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"The shift to personal digital learning is the best shot we have at booting achievement and college preparation." Tom Vander Ark

K-12 Education 2.0 - The Shift to Student-Centric Learning

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

K-12 Education 2.0 - The Shift to Student-Centric...

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An important half-day conference focused on leveraging technology to better prepare students for college and careers through individualized learning. See how technology frees up educators to do what they do best - ensure children achieve competency and subject mastery.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Agenda is below.

Event is by invitation only. For inquiries please contact:


What to Expect:

  • Hear from the premier digital learning experts and policy leaders in the nation.
  • Listen to a panel of school leaders who are implementing technology into their districts and classrooms.
  • Join in a policy discussion. As online learning grows and students and school operators create blended-learning environments, policymakers must adopt the right policies for this to transform the system into a student-centric one. 
  • Learn first-hand from Utah students how technology is providing personalized instruction that targets their individual needs and learning styles. 
Featured Speakers:
Michael Horn
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.
John Bailey
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.

Questions about the event?
Please contact Judi Clark or 801-710-2345


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

·      Discussion

·      Audience Q&A

11:00 – 11:40 pm    Policy Roundtable with Utah Legislators moderated by John Bailey

·      Discussion

·      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

·      Discussion

·      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

Have questions about K-12 Education 2.0 - The Shift to Student-Centric Learning? Contact the organizer

When & Where

1633 Edison Street
Salt Lake City, 84115

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

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