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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.
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
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
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.
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