Professional Development Update

September 5, 2019

What's in this update

All State Board Award application process closes next week on Friday, September 13, 2019

The Colorado All State Board Award recognizes school boards across the state for overall excellence in governance. These boards develop a shared vision, engage their constituencies, and display sound reasoning and strong ethics.

The application must contain a narrative, up to two pages in length, describing the board’s governance work in all of the five following areas:

  • How the board advanced student success (engaging constituents, ensuring shared vision, developing policies/plans, and measuring specific improvements in achievement and growth).
  • How the board demonstrated leadership on either the district and community level or on the state, regional, or national level.
  • How the board used sound reasoning and strong ethics in its decision-making.
  • How the board continuously developed its members individually and as a team.
  • How the board displayed excellence and consistency in responding to challenges or issues the board and community faced.

Applications and any supporting documents must total no more than five printed pages.

Additional details are available on the website, including the application process. Don't miss out on sharing your best practices with others — submit your application by next Friday, September 13!

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CASB Connections podcast on Advocacy 101

Advocacy Series

Episode 2 - Advocacy 101

As a public school board member, you have a role as an advocate for your schools, students and community. As an elected official, you are a peer with other elected officials in your state including legislators and even your governor. Matt shares tips and tools that will help you gain strength as an advocate and build relationships that last and work for your school district.

Interview with Matt Cook, CASB Director of Advocacy and Public Policy
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning

Discussion Guide: Advocacy 101

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Room block rate ends September 18 for the Fall Delegate Assembly Conference

The 2019 Fall Delegate Assembly Conference will be on October 18 and 19 in Breckenridge at the DoubleTree by Hilton. To receive the special room rate negotiated with the hotel, please make reservations by Tuesday, September 18. 

You won't want to miss this year's conference opening keynote speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Jason O. Harris, who will kick off the conference on Friday sharing the importance of mutual trust and cultivating an environment of trust where talent has the ability to flourish within boards and their relationships. To view the full agenda and obtain hotel reservation details, visit the CASB website.

View agenda for Fall Delegate Conference