1. How Disruptive Can We Be: CCSS and the Future of Digital Learning


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    Jacob Schmookler, in Invention and Economic Growth, wrote that “the amount of invention is governed by the extent of the market.” Having common standards in over forty states certainly…

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    • Teaching Literacy in the New World of CCSS


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      Raising academic expectations to meet the higher standards of Common Core and college readiness not only requires changes to curriculum, but also a shift in instructional practice. Nowhere is this…

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      • Transforming Trauma: Promoting Resilience


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        As we raise the bar for students in our schools, their need for social and emotional well-being and effective stress management skills increases markedly. Nurturing these skills is both important…

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        • Crossing Over Jordan: Building Relationships between Communities and Ed Reformers


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          In the debate over the CCSS, as in other efforts to even the odds for underserved students, education reformers have not won the hearts and minds of the families and communities they seek to serve.…

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          • From Talk to Action: Increasing the Diversity of Education Leadership


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            Jim Shelton leads a discussion on the importance of increasing diversity in the leadership ranks of education reform. Acknowledging both opportunities and challenges, as well the progress, and lack…

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            • From STEM to STEAM: Creativity as a Lever for Social Justice


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              Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are essential tools for students in the twenty-first century. This session explores the relationship between STEM, creativity and social justice. We…

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              • Re-Imagining Urban School Districts


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                For 20 years, charter schools have played an increasingly important role in changing the conversation about what’s possible in public education. Charters have created scalable proof points…

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                • How the Education Market Will Kill Your Innovation


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                  What are parents, teachers, and school leaders seeking from education companies? What are the reasons behind these decisions? What are the lessons for how innovation happens in these markets? The…

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                  • EdSurge Live: Alex Grodd and Alix Guerrier


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                    EdSurge's Betsy Corcoran Interviews Alex Grodd of BetterLesson followed by EdSurge's Tony Wan interviewing Alix Guerrier of LearnZillion

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                    • The Parent Voice in Ed Reform


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                      This session explores some of the difficult topics that parents and organizations working with parents are facing throughout the country. What does it mean for the progress of community action when…

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