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Bridging the Gap: From District Aspirations to Student Impact
Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Katie Martin, Vice President of Professional Learning, Altitude Learning; and Dr. Devin Vodicka, Chief Impact Officer, Altitude Learning
Hosted by Nick Lewis, Vice President of Partner Success, Altitude Learning
Sponsored by Altitude Learning
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The future of education will require new school models, new approaches for teaching and learning, and innovative leaders who can create the conditions for deeper, student-centered learning. In this edWebinar for school and district leaders, explore learning models that support personalized learning and increase learner agency. Informed by research and extensive experience leading transformative change in districts and schools, panelists will share five key enabling conditions for achieving meaningful change.
Viewers will have the opportunity to identify where they are in the transformation process and will uncover strategies and tactics to successfully navigate from vision setting, to establishing a learning model, to iterating and achieving impact for all students at scale. This edWebinar is of particular benefit for K-12 school and district leaders. Teachers and librarians will also find it a valuable opportunity to learn about supporting student-centered learning.
About the Presenters
Katie Martin, Ph.D. is Vice President of Professional Learning at Altitude Learning where she supports schools and districts in their shift to learner-centered education. Before joining Altitude Learning, she served as Director of District Leadership at the Buck Institute for Education, which prepares students for the future through project-based learning. Katie began her career as a middle school English language arts teacher and also served as an instructional coach and led a mentoring program for new teachers in her district. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in middle school education, and her doctoral studies focused on new teacher induction. A leader, teacher, and speaker, Katie believes that if we want to change how students learn, we must change how educators learn. She is the author of Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius.
Dr. Devin Vodicka, Chief Impact Officer at Altitude Learning and former Superintendent, is recognized as one of the most innovative educational leaders in the country. He is a three-time California Superintendent of the Year (2016 AASA, 2015 ACSA, 2015 Pepperdine), Innovative Superintendent of the Year, and nine-time White House honoree, both in recognition for district-wide achievement, and to advise and partner with the U.S. Department of Education.
Devin is renowned for his unique understanding of how technology can help transform learning. As Superintendent of Vista Unified School District, Devin led his 25,000-student community through district-wide changes that resulted in major improvements across every academic and behavioral metric. Now Devin is working to bring similar sweeping improvements to children nationwide through his work to help develop an education technology platform to accelerate learner-centric education.
About the Host
Nick Lewis is Vice President of Partner Success and is responsible for ensuring Altitude Learning partners drive meaningful change in their classrooms and schools. Nick has over 15 years’ experience in education and technology, and as a classroom teacher, Google strategist, and leader of customer success teams. Nick believes the best technologies bring out the best in people—eliminating noise and helping them build stronger connections and solve important challenges—and he serves as the voice of partners with Altitude Learning product, engineering and design teams. Nick received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
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