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National Leadership Forum

November 5-7, 2019 | KIAWAH ISLAND, SC

Impact Instruction Across Your District

Join us for a two-and-a-half-day dialogue focused on best practices & key milestones to actionize your strategic plan, develop new instructional pathways, and build district-wide teacher proficiency in personalized, student-centered 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

As a national leader on issues surrounding digital education and pedagogy, Dr. Smith authored the Digital Convergence Series to share trends and insights in our national endeavor to optimize the relevance of learning for our students - thus synthesizing a practical methodology and common language for districts nationwide to architect and deliver new instructional pathways, at scale. He is compelled to preserve education’s rich heritage while supporting America’s teachers and leaders as they reimagine the future of learning.

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Leadership Forum Topics

Participants will come away with a clear roadmap to deliver student experiences that directly reflect the competencies needed to thrive after graduation - at scale. Join us to explore the following:


The Digital Convergence Series


The New Agenda gives educational leaders a clear roadmap to personalize learning at scale for their districts by outlining the strategic planning that takes place in the first 3 Stages of the Digital Convergence Framework.

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In The Shape of Change, Dr. Smith builds upon The New Agenda by providing a “how to” guide for building out the district’s technological and instructional infrastructure for anyone thinking about creating schools of the future. Combined, these books are recipes for modernizing the American education system.

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Wisdom and Influence explores the most advanced challenge and solution for educational leaders trying to institutionalize the modern learning environment: the enduring quest toward twenty-first-century education, calling on leaders to navigate the often-murky waters of power and influence.

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 Forum Program

At this retreat-style forum, all meals, lodging accommodations, and transportation to and from the meeting location each day will be provided. Guests are responsible for travel to and from Charleston, SC. Dress is business casual.


Request to Attend November 5-7th


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

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