Sep 29 05:30 PM

Join in the conversation and contribute to Ohio’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. This event is sponsored by Philanthropy Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, KnowledgeWorks and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

This is an important opportunity for leaders from different audiences to collaborate and jointly offer input. Attendees will include local educators, funders, parents, students and community members. The event will include:

  • Aan introduction from state superintendent Paolo DeMaria
  • An overview of ESSA
  • Discussions around specific provisions and options.  

ESSA, which passed Congress with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 10, 2015, replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. Earlier this year, to help stakeholders think outside the box, we've released two resources to explore how to use opportunities in ESSA to advance personalized learning.

Register for this event. Questions? Please contact Adrienne Wells, awells@philanthropyohio.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter with @philanthropyoh at #ESSAOhio.

Oct 11 11:00 AM

Personalized education is possible for students throughout the country, but it needs to happen from all levels of the system: from practices in the classroom to leadership support from district offices to supportive state and federal policies. Join us for “The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: How Lessons from the Classroom Inform System Design,” a webinar that will answer your questions about what #PersonalizedEd looks like from the perspectives of a teacher, principal and district leader.

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Register for “The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: How Lessons from the Classroom Inform System Design.”

Oct 17 08:00 AM

The 4th Annual Excellence in Education: It's Everyone's Business Summit takes place in Charleston, West Virginia. The Education Summit brings together business, legislative, education and community leaders. 

Participants will have the unique opportunity to hear from both state and national education experts and to engage in innovative dialogue on how we can work together to achieve excellence in education in West Virginia. Katherine Prince, Senior Director of Strategic Forsight for KnowledgeWorks, will be delivering the event's welcomg address and morning keynote presentation.

Learn more about the 4th Annual Excellence in Education: It's Everyone's Business Summit.

Oct 25 07:00 AM

The theme of the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium this year is "Innovation for Equity + Redefining Success." This annual conference brings together leaders from K-12 competency-based education, blended and online learning. Educators, school and community leaders, policymakers and researchers will gather to discuss the future of learning. KnowledgeWorks is proud to be sending team to the conference to give a keynote address at a luncheon and to host four sessions over the four-day event.

Keynote Address

  • Innovation for Equity + Redefining Student Success: Practitioner’s Perspectives
    12:15 - 2:15, Wednesday, October 26

    Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer for KnowledgeWorks, will speak with Darryl Adams, EdD, Superintendent of the Coachella Valley Unified School District, will speak about leading systemic, transformative change in K-12 education. Their talk, Innovation for Equity + Redefining Student Success: Practitioner’s Perspectives, will focus on redefining what success looks like through powerful, personalized learning environments designed to address equity and ultimately improve outcomes for all students.

Session Presentations

  • Redesigning for Competency Education Begins With Strategic Communications
    10 - 12:15, Thursday, October 27

    Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer for KnowledgeWorks, joins Cris Charbonneau, Vice President of Communications at KnowledgeWorks, to talk about community engagement. When a learning community has made the commitment to provide a highly personalized, competency-based ecosystem, what needs to be considered when communicating and engaging stakeholders in the vision?

    These former school district leaders will share their experiences and lessons in communications and outreach strategies, revitalizing school district brands to engage the community in dialogue and constructive collaboration and purposeful partnership with the community to build buy-in and trust.
  • ESSA 2.0: Building and Sustaining Personalized Learning Systems Under a New Presidential Administration
    11:15 - 12:15, Thursday, Ocober 27

    Lilian Pace, Senior Director of National Policy at KnowledgeWorks, and Maria Worthen, Vice President for Federal and State Policy at iNACOL, will talk about implications of the outcome of the upcoming election on personalized learning.
  • Transforming Education with Learners at the Center
    2:30 - 3:30, Thursday, October 27

    Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer for KnowledgeWorks, will join Gretchen Morgan from Education Reimagined in facilitaing a discussion about the impact of the paradigms we hold and look through when making instructional decisions. The goal is that practitioners will learn about the important differences in implementing things like competency-based in learner-centered rather than school-centered paradigms. Understanding the impact of paradigm, we believe, is the first step on a path that leads people to transform their learning environments.
  • Structures and Strategies to Support Personalized Learning Coaches
    2:30 - 3:30, Thursday, October 27

    Robin Kanaan, Director of Teaching and Learning for KnowledgeWorks, will join Ashley Thompson and Heather MacLaughlin from Marysville Exempted School District in Marysville, Ohio, for this presentation on supporting personalized learning coaches.

    How does a district support and empower its teachers when moving from a traditional system to a personalized learning / competency-based education model? Join a lively conversation as one district shares its strategies and structures around the design and intent of personalized learning coaches. School-based coaches are blazing new trails and redefining the definition of instructional coaching. Coaches will share and discuss their toolbox of strategies including redefined teacher roles and incorporating learner voice.

Learn more about the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium: Innovation for Equity + Redefining Success.

Jan 07 08:00 AM

Katherine Prince, Senior Director of Strategic Forsight for KnowledgeWorks, will be presenting at the 30th Annual International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) om Ottawa, Canada. The theme for this year's event is Collaborative Partnerships for System-Wide Edicational Achievement.

Learn more about the event and register online.

Feb 06 07:00 AM

Katherine Prince, Senior Director of Strategic Forsight for KnowledgeWorks and Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight for KnowledgeWorks, will be delivering the opening keynote address for the 51st Annual Leadership Conference & Expo: Future Leaders = Future Schools in San Francisco, California. They will be discussing opportunities for international schools to shape the future of learning, addressing global trends and signals of change.

Later in the conference, they will host a breakout session on the 'Innovation @ the Bleeding Edge' and a three-hour deep diveexploring implications and strategic direction for international schools.

Learn more about this conference and register online.

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