MASS 2016 Spring Conference Materials
Monday, March 14th Materials: 
Montana Association of School Superintendents
2016 Annual Spring Conference
March 14 & 15, 2016
Great Northern Best Western, Helena, MT
Monday, March 14 -- 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
*The Education Policy Advisor: Siri Smilie*
*Update from Legislative School Funding Interim Commission*
 *META: What to do Before, During and After a Data Breach*
*Breakout Sessions*
*Update form the Office of Public Instruction*
*Reception Honoring Retirees!*

Tuesday, March 15 -- 7:15 am to 12:00 pm
*Business Meeting*
*School Size Caucus*
*Closing Speaker Jack Gladstone*

Hotel Room Block -- Block Expires February 17, 2016
Best Western Great Northern, 835 Great Northern Boulevard, Helena -- 406-457-5500
Refer to the MASS SPRING CONFERENCE room block to receive the $135/night.

Register by Friday, February 26, 2016 and qualify for our Early Bird Discount!
Cancellations received after 5:00 pm March 4th are subject to a $30 cancellation fee.
An additional room block has been made at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Helena, MT
3170 N Sanders St, Helena, MT 59602   406-442-7500       Block Expires March 4, 2016
Refer to the School Administrators of Montana room block to receive the $99/night.

Click HERE to Register Online
Click HERE for a Printable Version of the Registration. 
 Click HERE to view the Conference Program!
2015 Conference Materials
Breakout Session I Materials
Outlook on Ed Issues 
Breakout Session II 
Starting An Academic Booster - Loyd Rennaker - MASS Fall Conference 2015 
Breakout Session III 
School Size Caucus 
Closing Speaker
MASS Business Meeting 9-15-15

Monday, September 14 -- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

*Update from The Honorable Senator Jon Tester
*Keynote presentation - AASA President David R. Schuler
*Outlook on Educational Issues - Donald Wattam-Ed.D Central Washington University &
Rory Weishaar-Ed.D Central Washington University
*Breakout Sessions
*Exhibitor Breaks
*Update from the Office of Public Instruction - Dennis Parman
*SAM Leaders Professional Learning Program-Kirk Miller
*Standards-Based Grading and Reporting-Colet Bartow
*Supervisor’s Interactive Model of Organizational Relationships-Dr. John Matt, 
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
*Operation Lifesaver-Don Matlock, Assistant State 
Coordinator, Montana Operation Lifesaver
*Monday Night Football Reception

Tuesday, September 15 -- 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

MASS Business Meeting
School Size Caucus
Exhibitor Breaks
Myths that Deceive the Public & Harm Public Education-
David C. Berliner, Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Education
Click HERE to view the DRAFT Agenda

Hotel Room Block -- Block Expires August 29, 2015
Holiday Inn, 5 Baxter Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715 -- 406-587-4561
Refer to the Montana Association of School Superintendents room block to 
receive the $99 per night rate. 
Register by Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and qualify for our Early Bird Discount!
Cancellations received after September 4th are subject to a $50 cancellation fee
There are no refunds for non-attendance.
MT-PEC Day of Advocacy and MASS Spring Conference
March 16-17, 2015
Great Northern Hotel
Helena, MT
MT-PEC and MASS have partnered to create this legislative year's Day of Advocacy and MASS Spring Conference to keep you connected with the important advocacy issues and make it easy for you to register and participate. 
SB 213 (Sen. Fred Thomas, Sponsor)
House Education Committee
HB 377 (Rep. Debra Lamm, Sponsor)
Senate Education Committee 
Day of Advocacy--MT-PEC Legislative Summary 
META SBAC Tech Readiness -- Pam Birkeland
MASS Fall Conference
September 15-16, 2014
Best Western Gran Tree
Bozeman, Montana
Click HERE to review the Conference Program! 
See below for the conference handouts and presentation materials 
Update from the Governor's Office - Lt. Governor McLeanGovernor Opportunity and Innovation in Education Initiatives 
Federal Education Update - Noelle Ellerson - Federal Education Update - Noelle Ellerson AASA 9-15-14 
MT-PEC 2015 Legislative Session Outlook on Education Issues - Denise Williams (MTSBA), Eric Feaver (MEA-MFT), Dianne Burke (MQEC), Dave Puyear (MREA), Lance Melton (MTSBA), Kirk Miller (SAM)
Breakout Session I
Transitory Student Programs - Andy Carlson & Leland Stocker, Havre Public Schools - click HERE for the Prezi presentation 
Maximizing Facility Upgrades with Limited Capital Resources - Brian Solan, Ameresco, Inc. - Leveraging Capitol Resources Presentation - Brian Solan 9-15-14
Breakout Session II
SAM in Action - Leaders Professional Learning Program - Kirk Miller and SAM LPLP Providers - SAM LPLP Presentation 9-15-14 
An Update on the Affordable Care Act and the Impact on Montana's Public Schools - Eric Schindler, MUST - Affordable Care Act Presentation - Eric Schindler 9-15-14
Breakout Session III
Montana Military Compact and How it Affects Students and Districts -  Tammy Lacey, Supt. GFPS - MT Military Compact - Tammy Lacey Presentation 9-15-14
Montana ESAs = $$$$ Savings + Time Savings - Bruce Grubbs, Exec. Dir. RESA4U - To review this presentation at your own pace, input this PIN: IXRYK on the Student Box or open this link.
Legislative Hot Topics from a National Perspective - Senator Llew Jones, SD 14 - Sen Jones Legislative Hot Topics 2014 for SAM 
MASS Business Meeting
School Size Caucus Notes
Rachel's Challenge - Darrell Scott -  
Contact Pat Audet, SAM Associate Director, with any questions:  
406-442-2510 or
MASS Spring Conference, March 2014 -- Presentation Handouts 
Setting the "STAGEE" for Establishing Measurable Educational Goals presented by Lael Calton, Superintendent & Debbie Fleming, Technology Director, West Yellowstone Schools
Common Core in Action:  Technology Instructional Challenges presented by Lindy Hockenbary, Technology Integration Specialist, RESA4U 
Kids First:  Strategic Thinking and the Planning Around Technology presented by Russ Hendrickson & Jeff Patterson of META 
MASS Fall Conference, September 2013 -- Presentation Handouts