On Friday, March 11, 2016, our Leaders To Learn From were recognized at an exclusive event in Washington, D.C., that featured presentations and discussions on school leadership and education policy. Featured speakers included Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” and John B. King, Jr., the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Browse specific panels below. (For a full agenda click here.)
> Education-Leadership Lightning Talks – Valeria Silva, Dennis Creedon, and Tiffany Anderson
> Relationships With Charters Don’t Have to Be Contentious – Lewis Ferebee
> Evaluations That Make Teachers Feel ‘Empowered Not Exposed’ – Renee Pryor
> Taking an Innovative School-Leadership Approach – John Asplund
> A Rural Alabama District Invests in Tech. – Matt Akin
> Building Bridges Between Schools and Families – D’Lisa Crain
> Cultivating Excellent Principals – Julio César Contreras
> Part 1
> Part 2
> Download the slides from the Leader To Learn From event (PDF | 8MB)
> Download the slides from Carol Dweck’s “Growth Mindset, Revisited” (PDF | 600KB)
> Download “ESSA in a Nutshell” – a handout from the event (PDF | 500KB)
“Growth Mindset, Revisited”
The growth mindset was intended to help close achievement gaps, not hide them. Renowned psychologist and author Carol Dweck describes her work to help educators adopt a deeper, true growth mindset, one that can show in classroom practice and throughout school systems.
“In Conversation With John B. King, Jr.”
John B. King, Jr., the U.S. Secretary of Education, described his early life and the changes he sees as essential to improving U.S. education. Afterwards, he joined in a discussion with Education Week‘s Editor-in-Chief Virginia B. Edwards.
Education-Leadership Lightning Talks
In 2013, the Education Week team embarked on an endeavor to find and highlight the best K-12 district leaders in the country. That’s how we came across Tiffany Anderson, Dennis Creedon, and Valeria Silva. In this video, they share insights and learnings from the years they’ve spent as district leaders.
Relationships With Charters Don’t Have to Be Contentious
Indianapolis Superintendent Lewis Ferebee partners with charters and the community and makes sure that his neighborhood schools remain vital centers of learning. He is effectively leveraging charters as an equal partner in raising student achievement and bolstering Indianapolis’ public school sector.
Evaluations That Make Teachers Feel ‘Empowered Not Exposed’
Renee Pryor has figured out how to take the sting out of evaluation and develop individual, professional-development plans with teachers who are struggling. As an administrator for Lincoln County schools in Tennessee, Pryor takes the time to build teachers up and drive their success, even as she keeps her eye squarely on student achievement.
Taking an Innovative School-Leadership Approach
At the helm of Illinois’ Farmington Central School district, Superintendent Asplund has ushered in innovations that are exposing students to opportunities and skills they will need to find their footing in a dramatically shifting local economy. His district has also invested heavily in solar energy.
A Rural Alabama District Invests in Tech.
In Piedmont, Ala., Superintendent Matt Akin is leveraging educational technology to bring richer learning opportunities to students. His rural district schools boast a one-to-one program and a city-wide network that’s expended internet access.
Building Bridges Between Schools and Families
D’Lisa Crain is the family-school partnership administrator of Washoe County School District in Nevada, where she’s created strong relationships with families in her school community. Crain set up a “parent university” and home-visit program in her district. And she’s helping parents better understand their child’s data.
Cultivating Excellent Principals
Julio César Contreras, a former teacher and principal, eschews micromanaging the principals he supervises in the Tulsa, Okla., school district. Instead, he spends hours in schools with them, asking what supports they need and then providing them the resources available.
Full Event: Part 1
This video, part one of the event, features opening remarks from Matthew Cibellis, Director of Programming, Live and Virtual Events, Lesli Maxwell, Assistant Managing Editor, and Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief. Afterwards, you’ll meet some of our 2016 Leaders To Learn From and hear discussions with Matt Akin, D’Lisa Crain, and Julio César Contreras.
Full Event: Part 2
In this video, part two of the event, you’ll meet some of our 2016 Leaders To Learn From and hear discussions with Lewis Ferebee, Renee Pryor, and John Asplund.
Part 1 and Part 2 were followed by our keynote speeches, which you can view at the top of this page.