Adaptive Learning Demystified

San Francisco, CA - Jul 14 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Join EdTechWomen and friends on Thursday, July 14 at Clever for a discussion with four EdTech leaders on adaptive learning.

We’ll hear from Laura Brown at Cerego, Clayton Austin at Cengage Learning, Amy Gao from Rocketship Education, and Christina Quattrocchi at EdSurge about the exciting opportunities and evolving challenges of integrating adaptive learning technology into educational products to help students achieve better learning outcomes.

Come ready to engage with our speakers about the work they do, the way they’re thinking about the potential of “adaptive,” and the challenges and opportunities they’re facing in delivering adaptive learning products. In particular, we’ll explore the following questions:

  • What is adaptive learning? What’s the difference between personalized learning and adaptive learning?
  • Where are we today with adaptive learning technology? What are the success stories and limitations?
  • What is the potential of adaptive learning in terms of building educational environments? What do we need to do to unlock this potential?

About our Speakers

Laura Brown, Director of Content at Cerego

Laura is Director of Content at Cerego, a personalized-learning startup in San Francisco. Prior to joining Cerego, Laura led Student Services for an online college, was a policy researcher for the Dept. of Education, and taught applied calculus at UC Santa Cruz. She has nearly 10 years of experience in EdTech, and currently explores how to create effective personalized learning experiences for students across a variety of disciplines and environments.

Clayton Austin, Director of Learning Sciences at Cengage Learning

Clayton Austin Ph.D., serves as the Director of Learning Sciences at Cengage Learning, a global education and technology company. In this role he leads the applied research, iterative design, and early validation of next generation learning experiences in order to promote learner outcomes and system effectiveness. In addition to 5 years in higher education product development, he has over 15 years’ experience as a college instructor and administrator, and is currently with the University of Southern California’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Clayton was the J. Hillis Miller Presidential Fellow at the University of Florida where he earned his doctorate in Educational Psychology and his areas of interest include faculty development, educational data mining, personalization and computer-supported collaborative learning.

Amy Gao, Associate Director of Strategy and Development at Rocketship Education

Amy is currently at Rocketship Education, a non-profit network of public elementary charter schools serving low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. As Associate Director of Strategy and Development, Amy works with various Rocketship teams, schools, and external supporters across regions to build and strengthen partnerships. Prior to Rocketship, Amy worked in strategy consulting to develop growth and go-to-market strategies for technology and education technology companies. Amy has an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Northwestern University, and she is thrilled to join the 2016-2018 Broad Residency.

Christina Quattrocchi, Director of Research and Development at EdSurge

Christina Quattrocchi is the Director of Research and Development at EdSurge. She started her career in education as a 9th grade algebra teacher in the South Bronx, falling in love with the profession and all the complexity involved it. She went on to teach in Shanghai, China and at High Tech High, and also worked on local education policy at Stand for Children. She has since devoted her career to studying the field of education through the lens of education technology. As a writer and researcher at EdSurge she has lead research efforts to understand the impact technology has on professional development and school models. She currently leads research at EdSurge that helps bridge the communication gap between educators and entrepreneurs.

WHEN:  Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT