Leaders 2019 Live Event Agenda

May 2-3, 2019 | Hyatt Regency National Capitol Area

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.  22202

 

Thursday, May 2, 2019


8 a.m.

Registration Opens & Coffee Meet-up

Hall of Leaders

Gather with fellow attendees and mingle over coffee with the outstanding Leaders To Learn From selected by Education Week.


9 a.m.

Thought Leadership Exchange: Pre-Conference Kick-Off

 

Great to Greater: How the Best Schools and Education Systems Keep Getting Better
Presented by Dr. Douglas Reeves

Although many schools and educational systems have made improvements in the past several years, the typical pattern after several years of improvement is a plateau in performance. Based on data from a global sample of public and international schools, the presenter combines quantitative data with deep qualitative inquiry. Dr. Reeves will use interactive technology to maintain audience engagement and participation throughout the presentation.

He will present new research published in 2017 and will identify How to define “great to greater” schools and systems; How to use Next Generation Accountability indicators to move from greater to greater; How to leverage the opportunities of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) to make the transition from great to greater; How to gain board, community, and faculty support for great to greater leadership.


10:15 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

Thought Leadership Exchange

3 concurrent sessions continue your leadership experience to get the ideas flowing and the conversations going. In these pre-conference discussions you’ll be able to experience a wide array of experiences from deeply interactive sessions to research-based information downloads to thought-provoking presentations.


11:30 a.m.—1 p.m.

Kick-Off Luncheon

Grand Ballroom

Discuss your morning thought leadership exchanges with your fellow attendees at birds-of-a-feather tables, and let the networking begin! Join fellow attendees in the grand ballroom for a luncheon with your peers. Network with your fellow district leaders who share your interests and experiences, and continue the discussion on the issues and challenges you face.

Guest Speaker
Scott Montgomery, editor-in-chief, Education Week

 

 

 

 

 


1 p.m.—2:20 p.m.

Leader Recognition begins. District Leader Snapshots of our first group of Leaders.

Education Week President and CEO Michele J. Givens begins the afternoon recognizing our first group of Leaders. In conversations with reporters who profiled them, they’ll share their stories from the stage.


2:20 p.m.—2:50 p.m.

Follow the Leaders

Join the Leaders you’ve just heard from for a half-hour lightning round of questions, answers, and inquiry, when you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with these exceptional district administrators.


3 p.m.—3:25 p.m.

Industry Perspective Sessions

Stay right where you are, because in this half hour you’ll hear from industry leaders making a difference:


3:30 p.m.—4 p.m.

Follow the Leaders, II

Wish you’d caught another Leader’s story and have the chance to “break it down” with him or her? Now’s your opportunity. For the next 30 minutes, join another 2019 Leader for a look at the work they do in their school district, and learn their top tips and best practices that you can take home to your schools, students, and colleagues.


4:15 p.m.—5 p.m.

Keynote: Keys to Districtwide Equity

 


5 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

All-Attendee Welcome Reception

 


 

Friday, May 3, 2019


7:30 a.m.—8:15 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Hall of Leaders


8:15 a.m.—9:15 a.m.

Event Centerpiece Keynote

Grand Ballroom


10 a.m.—11:20 a.m.

Leader Recognition. District Leader Snapshots of our next group of Leaders.

Education Week President and CEO Michele J. Givens introduces our second group of Leaders for 2018. In conversations with reporters who profiled them, they’ll share their stories from the stage.


11:20 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Follow the Leaders

Join the Leaders you’ve just heard from for a half-hour lightning round of questions, answers, and inquiry, when you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with these exceptional district administrators.


11:45 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

Industry Perspective Sessions

Stay right where you are, because in this half hour you’ll hear from industry leaders making a difference:


12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Grand Ballroom


1:45 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

Follow the Leaders, II

Here’s your final opportunity! Catch another Leader for the next 30 minutes and “break it down” with him or her.  Take a dive into the work they do in their school district and learn value takeaways you can use in your schools with your students, families, and colleagues.


2:30 p.m.—2:50 p.m.

Networking Dessert Break

Hall of Leaders


3 p.m.—3:30/3:45 p.m.

Grand Ballroom Keynote

 

Agenda subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.
 

 

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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