New learning models offer solutions for transforming education around student-centered and highly personalized learning. This presentation will feature three powerful education leaders providing TED-talk style presentations including: Eminence Superintendent Buddy Berry, Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance, and Gates Foundation Deputy Director of College Ready Tom Stritikus. The session will highlight future directions in personalized learning. The keynote session will explore how practitioners and educators are redefining how instruction is delivered in the classroom using blended and online learning, creating new instructional designs to build mastery and personalized learning experiences. By design and grounded in science, powerful personalized learning models can provide increased equity, excellence, and access to a world-class education for all students.
Around the world, leaders are designing new, personalized learning models and expanding opportunities powered by online and blended learning to drive the transformation of education. iNACOL welcomes you to this year’s Symposium–our 10th–where we hope you will engage in thought-provoking discussions unleashing ideas for powerful new learning models and discover how to implement advanced technologies for dramatically improving outcomes–for each and every student. The conference opening and welcome will highlight emerging shifts and escalating change across the global context, recognize nimble shifts in the local context, and identify trends driving the future of education. We want to empower practitioners and policymakers alike. We welcome you, the innovators who are sharing and building upon each other’s frameworks; engaging in networks of experts to generate the best knowledge; and building capacity in the field to organize, plan, and implement a student-learning system around vastly improved outcomes for preparing globally competitive students and citizens for the future.
Research shows that developing a growth mindset, which is the understanding that you can develop your abilities, drives motivation, growth and performance. Growth mindset can stimulate transformation in education around student-centered learning, raising educational outcomes while equipping students to pursue ongoing growth throughout life. Eduardo explores harnessing this research as a catalyst for change in today’s classrooms to facilitate high-quality personalized learning opportunities for all students. By harboring the power of growth mindset, all students can develop the ability to master learning. In this keynote presentation, Eduardo demonstrates how growth mindset ties to active learning, deeper learning, and empowering students to take ownership of their learning experience—preparing all students to succeed in school and beyond.
What does extraordinary learning look like when we put aside our current assumptions of what, where, when, and how learning should occur? And what systems would be necessary to support this new type of learning? These are the questions that an unusually diverse group of leaders came together to explore. After an 18-month dialogue, these stakeholders emerged united behind a shared transformational vision for learner-centered education in the U.S. and committed to making it a reality. Join two of those Education Reimagined vision creators, who came into the process at opposite ends of the current debates and left the process in partnership, for a discussion moderated by the convener of the project. Explore a learner-centric paradigm for education that sees all children as wondrous, curious, capable human beings and designs a system around the learner unconstrained by the current industrial-model of education. Hear about their experiences during the 18-month dialogue, how they arrived at their new vision, and how many education pioneers are already working to make the vision a reality. Discover how this group’s vision and the path they took to get there can inspire, inform and propel your work to design learning experiences and systems that have each and every child thrive and realize their full potential.
iNACOL is proud to present the broadest panel yet of students experiencing the leading edge of personalized learning. This unfiltered, honest discussion will inspire change, inform educator practices, and invigorate the groundswell of support for transformative new learning models. This inspirational student panel is an open, honest conversation with students on reinventing the future of education.