In May 2018, the fourth annual Personalized Learning Summit brought together about 750 attendees in San Francisco to shape the future of education through personalized learning.
The event was structured as a three-day in-person event full of professional development opportunities, dynamic and engaging sessions, networking events, inspiring and insightful keynotes, and tours of some of the most innovative companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information about the program and sessions, check out the PL Summit 2018 program
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George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.
George is a leader in the area of innovation, yet his focus is always on the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, The Principal of Change (georgecouros.ca) or through Twitter @gcouros.
Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning solo performer and writer. She is best known to theater audiences for her critically acclaimed multi-character, one-person Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and for her most recent piece, the Off-Broadway hit Sell/Buy/Date. Sarah is also a writer and producer on the Golden Globe® nominated Showtime comedy SMILF.
The daughter of two physicians and the product of a multi-racial family and community, Sarah was educated at Bryn Mawr College and the United Nations International School, honing her sense of empathy for people from all backgrounds and the diverse voices that characterize her work.
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Shaping Knowledge: Breakouts
Shaping Knowledge: Simulations
Shaping Your Future: Coaching Sessions
Shaping Your Conversations: Small Group Roundtables
Shaping Knowledge: Panel Presentations
Shaping Solutions: Big Thoughts
Shaping Solutions: Design Challenges
90 minute energetic, creative, and collaborative design sessions focused on common challenges.
Three districts received awards:
Four districts got recognized for their amazing work:
Thank you to everyone who submitted amazing stories about the Role of Leadership in Personalized Learning!
Our grand prize winner is John Schlender, Principal of Mayville Middle School! Principal Schlender’s post is all about asking the questions we always hope education leaders will ask themselves and their teams, and you can read it here. He and one other leader from Mayville School District, WI, will receive roundtrip flights, hotel stay for the duration of the Summit, and free registration and access to all Summit activities!
In addition to the grand prize winner, we chose five runners-up who will receive copies of the new book from Anthony Kim and Alexis Gonzalez-Black, The
Congratulations to all of our winners!
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