Schedule for Monday, July 1, 2013

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Breakfast Talk   How We Learn
NPR's "Tell Me More" 8:30 - 9:00 AM doors open, breakfast served; 9:00 - 10:00 AM LIVE SHOW
8:30 am - 10:00 am MDT on Monday, July 1, 2013
(Tickets Required) Join NPR's "Tell Me More" for three captivating discussions: In the first, as superintendent of one of the largest school systems in the country, John Deasy knows the challenges facing educators, parents, and children. Host Michel Martin speaks with him about the issues that keep him up at night and what he enjoys most about his job. For the second talk, we ask if the United States, known as the land of opportunity, can still say that's true. What are the skills you need to compete and succeed in school and beyond? The final discussion showcases The Barbershop, the show's signature segment that features a fresh cut on the week's news.
Michel Martin Paul Tough John E. Deasy Joel Klein Anand Giridharadas Madeline Levine Shirley Ann Jackson Steve Inskeep
Hotel Jerome Ballroom
Tutorial Session   How We Learn
Bridging the Gap: The Physical and Digital Learning Space
10:20 am - 11:20 am MDT on Monday, July 1, 2013
When technology and education are combined using thoughtful, human-centered design principles, the results can provide previously impossible opportunities for students and teachers. Adaptive technologies like Dreambox allow teachers to differentiate their lesson in a way they would never have been able to before, and simultaneously provide students with the instruction they need, rather than the instruction that matches the needs of the majority of their classroom. Recognizing that learning can happen anywhere—at school, at home, at a museum, or online—is the first step toward developing a multi-modal education ecosystem that more closely mirrors the experiences students have outside the classroom, where events are shared real-time on a multitude of social networks, and entertainment is available in theaters, streaming on-demand, and accessible through myriad devices. We’re in the middle of a transformation, with the opportunity to take advantage of the best of digital and the best of face-to-face instruction. And all of these innovations are changing what we expect of the education system itself – that what matters most is what students learn and not how they learn it. The panel will explore how these innovations are challenging old assumptions, structures, and systems and what it means for us as a country and society.
Jessie Woolley-Wilson Sandy Speicher Laysha Ward Wendy Woon John E. Deasy
Koch Building, Lauder Room
Tutorial Session   How We Learn
Ready to Learn? Ready to Teach?
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm MDT on Monday, July 1, 2013
What will the Common Core mean to our nation’s struggling schools? It sets a high and necessary bar, but the challenge before us is to ensure that every teacher and child is fortified with the skills to hurdle it. How do we build a foundation so that all kids are ready to learn?
Pamela Cantor Ross Wiener Jim Shelton
Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room
Tutorial Session   How We Learn
Reimagining the Classroom: From the Past to the Personal
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm MDT on Monday, July 1, 2013
We are living in a personalized world: Online retailers show us the products we need, media sites know what videos and articles we’d like, and social networks tell us what our friends are doing at any given moment. Yet in classrooms across America, students are stuck learning in the same batch-processed, one-size-fits-all way that hasn't changed in 150 years: one teacher, standing in front of 28 or so students, with one standard textbook, one standard curriculum, and one standard model of instruction. It’s time for a personalized classroom, in which students are met where they’re at, with the right kind of instruction, at the right time, to meet their unique needs. Explore how one team of innovators are challenging the factory-model classroom by reimagining each component of the classroom — from space to talent to curriculum to instruction itself — so that all students, no matter their current academic level or way of learning, get the personalized learning experience they both need and deserve.
Joel Rose Eli Broad
Koch Building, Lauder Room
Tutorial Session   How We Learn
Surprising Synergies: Game Makers, Policymakers, and Educators
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm MDT on Monday, July 1, 2013
How the gamification of stubborn policy challenges — like budget, energy, and health care — can help engage and involve the public and, importantly, work to inform policymakers' decisions.
Jane Harman Michael D. Gallagher Jessie Woolley-Wilson Howard Gardner
Kresge Building, Hines Room
Explorations   How We Learn
The Aspen Challenge: Student Winners Share Inventive Solutions to Pressing Problems
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MDT on Monday, July 1, 2013
This spring, 20 schools from across Los Angeles came together to present their solutions to some of the most pressing issues we face in our society. It was the culmination of seven weeks of planning, prototyping, and community building as part of the inaugural Aspen Challenge. Launched this year by the Aspen Institute and the Bezos Family Foundation and in partnership with the LA Unified School District, the program is designed to provide a platform, inspiration, and tools for young people to design solutions to some of the most critical and complicated problems today. Three teams advanced in a daylong competition and will share how they resolved to build a citywide ocean-awareness campaign, develop an engaging STEM-education curriculum, and create a healthy community in regard to food.
Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room