Paul Facteau

Paul Facteau is an Innovation Instigator on the National Apple Education Development Team. In his current capacity, he serves schools and districts that are considering educational transformation through the process of developing modern curricula, implementing effective learning methodologies, identifying and creating authentic assessments, and identifying the technology tools that can support and augment those efforts. Paul’s work includes direct project consulting in the development of project visioning, goal development, implementation strategies, tool identification, and program assessment. He also works as an innovation architect and experienced engineer to craft experiential opportunities to support and accelerate the change process for these transformational environments.

Paul has his B.A. degree from Westfield State University in Social Studies, an M.A. degree from Lesley University in Educational Technology, his administration and superintendent’s certifications from Fitchburg State College, and his Ed.D. from Lynn University in Educational Leadership.

Paul also has served as a visiting professor at Westfield State University teaching courses in educational leadership and technology. Paul was a social studies teacher in the Easthampton Public Schools and a technology teacher in the Virginia Beach City Public School system prior to his position as an Assistant Superintendent with the Gateway Regional School District. He is a former member of the US Kayak Team and is currently a ski coach/instructor at the Alpine Training Center at Mt. Snow, VT.


Day 2
January 19, 2023
3:15 pm

Future of the Learning Council: A Discusssion of Trends and Actions to shape the Future of Learning for Students (and Adults)

19 January
Time:  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:  Meadows (Lower Level)

The shift in education from a traditional model to one which embraces mobility, personalization, and equity is happening quickly. Members from the Future of Learning Council (FLC) will provide an overview of the work of the FLC to understand and support new models of learning. This session will provide insights on developments related to microschools, developing pathways, and implementation of student-centered learning. Supporting and developing leaders who are fully equipped to lead the transformation of learning at the local level is a primary goal of the FLC. To support this work, the FLC will share a draft framework to build the capacity of our leaders and redesign learning for Every Child, Every Day in Michigan.

Day 3
January 20, 2023
8:30 am

General Session

Game Night Awards
The Future of Learning and a Collaborative Response
MDE Q&A with Dr. Michael F. Rice, state superintendent
Board/Supt Relations; Dr. Tina Kerr, and Debbie Stair, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, MASB
Closing Remarks

The Future of Learning Council Panel Discussion: This presentation will provide a high-level review of the work being completed by the Future of Learning Council to support local district leaders to build capacity in redefining learning at the local level. In addition, an expert panel of guest subject matter experts and local district superintendents will discuss current trends and actions which are shaping the future of learning for students (and adults). This facilitated discussion which will focus on trends in education such as microschools, developing flexible pathways, education disruptors, and the urgency we are seeing to design new models of learning.

In this general session, Dr. Tina Kerr will sit down with State Superintendent Dr. Rice for a Q&A for information and feedback on hot button and pressing issues your districts are facing.

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