Subsequent years' information is available through the Conference app

2019 Annual Conference Handouts/Resources

Wed., July 31

Getting Explicit About Implicit Bias Using Compassionate Dialogue with Nancy Dome

How can we partner with families to improve student learning? with Ron Mirr

Meaningful and Sustainable School Improvement with Distributed Leadership with Jonathan Supovitz

Personalized Learning: Are we there yet? And what to do now! with Anthony Kim and Kristen Howell

10 Things School Administrators Can Do to Support Executive Skill Development with Peg Dawson

The Future Begins Now with Erica Orange

Thurs., Aug. 1

Current Issues from SAI Legal Guy with Matt Carver

Growing MTSS for Academic and Social-Emotional Learning with Northeast CSD

How can we partner with families to improve student learning? with Ron Mirr

Iowa Authentic Learning Network: Resources & Connections to Change Trajectories with Creston and Danville CSDs

Iowa's MTSS Data System—A First Look with DE staff

Licensure Mythbusting with the BoEE

Quit Being a Mind Reader: How Distributed Leadership Can Make You Happier and Healthier with Charles City CSD

Resilience and Mental Health: Six Entry Points to Support Students, Teachers and Communities with College CSD

Start with IPERS with IPERS Staff

Using a Portrait of a Graduate as a Driver for Life Readiness with Van Meter CSD

What's the Deal with All These C's? (PLC, TLC, Collective Commitments) with Southeast Polk

2018 Annual Conference Handouts/Resources

Wed., Aug. 8

Adversity and the Brain

Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency Based Learning in PLCs at Work - slides

Changing the Narrative - slides

It's all about Implementation: The Role of Collective Efficacy - handout

Leaders Disrupting Poverty - PPT, workbook, article  

Thurs., Aug. 9

A Journey to Collective Capacity - handouts

Change Management and Continuous Improvement in Education - slides

Connections: Critical Leadership Component in Iowa - shared document

Current Legal Issues: Implications for Leaders - slides

Innovation: A Blended Secondary Approach

Leveraging TLC to Grow District Initiatives - PPT

Open Educational Resources - slides

Schoolwide Behavior Collaboration - resources

Using Evidence-based Practices to Engage Families - handout

2017 Annual Conference Handouts/Resources

Wed., Aug. 2

Exhibitor Listing

Creating an SEL School

Engaging Stakeholders to Sustain School Change

Equity Literacy/Reaching & Teaching Students in Poverty - Paul Gorski and Katy Swalwell

Organizing Parents toward Meaningful Action

Starting a Movement: Building a Culture from the Inside Out - Ken Williams

Thurs., Aug. 3

Current Legal Issues

Effective Interventions: Thinking Outside the Box

Google Apps for Walk-Thrus

IPERS Today & In the Future

Mentoring and Induction of New Teachers

Mindfulness Made Simple

Solving Ethical Dilemmas through Professional Development


2016 Annual Conference Handouts/Resources

Wed., Aug. 3

Exhibitor Listing

Erik Wahl

Trudy Arriaga


Celebration of Leadership

Culture is Contagious

Peter DeWitt

Steven Fink and Max Silverman

Living a Skinny School Improvement Plan

Casey Reason

Telling Your District's Story: Effective Communication Practices

Ryan Wise

Allison Zmuda

Thurs., Aug. 4

Anese Cavanaugh

Class Can Be Fun

Current Legal Issues

Differentiated Accountability

Leveraging Collaboration: Structures and Schedules that Work in Secondary (7-12) Settings

Maximizing Sharing to Maximize Student Opportunity

Media Millennials: Employment and Ethics for a New Generation

Most Likely to Succeed

Our Standards-Based Learning Journey

Professional Learning Times Three

Update on IPERS

While you're in Des Moines …

2015 Annual Conference Handouts/Resources

2015 Exhibitors list

Tues., Aug. 4

Amanda Easton 

Wed., Aug. 5

Simon Sinek

Sandra Alberti

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement by Leveraging Teacher Leadership

IPERS with Darla Iverson and David Martin

Steven T. Anderson

John D'Auria

Melinda Mangin

Passion, Humor and Hope

Thurs., Aug. 6

AIW: Let the Learning Begin!

Simon T. Bailey

Matt Carver

Continuous Improvement: Our Foundation for Success 

Cyber Traps, Ethics, and What to Expect When You’re Defending

Early Literacy Screeners Administered, Now What?

How Iowa School District Leaders Advance Equity and Cultural Proficiency

Waukee's APEX - Aspiring Professionals Experience

2014 SAI Annual Conference Handouts/Resources

List of 2014 Exhibitors

Wed., Aug. 6

Brad Buck

Kathleen Cushman

Tim Westerberg

Empowering Teachers to be Instructional Leaders, Van Meter CSD

Recognizing Effective Technology Integration

School Improvement Starts with School Culture, Cardinal CSD

Special Education: Moving from Compliance to Results

Sustaining Support of New Teachers, College CSD

The Truth About IPERS: Strong, Healthy & Important to Iowa 

Troubleshooting Our Digital Leadership

Thurs., Aug. 7

Assessment for Learning through the use of Proficiency Scales

Ethics, Evaluations, and Legislation: Trending Topics for School Administrators

Matt Carver

MTSS – FAST – Early Literacy

The Peer Review Process:  Making it Meaningful and Purposeful

The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have and Eight Pillars to Build it Yourself

Two Roads Diverged: A Path Toward Personalized Learning

Utilizing AEA K-12 Online Resources to Deliver Blended Learning