Join us for a Scholastic Mini-PD discussion focused on “The Future of Blended Learning.”
Through this 40-minute, interactive panel discussion, you will:
1) Learn about the concept of “blended learning” and how it’s being effectively implemented in schools around the country.
2) Dig deep into trending topics, such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), access to broadband, and the rapid improvement of student access to tech.
3) Gain insights into where the leading minds in ed tech see blended learning 10 years from now.
About the panelists:
— Tom Vander Ark is author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World and Smart Cities That Work for Everyone: 7 Keys to Education & Employment. He is CEO of Getting Smart, an education advocacy firm and a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital firm investing in edtech startups. Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tom served as a public school superintendent in Washington State and has extensive private sector experience including serving as a senior executive for a national public retail chain.
— Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.
— Rachel Stack is Vice President of Literacy Content and Instruction at Scholastic. Rachel spent 10 years in the classroom – three years in elementary, four years in middle school, and three years in high school, experiencing the joys of texts from Junie B. Jones to Holes to Macbeth. At Scholastic, she leads a team of instructional designers and editors who build blended learning programs, including READ 180, System 44 and iRead.
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