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A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America

September 18, 2018
2:00–3:00 p.m. (EDT)
As the Superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District from 2009-2013, Jonathan Raymond was not afraid to bring innovative approaches to the district’s impoverished schools. One of Raymond’s proudest accomplishments is establishing seven Priority Schools, transforming Sacramento’s poorest performing schools in the neediest neighborhoods to some of the city’s highest-performing schools.

In this webinar conversation with Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise, Raymond, now president of the Stuart Foundation will offer advice and share lessons learned. He will also discuss his new book, Wildflowers: A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America. Part memoir, part manifesto, Raymond’s book journeys into the Sacramento school system to bring readers into the heart of the nation’s education crisis. A book about public education that is written for the public, Wildflowers offers an accessible road-map for transforming public schools into thriving centers of excellence.
Jonathan Raymond, President, Stuart Foundation; Former Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD)
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Perkins & Pathways:

How the New Federal Career and Technical Education Law Supports College and Career Pathways and High-Quality Linked Learning

September 26, 2018
2:30–3:15 p.m. (EDT)
Want to know more about what’s in—and what’s required by—the new federal law on career and technical education? If so, this is the webinar for you.

On July 31, 2018, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, the bill to replace the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins), became law.

This webinar will provide an overview of what’s in the new law, which will go into effect on July 1, 2019, plus how the new law can specifically support the implementation of high-quality Linked Learning in California.

The webinar will also highlight specific strategies that educators and community members can use to inform the development of the state plans required under the new law. Similar to the state plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must develop plans describing how they plan to implement the Perkins law to ensure that all students are truly college and career ready upon graduating from high school.
Monica Almond, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education
Anne Stanton, President, Linked Learning Alliance
Additional panelists will be added as they are confirmed.

I’m Charged:

How to Become a Student-Centered Learning Ambassador
September 28, 2018
2:00–2:45 p.m. (EDT)
Meriden Public Schools is engaged in a digital transformation that supports student-centered learning by supporting personalized professional learning for their teachers. The district developed an “I’m Charged” initiative that recognizes teachers who meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

In this webinar, representatives from Meriden School District will discuss why they adopted the “I’m Charged” initiative and describe how other interested school districts could do the same. They will also discuss why teachers should want to take on this responsibility and how they can support their colleagues. They will also describe what it means to be in an “I’m Charged” classroom. Spoiler alert: It’s awesome!
Mark D. Benigni, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Meriden Public Schools (CT) (@mpsbenigni)
Barbara A. Haeffner, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Meriden Public Schools (CT) (@bhaeffner)
Lianne Gerety, Grade 6 Writing Teacher, Meriden Public Schools (CT)
Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, Alliance for Excellent Education