2017 Event Videos: Angela Duckworth, Mike Schmoker, and More

On Friday, March 31, 2017, 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 Angela Duckworth, author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” and Mike Schmoker, author of “Leading With Focus.”

Browse videos from the event below. (For a full agenda, click here.)

Leadership Recognition:

 

Featured Speakers:

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth, professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania; founder and scientific director of the Character Lab; and author, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” in conversation with Elizabeth Rich, Commentary Editor, Education Week.

Note: There is no video archive of Angela Duckworth’s keynote speech from this event, “GRIT: New Frontiers in the Research on Developing Passion & Perseverance.”

Angela Duckworth

Is grit the secret sauce to student success? University of Pennsylvania Professor of Psychology Angela Duckworth, author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” discusses her research with Education Week Commentary Editor Elizabeth Rich in this video, originally streamed on Facebook Live.

 

Mike Schmoker

Mike Schmoker, author of Leading With Focus, gives his keynote address, “How Leaders Can Accomplish More by Doing Less.”

 

Christopher Chatmon

The deputy chief of equity for Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, Calif., discusses improving school ecosystems for underserved students.

 

Mary Ronan

The superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools describes her district’s school improvement plan and explains what schools can do to meet—and exceed—the expectations they have for the students they serve.

 

Steve Webb, Tom Hagley, and Tamara Shoup

Vancouver, Wash., School Superintendent Steve Webb, Chief of Staff Tom Hagley, and Director of Family and Community Engagement Tamara Shoup sat down with Education Week’s Evie Blad to discuss the district’s community schools.

 
Featured Session:

Gail Pletnick

In this session, “3Rs of Modern K-12 Education—Redefine, Redesign, and Re-imagine,” the superintendent of Dysart Unified School District in Arizona describes how schools can make changes to meet the needs of a generation of learners who must succeed in the innovation age.

 

Renee Pryor

How can schools improve teacher evaluations? Renee Pryor has taken the dread out of teacher evaluations in her Tenn. district. In this video, originally streamed on Facebook Live, she sits down with Elizabeth Rich, Education Week Commentary editor, to discuss making evaluations more effective and relevant.


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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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