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Tuesday, July 23

5:00pm EDT

Thursday, July 25

1:10pm EDT

Understanding Student Aspirations: Enhancing the Learning Environment Through Student Voice

This presentation will describe the dynamic nature of student aspirations and the ways in which student voice has been turned into action across the country in states like Ohio, New Hampshire, Montana, and Texas, and internationally in the United Kingdom. 
Dr. Quaglia will share the conditions that need to be in place so that every student regardless of age or background can reach their fullest potential. This presentation will share data from over 800,000 students who have participated in the My Voice Survey.  Such data have implications regarding how schools are organized, the role of educators, and how we are assessing students. The presentation will also provide an understanding of the importance of student voice and how it can be used proactively in school reform initiatives designed to increase academic standards and in the overall develop of healthy productive citizens.

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Russell Quaglia

President/Founder, Quaglia Insitute for Student Aspirations
Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is the president and founder of the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations. He is a pioneer in the field of education and has been described by national news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student aspirations... Read More →
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Adam Ray

Pearson Foundation

Thursday July 25, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

5:15pm EDT

Speed Networking at BLC!

Make more connections! Join us for a speed networking session at BLC2013. Through quick, structured conversations, you’ll broaden your connections and increase exposure for you, your organization or your cause. You'll also have the opportunity to gain new networking skills, ideas, and conversation starters.

How it works: Participants greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time. During an interaction, attendees share their professional backgrounds and business goals. Networkers are generally seeking exposure to new markets and/or to expand their pool of relevant professional contacts.

Speed Networking Tips 

So how do you go about participating in speed networking with the proper focus to make the most of your time?  Here are a few tips:

1. Start with the end in mind.  You're there to find ways to connect with each and every person you have the opportunity to sit in front of for a few minutes. While you will not, realistically, become close friends with every person in the room, you're increasing your potential contacts by meeting many people in one setting.

2. Conduct the exercise as a mini interview. Aim to collect meaningful data. Think in terms of what you can find out about the person you're meeting. Adopt the mindset of working to mutually benefit one another. Ask questions that'll clarify where and how you can help one another. 

3. Follow up. If you don't follow up with those you meet during the speed networking exercise, you will only have succeeded in wasting your time--which is exactly what you were trying to avoid by attending the event in the first place. Collect the business cards of each person you sit with during the exercise. The magic happens after the exercise, in the weeks and months to come. 


Thursday July 25, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
Arlington - 2nd Floor