Meetups are ad-hoc meetings, outside the formal schedule, that can be organized by anyone at any time (before, after or even during the conference). Feel free to suggest your own meetup or join another.

Student Centered Partnerships (schools & partners working to benefit students)

How can schools and teachers partner with outside organizations to create creditable, multidimensional, interest-driven, hands-on experiences for students?

How can strong partnerships create rich expanded learning opportunities that connect back to classroom experiences?

We've been supporting this work with 20 schools and 40 partners. We'd like to share our experiences/insights/suggestions, and to hear yours.

Session run by Rob DiRenzo & Brianna Lawrence of the NYC Digital Ready team —read more about our work at

Digital-powered approaches to mastery/competency

Let's explore possibilities, practices, and digital tools associated with mastery-based approaches in middle and high schools.

Possibilities and practices of mastery-based systems: personalization, asynchronicity, genuine mastery of skills/concepts/knowledge, increased transparency, etc.

Tools: digital portfolios, grading systems, and learning management systems. How can these digital tools/resources can be the engine under mastery-based learning/assessment systems for individual teachers, schools, or entire school systems?

Session run by Jeremy Kraushar & Joy Nolan of the NYC Digital Ready team —read more about our work at

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