October 23–24, 2017 | New Orleans, LA

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the Human Capital Fall Learning Lab in New Orleans, Louisiana. The learning lab was built off the Spring Learning Lab to strengthen participants’ capacity to implement an aligned human capital system for preparing, supporting and retaining teachers and principals. The meeting supported action plan implementation, highlighted effective ways to devote human and fiscal resources, and further supported an implementation community around the Every Student Succeeds Act.

 

Agenda

 

Presentations

 

October 23, 2017

Welcome and Opening Framing
Speakers:

  • Seth Gerson, program director, Education Division, NGA Center  
  • Danny Carlson, policy analyst, Education Division, NGA Center

Group Session I
Speaker:

  • Alan J. Daly, director, educational leadership, University of California San Diego

State Panel: Using Data to Advance Human Capital Management Systems
Moderator:

  • Danny Carlson, policy analyst, Education Division, NGA Center

Panelists:

  • Sara Strickland, director of educator preparation policy, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Nicole Heimarck, administrator for the bureau of educator preparation, New Hampshire Department of Education
  • Amy Wooten, executive director of educator licensure and preparation, Tennessee Department of Education

Group Session II: Rethinking Educator Preparation and Clinical-Based Practice
Speakers:

  • Tamara Azar, chief external relations officer, National Council for Teacher Residencies
  • Hannah Dietsch, assistant superintendent, Louisiana Department of Education

Group Session III: Hot Topics
Speakers:

  • Sam Tankersley, policy analyst, education division, NGA Center
  • Danny Carlson, policy analyst, education division, NGA Center
  • Stephanie Hull, acting president, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

 

October 24, 2017

Welcome and Review
Speaker:

  • Danny Carlson, policy analyst, Education Division, NGA Center

Group Session IV: NGA Update
Speaker:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, Ed.D., Education Division, NGA Center

Plenary: Addressing Teacher Shortages
Speaker:

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

State Panel: Strengthening State-Level Supports for Educator Growth and Retention
Moderator:

  • Seth Gerson, program director, Education Division, NGA Center

Panelists:

  • Linda Fandel, special assistant for education, Governor Reynolds, Iowa
  • Dan Mart, superintendent, education division, North Polk Community School District, Iowa