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Education Research and Learning Science [clear filter]
Tuesday, August 28

9:45am CDT

Harnessing the Power of Neuroscience and Community to Meet the Needs of Every Learner
Modern research offers valuable insights into social and emotional learning. The power of these insights coupled with family and community involvement can uplift an entire school ecosystem. Join leaders from Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwest Housing Association and Belmont-Cragin Elementary School to learn about a holistic approach to school transformation.


Mimi Bandera

Education Organizer, Northwest Community Housing Center

Caryn Curry, M.A.

Mental Health Consultant, Center for Childhood Resilience, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Stacey Stewart

Principal, Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

Tuesday August 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:50am CDT
Jackson Park A

10:50am CDT

Let's Get Efficacy Right for the Sake of Our Students
Efficacy matters! Join members of Dreambox, Lexia and Newsela as they consider what's missing from edtech efficacy measurements as they're presented today. Help inform how companies and educators collaborate to make efficacy an informative, accurate data point for teachers and schools.


Jordan Gutterman

Research Analyst, LEAP Innovations


Dan Cogan-Drew

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Newsela

Stefani Kauppila

Manager of Adult Learning Design, DreamBox Learning

Shani Wilkes

Senior Research Manager, Lexia Learning

Tuesday August 28, 2018 10:50am - 11:45am CDT
Jackson Park C

10:50am CDT

Measuring Personalized Learning
The education world is abuzz about personalized learning, but what does the research have to say? In this session, leading education researchers will discuss the challenges as well as the potential of national efforts to measure personalized learning's impact, going over the progress that's been made so far.


Edith Gummer

Executive Director, Data Strategy, LF Teacher College, Arizona State University


John Pane

Senior Scientist, RAND Education

Barbara Schneider

Professor in the College of Education, Michigan State University

Jake Williams

Manager of Data and Research, LEAP Innovations

Tuesday August 28, 2018 10:50am - 11:45am CDT
Hyde Park A

10:50am CDT

The Promise of Personalized Learning: A Partnership Model Driving Real Change for Learners
Over the past four years, many of LEAP's Pilot Network schools have adopted LEAP's professional development services while simultaneously implementing Lexia Reading Core5 in elementary classrooms. The combination of professional development focused on personalizing instruction, strong implementation of a highly adaptive reading program and leadership and determination from school instructional teams has led to very large reading gains in LEAP schools. Share in the success and reflect on what's yet to come as team members from LEAP, Lexia and Chicago-area schools tell their stories of innovation and student growth.


Amira Aljabar

Customer Implementation Manager, Lexia Learning

Kelly Campbell

Reading Specialist and Pilot Lead, Jane Addams Elementary School

Ashley Gibson

Teacher and Pilot Lead, Hampton Elementary School

Kristen Howell

Director of Growth and Partnerships, LEAP Innovations

Bob McCabe

Vice President of Education and Outreach, Lexia Learning

Tuesday August 28, 2018 10:50am - 11:45am CDT
Hyde Park B

10:50am CDT

Working Memory and Learning
A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful learner—what is the theory behind the concept, and how does it inform teacher practice? This session will explore ways to address working memory in an educational setting. It will review the linkage between working memory skills and key areas of learning and offer solutions for supporting children with working memory deficits.


Tracy Alloway

Professor, University of North Florida

Tuesday August 28, 2018 10:50am - 11:45am CDT
Field A & B