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Tuesday, June 18
 

9:45am

Panel: Learning Everywhere
This panel brings together representatives of four unique educational programs, MIT ReACT, Mountain Heights Academy, the Davidson Academy, and Public Library Innovation Exchange.  Each of these programs reaches learners where they are in their lives, geographically, developmentally, and in the context of their lived experience. This discussion will highlight the techniques, pedagogies, and technologies used to bring education to learners rather than the traditional approach of bringing learners to educational experiences.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Lana Cook

Dr. Lana Cook

Leadership Giving and Strategic Initiatives Officer, MIT Open Learning
Lana Cook, Ph.D is a Leadership Giving and Strategic Initiatives Officer at MIT Open Learning. She received her doctorate in English from Northeastern University. Her research in American literature, film and visual cultures focuses particularly on the aesthetics of altered states... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Hawthorne

Stacy Hawthorne

Director of Online Learning, The Davidson Academy
As the Director of Online Learning, Stacy Hawthorne led the design of Davidson Academy Online programs, which now include a la carte courses and a full-time online high school for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S. Hawthorne was awarded a 2018 Blackboard Catalyst... Read More →
avatar for Dr. DeLaina Tonks

Dr. DeLaina Tonks

Principal, Mountain Heights Academy
DeLaina has been involved in education since 1991. Prior to coming to Mountain Heights Academy, DeLaina taught high school French and Spanish, and worked as an instructional designer in Upper Arlington, Ohio. She is a 2014 “Best of State – Principal” winner and was named as... Read More →
avatar for J. Philipp Schmidt

J. Philipp Schmidt

Director of Learning Innovation, MIT Media Lab
J. Philipp Schmidt is Director of Learning Innovation at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the ML Learning initiative, teaches courses, and conducts research on learning communities. He is also a cofounder and board member of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), a non-profit organization... Read More →
avatar for Robert D Fadel

Robert D Fadel

Executive Director, ReACT
Robert Fadel is the Executive Director of the MIT Refugee Action (ReACT) Hub. Working together with its founder, Prof. Admir Masic, ReACT has been designing and offering a growing number of new blended learning programs to refugees where they live. By cultivating partnerships across... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
10-250 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

1:30pm

Panel: The New Learning Society
The "New Learning Society” comprises an audience that runs the gamut – from learners who may be displaced because of social and political crises to those who need re-skilling in order to engage productively in the emerging workforce and includes early learners as well as adults. Open Learning and J-WEL at MIT have been actively involved in developing and advancing programs to address the needs of these new learners. This panel will highlight the innovative and transformational aspects of these initiatives designed to provide quality learning at scale.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. M. S. Vijay Kumar

Dr. M. S. Vijay Kumar

Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab Associate Dean for Open Learning, J-WEL, MIT Open Learning
Dr. M. S. Vijay Kumar is Executive Director of J-WEL and Associate Dean for Open Learning at MIT. Vijay has been providing leadership for technology-enabled educational innovation at MIT for the past 22 years, previously as MIT’s Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. George Westerman

Dr. George Westerman

Faculty Director, J-WEL Workforce Learning, MIT Open Learning
George Westerman is a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research examines the transformative impact of digital innovation on companies and workers. In addition to leading the MIT IDE research portfolio on digital transformation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Claudia Urrea

Dr. Claudia Urrea

Associate Director, J-WEL pK-12, J-WEL, MIT Open Learning
Claudia Urrea is the Associate Director for preK-12 at the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL). Claudia was born in Colombia, where she received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from EAFIT University. In 1994, she joined MIT as a visiting research engineer... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Krishna Rajagopal

Prof. Krishna Rajagopal

Dean for Digital Learning, MIT Open Learning
Krishna Rajagopal is the Dean for Digital Learning. He leads efforts to empower and catalyze MIT faculty as they use digital technologies to augment and transform how they teach students at MIT and, via MITx' open online courses and MicroMasters programs and via MIT's Open CourseWare... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
10-250 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

9:00am

Panel: Engines for Emerging Learning Experiences
Artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies  present the promise of amplifying and extending learning opportunities. This panel brings together representatives of Intelligent Machines Lab, the Queen Rania Foundation, the Open Learning Exchange, and MIT Solve to illuminate these drivers of educational transformation for the new learning society.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Carson

Steve Carson

Associate Director, Membership Management, J-WEL
Stephen Carson is Associate Director, Membership Management for the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at MIT. Before joining the J-WEL team, he served as Director of Operations and Director of Program Business Development for OPENPediatrics (http://openpediatrics.org... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sherif Halawa

Dr. Sherif Halawa

Head of Engineering and Research, Edraak
Dr. Sherif Halawa leads the engineering and research team at Edraak, Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development. He currently leads the development of Edraak's educational technology, to improve online learning for over 2.2 million learners in the Arab World, ranging from... Read More →
avatar for Sara Monteabaro

Sara Monteabaro

Senior Officer, Learning Community, MIT Solve
Sara Monteabaro is the Senior Officer for Solve's Learning pillar. In this role, Sara works to cultivate a robust community of innovators, cross-sector leaders, and change-makers dedicated to improving learning opportunities and access to quality education around the world. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Richard Rowe

Dr. Richard Rowe

CEO, Open Learning Exchange
Dr. Richard Rowe is Chairman and CEO of the Open Learning Exchange, Inc. (OLE). He received his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA, an M.A. in Psychology of Religion from Boston University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Clinical Psychology. A clinical licensed Psychologist in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Venkat Srinivasan

Dr. Venkat Srinivasan

Managing Director, Innospark Ventures
Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, the Founder and Managing Director of Innospark, has worn the shoes of an entrepreneur for most of his career. He brings deep expertise in AI and computational algorithms to the firm, especially computational linguistics combined with deep functional knowledge... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
10-250 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:45am

Panel: Opening Up Universities: Real and Virtual
Moderators
avatar for Dana Doyle

Dana Doyle

Director, MITx Program, MIT Open Learning
Dana Doyle earned her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute, NY in 1992 and her MEd from Northeastern University, MA in 2018. Over the past 20 years her work has been focused on digital solutions design and management. Ms. Doyle has been working at MIT in the MITx group for over 4 years and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Naveed Malik

Dr. Naveed Malik

Founder-Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan
Professor Dr. Naveed A. Malik is the founder-Rector of the Virtual University of Pakistan, a position he occupied from 2001 to January 2019. Dr. Malik obtained his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan and later the Doctor of Science degree from... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Zaini Ujang

Dr. Zaini Ujang

Former President and Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Zaini Ujang (MSc, 1991 and PhD 1996, Newcastle) is an administrator, environmental engineer and accomplished academic. He was the Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia since August 2016, Secretary General Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
10-250 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

1:30pm

Panel: Educating for Future Work
The skills required for the workforce of the future demand a rethinking of education at all levels to ensure learners have the in-demand skills, critical thinking abilities, and social/interpersonal capabilities necessary to ensure prosperity for individuals and the economies in which they live. Representatives of San Jose State Community College, Microsoft, America's Job Exchange, and more discuss how educational systems need to adapt to ensure they meet the needs of a rapidly changing work environment.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. George Westerman

Dr. George Westerman

Faculty Director, J-WEL Workforce Learning, MIT Open Learning
George Westerman is a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research examines the transformative impact of digital innovation on companies and workers. In addition to leading the MIT IDE research portfolio on digital transformation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Soo

Dr. David Soo

Chief of Staff, JFF
David Soo, PhD, Education, is JFF’s chief of staff, based in our Washington D.C. office. He works closely with the CEO to provide strategic and programmatic leadership for key organizational initiatives across JFF and JFF Labs. His work includes the design, development, and incubation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland

Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland

Chancellor, San Jose – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD)
Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland currently serves as Chancellor of San Jose – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD). He served as President of San Jose City College from spring of 2013 until being named Interim Chancellor in July 2018. He was appointed permanent Chancellor by... Read More →
avatar for Farnaz Haghseta

Farnaz Haghseta

Managing Director, America's Job Exchange
Farnaz Haghseta is currently the Managing Director of America's Job Exchange and formerly the Chief Diversity Officer at Publicis Sapient. While leading the overall strategy for attracting, retaining, and growing diverse talent on behalf of these organizations, Farnaz has recently... Read More →
avatar for Damian Ewens

Damian Ewens

Learning Designer
Damian Ewens is a career educator and ocean adventurer with a passion for helping all people create lives of purpose and meaning. For 20 years, Damian has taught in, launched, and led inclusive learning communities, non-profits, and tech start-ups that create opportunity for all... Read More →
avatar for Portia Wu

Portia Wu

Managing Director of U.S. Public Policy, Microsoft
Portia Wu is Managing Director of U.S. Public Policy for Microsoft, where she oversees a team tackling federal policy issues critical to the technology industry, including Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, workforce, and emerging technologies. She first joined Microsoft as... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
10-250 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
 

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