Leaders 2019 Live Event Agenda

May 2-3, 2019 | National Capital Area

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.  22202

 

Thursday, May 2, 2019


9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration Opens & Coffee Meet-up

Hall of Leaders

Gather with fellow attendees and enjoy coffee with the Leaders To Learn From of 2019.


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thought Leadership Exchange

 

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; and
• How to gain board, community, and faculty support for great to greater leadership.


10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Thought Leadership Exchange

Three concurrent sessions continue your leadership experience to get the ideas flowing and the conversations going. These discussions are presented in a wide array of formats, from deeply personal, interactive sessions, to research-based information downloads, to thought-provoking presentations.

It’s All About Relationships!
3 District Leaders Look at Work/Life Balance With You

Presented by:
 

 
 
 
 
Julie Ramos
Director of Strategic Innovation, Wickliffe City Schools, Wickliffe, Ohio
 

 
 
 
 
Kelly Spivey
Executive Director of High AIMS, and (retired) Superintendent Talawanda City School District, Oxford, Ohio
 

 
 
 
 
Nancy Wagner
Superintendent, River Trails District 26, Mt. Prospect, IL

Successful leaders build a strong network through positive relationships. They know that it is critically important and their responsibility to serve as mentors to the next generation of leaders. During this session, participants will learn and practice ways in which they can develop and sustain authentic and lasting relationships that provide support in the demanding role of the superintendency.

These leaders will share their successes and challenges related to work-life balance. Presenters will also share networking and collaboration methods as well as the emphasis they place on relationship-building that helps manage the demands and enhance the joy of the job. The session format will have an opportunity for rich discussion and an opportunity to build your network. We hope to learn as much as our audience members as we share successful tools and life hacks.

Project-Based-Learning: The How’s, What’s, and Why’s of PBL
Presented by Mike Miele, Educational Strategies Specialist, Highlander Institute


Are you an educational leader looking to create a learning environment that is both meaningful and engaging for students?

Have you begun to explore project-based learning (PBL) projects and experiences online but often find yourself feeling overwhelmed or frustrated?

Have you asked yourself, how do I identify best practices that work in my schools? And, how can I leverage the skills sets of our teachers to begin in our classrooms?

Project-based learning can be a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge of presented concepts. Often times, educators can get caught up in the spectacle of creating a project focusing on what students are doing, not on the why behind it. Or they want to implement a project, but they remain unsure of how to get started or what structures they need for successful implementation.

In my work at Highlander Institute, I help school district folks like you think through how to implement PBL in their schools. In this session, we’ll explore the how’s, the what’s, and the why’s of project-based-learning. From crafting a vision, setting a strong foundation, and identifying common language through designing and implementing projects in the classroom. Educators will leave this session with tools, strategies, and resources that they can bring back and implement Monday morning. Together we can transform the learning experience, engage young minds, and drive student achievement. In one fast hour, find out how.


11:30 a.m.—1 p.m.

Leaders To Learn From Welcome Luncheon

Grand Ballroom

Meet in the grand ballroom for a luncheon with your peers.  Discuss your morning thought leadership exchanges with fellow attendees at “birds-of-a-feather” tables, meet more of your fellow district leaders, and continue the discussion on the issues and challenges you face.

Guest Speaker
Scott Montgomery, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week

 

 

 

 

 


1 p.m.—2:00 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 the reporters who profiled them, they’ll share their stories from the stage.


2:10 p.m.—2:40 p.m.

Follow the Leaders

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


2:40 p.m.—3:10 p.m.

Industry Perspective Sessions

Hear from industry leaders making a difference:


3:10 p.m.—3:40 p.m.

Networking Break


3:40 p.m.—4:10 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. 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


8 a.m.—9 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Hall of Leaders


9 a.m.—10 a.m.

Event Centerpiece Keynote

Grand Ballroom

John Hattie keynoting Leaders To Learn From 2018

10 a.m.—11:00 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.


11:10 a.m.—11:40 a.m.

Follow the Leaders

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


11:40 a.m.—12:10 p.m.

Industry Perspective Sessions

Hear from industry leaders making a difference:


12:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Grand Ballroom


1:30 p.m.—2 p.m.

Follow the Leaders, II

Here’s your final opportunity! Catch another Leader 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 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

Industry Perspective Sessions


2:30 p.m.—3 p.m.

Networking Dessert Break

Hall of Leaders


3 p.m.—4 p.m.

Grand Ballroom Keynote

Left: Angela Duckworth keynoting Leaders To Learn From 2017 | Right: Carol Dweck keynoting Leaders To Learn From 2016

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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