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Day 2 Plenary

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Lifting Up Best Practices for Quality and Equity—Even During COVID-19

Join this keynote to explore timely research on student engagement, the importance of relationships, and rigorous, relevant learning with global best practices. We will explore high-quality practices and future directions for student-centered education to ensure equity and access. The discussions will highlight current research and quality frameworks in new learning models using competency-based, blended, and online education. The goal is to build knowledge on key issues of practice in the field and advance equity, supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for personalized, competency-based learning models.

Program
  • Opening – Susan Patrick, Aurora Institute
  • Delivering on the Promise of Competency: Ensuring Equity, Student Agency, and Collaborations with FamiliesDavid Ruff, Great Schools Partnership
  • Quality Personalized Alternative High Schools, Equity and Student LearningJavier Guzman, Big Picture Learning

Plenary II

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM ET

Bright Spots from Personalized, Competency-Based Districts and Schools Across the USA

District and school leaders across the United States developed inspiring solutions to shift to anytime, anywhere learning on a moment’s notice during COVID-19. These educators are leading the way, stepping up, collaborating, and engaging students in new ways. Join this Bright Spots keynote to hear from educators who are sharing best practices, supporting and inspiring one another across networks, learning as their journeys continue, and reflecting with each other to expand their student-centered learning designs in new and creative ways.

Gratitude and Fortitude: Listening to Lead 
Renee Hill, Riverside Unified School District
Gratitude and Fortitude: Listening to Lead
Renee Hill, Riverside Unified School District
SBC2 - Accelerated Attainment Through Competency-Based Education 
John Clemente, South Bronx Community Charter
SBC2 - Accelerated Attainment Through Competency-Based Education
John Clemente, South Bronx Community Charter
Designing Peak Moments that Build Trust 
Kristen Watkins, Dallas Independent School District
Designing Peak Moments that Build Trust
Kristen Watkins, Dallas Independent School District
Relationships, Relationships, Relationships 
Dr. Steve Kossakoski, NH VLACS
Relationships, Relationships, Relationships
Dr. Steve Kossakoski, NH VLACS
Building Community When You Have No Community 
Cory Steiner, Northern Cass
Building Community When You Have No Community
Cory Steiner, Northern Cass
Accelerating Educational Evolution by Prioritizing People, Passions, and Purpose
Brenda Diaz, Nashville Big Picture High School
Accelerating Educational Evolution by Prioritizing People, Passions, and Purpose
Brenda Diaz, Nashville Big Picture High School

Day 2 Breakout Sessions

1:30 – 2:30 PM ET

An Introduction to K-12 Competency-Based Education

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenter:

Eliot Levine | Alexis Chambers | Travis Lape

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Scheduling for Personalized Competency-Based Education

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenter:
Doug Finn

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Grading and Reporting for Educational Equity

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenters:

Mark Kostin | Kate Gardoqui | Katie Thompson

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Continuity of Learning in Texas: What We Learned from Blended, Personalized Learning Schools

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenters:

Andrew Hodge | Kristen Watkins | Kathy Horner | Kellie Wilks | Lauren Tavarez | Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer

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Distance Learning for All: Strategic Implementation of Remote Learning for 40,000 Students and 3,000 Staff

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenters:
Steve Kong | Steven Dunlap | Christalle Hart

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Empowering Online and Blended Programs to Customize Legally Sound Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenters:

Kevin McKenna | Nicole Snyder

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Meeting Students Where They Are: Competency-Based Pedagogy that Works for Remote and In-Person Learning

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenter:

Antonia Rudenstine | Laurie Gagnon | Jessica Salcedo | Deborah Park

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Advancing Equitable Community Engagement in Virtual Spaces

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenter:
Lesley Brown Rawlings

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Inviting in Experts: How to Leverage Authentic Audiences in the Virtual Classroom

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenters:

Christy Kingham | Geoffrey Schmidt | Jessica Waters

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Research on Coaching, Leadership, and Inter-School Professional Development for Quality in Personalized, Alternative High Schools

October 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Presenters:

Loren Demeroutis

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