Presentations

We’re headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, but you can find us across the country—attending events, presenting, and working side-by-side with fellow educators.


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KASA Education Law & Finance Institute

March 16–17, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

Join BFK’s Tony Bagshaw for his session, Excellence in Hiring and Selection, to learn how the best districts in the country are using data to make hiring decisions, as well as saving time and money by designing effective, efficient, and repeatabled systems.

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OHIO SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION (OHSPRA) SPRING CONFERENCE

March 23–24, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

Join Kim Ratcliff and Megan Shock to learn how Battelle for Kids helped Pittsburgh Public Schools develop an internal communications program that uses multiple lenses to accurately identify differences in teacher effectiveness through observation of teacher practice, measures of student learning and growth, and student feedback.

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ASCD EMPOWER17: THE CONFERENCE FOR EVERY EDUCATOR

March 25, 2017
Anaheim, California

Battelle for Kids’ Jamie Meade, in collaboration with Gallup, will share research, experiences, and insights of fostering Hope in the classroom through the session Tapping Our Greatest Resource: Student Empowerment.

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COALITION OF RURAL AND APPALACHIAN SCHOOLS (CORAS)

April 19, 2017
Logan, Ohio

Join Battelle for Kids’ President and CEO, Karen Garza, as she leads A Discussion of the Education Landscape and the Future Role of Battelle for Kids with the Coalition.

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APPALACHIAN HIGHER EDUCATION NETWORK CONFERENCE

June 27–29, 2017
Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia

Battelle for Kids’ Brad Mitchell will deliver the keynote session at this conference of individuals working in public schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, workforce and economic development organizations, and community-based service organizations.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SEMINAR

July 12, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

This skill session, Embedding Stakeholder Engagement within Continuous Improvement, presented by Josh Souliere, assistant director of Education Quality Reviews at the Vermont Agency of Education (VAOE), and Kim Ratcliff, senior communications director at Battelle for Kids, will explore how VAOE has used continuous, ongoing engagement to develop a state accountability system that includes an innovative system of field reviews from the ground-up, and build buy-in across the state.

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