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Tuesday, August 28

2:45pm CDT

Unpack It: Differentiating within a Standard by Unpacking Skills
For too long, struggling students have been sent down "learning paths" that are far below grade level. In this session, we'll look at how Edgenuity UpSmart allows for personalization at grade level to ensure that all middle school students can meet standards in math and ELA.


Deborah Rayow

Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, Edgenuity

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
Field B

2:45pm CDT

Building and Sustaining Competency Based Models and Approaches
Transitioning away from seat time and moving toward a model that lets students progress as they demonstrate mastery is crucial to creating personalized learning environments. Whether you're just starting to implement competency-based approaches or you've been at it for a while, come explore the keys to building and sustaining these approaches in ways that help your students reach their learning and life goals.


Mark Kostin

Associate Director, Great Schools Partnership


Kenneth Lee

Principal, KIPP One Academy

Juan Ocon

Principal, Juarez High School

Mary Reynolds

Executive Director Innovation, Illinois State Board of Education

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Burnham A

2:45pm CDT

Design60: Rapid-Fire Project Creation Competition
Experience project-based learning from the perspective of teacher as designer. In this interactive session, participants will work from academic standards to rapidly generate unique, rigorous projects. They will compete against other educators in pursuit of high-quality project-based learning for all.


Wesley Davidson

English Teacher, Chicago Tech Academy

Josh Dresser

Music Teacher, Chicago Tech Academy

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Grant Park A

2:45pm CDT

Groupwork: How to Build Rigorous and Authentic Student Collaboration
Working collaboratively is one of the most powerful ways for students of any age to learn. How, though, do you build a culture of groupwork that avoids common pitfalls and promotes learning that is equitable, authentic and rigorous for all students? Our workshop will dive into the theory and practice of group-based learning, uncovering the keys to designing collaborative tasks and practicing strategies that bolster groupwork skills in students.


Kristin Eng

Personalized Learning Manager, LEAP Innovations
Former Assistant Principal

Brian Johnson

Senior Manager, School Supports, LEAP Innovations
Former Middle and High School Science Teacher

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Jackson Park D

3:45pm CDT

AppSmashing for Supercharged Literacy Differentiation
Energize your lesson plan (and students) with a fresh take on your literacy tools. Strategize daily differentiation while leveraging the power of your digital devices. Participants will learn how to apply add-ons and extensions to literacy tools like Newsela and Read&Write.


Nicole Boyle

Director of Training and Professional Development, Newsela

JJ Janikis

Team Lead of Educator Communities, Newsela

Tuesday August 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Grant Park C

3:45pm CDT

Using Learning Science to Personalize Learning in Mathematics
Most students and adults experience math as a spectator sport, where they "sit and get" someone else's ideas. Learning science, however, makes it clear that no one can be given an understanding. Session participants will engage in research-based techniques that make math personal for students, letting them make sense of ideas for themselves.


Stefani Kauppila

Manager of Adult Learning Design, DreamBox Learning

Tuesday August 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Field B