Hartford, CT Community Summit


Hartford, CT

Event Name

Engaging Learners Who Live in a Mobile World

Event Description

The goal of the Summit is to increase the community’s awareness of student-centered and blended learning as a technique and what implementing student-centered and blended learning city-wide entails. Achieve Hartford! believes that creating student-centered and blended learning environments in Hartford schools will help close the achievement gap in our city. Student-centered and blended learning engages students as the architects of their own education, reaches all types of learners, supports student attainment of the Common Core State Standards, and, at a most fundamental level, democratizes education by providing access to digital tools for learning.

The Summit will feature experts who have experience implementing a student-centered and blended learning approach. The day begins with a keynote address by Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year. Our morning panel consists of experts who will share their experiences implementing blended learning in their community. Confirmed panelists so far are Dana Borrelli-Murray, Executive Director of the Highlander Institute and Julia Freeland, Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute. Achieve Hartford! will be debuting a new video on student-centered and blended learning featuring Path Academy in Windham, CT. The afternoon will consist of a student panel and videos, with students sharing their experiences with blended learning and how it has changed their educational experiences. The day will end with participants brainstorming strategies to best expand the approach in Hartford and creating an action plan in order to execute those strategies. 

Event Date and Time

Thursday April 16, 2015, 8:00am-3:30pm

Event Location

Capital Community College, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Convening Organization

Hashtags, website, Twitter, etc: 
@achievehartford, #blendedlearning

Additional Details

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners:  Comcast

Keynote Speaker(s): Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Featured Session(s):

  • Getting It Right: Creating Student-Centered & Blended Learning Environments in Hartford (Expert panel)
  • Allowing Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning (Student panel)
  • More Broadband, Please!: Supporting Student-Centered & Blended Learning in Hartford (Role-alike breakout groups to discuss next steps and strategies for scaling up a student-centered and blended learning approach to teaching and learning in Hartford 

Event Coverage

With Choice and Voice, Hartford Students Engage at Local Community Summit - Community Summit Recap

Updated June 8, 2015