Changing education is complicated. Working in networks reduces complexity, increases effectiveness and expands impact. By providing design principles, learning models, tools, and professional learning, networks play a key role in scaling high-quality learning. From informal collaborations to managed systems, networks support transformation of a single school or an entire system. Hear from network leaders and learn how your school can leverage the power of networks to transform learning.
Erin Mote Executive Director, InnovateEDUErin is the Executive Director of InnovateEDU and co-founder of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB). She leads InnovateEDU and its major projects including the development of Cortex, Project Unicorn, an urban education Fellowship to diversify the teacher pipeline, and supports for LAB’s growth. Erin served as the founding Chief of Party for the USAID Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance and has worked on numerous projects with the US Department of State and the White House.
Lydia Dobyns President and CEO, New Tech NetworkLydia Dobyns combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with non-profit service and education policy, serving two terms as an elected school board member. Lydia’s entrepreneurial and executive career features work in high tech, online services, consumer products and healthcare. Ms. Dobyns is President and CEO of the New Tech Network, which supports systemic change and innovation in education. She graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tom Vander Ark CEO, Getting SmartTom Vander Ark is a recognized advocate for powerful learning experiences and is CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm. He advises school districts and networks, education foundations and funders and impact organizations on the path forward. Tom is author of Better Together, Getting Smart, Smart Cities and Smart Parents, has published thousands of articles, and writes regularly on EdWeek, GettingSmart.com and LinkedIn.