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Keynote Kickoff

Growth Mindset Leadership

Sunday, September 24, 2017
2 - 3:30 p.m. / New Start Time!

Eduardo Briceno is a learner, leader, speaker and writer devoted to enabling a more learning-oriented world. 

Co-founder & CEO, Mindset Works

Growth mindset seems simple but is nuanced. Eduardo Briceño will facilitate our deepening understanding of growth mindset theory and practice, with an emphasis on implications for district leaders. He will share key research in academics, the workplace, and leadership, common misconceptions, and how leaders can cultivate growth mindset cultures for high growth and equity. Come prepared to reflect and to capture insights and next steps. He will also provide a deeper dive into Growth Mindset Leadership after the keynote.

  • Enjoy a performance by students from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts in New York City.

  • Includes remarks by the 2017-18 Council President Laura Feijoo, New York City.

Monday Morning Keynote 

The Leadership Core:  Curriculum, Collaboration, Communication

Monday / September 25, 2017
9 - 10:30 a.m. 

Carmen Farina is a lead learner, teacher, and educational leader ensuring successful student outcomes in NYC.

Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education’s Leadership Team Community and Citywide Education Councils

Tuesday Closing Ideas Keynote 

State Education Department Leadership Discussion

MaryEllen Elia is a lead learner, teacher, and educational leader ensuring successful student outcomes across New York State.

Commissioner, NYS Education Department

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
9:45 - 11 a.m.

Interact with top leaders of the State Education Department
and discuss major issues confronting public education in our state.