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.
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).
Connect authentically with learners by assessing learning behaviors and cataloguing their metacognition. Join an interactive session exploring how self-awareness and personalized learning can be used as approaches to meet the challenges you face. Discover how a common vocabulary describing learning can make a measurable difference in instruction and student support!
Developing a Sense of Place, Peace, and Purpose: Using Urban Neighborhoods as Classrooms and Textbooks
The STRIPES program at Belmont Charter High School in the Parkside section of Philadelphia highlights how an urban neighborhood can become a powerful extension of the classroom. This conversation will discuss ways that teachers can connect with their neighborhoods in the service of inquiry-driven learning and culturally responsive teaching.
How Immediate and Meaningful Learning Data deepens student - teacher connections and Enhances Math Instruction
Formative data, in the hands of teachers and students puts the focus on learning rather than getting problems right or wrong. Attendees will role-play as teachers, students, and instructional coaches using data analytics scenarios from live classroom experiences with ASSISTments, a forever free math learning platform.
Students from SLA Beeber share their vision of what school could be and work with participants to design the ideal school.
With mental health resources overburdened, schools are increasingly finding themselves on the front lines of a larger mental health crisis. In this conversation, we will explore ways to meet the needs of our learners, support faculty and staff members, and continue to center joy.
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?"