Superintendents to Convene in Utah 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. – May 6, 2016 – Superintendents from across the country are gathering at the headquarters of the School Improvement Network in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 9-11, for the inaugural meeting of the AASA Superintendents Personalized Learning Cohort and Certification Program.

“With the rapid changes in the way our students learn and with many emerging opportunities for learning, the possibility of and the imperative for personalizing education today is greater than it’s ever been,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “Our children do not learn at the same speed and at the same rate. Personalized learning helps to address their needs at the right time.”

The three-day gathering will provide opportunities for participating superintendents to learn and grow together with an eye toward working as “critical friends” as action steps are taken back in their respective districts. An essential part of this new cohort will be taking active roles with colleagues toward an AASA Personalized Learning Certificate.

“Our work will lead toward AASA recognition and certification for members of our first cohort as national leaders of personalization,” said Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director. “We already have solid examples of personalized learning across the country. The movement has begun for the children we serve.”

The summit comes a few weeks 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.