CCBE Annual Conference

 

CCBE Annual Conference: September 10-12, 2021

The California County Boards of Education (CCBE) Annual Conference will be held online or, health conditions permitting, in-person on September 10-12, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Monterey, CA. We are soliciting breakout topics that will inspire our attendees to enhance their knowledge about the county board member leadership role, make decisions through an equity lens to effectively respond to the diverse needs of students, how to build leadership skills to become effective agents of change to become a high-functioning team and innovative tools and policies that are necessary to support county board members. CCBE invites you to submit a proposal for the 2021 Annual Fall Conference. 

As the role of County Offices of Education continues to evolve, CCBE’s Annual Conference strives to provide relevant and timely resources for board members and superintendents. We invite you to share your best practices, expertise, and inspire your colleagues throughout the state by presenting an informative and interactive workshop tailored to the needs of County Boards of Education that reflects current events. 

OUR MEMBERSHIP

CCBE is a statewide organization that operates as a section of the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and partners with it in providing educational leadership serving the unique needs of all County Boards of Education in California. County board members are a link between the community and the County Offices of Education and the County Superintendent. County board members play an influential and powerful advocacy role to help meet the needs of County Offices of Education, public education, and students throughout California.

CONFERENCE GOALS

The CCBE Annual Conference Planning committee are soliciting breakout topics that will inspire our attendees to enhance their knowledge about the computer science and learning in a digital world,  county board member leadership role, make decisions through an equity lens to effectively respond to the diverse needs of students, how to build leadership skills to become effective agents of change to become a high-functioning team and innovative tools and policies that are necessary to support county board members. Presenters are encouraged to make their presentations relevant by addressing the unprecedented contemporary challenges we face, grounded in the context of one or more of the following focus areas:  

  • Advocacy, engagement and community relations
    This strand speaks to the board member’s leadership role in building collaborative relationships with stakeholders to generate support for student achievement and make visible the work of the public schools.
  • Computer science and learning in a digital world
    This strand, new this year, surfaces the ways county offices of education and county board members can advance local and countywide efforts to ensure equitable access to computer science education, computational thinking, and online-enabled learning.
  • Equity access and accountability
    The Equity access and accountability strand touches on how decision making through an equity lens can effectively respond to the diverse needs of students so that all students have access to an equitable and rigorous broad course of study.
  • Funding, finance and facilities
    The funding, finance and facilities strand underscores the importance of ensuring that all students benefit from the resources needed for a high-quality education and includes a broad spectrum of learning opportunities. 
  • Leadership through governance and policy
    This strand aims to equip board members with leadership skills, qualities, policy development, strategies and techniques to become effective agents of change in order to become a high-functioning team.
  • Wellness and safety, or The whole child, or School climate
    The wellness and safety strand encompasses the myriad ways that wellness and safety contribute to educating the whole child, including the social and emotional needs of a county’s students, staff, teachers and families, the programs in place at different schools and county offices of education, and social health services and partnerships between county offices of education, school districts and private and public entities.
  • COE best practices special education, community schools, adult education, CTE and other programs
    This strand underscores the role that establishing and maintaining high expectations has on contributing to a well-rounded education, ensuring all students are college or career ready.

We anticipate that conference sessions will be 60 minutes in length. This year, we ask that presenters prepare their presentation to be delivered either in-person or live online; certain presenters may be invited to also prepare highlights of their presentation as a pre-recorded video.

SELECTION CRITERIA

While we are grateful for all proposal offers, due to the limited time and space at the conference, the planning committee must review proposals to choose programs that are most closely aligned with current relevant topics. The committee will review proposals, and closely evaluate the learning outcomes narrative using the following criteria:

  • Proposed topic timely and relevant to county boards of education and its policy role
  • Overall quality of proposal and well-defined focus
  • Are the presenter(s) experienced, knowledgeable, effective, and engaging
  • Clearly identified objectives and deliverables 
  • Is one of the presenter(s) a county board member
  • Is the format participatory and interactive

REQUIREMENTS AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

Presenters will be asked to present their workshop format.

  • Presenters will present their session onsite or live on Zoom; they may also be asked to provide a pre-recorded presentation that will be made available for registered attendees unable to attend the conference in-person. 

All proposals that have been submitted will be reviewed, and if accepted for presentations, will be assigned a presentation space.

  • Workshop Proposals may have up to four members on a panel and shall include at least one county office of education board member.
  • All presenters must commit to the presentation of a program at pre-assigned times during the conference, from September 10-12, 2021 and be prepared to submit a pre-recorded video presentation. 
  • Presenters should grant permission for hard copy and online distribution of supplemental resource materials and provide soft copies of power points in advance. 
  • Presenters will receive a complimentary, non-transferable one-day conference pass for the day of their presentation. If they wish to attend the entire conference, they must register at the full conference rate.
  • Audience active participation is highly encouraged.
  • CCBE does not accept workshop proposals that are intended to sell a product or service.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete the proposal form by clicking this link CCBE Annual Conference Proposal Form on or before the preliminary; May 1, 2021 deadline. Providing enough detail to allow the planning committee to understand how the session would be structured and which conference focus area you plan to target. You have any questions or problems with completing this form, please contact Charlyn Tuter.  

You will be notified by June whether your proposal has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 CCBE Annual Fall Conference. If your proposal does not meet the needs of this year’s program, the committee hopes you will resubmit your proposal for a subsequent conference. 

Once again, we would like to thank you for your patience, support, and enthusiasm to help us transform CCBE 2021 Annual Conference into a hybrid program. We believe it is a great opportunity to experiment with the new modes of engagement and we count on your participation to help us create a dynamic and inclusive conference

 

 



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