Leadership Forum 2014

About the Educate Texas Leadership Forum

Educate Texas invites you to join us in celebrating 10 years of transformation in and outside of Texas classrooms.  At our 2014 Leadership Forum we will host more than 200 national and state leaders as we look back at a decade of success and look ahead to the most pressing issues and innovations for the future of K-16 reform.

We look forward to another inspiring Leadership Forum as we recognize this significant milestone for Educate Texas.  Together with you, and our many public and private partners, we will continue to leverage the power of collaboration to impact the future of Texas education.

See you in Austin in February!

Leadership Forum Highlights

2014 Leadership Forum Agenda

Monday, February 10

1:00 p.m.  
2:00 p.m.  
Welcome and 10 Year Retrospective

John Fitzpatrick, Educate Texas

3:30 p.m.  
Break Outs: Lessons Learned from the Field

Building Successful Partnerships: What the early college model has taught us
College and Career Readiness: Leveraging STEM to increase rigor, transform school culture
Education and Workforce Connections: Building a pipeline for Success

4:30 p.m.  

Teaching and Learning Showcase
Austin Conversation Lounge (ACL)

5:30 p.m.   Break
6:00 p.m.  
7:00-8:30 p.m.  
Dinner and Remarks

Video Presentation: Celebrating Educate Texas' Partners

Keynote Panel

Andres Alcantar, Texas Workforce Commission; Raymund Paredes, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Michael Williams, Texas Education Agency; Moderated by Evan Smith, Texas Tribune

Tuesday, February 11

8:00 a.m.  
Breakfast and Ten Year Prospective

George Tang, Educate Texas

9:00 a.m.  
Messaging Matters
9:30 a.m.   Break
9:45 a.m.  
Ed Talks: "It's time to give up on ___, and replace it with ___."


10:30 a.m.  

Table Topic Conversations
Office Hours with Ed Talk Speakers
Austin Conversation Lounge (ACL)

11:15 a.m.  
Break Outs - What the classroom of 2024 can teach the classroom of 2014

Scaling Promising Practices District-Wide
Beyond the High School Diploma
Next Generation Professional Development

12:00-1:00 p.m.  
Lunch and Closing Keynote

Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart