Sharing examples and looking at case studies of how technology enhances teaching and learning, this workshop will focus on a history/social studies approach to teaching with technology, but will present tools that can be used in any classroom environment. Participants will experiment tech tools that have worked well in our daily teaching and have been practical and efficient for students' learning, especially in a project-based learning environment.
During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).
Everyone has a digital identity, like it or not. Responsibly developing and maintaining that identity are critical skills for educators and students. What role should educators play in developing these skills? What do educators need to do themselves to shape their digital identities and to serve as models for students?
How might we “edu-fy” design thinking tools to make them responsive to the educator’s language and context? Join us to explore core approaches in user-centered design and to rebuild them for the educator: creating a responsive toolkit for educators to problem-solve and innovate in their schools!
Taking time to really think about other people in the world by zooming into the places where they live fosters empathy. Help students bring "Ferguson, Missouri" or "a Syrian refugee camp" to life with dynamic online maps. Participants will create and share maps and videos they can use in their teaching as they broaden students’ global perspective.
Emerging technologies, current research, and innovative pedagogies have supported the ways that students learn and demonstrate what they understand. Unfortunately, the archaic practices of grades and grading still dominate assessment conversations, even though assessment is much more than a static number or letter. Students now make their thinking visible more easily, and it is up to educators to recognize and harness the value in new approaches to assessment.
This conversation will seek to provide a space to share best practices, resources & student reflection from Kensington CAPA's teacher led instructional redesign, in order to cultivate ideas & designs for teachers who desire to make positive change at their schools.
This is a conversation led by the students of Project Stargazer. Learn about the process high-school students can take to develop their own collaborative projects, based on the experiences of a group of Science Leadership Academy students who created a student-led project in collaboration with The Franklin Institute and Boeing.
The challenges and successes of creating and maintaining a successful school partnership.
As Sesame Street's Big Bird says, "Asking questions is a good way to find things out." We will model a questioning process and then we will discuss opportunities where participants can use this in your work.
Starting the Conversation: Connecting K-12 Teaching and Learning with the College Admissions Process
The transformation of teaching and learning will also inevitably transform the college admissions process. Join us for a lively discussion about how schools - and students - can best communicate this paradigm shift to colleges and universities.
How can the arts be integrated across content areas to engage all students? A brainstorming and sharing session between teachers and educators from all content areas.
The Race Discussion for Beginners/Dummies: Crafting Transformative Classroom Conversations about Loaded Topics
SLA Teachers share a toolkit for planning and facilitating powerful classroom discussions, especially the important conversations about identity, race, and power. SLA students will discuss the benefits and challenges of participating in inquiry-driven conversations, and will offer tips for success from their perspectives.
PBL (and I'm talking about ALL the PBLs here) has been around for awhile. What do you do to take your PBL practice to the next level? How do you +1 the PBL experience for your students AND for yourself?