Speakers and session content are now available for the 2017 TCSA Charter Schools Conference in the TCSA Conference App. The conference will convene national and state charter school innovators, reformers, and leaders at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine on October 11-13, 2017. Two new strands have been added to the conference this year, Strategic Planning and Focus on Growth, as many of our state leaders have been tasked with expanding their charter system to new areas.

Here are a couple of presentations that we are excited to see at the conference this year:

Creating High Performing High-Poverty Schools presented by Ericka Johnson from Responsive Education Solutions. In this session, Johnson will model how to transform a high-poverty campus that is low-performing into a high-performing campus in one year. Participants will leave inspired to transform campuses using best practices and shared leadership, parent and community engagement, and data driven decision making.

Delightful Customer Service presented by Dr. Becky Good from Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy. Come learn how Legacy Prep Charter rolled out the need to bring delightful customer service to internal customers (staff) and then external customers (students, parents, and other stakeholders).

Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency in Procurement presented by Mehmet Bayar from Harmony Public Schools. In this session, Bayar shares how to ensure efficiency, accountability and transparency in public procurement and why it is critical to stretch school dollars to best serve charter students. Bayar discusses how Harmony’s purchasing department ensured that purchasing and contracting activities are legal, accountable, auditable, ethically responsible, and economically effective.

Outside the Box: The first dual credit senior high campus in Texas presented by Dr. Joann Simmons from the University of Texas at Tyler. Join this session to learn how the campus uses a flipped model of instruction to teach students rigorous STEM content using project-based learning (PBL) strategies. Learn how accelerated content and high expectations changed student outcomes on this charter’s three campuses.

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell presented by Ana Medoza from Vanguard Academy. During this session, presenters will share a model used to implement leadership training with all central office and campus administrators.

Please review all of the sessions that will be presented at this year’s conference in the TCSA Conference App. We encourage you to register today. We hope to see you at the beautiful Gaylord Texan in October!