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).
The current method of identifying reading and math levels by grade association is archaic as compared to the levels used in ESOL. The WIDA scale identifies by ability and skill instead of grade level
Coming out of a turbulent and traumatic school year, schools around the country were looking for ways to re-engage and reanimate students in the process of learning. In order to do this, South Bronx Community Charter High School formed authentic, community-based partnerships with local cultural institutions.
EdTech has had its moment. Perhaps it’s over. Come let’s talk about what’s next and what never worked out.
How might we as educators think 'like futurists and foresight strategists' so that we can best help our students purposefully respond to their unique futures?
This interactive session will use recognized foresight strategies used by professional futurists to guide research and clients. Most importantly, it will help us consider ways we might adopt foresight practices and tools to empower our students.
In our interdisciplinary lab for innovation where every voice matters, students implement their learning from multiple disciplines into new domains (Constructionism). Through their mastery based projects, students create digital portfolios, reflecting on their growth, product, and performance. Through digital escape rooms, participants of this session, based on their level of mastery, will try hands-on how to design a similar course/project.
Recent student-teachers now working in Philadelphia will share their experience with pre-service teaching in an urban district. Their experiences will be shared in the form of an interview protocol which participants of this session will use to interview each other about their own experience as pre-service teachers or in leadership.