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).
This conversation will center on environmental cues in our school cultures that trigger, perpetuate, and rely upon stereotypes of the identities of our culturally and linguistically students. We will dialogue how we can combat stereotypes and negative value messaging by intentionally fostering inclusive cultures for all of our students.
an investigative conversation centered on an interdisciplinary project between English 3, US. History and Intermediate Media Studies to develop topic driven new media resources. Students and teachers will discuss the process and experience of the project and share existing artifacts.
In a follow-up to "Empowering Critical Relationships with Media" (Educon '14, '15), this conversation opens up a dialogue with a diverse panel of students from SLA regarding the media they consume and find influential. Hearing from this group of active media consumers will help teachers develop engaging educational approaches and materials with, rather than, for their students.
Using the X-Men as a metaphorical lens for reflection on diverse leadership styles in service to a central vision, we will explore how to utilize the strengths and styles of various members of our teams in leading "missions" that accomplish the goals of the community.
Creativity, ownership, collaboration, craftsmanship, problem solving, persistence, communication, citizenship, purpose. These qualities are critical to our students’ long-term success. And they are completely ignored in policy conversations about school quality. How can we develop tools, routines, and technologies that address this disconnect?
What happens when innovation and social justice intersect? Who is doing the innovation, and who is being innovated upon? Who benefits and who loses out? And as practitioners in innovative models of education, in what ways are we participating in or complicit in these intersections?