Iowa Education Symposium

Agenda

Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium

August 3, 2012
Drake University
Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

TimeEvent
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration
9 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. Welcome – Drake University President David Maxwell
9:05 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks – The Honorable Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa, and the Honorable Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

“Better Than We Used to Do Is Not Good Enough,”
Marc Tucker
, President of the National Center on Education and the Economy, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience

Panelists:

  • Tom Downs, Executive Director of the Iowa Association of School Boards
  • Dan Smith, Executive Director of School Administrators of Iowa
  • Tammy Wawro, President of the Iowa State Education Association

Moderator: Liz Willen, editor of “The Hechinger Report” and director of The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“Leadership Lessons From Around the Globe,”
Vivien Stewart
, Senior Advisor for Education at Asia Society, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience

Panelists:

  • Susan Bunz, Vice President for Policy and Outreach at Dupont Pioneer, and Waukee Board of Education Vice President
  • David Maxwell, President of Drake University
  • Cate Miller, Teacher of English at Des Moines’ Central Academy and Japanese Exchange Teacher

Moderator: Liz Willen, editor of “The Hechinger Report” and director of The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

TAP Panel
“TAP, the Program for Teacher and Student Advancement”

Panelists:

  • Jason Culbertson, Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice President of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • Michael Derrick, Principal of Carter Middle School in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
  • Jihad El-Amin, Teacher at Belle Morris Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Liz Norton, Master Teacher at Belle Morris Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Box lunch available in Olmsted Center
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Des Moines Panel
“Developing Teacher Leadership”

Panelists:

  • Tom Ahart, Interim Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools
  • Dick Murphy, Vice Chair of the Des Moines School Board
  • Jessica Gogerty, School Improvement Leader at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines
  • Melissa Spencer, Science Teacher at North High School in Des Moines and Vice President of the Des Moines Education Association
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Panel
“Alternative Salary Schedule and Other Advances in Teacher Leadership”

Panelists:

  • David Benson, Superintendent of Cedar Rapids Public Schools
  • Sue Clapp, Resolution Team Facilitator and President of the Cedar Rapids Education Association
  • Jill Cirivello, Human Resources Executive Director of Cedar Rapids Public Schools
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Toledo Plan Panel
“Expanding Peer Coaching and Evaluation”

Panelists:

  • Peg McAfee, The Toledo Plan Coordinator for Toledo, Ohio, Public Schools
  • James Gault, Chief Academic Officer for Toledo, Ohio, Public Schools
  • Dal Lawrence, Past President of the Toledo Federation of Teachers and Creator of The Toledo Plan
  • Jacquelyn O'Bryant, School Consultant for Toledo, Ohio, Public Schools
2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“The Future of Teacher and Principal Leadership”
A panel discussion about the TAP, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Toledo Plan presentations, with questions from the audience

Moderator: Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education

Panelists:

  • Luvern Gubbels, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Des Moines
  • Susan Lagos Lavenz, Associate Dean and Director of the Teacher Leader Center in the College of Education at the University of Iowa
  • Diane Pratt, Talented and Gifted Specialist for the Fort Dodge Community School District
  • Arthur Tate, Superintendent of Davenport Community Schools
  • Troyce Fisher, Director of Cohesive Leadership System Development for School Administrators of Iowa
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Looking Forward,”
Brad Jupp, Senior Program Advisor in the Office of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, followed by questions from the audience

Moderator: Linda Fandel, Special Assistant for Education in the Branstad-Reynolds Administration

4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Final Remarks, Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education