Home - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06 2016-02-22T17:19:40+00:00 Education Policy Fellowship Program epfp@msu.edu Joomla! - Open Source Content Management District Size & Structure in Michigan - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:52:36+00:00 2010-10-07T00:52:36+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/156-district-size-a-structure-in-michigan <center> <h1><b>District Size & Structure in Michigan</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>May 08, 2006</b><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>This session will guide a data-based exploration of Michigan's school district history:  how did we arrive at the current 700+ districts? At different times during that history, various rationales justified first an expansion of districts, then a radical consolidation, eventually a perceived minimum-feasible "brake" on the consolidation movement, and more recently an expansion as charter schools overlaid non-geographic districts on top of plat-based ones. In addition, several recent case studies will give insight about local efforts to consolidate that prevailed and others that failed. By identifying the advantages that pushed for change in each case, we will assemble a comprehensive list of pro's and con's for creating larger and smaller districts. Given changes in conditions during the past ten years, we'll also identify creative alternatives to consolidation that districts are using to obtain some of the advantages without accruing the disadvantages of formal status change. And finally, we propose a simulation in which participants, as voters in adjoining districts, will debate and negotiate a proposal to change the size and structure of their district.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Learning Team Members:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Bob Balwinski<br /> Bob Cipriano<br /> Dan Hanrahan<br /> Joann Neuroth<br /> Dan Schab<br /> Kathy Weller</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Research Questions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Is there a "right size" for a school district? </li> <li>Is "Bigger/Fewer" likely to bring economies of scale? </li> <li>Or is "Smaller/More Choice" likely to maximize identity and engagement?</li> <li>Why does Michigan have over 700 districts?  Should it?</li> <li>Are there alternatives to consolidation that districts may use?</li> </ul> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong><strong> Why does Michigan have over 700 districts?  Should it? </strong></p> <blockquote> <p>1:15 PM         The History of School District Organization in Michigan<br /> 1:30 PM         Exploring Assumptions/Making Projections<br /> 2:00 PM         Analyzing Current Financial/Performance Data<br /> 2:20 PM         Public Opinion in Michigan<br /> 2:35 PM         Break<br /> 2:45 PM         Case Study/Simulation<br /> 3:45 PM         Break<br /> 4:00 PM         Guest Speaker: Anthony Derezinski J.D.<br /> 5:00 PM         Adjourn</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Anthony Derezinski J.D.<br /> Director of Government Relations<br /> Michigan Association of School Boards <a href="http://www.masb.org/" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.masb.org/<br /> </a>1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400<br /> Lansing, MI 48917<br /> (517) 327-5900</p> <p>Mr. Derezinski is currently the Director of Government Relations for the Michigan Association of School Boards.  He is a graduate of Muskegon Catholic Central High School, Marquette University, the University of Michigan Law School (J.D. degree), and Harvard Law School (Master of Laws Degree).  Mr. Derezinski served as Michigan State Senator from 1975-1978.  He was a member of the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University for 14 years.  He served as a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in the United States Navy from 1968-1971 and as a military judge in the Republic of Vietnam.  He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Michigan and National Councils of School Attorneys, and the American Bar Association.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Materials:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/../public_html/test/images/stories/files/May%208%2006%20Learning%20Team.ppt">May 8 06 Learning Team.ppt</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Shared Services Work for Two Michigan Districts </strong><a href="http://www.michiganedusource.org/DistrictOrg/dualsupt.doc" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.michiganedusource.org/DistrictOrg/dualsupt.doc<br /> </a>In Northwest Michigan, Glen Lake and Suttons Bay school districts are exploring alternatives to school district consolidation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Larger Deficits May Cause School Consolidation </strong><a href="http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/032305/loc_consolidate001.shtml" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/032305/loc_consolidate001.shtml<br /> </a>This article examines the school district consolidation efforts in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, which has three public school districts.   Since 1953, the consolidation of the three school districts (Lake Shore, Lakeview, and South Lake) has been voted down nine times <br /> <br /> <strong>Schools Need to Consolidate to Best Educate Our Children </strong><a href="http://hillsdale.net/stories/111705/opinion_lincmiller001.shtml" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://hillsdale.net/stories/111705/opinion_lincmiller001.shtml<br /> </a>Read this strongly worded letter from a concerned citizen that appeared in the Hillsdale Daily News.  He proposes, that due to declining enrollments, Hillsdale County (in Southern Michigan) should move from 8 public high schools in 8 different districts to 2 or 3 county high schools.</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> </center> <center> <h1><b>District Size & Structure in Michigan</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>May 08, 2006</b><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>This session will guide a data-based exploration of Michigan's school district history:  how did we arrive at the current 700+ districts? At different times during that history, various rationales justified first an expansion of districts, then a radical consolidation, eventually a perceived minimum-feasible "brake" on the consolidation movement, and more recently an expansion as charter schools overlaid non-geographic districts on top of plat-based ones. In addition, several recent case studies will give insight about local efforts to consolidate that prevailed and others that failed. By identifying the advantages that pushed for change in each case, we will assemble a comprehensive list of pro's and con's for creating larger and smaller districts. Given changes in conditions during the past ten years, we'll also identify creative alternatives to consolidation that districts are using to obtain some of the advantages without accruing the disadvantages of formal status change. And finally, we propose a simulation in which participants, as voters in adjoining districts, will debate and negotiate a proposal to change the size and structure of their district.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Learning Team Members:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Bob Balwinski<br /> Bob Cipriano<br /> Dan Hanrahan<br /> Joann Neuroth<br /> Dan Schab<br /> Kathy Weller</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Research Questions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Is there a "right size" for a school district? </li> <li>Is "Bigger/Fewer" likely to bring economies of scale? </li> <li>Or is "Smaller/More Choice" likely to maximize identity and engagement?</li> <li>Why does Michigan have over 700 districts?  Should it?</li> <li>Are there alternatives to consolidation that districts may use?</li> </ul> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong><strong> Why does Michigan have over 700 districts?  Should it? </strong></p> <blockquote> <p>1:15 PM         The History of School District Organization in Michigan<br /> 1:30 PM         Exploring Assumptions/Making Projections<br /> 2:00 PM         Analyzing Current Financial/Performance Data<br /> 2:20 PM         Public Opinion in Michigan<br /> 2:35 PM         Break<br /> 2:45 PM         Case Study/Simulation<br /> 3:45 PM         Break<br /> 4:00 PM         Guest Speaker: Anthony Derezinski J.D.<br /> 5:00 PM         Adjourn</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Anthony Derezinski J.D.<br /> Director of Government Relations<br /> Michigan Association of School Boards <a href="http://www.masb.org/" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.masb.org/<br /> </a>1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400<br /> Lansing, MI 48917<br /> (517) 327-5900</p> <p>Mr. Derezinski is currently the Director of Government Relations for the Michigan Association of School Boards.  He is a graduate of Muskegon Catholic Central High School, Marquette University, the University of Michigan Law School (J.D. degree), and Harvard Law School (Master of Laws Degree).  Mr. Derezinski served as Michigan State Senator from 1975-1978.  He was a member of the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University for 14 years.  He served as a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in the United States Navy from 1968-1971 and as a military judge in the Republic of Vietnam.  He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Michigan and National Councils of School Attorneys, and the American Bar Association.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Materials:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong><a href="../public_html/test/images/stories/files/May%208%2006%20Learning%20Team.ppt">May 8 06 Learning Team.ppt</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Shared Services Work for Two Michigan Districts </strong><a href="http://www.michiganedusource.org/DistrictOrg/dualsupt.doc" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.michiganedusource.org/DistrictOrg/dualsupt.doc<br /> </a>In Northwest Michigan, Glen Lake and Suttons Bay school districts are exploring alternatives to school district consolidation.<br /> <br /> <strong>Larger Deficits May Cause School Consolidation </strong><a href="http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/032305/loc_consolidate001.shtml" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/032305/loc_consolidate001.shtml<br /> </a>This article examines the school district consolidation efforts in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, which has three public school districts.   Since 1953, the consolidation of the three school districts (Lake Shore, Lakeview, and South Lake) has been voted down nine times <br /> <br /> <strong>Schools Need to Consolidate to Best Educate Our Children </strong><a href="http://hillsdale.net/stories/111705/opinion_lincmiller001.shtml" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://hillsdale.net/stories/111705/opinion_lincmiller001.shtml<br /> </a>Read this strongly worded letter from a concerned citizen that appeared in the Hillsdale Daily News.  He proposes, that due to declining enrollments, Hillsdale County (in Southern Michigan) should move from 8 public high schools in 8 different districts to 2 or 3 county high schools.</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> </center> Pre-K for All - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:52:01+00:00 2010-10-07T00:52:01+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/155-pre-k-for-all <center> <h1><b>Pre-K for All </b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>April 24, 2006</b><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>This Learning Team presentation will examine the concept of Universal Pre-K for all 3 and 4 year olds. When communities invest in a stable workforce of trained early childhood providers, they also help to ensure that a child’s basic foundation will be durable.  These early investments reap dividends as child development translates into economic development later on.  A child with a solid foundation becomes part of a solid community and contributes to our society.  Every three and four-year-old in Michigan shall be offered a high quality pre-kindergarten learning opportunity by the state.  This voluntary early childhood development and education program shall be established according to Michigan’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten and shall be free for all Michigan three and four-year-olds without taking away funds used for existing education, health and development programs.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Learning Team Members:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Dawn Arwood, Grant Coordinator, Children’s Trust Fund<br /> Al Horn, Director of Refugee Services, Department of Human Services<br /> Jim Paris, Acting Coordinator, Policy & Compliance, Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services, Department of Education<br /> Dan Reardon, Education Consultant, Office of School Improvement, Department of Education<br /> Connie Robinson, Education Consultant, Office of Early Childhood Education & Family Services, Department of Education<br /> Cheryl Schubel, Acting Supervisor, Child & Adult Care Food Program, Department of Education<br /> Lorraine Thoreson, Education Consultant, Office of Early Childhood Education & Family Services, Department of Education</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Great Start </strong></p> <blockquote> <p><i><strong>Vision</strong><br /> A Great Start to make every child in Michigan safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and in life.  <a href="http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm">http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm</a> <br /> <br /> <strong>Mission</strong><br /> The purpose of Great Start is to assure a coordinated system of community resources and supports to help all Michigan families provide a great start for their children from birth to age five. <a href="http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm">http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm</a> </i></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>1:00 p.m. Introduction & Instruction<br /> 1:15 p.m. Developing Children's Brains - Connie Robinson<br /> 2:00 p.m. Break<br /> 2:10 p.m. Perry Preschool Project - Dr. Larry Schweinhart<br /> 3:10 p.m. Distribution of Folder Information & Instruction<br /> 3:20 p.m. Break & Gallery Walk<br /> 3:45 p.m. Back to Tables - Instruction & Table Work<br /> 4:15 p.m. Community Implementation Plan<br /> 4:45 p.m. Wrap-up<br /> 5:00 p.m. Adjourn</p> </blockquote> <p><b>Resource Persons:</b></p> <blockquote> <p>Dr. Lawrence Schweinhart <br /> President <br /> High/Scope Educational Research Foundation <a href="http://www.highscope.org/" target="_blank">http://www.highscope.org/</a> <br /> 600 North River Street <br /> Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898 <br /> (734) 485-2000</p> <p>Larry Schweinhart was appointed by the High/Scope Board of Directors in 2003 to lead the High/Scope Foundation. During three decades of service to High/Scope as senior research scientist and chair of the High/Scope Research Division, he was instrumental in leading a range of research initiatives at the Foundation­from initially conducting research in 1975 to becoming High/Scope's lead researcher in 1989 in charge of all educational research programs.  Some projects he has led:</p> <ul> <li>The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project ­ the landmark study establishing the great human and financial potential of high-quality early childhood programs </li> <li>The High/Scope Curriculum Comparison Study, providing evidence that child-initiated learning activities are central to high-quality early childhood programs </li> <li>The longitudinal state evaluation of the Michigan School Readiness Program for at-risk 4-year-olds </li> <li>High/Scope's Head Start Quality Research Center, a 10-year effort currently evaluating effects of intensive High/Scope curriculum training on Head Start teachers and children </li> <li>The development and evaluation of both editions of the Preschool Child Observation Record (COR), designed to assess young children's development from infancy through elementary school </li> <li>A recently launched Ready Schools initiative, made possible through a $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and designed to develop and validate a Ready School Assessment and create an improvement plan for use in the nation's elementary schools </li> </ul> Dr. Schweinhart has authored numerous articles and essays on research topics that impact children's educational issues as well as numerous technical reports and program evaluations. He also has addressed a range of audiences of early childhood educators, researchers, advocates, and policy makers. He received his Ph.D. in education from Indiana University in 1975 and has taught a range of elementary school and college courses. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, in 1969.</blockquote> <p><b> Resource Materials:</b></p> <blockquote> <p><b> Web Based Resources:<br /> </b>Brain Development: Building Children’s Brains<br /> <a href="http://mi-aimh.msu.edu/publications/JoanFirestone.pdf" target="_blank">http://mi-aimh.msu.edu/publications/JoanFirestone.pdf</a><br /> Perry Preschool Study<br /> <a href="http://www.highscope.org/NewsandInformation/PressReleases/PerryP-Age40.htm" target="_blank">http://www.highscope.org/NewsandInformation/PressReleases/PerryP-Age40.htm</a><br /> Building a 21st Century Economy: The Case for Investing in Early Education Reform<br /> <a href="http://www.newamerica.net/Download_Docs/pdfs/Doc_File_2753_1.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.newamerica.net/Download_Docs/pdfs/Doc_File_2753_1.pdf</a></p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> </center> <center> </center> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1><b>Pre-K for All </b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>April 24, 2006</b><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>This Learning Team presentation will examine the concept of Universal Pre-K for all 3 and 4 year olds. When communities invest in a stable workforce of trained early childhood providers, they also help to ensure that a child’s basic foundation will be durable.  These early investments reap dividends as child development translates into economic development later on.  A child with a solid foundation becomes part of a solid community and contributes to our society.  Every three and four-year-old in Michigan shall be offered a high quality pre-kindergarten learning opportunity by the state.  This voluntary early childhood development and education program shall be established according to Michigan’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten and shall be free for all Michigan three and four-year-olds without taking away funds used for existing education, health and development programs.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Learning Team Members:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Dawn Arwood, Grant Coordinator, Children’s Trust Fund<br /> Al Horn, Director of Refugee Services, Department of Human Services<br /> Jim Paris, Acting Coordinator, Policy & Compliance, Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services, Department of Education<br /> Dan Reardon, Education Consultant, Office of School Improvement, Department of Education<br /> Connie Robinson, Education Consultant, Office of Early Childhood Education & Family Services, Department of Education<br /> Cheryl Schubel, Acting Supervisor, Child & Adult Care Food Program, Department of Education<br /> Lorraine Thoreson, Education Consultant, Office of Early Childhood Education & Family Services, Department of Education</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Great Start </strong></p> <blockquote> <p><i><strong>Vision</strong><br /> A Great Start to make every child in Michigan safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and in life.  <a href="http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm">http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm</a> <br /> <br /> <strong>Mission</strong><br /> The purpose of Great Start is to assure a coordinated system of community resources and supports to help all Michigan families provide a great start for their children from birth to age five. <a href="http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm">http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm</a> </i></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>1:00 p.m. Introduction & Instruction<br /> 1:15 p.m. Developing Children's Brains - Connie Robinson<br /> 2:00 p.m. Break<br /> 2:10 p.m. Perry Preschool Project - Dr. Larry Schweinhart<br /> 3:10 p.m. Distribution of Folder Information & Instruction<br /> 3:20 p.m. Break & Gallery Walk<br /> 3:45 p.m. Back to Tables - Instruction & Table Work<br /> 4:15 p.m. Community Implementation Plan<br /> 4:45 p.m. Wrap-up<br /> 5:00 p.m. Adjourn</p> </blockquote> <p><b>Resource Persons:</b></p> <blockquote> <p>Dr. Lawrence Schweinhart <br /> President <br /> High/Scope Educational Research Foundation <a href="http://www.highscope.org/" target="_blank">http://www.highscope.org/</a> <br /> 600 North River Street <br /> Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898 <br /> (734) 485-2000</p> <p>Larry Schweinhart was appointed by the High/Scope Board of Directors in 2003 to lead the High/Scope Foundation. During three decades of service to High/Scope as senior research scientist and chair of the High/Scope Research Division, he was instrumental in leading a range of research initiatives at the Foundation­from initially conducting research in 1975 to becoming High/Scope's lead researcher in 1989 in charge of all educational research programs.  Some projects he has led:</p> <ul> <li>The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project ­ the landmark study establishing the great human and financial potential of high-quality early childhood programs </li> <li>The High/Scope Curriculum Comparison Study, providing evidence that child-initiated learning activities are central to high-quality early childhood programs </li> <li>The longitudinal state evaluation of the Michigan School Readiness Program for at-risk 4-year-olds </li> <li>High/Scope's Head Start Quality Research Center, a 10-year effort currently evaluating effects of intensive High/Scope curriculum training on Head Start teachers and children </li> <li>The development and evaluation of both editions of the Preschool Child Observation Record (COR), designed to assess young children's development from infancy through elementary school </li> <li>A recently launched Ready Schools initiative, made possible through a $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and designed to develop and validate a Ready School Assessment and create an improvement plan for use in the nation's elementary schools </li> </ul> Dr. Schweinhart has authored numerous articles and essays on research topics that impact children's educational issues as well as numerous technical reports and program evaluations. He also has addressed a range of audiences of early childhood educators, researchers, advocates, and policy makers. He received his Ph.D. in education from Indiana University in 1975 and has taught a range of elementary school and college courses. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, in 1969.</blockquote> <p><b> Resource Materials:</b></p> <blockquote> <p><b> Web Based Resources:<br /> </b>Brain Development: Building Children’s Brains<br /> <a href="http://mi-aimh.msu.edu/publications/JoanFirestone.pdf" target="_blank">http://mi-aimh.msu.edu/publications/JoanFirestone.pdf</a><br /> Perry Preschool Study<br /> <a href="http://www.highscope.org/NewsandInformation/PressReleases/PerryP-Age40.htm" target="_blank">http://www.highscope.org/NewsandInformation/PressReleases/PerryP-Age40.htm</a><br /> Building a 21st Century Economy: The Case for Investing in Early Education Reform<br /> <a href="http://www.newamerica.net/Download_Docs/pdfs/Doc_File_2753_1.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.newamerica.net/Download_Docs/pdfs/Doc_File_2753_1.pdf</a></p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> </center> <center> </center> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> Washington Policy Seminar - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:51:10+00:00 2010-10-07T00:51:10+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/154-washington-policy-seminar22 <center> <h1><strong>Washington</strong><strong> Policy Seminar</strong></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p align="center"><b>April 5-8, 2006 </b></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table height="1391" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE</strong> <table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="4" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="25%"><strong> WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 </strong></td> <td valign="top" width="25%"><strong>THURSDAY, APRIL 6</strong></td> <td valign="top" width="26%"><strong> FRIDAY, APRIL 7</strong></td> <td valign="top" width="24%"><strong> SATURDAY, APRIL 8</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p align="left"><strong>1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.</strong><br /> WELCOME & ORIENTATION <br /> <strong>Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo</strong>, IEL</p> <p align="left"><strong>1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.</strong><br /> “THE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION ON THE MAKING OF U.S. EDUCATION POLICY”<br /> <strong>Roy Barnes</strong>, Chairman, The Barnes Law Group, LLC & Former Governor of Georgia</p> <p align="left"><strong>2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.</strong><br /> COFFEE BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.</strong><br /> “CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT: PART I”<br /> <strong>Marty Wiseman</strong><br /> Director, Stennis Institute of Government<br /> <strong>Jeff Markham</strong><br /> Research Analyst, Stennis Insitute of Government<br /> <strong>Molly Clark</strong><br /> Stennis Institute of Government*</p> <p align="left"><strong>4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.</strong><br /> <strong>BREAK</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.</strong><br /> “CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT: PART II”<br /> <strong>Marty Wiseman<br /> Jeff Markham<br /> Molly Clark</strong></p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"><strong>6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.</strong><br /> FREE TIME AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN</p> <p align="left"><strong>7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.</strong><br /> OPTIONAL DC HOSTED SCAVENGER HUNT</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:00 p.m.</strong><br /> Post-Hunt Celebration <br /> Hospitality Suite</p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p align="left"><strong>7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.</strong><br /> CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST</p> <p align="left"><strong>8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.</strong><br /> <em>“</em>WASHINGTON FROM THE INSIDE OUT”<br /> <strong>Norm Ornstein</strong><br /> Senior Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.</strong><br /> BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.</strong> <br /> “POLICY, POLITICS, AND PROCEDURES INSIDE THE U.S. CONGRESS”<br /> <strong>Judy Schneider</strong><br /> Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.</strong><br /> STATE SITE HILL DAY, DC OFFICE VISITS & SITE DINNERS</p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"><strong>7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.</strong><br /> DESSERT & COFFEE RECEPTION</p> <p align="left"><strong>8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.</strong><br /> <em>THE CAPITOL STEPS</em><br /> A satirical political review</p> <p align="left"> </p> </td> <td valign="top"><strong>7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.</strong><br /> CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST <p align="left"><strong>8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.</strong><br /> “NIGHTLY BUDGET REPORT” <br /> <strong>Stan Collender</strong> <br /> Managing Director, Washington Financial Dynamics</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.</strong><br /> BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. </strong><br /> “HS REFORM”<br /> <strong>Gregg Betheil</strong> <br /> Senior Vice President , National Academy Foundation<br /> <strong>Robert Rivera</strong> <br /> Founder and CEO, Project GRAD<br /> <strong>Constancia Warren</strong><br /> Senior Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York*<br /> <strong>Moderator</strong>: Angela Hernandez-Marshall<br /> Senior Associate, CCSSO</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.</strong><br /> BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.</strong><br /> CONCURRENT SESSIONS**</p> <p align="left"><strong>12:30p.m. – 1:45 p.m.</strong><br /> LUNCH</p> <p align="left"><strong>1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. </strong><br /> Break</p> <p align="left"><strong>2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.</strong><br /> “IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC POLICY: NCLB”**<br /> <strong>David Shreve</strong>, National Conference of State Legislatures<br /> <strong>Wendy D. Puriefoy</strong>, President, Public Education Network<br /> <strong>Alex Nock, </strong>Director of Commission on No Child Left Behind, Aspen Institute<br /> <a href="http://www.nclbcommission.org/">www.nclbcommission.org</a> <br /> <strong>Moderator:</strong> <strong>Terri Schwartzbeck</strong>, Policy Analyst, American Association of School Administrators<br /> <strong>3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.</strong><br /> <strong>COFFEE BREAK</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.</strong><br /> OPEN SPACE Networking</p> <p align="left"><strong>4:30 p.m. on</strong><br /> FREE TIME</p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p align="left"><strong>7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.</strong><br /> CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST</p> <p align="left"><strong>8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.</strong><br /> “WHY MAKING EDUCATION POLICY IS SO COMPLEX IN WASHINGTON, DC”<br /> <strong>Jacquelyn Davis</strong><br /> DC Director, New Leaders for New Schools*<br /> <strong>Deborah Gist</strong><br /> Director, DC State Education Office*<br /> <strong>Victor Reinoso</strong><br /> Member, DC Board of Education*<br /> <strong>Michelle White</strong><br /> Chief  of  Strategic Planning and Policy, DCPS *</p> <p align="left"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.</strong><br /> <strong>BREAK</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.</strong><br /> “DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES”<br /> <strong>Bud Hodgkinson </strong><br /> Director, Center for Demographic Policy, IEL</p> <p align="left"><strong>10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. </strong><br /> FELLOWS’ SYNTHESIS & WRAP-UP <br /> <strong>Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo</strong>, IEL</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.</strong><br /> SITE WPS DEBRIEFING</p> <p align="left"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="left"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="left">* - invited<br /> **- see below for the list of panelists</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>** Concurrent Sessions</strong><br /> Friday, April 7                                                                                                                                                    <br /> 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">A. Getting a Head Start: Early Childhood Education</span></strong><br /> <strong>Libby Doggett</strong>, Executive Director, Pre-K Now <a href="http://www.preknow.org/documents/AnnualReport_Mar2006.pdf">http://www.preknow.org/documents/AnnualReport_Mar2006.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Karabelle A. L. Pizzigati</strong>, Senior Associate, IEL<br /> <strong>Maurice Sykes</strong>, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District Columbia</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">B. Minding the Gap: Defining Achievement</span></strong><br /> <strong>Denise Alston</strong>, Senior Program Specialist, National Education Association <a href="http://www.achievementgaps.org/index.php">http://www.achievementgaps.org/index.php</a> <br /> <strong>Stephanie Robinson</strong>, Principal Partner, Ed Trust <a href="http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/15B22876-20C8-47B8-9AF4-FAB148A225AC/0/PPSCreport.pdf">http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/15B22876-20C8-47B8-9AF4-FAB148A225AC/0/PPSCreport.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Robert Smith</strong>, Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">C. Accountability: Higher Standards for Higher Education</span></strong><br /> <strong>Leonard Haynes</strong>, Director, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education<br /> <strong>Patricia McAllister</strong>, Director of Federal Relations and Public Affairs, Council of Graduate Schools<br /> <strong>Michael Usdan</strong>, Senior Fellow, IEL <a href="http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/factsheet.html">http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/factsheet.html</a></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">D. Shaping the Debate: The Media and Education Policy</span></strong><br /> <strong>Noel Epstein</strong>, Former Education Editor of the Washington Post <a href="http://www.ewa.org/library/2004/EWAStandards.pdf">http://www.ewa.org/library/2004/EWAStandards.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Ann Bradley</strong>, Associate Managing Editor, Education Week<br /> <strong>Denise Slaughter</strong>, Director of Communications, IEL</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">E. Communities and Schools</span></strong><br /> <strong>Marty Blank</strong>, Director, Coalition of Community Schools, IEL <a href="http://www.communityschools.org/CCSDocuments/ccsfiveconditions.html">http://www.communityschools.org/CCSDocuments/ccsfiveconditions.html</a> <br /> <strong>Sheri Deboe Johnson</strong>, Programs Director, National PTA<br /> <strong>Bela Shah</strong>, Senior Program Associate, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">F. Federal Education Policy: The Intersection of IDEA and NCLB</span></strong><br /> <strong>Katy Neas</strong>, Director of Congressional Affairs, Easter Seals<br /> <strong>Nancy Reder</strong>, Deputy Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education <a href="http://www.nasdse.org/docs/IDEANCLBIntersections%20final%202004.pdf">http://www.nasdse.org/docs/IDEANCLBIntersections%20final%202004.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Sallie Rhodes</strong>, Senior Program Associate, IEL</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">G. Cooperation and Competition: Educational Standards in the Global Marketplace</span></strong><br /> <strong>Iris Rotberg</strong>, Professor of Education Policy, George Washington University<br /> <strong>Jim Williams</strong>, Professor of International Education and International Affairs, George Washington University<br /> <strong>Carol Anne Spreen, </strong>Assistant Professor, University of Maryland at College Park</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1><strong>Washington</strong><strong> Policy Seminar</strong></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p align="center"><b>April 5-8, 2006 </b></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table height="1391" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE</strong> <table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="4" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="25%"><strong> WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 </strong></td> <td valign="top" width="25%"><strong>THURSDAY, APRIL 6</strong></td> <td valign="top" width="26%"><strong> FRIDAY, APRIL 7</strong></td> <td valign="top" width="24%"><strong> SATURDAY, APRIL 8</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p align="left"><strong>1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.</strong><br /> WELCOME & ORIENTATION <br /> <strong>Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo</strong>, IEL</p> <p align="left"><strong>1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.</strong><br /> “THE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION ON THE MAKING OF U.S. EDUCATION POLICY”<br /> <strong>Roy Barnes</strong>, Chairman, The Barnes Law Group, LLC & Former Governor of Georgia</p> <p align="left"><strong>2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.</strong><br /> COFFEE BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.</strong><br /> “CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT: PART I”<br /> <strong>Marty Wiseman</strong><br /> Director, Stennis Institute of Government<br /> <strong>Jeff Markham</strong><br /> Research Analyst, Stennis Insitute of Government<br /> <strong>Molly Clark</strong><br /> Stennis Institute of Government*</p> <p align="left"><strong>4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.</strong><br /> <strong>BREAK</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.</strong><br /> “CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT: PART II”<br /> <strong>Marty Wiseman<br /> Jeff Markham<br /> Molly Clark</strong></p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"><strong>6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.</strong><br /> FREE TIME AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN</p> <p align="left"><strong>7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.</strong><br /> OPTIONAL DC HOSTED SCAVENGER HUNT</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:00 p.m.</strong><br /> Post-Hunt Celebration <br /> Hospitality Suite</p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p align="left"><strong>7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.</strong><br /> CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST</p> <p align="left"><strong>8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.</strong><br /> <em>“</em>WASHINGTON FROM THE INSIDE OUT”<br /> <strong>Norm Ornstein</strong><br /> Senior Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.</strong><br /> BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.</strong> <br /> “POLICY, POLITICS, AND PROCEDURES INSIDE THE U.S. CONGRESS”<br /> <strong>Judy Schneider</strong><br /> Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.</strong><br /> STATE SITE HILL DAY, DC OFFICE VISITS & SITE DINNERS</p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"><strong>7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.</strong><br /> DESSERT & COFFEE RECEPTION</p> <p align="left"><strong>8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.</strong><br /> <em>THE CAPITOL STEPS</em><br /> A satirical political review</p> <p align="left"> </p> </td> <td valign="top"><strong>7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.</strong><br /> CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST <p align="left"><strong>8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.</strong><br /> “NIGHTLY BUDGET REPORT” <br /> <strong>Stan Collender</strong> <br /> Managing Director, Washington Financial Dynamics</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.</strong><br /> BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. </strong><br /> “HS REFORM”<br /> <strong>Gregg Betheil</strong> <br /> Senior Vice President , National Academy Foundation<br /> <strong>Robert Rivera</strong> <br /> Founder and CEO, Project GRAD<br /> <strong>Constancia Warren</strong><br /> Senior Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York*<br /> <strong>Moderator</strong>: Angela Hernandez-Marshall<br /> Senior Associate, CCSSO</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.</strong><br /> BREAK</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.</strong><br /> CONCURRENT SESSIONS**</p> <p align="left"><strong>12:30p.m. – 1:45 p.m.</strong><br /> LUNCH</p> <p align="left"><strong>1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. </strong><br /> Break</p> <p align="left"><strong>2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.</strong><br /> “IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC POLICY: NCLB”**<br /> <strong>David Shreve</strong>, National Conference of State Legislatures<br /> <strong>Wendy D. Puriefoy</strong>, President, Public Education Network<br /> <strong>Alex Nock, </strong>Director of Commission on No Child Left Behind, Aspen Institute<br /> <a href="http://www.nclbcommission.org/">www.nclbcommission.org</a> <br /> <strong>Moderator:</strong> <strong>Terri Schwartzbeck</strong>, Policy Analyst, American Association of School Administrators<br /> <strong>3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.</strong><br /> <strong>COFFEE BREAK</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.</strong><br /> OPEN SPACE Networking</p> <p align="left"><strong>4:30 p.m. on</strong><br /> FREE TIME</p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p align="left"><strong>7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.</strong><br /> CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST</p> <p align="left"><strong>8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.</strong><br /> “WHY MAKING EDUCATION POLICY IS SO COMPLEX IN WASHINGTON, DC”<br /> <strong>Jacquelyn Davis</strong><br /> DC Director, New Leaders for New Schools*<br /> <strong>Deborah Gist</strong><br /> Director, DC State Education Office*<br /> <strong>Victor Reinoso</strong><br /> Member, DC Board of Education*<br /> <strong>Michelle White</strong><br /> Chief  of  Strategic Planning and Policy, DCPS *</p> <p align="left"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.</strong><br /> <strong>BREAK</strong></p> <p align="left"><strong>9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.</strong><br /> “DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES”<br /> <strong>Bud Hodgkinson </strong><br /> Director, Center for Demographic Policy, IEL</p> <p align="left"><strong>10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. </strong><br /> FELLOWS’ SYNTHESIS & WRAP-UP <br /> <strong>Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo</strong>, IEL</p> <p align="left"><strong>11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.</strong><br /> SITE WPS DEBRIEFING</p> <p align="left"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="left"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="left">* - invited<br /> **- see below for the list of panelists</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>** Concurrent Sessions</strong><br /> Friday, April 7                                                                                                                                                    <br /> 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">A. Getting a Head Start: Early Childhood Education</span></strong><br /> <strong>Libby Doggett</strong>, Executive Director, Pre-K Now <a href="http://www.preknow.org/documents/AnnualReport_Mar2006.pdf">http://www.preknow.org/documents/AnnualReport_Mar2006.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Karabelle A. L. Pizzigati</strong>, Senior Associate, IEL<br /> <strong>Maurice Sykes</strong>, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District Columbia</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">B. Minding the Gap: Defining Achievement</span></strong><br /> <strong>Denise Alston</strong>, Senior Program Specialist, National Education Association <a href="http://www.achievementgaps.org/index.php">http://www.achievementgaps.org/index.php</a> <br /> <strong>Stephanie Robinson</strong>, Principal Partner, Ed Trust <a href="http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/15B22876-20C8-47B8-9AF4-FAB148A225AC/0/PPSCreport.pdf">http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/15B22876-20C8-47B8-9AF4-FAB148A225AC/0/PPSCreport.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Robert Smith</strong>, Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">C. Accountability: Higher Standards for Higher Education</span></strong><br /> <strong>Leonard Haynes</strong>, Director, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education<br /> <strong>Patricia McAllister</strong>, Director of Federal Relations and Public Affairs, Council of Graduate Schools<br /> <strong>Michael Usdan</strong>, Senior Fellow, IEL <a href="http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/factsheet.html">http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/factsheet.html</a></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">D. Shaping the Debate: The Media and Education Policy</span></strong><br /> <strong>Noel Epstein</strong>, Former Education Editor of the Washington Post <a href="http://www.ewa.org/library/2004/EWAStandards.pdf">http://www.ewa.org/library/2004/EWAStandards.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Ann Bradley</strong>, Associate Managing Editor, Education Week<br /> <strong>Denise Slaughter</strong>, Director of Communications, IEL</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">E. Communities and Schools</span></strong><br /> <strong>Marty Blank</strong>, Director, Coalition of Community Schools, IEL <a href="http://www.communityschools.org/CCSDocuments/ccsfiveconditions.html">http://www.communityschools.org/CCSDocuments/ccsfiveconditions.html</a> <br /> <strong>Sheri Deboe Johnson</strong>, Programs Director, National PTA<br /> <strong>Bela Shah</strong>, Senior Program Associate, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">F. Federal Education Policy: The Intersection of IDEA and NCLB</span></strong><br /> <strong>Katy Neas</strong>, Director of Congressional Affairs, Easter Seals<br /> <strong>Nancy Reder</strong>, Deputy Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education <a href="http://www.nasdse.org/docs/IDEANCLBIntersections%20final%202004.pdf">http://www.nasdse.org/docs/IDEANCLBIntersections%20final%202004.pdf</a> <br /> <strong>Sallie Rhodes</strong>, Senior Program Associate, IEL</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">G. Cooperation and Competition: Educational Standards in the Global Marketplace</span></strong><br /> <strong>Iris Rotberg</strong>, Professor of Education Policy, George Washington University<br /> <strong>Jim Williams</strong>, Professor of International Education and International Affairs, George Washington University<br /> <strong>Carol Anne Spreen, </strong>Assistant Professor, University of Maryland at College Park</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program Michigan Policy Seminar - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:50:23+00:00 2010-10-07T00:50:23+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/153-michigan-education-policy-fellowship-program-michigan-policy-seminar <center> <h1>Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program<br /> <strong>Michigan Policy Seminar</strong></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p align="center"><b>March 30, 2006</b><br /> 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.<br /> State Capitol - Rooms 402-403</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="4" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="16%">9:00 – 9:05 AM</td> <td valign="top" width="84%"> <p><strong>Welcome and Overview<br /> </strong>Michigan EPFP Coordinators</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">9:05 – 10:00 AM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>How the Budget Impacts Policy Priorities and Goals</strong><br /> Nancy W. Duncan, Deputy State Budget Director<br /> Department of Management and Budget</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">10:00 – 11:00 AM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>The Governor’s Policy Initiatives</strong><br /> Chuck Wilbur, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication<br /> Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">11:00 – 11:45 AM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Gallery Visits</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">11:45 -12:30 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Senate Democratic Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Senator Michael Switalski - Senate District 10</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">12:30 – 1:00 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Senate Republican Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Senator Wayne Kuipers  - Senate District 30</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1:00 – 1:30 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Lunch</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1:30 – 2:15 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>House Republican Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Representative Brian Palmer - House District 36</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2:15 – 3:00 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>House Democratic Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Representative Fred Miller - House District 31</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">3:00 - 4:00 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Forum Wrap-up & Adjourn</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1>Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program<br /> <strong>Michigan Policy Seminar</strong></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p align="center"><b>March 30, 2006</b><br /> 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.<br /> State Capitol - Rooms 402-403</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="4" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="16%">9:00 – 9:05 AM</td> <td valign="top" width="84%"> <p><strong>Welcome and Overview<br /> </strong>Michigan EPFP Coordinators</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">9:05 – 10:00 AM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>How the Budget Impacts Policy Priorities and Goals</strong><br /> Nancy W. Duncan, Deputy State Budget Director<br /> Department of Management and Budget</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">10:00 – 11:00 AM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>The Governor’s Policy Initiatives</strong><br /> Chuck Wilbur, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication<br /> Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">11:00 – 11:45 AM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Gallery Visits</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">11:45 -12:30 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Senate Democratic Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Senator Michael Switalski - Senate District 10</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">12:30 – 1:00 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Senate Republican Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Senator Wayne Kuipers  - Senate District 30</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1:00 – 1:30 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Lunch</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1:30 – 2:15 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>House Republican Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Representative Brian Palmer - House District 36</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2:15 – 3:00 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>House Democratic Caucus Agenda</strong><br /> Representative Fred Miller - House District 31</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">3:00 - 4:00 PM</td> <td valign="top"><strong>Forum Wrap-up & Adjourn</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> Problem Solving Simulations - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:49:44+00:00 2010-10-07T00:49:44+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/152-problem-solving-simulations <center> <h1><b>Problem Solving Simulations</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><center> <div align="center"><b>March 13, 2006<br /> </b>12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/">Kellogg Ctr., MSU</a> <br /> <br /></div> <div align="left">The Fellows will experience and discuss specific assessment instruments to better understand and practice the behaviors and skills that contribute to effective group problem solving and decision making in organizations. Through participation in these exercises, individuals experience how certain behaviors can positively or negatively affect the performance of a group working to solve a common problem.</div> </center></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Fellows and Coordinators</p> <p> </p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1><b>Problem Solving Simulations</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><center> <div align="center"><b>March 13, 2006<br /> </b>12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/">Kellogg Ctr., MSU</a> <br /> <br /></div> <div align="left">The Fellows will experience and discuss specific assessment instruments to better understand and practice the behaviors and skills that contribute to effective group problem solving and decision making in organizations. Through participation in these exercises, individuals experience how certain behaviors can positively or negatively affect the performance of a group working to solve a common problem.</div> </center></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Fellows and Coordinators</p> <p> </p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> Michigan's Economic Outlook - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:49:11+00:00 2010-10-07T00:49:11+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/151-michigans-economic-outlook21 <center> <h1><b>Michigan's Economic Outlook</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><center> <b>October 11, 2004</b><br /> 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a> </center> <p>During this seminar the Fellows will have an opportunity to discuss the status of the Michigan economy, some of the key trends and indicators that are used in making economic projections, and the state's current economic forecast.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><b>Resource Person: </b></p> <blockquote> <p><a href="mailto:JWORTLEY@senate.michigan.gov">JWORTLEY@senate.michigan.gov</a></p> <p>Jay Wortley is the Senior Economist for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency. His responsibilities include preparing economic forecasts for the U.S. and Michigan economies, estimating future State Government revenues, estimating the potential fiscal impact of proposed tax legislation, and evaluating tax policy issues. Prior to joining the Senate Fiscal Agency in 1991,  Jay spent six years in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the National Association of State Budget Officers and Price Waterhouse. Prior to going to Washington, D.C., in 1985, Jay spent 12 years as an economist with Michigan's Department of Management and Budget in the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis. Jay received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Michigan State University.</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1><b>Michigan's Economic Outlook</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><center> <b>October 11, 2004</b><br /> 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a> </center> <p>During this seminar the Fellows will have an opportunity to discuss the status of the Michigan economy, some of the key trends and indicators that are used in making economic projections, and the state's current economic forecast.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><b>Resource Person: </b></p> <blockquote> <p><a href="mailto:JWORTLEY@senate.michigan.gov">JWORTLEY@senate.michigan.gov</a></p> <p>Jay Wortley is the Senior Economist for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency. His responsibilities include preparing economic forecasts for the U.S. and Michigan economies, estimating future State Government revenues, estimating the potential fiscal impact of proposed tax legislation, and evaluating tax policy issues. Prior to joining the Senate Fiscal Agency in 1991,  Jay spent six years in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the National Association of State Budget Officers and Price Waterhouse. Prior to going to Washington, D.C., in 1985, Jay spent 12 years as an economist with Michigan's Department of Management and Budget in the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis. Jay received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Michigan State University.</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> Global & Technological Change & its Role in Transforming Education - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:44:01+00:00 2010-10-07T00:44:01+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/150-global-a-technological-change-a-its-role-in-transforming-education <center> <h1><strong>Global &amp; Technological Change &amp; its Role in Transforming Education</strong></h1> <h2><em>Finish your homework, there are children in India starving for your job</em></h2> </center><center> <table style="width: 50%;" border="1" cellpadding="12"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><strong>February 06, 2006</strong><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>If the educational system of Michigan is going to prepare students to be productive citizens in society, school districts must be equipped to handle change. The world that our students are being prepared to enter is a global economy that is changing rapidly. In a global society, technology is an integral part of the transformation of local economy to global economy. However, in some areas of education, technology is seen as an optional part of the educational system. In order to prepare our students for their future and not our past, educators must be ready to be change agents and embrace change in order to prepare our students. For this to happen, Michigan’s educational system needs to be transformed.</p> <p>In order for the educational system of Michigan to be transformed, educators must be prepared to handle change. Our thought provoking presentation will feature examples of challenges facing schools in light of our changing global economy (making the world ‘flat’) and the changes in education brought through technology. The intent is for the participant to have a greater understanding of the needed changes in education in light of the changes occurring in the global economy. We will also discuss the concept of change and some items for consideration as districts embrace the changes needed.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 85%;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Learning Team Members:</p> <blockquote> <p>Louis Burgess<br /> Kathy Humphrey<br /> Gayla Mann<br /> David Mills<br /> Mike Oswalt<br /> Jeanne Tomlinson<br /> Tracy Van Peeren</p> </blockquote> <p><strong> Pre-session Activity: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Review the articles listed under Resource Materials</li> <li>Visit <a href="http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/" target="_blank">http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/</a> and view the presentation by Thomas Friedman at MIT about the book ‘The World is Flat’</li> </ul> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>1:00 p.m. Introduction/Purpose of the Day.....………..Mike Oswalt &amp; Kathy Humphrey<br /> 1:15 p.m. Flatteners &amp; Convergences..………..…….Kathy Humphrey &amp; Louis Burgesss <br /> 1:25 p.m. KWL Activity Introduction &amp; ‘KW’ for Globalization…………Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 1:35 p.m. Green Tea &amp; Starbucks...........................……............……..Dr. Yong Zhao <br /> 2:30 p.m. ‘L’ activity for Globalization.....................................….Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 2:35 p.m. Questions for Dr. Zhao ..................................................Dr. Yong Zhao <br /> 3:00 p.m. Break <br /> 3:15 p.m. ‘KW’ activity for Technology in Schools..................…….Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 3:25 p.m. Technology Use &amp; Barriers ....................................…….....Melissa White <br /> 4:00 p.m. ‘L’ activity for Technology in Schools....................……...Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 4:05 p.m. Questions for Melissa .................................................…...Melissa White <br /> 4:15 p.m. Beginning to Understand Change .................................……...Mike Oswalt <br /> 4:45 p.m. Session Review using CPS Technology.............................………David Mills<br /> 5:00 p.m. Adjournment</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <blockquote> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong>Yong Zhao, Ph.D.</strong><br /> University Distinguished Professor <br /> Educational Psychology and Educational Technology <br /> Director, Center for Teaching and Technology <br /> Director, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence <br /> College of Education <br /> Michigan State University <br /> 115D Erickson Hall <br /> East Lansing , MI 48824 <br /> Phone: 517-353-4325 <br /> Web: <a href="http://zhao.educ.msu.edu/" target="_blank">http://zhao.educ.msu.edu</a></td> <td><img src="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/pix/yong.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="186" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He holds a BA from Sichuan International Studies University, an A.M and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1996 after working at Willamette University, Hamilton College, and Colgate University as a specialist in technology and language education. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education. Zhao ’s research interests include diffusion of innovations, teacher adoption of technology, computer-assisted language learning, globalization and education, and international and comparative education. Zhao has published extensively in these areas. His articles have appeared in American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record and other international scholarly journals. He has published seven books in China and the US. He has developed and managed numerous network-based learning environments and educational web sites. He received the 2003 Raymond B. Catell Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association for his significant contribution to research in education. Zhao has extensive international experiences. He has consulted with government and educational agencies and spoken on educational issues in many countries including Chile, China, England, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is currently leading the Education Research Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) education network (EDNET). His current work focuses on the impact of globalization on education and the integration of Eastern and Western educational practices. Dr. Zhao serves on editorial boards for numerous scholarly journals, including <em>Educational Researcher, theInternational Journal of Educational Technology, and</em> the <em>Journal of Language Learning and Technology.</em></p> <p><strong>Melissa White</strong><br /> Supervisor of Media and Technology <br /> Ingham Intermediate School District <br /> Mason, MI</p> <p>Melissa White has been a K-12 Media Specialist for 17 years. For the past&nbsp;7.5 years, she has been the Supervisor of Media and Technology at Ingham Intermediate School District. &nbsp;Melissa has also been an instructor for 5 years in the Educational Technology Certificate program at Michigan State University. Currently, she is teaching a CEP 811 course in Birmingham. &nbsp;Melissa was the MACUL Outstanding Technology Using Educator Runner Up for 2002 and the MAME Program Chair from 1997 to 2006.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><br /> Resource Materials:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Web Based Resources </strong><br /> <a href="http://www.eschoolnews.com/" target="_blank">www.eschoolnews.com</a> A free school technology news e-newsletter <br /> <a href="http://www.edutopia.org/" target="_blank">www.edutopia.org</a> Edutopia News, the weekly electronic newsletter from The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Each issue features original stories on K-12 topics and practices, as well as editorial highlights from other news sources. (Note: some links expire.) <br /> <a href="http://www.mcrel.org/" target="_blank">www.mcrel.org</a> T he Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) e-Newsletter, a bi-monthly e-mail publication with links to current McREL research, products, and services and other sites containing research and practical applications relevant to K-12 education. <br /> <a href="http://www.edweek.org/" target="_blank">www.edweek.org</a> edweek.org's monthly e-newsletter about educational technology issues. EdTech Trends includes stories from Education Week about the latest trends and news developments in the world of K-12 educational technology, roundups of technology reports, statistics from the EPE Research Center about issues such as student computer use and online learning, and updates about upcoming edtech conferences, seminars, and grants. <br /> <a href="http://www.publiceducation.org/" target="_blank">www.PublicEducation.org</a> Information on education issues and grant possibilities. <br /> <a href="http://www.ascd.org/" target="_blank">www.ascd.org</a> Smart Brief, a source for current education information and news. <br /> <a href="http://www.wested.org/" target="_blank">www.wested.org</a> WestEd is a nonprofit research, development and service agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity and improve learning for children, youth and adults.</p> <p><strong>Downloadable Resources</strong><br /> 21st Century Schools Need 21st Century Technology<br /> School Administrator, Changing of the Guard<br /> Diffusion of Innovations<br /> Edutopia<br /> The Triple Convergence<br />The Ten Forces that Flattened the World<br /> KWL Chart</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center><center></center> <p><strong><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&amp;catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></strong></p> <center> <h1><strong>Global &amp; Technological Change &amp; its Role in Transforming Education</strong></h1> <h2><em>Finish your homework, there are children in India starving for your job</em></h2> </center><center> <table style="width: 50%;" border="1" cellpadding="12"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><strong>February 06, 2006</strong><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>If the educational system of Michigan is going to prepare students to be productive citizens in society, school districts must be equipped to handle change. The world that our students are being prepared to enter is a global economy that is changing rapidly. In a global society, technology is an integral part of the transformation of local economy to global economy. However, in some areas of education, technology is seen as an optional part of the educational system. In order to prepare our students for their future and not our past, educators must be ready to be change agents and embrace change in order to prepare our students. For this to happen, Michigan’s educational system needs to be transformed.</p> <p>In order for the educational system of Michigan to be transformed, educators must be prepared to handle change. Our thought provoking presentation will feature examples of challenges facing schools in light of our changing global economy (making the world ‘flat’) and the changes in education brought through technology. The intent is for the participant to have a greater understanding of the needed changes in education in light of the changes occurring in the global economy. We will also discuss the concept of change and some items for consideration as districts embrace the changes needed.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 85%;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Learning Team Members:</p> <blockquote> <p>Louis Burgess<br /> Kathy Humphrey<br /> Gayla Mann<br /> David Mills<br /> Mike Oswalt<br /> Jeanne Tomlinson<br /> Tracy Van Peeren</p> </blockquote> <p><strong> Pre-session Activity: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Review the articles listed under Resource Materials</li> <li>Visit <a href="http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/" target="_blank">http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/</a> and view the presentation by Thomas Friedman at MIT about the book ‘The World is Flat’</li> </ul> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>1:00 p.m. Introduction/Purpose of the Day.....………..Mike Oswalt &amp; Kathy Humphrey<br /> 1:15 p.m. Flatteners &amp; Convergences..………..…….Kathy Humphrey &amp; Louis Burgesss <br /> 1:25 p.m. KWL Activity Introduction &amp; ‘KW’ for Globalization…………Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 1:35 p.m. Green Tea &amp; Starbucks...........................……............……..Dr. Yong Zhao <br /> 2:30 p.m. ‘L’ activity for Globalization.....................................….Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 2:35 p.m. Questions for Dr. Zhao ..................................................Dr. Yong Zhao <br /> 3:00 p.m. Break <br /> 3:15 p.m. ‘KW’ activity for Technology in Schools..................…….Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 3:25 p.m. Technology Use &amp; Barriers ....................................…….....Melissa White <br /> 4:00 p.m. ‘L’ activity for Technology in Schools....................……...Tracy Van Peeren <br /> 4:05 p.m. Questions for Melissa .................................................…...Melissa White <br /> 4:15 p.m. Beginning to Understand Change .................................……...Mike Oswalt <br /> 4:45 p.m. Session Review using CPS Technology.............................………David Mills<br /> 5:00 p.m. Adjournment</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <blockquote> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong>Yong Zhao, Ph.D.</strong><br /> University Distinguished Professor <br /> Educational Psychology and Educational Technology <br /> Director, Center for Teaching and Technology <br /> Director, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence <br /> College of Education <br /> Michigan State University <br /> 115D Erickson Hall <br /> East Lansing , MI 48824 <br /> Phone: 517-353-4325 <br /> Web: <a href="http://zhao.educ.msu.edu/" target="_blank">http://zhao.educ.msu.edu</a></td> <td><img src="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/pix/yong.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="186" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He holds a BA from Sichuan International Studies University, an A.M and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1996 after working at Willamette University, Hamilton College, and Colgate University as a specialist in technology and language education. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education. Zhao ’s research interests include diffusion of innovations, teacher adoption of technology, computer-assisted language learning, globalization and education, and international and comparative education. Zhao has published extensively in these areas. His articles have appeared in American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record and other international scholarly journals. He has published seven books in China and the US. He has developed and managed numerous network-based learning environments and educational web sites. He received the 2003 Raymond B. Catell Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association for his significant contribution to research in education. Zhao has extensive international experiences. He has consulted with government and educational agencies and spoken on educational issues in many countries including Chile, China, England, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is currently leading the Education Research Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) education network (EDNET). His current work focuses on the impact of globalization on education and the integration of Eastern and Western educational practices. Dr. Zhao serves on editorial boards for numerous scholarly journals, including <em>Educational Researcher, theInternational Journal of Educational Technology, and</em> the <em>Journal of Language Learning and Technology.</em></p> <p><strong>Melissa White</strong><br /> Supervisor of Media and Technology <br /> Ingham Intermediate School District <br /> Mason, MI</p> <p>Melissa White has been a K-12 Media Specialist for 17 years. For the past&nbsp;7.5 years, she has been the Supervisor of Media and Technology at Ingham Intermediate School District. &nbsp;Melissa has also been an instructor for 5 years in the Educational Technology Certificate program at Michigan State University. Currently, she is teaching a CEP 811 course in Birmingham. &nbsp;Melissa was the MACUL Outstanding Technology Using Educator Runner Up for 2002 and the MAME Program Chair from 1997 to 2006.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><br /> Resource Materials:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Web Based Resources </strong><br /> <a href="http://www.eschoolnews.com/" target="_blank">www.eschoolnews.com</a> A free school technology news e-newsletter <br /> <a href="http://www.edutopia.org/" target="_blank">www.edutopia.org</a> Edutopia News, the weekly electronic newsletter from The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Each issue features original stories on K-12 topics and practices, as well as editorial highlights from other news sources. (Note: some links expire.) <br /> <a href="http://www.mcrel.org/" target="_blank">www.mcrel.org</a> T he Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) e-Newsletter, a bi-monthly e-mail publication with links to current McREL research, products, and services and other sites containing research and practical applications relevant to K-12 education. <br /> <a href="http://www.edweek.org/" target="_blank">www.edweek.org</a> edweek.org's monthly e-newsletter about educational technology issues. EdTech Trends includes stories from Education Week about the latest trends and news developments in the world of K-12 educational technology, roundups of technology reports, statistics from the EPE Research Center about issues such as student computer use and online learning, and updates about upcoming edtech conferences, seminars, and grants. <br /> <a href="http://www.publiceducation.org/" target="_blank">www.PublicEducation.org</a> Information on education issues and grant possibilities. <br /> <a href="http://www.ascd.org/" target="_blank">www.ascd.org</a> Smart Brief, a source for current education information and news. <br /> <a href="http://www.wested.org/" target="_blank">www.wested.org</a> WestEd is a nonprofit research, development and service agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity and improve learning for children, youth and adults.</p> <p><strong>Downloadable Resources</strong><br /> 21st Century Schools Need 21st Century Technology<br /> School Administrator, Changing of the Guard<br /> Diffusion of Innovations<br /> Edutopia<br /> The Triple Convergence<br />The Ten Forces that Flattened the World<br /> KWL Chart</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center><center></center> <p><strong><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&amp;catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></strong></p> Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:42:12+00:00 2010-10-07T00:42:12+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/149-leadership-style-influences-upon-people-a-policies-of-organizations <center> <h1>Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations</h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>January 23, 2006</b><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>The purpose of this session is to explore varying styles of leadership and how they affect decision-making, promotion of leadership qualities within organizations and policy making.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations<br /> <br /> EPFP Learning Team Members: </strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Shereen Arraf<br /> Carol Easlick <br /> David Faichney<br /> James Griffiths<br /> Derek Jones<br /> Peggy O’Keeffe<br /> Robert Smith</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>12:00-1:00 Lunch<br /> 1:00 Introduction & Opener, Shereen Arraf<br /> 1:15-2:00 Philip Johnson (introduction by David Faichney)<br /> 2:00-2:30 An Art of Possibility, Peggy O’Keeffe<br /> 2:30 Break <br /> 2:45 Scott Holman (introduction by James Griffiths)      <br /> 3:30 Leading with Laughter, Carol Easlick & Derek Jones<br /> 3:45 Lou Adams & a Simulation (introduction by Robert Smith)<br /> 4:30 Q/A & Wrap-up, David Faichney</p> </blockquote> <p><br /> <b>Format</b>:</p> <p>Leaders from various organizations will share their perspectives and experiences about leadership, and discuss their approaches to specific problems which have challenged them during their tenure as leaders.<br /> <br /> Research regarding leadership styles, ethical issues, problem solving, and policy making will be integrated throughout the session.<br /> <br /> Members will be engaged in simulations and group discussions regarding some challenges leaders face.<br /> <br /> Fellows and Learning Team members will be encouraged to bring examples of good and bad leadership experiences they have witnessed.<br /> <br /> Specific Questions for Guest Leaders to Answer:</p> <blockquote> <p>1.     How do your define leadership?<br /> 2.     What kind of leader are you?<br /> 3.     What are the strategies you use to inspire and lead your organization?<br /> 4.     What are your approaches toward developing leadership in others?<br /> 5.     How do you respond to change within your organization or environment?<br /> 6.     What are some of the effective approaches you use to impact policy in your organization?</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <p>Dr. Philip Johnson<br /> A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Philip Johnson is an author, public speaker, broadcaster, ordained minister and consultant to large and small corporations.  Phil holds a doctorate from the University of Toronto and is on the faculty of Calvin College and the University of Phoenix.  His purpose in consultation is to enable businesses, associations and government to focus on their future, and develop practical strategies which they can put into action profitably.  Phil is an author of six books including Time-Out! Restoring Your Passion for Life, Love and Work. His seventh, The Soulwise Enterprise: Inventing a Future of Promise and Prosperity, will be published next year.<br /> <br /> Mr. Lou Adams, M.A.<br /> Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth <br /> District Manager<br /> Michigan Rehabilitation Services</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Resource Materials:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/../public_html/test/images/stories/files/Leadership%20Quotes.doc">Leadership Quotes.doc</a></p> <p><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/../public_html/test/images/stories/files/RECOMMENDED%20LEADERSHIP%20RESOURCES.doc">Recommended Leadership Resources.doc</a></p> <p><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/../public_html/test/images/stories/files/THINK%20LIKE%20A%20LEADER%20activity.doc">Think Like a Leader Activity.doc</a></p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1>Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations</h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>January 23, 2006</b><br /> 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/" target="_blank">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>The purpose of this session is to explore varying styles of leadership and how they affect decision-making, promotion of leadership qualities within organizations and policy making.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations<br /> <br /> EPFP Learning Team Members: </strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Shereen Arraf<br /> Carol Easlick <br /> David Faichney<br /> James Griffiths<br /> Derek Jones<br /> Peggy O’Keeffe<br /> Robert Smith</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>12:00-1:00 Lunch<br /> 1:00 Introduction & Opener, Shereen Arraf<br /> 1:15-2:00 Philip Johnson (introduction by David Faichney)<br /> 2:00-2:30 An Art of Possibility, Peggy O’Keeffe<br /> 2:30 Break <br /> 2:45 Scott Holman (introduction by James Griffiths)      <br /> 3:30 Leading with Laughter, Carol Easlick & Derek Jones<br /> 3:45 Lou Adams & a Simulation (introduction by Robert Smith)<br /> 4:30 Q/A & Wrap-up, David Faichney</p> </blockquote> <p><br /> <b>Format</b>:</p> <p>Leaders from various organizations will share their perspectives and experiences about leadership, and discuss their approaches to specific problems which have challenged them during their tenure as leaders.<br /> <br /> Research regarding leadership styles, ethical issues, problem solving, and policy making will be integrated throughout the session.<br /> <br /> Members will be engaged in simulations and group discussions regarding some challenges leaders face.<br /> <br /> Fellows and Learning Team members will be encouraged to bring examples of good and bad leadership experiences they have witnessed.<br /> <br /> Specific Questions for Guest Leaders to Answer:</p> <blockquote> <p>1.     How do your define leadership?<br /> 2.     What kind of leader are you?<br /> 3.     What are the strategies you use to inspire and lead your organization?<br /> 4.     What are your approaches toward developing leadership in others?<br /> 5.     How do you respond to change within your organization or environment?<br /> 6.     What are some of the effective approaches you use to impact policy in your organization?</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Resource Persons:</strong></p> <p>Dr. Philip Johnson<br /> A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Philip Johnson is an author, public speaker, broadcaster, ordained minister and consultant to large and small corporations.  Phil holds a doctorate from the University of Toronto and is on the faculty of Calvin College and the University of Phoenix.  His purpose in consultation is to enable businesses, associations and government to focus on their future, and develop practical strategies which they can put into action profitably.  Phil is an author of six books including Time-Out! Restoring Your Passion for Life, Love and Work. His seventh, The Soulwise Enterprise: Inventing a Future of Promise and Prosperity, will be published next year.<br /> <br /> Mr. Lou Adams, M.A.<br /> Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth <br /> District Manager<br /> Michigan Rehabilitation Services</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Resource Materials:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><a href="../public_html/test/images/stories/files/Leadership%20Quotes.doc">Leadership Quotes.doc</a></p> <p><a href="../public_html/test/images/stories/files/RECOMMENDED%20LEADERSHIP%20RESOURCES.doc">Recommended Leadership Resources.doc</a></p> <p><a href="../public_html/test/images/stories/files/THINK%20LIKE%20A%20LEADER%20activity.doc">Think Like a Leader Activity.doc</a></p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> Policy Recommendations for High School Reform in Michigan - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:40:55+00:00 2010-10-07T00:40:55+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/148-policy-recommendations-for-high-school-reform-in-michigan <center> <h1><b>Policy Recommendations for High School Reform in Michigan</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>January 9, 2006<br /> </b>12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>On December 13, 2005 the Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) approved a set of high school graduation requirements that are intended to improve the rigor, relevance and outcomes of Michigan high schools in order to prepare students to succeed in their post-secondary education and subsequent careers in the competitive global economy of the 21st Century.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Resource Persons:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="mailto:McMillanDJ@michigan.gov">McMillanDJ@michigan.gov</a></p> </blockquote> <p><br /> Diane McMillan has been the high school redesign consultant for the Michigan Department of Education since August 2005.  She recently retired after 32 years in education from the Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS).  Diane worked in GRPS for 6 years--4 years as principal of Ottawa Hills High School, which is also her alma mater, and two years at the district office working in secondary literacy and language arts, and high school redesign.  Previously Diane worked for 25 years in the Lansing School District as a language arts teacher, assistant principal, and secondary language arts coordinator.  Diane is married to Robert Hurd, an assistant principal at East Kentwood High School and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. <br /> <br /> Resource Materials:</p> <p>Michigan High School Initiative PowerPoint <a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/../public_html/test/images/stories/files/MI%20High%20School%20Initiative.ppt">LINK</a><b><br /> <br /> </b>The "Michigan High School Graduation Requirements"  are available on the MDE Web site at <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mde" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.michigan.gov/mde</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1><b>Policy Recommendations for High School Reform in Michigan</b></h1> </center> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><b>January 9, 2006<br /> </b>12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> <a href="http://www.hfs.msu.edu/kellogg/">Kellogg Center, MSU</a></p> <p>On December 13, 2005 the Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) approved a set of high school graduation requirements that are intended to improve the rigor, relevance and outcomes of Michigan high schools in order to prepare students to succeed in their post-secondary education and subsequent careers in the competitive global economy of the 21st Century.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center> <table width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Resource Persons:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="mailto:McMillanDJ@michigan.gov">McMillanDJ@michigan.gov</a></p> </blockquote> <p><br /> Diane McMillan has been the high school redesign consultant for the Michigan Department of Education since August 2005.  She recently retired after 32 years in education from the Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS).  Diane worked in GRPS for 6 years--4 years as principal of Ottawa Hills High School, which is also her alma mater, and two years at the district office working in secondary literacy and language arts, and high school redesign.  Previously Diane worked for 25 years in the Lansing School District as a language arts teacher, assistant principal, and secondary language arts coordinator.  Diane is married to Robert Hurd, an assistant principal at East Kentwood High School and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. <br /> <br /> Resource Materials:</p> <p>Michigan High School Initiative PowerPoint <a href="../public_html/test/images/stories/files/MI%20High%20School%20Initiative.ppt">LINK</a><b><br /> <br /> </b>The "Michigan High School Graduation Requirements"  are available on the MDE Web site at <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mde" target="_blank" eudora="autourl">http://www.michigan.gov/mde</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24:mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2005-06&catid=8">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p>