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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.

JEFFERSON EDUCATION

NEW SCHOOL VENTURE FUND

STACEY CHILDRESS

Featured Presenters and Experts

TOM VANDER ARK

DIGITAL PROMISE

FUTURE READY

KAREN CATOR

BOB WISE

ED-FI ALLIANCE

EDSURGE

BETSY CORCORAN

GETTING SMART

CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE

TOM MURRAY

DR. BROR SAXBERG

W. VIRGINIA FORMER GOVERNOR

PHYLLIS LOCKETT

CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE

JIM SHELTON

TROY WHEELER

PHYLLIS LOCKETT

ACCELERATOR

BART EPSTEIN

LEAP INNOVATIONS

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

Courtesy of:

10:00 AM - 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 Zuckerberg 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 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?


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.

  • 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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