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2007 Alumni Seminar & Reception

June 18, 2007
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Room, Kellogg Center, MSU

Agenda

11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Dan Schultz, Co-Coordinator, Michigan EPFP

Sharif Shakrani, Co-Director, The Education Policy Center at MSU

1:15 p.m.

Discussion of the Applications & Implications of the 2006-20016

Map of Future Forces Affecting Education
Nancy Taylor, Senior Policy Officer, KnowledgeWorks Foundation

2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Remarks on the Publication of “A Primer on Public Policy”

David C. Hollister, President & CEO, Prima Civitas Foundation

3:30 p.m.

Update on IEL and National EPFP Plans for the Future

Douglas Brattebo, National Director, EPFP, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC

Presentation of the EPFP Distinguished Service Award to Argelio Ben Perez

4:00 p.m. Overview of the October 2007 EPFP MSU Study Tour to China
4:30 p.m. Alumni Reception (Cash Bar)
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Seminar Agenda Highlights

This year's EPFP Seminar keynote speaker will be Nancy Taylor, Senior Policy Officer with the KnowledgeWorks Foundation.  The KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the Institute for the Future have developed an innovative “2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education” that is being used as a strategic planning tool by educators and policy makers across the U.S.  Nancy Taylor will help us help understand the complexity of the Map and facilitate a discussion on how it can be applied to the work of K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, state government agencies and nonprofit organizations.  All Alumni Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the “2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education.” 

In June 2007 the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) will be publishing “A Primer on Public Policy” authored by former Mayor of Lansing and former State Representative David C. Hollister. The "Primer" will compile his keen insights into the policy making process and his recipe for social change. Now serving as President and CEO of the Prima Civitas Foundation, David Hollister has been a key policy expert and resource for the Michigan EPFP over the past 25 years.  His message continues to influence and impact the thinking of each EPFP class.  David Hollister will join us to discuss this important milestone and all Alumni Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of “A Primer on Public Policy.”

Dr. Douglas Brattebo, the new National Director of the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) will provide a briefing on new IEL initiatives and an update on the growth and expansion of the EPFP into several new states.  Doug joined the IEL in September 2005 and this will be his first "official visit" to Michigan.  Prior to joining IEL, Doug served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from August 1999-August 2005, where he taught Honors Introduction to American Government, The American Presidency and the Executive Branch, and a Seminar on the Democratic Peace.

In April 2007 IEL announced that the EPFP and IEL will co-sponsor with Michigan State University’s College of Education and The U.S. China Center for Research on Educational Excellence an International Study Tour to China from October 18-28, 2007. This Study Tour is open to past and present EPFP members and friends of the EPFP and IEL.  Participants on the Study tour will visit Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai.  Additional information on special briefings with Chinese education officials, school tours and cultural visits will be provided. Registration materials and information regarding the Study Tour itinerary will be available and discussed at the Alumni Seminar.

In 2006, the Michigan EPFP became formally affiliated with The Education Policy Center at MSU. The Education Policy Center is a university-wide policy center that advances the research and education goals of MSU through its work with multiple programs and colleges across the university. The affiliation between the Michigan EPFP and the EPC at MSU provides a stronger intellectual base for the Michigan EPFP and a framework for exploring policy issues in greater depth.  This new partnership relationship will be highlighted.

The 2007 Michigan EPFP Alumni Seminar and Reception is co-sponsored with The Education Policy Seminar at MSU and the MSU College of Education’s Office of K-12 Outreach.

Resources:

KnowledgeFoundation Map of the Future PowerPoint

 

 

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Reflecting on the Process of Education Reform

May 7, 2007
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

 

During this seminar the Fellows will look back at Michigan's High School Reform initiative a year after its formal adoption, and reflect on the process and the impact of these key Michigan Department of Education (MDE), State Board of Education and legislative policy actions.  The participants will examine the process of policy development, policy adoption and policy implementation and the steps that led to the adoption and roll out of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.  This will serve as the backdrop for a discussion of the policy implications of the recommendations being developed by the MDE's current Teacher Preparation Policy Study Group.  The goal for the day will be to achieve a better understanding of the connections and relationships between these two significant policy reform initiatives.

Resource Persons:

Yvonne Caamal Canul  (EPFP 1990-91)
Director
Office of School Improvement
Michigan Department of Education
Canuly [at] michigan.gov


David M. Osta  (EPFP 2006-07)
Education Consultant/Research Associate
Michigan Department of Education
OstaD [at] michigan.gov

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Washington Policy Seminar

April 18-21, 2007

 

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 THURSDAY, APRIL 19 FRIDAY, APRIL 20 SATURDAY, APRIL 21

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WELCOME & ORIENTATION
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
“CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT:  PART I”
Marty Wiseman
Director, Stennis Institute of Government
Jeff Markham
Research Analyst, Stennis Institute of Government
Molly Clark
Itawamba Community College

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT:  PART II”

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
COFFEE BREAK

4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
NCLB KEYNOTE SESSION:  “BEYOND NCLB, WHAT WILL IT TAKE?”
Roy Barnes, Former Governor of Georgia, Chair of IEL Board, Co-Chairman of Commission on NCLB
Michael Petrilli, Vice President for National Programs & Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Cindy Brown, Director of Education Policy, Center for American Progress

6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FREE TIME AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN

7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
OPTIONAL DC HOSTED SCAVENGER HUNT

9:15 p.m.
Post-Hunt Celebration
Hospitality Suite

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
“POLICY, POLITICS, AND PROCEDURES INSIDE THE U.S. CONGRESS”
Judy Schneider
Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
THE POLITICAL LAND-SCAPE AND THE 2008 ELECTION”
Charles Cook
Publisher, The Cook Political Report*

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
STATE SITE HILL DAY, DC OFFICE VISITS & SITE DINNERS

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
DESSERT & COFFEE RECEPTION

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
THE CAPITOL STEPS
A satirical political review

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
“THE MALTESE BUDGET”
Stan Collender
Managing Director, Washington DC Office, Qorvis Communications

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
BREAK

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“EDUCATION POLICY-MAKING INSIDE THE BELTWAY”
Frederick Hess
Director, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS**

12:30p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
LUNCH

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
“GLOBALIZATION, ECONOMIC COMPETITIVE-NESS, AND EDUCATION REFORM”
Marc Tucker
President, National Center on
Education and the Economy

3:15 p.m. on
FREE TIME

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
CONTINENTALs BREAKFAST

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
“WHY MAKING EDUCATION POLICY IS SO COMPLEX IN WASHINGTON, DC”
Clifford Janey
Superintendent, DC Public Schools

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
BREAK

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES”
Bud Hodgkinson
Director, Center for Demographic Policy, IEL

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FELLOWS’ SYNTHESIS & WRAP-UP
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SITE WPS DEBRIEFING

* - invited
** - see next page for the list of panelists

Washington Policy Seminar
Concurrent Sessions
Friday, April 20
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

A. Getting a Head Start: Early Childhood Education
Danielle Gonzales, Deputy State Program Director, Pre-K Now
Joan Lombardi, President, The Children’s Project*
Maurice Sykes, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District Columbia

B. Minding the Gap: Defining Achievement
Linda Bacon, Human and Civil Rights Department, National Education Association
Stephanie Robinson, Principal Partner, Education Trust*
Robert Smith, Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools

C. Accountability: Higher Standards for Higher Education
Leonard Haynes, Director, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education
Patricia McAllister, Director of Federal Relations and Public Affairs, Council of Graduate Schools
Michael Usdan, Senior Fellow, IEL

D. Shaping the Debate: The Media and Education Policy
Ann Bradley, Associate Managing Editor, Education Week
Noel Epstein, Former Education Editor of the Washington Post
Denise Slaughter, Director of Communications, IEL

E. Community and School Partnerships: Policy and Practice
Amy Berg, Research Director, Coalition of Community Schools, IEL
Sheri Deboe Johnson, Programs Director, National PTA
Bela Shah, Senior Program Associate, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities

F. Federal Education Policy: The Intersection of IDEA and NCLB
Katy Neas, Director of Congressional Affairs, Easter Seals
Nancy Reder, Deputy Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Beth Foley, Policy Specialist, National Education Association

G. Secondary School Reform: A Primary Concern
Bethany Little, Vice President for Policy and Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Daniel Gohl, Principal, McKinley Technology High School, District of Columbia Public Schools
Angela Hernandez-Marshall, Project Director, Council of Chief State School Officers

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Reservations must be made by March 16, 2007.
The room rate for singles and doubles is $249.00.

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Michigan Policy Seminar

State Capitol
Room 405
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Agenda

9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome and Overview
Michigan EPFP Coordinators
9:05 – 10:00 AM How the Budget Impacts Policy Priorities and Goals
Robbie Jameson
Director, Office of Education and Infrastructure
Office of the State Budget
Department of Management and Budget
10:00 – 11:00 AM

The Governor’s Policy Initiatives
Chuck Wilbur
Senior Advisor for Education and Communication
Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm

11:00 – 11:30 AM The Honorable Wayne Kuipers
Michigan State Senator
Chair of the Senate Education Committee
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 -12:15 PM

The Honorable John Moolenaar
Michigan State Representative
Minority Chair of the House Education Committee

12:15 – 12:30 The Honorable John Gleason
Michigan State Senator
Minority Member of the Senate Education Committee
12:30 – 1:15 PM The Honorable Tim Melton
Michigan State Representative
Chair of the House Education Committee
1:15 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 2:45 PM The Honorable Irma Clark-Coleman
Michigan State Senator
Minority Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee
2:45 – 3:30 PM

Kathryn Summers-Coty
Chief Analyst
Senate Fiscal Agency

3:30 - 4:00 PM Forum Wrap-up & Adjourn

 

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Education in the Age of Globalization

March 12, 2007
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kellogg Center, MSU

 

Resource Person: Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Director, Center for Teaching and Technology
Director, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence
College of Education
Michigan State University
115D Erickson Hall
East Lansing , MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-4325
Web: http://zhao.educ.msu.edu
Dr. Yong Zhao

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 Educational Researcher, theInternational Journal of Educational Technology, and the Journal of Language Learning and Technology.

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