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ieSonoma 2018 to feature Harvard’s Todd Rose along with inspiring group of local Sonoma County youth

04/04/2018 -

ieSonoma 250Todd Rose will be the keynote speaker at ieSonoma 2018 on Friday, June 8 at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa. Dr. Rose is the Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of individuality in work, school, and society. A strong advocate of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to accommodate individual learning differences, his talks have been featured at SXSWedu, TedX, Google, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and Apple.

ieSonoma 2018 is the sixth annual collaboration between the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma State University, and Sonoma Country Day School and is meant to foster innovation in Sonoma County schools. In past years, the event has entertained and energized local educators and community members with world-renowned speakers like Sir Ken Robinson, Benjamin Zander, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Dr. Sugata Mitra, Dan Pallotta, Emily Pilloton, and filmmaker Nirvan Mullick.

In addition to Rose’s presentation, ieSonoma will feature local young innovators, who will share their inspirational stories in a series of short talks. Their stories are meant to inspire educators to create more opportunities for students to pursue their own unique interests.

About ieSonoma

ieSonoma: innovate | educate is a partnership between the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma Country Day School, and Sonoma State University. ieSonoma events are intended to provoke attendees thinking and challenge previously held beliefs about teaching and learning in the 21st century. It is our hope that these events spark important community conversations, foster radical collaboration, and encourage deeper learning by all who attend.

About Todd Rose

Todd Rose is the Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he leads the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality, as well as Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of individuality in work, school, and society. Todd is the author of The End of Average.

Todd Rose was born and raised in northern Utah. After dropping out of high school, he obtained his GED and started attending night classes at a local college. He eventually received his Doctorate in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His talks have been featured at SXSWedu, TedX, Google, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and Apple.

Event Details

Rose and the young innovators will deliver their presentations on June 8 beginning at 8:45am in the Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School. The young innovators will speak first, and Rose will take the stage following an intermission—around 10:15am.

Register here.