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 2011 ECS National Forum on Education Policy Program
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

12:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Registration Desk
 
12:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Cyber Cafe
 
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
LESN Meeting (Invitation Only)
 
12:30 PM — 2:30 PM
Reaping Rewards from Readiness P-20
 
2:30 PM — 3:45 PM
Foundation of Learning
 
2:30 PM — 3:35 PM
Movie Preview – “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System”
 
3:45 PM — 4:45 PM
ECS Commissioners' Business Meeting
 
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception at Hotel
 
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

7:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Registration Desk
 
7:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Cyber Cafe
 
7:00 AM — 8:00 AM
Buffet Breakfast
 
8:00 AM — 8:15 AM
Welcome from Governor Hickenlooper
 
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM
Plenary Session with Hilary Pennington
 
9:00 AM — 9:30 AM
Plenary Session with Bob Corcoran
 
9:30 AM — 9:50 AM
Community Link Foundation - Higher Education Funding Idea
 
9:50 AM — 10:00 AM
Coffee Break
 
10:00 AM — 10:45 AM
How Thinking in Pictures Provides Perspective
 
10:50 AM — 11:50 AM
What is Holding Back Reading Achievement
 
11:50 AM — 12:00 PM
Break
 
12:00 PM — 1:30 PM
Plenary Lunch
 
1:30 PM — 1:45 PM
Coffee Break
 
1:45 PM — 2:45 PM
More with E.D. Hirsch
 
1:45 PM — 2:45 PM
School Finance: More Than Information. Solutions
 
1:45 PM — 2:45 PM
Ensuring a Return on Your Higher Education Investment
 
1:45 PM — 2:45 PM
Workshop on Digital Learning (AKA Blended learning; Hybrid Learning)
 
1:45 PM — 2:45 PM
Putting it all together: 21st Century Skills, Common Core & Assessment
 
2:45 PM — 3:00 PM
Break
 
3:00 PM — 3:45 PM
Aligning Teacher Preparation to the Common Core
 
3:00 PM — 3:45 PM
An Open-Mic Session with Chiefs for Change
 
3:45 PM — 3:50 PM
Break
 
3:50 PM — 4:50 PM
Certificates as a College Completion and Workforce Strategy
 
3:50 PM — 4:50 PM
Teacher Leader Model Standards
 
3:50 PM — 4:50 PM
The Importance of Physical Activity in Schools and What Leaders Can Do to Support It
 
3:50 PM — 4:50 PM
No Waiting for Superman: Engaged learning within reach of every school!
 
3:50 PM — 4:50 PM
The College Completion Renaissance
 
4:50 PM — 5:00 PM
Break
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #1: Innovation-based Systemic Reform
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #2: Innovative and Cost Effective Strategies to Expand Learning Time
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #3: Race to the Top’s Early Learning Challenge
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #4: Improving Student Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Institutions
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #5: Workplace Readiness Assessment: Business Credible, High School Feasible
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #6: Improving Rural Schools Through the Use of Technology
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #7: Cross-State Sharing of Education and Workforce Data
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #8: How to Encourage Investment in Certificate and Diploma Programs
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #9: The Early Assessment Program: Bridging the Gap Between High School Preparation and College Readiness
 
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Roundtable #10: Increased College Completion
 
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

7:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Registration Desk
 
7:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Cyber Cafe
 
7:00 AM — 8:00 AM
Buffet Breakfast
 
8:00 AM — 8:05 AM
Welcome from ECS President Roger Sampson
 
8:05 AM — 8:20 AM
Brief Session with Mark Nieker
 
8:20 AM — 9:05 AM
Governors' Panel
 
9:10 AM — 9:55 AM
Hess’ Hot Button Issues and What He’d Like to See You Do About Them
 
9:55 AM — 10:05 AM
Coffee Break
 
10:05 AM — 11:05 AM
Brain Rules and What They Mean for Education
 
11:05 AM — 11:15 AM
Break
 
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM
More with John Medina
 
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM
The Boulder Higher Education Brain Trust
 
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM
The Common Core: Out of the Chute and Into the Arena
 
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM
With All of Our High School Reforms, Why Are Kids Still Not Well-Prepared for College and Work?
 
12:15 PM — 1:45 PM
Plenary Lunch
 
2:00 PM — 6:00 PM
NCLC Board Meeting (Invitation Only)
 
2:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Leveraging State Investments in Remedial Education
 
2:15 PM — 3:30 PM
The Real Story of Remedial Education
 
3:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Successful Remedial Education Reform Strategies
 
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Building the Next Generation of P-20 System Alignment
 
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
NCLC Board Meeting Dinner (Invitation Only)
 
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011

8:00 AM — 4:00 PM
NCLC Board Meeting (Invitation Only)
 
7:30 AM — 8:00 AM
Leveraging State Investments in Remedial Education (Invitation Only)
 
8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
The Common Core Standards & Remedial Education Reform (Invitation Only)
 
9:45 AM — 11:00 AM
Improving Assessment - Concurrent Session (Invitation Only)
 
9:45 AM — 11:00 AM
Innovations in Instructional Delivery - Concurrent Session (Invitation Only)
 
9:45 AM — 11:00 AM
Increasing Accountability & Getting Results in Remedial Education (Invite Only)
 
11:15 AM — 12:00 PM
What Legislators Can Do To Impact Remedial Education (Invitation Only)

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