What is the DA Leadership Institute?

The mission of the District Administration Leadership Institute (DALI) is to provide cutting-edge professional development to school district superintendents and other senior education executives to inspire innovation and leadership excellence in K12 education.

This mission is accomplished through top-tier live events focused on intensive networking and collaboration with innovative solution providers, and through engagement in virtual communities to promote ongoing discussion, debate, and the sharing of professional resources and leadership initiatives.

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The Superintendents Summit Session Archive

Below you will find session highlights and videos from all Superintendents Summit events.

Summit: Fall 2013, Naples
Session Title Speaker(s)
Transformational Leadership: What Is It Good For? Daniel E. Kinnaman
Complete Versatility: Blended Learning in a 1:1, BYOD Environment Lisa Andrejko
Myth Busters: Adaptive Learning Edition Nigel Nisbet
If We Don't Stand Up for Public Schools, Who Will? Suhail Farooqui
Practical approach to making virtual and blended learning successful in your district Christopher Harrington
The Challenge of Reaching an Increasingly Mobile School Community Tony Hunter
Tampa Community Exceeds Reading Results with Digital, Personalized Approach Emery Ivery, Kelley Parris, Maryellen Elia, Todd Brekhus
10x Impact from Technology Jason Katcher
Blended Learning: A New Approach to World Language Instruction Kathy Ludwig
Turnaround – What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been Mathieu Aubuchon
Summit: Fall 2013, San Antonio
Session Title Speaker(s)
Transformational Leadership: What Is It Good For? (San Antonio) Daniel E. Kinnaman
Building a Literacy Legacy: Weslaco ISD Creates a Culture of 21st Century Learners Todd Brekhus, Ruben Alejandro
Is Your Vision for Next Generation Learning Systemic, Sustainable and Supportable? Michael Droe
Leveraging Online Learning to Meet the Needs of Diverse Populations across the District Ted Feller
Building Collaborative Leaders: Enhancing Teaching and Learning James Wilcox
Rethinking Leadership: Can Every Student Really Be a Leader? Brian Gottardy
Hot Topic Interactive Tabletop Discussions
10x in Education Kevin Hodges
Myth Busters: Adaptive Learning Edition Nigel Nisbet
If We Don't Stand Up for Public Schools, Who Will? Suhail Farooqui
Summit: Winter 2014, Tampa
Session Title Speaker(s)
What If Technology Were Free? Daniel E. Kinnaman
The New Science of Learning: Building Capacity, Building Fluency, Building Proficient Readers through Research Martha Burns
What Happens When Reading Is Unlimited and Measured – Districts describe Personalized Reading Christine Van Brunt, John Milburn, Todd Brekhus, Barbara Hancock
Trends in Discipline Policies JD Solomon
Data Networks and Devices – How to Grow and Manage With Limited Resources Scott Bennett
The Two Essential Components of Effective Professional Development for Driving Common Core Success Lora Hodges
The Role of 3D Printers in Math Education Matthew Peterson
Interactive Hot Topic Randall Collins
A BYOD Revolution for K-12: Enabling high-density classroom WiFi, Tablets, and Video Tim Allen
From Seat Time to Competency-based Professional Development: Getting 100% ROI (Return on Investment) for your Professional Development dollars David Miyashiro
Summit: Winter 2014, La Jolla
Session Title Speaker(s)
What If Technology Were Free? Daniel E. Kinnaman
Faster, Smarter: Operating Efficient, Successful Online and Blended Learning Programs Tres Tyvand, Matthew Camacho
myON Madness: How to Aim High with 1:1 Implementation Jeremy Majeski, Todd Brekhus
Tabletop Workshop: Trends in Discipline Policies JD Solomon
From Seat Time to Competency-Based Professional Development David Miyashiro
If We Don't Stand Up for Public Schools, Who Will? Suhail Farooqui
Neural Networks & Visual Schemas Matthew Peterson
The Role of 3D Printers in Math Education Matthew Peterson
Using Change Management to Achieve Transformational Change in Classroom Technology Joshua Koen
Increased Expectations, Greater Alignment, Higher Achievement Denette Kolbe, Jerry Boyd
Summit: Spring 2014, Phoenix
Session Title Speaker(s)
What If Technology Were Free? Daniel E. Kinnaman
If We Don't Stand Up for Public Schools, Who Will? Suhail Farooqui
Making Your Literacy Impact Early Todd Brekhus, Chris Belcher, Dr. Malbert Smith
Trends in Discipline Policies JD Solomon
The New Science of Learning: Building Capacity, Building Fluency, Building Proficient Readers through Research Steven Miller
STEM is a "How" not a "What" Greg Firn
If Rigor Was Easy, We'd All Be Doing It! Nigel Nisbet
Interactive Hot Topic Randall Collins
Data Networks and Devices – How to Grow and Manage With Limited Resources Scott Bennett
How to Scale the Best Practices that Make Blended Learning a Success Matthew Camacho, Lindsay Smith
Summit: Spring 2013, Colorado Springs
Session Title Speaker(s)
RTI: A Systems Approach for Increasing Student Achievement Andrea Ogonosky
Achieving Excellence: Powerful Teaching Leading to Powerful Learning Barbara Mariconda, Dea Paoletta Auray, Pia Durkin
Case Study: Blended Learning Boosts Student Achievement, Stretches Tight Budget David Knoche, Kim McClelland
St. Vrain Valley School District Personalizes Reading for Every Child and Sees Amazing Results! Don Haddad, Regina Renaldi
The Neural Networks & Visual Schemas Matthew Peterson
Extreme Makeover: Staff Development Edition Mathieu Aubuchon
District Superintendents: Changing the Dialogue on Reform Joseph Scherer
The Achievement Gap - Lost in Translation Don J. Huffman
Unleashing the Power of the Web for Education Jaime Casap
Summit: Winter 2013, Torrey Pines
Session Title Speaker(s)
Unleashing the Power of Web for Education Jaime Casap
How Do You Apply Evidence Models in Blended Learning Aline Germain-Rutherford
California District Drives Results with iPads and a Personalized Literacy Environment Dr. David Miyashiro, Todd Brekhus
Transition to Common Core: A Case Study from Putnam County School System Denette Kolbe, Jerry Boyd
Creating a Connected Learning Experience Cynthia Temesi, Renee Patton, Susan Holliday
RTI: A Systems Approach for Increasing Student Achievement Andrea Ogonosky

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