The Schools of the Future Planning Committee is pleased announce SOTF Reimagined! Given the ongoing uncertainty presented by the Covid-19 situation, the 2020 conference will be virtual. Additionally, since we are no longer beholden to a physical space, the dates have been changed to Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30. We are also pleased to offer this year’s conference at greatly reduced registration rates.
The change of format lends itself well to creativity and innovation. In redesigning the program, attendees will be able to access additional content and participate in multiple tracks, both features that are not possible with an in-person event. New features include:
As we have worked to reimagine the 2020 Conference, we have asked all speakers and presenters to ensure that their content is relevant and timely, taking into account all that has transpired as a result of shifting to distance learning this year. The goal of SOTF, as always, is to deliver a conference that helps inform best practices in education going forward. To that end, the planning committee is redesigning the Conference with that intention in mind. The landscape of teaching and learning has changed and this year's Conference aims to support educators as they design effective learning environments for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Oak Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, we are able to offer a limited number of needs-based registration scholarships for administrators and teachers from schools serving rural communities in Hawaii to attend the 2020 Conference. All educators meeting the eligibility criteria are able to apply, but preference will first be given to individuals on Hawaii Island followed by educators working in rurally located schools.
Please review the complete Learner Variability Scholarship Description and Criteria before applying.
A maximum of 3 scholarships will be awarded to educators from the same school. Awards will cover the entire SOTF registration fee. Applications will be accepted until September 15th or until the total funding amount has been depleted.