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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 - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/60-alumni-seminar-and-reception http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/60-alumni-seminar-and-reception

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 - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/59-envisioning-the-future-bridging-the-21st-century-global-achievement-gap http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/59-envisioning-the-future-bridging-the-21st-century-global-achievement-gap

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 - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/58-education-in-a-global-context http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/58-education-in-a-global-context

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 - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/57-the-intentional-development-of-education-leadership http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/57-the-intentional-development-of-education-leadership

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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The Reauthorization of the ESEA Legislation - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/56-the-reauthorization-of-the-esea-legislation http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/56-the-reauthorization-of-the-esea-legislation
The Reauthorization of the ESEA Legislation

February 22, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar we will examine the process for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and how the proposed changes may impact Michigan education. We will also receive an update on the upcoming National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment of technological literacy and what this means for future technology programs at the state and national levels. Another discussion topic will include high school to college preparation and the "readiness issue," a topic that has become central to several proposed federal funding formulas.


Resource Person

Sharif ShrakaniSharif M. Shrakrani, Ph. D. (EPFP 1979-80)
Professor and Co-Director
The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University
201 D Erickson
Hall East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-0216
shakrani [at] msu.edu

Dr. Sharif Shakrani is a professor of measurement and quantitative methods and co-director of The Education Policy Center (EPC) at Michigan State University (MSU). His work with the EPC includes providing key audiences in the education policy system with access to timely, credible, non-partisan policy research and analysis. His research interests include analysis of the effects of national and states accountability systems on student achievement; use of research in setting educational policy; impact of national efforts to enhance student’s participation and achievements in mathematics, science, and technology education; and alignment of standards, assessment, and pedagogy. His areas of expertise include Assessment and Testing, Measurement and Testing, and Quantitative Research Methods. Before coming to MSU, Dr. Shakrani served eight years as the Deputy Executive Director of the National Assessment Governing Board in the U.S. Department of Education. He was responsible for technical and policy direction for the National Assessment of Educational Programs (NAEP). He has also worked for the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education, where he guided the design of federal educational assessments. Prior to his work at the federal level, Sharif worked at the Michigan Department of Education, where he was responsible for K-12 general education curriculum assessment and was instrumental in revising the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP). He has provided technical advice in the area of large-scale assessment to the states of California, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, and Oregon. His Ph.D. is in educational measurement from MSU, where he also earned his M.A. in measurement and evaluation after earning his B.S. in mathematics.

Dr. Shakrani has worked extensively with the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Education on several key testing, measurement and evaluation initiatives and he served as a member of a study group to recommend changes to the NCLB Act. The group studied problems encountered in fulfilling the Federal reporting requirements, issues of testing and assessment, reporting, and the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) procedures. Input from these studies will help inform policy makers in the process of the reauthorization of the NCLB Act. Dr. Shakrani served as a member of the education policy transition team which worked on behalf of both the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration.

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Devolved Government: ReImagining Public Policy Partnerships - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/55-devolved-government-reimagining-public-policy-partnerships http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/55-devolved-government-reimagining-public-policy-partnerships

Devolved Government: ReImagining Public Policy Partnerships

January 25, 2010
12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar we will examine a new public-private partnership, Michigan Saves, that has been created to promote energy conservation in Michigan and help reduce the state's energy footprint. We will explore how and why this new public policy initiative was established and examine the thinking behind the launching of this ambitious effort outside of state government. What are the implications or possible advantages of this adopting this approach to restructuring other areas of public service? Is this example of devolved government a model of policy development and implementation for the future?

Resource Person:

Mr. Jeff Williams (EPFP 1997-98)
Vice President for Technology & Public Policy
Public Sector Consultants
600 W. Saint Joseph St. Suite 10
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 484-4954

Jeff Williams is senior vice president for technology and public policy at Public Sector Consultants. He advises the firm's clients on technology issues and supervises the firm's internal and external information services and staff. Mr.Williams also conducts research and analysis on health policy and education issues and supervises PSCs public opinion and stakeholder survey research. He has been with the firm since 1991, serving first as an administrative assistant for survey research, then technology consultant, and then senior consultant. Prior to joining PSC, Mr. Williams was a program officer at the Midwestern Higher Education Commission. While at the commission, he provided staff support to the Telecommunications Committee and assisted with management of a nine-state, $18-million distance learning/interactive video equipment purchase program. He also provided staff support to the commission's Risk Management and Academic Course Scheduling Committees. Mr. Williams completed an undergraduate degree with honors in international relations from Michigan State University. He holds a master's degree in technology and public affairs from the University of Minnesota and is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).


Michigan Public Service Commission Press Release

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Catching Up or Leading the Way Book Discussion - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/54-catching-up-or-leading-the-way-book-discussion http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/54-catching-up-or-leading-the-way-book-discussion

Catching Up or Leading the Way Book Discussion

January 11, 2010
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar we will be engaging in a detailed discussion of Professor Yong Zhao's book "Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization". Some additional resources are provided below. Fellows will read the book and be prepared to discuss the big ideas presented with Dr. Zhao. We are excited to be able to schedule a thorough discussion of the book facilitated by the author. The ideas presented will provide us with a 21st Century construct for our ongoing learning around educational policy and leadership.


Resource Person: Yong Zhao

Dr. Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Executive Director for the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University
Director, Center for Teaching and Technology
College of Education
Michigan State University
115D Erickson Hall
East Lansing , MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-4325
Web: http://zhao.educ.msu.edu

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.

Resource Materials

Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Dr. Yong Zhao

Education in a Flat World by Dr. Yong Zhao
Debate on the Merits of National Standards between Dr. William Schmidt and Dr. Yong Zhao. April 3, 2009
Learning to Change-Changing to Learn Consortium for School Networking featuring Dr. Yong Zhao May 15, 2008
21st Century Education: No Child Left Behind and Global Competitiveness The Pearson Foundation and the Mobile Learning Institute


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Leadership & Skill Development - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/46-leadership-a-skill-development http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/22-current-fellows/meets-archives-09-10/46-leadership-a-skill-development

Leadership & Skill Development

December 14, 2009
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Fellows will continue to explore how beliefs and behavior can conflict with individual and organizational goals. Through facilitated discussion we will seek to better understand our own thinking and the thinking of others in the context of current organizational challenges.

Resource Person:

Barbara W. Markle, Ph.D. (EPFP 1993-94)
Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach
College of Education
Michigan State University
201 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-8950
markle [at] msu.edu


Dr. Barbara Markle is Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. In this capacity she develops and implements programs for classroom teachers, school administrators and policymakers that translate educational research to application in schools and settings where education policy decisions are made. Dr. Markle’s public school experience includes service as a high school teacher, counselor, junior high principal, senior high school associate principal and director of curriculum. She also served as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Michigan Department of Education where she was responsible for Michigan’s education reform initiatives. She directs several state and federal grants, and has a deep interest in school reform issues centering on teacher leadership. Her Ph.D. is in educational administration from Michigan State University. She is the recipient of the 2003 National Leadership Award from the Institute for Educational Leadership, the 2006 Educational Leadership Award from the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, and the 2007 Education Fellows Award from the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators.

Resource Material

Peter Senge, The 5th Discipline Fieldbook, 1994
Chris Argyris, On Organizational Learning, 1999

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