199th Annual Fall Conference 

September 22-23, 2016

The Hotel Viking

Newport, Rhode Island

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  ---Social-Emotional Learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act: The Current State of Research, Policy, and Practice 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.     Registration

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Greetings: Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Schools, Newport, RI                                    

12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.            Ready to Be Counted:  The Case for Policy Action on Social-Emotional Skills

An overview of current research showing that social-emotional skills impact college, career and life outcomes; and discussion of opportunities to advance SEL through ESSA. 

Sara Krachman, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Transforming Education (TransformEd)

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    What Are Social Emotional Competencies and How Do We Measure Them?

Case study of the CORE districts in CA, which have identified a common set of social-emotional competencies and adopted common measures across 1,500 schools serving 1,000,000 students.

Dr. Katie Buckley, Director of Research and Assessment, TransformEd

Richard Fournier, Director of District Partnerships, TransformEd

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.      District and State Level SEL Initiatives:  Rhode Island

                                         How RI is creating the conditions for districts, schools and teachers to embrace and implement social and emotional learning. and how one district is establishing direct instruction in SEL.

                                               Susan Constable and Alice Woods, Co-Leaders, RIDE Initiative on SEL

3:50 p.m.-4:30 p.m.     Putting It All Together: Take-Aways and Lessons Learned

A collective conversation on lessons learned for application in local districts. Facilitated by:

Donald J. Beaudette, Associate Professor of the Practice, BU School of Education

Richard Fournier, Doctoral Candidate, Boston University School of Education         

 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.        Cocktail Reception, Sponsored by Renaissance Learning                     

7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.          Evening Banquet and Program

 Musical Selections—Thompson Middle School Band, Mr. Don Chilton, Director                    

Keynote: College Readiness--The Transition between PK-12 and Higher Education, Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder, Transforming Education, and Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

 Awards and Dinner, Sponsored by Futures Education

    Friday, September 23, 2016

7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.          Breakfast, Sponsored by Edgenuity

Sponsor Presentations/Time with Vendors (8:00-9:00 & 10:10-11:00) 

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.      State Policies Promoting Social Emotional Learning  

Mary Ann Snider, Deputy Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Education 

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.         ESSA and National Policies Promoting Social Emotional Learning 

                                               Noelle M. Ellerson, Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy

                                               American Association of School Administrators                                                  

12:30 p.m.                         Announcement of New Officers and Annual Conference Adjourns

The Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Ave,
 Newport, RI   02840
(401) 847-3300
HOTEL RESERVATIONS:   All room reservations must be made directly with the hotel no later than August 22nd!  When making your reservation, mention the NEASS Conference Group Rate. We expect rooms to go fast so please book early!There will be a room block for our conference and cut off date will be August 22, 2016.

 VENDOR Booths are $500 to reserve

PLEASE NOTE: If there will be more than 1 representative from your company attending the conference, please add an additional $100 per person for meals, etc.
 NEASS Annual Dues 

 Superintendents only -  $35.00   -  OR  -    Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent(s)-  $50.00
PLEASE NOTE:   New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut Superintendents HAVE THEIR DUES PAID BY THEIR ASSOCIATIONS

For more information contact:
Dr. Herb Levine
NEASS Executive Director
14 Hamilton Road
West Peabody, MA 01960
Cell# 978-836-6029 
Ph: 978-535-3653

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