BELLEVUE, Wash. – Oct. 19, 2017 — DreamBox Learning® will join leaders in personalized learning from around the world at iNACOL 2017 in Orlando, Florida to discuss best practices developed through real-world experiences using education technology to support learning in mathematics.
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Dr. Tim Hudson, senior vice president of Learning at DreamBox, will moderate a panel discussion to explore how districts are building teacher capacity, fostering a collaborative culture, and creating a data-driven mindset to raise student math achievement and support educator success.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Jen Agustin, vice president of Marketing at DreamBox, will bring together math and technology experts in communicating the value of personalized learning with key stakeholders to increase awareness, engagement, and adoption of the learning model. The details of each panel are included below.
- Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Moderator: Dr. Tim Hudson, senior vice president of Learning at DreamBox
- Michele Dawson, senior director, Instructional Technology, Compton Unified School District
- Dr. Chris Marczak, superintendent of schools, Maury County Public Schools
- Julie Young, deputy vice president of Education Outreach and Student Services for Arizona State University, and CEO of ASU Prep Digital High School
- Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10-11 a.m.
- Jen Agustin, vice president of Marketing at DreamBox
- Amy Crisp, fifth grade STEM and blended learning, Johnnycake Corners Elementary
- Kate Hodgins, senior product marketing manager, DreamBox Learning
- Debbie Thompson, former mathematics curriculum specialist, Wichita Public Schools
“We’re excited to bring together thoughtful education leaders to share ideas and innovations with thousands of other educators. In the US, we’re still far from the high levels of math achievement our students deserve, and we therefore need to learn from each other at conferences like iNACOL,” Hudson said. “By sharing new strategies and technologies for classrooms and districts, we hope to inspire leaders to explore next-generation personalized learning approaches that support teachers while ultimately improving student outcomes.”
DreamBox is committed to supporting educators by empowering them with proven resources that meet the needs of each learner, including the educators themselves. This year DreamBox announced MyFlexPD™, which goes beyond product training to blend the best of face-to-face instruction with the power of DreamBox’s math curriculum. The self-paced, professional learning solution uses real-time student learning data to deliver content-specific professional development to teachers that is relevant to the math concepts their students are learning in DreamBox.
“Empowering educators with job-embedded tools and support is key to propelling learning for all students,” Hudson said.
Initial research of an early prototype of DreamBox’s just-in-time professional learning, done with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, included over 600 teachers and found that students demonstrated over 30 percent more growth when they had a teacher who engaged in DreamBox’s professional development sessions. Last year, DreamBox gained national attention when a study from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University found that by using DreamBox for 14 hours each week, students can increase math achievement scores by 4 percentile points.
For additional information, or to meet the DreamBox team and explore their latest learning solutions, stop by booth 344 at iNACOL.
About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Wash. and the company’s pioneering Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ platform has won 40 top education and technology industry awards and is in use in all 50 states and throughout Canada. DreamBox Learning Math™ offers a groundbreaking combination of Intelligent Adaptive Learning, a rigorous K-8 mathematics curriculum and a motivating learning environment. The innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes and adjusts the student’s learning path and scaffolds support based on the student’s input delivering millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to the student’s unique needs. DreamBox Learning Math is available for PC and iPad. For more information, visit www.dreambox.com.
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