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Day 3 Plenary

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

Student Panel Plenary – Students are Catalysts for Change: Youth Perspectives on Education

Students are the drivers for the future of education. Youth voice must remain unequivocally central to education redesign efforts in order to drive positive, authentic change. Join this student panel to understand how students are experiencing this unprecedented time. Students will provide insights and testimony on what’s working in the design of student-centered, personalized, competency-based learning. Students will share their ideas on how we might do a better job rethinking the use of time, space, and place in designing new learning models and schools as we set a path for the future. Youth will offer feedback on how they experience this unprecedented time and guide us to create positive changes in climate and culture while modernizing systems and school structures.

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  • Students are Catalysts for Change: Youth Perspectives on Education
    • Nia Innis, Walter Payton College Preparatory High School
    • Ashley Lin, Union High School
    • Julius Pedro, Native American Community Academy
    • Dayvon Woodard, Big Picture Nashville High School
    • Eloisa Trujillo-Carrillo, Denver Public Schools (Current), Westminster Public Schools (Former)

Day 3 Breakout Sessions

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM ET

How Intentional Equity Serves All Students

October 28, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Presenters:

Lillian Hsu | Eric Collazo | Trace Pickering | Andy MacMannis | Bennison Ntsakey

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Equity-Driven Design Thinking: Enhancing Traditional Human-Centered Design with an Equity Lens

October 28, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Presenters:
Constance Parham | Lizz Rene

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Increasing the Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic Diversity of the Educator Workforce

October 28, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Presenters:

Mark Kostin | Ventura Rodriguez | Jess DeCarolis | Sam Galloway | Terrell M. Hill

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Partnering with Families to Shape the Post-COVID World

October 28, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Presenters:

Gretchen Morgan | Doannie Tran | Paul Leather

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Positioning Competency-Based Education as an Equity Strategy: Theory, Practice, and Evidence to Push the Field

October 28, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Presenters:
Eric Toshalis | Virgel Hammonds

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Practical Tools to Encourage Self-Direction Among Students for In-Person and Remote Learning

October 28, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Presenters:

Karin Hess | Wendy Surr | Elizabeth Gouzoules-Walton | Jessica Tremblay | Kathleen White | Nicole Woulfe | Tony Doucet | Cathy Baylus | Donna Moseley-Harvey

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Can Measuring What Matters + Equitable Evaluation = Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Learning?

October 28, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Presenters:

Xiomara Padamsee | Sarojani Mohammed | Ulcca Hansen

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Day 3 Breakout Sessions

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

The Skills They Need: Tools and Resources to Accelerate the Development of Skills and Dispositions in Learners

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenter:

Jonathan Vander Els | Ellen Hume-Howard | Paul Leather

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How Do You Teach, Assess, and Report the Transferable Social Emotional Skills on your Portrait of a Graduate?

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenters:
Cory Henwood | Heather Lambert | Cody Christenson

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Designing an SEL-Focused Advisory as the Foundation for School Transformation (Including in Remote/Hybrid Models)

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenters:

Rupa Gupta | James Bailey | Kimberly Collins

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Use the Learning Sciences to Empower the Learner to Become an Agent and Advocate of Their Own Learning

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenter:

Kathleen McClaskey | Andelee Espinosa

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Bridging the Relationship Gap to Support Holistic Development: The Role of Student Success Coaches in Supporting Integrated Social-Emotional and Academic Development

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenters:

Robert Balfanz | Tasha Fowler | Mary Jane Stevenson | Bobby Kessling

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Advancing Equity through Social Emotional Learning and Competency-Based Education

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenters:

De McKenzie | Laura Knapp

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Social Emotional Learning: Tension and Complement to Blended and Personalized Learning

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenter:

Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer | Jeasik Cho | Claudia Meza

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Ola Ka Honua: Education as Ecosystem

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenters:

Gary Chapin | Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui

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The Power of Two: Strategies to Strengthen Instruction through Effective Home/School Communication

October 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenters:

Sean Smith | Kavita Rao

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Closing Plenary

2:15 – 3:00 PM ET

Top 10 Trends for the Future of K-12 Education: A Path Forward & Equitable Futures

The future is not predetermined; we are charged with creating it. Global and national trends are inspiring new ways of thinking about redesigning education so all youth can achieve success, contribute to their communities, and advance society. As education leaders, we are tasked with disrupting the structural inequities driving the education systems we’ve inherited and ensure each child has what they need to develop their full academic, social, and personal capacity. Join this inspirational closing keynote on the top 10 trends for advancing future-focused, equity-driven, student-centered education systems.

Program
  • Nicholas C. Donohue, President & CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Susan Patrick, President & CEO, Aurora Institute
  • Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer, KnowledgeWorks