2019 Event Videos: Richard Carranza, Bror Saxberg, and More


On May 2-3, 2019, nine outstanding district leaders from across the country shared their keys to success at Leaders To Learn From, Education Week’s flagship, annual event. These two days featured keynote presentations, workshops, and case studies focused on solving problems and driving districtwide change. Featured speakers included New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza; Bror Saxberg, Vice President of Learning Science for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; and more.

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


Videos include:

> Keynote: New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza on Advancing Equity and Excellence in Schools
> Keynote: “Moving Forward With the Whole Learner” — Bror Saxberg
> Great to Greater: How the Best Schools and Education Systems Keep Getting Better — Douglas Reeves
> Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing — Lucy Calkins
> Closing Opportunity Gaps for Low-Income Students and Students of Color – Shomari Jones
> Integrating Music, Dance, and Other Arts Education Into Instruction to Improve Student Achievement – Christie-Jo Adams
> Fighting Against Inequities in Schools – Roberto Padilla
> Leading Ed-Tech Initiatives in a World of Changing Definitions of Literacy – Joseph Williams
> Main-Stage Presentations From Day One (Leader Recognition)
> Main-Stage Presentations From Day Two (Leader Recognition)
> Leading Ed-Tech Initiatives in a World of Changing Definitions of Literacy – Ed Talk! With Joseph Williams
> Student Wellness: The Great Equalizer for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Ed Talk! With Judy LoBianco

Featured Speakers:

New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza on Advancing Equity and Excellence in Schools

New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza, one of the most forceful advocates on equity and desegregation, discusses 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 in his keynote address.


Moving Forward With the Whole Learner — Bror Saxberg

Chan Zuckerberg’s vice president of learning science Bror Saxberg talks about how learning science principles can inform solutions and tools that help teachers meet student needs in his keynote address.

 

Featured Sessions:

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

Although many schools and educational systems make improvements, the typical outcome, after several years, is a plateau in performance. In this hourlong discussion, renowned speaker, researcher, and author Douglas Reeves discusses how to break through the plateau and achieve greater performance.


Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing — Lucy Calkins

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, the founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, discusses.


Closing Opportunity Gaps for Low-Income Students and Students of Color – Shomari Jones

Shomari Jones, the director of equity and graduation success in the Bellevue, Wash., district, talks about his work in advocating for low-income students and students of color to ensure they receive equitable opportunities for learning and academic success in a district whose students are primarily white, Asian, and affluent.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the beginning portion of this session was not recorded.


Integrating Music, Dance, and Other Arts Education Into Instruction to Improve Student Achievement – Christie-Jo Adams

Christie-Jo Adams, fine arts instructional specialist for the Richmond school district in Virginia, shares her story about helping teachers weave the teaching of music, dance, and other visual and fine arts into instruction to help students enrich their learning and improve achievement.


Fighting Against Inequities in Schools – Roberto Padilla

Roberto Padilla, superintendent of the Newburgh, N.Y., school district, is a former foster child and lost friends to murder while growing up in the school system he is now leading. He discusses his work in rooting out inequities that hold too many students back.


Leading Ed-Tech Initiatives in a World of Changing Definitions of Literacy – Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams, executive director of technology for Southern California’s Perris Union High School District, explores technology and his experiences with student literacy, media literacy, invention literacy, and transliteracy (literate across communication platforms).

 

Leader Recognition and Main Stage Presentations:

Day One

This video is a compilation of the main-stage presentations from day one, including leadership recognition of Joanna Burt-Kinderman, Angela Ward, Suzanne Lacey, Shomari Jones, and Roberto Padilla.


Day Two

This video is a compilation of the main-stage presentations from day two, including leadership recognition of Christie-Jo Adams, Jeff Hawkins, Wendy Wyman, and Emilio Pack.


Leading Ed-Tech Initiatives in a World of Changing Definitions of Literacy – Ed Talk! With Joseph Williams

“We did not want to separate technology from teaching and learning. It needed to be an integral part of it.” 2017 Leaders To Learn From honoree Joseph William discusses his work in educational technology in a short discussion.


Student Wellness: The Great Equalizer for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Ed Talk! With Judy LoBianco

“In health and physical education, we believe that what’s fundamental to all of our educational issues is a child with a beating heart and air breathing through their lungs. [There’s] no way we can tackle all the educational issues in America and beyond without making sure we take care of the whole child.” 2018 Leaders To Learn From honoree Judy LoBianco speaks with attendees on the importance of engaging students in health.

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Helpful links:
• View the full event agenda.
• Follow on Twitter: #LeadersToLearnFrom

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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