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.
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.
The CCBE Annual Conference Planning have selected breakout topics that will inspire our attendees to enhance their knowledge about the computer science and learning in a digital world, wellness and safety for the whole child, making 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. Presentations selected will be 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.
This will be a conference you won't want to miss! Register now so you don't miss out on the opportunity to join county board members, superintendents and education leaders from across the state on September 10-12, 2021 in Monterey!