Last month, the FEV Tutor team traveled to New York to attend the Center for Educational Innovation Summer Leadership Conference hosted in the historic suburb of Tarrytown. We had the opportunity to meet with over 500 principals, assistant principals, and administrators. In addition to our lively booth, conference attendees could experience innovative speaker sessions covering a variety of exciting topics. Conference attendees also joined us at our sponsored happy hour where we had the opportunity to meet and network with some of the best educational leaders.
This year's sessions sparked conversation on the strength and value of the services provided by CEI, demonstrating their commitment to taking a proactive approach in ensuring success for all students. Richard Carranza, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, provided a remarkable introduction to welcome the attendants. For those unable to attend the CEI Summer Leadership Conference, we collected a selection of our favorite highlights from the event that you can check out below:
What about me? Student-Centered Personalized Learning
This was one of our favorite sessions, as the topic brings light on the ever-changing technology options available to young students. With a new age of education innovation sweeping academia, the presenters focused on accessibility to student-centered personalized learning. Every learner must overcome a variety of obstacles to succeed, and the presenters introduced three core components of personalized learning:
- Learner Profiles
- Customized Learning Pathways
- Effective Strategies for social-emotional development
Why Success Starts with Great Data
Frances Castillo and Alexa Sorden, both principals, discuss how a shared vision, commitment from all stakeholders, professional development, and data drive action drives success. They investigate how progress monitoring allows educators to know where students are in early literacy, reading proficiency, and mathematical confidence.
The Equity Elephant in the Room
Another of our favorite sessions focused on the implicit bias that occurs in classrooms. The breakout sessions created a conversation amongst participants regarding how we can identify implicit bias, and understand that spectrum of its effect on urban education on both the macro and micro scale.
If you'd like to know more about how data-driven learning and customized learning pathways can bring equity and excellence in the classroom, contact us, or schedule a demo with one of our representatives.