KnowledgeWorks to share personalized learning expertise at iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Sessions will cover personalized learning strategies in the classroom, district, and in state and federal policy


As personalized learning grows in popularity throughout the country, practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders have the opportunity to learn from KnowledgeWorks experts at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 25-28.

The organization will present during seven sessions focused on personalized learning at multiple levels of the education system: from the classroom and district to state and federal policy environments. Additionally, KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer Virgel Hammonds will give one keynote presentation.

“Personalized learning provides tremendous opportunity to help all learners succeed because it allows educators and all stakeholders within the learning community to support unique learning opportunities for each student,” Hammonds said. “But, for personalized learning to be successful, it needs support from all levels of the system. We look forward to exploring this systems approach during this year’s iNACOL Symposium.”

KnowledgeWorks’ sessions include:

  • Is it Policy to Practice or Practice to Policy? from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 26, featuring: Virgel Hammonds, former superintendent and KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer; Don Siviski from the Center for Secondary School Redesign; and Joe DiMartino from the Center for Secondary School Redesign
  • Closing the Equity Gap in All Neighborhoods through Personalized Learning  from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 26, featuring Hammonds
  • Shifting the Paradigm of Teaching Through Competency Education from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 27, featuring: Jesse Moyer, KnowledgeWorks Director of State Advocacy and Research, and Robin Kanaan, KnowledgeWorks Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Redesigning for Competency Education Begins with Strategic Communication from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring: Hammonds and Cris Charbonneau, KnowledgeWorks Vice President of Communications
  • ESSA 2.0: Building and Sustaining Personalized Learning Systems Under a New Presidential Administration from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring: Lillian Pace, KnowledgeWorks vice president of policy and advocacy; Moyer; and Maria Worthen, iNACOL Vice President for Federal and State Policy
  • Transforming Education with Learners at the Center from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring Gretchen Morgan with Education Reimagined and Hammonds
  • Structures and Strategies to Support Personalized Learning Coaches, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, featuring Kanaan, and Ashley Thompson and Heather MacLaughlin from Marysville Exempted School District

About KnowledgeWorks

KnowledgeWorks is a national nonprofit organization advancing a future of learning that ensures each student graduates ready for what’s next. For more than 20 years, we’ve been partnering with states, communities and leaders across the country to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning communities. Through evidence-based practices and a commitment to equitable outcomes, we’re creating the future of learning, together.