School of the Future

Thursday, March 2

8 – 9am
Inner Explorer

Transform Your School Environment in Just 10 Minutes a Day


Come hear how this Social Emotional Learning program can help change your school culture and entire community. The Inner Explorer daily mindfulness program has been scientifically proven to decrease teacher stress by 43% and increase student GPA by 15%, while decreasing behavioral incidences. With just 10 minutes a day, you can transform your schools to have a happier, healthier school environment.

12:30 – 1pm
Measured Progress

Booth 224
Envisioning the Future of Assessment


In the age of ESSA, opportunities now exist to create more cohesive, efficient and informative assessment systems based on best practices of past assessment models combined with newly emerging assessment requirements and technological capabilities. The vision of a coherent assessment system offers a holistic view of student achievement and college and career readiness by effectively connecting classroom, school and state-level assessment data. Come learn how the eMPower Assessment Suite by Measured Progress supports a balanced, smart assessment system by providing the evidence and actionable data you need to impact teaching and student learning.

2:15 – 2:45pm
Ed Leadership SIMS

Booth 1034
Simulations as Engaging PD for Judgement, Decision Making and Resilience for K-12 Leaders


A Simulation is an interactive leadership situation. It focuses on enabling and enhancing application of knowledge and skills in the real-world environment. The Simulation experience introduces users to common real-world leadership and interpersonal situations — and allows them to work through how to handle them — prior to experiencing them on the job. Working with education leaders from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, ELS is developing a library of these Simulations. Each Simulation covers a different topic germane to K–12 education leadership and interpersonal relationships. The ELS Leadership Best Practices Simulations are not designed to reflect any one specific school or district’s environment. They are designed to present issues and obstacles participants generally face in education. At the conclusion of each Simulation, participants receive feedback in a variety of forms that will allow them to improve critical thinking about the issues presented in each Simulation.

3:15 – 3:45pm

Booth 421
Cultivating a Healthier Generation: Food Education & the Teaching Kitchen


As a cornerstone to communities, school districts have a unique opportunity to introduce and nurture positive lifelong habits. Chartwells K12’s Teaching Kitchen is paving the way to deliver food education to students, families and communities and, alongside school district partners, building healthier communities. Learn more about the power of food education and the benefits for your district and community.

Friday, March 3

10:15 – 10:45am
Panorama Education

Booth 411
Improving Social-Emotional Learning with Measurement


In the future, districts will be focused on promoting students’ well-being and social-emotional learning — not just their academic performance. To develop college and career-ready students, many districts are using programs that target students’ SEL skills like growth mindset, self-efficacy, sense of belonging and more. Today, dozens of districts use Panorama to measure students’ social-emotional learning through interactive self-assessments and reporting. Teachers and principals are provided with access to reports that detail their students strengths and areas for growth across key domains of SEL.

12 – 12:30pm
SafeStop, Inc.

Booth 320
You’ve Collected Data. Now What?


SafeStop is the industry-leading school bus tracking app. With neighborhood maps and expected arrival times, parents no longer have to call the school to check on a bus’s location. SafeStop works with any GPS provider, any routing software and any transportation system, making the app compatible with any fleet configuration.

1:45 – 2:15pm
SunGard K-12

Booth 332
Redefining the New K-12 Success Ecosystem


In order to produce a better learning environment for students, we must shift the conversation around data collection away from data-driven decision making to decision-driven data collection. Let’s first figure out why we collect data, the outcomes we are striving for, and then go out and assess and gather that information. Let’s populate systems with meaningful data that allows educators to focus on results rather than on becoming data scientists, which is what most solutions encourage by default. After we collect the right data and foster it into an ecosystem of free data exchange, we can begin to use it in meaningful ways. This all starts with IntegratePLUS from SunGard K–12.