2018 Event Videos: John Hattie, Peter DeWitt, and More

On Wednesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 12, 2018, 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 John Hattie, professor of education, director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and author of “Visible Learning”; Peter DeWitt, author of “Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most” and Education Week opinion blogger; and Leaders To Learn From honorees from the past 5 years.

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


Videos include:

> Keynote: “Visible Learning Mindframes: How Educators Think Matters” – John Hattie
> Sneak Peek Keynote: “Collaborative Leadership” – Peter DeWitt
> Computational Thinking as the New Literacy – Aileen Owens
> Supporting Principal Instructional Leadership – Julio César Contreras
> Bringing Ambitious Goals to Chicago’s Schools – Janice K. Jackson
> Deep Dive Discussion: Assessment and Testing
> Main-Stage Presentations From Day One (Leader Recognition & Keynote: “Engagement as a Lever for Equity and Achievement”)
> Main-Stage Presentations From Day Two (Leader Recognition)

Featured Speakers:

John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters

John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role.

 
After his keynote, John Hattie sat down with Education Week Commentary Editor Elizabeth Rich for a short Q&A about his work. Watch it here.


Collaborative School Leadership: An Overview From Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt, author of “Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most” and Education Week opinion blogger, describes how school leaders can evaluate their impact by building collective efficacy among staff.

 
Note: Due to technical issues, there is roughly 25 seconds of this video with no audio (2:09-2:34).


Featured Sessions:

Computational Thinking as the New Literacy – Aileen Owens

2018 Leader To Learn From Aileen Owens, director of technology and innovation for Pennsylvania’s South Fayette school district, discusses “computational thinking.”


Supporting Principal Instructional Leadership – Julio César Contreras

Julio César (JC) Contreras, the instructional leadership director for Oklahoma’s Tulsa Public Schools and a 2016 Leader To Learn From, shares strategies for supporting principals.


Bringing Ambitious Goals to Chicago’s Schools – Janice K. Jackson

2018 Leader To Learn From Janice K. Jackson, discusses her work to support principals and build community trust as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.


Deep Dive Discussion: Assessment and Testing

Education Week veteran reporter Catherine Gewertz facilitates a discussion with school and district-level leaders around testing.


Full Event:

Day One

This video is a compilation of the main-stage presentations from day one, including leadership recognition of Joseph Meloche, Mohammed Choudhury, Aileen Owens, Judy LoBianco, Rachel Rodriguez, and Michelle Saylor; and the closing keynote, “Engagement as a Lever for Equity and Achievement,” featuring five past Leaders To Learn From.


Day Two

This video is a compilation of the main-stage presentations from day two, including leadership recognition of Susana Cordova, Janice K. Jackson, Robert Harris, Michele Eaton, Dale Marsden, and Emmanuel Caulk.

 
 
 

Diamond Sponsors:Renaissance Learning    Scholastic      Scholastic
Gold Sponsors:Committee for Children Corwin        Curriculum AssociatesNew Teacher Center
Event Sponsor:NYC Leadership Academy
Leader Sponsor:Waterford Institute

 

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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