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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL CONVERGENCE

Personalize LEARNING AT SCALE

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 | JACKSONVILLE, FL

Presented by the National Council on Digital Convergence

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Uniting the Leading Voices in K-12 Education

Digital Convergence is bridging the gap between the traditional classroom of the 20th Century and the capacities of today's tools with over 50 districts nationwide progressing through the Digital Convergence Framework to achieve personalized learning at scale. Join us as we bring together  administrators from over 150 school districts across the country for the 1st Annual National Conference on Digital Convergence.

 

National Network
Member Districts

As Network Members across the country make significant strides toward scaling modern learning through the Digital Convergence Framework, the National Conference will recognize and showcase successes in the Framework as well as create opportunities for collaboration on solutions that will represent best practices in the evolving K-12 landscape.

National Council on
Digital Convergence

The National Council on Digital Convergence brings together industry leaders and influencers beyond the National Network, bringing perspectives to the Conference beyond those of district leaders engaged in the Digital Convergence Framework. The National Council will facilitate Conference Sessions and deliver the State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence. 

Non-Member
Guest Districts

Get an insider's perspective on how the Digital Convergence Framework can allow districts to effectively transform teaching & learning at scale.Districts who are not members of the National Network may be eligible to attend either by referral from a National Network member or a member of the National Council, or by requesting to attend.  

 

The Digital Convergence Framework

 7 Stages across 5 Drivers to personalize learning at scale. Districts begin with a self-assessment to determine their starting point. After setting a bold vision for personalized learning unique to their district, they progress through the Framework to optimize infrastructure and create the conditions to scale change.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIGITAL CONVERGENCE FRAMEWORK

General Assembly

8am - 10am

State of the Industry Address

 
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Dr. David Richards

Chairman
National Council on
Digital Convergence

Superintendent
Fraser Public Schools, MI

 
 

Dr. David Richards, Chairman of the National Council on Digital Convergence, will unveil the Council's latest findings for the 2017-2018 school year.

As Network member districts are making significant strides through the Framework, the Council has developed the insights in the State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence to offer insider perspectives and to synthesize best practices for scaling the modern learning environment. Don't miss out on the very first glimpse of these valuable insights.

 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Check back soon to see who will deliver a universal perspective on innovation and leadership at the Keynote Address.

 

The Shape of Change

 

Dr. Shawn K. Smith

Former Chief of Schools 
Chicago Public Schools, IL

Author
The New Agenda: Achieving Personalized Learning at Scale Through Digital Convergence

President
Modern Teacher

 
 

Learn how data visualization can help alleviate the barriers to the modern learning environment. Utilization in the Digital Convergence Framework gives district leadership a perspective of progress across the organization like the industry has not yet seen. 

Dr. Shawn K. Smith is dedicated to leveraging both Framework utilization and Framework visualization as a method for synthesizing both diagnostics and best practices for transforming teaching and learning at scale.

 

 COLLABORATIVE Sessions

10:15AM - 3:45 PM

Collaborating on Digital Convergence

Conference sessions will be held in both interactive and seminar formats across a range of hot topics relating to Digital Convergence and the 5 Drivers of K-12 Education. Select a total of 4 sessions that will be most helpful to your district based on your current progress toward personalized learning at scale.


FRAMEWORK RECOGNITION & AWARDS BANQUET DINNER

6PM 

Join us for an informal Networking Hour following the Collaborative Sessions to meet with Network Members from across the country. Following the Networking Hour, the National Council on Digital Convergence will award outstanding achievement in the Digital Convergence Framework and showcase the many ways that National Network members are advancing the industry.

REGISTER

YES, I AM A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NETWORK.


I AM A GUEST REFERRED BY A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NETWORK.

Sponsors

 

Join the collective movement to transform teaching & learning at scale. Partner with the latest annual symposium in the edtech industry during its flagship event. NCDC18 offers three sponsorship tiers, allowing you to tailor your exposure at the event to your distinct objectives.

OVER 300 DECISION MAKERS

Network with superintendents, assistant superintendents, and director titles from over 150 K-12 districts and educational organizations from across the country. NCDC18 is the only educational conference focused on Digital Convergence, the next generation of scalable innovation in K-12. As such, our audience brings together the most innovative district leaders from across the country who are dedicated to advancing the industry.

 

Travel

Sawgrass MaRriott Golf Resort

Warm up this coming February at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, just outside of Jacksonville. This picturesque resort has offered a generous package for attendees of the conference including the following:

Discounted Room Rate - available on a limited first-come, first-serve basis.

Reduced Daily Resort Fee - includes free parking, high-speed internet, fitness center access and complimentary local shuttle to the Cabana Club, golf and shopping.

 

The National Council on Digital Convergence

Meet the Chairman

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Meet the Council

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Who from my district should attend?

We encourage Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum/Instruction, Directors of Instructional Technology, Principals and similar roles to attend.


What does my registration fee cover?

 

1. The individual cost of registration grants each attendee admittance into the full-day conference. Breakfast, lunch, and a banquet dinner will be provided.

2. Hear our Keynote Speaker's unique insight into leadership.

3. Get first access to the State of the Industry Report delivered by the National Council (not available to the public).

4. Attend 4 Conference Sessions where you will develop plans unique to your progress toward modern learning at scale.

5. Get an insider's perspective on success in the Digital Convergence Framework through case studies and discussion panels.

6. Attendance at the post-session Networking Hour. Get to know fellow district leaders dedicated to advancing the industry.

7. Attendance at the Awards Banquet to conclude the Conference. See how success in the Framework translates to classroom transformations.


Will I get a discounted rate on my stay?

 

NCDC18 is offering group rates to stay at Sawgrass Mariott Golf Resort. After you register for the conference, you will be redirected to a unique link where you can book rooms for the conference. Reservations are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


How will I register for conference sessions?

 

You will be able to choose from 5 Conference Sessions for each of 4 Session time slots. Subscribers and event attendees will be notified when Conference Sessions are published with instructions on how to register.

RESOURCES

 

Learn about the 5 Drivers of Digital ConvergencE.

 
 

Read case studies for the 2016-2017 School Year.