Building Systems, Encouraging Innovation

The Education Leadership Summit provides two days of structured coaching time allowing you to learn from education leaders, as well as unstructured team time to cover topics that matter most to you. This interaction allows leadership teams to discover and share innovative ways of approaching the toughest challenges faced by administrators today.

The summit is designed to model a process that can be used with each district’s internal staff to uncover questions and answers that impact the future of stakeholders and customers.

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Education Leadership Summit Agenda

Date: Saturday, November 6
Conference Times: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brenda ClarkMorning presentation and coaching session with Brenda Clark, Consultant and former Associate Superintendent for Learning Iredell-Statesville School District

Building Quality Throughout Your District Through Systems Improvement:
Reflections on the Journey

Given the shift in the needs of today’s students, a change will have to occur in the teaching model for all schools. This presentation gives teams the insight into how to build strong systems that will have the capacity to take on changes in federal requirements, reduced resources, grant-based stimulus dollars, and ever-shifting achievement targets. Emphasis will be placed on deployment tools and sustainability strategies.

Lee JenkinsAfternoon presentation and coaching session with Lee Jenkins, Principal LtoJ Consulting Group

Creating the School of Your Dreams
School districts are full of good ideas to improve what they do. How do you sequence good ideas to select the best ones? Alignment and incorporating a feedback loop after implementing curriculum are crucial to determining success of these decisions and ensuring the success of student learning. This session is based on Jenkins’ bestselling book Improving Student Learning.

Date: Sunday, November 7
Conference Times: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jo AndersonMorning Keynote address and strategic dialog with Jo Anderson Jr., Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education

The President Obama/Secretary Duncan Systemic Strategy for Continuous
Improvement and Innovation in U.S. Public Education
Jo Anderson Jr. will share the overall vision, mission, and strategy of the Obama Administration to transform public education, including how Race to the Top, the Invest in Innovation Fund, the reauthorization of ESEA, and other efforts promote this strategy. The morning session is shared with attendees of the National Quality Education Conference and includes a refreshment break followed by a question and answer session with Mr. Anderson.

Maurice GhyselsAfternoon presentation and coaching session with Maurice Ghysels, Chief Schools Officer, Santa Clara County Office of Education Student Service Branch

Using Creativity to Enhance Student Creativity and Innovation
Maurice Ghysels reasons that rather than adopting popular new programs as they come along, school districts that are steeped in quality practices should create processes for staff to introduce and implement innovative ideas for change. Ghysels will address how to build a process of innovation within the systems that already exist.