Gathering Recap 2018

Gathering 2018 in Review

Houston, Texas
November 28—November 30

Schools being designed for digital means applying the principles of design holistically, not just in the classroom, but to the workflow and administration of learning delivery. It’s piloting new methods, using new Apps, and perhaps a wholesale redistribution of labor and function.

Designed for Digital was the theme for the 2018 Gathering In November, when a group of forward-thinking, enthusiastic education and industry leaders met in Houston. The 3-day event included various activities, Learning Group meetings, exciting Keynote speakers, Educator Panels, Story Teller Sessions, Share-to-Care and Show-and Tell Sessions, as well as workshops, lots of networking opportunities and the celebration of the National Survey Award Winners.

Experience the 2018 Gathering

The links below willl allow you to experience the excitement of the event. Click here to view the program>>>


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Kahle Charles

Executive Director of Curriculum
St. Vrain Valley School District, CO
Topic: St. Vrainnovation Empowered
Learning for a Strong Competitive Future

LeiLani Cauthen

CEO & Publisher, the Learning Counsel
Founder, Knowstory
Topic: Outside In: Redesign for Digital

Lenny Schad

Chief Technology Information Officer
Houston Independent School District
Topic: Big League School Remodel

Dr. David Paul Zimmerman

Chief Operating Officer
Renton Preparatory School, WA
Topic: Arriving at Transformation

Dr. Keith Osburn

Assistant Superintendent
Georgia Department of Education
Topic: Georgia’s Total Learning Architecture:
the catalyst for pedagogical change

Dr. Mark Benigni

Meriden Public Schools, CT
Topic: Beyond Bandwidth & Barriers:
Ensuring Success for All Students

Senator Howard Stephenson

State of Utah
Topic: The Power of Deliberate Practice

Educator Panels

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Panel Topic: School ReDesign

Dr. Robin Ward Stout

Media Services & Emerging Tech
Lewisville ISD, TX

Caroline Hughes

Director of Ed Tech & Library Services
Denver Public Schools, CO

Mike Mattingly

Assistant Superintendent
Denton ISD, TX

Panel Host: Herb Miller

Director, Education

Panel Topic: Insistence to the Resistance of Digital

Dr. Kristy Sailors

Director Education Technology, IT
Houston ISD, TX

DeWayne McClary

Digital Learning & Innovation
District of Columbia Public Schools

Keith Bockwoldt

Director of Technology Services
Township High School District 214, IL

Panel Host: AJ Hunter

STEM Account Manager

Award Winners

At the Learning Counsel’s 2018 Annual Gathering and National Awards event in Houston, 10 innovative schools and districts were recognized for their transformational work in creating digital ecosystems that catalyze the learning experience and offer increased opportunities for both students and educators. Several Honorable Mentions were also recognized at the ceremony where top education executives from across the U.S. gathered to acknowledge the winners. While the Survey was open for respondents in 2018, Learning Counsel CEO Leilani Cauthen hosted more than 25 events in key metro areas across the nation where she had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of schools and districts about their digital realities.

According to Cauthen, “The entire process of becoming digital is maturing. We’re finding real heroes across this new digital landscape, and learners are the beneficiaries.” The Learning Counsel also bestowed its three highest awards: The Industry Superhero award, The Education Superhero award, and the Lifetime Achievement award.

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November 15—November 17