Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy

Chris Lehmann
Founding Principal
Science Leadership Academy

Closing Keynote – Leading, Learning and the Modern School

Friday, May 26
11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. Science Leadership Academy is the Dell Computing Center of Excellence for Technology in Education. Continue reading

Andrew Bossone, PBS NewsHour

Andrew Bossone
PBS NewsHour

AAP Celebrates the Golden Lamp Awards and Lamplighter Honors
Thursday, May 25
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Andrew Bossone is a producer for the PBS NewsHour, where he has covered a variety of topics including education, immigration, politics, science and arts & culture. Prior to joining the NewsHour he was based abroad for more than a decade reporting for global media outlets including National Geographic, the Economist, Reuters, AP, Nature and others, as well as regional outlets in the Middle East. He holds two master’s degrees and is passionate about storytelling.

Game Night

Wednesday, May 24
8:30 – ?

The PreK-12 Learning Group and MCH Strategic Data invite you to go “all in” for our fifth annual Texas Hold ’em tournament. Game Night is the perfect way to unwind after a day of sessions. Sign up and bring your colleagues!

All skill levels are welcome to attend and participate in the tournament. Please note participants will play for chips only—no cash bets. Trophies will be presented to the top individuals.

Not a poker player? Not a problem! How about trying your hand at Trivia! Test your knowledge of all things trivial at CIC’s pub quiz.

Poker and Trivia are free to CIC attendees, but you must register ahead of time.

Select Game Night during your CIC registration, or if you’ve already registered for CIC contact Rachel Burgos to add to your conference registration.

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Jonathan Knee, Author and Professor, Columbia Business School

Jonathan Knee
Author, Class Clowns
Professor of Professional Practice
Columbia Business School

Thursday, May 25
9:00 – 9:45 am

Professor Knee teaches Media Mergers and Acquisitions and co-teaches The Media Industries: Public Policy and Business Strategy with Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School. He also serves as co-director of the Media Program with Professor Sarvary. Continue reading

Craig Alexander, Pearson

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Craig Alexander
SVP of Production & Digital Studio for Global Product

What’s Your Content R&D Plan?
Thursday, May 25
10:45 – 11:45 am

Craig Alexander joined Pearson in 2015 and is accountable for the successful end-to-end production of our Higher Education and other courseware across all formats and product models including print, eBooks, rich media, simulations/games, current generation supplemental, and next generation integrated digital including AR/VR, as well as oversight of Pearson rights & permissions, courseware quality assurance, and global content solutions. This 430+ employee organization currently produces over 2000 PC/ mobile software and print titles across multiple Pearson geographic locations from California to the UK augmented by thousands of vendors and freelancers around the world.  Continue reading