What would it look like to use engineering as a catalyst to change your school’s physical environment and culture? This conversation will be moderated by SLA's resident engineers who have recently rebuilt the SLA engineering program as a centerpiece to school wide tinkering, making, and creative solution-finding.
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).
Creating a pop-up book is a STEAM project that allows students to think spatially, engineer complex paper mechanisms, and express their own creativity! In this conversation we will discuss the student experience in Pop Up Design, a maker education course offered at the NYC iSchool and help participants make their own pop up cards!
How about an Educon for university educators? Educon mainly serves the K-12 community, but its educational principles apply at all levels. Let's consider making an "Educon U." for university educators and if it makes sense to plan one (next year?).
Learners are empowered to innovate when authentic, relevant and complex challenges give them the space of creativity. Let's have a conversation about how we can transform and elevate our classrooms by creating community partnerships to encourage the innovation we want to inspire in our learners.
What does it mean to educate the WHOLE child? How do we empower students to grow up with purpose, empathy, and agency? What collaborations and partnerships are critical for success? School leaders from three Ashoka Changemaker Schools will share how they are empowering whole children and whole communities, and equip participants to do the same.
Authentic audience and purpose are similar student motivators. This discussion will combine ideas from various disciplines and address the need and possibilities for students to do real work.