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Wednesday, September 22

10:00am CDT

Guiding Students Through the Learning Pit
James Nottingham created The Learning Pit to encourage his students to step out of their comfort zone and seek challenges that will deepen their learning. Today, the model is used around the world to enhance students’ language of learning, metacognition, resilience and curiosity. It also helps teachers identify when to move students from surface- to deep-learning, as well as providing a framework for effective questioning. In this workshop, James will identify the key points of The Learning Pit and show you how it can foster a culture of learning for all.​Additional resources​​​

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James Nottingham

Founder, Challenging Learning
James Nottingham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development, and is included in the Future 500, a "definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators". He is best-known... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Rock Island Ballroom

1:20pm CDT

Developing Learner Agency and Independence
Participants will learn how they can create a culture that supports the development of learner independence and agency. Participants will discover ways they can support the development of lifelong learners who are intrinsically motivated and find purpose in learning.

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Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. Kate uses her creativity and enthusiasm to support educators as they rethink their instructional... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:20pm - 3:20pm CDT
Two Rivers Room

1:30pm CDT

CBL Workshop Session
Arkansas CBL Leadership Series 2021 Cohort Schools will engage in a process of forward planning on next steps. Each school will share a 10-minute presentation followed by input and feedback from others.

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Jonathan Vander Els

Director of Collaborative Learning, New Hampshire Learning Initiative
Jonathan directs innovative, competency-based projects for the New Hampshire Learning Initiative and is the co-author of Unpacking the Competency-Based Classroom: Equitable, Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work (Solution Tree, 2022) and Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency-Based... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Rock Island Rooms V-Vll
Thursday, September 23

10:00am CDT

So What Really is Next?
After a day and a half of learning about student-focused learning systems, participants will engage in collaborative conversations around their new visions of teaching and learning. Since Buddy and George believe our ideas for innovation are only as powerful as our capacity to shift and align beliefs and cause change when we return to our own districts, our goal will be to help participants design a plan for transporting the flame of excitement that sparked within them at this year's Innovation Rally back to their home districts with them to set each of their schools on fire.

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Buddy Berry

Superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools (KY)
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. He is in his 14th year as Superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools (KY), and his School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model has produced dramatic results. Based on the district’s... Read More →
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George Philhower

Superintendent, Eastern Hancock School District
George is in his second year as superintendent at Eastern Hancock. Prior to that, he served as superintendent and other administrative roles in Western Wayne Schools for 13 years. George envisions a world where all children wake up excited to go to school each day because they know... Read More →

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Rock Island Ballroom
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