1. How Disruptive Can We Be: CCSS and the Future of Digital Learning

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    Jacob Schmookler, in Invention and Economic Growth, wrote that “the amount of invention is governed by the extent of the market.” Having common standards in over forty states certainly extends the market for K-12 education tools and systems. But will CCSS really lead to disruptive innovations in teaching and learning? How have developers responded thus far and just how different will schools and classrooms look 3, 5 or 10 years from now? This interactive session provides an opportunity to wrestle with these questions.

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    • Teaching Literacy in the New World of CCSS

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      Raising academic expectations to meet the higher standards of Common Core and college readiness not only requires changes to curriculum, but also a shift in instructional practice. Nowhere is this shift more pronounced than in reading. This session features Doug Lemov, Managing Director at Uncommon Schools and the author of Teach Like a Champion, who discusses the key approaches to elevating the rigor of reading instruction, while showing some of these techniques in action through real-world classroom video. Doug is joined by other practitioners who provide commentary on Doug’s approach, while offering their own perspectives on the challenges of effectively implementing more rigorous instructional strategies at scale.

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      • Transforming Trauma: Promoting Resilience

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        As we raise the bar for students in our schools, their need for social and emotional well-being and effective stress management skills increases markedly. Nurturing these skills is both important and challenging for teachers and school leaders working with students who have experienced trauma and toxic stress. In this session, Dr. Joyce Dorado will help us understand the neurobiology of stress and trauma, and how we can use this understanding to promote resilience and school success for all members of a school community. She will share strategies and interventions that can be implemented by teachers, administrators, and other school staff to transform stress and trauma into wellness and resilience. View the accompanying slideshow on the Summit 2014 website: http://summit2014.zerista.com/event/member/118711 If you're not able to access the Summit website, please email us at NewSchools@newschools.org

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        • Crossing Over Jordan: Building Relationships between Communities and Ed Reformers

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          In the debate over the CCSS, as in other efforts to even the odds for underserved students, education reformers have not won the hearts and minds of the families and communities they seek to serve. Last year’s report from the United Negro College Fund, “Done To Us Not With Us,” presents compelling data suggesting that education reformers share similar aspirations with parents and leaders in underserved communities, but have not built the trust or relationships needed to support true collaboration. In this session, we talk with leaders of faith communities and ed reformers about their efforts to create more honest relationships and explore how we can help build stronger coalitions on behalf of students.

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          • From Talk to Action: Increasing the Diversity of Education Leadership

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            Jim Shelton leads a discussion on the importance of increasing diversity in the leadership ranks of education reform. Acknowledging both opportunities and challenges, as well the progress, and lack of progress, made to date, Jim and panelists sketch out plans for rapidly altering the status quo and invite the audience to take up the challenge.

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            • From STEM to STEAM: Creativity as a Lever for Social Justice

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              Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are essential tools for students in the twenty-first century. This session explores the relationship between STEM, creativity and social justice. We discuss how opportunities for creative expression, art and design can be leveraged to engage diverse learners in STEM, helping to develop a new generation of “makers” who are empowered to transform their world.

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              • Re-Imagining Urban School Districts

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                For 20 years, charter schools have played an increasingly important role in changing the conversation about what’s possible in public education. Charters have created scalable proof points of excellence in high-need communities and opened new pathways for parental choice and empowerment. Yet for all their success, charter schools are mostly seen as a marginal reform that exists in parallel to the “real” work going on in school districts. Under the direction of visionary leaders in a growing number of places around the country, charter schools are being brought into the center of reform strategies, not just to provide new options for some students, but to transform an entire public education system, based on a diverse portfolio of autonomous school operators. In this session we’ll talk with state and local leaders about their bold efforts to redesign public school systems using a “portfolio approach.”

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                • How the Education Market Will Kill Your Innovation

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                  What are parents, teachers, and school leaders seeking from education companies? What are the reasons behind these decisions? What are the lessons for how innovation happens in these markets? The speakers in this session offer their perspectives on these questions as well as other ideas on how entrepreneurs should bridge the disconnect between the demand and the supply side moving forward. Rob Mancabelli, BrightBytes (Moderator) Jay Garlapati, DonorsChoose.org Bill Jackson, GreatSchools Marguerite Roza, Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University

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                  • EdSurge Live: Alex Grodd and Alix Guerrier

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                    EdSurge's Betsy Corcoran Interviews Alex Grodd of BetterLesson followed by EdSurge's Tony Wan interviewing Alix Guerrier of LearnZillion

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                    • The Parent Voice in Ed Reform

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                      This session explores some of the difficult topics that parents and organizations working with parents are facing throughout the country. What does it mean for the progress of community action when the NAACP vocally opposes charter schools? Are we doing enough as an education reform movement to protect the charter schools that are successful in this country? What needs to happen to close more schools that are failing? How do we bridge the gap between the grassroots organizations and the rest of the education reform community? How do we sustain long-lasting change? The panelists identify the parts of the education reform advocacy movement that are disconnected and broken and offer solutions for how to fix it. Russlynn Ali, Emerson Collective (Moderator) Alberto Retana, Community Coalition Michael Lomax (United Negro College Fund) Karen Martinez (Alum Rock School District) Shawn Sprewer, St. Marcus Lutheran School

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