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.)
> Keynote: “Visible Learning Mindframes: How Educators Think Matters” – John Hattie
> Sneak Peek Keynote: “Collaborative Leadership” – Peter DeWitt
> Keynote: “Engagement as a Lever for Equity and Achievement”
> 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)
> Main-Stage Presentations From Day Two (Leader Recognition)
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).
Parent Engagement as a Lever for Equity and Achievement: A Discussion
In this keynote conversation, Leaders To Learn From honorees from the past 5 years of Education Week’s special report on excellence in district leadership—Michele Brooks, Tracy Hill, Patricia Spradley, D’Lisa Crain, and Trise Moore—explore the evolving field of parent and family engagement. They discuss key conditions and practices for creating a culture in which parents and educators work as partners to support student success and school improvement.
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.
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.
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.