Institute for Personalized Learning  


Monday, October 7, 2019
8:30 AM -3:30 PM (check-in begins at 7:45 AM)


Tuesday, October 8, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (check-in begins at 7:30 AM)

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Potawatomi Hotel
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Check-in is located in the pre-function area adjacent to the Event Center


Monica Sepic 
The Institute for Personalized Learning 
(262) 288-0010 

10th Annual
National Convening
on Personalized Learning

Rising Stars: The Future is Upon Us 

The Institute's annual convening is an opportunity for educators to come together to discuss emerging best practices, lessons learned, and introduce new topics or aspects of personalized learning. Don't miss this premier event on personalized learning!

The theme of the 10th Annual Convening is both a celebration of the past 10 years and a hopeful look forward to the future. Significant progress has been made toward creating learner-centered educational environments designed around individual learner readiness, strengths, needs and interests, but there is still much to be done.

The theme also recognizes that social and economic changes in the past few decades are transforming the world of work. Today’s learners must be prepared to succeed in a global marketplace that will continue to evolve and change in ways that we can’t predict. We must continue working to redesign our educational system to nurture powerful learners who take responsibility for their own learning path and possess the skills to become learners for life.

Join us at the convening to honor all that has been accomplished, and help us kick off the next decade of engaging, empowering and innovating!

Visit our Convening website for more information!

Keynote Speakers

Dave Burgess Monday, October 7
Dave Burgess
Teach Like a Pirate!
This high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational presentation will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students. Using a unique combination of magic and humor, Dave will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.

Paul Emerich France Tuesday, October 8
Paul Emerich France
Reclaiming Personalized Learning to Restore Equity and Humanity
Technology is at the center of far too many models for personalized learning. By humanizing personalization, we can restore equity to our classrooms through a human-centered pedagogy. In this keynote session, Paul will help participants debunk five myths for personalized learning, explore the differences between humanized and dehumanized personalization, and pave a path to equity through sustainable pedagogy and the restoration of humanity in personalized classrooms.

Special Sessions: Check out the "add on" section of the registration page to attend the following session.

Field Experience

See personalized learning in action!
Wednesday, October 9
Time: 10:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $75

We are offering a special opportunity to cap off your Convening experience! Field Experience offers participants the opportunity to visit area member school sites to see what personalized learning looks like in practice. The day will include visits to two sites. A variety of elementary, middle and high school sites are available to choose from. This is a great way to put context around all you learned at the Convening.

Pre-registration is required; lunch is NOT included

Convening Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations received on or before September 26th will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after September 26th are not eligible for a refund. A registration can be transferred to another individual within the same organization. Please contact Monica Sepic at if you need to cancel or transfer your registration. No split registrations between individuals. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): CESA #1 will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities attending our workshops or events. If you require accommodations, please contact the workshop coordinator for that event.