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Agenda October 15-16, 2008 Roundtable


Wednesday, October 15
Building a Foundation of Knowledge
8:30

Breakfast

9:00

Welcome, Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Opening Remarks, William Ellerbee, Jr., Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent, School and District Operations Branch, California Department of Education
Roundtable Purpose, Kathleen J. Moore, Director, School Facilities Planning Division, California Department of Education
Roundtable Design, Deborah McKoy, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Cities & Schools, University of California, Berkeley

9:30
Research Panel: Creating Powerful Learning Experiences

Chair: William Ellerbee, Jr., Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent, School and District Operations Branch, California Department of Education

10:45

Break

11:00
Large Group Discussion

Lead Discussants; Guy Mehula, Chief Facilities Executive, Los Angeles Unified School District; Laura Knauss, Architect, Lionakis Design Group; Rick Simpson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Assembly Member Bass

12:00

Lunch

1:30
Small Group Discussions: Envisioning Optimal Learning Environments from Multiple Perspectives

Facilitator: Jeff Vincent, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Center for cities & Schools, University of California, Berkeley

  • A Framework for School Design Excellence
    Ronald E. Bogle, President and CEO, American Architectural Foundation
  • Small group discussion goals are to identify (a) the importance and unique perspective of diverse stakeholders in the school design process; (b) the key components in designing optimal learning environments; and (c) how state policy can best support and inspire this work.
3:45

Break

4:00

Small Group Reports

4:30
Closing Comments

Kathleen J. Moore, Director, School Facilities Planning Division, California Department of Education

6:00
Reception and Dinner

Keynote: Space for Change: Educational Transformation and Building Schools for the Future (PDF; 4MB)
Accessible version Space for Change: Educational Transformation and Building Schools for the Future
Andrew Harrison, Director, Learning and Research, DEGW

Thursday, October 16
Identifying Policy Priorities
8:30

Breakfast

9:00
Reflections and Looking Ahead
9:30
Best Practices Panel: Redefining Learning Spaces; Innovations from the Field

Chair: Mary Filardo, Executive Director, 21st Century School Fund

10:45

Break

11:00
Large Group Discussion

Lead Discussants: Steve Looper, Director, Elk Grove Unified School District; Tom Blurock, FAIA, Principal, IBI/Blurock; Kathleen Chavira, Consultant, Senate Education Committee

12:00

Lunch

12:45
Action Team Discussions: Crafting Recommendations for Optimal Learning Environments in California

Facilitator: Shirl Buss, Ph.D., Design Consultant, Center for Cities & Schools

  • Small group discussion goals are to (a) review key priorities for re-visioning state policy generated on October 15 and (b) develop three to five recommendations for the California Department of Education to implement such priorities.
2:00

Presentation of Recommendations by Action Teams

3:00
Concluding Remarks

Kathleen J. Moore, Director, School Facilities Planning Division, California Department of Education

Questions:   Shannon Farrell-Hart | sfarrell@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3923
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 28, 2015

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