Events

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The Learning Counsel is a media and events organization that is focused on providing research and context on the shift in education to digital curriculum.
We are mission-based and funded by sponsorships from multiple publishers and technology companies. There is no cost to attend our discussion events for educators.

The Learning Counsel events are often held in partnership with education industry associations and local school districts from city to city. Both Minnesota and Colorado honored the events produced in their States with Continuing Education Units in 2014 and 2015.

In 2017 we will be producing events in 28 cities across the United States.

If you're involved with going digital with teaching and learning, IT or school leadership, you're invited to join us for one exceptional day.

The only “Living Tour” for Education

  • Real Discussion, not just “sit-and-get.” Education is going somewhere with its transition to digital devices and curriculum – and school leaders need to talk about it with each other.
  • A special sauce of leadership conversation with a dash of future-leaning and a helping of back-to-basics.
  • The only “living tour” for the education industry, seeing what’s happening city-by-city and bringing lessons learned from each one forward in a continuous “leveling-up” of the conversation to reflect what’s now happening nationally.
  • In the Fall of each year, the Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey and its Awards ceremony during the national Gathering event sets the tone for the next year from the winning innovative schools and districts.

How will you contribute?

When you attend these one-day events, just be you. Represent for your school and your interests. Bring your curiosity and fellow executives. A lot is changing with schools as they are transitioning to digital devices and implementing digital curricu um, so everyone has lots of questions and comments. There is more sophistication needed beyond what device to select. The world of digital content and curriculum is enormously complex now. Therefore, it's important to bring the curriculum and IT worlds together with district leadership to learn about, and discuss, a complete strategy.

You'll be surprised at how much you gain from an old-fashioned day of peer discussion and seeing some interesting new developments from the industry.

See you there!

The Digital Curriculum
Sustainability Discussion Meetings 2017

This multi-city tour of small events for education executives have a unique goal-setting workshop, group discussion, and show and discuss interludes by digital curriculum providers. They are free to attend for schools, useful and educational, and sponsored by multiple publishers and technology companies.

In many cities, our events are oneroom meeting-style with 30-60 executives joining from the area, including many driving four or more hours to attend their closest city. We serve continental breakfasts and hearty lunches for the day and typically end around 2:00 pm.

Who Attends:

  • Superintendents
  • Assistant/Associate
    Superintendents
  • District Administrators
  • Board Members
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Media and Library Specialists
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Tech Specialists
  • Principals

Gathering & National Awards Event


The National Gathering and Annual Awards event is a platform for innovative action and collaboration for the future of teaching and learning. The third annual gathering, held at the Disney World campus in Orlando, Florida, drew nearly 120 educators from leading schools and districts to celebrate their exemplary progress in the shift to digital curriculum and technology.

This year’s Gathering included an innovative curriculum exercise in which attendees made decisions about which software solutions to choose, the platforms to run them on, and the constraints of budgets and standards—all using hundreds of labeled, colored balls. The “ah-ha” moments electrified leaders who gained an understanding of what is going on within districts all across the country.

Who Attends:

  • Superintendents
  • Assistant/Associate
    Superintendents
  • District Administrators
  • Board Members
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Media and Library Specialists
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Tech Specialists
  • Principals