Summit on Nevada Education

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Third Annual Summit on Nevada Education | Save the Date: December 4, 2017
Location: UNLV Student Union

The UNLV College of Education is proud to work to expand existing best practice into "next generation practices" that address and overcome the challenges we face in education here in our state. The annual Summit on Nevada Education welcomes educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Nevada to gather in an open forum to share ideas, challenges and lessons to improve and celebrate Nevada education.

Check back for more information on the upcoming 2017 Summit or contact Sheila Bray with questions.


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.