The 5th annual Personalized Learning Summit was full of powerful professional development, inspiration, idea-sharing, story-telling, and friends. Be first in line for the PL Summit 2020 by joining our mailing list and receiving an exclusive registration announcement.
Also be sure to check out the pictures from the PL Summit! From general sessions to workshops, from the photobooth and networking lounge to the Backyard Bash – see if you can spot a picture of yourself, and feel free to share on social media with the hashtag #PLSummit.
We are pleased to host a series of Leadership Institutes in 2019 to support district leaders in thinking through some of their toughest challenges, including how to improve the way teams work, develop a culture of innovation, increase teacher retention, and create inspiring, responsive strategic plans.
Space is extremely limited. We welcome you to join us on your own or with your team.
In May 2019, the fifth annual Personalized Learning Summit brought together about 750 attendees in Atlanta, GA to build networks and transform 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 Atlanta
For more information about the program and sessions, check out the PL Summit 2019 program.
A highly-regarded educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader.
As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, he was selected as the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, he was a New Jersey State Teacher of the Year finalist, and a recipient of the New Jersey Education Association Award of Excellence.
As a middle and high school principal, Principal Kafele led the turnaround of four different New Jersey urban schools, including "The Mighty" Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national recognition, which included U.S. News and World Report Magazine recognizing it three times as one of America's best high schools.
One of the most sought-after school leadership experts in America, Principal Kafele is impacting America’s schools! He has delivered over two thousand conference and program keynotes, professional development workshops, parenting seminars and student assemblies over his 32 years of public speaking. An expert in the area of “attitude transformation,” Principal Kafele is the leading authority for providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies toward closing what he coined, the "Attitude Gap.” He is also the author of nine books which include his national best-sellers, Closing the Attitude Gap, Motivating Black Males, The Principal 50 and The Teacher 50. His 9th book is hot off the presses entitled, Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It? His next book, So You Want to Be a Principal? LET’S TALK! will be released in 2019.
Principal Kafele is the recipient of over 150 educational, professional and community awards which include the prestigious Milken National Educator Award, the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award, induction into the East Orange, New Jersey Hall of Fame, and the City of Dickinson, Texas proclaiming February 8, 1998 as Baruti Kafele Day.
Our great friend Chad led our Network Power Up activities: Facilitated activities to help you build and deepen your networks and learning!
Chad Littlefield is the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of We and Me, Inc., an organization whose mission is to create conversations that matter. Leaders call Chad when they want to amplify connection, belonging, and trust in their organization. Forbes calls Chad a “global expert on asking questions that build trust and connection in teams.”
We hope that you enjoyed his We! Connect Cards™
Allison Townsend, Johns Creek Educator and 2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year kicked-off our Personalized Learning Summit in Atlanta.
Allison gave the opening remarks at our fifth annual Personalized Learning Summit, where she welcomed our audience from across the country and the world to the city of Atlanta and shared her outstanding experiences that led her to become the 2019 Teacher of the Year in GA.
The drumline is nicknamed the “Groove House” for their intricate musical patterns and contemporary playing style. They consist of 25 students and are led by the percussion directors Curtis McCullough and Aaron Fields and under the direction of Dexter L. Bailey Jr., Director of Bands at Creekside High School
The “Groove House” has performed for various occasions, such as the Fulton County Schools’ Teacher of the Year Banquet at the Georgia World Congress Center, City of Fairburn Parade, and various percussion invitational competitions in the Metro-Atlanta area. The "Groove House" surprised attendees at our first general session at the Summit, and brought us all good vibes and happiness before sending us off to our breakout sessions.
This year, we were thrilled to present to some of our outstanding partners the following awards:
This year, we were excited to introduce three tracks to help our attendees choose which sessions will help them acquire the learning that they need to accomplish their goals! The three tracks are as follows:
Learning? Of course! But it's also good to take a break and have fun while making new friends. Check out these fun activity highlights:
Amazing innovative companies have hosted our guests for tech tours for the last 4 years.
This year, we moved our event out of the Silicon Valley to Atlanta to be closer to many of you. We thank all our amazing hosts in Atlanta. Our PL Summit 2019 guests had a blast visiting your companies.
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