2023 Conference on Educational Leadership

Date

Mar 22 - 24 2023

Join us for the 2023 Conference on Educational Leadership, being held at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord in Concord, NC.  NCASA’s Annual Conference on Educational Leadership is designed for district and school leaders and presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage with your peers and learn from other districts from across the state.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett will kick off the 2023 CEL with “Preparing Students for Their Future—NOT our Past.” 

Friday Keynote Speaker Derek W. Black will present “Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy.”

Location:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte/Concord Golf Resort & Spa

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte/Concord Golf Resort & Spa
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28027

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FEATURING THESE DYNAMIC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Keynote Speaker - Day 1

Dr. Bill Daggett

Preparing Students for Their Future—NOT our Past

The COVID pandemic alongside the drive for social justice have consumed education leaders, teachers, students, and communities nationwide. Couple that with the accelerating impact of advancing technologies and the changing values and aspirations of young people and you will find is a tipping point in both the need for, and opportunity to address, meaningful change in and around the U.S. education system.

Dr. Daggett will lay out how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools have created a culture that is first, supportive of change and second, able to make the necessary fundamental shifts in how instruction is organized and delivered and how learners are assessed.

Keynote Speaker - Day 2

Derek W. Black

Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy

Public education as we know it is in trouble. Derek W. Black, a legal scholar and tenacious advocate, shows how major democratic and constitutional developments are intimately linked to the expansion of public education throughout American history. Schoolhouse Burning is grounded in pathbreaking, original research into how the nation, in its infancy, built itself around public education and, following the Civil War, enshrined education as a constitutional right that forever changed the trajectory of our democracy. Public education, alongside the right to vote, was the cornerstone of the recovery of the war-torn nation. Today’s current schooling trends — the declining commitment to properly fund public education and the well-financed political agenda to expand vouchers and charter schools — present a major assault on the democratic norms that public education represents and risk undermining one of the unique accomplishments of American society.

NOTE: All attendees of Derek Black’s session will receive his book –
Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education & The Assault on American Democracy

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

CONFERENCE PRICES:

Early Bird Rates Rates After January 24, 2023
NCASA Member (includes NCSSA & NCPAPA members and Retirees) $ 279 $ 329
NON-MEMBER $ 379 $ 429
Student Rate $ 209 $ 259

SPECIAL GROUP RATE FOR 10 OR MORE IS $229

EVENT ACCOMODATIONS

Emabssy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa

5400 John Q. Hammons Dr., NW Concord, NC 28027

Rate: $189/night while rooms are available.

Special Rate expires 2/19/23

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

NCASA invites district and school leaders to share their own stories and best practices for success during a breakout session out our 2023 event.

Presentation Criteria:
We encourage sessions that demonstrate effectiveness as related to an identified need. To be considered for inclusion in the conference, proposals for Breakout Sessions should relate to the theme of “Framework for the Future” and one or more of the following:

  • Student Learning and Well-Being

  • Policy/Advocacy/Communications

  • School or District Leadership

  • Human Resources/Finance/School Business

The session should help equip school and district leaders with proven strategies that can positively impact students, personnel, and/or the community.  Information presented should be timely and data based.

For more information about submitting your proposal, click HERE.

Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2022.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW

For questions about this event, contact Karen Owens at kowens@ncasa.net.

 

INITIAL AGENDA

NOTE: This is a DRAFT agenda and planning for this event is ongoing.
As changes are made to the agenda, they will be updated here.

Hourly Schedule

Pre-Event - March 22, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
NCASA Board Of Directors Meeting & Luncheon
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Early Registration
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
NCSSA Board Of Directors Meeting & Dinner
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Day 1 - March 23, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Welcome & Keynote: Dr. Bill Daggett - Preparing Students for Their Future—NOT our Past
The COVID pandemic alongside the drive for social justice have consumed education leaders, teachers, students, and communities nationwide. Couple that with the accelerating impact of advancing technologies and the changing values and aspirations of young people and you will find is a tipping point in both the need for, and opportunity to address, meaningful change in and around the U.S. education system. Dr. Daggett will lay out how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools have created a culture that is first, supportive of change and second, able to make the necessary fundamental shifts in how instruction is organized and delivered and how learners are assessed.
Speakers:
Dr. Bill Daggett
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
BREAK & NETWORKING
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION I
** Content for this session is currently under development
11:55 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION II
** Content for this session is currently under development
10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
State Superintendent’s Quarterly Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE LUNCH
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION III
** Content for this session is currently under development
2:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
NCPAPA Annual Meeting
3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION IV
** Content for this session is currently under development
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE RECEPTION

Day 2 - March 24, 2022

7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & NCASA Legislative Update
Speakers:
Elizabeth Yelverton, JD, Katherine Joyce
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
BREAK, NETWORKING & DOOR PRIZES
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Keynote: Derek Black - Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy
Public education as we know it is in trouble. Derek W. Black, a legal scholar and tenacious advocate, shows how major democratic and constitutional developments are intimately linked to the expansion of public education throughout American history. Schoolhouse Burning is grounded in pathbreaking, original research into how the nation, in its infancy, built itself around public education and, following the Civil War, enshrined education as a constitutional right that forever changed the trajectory of our democracy. Public education, alongside the right to vote, was the cornerstone of the recovery of the war-torn nation. Today’s current schooling trends — the declining commitment to properly fund public education and the well-financed political agenda to expand vouchers and charter schools — present a major assault on the democratic norms that public education represents and risk undermining one of the unique accomplishments of American society.
Speakers:
Derek W. Black
10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION V
** Content for this session is currently under development
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION VI
** Content for this session is currently under development
12:45 p.m.
CONFERENCE CONCLUDES
Dr. Bill Daggett
Dr. Bill Daggett
Founder Successful Practices Network and the International Center for Leadership in Education
Bill Daggett is the founder of both the Successful Practices Network and the International Center for Leadership in Education. He recently co-chaired the AASA LEARNING 2025: National Commission for Student-Centered, Equity-Focused, Future-Driven Education and is now leading the National Demonstration Network for AASA. Dr. Daggett, who is the author of 26 books, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move preK-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. For 30 years, he has crisscrossed our nation, as well as the industrialized world, to lead school reform efforts to effectively prepare students for their future. While an avid supporter of public education, he also challenges all of us to be more focused on our children’s future than on maintaining the schools of our youth. His insights and leadership have caused nearly every major education association in the country, hundreds of school districts, numerous political and business leaders, publishers, and others to seek out his advice and guidance. Dr. Daggett began his career as a teacher, local administrator, and then director with the New York State Education Department. He spends much of his time providing leadership and guidance to the National Dropout Prevention Center and the Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center, which are part of the Successful Practices Network. He is the creator of the Rigor/Relevance Framework and the Future-Focused Success Framework which has recently become the cornerstone of much of the nation’s school reform efforts. He is also the author of numerous books about learning and education, textbooks, research reports, and journal articles. Dr. Daggett has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by both Temple University and the State University at Albany. Dr. Daggett has a special commitment to individuals with disabilities. He and his wife, Bonnie, volunteer their time and lend their support to Wildwood Programs in upstate New York. Wildwood serves the needs of people of all ages who, like their daughter Audrey, have neurological impairments/learning disabilities or autism, by enabling them to become the best that they can be.
Elizabeth Yelverton, JD
Elizabeth Yelverton, JD
Legal Affairs & Policy Manager, NCASA
Elizabeth Yelverton currently serves as the Legal Affairs & Policy Manager for the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA), helping school leaders across the state navigate legal and policy issues affecting their schools, staff, and students. She obtained her law degree from Campbell University School of Law in downtown Raleigh, during which she also worked at the NC General Assembly and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Observer. Before attending law school, Elizabeth obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from NC State University. She is a licensed member of the North Carolina Bar and currently serves on the NC Bar Association Education Law Council.
Katherine Joyce
Katherine Joyce
Executive Director, NCASA
As Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA), Katherine Joyce directs daily operations in providing communications and professional development services to NC school leaders. She also leads NCASA’s advocacy efforts in the NC General Assembly and with other policymaking boards and commissions impacting public schools and their personnel. She has served as Executive Director since 2013 and as Chief Lobbyist since 2003, after beginning advocacy work for other constituencies in 1998. Katherine is a 2004 graduate of the Education Policy Fellowship Program and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a concentration in political science.
Derek W. Black
Derek W. Black
Professor of Law, Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law University of South Carolina
Public education as we know it is in trouble. Derek W. Black, a legal scholar and tenacious advocate, shows how major democratic and constitutional developments are intimately linked to the expansion of public education throughout American history. Schoolhouse Burning is grounded in pathbreaking, original research into how the nation, in its infancy, built itself around public education and, following the Civil War, enshrined education as a constitutional right that forever changed the trajectory of our democracy. Public education, alongside the right to vote, was the cornerstone of the recovery of the war-torn nation. Today’s current schooling trends — the declining commitment to properly fund public education and the well-financed political agenda to expand vouchers and charter schools — present a major assault on the democratic norms that public education represents and risk undermining one of the unique accomplishments of American society.
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