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EDspaces is the premier event for the educational facilities marketplace and the gathering place for architects, dealers, Pre–K – 12, colleges, universities, independent manufacturer representatives, exhibitors, and corporations to learn about trends and experience the latest products and services to enhance student learning.

Education leadership will join together to explore leadership challenges, strengthen skills, and build networks at EDspaces. We have a lineup of speakers who advocate passionately about the power of education to equalize, uplift, and motivate. The conference also will offer various breakout sessions throughout the day. Attendees can choose areas of focus and dive deeper into issues we face as we work to transform education so all students have the chance to succeed. We’re designing this conference to encourage networking and give participants a chance to forge lifelong professional connections throughout the education sector and experience new product innovations.

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Key Note Speakers

Sir Ken Robinson

National education systems worldwide are being reformed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. As a respected adviser to governments in Europe, Asia and the United States, Sir Ken argues in this powerful presentation that many countries are pushing reforms in the wrong direction and that the dominant culture of standardization and testing is stifling the very capabilities that our children, communities and economies need most.

Drawing from his groundbreaking books, Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative, and Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution that’s Transforming Education, he explains why too many are locked into a model of education shaped by the Industrial Revolution and a narrow idea of academic ability. Urging schools and colleges everywhere to rethink their basic assumptions about intelligence and achievement, Sir Ken focuses on the vital questions

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The Future of the Faculty Workplace

Teachers are asked to do a LOT in our transformation to 21st century learning. Yet little has changed in the way schools support them. How can school culture and place positively affect the demanding expectations on teachers? How do we support more positive interactions with students? How do we provide more effective collaboration and professional development to support evolving pedagogy? How can technology be utilized to help overcome outdated paradigms of current faculty workplace thinking?

Presenters:

Stacy Roth, Scott Rice

Greg Owsley, Rockhurst High School

Trevor Croghan, One Workplace

David Reid, Gould Evans

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