Along with many other in-person conferences nationwide, we are reimagining our Policy Leadership & Legal Issues Conference into our first-ever Digital Conference! IASB is prioritizing member, staff and presenter safety in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, but we are also committed to continuing to provide you with the tools you need no matter where you are. So, grab your coffee and comfy slippers and get ready to learn on April 23!
We are offering the conference via a virtual meeting platform with video and audio features, as well as opportunities for interaction among attendees—you'll be able to ask moderators and presenters questions, just like an in-person conference.
Four Topics Focused on Equity
As an education leader in your community, you need supports to help ensure all students receive equitable opportunities in school. This Digital Conference is focused on overcoming the challenges you’re facing today. You’ll leave with concrete strategies and strengthened processes to transform your school community into a place of opportunity for all.
English Language Learners
Incorporating ELL Students and Honoring Diverse Cultures
Stacey Cole, Superintendent, Storm Lake Schools
Darwin Lehmann, Superintendent, Forest City Schools
Closing the Educational Gap When Addressing Students in Poverty
Joel Pedersen, Superintendent, Cardinal Schools
Recruiting and Retaining Staff Leaders from Underrepresented Populations
Verjeana Jacobs, Chief Equity and Member Services Officer, NSBA
Increasing Equity in Special Education
Thomas Mayes, Attorney II, Division of Learning and Results; and Amy Williamson, Chief, Bureau of School Improvement, Iowa Department of Education