Designing School for Learning Continuity: Pursuing Preferred Futures

Topics: Future of Learning

Designing School for Learning Continuity Conference (3-Day Virtual Event)

June 16-18, 2020 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm ET (3 hours each day)

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to redesign school to ensure that meaningful learning can continue even if our brick and mortar school buildings close. This is urgent now that public health officials predict that future infection spikes could disrupt the upcoming school year. This is important because our changing understanding of learning continuity can have a significant impact on how we respond to natural disasters, student suspensions, and workforce development.

Join Education Elements and experts from across the country for a three-day virtual conference where participants will design a new school model that ensures learning continuity. This conference will include:

  • Expert workshops on school design; equity; personalized learning; competency-based education and mastery grading; staffing; responsive teaming; and strategic planning.
  • Opportunities to work with an Education Elements consultant in a 1:1 or small group setting
  • Collaboration opportunities to share ideas with leaders from across the country
  • Protected space to create a plan to redesign school for learning continuity


  • $55 (live)
  • $75 (live + recordings + digital swag)
  • 3 tickets for $99 (live + recordings + digital swag)

Session: Pursuing Preferred Futures

If educators take hold of emerging trends, they can pursue their preferred futures even as they also navigate disruption. Five opportunity areas promise to position schools, districts and other education leaders to respond to the changing landscape while pursuing human-centered, equitable, and limitless learning. Those areas include developing approaches that foster civic engagement; broadening the boundaries of learning; building bridges across systems; prioritizing equity in the use of smart technologies; and valuing the social, cultural and emotional identities of learners. This interactive conversation will support participants in exploring how they might keep their eyes on the horizon and pursue their visions for learning in face of ongoing uncertainty. They will leave with ideas to explore further with colleagues. KnowledgeWorks’ Katherine Prince will facilitate this session on June 16, 2020.

For more information, visit the Education Elements event page.