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Implementing What's Possible for Reinvented Learning: Think Tank Session

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Location: Room 270
Experience live: All-Access Package

Listen and learn : Ed talk: Hosted activity

Adam Garry  
Nate Kellogg  
Lucas Leavitt  
Tara Nattrass  
Olga Romero  
Dean Shareski  
Christopher Turner  
Syd Young  

Hosted by Dell Technologies. We have the opportunity to reinvent learning. Join district and organization thought leaders as they discuss strategies for implementing what’s possible for students including learning formats, teacher roles, grading practices, work-based learning, and more. This dynamic session will use social media and art to enhance the dialogue.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Topic: Reimagining learning

Presenters

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Adam Garry, Dell Technologies
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Nate Kellogg, The Learning Accelerator

Nate Kellogg is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator, specializing in inclusive innovation and design. Prior to joining TLA, Nate lead innovation for a charter network in New Orleans, co-founded New Schools for New Orleans’ Personalized Learning Teacher Fellowship, and taught in public, charter, and independent schools. Nate serves as a board member for Rooted School New Orleans. Nate now lives with his wife and toddler son in Middletown, RI, where they recently moved to from New Orleans.

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Tara Nattrass, Dell Technologies

Dr. Tara Nattrass is a Senior Education Strategist at Dell Technologies. An experienced educator focused on eliminating opportunity gaps and ensuring every student is engaged, Tara most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Arlington Public Schools (VA) where she collaborated with teams to implement systems and structures to support all students. She has held multiple roles including as a classroom teacher; literacy facilitator; school administrator; and Director of Elementary Education. She has experience implementing programs including Language Immersion, Montessori, and International Baccalaureate. Tara earned a Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.

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Olga Romero, Dallas Hybrid Preparatory School
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Dean Shareski, Advanced Learning Partnerships.

Dean Shareski is a consultant for Advanced Learning Partnerships. He taught grades 1-8 and worked as a Technology Director in a school district in Canada. Dean’s 2 books focus on joy and change in education. He has presented to a wide range of audiences worldwide. His passion remains to help teachers explore the affordances of technology for learning.Dean Shareski is a consultant for Advanced Learning Partnerships. He taught grades 1-8 and worked as a Technology Director in a school district in Canada. Dean’s 2 books focus on joy and change in education. He has presented to a wide range of audiences worldwide. His passion remains to help teachers explore the affordances of technology for learning.

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Christopher Turner, Southern University Law Center

Christopher Turner is the Coordinator Southern University Law Center's Mixed Reality Virtual Innovation Gaming and Esports Institute, Director, and founder of Southern University Esports and Southern University Laboratory School Esports. As a young educator, graphic design, visual arts, and technology have always been a great passion of Turner’s. With more than ten years of teaching experience, He has found a way to effectively incorporate esports educational advancements in both K-12 and collegiate settings.

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Syd Young, KnowledgeWorks

Syd Young is keenly motivated to help educators and administrators envision ways to translate aspirations more effectively into reality for K-12 public school systems and postsecondary pathways. As Director of Teaching and Learning at KnowledgeWorks, she brings experience managing systems change and understanding of how technology can amplify learning as she partners with learning communities across the country. Her fervor for strategizing ideal local conditions, where individuals see themselves as change agents, dates back to her days in conservation biology and previous roles as a science teacher, school administrator and education specialist at the Utah State Board of Education.

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