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).
Today, our devices are set to notify us about everything from a "Like" on Instagram to breaking news about the world. Attention has become a commodity, and schools are struggling to help students deal. Join a conversation around how we can help students learn in the Attention Economy.
Join a provocative conversation about the role that wonder, curiosity and imagination plays in the design of a new learning journey for students. We’ll focus on understanding that journey, how it can emerge and be sustained, and how professional educators must challenge themselves to invent and lead a new experience worthy of serving our students' future.
The growing popularity of learner-centered approaches, like project-based learning, are susceptible to being hijacked, trivialized, and then dismissed as "ineffective" by cynical critics. This session offers a coherent progressive vision of PBL, that withstands scrutiny and produces more productive contexts for learning. Practical strategies and learning adventures will be shared.
Cynthia Solomon and Seymour Papert's 1971 paper "Twenty Things to Do with a Computer," predicted 1:1 personal computing, the maker movement, computational thinking, robotics, Computer Science for All, and computing across the curriculum. They not only predicted much of the educational technology to have emerged over the past fifty years, they demonstrated how it might amplify learning and democratize knowledge construction.