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2017 AGENDA

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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.

4:00 PM

Presenters:

Karen Cator, Digital Promise

Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge

2:05 PM

2:40 PM

1:00 PM

Conference at a Glance

1:15 PM

NOV 1

WEDNESDAY

Introduced by:

Elijah Mayfield, Turnitin


Moderator:

Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge


Panelists:

Karen Cator, Digital Promise                              

Bart Epstein, Jefferson Education Accelerator Phyllis Lockett, LEAP Innovation                           Stacy Childress, NSVF

Bob Wise, Future Ready

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Registration and Badge Pickup


 

Welcome: The Path Ahead




What is Powerful Learning? 

Students tell their stories.








Voices From the Field






Powerful Learning: Brilliant Future










Fusion Cohort: Building Your Personal Learning Network





Networking Reception with Sponsors

Moderator

Marco Torres, Digital Promise                                      


Panelists

Nate, Science Podcaster, 2nd Grade

Jeremiah, Entrepreneur, Music Producer and Connected Community Leader, High School

Paola, DIY Girls, High School

Zaina, femSTEM, Secondary School

10:00 AM

Introduced by:

Heath Morrison, McGraw-Hill Education


Presenters

Jason T. Green, Learning Innovation Catalyst (LINC)

Leonid Rabinovich, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

5:00 PM

The first cohort session will focus on identifying participants’ specific questions, successes, challenges, or interests around personalized learning. The cohort will divide into smaller groups focused on similar interest areas.

In the wake of the recent natural disasters in Houston and Miami, school leaders in those areas have had to spring into action, providing support for teachers, staff and of course, students and families. How did they do it? What preparation did they have in place? What turned out to be essential? What will they do differently in the future? 

The second cohort session allows for a deep dive into participants area of focus. Using a modified consultancy protocol, individuals will share experiences, learnings, and get feedback on a problem of practice. They will conclude the session with the opportunity to synthesize insights and start to develop a strategy to move forward.

Digital Promise will be hosting a poster session outside of the Junior Ballroom to highlight the innovative work being done by our colleagues in the education field. Browse the latest projects in education research and chat with the authors.

8:40 AM

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. 

3:30 PM

A choice of 10 hands-on workshops that will give participants the tools, processes and techniques to continue their personalized journey.

Introduced by:

Anthony Kim, EdElements


Moderator: 

Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart


Panelists:

Benjamin Schrom, Google

Christian Guirmalda, Verizon

Mirjana Spasojevic, Hewlett Packard

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NOV 2

THURSDAY

1:00 PM

Breakfast and Brewing Up New Connections


Opening Remarks


Artificial Intelligence: Creative Future or Chaos

Keynote Address









Tracks (scroll down to see track agendas):




     VISION

     RESEARCH

     IMPLEMENTATION

     EVIDENCE


Lunch Fireside Chat













Poster Session





Track Workshops




     VISION

     RESEARCH

     IMPLEMENTATION

     EVIDENCE



Cohort Time: Sync Up





Networking Reception with Sponsors


Movie Screening and Discussion: 

Without A Net: The Digital Divide in America

5:00 PM

7:30 AM

Moderator: 

Keith Krueger, Chief Executive Officer, CoSN


Panelists:

Leonid Rabinovich, Executive Director, Department of Instructional Technology, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)

Lenny Schad, Chief Technology Information Officer, Houston Independent School District

8:30 AM

7:00 PM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America explores how access to technology can provide opportunities for learning and help level the playing field for underserved communities. 

10:30 AM

In the final cohort session, participants reflect on their learning from the conference and their cohort cluster and further develop a strategy, make a plan of action, or recognize an insight that can support them as they move forward on their personalized learning journey.

NOV 3

FRIDAY

Introduced by:

Nasir Qadree, AT&T


Moderator:

Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge


Presenters:

Jim Shelton, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Bror Saxberg, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Breakfast


Cohort Time: Next Steps





The Path Forward to Personalized Learning 








Reporting from the Tracks







Conclusion and Extras


11:30 AM

8:00 AM

7:15 AM

9:30 AM

We will hear from our track leads, a summary of:

  • What did we set out to do.
  • What was shared and discussed
  • What's next

Evidence Track Lead: Katrina Stevens

Vision Track Lead: Carl Hooker

Research Track Lead: Vic Vuchic

Preparing for Radically Different Futures of Learning with Technology

Jeremy Roschelle, Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise Global

1:00 PM

Workshop 3

TRACK AGENDAS

Thursday, Nov. 2nd

Moderator: 

Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise


Panelists: 

Jose Blackorby, Senior Director of Research and Development, CAST, Inc.

Lisa Dieker, Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar, University of Central Florida

Bruce McCandliss, Professor, Stanford University, Graduate School of Education

Spotlight Talks

Panel Discussion 2:

Research Practice Partnerships

Panel Discussion

Workshop 1

Scott Bess, Head, Purdue Polytechnic High School, Indianapolis: Education Innovation – Is Education Technology an enabler or a barrier?


David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District: Open Your Mind to the World of Work

Track Lead: Carl Hooker

Moderator: 

Ryan E. Russell, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Improvement, MSD of Warren Township


Panelists: 

Randy Ziegenfuss, Superintendent, Salisbury Township School District

Cederick L. Ellis, Superintendent, McComb School District

Barbara Nemko, County Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education

Lillian Hsu, Founding Principal, Latitude 37.8 High School

Spotlight Talk & Panel Discussion 1:

Learner Variability

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

Moderator

Barbara Means, Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise Global


Panelists

Laura Wentworth, Director of Research Practice Partnerships, California Education Partners

Caitlin Christine Farrell, Director of the National Center of Research in Policy and Practice, School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

Savitha Moorthy, Director STEM Equity Research, Digital Promise Global

Bill W. Sanderson, Assistant Superintendent of High Schools, San Francisco Unified School District

Plan. Implement. Personalize. How to ensure all students achieve their full potential.

Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools

Workshop 2

Workshop 1

Aubrey Francisco, Chief Research Officer, Digital Promise

Laura Wentworth, Director of Research Practice Partnerships, California Education Partners

Workshop 2

Redefining the Researcher-Practitioner Relationship through Partnerships

From Vision to Practice: Redesigning Lessons for Deeper Learning and Student Agency

Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado Denver

Using Analytics to Improve Schools and Learning Environments

Andrew Krumm, Director of Learning Analytics Research, Digital Promise

Stephanie Teasley, Research Professor, School of Information, & Director, Learning Education & Design Lab (LED Lab), University of Michigan

Track Lead: Vic Vuchic

Erin Mote, Co-Founder, Brooklyn Lab Charter School

Leonid Rabinovich, Executive Director, Department of Instructional Technology, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Brianna Hodges, Director of Digital Learning, Stephenville Independent School District

Workshop 3

Spotlight Talks

1:00 PM

Alex Resch, Associate Director, Mathematica Policy Research: Learning What Works: Using the RCE Coach to Evaluate Ed Tech and Other Initiatives 


Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, Highlander Institute: Impact During Implementation: Does the Emperor Have Clothes?


Scott Rosenkranz, Teacher, Sunny Hills High School: Great Inspectations: Using Formative Feedback to Increase Learning Outcomes

Panel Discussion: 

How PL schools and districts measure improvement

Moderator: 

Joseph South, Chief Learning Officer, ISTE


Panelists: 

Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Unified School District

Patricia DeklotzSuperintendent, Kettle Moraine School District

Lenny Schad, Chief Technology Information Officer, Houston Independent School District

Moderator: 

Eileen Rudden, Board Chair, LearnLaunch Institute


Panelists: 

Pamela Moran, Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools

Grace Magley, Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools

Blanca Herrera, Director of Instructional Technology, Saratoga Union School District

Stan Gorbatkin, Assistant Superintendent Technology Services and CTO, Indian Prairie School District 204

Cookbook for Personalized Learning - How to do Personalized Learning without a platform

Troy Wheeler, President, Ed-Fi Alliance

Sean Casey, Strategic Partnerships, Ed-Fi Alliance

10:00 AM

Workshop 1

1:00 PM

Spotlight Talks

Workshop 1

Panel Discussion:

Personalization: Moving Beyond Version 1.0

Finding What Works

LEAP Innovations, Chicago

10:00 AM

Workshop 2

Personalized Learning: Putting It Into Practice

LEAP Innovations, Chicago

Finding What Works in What Context

Katrina Stevens, Consultant, Jefferson Education and former Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology

Alex Resch, Associate Director of Human Services Research, Mathematica Policy Research

Workshop 2

Professsional Learning for Teachers: Personalized

Juliette Cricket Heinze, Executive Director of Knowledge Sharing, New York City Department of Education

Zoe Schlesinger, Director of Product Development, Knowledge Sharing Team, NYC Department of Education

Track Lead: Katrina Stevens

What are tracks? 

IMPLEMENTATION TRACK

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. Some of the discussion themes for the cohorts are Strategic Curriculum, Technology Infrastructure, Professional Development, School Culture, and Change Management.

What are cohorts?

The RESEARCH Track will explore how research in the learning sciences contributes to a vision of teaching and learning that leverages advanced technologies, supports learner variability and agency, and is developed in partnership with educators.

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.

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


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.



RESEARCH TRACK

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.

  • What are the learning sciences? What are the grand challenges of education that learning sciences and emerging technologies could help address?
  • How could artificial intelligence support teachers and students? What are the risks and what will we need to do to address them?
  • How can researchers and practitioners work together to solve educational problems? How can we overcome obstacles to more productive and satisfying partnerships? How can we communicate more effectively?


VISION 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? 


  • 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?


EVIDENCE TRACK

  • 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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