Innovative Districts Empowering All Learners (IDEAL) Cohort

Creating dynamic learning environments.

IDEAL Cohort Participants in a group photo

AASA’s Innovative Districts Empowering All Learners (IDEAL) Cohort works collaboratively to research, inspire, empower, and amplify educators’ work to create student-centered, future leaning, equity focused education. The IDEAL Cohort seeks to provide a deeper understanding of what learners need to create the most dynamic learning environment possible. Members of the IDEAL Cohort work to realize a new vision for empowering all learners and share examples of the most outstanding practices for personalizing and individualizing learning.

The Cohort will work to overcome organizational barriers and to create a sustainable network supporting ownership of learning for all members of the learning community.

Essential Questions

What examples of outstanding practices have we identified in the work to transform learning to ensure a student-centered, future focused education for ALL learners?

What learnings can we share about creating a dynamic learning environment in our districts where students become co-authors of their learning?

How is equity being addressed as the foundation for all components of student- centered learning?

How are we building a culture and systems that remove barriers so all learners can thrive?

How are we transforming the educational system to support student learning for the new century?

How can we support each other as we move forward?

As learning has taken a turn to a more personalized, individualized nature, we must make the necessary adjustments to continue to provide the most dynamic, learning environments for the whole learner. AASA’s Learning 2025: Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education is an initiative that calls us to redesign our public schools. It calls for a holistic design with schools meeting the needs of the whole learner.

The IDEAL Cohort seeks to provide a deeper understanding of what learners need to create the most dynamic learning environment possible.

Who should participate?

Any district leader who is interested in furthering the work to create future-focused, student-centered education, particularly superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of curriculum and program/building leaders.

What will I learn?
  • Discover the power of equity- focused, student-centered education
  • Explore best practices in personalization and engage in research to determine what will transform the learning environment in our nation’s public districts
  • Work to overcome organizational barriers and to create a sustainable network supporting ownership of learning for all members of the learning community
  • Work collaboratively with innovative educators from across the nation – including superintendents, district administrators and topic experts – to research, inspire, empower and amplify the work to transform education
  • Gain a network of colleagues who are embracing building student-centered environments utilizing a personalized approach to learning in their district 
Program dates and details

In-Person Meeting Dates

September 28-29, 2022 (Maine Township District #207, Chicago, IL)

February 16, 2023 (During the National Conference on Education in San Antonio, TX)

March 26-28, 2023 (Washougal, WA)

Virtual Meeting Dates held via Zoom from 2:00 - 3:15 PM ET

August 10, 2022  

November 30, 2022 

May 31, 2023

If you would like to bring team members or guests to our In-Person session, the cost will be $200.  You are welcome to bring your teams to our Virtual sessions.

Partners

Details

July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

$2,000

Member Price

$2,500

Non-Member Price

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Contact

Stephanie St. John, AASA Leadership Network Program Coordinator

sstjohn@aasa.org

 

2023 IDEAL Summit

Information on the 2023 IDEAL Summit will be available soon! Registration for the Summit is included for two members of a registered IDEAL Cohort Team. Additional team members are welcome to register at a separate cost.

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