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Insights Summit 2019

MARCH 13 – 15, 2019

Frustrated by a constant lack of time to focus on the big picture? Wondering if you’re really maximizing your Frontline solutions?

Make time to think bigger! At Insights Summit 2019, Frontline Education’s annual education conference, you’ll get ideas, strategies, and product training and consulting to help you be even more efficient and strategic.

 
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Bring Big Ideas Back to Your District

In a packed few days at Insights Summit 2019, you’ll get strategies to help you immediately improve your work and use of Frontline solutions. That includes big ideas from keynote speakers, success strategies from other districts AND hands-on learning to get the most from your products!

 
 

K-12 Strategies for Success

K-12 Strategies for Success

Want to learn what’s working for other school districts? Over a dozen Frontline clients and K-12 experts will be sharing their secrets for success in a variety of keynote, general and breakout sessions. You’ll hear their lessons learned and get actionable tips you can apply at your school system.

 

Maximize Your Frontline Solutions

Maximize Your Frontline Solutions

Explore specific topics tied to your Frontline solutions with hands-on learning and consulting workshops. More than just which buttons to push, you’ll learn how to strategically leverage the systems to save more time and get more return on your Frontline investment!

 

Meet 1-on-1 with Frontline Experts

Meet 1-on-1 with Frontline Experts

Have a burning question on how to use one of the Frontline solutions? We can help! We’ll have Frontline experts on hand to help guide you through any questions or new features you want to try. Plus, you’ll be able to explore other solutions that complement what you already have.

 

Network and Relax!

Network… and Relax!

Insights Summit is a great opportunity to build your professional network and meet others in roles like yours. It doesn’t have to be all work talk, either… we’ll have plenty of fun activities AND you’ll be staying at one of the best luxury hotels in all of Orlando (included in your registration)!

 
 

Why Attend?

Here are just a few of the reasons to register for Insights Summit 2019 now:

 
  • Hear real-life strategies from other districts to help improve your work
  • Learn how to get more out of your Frontline solutions – and bring immediate ROI to your district
  • Get your burning product questions answered!
  • Build relationships with peers in similar roles
  • Enjoy a mini-vacation at a luxury hotel in sunny Florida
 

Area Attractions

Come and stay steps away from endless fun and relaxation!

 

At the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes*

Rest and Relaxation:

  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Outdoor heated pools and whirlpools
  • Lazy River Pool
  • Sauna
  • In-room Entertainment

 

Activities and Adventure:

  • 18-hole golf course
  • Jogging trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Game room and video games
  • Sunrise Safari
  • Eco-Tours on Shingle Creek, the headwaters to the Florida Everglades
  • Shuttles to/from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s EPCOT, Universal Studies and Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld Orlando

 

Dining:

  • 3 popular restaurants, lounge, café and pool bar
  • Starbucks®
  • Local restaurant delivery

*Additional fees may apply

 

Local Attractions (Average weather in March: 78° / 58° 😀)

SeaWorld Adventure Park – 4 miles from Hotel

Discovery Cove – 4 miles from Hotel

Walt Disney World Resort – 14 miles from Hotel

Aquatica – 4 miles from Hotel

Universal Orlando Resort – 6 miles from Hotel

The Mall at Millenia – 16 miles from Hotel

Kennedy Space Center – 50 miles from Hotel

Central Florida Zoo – 60 miles from Hotel

Daytona Beach – 65 miles from Hotel

Amway Center – 16 miles from Hotel

 

Who Should Attend?

District and school leaders as well as aspiring leaders and system administrators will come away with ideas, strategies and the latest product knowledge!

Attendees may include (but are not limited to):

  • Superintendents
  • Assistant superintendents
  • Principals
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Curriculum/Instruction and PD professionals
  • Business managers
  • Technology managers
 

Featured Speakers

We’re bringing some of the best and brightest minds in K-12 education to Insights Summit 2019! Learn the secrets of successful education leaders, plus the latest in education research and strategies.

Details

Summit Marriot

Date

March 13 – 15, 2019

Location

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes | Orlando, FL

Registration Now Closed

Early Bird Special

$799/person*

(including all sessions, lodging, food and Frontline-sponsored events)

* This heavily discounted rate is a special one-time fee for the launch of the Insights Summit!

Regular Admission

$899/person

(including all sessions, lodging, food and Frontline-sponsored events)

Convince Your Boss

Justify Your Trip

Get approval to attend Insights Summit 2019!

We know it isn’t always easy to get approval for professional development and travel spending. So we’ve put together a handy letter you can download and customize to share with leadership! Download the Justify Your Trip letter.  

Here are a few of the key benefits you might want to highlight:

  • The event is very competitively priced, and the $799 early bird rate includes lodging for two nights, plus meals and activities at the event!
  • You’ll be able to get both best practices from education leaders AND product-focused learning to maximize your Frontline investment
  • Network, brainstorm and learn from over 100 other education professionals
  • Spend 1-on-1 time with a Frontline expert to get product questions answered

Other questions holding you back from registering? Send us a line at events@frontlineed.com

 

Agenda

*Please note, the agenda is tentative and subject to change.

 
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2:00pm - 7:00pm

Rotunda

Conference Registration

4:00pm - Onward

Hotel Front Desk

Hotel Check-In Opens at JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Valencia Terrace / Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Welcome Reception

Time

Track

Topic

Details

7:00am - 8:00am

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am

 

 

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Welcome to Insights Summit 2019!

Jim Catalino — Welcome

Juliet Correll, Director of Education & Learning Strategy

8:30am - 9:15am

Big Ideas

Change Management, Teacher Motivation

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

The Teacher’s Quest for Progress

Tom Arnett, Senior Research Fellow, Education | Christensen Institute

School improvement initiatives rarely consider teachers’ goals and challenges in their day-to-day work with their students. Using a framework and theory called Jobs to be Done, Thomas Arnett uncovers what motivates teachers to change their instructional practices and then highlights how this theory can inform innovation in schools.

Followed by Q&A

9:15am - 10:00am

 

 

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 4

Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am

Big Ideas

Educational Leadership

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

What’s on the Education Horizon? Strategic Leadership in an Evolving Space

Hanna Skandera, former Secretary of Education for the State of New Mexico | Editor-in-Chief of The Line

We are at a pivotal moment in education and as divides become increasingly apparent, we have an opportunity – a responsibility – as leaders to be agile and responsive. In this keynote, Hanna Skandera, Editor-in-Chief of The Line and CEO of Mile High Strategies, will discuss the global changes we are witnessing across the education landscape and the emerging themes and innovations on the horizon. She will discuss key characteristics of an impactful leader in this evolving space and how to contribute to education.

Followed by Q&A

11:00am - 11:45am

Big Ideas

Equity

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 2

Dr. Dorothea Gordon, Executive Director of Special Education | Grand Prairie Independent School District, TX

Guiding Questions:

  • How do you define equity in education?
  • How have educational services evolved over time?
  • How have historical precedents informed our work now in serving scholars with special needs?


In this session, we will explore the evolution of education for scholars with disabilities from anti-discrimination law to reauthorization of IDEA.


 

Big Ideas

Change Management, Educational Leadership

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 3

Dr. Melissa Varley, Chief School Administrator | Florham Park Board of Education, NJ

In this session, you will see how district and building leaders can create growth amongst teachers by building their leadership skills. Dr. Melissa Varley will discuss the trials and tribulations, along with the successes of creating a culture change in a small district. In this session, she will discuss adult theory, leadership theory, and egalitarian norms. She focuses on change to create a more academic, challenging environment.

11:45am - 12:45pm

 

 

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Best Practices

Human Resources, Technology

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 2

Systems Thinking in Human Resources Applications

Dr. Russell Miller, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources | Andover Public Schools, KS

This session will provide an overview of a Kansas school district's journey toward integrating a number of disparate systems and software applications to better support applicants, employees, and supervisors in the daily work of the district, and how Frontline Education contributed to that process. The journey isn't over, but the story will provide a foundation for attendees who may be seeking a more seamless approach to managing system processes in their districts.


Best Practices

Professional Learning

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 3

Using Micro-credentials to Foster a Culture of Learning

Cindy Phillips, Executive Director | Weilenmann School of Discovery, UT

Learn how one Utah public charter school enhanced their professional growth program with job-embedded, classroom-focused Micro-Credentials. See how teachers at the Weilenmann School of Discovery embraced Micro-Credentials as a way to supplement their prescriptive professional development and personalize their individual learning plans. Hear teacher testimonials about how this new approach to professional growth has made a difference in the classroom and in overall job satisfaction.


Solution Learning

Recruiting and Hiring

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 1

Proactive Recruiting: Taking Your Posting to the Next Level

Are you getting the most from Frontline Recruiting & Hiring? Not if you’re not using Proactive Recruiting! Get tips and tricks for maximizing your job postings.


Solution Learning

Professional Learning

Marbella 2

Data-Informed Decisions for Professional Learning

Learn how to use Frontline Professional Growth’s reporting tools to make data-driven decisions.


Solution Learning

Employee Absences

Marbella 1

Getting Comfortable with Report Writer

Not sure you’re getting the best use out of the Report Writer in Frontline Absence & Time? You’ll come away comfortable and confident in your ability to use this important tool.

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 4

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Best Practices

Recruiting & Hiring

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 2

Next Generation Recruitment Audit

Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director | Corvallis School District, OR & Cydney Miller, Solutions Consultant | Frontline Education

With millennials representing more than half of the workforce in the US, recruiting and retention efforts have to shift to meet the priorities and focus of this next generation. The Corvallis School District and Frontline Education partnered together to create a model for districts to audit their current recruitment practices and identify opportunities to implement proactive recruiting strategies that will help attract and retain employees in this generation. During this session, we will take a deeper dive into our journey starting with understanding the generational dynamics and then reviewing the process from the beginning to where the district is currently. By walking through the audit with the Corvallis School District, we will provide an actionable model for an internal audit, review of best practice recruitment strategies, and demonstrate how to turn them into actionable strategies to support and enhance your teacher recruitment.


Best Practices

Professional Learning

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 3

Measuring the Impact of Professional Learning

Marguerite Dimgba, Professional Learning Director | Greece Central School District, NY

Are you wondering how to use all of the data in Frontline to help you assess impact and plan future programming? Then this is the session for you! Come learn how the Greece Central School worked with Frontline to align their professional learning to district goals as well as state and national benchmarks. Leave this session with practical strategies you can bring back to your district.


Solution Learning

Employee Absences, Recruiting and Hiring

Marbella 1

Key Performance Indicators: Delivered Actionable Data

Dig into your hiring and absence data, learning how to benchmark and spot true insights for action.


Solution Learning

Employee Records

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 1

Taking Frontline Central to the Next Level

Learn how you can go paperless and manage employee records with workflows, form templates, reporting tools and more.


Solution Learning

Employee Absences, Time & Attendance

Marbella 2

The Full Picture of Attendance: How Absence and Time Work Together

Tracking employee absences through Absence & Substitute Management is half the puzzle – but are you also taking full advantage of the seamless integration with Time & Attendance? Learn how information and processes move seamlessly within Frontline Absence & Time, and how you can adjust your settings to maximize efficiency and user experience.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Reflection & Action

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Free time

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Cocktail Reception & Civil Discourse Dinner

Enjoy an evening of delicious food and an opportunity to engage in real-time civil discourse with your colleagues around critical topics in education. Learn more here.

Time

Track

Topic

Details

7:00am - 8:00am

 

 

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Breakfast

8:00am - 8:45am

Big Ideas

Educational Leadership

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 3

Pushing the Pendulum: Leadership Lessons, Laughs, and More from the Rockstar Principals

Dr. Nick Indeglio and Jonathan Ross – The “Rock Star Principals”

Join the “Boss” Jon Ross and the “Doctor of Proctors” Nick Indeglio as they share wisdom from years of building level leadership along with unique insights from their wildly popular “Rock Star Principals’ Podcast” which has over 100,000 listeners across the globe. Rather than waiting for the “pendulum to shift” in the educational world, the Rock Star Principals advocate for pushing the pendulum off the rails entirely. Their entertaining and interactive presentation will feature the 5 most important educational leadership lessons, the 11 P’s of Leadership, 21st Century ideas for student engagement, utilizing technology as an amplifier, and embracing Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creative Problem Solving as necessary student skills. Their high energy approach incorporates humor, pop culture, and real-world experience for a one of a kind event!

9:00am - 9:45am

Big Ideas

 

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

Frontline Vision & Panel

Learn where Frontline’s headed, with exciting advances into voice-activated data, data integration, embedded benchmarking reports and much more.

9:45am - 10:15am

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 4

Networking Break

 

10:15am - 11:00am

Best Practices

Employee Absences

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 2

Improve Communication: Total Savings: $700,000, Total cost: $0

Bruce Chaffin, Human Resources Director | Livingston Parish Public Schools, LA

Bruce Chaffin, Livingston Parish Public Schools HR Director will show how improving communication and educating employees helped them save over $700,000 in one school year. This was accomplished through running reports using the Absence Management system.


Best Practices

Human Resources, Finance

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 3

Leading HR with Confidence: How to Take Employee Management to the Next Level with Frontline HRMS & Recruiting

Rick Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources | Lubbock Independent School District, TX & Annamary Holbrook, Director of Solutions Consulting | Frontline Education

Learn how Lubbock ISD is driving employee management, including recruiting, compensation, benefits and position management – all in one offering from Frontline Education.


Solution Learning

Recruiting and Hiring

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 1

Understanding the Req to Rec Process

Do you know how Frontline Recruiting & Hiring and Frontline Central support the entire Req to Rec process? Come learn and assess how you can better use the systems in this way!


Solution Learning

Professional Learning

Marbella 1

Teacher-Driven & Personalized Professional Learning

Many districts struggle to maintain a catalog of PD opportunities. Uncover how to engage learners in what THEY would like to learn using Frontline Professional Growth.


Solution Learning

Employee Absences

Marbella 2

Employee Absence Reporting: Improving Efficiencies & Reducing Absenteeism

Learn how to leverage reports in Frontline Absence & Time to examine workflow inefficiencies and identify important absence trends.

11:00am - 11:30am

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 4

Networking Break

 

11:30am - 12:15pm

Best Practices

Employee Absences

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 3

Employee “Mental Health Day” Absences – Who Has Time for That?

Anna Miller, Human Resource Director | Lumberton Independent School District, TX

Learn from a school district’s journey using creative attendance incentives to improve employee absentee rates from “mental health/non-sickness” absences.


Best Practices

Human Resources, Technology

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 2

Systems Thinking in Human Resources Applications

Dr. Russell Miller, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources | Andover Public Schools, KS

This session will provide an overview of a Kansas school district's journey toward integrating a number of disparate systems and software applications to better support applicants, employees, and supervisors in the daily work of the district, and how Frontline Education contributed to that process. The journey isn't over, but the story will provide a foundation for attendees who may be seeking a more seamless approach to managing system processes in their districts.


Solution Learning

Recruiting and Hiring

Marbella 2

Coming Down the Pipeline: Efficiently Managing Candidates

Still relying on manual processes to manage your candidate pipeline? Learn how Frontline Recruiting & Hiring can mirror your process and keep you organized.


Solution Learning

Professional Learning

Marbella 1

Effective Management of Frontline Professional Growth

Getting stuck on certain parts of the system? Come hear tips and tricks from Frontline experts and other system administrators.


Solution Learning

Employee Records

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 1

Taking Frontline Central to the Next Level

Learn how you can go paperless and manage employee records with workflows, form templates, reporting tools and more.

12:15pm - 1:00pm

Mediterranean Ballroom Salon 5

“Grab & Go” Lunch

FAQs

Here are a few quick answers to other questions you might have about the event.

 
 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach us at events@frontlineed.com