Most Recent Summit - October 2015, Bonita Springs, Florida

Matthew Peterson

When math education moves beyond how and into why, you hear it happening. “Oh, now I get it.” “Yes!” “I knew it!” This is the sound of deeper engagement, deeper thought, deeper learning. How do you get there? Dr. Peterson will share insights on how our brains learn and how to create active learning environments that encourage deeper learning and foster student success in the 21st century.

Amy Jenkins, Ben Politzer

To prepare students for the future we need to make changes to how we educate them now. Education Elements will discuss some of the key ways in which the world of work is evolving and how personalized learning will help students succeed.

Todd Brekhus, Luvenia W. Jackson, Hamlet Hernandez, Jason M. Eitner

Transitioning to digital literacy programs for districts of all sizes come with different requirements. This panel will describe their vision for transitioning to a digital literacy environment, the importance of student and family engagement, and the results.

Elliot Levine

As we all know, new college & career ready standards, combined with more effective instructional strategies and especially digital assessments are creating a massive “Rush” for technology in K12 school systems. In this session, Elliot will discuss some of the key challenges and approaches to improving student outcomes by taking the focus off the Device.

Trenton Goble

We are on the verge of a revolution, a revolution that is over 60 years in the making. With so much emphasis being placed on testing and accountability, we are missing out on the single greatest opportunity to make a difference - teacher created formative assessment with timely, focused interventions.

Mark Quintana

The color black as long since been associated with high fashion and, in recent times, referring to things as “the new black” has become a way of describing the new “it” thing.

John Cronin

Many school systems have moved toward implementing Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s) as a component of their teacher evaluation program. SLO’s have been used in teacher evaluation in the past, primarily for formative evaluation.

Dr. Matthew J. Conway

Superintendent Matt Conway will share the transition from a traditional stand-and-deliver model to a personalized learning model. The story begins with “problem of practice,” which many schools face, and includes: gaining board and community support, parent communication, developing strategic partnerships, avoiding unintentionally widening the achievement gap, and seeking grant funding.

Stephan Turnipseed

It’s the Journey Not the Destination in 21st Century Learning. The power of hands-on learning.