The #ShiftToDigitalEd: Paving the Path to Digital Greatness

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So you have made the shift to digital learning? Are you doing it well? How do you know? Digital learning is much more than buying a pallet of laptops and sending them home with students at your school. A true #ShiftToDigitalEd creates greater opportunities for your students and teachers. But once you’ve made the shift, how do you know you’ve been successful? Better yet after you’ve made the shift, how do you ensure continued success?

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So you have made the shift to digital learning? Are you doing it well? How do you know? Digital learning is much more than buying a pallet of laptops and sending them home with students at your school. A true #ShiftToDigitalEd creates greater opportunities for your students and teachers. But once you’ve made the shift, how do you know you’ve been successful? Better yet after you’ve made the shift, how do you ensure continued success?

Join Getting Smart’s Tom Vander Ark and iNACOL's Bruce Friend as they discuss the four key indicators of success in a digital, blended, or online learning environment.

About our speakers

Tom Vander Ark Author & CEO, Getting Smart

Tom Vander Ark is author of Getting Smart, Smart Cities, and Smart Parents. He is CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm, and a partner at Learn Capital, an education venture fund. Tom advocates for innovations that customize and motivate learning and extend access. Previously he served as the first executive director of education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tom served as a public school superintendent in Washington State and has extensive private sector experience. Tom is board chair of Charter Board Partners, director for 4.0 Schools, Bloomboard, Digital Learning Institute, eduInnovation and Imagination Foundation, and serves on several other non-profit boards.

Bruce Friend COO, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

With two decades of online learning experience, Bruce Friend is recognized as one of the pioneers in K-12 digital learning. Bruce has the unique experience of successfully establishing online and blended programs that span state-wide efforts, district programs, home school families, and private organizations. He has expertise in all operations of online and blended learning programs including start up, legislative support, staffing, funding, marketing, student support, etc. Bruce has routinely been asked to advise educational leaders, elected officials, and families on issues related to online and blended learning and has proven experience in helping organizations grow highly successful online and blended learning programs.