Sessions and Events

Pre-Summit Networking Event

5:00pm - 8:00pm
$70-$80 Fee

Join ERB and other summit attendees for an evening tour of the beloved Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The tour will feature the Arboretum's breathtaking holiday displays that include over 500,000 glittering lights in celebration of the season. Following the tour, we'll enjoy classic Dallas BBQ at the Smokey Rose.

This event is an additional $70-80 which includes the arboretum tour fee and the cost of dinner. Final price will be confirmed approximately 10 days before the event.

Friday, December 6, 2019


7:30am - 8:30am

Enjoy a casual networking breakfast with other attendees and ERB staff members.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Welcome Tour

8:30am – 9:20am

A welcome message from The Episcopal School of Dallas team as well as a tour of their campus and facilities.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

A Message from the President

9:30am – 9:45am

ERB’s President, Tom Rochon, will kick off the day’s sessions with observations on how advances in data science are making assessment data more valuable than ever in helping educators understand students as learners and schools as learning environments.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Scott Griggs of ISAS

9:45am – 10:45am

Independent schools are challenged today to demonstrate their distinctive value and to meet the needs of post-millennial students. In this conversation with Summit attendees, the Executive Director of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), Scott Griggs, will describe these challenges and the ways schools can address them.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning and Performance

10:50am – 12:00pm

Presented by Dr. Marcus Crede, who has spent the past 15 years investigating the relationship between social-emotional learning constructs and academic outcomes, this session will focus on how educators can move beyond the hype that often characterizes claims made about social-emotional learning. Attendees will discover a more nuanced and evidence-based understanding of how social-emotional learning contributes to learning and achievement. Dr. Crede will also offer suggestions that educators can use when interpreting results produced by ERB's new social-emotional program, the Social and Emotional Learning Suite (SEL).

Saturday, December 7, 2019


12:00pm – 1:15pm

An "unconference" lunch featuring casual conversations and networking opportunities hosted right on campus.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

CTP Data: Extracting Actionable Insights and Meaning

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Led by Dr. Ryan Downey, ERB’s Executive Director, Achievement Assessment Programs, and Jason Lasnetski, ERB’s Member Services Consultant, participate in an interactive session to learn how to fully utilize the results of CTP's (Comprehensive Testing Program) most popular—and newest—reports. Attendees will also learn about reporting changes that will provide additional insight for their school in the near future. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Numbers Talk

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Details coming soon.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Closing Remarks

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Closing thoughts from ERB and our host school.

Saturday, December 7, 2019



The Episcopal School of Dallas is an academic community where excellence is the standard. Their college preparatory curriculum, led by a nationally-recognized faculty, is complemented by a full array of artistic and athletic programs, daily chapel, experiences in the outdoors, and a myriad of opportunities to lead and serve others. ESD’s unparalleled balance of rigor and nurture inspires students to maximize their potential and live a life of purpose.


Megan Meyers  |   (303) 798-3664

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