Leaders 2016 Live Event Agenda

This event took place on March 11, 2016. For full videos from the event and downloads of presentations or handouts, go here.

March 11, 2016 | Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008


Keynote Speaker Carol Dweck

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A Letter From Carol Dweck, 2016 Keynote Speaker

I want to take a moment to talk to you about my upcoming keynote presentation at Education Week‘s Leaders To Learn From event taking place in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 11, 2016. As a school or district leader, you are probably thinking all the time about how you and your team of educators can:

• Motivate students to reach their highest academic potential
• Explore new strategies for improving student achievement and success
• Help teachers enhance their ability to inspire students

Growth mindset research can dovetail with the work you do in school districts … Read more.

Related Reading: Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset’

 

Agenda for 2016:


7:15 a.m.—8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in the Hall of Leaders

Registration. Time to reconnect with your old friends, and come ready to make new ones.


8:10 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

Leader Recognition

Recognition of the work of six of the 13 Leaders To Learn From, selected by Education Week and your nominations.
Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week


9:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m.

Breakout—Follow the Leaders!

The first six Leaders will join you at subject-matter tables located throughout the room to discuss their particular “areas of expertise” and answer questions from attendees.


9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m.

Leader Recognition Concludes

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


10:15 a.m.—10:45 a.m.

Breakout—Follow the Leaders!

The second set of Leaders will join you at subject-matter tables located throughout the room to discuss their particular “areas of expertise” and answer questions from attendees.


10:45 a.m.—11:05 a.m.

EdTalks!

Hear from alumni leaders Valeria Silva, Dennis Creedon, and Tiffany Anderson about their leadership transitions in a myriad of district roles.
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Dennis Creedon, Valeria Silva, and Tiffany Anderson


11:05 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Mid-morning Networking Break


11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

“Inside the Newsroom” With Education Week

Look beyond the headlines and engage with Education Week journalists who are covering some of the most pressing issues in K-12.

headshotsAlyson Klein and Andrew Ujifusa, Assistant Editors, Education Week, authors of Politics K-12
•  Title of talk: Inside ESSA—the Nation’s New K-12 Law
•  EdWeek’s expert team on federal policy will walk you through the main features of the new federal K-12 law—the Every Student Succeeds Act—what’s new, what’s the same, and what a smaller federal role will mean for school districts and their leaders.

 

Michelle-DavisMichelle R. Davis, Senior Writer, Education Week Digital Directions
•  Title of talk: The Digital School, The Digital District
•  One of EdWeek’s most seasoned reporters on the education technology beat will lead a discussion on some of the latest challenges and opportunities in ed-tech and how digital education is shaping teaching and learning in classrooms and changing how schools are managed.

 

Christina Samuels, Assistant Editor, Education Week
•  Title of talk: Supporting Diverse Learners
•  EdWeek’s veteran reporter on special education will lead a discussion about the growing number of diverse learners in public schools and the latest thinking and strategies on how district leaders and educators can best support students with disabilities, English-language learners, gifted learners, and children from low-income communities.

 

Stephen Sawchuk, Associate Editor, Education Week
•  Title of talk: Teacher Beat
•  Quality of teacher-preparation programs. Deploying resources for professional development. Supporting rookie and struggling teachers.  What’s next in teacher evaluation? Led by Ed Week’s expert on the teaching profession, this discussion will explore these and other teaching-related issues affecting school districts.

 

Ginny-EdwardsVirginia B. Edwards, President, Editorial Projects in Education and Editor-in-Chief, Education Week
•  Title of talk: Connecting With Communities
•  How do successful district leaders build meaningful, productive relationships in their communities? What are the best approaches to tapping community partners to help schools meet the wide range of nonacademic needs of students and their families? Led by Ed Week’s editor-in-chief, this conversation will explore how superintendents and other district leaders leverage key outside-the-district relationships to support improving schools for all students.

 

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12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

Leaders To Learn From Luncheon

Uninterrupted time to mingle with those you’ve met at your tables and at the various breakouts.

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1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

“Growth Mindset, Revisited”

Professor Carol Dweck, Stanford University
Author, “Mindset: the New Psychology of Success”

The growth mindset was intended to help close achievement gaps, not hide them. Join renowned psychologist and author Carol Dweck as she helps educators adopt a deeper, true growth mindset, one that can show in classroom practice and throughout school systems and one that can help support students for a more successful educational experience.
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Keynote Speaker: Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology, Stanford University,
and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


 2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

“In Conversation With John B. King, Jr.”

The acting U.S. Secretary of Education joins Education Week‘s Editor-in-Chief Virginia B. Edwards for a discussion of where the Obama  administration’s final year of K-12 education priorities will lead.

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

Diamond Sponsors:Renaissance Learning     Scholstic EducationMeasured Progress
Gold Sponsor:TurnItIn     Curriculum Associates
Event Sponsor:Edgenuity     American Reading Company     It's Learning
Welcome Reception Sponsor:Pearson

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

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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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