Connecting People,  Data and Technology
Efficient Teaching. Powerful Learning.


itslearning Leadership Network 2019
Solstrand, Norway
November 18-19


Network of experts and leaders

Join us at the 2019 itslearning Leadership Network, along with education experts and leaders from all over Northern Europe. Together we will explore how to take advantage of the possibilities that technology provides to achieve efficient teaching and powerful learning.

Inspirational speakers and workshops

We are putting together a great program – featuring inspirational speakers, workshops and group networking sessions. This is an exclusive opportunity to learn from experts and leaders in education and discuss trends and opportunities in education technology.

Theme 2019

Efficient Teaching. Powerful Learning:

Raising the Bar for Education Technology


Technology helps humans do things that would be too costly or time-consuming to do manually. In education, this usually means helping teachers get more done in less time. At the 2019 Leadership Network we will venture beyond the traditional promise of technology as a means of boosting productivity to look at a new mandate for EdTech – How to best use technology to achieve long-term strategic gains for education institutions and school districts alike.



  • Taking system-supplied intelligence about student progress and putting it into action through personalised learning​

  • Combining the collective knowledge of teachers into a set of shareable courses with built-in best practices for pedagogy​

  • Understanding how an institution’s actual use of EdTech compares to its expectation. And how to close the gap.

Agenda - 2019

Day 1 - Waalersalen

11:00 – 12:00

Registration Opens

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Networking

13:00 – 13:30

Welcome & Introduction: Our Way Forward Together

Arne Bergby, CEO itslearning

13:30– 14:00

The Dutch Police Academy: Implementation, using templates & ready-made courses with content to drive efficiencies and user adoptions

Natascha BlijlevenTebbe, Policy Advisor Education & Innovation from The Police Academy in the Netherlands

The Dutch Police Academy has a clear strategic direction towards student centric learning and changing the traditional role of the teacher towards guiding the students in their learning process and personalise learning. Natascha Blijleven-Tebbe is going to explain how the Police Academy has built a strong foundation using itslearning to drive efficiencies for teachers with ready made courses filled with content and integrations allowing teachers to have itslearning as their main entry to teach. The intention behind this is that teachers should avoid spending time to set up courses but use all their energy and expertice to guide, personalise learning and make a difference for their students.

14:00 – 14:30

Harford County Public Schools: Using the advanced tools in itslearning to facilitate learning and impact students

Martha Barwick, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Harford County Public Schools in the USA

Harford County is encouraging teachers to experiment using more advanced part of the itslearning platform to impact student learning and engagement across their elementary, middle and high schools. Martha Barwick is working to facilitate and inspire teachers to take the first steps and to become catalysts for other teachers. Martha will share early experiences using itslearning for adaptive learning and how this enables the teacher to be a facilitator for learning and the effect it has for the students.

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:15

Case study: itslearning and Google Integration

Mark Spokes, Spokes Education

Spokes Education will present the results of user testing of the itslearning + Google integration in two different European schools.

15:15 – 15:45

Cloud and teacher workflow roadmap

Lars-Jacob Hove, Head of Product Owners, itslearning

15:45 – 17:00

Efficiencies Workshop

Collaboration & idea-generation 

17:00 – 19:00

Free Time & Spa

Informal Networking

19:00 – 19:30

Aperitifs – Blå Stuen

19:30 – 22:00

Traditional Norwegian Christmas Dinner – Sommerstuen

Day 2 - Waalersalen

08:00 – 09:00

Breakfast & Networking

09:00 – 09:15

Setting the Stage​

Charlotte Møller Anderson, VP Sales Europe, itslearning

09:15 – 10:00

Multiple ways for teachers to use insight to drive engagement & learning results 

Trond Skeie, Sales and Marketing Manager itslearning Norway

10:00 – 10:30

University College Lillebælt: Concrete examples of driving student results using  360° reporting 

Jacob-Steen Madsen, CIO from University College Lillebælt (UCL) from Denmark

UCL is in the process of implementing a variety of initiatives to take advantage of data from itslearning. CIO Jacob-Steen Madsen will share how UCL uses data to improve student engagement, nudge students to progress & continue as well as to guide teachers on attractiveness of their teaching materials and methods – and share the results after the first 4 months of execution.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Strand videregående skole: Smart planning and teaching – more room for learning  

Kristin A. Ravndal, high school teacher, Strand videregående skole

Kristin shares her experience of efficient planning and teaching at a medium sized public high school outside Stavanger, Norway. Kristin will demonstrate how the planner in itslearning can be a key component for structure and predictability for both teachers and students, and she will take us through a day in a teacher’s life. Finally we will learn about how using the planner has had a positive impact on her teaching practice.

Strand videregående skole is one of 27 high schools owned by Rogaland region (Rogaland fylkeskommune), in the south west of Norway.

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch & Networking

12:45 – 13:45

Insight Collaboration Breakout

13:45 – 14:15

Coffee Break/Group Photo

Group Photo​

14:15 – 15:00

Collaboration Breakout & Group Sharing​

15:00 – 15:30

Wrap Up: Our Pledge, Your Pledge

Arne Bergby, CEO itslearning


Bus to Airport

Solstrand Hotel

Once a year, leading educators from across the globe gather for the itslearning Leadership Network at the Solstrand Hotel in Norway to network, educate and inspire one another.

For over a hundred years, Solstrand’s exquisite location (just outside Bergen), beautiful surroundings and magnificent views of Norway’s fjords and mountains have captivated guests from far and wide. Read more about the hotel here.

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Meet the hosts

Arne Bergby, Chief Executive Officer, itslearning

Arne joined itslearning as our CEO in January, 2004. Passionate about education and helping students and teachers succeed, Arne helped itslearning become Europe’s largest provider of educational learning platforms. Previously, Arne served as managing director of Tieto, one of the largest ICT companies in Europe. Arne received a Master of Management degree from the Norwegian Business School in 1987. He is a member of the Educational Consultants Network, K-12 Assistive Technology Professionals, and is on the Board of Directors of G.C. Rieber.

Charlotte Møller-Andersen, VP Sales Europe, itslearning

Charlotte is a member of the itslearning Global Director team and responsible for driving growth and customer success across Europe. She’s passionate and ambitious about helping educational leaders reach their strategic goals and maximize learning outcomes for students. Charlotte studied at the Copenhagen Business School where she received a Master of Science in Business Administration. Before coming to itslearning, Charlotte held various leadership positions with a strong focus on customer value creation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to beautiful Solstrand!

Register here and secure your spot!

Attendance fee: 5950 NOK – 6480 SEK – 4600 DK – 615 EUR

The attendance fee includes accommodation at the Solstrand Resort, lunch & dinner on the 18th, and breakfast & lunch on the 19th – and of course all sessions and facilities for networking with key leaders in education.

itslearning also offers a complimentary bus transport from Bergen City centre and Bergen Airport to the Solstrand Resort. More details in the confirmation email.

All seats are now booked. See you next year!