1. The Common Core is Coming!

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    The Common Core State Standards aims public education at exactly the right goal: college-and-career readiness for all students. To meet these inspiring and ambitious standards demands transformational changes in teaching and learning. With fewer than two years before the initial administration of Common Core-aligned tests in 2014-15, we hear perspectives from a panel of practitioner leaders and lead standards-author (and 2012 NewSchools Change Agent of the year) David Coleman. Panelists discuss early efforts and lessons learned, talk about the resources that have been most helpful in implementation thus far, and articulate areas most in need of additional R&D from the entrepreneurial sector. Pat McCarthy, ExxonMobil (Introduction) David Coleman, The College Board (Moderator) Ashley Hebda, Educator John King, New York State Education Department Brian Pick, DC Public Schools

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    • A Conversation with Tom Friedman

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      What does America need to do in order to raise the bar for our students, and what we can learn from other countries in this respect? Tom Friedman shares how America’s current trajectory compares to the best examples elsewhere as well as insights about how to move forward and upward. Tom Friedman, New York Times Ted Mitchell, NewSchools Venture Fund

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      • Millions and Millions of Great Teachers Needed: How Will We Meet this Need?

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        Quality teachers are key to student success. Yet, the need far exceeds the supply. In this session, experienced leaders share innovative approaches to preparing teachers so that they are classroom-ready on day one, improving the skillfulness of veteran teachers and changing the labor composition of schools so that a great teacher's reach extends further. Reba Dominski, Target (Introduction) Kaya Henderson, DC Public Schools (Moderator) Jennifer Green, Urban Teacher Center Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center Richard Nyankori, Insight Education Group Diane Tavenner, Summit Public Schools

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        • In Conversation With Secretary Duncan

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          Secretary Duncan shares his hopes and plans for the second term and insights about where reform best happens. Secretary. Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective (Interviewer) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, US Department of Education

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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • It's TimeTo Give Up On ________ and Replace it With ___________.

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                    In this rapid-fire session, participants share different short talks on what should be stopped and what should be done instead. Some of the talks will be serious, some funny, but all will be insightful. Jean Desravines (Moderator) Ann Friedman, The SEED Foundation Kaya Henderson, DC Public Schools Frederick Hess, American Enterprise Institute Neerav Kingsland, New Schools for New Orleans Jeremiah Kittredge, Families for Excellent Schools Ted Kolderie, Education Evolving Kimberly O’Malley, Pearson Larry Rosenstock, High Tech High Mark Shermis, University of Akron

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                    • Mark Pincus and Andrew Ng with John Doerr

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                      John Doerr discusses the role of education games and MOOCs in improving education and increasing students' options with Marc Pincus of Zynga and Andrew Ng of Coursera. Mark announces the launch of the Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund Learning Games Accelerator, created to lend social gaming expertise to education technology companies developing the next generation of learning games and apps by giving them space at Zynga headquarters to work and access to Zynga developers. Andrew announces Coursera's launch of new teacher training MOOCs (massive open online courses). John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (Interviewer) Mark Pincus, Zynga Andrew Ng, Coursera

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