Education Week’s annual Leadership Symposium will be live and in-person in Washington, D.C., this spring! Join school and district leaders from across the nation for three days of empowering strategies, networking, and inspiration.
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC
May 10-12, 20231 / 4
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Through a variety of session formats, guests, and topics, each day will offer attendees opportunities to dig into some of the most urgent issues education leaders are facing and learn about real-world solutions. Attendees will leave with actionable takeaways that can be applied in their own schools and districts, as well as an expanded network of professional colleagues to continue learning from.
Gain insight and ideas to:
- Build momentum and sustainability for learning recovery
- Learn about proven tactics to help guide your strategy for the 2023-24 school year
- Discover the latest findings and best practices from EdWeek’s journalists and researchers
- Find inspiration, empowerment, and community
Need some help convincing your boss or school board that you should attend? Most Leadership Symposium attendees have the costs of their registration badge paid for by their school or district. Download this letter template that you can use to convince your school board or administrator to approve and fund your trip.
This year’s symposium will feature two half-days (Wed. 5/10 and Friday 5/12) and one full day (Thursday 5/11) of content focused on Teaching & Learning, Thriving Staff; Thriving Students, and Leadership.
Click on the days below to see the schedule of empowering sessions, inspiring speakers, and valuable networking opportunities.
Wednesday, May 10
Check-In and Welcome Lunch
Leaders To Learn From Recognition Ceremony
Panel Discussion: What It Takes to Be a Resilient and Successful Leader
Industry Perspective: What Longitudinal Analyses of Reading Proficiency Reveal
Is Grade 3 reading proficiency the definitive gate we think it is? Are students’ literacy realities set even earlier, or can they be changed? How effective are interventions? Let’s explore recent studies of how students are performing, how they grow (or fail to grow) across the school years, which students are struggling the most, when reading interventions have the greatest chance of success, and how often we really impact student performance in life-changing ways.
Coffee and Networking Break
Flash Briefing: The Big Challenges and Opportunities Ahead: Survey findings from district and school leaders
Industry Perspective: Safeguarding Students: Preventing the Inevitable
When the inevitable student crisis occurs, we rally the resources needed to respond. But crisis response is the most costly, time-consuming, and least impactful student support a school can provide. How can we transition from high-stress reactivity to a culture of proactive intervention? Discover how shifting resources to early prevention case management of student needs and concerns can provide interventions and supports that resolve issues, avert crises, and prevent threats from materializing—not just reducing risk and harm, but making the inevitable preventable.
Learn & Reflect: Why Is It So Hard to Talk to Each Other?
Day 1 Closing Remarks
Thursday, May 11
Breakfast with Leaders To Learn From
Flash Briefing: What Teachers Are Thinking Now
Panel Discussion: Getting New Teachers Off to a Strong Start
Johnson is a national expert on teachers’ work and the policies that shape it. She directs the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers at Harvard, where she and her colleagues have studied alternative preparation, hiring, induction, performance-based pay, teacher leadership, and local union leadership. Johnson’s recent book, Where Teachers Thrive: Organizing Schools for Success (2019), explores how schools that succeed in low-income communities support and enhance their teachers’ work.
Industry Perspective: Insights from the Frontlines: Lessons Learned and Hopes for the Future of Teaching and Learning
As a former teacher and district leader, Catherine learned many important and useful lessons throughout the years from the students and educators she served. Catherine has witnessed firsthand the power and value of great teaching and coaching. Now a national education nonprofit leader, Catherine regularly meets with students, educators, and community members across the U.S. Hear her lessons learned, observations, hopes, and ideas for the future of PreK-12 teaching and learning.
Leadership Interview: How to Build a Bench of Diverse Educator Talent
Chimere is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, where he serves as a charter member for Tau Chi Sigma, the organization’s first ever chapter dedicated solely to serving The Bronx.
Chimere’s impact on education also expands internationally. He has worked to strengthen educational opportunities for students and families in Moscow, Russia; Kingston, Jamaica; and Mexico City, Mexico. Born and raised in The Bronx, Chimere is a graduate of Fordham University, where he holds his B.A. in English Literature.
Coffee and Networking Break
Featured Speaker: ChatGPT, A.I., and How Schools Should Be Thinking About Digital Learning
Dr. DiCerbo’s work has consistently been focused on embedding what we know from education research about how people learn into digital learning experiences. Prior to her role at Khan Academy, she was Vice-President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson, where she led a team of researchers and learning designers conducting new research in learning and assessment. She also previously served as a research scientist supporting teaching and learning in the Cisco Networking Academies and as a school psychologist in an Arizona school district. Kristen received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hamilton College and Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Arizona State University.
Industry Perspective: The Audacious Pursuit of Scaled Impact
The challenge of adaptation versus replication is common for organizations seeking to scale their impact. In this session, you’ll learn how to embrace this dilemma and build more equitable and effective solutions for communities.Discover the power of building communities of practice and how collaboration between different stakeholders in the education ecosystem, including district leaders, researchers, and policymakers, can lead to more effective learning outcomes.
He led the Match Charter Public School network in Boston for 9 years, where he was the co-designer of the school’s high dosage tutoring program, the first such model in the country (and helped coin the phrase “high dosage tutoring.”). He and AJ Gutierrez then incubated the dissemination of high-dosage tutoring out of the Match School base to Lawrence, MA, Stamford, CT, and Chicago, IL, and then, in 2014, founded the edtech nonprofit Saga. Alan has a law degree from George Washington University a bachelor’s degree from Princeton, and he and his wife split their time between Boston, MA, and Washington, DC. They have three grown children in DC, NY, and LA, and a mid-size, middle-aged black labrador, Colbie.
|Robert Runcie has blended his two decades of private sector technology, management consulting, and entrepreneurship experience with 18 years of leadership in urban public schools to deliver innovation, organizational and systems change, and improved student outcomes. In his current role with Chiefs for Change, he oversees staff and day-to-day operations and provides coaching and thought partnership to members of the network and participants in the Future Chiefs leadership development program. As the former superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Runcie led the nation’s sixth largest district, with more than 260,000 students and 35,000 employees, and oversaw an annual budget of $4 billion.|
Interactive Breakout Session 1: The Power of the 'Stay' Interview
Interactive Breakout Session 2: Teacher PD That Works
Interactive Breakout Session 3: Getting Buy-In for Big Change
Interactive Breakout Session 4: How Districts and Schools Can Support Accelerated Learning
Coffee and Networking Break
Panel Discussion: Successful Responses to the Student Mental Health Crisis
Industry Perspective: From Words to Action: Realizing a Truly Inclusive Educational Experience
For decades, elementary and secondary school leaders have espoused the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, but what are we truly doing that will fundamentally improve our schools in these areas? Are we shifting the paradigm? This fireside discussion will look beyond compliance initiatives in order to truly support diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for marginalized students.
Leadership Interview: Best Practices for Supporting Students in Gifted Education and Special Education
Day 2 Closing Remarks
Friday, May 12
Flash Briefing: A Look at Student Engagement and Motivation
Featured Speaker: A Leader's Agenda: Cultivating Joy, Resilience, and Learning at School
Industry perspective: Leading with Critical Conscientiousness in Mind
Discover how critical conscientiousness can play a role in successfully navigating challenging times. During this session, Dr. Joseph will present three key life lessons as a pathway to achieving better life outcomes. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the power of critical conscientiousness and how mindsets can help one live a more purposeful life.
Coffee and Networking Break
Panel Discussion: Build Thriving, Inclusive Learning Environments Through Student Voice
Leadership Interview: Invest and Reinvest in Relationships
Who will I hear from?
Learn from senior K-12 district and school leaders and nationally recognized leadership and policy experts. Check back for an updated speaker list.
Thank you to all our symposium sponsors
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The nearest airports are Ronald Raegan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).