2009 Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Conference






Please join us for our 2nd Annual Conference where charter schools, their leaders, teachers, board members, and adminstrators can come together to learn and network. 


This is the only statewide gathering of charter schools geared toward networking and professional development.  Teacher breakout sessions on Saturday, with the option to receive Continuing Learning Units (CLU's).  

Interested in seeing exactly what type of sessions will be presented at the conference?


Confirmed sessions include:

"Exploring the Board and Principal Relationship"
"Going Green:  How to Green Your School"
"The New Teacher Project: The Widget Effect" 
"Preparing for a Successful Audit" 
"Ruby Payne's: A Framework for Understanding Poverty" 
"Creating Sustainable Funding for your Charter School in These Challenging Economic Times" 
"Healthy Kids: Educating the Whole Child"
"Facilities Planning"
"Charter Renewal"
"Stories of Innovation and Effectiveness: Comprehensive Literacy Interventions at the Elementary, Middle, and High School Level"
"What I Wish I Knew: The First 3 Years of Opening a Charter School" 

"The Data Driven Classroom" 


"New Options for Serving Children with Disabilities-Challenge, Opportunities, and Promising Practices"
"How to Engage Parents as Partners in Student Achievement"
"Developing a System to Reach Back Office Sustainability"
"Coaching for Change"
"What Works: Job-Embedded Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities"
"How Schools Can Lead the Technology Revolution"
"Urban Excellence Framework: A Holistic Approach to Closing the Student Achievement Gap"
 And More.....
Confirmed Presenters:
Leslie Jacobs
Kenneth Campbell
Stefanie Allweiss
Adams & Reese
Edible SchoolYard
New Schools for New Orleans
Recovery School District
The New Teacher Project
Louisiana Department of Education
National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
 Insight Education Group
Abacus Consulting
Folwell Dunbar & Adam Gary
Tom Shepley, New Leaders for New Schools

And More....




We have outgrown last year's venue!  This year the conference will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 1201 Convention Center Boulevard in New Orleans, La.  Limited rooms are available for a special conference price of $79/ night for standard rooms and $129/night for suites.  The Hampton Inn has beautiful meeting space and rooms to accommodate Louisiana's charter schools at this year's conference!  Click HERE to reserve your room today.  To get the conference rates, you must reserve a room by August 11, 2009. 

Keynote Speakers

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dr. Howard Fuller  

Immediately before his appointment as dinstinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University, as well as founding the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, Dr. Fuller served as the Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, June 1991 - June 1995. He is the Chair of the Board of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO); the Chair of the Board of the Wisconsin Municipalities Private School Finance Commission; the Chair of the Board of CEO Leadership Academy and the Chair of the Board of the Alliance for Choices in Education in Milwaukee. Dr. Fuller also serves on the Board of Directors of Transcenter for Youth; the Johnson Foundation; the Joyce Foundation and Advocates for School Choice, and he is a member of the Charter School Review Committee for the City of Milwaukee.    

Saturday, September 12, 2009

 Dr. Yvonne Chan


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Yvonne Chan has confirmed that she will participate in our 2009 conference as keynote speaker on September 12th.   As principal of Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Pacoima, California, Dr. Chan has consistently pushed the limits of education for nearly 40 years as an educator, school leader, and the founder of the first conversion charter school in the nation.  Serving more than 2,000 students, Dr. Chan's school was named the 1995 California Distinguished School and the 1996 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  Dr. Chan is a member  of the California State Board of Education, adjunct professor at UCLA, and a Commissioner at the California City Commission for Youth and Families.  A recipient of the Milken Educator Award, McGraw Hills Distinguished Educator Award, Gleitsman Community Activist Award, Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Hall of Fame.  Chan has relentlessly shared her innovative ideas on education and social reform internationally and has testified before 37 sate legislatures on charter school policies.




Name Sales End Price Fee
Non-Member Full Conference   Ended $215 $5.09
Member Full Conference   Ended $185 $4.49
Teacher or Student   Ended $75 $2.29
Non-Member One day   Ended $140 $3.59
Member One Day   Ended $115 $3.09

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