Learning is increasingly taking place within virtual environments, a situation that was accelerated by the global COVID-19 pandemic and will have lasting impacts on teaching and learning for the indefinite future, even as educators and students return to in-person and hybrid schooling. We have witnessed the power of educators exercising leadership through technology as they collaborate with students, parents, and other stakeholders to support student learning. How can these stakeholders collectively exercise leadership for professional learning toward utilizing the affordances of technology to advance an agenda of educator learning in service of equitable student learning opportunities?
Dialogues at the 2021 LfPL Symposium will center on the skills, knowledge, understanding, and application of learning technologies, broadly defined to include everything from virtual learning environments to conversation protocols that structure professional dialogue. Together, we will explore how these technologies can build community, enhance educator practice, advance equitable access and opportunity, and improve student learning. We invite those with an interest in the education of adults and education professionals, such as PreK-12 educators, school or systems leaders, academics and researchers, education students, and policymakers or policy advocates, and other interested partners to attend the Symposium.