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Facilities Projects in a Time of Risk and Uncertainty: Advice for Charter School Boards

May 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We will hear from national experts and practitioners, who will share their perspectives and advice, and answer your questions. Tuesday May 5th, 3:00-4:30 pm EST Panelists: Rich Billings, Partner, Charter School Growth Fund David Umansky, CEO, Civic Builders Facilitator: Carrie Irvin, CEO, Education Board Partners

Embrace Financial Stewardship: Key Questions Charter School Board Members Need to Ask in These Uncertain Times

May 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As times become more uncertain, budgeting, a core board responsibility, becomes more difficult. Boards need to be prepared to ask the right questions and plan for many possible financial scenarios. Join our expert panel for a presentation on how to best operate in this unique environment in order to protect your school’s resources. Come prepared with your questions. Panel: Melissa Carollo, Finance and Operations Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) Samira Estlai and Anita Landecker, ExEd Moderator: Lucy…

Rural Educators Together

May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A space for rural educators and rural school leaders to connect with one another for community and immediate problem solving as they navigate the challenges unique to rural education in the midst of COVID-19. Participants will share their own problem of practice while learning from the challenges, successes and approaches of others in rural education. If you’re interested but unable to participate in a Zoom conference call due to limited internet/phone service, you can still register to receive an email…

How Charter Schools Can Lead a Coordinated Community Response in Times of Crisis

May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register now to celebrate how the charter school community has gone above and beyond to serve families during the coronavirus pandemic. We will recognize the amazing efforts of our 2020 Above and Beyond honorees, all of which have truly served their communities in a number of creative ways—including some that can be replicated at any school! We will also hear from former United States Senator and National Alliance Board Member Mary Landrieu and take a deep dive into the partnership…

Charter Conversations: Jana Wilcox Lavin

May 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In her role as Executive Director of Opportunity 180, Jana spearheads the organization’s philanthropic investments to provide more kids high-quality education, more resources and data about schools to families, and more great neighborhood schools in Clark County, Nevada. She brings her perspective on keeping focused in challenging times.

Literacy in a Changing World

May 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Collaborative Leadership to Support Teachers and Students During Remote Learning

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Now, more than ever, instructional coaches and technology leaders are collaborating to provide leadership and support to teachers and students learning from home. These Future Ready Schools® (FRS) leaders believe that all students deserve equitable access to high-quality digital resources and innovative learning environments. Working together, they assess, rethink, and redesign traditional learning to support remote learning. In this webinar, our guests will share their stories about how their collaborative partnerships support teachers, students, and the community during these unprecedented times. They will share the successes and challenges they encountered as they quickly shifted instruction from a…

Charter Conversations: Dr. Marco Clark

May 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This Founder & CEO’s tough love approach to inspiring his Washington D.C. students to academic achievement earned him the reputation for being America’s Toughest Principal. He brings his passionate and purposeful guidance to us on how to “Man the Block” in every situation.

Charter Conversations: Paul Morrissey

May 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Founder & Director of San Antonio’s successful Compass Rose Academy pushes for excellence by raising the bar on education. His “high expectations, productive struggle, and fanatical support” pillars lift the students and staff to reach that bar. He shares how those guideposts have served his organization during the shift to an online educational landscape.

Planning Instruction for the Fall in the Wake of COVID-19

June 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Co-hosted with the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) and the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), this webinar will focus on sharing accessible, intentional, and equity-centered instructional practices as Washington leaders plan for a range of back-to-school scenarios. Date: June 2, 2020 Time: 11:30-12:30 pm Pacific Register here We will be joined by: Dr. Ivan Duran, Superintendent of Bellevue School District, which serves over 20,000 students Janel Keating Hambly, Superintendent of White River School District, which serves over 4,100 students Abby…

Charter Conversations: Matt Strong & Monica White

June 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Founders of a game-changing technical education academy in Idaho infuse into their students a deep belief in second chances, the importance of social-emotional development, and how to take ownership of their lives as the critical pathway to success. They will share how to utilize those skills during times of crisis.

Practical Application of Virtual Education— Innovation Strategies, Best Practices, Testimonials

June 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Frank Brogan, as he leads a panel discussion on the practical application of virtual learning with education practitioners across the country. This forum will provide information and resources to establish or develop innovative virtual learning capabilities in preparation for successful distance learning in the future. This event aims to address experiences from different people who, like many of you, have found themselves searching for…

Building Strong School-to-Community Partnerships to Support Student-Centered Learning

June 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Strong family-school-community partnerships are critical when transitioning to student-centered learning. The relationship between the school and the community can strengthen, support, and transform the learning process for students. Through the Future Ready Schools®(FRS) framework, specifically the community partnerships gear, schools and districts are encouraged to create formal and informal connections with families, local businesses, and organizations to advance the development of their student-centered learning initiative. It is important for schools to embrace their role as a pivotal component of the…

CSP Grant Introductory Webinar – Round 4

September 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This Charter School Grant workshop announces the CSP grant, explain how to apply, and to answer questions. Please see to see if your school meets eligibility requirements.

Mandatory CSP Applicant Training

October 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This Charter School Grant workshop announces the CSP grant, explain how to apply, and to answer questions. Please see to see if your school meets eligibility requirements.

Parents and Teachers Speak Out on Learning During COVID-19

June 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of its $22 million Communities of Excellence federal Charter School Program (CSP) grant, Bluum promised to engage parents and stakeholders through focus groups and surveys over the 5-year grant term. To lead this work we contracted with the highly-respected FDR Group to give “voice to the stakeholders and communities where charter schools have opened or expanded under the CSP grant.” We wanted to know things like how did the school leaders hold up according to teachers? Will parents…

Rescheduled: How to Lead in Uncertain and Stressful Times

October 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Charter School Grant workshop announces the CSP grant, explain how to apply, and to answer questions. Please see to see if your school meets eligibility requirements.

Together Teacher: Create a Personal Organization System

November 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Teachers are coping with unprecedented pressure and strain this year. There is so much to keep organized and it can be hard to manage tasks and time so that they can maintain some balance in their lives. Because of this, Bluum and Teach for America Idaho are partnering to provide teachers with training on how to manage it all and still have a life outside of work. This virtual training is free of charge for your teachers as a thank…

Leadership in Times of Stress: How to Put People First in the Digital World

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Entering our third year of COVID and an ever-growing world of uncertainty from the workforce to war, leadership is harder now than ever before. One thing is certain. Leaders must be more intentional than ever, making sure their cups are full before pouring too much into those around them. Join us May 18th, for a discussion with nationally recognized motivational speaker, entrepreneurial leader, veteran, and author, Mike Erwin. This free event will take place in the Idaho State Capitol's Lincoln Auditorium, May 18, 2022, from 10am-12pm. About Mike Erwin…

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