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National Leadership Forums

Upcoming Dates:

January 22-24 | Kiawah Island, SC

Delivering the Strategy to Personalize Learning at Scale

Welcome to the National Leadership Forum on Digital Convergence where we will explore emerging best practices and strategies to deliver relevant learning experiences for our students. The Digital Convergence Framework, endorsed by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, provides a step-by-step approach to transform traditional classrooms into more modern, personalized learning environments at scale. This National Leadership Forum is designed to empower district leaders with the tools and strategy to drive innovation and support your transition to modern learning. On behalf of the entire Modern Teacher Team, thank you for your participation in this imperative dialogue.

Dr. Shawn K. Smith

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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Event Program

Tuesday

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

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

Participants will be asked to introduce themselves, share their districts, and provide a little background information about their career in education. It’s our formal getting-to-know-you time.

9:00AM | CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

How can we think holistically about the unification of the education system
to effectively modernize classrooms at scale?  

10:00AM | THE NEW AGENDA

Dr. Shawn Smith's recent publication explores the beginning stages of the Digital Convergence Framework, 
the methodology that is supporting districts nationwide in reaching their goals.  

11:00AM | 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.

12:00PM | LUNCH

1:00PM | DISTRICT OF DISTINCTION

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

2:30PM | FRAMEWORK ASSESSMENT

Benchmark your progress toward personalized learning at scale.

3:30PM | ISLAND TIME

Guests are invited to explore the beautiful island setting, take a bike ride, go for a walk on the beach, or just relax.

5:30PM | NETWORKING HOUR

6:30PM | DINNER   

 

Thursday

8:00AM | BREAKFAST

9:00AM | BUILDING A TIPPING POINT OF PROFICIENCY

How can we integrate and leverage proficiency-based PL to implement personalized learning at scale?

10:30AM | CRAFTING A PATH FORWARD   

How can we incorporate our strategy with short and long-term planning to affect measurable and meaningful change?

11:00AM | GUEST DEPARTURE

Modern Teacher will provide transportation to the airport.  Please make every effort to schedule flights departing after 2:00 pm.

Request to Attend January 22-24

 

We encourage district-level leadership engaged or interested in the transition from traditional classrooms to personalized learning at scale to attend the forum.

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