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A Systemic Approach to Building Teachers’ Capacity for Personalized Learning

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Sunday, June 23, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: Room 111

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Samuel Mormando  
Gain an understanding of Garnet Valley's work and focus on collaborative leadership, differentiated professional learning, access to technology and a four-step process to write, develop and digitize all courses at the secondary level by using open education resources.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.
Systemic Improvement
  • Lead purposeful change to maximize the achievement of learning goals through the appropriate use of technology and media-rich resources.
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to:

Bridge their students’ and educators’ current realities with a vision for propelling their strategic focus into the future. Understand that establishing shared organizational and operational objectives will be the engine to drive their work, participants will be focused on the key areas of: (1) student achievement, (2) hiring the best and brightest, (3) professional learning, (4) communication, and (5) fiscal responsibility.


Content: Collaborative Culture, Personalized and blended learning, Open Education Resources, Differentiated Professional Learning, Fiscal Responsibility.

Time: Each component will be equally presented.

Process: Workshop will feature multiple styles of teaching/learning including whole and small group lecture, collaborative group work, peer-to-peer interaction, and device-based activities.

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Samuel Mormando, Garnet Valley School District

Samuel Mormando is the Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning for the Garnet Valley School District in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, Garnet Valley has become recognized as a model for authentic and purposeful innovation focused on student achievement and student experiences. He is known for his practical presentations, workshops, and webinars focusing on systemic change that centers around leadership, infrastructure, professional development, curriculum and instruction, and balances cost-effective and cost-saving strategies with best educational practices.

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