• CASB Convention



     CASB's 78th Annual Convention

    School board members, superintendents, education leaders and students concluded the 78th Annual CASB Convention on Sunday, December 9. This page provides highlights and offers a glimpse into the energy and enthusiasm that marked the annual convening.

    The lessons on organizational change delivered by Friday's keynote speaker Peter Sheahan resonated throughout the conference. Attendees and workshop presenters discussed and embedded his messages on leading organizations and systems through change and transformation throughout the remainder of the event. On Saturday, attendees appreciated hearing first-hand from student leaders who participated in the student-driven and student-led program during Convention. Students in this program employ collaboration, compassionate insight and problem solving skills to tackle real challenges identified by their peers. Hearing their insights was a highlight during Saturday's General Session. Dr. John Medina followed the students on stage and fascinated the audience with the latest research on the teenage brain and ways to influence executive functioning of the brain. Finally, on Sunday, the state demographer, Elizabeth Garner, explained why following state population, economic estimates and forecasts are critical to our work as school boards. These speakers and many others, along with workshops and breakout sessions, offered great learning opportunities and the chance to share ideas with colleagues.

    Below is a list of convention highlights, videos and resources (additional videos, pictures and presentations will be added over the next week):

    • 78th Annual CASB Convention Video produced by Pueblo South High Broadcasting Students in Pueblo City Schools
    • Friday Keynote Peter Sheahan — slides and video of presentation available to membership (click here to access the password protected page)
    • Sunday Keynote Presentation by State Demographer Elizabeth Garner (click here to see the PowerPoint presentation)
    • Session handouts and presentations – found on mobile app (click here)
    • Student Art Gallery

    Mark your calendar for 2019!

    The 79th Annual Convention will be held
    December 5-8, 2019, at The Broadmoor.


    Dr. Medina

    Westminster All State Board


    Student Strand