2016 Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Summit Agenda

View the 2016 Arkansas OTL Summit program HERE

4th Annual OTL Summit
October 28-29, 2016
Saint Mark Baptist Church, Little Rock AR

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

GOOD TO GREAT CAMPAIGN CONFERENCE

Expanding the Pathway to Quality Early Childhood Education for Arkansas

11:00 a.m. G2G and OTL registration begins (on-going)

12:00 – 1:15 Luncheon & Welcome: MC – Takema Robinson, Principal, Converge

Guest Speaker – Dr. Joan Lombardi, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

1:15 – 2:15 Panel Discussion – “Responding to the Call to Action to Expand Quality Early Childhood Education”

Moderator – Takema Robinson

2:15-3:30 Design Session – “Creating a Path to Increasing Early Childhood Education”

Moderator – Takema Robinson

OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN SUMMIT

Ensuring an Opportunity to Learn – “A Strategic Vision for the Arkansas Education System”

2:00 pm OTL Summit registration continues (on-going)

3:45 – 4:15 Opening Ceremony:

MC – Richard Hutchinson, OTL Co-Chair

Welcome & Purpose

Introductions – Ana Phakhin, Education Deputy Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

4:30 – 5:20 Panel Discussion – “Building a Legacy for Quality Education in Arkansas”

Moderator – Cory Anderson, Executive Vice President, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF)

  • Opportunity to Learn – Mobilizing Community, Crafting Public Policy, & Making Systemic Change
  • ForwARd Arkansas – A New Vision to Making Arkansas a Leading State in Education
  • Good to Great Campaign – Expanding Access to Quality Early Childhood Education in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading – 3rd Grade Reading Success Matters
  • Schott Foundation for Public Education – Equity & Opportunity in Public Education

5:30 – 6:00 Dinner:

MC – Bill Kopsky, Executive Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Prayer – Paul Kelly, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families

Entertainment – OTL Choir

6:00 – 6:30 Panel Discussion – “The Positive Impact of Youth Civic Engagement & Mobilization”

Moderator – Reggie Brasfield, Executive Director, Voice of Diversity, KDIV 98.7 Radio Station

6:30 – 7:30 Work Session: “Using the Federal ESSA to Hold Arkansas Accountable”

Guest Speaker – Brenda Robinson, President, Arkansas Education Association

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH

7:00 a.m. OTL Summit registration continues (ongoing)

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 Opening Session:

MC – Richard Hutchinson, OTL Co-Chair

Welcome & Purpose

Introductions – Bernadette Devone, Organizing Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Introduction of Guest Speaker – Bill Kopsky, Executive Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, Ph.D., President & CEO, WRF

Ensuring an Opportunity to Learn – “A Strategic Vision for the Arkansas Education System”

8:30 – 9:15 Panel Discussion – “The Impact of the Legislative Process on the Arkansas Education System”

Moderator – Bill Kopsky, Executive Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

9:15 Break

9:30 – 10:30 Concurrent Breakout Session 1:

  • The Future of Special Education – “Building a Better Special Education System Statewide”
  • Introduction to Restorative Justice – “Reshaping Disproportionate Discipline Polices & Procedures”
  • Creating Community Schools – “Fostering Strong Partnerships Between Schools, Parents, & Students”
  • 3rd Grade Reading Success Matters – “Moving the Needle on Grade-Level Reading”

10:30 Break

10:45 – 11:45 Concurrent Breakout Sessions 2:

  • Improving Quality Pre-K Programs – “Building a Campaign for High Quality Early Childhood Education”
  • Money Matters – “National School Lunch Act (NSLA) Funding & Focusing Resources to Boost Learning”
  • Afterschool & Summer Programs – “Expanding Minds & Opportunities”
  • Improving Teacher & Administrator Development – “Cultural Competency in the Classrooms”

11:45 – 1:00 Luncheon:

MC – Kymara Seals, Policy Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Prayer – Tre’Na Leonard, Lincoln County Community Coalition

Entertainment – OTL Choir

Youth Essay Contest Awards

Introduction of Speaker – Richard Hutchinson, OTL Chair

Keynote Speech – “The Push Towards Privatization and The Impact On Vulnerable Students”

Guest Speaker: Tracey-Ann Nelson, Arkansas Education Association

1:00 – 1:30 Closing Session – “What’s Next: How We Can Make A Difference”

Bernadette Devone – Organizing Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Ana Phakhin – Education Deputy Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Closing Remarks

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