The annual Leadership Summit brings together current and aspiring administrators and heads of school in STEM education to share best practices and collaborate with other STEM professionals. Throughout the Summit, you and your peers will discuss key issues impacting STEM schools today and tomorrow.

 

Join us to discuss Leading through Change

 

January 19-21, 2024
Baltimore, MD

Hosted by Johns Hopkins University

 

Schedule

Friday, January 19

  • 3-4:30 PM Registration Open (Table next to hotel registration desk)
  • 4:30 PM Bus leaves the hotel for Johns Hopkins University
  • 5:00 PM Welcome Reception at Johns Hopkins University
  • 6:15 PM Bus returns to the hotel
  • Dinner on your own (see dining options at the end of the packet)

Saturday, January 20

  • Breakfast is included with your hotel room
  • 7:15-8:15 AM Registration Open (Table next to hotel registration desk)
  • 8:15 AM Bus leaves the hotel for Johns Hopkins University
  • 9:00 AM Introductions and Leadership Summit Kick-off
  • 9:30 AM Session 1: Leading Through Historic College Admissions Changes
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:45 AM Session 2: Leading Through the Changes that AI Will Bring to Schools
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Johns Hopkins University Tours
  • 2:30 PM Session 3: Changing the Working Conditions, Job Satisfaction, and Professional Status of the Teaching Workforce
  • 5:15 PM Bus returns to the hotel
  • Dinner on your own (see dining options at the end of the packet)

Sunday, January 21

  • Breakfast is included with your hotel room
  • 9:00 AM (in the hotel) Welcome and Neosim Presentation
  • 9:15 AM Insight Survey Results
  • 10:00 AM Participant-Driven Breakouts
  • 11:00 AM Learning Recap and Summit Takeaways
  • 12:00 PM Leadership Summit Closing

Session Information

Session 1: Leading Through Historic College Admissions Changes

  • How are college admissions offices adapting to change, specifically the 2023 Supreme Court ruling, Test Optional, and more.
  • How do we help our students of color and their families navigate the Supreme Court ruling as they prepare to apply for college? Are there strategies we should support for students as they write essays & supplements and prepare to tell their story. 
  • With the shift to test optional policies, how are you looking at the applicant pool? What are you learning? 
  • What is an effective School Profile? How can a School or School Profiles help colleges understand the assets and talents our underrepresented students will bring to your universities?  
  • What can K-12 admissions-based schools learn from the Supreme Court ruling? How should we be proactive to have legally defensible admissions and enrollment policies and practices?

Session 2: Leading Through the Changes that AI Will Bring to Schools

  • To respond to an innovation as potentially transformative as AI, leaders should ask three questions:
    • What has changed?
    • What is the magnitude of the change?
    • Given the magnitude of change, how should we respond so that we align strategy to intended results?
  • What can leaders do to help ensure ChatGPT and other new AI tools will expand and support, rather than undermine, teaching and learning?
  • What can leaders possibly do to help educators effectively navigate the ambiguity—as well as the sheer potential—of the changes that await?
  • What’s needed? Developing policies, teacher PD, student education, selecting effective AI checking tools?

Session 3: Changing the Working Conditions, Job Satisfaction, and Professional Status of the Teaching Workforce

  • Culture of inclusion of new teachers
  • Scalable new teacher mentoring models
  • High impact teacher PD
  • Building STEM content expertise in new teachers
  • Innovative recruitment and retention strategies
  • Teacher pipeline partnerships and certification routes
  • Reducing workload for teachers

The summit offered great opportunities for discussion with other school leaders. It was reassuring to see that so many similar schools are experiencing the same issues and being able to both empathize and problem solve together was an invaluable resource.

–2020 Leadership Summit Attendee

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Place Baltimore
511 S. Central Ave Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 558-1840

The room rate is $139/night, and is available 3 days prior to the event and 3 days after the event, based on availability.