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NATIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM ON DIGITAL CONVERGENCE

APRIL 24-25 | KIAWAH ISLAND, SC

DELIVERING THE STRATEGY TO PERSONALIZE LEARNING AT SCALE

State and district-level educational leaders are invited to join us for a day-and-a-half forum to collaborate on goals and challenges, and come away with a clear road map to personalize learning at scale for your state and for your districts. This National Leadership Forum is designed specifically for district administrators to leverage the tools, strategy, and resources presented at the Forum to construct both concrete next-steps and long-term strategic plans to effectively transition from traditional classrooms to modern learning environments at scale. 
All accommodations and programming during the forum are complimentary. Guests are responsible for travel.

In this thoughtful and collaborative discussion, you’ll learn about the nation’s premier standard for the district-wide transition from traditional classrooms to modern learning environments. The Digital Convergence Framework is research-proven methodology and endorsed by The American Association of School Administrators (AASA). 

Facilitated by Dr. Shawn K. Smith

Education Futurist | Author | Speaker

Dr. Shawn K. Smith is a national leader on issues surrounding digital education and pedagogy and is currently serving as President of Modern Teacher. He is compelled to preserve education’s rich heritage and support America’s teachers and leaders as they transition traditional classrooms into modern learning environments. Formerly Shawn was a teacher, principal, and Chief of Schools for 15 years in school districts in Illinois and California.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH

By 4 pm | Arrival on Kiawah Island

Modern Teacher will provide transportation to and from Charleston International Airport. 
Guests may arrive anytime on Tuesday, but please make every effort to arrive on the Island by 4:00 pm.

5pm | Meet and Greet

Enjoy this great opportunity to meet and network with educational leaders from around the country. 
Get to know the group that has been assembled for this highly engaging, thought-provoking Leadership Forum. 

6:30pm | Dinner

Enjoy the culinary delights of low-country fare, as prepared on site by one of Charleston’s finest chefs.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH

7:30–8:30am | Breakfast

A continental breakfast will be served at 1 Ocean Course. 
Coffee and tea will also be provided at each residential quarter. Our only rule, first one up makes the coffee!

8:30am | Welcome and Introductions

We will begin the National Leadership Forum with a short introduction. Participants will be asked to introduce themselves, share their current state organizations, and provide a little background information about their career in education. It’s our formal getting- to-know-you time.

9:00am | THE NEW AGENDA

Learn about the clear road map for leaders to personalize learning at scale for their districts in Dr. Shawn Smith's recent publication. The book explores the beginning stages of the Digital Convergence Framework.
 

10:00am | The Technology Behind the Framework

The Digital Convergence Framework comes to life in an online platform, 
connecting district leaders with the right resources, know-how, and metrics for success.
 

11:00am | REGIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUMS & STATE PARTNERSHIPS

Create traction and build momentum for personalized learning in your state by hosting
Regional Leadership Forums on Digital Convergence.

11:30 AM | STATE OF DISTINCITON

Hear from a state making big strides toward personalized learning at scale as they showcase important key milestones and discuss solutions to obstacles along their journey.

12:30pm | Lunch

1:15pm | ISLAND TIME OR GUEST DEPARTURES

Guests have the option to depart the Forum anytime after lunch on Wednesday. Guests also have the option to explore the island, take a bike ride, or play a round of golf on one of the country's most renown courses.

6:00pm | OPTIONAL Dinner   

Forum goers who wish to stay until Thursday are invited to dine with us at Hege’s, a charming French Bistro.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH

10:00am | CHECKOUT & GUEST DEPARTURES

For guests staying until Thursday, checkout will take place by 10am.
We will arrange transportation to the Charleston Airport for those flying
 

REGISTER FOR THE FORUM

We encourage state and district-level leadership engaged or interested in the transition from traditional classrooms to personalized learning at scale to register for the forum. All accommodations and programming during the forum are complimentary. Guests are responsible for travel.

 
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