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Come Visit CCE at iNACOL 2019

Come Visit CCE at iNACOL 2019

We’re gearing up for another year at iNACOL, this year in sunny Palm Springs, California. Our team will be there from October 28 - 31, and we’re hoping to see you. Join us as we discuss race and education innovation, explore the future of personalized professional learning, and share our experiences redesigning schools with community voice for equity. No matter what issue your school or district might be tackling, we likely have a session for you (we’re hosting a grand total of seven!).

We’re looking forward to sharing with and learning from the national education community in the coming days. As you plan out your schedule for iNACOL, we hope you’ll consider one of the sessions below!

Innovating for Equity: Exploring a New School Re-Design Toolkit

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Tuesday, October 29

In this interactive session, participants will learn about and engage with a new framework and toolkit for school redesign that operates at the nexus of innovation and equity. After exploring our framework and online and print tools from our Innovating for Equity toolkit, with support from CCE’s coaches and resources, participants will begin to develop a plan for how to approach school redesign in their respective settings, in ways that are student-centered, equity-focused and sustainable.

It’s Time to Talk About Race and Education Innovation

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Tuesday, October 29

For too long, conversations about racial equity and education innovation have operated in separate spaces. It’s time for these conversations to converge. We will open a space to create common understanding around the foundational principles of anti-racism, confront the ways in which these principles have been absent from the conversation around education innovation, and explore the fundamental interdependence of these movements in creating a just future for every learner.

Realizing the Future of Professional Learning Professional Learning & Development

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Tuesday, October 29

Define your community’s future of professional learning. You’ll hear from schools, districts, and PD providers implementing innovative professional learning models, then apply your learning by playing an interactive game designing a next gen professional learning experience. When you leave the session, you’ll have a prototype and a toolkit of resources you can use to jumpstart professional learning in your context.

Sharing Stories of Innovation: Empowering Key Stakeholders as Spokespeople in Schools, Organizations, and Districts

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Tuesday, October 29

If we truly want to bring about innovative school change, we need to communicate the stories of those most impacted by the work to the broader public. In this session, participants will learn how to empower, embolden, and equip stakeholders—such as students, teachers, leaders, families, and partners—as messengers for their school or organization. Participants will learn how to identify and prepare a diverse set of spokespeople and develop key messages and platforms for sharing their stories.

Starting with Ourselves: Disrupting and Dismantling Racism Through Identity Work

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Wednesday, October 30

If we want to disrupt and dismantle racism and other systems of oppression that impact the children we serve, we need to start by unpacking how those systems impact our identities, communities and organizations. We will create a space to reflect on the impact of racism on our lives, explore how our identities inform our work, engage with scenarios that center issues of power, privilege, and racial justice, and share strategies for building diverse, equitable and inclusive spaces in our work.

Transforming Teacher Learning: Micro-credentials, Performance Assessment, and Professional Learning Systems in Louisville, KY

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Wednesday, October 30

Micro-credentials are, in and of themselves, performance assessments. They offer educators a personalized, flexible, and authentic opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. This session explores a Jefferson County Public Schools pilot where teachers earned micro-credentials to become leaders in designing performance assessments for their students. Hear from JCPS educators about the experience and how micro-credentials have them rethinking the district’s professional learning system.

For more information on iNACOL, visit their website here.