2016 Symposium Recap

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Campus to Community

This year, we were focused on campus-to-community partnerships. Given today’s hypercompetitive global job market, some communities are focusing on what the future holds for its youngest members, and the role of public schools in creating a productive citizenry.

Components of this conference included leadership development, family engagement, blended learning, political navigation, and branding a campus. These sessions prepared school leaders to expand impactful campus and community relations.

Watch the Keynote Address

One of the highlights of the symposium was the keynote dinner. Texas Education Association Commissioner Mike Morath led a compelling conversation about his plan for strengthening Texas public schools, including a shift in the role of the agency from one of compliance to one of supporting schools to improve educational opportunities for all students.

Session Materials

Whether you were not able to attend this year’s symposium or would simply like to re-familiarize yourself with the content presented in each of our sessions, Raise Your Hand Texas has provided you with the following materials for your convenience.

Campus Culture + Community Connection

How to market more than a message

Powerpoint Presentation — Download

Raising Blended LearnersSM

Powering student-centered learning at scale

Powerpoint Presentation — Download

Link to the Legislature

Legislative recap and building effective relationships with lawmakers

Powerpoint Presentation — Download
Presentation Handout — Download

Family Engagement

Collaborating with families and community to foster student success

Powerpoint Presentation — Download

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.

2016 Program Agenda

Download a copy of the full agenda including detailed conference information and speaker bios.