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This conference is designed to help educators learn how to effectively implement a standards-based grading system.  Educators from Solon, Clear Creek Amana, and Van Meter Schools are hosting the event for secondary educators, administrators, and others interested in learning more about SBG. 

April 24, 2013 8:30am-3:00pm

Grant Wood AEA, Northern Facility 4401 Sixth Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Conference website: http://tinyurl.com/sbgconference

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Wednesday, April 24
 

9:00am CDT

Keynote
Facilitators
SC

Shawn Cornally

Science & Math TeacherSolon High School


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Winter/Spring/Autumn/Stone/Revere Rooms

9:45am CDT

How does a school make the SBG change district wide?
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Deron	Durflinger

Deron Durflinger

Superintendent, Van Meter CSD
avatar for Sam Miller

Sam Miller

Superintendent, Solon Community School District
Superintendent of the Solon Community School District in Solon, Iowa. He is a former teacher, coach, and principal, and serves as a consultant in leadership development and school improvement.
avatar for Matt Townsley

Matt Townsley

Director of Instruction & Technology, Solon Community Schools
Matt Townsley taught high school math in Eastern Iowa for six years until 2010 when he transitioned to his current role as the Director of Instruction and Technology for the Solon Community School District. He regularly presents at conferences and leads professional development on... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:45am - 10:35am CDT
Spring Room

9:45am CDT

SBG and Student Management Systems (JMC, Powerschool, etc)
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
BF

Brad Fox

MIddle School Principal, Clear Creek Amana Community Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:45am - 10:35am CDT
Board Room

10:40am CDT

How do I explain SBG to parents? What questions do parents have about SBG?
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Nathan Wear

Nathan Wear

High School Principal, Solon Community School District
Nathan Wear taught elementary students in Texas before returning to his home state of Iowa. He was an elementary principal at a building for six years that had overhauled its report card before moving across Iowa to become a high school principal. He is a certified elementary teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Spring Room

11:30am CDT

Lunch

Jason Glass is the Director of the Iowa Department of Education


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Winter/Spring/Autumn/Stone/Revere Rooms

12:00pm CDT

Administrator Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Spring Room

12:00pm CDT

Open Forum
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Revere Room

12:00pm CDT

Open Forum
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Stone Room

12:45pm CDT

High School specific issues with SBG (eligibility, class rank, etc)
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Nathan Wear

Nathan Wear

High School Principal, Solon Community School District
Nathan Wear taught elementary students in Texas before returning to his home state of Iowa. He was an elementary principal at a building for six years that had overhauled its report card before moving across Iowa to become a high school principal. He is a certified elementary teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:45pm - 1:35pm CDT
Winter Room

12:45pm CDT

How does a school make the SBG change district wide? (repeat session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Deron	Durflinger

Deron Durflinger

Superintendent, Van Meter CSD
avatar for Sam Miller

Sam Miller

Superintendent, Solon Community School District
Superintendent of the Solon Community School District in Solon, Iowa. He is a former teacher, coach, and principal, and serves as a consultant in leadership development and school improvement.
avatar for Matt Townsley

Matt Townsley

Director of Instruction & Technology, Solon Community Schools
Matt Townsley taught high school math in Eastern Iowa for six years until 2010 when he transitioned to his current role as the Director of Instruction and Technology for the Solon Community School District. He regularly presents at conferences and leads professional development on... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:45pm - 1:35pm CDT
Spring Room

12:45pm CDT

How do I convert standards to a letter grade?
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
TA

Trey Armistead

Van Meter School
Secondary Science Teacher - Van Meter Schools
avatar for Annie Pettit

Annie Pettit

Math Teacher, Van Meter School District
I am in my ninth year of teaching high-school mathematics. I have taught for seven years in small, public schools and for two years at a private school in West Africa. I enjoy all types of math and have taught everything from Algebra to Calculus II.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:45pm - 1:35pm CDT
Revere Room

12:45pm CDT

What does SBG look like with students with IEP's
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
BW

Brenda Willis

8th Grade MathClear Creek Amana Middle School


Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:45pm - 1:35pm CDT
Stone Room

12:45pm CDT

Middle School specific issues with SBG
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
BF

Brad Fox

MIddle School Principal, Clear Creek Amana Community Schools
MH

Mike Herdliska

Middle School PrincipalSolon Community Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:45pm - 1:35pm CDT
Victorian Room

1:40pm CDT

High School specific issues with SBG (eligibility, class rank, etc) [repeat session]
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Nathan Wear

Nathan Wear

High School Principal, Solon Community School District
Nathan Wear taught elementary students in Texas before returning to his home state of Iowa. He was an elementary principal at a building for six years that had overhauled its report card before moving across Iowa to become a high school principal. He is a certified elementary teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Board Room

1:40pm CDT

How do I explain SBG to parents? What questions do parents have about SBG? (repeat session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Nathan Wear

Nathan Wear

High School Principal, Solon Community School District
Nathan Wear taught elementary students in Texas before returning to his home state of Iowa. He was an elementary principal at a building for six years that had overhauled its report card before moving across Iowa to become a high school principal. He is a certified elementary teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Spring Room

1:40pm CDT

How is SBG a gateway to Competency Based Education?
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Matt Townsley

Matt Townsley

Director of Instruction & Technology, Solon Community Schools
Matt Townsley taught high school math in Eastern Iowa for six years until 2010 when he transitioned to his current role as the Director of Instruction and Technology for the Solon Community School District. He regularly presents at conferences and leads professional development on... Read More →
BW

Bridgette Wagoner

Director of Educational Services, Waverly-Shell Rock Schools
Director of Educational ServicesWaverly-Shell Rock Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Autumn Room