Participants will consider how to use the design thinking model on a school wide level. Learn from our experiences as administrators from redesigning Back to School Night to reframing student support. Participants will explore how this model can center empathy, purpose, and a prototyping mindset to improve your school.
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).
Are you interested in building a learning community where everyone is a teacher, students learn how to fail forward, and creativity is celebrated? Our middle school is in year two of operating six different Innovation Labs that 6th graders visit daily. Come reflect on our journey to challenge and plan your own.
Teacher and Students from a gradeless class discuss different ways they assess learning and how students are guided to take charge of and tell the stories of their learning journeys.
Join me in discussing the question that serves as the title to this workshop. Is one more important than the other? Can a classroom be a place where there is both meaningful work being produced and how can writing act as a cathartic outlet for social emotional rigor? How can our classes offer a chance to bring students' most authentic selves into the classroom?
EdTech has had its moment. Perhaps it’s over. Come let’s talk about what’s next and what never worked out.
How do you move beyond a narrow focus on college to preparing students for meaningful work? At South Bronx Community a 60-hour internship is a graduation requirement. Learn how to weave career skills across student experiences from the classroom, to the internship, to the student capstone experience.
Participants, after discussing the importance of staying connected to our purpose for remaining in the profession, will reflect on (and maybe rediscover) their why. We’ll culminate with the opportunity to create a short video exclaiming our “WHY”.
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, participants will engage with visible thinking strategies and note-making applications that support deeper learning and understandings across all disciplines.
We all fail. We all know it. But we are so afraid to talk about it. In this discussion we will talk about it...and see it as a superpower.
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.