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Resources from the Forum

Here are some PowerPoint presentations, handouts and other resoures from sessions at this year's Forum:

Session 220: What We Can Learn From How the Brain Works

Brain Rules (Web Site)
John Medina, Developmental Molecular Biologist, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, Seattle Pacific University, Washington

Session 228: What State Leaders Can Learn from Higher Education Reforms in Other Countries

Learning accountability — and a few other things — from Bologna (PowerPoint)
Clifford Adelman, Senior Associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Session 230: Readiness for All, College and Career Bound – An Arkansas Partnership

Using the Right Data to Ensure Readiness for All: An Arkansas Partnership (PowerPoint)
Efrain Mercado
Director of Outreach, National Center for Education Achievement

Session 244: What Does Being Work-Ready Look Like?

Georgia Work Ready (PowerPoint)
Debra Lyons, Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Development

Session 246: Effective Transfer and Articulation Agreements to Increase College Success

Overview of State Promising Practices
Richard Hezel, President and CEO, Hezel Associates, LLC

Higher Education Web Portals: Serving State and Student Transfer Needs (PowerPoint)
Russell Poulin, Deputy Director, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

Promising Pratices Guide (PDF)

Session 322: Can the Right Measures Increase Innovate and Success?

Can the Right Measures Increase Innovation and Success? (PowerPoint)
Frederick M. Hess, Director of Education, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, D.C.

Session 321: Beyond Business as Usual—Key State Actions to Boost College and Career Readiness

Beyond Business as Usual—Key State Actions to Boost College and Career Readiness (PowerPoint)
David T. Conley, Professor, University of Oregon; Director, Center for Educational Policy Research; CEO, Educational Policy Improvement Center

Session 326: Common Core Standards: What Role Will You Play?

Reading Demand and the Common Core Standards — Implications (PowerPoint)
Otis Fulton, Senior Vice President, MetaMetrics

Session 329: A State-District Partnership Approach for School Improvement: The Kansas Learning Network

From Solo to System: Garden City's Experience With the Kansas Learning Network (PowerPoint)
Rick Atha, Superintendent and Darren Dennis, Director of Learning Services, Garden City Public Schools, Kansas

A State-District Partnership Approach for School Improvement: The Kansas Learning Network
Diane DeBacker, Interim Commissioner of Education, Kansas Department of Education

Session 335: James B. Conant Award Luncheon

Preparing Teachers and School Leaders: How Can We Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century? (PowerPoint)
Linda Darling-Hammond
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University

Starting Strong by Building Effective Pre-K to Grade-3 Systems
Jerry Weast
Superintendent of Mongomery Cunty Schools, Maryland





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