Most Recent Summit - January 2016, Orlando

When you visit most schools, you see kids typing in word processors, making presentation slides and doing drill and skill for standardized tests. No creativity, no innovation, little STEMx learning. Elliott Levine, HP's Chief Academic Officer, will share how some schools have embraced Blended Reality and how it can transform digital learning as we know it.

One of the greatest challenges educators face is planning instruction for diverse classrooms. Goalbook supports over 500 districts in supporting their teachers and district leaders to set high expectations and improve outcomes for diverse learners and students with disabilities in the classroom.

Sometimes we visit a classroom where we see students engaged in authentic learning experiences, but what they are doing differs from what we expect the learning process to look like. Nigel will share the neuroscientific perspective on learning that provides an energizing look at why, in fact, deep learning is not linear.

Our students are dramatically different and the jobs of the future are unknown. The demand for personalization across all aspects of our lives is getting greater and greater. As leaders, what do we need to know? How do we keep up in a world that is changing rapidly? Education Elements is a sherpa to many districts climbing the Everest to personalized learning.

In this talk, Dr. Rothschild will highlight new research on the impact of effective after-school and recess programs for elementary school students and offer ideas on how to successfully enhance your own programs.

Kevin Skelcher is here from Thoughtexchange the Group Conversation Platform now used by school districts across North America to engage us with a group conversation activity you can take back to your district and to show us some patent pending data visualizations.

With so much emphasis being placed on testing and accountability, many educators may be missing the single greatest opportunity to drive student outcomes—teacher-created formative assessment with timely, targeted interventions. But can truly personalized learning become a reality when faced with limited classroom time?

The OECD Test for Schools (Based on PISA) test yields rich data on achievement, while also providing perspective relative to national and global socio-economic status. In a time when the world is becoming smaller and more specialized, a test that helps constituents understand if their school is preparing students for contributing in the global market becomes critical.

It is no secret that the way the neo-millennial student receives and processes information has been shaped largely by the digital, connected world around them. During this session, Dr.

As educators, one of our most important roles is ensuring that students leave our classrooms more literate than when they arrived. But our current tools can leave us exhausted and grasping for clarity about our true impact. How do you find the time to implement all of this, to measure the results, and help each student learn?