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).

#edsec: Information Security and Privacy in the Classroom

Every day, educators pass valuable digital literacy skills to students. In the rush to explore content creation, online privacy and security are frequently overlooked. This discussion will explore information security challenges in the classroom, and will giving educators easy-to-implement information security strategies to minimize the privacy + security breaches online and in the classroom.

Code this!

Session 4
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.

Empowering Critical Relationships with Media

Session 4
Douglas Herman and Josh Weisgrau

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently acknowledged a distinction between “entertainment” screen time which should be limited, and educational and "active" screen time that can be beneficial. So how do we tell the difference? and how do both impact thoughtful consumption and critical creation of new media?

Freedom, Autodidacticism, and Learning

Autodidacticism is the act of teaching oneself. There has been much discussion in edtech circles around autodidactism and how it applies to learning with technology in schools. Let’s discuss how autodidacticism impacts the range of learning experiences and professional development we offer our students and teachers.

Imagining Digital Spaces for Learning

The Web now provides an infinite canvas for developing spaces that are boundless locations for learning. At the same time, the types of devices that students have and can use to connect online are exploding. Given these two ideas, and the potential they represent for learning, it is essential that schools begin to develop a dedicated digital spaces for learning. In this conversation, we’ll discuss potential models for the design of such a space while developing a manifesto that provides a declaration and invitation into digital learning.

Teaching STEM with Fiction

Session 4
Lev Fruchter

Has an ecosystem ever been presented more memorably than in Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down? Stories are humanity’s most enduring form of knowledge and have a vital place in STEM learning. Join in creating a library of fiction for teaching STEM, a pioneering resource of material and practice!

Tech Still Matters

Session 4
Paul Allison, Christy Kingham, Louise Bauso, Jennifer Woolven, Julie Masarof

Tools come and go, but what remains? Teachers whose students use will talk about what we have learned about the technologies that seem essential to our pedagogy after twelve years of working together to build a social network that promotes youth voices and connected inquiry.

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