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. Meet the Leaders To Learn From — Networking Breakfast

Start your day bright and early with education leaders from around the country to meet and discuss what’s working in America’s school districts. Enjoy coffee and passed breakfast hors d’oeuvres with leaders who work in the fields of most interest to you. There’ll be tables for parent engagement, “whole-child” accountability, education technology, and so much more!

8:00 a.m.—8:35 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Recognition Presentation

Recognition of the work of eight of the 16 Leaders To Learn From selected by Education Week for 2015

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

8:35 a.m.—8:55 a.m. Follow the Leaders!

Follow the first eight Leaders to their subject-matter tables located throughout the hall to discuss their particular expertise and get answers to your questions on the issues that matter most to you.

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8:55 a.m.—9:30 a.m. Recognition Presentation Concludes

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

9:30 a.m.—9:50 a.m. Follow the Leaders!

Come meet the second half of the 2015 Leaders and join them at their subject-matter tables to discuss their expertise and get your questions answered.

9:50 a.m.—10:20 a.m. District Leaders Snapshot

A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with Education Week reporters for a deeper dive into their stories.

10:20 a.m.—10:45 a.m. Midmorning Networking Break

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10:45 a.m.—11:45 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:

  • 1. Leading learning;
  • 2. Being a system player; and
  • 3. Change agent skills.

Examples will be drawn from practice to show how these keys work to increase learning in schools and districts.

11:45—12:30 p.m. Ask ED!

Join us live and online in a question-and-answer “Lightning Round” with colleagues from the U.S. Department of Education, including:

  • Deborah S. Delisle, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary, Office of Civil Rights
  • Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology
  • Melody Musgrove, Director, Office of Special Education Programs

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

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Melody Musgrove
Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta
Catherine Lhamon
Catherine Lhamon
Deborah S. Delisle
Deborah S. Delisle

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

Use the final hour of the event to eat and exchange more ideas and strategies with colleagues you’ve met today.


Diamond Sponsors: Scholastic Achievement PartnersInsight Education GroupRenaissance Learning
Gold Sponsors: ETSMicrosoft Event Sponsors: National Student Clearing HouseLearning.com

Produced with support from The Wallace Foundation, at www.wallacefoundation.org