The EPIC Learning Experience


    Blended learning is a learning approach that combines online educational opportunities with traditional brick and mortar classroom methods. Blended learning requires the presence of both the teacher and the student, while providing students some control over elements of path or pace in their learning.

    Join Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES for this interactive learning experience. This year's guest speaker is Heather Staker, co-author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, President of Ready to Blend, and co-founder of Brain Chase Productions.

    Learn and practice how to implement blended and personalized learning experiences into your district and/or classroom. Join other NYS educators and administrators as they explore the world of blended and personalized learning. Doors open for registration & continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and Keynote begins at 8:30 a.m.

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EPIC Keynote Speaker

  • This year Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES is proud to welcome Heather Staker as EPIC's keynote speaker. 


    Heather Staker

    Heather Clayton Staker is a researcher and author in the United States who has spent 15 years studying innovation in education and the rise of blended learning as the enabler of student-centered learning. 

    She is the co-author of the Amazon bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (San Francisco: Wiley, 2015); The Blended Workbook (San Francisco, Wiley, 2017); and the popular report How to Create Higher Performing, Happier Classrooms in Seven Moves: A Playbook for Teachers (Christensen Institute, 2017).

    Heather has been a featured presenter in over 125 radio, television, podcast, webinar, and live events worldwide and in legislative hearings in the United States as a spokesperson for student-centered learning.

    As the founder of Ready to Blend, Heather leads a team of 150 facilitators in the United States, Middle East, and South America who have certified to deliver blended-learning workshops to their teachers.

    Prior to this role, Heather was a senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. She served for one year as the student member of the California State Board of Education during Governor Pete Wilson’s administration, taught U.S. history as a teaching fellow at Harvard College, founded a co-op preschool, and marketed Oil of Olay for Proctor & Gamble.

    She holds a BA magna cum laude in government from Harvard University and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. She is the mother of five children and lives in Austin, Texas.

When & Where

  • When:

    EPIC Learning Experience will be held on March 10, 2020. Registration will start at 8:00 a.m., a continential breakfast will be provided. The keynote will start at 8:30 a.m.



    Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES

    Entrance A

    4747 Middle Settlement Road

    New Hartford, New York 13413


    Where to Stay:

    TownePlace Suites by Marriott

    Hampton Inn & Suites 


Why Participate?

    • Provides networking opportunities with educators and administrators throughout New York State who are currently utilizing blended learning within their districts. 
    • Provides opportunity to learn from the experts and experience a blended learning model.
    • Walk away with ready to use activities for the classroom from attending interactive/coaching workshops


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What People Are Saying about EPIC and Buzz

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