We are presenting two breakout sessions at this year’s National Charter Schools Conference. One breakout session focuses on providing solutions to one of the most common challenges charter schools face —finding adequate facilities and the financing to secure them. The second is focused on using digital marketing best practices for student enrollment as well as engaging students and parents.
Our first breakout session is on Monday, 6/12, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern, I Need a Better Facility for My School. Now What? addresses the challenges many charter leaders face in acquiring adequate charter school facilities. The panel includes Mike Morley, President and CEO at American Charter Development, Kevin Lynch, Senior Director of Cushman + Wakefield, and Michelle Lynch, Director of Regulatory Affairs, California Charter Schools Association. Our President and CEO, Stuart Ellis, will facilitate this session. Charter leaders will take away information around funding options available to charters, how to plan for facilities expansion and best practices for finding a facility that will best suit your school’s needs.
Our second breakout session is happening on Tuesday, 6/13, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern, Digital Marketing 101 for Charter Schools – What You Need to Be Successful. This panel includes Michael Barber, Founder and President of barber+hewitt and Scott Kauffman, Partner at Lucid Agency as well as our VP of Marketing Kim Brater. In this session, the focus is on best practices in digital marketing designed to aid charter leaders in student enrollment, retention and engaging with students and parents. The speakers will give an overview of the current digital landscape, cover the different types of digital marketing and give actionable tips that charter school leaders can immediately put into practice.
Also happening on Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern are the State Meetings at the conference, when many state associations will gather to network, catch-up and discuss issues and challenges particular to their state.
Our team is excited to take part in this national gathering of charter school leaders, educators and innovators in our nation’s capital.
If you’d like to follow along with what we’re doing at the conference, be sure to “like” our Facebook page. We’ll be live-streaming our breakout sessions outlined above for those not attending the conference. Be sure to also follow our LinkedIn company page and check our Twitter feed, where we’ll be live tweeting from our breakout sessions and other key events with the hashtags #NCSC17 and #GrowCharters.
If you’re at the conference, stop by our Booth #501 and say hi.