How is a conversation about your education a conversation without you? What are the benefits of having a student led IEP meeting where the students actually ask for what they need and what they want? How will this change compliance and implementation?
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).
Students, educators, and partners from The U School, a Philadelphia high school in its 2nd year, will share work we have done to design our spaces, systems, and curriculum to support students in an asynchronous, competency-based learning model. Participants will engage in a discussion of the implications of our design.
These days, many agree that it's time to talk about Race with our students; however, professionals rarely learn how to effectively do so. In this session, teachers will not only learn time-tested dialogic techniques, but will discuss how to navigate the minefield of Race when things go "wrong."
Each school year we begin with high hopes and plans to make our job and our lives easier or better. By the end of January, however, we as teachers are maxed out in what we can do because there are too many things pulling us in various directions. This conversation is an attempt to gain some traction in our teaching lives by reflecting upon the question of where can we make the most difference and how.