Superintendents Convene in Northern Virginia for AASA’s Personalized Learning Summit

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Consortium to Serve as National Foundation for Building Personalized Learning Schools and Districts

Alexandria, Va. – March 29, 2017 – At a time when an increasing number of school districts are creating personalized school environments as a way to reach more students, superintendents and other educators from across the country are gathering at Fuel Education’s headquarters in Herndon, Va., March 29-31, 2017, for the AASA Superintendent’s Cohort on Personalized Learning.

“We continue to bring together visionary leaders who are doing the work of personalized learning,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Since our inaugural AASA Superintendent’s Summit in Park City, Utah (October 2015), we have been active in many areas related to personalized learning. As part of our review and planning, the need has become very clear to create a community of leading superintendents to head the nationwide movement.”

The three-day gathering which begins with the showing of Most Likely to Succeed, will provide opportunities for participating superintendents to learn and grow together with an eye toward working as “critical friends” as action steps are developed to take back to their respective districts.

“I congratulate AASA members who are participating in our personalized learning cohort,” said Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director. “Attendees at this meeting will have ample opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations in our collective efforts to grow the personalized learning landscape in schools across the country.”    

The meeting comes nearly a year after the release of Personalizing 21st Century Education: A Framework for Student Success (Jossey-Bass), a book co-authored by Domenech, Sherman and John L. Brown, which begins with a manifesto for change, emphasizing the significance of true personalization for every learner.

For more information about AASA’s Personalized Learning program, visit the AASA website, or contact Mort Sherman at msherman@aasa.org.
   
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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.