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).
In humanities courses, teaching skills with an eye toward student mastery can be a tricky endeavor. What does it mean to measure mastery in reading and writing, when these skills overlap to such a degree that they can’t be isolated from each other? How can the measuring ever be authentic?
What happens when learning at school is more like working at a startup? Let's get together, talk about, and build out ideas around how to leverage the creativity and the experiences of young people to help them solve problems they are genuinely connected to and passionate about.
How can we include students in conversations about using technology to transform our teaching and learning? At UMW, the new Digital Knowledge Center was designed to provide peer-based student support for digital projects, and, through this mission, to help place student voices squarely in conversations about transforming our scholarly digital practices.
We all want our classrooms to be safe havens where imaginative risks are celebrated. We all want our students to be deeply invested in their peers. We all want to build confident writers and speakers. Join Cait Miner, Philly Youth Poetry Movement Program Director and Philadelphia Educator, for a conversation about using creative writing as a powerful tool for fostering a caring classroom community.
As more women prepare to graduate college with degrees in STEM fields, there is an increased need for career mentorship and leadership for women. This conversation will address ways to nurture confidence and leadership in girls interested in STEM as early as elementary school to maintain and motivate their interests.
Join us as we marry engaging content with creative pedagogies in a way where both serve as distinct takeaways and reasons for appeal. These experiences build a community of passionate learners and an environment that actively solicits and engages challenging topics and dissenting opinions as essential components of powerful learning.