Agenda for Talk, Tech and Teachings:

Lessons Learned and New Ideas for Local Word Gap Campaigns Across America

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tulsa Educare II – 3420 N. Peoria, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106

8:30am-4:30pm
 

Join Too Small to Fail and the George Kaiser Family Foundation to share ideas and promising practices for improving early literacy and language development.

This one-day convening will bring together local leaders from across the country to discuss community campaigns to improve early literacy and language development, with a special focus on the role of technology in local efforts.

City officials, health care, faith-based and business leaders, nonprofit partners, funders, innovators and more will come together to share lessons learned, disseminate early research and explore opportunities to collaborate.
 

8:00    Buses depart from Tulsa Hyatt Hotel for Tulsa Educare II
 
8:30    Breakfast & Networking
 
9:00    Welcome: Kara Dukakis, Director Too Small to Fail, The Opportunity Institute
            Introduction of Keynote Speaker: George B. Kaiser, Commercial and Charitable Entrepreneur
 
9:05    Keynote: Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and former Mayor of San Antonio
 
9:30    Panel 1:  Reaching Parents Where They Are: Key Community Touchpoints

Moderator: Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, The Annie E. Casey Foundation


10:15    On-Stage Interview:  Business Leaders at the Forefront

Interviewer: Ken Levit, Executive Director, George Kaiser Family Foundation

11:00     Break

11:15     Panel 2:  Emerging Findings in Research and Evaluation

Moderator: Dale Walker, PhD, Associate Research Professor and Scientist in the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, Juniper Gardens Children's Project


12:15    Lunch/Break-Out Groups

1:30    Panel 3: Culture and Community

Moderator: Steven Hicks, Senior Policy Advisor, US Department of Education, Office of Early Learning


2:15    Midday Plenary: Technology and Early Childhood

Introduction: Patti Miller, Director of Too Small to Fail, Clinton Foundation

Keynote:  Michael H. Levine, Founder and Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center


2:45    Break

3:00    Panel 4: Reaching Families Through Text-Based Messaging

Moderator: Matt Regan, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Bay Area Council


3:45    Panel 5:  The Power of Video and Social Media

Moderator: Caleb Gayle, Program Officer, GKFF 


4:30    Closing

4:45    Buses depart for Tulsa Hyatt Hotel