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Activating Change: Influencing the Development, Communication and Implementation of Elementary & Secondary Education Policy

May 10, 2010
12:00 Noon - 5:00 pm.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will explore the factors that influence the development, communication and implementation of K-12 education policy.


Learning Team Members

Lori Abbott
Kim Bilyk
Elizabeth Elliott
Patricia Farrell
Matt Korolden
Debbie Squires


Presentation on State and National Policies: MMC, RTTT and ESEA
Panel Discussion on Developing, Communicating and Implementing Policy
Role Play Exercise: New Early Out Legislation
Closing: Call to Action

Resource People

John Van Waggoner (EPFP 2009-10)
Chuck Saur (EPFP 2009-10)
Andrea Ness
Sue Codere Kelly


"The End of the Education Debate” in National Affairs, Winter 2010
Resource Reading Michigan’s High School English Language Arts Content Standards and Expectations
Halloran, R. “Strategic Communication,” Parameters – The Journal of the U.S. Army War College (Autumn 2007), 4-14.
David Hollister: Public Policy Primer.
U.S. Army War College Policy Formulation Model

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Alumni Seminar and Reception

April 27, 2010
Kellogg Center, MSU



11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 Noon Luncheon
1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Dan Schultz, Michigan EPFP Coordinator
Jacque Thompson, Ph.D., Michigan EPFP Coordinator

1:15 p.m.

Keynote Presentation “Michigan’s Economic Transformation”

Charles Ballard, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and
Director of the State of the State Survey,
Institute for Public Policy and Social Research,
Michigan State University

Audience Engagement and Reflections

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.

Presentation of the Institute for Educational Leadership’s National Leadership Awards to:

Michael P. Flanagan, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Yong Zhao, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University

3:00 p.m.

Findings from IEL’s Study of the Education Policy Fellowship Program: Implications for Leadership Development in Education

Marty Blank, President, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC

4:00 p.m. Reception and Networking
5:30 p.m. Adjourn



Michigan’s Economic Transformation: The Crucial Role of Education

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Envisioning the Future: Bridging the 21st Century Global Achievement Gap

April 27, 2010
08:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The presentation will access student voices in order to explore current gaps in learning enviornments and potential changes that might bridge the 21st Century global achievement gap.


Learning Team Members

Beth Baker
Leisa Gallagher
Art Garner
Diane Jackson
Teresita Long
Holly Sasso
Steve Viger
Glenna Zollinger-Russell


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Education in a Global Context

March 29, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

American children do not do well in mathematics or science from an international perspective. In international tests we usually perform below the international average and well below that of the top achieving countries. What we have also learned is that this is strongly related to the schooling they receive. It is American schools that are failing our children. We need to provide them with coherent, rigorous and focused goals taught by teachers with deep subject matter knowledge who also can relay this to students.


Resource Person

William H. Schmidt
University Distinguished Professor
College of Education
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI



William H. Schmidt received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Concordia College in River Forrest, IL and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in psychometrics and applied statistics. He carries the title of University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and is currently co-director of the Education Policy Center, co-director of the US China Center for Research and co-director of the NSF PROM/SE project and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Educational Psychology and Statistics. Previously he served as National Research Coordinator and Executive Director of the US National Center which oversaw participation of the United States in the IEA sponsored Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). He has published in numerous journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Educational Statistics, and the Journal of Educational Measurement. He has co-authored seven books including Why Schools Matter. His current writing and research concerns issues of academic content in K-12 schooling, assessment theory and the effects of curriculum on academic achievement. He is also concerned with educational policy related to mathematics, science and testing in general. He was awarded the Honorary Doctorate Degree at Concordia University in 1997 and received the 1998 Willard Jacobson Lectureship from The New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Schmidt was recently elected to the National Academy of Education.

Resource Materials

Debate on the Merits of National Standards between Dr. William Schmidt and Dr. Yong Zhao. April 3, 2009

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The Intentional Development of Education Leadership

March 08, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will expand the EPFP fellows' concept of the skills needed for effective school leadership and the Intentional Development of School Leaders. While "education leadership" can be described broadly, for the purposes and time constraints of this presentation, the group will focus on the principalship.  The presentation will examine the role of the principal today through a combination of narrative, interviews, articles and data; to identify the particular challenges facing a school leader in the current context of state and national priorities, mandates, and policy. 


Learning Team Members

Abbie Hilgendorf
Katie Wolf
Angie Zeller
Randy Lindquist



Interviews of Current Principals

Jigsaw of School Leadership / Leadership Development Articles

School Leadership Guest Speaker - Agnes Aleobua

Legislative and Policy Context Guest Speaker - Charlie Keenan

Wrap up and Closing

Resource People

Charlie Kagnes Aleobua, School Leader, YES Prep Charter School in Detroit
Charlie Keenan, Chief of Staff for State Representative Richard Balleenan


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