July 2 LIVE STREAMING from Atlanta:  Empowering Educators to Lead

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Agenda - Speakers
Times given are for the Eastern Time Zone.  Atlanta is six hours ahead of Hawaii.



Pre-opening Music Presentation – DJ Spinderella

Moderator: Pat Dolan, TURN (Teacher Union Reform Network)

Opening Remarks – NEA President Dennis Van Roekel

Collaboration to Lead the Profession
Speaker: Dr. Jerry D. Weast, Former Superintendent of Schools, Montgomery County, MD
Affiliate Engagement: ISTA ESP’s Leading the Profession with School Safety – Donna Nielsen, La Porte Community School Bus Driver, Driver Trainer Team Leader, Safety Team Lead and NEA Board of Director ESP at Large
Audience Participation

Assessment, Common Core and the Future of Education
Speaker: Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education at the Stanford University School of Education
Affiliate Engagement: Empowering Educators to Lead - Jonathan Knapp, President Seattle Education Association
Audience Participation

Leading by Reaching Out to the Community
Speaker: Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Professor of Literacy Studies, Ohio State University
Affiliate Engagement: Bringing Learning to Life - Rhonda Johnson, President Columbus Education Association and Tori Washington, Service-Learning Teacher, Beechcroft High School, Columbus, OH and Beechcroft H.S. students Rendell Buckhalter, Taryn Lewis-Smith, Chelsey Rodgers, & Christian Scase
Audience Participation

Closing Remarks – NEA Secretary-Treasurer Rebecca Pringle