Leading Transformative Change

Friday, April 6th -
8:00am - 4:30pm

Targeting change agents at the classroom, building and district levels, the Leading Transformative Change program offers a deep dive into Blended & Personalized models, approaches, tactics, systems and theories of change. Participants will be organized into affinity groups to network and debrief during the day, and four different workshop sessions will offer diverse content to support teachers and leaders who are both launching and supporting transformative initiatives.

Omni Providence Hotel – 1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903

Event Agenda
8:30am - 9:00am
9:10am - 10:10am
Session 1
Lessons Learned from a Transforming District
Nikolaus Namba, Lindsay Unified School District, Lindsay, CA
Making the Case for Personalized Learning
James Totton, Achieve Virtual Education, MSD of Wayne Township, IN
Culture as the Fulcrum for Change
Jonathan Cooney, Bella Romero Academy of Applied Technology, Greeley-Evans School District 6, Greeley, Colorado
Deagan Andrews, Greeley-Evans School District 6, CO
10:20am - 11:20am
Session 2
Conditions that Support Competency-Based Learning
Michael Turmelle, Sanborn Regional School District, NH
Jonathan Vander Els,
Brian M. Stack, Sanborn Regional School District, NH
Connecting Blended Approaches & Research-Based Practices
Peg Coover, Educational Service Unit #10, Kearney, NE
Crystal Hurt, Educational Service Unit #10, Kearney, Nebraska
Coaching Teacher Mindsets: Focusing on the Why & How
Cat Alexander, CA Group, Austin, TX
Measuring Hope as a Critical Student Competency
Bill Zima, Regional School Unit #2, Portland, ME
11:30am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm -1:45pm
Session 3
Ensuring Purposeful and Personalized Professional Development
Jason Broussard, Dallas Independent School District, TX
Kristen Watkins, Dallas Independent School District, TX
Leveraging Social & Emotional Learning Data to Transform Teacher Practice
Nilu Rezai, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Errika Baker, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Kevin Connors, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Leadership Moves for Supporting School Change
Brenda Vogds, District Office, Eastern Carver County Schools, Victoria, MN
Sharyl Allen, Conrad School District No. 10, Montana
Chris McNamara, Melbourne Girls Grammar, Victoria, Australia
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Session 4
Student-Centered Design: Stop Worrying & Empower Students
Bailey Thomson Blake, SPARK Schools, Johannesburg, South Africa
Strategies to Support Scale
Jin-Soo Huh, Distinctive Schools, Chicago, IL
3:00pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm