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).
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.
When you consider the ways that technology continues to transform learning and your role as a teacher, do you feel overwhelmed? Join this hands-on, dynamic conversation as we explore #clmooc: a collaborative learning community dedicated to helping educators gain the first-hand experience necessary to be confident, contemporary educators. And learners.
This conversation will explore the paradox of the connected and isolated learner in the 21st Century. Throughout the discussion, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences, questions and ideas.
We know that inquiry driven practices supported by technology can help close the student opportunity gap. In many schools, struggling students, especially those of poverty or color, experience such learning the least. How do our own practices, beliefs and decisions lead to deeper inequities? Join us as we create/share thinking points meant to shift the access ratio, increasing opportunities for the kids that need it most.
Join us as we marry engaging content with creative pedagogies in a way where both serve as distinct takeaways and reasons for appeal. These experiences build a community of passionate learners and an environment that actively solicits and engages challenging topics and dissenting opinions as essential components of powerful learning.
Keeping things concrete and close to home may make good developmental sense for young learners, but it also can leave out an awareness of global issues and the wider systems that we are a part of. How can technology help us keep the best of project-based learning and still help us foster global thinking by elementary and middle school students?
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?
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?
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.