Co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a not-for-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He is the co-author of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns with Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen. Michael is the publisher of notable policy papers on digital learning including The rise of K-12 blended learning.
Tom Vander Ark
Education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart, a partner in Learn Capital, and CEO of Open Education Solutions. Tom served as Executive Director of Education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a former public school superintendent and chairs the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
Executive Director of Digital Learning Now, an organization advancing policies for high quality digital learning. Prior to joining DLN, John served as Director of Whiteboard Advisors. His extensive professional experience includes serving as a top technology and telecommunications advisor to the Secretary of Commerce, working at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, acting as the nation’s second Director of Educational Technology and serving as Pennsylvania’s first Director of Educational Technology.
Matthew Peterson, Ph. D.
Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer and Senior Scientist at the MIND Research Institute, a non-profit education and research organization. Matthew is a thought leader in applying neuroscience and motivational research to the development of visual game-based learning environments. He is an expert in the neural basis of processing information and the acquisition of mathematical reasoning abilities.Together with renowned scientists Dr. Mark Bodner and the late Dr. Gordon Shaw, he founded the MIND Research Institute in 1998 to apply academic research on the brain to educational programs for elementary school students.
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UTAH DIGITAL LEARNING SUMMIT AGENDA
October 9, 2012
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am Open Remarks: Robyn Bagley
· Welcome: Ken Grover, Principal Innovations High School
8:45 – 9:30 am Featured Speakers: Matthew Peterson & Tom Vander Ark
· TEDx Talk: Matthew Peterson, MIND Research Institute
· Discussion: Tom Vander Ark and Matthew Peterson
9:30 – 9:55 am Featured Speaker: Michael Horn
9:55 – 11:00 am Panel of Blended & Online Models moderated by Michael Horn
· Audience Q&A
11:00 – 11:40 pm Policy Roundtable with Utah Legislators moderated by John Bailey
· Audience Q&A
11:40 – 12:00 pm Lunch Served
12:00 – 12:40 pm Panel of Utah Digital Learning Students moderated by Laura Belnap, Director of Washington Online
· Audience Q&A
12:40 - 1:00 pm What's next for Utah?
· Facilitated by Robyn Bagley, John Bailey & Tom Vander Ark
1:15 - 1:45 pm Optional Tour of Innovations High