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  ECS National Forum Pre-Forum Sessions
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
LESN Meeting (Invitation Only) (session #110)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
12:30 PM — 2:30 PM
Reaping Rewards from Readiness P-20 (session #115)
Please drop in - even if you won't arrive on time. This two-part workshop looks in depth at the "P" part of P-20. Learn from The Colorado Story and gain insights from leading experts into how policy can support ways to enhance deeper learning across P-3.

First Session begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Second Session with Lilian Katz begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m.

Barbara O’Brien
Hon. Barbara O'Brien, Senior Fellow, The Piton Foundation, Colorado
Gerrit Westervelt
Gerrit Westervelt, Executive Director, The BUILD Initiative, Colorado
Diane L. Price
Diane Price, President & CEO, Early Connections Learning Centers, Colorado
Virginia Maloney
Virginia Maloney, Director, Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy, University of Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
2:30 PM — 3:45 PM
Foundation of Learning (session #116)
Building a Good Foundation, to be presented by Lilian Katz, PhD, Professor Emeritus and staff member of the Clearinghouse on Early Childhood and Parenting at the University of Illinois, focuses on the importance of intellectual goals in the early years, and puts them in the context of academic skills and the role of play in early development. Some examples of such practices will be shown.

Lilian Katz
Lilian Katz, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
2:30 PM — 3:35 PM
Movie Preview – “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System” (session #117)
We’ll all heard and read so much about Finland’s education system and how successful it is. Come and learn why Finland’s students are just like Americans, only smarter. The movie is narrated by Dr. Tony Wagner, Harvard University.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
3:45 PM — 4:45 PM
ECS Commissioners' Business Meeting (session #145)
ECS Commissioners are asked to join their colleagues and represent their state at the annual business meeting of the Commission.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception at Hotel (session #160)

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