April 26, 2023

2023 CASB Fall Conference & Delegate Assembly Registration is Now OPEN!

Our Fall Conference focuses on a specific topic of importance to board members each year culminating in a Saturday Delegate Assembly. Multiple opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors. Join your colleagues for a time of networking, learning, and meeting exhibitors that are here to support your district efforts.

Keynote Speakers

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph. D.

Professor of Educational Leadership

A Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school leadership, deeper learning, technology, and innovation. He is on a mission to make students’ day-to-day learning less boring and more meaningful and relevant. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the only university center in the U.S. dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and is the co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He also is the co-creator of the 4 Shifts Protocol for lesson/unit redesign and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa.

Scott has worked with hundreds of schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for his technology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Scott blogs about leadership and innovation at Dangerously Irrelevant and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at regional, state, national, and international conferences. Scott also hosts two podcasts, LeaderTalk and Redesigning for Deeper Learning.

Scott currently serves as a Getting Smart New Pathways Fellow, ISTE Community Leader, InnEdCO Ambassador, and on NAESP’s Professional Learning Advisory Council. He has written or edited 4 books and 170 articles and other publications, and is one of the most visible education professors in the United States. In Spring 2023 he is road tripping while on sabbatical to explore what deeper learning looks like in elementary and middle schools.

David Flaherty is the CEO and founder of Magellan Strategies, a public opinion research firm serving school districts, local governments, special districts, and public policy organizations since 2007. He has spent three decades designing and managing hundreds of public opinion surveys and focus group research projects. His particular area of opinion research expertise is managing complicated voter opinion ballot measure survey projects.

David learned the art and science of public opinion research working in Washington, DC, for fourteen years, from 1992 to 2006. He mastered questionnaire design, focus group-qualitative research, and message development strategies working for the Republican National Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Census, and Americans for Prosperity.

David is very proud to have helped hundreds of Colorado governments, school districts, and special districts achieve voter approval for various ballot measures funding a wide array of school district needs, operations, and capital projects. David is a native of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a 1991 graduate of the University of Delaware. He lives in Broomfield, Colorado, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Jack and Bobby.

David Flaherty

CEO and Founder of Magellan Strategies


NEW! CASB Conversations Webinar

Transforming K-12 Education with AI: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of AI
in Personalized Learning and Academic Support

Join the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Center for Digital Education for an exciting one-hour educational webinar on May 18, 2023, at 3 p.m. mountain time to discover the power of AI and tools like ChatGPT, Bard and Bing. As groundbreaking AI technology, these tools have the potential to revolutionize the way students learn and interact with educational resources.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about the fundamentals of generative AI and how tools like ChatGPT work in an educational setting
  • Discover the potential use cases of ChatGPT in education, such as personalized learning, academic support, and language translation
  • Understanding & Regulating the Generative AI Revolution 
  • Explore real-world examples of ChatGPT in action and the benefits for students, teachers, and educational institutions
  • Discuss the ethical considerations and potential challenges of implementing AI in education
  • Find out how to prepare your district for the future of AI in education and what steps you can take today to ensure a smooth adoption

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how AI will transform the K-12 education landscape. Register now to secure your spot!

May is the FINAL Month for CASB Virtual Events Until the 2023-24 School Year!

New Board Member Cafes

If you are a new board member as of 2021, join other new board members for CASB's New Board Member Cafe on the third Wednesday of each month at noon. These cafes will be topic based and plan on lively discussion. These cafes are free and open to ALL CASB members.


  • May 17
    • Topic: CASB's Delegate Assembly & Resolutions
Board President Cafes

Join CASB member board presidents for informal discussions that are single-topic driven. This monthly gathering is to connect, communicate, and celebrate with one another. The meetings are virtual, casual, and will not be recorded. We welcome your ideas for discussion topics.


  • May 11
    • Topic: What are you doing for Board professional development? What resources would you like/need?
Rural Board Member Roundtable

In support of our rural board members, CASB will be co-hosting with the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance a series of roundtable discussions for rural board members. We recognize that there are unique challenges that rural board members face and we are here to support you in addressing those concerns. The discussion topics will be driven by our rural board members. 


  • May 23

Veteran Leader to New Leader Guide

School board elections are this fall, so it is time to start recruiting candidates for open board seats. Use these insights for educating people about school board work and to encourage community leaders to accept the challenge of school board service.


CASB Connections Podcasts

NEW! Rural Advocacy from the Larger School District Dias

Join Leslie Bogar, CASB's Director of Professional Learning, Lindley McCrary, CASB's President-Elect, and Brian Ewert, Littleton Public Schools Superintendent, as they discuss rural advocacy from the larger school district dias. 


Thank you to our Professional Development Update sponsor!


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