deep East Texas College & Career Alliance – Ballroom B | Shared Leadership
Implementing Teacher Incentive Pay Plans in Rural Districts – Ballroom C | Education Systems
Using strategic feedback to give purpose to PD – Ballroom D | Education Systems
Expand learning opportunities with online course offerings – Ballroom E | Education Systems
Visioning and Transforming Schools – Ballroom F | Culture
Addressing Root Causes of Campus Behavioral Challenges – Ballroom H | Culture
What is Aggressive Monitoring Anyway? – Ballroom J | Education Systems
HOW to Improve School Culture – Ballroom K | Culture