Summit on Nevada Education

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Second Annual Summit on Nevada Education | December 5, 2016

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 Second Annual Summit on Nevada Education welcomed 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. View highlights from the Summit below.

For those who attended, please give us your feedback by taking a brief survey regarding the event and your thoughts on how we can improve the Summit in the future.

Welcome by Flo Rogers, President & CEO of KNPR

Opening Remarks by College of Education Dean Kim Metcalf, Nevada System of Higher Education Regent Sam Lieberman, UNLV Executive Vice President & Provost Diane Chase

Keynote Address by Artist for the People Phil Hansen

Focusing Forward: College of Education Presentation by Dean Kim Metcalf

Paradise Academic Innovation Initiative Team Discussion

Recognizing Outgoing College of Education Alumni Association President Katie Dockweiler

Dean's Policy Fellows Panel

Recognizing Outstanding College of Education Student and 2016 Truman Scholar Hannah Kelley and Presentation by Nevada Department of Education State Superintendent Steve Canavero

Conclusion Panel: Creating Our Future: Why Innovation in Education Matters

Thank you to our generous sponsors who helped make this event possible:


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.