General Session Speakers

General Session Speakers 2018-11-04T01:12:46-04:00

Thursday, February 14

4:15 – 6:15pm
A Discussion with Susan Rice and Dan Domenech

AASA - A Discussion with Susan Rice
Susan Rice
Former United States National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations

Susan Rice, Former United States National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to public education in America today.

Friday, February 15

9 – 11am
Re-envisioning Learning: Addressing the Critical Needs of Our Students

Bill Daggett
Bill Daggett
Founder and Chairman, International Center for Leadership in Education
Rexford, NY

Daggett will share his latest research on innovative practices from the nation’s most rapidly improving schools that are resulting in dramatic improvements in student performance. Critical areas trending in these schools include addressing students’ social/emotional needs and mental health as a first priority, focusing on the future needs of students to succeed in the changing workplace and society over standards and state tests, a boardroom-to-classroom approach to student improvement, and a simple yet impactful framework that allows educators to innovate.

Saturday, February 16

10:30 – 11:45am
ADAPT: Overcoming Adversity

Jim Abbott
Jim Abbott

ADAPT. To continue to move towards our goals, we must be willing to adapt. Using ADAPT as an acronym you can put together a powerful set of words that stand alone in their significance, but they also string together like a chain in an amazing way.

A — Adjustability
D — Determination
A — Accountability
P — Perseverance
T — Trust