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Tuesday, August 28

9:45am CDT

Amplifying Student Voices with TED
What happens when educators and students around the world share their best ideas with each other? The TED-Ed team will host an interactive session to explore the elements of a great idea and dive into the process of building a narrative that will reach and inspire others. Learn how TED-Ed’s presentation literacy program helps educators and students discover and tell their best story in the form of short, TED-style Talks and how to amplify the voices of fellow educators and students everywhere.


Marisa Aubin

Associate Program Manager, TED

Tuesday August 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:40am CDT
Burnham C

2:45pm CDT

Learner Pathways and Beyond: Empowering Your Learners by Integrating the LEAP Framework.
Using the LEAP Learning Framework, presenters will share best practices for building learner pathways and how they are supported. The session will align with the Framework’s key themes so that attendees can drive greater impact in the classroom.


Carlene DiMaggio

4th Grade Personalized Learning Teacher, Fremont School District 79

Melissa Lesser

4th Grade Personalized Learning Teacher, Fremont School District 79

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
Grant Park C

2:45pm CDT

Creating Strong Writers Through Personalized Learning
This panel will focus on the lessons learned and next steps to support student informational writing at the elementary school level. Teachers, administrators, and the ThinkCERCA school support manager will share qualitative and quantitative evidence as well as share their best practices.


Susan Bohman

4th Grade Teacher, Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy

Elva Guzman

6th Grade Teacher, Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy

Lynette Johnson

School Success Manager, ThinkCERCA

Jessica Kertz

Assistant Principal, Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy

Barbara Wade

Breakthrough for Struggling Writers

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Clark C

2:45pm CDT

Creating and Implementing Personalized Learning Paths in a Middle School Math Room
Using sample profiles, attendees will build a personalized learning path for middle school math students, exploring through a playlist the ways the objectives are delivered and assessed.


Kathryn Cauhorn

Instructional Coach, Esmeraldo Santiago

Erin Keen

Assistant Principal, Esmeralda Santiago

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

2:45pm CDT

Design Thinking and Blueprinting and How it Applies to Personalized and Project-Based Learning
This is a hands-on workshop focused on planning for a private, personal, and/or shared vision. Participants will work on their own to create a prototype, share and present their plans through small group discussion, a gallery walk, and identify ways to collaborate cross curricularly.


Melissa Gerleve

Teacher, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, CPS

Alexander Sutphen

Teacher, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, CPS

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

2:45pm CDT

Interest-Driven Learning in Action: Stories from FUSE Studios
Learn about the research behind FUSE Studios, a project-based STEAM environment from Northwestern University. Explore how kids in FUSE discover new interests, new skills and new identities, as well as how teachers and administrators adapt to the challenges of choice-based learning.


Henry Mann

FUSE Program Director, Northwestern University

Peter Meyerhoff

PhD Candidate, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

Kay Ramey

Post-Doctoral Scholar, Northwestern University

Reed Stevens

Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

Tuesday August 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Grant Park B