Conference Agenda

The 2018 AESD Conference will be held at our ESD 123 Professional Development Center, located at 3924 W. Court St. in Pasco, Washington. All events and meetings will be held at this location, unless otherwise noted below.

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Thursday, April 12

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Superintendents' Meeting
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Conference Registration Opens
12:00-3:00 PM AESD Executive Board Meeting
1:00-4:00 PM Job Alike Meetings (See list below for confirmed groups) 3:30-5:00 PM Off-Site Registration, Hampton Inn, 486 Bradley Blvd, Richland
4:30-6:00 PM Opening Reception & Hors d’oeuvres at the Hampton Inn Richland
6:00-9:00 PM Dinner on Your Own

Friday, April 13

7:30 AM Registration
7:30-8:15 AM Breakfast
8:15-8:45 AM Welcome/Conference Overview
8:45-10:15 AM Keynote Presenter Galen Emanuele, “Yes, And…”
10:15-10:30 AM Break
10:30-11:15 AM Breakout Session Rotation #1
  • ESD University: An Alternate Route to Teacher Certification, Presented by Mike Nerland and Team
  • Migrant Education in WA State: Why is it such a big deal? Presented by Mary Kirby & Lupe Mota
11:15-11:45 AM Lunch
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Student Entertainment
12:00-12:10 PM Break
12:10-12:55 PM Breakout Session Rotation #2
  • Early Learning Shared Services Pilot, Presented by Sarita Thornburg, Kristen Sheridan, and Dr. Laura Lynn
  • Leading Groups the ESD Way, Presented by Teri Kessie and Team
1:00-1:45 PM Breakout Session Rotation #3
  • Using the High School Feedback Report to Foster Collaboration, Presented by Jeffrey Thayne
  • Illuminating the Elusive: New Developments in Evaluating Teacher Professional Development in Washington, Presented by Andrew Eyres and Team
1:45-2:00 PM Break
2:00-4:00 PM Job Alike & ESD Board Work Groups
4:00-5:00 PM Break/Personal Time
4:50-6:00 PM Travel time to Terra Blanca
The evening social and cash bar will begin at 6:00 PM, with dinner served at 6:30 PM. A bus will arrive at the Hampton Inn at 4:50 PM and travel to Courtyard by Marriott at 5:00 PM to transport those interested to Terra Blanca. Another bus will arrive at the Hampton Inn again at 5:15 pm, then travel to Homewood Suites at 5:25 to bring remaining guests seeking transportation to Terra Blanca by 6:00 PM. 
6:00-6:30 PM Social and cash bar at Terra Blanca
6:30-8:00 PM Banquet Dinner & President’s Award at Terra Blanca
8:00 PM Buses arrive at Terra Blanca to transport guests back to Richland hotel blocks

Saturday, April 14

8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-9:15 AM AESD Business Meeting & Reports
9:15-9:30 AM Break
9:30-10:00 AM Presentation by Chris Reykdal, OSPI Superintendent
10:00-10:15 AM Basket Drawing
10:15-10:30 AM Invitation to 2019 AESD Conference hosted by ESD 112
10:30-10:45 AM Closing


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