2018 Learning Design Summit

Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26, 2018

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Join us this summer for our Learning Design Summit where this year’s theme is Modern Learners, Modern Schools.

Come to the Learning Design Summit for the forward-thinking conversations and people.

Leave with modern learning practices to implement in your courses, classrooms, and schools.

The Learning Design Summit is a global community of educators. You will be exposed to new ideas in education, and have the time to apply them to your work as an educator– in your courses, classrooms, and schools. This yearly program brings together teachers, coaches, and school leaders from around the world together in an intimate setting to dive more deeply into modern learning design.

At the Learning Design Summit, we are all learners. For GOA Faculty and educators, you will walk away with modern learning practices that are directly transferable to your work with students in courses and in classrooms. As a coach, professional learning leader, or administrator, you will walk away with the latest ideas and new insights for leading and coaching adults in modern classrooms and schools.

What are elements of modern learning? Modern learning experiences:

  • Promote student agency
  • Reimagine space and time
  • Foster new ways of assessment that promote learning
  • Cultivate a love of learning
  • Allow learners to explore interests and passions

At the Learning Design Summit, you will:

  • Grow a global network of colleagues.
  • Design learning experiences that are personalized (driven by data and need) and collaborative.
  • Curate and create content relevant to real-world issues.
  • Reflect on, question, and take responsibility for one’s own professional practice.
  • Utilize technology to reimagine rather than reinforce current practices, habits, and interactions.

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“This is the best professional development I get all year. What is great about it is that I learn things that support both my course and my brick and mortar classes. I get time to design and work with excellent coaches and the colleagues give me the support to continue to innovate.” 

“Crushed my goals and exceeded my expectations. I was introduced to tangible and applicable tools to diversify my teaching strategies! I enjoyed sharing experience, food, and best practices with the cohort.” 

“I came into the conference with the vision of producing a couple of online lessons and came away with so much more. I learned things that I never expected and was able to expand my teaching toolbox in ways I didn’t even know existed.” 

“I didn’t quite know what to expect as I wasn’t really familiar with GOA at all. I have come away with a finished project, a number of new tech tools and ideas, new relationships and a stronger network, and new friends!!” 

“A great week of learning, practice, and reflection.” 

“It was fantastic and inspiring! Thank you.” 

[All testimonials are from GOA’s 2017 Learning Design Summit].

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Want to learn more about what happened at 2017’s Learning Design Summit?

Check out our Storify.

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