Washington DC Learning Lab


Monday, October 24, 2016, start time: 8:00am
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, end time: 3:00pm

Day 1: Special joint convening of the District Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement and the Family Engagement State Leaders Network, hosted by our federal partners at the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. The agenda features:

  • Federal Policy Panel: What States and Districts Should Know

     Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education

     Linda K. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • State and District Leaders Reflect on Field-building Successes and Challenges

     Elaine Zimmerman, Executive Director, Connecticut Commission on Children

     Reyna Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education

     Molly Sehring, Director of Family and Community Partnerships, Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Lunch

  • Networking Discussions

     What are the entry points for stakeholder engagement- at the state and district level- around particular pieces of federal ESSA guidance

     How can federal partners, states and districts support each other to  further early childhood and K-12 education alignment through family and community engagement

  • Debrief and Next Steps

District Leaders Learning Lab Opens with a dinner program and meeting at Busboys & Poets.

Day 2: Facilitated by D.C. Public Schools’ Office of Family and Public Engagement, the learning lab features an in-depth look at DC’s FCE policies and structures, site visits to schools effectively implementing FCE, a meeting with executive staff, and networking and discussions among district leaders in attendance.

$395 per person (includes 2 nights stay at the Hyatt Place- Capitol Hill, all meals, and transportation during meeting).
Please contact mccanns@iel.org if you do not require accommodation.

Please note: Learning Lab fee does NOT include transportation to and from airport.
If cost is a barrier to attendance please contact mccanns@iel.org.

Payment- Deadline is October 1st

Checks can made payable to the Institute for Educational Leadership and sent to:
Institute for Educational Leadership
ATTN: Sarah McCann
4301 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 100
Washington DC 20008

3 members from each district are invited to attend.

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