Leaders 2015 Live Event Agenda

March 18, 2015
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel—999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • 7:15 a.m.—8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast

    Have breakfast with leaders who work in the fields of most interest to you. There’ll be tables for parent engagement, school climate, ed tech, and more!


  • 8:00 a.m.—8:25 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Recognition Presentation

    Recognition of the work of eight of the fifteen Leaders To Learn From selected by Education Week for 2015

    Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week


  • 8:25 a.m.—8:50 a.m. —Breakout—Follow the Leaders!

    First eight Leaders will go to subject-matter tables located throughout the room to discuss their particular “Focus of Strength” and answer questions from attendees.

    (Attendees will be encouraged to find their tables of interest based on the map of the room provided in the program.)



  • 8:50 a.m.—9:20 a.m. Recognition Presentation Concludes

    Recognition of the work of the seven other Leaders To Learn From

    Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week


  • 9:20 a.m.—9:45 a.m. —Breakout—Follow the Leaders!

    Second group of Leaders will go to subject-matter tables located throughout the room to discuss their particular “Focus of Strength” and answer questions from attendees.


  • 9:45 a.m.—10:05 a.m. District Leaders Snapshot

    A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with Education Week reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength.”


  • 10:05 a.m.—10:30 a.m. Midmorning Networking Break



  • 10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. “Three Keys for Maximizing Leadership Impact”

    Michael Fullan, Adviser to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario, Canada

    Fullan will examine leadership that maximizes impact using three key levers: leading learning, being a system player, and change agent skills. Examples will be drawn from practice to show how these keys work to increase learning in schools and districts.


  • 11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. District Leader Snapshot

    A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with Education Week reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength.”


  • Noon—12:30 p.m. Ask ED!

    Join in a U.S. Department of Education “Lightning Round” with Assistant Secretary of Education Deborah S. Delisle and others from ED who will take your questions.

    Moderated by Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week


  • 12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon

    Uninterrupted time to mingle with those you’ve met at your tables and at the various tables set up throughout the room during the break-outs.




2015 Agenda

7:15 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
Join for breakfast with leaders who work in the fields of most interest to you. There’ll be tables for parent engagement, school climate, ed tech, and more!

8:00 a.m.–8:25 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions, and Recognition Presentation
Recognition of the work of 8 of the 15—2015 Leaders To Learn From selected by Education Week.

8:25 a.m.–8:40 a.m.
Breakouts—Meet the Leaders
First 8 Leaders will go to their subject matter tables located throughout the room to discuss with attendees their “Focus of Strength” and to answer any questions attendees have. (Attendees will be encouraged to find their table of interest based on the map of the room provided in the program).

8:40 a.m.–9:10 a.m.
Recognition Presentation Concludes
Recognition of the work of our final 7 Leaders To Learn From.

9:10 a.m.–9:35 a.m
Breakouts—Meet the Leaders
Second group of Leaders will go to their subject matter tables located throughout the room to discuss with attendees their “Focus of Strength” and to answer any questions attendees have.

9:35 a.m.–10:05 a.m.
District Leader Snapshots
(A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with their reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength.”)

10:05 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Midmorning Networking Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
“Three Keys for Maximizing Leadership Impact”
Michael Fullan, education leadership author and expert, and former minister of education, Canada (2003–2013).

11:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
District Leader Snapshots
(A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with their reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength”).

12:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
“Ask the ED”
Join in a Department of Education Lightning Round featuring Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education Deborah S. Delisle other Department of Education leadership who will take your questions.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
Uninterrupted time to mingle with those you’ve met at your tables and at the various tables set up throughout the room during our break-outs.

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