We need new thinking about what mathematics in high schools actually means. Does the mathematics teacher's role need to change? Does the structure of the curriculum need to radically change? How can we re-engage more students in genuine mathematics? Come and talk about what mathematics could be!
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).
Participants will generate a joint list of challenges that schools face today. After engaging in a discussion on the issues where they’ll share their opinions, small groups will work together on ways to refocus the conversation on the issues to help bring about positive change in their own schools.
This conversation will focus on the benefits of integrating social media into school film production programs. Examples of new media projects as well as simple tips for creating and sharing student films online will be included. We’ll also discuss how publishing student work online helps build essential media literacy skills.
As educational technology continues to evolve, so to do student attitudes regarding the desire and necessity for students to take a larger role in the ownership of their academic experience. The purpose for this “conversation” is to discuss this growing trend, and resources that aid teachers in capitalizing on it.
Teaching design thinking in schools trains students, teachers, and administrators to think outside the box and intertwine their knowledge to conceive innovative solutions towards the future of education. We'd like to share some examples of how our community collaborated to define, research, ideate, prototype, and implement their ideas.
Google's Fusion Tables enable the connection of data to locations on Google Maps. Come and see maps showing how student performance and poverty compare geographically. Add teacher pay onto the map to see how that factors in. Have some data you want mapped? Come and share.