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FETC 2019

For nearly 40 years, the Future of Education Technology Conference has gathered the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices, and pressing issues. Its impact has been felt by thousands of districts, schools, educators, and—ultimately—students.

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL January 27 - January 30 2019 FETC

Visit us in Booth #2038.

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Larry Berger: Promising Directions for Personalized Learning in 2019 and Beyond

Tuesday, January 29th
12:00 – 12:40 p.m.
South Concourse Room 320BC

What is personalized learning? We’ve all heard the buzz about it, but what does it actually mean and what can it look like in your school or district?

Hear from an ed tech veteran who has worked on various kinds of personalized learning models and recently caused a stir in EdWeek and beyond when he questioned the effectiveness of the current prevailing “engineering model.”

Larry Berger, CEO of Amplify, will explain how the engineering model of personalization works (and its limitations) and dive into several other personalized learning models, many of which your teachers may already be implementing in low-tech ways.

The question becomes: how can technology help support and scale the kinds of personalized instruction good teachers do every day in their classrooms?

Join Larry for a provocative session that will transform the way you think about personalized learning!

Michele Hart: Assessment for Student Progress, Not an Evaluative End

Wednesday, January 30th
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
South Concourse Room 330D

As the saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding,” and the reality of schools today is that the pudding is usually test scores. There is pressure, more now than ever, for students to perform at a certain level when it comes to standardized tests. Just as a well-rounded middle school curriculum empowers students, it should also empower teachers.

In this session, we will go beyond the diagnostic to share key digital strategies that inform teachers and administrators of student progress. We will share how Amplify ELA incorporates formative assessment opportunities at every click, creating a more complete and accurate view of student performance.

Featured Speaker

Larry Berger is the CEO of Amplify and co-founded the company in 2000. He has led the invention of mobile software to help early reading teachers and next-generation curriculum for elementary and middle schools. Larry was a Rhodes scholar and a White House fellow working on educational technology at NASA, and a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. He serves on the boards of Touch Press, the Academy of American Poets, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the Institute for Sustained Attention.

Featured Speaker

Michele Hart is a senior manager for Amplify ELA. She has a master’s degree in education and is licensed to teach five subject areas. After 6 years in elementary and secondary classrooms, she moved into administration and served as Director of Assessment and as Director of Gifted and Talented Services in Colorado Springs. In these roles, she oversaw the implementation of the new high-stakes tests associated with the new ELA Common Core Standards for both middle and elementary schools, and of progress monitoring requirements to meet Colorado’s mandatory retention program. Later, Michele left the public school system for a career with Amplify, a digital education company, where she oversees professional development for the middle school language arts program that services hundreds of schools across the country. She lives in Colorado on a seven-acre nursery with her husband and her puppy, Maggie D. Mountaineer.

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