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

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