What is the legacy of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) and the educators who are most closely associated with it, including but not limited to Ted Sizer and Deborah Meier? This conversation is for those who want to add their voices to the effort to understand CES’s powerful impact.
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).
New initiatives can inspire and burden teachers. When we try to do what’s best for students, do we lose sight of what’s best for teachers? We will introduce our district’s Innovation Incubator group, explain how it empowers teachers, and pose questions about what’s next.
Generation Z: Born after the late 90s. Today’s K-12 learners. Do we really know this generation and their learning needs and preferences? What are our adult assumptions regarding their identity, privacy, social media addiction, online danger, bullying, digital inequity and digital literacy? Let’s have a conversation about today’s generation.
This conversation will focus on understanding and teaching students in utilizing technology in classrooms. Hear from a panel of SLA sophomores speak about the use of technology, digital citizenship, trusting students, and communicating and collaborating with each other. Learn about youth views and challenge your creativity by creating a project.
What is it about filtering that instantly raises blood pressure? The law is clear, or is it. Everyone has an opinion, few have solutions. I prefer teaching consequences of actions over blocking globally. Is there a happy (reasonable) medium. Come be part of THAT conversation.
"You don't ask us to remember books. You ask us to learn from them." Shifting Destinations in the Language Arts Classroom
What does it mean to affirm student voice through exploring literature and composition? What does a language arts classroom look like without right or wrong questions, without yes or no answers? How can we uplift perspective and process over objectivity and product? Students and teachers debate the benefits and challenges of our experimental curriculum.