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Personalized Learning and Policy [clear filter]
Tuesday, August 28

9:45am CDT

A National Landscape Scan of Personalized Learning in K-12 Education in the United States
iNACOL, CRPE, NORC, and LEAP Innovations partnered to conduct two national surveys to better understand how personalized learning is emerging nationwide. A new report summarizes findings and provides insights on key trends. Join this session for a conversation with report authors about key findings.


Natalie Abel

Director of Development, iNACOL

Bruce Friend

Chief Operating Officer, iNACOL

Sivan Tuchman

Research Analyst, Center for Reinventing Public Education

Tuesday August 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:40am CDT
Grant Park B

9:45am CDT

The What and How of Personalized Learning
The idea of a personalized learning experience for each and every student sounds great in theory, but what does personalized learning really entail, and how do we make it work in real classrooms, with real students? Join LEAP innovations for an introduction to personalized learning and the LEAP Learning Framework.


Annie Dillon

Professional Learning Coordinator, LEAP Innovations

Jen Stack

Professional Learning Manager, LEAP Innovations

Tuesday August 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:40am CDT
Field A & B

10:50am CDT

Changing Education Policy to Spur Innovation
Join us as we explore the ways that smart policymaking can create the conditions for personalized learning to thrive across the country. Our panel of national and local policy experts will look at cutting-edge state policies that are bringing classrooms into the 21st century, analyze the obstacles that sometimes prevent forward-thinking education policies from catching on, and discuss opportunities for lawmakers at the national, state, and local levels to enable a new era of teaching and learning.


Ben Wallerstein

CEO and Co-Founder, Whiteboard Advisors


Sharmila Mann

K12 Lead, Education Commission of the States

Myles Mendoza

Executive Director, One Chance Illinois

Hanna Skandera

Former Secretary of Education, New Mexico

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

10:50am CDT

Who You Know: Learner Connected Innovations that Expand Students' Networks
Learn about the emerging innovations and new technologies that are increasing students' access to diverse and caring networks of adults, mentors and industry experts. Participants will explore the outcomes these innovations stand to produce, in terms of both learning and connecting.


Julia Freeland Fisher

Director of Education Research, Clayton Christensen Institute

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