CELL at UIndy

Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning

2013 Indiana’s Future Conference

Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Indiana’s Future conference addresses the challenges of today and the opportunities ahead. School, business, community, higher education and policy leaders explored multiple themes in more than 50 presentations designed to transform education and provide valuable insights.

Themes included:2013 Presentations

  • Education-Workforce Collaboration
  • Common Core State Standards Implementation
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Technology’s Impact on Education
  • Innovative Practices
  • Updates from State Education Organizations

Tuesday, November 12

Morning Workshops, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Strategic Partnerships & Action Planning for College Readiness—Sarah Katherine Collins & Charis McGaughy
The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius inside Your Organization—Elise Foster
Project-Based Learning: Performance from Purpose— Steven Loser, Jeff Spencer & Ryan Steuer
How Great Schools Use Design Thinking to Improve Student Agency—John Nash
Blogs, Podcast, Wikis & Social Networking Sites to Increase Engagement & Achievement—Meg Ormiston
How Will We Know What Our Students Know?: Building Quality Assessments—Michael J. Rush

Afternoon Workshops, 1–4 p.m.
Rethinking District Design: Preparing Graduates Ready for College & Career—Paul Buck & Alan Veach
The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius inside Your Organization—Elise Foster
Creating an Early College of Excellence— Judy Hennessey & Thomas Lasley
Infoclutter: Processing Info in New Ways—Meg Ormiston
From Systems to Schools: Building Effective Career Pathways to the Future—James R. Stone III

Wednesday, November 13

8 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

Keynote Speakers:

Creating Master Teachers in Every School
Dr. Robyn Jackson, Mindsteps, Inc. & author of “Never Underestimate Your Teachers” & “Never Work Harder than Your Students”

The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever
Dr. Michael Wesch, Cultural Anthropologist, Kansas State University

Breakout Session Topics:

  • Improving college readiness, access & attainment
  • Harnessing the power of education technology
  • Translating the Common Core Standards into practice
  • Promoting innovative partnerships between education & workforce leaders
  • Enhancing teacher quality, effectiveness & evaluation
  • Advancing school leadership
  • Fostering project-based learning & teaching
  • Exploring national trends & state policies for education transformation

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