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Friday, August 5 • 8:30am - 10:15am
Real World Learning and Success Ready LIMITED
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Limited Capacity seats available

8:30 - 9 AM Real World Learning Part 3
with Dr. Jason Snodgrass, Superintendent at Fort Osage Schools.
Many rural school leaders serving communities with limited business resources often view this context as a barrier to providing students with Real World Learning experiences. Hear how one district in Missouri’s northwest region has a creative approach for how smaller, more rural school districts can create opportunities for students to have internships and other authentic real world experiences.

9 - 9:20 AM What do we know about the Success Ready Students Initiative Part 1
with Dr. Craig Carson, Assistant Superintendent at Ozark Public Schools.
Dr. Carson was one of the small group facilitators for the DESE Success Ready Students Work Group (SRSWG). He will share an overview of the processes and the professional learning in which the group engaged, and provide insight around the recommendations from these 100 Missouri stakeholders. The SRSWG work focused on creating a competency-based, personalized learning approach and a redesigned assessment system for all levels of the educational spectrum including: classroom, building, district and state.

9:20 - 9:50 AM What do we know about the Success Ready Students Initiative. Part 2
with Dr. Pam Hedgpeth, Executive Director for GOCSD.
Dr. Hedgpeth was one of the facilitators who led the DESE Success Ready Students Work Group. She will provide details regarding the Work Group’s recommendation for creating Innovation Zones. She will share the various opportunities for interested districts to engage in a network of designing innovative practices (including redesigning the current assessment system) and professional learning opportunities around competency-based learning.

9:50 - 10:15 AM Leading in Complex Budget Times
with Dr. John Jungmann and Dr. Jason Hoffman, Directors at MoCAAT
These experts will provide insight around this timely topic. This session was added to help district and building leaders consider action related to recent legislation including: ESSER, Transportation Funds, Teacher Salary Grants, Career Ladder, and upcoming shifts in WADA. These are difficult times for school leaders to know how to budget effectively. Jason Hoffman and John Jungmann with a combined 40+ years of experience in school leadership in the state of Missouri, will provide updates regarding issues and opportunities facing districts in the area of school finance and lead a discussion regarding how districts are budgeting, spending and forecasting for the future during these unpredictable times.


Dr. John Jungman

Director, MoCAAT

Dr. Jason Hoffman

Director, MoCATT

Dr. Craig Carson

Assistant Superintendent, Ozark Public Schools

Dr. Jason Snodgrass

Superintendent, Fort Osage Schools

Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 10:15am CDT