Update from Superintendent Balow: S5S 2016

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S5S was a remarkable event and I thank each and every one of you for contributing. Over 150 attended! Those who participated brought with you enthusiasm, ideas, and questions. I hope you left feeling inspired and motivated. If you weren’t able to attend, you were with us in spirit and probably the butt of a few jokes made by your colleagues. I have a feeling S5S will make a comeback in 2017!

All conference materials will soon be available electronically but I want to share with some urgency the following presentation slide deck from Richard Laine, Education Director at the National Governor’s Association.  ​​http://edu.wyoming.gov/wordpress/downloads/s5s/richard-laine.pptx

In particular Richard Laine walked through the major components of ESSA and how states now have the responsibility and flexibility to make impactful decisions. I think you will find that the themes and talking points are compelling and informative.

Here are some photos from S5S: A New Conversation and a video about Wyoming’s Teacher of the Year Amy Pierson:  https://t.co/f2SDE9xPji

Richard Laine opens S5S
​Supt. Marty Kobza and WPR Reporter Aaron Schrank on a panel
​Supt. Marty Kobza and WPR Reporter Aaron Schrank on a panel

Here are the memos that will be released to district leaders and the public on Tuesday, January 19, 2016:

Have a wonderful weekend.