You’ve got ideas and classroom expertise. Why not share it with others? This session will help you think about publishing a book, including planning, platforms, and publishing strategies.
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 if the spirit and nature of a learning community was grounded in codesign, not hierarchy? When young people construct experiences through codesign, the streetscapes of learning change, leading to unanticipated relationships, social connections, emerging strengths and talents, new expertise, and self-actuated learners. We’ll share codesign stories and explore codesign together.
Join SLA teachers and students for an interactive workshop about the design of deeper school learning experiences. Collectively we will (re)read work from both widely known and frequently overlooked progressive and radical educators. Participants will then develop and share creative responses as we develop ideas about enacting a vision of deeper, democratic learning in the everyday reality of classrooms.
In this session, author-educators Matthew Kay and Jennifer Orr will lead a discussion that tackles the biggest questions head-on: "Are students ever too young for race conversations?", "What does success in race conversations look like with our littlest learners?", and "Can I even do ANY of this without getting in trouble?"
SLA Teacher and author Matthew Kay will lead educators in collectively breaking down film from two class conversations, one about the Confederate flag, and one about Colin Kaepernick. Both will force us to test what we *think* we believe about how (or if) such conversations should happen in our classrooms.