Close

SCHEDULE

Is this track right for me?

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

[The Big Picture] What the Future Leader Could Look Like

10:00 am - 10:15 am


Realizing our purpose and our power to transform requires a different approach. As leaders of learning communities, we must recognize and empower our children, government and non-profits, industry, volunteer organizations and citizens as they learn to flex their civic muscles, using collaborative mediums and evidence-driven analytics to address equity gaps, redefine an inclusive civic engagement and build the kinds of communities we all want to live, work and learn in. Because inspired vision can transform a learning community – and we all have a role to play in the reweaving of our social fabric.

Spotlight Talk | 15 Minutes

Virgel Hammonds

Chief Learning Officer KnowledgeWorks Foundation @VirgelHammonds

After attending this spotlight, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop the capacity of their communities and educators to imagine, build, and sustain vibrant learning ecosystems that allow each learner and citizen to thrive

[ Student Journey ] The Whole Student and Equity

10:15 am - 10:30 am


Farhat Ahmad will be sharing his personal experiences with at-risk students and personalized learning, going past buzzwords and discussing the real work that goes into legitimate personalized learning—an environment where 100% of the students have individual learning plans that include both academic and social-emotional learning. He will cover how it is managed, how these plans are derived and the technology and classroom environment necessary to support such an endeavors.

Spotlight Talk | 15 Minutes

Farhat Ahmad

Alternative Education Teacher

City of Marietta School District @FarhatAhmad1

After attending this spotlight, attendees will be able to:

  • See personalized learning from a practical perspective and have a working, realistic, operational feel for its implementation
  • Better understand what criteria to use to evaluate a true personalized learning setting

Brianna Hodges

Director of Digital Learning

Eanes ISD, TX; Future Ready Schools Advisor 

@eduTECHtastic

After attending this spotlight, attendees will be able to:

  • Thoughtfully reflect upon their uniquely personal "Why"
  • Identify question stems, beliefs and behaviors to increase agency and engagement
  • Reframe opportunities for professional learning to increase capacity and faculty investment

[Instructional Leadership] Moving from Investment to INVESTED 

10:30 am - 10:45 am


Transforming the learning environment requires far more than innovative vision. Engaging, empowering and ensuring every learner—small and TALL—requires personal identification of purpose.

Spotlight Talk | 15 Minutes

[ SEL Vision ] Addressing the Equity Issues

10:45 am - 11:00 am


Creating an equitable learning environment for all students requires a change in our beliefs and behaviors. Our mindset and vision about what students deserve and what students can achieve play a vital role in this work.

Spotlight Talk | 15 Minutes

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah

Principal

Lucille Smith Elementary School

@rosaIsiah


After attending this spotlight, attendees will be able to:

  • Engage in a conversation about the need to create an equitable learning community for all
  • Identify beliefs and behaviors that contribute to inequities in our schools that lead to achievement and opportunity gaps

[ Deeper Conversations ] Getting Down to Business

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


District leaders and expert conversation leaders will facilitate deeper discussions with attendees. Through these intentional experiences, attendees will have an opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and get expert advice from the spotlight speakers so they can move forward on their paths to personalized learning.

Small Group Work | 60 Minutes

[ Learning Networks ] Birds of a Feather Lunch Together

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 | 60 Minutes | Grand Ballroom Salons

Vision Workshop Sessions

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

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1918 and those from 2018 yield eerie similarities. What can be done? How can schools and classrooms transform from those of the industrial era where desks are in rows, students face forward, and teachers are always front and center to ones that are learner-centered, personalized and leverage the power of technology? 


Schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, as they redesign learning experiences for kids, make professional learning personal, create innovative learning spaces and alter the experience as a whole. This workshop will inspire school leaders and provide free tools and resources to empower them to transform their schools into ones that better prepare students for the world they will face tomorrow.

Vision Workshop | 90 Minutes

Brianna Hodges

Director of Digital Learning

Earnes ISD, TX; Future Ready Schools Advisor @eduTECHtastic

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation

Future Ready Schools

@thomascmurray

After attending this spotlight, attendees will be able to:

  • Redesign their vision for teaching and learning in their school or district
  • Reflect and vision the implementation of the 8 gears of the Future Ready Framework
  • Utilize the vast network and resources from Future Ready Schools

Brianna Hodges

Director of Digital Learning

Eanes ISD, TX; Future Ready Schools Advisor 

@eduTECHtastic

Workshop 2: Translating 21st Century Vision Statements into Day-to-Day Classroom Practice

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm


Numerous schools and districts have updated their mission and vision statements and profiles of a graduate to focus more on critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration, global awareness, intercultural fluency, technology proficiency, and other 21st century skills. However, translating those ‘future ready’ visions into day-to-day classroom practice can be an incredible challenge.


In this session, we will embrace our instructional leadership roles and learn how schools can use the 4 Shifts discussion protocol to (re)design lessons for deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion. We will use actual lesson plans and video exemplars to facilitate our work. Participants should bring a willingness to rethink learning and teaching and a computing device. 


If you’re using SAMR, TPACK, the Florida/Arizona Technology Integration Matrices, PIC-RAT, etc., find out how the 4 Shifts Protocol can complement that work and provide some concrete ‘think abouts’ and ‘look fors’ that can help shift your educators’ instructional practice!


Vision Workshop | 90 Minutes

Scott McLeod

Scott Mcleod, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

University of Colorado Denver @mcleod

After attending this spotlight, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how schools can use the 4 Shifts Protocol to enable deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion
  • Articulate action steps that leaders can take to move their own educational organizations in desired new directions
  • Describe leadership behaviors and structures that enable new, powerful forms of student learning

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, social-emotional pathways.

Track Sessions | Salon ABCD

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

Spotlight and World Café Sessions

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

Research & Evidence

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Presented by our partner:

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

Digital-Promise-Partner-EdTech-Conference

Vision

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Presented by our partners:

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

Future-Ready-EdSurge-Fusion-Personalized-Learning-For-The-Whole-Learner-Education-Conference

Implementation

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Presented by our partners:

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

Future-Ready-EdSurge-Fusion-Personalized-Learning-For-The-Whole-Learner-Edtech-Conference
IMS-Global-Partner-EdSurge-Fusion-Personalized-Learning-For-The-Whole-Learner

Workshop Sessions

Future-Ready-EdSurge-Fusion-Personalized-Learning-For-The-Whole-Learner-Edtech-Conference

Speed Dating for Results

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


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


Networking Time | Salon EF

The Vision Track is designed to address these essential questions.  


  • What does personalized learning mean for your organization?
  • What qualities do we want to encourage in the learner as they move through their learning journey?
  • What is the role of technology in the personalized learning journey for the whole learner, for your organization?
  • How do you include your community in creating your vision?
  • How do you include your students in creating your vision?
  • What role does social-emotional learning play in this vision?
  • How do schools support the social, emotional and academic development of all students while addressing equity considerations?
  • What are the most effective and efficient ways to build the capacity of teachers and other youth-serving professionals to support student social-emotional-academic learning and growth?

DO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS DANCE AROUND YOUR HEAD?  

SAVE YOUR SPOT RIGHT NOW

DAYS
HOURS
MINUTES
SECONDS