This session will provide an opportunity for district leaders to explore the conditions necessary to successfully expand personalized learning opportunities system-wide. Participants will learn about the research behind the 10 Conditions for Scaling Personalized Learning and will have a facilitated opportunity to strategize about how the Conditions can be utilized to create systemic change.
Anne Olson (@annekolson)
Tyler Barnett (@tylersbarnett)
Anne Olson serves as the Director of State Advocacy for KnowledgeWorks. She works in coalition with states to find opportunities to scale personalized learning through policy change. In this position, she facilitates dialogue between advocacy organizations, school districts, state education agencies, and legislators across the country. She has a strong commitment to making learning relevant and beneficial for every student, and focuses much of her energy on creating a more equitable education system by understanding how learners engage with the world beyond academics. Prior to this position, Olson worked in corporate communications and as a non-profit lobbyist in Texas. Olson holds a Master’s of Social Work with a concentration in policy practice and administration from the University of Denver. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness at the University of Denver, and on the Board of Directors for Destination Imagination Colorado.
Tyler Barnett is the Director of State Policy for KnowledgeWorks. In this role, he provides leadership and support in the development of a state policy agenda for KnowledgeWorks with a focus on providing policy flexibility and alignment to support the expansion of personalized learning. His responsibilities include authoring policy documents and white papers to advance educational transformation, leveraging strategic opportunities to provide thought leadership around personalized learning, and working with key partners in targeted states to develop and advance policy recommendations. Tyler has also worked for the Arkansas Public School Resource Center as a strategic consultant and policy advocate for districts throughout the state, in addition to holding positions with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Illinois State Board of Education. He began his career in education teaching high school in Memphis City Schools. Tyler holds a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri.