Fall 2020 League of Innovative Schools Meeting - Digital Promise

Note: This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to sharing more information as soon as possible.

All registrations will be honored and carry over to the rescheduled convening. To request a refund for registration, please contact Jessica Bates at jbates@digitalpromise.org.

Digital Promise and our host districts Compton Unified School District and El Segundo Unified School District invite you to join us in Los Angeles, California, for the Fall 2020 League of Innovative Schools Convening.

During two-and-a-half action-packed days, the League will visit incredible learning environments, build and strengthen peer relationships, take action for equity, and share know-how and practices on challenge topics.

School visit tracks will feature Student-Driven Learning in​ blended​ ​learning​ classroom environments; Innovation for College and Career Readiness through electives, partnerships, and pathway programs; and demonstrate how schools are Cultivating Global Citizens and helping students develop global awareness and skills through social-emotional learning and STEAM education.

Meet the Host Districts

Compton Unified School District logoA member of the League since 2016, Compton Unified School District provides all students with high-quality education in a safe and innovative learning environment. The district strives to close the opportunity gap by fostering positive behavior, social-emotional development, and data-driven, research-based 21st century curriculum.

El Segundo Unified School District logoAlso a member since 2016, El Segundo Unified School District employs the latest tools and highly-effective strategies to maximize strengths of every learner. Their district strives to empower teachers to pursue their own research based on areas of interest and desired growth and to provide all students with learning experiences that encourage mastery, sense of purpose, and autonomy.

Special thanks to Superintendent Darin Brawley (CUSD), Superintendent Melissa Moore (ESUSD), Senior Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation Michele Dawson (CUSD), Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Marisa Janicek (ESUSD), and Executive Director of Elementary Education Mario Marcos (CUSD) for their leadership in planning the Spring 2020 League of Innovative Schools Convening.

Hotel Location: Los Angeles, California

The fall convening will take place in sunny, Los Angeles, California – a region historically known for its deep ties to the film and entertainment industry. Los Angeles is also home to vibrant school communities, innovative learning spaces, and some of the nation’s most forward-thinking educators. With more than 200 days of sunshine per year, you can expect a warm welcome from the City of Angels.

All daily meetings will be held onsite at the host hotel, The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown (333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071).


View the Fall 2020 League Convening Agenda and access the agenda on-to-go with Sched!

Keynote Speaker

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.Digital Promise is honored to announce that Marc Brackett, Ph.D., founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University, will deliver the opening keynote titled “Social and Emotional Learning: From Theory to Practice to Systemic Change” at this fall’s League of Innovative Schools Convening.

Marc’s research focuses on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and both academic and workplace performance. He is the lead developer of RULER, a Pre-K to high school evidence-based, whole-school approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 2,000 schools across the United States and in other countries, including by host district El Segundo Unified School District.

Marc has published 125 scholarly articles, received numerous awards, and is on the board of directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Marc consults regularly with corporations like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google on integrating emotional intelligence principles into employee training and product design and is co-founder of Oji Life Lab, a digital emotional intelligence learning system for businesses. His research has been featured in popular media outlets such as the New York Times, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. Marc is the author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society Thrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the League Convening?

League meetings are closed to the general public. Current League members and their district leaders attend our biannual League meetings. Each League superintendent can bring a +1 team member. Any additional team members will require a registration fee of $660 (plus Eventbrite fees) per person to cover the cost of their attendance.

Digital Promise offers other public summits and meetings throughout the year. If you are interested in attending, please visit the Digital Promise events page for more information.

What does my registration include?

The registration includes all programming, materials, receptions, transportation to convening events, and meals (breakfast [2], lunch [3], dinner [2]) during the League meeting, beginning with lunch on October 14 and concluding on October 16.

What is the best way to travel to Los Angeles?

Please plan to book your flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX – 19 miles), Bob Hope Airport (BUR – 17 miles), or Long Beach Airport (LGB – 25 miles). Travel time from these airports to our host hotel is typically an hour in traffic. Please plan to arrive at The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown by 12:00 PM PT on Wednesday, October 14, and depart the hotel no earlier than 12:00 PM PT on Friday, October 16.

What is the attire for the League Meeting?

Temperatures in Los Angeles in October typically average at a high of 79 degrees and a low of 60 degrees. Please dress comfortably and casually and remember to pack layers. Tennis shoes are welcome!

Other questions?

Email the League team at league@digitalpromise.org

Meeting Sponsors

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