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Participants can go deep with conference tracks centered on: Vision, Research, Implementation, and Evidence.

EdSurge Fusion brings together change-makers from inside and outside of schools. Policy makers and entrepreneurs will join ed leaders, bringing a diversity of perspectives to the experience.


Fusion brings together powerful resources, inspiring keynotes, facilitated networking and on-point workshops that school leaders need to create paths for student success.

Featured Speakers and Experts

NEW SCHOOL VENTURE FUND

STACEY CHILDRESS

ACCELERATOR

DIGITAL PROMISE

LEAP INNOVATIONS

KAREN CATOR

TOM VANDER ARK

FUTURE READY

BOB WISE

EDSURGE

ED-FI ALLIANCE

BETSY CORCORAN

JEFFERSON EDUCATION

PHYLLIS LOCKETT

CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE

DR. BROR SAXBERG

GETTING SMART

TOM MURRAY

CHAN ZUCKERBURG INITIATIVE

JIM SHELTON

W. VIRGINIA FORMER GOVERNOR

PHYLLIS LOCKETT

BART EPSTEIN

TROY WHEELER

Karen Cator, Digital Promise

Stacey Childress, New School Venture Fund

Bart Epstein, Jefferson Education Accelerator

Phyllis Lockett, LEAP Innovations

Bob Wise, Former Governor of West Virginia

REGISTRATION AND BADGE PICKUP



WELCOME:  THE PATH AHEAD






POWERFUL LEARNING:  BRILLIANT FUTURE








FUSION COHORT:  BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK



RECEPTION AND NETWORKING

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12:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Conference at a Glance

Panelists:

Presenters:

5:00 PM

Karen Cator, Digital Promise

Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge

1:00 PM

BREAKFAST AND BREWING UP NEW CONNECTIONS



KEYNOTE ADDRESS

THINKING AHEAD:  THE ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE





TRACKS:


     VISION

     RESEARCH

     IMPLEMENTATION

     EVIDENCE


LUNCH COLLABORATION



TRACK WORKSHOPS



COHORT TIME: SYNC UP



EVENING RECEPTION

8:00 AM

Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart

5:00 PM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Moderator:

COHORT TIME: BREAKFAST AND NEXT STEPS



REPORTING FROM THE TRACKS



CLOSING KEYNOTE

THE PATH FORWARD TO PERSONALIZED LEARNING 






CONCLUSION AND EXTRAS


Presenters:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

12:00 PM

9:00 AM

Jim Shelton and Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chan Zuckerburg Initiative

What are tracks? 

The IMPLEMENTATION track will explore how school leaders are transforming their schools through technology and practice to create a personalized learning environment.


Conference attendees will engage in a unique cohort experience, aimed at bolstering their professional learning networks with leaders from around the country. Together these groups will compare experiences, strategies and tactics for strengthening personalized learning. 

EVIDENCE TRACK


  • How do you build a vision for the future of education in your district that will persist through inevitable changes in leadership?
  • How do you ensure that a vision is shared across your community, including students and families?
  • How do you ensure that excellence, equity and personalization are woven into that vision? 


What are cohorts?

IMPLEMENTATION TRACK

  • How can district and school leaders create optimal technology-rich learning environments? 
  • In a data rich education environment, how do you ensure data interoperability, privacy and security?
  • How do you support a culture of trying new ideas? How do you make room for proven innovations?


The VISION track will explore how school leaders create and grow a vision of teaching and learning that is personalized and supports learner variability and student agency.

VISION TRACK

The EVIDENCE track will explore how school leaders know when new teaching and learning approaches are “working” or not and how to improve their decision support systems.



Each track aims to explore a set of essential questions. Attendees can go deep on a single track or mix and match to cover the trajectory of school change.

RESEARCH TRACK

  • What is “learning science” and how does it address day-to-day strategies and grand challenges in education?
  • How can we break down the silos between research and practice and build robust partnerships?
  • What are the grand challenges of education that learning sciences and emerging technologies could help address?


The RESEARCH track will explore how learning science research supports and informs a vision of teaching and learning that is personalized, supports learner variability and develops student agency.

  • How do you know when an approach or practice is “working”—or not?
  • How can we rapidly gather and share evidence that can inform improvement of educational programs and practices?
  • What changes do we hope to see as we make information about products and evidence broadly available? 


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