This three-day conference is designed to bring educators and leaders from across the P20 continuum together to learn about current topics impacting our schools, educators, and students and the education landscape, as well as share resources to support you and your teams. In addition to keynote and learning sessions, there will also be time for attendees to connect and network with others. This year’s theme is Bridging the P20 Divide: Working Together to Improve Learning Opportunities and Outcomes for ALL Children and Youth.
Director of Education, College of Education, Louie Spence Griffeth Fellow for Excellence
Allison also serves as director of the University of Texas Urban Teachers Program, a professor in the Language and Literacy Studies program area, and an affiliate faculty member in the Cultural Studies in Education program area in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is also the faculty advisor for the University of Texas Urban Teachers Secondary English Teacher Education Program. Skerrett was instrumental in co-leading a team of faculty to transform the teacher education program to use evidence-based practices in preparing pre-service teachers to teach in culturally responsive ways. As director of the teacher education program, Skerrett provides intellectual, curricular and programmatic, as well as organizational leadership to the College of Education teacher education programs.
Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Melbourne & Author
Pasi Sahlberg has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher-educator, academic, and policymaker in Finland, and he has advised schools and education system leaders around the world. He served as a senior education specialist at the World Bank, lead education specialist at the European Training Foundation, director general at the Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture (CIMO), and visiting professor of Practice at Harvard University. In 2013, his book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland, won the Grawemeyer Award. His most recent books include, Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive (2019, with William Doyle), Finnish Lessons 3.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland (2021), and In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-class Schools (2021, with Tim Walker).
Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada & Research Professor, Boston College
Andy is an elected member of the US National Academy of Education, former President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (2018-2020), former Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario (2015-2018), and current adviser to the First Minister of Scotland. Andy is also co-founder and president of the ARC Education Collaboratory. He has published more than 30 books and has eight Outstanding Writing Awards. An exceptional keynote speaker and workshop leader, he has delivered invited addresses in more than 50 countries, 47 US states, and all Australian and Canadian states and provinces. He has been honored in Canada, the US, and the UK for services to public education and educational research and is ranked by Education Week as the #15 scholar with the most influence on the U.S. education policy debate.
|Wednesday, March 13|
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||State of the State: ODE & ODHE Address|
|1-2 p.m.||Ohio Field Directors Forum|
|1-3 p.m.||Learning Academies|
|3-5 p.m.||OACTE Board Meeting|
|5-6 p.m.||Accreditation Coordinators|
|6:30-8 p.m.||Incentive Grant Poster Session & Reception|
Marriott Columbus Northwest Hotel, Dublin
The Ohio Deans Compact, in partnership with OCTEO, extends an invitation to institutions of higher education, P12 districts and schools, professional associations, state and regional personnel, and others to submit proposals to offer concurrent sessions at the 11th Annual Statewide Conference. This year’s theme – Bridging the P20 Divide: Working Together to Improve Learning Opportunities and Outcomes for ALL Children and Youth – reflects the Compact’s mission to support the preparation and professional development of equity-minded educators committed to improving learning opportunities and outcomes for all children and youth in Ohio.
Concurrent sessions will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, March 14, 2024. Each presentation should involve a combination of presentation and discussion.
The Compact seeks proposals on the following priority areas but will consider submissions focused on other topics:
For questions or additional information, please reach out to Jennifer Ottley, PhD, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Lilly at email@example.com. Lead presenters will be notified of acceptance on/around February 16, 2024.
Please note: Presentations may not be used to sell or promote products or services.
To streamline the submission process, please prepare your proposal according to the following guidelines:
Session Abstract (100-word maximum):
Session Overview (750-word maximum):
Describe your learning objectives, emphasizing the significance of your presentation to the Compact’s priorities. Explain how your session supports the application of research/evidence to practice in PK20 settings.
Information Required for each Presenter:
Post-nominal Letters: [e.g., PhD, EdD, EdS, etc., if applicable]
Please ensure that all information is accurate and complete. Submit your proposal HERE by February 2, 2024. We look forward to your contribution to the conference.