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 every day, and at Leaders To Learn From 2016, you’ll find out why. This education leadership and networking event is intended specifically for district officials like you who need highly actionable information and strategies. I have researched, taught, and published about how to use growth mindsets in class to motivate students and help them achieve academic success.

During my keynote address, “Growth Mindset, Revisited” I will present clear ideas and illustrations about how you, as leaders, can develop the skills to encourage a growth mindset in your students and teachers. I will discuss the difference between true and false growth mindsets, why some educators fall into false growth mindsets, and what can be done.

You will learn strategies that can make a difference in your school and district, including:

• How to help the educators you work with develop a true growth mindset
• How to support a growth-mindset model in your district
• How a growth mindset can be used to close achievement gaps, not hide them

Come to this event. I want to hear from you; I value your thoughts, questions, and ideas.

Education Week‘s Leaders To Learn From event provides a unique opportunity for district leaders to swap strategies and share solutions with peers from school systems across the country.

See you March 11th!

Best Regards,
Carol Dweck
Author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Leaders To Learn From 2016
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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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