Video Recap: 2017 Summit on Nevada Education

The UNLV College of Education is proud to work to expand existing best practice into “next generation practices” that address and overcome the challenges we face in education here in our state. The Third Annual Summit on Nevada Education welcomed educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Nevada to gather in an open forum to share ideas, challenges and lessons to improve and celebrate Nevada education.

Watch the videos below for a recap of the Third Annual Summit.

Research that Impacts: Celebrating and Embracing Diversity in Literacy Education
Denise Dávila • Assistant Professor, UNLV College of Education

Nevada Partners Panel
Moderator: Pat Skorkowsky Superintendent, CCSD
Adam Johnson Executive Director, Democracy Prep
Sylvia Lazos Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law, UNLV
Sean Parker Executive Director, Teach for America Las Vegas Valley
Thom Reilly Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education

Toe Tag Monologues Performance

Afternoon Keynote Address
New Gilded Age: How American Prosperity Hides the Kids Who Face Adult-sized Challenges Every Day
Dale Erquiaga President & CEO, Communities in Schools

Research that Impacts: Addressing School Safety with Restorative Justice
Samuel Song • Associate Professor, UNLV College of Education

College of Education Keynote Address
Research and Innovation in Education 
Kim K. Metcalf • Dean, UNLV College of Education

Nevada State Legislature Panel
Moderator: Luis Valera VP for Government Affairs & Compliance, UNLV
State Senator Becky Harris (R-9)
State Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D-17)
State Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D-5)

Research that Impacts: Using Video Games to Conduct Psychological Assessments
Michael McCreery • Assistant Professor, UNLV College of Education

Teacher & Principal Panel
Moderator: Todd Mason Government Affairs Director, Wynn Las Vegas
Ramona Esparza Principal, Valley High School
Stacey Dallas Johnston English Teacher, Las Vegas Academy
Anthony Nuñez Principal, William E. Orr Middle School
Mike Taack English Teacher, John C. Fremont Middle School

Closing Remarks & What’s Next
Terri Janison • CEO, Grant a Gift