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  ECS National Forum Roundtable Discussions
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #1: Innovation-based Systemic Reform (session #271)
Ted Kolderie, recipient of the prestigious 2011 ECS James Bryant Conant Award, will lead a discussion that delves into what constitutes innovation-based systemic reform.

PARTICIPANTS
Ted Kolderie, Senior Associate, Education/Evolving, Minnesota (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #2: Innovative and Cost Effective Strategies to Expand Learning Time (session #272)
This session will focus on examples from around the country of how states, districts and schools are expanding time to support student achievement even during these challenging economic times.

PARTICIPANTS
Jennifer Davis, President & CEO, National Center on Time & Learning, Massachusetts (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #3: Race to the Top’s Early Learning Challenge (session #273)
This session will discuss the Race to the Top early learning challenge as an opportunity to build P-3 into P-20.

PARTICIPANTS
Karen Schimke, Early Learning Project Manager, Education Commission of the States, Colorado (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #4: Improving Student Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Institutions (session #274)
This roundtable session will present the findings from an ambitious year-long study of the transfer pathway from the perspective of the four-year institution. Roundtable participants will be engaged in a discussion about the policy instruments that may encourage more four-year colleges and universities to embrace community college students as an important part of their educational mission.

PARTICIPANTS
Stephen Handel, Executive Director, The College Board, California (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #5: Workplace Readiness Assessment: Business Credible, High School Feasible (session #275)
Learn and talk about current efforts to develop assessments that measure students’ readiness for higher education or the workplace. Join the discussion that explains how these readiness skills can be measured ¬— and how you can be involved.

PARTICIPANTS
Stanley Rabinowitz, Director, Assessment and Standards Development Services, WestEd, California (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #6: Improving Rural Schools Through the Use of Technology (session #276)
This roundtable will focus on the effectiveness of specific technologies and programs that have the potential to positively impact student achievement in rural communities. This includes sharing successes and challenges of keeping students engaged and connected to real world experiences and exposed to advanced and diverse course work in rural communities, and how technology can help overcome traditional barriers to these dilemma.

PARTICIPANTS
Marilyn Reznick, Executive Director, AT&T, New York (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #7: Cross-State Sharing of Education and Workforce Data (session #277)
WICHE, through a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is developing a multi-state data exchange that will be a model for the rest of the nation. Come here how the project is addressing the key challenges to sharing data across state borders to assess workforce outcomes for graduates.

PARTICIPANTS
Brian Prescott, Director of Policy Research, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Colorado (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #8: How to Encourage Investment in Certificate and Diploma Programs (session #278)
Short-term, career-oriented programs are often the last to be funded and the first to be cut by cash-strapped post-secondary institutions. Yet these programs are essential to meeting employer demands and ensuring a healthy economy. This roundtable will explore ways to encourage investment in certificate and diploma programs, at both public and private sector institutions.

PARTICIPANTS
Richard Simpson, Chief Academic Officer, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., California (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #9: The Early Assessment Program: Bridging the Gap Between High School Preparation and College Readiness (session #279)
The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is a California initiative that formally brings together the K-12 and higher education communities to develop collaborative solutions that improve the learning experience for all students. This discussion will touch on a broad range of topics that emerged over the course of the development of the program. The discussion will include challenges and solutions to policy, technical, fiscal and organizational questions, as well as lessons learned.

PARTICIPANTS
John Lawrence, Director, Large Scale Assessment, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey (Moderator)
  
Thursday, July 7, 2011
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #10: Increased College Completion (session #280)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching an ambitious initiative to increase college completion in states. Come discuss how this research-based strategy has the potential to transform how institutions in your state can use data to help drive increased college completion.

PARTICIPANTS
Nan Poppe, Executive Director, Completion by Design, Oregon (Moderator)

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