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74th Annual CASB Convention

Highlights from the 74th Annual CASB Convention, Dec. 4-7, at The Broadmoor

Four days. 1,200 attendees. 154 school districts. School board members, superintendents, education leaders, students, partners and vendors from across Colorado joined CASB to learn the best, latest and most effective practices in school board leadership.

Our “Building Better Boards: Moving From Good to Great”® theme was woven throughout the event, starting with a once-in-a-lifetime experience with “Good to Great” author and leadership guru Jim Collins, who ignited and challenged our thinking.

Vicki Phillips from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation delivered a powerful session on “Preparing Our Kids for Education, Work and Life,” followed by a teacher panel and the always-popular student leader dialogue. Watch Vicki's presentation on CASB’s Video Vault channel on Vimeo. Saturday’s distinguished speakers covered some of the most compelling topics in Colorado education - from accountability testing to technology integration.

Annual Convention links
Download the meeting mobile app to access handouts and presentations

Check out hundreds of convention photos on the CASB Facebook page

Watch more than a dozen convention videos on the CASB Video Vault channel on Vimeo. Videos from the Distinguished Speaker and “Creating Transformational Education Technology Systems in Your District” sessions will be posted soon.

Explore these helpful tools on the Jim Collins website.

Other convention highlights

We also celebrated the remarkable accomplishments of school boards, education leaders and legislators. Kiowa County RE-1 was named the 2014 All State Board winner and Dr. Dale McCall, executive director of the Colorado BOCES Association, received the State Leadership Award. Rep. Tim Dore, Sen. Pat Steadman and Sen. Nancy Todd were honored with Legislative Excellence Awards. Watch the award presentations on CASB’s Video Vault channel on Vimeo.

Annual Business & Leadership Meeting
On Thursday, school board members gathered for an afternoon of CASB business and an opportunity to connect with policymakers. Appointed delegates elected new CASB directors and heard from a panel of legislators who discussed key education issues. The legislative panel discussion is available on CASB’s Video Vault channel on Vimeo.

Exhibit Hall activities
Over in the Exhibit Hall, dozens of commercial vendors and CASB Partners showcased the latest products and services to assist public school districts. In addition, the Exhibit Hall highlighted the return of the always-popular Student Art Exhibit, with nearly 100 completed pieces on display.

Mark your calendar!

The 75th annual convention will be held Dec. 2-6, 2015, at The Broadmoor.

Special thanks to our Platinum Partners



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