The 4th Annual Excellence in Education: It's Everyone's Business Summit was held on October 17, 2016 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center in Charleston, West Virginia. The Annual West Virginia Education Summit is hosted by The Education Alliance and serves as a venue for discussion with business, legislative, education, and community leaders. Participants have the unique opportunity to hear from both state and national education experts and to engage in innovative dialogue on how we can work together to achieve excellence in education in West Virginia.
The Future of Learning
Senior Director of Strategic Foresight
One of the United States’ foremost educational futurists, Katherine Prince leads KnowledgeWorks’ exploration of the future of learning. As Senior Director of Strategic Foresight, Katherine spoke about the trends shaping education over the next decade and about how educators can become active agents of change in shaping the future.
Keynote - The Future of Personalized Learning
Vice President, Strategy & Operations
Elizabeth Slavitt currently serves as the Vice President of Strategy and Oprtations for Khan Academy. Elizabeth will share how a flexible framework of policy and practice can enable the personalization of learning with specific positive outcomes for improving course access in rural areas. The presentation was extended through discussion among participants and time for questions and answers. To learn more about Khan Academy, click here.
The Future of West Virginia Student Success and Student Expo
West Virginia Board of Education
West Virginia Board of Education President Michael Green highlighted future forward learning in West Virginia and welcomed participatings to view several state exemplars of future forward learning at the Student Expo, a new feature at the West Virginia Education Summit. Participating schools included Madison Middle and Sherman Junior High Schools from Boone County, North Elementary School in partnership with the WVU College of Education and Human Services from Monongalia County, Mingo Central High School from Mingo County, Sherrard Middle School from Marshall County, and St. Albans High School from Kanawha County.
Future Forward Panel
Providing a concrete example of the future of learning from the front lines, presenters from neighboring states provided an overview of the policies and practices that they have embraced to change the learning landscape in their schools. The session, moderated by Ralph Baxter, featured:
- Buddy Harris, Director of Innovation, Ohio Department of Education
- Lloyd Jackson, Vice President, WV Board of Education
- Diane Mankins, Superintendent, Marysville School District, Ohio
- Karla Phillips, Policy Director, Excellence in Education