Pre-Conference for Central Office Leaders

Leading Innovation in Schools

Space is limited to 50 people

April 4th - Schedule
  • 8:00 am  – 8:30 am: Registration 
  • 8:30  am – 11:30 am: Elements of Leadership for Leveraging Technology in Schools with Matt Brooks
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Small group discussions
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Provided Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00  pm: Building Community Engagement: Graduate of the Future with Justin Reich
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Connections to VSA Agenda for a World Class Education
Elements of Leadership for Leveraging Technology in Schools

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.

Dr. Mark Benno

Dr. Mark Benno is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Dr. Benno served as an adjunct professor, teacher, principal, and technology coordinator in Texas and Mississippi. He holds a Ph.D in Technology and Teacher Professional Development with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction, a Masters in Secondary Education, and a BS in Social Work. 

Building Community Engagement: Graduate of the Future

Embark on a collaborative and exploratory design process to reflect on the purpose of secondary school. Create a shareable artifact that conveys what you and your community believe a secondary school graduate should know and be able to do.

Justin Reich

Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is the executive director of the PK-12 Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, and a lecturer in the Scheller Teacher Education Program. He is also a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy devoted to helping teachers leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments.

Leading the VSA Agenda for a World Class Education

This session will be focused on integrating the day’s discussions and exploring implications and next steps for the VSA’s Agenda for a World Class Education.

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