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Registration & Badge Pick Up

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Welcome Address: The Anatomy of the Whole Learner

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Betsy Corcoran

CEO & Co Founder

EdSurge

@betsy_

Opening Keynote: Getting Ready! What’s in Store for Us.

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm


Bridging science, practice and technology for ALL learners. How do we design for educational environments today, so we can accelerate learning and maximize the full human potential?

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Pamela Cantor, M.D

Founder and Senior Science Advisor

Turnaround for Children 

@DrPamelaCantor

Phyllis Lockett

CEO

LEAP Innovations

@leapinchicago

Student Panel: Up Close and Personal

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Let's start the day by hearing from the students who inspire us. What drives their courage and tenacity to do what they do to be anything but ordinary? It's time to get up close and personal.


General Session | Grand Ballroom

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Keynote Address: An Education System for the Whole Child

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Jonathan Raymond

President, Stuart Foundation, Former Superintendent of Sacramento USD

@jraymO

Karen Cator

President & CEO

Digital Promise

@kcator

Ignite Talks: Going the Extra Mile in 5 Minutes

3:25 pm - 3:40 pm


If you can make a point in 10 minutes, you could probably make an even better point in 5! You'll hear from leaders who are doing cutting-edge work in personalized learning for the whole learner from across the country.

Bob Wise

President

Alliance for Excellent Education

@BobWise48

Learning Network: An Hour of Story

3:40 pm - 4:45 pm


Experience the most personal part of Fusion! Get down to business with groups of like-minded professionals. Share stories, best practices and resources. Build your learning network.

Small Group Work | Grand Ballroom

Welcome Reception: Networking over Food and Refreshments

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Networking Time | Grand Ballroom

Breakfast. Edtech. Virtual School Tours.

7:30 am - 8:30 am


Come early-get your breakfast, play with the latest in edtech and experience virtual schools.

Networking Time | Grand Ballroom

Opening Remarks:  How Do You Get the Most Out of the Day

8:30 am - 8:40 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Betsy Corcoran

CEO & Co Founder

EdSurge

@betsy_

Keynote Address

8:40 am -  9:00 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Akimi Gibson

VP & Publisher

Sesame Workshop

Educator Panel: Debate it, Then Do it

9:00 am -  9:30 am


Our education advisors have helped us design this conference to reflect the current trends. They will set the stage for the continuation of your learning journey at this conference.

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Dr. Kevin Cuppett

Dir., Curriculum & Instruction

Frederick County

@DrKevinCuppett

Melissa Dodd

CTO

San Francisco USD

@MelissaPDodd

Cederick L. Ellis, Sr., Ph.D.

Superintendent

McComb SD

@DrCederickEllis

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah

Principal

Lawndale Elementary

@RosaIsiah

Dr. Barbara Nemko

County Superintendent

@barbnemko

Derek Root

CTO

Charlotte Mecklenburg SD

Vision

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The VISION track will frame how school leaders are building their school models to support individual learners through academic and social-emotional pathways.

Track Sessions | Salon A

Spotlight and World Cafe Sessions

Hear educators' stories and then have deeper conversations with them, World-Cafe style.

Implementation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The IMPLEMENTATION track will share the mechanics of what it takes to put ideas into practice and support you in creating an effective and feasible implementation plan.

Track Sessions | Salon E

Research & Evidence

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The RESEARCH & EVIDENCE track will explore how learning science informs the work of educators and how to gauge the progress of your plans.

Track Sessions | Salon F

Birds of a Feather & Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Calling all learners! Here's a time to have an unfiltered dialogue with the focus on your areas of interest. Grab one of those delicious bento box lunches and join us for some unconference time.  


Small Group Work | Grand Ballroom Salons

Vision

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

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Implementation

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

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2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Workshop 2: What Do Leaders of Innovative Schools Do Differently?

Workshop Expert:

  • Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado Denver, @mcleod

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop 1: Vision. Design. Implement. Creating Future Ready Schools

Workshop Experts:

  • Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, @thomascmurray
  • Brianna Hodges, EdTech Coordinator, Eanes ISD, Texas, Future Ready Advisor, Instructional Coaches Strand, @eduTECHtastic

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop 1: Get on the Fast Track to Go Digital on Day One of Learning

Workshop Expert:

  • Rob Abel, Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Workshop 2: Making Sense of Multiple Measures: A Better Way to Collect, Organize and Analyze Assessment Data

Workshop Expert:

  • Troy Wheeler, President, Ed-Fi Alliance, @edfialliance
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LEAP Innovation Innovations workshop topic coming soon.

Research & Evidence

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

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2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

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Workshop 2: Tackle Education Challenges with the Science of Learning

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop Experts:

  • Melina Uncapher, Ph.D., Director of Education Program at Neuroscape, Assistant Professor - Neurology, @neuromelina
  • Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise, @DigitalPromise
  • Aubrey Francisco, Chief Research Officer,  Digital Promise

Workshop 1: Demystifying Evidence-based Decisions

Workshop Experts:

  • Andy Krumm, Ph.D., Director of Learning Analytics Research, Digital Promise
  • Christina Luke,  Director, Program and Product Evaluation, , Digital Promise
  • Sierra Gibson, Research Associate, Digital Promise

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Speed Dating for Results

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Continue to enjoy your conference experience by sitting down with the Fusion sponsors. Ask your questions and address your thorniest pain points with them over refreshments.


Networking Time | Grand Ballroom EF

Breakfast and Virtual School Tours

7:30 am - 9:00 am


Don't forget to stomp around the virtual collection of school campuses at breakfast.  


Networking Time | Grand Ballroom

Highlights & Takeaways

9:00 am - 9:30 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Betsy Corcoran

CEO & Co Founder

EdSurge

@betsy_

Reporting from the Tracks

9:30 am - 10:15 am


Our track leads will summarize what was shared and discussed as well as what's next. 


General Session | Grand Ballroom

Closing Keynote:  What’s Next in this Adventure?

10:30 am - 11:30 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Bror Saxberg

Vice President, Learning Science Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Brooke Stafford-Brizard

Director

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative @StaffordBrizard


Closing the Conference EdSurge Style

11:30 am - 11:45 am


If you leave too early, you'll never know what this ever meant.

General Session | Grand Ballroom

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