PAST EVENT: March 2019 Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Marina Del Rey, CA

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At the March 2019 Tech & Learning Leadership Summit, attendees will discuss innovative models of schooling, tech breakthroughs that will drive innovation, and what schools are doing to create the next generation of innovators. Click here for more details. 



12:00 Arrivals and Event Registration | Sierra Foyer (lobby level)

1:00-3:00  Off-Site Visit: Exploring Social Emotional Learning Through Mindfulness 

With the growing interest in Social Emotional Learning in K-12 districts, mindfulness has become an increasingly popular tool to help schools achieve a healthier, happier school culture. Attendees will visit Headspace, makers of the popular mindfulness app, to tour their new facility ad learn more about the findings from Headspace’s extensive research on the science of meditation.

5:30 - 6:30 pm:  Welcome Reception | Sierra Foyer (lobby level) 

6:45 - 8:00 pm:  Dinner and Introductions  | Bayview (rooftop level) 


7:30 - 8:15 am:  Breakfast  | Sinder (outside courtyard area, private) 

8:15 – 10:20 am:  General Session: Cultivating Empathy in Students at the Intersection of Testimony and Technology  | Sierra Ballroom (lobby level) 

This presentation will provide participants with a demonstration of USCShoah Foundation's Interactive Biography from its “Dimensions in Testimony” program. Attendees will “meet” and interact with a survivor of a Holocaust concentration camp via the Foundation’s Interactive biographies, which are interactive educational tools that permit visitors to have "virtual conversations" with survivors of genocide about their life experiences. 

“Dimensions in Testimony” incorporates interview content recorded with advanced filming techniques, next-generation natural language processing, and specialized display technologies to deliver an interacting learning experience that invites students to drive their own exploration of the past and consider its impact on the present. As a result, students develop knowledge, communication and critical thinking skills, and empathy -- all of which are important for active citizenship.

This presentation will inform a discussion about how technology and story can bring students new ways of learning history, building empathy, and developing critical thinking and literacy skills. 

10:30 am - 12:20 pm: Working Groups and Sponsor meetings | (Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Peninsula, Palisades)  

Working groups will meet during this time period – along with one-on-one/small group meetings with sponsors and informal discussions with colleagues (“anything goes”). During the course of the day, each attendee will participate in two working groups on topics of their choosing, as well as a number of smaller meetings and discussions.

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch, Dessert Reception and Networking | Sinder (outside   courtyard area, private)

1:40 – 3:30 pm:  Working Groups and Sponsor meetings | (Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Peninsula, Palisades) 

3:40 – 4:30 pm: Lessons Learned | Sierra Ballroom (lobby level)

The final session will be an opportunity to identify specific takeaways attendees will put into place in their districts. These will be included in a follow-up report to be published in Tech & Learning magazine.

6:00 - 8:30 pm: Closing Dinner 

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Tech & Learning Leadership Summits are attended by a select group of K-12 technology and instructional professionals from districts across the country who understand and benefit from timely and relevant executive-level news about the successes and challenges of edtech.


Presenting timely and relevant content from the most authoritative speakers and advisors, along with unmatched networking opportunities, the two-day events are comprised of lively panel discussions and roundtables, one-on-one meetings, and networking-focused social activities.

Speakers and discussions will focus on K-12 leadership for tomorrow’s schools and the impact of emerging technologies such as mobile and cloud computing, immersive and virtual environments, and more. Each Summit will use a combination of presentations and working sessions to focus on challenges and success stories related to technology-supported educational transformation.

Thanks to our sponsors!



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Lightspeed Systems

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Securly provides edtech safety solutions exclusively to K-12. Currently, over 7M students use Securly’s filtering solutions worldwide, and thousands of districts use Auditor, Securly’s AI-based tool for cyberbullying and self-harm detection on Gmail. In addition to Filter and Auditor, Securly has expanded their product suite to include Parent Portal, 24, Plug n’ Play Hub, and many more.



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Howard Technology Solutions

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Howard Technology Solutions offers over 250,000 brand name technology products, including distance learning, interactive classroom solutions and network security tools. From end-to-end planning, design, and implementation of storage and backup solutions to robust email archiving systems that preserve file integrity and safeguard data, its professional services team has both the technical expertise and experience required to meet your network needs. 



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