NPLI 2014: Challenging the Way We Measure Success
July 11-17, New York City
The American Dream promises that everyone can be a success. But what does “success” in the broad term mean? How is it being defined in schools? How do we measure success? If all students are not successful, who takes responsibility and what do we do? How different and similar are the expectations and measurements in other nations such as Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa?
We live in the age of heightened accountability. We have gone further than “no child being left behind.”
Serious attention is being focused (again) on what the high school graduate should look like in terms of dispositions, knowledge and skills. We now have a “common core” a tool for successful teaching and learning.
Each NPLI 2014 participant will complete a “School Success Summary” before the Institute. This will help everyone better understand the measures of success in their districts and schools. Everyone will leave the Institute with a set of new ideas customized to their schools’ setting, needs, levels of expectations and levels of “success.”
Using case studies, interviews, student feedback, and visits to other organizations like West Point, NYC Police Academy, McGraw-Hill and Volunteers of America, Institute teams will learn how success is being defined and measured in other fields.
Next summer we will have another powerful Institute lineup. Among those confirmed are Pedro Noguera, Andy Hargreaves (pictured above); invited are Howard Gardner (Frames of Mind), Daniel Goleman (Primal Leadership), Alfie Kohn (Feel-Bad Education), Jonathan Kozol (Fire in the Ashes) and Paul Tough (How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character) as well as researchers Linda Darling-Hammond, Karen Seashore, and Tony Wagner. Award-winning superintendents and principals will share their success stories.
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NPLI 2013 a Success!
Thanks to the 200 educators who attended and volunteered at the Institute this summer (July 13-19), "Overcoming Obstacles to Change." Our event was attended by educational leaders from across the United States and across the world (including Canada, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Virgin Islands).
We had a stellar line-up of presenters, including our unforgettable opening day keynoter Tavis Smiley (pictured above) at the Walter Reade Theater at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in
New York City.
Our keynoters and panelists included authors Michael Fullan and Peter Senge, Superintendents/Chancellors Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Michael Hinojosa, John Deasy, Rudy Crew and Dennis Walcott, New York State Deputy Secretary for Education De'Shawn Wright, corporate leaders Laurel Richie (Women's National Basketball Association), Ed Reilly (American Management Association), Larry Leverett (Panasonic Foundation), Stan Litow (IBM), Consuelo Kickbusch (EAS), Alan Blankstein (Hope Foundation), and U.S. Army Colonel Paul Owen.
2013 National School Change Award Winners
Congratulations to Bellwood Elementary School
, North Chesterfield, VA; Bloomfield High School
, Bloomfield, NJ; and Dana Elementary School
, Hendersonville, NC for being outstanding examples of school improvement! Read about the upcoming 2014 awards here.
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