Join the State Board of Education Jan. 30 for the Learning Roundtable: Building a Stronger
Texas, a free one-day conference at the Austin Convention Center.
“We want to bring the visions and
recommendations found in the newly adopted Long-Range Plan for Public Education to life by highlighting the great work and
student successes already happening in many areas of the state. Those programs
can serve as role models and inspirations for other districts and charter
schools,” said Donna Bahorich, chair of the State Board of Education.
This year’s conference focuses on three topics
from the Long-Range Plan. Those are
equity and access, family engagement and empowerment, and student engagement
and empowerment. The
fourth topic adopted in the plan – educator preparation, recruitment, and retention
- was covered in last year’s conference.
this year will discuss topics such as engaging and educating families through
Parent University; using technology to provide equitable access to training
classes, and programs; and using multiple systems of support to assist all students and help students
through a crisis.
conference registration is highly encouraged. Meeting space is graciously provided by
the TASA Midwinter Conference.
Building a Stronger Texas
Acting on the
Long-Range Plan for Public Education
Jan. 30, 2019
Austin Convention Center
8:30-9:35 a.m. Ballroom D
Bahorich, Chair, State Board of Education
Panel 1 – Activated and
Empowered – Families as Partners
Long-Range Plan Vision: All families
are actively involved in their students’ education at all levels.
Moderator: State Board of
Education member Tom Maynard
Plata, principal, Manuel Jara Elementary School, Fort Worth ISD
Vinson, superintendent, Wylie ISD
Wood, principal consultant,
American Institutes of Research
Morin Aguilar, director of family and community engagement, Garland ISD
9:45-11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall 5
Session of TASA Midwinter Conference/Learning Roundtable
Morath, commissioner of education, Texas Education Agency
“Instructional Leadership That Is Delivering For All Students”
11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ballroom D
Panel 2 – Learning, Thriving, Growing
- Equity & Access
Long-Range Plan Vision: Equity and
Access means that all children get what they need to learn, thrive, and grow.
Moderator: State Board
of Education member Georgina Pérez
Rodgers, assistant superintendent for strategic initiatives and external
relations, Dallas ISD
Conley Johnson, chief of business and operations, Austin ISD
Parrish, deputy commissioner for technology, Texas Education Agency
Baray, chief executive officer, Pre-K 4 SA and the City of San Antonio
your own and small group discussions
1:15-2:15 p.m. Ballroom D
- Sharon Hoover,
co-director of the National Center for School Mental Health
"Safe, Engaged and Successful Students: The Value of School Mental Health in Texas"
2:25-3:50 p.m. Ballroom D
Panel 3 - Engaged & Empowered –
Long-Range Plan Vision: All students
are actively engaged in and equipped to be invested in their own academic and
personal growth to achieve educational, civic, financial, career, and interest
Moderator: State Board
of Education member Lawrence Allen, Jr.
Williams, community superintendent, Spring Branch ISD
Chambers, superintendent, Alief ISD
Wall, superintendent, Santa Fe ISD
- Kari Garcia, Area
X State Vice President, Texas FFA Association