• The public was invited to the Futures Forum, Saturday, March 31, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Nittany Middle School.

    The morning opened with a general session focused on opportunities and challenges in preparing our students for their futures. Speakers included the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (via videotape) and leaders from higher education and our business community. Following the general session, breakout groups met to offer ideas and provide feedback on the four key questions included in the Strategic Plan Response Form. Summaries of the responses were shared with the Strategic Planning Leadership Team to support their work.


    8:30 - 9 a.m. - Registration

    9 - 10:30 a.m. - General Session
    Welcome - Dr. Patricia Best, Superintendent of Schools

    • Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education (via videotape),
    • Alison Kurtz, CEO of Ameron Construction. She is the 2005 Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) recipient of the Athena Award.
    • Dr. Kyle L. Peck, Associate Dean for Outreach, Technology, and International Programs and a Professor of Education in Instructional Systems, within the Learning and Performance Systems of the College of Education for the Pennsylvania State University.
    • Jim Erickson, President and Founder, Blue Mountain Quality Resources, Inc., and recipient of the 2006 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by the CBICC for the Technology Company of the Year.
    10:30 - 11 a.m. - Directions given for breakout sessions and a break

    11 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Small group breakouts

    1 p.m. - Adjourn
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