Resources from the Forum
Here are some PowerPoint presentations, handouts and other resoures from sessions at this year's Forum:
Session 220: What We Can Learn From How the Brain Works
Brain Rules (Web Site)
John Medina, Developmental Molecular Biologist, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, Seattle Pacific University, Washington
Session 228: What State Leaders Can Learn from Higher Education Reforms in Other Countries
Learning accountability — and a few other things — from Bologna (PowerPoint)
Clifford Adelman, Senior Associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy
Session 230: Readiness for All, College and Career Bound – An Arkansas Partnership
Using the Right Data to Ensure Readiness for All: An Arkansas Partnership
Director of Outreach, National Center for Education Achievement
Session 244: What Does Being Work-Ready Look Like?
Georgia Work Ready (PowerPoint)
Debra Lyons, Director,
Governor’s Office of Workforce Development
Session 246: Effective Transfer and Articulation Agreements to Increase College Success
State Promising Practices
Richard Hezel, President and CEO, Hezel Associates, LLC
Higher Education Web Portals: Serving State and Student Transfer Needs (PowerPoint)
Russell Poulin, Deputy Director,
WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
Promising Pratices Guide (PDF)
Session 322: Can the Right Measures Increase Innovate and Success?
Can the Right Measures Increase Innovation and Success?
Frederick M. Hess, Director of Education, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, D.C.
Session 321: Beyond Business as Usual—Key State Actions to Boost College and Career Readiness
Beyond Business as Usual—Key State Actions to Boost College and Career Readiness (PowerPoint)
David T. Conley, Professor, University of Oregon; Director, Center for Educational Policy Research; CEO, Educational Policy Improvement Center
Session 326: Common Core Standards: What Role Will You Play?
Reading Demand and the Common Core Standards — Implications (PowerPoint)
Otis Fulton, Senior Vice President, MetaMetrics
Session 329: A State-District Partnership Approach for School Improvement: The Kansas Learning Network
From Solo to System: Garden City's Experience With the Kansas Learning Network (PowerPoint)
Rick Atha, Superintendent and Darren Dennis, Director of Learning Services, Garden City Public Schools, Kansas
A State-District Partnership Approach for School Improvement: The Kansas Learning Network
Diane DeBacker, Interim Commissioner of Education, Kansas Department of Education
Session 335: James B. Conant Award Luncheon
Preparing Teachers and School Leaders: How Can We Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century? (PowerPoint)
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
Starting Strong by Building Effective Pre-K to Grade-3 Systems
Superintendent of Mongomery Cunty Schools, Maryland