March 11, 2016 | Omni Shoreham Hotel
On Friday, March 11, 2016, our EdWeek 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 Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” and John B. King, Jr., the U.S. Secretary of Education.
- Download a letter from Keynote Speaker Carol Dweck (PDF | 57KB)
- Download the slides from the Leader To Learn From event (PDF | 8MB)
- Download the slides from Carol Dweck’s “Growth Mindset, Revisited” (PDF | 600KB)
- Download “ESSA in a Nutshell” - a handout from the event (PDF | 500KB)
Browse specific panels below. (For a full agenda, scroll down.)
7:15 a.m.—8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast in the Hall of Leaders
Registration. Time to reconnect with your old friends, and come ready to make new ones.
8:10 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
Recognition of the work of six of the 13 Leaders To Learn From, selected by Education Week and your nominations.
Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week
9:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Breakout—Follow the Leaders!
The first six Leaders will join you at subject-matter tables located throughout the room to discuss their particular “areas of expertise” and answer questions from attendees.
9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m.
Leader Recognition Concludes
Recognition of the work of the other Leaders To Learn From.
10:15 a.m.—10:45 a.m.
Breakout—Follow the Leaders!
The second set of Leaders will join you at subject-matter tables located throughout the room to discuss their particular “areas of expertise” and answer questions from attendees.
10:45 a.m.—11:05 a.m.
Hear from alumni leaders Valeria Silva, Dennis Creedon, and Tiffany Anderson about their leadership transitions in a myriad of district roles.
Dennis Creedon, Valeria Silva, and Tiffany Anderson
11:05 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Mid-morning Networking Break
11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
“Inside the Newsroom” With Education Week
Look beyond the headlines and engage with Education Week journalists who are covering some of the most pressing issues in K-12.
headshotsAlyson Klein and Andrew Ujifusa, Assistant Editors, Education Week, authors of Politics K-12
• Title of talk: Inside ESSA—the Nation’s New K-12 Law
• EdWeek’s expert team on federal policy will walk you through the main features of the new federal K-12 law—the Every Student Succeeds Act—what’s new, what’s the same, and what a smaller federal role will mean for school districts and their leaders.
Michelle-DavisMichelle R. Davis, Senior Writer, Education Week Digital Directions
• Title of talk: The Digital School, The Digital District
• One of EdWeek’s most seasoned reporters on the education technology beat will lead a discussion on some of the latest challenges and opportunities in ed-tech and how digital education is shaping teaching and learning in classrooms and changing how schools are managed.
Christina Samuels, Assistant Editor, Education Week
• Title of talk: Supporting Diverse Learners
• EdWeek’s veteran reporter on special education will lead a discussion about the growing number of diverse learners in public schools and the latest thinking and strategies on how district leaders and educators can best support students with disabilities, English-language learners, gifted learners, and children from low-income communities.
Stephen Sawchuk, Associate Editor, Education Week
• Title of talk: Teacher Beat
• Quality of teacher-preparation programs. Deploying resources for professional development. Supporting rookie and struggling teachers. What’s next in teacher evaluation? Led by Ed Week’s expert on the teaching profession, this discussion will explore these and other teaching-related issues affecting school districts.
Ginny-EdwardsVirginia B. Edwards, President, Editorial Projects in Education and Editor-in-Chief, Education Week
• Title of talk: Connecting With Communities
• How do successful district leaders build meaningful, productive relationships in their communities? What are the best approaches to tapping community partners to help schools meet the wide range of nonacademic needs of students and their families? Led by Ed Week’s editor-in-chief, this conversation will explore how superintendents and other district leaders leverage key outside-the-district relationships to support improving schools for all students.
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Leaders To Learn From Luncheon
Uninterrupted time to mingle with those you’ve met at your tables and at the various breakouts.
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
“Growth Mindset, Revisited”
Professor Carol Dweck, Stanford University
Author, “Mindset: the New Psychology of Success”
The growth mindset was intended to help close achievement gaps, not hide them. Join renowned psychologist and author Carol Dweck as she helps educators adopt a deeper, true growth mindset, one that can show in classroom practice and throughout school systems and one that can help support students for a more successful educational experience.
Keynote Speaker: Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology, Stanford University,
and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.
“In Conversation With John B. King, Jr.”
The acting U.S. Secretary of Education joins Education Week‘s Editor-in-Chief Virginia B. Edwards for a discussion of where the Obama administration’s final year of K-12 education priorities will lead.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.