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June 2021 Schedule

Saturday, June 26

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Session Details

Opening Remarks

Welcome to the Leadership Exchange 21

  • Presented by Richard Culatta, CEO, ISTE

Superintendent Talk

Hear from a superintendent about what has worked this past year and where we need to dig in as we return to in-person learning in a post-pandemic world.

  • Presented by Susan Enfield, Ed.D., Superintendent, Highline Public Schools

Leadership Thought Panel

Join a group of education thought leaders as they share their expertise and consider how we can ensure equitable learning systems as we emerge from the pandemic. 30-minute conversation followed by a 10-minute Q&A. Moderated by ISTE Chief Learning Officer Joseph South.

Panelists

  • Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., USC Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience; Director, USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education
  • Temple Lovelace, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Duquesne University, eXiLab Founder
  • Kumar Garg, Managing Director and Head of Partnerships, Schmidt Futures
  • Joseph South, Chief Operating Officer, ISTE (Moderator)

Interactive Workshop

From Emergency Remote Learning to Empowering Learners Anytime, Anywhere
An interactive workshop where participants will unpack emerging models and the tech tools used to support transformation and change.

  • Presented by Katie Martin, Ph.D., Author, Educator, Chief Impact Officer at Altitude Learning

Lightning Talk

Humanology: Getting Human Right in the Age of Technology

Technology is shaping the future, but it will be HUMANOLOGY that determines how technology is used to transform the way we learn, work and live. To stay ahead of an increasingly digital and automated world, we need to start cultivating our most human abilities and put a premium on our uniquely human skills: judgement, vision, wisdom, creativity and resilience. There's nothing soft about these skills, and we can't afford to leave them to chance. Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology and psychology, Angela Maiers will share a framework for illustrating and understanding what’s possible when we blend our technology with our humanity and work together toward making the world a better place to be human, for us and for our children.

  • Presented by Angela Maiers, Author and Founder, Choose2Matter

District Story

A Path Forward: How the Pandemic Made Us Smarter and Stronger
As education institutions look forward to life after the pandemic, they're eager to build on lessons learned. In this session, Fulton County Schools' CIO Emily E. Bell, Ed.D., will share the strategic steps the district is taking to reimagine education, while ensuring equity and inclusion.

  • Emily E. Bell, Ed.D., Chief Information Officer, Fulton County Schools
  • Dina Ghobashy, Senior Manager, Education Leadership, Microsoft

Horizon Chats & Discussion Circles

Choose one of four "Horizon Chats," moderated conversations with educators and thought leaders around a specific theme. Each Horizon Chat is followed by a 20-minute "Discussion Circle" that provides time to discuss ideas and insights, and ask questions related to the conversation, while meeting fellow attendees.

Horizon Chat

Reforming Systemic Inequality
As districts leverage the moment to build back and prepare for the new school year, leaders are tackling systemic inequity from different angles. This session will consider questions like: How are leaders implementing "techquity" to create access and accelerate learning? How can antiracist leadership help staff move beyond buy-in to a community where authentic conversations happen between leaders and staff, and educators and students? How are districts implementing culturally responsive pedagogy to empower student voice and impact learning?

Horizon Chat Voices

  • Sophia Mendoza, Director, Instructional Technology Initiative, LAUSD Division of Instruction
  • Henry Turner, Principal, Newton North High School, Newton Public Schools, Newton, Massachusetts

Horizon Chat

Leveraging This Moment to Redesign Education
The pandemic has shown us the inequities and limitations of our existing learning models and, at same time, we've seen extensive innovation. Post-COVID, we have the opportunity to define K-12 learning that's more equitable, personalized and digitally advanced. This session will cover how leaders are: using tech to accelerate interrupted learning and create/continue innovative models; leveraging the opportunity to create transformational change that includes the voice of the school community; and using stimulus money to address opportunity gaps and continue or create innovative learning programs.

Horizon Chat Voices

  • Martin Cisneros, Modern Learning Advisor, Director Of Technology at Berryessa Union School District

Horizon Chat

Professional Learning
Over the past year, districts have gathered new insights into teachers' and staff professional learning needs and made gains in providing technology-focused professional development. This session will unpack: how districts are deepening teacher technology expertise and use, and embedding their new expertise into in-person learning; how new professional learning infrastructure, processes or deployment will continue to evolve; how districts are supporting teachers in addressing interrupted learning; and how districts are training educators in trauma-informed learning.

Horizon Chat Voices

  • Adina Sullivan-Marlow, San Diego County Office of Education; Founder and Board President, EquityEDU
  • Georgina Dean, Director of Learning Technology, International School Community

Horizon Chat

Reconnecting the School Community
As sites reopen, leaders are tasked with bringing the community back together, reconnecting students and teachers in a face-to-face environment, and supporting the collective well-being of the educational community. This session will unpack: how leaders are reinventing school in ways that center on relationships; how districts are preparing school sites and educators to support students' social-emotional needs and physical and mental health; and how districts are supporting families to ensure they play an integral role in the learning community.

Horizon Chat Voices

  • Erin Mote, Executive Director, InnovateEDU
  • Saro Mohammed, Founder, Principal, Ed Research Works; Founding Board Member and Executive Director, Capacity Catalyst; Co-Founder, Teaching and Learning Research Community

Sunday, June 27

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Monday, June 28

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Session Details

Lightning Talk

How to use design and creativity to solve for "techquity."

  • Presented by Ken Shelton, Instructional Designer; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant; Keynote Speaker

Interactive Workshop

New Literacies for Leaders
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we live, work and connect, reminding us that the decisions we make now as school system leaders will have a long-lasting effect. These moments remind us that we need to move beyond feeling prepared for the future, and instead be sure we're equipped to shape the futures of our communities. This means acting and thinking like futurists who leverage long-term thinking, contextual intelligence and multiple perspectives to envision, prototype and build toward possible and preferable futures.

  • Laura McBain, Designer, Educator and Advocate For Social Justice, Stanford d.school
  • Lisa Kay Solomon, Designer In Residence, Stanford d.school

District Story

Lessons Learned for Back to School With Napa Valley USD
With over 17,000 students and 28 schools, creating a back-to-school plan for traditional in-classroom learning was no small feat for Napa Valley Unified School District, one of the first California districts to open for in-person instruction this year across all of its TK-12 campuses. Join Superintendent Rosanna Mucetti, Ed.D., and Assistant Superintendent Rob Mangewala as they share lessons learned from a year of remote and hybrid learning, and discuss how they're creating a safe environment that supports academic success and social-emotional well-being for students.

  • Rosanna Mucetti, Ed.D., Superintendent, Napa Valley USD
  • Rabinder (Rob) Mangewala, Assistant Superintendent, Napa Valley USD
  • Melissa Lipka, Head of Projects Professional Development West Region at Promethean
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Tuesday, June 29

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Session Details

Lightning Talk

  • Rand Hansen, Acting Dean at University of Maryland Global Campus; ISTE Board President

Ed Round Table Conversation

Aligning K-12 to the World of Work
The work of the future will require a system of lifelong learning and require schools to shift to mindsets of adaptability, continuous learning and human and technology collaboration. This session will consider questions like: How are schools tackling the skill gaps between school and work, and aligning education to the world of work? How are districts creating educational opportunities for their students by connecting technology to pedagogy?

  • Eliott Masie, Chair, The Learning COLLABORATIVE; CEO, The MASIE Center and MASIE Productions
  • David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District

District Story

Learn how district leaders are inspired by education tools from Kaltura to make an impact on teaching and learning.

What's Next

Hear how ISTE can support your next steps with learning opportunities for leaders and educators.

Closing Remarks

Reflect on some of the highlights and what you will take back from the Leadership Exchange. Continue the learning with ISTELive 21!

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Wednesday, June 30

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