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"Innovate to Educate: A Symposium on [Re]Design for Personalized Learning" is an initiative of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) in collaboration with ASCD and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

This invitation-only convening of education leaders will focus on the policy, practices and technologies needed to help shift our education system to one built around meeting the personal learning needs of each student. The high-level summit will bring together 150 high-level visionary P-12 education leaders from the local and state levels (including teams from the CCSSO NxGL initiative from KY, ME, NY, OH, WV, and WI), national thought leaders, and senior technology executives.

Symposium organizers believe our industrial-age, assembly-line educational model - based on fixed time, place and pace - is insufficient in today's society and knowledge-based economy. Equity of educational access and opportunity requires that a student's educational path, curriculum, instruction and schedule be personalized to meet their unique needs.

The agenda will be built around working sessions where attendees will:

The Symposium will help create a paradigm shift: to redesign our education system from a mass production to a mass customization model that will provide a truly student-centered education system with personalized learning opportunities for each student.

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SIIA Working Group on Personalized Learning:

About SIIA

SIIAThe Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal global trade association for the software and digital content industries. This conference represents a collaborative effort of executives from SIIA's Education Division member companies. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection for more than 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

About SIIA's Education Division
SIIA's Education Division serves and represents more than 150 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. SIIA provides a neutral business forum for its members to understand business models, technological advancements, market trends, and best practices. With the leadership of the Division Board and collaborative efforts with educators and other stakeholders, the Division undertakes initiatives to enhance the use of educational technology and the success of SIIA members.

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