Summit on Nevada Education

Join leaders in education for the second annual Summit on Nevada Education. Together, we will be thought leaders who inform and facilitate policy ideas and research to improve the quality of educational methods and practice in our state and beyond. This Summit will be an open forum to share ideas, challenges and lessons on how to effectively and equitably improve K-12 and higher education, and to collaborate across political and ideological lines.

Here at the UNLV College of Education, we are proud to be expanding existing best practice into next generation practice to best address and overcome the challenges we face in education here in our state. The Summit is designed for educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Nevada.

This year's event welcomes keynote speaker, Artist for the People, Phil Hansen, who crashed through his own boundaries to find that, once he embraced them, his limitations could become his passageway to creativity. We'll also hear what's innovating in education from our expert faculty and community leaders on topics including: English Language Learners, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education, Teacher Leadership, Diversity in Education, Early Childhood Education, and more. Get the inside look at future practices and see how they will benefit Nevada's and our nation's students for years to come.

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Monday, December 5, 2016
9am - 3:30pm
Student Union Ballroom, UNLV Campus

Online registration is now closed. Registration available at the door, $60 for general attendees. $30 for students. For more information, please contact Sheila Bray.

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Inaugural Summit on Nevada Education | December 7, 2015

A policy summit on the education initiatives derived from the 78th legislative session with particular focus on the important roles community constituents must play in ensuring the quality of education in Nevada. View highlights from the Inaugural Summit on Nevada Education below.

Watch a replay of this event on our YouTube page.

Welcome by Dean Kim K. Metcalf and President Len Jessup

"Education in Nevada"
Presented By Governor Brian Sandoval

"Using Innovative Models in Education"
Presented By Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist, Google

"Education: Implementation on the Federal Level"
Presented By Ann Whalen, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S Department of Education

"Toe Tag Monologues"
Written for Vision Theatrical Foundation by R. Byron Stringer, moving and sometimes disturbing performances to present real life and death situations that our children face daily.

Panel #1: Education in Nevada: Exploring the Possibilities, as showcased by Governor Brian Sandoval, Ann Whalen and Jaime Casap

Moderator: Todd Mason, Director of Government Affairs, WYNN Resorts
Panelists: Brent Husson, President, Nevada Succeeds; Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Interim Nevada State Superintendent; Glenn Christenson, Managing Director, Velstand Investments, LLC; Terri Janison, Vice President of Community Development, United Way of Southern Nevada; Colin Seale, Esq., Founder and CEO of thinkLaw

"UNLV College of Education: The Nexus of Research, Policy, and Professional Practice in Nevada Education"
Presented By Kim K. Metcalf, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, UNLV College of Education

"Crafting of the 78th Legislative Session"
Presented By Dale Erquiaga, Chief Strategy Officer for Governor Brian Sandoval

Panel #2: Investing in our Future. Why the Summit on Education Matters: Analysis of the day, with particular focus on education at the local, state and federal level

Moderator: Punam Mathur, Motivational Speaker, Director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation
Panelists: Mark G. Yudof, UC President Emeritus, Professor of Law Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Dan Klaich, Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education; Pat Skorkowsky, Superintendent, Clark County School District; Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNLV College of Education

You may also access the replay for this event on our YouTube page and read about the Summit in an article posted in the UNLV News Center.

Thank you to KNPR and our sponsors for their generous support of this inaugural summit.