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).
PBL Design Think Tank: Creating Community Based PBL Experiences for HS students
As Community College faculty members with backgrounds in K12 public education, we are looking to create opportunities for students to engage in meaningful Project Based Learning experiences in an internship setting, and we’d love you to help us design and dream.
Preparing our students for the careers of their future
What is a good job? Are we preparing ALL our students for access? We know that there are multiple pathways to high-demand careers - how do we discuss this with students and families? Let’s put our biases on the table and think through how we’re preparing all our graduates for the careers of their future.
Re-identifying levels for Special Education Students
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
Self-Paced Learning For All Students
Join a conversation about the benefits and challenges of a self-paced learning environment. We will begin with a case study,, identify the benefits and challenges inherent to this kind of teaching and learning, and brainstorm ways you can create and implement a self-paced unit of study in your own classroom.
Student Engagement and the Creation of Student-Centered Space
How do we make learning environments more engaging for students? Answer: Put students first. We will explore seven proven engagement strategies that position students to contribute in profound and impactful ways throughout the design process. Together, we will identify tangible, real-world solutions that directly leverage student perspectives, experiences, and insight.
The Case for Dreaming in Public
The process of igniting, sharing, and documenting public dreaming can lead to durable change and an increased sense of community. Hear about how this happened at SLA-MS and try it out for yourself.
The Formula For Equity in Advanced Mathematics
What does true equity look like in advanced math courses? This conversation addresses two essential questions. How do we help every student achieve readiness for college-level math, regardless of their background? How do we use an inquiry approach and standards-based grading to support students once they are in these courses?
Transparent & Dehydrated: Innovating with a Minimum Viable Curriculum
Join the co-authors of a high-school inNOVAtion Lab for Self-Determined Learning as they open their minimum viable curriculum up for observations, questions, and, hopefully, a bit of water (insights) from the audience.
Using inquiry-driven practices to identify the intersectionalities of Social-Emotional and Academic Development
The nation’s largest school system has implemented a system-wide SEL Screener, that provides powerful data to all 1,700 schools. Central to this work, schools are expected to engage in inquiry-driven routines to reflect on how their practices support the ongoing development of students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.
You Could Write a Book. Sharing Your Ideals with the World.
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.