Thought Leaders (TLXX)
Program DIrector, Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Hazen-Nicoli Professor in Teacher Learning and Practice
Harvard Graduate School of Education
TL01 | Transforming Professional Learning and Teaching at Scale
What will it take to transform teaching and improve student learning at scale? What do we know from research, how are systems supporting teacher learning with high-quality curriculum, and what policies are needed to create the conditions for effective curriculum implementation? Engage with Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore Public Schools, Heather Hill, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Mike Petrilli, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Stephanie Hirsh, former Executive Director of Learning Forward, to get strategies for improving the field of curriculum-based professional learning.
TL02 | Social and Emotional Learning: The Evidence is Clear, Now What?
Research on social and emotional learning (SEL) has grown dramatically in the past decade. Discover the latest research in the field of SEL including what we know, what we don’t yet know, and what this means for creating caring and equitable schools. Join Dr. Mark Greenberg and Principal Natasha Buckner-Pena (Chicago Public Schools) to learn how schools can infuse evidence-based programs into all aspects of their operations to dramatically improve the culture, climate, and engagement of students, staff, and families.
TL03 | Culturally Responsive School Leadership and Principal Pipelines
Comprehensive, aligned principal pipelines have been shown to be feasible, affordable, and effective. Join Mark A. Gooden, professor of education leadership at Columbia University, to learn how the Culturally Responsive School Leadership (CRSL) framework can be applied to each of the seven domains of principal pipelines using a new tool with self-guided questions for districts, all with the goal of supporting principals who can advance equitable outcomes for students.
TL04 | How a City Learned to Improve its Schools
In 1987, Chicago was declared among the most troubled school systems in America. By 2017, it was described as the fastest improving urban system in the U.S. Understand key learnings about how and why this system transformation occurred. Learn how, through an active innovation space, system leaders developed partnerships with new and existing organizations and how a new civic and community architecture emerged to support school and system improvement. Explore the essential roles of recruitment, hiring, beginning teacher and principal support, and professional learning for practicing educators as key drivers of this transformation. Join Al Bertani and Tony Bryk to learn about this story of transformation.