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From Dream to Reality: Implementing a Personalized Learning Program

Wednesday, March 22 12:45 pm–1:30 pm
Expo Pavilion, Exhibit Hall - Poster 10

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Want to implement more personalized learning but struggling with the logistics? Hear from schools that made their vision a reality, and learn from their mistakes so you don’t make the same ones.

Full Description:
New and veteran charter schools alike are moving towards personalization in their programs and exploring how to leverage technology to create more student-centered learning models. One of the biggest hurdles to doing this is logistics and cost. Learn from the experiences of leaders who are at the forefront of this movement, rapidly testing and iterating on their operations to figure out how to move from a traditional classroom structure to a personalized student experience.

Topic: Individualized/Online Learning
Additional Audience(s): Teachers, Administrators, Teachers/Administrators, Veteran Charter School Leaders, Board Members, New Charter School Developers, Charter School Leaders
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Grade Level: High School

Presented by

Dena Koren Dena Koren, EdTec, Inc.

Dena Koren brings a blend of education and private sector experience to her work as a client manager at EdTec. Early in her career, Dena worked at BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), a national nonprofit afterschool and summer program for low-income elementary school students. Prior to coming to EdTec, Dena worked as a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. Outside of work, Dena loves spending time with her daughters, running, hiking, and wine tasting. Dena holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and an AB from Princeton University.

Ken Montgomery Ken Montgomery, Design Tech High School

Ken is the co-founder and executive director of Design Tech High School, a charter school in the San Mateo Union High School District. Ken completed his PhD in administration and policy analysis at Stanford University. As a teacher Ken held a variety of positions and won several awards.

Bryant Wong Bryant Wong, Summit Public Schools

Bryant Wong is the Chief Technology Officer at Summit Public School and has over 16 years of technology experience. He is deeply invested in building technology that is both cutting edge and closely aligned with both the needs of students and schools. Previously, he worked in management and support capacity at High Tech High, All Covered, Unlimited Fiber Optics, Sigma Networks, and Tomen Telecom. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

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