NONPROFIT, NONPARTISAN PLATFORM OF ACCURATE SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO COVID-19

Agenda

Tuesday, August 3rd

2:00 PM      Registration Opens. Drop off sample at the SafeTogether van in front of the Conference center at 1000 Maine Ave. The van will remain on the site for viewing.

3:00           Federal Funds Presentation – Part One. Overview of funds flow and access. Georgetown University’s FutureEd report. Phyllis Jordan. Stephen Cornman, PhD – US Dept of Education. Dress is Business Casual. 2nd Floor of the Intercontinental.

4:00             Break

4:15             Federal Funding – Part Two. Recommendations for School Districts on how best to access funding. Georgetown’s Edunomics Lab, Marguerite Roza, Invited.

5:00             Welcome Reception

7:00             Welcoming Party. Tiki TNT on the Wharf. This high-energy island-themed bar was rated one of the top bars in the US by Esquire Magazine. Dress as casual as you like. Shorts and flip-flops are encouraged.

Wednesday, Aug 4th

8:00             Continental Breakfast. Altru’s Washington Conference Center. 1000 Maine Ave. Coffee, tea, fruit, and bagels will be served.

8:50             Welcome remarks. The strategy and goals behind the Invest in Schools Summit and the K12 Project. Brett Johnson.

9:00             Safe Schools. Testing Strategies and Alternatives. Overview experiences of COVIDCheck Colorado and SalivaDirect. Specific action plans for the next pandemic. Technologies and Mobile testing. Presenters & Panelists: Anne Wyllie, Eric Parrie, Sunshine Moore, Sanjay Malkani.

10:00           Diagnostics Delivered. Mobile Point of Care Testing. A presentation of the COVID testing technology utilized by the Summit. Its origins and potential to avoid school lockdowns in the future. Sanjay Malkani, David Johnson, Dr. Phil Radford.

10:15             Break

10:30           Safe Schools. Air Quality, Safe and Healthy Buildings. Presentation of Johns Hopkins Report. Understanding aerosols. The role of ventilation to combat the spread of infectious diseases. Discussion of the challenges facing schools. Jeff Wagner, Simon Turner, Eli Harris.

11:30          Healthy Schools. Mental Health. Mental health and behavioral challenges posed by the lockdown. Best practices and innovative programs to take care of both students and their teachers. Chi Kim on the Pure Edge model.

12:00           Federal Funding. Summary Report of Federal Funding session covered in Day 1.

12:30             Lunch Break. Networking lunch. Sandwiches buffet will be served adjacent luncheon area. Clearing the meeting room will enable the Arc UV-C light disinfection system to purify room air.

1:15            Accelerated Learning. Mentoring and Tutoring. A summary of mentoring overview. Mentoring organizations, their progress, and possibilities. Be (A)Part (BAP) experience of student engagement: Christian Milian, Bill Milliken, Jay Hatfield.

2:00              Accelerated Learning. Educational Technology. A summary of transformational technologies for K-12. EduTech 150 Summary. Analysis of 25 technologies regarded as transformative in the investment sector. Fireside chat with Michael Moe, founder of GSV and the ASU+GSV Summit.

2:30            Accelerated Learning. Reading. The capacity to read is fundamental to K-12 education. Dyslexia is a learning disability that requires a different approach. Talented kids get labeled as slow learners when they are often highly gifted, but our education system doesn’t accommodate them. Evelyn Whitebay, Stephen Polk.

3:15              Break

3:30             The School of the Future. Presentation of CIS (Communities in Schools) model, which has proven effective and can be scaled. A look at what they have learned over 40 years developing it. Bill Milliken, Rey Saldana (invited).

4:00             The Schools Perspective. The views of those on the front lines. Business officers and facility managers offer perspectives. Jeff Wagner, David Lewis.

4:45             Closing Remarks. Summary observations. Ideas that resonated. Program critique. Open discussion of comments of what works, and discussion of best ideas put forward. What’s next?

5:30               Closing Reception and networking. Wine and cheese on the deck overlooking Washington DC. Will continue as long as people want to stay.

Thursday August 5  (optional)

9:00 – 12.   One-on-one meetings and Informal breakfast discussions. Follow-up discussions are encouraged to form working groups on each of the key topics covered at the Summit.

 

 

 

 

 

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