Engaged by Learning
2020 NEASC Annual Conference and Showcase - a virtual event
December 1-3, 2020
2020 marks the 135th anniversary of our annual conference, and we are excited to re-envision this long-standing tradition using a virtual platform.
Our 2020 Annual Conference and Showcase, Engaged by Learning, will be a virtual event this year and is scheduled for December 1-3. We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers including Tony Wagner, Chris Emdin, and Katie Novak and expect to facilitate over 20 sessions focusing on the following strands: Engaged by Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Assessment of Learner Impacts, Learning Beyond School, Professional Learning, and Social Justice.
We are using a cutting edge online event platform, Hopin, to host the conference. This platform, like our theme, is founded on engagement. Through multi-tiered networking and unique live video interactions between all participants - presenters and peers - you will have access not just to current and relevant content - but to each other. We are very excited to bring you the interactive and community-building aspects that make events so memorable.
We are pleased to announce the following speakers will be joining us for the 2020 Conference:
Listed on the ROOT100 list of most influential African Americans in the fields of business, science, politics, technology, social justice, sports and entertainment, Emdin is founder of the #HipHopEd movement. He holds the positions of Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; Associate Director of the Institute For Urban and Minority Education, Columbia University; and the Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the Department of Energy.
An internationally recognized education consultant and expert in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Novak is currently the Assistant Superintendent of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts.
A globally recognized expert in education, Wagner is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Prior positions at Harvard University, where he worked for 20 years, include four years as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and the founder and co-director, for more than a decade, of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.