The Central Florida Education Summit will be hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and sponsored by the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Central Florida Public School Board Coalition.
Central Florida Education Summit
Implementing the Common Core State Standards
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827
During this important time of "learning and sharing," we will hear from educational experts who will discuss Florida's K-12 Education System as it relates to the implementation of Common Core State Standards. The program involves leaders from business, government and education; talking together about how we can support this exciting new "pathway to college and career readiness for all students."
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The Standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce; and are designed to build upon the most advanced current thinking, when it comes to preparing all students for success in college and their careers. The Standards are clear, concise, and designed to ensure that parents, teachers, students and employers have an understanding of the expected results when students master appropriate reading, writing, mathematics and language skills in our schools.
Already "on board" are a number of Community Partners in support of the Central Florida Education Summit and these include:
Patterned after the recent Florida Education Summit – Breaking Through Mediocrity, the Central Florida Education Summit will be the 'last stop' on a series of similar programs conducted across the nation in concert with the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for a Competitive Workforce.
In October 2012, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, launched Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity, a cross-country tour to discuss education reform in local communities, highlighting the important role the business community must play, and encouraging local leaders to become a catalyst for change. The tour provides an interactive forum for business, community, and education leaders to discuss local challenges and offer strategies to implement change.
At each stop on the tour, ICW provides key resources including a how-to guide for business engagement, a school governance guide, and a city fact sheet highlighting the state of education in each city. The tour has made stops in Memphis, TN, El Paso, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Trenton, N.J., and Jefferson City, MO., and now, Orlando FL in June.
Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity is supported by a grant from the Daniels Fund, a Colorado-based foundation established by Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer known for his generous support of innovative causes.
To learn more, visit: www.breakthemonopoly.com
Additional details regarding the program and speakers for the Central Florida Education Summit – Implementing the Common Core State Standards will be provided as they are confirmed.
* Special Note : The Central Florida Public School Board Coalition includes the following School Districts: Brevard, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia.
The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) is the education and workforce nonpartisan, non-profit, 501(c)(3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ICW promotes the rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems needed to preserve the strength of America's greatest economic resource, its workforce.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
Central Florida Partnership - Ideas to Results
The Central Florida Partnership is a collaborative of business and civic leaders committed to procuring a better tomorrow for Central Florida's seven counties - Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia. We are thoughtful leaders united by a single, guiding principle - that we have both the power and the responsibility to make change happen.
Working together, through four lines of business – Orlando, Inc. (Regional Entrepreneurship), BusinessForce (Regional Public Policy Advocacy), myregion.org (Regional Research & Resolves) and Leadership Orlando (Regional Leadership) – the Central Florida Partnership is moving "Ideas to Results."
About the Central Florida Partnership
Click here to learn more about the Central Florida Partnership.
Click here for the Central Florida Partnership Board of Directors.