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Summit 2013 Session Videos

We are happy to make recordings of all the Summit 2013 sessions available to you. You can also check Our Vimeo Page where the sessions live.

Currently available are:

 

WATCH NOW: IN CONVERSATION WITH SECRETARY DUNCAN


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In the Summit 2013 keynote session, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (interviewed by NewSchools Board Member Laurene Powell Jobs) reflects on the last four years, speaking to the successes and challenges faced.

 

WATCH NOW: THE COMMON CORE IS COMING!


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With fewer than two years before the initial administration of Common Core-aligned tests in 2014-15, we hear perspectives from a panel of practitioner leaders and lead standards-author (and 2012 NewSchools Change Agent of the year) David Coleman. Panelists discuss early efforts and lessons learned, talk about the resources that have been most helpful in implementation thus far, and articulate areas most in need of additional R&D from the entrepreneurial sector.

WATCH NOW: MARK PINCUS AND ANDREW NG WITH JOHN DOERR


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John Doerr discusses the role of education games and MOOCs in improving education and increasing students’ options with Marc Pincus of Zynga and Andrew Ng of Coursera.
 

Mark announces the launch of the Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund Learning Games Accelerator, created to lend social gaming expertise to education technology companies developing the next generation of learning games and apps by giving them space at Zynga headquarters to work and access to Zynga developers.

Andrew announces Coursera’s launch of new teacher training MOOCs (massive open online courses).

WATCH NOW: A CONVERSATION WITH TOM FRIEDMAN


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What does America need to do in order to raise the bar for our students, and what we can learn from other countries in this respect? Tom Friedman shares how America’s current trajectory compares to the best examples elsewhere as well as insights about how to move forward and upward.

WATCH NOW: WHAT AMERICA CAN LEARN FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING SCHOOLS


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What can be really learned from international comparisons? What can be usefully learned from other countries? What can’t? What does it mean for education reform and entrepreneurship? This session looks at what is truth and what is fiction in these comparisons, as well as offer bright spots that participants can look to and learn from for best practices and insights.

WATCH NOW: MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF GREAT TEACHERS NEEDED: HOW WILL WE MEET THIS NEED?


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What can be really learned from international comparisons? What can be usefully learned from other countries? What can’t? What does it mean for education reform and entrepreneurship? This session looks at what is truth and what is fiction in these comparisons, as well as offer bright spots that participants can look to and learn from for best practices and insights.

WATCH NOW: ITS TIME TO GIVE UP ON ____AND REPLACE IT WITH _____.


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In this rapid-fire session, participants share 10 different short talks on what should be stopped and what should be done instead. Some of the talks will be serious, some funny, but all will be insightful.

WATCH NOW: THE PARENT VOICE IN ED REFORM


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This session explores some of the difficult topics that parents and organizations working with parents are facing throughout the country. What does it mean for the progress of community action when the NAACP vocally opposes charter schools? Are we doing enough as an education reform movement to protect the charter schools that are successful in this country? What needs to happen to close more schools that are failing? How do we bridge the gap between the grassroots organizations and the rest of the education reform community? How do we sustain long-lasting change? The panelists identify the parts of the education reform advocacy movement that are disconnected and broken and offer solutions for how to fix it.

WATCH NOW: HOW THE EDUCATION MARKET WILL KILL YOUR INNOVATION


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What are parents, teachers, and school leaders seeking from education companies? What are the reasons behind these decisions? What are the lessons for how innovation happens in these markets? The speakers in this session offer their perspectives on these questions as well as other ideas on how entrepreneurs should bridge the disconnect between the demand and the supply side moving forward.
 

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