On August 4-6, 2010, more than 150 invited education leaders convened in Boston around the need for the systemic redesign of our K-12 education system to one that is centered on the personalized learning needs of each student.
Attendees identified the top 10 essential elements and policy enablers. Now available are a report of these findings as well as an archive of the presentations, including session summaries and videos, student videos, and attendee poll results.
- November, 2010: Education Leaders Identify Top 10 Components of Personalized Learning. Outline Roadmap for Systemic Redesign of preK-12 Education to a Student-Centered Model
- November, 2010: NOW AVAILALBE, A Report from the 2010 Symposium Report, providing a primer as informed by the Symposium, including essential practices/policies/technologies and key next steps.
- October, 2010: Check out the archive of proceedings -- including sessions summaries, speaker videos, and presentations.
- August, 2010: Thanks to all who made the August, 2010 Symposium a great success, including Sponsors and Partners.
- Look who attended -- you'll find an impressive roster of education leaders!
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