Participants will discuss the online lives of teens and how schools can help students navigate this world. Students from SLA Beeber will be present to give their perspective.
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).
A conversation about healthy advisory programs in functioning school communities
We'll use participant’s conference experiences as a jumping off point to explore current mission-driven successes and challenges in their own schools. Using "How might we" and "What if" questions and peer-to-peer feedback, participants will uncover new possibilities for better addressing Educon themes in their schools.
A focus on STEM has helped push making into schools. However, learning by making is not limited to one subset of academic fields. Extending the acronym to include arts and/or humanities is not enough. This conversation will focus on situating making in schools using cross-curricular values rather than disciplines.
The Student Assistant Teaching (SAT) Program is a chance for Senior SLA students to work with 9th and 10th (and sometimes 11th) grade students in SLA classrooms. SLA teachers serve as co-operating teachers. Seniors have elected into this program and presumably have an interest in teaching and learning. This is a great way for Seniors to take leadership, serve as role models to, and connect with underclassmen in myriad ways and to enrich and support their classroom experiences.
Caring about students should be a central part of every learning environment. High school is a challenging time in everyone’s lives, especially for students who are struggling with a mental illness. How can educators best support these students while still respecting the boundaries of a school?