Leaders To Learn From: Why You Should Go

 
“I probably learned more at this Leaders To Learn From conference than I learn at conferences specifically for my field.”
Trise Moore, equity and family engagement director, Federal Way School District, Wash.
 
 

 
“The Leaders To Learn From conference is a phenomenal opportunity to learn from the best in the field.”
Dennis Creedon, superintendent, Mahopac Central School District, N.Y.
 
 

 
“It’s like bringing the publication of Education Week into 3D.”
Marcus Newsome, superintendent, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Va.
 
 

 
“I find it very exciting to really connect across all of the different areas, and to listen, because there are nuggets that inform my leadership.”
Michele Brooks, former assistant superintendent, office of family and student engagement, Boston Public Schools
 
 

 
“You don’t have to keep doing things the same way.”
Matt Akin, Superintendent, Piedmont City School District, Ala.
 
 

 
“What they really are doing is showing some of the best and brightest ideas that are taking place in school districts all over the country.”
Jonathan Brice, Founding Director, ThinkShift Collaborative
 
 

 
“I find it very exciting to really connect across all of the different areas, and to listen, because there are nuggets that inform my leadership.”
Patricia A. Spradley, Chief Parent and Community Engagement, Springfield Public Schools, Mass.
 
 

 
“Leaders can help create an atmosphere where teachers can take that journey… back to what they became teachers for.”
Carol Dweck, renowned psychologist and author
 
 

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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