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.
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.
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 - 1:30 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.
2:00 PM - 2:50 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.
3:00 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.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TED Masterclass: INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Logan Smalley, Founding Director, TED-Ed
Steph Ng, Program Manager, TED-Ed
In this session, you will join experts from TED-Ed to explore your big ideas in education and walk out of the session with a through-line or draft idea of how your TED talk could come to life by walking through the first three lessons of TED Masterclass, a program designed to help educators identify, develop and share their big ideas through giving TED-style talks.
Finding a True Home
Bella Valdez-Olmedo, Student at Cajon Valley Union School District, CA
As a sixth grader in the Cajon Valley Union School District Bella shares her personal story of living in the foster care system. She reminds us not to waste our ability to change someone else's life. After three different foster homes, Bella finally found where she belongs...her true home!
TED Masterclass: Surface and Celebrate Your Educators' Big Ideas with TED
Logan Smalley, Founding Director of TED-Ed
Come listen to the Founding Director of TED-Ed, Logan Smalley, discuss the power of teacher and student ideas and what TED is doing to amplify those ideas, particularly with TED Masterclass. TED Masterclass is a program designed to help educators identify, develop and share their big ideas through giving TED-style talks.
FEBRUARY 4TH | 5:30 - 6:00 PM
The 24-Hour Rule: The Life-Altering Impact of Pause In a Hyperactive World
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.
FEBRUARY 4TH | 6:00 PM
February 5, 2019 | Conference Programming
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakfast & REGISTRATION
MORNING GENERAL ASSEMBLY
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS
THE CONVERGENCE HOUR
The ART OF INFLUENCE
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
EVENING GENERAL ASSEMBLY
DIGITAL CONVERGENCE FRAMEWORK AWARDS
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS
FEBRUARY 5th MORNING GENERAL ASSEMBLY | 8:00 AM
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.
Reimagining Where Learning Happens
Hamilton Community Schools, MI
City Design AND how we Think, Feel, Act, & Learn
Urban Design Consultant, Award-Winning Journalist, & Author of Happy City
From Silos to Systems:
School, Community, & the World of Work
Dr. David Miyashiro
Cajon Valley Union School District, CA
THE ART OF INFLUENCE
FEBRUARY 5th MORNING GENERAL ASSEMBLY | 9:45 AM
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.
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.
FEBRUARY 5th EVENING GENERAL ASSEMBLY |6:00 PM
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
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
DR. LORI DUERR
Falmouth Public Schools