Renaissance Leadership to Present at 2018 ASU GSV Summit

The reality of personalized learning, future of measurement among key topics addressed by Renaissance’s CEO, Daniel Hamburger, and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Gene Kerns

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (April 16, 2018)Renaissance® a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, today announces that CEO Daniel Hamburger and Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Gene Kerns will be among the world’s top educational technology leaders to take the stage at the 2018 ASU GSV Summit, held April 16–18 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

Daniel will be one of the main presenters during the summit’s Thought Leaders Program and will share insights into how edtech organizations can effectively help educators and districts make personalized learning a reality. He is presenting alongside leaders from ClassDojo and Charter Schools USA at 4 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, April 17, in the Seaport Ballroom on the second floor.

“I look forward to addressing the pragmatic side of personalized learning—what educators, students, and districts should consider to accomplish their personalized learning goals,” said Daniel. “There is a lot of confusion on the topic, especially regarding how technology can help. I will share some practical steps education leaders can take as they experiment with personalized learning.”

Gene is participating on the main stage panel, From Hype to Insight: Measurement is Woke, at 11 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, April 18. He will discuss how modern measurement of learning efficacy and human skills is rapidly evolving, along with fellow panelists Joanna Gorin, vice president, Research, Educational Testing Service; Lou Pugliese, senior innovation fellow & managing director, Technology Innovation Action Lab at Arizona State University; Marten Roorda, CEO, ACT; and Burr Settles, staff research scientist, Duolingo.

“Measurement continues to play an increasingly vital role in districts,” said Gene. “I’m excited to participate on this panel and to offer my take on where I see the future of technology and assessment intersecting. As assessment capabilities continue to advance, it’s truly remarkable to think about where we can go from here.”

The ASU GSV Summit caps off a month of milestones for Renaissance. In March, the organization announced its acquisition of myON®, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions. Renaissance and myON share a vision for improving student literacy, and together, the organizations will deliver a comprehensive suite of reading practice and assessment solutions to educators and students worldwide.

Renaissance also recently launched a new report that provides insights into reading practices that drive growth and achievement for students. Among the findings and research-driven strategies highlighted throughout the Education Leader’s Guide to Reading Growth is data from a recent study that shows “struggling-to-successful” readers read approximately six minutes more per day on average than “persistently struggling” readers—findings that may have a long-term impact on a student’s academic career.

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About Renaissance

Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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