1. 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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