On November 23 at 615 pm, Bennett Day School will host an Educelerate panel on Personalization.

Join Educelerate for a panel on designing schools for “personalization”, reflecting what that means across pedagogy, technology, and even physical space.  Continuing the conversation from the recent Educelerate Conference in Chicago on “Personalization and Student Success”, this next panel includes leaders from the K-12 environment, such as new school founders as well as leading figures in pedagogy and physical design — all with a particular focus on aspects of personalizing student education.

RSVP Here on the Educelerate Event Page.  Space is limited; adults only please.

Speakers will include:

• Trung Le, co-founder of Wonder by Design, an education design agency that lives at the intersection of learning, design and innovation. With a curiosity on the future of learning, the Wonder team collaborates with education institutions and communities to formulate systemic strategies for positive change. Their projects have been published in such periodicals as Architectural Record, World Architecture News and Edutopia. 

• Eric Davis, founder and president of GCE Lab School, a private high school in Chicago and online which emboldens students and families by equipping students to thrive in today’s complex world through an innovative approach to education—one that hones relevant skills, incorporates adaptive technologies, and embraces the inspiration and practicality of real-world learning.

• Cameron Smith, co-founder and CEO of Bennett Day School, which he was inspired to create after the birth of his first son in 2010 (who subsequently became one of the first students to enroll at Bennett Day!).  As a new parent, Cameron recognized there was a great need for more options for progressive independent schooling and ‘learning by doing’ in Chicago.  Prior to Bennett Day, he was a Vice President at private equity firm Code Hennessy & Simmons (CHS Capital) where he focused on the education sector.  Cameron previously served as Treasurer of the Board of Namaste Charter School and he is a member of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance as well as the Education Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. 

• Chris Liang-Vergara, Chief Learning Officer of LEAP Innovations, where he advises and co-designs programming to drive education innovation and new learning models that enable personalized learning. Chris was named by the Center for Digital Education as one of the Top 40 Innovators in Education for 2013.

This is the second Educelerate panel event hosted by Bennett Day School.  We hope to see you there.

Parking is available via the reduced rate of $2 after 3 pm across the street from the school at 657 W Fulton in the garage at the Northeast corner of Fulton and Union, or street parking is available on Union or Desplaines.  The 8 and 56 buses stop nearby, and the Blue/Pink/Green line stops are close via the CTA too.  

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