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September 19, 2014

8:00 a.m. - Check-in, Appian Way

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in conversation with Professor of Education Monica Higgins, Radcliffe Yard Tent

10:30 -11:45 a.m. - CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS: 5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Early Learning and the Brain: Sorting the Science from the Snake Oil

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Jack Shonkoff, Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard School of Public Health and HGSE; Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
  • Catherine Snow, Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education, HGSE

Can a Leader Really Make a Difference in Student Outcomes?

Confirmed panelists include:

Technology and the Soul of Higher Education

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Joe Blatt, Ed.M.'77, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Technology, Innovation, and Education Program, HGSE
  • Lawrence Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University; Leader-in-Residence, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Michelle Bellino, Ed.M.'10, Ed.D.'14, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, University of Michigan School of Education
  • Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Diana Oblinger, CEO & President, EDUCAUSE

Do We Really Mean "All" Children?

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Thomas Hehir, Ed.D.'90, Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences, HGSE
  • Patricia Lampron, Ed.M.’09, Principal, Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School
  • David Rose, Ed.D.'76, Lecturer on Education, HGSE
  • David Ticchi, Ed.M.'69, Ed.D.'76, Faculty Member, Newton North High School

From Asia to the Americas: Global Education in the 21st Century

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Fernando M. Reimers, Ed.M.'84, Ed.D.'88, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education; Faculty Director, International Education Policy Program, HGSE
  • Mitchell Chester, Ed.M. ’88, Ed.D. ’90, Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Dr. Pak Tee Ng, Associate Dean, Leadership Learning, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Geoffrey Canada, Ed.M.'75, Radcliffe Yard Tent

1:45 - 3:00 p.m. - BOLD IDEAS FOR EDUCATION: 8 for 8, Askwith Hall/Live Stream in Gutman Conference Center and Larsen Hall

Eight HGSE Faculty members present their bold ideas for impact in 8 minutes.

Faculty members include:

  • Karen Brennan, Assistant Professor of Education, HGSE: "Getting Unstuck"
  • Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, HGSE; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Harvard University: "Beyond Wit and Grit"
  • Thomas Kane, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE; Director, Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University: "Learning What Works"
  • Nonie Lesaux, Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society, Faculty Director, Ed.D. and Ph.D. Programs, HGSE: "A Matter of Talk"
  • Bridget Terry Long, Saris Professor of Education and Economics, Academic Dean, HGSE: "Nudging Students To Success: Small Things That Make a BIG Difference"
  • Karen Mapp, Ed.M.'93, Ed.D.'99, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Education Policy and Management Program, HGSE: "Linking Family Engagement to Learning"
  • Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, HGSE: "Getting to 'All Means All'"
  • L. Todd Rose, Ed.M.'01, Ed.D.'07, Lecturer on Education, HGSE: "The End of Average"

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. - Community Celebration with remarks by President Drew Gilpin Faust and an address by Dean James E. Ryan, plus many more surprises!

4:45 - 6:15 p.m. - Block Party on Appian Way

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