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Chart Your Journey to the Digital Transition

Learn from innovative students, educators, association leaders, policy makers, and corporate visionaries. Explore their roads to the digital transition, absorbing best practices and identifing pitfalls to avoid. Most importantly, find inspiration as you discover your path towards a digital transition that ultimately improves teaching and learning.

Kick-Off and Call to Action

Students' PlayWilliam Wirt Middle School Digital Learners (Prince George’s County, MD).
  • Reginald Anderson
  • Jonathan Buelna
  • Tania Cazares
  • Valeria Avila Ramos
  • Eros Montes Rivera
  • Poonyashila Rizal
  • Vanessa Williams

Planning Your Transition

Dallas DancePlanning Your Transition: S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D., Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools (MD) Congressman MillerThe Case for Change: U.S. Representative George Miller (D-Calif.)

planning your transition panelPlanning Your Transition: A Panel of Experts
  • Moderator: Scott Kinney, SVP, Discovery Education
  • Dr. Linda Clark, Superintendent of Schools, Meridian Joint School District No. 2 (ID)
  • S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D., Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools (MD)
  • Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
  • Kamela Patton, Ph.D., Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools (FL)
  • Dr. Steven T. Webb, Superintendent, Vancouver Public Schools (WA)

Creating a Culture of Change

Chris KennedyEffective Communication for Change: Chris Kennedy, Superintendent/CEO, West Vancouver School District (Canada)

Sujean Creating a Culture of ChangeChobani and Change: Sujean Lee, Vice President of Philanthropy, Chobani
Cmd Phillips Navy and STEMDriving Change on the Front Lines: Commander Brent Phillips, U.S. Navy, Director of Marketing & Advertising for Navy Recruiting Command

Creating a Culture of Change PanelCreating a Community and Culture of Change
  • Moderator: Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Chief Learning Services Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC)
  • Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association (NSBA)
  • Chris Kennedy, Superintendent/CEO, West Vancouver School District (Canada)
  • Dr. Alan Lee, Superintendent, Baldwin County Public Schools (AL)
  • Michael J. Martirano, Ed.D., Superintendent, St. Mary’s County Public Schools (MD)

Leading from the Front

Kaya Henderson The Path to Transition: Pits and Peaks: Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Pubic Schools

Developing Teacher Leaders PanelDeveloping Teacher Leaders
  • Moderator: Karen Beerer, Vice President Professional Development, Discovery Education
  • Gene R. Carter, Ed.D., Executive Director & CEO, ASCD
  • Marie Izquierdo, Chief Academic Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL)
  • Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NC)
  • Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (Canada)
  • Ailene Altman Mitchell, Principal, The Park Slope Education Complex at Middle School 88 (NY)

Digital by Design: Integrating Digital Resources into the Classroom

  • Moderator: Dr. Shanika Hope, VP, Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Discovery Education
  • Dr. Cynthia C. Elsberry, Superintendent, Horry County Schools (SC)
  • Zach Leverenz, CEO, EveryoneOn
  • Brian Lewis, M.A., C.A.E, CEO, International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE)
  • Eric Williams, Ed.D., Superintendent, York County School Division (VA)
Digital by Design Panel

Live from a Digital Classroom

Live Digital ClassroomArne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education: “Of the People” virtual field trip from Wheatley Education Campus 

Digital Best Practices

AlbertoBest Practices of the Digital Transition: Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL)
2014 AASA National Superintendent of the Year