Program

The 2018 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference will consist of two days of pre-conference activities and a single-day main conference event. Please check back for updates to our agenda.

Thursday April 5

Pre-Conference Day 1

Classroom Site Visits  (NEW)
8am - 3:30pm across Rhode Island

Tour the best RI classrooms to observe key BPL elements across K-12 schools. Lunch and transportation included.

Half Day Classroom Site Visits from 8am - 12:30pm are reserved for participants in the Advanced Practitioner Summit.

BY INVITATION ONLY

Advanced Practitioner Summit 
1pm - 4:30pm at the Providence Hilton

Join national, district, school and classroom experts from across the country to share obstacles, identify promising strategies, and crowd-source high impact design and implementation. Apply for an invitation here.

EdTech MeetUp*
5:00pm - 7:30pm at the Providence Hilton

Engage with innovative tech companies as they showcase their platforms in an interactive space. Provide feedback, explore applications and sign up to be a pilot. Includes beer, wine, and food.

Friday April 6

Pre-Conference Day 2

Leading Transformative Change (NEW)
8:30am - 3:30pm at the Providence Omni

Dive into blended and personalized models, approaches, designs, systems and theories of change. This event is open to change agents at the building, district, and classroom levels who are launching or supporting blended and personalized initiatives.

 

Advanced Practitioner Summit  
8:30am - 3:30pm

Continuing open sessions for Summit participants

Welcome Party*
7pm - 10pm at the Providence GPub

Don’t miss the BPLC18 Welcome Party. Enjoy free drinks and appetizers, entertainment, games, and surprises. Casual attire is appropriate free valet parking is available. Tickets are limited.

Saturday April 7

The Main Event

BPLC18
8:30am - 5pm at the Rhode Island Convention Center

Connect with K-12 teachers, principals and district leaders to explore best practices for supporting and delivering personalized learning. Build a unique schedule that reflects your interests, instructional levels & experiences.

2018 Conference Features:

  • Expanded “Getting Started” sessions at all levels  (NEW)
  • Classroom Simulations of blended and personalized practices
  • EdUnderground Playground - tinker & explore 
  • Learn-It Lounge - 1:1 consultation and support 
  • Implementation sessions led by national experts
  • Techsploration Center (NEW)
  • Pitchfest and Shark Tank activities
  • Platform Playground  (NEW)
  • App Smackdown  (NEW)
  • Expansive Vendor Floor

BPLC18 Party
4pm - 5:00pm at the Rhode Island Convention Center