Austin, TX - Learning Leadership Symposium
When: Feb 28, 2023
Where: Region 13 Education Service Center, TTC Building - 3rd Floor Barton Springs Conference Room, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723
The Learning Leadership Symposiums hosted by the Learning Counsel are regional professional learning events designed to promote innovation in the field of education. By combining timely research and knowledge of trends and market changes on the horizon, the Learning Counsel facilitates a high-level experience in a single-day workshop format. Organized around guest speakers and collaborative learning structures, the symposiums maintain a professional profile in the education field and are seen as visionary by education leaders nationwide.
Learning Leadership Symposiums Personalize Learning
In order to maximize relevance and increase opportunities for meaningful collaboration, the Learning Counsel is adding an element of personalization to the live events. Each event will be hosted by a local school district in partnership with a regional office of education or service district. To address the unique professional learning needs of each hosting organization and region, a range of content topics will be available to choose from, effectively customizing the agenda and experience.
Structured, Relevant and Timely Content
Experiences are designed to engage participants on three main levels of learning, woven into a content-intensive day.
Research - As a leading research and media organization, the Learning Counsel maintains one of the most comprehensive data sets of teacher and administrator opinion, edtech purchasing trends, strengths and threats, and forward-facing system evolution in the market. A primary element of regional symposiums is the presentation of research data. This briefing gives educational leaders critical insight into the issues and pressures they are facing and provides foundational knowledge they need to inform systemic movement.
Collaboration - Collaboration, reflection, and application are the cornerstones of quality professional learning and are built explicitly into each symposium. By providing a structure for cooperative learning, participants are immersed in an application of knowledge, collaboration with peers, sharing of ideas, and making meaning specific to their own context.
Sharing What Works – Each symposium brings together some of the best and brightest in education to share their learning and successes toward a personalized and flexible learning environment. Guest speakers include superintendents, technology officers, teaching and learning executives, and practitioners who present current practice and innovations in their own systems.
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Welcome & Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Educator Guest Keynote – Leadership Priorities Now
Lacey Gosch, Assistant Superintendent of Technology, Judson Independent School District (TX)
9:00-10:00 a.m. – Learning Counsel Research and Trends Briefing
10:00-10:10 a.m. – Break
10:10-10:30 a.m. – Sponsor Guest Speaker
10:30-10:40 a.m. – Sponsor Speaker or Video Showcase
10:40-1:15 p.m. – Leadership Workshops: Staying Current
Learning Topics (each event will address up to four topics, as identified by hosting districts or LEA):
- Balancing Human and Tech Leadership
- Differences in Digital Learning Experiences
- Modeling a Digital Learning Matrix
- Defining the New Human Teaching
- Trend Update: Preparing Learners for the Future
- Amplifying Cross-Curricular Experiences with Digital Resources
- What the Metaverse Could Mean for Education
- Social-Emotional Leadership
- Understanding New Time and Space Logistics
- Digital Definitions You Should Know
- Designing with Digital: Good vs. Bad Digital Learning Design
- Understanding Generation Alpha
- Data Literacy for Teachers and Administrators
- Maturity Stages of Digital Transition
10:40-11:05 a.m. – Table Rotation 1
11:10-11:35 a.m. – Table Rotation 2
11:35-12:15 p.m. – Lunch & Keynote
11:50-12:10 p.m. – Educator Guest Keynote: Becoming Human Alongside Tech
Eva Mendoza, Chief Information Technology Officer, San Antonio Independent School District (TX)
12:10-12:20 p.m. – Sponsor Guest Speaker or Sponsor Video Showcase
12:25-12:50 p.m. – Table Rotation 3
12:50-1:15 p.m. – Table Rotation 4
1:15-1:45 p.m. – Guest Educator Panel – Models, Workflow, Change Management
Heather Petruzzini, Interim Chief of Academics, Austin Independent School District (TX)
Dr. Michael Cardona, Superintendent, San Marcos Consolidated ISD (TX)
April Requard, Educational Technology Coordinator, Dripping Springs ISD (TX)
1:45-2:00 p.m. – Wrap-Up
2:00-2:30 pm. – Networking
Region 13 Education Service Center, TTC Building - 3rd Floor Barton Springs Conference Room, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723