OFFICES


OII: Office of Innovation and Improvement
Current Section

Agenda of "Innovations in Education"

A joint Conference with the Institute for Government Innovation and the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education

Tuesday, April 15th ~ Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Taubman Building Conference Rooms, Fifth Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Agenda


8:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Nina Rees, Office of Innovation and Improvement and Gail Christopher, Institute for Government Innovation
  • Introduction to OII and Innovations in the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Introduction to the Institute and the Innovations in American Government Awards
8:30 a.m. Keynote Address: "Does Education Really Need More Innovation? Experimentation in the Age of Scientifically Based Research" by Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education, New York University
9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Reaction to Keynote Address

Panelists

  • Moderator: James Traub - The New York Times Magazine
  • Steve Fleischman - EQI/American Institutes for Research
  • Kim Smith - New Schools Venture Fund
  • Fredrick M. Hess - American Enterprise Institute
  • Jon Baron - The Council for Excellence in Government
  • Paul Peterson - Harvard University
10:30 a.m. Innovation in Action: Lessons from the Charter Schools Movement
  • Focused on key questions:
    • What were the initial barriers to this innovation?
    • How were they overcome?
    • Has the movement developed "best practices" over time? If so, how were they identified? Promoted?
    • What role has research played in this process, if any?
    • What are the lessons for other innovations?

Panelists

  • Moderator: Dr. Howard Fuller - Institute for the Transformation of Learning
  • Pedro Noguera - Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Chester E. Finn, Jr. - The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
  • Ted Kolderie - Center for Policy Studies
  • Linda Brown - Charter School Resource Center
12:00 p.m. Lunch Presentation: Examples of Innovations in Education

Panelists

  • Moderator: Jodie Allen - U.S. News & World Report
  • Edward DeMore - Boston Digital Bridge Foundation
  • Tom Webber - Edwin Gould Academy
  • Dal Lawrence - The Toledo Plan
  • Chris Dede - Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • John Baldwin - Hamilton Terrace Learning Center
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Innovation in Action: Lessons from the Alternative Certification Movement
  • Focused on key questions:
    • What were the initial barriers to this innovation?
    • How were they overcome?
    • Has the movement developed "best practices" over time? If so, how were they identified? Promoted?
    • What role has research played in this process, if any?
    • What are the lessons for other innovations?

Panelists

  • Moderator: Lisa Graham Keegan - Education Leaders Council
  • Susan Moore Johnson - Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Leo Klagholz - Southern Regional Institute for Professional Development
  • Michelle Rhee - The New Teacher Project
  • Craig Jerald - Education Trust
4:00 p.m. Lessons Learned from the Proceedings by Stephen Goldsmith, Professor of the Practice of Public Management and Faculty Chair of the Institute for Government Innovation
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks by Nina Rees and Gail Christopher

 
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