CASB Connections Podcasts

CASB Podcasts for CASB members!

Through the lens of school board development, join CASB staff, members and guests as they explore public education topics in order to connect with members in their leadership development journey. Series topics include:
               Policy
               School Board Candidates
               Rural
               Voices of Education in Colorado
All of this programming is available for free; just install an app on your phone and download the shows you want to hear. You can listen to the podcasts on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

 


Advocacy Series:

Episode 1 - The Role of the School Board Delegate and Resolutions
Do you have a desire to serve as the delegate for your school board? It's not as daunting as it sounds. Matt Cook, CASB's Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, shares details on the delegate's role and responsibilities, the crafting of resolutions and what goes on at the CASB Delegate Assembly. This is democracy at its best! Interview with Matt Cook, CASB Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.
Discussion Guide: The Role of the School Board Delegate and Resolutions

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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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Episode 3 - 2019 CASB Legislative Resolutions
Listen to the results of the Colorado Association of School Board's 2019 Delegate Assembly. Out of 50 resolutions brought to the floor by Colorado school districts, the delegates passed 41 along with CASB's nine standing resolutions. This is democracy in action and CASB will take these to the 2020 Legislative Assembly this January.
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning

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Policy Series:

Episode 1 - What is Policy?
A conversation on policy basics with Jeri Hodgson-Fleuter, Deputy Executive Director and Policy Director, CASB and host Leslie Bogar, Director of Professional Learning, CASB. Find more information in CASB's 2017 Leadership Workbook (Chapter 3 on Policy) and check out their website at www.casb.org for additional policy resources.
Discussion Guide: What is Policy?

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Episode 2 - The Legal Framework of Policy Making
Local school districts are creatures of statute, formed by the law and subject to the law. Discover the legal structure that affects school boards in Colorado from the federal to state to district levels.
Interview with Jeri Hodgson-Fleuter, CASB Deputy Executive Director and Director of Policy and Kathy Shannon, CASB Legal and Policy Counsel. Host is Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.
Discussion Guide: The Legal Framework of Policy Making

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Episode 3 - Creating a Policy-Focused School Board Meeting
Gain insight and practical steps your board can take in making sure school board meetings are policy-focused. Without a policy-focused meeting, boards may make decisions that have negative consequences for their district, their students and their community.
Interview with Jeri Hodgson-Fleuter, CASB Deputy Executive Director and Director of Policy & Kathy Shannon, CASB Legal and Policy Counsel. Host is Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.
Discussion Guide: Creating a Policy-Focused School Board Meeting

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Board Candidates Series:

Episode 1 - School Board Candidate Wisdom
Thinking about running for your local school board? This conversation about the journey is full of wisdom and insight as shared by Carrie Warren-Gully, CASB Board of Directors Past President and Littleton Public Schools Board of Education Treasurer along with Nancy Sarchet, CASB Board of Directors Executive Committee member and Weld County RE-1 Board of Education President and Randy Black, CASB Director of Member Relations with host Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.

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Candidate resources are available at www.casb.org. The 2019 Candidate Guide will be available late spring and the 2019 Election Seminar is held in June. 


Episode 2 - Campaign Best Practices

You've made the decision to run for a seat on your school board. Step 1 accomplished! Now it's time to create a campaign strategy. Jan Tanner, former CASB Board of Directors President, former President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Citizen Treasurer for District 11 in Colorado Springs and current board member for the Citizens Project and the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council, shares what she learned through three successful campaigns.
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.

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Episode 3 - Preparing Candidates with the End in Mind
Mary Nichols and Sue Chandler benefited from their school board candidate orientation and have experience to share. Learn how districts can create their own board orientation program.
Mary Nichols, former LPS board member, former CASB Board of Directors, CASB McGuffey Award recipient & CASB All State Board Award. Sue Chandler, former LPS board member, CASB McGuffey Award recipient, CASB All State Board Award.
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning

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Episode 4 - School Board Candidate Wrap-Up
Before you jump onto the campaign trail, make sure you've completed a proper self-reflection. The steps shared in this podcast will be your last look in the mirror before heading to community forums and events.
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning
Reflection Guide: School Board Candidate Wrap-Up

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Rural Series:

Episode 1 - Long Advocacy for Rural School Districts
Long advocacy for rural school districts is gaining momentum and it has taken a collaborative effort. Find out what long advocacy is and how pinto beans created a bond between rural and urban students!
Interview with: Michelle Murphy, Colorado Rural School Alliance Executive Director; Bret Miles, Northeast Colorado BOCES Executive Director; Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.

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Episode 2 - Rural Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Find out what's being accomplished in the efforts to address rural teacher recruitment and retention in Colorado and how districts can utilize existing programs to grow their own recruits. Dr. Lori Reinsvold and Dr. Valerie Sherman will share what the Colorado Center for Rural Education has in place and how, through collaborative forces, the Center's programs are growing beyond what they envisioned. 
Interview with: Dr. Lori Reinsvold, Co-director for the Colorado Center for Rural Education, Associate Director for the Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado & Dr. Valerie Sherman, Rural Education Coordinator for the Colorado Center for Rural Education, former professor at the University of Northern Colorado and former K12 classroom teacher. 
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning
Discussion Guide: Rural Teacher Recruitment and Retention

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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
Discussion Guide: Voices of Education in Colorado with Ken DeLay and Dr. John Hefty

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Episode 2 - Voices of Education in Colorado with Dr. Joyce Brooks
In our nation, the story of inequity has many faces and Dr. Joyce Brooks is one of them. Growing up separated and not equal to championing for equity in our education system, Dr. Brooks takes us on her journey and what it means for all groups to come to the table for our students.
Interview with: Dr. Joyce Brooks: Great Education Colorado Board Member, NAACP CO Education Chair, CO Industrial Areas Foundation Steering Committee
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning
Reference Information: Voices of Education in Colorado with Dr. Joyce Brooks

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Episode 3 - Voices of Education in Colorado with Cheri Wrench
Cheri Wrench, CASB's new Executive Director, brings a unique perspective to her role with a career grounded in education from the classroom on up. You'll hear her vision for CASB and its members as the association continues to grow in providing members tools that are necessary for governing with excellence.
Interview with Cheri Wrench, executive director, Colorado Association of School Boards
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning

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Other Topics:

Episode 1 - Moving Past Turnaround
Accountability Clock. Performance Watch. What does this mean to school districts and what support does the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) offer through the Turnaround Network? It's more than you think. Lindsey Jaeckel and Nicole Monet share details on the support their department provides to districts and schools - heart and soul - as members of CDE's Turnaround Network.
Interview with: Lindsey Jaeckel, CDE Director of Turnaround Support & former school teacher; Nicole Monet, Turnaround Support Manager & former school teacher & leader. 
Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning
Discussion Guide: Moving Past Turnaround

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