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.

6:30 Dinner

7:30 Concurrent Workshops & Panel Discussions:

DREAM ACT
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!

Common Core
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

7:30 Breakfast

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

12:00 Lunch

Guest Speaker – Francisco Guajardo

Youth Essay Contest Winners – “Why an Opportunity to Learn is Important to Me”

1:00 Discussion Group – Exploring OTL Priority Agenda

2:00 Break

2:15 Small Groups Report Back

2:45 Wrap-up – Where Do We Go From Here?

Adjourn

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