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Through small group discussions, research conferences, webinars, and workshops, the Stanford Accelerator for Learning convenes diverse groups to share, collaborate, and learn from each other.

Upcoming events

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Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Tuesday, May 28th 2024 04:00 PM — 05:30 PM CERAS 101

Fireside Chat with Neeru Khosla

Khosla is the founder and executive director of CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to high-quality educational materials for K-12 students all over the world.
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Past events

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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Friday, May 17th 2024

From Learning to Launch: The Entrepreneurial Pipeline

Join us for the next session of the discussion series with the Stanford Graduate School of Education's Entrepreneurs in Residence.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Thursday, May 9th 2024

High-Impact Tutoring: Supporting Students Now and For the Long Run

The annual conference of the National Student Support Accelerator (NSSA) is an invitation-only gathering of district, state, and higher education leaders, researchers, tutoring providers, and funders.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Monday, May 6th 2024

The Unfinished Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education at 70

Charting a path forward on school integration and educational opportunity.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Friday, May 3rd 2024

Advances in Early Math Education: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice

A free one-day conference hosted by DREME and the Stanford Center on Early Childhood celebrating the progress made in the last decade in research and practice related to early math learning.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Thursday, April 25th 2024

Learning Differences Lecture: Multimodal Technologies, Participatory Learning Ecologies, and Disrupting Inequities by and through Design

Gabriela Richard, PhD, is a researcher, designer, and expert in learning technologies, media, games, and play.
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Past Event Conference
Monday, April 15th 2024

ASU+GSV 2024

Join leaders and scholars from the Stanford Accelerator for Learning in San Diego this year.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Wednesday, April 10th 2024

Film Screening of “Building Tomorrows: The Story of Sobral”

The story of how a rural municipality in Brazil achieved near-universal literacy.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Tuesday, April 2nd 2024

State of the Industry Panel: AI and AR, Supercharged

This panel discussion will share the latest trends of generative AI integration with augmented reality technology, supercharging the future of learning.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Thursday, March 7th 2024

Learning Differences Lecture: Shifting the Paradigm for Supporting Students with Disabilities

Kristin Wright, Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, Early Intervention, and Support Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education, will share how we can move from legal adherence to a holistic, empowering model.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Wednesday, March 6th 2024

SXSW EDU 2024

Four Stanford Accelerator for Learning leaders will be sharing expertise in Austin this year.
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Past Event Accelerator Studio
Thursday, February 29th 2024

Designing Your Own Chatbot to Support Teaching and Learning

Join this Accelerator Studio workshop to gain hands-on experience building a chatbot tailored to your interests and needs.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Thursday, February 15th 2024

Learning Differences Distinguished Lecture: Biocultural Myths About Poverty

Professor Lennard J. Davis of the University of Illinois at Chicago will share about his forthcoming book as part of a series exploring critical issues related to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in our education system.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Thursday, February 15th 2024

Entrepreneur in Residence Discussion Series: Leadership Insights Across the Education Spectrum

In this session, we’ll hear from leaders across the education spectrum discuss the opportunities and challenges they faced when enacting change.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Thursday, February 1st 2024

Early Childhood and Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa: A Conversation with Sonja Giese

Join the Stanford Center on Early Childhood for an informal conversation and Q&A.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Thursday, February 1st 2024

AI + Education Summit: Advancing Human Learning with AI Technologies

Building on the success of its first edition in 2023, this in-person summit was hosted again by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and the Stanford Accelerator for Learning.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Monday, January 29th 2024

Charting the Geographies of Inclusive Education: Toward Sustainable Research Partnerships — A Research Conference in Honor of Judith Heumann

The convening brought together scholars from the Global South who are working on advancing inclusive education.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Thursday, January 18th 2024

Early Childhood and Community Initiatives in New Zealand: A Conversation with Aimee Hadrup

Join the Stanford Center on Early Childhood for an informal conversation and Q&A.
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Past Event Information session
Monday, December 4th 2023

Digital Learning Design Challenge Info Session

The Learning Design Challenge, taking place in the winter and spring quarters, invites students to bring their creativity and innovation to help solve pressing real-world challenges faced by learners.
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Past Event Accelerator Studio
Tuesday, November 28th 2023

Enhancing Reflective Practices with AI

This Accelerator Studio workshop explored how AI can augment the way we grow and learn.
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Past Event Information session
Monday, November 13th 2023

Info Session: Transformative Approaches to Ethnic Studies Seed Grant

The Stanford Accelerator for Learning seeks to fund exploratory projects, developing partnerships, and preliminary scholarship that are poised to make substantial impacts on how ethnic studies is taught and integrated into K-12 schooling across California.
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Past Event Conference
Wednesday, November 8th 2023

Accelerate Edtech Impact Summit

How can educational technology better leverage learning science? This half-day summit draws together leaders in research, education, and technology to discuss, learn, and advance equitable and effective solutions.
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Past Event Accelerator Studio
Wednesday, November 1st 2023

Exploring Forms of Feedback with AI

In today's digital learning environment, feedback is pivotal to growth and improvement. But how can we harness the immense capabilities of generative AI tools like ChatGPT to provide optimal feedback?
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Wednesday, November 1st 2023

Future of Immersive Experiences Industry Panel

Panelists will share insights about the integration of AI and VR and the future of immersive experiences.
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Past Event Workshop
Wednesday, October 18th 2023

VR as the Face of Generative AI

A workshop series for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students and postdocs: Design and build learning experiences integrating Large Language Models and Virtual Reality open-source applications
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Monday, October 9th 2023

Entrepreneur in Residence Discussion Series: AI in Edtech, Part 2

The EIRs continue the conversation on AI’s impact on education nearly a year after the generative AI boom.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Tuesday, October 3rd 2023

Fireside Chat with Steve Youngwood

Join us for a lively discussion with the CEO of Sesame Workshop about their recent work in child wellbeing, inclusion, and refugee education.
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Past Event Accelerator Studio
Wednesday, September 20th 2023

Beyond Chatbots: Exploring Different Ways Generative AI can Look and Function

This Accelerator Studio workshop highlighted practical use cases and tools to enhance project management, text summarization, and accessibility.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Wednesday, June 7th 2023

Entrepreneur in Residence Discussion Series: AI in Edtech, Part 1

Current and former Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) delve into the challenges, opportunities, and implications of AI in edtech.
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Past Event Accelerator Studio
Thursday, June 1st 2023

Leveraging Generative AI Tools to Support Teaching and Learning

The Accelerator Studio workshop introduced ways to think about generative AI in education contexts.
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Past Event Workshop
Wednesday, May 31st 2023

Equity in Learning Design Workshop

The Equity in Learning Initiative of the Stanford Accelerator for Learning seeks to leverage decades of educational scholarship in race, inequality, and language in pursuit of more effective and equitable learning solutions.
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Wednesday, May 3rd 2023

Cubberley Lecture Series presents: An Evening with Juliana Urtubey

How can we support students to flourish and succeed? How do we encourage a love of learning and cultivate students’ passions?
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, February 15th 2023

AI+Education Summit: AI in the Service of Teaching and Learning

A daylong summit on how AI can be used to advance human learning through new pedagogies, new modalities of assessment, new foundational models, and more. 
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Past Event Lecture/Presentation/Talk
Monday, November 14th 2022

Understanding Learning Differences in Context: What We Are Learning

The Learning Differences and Future of Special Education Initiative invites you to hear from researchers about their latest projects. Join online or in person on Nov. 14.
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Past Event Learning Partners
Thursday, November 10th 2022

Bay Area Superintendents Quarterly Convening with Sean Reardon

This meeting on Nov. 10 is one of a series of events that brings together public school district superintendents from San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to share best practices and learn new approaches.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Thursday, November 3rd 2022

New Pathways for Equity and Impact in Early Childhood

The Stanford Center on Early Childhood celebrated its launch with a convening of leaders in the field.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, September 28th 2022

Energizing the Potential of All Learners: Summit with the Yidan Prize Foundation

The 2022 Stanford Accelerator for Learning summit was an opportunity to strengthen partnerships and expand connections with education thought-leaders from around the world.
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Past Event Information session
Friday, July 29th 2022

2022 LDT Expo

See the exhibition of master’s projects created by students in the Learning, Design, & Technology Master’s Program in the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Tuesday, May 24th 2022

Stanford Graduate School of Education Cubberley Lecture Series Presents: An Evening With Geoffrey Canada

Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with education visionaries who think deeply about the important questions surrounding early childhood learning.
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Past Event Information session
Saturday, May 21st 2022

Leveraging Social Media Approaches to Capture, Share, and Inspire Pedagogical Innovations

The Stanford Accelerator for Learning's new teacher engagement pilot connects invited teachers from across content areas and grade levels to collaborate with university faculty, researchers, and students who are committed to engaging with schools in deep and substantive ways.
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Past Event Information session
Wednesday, May 18th 2022

CANCELLED: Using AI to Augment and Improve the Learning Experience

The Stanford Transforming Learning Accelerator presents the Spring Lightning Talk Series. This series consists of two conversations on cutting edge research. Each session will examine research methods, breakthroughs, and opportunities to accelerate solutions to the most pressing challenges facing learners.
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Past Event Information session
Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Digital Learning Initiative Morning Mix

The morning mix is a place for the DLI community to come together, discuss issues around the research that is trying to be done, get feedback and find pathways forward for all of the projects.
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Past Event Workshop
Friday, May 13th 2022

Bay Area Superintendents Convening – Session 2

This event brings San Mateo and Santa Clara county public school district superintendents together to share best practices and learn new approaches together.
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Past Event Information session
Thursday, May 12th 2022

Science and Policy for Lifelong Learning

The Stanford Transforming Learning Accelerator presents the Spring Lightning Talk Series. This series consists of two conversations on cutting edge research. Each session will examine research methods, breakthroughs, and opportunities to accelerate solutions to the most pressing challenges facing learners.
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Saturday, May 7th 2022

Achievement Unlocked: A Student-centered Approach to Promoting Motivation and Wellbeing

The Transforming Learning Accelerator's new teacher engagement pilot connects invited teachers from across content areas and grade levels to collaborate with university faculty, researchers, and students who are committed to engaging with schools in deep and substantive ways.
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Past Event
Friday, March 11th 2022

Bay Area Superintendents Convening

This event brings San Mateo and Santa Clara county public school district superintendents together to share best practices and learn new approaches together.
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Past Event Information session
Tuesday, March 1st 2022

Implementing Comprehensive, Emergent Literacy Instruction for Neurodiverse Students with General Education Classrooms

The Stanford Transforming Learning Accelerator presents the Winter Lightning Talk Series. The series consists of three conversations that will focus on cutting edge research. Each session will examine research methods, breakthroughs, and opportunities to create new ways forward.
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Tuesday, February 22nd 2022

Personalized Trajectories of Learning and Exploration: “Shaping” Life with Screenomics and Other Observational Paradigms

The Stanford Transforming Learning Accelerator presents the Winter Lightning Talk Series. The series consists of three conversations that will focus on cutting edge research. Each session will examine research methods, breakthroughs, and opportunities to create new ways forward.
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Tuesday, February 15th 2022

Starting with Sesame: Investigating Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood

The Stanford Transforming Learning Accelerator presents the Winter Lightning Talk Series. The series consists of three conversations that will focus on cutting edge research. Each session will examine research methods, breakthroughs, and opportunities to create new ways forward.
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Past Event Information session
Wednesday, January 19th 2022

Forum: Building an Applied Science to Support Working Learners

Hear and discuss highlights of a report to the National Science Foundation from 180 education leaders charged with developing a comprehensive research agenda.
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Past Event Information session
Tuesday, November 30th 2021

Teaching and Learning in the Metaverse

In this rapid fire session, Professor Jeremy Bailenson will discuss how virtual reality is being used for teaching and respond to your questions about research methods, breakthroughs, and opportunities.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Sunday, September 26th 2021

10th Annual Entrepreneurial Campus Demo Day

If you want inspiration to start your own company, get involved with a fast-growing startup or build your network in the Stanford entrepreneurship ecosystem, come learn from the best. Masks will be required and space is limited.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, July 28th 2021

Building an applied science to support working learners

With momentum gaining for pandemic recovery and to seriously combat inequality in America, this is a crucial time for the nation to invest in applied science to understand how best to provide opportunities for the millions of American adults seeking to improve their lives through learning. This session is the fourth of four in this series.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, July 21st 2021

Building an applied science to support working learners

With momentum gaining for pandemic recovery and to seriously combat inequality in America, this is a crucial time for the nation to invest in applied science to understand how best to provide opportunities for the millions of American adults seeking to improve their lives through learning. This session is the third of four in this series.
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Past Event Information session
Wednesday, July 14th 2021

Seed grant information session #2: Understanding learning differences in context

This information session will provide an overview of the project and answer questions from prospective applicants
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, July 14th 2021

How might applied research serve working learners?

This is the second meeting in a series of weekly two-hour sessions on four consecutive Wednesdays in July that convenes researchers, practitioners, workforce advocates, and business leaders to frame a national agenda for an applied science to improve opportunities for working learners. The series is by invitation.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, July 7th 2021

Working collaboratively to serve working learners

This is the first event in a series of weekly two-hour sessions on four consecutive Wednesdays in July that convenes fellow researchers, practitioners, workforce advocates, and business leaders to frame a national agenda for an applied science to improve opportunities for working learners.
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Past Event Information session
Monday, June 21st 2021

Seed grant information session #1: Understanding learning differences in context

This information session will provide an overview of the project and answer questions from prospective applicants.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, June 2nd 2021

2021 Spring Summit

How data, technology, and brain sciences are advancing learning.
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Past Event Conference / Symposium
Wednesday, June 2nd 2021

Transforming Learning Accelerator 2021 Spring Summit

This free, online summit brings together researchers from across the university who work to improve learning.