Registration is open!
2020 marks the 135th anniversary of our annual conference, and we are excited to re-envision this long-standing tradition using a virtual platform. Our 2020 Annual Conference and Showcase, Engaged by Learning, will be a virtual event this year and is scheduled for December 1-3.
We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers including Tony Wagner, Chris Emdin, Chris Jernstedt, and Katie Novak and will offer 30 sessions focusing on the following strands: Engaged by Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Assessment of Learner Impacts, Learning Beyond School, Professional Learning, and Social Justice.
We are using a cutting edge online event platform, Hopin, to host the conference. This platform, like our theme, is founded on engagement. Through multi-tiered networking and unique live video interactions between all participants — presenters and peers — you will have access not just to current and relevant content - but to each other. We are very excited to bring you the interactive and community-building aspects that make events so memorable.
A globally recognized voice in education, Tony Wagner currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Prior to this appointment, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University for more than twenty years, including four years as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and the founder and co-director, for more than a decade, of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has provided his expertise to esteemed documentary filmmakers and has authored numerous articles and seven books. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.
Author of the award winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation, and the New York Times bestseller, For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too, Christopher Emdin is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement. Dr. Emdin is listed on the ROOT100 list of most influential African Americans in the fields of business, science, politics, technology, social justice, sports, and entertainment. He holds the positions of Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; Associate Director of the Institute For Urban and Minority Education, Columbia University; and the Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the US Department of Energy.
An internationally recognized education consultant and expert in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Katie Novak has 18 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and eight published books. Dr. Novak designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership. Her work has been recognized by leading professor in the field of education and state departments of education, highlighted in many publications, and has impacted educators worldwide as her contributions and collaborations have built upon the foundation for an educational framework that is critical for student success.
Dr. G. Christian Jernstedt is Professor Emeritus of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College, Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Educational Outcomes at Dartmouth. He has received national recognition for his teaching and received both of Dartmouth's awards for distinguished teaching. He has co-founded and been Chief Scientific Officer of several high technology companies using the neuroscience of learning. Dr. Jernstedt specializes in the area of learning as it occurs both in formal classroom settings and in the natural environment. His research is directed towards understanding the breadth of learning, including its cognitive, behavioral, and affective aspects.