Professional Development Update

July 11, 2019

What's in this update


Deadline for Convention presentation submissions is Friday, August 2

The theme for the 79th CASB Annual Convention on December 5-8, 2019 is Creating a Vision for Colorado — The Challenge of Change. Consider sharing your expertise and experience in order to help your peers learn from your own experiences. We are seeking session presentation proposals from school districts, school boards, thought leaders and like-minded organizations.

Proposal topics may address the following and should be prepared with your audience in mind (school board members and superintendents):

  • Innovation and vision
  • The challenge of change 

  • Communication in the midst of crisis 

  • School safety
  • Equity
  • Rural innovation, vision and challenges

  • Advocacy

  • School finance

  • The work of the school board

  • Policy and governance

  • Social-emotional learning

  • Mental health in education
  • The school board and superintendent relationship

  • Onboarding practices for new school board members

Visit the CASB submission page to learn more and submit your proposal today.

Learn more



Voices of Education in Colorado Series

Episode 1 - Voices of Education in Colorado with Ken DeLay and Dr. John Hefty
Listen in on a conversation with two of Colorado's sages in education: Ken DeLay & Dr. John Hefty. You'll gain an historical context of public education in our state, as well as where it is going in regard to school finance, state & federal regulations and much more.

Interview with Ken DeLay, CASB Executive Director (1999-2019) & Dr. John Hefty, CASE Executive Director (2004-2011).  Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Listen on Stitcher
Listen on Spotify


Browse all CASB Connections podcasts 

Sponsor CASB Connections 

CASB Connections is seeking a sponsor. It's a great opportunity to have a company name and information shared for one year’s worth of podcasts! Once the year is up, the sponsorship information remains in the recording. You cannot beat this sponsorship opportunity and the name recognition with our members. This sponsorship also qualifies as a Gold Level Partner with CASB. Don’t delay. This sponsorship will go fast! 

Learn more about sponsorships