Focus Zones

2021 Call for Proposals 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS :: SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND RULES :: KEY DATES AND DEADLINES :: PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCESS ::  PROPOSAL SUBMISSION CRITERIA :: FOCUS ZONES

  Produced by the AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Applications are no longer being accepted at this time.

Focus Zones  

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

 Leadership and Learning  

 (presentations should feature at least one superintendent/school district leader and preferably team members from one or more school district(s)) 

  • Leading the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Implementation Process 
  • Profiles of Successful SEL Districts and Schools: Implications for Administration and Leadership 
  • Key Components of Successful SEL Leadership in Districts and Schools 
  • Equitable access to high-quality education 
  • Connecting children and families to health services  
  • Protecting vulnerable children (LGBT youth, DACA students, ELL, special education etc.)  
  •  Equity and Excellence for Black and Brown Children 
    •  Alignment- Applying Resources to the Achievement of District Standards and Priorities 
    •  School Law Issues
     

 Strategies and Tools for Enhancing Learning  

 (presentations should feature at least one superintendent/school district leader and preferably team members from one or more school district(s) 

  •  Academic, Social, Emotional Learning 
  •  Educating the Whole Child 
  • Virtual Learning 
  • Tech-Enabled Learning 
  • Personalized Learning and Leading 
  • STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Science 
  • Narrowing or Eliminating Achievement Gaps 
  • Graduation/Drop-out Prevention Strategies 
  • Trauma Informed Teaching and Leading 
  • Individualized Learning Plans

 Professional Learning and Growth  

  • SEL Professional Development: Addressing the Needs of the Adult Learner 
  • SEL-Compatible Strategies for Enhancing Your District’s Professional Learning 
  • SEL and the Change Process: Professional Development That Promotes Transformation 
  • Strategies to Improve Communication   
  • Professional Learning and Growth 
  • Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline 
  • Understanding School Funding/AARA Regulations 
  • The Superintendent as a Principal Supervisor - Instructional Leader 
School Environment and Culture  

 (presentations should feature at least one superintendent/school district leader and preferably team members from one or more school district(s)) 

  •  Student Engagement and Agency 
  •   SEL Leadership That Supports Safe, Engaging, and Inviting Learning Organizations 
  •   SEL as a Catalyst for Promoting Positive and Inclusive School and District School Environments 
  •  Culture and Climate 
  •  School Discipline and Behavior Expectations 
  •  “Hot” Topics, Including Those Related to Educational Reform  
  •  Community Engagement 
  •  School Safety  
  •  Culture and Climate 

 
 

Questions?

 

For any questions regarding the Call for Proposals process, please contact:

Gabriela Iturri

Meeting Planner

giturri@aasa.org