2014 OTL Summit Agenda
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
3:00pm Summit registration opens
5:00 Opening Ceremony
5:30 Concurrent Workshops & Panel Discussions:
Improve Teacher and Administrator Preparation and Development
What can be done to improve teacher and administrator professional development with a focus on student learning.
Expand Access to Quality Pre-K
What can be done to expand access to quality Pre-K education for all 0 – 4 year old students.
Afterschool & Summer Programs
What can be done to ensure that afterschool and summer programming addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.
Increase Parent, Student, Community & School Partnerships
How can parents, students, and schools work together to provide an opportunity to learn for all students.
7:30 Concurrent Workshops & Panel Discussions:
Basic information about the DREAM ACT and how to get involved.
Grade Level Reading/Early Childhood Education
The Challenge – All children reading proficient by the 3rd Grade!
What is Common Core and how will it affect local school districts?
National School Lunch Act (NSLA Funding)
What is NSLA and how to use the funding to provides programs and services to benefit low-income students?
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th
7am Open Registration
8:30 Plenary Session
Welcome & Purpose of Summit
Overview of Arkansas OTL Campaign
Public Policy – Review of 2014 Legislative Budget Session
What’s at Stake – How the 2015 Legislative Session will impact our schools
9:30 Youth Panel Discussion – Developing the Next Generation of Youth Leadership
10:15 Discussion Groups – Exploring OTL Priority Agenda
11:30 Small Groups Report Back
Guest Speaker – Francisco Guajardo
Youth Essay Contest Winners – “Why an Opportunity to Learn is Important to Me”