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Personalized Learning Summit 2019

May 14-16, 2019 | Hilton Atlanta, GA

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The Personalized Learning Summit 2019 was AWESOME,
and it was all because of YOU!  


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PL Summit 2019 At A Glance

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.

Check out the PL Summit 2019 Photo gallery

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Can't wait until the PL Summit 2020 to see us again?

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.


About the PL Summit 2019

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.


Keynote Speakers


Energizers, by Chad Littlefield

DVPhotoVideo2019_0515_083959_2561_DVP-1Our 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


The GA Teacher of the Year

DVPhotoVideo2019_0515_082614_2488_DVP-1Allison 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.

Townsend co-presented a session on the last day of the event on how student questions can drive instruction. She has participated in Education Elements personalized learning workshops and currently uses personalized learning practices in her own third-grade classroom at Barnwell Elementary School in Johns Creek

The "Groove House" Drumline


  • Creekside High School drumline, part of the “Sounds of the Seminoles” band program. 

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:

  • Team Habits for Team Success Award: For Building a Responsive Team to Lakota Local Schools
  • We Have Lift-Off Award: For Redesigning Schools Across the State to Kansas Department of Education
  • Scaling Innovation Award: For Building Capacity Across Teachers, Schools, and Teams to Dallas Independent School District

The Experience

Learning Tracks:

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:

PL Summit 2019 Tracks

Fun for Everyone:

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:


Workouts at the PL Summit 2019



Prizes and fun at the PL Summit 2019


Networking opportunities at the PL Summit 2019

PL Summit 2019 Full Agenda

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Venue & Location

This was our first year taking the PL Summit outside the San Francisco Bay Area! We headed to sunny Atlanta, Georgia for the week, where we enjoyed the warmer weather, and some great food and sights.

A Look Back at the PL Summit 2019

  • 5th annual national Personalized Learning Summit
  • Went from 150 attendees in 2015 (in San Jose) to around 250 in 2016 to more than 500 in 2017, to around 750 in 2018 and 2019.
  • Attendees came from 38 states and 7 countries outside of the US ( Brazil, China, India, Canada, Australia, Dubai, Kenya)
  • 82% of attendees work in a school district
  • 45% of attendees hold leadership roles in their school or district
  • 105 sessions including workshops, breakouts, roundtables, design challenges, simulations, and coaching sessions
  • 11 Innovation Tours at innovative Atlanta companies



Education Elements Team, at the PL summit 2019

Innovation Tours

Amazing innovative companies have hosted our guests for tech tours for the last 4 years.

Thank you to: Appdynamics . Autodesk . Adroll . Coffee Meets Bagel . Docusign . GoodData . Google . IDEO . Indiegogo . Internet Archive . Lumosity . Lyft . Macy's . Marine Software . Salesforce . Stitchfix . The Teachers Guild . Twitter . Twitch . ValassisDigital . Visa . WeWork.

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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