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31st International Self-Directed Learning Symposium - 2017

International Society for Self-Directed Learning

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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The International Self-Directed Learning Symposium

will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, Cocoa Beach, Florida   

February 8-11, 2017

Go to http://www.sdlglobal.com for additional details regarding paper proposal submissions, hotel reservations, pre-conference full description, etc.

  ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM:

     The International Self-Directed Learning Symposium provides an international forum for the discussion of important current developments in the study and application of self-directed learning. The program design emphasizes intensive individual participation and group exploration of problems, issues and concepts. Program structure includes large group sessions as well as small group interaction opportunities.

     Theoreticians and practitioners are invited to submit a one-to-two page proposal for paper and poster presentations concerning self-directed learning in childhood education, higher education, adult education, and training and human resource development. International participants have included representatives from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

     Trainers and resource development specialists have represented the following organizations: U.S. Department of Defense, State of Georgia, South Florida Water Management District, Digital Equipment, Ernst & Young, Fleming, IBM, Motorola, Revco, Niagara Mohawk Power, and others. A wide range of U.S. colleges, universities, and 12 school systems have been represented in the symposium from across the U.S. and from many other countries.


     Participants have opportunities to learn a variety of procedures and information including:
          (a) the results of recent research on self-direction in learning,

          (b) new developments in the application of self-directed learning ideas in diverse settings,

          (c) how to assess employees and students’ self-directed learning orientations, and

          (d) how to develop and strengthen self directed learning propensities and abilities.

     In addition, a number of important networks and collaborative relationships have been developed by symposium participants.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY:

After presentation at the Symposium, many participants choose to submit their Symposium papers to the International Journal of Self-Directed Learning.  Go to http://www.sdlglobal.com for details.

Additional Session Opportunity 

Special One Day Forum for Educators: What Works: New Schools for All Learners

 Feb. 10, 2017, 9:00-4:00

Pressure continues for schools to make a bigger difference in the lives of today’s students. One of the most heralded approaches, deeper learning, provides opportunities for school leaders to transform teaching and learning practices by focusing on higher expectations and results. The best of new models call for whole school transformation. Starting with High Tech High, featured in the award winning film, Most Likely to Succeed, This focused study day will bring to you four nationally recognized school leaders who transformed their public elementary and secondary schools by following the High Tech High model. These are the people from the trenches sharing their expertise and experiences, not from abstract theory, but from “in the trenches” successes.

Deeper Learning And Equity: Guiding Principles for Successful Practice. Dr. Rob Riordan, co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education

From Failure to Exemplar: Building a 21st Century School. Aaron Brengard, principal of Katherine Smith Elementary (San Jose, California), a P21 Exemplar elementary school.

Equitable Transformation: What Research is Saying. Deborah Esparza,Vice President of Programs for the Illinois Consortium.

From Failure to Exemplar: Building a 21st Century High School.  Steve Zipkes, founding Principal of Manor New Tech High School (Texas) and member of President Obama’s STEM commission.

What Next? How Does Equitable and Lasting Transformation Happen? In this panel discussion, today’s presenters will respond to questions in response to the essential question, “What does it take to make schools like this happen in a district?”.

Group ticket prices available. Extra fee ($20) for regular symposium attendees.  Educators welcome for the day.

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Courtyard by Marriott at Cocoa Beach
3435 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)


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International Society for Self-Directed Learning

The International Society for Self-Directed Learning was founded in 2005. We are dedicated to the promotion of self-directed lifelong learning and to the encouragement and dissemination of continued research on self-directed learning both within and outside of institutional contexts: in childhood education, higher education, adult education, training and human resource development, as well as informal and non-formal contexts.

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