We will see more successful implementations across the country when we can work together and share our best practices. We owe it to our students and community to make personalized learning a part of every school’s mission.
San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2015
Education Elements, an organization which works with school districts to design and implement personalized learning, is excited to announce that on May 7th and 8th more than 200 leaders will come to Silicon Valley for a Personalized Learning Summit. The inaugural PL Summit will bring together districts that have been pioneering personalized learning with those just starting out so that they can learn from each other. The PL Summit will take place at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA, a spot selected for its ability to inspire creativity and innovation.
The PL Summit kicks off with school tours at local Bay Area bright spots including Milpitas Unified School District, Alpha Public Schools, San Jose Unified, Lighthouse Community Charter School, and Gilroy Prep. Personalized Learning Summit attendees will also visit Silicon Valley tech companies including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Udacity, EdSurge, and Coursera in order to learn more about their approaches to innovation, design-thinking and large scale change initiatives. Keynotes include Jaime Casap, the Google Education Evangelist and Adam Pisoni, co-founder and CTO of Yammer.
The PL Summit agenda mirrors the voice and choice schools should create for students. Participants each have a personalized playlist with a set of seven workshops based on their needs, their preferences, and where they are on their personalized learning journey. Workshop topics range from how to get started with personalized learning to how to use data to evaluate and communicate your personalized learning program and to how to harness social media. See here for a complete list of workshops.
“As part of our mission to bring personalized learning to all students we are excited to host an event that will bring together the districts already doing this important work with those considering it.” said Anthony Kim, CEO and Founder of Education Elements. “We will see more successful implementations across the country when we can work together and share our best practices, so that we are not continuously reinventing the wheel, but moving forward. We owe it to our students and community to make personalized learning a part of every school’s mission.”
District attendees include leaders from districts big and small including Newark, NJ, Houston, TX, Piedmont, AL, Middletown, NY, Greeley, CO and Yuma, AZ, Horry County, SC, and Riverside, CA. Attendees include four Race To The Top winners and 25% of the League of Innovative Schools. The PL Summit is also proud to host the Lexington Institute’s first class of Lexington Education Leadership Award fellows, comprised of 10 superintendents who will receive six months of support to develop their vision for personalized learning.
“This Summit represents a formidable momentum-builder, kicking off six months of learning and planning for personalized learning,” said Don Soifer, Executive Vice President of the Lexington Institute. “We are looking forward to the rich conversations that will happen there with this accomplished group of public education leaders.”
The Personalized Learning Summit is supported in part by Education Elements' digital content partners: Achieve3000, Apex Learning, Compass Learning, Curriculet, DreamBox Learning, Imagine Learning, Lexia Learning, myON, ACI STEMscopes, and Wowzers.
While the Personalized Learning Summit is at capacity, you can join the conversation by following #plsummit @edelements on Twitter. Email Amy Jenkins (amy(at)edelements(dot)com) to be placed on a waitlist for next year’s event.
About Education Elements: Education Elements is a nationally recognized company that helps districts develop and implement personalized learning strategies. Ed Elements' services help districts to create strategies, design instructional models and support teachers in integrating technology and instruction. Our platform provides students, teachers, and administrators each with a single entry point to access digital content and the detailed performance data they need to guide instruction and learning. This innovative cloud service offers simple and accessible data visualizations with actionable insights for users of all types. Education Elements has worked with over 100 schools across 40+ districts in the US; more than any other company. Please visit http://www.edelements.com to learn more.