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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

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS

8:00 am

 
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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.

 

The CONVERGENCE HOUR

Presented by Fuel Education®

8:30 AM

 

Convergence - when ideas, concepts, and entities inform one another to create a greater whole. When the 5 Drivers of K-12 education converge successfully, the result is a more agile and aligned learning ecosystem that is efficient, effective, and impactful.

To scale change in K-12 education, it is also imperative to consider the convergence of education with social, cultural, political, scientific, and economic influences. When these Drivers converge successfully, the result is a more agile and aligned community that will remain at the leading edge of innovation and advancement.

The Convergence Hour offers three, twenty-minute talks which unite angles from three different industries to provoke thought and send conference goers to NCDC18's collaborative breakout sessions with the spark of innovation imperative for advancing the industry.

 

The Longpath:
The Future of Your Company, Your Industry, and the World

ARI WALLACH

Superflux: 
The Future of Design Practice
 

ANAB JAIN

HAPPINESS:
A REVOLUTIONARY METRIC FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
 

DR. DAVID MIYASHIRO

THE SHAPE OF CHANGE

9:30 AM

 

Dr. Shawn K. Smith

Education Futurist | Author | Speaker

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

The Shape of Change: The Continued Journey of The Digital Convergence Framework

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

10:30AM - 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.

RAISING THE BAR

6:00 PM

 

Dr. Jon Landis

Education Development Executive
Apple

How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day to day. It also empowers every individual—and every learner—to create amazing things and make a difference in the world. But first, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.

 

FRAMEWORK RECOGNITION AWARDS BANQUET 

 

Following the Networking Hour and our evening Keynote, 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 the National Council or National Network.

PARTNERS

Modern Teacher is a National Network of school districts reshaping our American education system by transitioning from traditional classrooms to modern learning environments. Individually, members personalize learning at scale for their districts by progressing through the Digital Convergence Framework housed in Modern Teacher's online platform - connecting districts to the tools and metrics to effectively reach their goals. Collectively, members collaborate on common goals and challenges with educational leaders nationwide to establish best practices and create a united voice for the future of K-12 education. Visit modernteacher.com to learn more.


Fuel Education® partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education serves more than 2,000 school districts, offering one of the industry’s largest catalogs of K–12 digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com.


PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

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 partnership tiers, allowing you to tailor your exposure at the event to your distinct objectives.

 

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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