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Best Practices Summit Save the Date

BPS Schedule

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 
BPS (Day 1)

7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote  

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Presentations

12:00p.m. - 12:15p.m.

Break

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Break

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Presentations
           

Thursday, May 26, 2016
BPS (Day 2)

7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks



 

Featured PRESENTERS

    Greetings by Mr. Mark Evans, Superintendent, Omaha Public Schools | Welcome by Dr. Charles Rankin, Executive Director, Midwest Equity Assistance Center | Opening & Closing Remarks by Mr. Sharif Liwaru, Director, OPS Office of Equity & Diversity |  Mistress of Ceremony, by Dr. Bonnie Perry Adams, Program Director of OPS Parrish School |  Keynote Presenter I: Mr. Ako Kambon, President & Chief Executive Officer of Visionary Leaders Institute | Concurrent Presenter: Alana Schriver, MPH, Refugee Specialist, Omaha Public Schools | Concurrent Presenter: Dr. H. Prentice Baptiste, College of Ed Professor, New Mexico State University | Concurrent Presenter: Dr. Abdin Noboa-Rios, President/Author, Innovative Consultants International, Inc. |  Co-Concurrent Presenters: Dr. Wendy Loewenstein & Ms. Kala Morrissey, Omaha Public Schools | Concurrent Presenter: Alonzo Edmundo, Chief Technology Officer, Visionary Leaders Institute | Concurrent Presenter: Dr. Eleanor Coleman, Project Director, Minnesota Humanities Center | Concurrent Presenter: Dr. Tommy Watson, Speaker, Coach, & Consultant, Minnesota Humanities Center |  Keynote Presenter II: Erin Gruwell, Educator & Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation, www.freedomwritersfoundation.org | Co-Concurrent Presenters: Ms. Cindy Tierney, M.Ed., Executive Director & Director of Operations & Mr. Jay Wilson, B.A., Director, Concord Mediation Center | Concurrent Presenter: Dr. Shonta Smith, Associate Professor, SE Missouri State University - Dept of Elementary, Early, & Special Ed. |   Co-Concurrent Presenters: Dr. Wendy Loewenstein & Ms. Melissa Cleaver, Instructional Technology Trainers, OPS I.M.S. | Keynote Presenter III: Dr. Victor Rios, Researcher & Professor, UC Berkeley - Sociology | Keynote Presenter IV: Dr. Ernest Morrell, Director, Institute for Urban & Minority Education.

BPS Conference

LOCATION:

Hilton Omaha Hotel and Conference Center
1001 Cass Street, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
Omaha, NE 68102
Click here for a map and directions. If you are reserving a hotel room, please make sure to ask for the "Best Practices Summit" rate. You'll be charged $159, per night; plus 18.16% tax, per night.
PRICING:  For OPS employees, the registration fee will be paid by the District. For NON OPS participants, the registration fee is $110; which includes the speakers, parking in the Hilton parking garage, and all meals. 
PARKING:  Please bring your Hilton Omaha parking garage ticket, to the BPS registration desk; located at the top of the elevators, from the hotel lobby. The registration attendee will issue a "free" validation sticker for that Hilton Omaha parking garage ticket. A "free"  validation sticker only applies to the Hilton Omaha parking garage; which is attached to the hotel. We are unable to validate your parking ticket if you park anywhere outside of the Hilton Omaha Parking Garage. Please note, one Summit participant equals one validation sticker, per day. The actual parking ticket must be seen by the registration desk attendant in order to receive the validation sticker, for the ticket.

MENU:  There will be beverages, a traditional continental breakfast served both mornings and a boxed lunch meal on Day 1; which is included in your registration fee. Please let us know if you have a gluten allergy; for the boxed lunch meal.

SPONSORED BY:  Omaha Public Schools; Office of Equity and Diversity, Human Resources/Staff Development, and Title I; Midwest Equity Assistance Center; Minnesota Humanities Center; Scholastic


What should you bring? If possible, your fully charged mobile device and business cards; this is a great opportunity to network! 

 

Contact

Mr. Sharif Liwaru
Director, Title IX Coordinator, & OPS Strategic Planning Lead Manager
OPS Office of Equity and Diversity
Email: sharif.liwaru@ops.org
Phone: 531.299.0307
Fax: 531.299.0367