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Thursday, August 2 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Connected Education and Serving Every Student, From Gifted to Special Needs (Jenifer Fox, Kathleen McClaskey, Lisa Nielsen, Ira Socol, Tracy Gray [mod])

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A panel and open discussion about how connected education can serve the fully panoply of learning styles and needs among students today. Tracy Gray from the American Institutes for Research will moderate.  Panelists include Jenifer Fox, Kathleen McClaskey, Lisa Nielsen, and Ira Socol. Additional details will be announced and added to this description shortly, including potentially one more panelist.

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Jenifer Fox

Jenifer Fox is an internationally published author, speaker and leading innovator on 21st Century Learning. Her groundbreaking book, Your Child’s Strengths, a Guide for Teachers and Parents (Viking/Penguin) is widely accepted as the definitive guide to developing success through a focus on strengths for children.  From this book, Jenifer developed an award winning stand alone curriculum which is implemented as a signature program in... Read More →
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Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray, Ph.D., Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research, directs the Center for STEM Education and Innovation.  In this capacity, she oversees two national  technology centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) — the National Center for Technology Innovation and the Center for Technology Implementation. These Centers promote the development and... Read More →
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Kathleen McClaskey

CEO and Co-founder, Personalize Learning LLC
Kathleen McClaskey has been in the field of educational technology since 1983 where she held positions as a middle school teacher, technology integration specialist and K-12 Technology Director. From 2003-2011, she developed six multi-year projects in science, math, literacy and autism applying UDL as the framework to design professional development for educators to support diverse learners. Since 2012 as co-founder of Personalize Learning... Read More →
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Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about the future of education and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students.  | | Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various... Read More →
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Ira Socol

Ira David Socol is the Senior Provocateur at Educology Partners as he works to complete is doctorate in education at Michigan State University. He works extensively with Michigan's Integrated Technology Initiative (where he developed the "Freedom Stick" universal design applications suite with the help of RSC-Scotland-North+East), with Michigan's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, with the Albemarle County (Virginia) Public Schools, and with... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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