Conversations

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).

Code this!

Session 3
Kader Adjout, Joe Christy

This is an inquiry-based, collaborative, and interdisciplinary design challenge allowing students in math and history to do research, analyze data, and present their information using coding and other formats such as infographics.

Crafting a Digital Identity

Session 3
Rafranz David, Becky Fisher, Jeffrey McClurken, Jennifer Orr, Tim Stahmer

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?

Grades are stupid: Let’s promote and assess the process of learning, not just products.

Session 3
Reshan Richards

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.

How teachers can redesign their schools

Session 3
Andrew Biros, Joshua Kleiman

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.

Project Stargazer: Student-Led Collaborative Design and Education

Session 3
Derrick Pitts, Alexander Wroblewski, Andrew Roberts, and Morgan Caswell

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.

So What's Your Question?

Session 3
Chris Fancher

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.

What's next for PBL?

Session 3
Laura Thomas

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?

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