Sponsored by: CSAN and ACCORD Education

Students first. Advocacy second. Support always.

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Building on last year’s success, 2018’s CSAN Conference, entitled: “New Nevada Horizons,”  promises to deliver more high-quality content and inspiration for charter school leaders and teachers, but also expanded networking opportunities for charter business and service providers.

Thank you for your attendance and support.

In the dynamic and ever-expanding public charter school community in Nevada—we at CSAN, are proud of not just being unique—but of striving every year to be better.

Thank you for helping us at CSAN to do just that.

Pat Hickey
Executive Director
Charter School Association of Nevada

CSAN Mission:

The Charter School Association of Nevada’s mission is to support and expand the number of high-quality public charter schools to all families in Nevada.

Friday, September 21, 2018 Work Shop Topics

  • Pros and Cons of Permanent Facility Financing
  • Using Nevada Choice Scholarships for Transportation and Dual-Credit Courses
  • From the Classroom to the Campus, a Dialog about School Culture
  • Changing Definitions of Success
  • Gamification of Exams
  • Creating and Cultivating a Mindful, Dynamic School Environment
  • Teaching Math for All
  • Learn to Code with iPad
  • Using Pop Culture to Teach Science in the Classroom
  • Opportunity Zones and Facilities
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors: Legal Issues in Student Discipline
  • Teaming: Build Trust and Allow Authority to Spread
  • Edutainment: Live the Learning
  • Guide Learning on iPad with the Classroom App
  • STEAM in the 21st Century Schools
  • Cracking the Code: Guide to Financial Statements
  • Creating Effective Boards
  • Planning for Change, Not Perfection
  • A New Look at Motivation
  • Great Schools, All Kids: Building the Context of School Performance Data with Parents
  • Internal Controls: How to Stay Out of Hot Water
  • An Edupreneurial Operating System
  • Security Perspectives From the White House to the Schoolhouse-The Fundamentals of School Safety
  • Creating a Work Keys College and Career Readiness Culture
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Rubrics-The Superhero in your Curriculum
  • Phenomena-Based Augmentation in the K-5 Science Classroom
  • TECH Rave

SPEAKERS

DAYS

WORKSHOPS

ATTENDEES

Dinner Keynote Speaker

David W. Andrews, Ph.D.

President, National University, Former Dean, Johns Hopkins University

Morning Plenary Speakers

Dr. Carrie Buck

Executive Director, Pinecrest Academy

    Dr. Nancy Brune

    Executive Director Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

      Colin Seale, Esq.

      Think Law, CEO, President CSAN

        Steve Canavero

        Superintendent of Public Instruction - State of Nevada

          John Guedry

          CEO, Bank of Nevada

            David W. Andrews, Ph.D.

            President, National University, Former Dean, Johns Hopkins University

            Special Guests

            Steve Sisolak

            Chair, Clark County Commission (Invited)

              Mitch Fox

              Nevada Broadcaster Association, Dinner MC

                Adam Laxalt

                Nevada Attorney General (Invited)

                  Wes Duncan

                  Candidate for Attorney General

                    Aaron Ford

                    Candidate for Attorney General

                      Mark Hutchinson

                      Nevada Lt. Governor

                        2018 Conference Speakers

                        Rob Tuttle

                        Chief Executive Officer, VOLO

                          Tricia Fox

                          Partnership Manager, Champions

                            Natalie Lane

                            Academic Strategies Specialist, Oasis Academy

                              David Hyun

                              Principal, Red Hook Capital

                                Ann Diggins

                                Coral Academy of Science

                                  Allen Springer

                                  Chief Operating Officer & LSAT Tutor

                                    Wanda Colon Diaz

                                    4th Grade Math Teacher, Mater Academy of Nevada

                                      Sean Hill

                                      Education Director, Sierra Nevada Journeys

                                        Sam Duell

                                        Associate Policy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education

                                          Miguel Gonzales

                                          Assistant Professor, UNLV

                                            Michael Lang

                                            K-5 Technology Teacher Laura Dearing Elementary School Clark County School District

                                              Suellen Turman

                                              Art Teacher, Coral Academy of Science Reno

                                                Stephanie Russell

                                                Digital Coach, Pinecrest Academy

                                                  Kimm Rombardo

                                                  Senior Account Manager, State & Government Partnerships

                                                    Rochelle Tisdale

                                                    Chief Academic Officer, Oasis Academy

                                                      Patricia Haddad M.Ed

                                                      Manager, Community Impact Initiatives, Opportunity 180

                                                        Deniece Nohara

                                                        Principal, Discovery Charter Schools

                                                          Molly Dahl

                                                          Author, Teacher, and Consultant, Youth Positive

                                                            Matt Palmer

                                                            President, Project Exploration Nevada

                                                              Lisa Dzierbicki

                                                              Education Programs Professional, State Public Charter School Authority

                                                                Josh Lamers

                                                                Agency President & Owner, The Horace Mann Companies

                                                                  Kerry Eaton

                                                                  Partner, Drinkwater Eaton Law Offices

                                                                    Jordan Nelson

                                                                    Academics and Accountability Director , Nevada State High School

                                                                      Jonathan Yutuc

                                                                      Principal, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas- Tamarus Campus

                                                                        Janet Chaffin

                                                                        Accountability and Data Coordinator, Nevada State High School

                                                                          Susan Hendricks

                                                                            Katrina Hashimoto

                                                                            Science Facilitator, Doral Academy of Nevada

                                                                              Michael Spangler

                                                                              Dean, School of Advanced and Applied Technologies, College of Southern Nevada

                                                                                Leigh Berdrow

                                                                                Director, ACE Charter High School

                                                                                  Ryan Costella

                                                                                  Director of Strategic Initiatives, Click Bond, Inc.

                                                                                    Bethany Mickey

                                                                                    Assistant Principal, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas Tamarus Campus

                                                                                      Art Willans

                                                                                      Executive Director, A Child's World

                                                                                        Aaron West

                                                                                        CEO, Nevada Builders Alliance

                                                                                          Chris McBride, Ph.D.

                                                                                          Superintendent, Nevada Connections Academy

                                                                                            Veronica Brooks

                                                                                            Director of Policy for NACSA

                                                                                              Randall J. Kirner, Ed.D.

                                                                                              Former Assemblyman

                                                                                                Mark J. Gardberg

                                                                                                Partner, Howard & Howard Attorneys

                                                                                                  Kristin Dietz

                                                                                                  Vice President of Client Management and Financial Compliance

                                                                                                    Adam Johnson

                                                                                                    Executive Director - Democracy Prep of Las Vegas, NV

                                                                                                      Assemblywoman Jill Tolles

                                                                                                      Assembly Education Committee

                                                                                                        Patrick Gavin

                                                                                                        Executive Director - Nevada State Public Charter School Authority

                                                                                                          John Haynal

                                                                                                          Receiver, Discovery Charter School

                                                                                                            Matt Avsar

                                                                                                            CEO of Accord Education

                                                                                                              Jeff Hinton

                                                                                                              2014 Nevada Teacher of the Year, A-TECH, Las Vegas

                                                                                                                Senator Scott Hammond

                                                                                                                CSAN Board Member Founding Member, Somerset Academy Charter School

                                                                                                                  Felicia Ortiz

                                                                                                                  Member, Nevada State Board of Education

                                                                                                                    Senator Mo Denis

                                                                                                                    Chair Senate Education Committee

                                                                                                                      Victor Salcido

                                                                                                                      Academica, Northern Nevada

                                                                                                                        Dr. Wendi Hawk

                                                                                                                        Chief Academic Officer at Nevada State High School

                                                                                                                          Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson

                                                                                                                          Chair Assembly Education Committee

                                                                                                                            Karen Evans

                                                                                                                            Director of Accountability ACCORD Education

                                                                                                                              Annette Dawson Owens

                                                                                                                              Fellow, Building Excellent Schools

                                                                                                                                John Hawk

                                                                                                                                Chief Operations Officer, Nevada State High School

                                                                                                                                  Jason Guinasso

                                                                                                                                  Chairman--Nevada Charter Authority

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Kimberly Regan

                                                                                                                                    Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School (SNACS)

                                                                                                                                      Brian Scroggins

                                                                                                                                      Deputy Director of State Public Charter School Authority

                                                                                                                                        Bill Noonan

                                                                                                                                        Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at Boyd Gaming

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                                                                                                                                          REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

                                                                                                                                          Thursday Sessions
                                                                                                                                          $75
                                                                                                                                          • All Member Regional Meeting and Luncheon
                                                                                                                                          • Administrative Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
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                                                                                                                                          Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          $100
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • After Dinner Bowling
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                                                                                                                                          • Administrative Workshops/Breakout Sessions
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                                                                                                                                          Thursday Sessions and Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          $175
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                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
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                                                                                                                                          Bonus! Bowling after the opening dinner on Thursday night. The first 50 guests are free!

                                                                                                                                          REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

                                                                                                                                          Friday Sessions
                                                                                                                                          $125
                                                                                                                                          • Plenary Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Box Lunch and CSAN Raffle
                                                                                                                                          • Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Vendor Raffle
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
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                                                                                                                                          Friday Session and Thursday Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          $200
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Plenary Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Box Lunch and CSAN Raffle
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                                                                                                                                          Entire Conference
                                                                                                                                          $250
                                                                                                                                          • All Member Regional Meeting and Luncheon
                                                                                                                                          • Administrative Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Plenary Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Box Lunch and CSAN Raffle
                                                                                                                                          • Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Vendor Raffle
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                                                                                                                                          Business/Community Advocate - Entire Conference
                                                                                                                                          $275
                                                                                                                                          • All Member Regional Meeting and Luncheon
                                                                                                                                          • Administrative Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Plenerary Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Box Lunch and CSAN Raffle
                                                                                                                                          • Friday Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Vendor Raffle
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                                                                                                                                          Business/Community Advocate - Opening Dinner Only
                                                                                                                                          $125
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • All Member Regional Meeting and Luncheon
                                                                                                                                          • Administrative Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Plenerary Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Box Lunch and CSAN Raffle
                                                                                                                                          • Friday Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Vendor Raffle
                                                                                                                                          Add to Cart
                                                                                                                                          Business/Community Advocate - Conference Only
                                                                                                                                          $200
                                                                                                                                          • All Member Regional Meeting and Luncheon
                                                                                                                                          • Administrative Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Plenerary Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Box Lunch and CSAN Raffle
                                                                                                                                          • Friday Workshops/Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                          • Vendor Raffle
                                                                                                                                          • Opening Dinner
                                                                                                                                          • Keynote Speaker
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                                                                                                                                          Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

                                                                                                                                          Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2018 Nevada Charter Schools Conference to position yourself as a go-to provider for this growing movement. The number of charter schools and students being served in Nevada charter schools is continuing an upward trajectory making it a perfect market for your company’s growth. Bonus! Sponsors and Exhibitors are invited to go bowling on Thursday after the opening dinner. Your cost for bowling will be covered by CSAN.

                                                                                                                                          Be a Conference Sponsor!

                                                                                                                                          • Organization/Business description in the conference program
                                                                                                                                          • Logo on conference banners
                                                                                                                                          • VIP Reception and Opening Dinner recognition
                                                                                                                                          • Additional sponsorship opportunities are available

                                                                                                                                          For more information about becoming a conference sponsor, please contact Executive Director Pat Hickey at ExecutiveDirectorCSAN@gmail.com or call (775) 762-8006.

                                                                                                                                          Be a Conference Exhibitor!

                                                                                                                                          • Exhibitor tables available
                                                                                                                                          • Prominent networking opportunities
                                                                                                                                          • Conference program recognition
                                                                                                                                          • VIP Reception
                                                                                                                                          • All conference meals included

                                                                                                                                          For more information about becoming a conference exhibitor, please contact Executive Director Pat Hickey at ExecutiveDirectorCSAN@gmail.com or call (775) 762-8006.

                                                                                                                                          Registration for Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Ends

                                                                                                                                          Friday, August 17, 2018!

                                                                                                                                          FAQ

                                                                                                                                          Frequently Asked Questions

                                                                                                                                          What is the dress code for the Conference?

                                                                                                                                          The dress code for the conference is business casual.

                                                                                                                                          What is the dress code for the opening dinner?

                                                                                                                                          The dress code for the dinner is cocktail semi-formal.

                                                                                                                                          What time is hotel check-in/check-out?

                                                                                                                                          Check-in time is 3pm.

                                                                                                                                          Check-out time is 11am.

                                                                                                                                          What should I bring?

                                                                                                                                          Laptops, smartphones, etc. are welcomed and, especially laptops, encouraged.

                                                                                                                                          Where and when does the conference take place?

                                                                                                                                          The conference will be held on the second floor at The Orleans Conference Center – Sept. 21st and 22nd.

                                                                                                                                          How do I book a room at The Orleans with the discount?

                                                                                                                                          Visit The Orleans website using the following link: www.orleanscasino.com/groups. Use the Group Name:  Charter School Association of Nevada and Registration ID:  7CHSF09. In order to get the group rates, you must book your room no later than August 22, 2017. Please contact The Orleans directly if you have any problems with booking a room at 1-800-522-4700.

                                                                                                                                          When is the registration deadline?

                                                                                                                                          Early Bird registration ends September 4, 2017.

                                                                                                                                          Can I register on-site?

                                                                                                                                          Yes, on a space available basis. Registration is limited and CSAN cannot guarantee registration on-site due to space constraints.  

                                                                                                                                          The Orleans Conference Center - Las Vegas, NV

                                                                                                                                          4500 West Tropicana Avenue
                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas, NV

                                                                                                                                          Hotel Reservations:

                                                                                                                                          Visit The Orleans website using the following link: wwww.orleanscasino.com/groups

                                                                                                                                          The group code is A8CCC09 and is available for September 19th, 20th and 21st, Reservations must be booked under this code for the dates above on or prior to their cut off date of Saturday September 1, 2018.

                                                                                                                                          Contact Us

                                                                                                                                          Have a question? Need additional information?

                                                                                                                                          Charter School Association of Nevada
                                                                                                                                          P.O. Box 97601
                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas, NV 89193-7601

                                                                                                                                          Email – info@nvcharterconference.org