Teaching in transformative ways requires a robust support network for teachers and a new vision of leadership. At the Workshop School, we call on teachers to shape the school’s mission, curriculum, assessment system, PD, and more. Our model presents challenges as well as exciting opportunities for growth and innovation.
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).
Everyone is a math person, until we train it out of them in school. In this session, we will debunk 4 dangerous math myths and explore ways to build a school culture of problem solving and innovative thinking through the common language of math.
The award winning PYPM (Philly Youth Poetry Movement) creates safe spaces for young people to expand their critical thinking and enhance creative expression with a focus on literacy, youth development, life skills, using poetry, and spoken word.
The relevancy of social studies education has been justified in terms of its specific content and its role in promoting literacy skills. However, as schools embrace STEM focuses, what challenges and opportunities are presented for practitioners of social studies education?
Math can be a polarizing subject for students. By the time they reach middle and high school courses, many students, particularly students of marginalized populations, have decided that they “just aren’t good at math”. Shifting the emphasis from product to process and exploring the value of wrongness in the classroom can encourage students to bring their existing understandings into the classroom to provide a richer experience for all students. We see this shift in mindset as crucial to any math classroom, and we bring perspectives from SLA and Masterman to explore this concept.This conversation will focus on the learning processes of student teachers and their mentor teachers, utilizing projects to emphasize both process and final product, and being able to adjust the trajectory of curricula based on the varying comprehensions that students bring into the classroom.
When you consider the ways that technology continues to transform learning and your role as a teacher, do you feel overwhelmed? Join this hands-on, dynamic conversation as we explore #clmooc: a collaborative learning community dedicated to helping educators gain the first-hand experience necessary to be confident, contemporary educators. And learners.