Initiated by a group of CT superintendents who are promoting innovative practices across the state, this program will feature superintendents who share their district’s ingenuity, while guest speakers from Apple and Southern New Hampshire University share their insights on innovation in education.
March 2, 2018 | 8:30am - 12:30pm
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. duPont III Tower Room, 9th Floor
Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center
University of Bridgeport
84 Iranistan Avenue
who should attend
Superintendents & Assistant Superintendents
8:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast & Welcome
9:00am - 9:45am
Dean of The School of Education
Southern New Hampshire University
The Next Chapter of Education
Join the Revolution or Accept the Status Quo. It is a time for the American education system to join the 21st century. Continuing to do what we have always done is putting our youth at a disadvantage in today’s technology-driven global society. To become better, we first need to dare to be different and become agents of change. Our agenda as educators should be plain and simple: create a new, vibrant educational system for all learners ensuring both college and career readiness.
9:45am - 10:45am
Superintendents will speak about innovation in their district and how their leadership has made a difference.
11:00am - 11:45am
John D. Couch
Vice President of Education
Rewiring Education: Unlocking the Potential of Today’s Students
This presentation explores the changing nature of learners, the technologies that characterize their lives, and ways to engage them more effectively. We’ll consider education research that identifies what the best learning experiences look like, and how the rich integration of emerging technologies can help shift learning from consumption to creation.
11:45am - 12:30pm
Follow-Up on Ignite Speeches
Attendees can break out to individual superintendents’ tables for more information about their district’s innovation practices.