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JOIN US AUGUST 8, 2019 AT THE Minneapolis Marriott Northwest!

The Transforming Learning Summit strives to inspire educators to transform systems and practices for the success of ALL students by making the learning experience relevant and meaningful.

Call for Proposals Now Open!

Building upon the experience of the A+ Education Conference, and responding to the call for a focus on building a culture of learning, the Transforming Learning Summit is a new opportunity for Minnesota's education community to learn, share best practices and advance education.


Katie White, Author & Educational Consultant

Katie White is Coordinator of Learning for the North East School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada and an author and Assessment Associate for Solution Tree, in addition to being an independent educational consultant. With more than 25 years of experience in education, she has been a system leader, an administrator, a learning coach, and a K–12 classroom teacher. She has contributed to assessment literature in the field and has helped develop multiple supports for facilitators of school-based professional learning. Her blog, Just Thinking Out Loud... provides perspectives on multiple aspects of leadership, teaching, and learning. She has written the following books: Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K–12 Teachers and Learners and Unlocked: Assessment as the Key to Everyday Creativity in the Classroom.

Katie was an integral part of her school division’s multiyear journey through renewed curricula and standards/outcome-based assessment and reporting. Through her work at the system level, she has developed an integrated understanding of the relationships between learning, curriculum, assessment, instruction, environment, data, Response to Intervention, resource deployment, and system strategic planning. Her work with educators supports both a holistic understanding of learners and how they interact with our school systems alongside an in-depth refinement of practices that support teaching and learning in classrooms. Her focus is on helping educators develop a personalized understanding of the connections between curriculum, assessment, and instruction through a growth in leadership, confidence, and understanding.

She received a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education in Curriculum Studies from the University of Saskatchewan.

Keynote Speaker Katie White





7:00 a.m.

Registration and Professional Group Meetings

8:00 a.m.

Welcome & Keynote

9:00 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

1 hour Lecture, case study

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

1 hour Lecture, case study

11:45 a.m.

Plated lunch

12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker - "EdTalk"

1:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

1.5 hour workshop, colloquium, café conversations, learning lab

1:30 p.m.

2.5 hour Deep Dive Workshop, Crowd-Sourced/Unconference (15 minute break built in)

3:00 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

1 hour Lecture, case study (repeat sessions or popular)

4:15 p.m.

End – Thank you for coming!