San Jose School Tours, Deep Dive Conference Programming and Pre-Sessions!

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January 23, 2014 CCSA_2014_Conf.jpg (Feature: Small Thumbnail)With less than 35 days until the start of CCSA's 21st Annual Conference taking place March 3-6, 2014 in San Jose, CA, now is the time to register for the largest statewide gathering of charter school professionals in the country.

New in 2014 - We are offering Deep Dive Programming Tracks each day of the conference:

Leadership: What is charter school leadership and how can you play a leadership role? Leaders use their influence to guide and direct community members. Leaders know how to communicate and "tell their story" and leaders can organize a group of people to achieve a common goal. These three sessions will discuss leadership at all three levels and provide practical, simple advice on how to make you a more effective leader.

Common Core: With all of the components necessary to fully implement Common Core, schools may have difficulty ensuring that all of the pieces are in place. This Common Core track, designed to provide schools with the tools necessary to make sure they're on track for successful Common Core implementation, focuses on five areas: finance, technology, curriculum, professional development and data/assessment. Each session will provide schools with a comprehensive overview of different focal points to ensure successful Common Core implementation.

Technology: Charter school leaders, teachers and developers often struggle to understand where technology fits into their programs. Incorrect decisions regarding technology can be costly when purchased without analysis of overall requirements and compatibility, deployed without adequate PD for staff and when paid for in ways that do not leverage either the funding sources or the quality, inexpensive solutions available to schools. Attend the three sessions in this track for an in-depth discussion about how to make the most of technology in your school.

Two New Opportunities to Bolster Your Conference Registration

Arrive Early to Conference & Attend a Pre-Conference Workshop offered on Monday, March 3 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

  • Public Charter Schools Grant Program
  • Hands-on Tech Plan Writing and E-Rate Planning

These pre-conference workshops are $75 for non-members, $50 for members and FREE for school developer members.

Pre-Conference Workshop registration does not include participation in the rest of the conference taking place March 4-6. To attend the entire conference, purchase of a full conference registration is required.

Check Out San Jose Innovation on an Exciting School Tour

Experience an insightful tour of two San Jose charter schools on Wednesday, March 5 from 8:00 am -10:30 am. Participation in the tour requires $10 to cover transportation fees.

Want to participate in one of these great opportunities? Register now for conference or add them to your existing registration.

Already registered? Re-access your registration using your last name and the registration confirmation number you received on your confirmation email.

Can't remember your confirmation number? Call our office at 800.280.6218 or email us.

Reminder: February 14 is the last day to receive the standard rate as well as group discounts for 3 or more. So register now before onsite pricing begins and don't miss these special events, engaging programming inspiring moments and more. And you can still pay later until February 14: just use a PO# to purchase your registration, lock in standard pricing and don't pay until after March 2014.

We'll see you in San Jose!