Oakland County Effective Practices (#OCEP16) Conference June 21–22 a BEST-of-WORLD Experience for MI Educators!

Global Leadership + Local Education Professionals = #OCEP16

JOIN US on June 21 & 22 at Clarkston High School for a phenomenal professional learning event featuring international keynote speakers Dr. Yong Zhao and Dr. Pasi Sahlberg. Over 100 breakout sessions in the areas of literacy, mathematics, student engagement and student voice will be offered to educators by Oakland County teachers and administrators over the two-day conference.

REGISTER NOW to ATTEND! (This event is open to all educators)

Global Educator Dr. Zhao will speak on Fixing the Past or Inventing the Future: Education Reforms that Matter on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

“Everyone wants a world-class education, an excellent education that prepares future generations for success and prosperity. As result, educational systems all over the world have engaged in massive reforms, from redesigning curriculum to enhancing teacher preparation, from improving accountability systems to importing policies and practices from abroad. Professor Yong Zhao invites the participants to explore two education paradigms — employee-oriented vs. entrepreneur-oriented — and reflect on education reforms needed for providing all children a future-oriented education experience.”

International ‘School Improvement Activist’ Dr. Sahlberg will speak on Global Lessons from Successful Education Systems on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

“In this presentation, Dr. Sahlberg demonstrates how the global landscape of education has changed since 2000. Countries that used to serve as models and inspiration to others are very different today than they were back then. He then shows how all well-performing education systems invest in equity, social capital, professionalism and intelligent accountability. Sahlberg concludes that there are several lessons from these new developments for the U.S. but American policy-makers should not imitate Finland’s or anybody else’s education system.”


Dr. Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. His work focuses on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. Find Dr. Zhao on Twitter at @YongZhaoEd.

Dr. Sahlberg is a Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems and reforms around the world. His expertise includes school improvement, international education issues, classroom teaching and learning, and school leadership, and he has published a best-selling book Finnish Lessons 2.0: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland. Sahlberg is a former Director General at Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture and is currently a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Find Dr. Sahlberg on Twitter at @pasi_sahlberg.

VIEW list of over 100 Educator Breakout Sessions!

REGISTER NOW to attend! (This event is open to all educators)

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LOCATION: Clarkston High School, 6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston, MI

The 2016 Oakland County Effective Practices Conference is sponsored by Learning Achievement Coalition-Oakland (LAC-O) and supported by the Oakland County Superintendents Association (OCSA).

Speaker headshots from www.pasisahlberg.com; and Jennifer McGovney on https://www.facebook.com/uoeducation