Teachers from SLA@Beeber will share their real experiences developing and implementing project-based learning experiences with students. Students will be present to discuss their perspective with these experiences.
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).
During the session, participants will investigate street art's potential as a viable and powerful teaching and learning tool. The presenter will model activities and a SCRATCH game using street art that increase engagement, integrate the arts and move students to experience the 5C's particularly Communities, Culture and Connections. The purpose of the session is: - to provide authentic material and instructional strategies using street art - to share lessons designed collaboratively with Chilean educators and artists - to promote arts integration in the world language classroom - to elevate appreciation of street art not only for its aesthetics, but its cultural value
Join us for a conversation about the #GoOpen initiative with the US Department of Education. More information here: tech.ed.gov/open-education
The easy part is recognizing 21st century schools need to change. The hard part is convincing people to give up familiar routines and practices. In this conversation, we will explore ways of enhancing the positive elements of a school culture needed to encourage risk taking and outside the box thinking.
What's the real "Ferguson Effect" on schools? Are we any better at creating learning opportunities for racial justice now than we were before Black Lives Matter? What have we added to the curriculum? Join us to consider how a focus on racial justice is changing what and how we teach.
Keeping things concrete and close to home may make good developmental sense for young learners, but it also can leave out an awareness of global issues and the wider systems that we are a part of. How can technology help us keep the best of project-based learning and still help us foster global thinking by elementary and middle school students?