Day One investigates fostering diverse identities to build a more inclusive community.
What Works? Developing Creative and Curious Learners
EdSurge has organized optional trips to visit exemplary schools, unique educational organizations and Silicon Valley companies so attendees can peek into innovative educational environments and workplaces.
You’ll get to see and learn about different teaching and learning spaces, workplaces like those your students will be entering and community resources that can be partners in education.
Start your Fusion journey with these warm-up workshops where you’ll learn, share and collaborate with like-minded attendees.
Conversation moderated by: Dr. Cederick Ellis, superintendent of education, McComb School District, McComb, Mississippi
Kristin Leong, M.Ed., producer, KUOW Public Radio, founder, RollCallProject.com @kristinleong
Office Hours & Welcome Reception
Day Two spotlights research - and evidence-based best practices from schools, districts and community programs. Attendees will dig into and engage in guided conversations about work presented in the three learning tracks of Whole Learner, Technology in Schools and Equity.
What Works—and How Can I Make It Work for Me?
Dena Simmons, assistant director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence @denasimmons
LEARNING TRACKS: LIGHTNING TALKS
Select a learning track to hear four 10-minute story-style lightning talks presented by educators and education leaders. Immediately following each of the sessions, join fellow attendees in conversation using the engaging EdSurge World Cafe protocol.
John M. Nelson III, Ed.D., former assistant superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School
Elisabeth Stock, CEO, PowerMyLearning @PowerMyLearning
Dr. Leigh Ann DeLyser, executive director, CSforALL @lsudol
Liz Kline, vice president, Common Sense Education @CommonSenseEd
TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS: IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE MODELS
Leading with Instruction in LA Unified
Dr. Vanessa Monterosa, specialist, program & policy development, Instructional Technology Initiative Team, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California @EdTech_FTW
Tonika Cheek Clayton, Managing Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund @tonikaclayton
Molly B. Zielezinski, CEO, MBZ Labs @MollyBullock
Thomas Arnett, Senior Research Fellow, Christensen Institute @ArnettTom
Katie Boody, CEO and cofounder, LEANLAB Education @katieboody
TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS: USING RESEARCH TO EXPAND THE VISION FOR TECHNOLOGY
Farhat Ahmad, director, Marietta Alternative Education Program, City of Marietta School District, Marietta, Georgia @FarhatAhmad1
Dr. Mayra Lara, senior practice associate, The Education Trust–West @LaraMayralara1
Amy Hull, M.Ed., assIstant principal, William Mason High School, Mason City Schools, Mason, Ohio @Hull_LDEI
Ben Gurewitz, student, UC Davis, and cofounder, Diverse Learners Coalition @bgurewitz12
Dr. Lamont Repollet, commissioner, New Jersey DOE @DrLRepollet
INTERACTIVE CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Learn directly from educators and nonprofits as they share their best practices and experiences around “what works.” In these one-hour workshops you’ll learn from evidence-based work and dive into new ideas—with plenty of interaction and participation.
The Power of Community: Interactive Session for Nonprofits and Companies
WORKSHOPS SESSION 1
What You Choose Matters: EdReports and Selecting for Quality [TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS]
Hmm… Should We Use VR for That? [TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS]
Leadership That Moves You Forward [TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS]
Scott McLeod, associate professor, University of Colorado Denver @mcleod
Redesigning Lessons for Deeper Learning and Student Engagement [TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS]
James Campbell, STEAM interdisciplinary specialist, Atlanta Girls’ School, Atlanta, Georgia @therealjamcam
Nichole Carter, innovation strategist, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, Oregon @MrsCarterHLA
WORKSHOPS SESSION 2
The Small Medium at Large... Podcasting in Education! [TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS]
Amy Mason, principal, Madison County Elementary School, Gurley, Alabama @AMasonPrincipal
Ashlee Gutierrez, founding school leader, Caliber Schools, Richmond, California
WORKSHOPS SESSION 3
Day Three will look at research, best practices and leadership strategies to inspire and empower students and educators to be informed changemakers.
What Works? Empowering Students and Educators to Be Agents of Change
Peter Adams, senior vice president of education, News Literacy Project @PeterD_Adams
District Team Time & Campus Tours
Christopher Maximos, Stanford University, Stanford, California @stu_voice
Tanishq Kumar, founder and executive director, CareerFear @TkTanishq
To Infinity and Beyond: The Limitless Potential of Stories
Aishani Aatresh, Saint Francis High School, Mountain View, California @avaatresh
Maria Abdelazim and Emerson Dickstein, International High School, San Francisco, California
Sophia Mendoza, director Instructional Technology Initiative team, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California @SMMendoza123