Focus Zones

2020 Call for Proposals Now Open at

2020 National Conference on Education
February 13-15, 2020

San Diego, CA

Produced by the AASA, The School Superintendents Association

 

 

Focus Zones

Each breakout session must be classified by one of the following focus zones:

Administration and Leadership

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • Equitable access to high-quality education
  • Connecting children to health services and health insurance
  • Protecting vulnerable children (LGBT youth, DACA students, ELL, special education etc.)
  • Equity and Excellence for Black and Brown Children
  • Succession Planning
  • Principal Supervisor Standards
  • Principal Supervisor as Instructional Leaders
  • Alignment- Applying Resources to the Achievement of District Standards and Priorities 
  • School Law Issues- Preventing Litigation and Providing Updates on Legal Decisions Impacting Education Sustainability of the Superintendency
  • Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
  • Collaboration
  • Developing Long-Term, Successful Relationships Inside and Outside the System 
  • Community Engagement

 

Curriculum and Instruction

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Science
  • Narrowing or Eliminating Achievement Gaps
  • Graduation/Drop-out Prevention Strategies
  • Standards & Assessment
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Online Education for High Schools
  • Individualized Learning Plans
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • District Focus on the Whole Child

Professional Development

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • Strategies to Improved Communication 
  • Principal Professional Development
  • Understanding School Funding/AARA Regulations
  • The Superintendent as a Principal Supervisor

 

School Environment

(presentations should feature at least one superintendent and preferably a team from a school district)

  • School Discipline Reform
  • “Hot” Topics, Including Those Related to Educational Reform 
  • Community Engagement
  • School Safety
  • Culture and Climate