HOTEL INFORMATION: Please note that downtown Boise hotels sell out quickly in the summer, make your reservations as early as possible.
Springhill Suites Parkcenter - 208-433-5123 - Room block available until 7/10/2017
Single King/Queen/Queen - $109.00 - Free parking and shuttle to downtown
Holiday Inn Express - Parkcenter - 877-834-3613 Online Registration Link
Single Room - $91.00 - Free parking at hotel
Grove Hotel - 208-472-3365 - Room block available until 7/10/2017
Single/Double - $134.00 - Parking fees apply for downtown parking, approx $12.00/day
Inn at 500 - 208-227-0500 - Room block available until 7/1/2017
Single King/Queen/Double Queen - $159.00 - Parking $15.00 valet parking or downtown parking available approx $12.00/day
http://www.innat500.com/ - This is a brand new hotel in downtown Boise.
August 2nd speaker:
Bill Daggett, Ed.D., Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in
Education, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move preK-12 education systems
towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. For 25 years, he has
crisscrossed our nation, as well as the industrialized world, to lead school reform efforts to
effectively prepare students for their future. !
While an avid supporter of public education, he also challenges all of us to be more focused on our
children’s future than on maintaining the schools of our youth. His insights and leadership has
caused nearly every major education association in the country, hundreds of school districts,
numerous political and business leaders, publishers, and others to seek out his advice and guidance. !
Before founding and now serving as Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in
Education, Dr. Daggett was a teacher, local administrator, and a director with the New York State
Education Department. !
He is the creator of the Rigor/Relevance Framework which has recently become the cornerstone of
much of the nation’s school reform efforts. He is also the author of numerous books about learning
and education, textbooks, research reports, and journal articles. !
Dr. Daggett has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by both Temple University and the
State University at Albany. !
Dr. Daggett has a special commitment to individuals with disabilities. He and his wife, Bonnie,
volunteer their time and lend their support to Wildwood Programs in upstate New York. Wildwood
serves the needs of people of all ages who, like their daughter Audrey, have neurological
impairments/learning disabilities or autism, by enabling them to become the best that they can be.
August 3rd speaker:
Esther Wojcicki is a renowned American educator, journalist, author and mother of three
incredibly successful daughters. She is a leader in Blending Learning space, teaching science
through AR, and many believe she has the silver bullet to solving today’s education problems.
Esther believes that every child deserves to be taught in a way that enriches their minds, unlocks
their true potential, and provides them with lifelong skills to flourish in today’s world. That
means giving students control of at least 20% of their learning in the school day. Her kids are
taught and empowered to become “do-ers”, investigators, and problem solvers. This process
enhances their critical thinking skills which empowers their life and business skills. Today, she
says kids are taught to memorize things and take tests, which is NOT a learning. It is
memorizing. She also talks about how parents should parent in today’s high stress, social media
Esther is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at MediaX at Stanford, and is the founder of the Palo
Alto High School Media Arts Program -one of the top programs for journalism in the nation
which grew from a small group of 20 students in 1985 to one of the largest in the nation
including 500 students, four additional journalism teachers, and five award-winning journalism
publications. She is the subject of national articles in Time Magazine, author of viral blog posts
for the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets, and has gone viral online with her TEDx
and other speeches and talks. Esther has always been at the forefront of emerging trends in
education and has been intimately involved with Google and GoogleEdu since its inception,
where she was one of the leaders in setting up the Google Teacher Academy and remains a
Esther believes that when educators adopt a powerful new mindset that anything is truly
possible. Many of her students, including several prominent journalists and the multi-talented
James Franco, have gone on to do incredible things! In addition to winning California teacher of
the year, she was also a recipient of the Gold Key by Columbia Scholastic Press Association in
recognition of outstanding devotion to the cause of the school press. She is a Board member of
the Alliance for Excellent Education and the board of Newseum in Washington D.C. and is on
the Advisory Council at Creative Commons. Esther is a Consultant for the U.S Department of
Education, The United Nations, Hewlett Foundation, and Carnegie Foundation for Advancement
of Teaching, Google, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and Time Magazine Education.
As an educator, she is especially proud to be the mother of three highly successful daughters.
Susan is CEO of YouTube, Janet is Prof. of Pediatrics at UCSF working on the obesity epidemic
and Anne is Founder of 23andMe and is former wife of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.
Closing Speaker, August 4th
Danny Brassell - Affectionately known as "Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.," Dr. Danny Brassell is an
internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker, trainer and coach, and he has authored 15 books,
including his top-selling "Leadership Begins with Motivation." He has held a variety of titles and
worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, but he has always considered
himself first and foremost a teacher. Thousands, from small business owners to corporate
executives, kindergartners to school leaders, have enjoyed Danny's energetic, interactive and
It takes a special person to be an educator. Every day presents new challenges, and our attitudes
and expectations shape our success. My fast-paced, humorous and motivational presentations are
designed to show you how you make a difference in the lives of your students. From teaching
preschoolers to rocket scientists, I have had my own share of trials and tribulations in the
classroom. Additionally, my experiences as an administrator have humbled me when it comes to
the importance of fostering relationships with diverse personalities.
As an educator, you do not teach for the pay or daily accolades from society; you choose to work
in education because you care about kids. The standardized testing craze has terrified students
and led many great educators to quit. Come join me as I remind you of your importance in the
everyday development of children. I will remind you how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order
to bring the joy back into your school.
CTE Pre-Conference Information:
Pre-Conference for Administrators: Understanding the Key
Role of CTE Within your District ($50)
Are you an administrator who has CTE programs in your building or district? Have you considered introducing or expanding your existing CTE programs? Would you like to learn more about the critical role that CTE plays in preparing your students for educational and career success?
If you said “yes” to any of these questions, join the Idaho ivision of Career and Technical education for a special pre-conference workshop on how you can better integrate CTE into what you do as an administrator, and what your teachers do in the classroom.
This one-day workshop will give you access to our keynote speaker, Kevin Fleming, a director of a community college and the author of Success in the New Economy. In addition, we have designed a special track just for administrators. These sessions will educate you about the use of state and federal funds, outline the data supporting positive outcomes for CTE students, and both provide short and long-term strategies to help strengthen CTE at the local level.
For just $50, you will spend the day becoming more familiar with CTE, and seeing firsthand the passion and commitment of your CTE teachers.
ICTE Awards Banquet and Silent
Enjoy an evening of dinner, entertainment, and fundraising as we honor our Exemplary CTE Programs, celebrate our Industry Partners, and raise scholarships for deserving CTE students. A reception and no-host bar will kick off the evening’s events, which will culminate in a silent auction and awards ceremony.
ICTE Community Night – Journey
Join us for ICTE’s first ever Journey to Career, August 2, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 at JUMP in downtown Boise. This walk-through event will give Treasure Valley parents and students the opportunity to explore through hands-on activities the world of career & technical education all the way from high school to career.