As personalized learning grows in popularity throughout the country, practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders have the opportunity to learn from KnowledgeWorks experts at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 25-28.
The organization will present during seven sessions focused on personalized learning at multiple levels of the education system: from the classroom and district to state and federal policy environments. Additionally, KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer Virgel Hammonds will give one keynote presentation.
“Personalized learning provides tremendous opportunity to help all learners succeed because it allows educators and all stakeholders within the learning community to support unique learning opportunities for each student,” Hammonds said. “But, for personalized learning to be successful, it needs support from all levels of the system. We look forward to exploring this systems approach during this year’s iNACOL Symposium.”
KnowledgeWorks’ sessions include:
Is it Policy to Practice or Practice to Policy? from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 26, featuring: Virgel Hammonds, former superintendent and KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer; Don Siviski from the Center for Secondary School Redesign; and Joe DiMartino from the Center for Secondary School Redesign
Closing the Equity Gap in All Neighborhoods through Personalized Learning from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 26, featuring Hammonds
Shifting the Paradigm of Teaching Through Competency Education from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 27, featuring: Jesse Moyer, KnowledgeWorks Director of State Advocacy and Research, and Robin Kanaan, KnowledgeWorks Director of Teaching and Learning
Redesigning for Competency Education Begins with Strategic Communication from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring: Hammonds and Cris Charbonneau, KnowledgeWorks Vice President of Communications
ESSA 2.0: Building and Sustaining Personalized Learning Systems Under a New Presidential Administration from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring: Lillian Pace, KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of National Policy; Moyer; and Maria Worthen, iNACOL Vice President for Federal and State Policy
Transforming Education with Learners at the Center from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring Gretchen Morgan with Education Reimagined and Hammonds
- Structures and Strategies to Support Personalized Learning Coaches, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring Kanaan, and Ashley Thompson and Heather MacLaughlin from Marysville Exempted School District
KnowledgeWorks is focused on ensuring that every student experiences meaningful personalized learning that allows them to thrive in college, career and civic life. We develop the capabilities of educators to implement and sustain competency-based and early college schools, work with state and federal leaders to establish aligned policy conditions and provide national thought leadership around the future of learning. Our subsidiary, StriveTogether, manages the national cradle-to-career network and helps communities improve student outcomes through collective impact. Learn more at www.knowledgeworks.org.