Dr. Anthony J. “Sonny” Magana III is an online learning pioneer. In 1995 he created and served as principal of Washington State’s first CyberSchool—which is still serving the needs of students. He is an Oxford Research Scholar, award-winning teacher, and best-selling author. Sonny’s latest book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, introduced the T3 Framework as a next generation learning model for a new era.
Cyber Schooling That Works: The Future Is Now!
Education Futurist and Cyber Learning Pioneer Dr. Sonny Magana, will share his recent breakthrough research findings on accelerating student learning in online, hybrid, or face-to-face classrooms. With peer-reviewed effect sizes equivalent to quadrupling learning productivity, his T3 Framework for Innovation in Education has been hailed as a next-generation pedagogy for the digital age.
Diane Tavenner is the co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, an acclaimed American non-profit that operates public middle and high schools in California and Washington, and the founder of the Summit Learning Program and Platform which was developed in partnership with Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Creating the schools our children deserve: designing learning experiences that champion equity, access and wellbeing
Acclaimed co-founder and Summit Public School CEO Diane Tavenner will talk about how the pandemic offers us an opportunity, while simultaneously demanding that we transform our schools to meet the needs of our students. As the world has changed, the needs of our students have also changed, and so must our schools. She will share why the power is within us to change, harnessing the knowledge, science and technology we already have to design learning experiences and institutions that meet the needs of all of our students and our communities.
Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is a cognitive scientist, conducting research on how students learn since 2005. She is the author of the book Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning and an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Pooja is also the Founder of RetrievalPractice.org, a source of research-based teaching strategies for more than 15,000 teachers around the world.
The Science of Learning
During her keynote session, Pooja will talk about the foundation of what the science of learning is – in very practical, applicable terms. She will share specific examples of what you can do in your classroom to improve your students’ learning. She’ll also talk about study strategies; how students can use concepts like retrieval practice and apply them while studying, so that they can use the science of learning at home to study smarter – not harder.
Calum Chace is an expert of artificial intelligence with a background in business strategy, marketing and journalism working as a marketer, strategy consultant and CEO In 2012, he retired from his 30-year career in business to focus on writing and speaking. Today he is a sought-after keynote speaker, blogger and best-selling author specialising within the area of artificial intelligence, especially the potential impact of AI on society.
The impact of AI in education
Calum Chace, AI Expert and Author, would like to congratulate you on choosing to live at the best time ever. He will share why education may be the areas of life where artificial intelligence may have the biggest impact. He’ll discuss the extraordinary achievements and promise of AI, it’s likely impact on education, and why we are living in humanity’s most important century.
Justin Reich is a learning scientist and celebrated author interested in learning at scale, practice-based teacher education, and the future of learning in a networked world. His work is motivated by a desire to transform the architecture of education away from centralized, hierarchical models of teaching and towards distributed, networked models of learning. He studies, designs, and advocates for learning systems that shift education from something done to learners to something done with learners.
Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education
Justin Reich, a leader in educational technology separates truth from hype, explaining what technology can—and can’t—do to transform our classrooms. He will deliver a sobering report card on the latest supposedly transformative educational technologies. While technology does have a crucial role to play in the future of education, we still need new teaching tools, and classroom experimentation should be encouraged. Justin will argue why successful reform efforts will focus on incremental improvements, not the next killer app.
Tan Shui-Min has overseen the creation, delivery, and support of applications from all business domains, including Education, Research and Administration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She has played a vital role in strategic planning, guiding daily operations and implementing campus-wide IT policies.
The expanded role of CIOs in education: how business-centric tech experts can shape academic directions and strategic activities
In her keynote presentation, Shui-min will share why the IT leader role in education has never been more important to the success of schools and higher education institutions. She will discuss why business-centric IT leaders who not only understand the tools and solutions of critical areas such as connectivity, service, and security but also facilitate desired outcomes, such as student retention and administrative simplification are indispensable.
Anne Johnstone is the award-winning Principal of Ravenswood School for Girls and Chair and a founding board member of the Positive Education in Schools Association (PESA) and a Board Member of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN). In 2019, Anne was one of just five educators globally, as well as the only female recipient, of an award recognising her pioneering work and leadership in Positive Education at a global summit held by the University of Pennsylvania and Eisenhower Fellowships in Philadelphia. She is passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential and flourish in all aspects of their lives.
Protecting the wellbeing of your community: building a sense of community and belonging in a remote environment, providing support virtually and building social emotional skills amongst your students and faculty
Esteemed educator and positive psychology expert Anne Johnstone will explore instilling a whole-community approach to promoting wellbeing where everyone can meet their learning potential, cope and seek help with stresses, and remain connected with one another. She will discuss strategies for building a sense of community and belonging in a remote environment, providing support virtually and building social emotional skills amongst your students and faculty.
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