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NEASS Annual Fall Conference 2016
September 22-23, 2016


199th Annual Fall Conference 

September 22-23, 2016 

Viking Hotel

Newport, Rhode Island


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  ---Social-Emotional Learning and the New ESEA: The Current State of Research, Policy, and Practice

Thursday, September 22, 2016

 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.     Registration

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Greetings                              

12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.            Ready to Be Counted:  The Case for Policy Action on Non-Cognitive Skills

An overview of the current research on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) specifically tied to academic outcomes; why SEL skills are so necessary for educating the whole child; and why and where they may enter state and district accountability systems through ESEA. 

                               Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder, Transforming Education (TransformEd)

1:45 – 2:30 pm               What Are Social Emotional Competencies and How Do We Measure Them?

An examination of SEL competencies and how they are beginning to be measured, including how the CORE districts in California are beginning to use SEL data and implications for New England school districts and classroom practice.

Dr. Katie Buckley, Director of Research and Assessment and Richard Fournier, Director of District Partnerships, TransformEd

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.      District and State Level SEL Initiatives:  Rhode Island

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                                  Susan Constable and Alice Woods, RIDE Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports

 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.     Putting It All Together:  SEL Policy and Implications for States and Districts

A presentation on how some districts and states identify areas where schools are struggling, and where SEL is being used to address these problems.  Also, an overview of how state policies affecting districts are changing as a result of federal policy relative to SEL.

Rebecca   Arnold, Director of Policy, TransformEd.            

6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.        Cocktail Reception                               

7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.          Evening Banquet and Program


                                                   Musical Selections_________                         


Keynote: Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder, Transforming Education, and Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

 Awards and Dinner 


Friday, September 23, 2016

7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.          Breakfast

Sponsor Presentations/Time with Vendors

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.      State Policies Promoting Social Emotional Learning

Dr. Ken Wagner, Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Education

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.         ESEA and National Policies Promoting Social Emotional Learning

                                               Noelle M. Ellerson, Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy

                                               American Association of School Administrators                                             

12:30 p.m.                              Adjourn
The Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Ave,
 Newport, RI   02840
(401) 847-3300
HOTEL RESERVATIONS:   All room reservations must be made directly with the hotel no later than August 22nd!  When making your reservation, mention the NEASS Conference Group Rate. We expect rooms to go fast so please book early!There will be a room block for our conference and cut off date will be August 22, 2016.

 VENDOR Booths are $500 to reserve

PLEASE NOTE: If there will be more than 1 representative from your company attending the conference, please add an additional $100 per person for meals, etc.
 NEASS Annual Dues 

 Superintendents only -  $35.00   -  OR  -    Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent(s)-  $50.00
PLEASE NOTE:   New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut Superintendents HAVE THEIR DUES PAID BY THEIR ASSOCIATIONS

For more information contact:
Dr. Herb Levine
NEASS Executive Director
14 Hamilton Road
West Peabody, MA 01960
Cell# 978-836-6029 
Ph: 978-535-3653

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