The FutureNOW! Conference brings together educators and school partners who are reimagining learning experiences in their classrooms, schools, and districts. The goal of the conference is to experience these innovations first-hand with active practitioners. Participants engage in a variety of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities and we encourage every participant to share, connect, and collaborate with attendees and presenters.
The Third Annual FutureNOW! Conference has expanded this year into a multi-day experience. The Conference is on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Pre-Conference Workshop learning opportunities are offered Thursday, April 27th – Friday, April 28th.
Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions:
Tour39: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @Design39Campus 8:00am – 2:00pm
Tour39 allows you to engage in a fully immersive regular school day with staff and students at Design39Campus. Tour39 kicks off with Principal Joe Erpelding and Learning Experience Designers (LED’s) sharing about the development of the school, instructional model, and roadmap to the future. Participants will then select Design39Campus classrooms focused on the following lesson designs:
- Human-Centered Design Thinking
- STEAM-Based Experiences in the Makery
- Proof of Learning Beyond the Test
- Strength-Based Personalization
Experience39: Friday, April 28th, 2017 @Design39Campus 8:00am – 2:00pm
Experience39 builds from and expands on the Tour39 experience. The goal of Experience39 is for you to experience first-hand from the educators who designed the lessons observed on Tour39. LED’s will be facilitating deep dive workshops based on the classroom visits centered around Human-Centered Design Thinking, STEAM-Based Experiences, Proof of Learning, and Strength-Based Personalization. You will have an opportunity to select two deep dive sessions and come away with lessons to bring to their classrooms and schools.