How do you bring the most innovative teachers in a school district together to network with experts in education, industry, and technology to shift instructional practice? You Create Something Great! Join the conversation about a think tank that ignited passion and enthusiasm for innovation with instruction.
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).
Parents shouldn't have to ask, "What did you do in school today?" Students can create products to connect with parents, other students & personalized authentic audiences. We are going to discuss and share resources to help spread the word about the great things that are going on in our classrooms.
If you had the magic wand, and you could create any tool or device to make learning more fun, productive, or powerful in the future, what would you make? What made up innovations might represent real advances, and what might instead end being cautionary tales?
Our conversation will address the missing yet essential elements of most schools’ curricular programs: innovation and social justice. We’ll discuss how the two can be combined in a Social Entrepreneurs class in which students merge their own passions with a need in their community to develop a student-run business.
Many schools have creative pockets, a class here or there where some truly innovative things happen. But what does this look like school-wide? In this conversation, we'll examine what happens when student-centered problem solving, injury, and creativity are at the heart of every grade from preK to 12.
The majority of human life and activity—and the vast majority of adult life and activity—happen beyond our schools' walls. Taking this as a starting point, how can we put our students in touch with the living and doing that's happening in the world? Like, for real.
One suburban Colorado neighborhood school pushes the boundaries of transformative educational. Here we outline our challenge and attempt to answer three questions: Why? Why is this challenge a worthy endeavor? What? What are the obstacles in a traditional neighborhood public school? How? How are these obstacles overcome?
In this conversation we will discuss what happens when the innovations don’t succeed in the way you thought they would. Join Erin Klein and Brett Clark as we discuss the ups and downs of innovation. During the down times how do you retain buy-in, rebuild trust, and move forward?