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Sunday, January 26

2:00pm EST

Kyra Atterbury
Kyra Atterbury is a Program Director at Need in Deed, a Philadelphia based education non-profit organization. She manages teacher recruitment and professional development for Need in Deed's city-wide teacher network and has nearly 20 years of experience in Philadelphia's public education system.

Prior to coming to Need in Deed, Kyra spent nearly a decade working with students both in and out of the classroom.  She served as a Social Emotional Learning teacher for high school students where she focused on building relationships between students and staff.  She has also served as the Education Director at the National Liberty Museum where she led a staff of educators and wrote curriculum on conflict resolution, the rights and responsibilities of freedom, and heroism in the community.  

Kyra holds a BA in history from Loyola University Maryland and an MA in Public History from Temple University. In addition, she proudly serves on the Advisory Board of the Rustin Community Change Axis at West Chester University.

Sunday January 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Ben Franklin 3-4-5
Monday, January 27

8:00am EST

Evan Ehlers
Evan Ehlers is the Founder and Executive Director of Sharing Excess; a movement of students fighting food insecurity both on campus and in the community. In just over 12 months, his nonprofit has delivered more than 115,000 LBS of excess food from grocery stores and restaurants to a network of over 25 hunger relief organizations throughout Philadelphia. Sharing Excess also partners with universities to prevent student food insecurity with meal swipe donation programs and food scholarships.
Evan is a recent graduate of Drexel University, where he studied Entrepreneurship and Innovation, founded his nonprofit, and was later honored as Drexel's 2019 Student of the Year. His work has been featured in numerous publications both

Monday January 27, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Ben Franklin 3-4-5

2:45pm EST

Is Purpose the Future of Learning? with Ross Wehner
As educators, we know school must change but how? We are told that learning should be place-based, project-based, diverse and equitable, social and emotional . . . we are in a fog and it’s hard to see our way forward. Purpose Learning is a simple framework that integrates much of today’s school reform in a focused effort to help students understand who they are on the inside and how they connect to the world on the outside. Traditional learning is about thinking, or helping students develop key cognitive skills and content knowledge. Purpose Learning combines thinking with rich forms of feeling and doing, all at the same time. At the intersection of these three domains, students can drop into deep learning and explore purpose. We will see examples of purpose-driven learning at independent and charter schools and understand how these schools are changing culture, reinventing professional development, and creating new learning experiences. We will reflect on thinking, feeling and doing at our schools and what strategies for change we could pursue.

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Ross Wehner

Founder, Director, World Leadership School
Ross Wehner is a writer, teacher and social entrepreneur who founded World Leadership School. He believes the question guiding the future of learning is “How can K12 schools helps students explore, discover and articulate purpose?"Ross worked as a journalist in Latin America during the tumultuous 1990s, after which he decided to shift from reporting on problems to finding... Read More →

Monday January 27, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm EST
Ben Franklin 3-4-5