Session Formats

At NEXT you'll experience sessions in these two formats:

Lecture - A traditional presenter format where the discoverer of the insights presents his/her knowledge and story. 

Workshop - An interactive sessions where you get to learn, create, and tinker alongside the presenter, a co-explorer.  

Session Tracks

Visionary Leadership—Explores high-level concepts and strategies that are driving change across schools and universities to better understand the goals, challenges, and successes of digital-age learning. This track may include such topics as large-scale implementations, capacity building, professional development, and change management.

Assessments, Data, and Informed Decision-Making—Investigate the key concepts and best practices for using formative and summative assessments, aggregated data, and analytics to inform decisions at the classroom and institutional levels. This track may include best practices for tracking and reporting on student progress, using data to inform instruction, and creating targeted institutional initiatives that stick.

Innovative Instructional Practices—Journey to the edge of what's possible as master instructors share their discoveries and practices that have generated notable results while teaching students and faculty. This track may include stories and best practices on blended learning, gamification, differentiating and personalizing learning, and global learning. 

Inside Schoology—Glean insights from the men and women behind the machine, aka. Schoology staff with expertise ranging from professional development to systems engineering. This track may include Schoology best practices (both pedagogical and systems-level), training on newly released features, and hands-on workshops with upcoming developments.