NWESD Services Menu



Thursday, April 20, 2017

11:30 am-5:00 pm

Registration Open

12:00-3:00 pm

AESD Executive Board Meeting

4:30-6:00 pm

Opening Reception & Hors d’oeuvres

6:00-9:00 pm

Dinner on Your Own

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00 am

Registration Open

7:30-8:30 am

Breakfast Buffet

8:30-9:00 am

Welcome/Conference Overview – Gene Sharratt

9:00-10:00 am

Keynote Address – Kevin Honeycutt

Oceans of Change, Waves of Opportunity: Join this conversation about the positive impacts we can make on the lives of children and the lasting effects these impacts can have. He will talk about leveraging today’s tools to help mediate the many challenges we face and share ideas and resources geared toward empowering participants to more effectively meet the needs of learners where they live.

10:00-10:15 am


10:15-11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions:

Early Learning Key Initiatives – Karma Hugo

Early learning, broadly defined as birth through third grade, is increasingly recognized as critical to a child’s success in school and in life. Karma Hugo, Director of Early Learning at NWESD, will present an overview of key initiatives, such as P-3 Alignment, WaKIDS and preschool expansion, currently being undertaken by AESD, OSPI, DEL and other state partners to strengthen this foundational time of development and improve outcomes for children.

Everyone Matters – Kevin Honeycutt

Share some time with Kevin Honeycutt as he discusses strategies and tools to effectively harness the power of entire communities to support EVERY child. He will share stories about possible approaches that can help learning communities surround learners with families that work together for the good of the individual learner.

11:30 am-12:30 pm


12:30-1:00 pm

Keynote Address – Adam Cornell

What’s in the Way is the Way: Helping our Students and Families Thrive

1:00-1:15 pm


1:15-2:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

Mental Health Initiatives

A panel of mental health partners from ESD 101, ESD 112, ESD 113, OSPI, and the Department of Public Health will share stories of the work they are doing in Washington schools centered around system start-ups and frameworks, strategies that are working, measures of success, barriers, and plans for sustainability.

Scriber Lake Writing Program – Marjie Bowker

KCTS Golden Apple award recipient Marjie Bowker will share the Scriber Lake High School revolutionary writing program that empowers students to share personal stories.

2:15-2:45 pm

Break & Load Buses for Guided Tours

2:45-5:00 pm

Guided Tours (including travel time):

5:00-5:30 pm

Break/Personal Time

5:30-6:00 pm

President’s Reception

6:00-7:30 pm

Banquet Dinner & President’s Award

Saturday, April 22, 2017

7:00-8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:35 am

AESA Executive Director – Dr. Joan Wade

8:40-9:15 am

Superintendent of Public Instruction – Chris Reykdal

9:20-9:55 am

State Legislative Update – Dan Steele

10:00-10:15 am


10:15-10:45 am

AESD Business Meeting

10:45-10:50 am

Invitation to 2018 AESD Conference hosted by ESD 123

10:50-11:00 am