Transforming Learning Summit • August 11-12, 2021 • Virtual

Thank you to all of those who joined us and made it a great program!

This past year brought with it massive changes in education. As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world, how can we seize this opportunity to make lasting, transformational change for the better? Journey, with your fellow educators, down six pathways covering: Equity in Educational Practices, Human Element of Assessment, Student Centered Learning, Mental Health (student and educator), Building a Culture of Learning and Using Technology to Transform Learning. 

This two-day, virtual Summit will bring together hundreds of leaders and professionals from across the spectrum of K-12 educational settings and functions, along with their private, public and civic sector partners to advance learning and share best practices.


  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • Superintendents
  • District and School Administrators
  • District and School Assessment Coordinators
  • Curriculum Leaders
  • Educational Technology Coordinators
  • School Board Members
  • Special Education Directors
  • State Agency, Board and Council Members 

Newly Added! Earn Continuing Education Graduate Credit

Did you know you can earn credit for attending the Transforming Learning Summit!? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Register for the Learners Edge iExplore course. All iExplore applications referencing the 2021 Transforming Learning Summit will be automatically approved.
  2. Apply your attendance at the Transforming Learning Summit to meet the course’s “exploration” requirement.
  3. Once you’ve completed the course and your work has been graded, request your official transcript from Augustana University.









August 11th Keynote:
Improving Performance Through Metacognition 

There was one secret Michael Bonner withheld from the producers for the Ellen Degeneres Show and NBC Nightly News. Before he fell into the national spotlight as an advocate for education, he was determined to quit teaching. The toxicity of the work environment and the mounting responsibilities were beginning to take a toll. Bonner found himself projecting blame upon everyone else until he read a quote that changed the trajectory of his life. In this keynote, Michael Bonner breaks down important principles of environment & culture, the importance of purposeful collaboration, and how self-development can create a higher level of performance.

This session proudly brought to you by Instructure!
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Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner

Educator, Speaker & Author

Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Education Consultant, Author & Speaker

August 12th Keynote:
Developing Core Beliefs: How to tether yourself to education

New initiatives, a focus on compliance, and sheer exhaustion can lead to a disengagement with the education profession. This is where I was several years ago. Using storytelling as the vehicle to guide the audience through this experience, this keynote addresses the journey I took from a disengaged teacher to a passionate professional, the core beliefs I developed along the way, and how educators at all levels can re-engage themselves to be the rockstars they strive to be for their learners.


Schedule is subject to change. Last updated June 11, 2021.


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Program Advisory Committee:

Dave Blanchard (Chair), St. Cloud State University, School of Education, Teacher Development

Danijella Duvnjak, Director of Teaching and Learning – HCPA

Angie Freese, Founder at Playmakers, LLC

Greg Keith, Director, Division of School Support, MN Department of Ed

Jessica Moore, Secondary Coordinator of Curriculum – ISD 742

Jinna Collins-Jwacu, Elementary Teacher – Monroe Elementary

Molly Dengler, Professional Learning Facilitator – World Savvy

Jackie Stevens, Staff Development Coordinator, Mora Public Schools

Osman Ahmed, Director of Community Partnerships, Great MN Schools