Leaders To Learn From 2019 Live Event Agenda

May 2-3, 2019 | National Capital Area

 

Day One


Check In | Hall of Leaders

Registration & Badge Pick Up

8 a.m.


Thought Leadership Exchange | Potomac Room

Great to Greater: How the Best Schools and Education Systems Keep Getting Better

9:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
 
Although many schools and educational systems make improvements, the typical outcome, after several years, is a plateau in performance. Learn how to break through the plateau and achieve greater performance.
 

Douglas Reeves
Douglas Reeves, Author and Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions

Thought Leadership Exchange | Potomac Room

Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing

10:30 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
 
Empowering schools to establish and nurture a culture of powerful reading and writing is difficult, but can be transformative for students. How do you best support administrators and teachers and make potent use of the tools already at your disposal?
 

Lucy Calkins
Lucy Calkins, Founding Director, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

Thought Leadership Exchange: Breakout 1 | Potomac Room 1

It’s All About Relationships!

11:15 a.m. — 12 p.m.
 
Successful leaders build strong networks through positive relationships. Join a trio of experts to learn (and practice) how to develop and sustain authentic relationships that provide support in the demanding role of district leader.
 

Julie Ramos
Julie Ramos, Director of Strategic Innovation, Wickliffe City Schools, Wickliffe, Ohio
Kelly Spivey
Kelly Spivey, Executive Director of High AIMS, and (retired) Superintendent Talawanda City School District, Oxford, Ohio
Nancy Wagner
Nancy Wagner, Superintendent, River Trails District 26, Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Thought Leadership Exchange: Breakout 2 | Potomac Room 1

Project-Based-Learning: The How’s, What’s, and Why’s of PBL

11:15 a.m. — 12 p.m.
 
Are you a district leader looking to create a learning environment that is both meaningful and engaging for students? Explore the how’s, the what’s, and the why’s of project-based-learning and how it drives student achievement.
 

Mike Miele
Mike Miele, Educational Strategies Specialist, Highlander Institute

Networking | Grand Ballroom

Leaders To Learn From Welcome Luncheon

12 p.m. — 1 p.m.
 
Enjoy a catered luncheon with your peers. Meet more of your fellow district leaders at “birds-of-a-feather” tables and discuss your morning thought leadership exchanges.
 

Hosted by:
 

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

Leader Recognition | Grand Ballroom

District Leader Snapshots

1 p.m. — 2 p.m.
 
Our first group of Leaders share their stories from the stage in conversations with Education Week reporters.
 


Breakout Session | Potomac Rooms

Follow the Leaders

2:10 p.m. — 2:40 p.m.
 
Join the Leader of your choice for a lightning round of questions, answers, and inquiry. Dive into their work and learn value takeaways you can implement in your district.


Breakout Session | Potomac Rooms

Industry Perspectives

2:40 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
 
Hear from K-12 marketplace leaders making a difference through innovative products and services.


Networking | Hall of Leaders

Afternoon Break

3:10 p.m. — 3:40 p.m.


Breakout Session | Potomac Rooms

Follow the Leaders

3:40 p.m. — 4:10 p.m.
 
Join the Leader of your choice for a lightning round of questions, answers, and inquiry. Dive into their work and learn value takeaways you can implement in your districts.


Keynote | Grand Ballroom

Advancing Equity and Excellence in New York City Public Schools

4:15 p.m. — 5 p.m.
 
In his first year as chancellor of New York City’s 1.1 million-student system, Chancellor Richard Carranza is pursuing an agenda he calls “Equity and Excellence for All,” which seeks to upend decades of entrenched policies and practices that have made New York City’s schools some of the most segregated in the country. His agenda seeks to support all students academically, socially, and emotionally from early childhood through 12th grade.
 
In his keynote remarks, Carranza, one of the most forceful advocates on equity and desegregation, will discuss the moral and societal imperative of creating equitable educational opportunities in New York City—and in public school systems across the country—for children of color and low-income students.
 
Carranza, who began his career in education as a social studies teacher, previously served as superintendent in the San Francisco Unified School District and the Houston Independent School District. He was recognized as one of Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From in 2015 for his work on behalf of English-language learners.
 

Richard Carranza
Richard Carranza, New York City Department of Education

Networking | Hall of Leaders

All-Attendee Welcome Reception

5 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
 


 

Day Two


Networking | Hall of Leaders

Breakfast

8 a.m. — 9 a.m.


Keynote | Grand Ballroom

The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

9 a.m. — 10 a.m.
 
Details to be announced soon.
 

Daniel Pink
Daniel Pink, Best-Selling Author, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive, and A Whole New Mind

Leader Recognition | Grand Ballroom

District Leader Snapshots

10 a.m. — 11 a.m.
 
Our second group of Leaders share their stories from the stage in conversations with Education Week reporters.


Breakout Session | Potomac Rooms

Follow the Leaders

11:10 a.m. — 11:40 a.m.
 
Join the Leader of your choice for a lightning round of questions, answers, and inquiry. Dive into their work and learn value takeaways you can implement in your district.


Breakout Session | Potomac Rooms

Industry Perspectives

11:40 a.m. — 12:10 p.m.
 
Hear from K-12 marketplace leaders making a difference through innovative products and services.


Networking | Grand Ballroom

Lunch

12:15 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.


Breakout Session | Potomac Rooms

Follow the Leaders

1:30 p.m. — 2 p.m.
 
Join the Leader of your choice for a lightning round of questions, answers, and inquiry. Dive into their work and learn value takeaways you can implement in your district.


Breakout Session | Potomac Rooms

Industry Perspectives

2 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
 
Hear from K-12 marketplace leaders making a difference through innovative products and services.


Networking | Hall of Leaders

Dessert Break

2:30 p.m. — 3 p.m.


Keynote | Grand Ballroom

Afternoon Keynote Address

3 p.m. — 4 p.m.
 
Details to be announced soon.
 

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.
 
 

Thought Leadership Exchange
Too often at meet-ups in the K-12 world you are expected to just jump in and begin introducing yourself. Education Week’s Thought Leadership Exchange openers are designed to help you connect with other attendees prior to your first “networking” moment. Our goal is to kick-off the day with rich, shared experiences so that by lunch you feel as if you’re among old friends.
 
Dive into a variety of great ideas, new ways of thinking, and build new understandings of approaches greater school district leadership. Then put away your notes, pull up a chair, and dine with your new cohorts as we begin your 2019 Leaders To Learn From recognition ceremony.
 

 

Leader Sponsor:Scholastic
Diamond Sponsors:HMH    Renaissance Learning
Gold Sponsors:American Reading Company    Committee for Children    Heinemann     Instructure   Measured Progress    NYC Leadership Academy
Event Sponsor:AVID        FIRST  Rosetta Stone

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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