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Agenda of Expert-Led Sessions & Discussions

Chicago, IL – Friday, May 13, 2011
7:30am REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30am WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week, and President, Editorial Projects in Education

8:40am OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Milton Chen, Executive Director Emeritus, George Lucas Educational Foundation,  in conversation with Virginia B. Edwards of Education Week

  • An Education Revolution: America’s Egypt Moment
9:20am MAXIMIZING YOUR SCHOOLS’ STAFF RESOURCES TO ADVANCE STUDENT LEARNING

Insights you’ll gain:

  • Where to find flexibility in the teacher contract to save money and advance student achievement
  • Strategic advice to spend wisely on teacher professional development
  • Best ways to capitalize on your teachers’ expertise
  • How to make evaluations more valuable in promoting professional growth
  • Best practices for holding on to talented teachers

Moderator: Maureen Kelleher, Contributing Writer, Education Week

Panelists:
Andrés A. Alonso, Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools
Peter C. Gorman, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

10:05am MORNING REFRESHMENT AND NETWORKING BREAK
10:35am RETHINKING NOTIONS OF SCHOOL TIME AND CLASS SIZE

Insights you’ll gain:

  • Efficiency improvements from changes to block schedules and class size
  • Strategic redeployment of teachers to boost achievement
  • Effectively adapting longer school days and years in public education
  • Improved teacher effectiveness utilizing time-management strategies
  • How to maximize academic time by incorporating online learning

Moderator:  Sarah D. Sparks, Staff Writer, Education Week

Panelists:
Peter C. Gorman, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education
Regis Shields, Director, Education Resource Strategies

11:20am WORKING LUNCH WITH INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES
12:30pm INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week, and President, Editorial Projects in Education

12:35pm MIDDAY KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Lydia M. Logan, Senior Policy Director, The Broad Foundation, in conversation with Virginia B. Edwards of Education Week

  • Districtwide Practices Proven to Boost Student Achievement
1:15pm DIGITAL INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

Insights you’ll gain:

  • Best practices for building online credit-recovery programs
  • Effective ways of blending face-to-face and online learning to develop a greater array of curriculum offerings
  • Using e-learning programs to improve personalized instruction
  • Benefits and drawbacks of state-sponsored virtual schools and private for-profit e-learning companies

Moderator: Ian Quillen, Staff Writer, Education Week and Education Week Digital Directions

Panelists:
Pamela Livingston, Product Manager, OnDemand Professional Development, Tutor.com
Bailey Mitchell, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Forsyth County Schools, Georgia
Todd Yohey, Superintendent, Oak Hills Local School District, Ohio

2:00pm AFTERNOON REFRESHMENT AND NETWORKING BREAK
2:30pm NATIONAL POLICY BRIEFING

Insights you’ll gain:

  • How the ESEA should be changed to promote school improvement
  • The recent evolution of education policy and its impact on the federal-state-local balance
  • Perspective on philanthropy’s role in setting the education agenda
  • The impact of common standards and assessments

 

Moderator: Mark W. Bomster, Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week

Panelists:
James Applegate, Vice President for Program Development, Lumina Foundation for Education
Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress
Susan Frost, Vice President, The Sheridan Group

3:10pm INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week, and President, Editorial Projects in Education

3:15pm CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ken KayChief Executive Officer, EdLeader 21, and CEO, E-Luminate Group, in conversation with Virginia B. Edwards of Education Week

  • Leading 21st Century Districts: A View 10 Years Out

 

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