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.

Leading Transformative Change –

Event Agenda
8:30am - 9:00am
9:10am - 10:10am
Session 1
Identifying Promising Strategies for Diverse Learners - Narragansett B
Jenna Shaw, Office of Special Education, Baltimore City Public Schools, MD
Making the Case for Personalized Learning - South County
James Totton, Achieve Virtual Education, MSD of Wayne Township, IN
Lessons Learned from a Transforming District - Narragansett A
Nikolaus Namba, Lindsay Unified School District, Lindsay, CA
Conditions that Support Competency-Based Learning - Narragansett C
Brian M. Stack, Sanborn Regional School District, NH
Jonathan Vander Els, New Hampshire Learning Initiative, Hampton, NH
Brian M. Stack, Sanborn Regional School District, NH
10:20am - 11:20am
Session 2
Effectively Communicating Blended and Personalized Learning To Build Buy In - South County
Keara Duggan, Education Elements, Denver, CO
Teaching & Measuring 21st Century Skills with Equity - Narragansett C
Michael Fauteux, Leadership Public Schools, Oakland, CA
Measuring Hope as a Critical Student Competency - Narragansett A
Bill Zima, Regional School Unit #2, Portland, ME
Coaching Teacher Mindsets: Focusing on the Why & How - Narragansett B
Cat Alexander, CA Group, Austin, TX
11:30am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm -1:45pm
Session 3
Leadership Moves for Supporting School Change - South County
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
Leveraging Social & Emotional Learning Data to Transform Teacher Practice - Narragansett A
Nilu Rezai, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Errika Baker, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Kevin Connors, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Connecting Blended Approaches & Research-Based Practices - Narragansett B
Peg Coover, Educational Service Unit #10, Kearney, NE
Crystal Hurt, Educational Service Unit #10, Kearney, Nebraska
Ensuring Purposeful and Personalized Professional Development - Narragansett C
Jason Broussard, Dallas Independent School District, TX
Kristen Watkins, Dallas Independent School District, TX
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Session 4
Culture as the Fulcrum for Change - Narragansett C
Jonathan Cooney, Bella Romero Academy of Applied Technology, Greeley-Evans School District 6, Greeley, Colorado
Deagan Andrews, Greeley-Evans School District 6, CO
Strategies to Support Scale - Narragansett A
Jin-Soo Huh, Distinctive Schools, Chicago, IL
Apples to apples or apples to oranges? Supporting Personalized Learning Practices: Early Research Concepts - South County
Wendy Espinoza Cotta, New England Basecamp, Providence, RI
Student-Centered Design: Stop Worrying & Empower Students - Narragansett B
Bailey Thomson Blake, SPARK Schools, Johannesburg, South Africa
3:00pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm