Kick-Off Summit - June 28-29, 2017


The SGS Kick-Off Summit will bring together all of our Cohort 1 member districts. We will be joined by Commissioner Mike Morath, Deputy Commissioner AJ Crabill, national leaders such as Tom Boasberg of Denver Public Schools and others, as well as our highly experienced SGS Executive Advisor Corps, all of whom have deep experiences with planning and executing SGS related strategies.


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Event Information


  • Participants will travel together via shuttle to and from the event starting at the Embassy Suites.
  • Participants are encouraged to eat breakfast at the Embassy Suites prior to the event.
  • Participants should plan to eat dinner together the evening of June 28th. More information forthcoming.
  • SGS Agenda
  • SGS Guest List


Dates:

June 28-29, 2017


Location:

American Institutes for Research
4700 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723


Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites
5901 N IH-35
Austin, TX 78723

Group Code: SG6
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*Deadline June 7th





Summit Outline


Day 1: Wednesday, June 28th from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Day 1 will focus on setting goals and communicating about the work, gaining a deeper understanding of the levers, and analyzing our current state strengths and opportunities. There will be a plenary session, breakouts by role (Superintendents, Leadership Team Members, Board Members), by SGS Lever, and by district, and opportunities to network and share learnings within and across districts. We will be joined by Commissioner Mike Morath, Deputy Commission AJ Crabill, national leaders such as Tom Boasberg of Denver Public Schools and others, as well as our highly experienced SGS Executive Advisor Corps, all of whom have deep experiences with planning and executing SGS related strategies.

We will seek to explore questions such as:

  • What lessons have been learned by Superintendents (such as Denver’s Tom Boasberg) that have pursued similar work outside of Texas? What are the right goals to set and ways to communicate about the SGS model?
  • What are emerging practices in the SGS levers and how might we apply those lessons to our local contexts?
  • What are the trends are we are seeing across member districts as it relates to the SGS Readiness Assessments?
  • How can we dive into our district-specific SGS Readiness Assessments to identify and deeply understand and build on our SGS related strengths and opportunities?

Day 2: Thursday, June 29th from 9:00am – 2:30pm

Day 2 will focus on problem solving and envisioning the future. We are planning a short plenary session, consultancies, and breakouts that focus on future planning.

We will seek to explore questions such as:

  • What would former Superintendents and Deputy Superintendents (our Executive Advisors) who pursued SGS reforms have done differently? How can these lessons help Texas SGS districts plan for the future?
  • How might we envision our future district and develop an initial prioritized roadmap to get there?
  • How can we seek specific feedback on specific local issues (utilizing a consultancy exercise for ~4 of the SGS member districts)?


Frequently Asked Questions


Who is invited to attend the district summit?

Each district will send the superintendent, two executive leaders who will assist with the SGS implementation and a school board member. Matched Executive Advisors will also be in attendance.

What costs are associated with the summit?

The SGS Network will pay for the hotel room and specific travel based upon the location of the district. Refer to your individualized travel guidelines sent with your welcome letter or feel free to contact Suzanne.Villalpando@esc13.txed.net – (512) 919-5173 for questions.

What meals will be provided?

The Kick-off Summit will provide lunch on both days, June 28th and 29th. A dinner will be available on June 28th with transportation provided.