The Oct. 25 deadline to register for “Personalized Learning: Future or Fad?”, a statewide conference hosted by Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) Alliance, is fast approaching. Educators are invited to attend on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.
During this full day “think-shop,” school administrators and teacher-leaders will explore their understanding of personalized learning and consider how it fits into their district’s vision and mission. Participants will hear varying viewpoints on student-centered personalized learning from keynote speakers Will Richardson and Benjamin Riley.
Richardson, an educator, author and national speaker, will discuss the intersection of social online learning networks and education with “This is Personal: Modern Learning in Self-Determined Classrooms.”
“I hope educators take away from my presentation a healthy discomfort for the growing distance between school learning and real-life learning,” said Richardson. “The world now rewards learners who take advantage of the abundance at their fingertips. The sooner educators begin to reimagine their work in light of this huge change, the better it will be for the kids we serve.”
Riley, founder of Deans for Impact, will present “Is Personalized Learning the Right Choice?”
“We'll spend some time thinking about the role public education plays in our democracy, and whether we want our schools to be promoting the value of individual preference over collective dialogue,” said Riley.
Registration fee ($125 per person) includes lunch and morning refreshments. Register at www.aces.org/ct-resc-2017. For more information, contact EASTCONN Director of Teaching and Learning Scott Nierendorf at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 860-455-1621.
Connecticut’s RESC Alliance includes ACES, CES, CREC, EASTCONN, EdAdvance and LEARN, each of which serves a designated region of the state. RESCs are public, non-profit agencies created by Connecticut Statute 10-66a to provide high-quality, cost-effective programs and services that meet the education needs of schools, families and communities statewide. Access to their local RESC gives schools and communities access to all the benefits offered by the RESC Alliance. Learn more at www.rescalliance.org.