Summit on Nevada Education

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. December 7, 2015, Student Union Ballroom, UNLV Campus.

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.

For more information about the next Summit on Nevada Education, please contact Sheila Bray.