Customizing Public Education Summit
The Fairfax County School Board’s 2nd Annual Education Summit will be held this Saturday, October 15, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Woodson High School, 9525 Main St (Rt. 236), Fairfax. I urge you to join the over 600 students, parents, grandparents, teachers, community leaders and others planning to attend our Moving to the Next Level: Customizing Public Education Summit.
Education and learning will be undergoing massive changes over the next decade as we move from a 20th Century industrial model of education to a more customized era where internationally renowned teachers, experts and courses are available 24/7 for free on our smart phones. What might this mean for our students, parents, teachers and community? The School Board has been exploring these issues for years and begun some initial changes such as purchasing our first on-line textbooks, permitting some personal electronic device use by students and developing individual student learning plans. Your attendance and participation will help us assess which changes may hold the most promise.
The Summit will begin with a panel of key education leaders and stakeholders presenting and discussing these trends. In the breakout sessions which follow, attendees may choose to learn about student goal setting and learning plans, about students who are taking on tough challenges while keeping balance in their lives or from graduates who share how their courses and choices have helped them to successfully follow their passions. Throughout the morning, school and community exhibitors will provide information on education resources and services.
I am pleased to have led the School Board’s efforts to establish these annual education forums to bring together our community to discuss issues critical to our students’ development, keep our schools world class and ensure a brighter future for all of us. I look forward to your joining us for an educationally rich opportunity this Saturday! For more information, visit www.fcps.edu.
Mt. Vernon District Member
Fairfax County School Board