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Best summit 2014 at singley academy irving isd


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Best summit 2014 at singley academy irving isd

  1. 1. Sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club of Irving & Communities in Schools, Dallas 1
  2. 2. What is it? A recognition & celebration of Best Practices: - How businesses are supporting education and making a difference on local level - How public schools are supporting local businesses through Career & Technical Education (CTE) and working internship program(s) 2
  3. 3. Background – Why a BEST Summit Recent global research* by Gallup Organization has revealed: 1. The number one social value around the world, the new global dream, is to have a good job. 2.The public school dropout rate in the US is intolerable. Community leaders need to lead their whole cities and youth programs to ensure more students excel in school and exit education into good jobs. 3. Job creation only happens effectively in communities, when the community stakeholders share a common vision and pull together. 4.There are three key catalysts for job creation: 1) the country’s top cities; 2) the country’s top universities; and 3) country/community top “tribal leaders”. *The Coming Jobs War By Jim Clifton, Chairman of Gallup Organization, Copyright 2011 Gallup Press 3
  4. 4. Why Rotary & Communities in Schools Sponsorship • Education is one of four Rotary International Foundation’s - Mission and Focus areas - Goodwill & Peace - Improve Health - Support Education - Alleviate Poverty • Communities In Schools, Dallas Region championed the Dallas area “Grad Nation Community Summit - GNCS” in November, 2013 - GNCS is nation-wide initiative sponsored by Americas Promise Alliance 501C-3 with goal to raise high school graduation rate - This program is a follow-up to November program with emphasis on businesses role 4
  5. 5. BEST Summit - OverviewDate: Friday, May 23, 2014 Location: Singley Academy, Irving ISD 4601 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038 Morning Program: Singley Academy Auditorium 5 From To Description Speaker 8:00 8:30 Registration, Coffee, Rolls (catered by IISD Culinary Arts Students) 8:30 8:40 Welcome and Introductions Mike Overby, Express Employment 8:40 9:05 Welcome to Irving ISD and BEST Summit Dr. Jose Parra, Irving ISD Dr. Bobby Burns, C/FB ISD 9:05 9:50 Panel of Business/Employers Supporting High School Intern Programs -City of Irving Engineering Department – Tim Taylor -Quality A.C.T. – Rosemary Robbins, Ed.D -Attorney in Irving, TX – John Danish -City of Carrollton - Christa Foster Shawn Blessing, IISD CTE 9:50 10:05 Break 10:05 10:55 Panel of Business/Employers Supporting Local Education Through Non-Profit Programs -Future Leaders of Irving – Jill Martinez -Irving YMCA – Doug Fox -La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation – Frank Broyles -Bea's Kids - Bob Garza Sandy Chavarria, President & CEO, Communities in Schools, Dallas Region 10:55 11:45 Panel of Irving High Students – Participants in Innovation Expo Program – Career & Technical Education Gary Schepf, Irving ISD CTE 11:45 Morning Program Ends
  6. 6. BEST Summit - OverviewDate: Friday, May 23, 2014 Location: Singley Academy, Irving ISD 4601 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038 Lunch Program: Singley Academy Conference Center 6 From To Description Speaker 11:45 12:45 Attendees walk to main building, observe student booths, go through lunch buffet line 12:45 12:50 Welcome audience and introduce dignitaries Summarize Morning Programs Why Program Important and Why Now Mike Overby, Express Employment Professionals 12:50 1:00 High-Level Overview of Carrollton & Farmers Branch Educational Foundation programs Jeff Moore, Executive Director - Carrollton/Farmers Branch Education 1:00 1:10 High-Level Overview of Irving School Foundation programs, Crystal Scanio, Executive Director, Irving Schools Foundation 1:10 1:30 Exxon Mobil commitment to STEM education, and how they work with local school districts and non-profit partners such as NMSI to improve teacher quality and student outcomes Beth Snyder, ExxonMobil’s Education Program Officer 1:30 Program Concludes
  7. 7. BEST Summit Cost & Benefit Program Cost: Full Summit – Morning & Lunch Programs $39.00 - Rotary Club Members - $29.00 - Invited Students and Educators – No Cost •All proceeds from this event are earmarked to local school “Education Foundations” – Irving & Carrollton/Farmers Branch •Register at, or call Mike Overby at Express Employment in Irving 7
  8. 8. More Information • Contact Summit Leaders - Mike Overby, Irving Sunrise Rotary (469) 222-6455 - Judith Allen, Communities in Schools, Dallas Region (214) 827-0955 ext 241 8