School administrators and teacher-leaders are invited to attend “Personalized Learning: Future or Fad?”, a statewide conference hosted by Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) Alliance on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT.
During this full day “think-shop,” educators will explore their understanding of personalized learning and consider how it fits into their district’s vision and mission.
Participants will hear varying viewpoints on student-centered personalized learning from keynote speakers Will Richardson and Benjamin Riley.
Richardson, a leading thinker, writer, educator and speaker about the intersection of social online learning networks and education, will present “This is Personal: Modern Learning in Self-Determined Classrooms.” As one of the first education bloggers, Richardson’s work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers and magazines. Richardson has authored six books, most recently “Freedom to Learn” and “Master Teacher to Master Learner.”
Riley will present “Is Personalized Learning the Right Choice?” He is the founder and executive director of Deans for Impact. Prior to founding Deans for Impact, Riley conducted research on the New Zealand education system, worked as the policy director for a national education nonprofit and served as deputy attorney general for the state of California.
Networking and collaborativeaction planning opportunities are scheduled during numerous conference breakout sessions and panel discussions. Topics include: getting started with personalized learning; community building – social-emotional connections; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; technology and data; grades and personalized learning; and more.
Registration fee ($125 per person) includes lunch and morning refreshments. District teams of 5 people receive a discounted rate of $500. Register at www.aces.org/ct-resc-2017. For more information, contact Scott Nierendorf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-455-1621.
The RESC Alliance comprises six not-for-profit, fee-for-service public education agencies that were established by the Connecticut legislature more than 50 years ago. As the RESC Alliance, Connecticut’s six RESCs work collaboratively to help school districts and their communities expand their ability to deliver high-quality, cost-effective educational services and acquire resources. Learn more at www.rescalliance.org.