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Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium details are announced


Thursday, August 2, 2012

The governor’s office today announced more details of Friday’s Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium.

The sold-out symposium will be live streamed by JDL Horizons. JDL Horizons, using its flagship Internet streaming solution EduVision, will produce and stream the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium events in cooperation with the governor’s office and the Iowa Department of Education. eSchool Media will accept the stream and deliver the roundtable events to a national audience of nearly 1 million K-12 educators throughout North America and around the world.

The Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium will launch a statewide conversation about why stronger shared school leadership matters, and what is the right approach to adopt in Iowa. Given higher academic expectations for students in today’s knowledge-based economy, it’s not reasonable to expect principals to provide all the instructional leadership required to significantly raise achievement. Tapping the talents of outstanding teachers who are interested in new leadership roles makes sense.
A preliminary schedule is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

 9 :00a.m.         Welcome – David Maxwell, President of Drake University
 9:05 a.m.         Opening Remarks – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds
 9:15 a.m.         “Better Than We Used to Do Is Not Good Enough” – Mark Tucker, President of the National Center on Education and the Economy
10:30 a.m.        “Leadership Lessons From Around the Globe” – Vivien Stewart, Senior Advisor for Education at Asia Society
11:30 a.m.        TAP Panel
Noon                 Break for lunch
 1:00 p.m.         Des Moines Panel
 1:30 p.m.         Cedar Rapids Panel
 2:00 p.m.         The Toledo Plan Panel
 2:45 p.m.         “The Future of Teacher and Principal Leadership”
 3:30 p.m.         “Looking Forward” – Brad Jupp, Senior Program Advisor in the Office of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
 4:30 p.m.         Final Remarks – Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education

Click here for a detailed schedule of events.

In May, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds joined Education Director Jason Glass to announce they would host the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on Friday, Aug. 3, at Drake University in Des Moines.

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