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KEEP Summit
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KEEP Summit Program

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University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

Keynote Speaker

Lynn GangoneDr. Lynn Gangone is a seasoned higher education leader with both campus- and association-based senior leadership experience. Prior to her appointment as president and CEO of AACTE, she served as vice president at the American Council on Education (ACE), where she and her team guided ACE's suite of programs, products, and services for current and future higher education leaders. She consults, writes, and speaks on higher education leadership, advancement of underrepresented men and women, strategic planning, and change management.

She served as dean of Colorado Women's College, University of Denver, one of 12 deans and 7 vice chancellors within a private doctoral/research university dedicated to the public good. Gangone's faculty appointment was at the clinical professor rank at the University's Morgridge College of Education. Prior, she was a visiting professor of higher education at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (DC). As vice president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association, she led the association's academic policy and related lobbying work, with specific oversight of teacher education and accreditation in the independent college sector. She has also served as executive director of the National Association for Women in Education, and as vice president of development, as well as vice president/dean of students, at Centenary University (NJ). As a faculty member, campus senior administrator, association executive, and lobbyist and policy analyst, Gangone brings a unique perspective to her work.

Gangone's research and publications include "Benchmarking Women's Leadership in Academia and Beyond" in Women and Leadership in Higher Education (2014); Is Discrimination the Reason Why More Women are Not in Leadership Roles? in The Shriver Report (2013); "Higher Education Resource Services: Revolutionary Leadership Development" in Rethinking Leadership in a Complex, Multicultural, and Global Environment: New Concepts and Models for Higher Education (2009); "National Association for Women in Education: An Enduring Legacy" in Journal About Women in Higher Education (2008); and "Meeting the Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century:
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Power Point Presentations/Handouts from KEEP Summit

Keynote Session: How Can Education Stakeholders Engage?

Mary Brownell

Taxonomy of Lesson-Plan Preparation

J. Dusteen Knotts

Evidence-Based Practices in Teaching Mathematics

Cheryll Crowe

Funda Gonulates

Building Community Partnerships and Preparing Successful Teachers

Jared Stallones

Maintaining Strong District Partnerships between Higher Education and P-12

Christina Noel

Culturally Responsive Teaching International Insights Symposium 

Sharon Brennan and Ashley Garrison

Sharon Brennan handout

Preparing our Youth to Engage the World

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Strategies

Jessica Hardy

Probability, High-Leverage Practices, and Teacher Behavior:  Changing Adult Behavior to Affect Student Outcomes

Terry Scott

Poster Presentations

Graviss and Lein

Clark and Lein

Amanda Bruce

CEEDAR Resources