The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) today announced that the 2017 National Summit on Education Reform will showcase conversations about innovation in education that cultivates personalized learning and expands students’ opportunities at the annual event in Nashville, Tennessee. On November 30 – December 1, these three separate strategy sessions—featuring some of the nation’s leading experts—will cover crucial issues facing today’s education leaders.
- Computer Coding: What Are You Waiting For? offers attendees a look at real-world solutions for both preparing teachers to teach computer science and providing opportunities for all students to learn computer coding. Through national programs and state-specific initiatives, this panel session will reveal that bringing Silicon Valley to the classroom is no longer a question of “How?” or “When?”, but rather, “What are you waiting for?”
- Join Policy, Pilots & the Path to Personalized Learning to hear from educators and education leaders about the building momentum for personalized learning across the country and to explore ExcelinEd’s latest findings on this topic.
- In Supercharging Student Success Through Career Pathways, learn how states can successfully navigate career pathways for students to ensure students are acquiring skills that are in demand and relevant in the global economy. Panelists will discuss the latest data behind the power of industry credentials, how to align state education offerings to workforce demand and how businesses are addressing the skills gap.
ExcelinEd’s National Summit on Education Reform, now in its 10th year, will convene leaders from across the nation and around the world to share strategies to improve the quality of education for each and every child at the Omni Nashville Hotel from November 29 – December 1.
Governor Jeb Bush will open the National Summit’s content-rich agenda with a keynote address on Thursday, November 30. The National Summit will focus on reform topics of educational opportunity, innovation and accountability in general sessions with nationally renowned speakers, targeted strategy sessions and hands-on workshops featuring policy experts, legislators and educators sharing proven and next generation policy solutions for improving learning for all students.
Each year, the National Summit on Education Reform serves as a strategic convening for leaders who want a timely, comprehensive overview of all elements of transformative education policy. The unique gathering equips them with the knowledge, know-how and a network of experts to champion students in every classroom across America. Last year’s National Summit convened 1,045 education leaders from 47 states, with 94 percent of attendees praising the event as “outstanding” or “above average.”
Visit the National Summit website for speaker information, details on this year’s event and to register. Follow @ExcelinEd on Twitter for the latest news and updates, and use #EIE17 to join the National Summit conversation.
Keynote addresses and strategy sessions will be open to the media. Members of the press interested in covering the event must request credentials in advance. Media registration will open online in November.