Reach
Higher
Summit 2017

April 26 & 27 - McAllen, TX

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RSVP deadline April 5, 2017 |  Download Agenda



IDEA in 2022

100,000

STUDENTS

173

SCHOOLS

10

REGIONS

100%

COLLEGE MATRICULATION

IDEA Public Schools will be among the 30 largest school districts in America by 2022—our goal is to also be among the best. What does it take for a thriving public school network to continue to improve student outcomes as it grows quickly in response to national demand? How can civic, education, and philanthropic leaders support high-quality school options for all families in their region?

Join us as we learn what’s working both inside and outside of classrooms and participate in IDEA’s signature celebration of college acceptance, College Signing Day!

Agenda

Group Tracks


IDEA in Action

Participants in the IDEA in Action Track will spend time on an IDEA campus and see with their own eyes how our schools operate. Participants will tour a campus and engage with students, teachers, school leaders, and staff throughout.

How IDEA Works

Participants in the How IDEA works Track will learn more about IDEA’s model, challenges, growth and results. Sessions are structured for participants to engage with principals, program managers, and IDEA leadership.

Higher Education Partners

Participants in the Higher Education Partners Track will learn how IDEA prepares 100% of its students to and through college. Participants will learn about the range of services IDEA seniors experience from college counseling to curriculum to ensure they are well–matched and well–prepared for the next phase of their educational career.

Operations*

Participants in the Operations Track will see IDEA School Operations in action. From the child nutrition program to transportation management, attendance and financial management procedures. These sessions will be a platform focused on building expertise, sharing best practices, and increasing collaboration in the realm of school operations.

*Reserved for Charter School Growth Fund Profile Members Only

Wednesday, April 26


Afternoon

Guests arrive at McAllen Miller International Airport

Guests check in to host hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton
800 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

4:00pm

IDEA in New Regions

Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1st Floor

Higher Education Partners

Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1st Floor

6:00pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

Thursday, April 27


7:15am

Early Risers: Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

Welcome and Program Overview

IDEA North Mission

8:00am

Open Breakfast

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

School Tour: Facilities Walk Through

IDEA North Mission

8:20am

Introduction to Breakout Sessions

8:30am

Campus Tour – IDEA McAllen Tour

IDEA McAllen Campus

Pre–K at IDEA: What We've Learned and What's Next

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

Career Teachers: Understanding Our Teacher Career Pathway

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

College Partnerships at IDEA Public Schools: What it Means to Team Up with Us

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

8:45am

Operations Break-out Sessions

IDEA North Mission

9:10am

Transition to Next Breakout Sessions

9:20am - 10:00am

Campus Tour – IDEA McAllen Tour (continued)

IDEA McAllen Campus

Prioritizing the Most Academically At-Risk Students

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

Understanding How IDEA Works

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

The IDEA Student on Your Campus: How the IDEA Experience Will Shape Your College Freshmen

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

9:40am

What to Expect at College Signing Day

IDEA North Mission

10:30am

College Signing Day

State Farm Arena
2600 N. 10th Street
Hidalgo, TX

1:00pm

Closing: Reach Higher Summit Luncheon

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

2:15pm

Operations Extended Sessions

2:30pm

Operations Breakout Sessions

IDEA North Mission

3:30pm

Operations Breakout Sessions

IDEA North Mission

4:30pm

Daily Reflections

IDEA North Mission

5:45pm

Jeffersonian Dinner

Location TBD

Optional Afternoon Session


2:45pm

Healthiest School District in the Nation Tour

IDEA Donna Farm

Annual Dinner and Auction Gala


Reach Higher Summit attendees are eligible to receive one complimentary seat. Sponsorships are also available.

RSVP is required no later than March 30, 2017. Seating is limited. To RSVP contact RSVP@ideapublicschools.org

6:30pm

Dinner and Auction Gala

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Ballroom

Fri 4/28


7:00am

Breakfast

IDEA North Mission

8:00am

Operations Breakout Sessions

IDEA North Mission

10:00am

School and Central Office: Building Effective Relationships

IDEA North Mission

11:30am

Daily Debrief

IDEA North Mission

12:00pm

Working Lunch and Networking

Location TBD

Contacts and Travel Information

IDEA in Action Track
Daniel Fishman
Vice President of Growth | IDEA Public Schools
512-810-4389 | Daniel.Fishman@ideapublicschools.org

How IDEA Works Track
Lindsey Schaefer
Vice President of National
Advancement | IDEA Public Schools
956-373-5814 | Lindsey.Schaefer@ideapublicschools.org

Higher Education Partners Track
Tarah Burris
Director of College Partnerships | IDEA Public Schools
956-678-8890 | Tarah.Burris@ideapublicschools.org

Operations Track
Alexandra Hammer
Operations Project Manager | IDEA Public Schools
956-272-2973 | Alexandra.Hammer@ideapublicschools.org

For Hotel Reservations
Embassy Suites by Hilton
800 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501
1-800-362-2779
http://www.embassysuitesmcallen.com/
Group Code: IDE
*Location of Dinner and Summit sessions.

Air Travel
McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE)
www.mcallenairport.com

McCreery Airport (Charter Flights)
www.mccreeryaviation.com
(956) 686-1774

Transportation
Hotel provides ground transportation to and from McAllen Miller International Airport.

IDEA to provide bus transportation to Summit events on Thursday, April 27.

More Information on IDEA Public Schools
www.ideapublicschools.org/

Things to do in McAllen
www.mcallen.net/