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2020 Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Symposium

February 26 – 28, 2020
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
23808 Resort Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78261

Program Overview

Our Texas school leaders are uniquely positioned to shape our state and national identity around the most crucial issue of our time — quality public education for all kids. That is why this year’s Leadership Symposium theme is 2020: Texans for All.
All students.
All teachers.
All families.
We are Texans for all futures.
Because the future of Texas is in our public schools.

Hotel Accommodations

2020 PROGRAM AGENDA

This is a preliminary agenda. Session information and times are subject to change.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Registration
Grand Oaks Foyer
1 – 6 p.m.

2019 Harvard Cohort Convening
TBA
2 – 5 p.m.

Cocktail Reception
Grand Oaks Foyer
6 – 7 p.m.

Dinner
Grand Oaks G-J
7 – 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Breakfast
Grand Oaks K-L
7 – 8 a.m.

Charles Butt Scholarship Mentor Breakfast
Grand Oaks N-Q
7 – 8 a.m.

Registration
Grand Oaks Foyer
7 – 8 a.m.

Opening Address & Keynote Presentation
Grand Oaks G-J
8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break
10:45 – 11 a.m.

Lunch
Grand Oaks K-L
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

General Session
TBA
12:15 – 4 p.m.

Visioning Activity
Grand Oaks G-J
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Networking Reception
TBA
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner
Grand Oaks G-J
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Breakfast
Grand Oaks K-L
7 – 8 a.m.

Keynote
Grand Oaks G-J
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Concurrent Breakouts Sessions
TBA
8:45 – 10 a.m.

Break/Hotel Checkout
10 – 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Breakouts Sessions
TBA
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Break/Hotel Checkout
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Breakouts Sessions
TBA
11:45 am – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Grand Oaks G-J
1 – 1:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote
Grand Oaks G-J
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Grand Oaks G-J
2:45 – 3 p.m.

The 2019 Leadership Symposium brought together public school leaders from across the state who are committed to meeting the needs of every student. This year’s theme, Raise Your Voice, encouraged educators to stand up and speak out on behalf of their schools, districts, and communities, to make meaningful change, from their campuses to the capitol, for all students and for all educators.

The 2018 Leadership Symposium honored the more than 1,000 leaders sponsored for leadership development and coaching programs, the 10th annual symposium coordinated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, and our singular shared purpose of strengthening public education for all Texas students.

Our conference theme was “Go Beyond,” a call to each of you to assess the great work you’re doing now while committing yourselves to pushing beyond those barriers that can impede the work of educating 21st century students.

The emphasis for this symposium was on campus-to-community partnerships. Conference sessions covering leadership development, family engagement and campus branding prepared school leaders to develop impactful campus community relations.

Participants made the trip from their public school campuses to the Texas State Capitol where they met face-to-face with their legislators. The remainder of the 3-day symposium was chock-full of sessions featuring some of the most renowned leaders in the world of public education today.

Meet Our Regional Directors

Have you met your regional director? These men and women help us maintain connections with our alums in every Texas region and serve as facilitators during the Leadership Symposium.