Thought Leader Lectures
TL01 THOUGHT LEADER PANEL
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
What We Thought Was True
Kristin Anderson is the senior director of professional learning at The Leadership and Learning Center, Englewood, CO. She is responsible for identifying, recruiting, developing, empowering, and retaining world-class professional developers. Anderson comes with many years of experience in delivering and creating professional development and assisting educational leaders to do the same. Anderson is an authority on educational leadership and curriculum and instruction.
Mary Cullinane is executive vice president, corporate affairs and social responsibility, for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She spent a decade spearheading Microsoft's education-related innovation programs and initiatives worldwide, including its national education programs around 1:1 access and its groundbreaking School of the Future in Philadelphia, PA. With another decade of experience as an educator, director of technology and administrator in the public sector, Cullinane is a recognized thought leader in the area of education reform and the effective use of technology. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, spoken at national and international conferences, and keynoted for Learning Forward's 2011 Summer Conference. Cullinane co-edited and authored the book, What Next? Educational Innovation and Philadelphia's School of the Future (Harvard Education Press, 2010) with Frederick Hess.
Kim Marshall was a teacher, central office administrator, and principal in the Boston Public Schools for 32 years. He now advises and coaches new principals, mostly with New Leaders for New Schools, and teaches courses and conducts workshops on instructional leadership and time management. He publishes a weekly online newsletter, the Marshall Memo, which summarizes ideas and research from 44 publications. Marshall has written several books and numerous articles on teaching and school leadership. His most recent book is Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation (Jossey-Bass, 2009).
Carol Johnson has been superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) since August 2007 and serves as a cabinet member for Mayor Thomas Menino. In 2010, BPS was recognized as one of the most improved school districts in the world by McKinsey and Company. She previously served as superintendent of Memphis City Schools in Memphis, TN, and as superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, where she was named Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Johnson serves on the board of directors for the Council of the Great City Schools, the Spencer Foundation, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Harvard University Urban Superintendents' Advisory Board, and she has served on the College Board. She serves as an ex officio board member for the Boston Plan for Excellence.
TL02 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Education for the Virtues in the 21st Century
Howard Gardner is the Hobbs professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a leading thinker about education and human development and has studied and written extensively about intelligence, creativity, leadership, and professional ethics. Gardner's books include Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People's Minds (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006) and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice (Basic Books, 2006). His latest book Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed was published in the spring of 2011 by Basic Books.
TL03 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Making the Case for Global Education
Anthony Jackson is vice president for education at Asia Society and also leads Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning (PGL), a national membership network of practitioners and policymakers. Jackson led the development of the International Studies Schools Network, an effort within the PGL to create a network of internationally themed secondary schools across the country. Before joining Asia Society, he was a director of the Walt Disney Company's Disney Learning Partnership. Jackson also worked on Capitol Hill as a senior staff member on the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and later directed the Carnegie Corporation Task Force on the Education of Young Adolescents. In 2011, Jackson co-authored with Veronica Boix Mansilla, Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World, co-developed by Asia Society and the Council of Chief State School Officers' EdSteps program, available for download at the Asia Society website.
TL04 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Pat Wasley is the chief academic officer for Teaching Channel. Wasley began her education career almost 30 years ago as a public school teacher and administrator. She served as the dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington until 2010. Prior to that, Wasley served as the dean at Bank Street College of Education. Wasley is the author of numerous articles and several books on school reform, including Stirring the Chalkdust: Tales of Teachers Changing Classroom Practice (Teachers College Press, 1994). She is co-author of Kids and School Reform (Jossey-Bass, 1997) with Robert Hampel and Richard Clark, which investigates the relationship between school change and students' academic achievement.
TL05 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Community Voice: What School Improvement Models Must Include
Warren Simmons directs the work of the Annenberg Institute at Brown University and team-teaches a course in urban systems and structure in the Urban Education Policy program. He was formerly the executive director of the Philadelphia Education Fund, a nonprofit organization that helped the School District of Philadelphia to fund, develop, and implement new academic standards, content-based professional development, standards-based curriculum resources, and comprehensive school reform as part of the Children Achieving reform agenda. At the Annie E. Casey Foundation, he developed and funded initiatives on community development and urban school reforms. Simmons serves on the boards and advisory groups of numerous education reform organizations, including the Public Education Network, the Merck Institute, the National Center on Education and the Economy, PLATO Learning, the College Crusade of Rhode Island, and the Cowen Institute's National Advisory Council.
TL06 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
What Does Your Principal Do? Five Habits of Highly Effective School Leaders
Jody Spiro is The Wallace Foundation's director of education leadership. She began working at the foundation as senior program officer in 2002 and has worked on issues of education leadership throughout the country. Throughout her career Spiro has developed and conducted principal training programs and consulted with principals at all levels and in a wide variety settings throughout the United States and abroad. Spiro also serves as adjunct professor at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has a Ph.D. in adult and higher education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a master's degree in public administration from New York University. She is the author of Leading Change Step-by-Step: Tactics, Tools, and Tales (Jossey-Bass, 2011).
TL07 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Nine Months Doesn't Cut It: Why Summer Learning is Essential to Academic Achievement
Catherine Augustine is a senior policy researcher at RAND Corporation. She is currently evaluating summer learning programs for elementary students. She is also part of a team evaluating the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's effort to improve teaching effectiveness in four sites across the country. She has assisted the U.S. Army to develop mechanisms to recruit and retain captains in the Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve. She has also studied school district governance, leadership in arts education, human resource development for the Department of Defense, and the particular challenges facing middle schools. From 2001 to 2004, she was part of a team that developed and implemented a new K-12 school system for the country of Qatar.
Eddie Willson is the director of the Summer Dreamers Academy and associate director of Teaching and Learning Environments for Pittsburgh Public Schools. He is passionate about creating opportunities for educational equity for all students. Willson was a school program manager for Center for Inspired Teaching in Washington, DC, as well as a director of instruction for Lighthouse Academies. Willson taught for four years in North Carolina as a Teach For America corps member and a math teacher for a KIPP school.
TL08 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
How Schools Learn to Improve: Some Lessons from Clinical Practice and Research
Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and a past president of the Association for Public Policy and Management, the national organization representing graduate programs in public policy and management. He has held positions in the federal government as a legislative liaison with the U.S. Congress on education policy issues. Elmore is currently director of the Doctor in Educational Leadership program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His current research and clinical work focuses on building capacity for instructional improvement in low-performing schools. He spends at least a day a week in schools, working with teachers and administrators on instructional improvement. He is co-author of Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning (Harvard Education Press, 2009) and author of School Reform From the Inside Out: Policy, Practice, and Performance (Harvard Education Press, 2004).
TL09 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Investing in Teachers: Leveraging Observation Protocols for Instructional Improvement
Pam Grossman is the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Education at the Stanford University School of Education. She has published broadly in the areas of teacher education and professional education, teacher knowledge, and the teaching of English in secondary schools. Most recently, she studied pathways into teaching in New York City schools, focusing on the features of preparation that affect student achievement. Building on this work, Grossman has investigated the classroom practices of middle school English teachers that are associated with student achievement. She is a member of the National Academy of Education and currently serves as the faculty director of the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. A former high school English teacher, Grossman also teaches the prospective English teachers in Stanford's teacher education program.
TL10 THOUGHT LEADER PANEL
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
iPD: Imagine the Possibilities
Joan Rooney is vice president of instruction for MyLivePD Online Coaching Service, a professional development service powered by Tutor.com, that connects teachers to coaches online for personalized, one-to-one coaching sessions. Rooney, a former classroom teacher, has been with Tutor.com for 11 years and oversees staffing and instruction for the company's 2,000-plus tutors and coaches. After a decade devoted to making online tutoring an effective way for students to learn, Rooney expanded her focus to online coaching with the 2011 launch of the MyLivePD pilot program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She played an integral role on the design, implementation, and staffing of the program.
Ellen Moir is founder and chief executive officer of New Teacher Center (NTC). Moir is widely recognized for her work in beginning teacher development and school reform. She has extensive experience in public education, having previously served as director of teacher education at the University of California at Santa Cruz and having worked as a bilingual teacher. Moir became an Ashoka Fellow in 2011 and is a recipient of the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. She has also received the 2010 Civic Ventures Purpose Prize Fellow; the 2008 Learning Forward Contribution to the Field award; the 2008 Full Circle Fund Impact Award; the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. 2005 Prize in Education; and the 2003 California Council on Teacher Education Distinguished Teacher Educator Award.
Eric Westendorf is co-founder of LearnZillion. He was most recently a principal and the chief academic officer of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, DC, known locally and nationally for its outstanding results and programs. Prior to that, Westendorf taught for seven years in North Carolina, New York, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He also founded a nonprofit focused on teacher leadership development and was the assistant principal of St. Joseph's School in Harlem, where he raised over a million dollars for technology and other programs.
Andrea Foggy-Paxton is a program officer in the U.S. Program, College Ready unit at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Immediately preceding her current position, Foggy-Paxton was a National Urban Fellow, Office of the Senior Vice President at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Prior to working in philanthropy, Foggy-Paxton spent 13 years leading start-up nonprofits and initiatives, serving as the co-director of L.A. Youth at Work, national field director of Rock the Vote, and executive director of the Tavis Smiley Foundation. Through a mix of local and national experiences, Foggy-Paxton has developed a depth of knowledge on education issues, youth development, collaborations, project development and implementation, and product development. She has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations on strategy and program development. Early in her career, she was a student teacher and site administrator for the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom Schools in San Francisco and Oakland, CA.
TL11 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Supporting and Retaining the Next Generation of Teachers
SUSAN MOORE JOHNSON
Susan Moore Johnson is the Jerome T. Murphy professor in education and the director of Project on the Next Generation of Teachers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she served as academic dean from 1993 to 1999. She studies and teaches about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing research interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools. She has studied the leadership of superintendents, the effects of collective bargaining on schools, the priorities of local union leaders, teacher evaluation, the use of incentive pay plans for teachers, and the school as a context for adult work. Johnson has published five books and many articles about these topics. She is secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education.
TL12 THOUGHT LEADER LECTURE
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
From Teacher Evaluation to Teacher Effectiveness: Developing a Systemic Approach
JOHN J-H KIM
John J-H Kim is the co-founder and chief executive officer of The District Management Council, which partners with superintendents and public school district leaders to improve student outcomes, operational efficiency, and financial effectiveness. Kim serves on the faculty of the Harvard Business School where he is a senior lecturer and the William Henry Bloomberg fellow in the Social Enterprise Initiative. He also serves as a core faculty member of the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP), a joint project of Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the founding editor of The District Management Journal, a publication which provides actionable insights related to leading and managing public school districts. Kim has experience working with numerous school districts around the country with efforts related to strategic planning, special education, human capital, and stakeholder engagement.
TL13 BACK-UP KEYNOTE ADDRESS
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
BECOMING A LEARNING SYSTEM
Should Frederick Brown not be called upon during the conference as a back-up keynote speaker, he will deliver his prepared keynote during the TL13 session.
Frederick Brown is Learning Forward's director of strategy and development. Prior to joining Learning Forward, Brown served as a senior program officer for the New York City-based Wallace Foundation where he guided the work of several major grantees, including the Southern Regional Education Board; the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh; and the states of Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon, Kansas, and New Jersey. Prior to joining The Wallace Foundation, Brown was Director of the Leadership Academy and Urban Network for Chicago (LAUNCH), an organization whose mission was to identify, train, and support principals for the Chicago Public Schools.