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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL CONVERGENCE

Personalize Learning at Scale

FEBRUARY 4-5, 2019

LA JOLLA, CA

PERSONALIZE LEARNING AT SCALE

Uniting the Leading Voices in K-12 Education

Together, our collective voice can create traction, build momentum, and craft a path forward for personalized learning at scale. Whether you are a member of the National Network currently engaged in the work of Digital Convergence, or you an honored guest organization, this unique conference experience is designed to be an innovative yet practical way to advance K-12 education and improve student outcomes both collectively as a country and individually within your organizations.

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The Digital Convergence Framework

Named the premier national standard methodology
for personalized learning by AASA, the Framework
is drastically changing the way we as an industry
think about leadership alignment, instructional design,
curriculum content & access, deployment of
digital tools, and teacher professional learning --
to strategically increase organizational alignment
and effectively improve student outcomes, at scale.



Travel

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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Warm up this coming February at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA. This picturesque resort has offered a generous package for attendees of the conference including discounted room rates and reduced daily resort fees.

After registering for the conference, you will be notified on how to book your stay at the NCDC19 group rate.

February 4TH | Pre-Conference

OPTIONAL with limited availability

Registration includes all pre-conference programming on February 4th in addition to full-day conference programming and meals on February 5th. Pre-conference programming is optional and available for registration on a limited first-come, first-serve basis. At the time of registration, you will prompted to register for pre-conference sessions. 

8:15 am - 1:00 pm

VISIT CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

Experience how a Digital Convergence Exemplar district is making big waves with their non-traditional metrics for what it means for students to be successful. Explore their revolutionary Modern Curriculum designed to prepare students to be happy, cultivate healthy relationships, and become gainfully employed as proactive members of society after their school careers. 

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Storytelling for Educational Leaders

Paul Facteau, Apple Inc

Great storytellers compel us. They make us want to keep listening. In many ways great storytelling is a superpower, but not one that needs to be limited to a select few. Storytelling is a skill you can develop and refine through specific approaches and practices.

In this session you will create stories that link people to the vision for your organization, where they can see themselves as critical role players in achieving common goals. To do this we will identify ways to create a hook, keep people engaged, and motivate them to take action.

Everyone has a great story. Use yours to lead your community in ways that connect heads and hearts to the mission of serving your scholars.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Introduction to Digital ConvergencE

For Non-Network & New Network Members

New to Digital Convergence? Learn how The Digital Convergence Framework can provide your district with a data-driven methodology to effectively move toward modern learning environments, at scale.  Attendees will explore how utilizing this open source approach will allow you to progress through 7 Stages across 5 Drivers of the education system to optimize existing infrastructure and create the conditions to scale change.  With the foundation of the Adaptive District Assessment, our team will share how districts track progress against the success indicators inside the framework and apply your own customized metrics to further district growth.

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OPENING KEYNOTE

FEBRUARY 4TH | 5:30 - 6:00 PM

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The 24-Hour Rule: The Life-Altering Impact of Pause In a Hyperactive World

Charles Fred

What are the long-term consequences of living in a constant state where only fleeting moments often separate stimulus and response; where a device and its provocations overwhelm our cognitive abilities to inquire, analyze, and evaluate? Best-selling author, entrepreneur, and researcher, C.L. Fred introduces a simple notion that can change a course of action, improve and strengthen relationships, reduce stress and even save lives. Based on 12,678 days of research, the 24-Hour Rule helps create a barrier against the persistent and perilous stimulus of a hyperactive world. This safety zone, as Fred highlights, sometimes only requires a few seconds, in other situations, a night of sleep. But a deliberate pause, especially by people in a position of authority, can have a lasting and positive impact.

 

NETWORKING HOUR

FEBRUARY 4TH | 6:00 PM

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February 5, 2019 | Conference Programming

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:45 AM

Breakfast & REGISTRATION

MORNING GENERAL ASSEMBLY

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS

THE CONVERGENCE HOUR

The SPHERES OF INFLUENCE

COLLABORATIVE SESSIONS

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

LUNCH

SESSION 3

SESSION 4

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

BREAK

NETWORKING HOUR

3:30 PM

5:00 PM

EVENING GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DINNER

CLOSING KEYNOTE

DIGITAL CONVERGENCE FRAMEWORK AWARDS

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6:00 PM

6:15 PM

7:00 PM

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS

FEBRUARY 5th MORNING GENERAL ASSEMBLY | 8:00 AM

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Dr. Lori Duerr

Chair, National Council on Digital Convergence
Superintendent, FALMOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MA

CASE STUDIES ON THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL CONVERGENCE

To commence the National Conference Morning General Assembly, Chair of the National Council on Digital Convergence and Superintendent of Falmouth Public Schools of Massachusetts, Dr. Lori Duerr will unveil the Council's latest findings for the 2018-2019 school year.

As Network member districts make significant strides through the Framework, the Council has developed the insights in the State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence to offer insider perspectives and to synthesize best practices for scaling the modern learning environment. Don't miss out on the very first glimpse of these valuable insights.

THE CONVERGENCE HOUR

 February 5th MORNING GENERAL ASSEMBLY | 8:30 AM

The Role of Community in the Future of Learning

Convergence - when ideas, concepts, and entities inform one another to create a greater whole. How can our public education system converge with our communities to make learning experiences more relevant for students? How can we shift the paradigm of the traditional school system to ensure that the education/community dynamic maintains relevance for future generations of educators and learners? Hear from three experts on community convergence at NCDC19's Convergence Hour.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOMS:
Reimagining Where Learning Happens

DavID Tebo

Superintendent,
Hamilton Community Schools, MI

 

HAPPY CITY:
City Design AND how we Think, Feel, Act, & Learn

Charles Montgomery

Urban Design Consultant, Award-Winning Journalist, & Author of Happy City

From Silos to Systems:
School, Community, & the World of Work

Dr. David Miyashiro

Superintendent,
Cajon Valley Union School District, CA

 

THE ART OF INFLUENCE

FEBRUARY 5th MORNING GENERAL ASSEMBLY | 9:45 AM

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Dr. Shawn K. Smith

Education Futurist | Author | Speaker

The New Agenda: Achieving Personalized Learning at Scale Through Digital Convergence
The Shape of Change: The Continued Journey of The Digital Convergence Framework
Coming Soon: The Art of Influence: Mastering the Digital Convergence Framework

RETHINKING COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL THROUGH DIGITAL CONVERGENCE

Attend NCDC19 to hear Dr. Smith's morning keynote where he will explore the evolving role of the community in redefining the future of learning for students. In his talk, Dr. Smith introduces for the first time the expansion of the Digital Convergence Framework through a sixth driver of convergence, Community. 

Dr. Smith's research focuses on new success indicators that engage each student in the learning process, helping them find their role in their community and secure a path toward it. Happy, healthy, and thriving- Dr. Smith captures the stories from cities and towns across America that are reimagining the home-school-community connection for life beyond 2020. 

COLLABORATIVE Sessions

 FEBRUARY 5th | 10:30AM - 3:30 PM

Conference sessions will be held in both interactive and seminar formats across a range of topics relating to Digital Convergence and the Drivers of K-12 Education. Select a total of 4 sessions that will be most constructive for your district’s journey.

CLOSING Keynote

FEBRUARY 5th EVENING GENERAL ASSEMBLY |6:00 PM

 

Jon Landis

Apple Education

Dr. Jon Landis is part of Apple’s International Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Dr. Landis served as a college of education professor, chemistry teacher, school principal, curriculum director and information technology director. He holds a Ph.D in Sociology, a Masters in Education Leadership, and a BS in Chemistry.

 

Digital Convergence Framework Awards

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Presented by AASA

The National Conference on Digital Convergence will conclude over a banquet dinner as we proudly recognize school districts who have reached Stages 3-7 in the Digital Convergence Framework during 2018.

The Digital Convergence Framework Awards presented by The School Superintendents' Association, or AASA, recognize school districts whose work in DIgital Convergence is considered exemplary. In reaching and surpassing Stage 3 in Digital Convergence, these districts have turned their ideas for modern learning into action to achieve strategic transformation at scale and deliver relevant learning experiences for their students. These districts are also recognized as being part of the integral fibers of the Digital Convergence methodology, as best practices and strategies have emerged from their innovation and leadership.

Dinner is included in registration, and all are encouraged to attend. Enjoy a plated business-casual dinner during NCDC19's evening programming. 

PARTNERS IN DIGITAL CONVERGENCE 

The National Council on Digital Convergence has formed a coalition of leaders in innovation
who have helped shape the methodology behind the Digital Convergence Framework.

 
 

The National Council on Digital Convergence

Meet the Chair

 
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DR. LORI DUERR

Superintendent
Falmouth Public Schools
MA

 

Meet the Council

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